Indonesian plane missing in remote Papua region

An Indonesian twin-turboprop aircraft carrying 54 people lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday in the remote, forested eastern Papua region, the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) said, with search efforts hampered by failing light as night falls. “We can’t confirm it has crashed. We can say contact[…]

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Magnitude 7.0 quake strikes Indonesia

The Indonesian region of Irian Jaya in Papua has been struck by an earthquake registering a magnitude of 7.0, the US Geological Survey said. The quake, believed to be 32.8 miles deep, was centred 154 miles west of Jayapura, near Papua New Guinea, at 6:41am local time. There was no[…]

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