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Tunisians votes in historic presidential runoff

22 December 2014

Tunisians voted on Sunday for a new president in a runoff between a symbol of the country’s previous regimes and a veteran human rights activist who came to power after the 2011 revolution. The runoff between the two candidates is the third election in the last two months and represents the final stage in the […]

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“Mabuhay! Merdeka!”: Philippines-Indonesia Photo Exhibition To Be Held On Dec 22-31

22 December 2014

The Philippine Embassy in Jakarta, in coordination with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi, will hold a photo exhibition entitled “Mabuhay! Merdeka!: Snapshots of 65 Years of … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Waterfront: Children look at inundated paddy fields in Mujur village, Kroya district, Cilacap regency, Central Java, on Saturday. (JP/Agus Maryono)

Paddy fields, homes inundated as floods hit Cilacap

22 December 2014

Waterfront: Children look at inundated paddy fields in Mujur village, Kroya district, Cilacap regency, Central Java, on Saturday. (JP/Agus Maryono) Incessant heavy rain during the last several days has led to the floods affecting a number of districts in Cilacap regency, Central Java, to continuously expand. Flood waters that inundated dozens of villages in three […]

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Jakarta launches Smart City program

21 December 2014

Jakarta launches Smart City program Qlue is a crowd-sourcing smartphone application in which users can report various incidents such as flood, crime, fire or waste, and city officials will respond through the CROP Jakarta smartphone application. Related civil servants and officials … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Search for Banjarnegara landslide victims stopped, 95 bodies found

21 December 2014

The search of landslide victims in Jemblung Hamlet, Banjarnegara District, Central Java province is stopped due to the continuous raining days, the vast and thickness of mudpile, and threat of subsequent landslide. Head of … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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High water: A motorcycle driver tries on Sunday to travel along flooded Jl. Raya Buntu-Kroya in Cilacap regency, Central Java. Dozens of vehicles, both cars and motorcycles, became stuck on the road due to floodwaters. (JP/Agus Maryono)

20 villages in Cilacap flooded

21 December 2014

High water: A motorcycle driver tries on Sunday to travel along flooded Jl. Raya Buntu-Kroya in Cilacap regency, Central Java. Dozens of vehicles, both cars and motorcycles, became stuck on the road due to floodwaters. (JP/Agus Maryono) Flood waters had inundated at least 20 villages in several districts in Cilacap regency, Central Java, following heavy […]

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Ex-mayor sworn in as Romania’s new president

21 December 2014

Romania’s Parliament swore in a former mayor as the country’s new president following an election he called a triumph for democracy 25 years after communism ended. Pro-Western Klaus Iohannis, 55, promises a different style from combative outgoing leader Traian Basescu who leaves office Sunday having served a maximum 10 years. Iohannis also vowed to fight […]

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Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

21 December 2014

Saudi Arabia’s oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices in order to harm other countries and told a summit of Arab energy leaders that he was confident the market would stabilize. The kingdom, which is dependent on oil revenues, is able to weather lower oil prices due […]

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January peak month of natural disasters :Agency

21 December 2014

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) said, based on observation to national disaster pattern, Indonesia has the most frequent natural disaster to occur in January following the high intensity rains during the month. … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Taliban kill 7 Afghan policemen at checkpoint

21 December 2014

The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven policemen, an official said Sunday. In Kabul, a reporter wounded in an attack earlier this month on a French-run school died of his injuries. The checkpoint attack took place in Jawzjan province, said Abdul Manan Raoufi, the region’s police operational chief. Along with […]

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In Cibubur, 30 years of aiding children

21 December 2014

In Cibubur, 30 years of aiding children The SOS Children's Village Jakarta orphanage celebrated its 30th anniversary with a celebration in Cibubur, East Jakarta, on Saturday. Home to 137 less-fortunate children, SOS Jakarta opened its home to dozens of families and young children for a range … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta […]

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Indonesia dominates pool with two more golds

21 December 2014

On the penultimate day of the 17th ASEAN University Games, Indonesia’s swimming team splashed another two gold medals on Saturday to emerge the overall winner in the pool. Indonesia collected 13 golds, 13 silvers and 11 bronzes. Malaysia followed in second place with 11 golds, 13 silvers and 8 bronzes and Thailand in third place […]

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Top news of 2014 left public grasping for answers

21 December 2014

More than nine months after searchers began scouring the seas for a Malaysia Airlines jetliner that vanished with 239 people aboard, the catastrophe defies resolution. The long hunt for clues to Flight 370’s fate set the tone for many of the headlines that defined 2014. It was a year that often left the public and […]

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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage

21 December 2014

The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails. One month later, the Obama administration confirmed what many had suspected: The North Korean government was behind the punishing breach. U.S. officials […]

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Government to fix services, facilities at border: Jokowi

21 December 2014

From 2015, the government will fix the facilities and the quality of services at the border, including those related to immigration, customs, security, and quarantine. “For now, we will only fix services such as those of … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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