Authorities extend search for plane crash victims in Java sea

Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) has extended the search for victims of last week’s Sriwijaya Air plane crash as well as the aircraft’s cockpit voice recorder (CVR) and other materials for another three days, a top official said here on Friday. Continue Reading

Indonesia quake kills 35, injures hundreds

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least 35 people and injured hundreds on Friday, with the meteorological agency warning of aftershocks, possibly strong enough to trigger a tsunami. Continue Reading

Man asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol

A man who had his face painted blue and red and donned a fur hat with horns while storming the US Capitol building in Washington D.C. on January 6, has asked outgoing President Donald Trump to pardon him. Continue Reading

Chinese mainland reports 144 new Covid-19 cases

The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 144 new Covid-19 cases, of which 135 were locally transmitted and the rest nine arrived from outside, the National Health Commission said on Friday. Continue Reading

Sonia Aggarwal to be Biden’s climate policy adviser

An expert on energy and climate change, Sonia Aggarwal, was named on Thursday by President-elect Joe Biden as the senior advisor for climate policy and innovation, the latest of several key Indian American nominees for his administration. Continue Reading

Mexican President campaigns against social media bans

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s administration is reaching out to other government to form a common front on the issue. Continue Reading

Trump admin takes final swipes at China

The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing sanctions on officials and companies for alleged misdeeds in the South China Sea and imposing an investment ban on nine more firms. Continue Reading

Indonesia starts massive Covid-19 vaccination drive

Indonesia launched its massive Covid-19 vaccination program with health workers as the main priority group, a day after President Joko Widodo received the first shot developed by China’s biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech. Continue Reading