East Java

Two Powerful Earthquakes Registered in Indonesia Minutes Ago!

Two powerful earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia in less than an hour ago, according to BGNES.

The earthquakes were registered respectively at 10:06 am and 10:32 am Bulgarian time.

The epicentre is 155 km northeast of Surabaya and has a depth of 613 km.

Further information will be provided.

Mass Prison Break in West Papua - Police is Looking For 250 Prisoners

The mass escape from prison occurred on Monday.

Indonesian authorities are searching for more than 250 prisoners who escaped from a prison in West Papua, according to BGNES.
The mass escape from the prison occurred on Monday as protesters took to the streets in several cities, blocking roads and setting fire to buildings, including the prison.

Air Asia crash that killed 162 passengers was the result of pilots turning off auto-pilot

The Air Asia passenger flight QZ8501 that crashed in bad weather on December 28 during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore was found to have been triggered by a faulty computer that led the crew to accidently turn off the jet’s autopilot system. As a result, the pilots lost control of the aircraft as it plunged into the Java  Sea.

Thessaloniki’s Boutaris No. 8 mayor worldwide, poll

Thessaloniki mayor Yiannis Boutaris, a late political bloomer best described as a “maverick”, has been voted as the eighth best mayor worldwide by the City Mayors Foundation.
In fact, the outspoken northern metropolis’ “first citizen” won the distinction in a public vote out of 26 candidates.
The “top three” were the mayors of Calgary, Ghent and Surabaya.

?zmir Mayor Kocao?lu named among top 10 mayors in world

The mayor of the western Turkish province of ?zmir, Aziz Kocao?lu, has been named among the ?top 10 mayors in the world? for 2014, in a ranking organized by an international think tank working on urban affairs, the City Mayors Foundation.

Kocao?lu came 10th in the Top 10 Mayors of the World 2014, organized by the City Mayors Foundation?s World Mayor Project since 2004.

Istanbul world's 2nd worst city in stop-start traffic

Istanbul is now the world?s second worst city in the in terms of stop-start traffic, according to a new study by lubricating oil firm Castrol.

Drivers in Istanbul made an average of 32,520 stop-starts in 2014, an increase of 1,320 times less in 2013, according to the study conducted by Castrol Magnatec in 78 cities from 36 countries.