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2009-03-13 21:00:42

Conservationists say protecting the world's watersheds means billions in savings to places such as Jakarta in Indonesia. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources said a compilation of case studies, published ahead of next week's World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, shows protected watersheds can save communities billions in costly infrastructure to store water, clean it or bring it from elsewhere. Many of the world's big cities have understood that...

2008-09-23 09:01:01

Text of report in English by website of independent Indonesian news magazine Tempo on 22 September [Article by Sorta Tobing: "PGN Agrees to Raise Gas Supply for PLN"] The State Gas Company (PGN) has said it will increase the gas supply for the State Electricity Company (PLN) to 230-260 million standard cubic feet per day (mmscfd) next year. The supply is for electricity generators in Muara Tawar, Tanjung Priok and Cilegon in Java, according to the PGN Chief Executive Officer Hendi P...

2008-09-12 06:00:29

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Jakarta: A small mortar shell exploded Thursday [11 September] near a US copper and gold mine operated by Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. in the most eastern Indonesian province Papua, but no casualties were reported, local police and a company source said Friday. Papua Police Chief Bagus Eko Danto told Kyodo News from the provincial capital Jayapura the explosion occurred near the mining area of P.T. Freeport...

2008-08-25 09:01:28

Indonesian steel producers to raise exports JAKARTA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's major steel manufacturers plan to increase their exports for the next three months to compensate for decreased local demand in the period surrounding the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan and Idul Fitri, the Jakarta Post reported here Thursday. Krakatau Steel Inc.'s marketing director Irvan K. Hakim said the state steel maker, along with Essar Indonesia inc., and privately- owned Gunung Garuda Steel...

2006-06-21 04:37:30

SINJAI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 114 people and the toll could rise further, officials said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was underway after two days of heavy rain in several parts of South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said. "Excavations for those who were buried are still in progress," a Reuters witness in Sinjai said,...

2006-02-28 03:40:00

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of native Papuans are demonstrating to demand the closure of a huge mine in Indonesia's Papua province run by the U.S. company Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc, police and witnesses said on Tuesday. In Jakarta, 100 protesters trying to enter a building that houses Freeport offices scuffled with anti-riot police, who eventually used a water cannon to help disperse the crowd. Protesters also have staged rallies in Papua's provincial capital...

2006-02-25 10:18:19

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Protesters obstructing access to a huge mine owned by a unit of U.S. firm Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. in Indonesia's remote Papua province called off their blockade on Saturday, but it was unclear whether the mine had resumed operations, a senior police official said. Operations at the Grasberg mine, believed to have the world's third-largest copper reserves and one of the biggest gold deposits, were suspended on Wednesday after illegal miners armed...

2006-02-13 06:39:12

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian court sentenced a man to death on Monday for killing eight people in attacks in the Moluccas islands that sparked fears of sectarian bloodshed in the region, local media reported. The court in the islands' main city of Ambon said that Assep Djaja and his accomplices had carried out what it said were terrorist attacks in two villages in the islands last year and in 2004. Four policemen guarding a Christian enclave surrounded by Muslim villages were...

2006-02-02 03:33:18

KUPANG, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two days after a ferry sank in heavy seas in Indonesia's east, nearly 40 people were still missing, a rescue official said on Thursday, although estimates of the number of people on the ship have varied widely. The Indonesian navy has rescued more than 100 people since the ferry, traveling from Kupang on Indonesia's side of Timor island to nearby Rote island, ran into trouble on Tuesday night. "We have found another three people stranded on an island...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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