Quake hits Java

A strong earthquake rocked the crowded Indonesian island of Java on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging several buildings.  The magnitude 6.5 quake...

Split Laos dam swamps villages 

Hundreds of people are missing after a dam collapsed in southern Laos, destroying thousands of homes. Five billion cubic metres of water, enough to fill...

Malaysia gets tough on plastic junk 

Malaysia says it will send back 3,300 tonnes of waste to its original countries because it was rotting, contaminated, had been falsely labelled or...

Indonesia activists demand climate action 

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Indonesia is demanding the government in Jakarta steps up action to tackle the climate crisis.  The grassroots movement, established in July 2019,...

Indonesia retreats on energy tax

President Joko Widodo has promised to increase power production while cutting outputs. Source: Wikimedia Jakarta has postponed a levy on fossil fuels intended to support...

Death toll from Indonesia forest fires reaches 19, as crisis worsens

Indonesian firefighters try to contain a blaze in South Kalimantan earlier this month. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The death toll from the heavy haze blanketing parts of...

China ends Hanoi’s maritime drilling 

Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in the contested South China Sea, following threats from Beijing, as it embeds its grip on the...

Orangutans face extinction: study

Orangutans are "highly likely" to become extinct if current trends continue, according to a study of the great apes' population in Borneo, which had...

Indonesia axes palm-oil levies

To support its farmers, Indonesia today (Wednesday) relaxed rules on palm-oil levies and its associated products following a drop in prices. The world’s largest exporter...

Beloved dugong chokes on Thai plastic 

An eight-month-old dugong that won the hearts of numerous animal lovers in Thailand has died after choking on plastic waste. The orphaned female, named Marium,...

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