Police officers help rescue people trapped by floods in Lebak district in Banten province on January 1. Photo: UCAN/Banten Police
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Illegal mining blamed for deadly floods

JAKARTA (UCAN): Illegal gold mining was the primary cause of flash floods that inundated six…

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Death toll in Jakarta’s New Year floods rise

JAKARTA (UCAN): Caritas Indonesia (Karina) joined forces with the  Archdiocese of Jakarta in distributing aid…

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Archdiocese of Jakarta declares Year of Social Justice

JAKARTA (UCAN): Cardinal Ignatius Suharyo Hardjoatmodjo of Jakarta declared 2020 the Year of Social Justice…

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Indonesia ratchets up security for Christmas

JAKARTA (UCAN): Nearly 160,000 security personnel will be deployed to try and make upcoming Christmas…

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Indonesia ponders return of Islamic State brides and children

JAKARTA (UCAN): More than 200 dependents of Islamic State fighters have expressed an eagerness to…

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