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2011-03-22 10:15:00

Surabaya zoo keepers became aware of three missing baby Komodo dragons on February 28, however, they did not report this to zoo management until March 5. Komodos are unique to a small group of eastern Indonesian islands and are the world's largest monitor lizard. They are known to be dangerous and can grow up to three meters (10 feet) long and weigh up to 140 kilograms (310 pounds). The missing Komodos measure 50 centimeters (20 inches) to a meter long, reported AFP. "We're worried if the...

2007-12-05 03:00:15

The following is a selection of quotes from editorials and commentaries published in 5 December editions of Indonesian newspapers available to BBC Monitoring: Global warming Surabaya's Jawa Pos: www.jawapos.co.id "...The world hopes that the [Bali] meeting, which is attended by 189 countries, will become a starting point to overcome global warming, which has obviously worried people around the world. In this case, Indonesia must be able to contribute positive, brilliant ideas..." (M....

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...

2006-08-10 07:44:56

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A huge flow of hot mud pouring out of an exploratory oil well in Indonesia inundating all in its path will be treated and channeled into the sea, the environment minister said on Thursday. Authorities have been struggling for more than two months to plug the leak near the well just south of Indonesia's second city of Surabaya. The noxious mud flow has displaced about 8,000 people from their homes. "To overcome this we will expand the area for the mud, second we...

2006-05-17 07:50:00

By Achmad Sukarsono and Diyan Jari JAKARTA (Reuters) - At least five members of an Indonesian family have been infected with bird flu, the World Health Organization confirmed on Wednesday, after the case triggered widespread fears of human-to-human transmission. There is no immediate evidence the H5N1 flu virus passed easily among at least seven members of the family in North Sumatra province. But experts said on Wednesday nothing could be ruled out and more testing was crucial. In a day of...

2006-05-17 02:05:00

JAKARTA -- The World Health Organization confirmed six more human cases of bird flu infections in Indonesia on Wednesday, including five members of a family whose case has triggered fears of human-to-human transmission. "There are six confirmations. One from Surabaya and five from Medan. One from Medan is still alive," said Sari Setiogi, the WHO's Indonesia spokeswoman. An outbreak of H5N1 bird flu involving up to eight members of a family at Medan in North Sumatra province has worried health...

2006-04-14 21:55:19

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A train crash in Indonesia's Central Java province on Saturday killed 12 people and injured 14, police said. The early-morning 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. "According to the latest information, 14 people are killed and 12 are injured," police official Winarno told Reuters. One of the train drivers was among the dead. He said hundreds of...

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...

2006-04-11 01:33:59

By Heri Retnowati SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Poultry vendor Ahmad Jamal plucks, dissects and cleans hundreds of chickens and ducks every day in an Indonesian market, but takes the risk of bird flu as a matter of fate. "If I die from bird flu, that is my destiny. But if I have to wear shoes, gloves and masks, my work becomes slow and my impatient customers will go somewhere else," he said while cleaning the guts of a chicken with his bare hands. "If that happens, I'll be dead,"...

2006-01-02 21:59:47

SURABAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The death toll from floods and landslides that have devastated several villages in Indonesia's East Java province has climbed to 51, a rescue official said on Tuesday. Heavy rains late on Sunday triggered the floods and landslides at six small hillside villages near the town of Jember, 800 km (500 miles) east of Jakarta. Most of the victims were living on coffee plantations and riverbanks on the Argopuro hills. Rescue workers were struggling to reach...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'