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Search on for dozens missing after Indonesian ferry sinks

Search on for dozens missing after Indonesian ferry sinks

Anguished relatives waited by the shore for news as several hundred personnel fanned out across the huge body of water on Sumatra island.

 Indonesian police raid university over suspected plot to attack assemblies

Indonesian police raid university over suspected plot to attack assemblies

Indonesian anti-terrorism police have detained a former student and are questioning two others after a raid on a university campus in Pekanbaru, on Sumatra island, where crude bombs and other explosive material were seized, police said.

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Scientists announced the launch of another large HIV vaccine efficacy study on Thursday, fuelling hopes for a protective shot against the virus that causes AIDS, despite past disappointments.

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

New orangutan species discovered on Indonesia's Sumatra

Until now, the orangutan has been classified as belonging to two distinct species reflecting their geographical distribution: the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii).

Investors want Nilekani to return to Infosys board

Investors want Nilekani to return to Infosys board

A group of 12 major institutional investors in Infosys Ltd has asked the Indian IT services company to bring former CEO Nandan Nilekani back on to its board to try to resolve a feud with the company’s founders.

US trade deficit narrows as exports hit 2-yr high

US trade deficit narrows as exports hit 2-yr high

The US trade deficit fell in May as exports increased to their highest level in just over two years, but trade could still weigh on economic growth in the second quarter.

Australia upbeat after fighting off Italy 40-27

Australia upbeat after fighting off Italy 40-27

Coach Michael Cheika said Australia were improving and would be ready to take on New Zealand in the Rugby Championship after fighting off Italy 40-27 yesterday.

Smoke and ash as Indonesian volcano erupts again

Smoke and ash as Indonesian volcano erupts again

A volcano on Indonesia's Sumatra island spewed hot smoke and ash high into the air on Wednesday, in its latest violent eruptions.

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Thousands of Indonesians prayed for their loved ones at mass graves and mosques on Monday to mark a tsunami which devastated Aceh province 12 years ago today, one of the worst natural disasters in human history.

End to Turkey-Israel rift spurs energy stock rally on deal bets

End to Turkey-Israel rift spurs energy stock rally on deal bets

Energy-related stocks across Turkey and Israel advanced after officials said the two countries are mending diplomatic ties, potentially paving the way for multi-billion dollar gas contracts.

Yankees’ woes continue in 8-0 loss to Red Sox

Yankees’ woes continue in 8-0 loss to Red Sox

It’s supposed to rain in Boston on Sunday night, when the Yankees are scheduled to play the Red Sox. The way they are hitting, the Yankees probably should pray for an all-night soaker.

Al Khaliji hosts staff gathering

Al Khaliji hosts staff gathering

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (Al Khaliji) has hosted its annual staff gathering in Doha. The event is a gesture of gratitude for the efforts of the bank’s staff and a celebration of its achievements as an institution in 2015.