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2010-12-15 00:30:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase all of the ordinary shares of PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk ("Sorini") held by the majority shareholder PT AKR Corporindo Tbk ("AKR") at a price of IDR 3,500 per share. The transaction is subject to approval of AKR's shareholders. In a separate transaction, Cargill also is acquiring a block of ordinary shares of Sorini from UOB Kay Hian Pte Ltd at the same price...

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2010-02-12 08:35:00

Improper removal of drill bit from unstable well led to uncontrolled influx of gas and water New data provides the strongest evidence to date that the world's biggest mud volcano, which killed 13 people in 2006 and displaced thirty thousand people in East Java, Indonesia, was not caused by an earthquake, according to an international scientific team that includes researchers from Durham University and the University of California, Berkeley. Drilling firm Lapindo Brantas has denied that a...

2006-08-30 03:50:00

By Heri Retnowati SURABAYA, Indonesia -- Foul-smelling mud oozing from an exploratory oil well in Indonesia has forced the partial closure of key toll road for the fifth time this month, officials said on Wednesday. The mudflow is part of an unfolding environmental disaster in East Java province and there appears few signs of a resolution soon. Authorities and well operator PT Lapindo Brantas have been struggling since late May to plug the mud that has displaced more than 10,000 people...

2006-04-14 21:17:03

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A train crash in Indonesia's Central Java province early on Saturday killed 12 people and injured 14, police said. The accident occurred when two trains bound from Jakarta to Surabaya, Indonesia's second city, collided, a police official at Gubug near the crash site said. "The victims are 12 killed and 14 injured. Three of (the injured) are in serious condition," police official Winarno told Reuters. Train crashes and other transport accidents are relatively...

2006-01-08 03:45:18

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers on Sunday ended days of searching for bodies buried in mud from landslides that hit two separate areas on Indonesia's Java island, putting the combined death toll from the disasters at 137. Soldiers, police and volunteers have toiled to clear mud and rubble of flattened homes after torrential disasters sent landslides crashing into several adjacent villages in East Java province last week and a hillside hamlet in neighboring...

2006-01-06 05:11:03

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers searched on Friday for more bodies buried under tons of mud after massive landslides on Java island while helicopters flew food and medicine to some villagers still cut off. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would investigate whether environmental degradation had caused the disasters this week. The combined official death toll stands at 120. Soldiers and police used excavators to clear mud and logs off...

2006-01-04 05:37:27

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and possibly trapping scores more under debris, officials said. The disaster followed landslides in neighboring East Java province earlier this week that killed at least 77 people. Wednesday's pre-dawn landslide smashed into hundreds of houses in the mountainous village of Sijeruk, home to around 700...

2006-01-04 04:04:12

By Dwi Prasetyo SIJERUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and possibly trapping scores more under muddy debris, an official said. The disaster followed landslides in neighboring East Java province earlier this week that killed at least 77 people. Wednesday's pre-dawn landslide smashed into hundreds of houses in the mountainous village of Sijeruk, home to...

2006-01-04 00:45:28

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A landslide triggered by heavy rains crashed into a village in Indonesia's Central Java province on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and trapping many more under muddy debris, an official said. The pre-dawn landslide, the latest in a series on Java island that killed 71 people earlier this week, smashed into hundreds of houses in a mountainous village of around 700 residents. Many were probably praying in the village mosque at the time...

2006-01-03 05:54:13

By Sigit Pamungkas KEMIRI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hundreds of rescue workers and soldiers struggled on Tuesday to reach villages devastated by floods and landslides in Indonesia's East Java as the known death toll climbed to 63. Eddy Susilo, head of the Information Ministry branch in the town of Jember, not far from the scene, said the bodies of 61 villagers had been found. Two rescue workers had also drowned in swollen rivers on Tuesday, he added. Heavy rains late on Sunday...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'