Maritime Southeast Asia
At least 15 people were killed in a ferry sinking near the Indonesian island of Java yesterday, local police said on Friday, quoted by the French press. The ship, with fifty people on board, overturned in a stormy sea near the island of Madura. The ferry, which the police believe was overloaded, overturned after it was hit by a high wave, writes "Sega."
The ninth edition of Ethnofest returns to the Asty cinema in downtown Athens with more than 40 films from Papua New Guinea, Kashmir, Greece, France and other parts, as well as panel discussions and masterclasses, celebrating diversity and exploring different cultures. The event also includes special sections on the refugee crisis and health.
If the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) fulfills all the commitments it made when signing the name deal in Prespes, northern Greece, it will become the fifth country in the United Nations with a geographical qualifier in its name: after South Africa, the Central African Republic, East Timor (also known as Timor-Leste) and more recently South Sudan, which gained its independence in
Firefighters in Indonesia were struggling April 25 to contain a blaze at an oil well in the northwestern province of Aceh that killed 10 people and injured as many as 40.
Communication blackouts and blocked roads hampered rescue efforts yesterday as Papua New Guinea struggled to assess the damage from a massive earthquake which has forced oil and gas fields to close in a blow to the economy.
A bank manager in Italy has been sacked after she refused to provide credit to a Turkish company, the Sabah newspaper reported on Feb. 28.
The Turkish Defense Ministry has reopened the file regarding the mysterious death of engineers working at Turkey’s leading defense system producer Aselsan, daily Sabah reported on Feb. 27.
Two Indonesian Christians were publicly flogged in conservative Aceh province Feb. 27 for playing a children’s entertainment game seen as violating Islamic law, as hundreds of onlookers ridiculed them and took pictures.