In Indonesia, the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining has tragic health consequences for those living near mining operations. Toxic plumes and other forms of exposure cause neurological problems, bone deformities, vision loss, deafness and even death. The NewsHour's…
Search and rescue teams were heading into a remote and mountainous region of Indonesia, on Monday, after villagers alerted local authorities that they saw a plane crash into a mountain in Papua, the country's largest province.
By News Desk
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began around the world on Wednesday evening.
In our news wrap Wednesday, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed to accept thousands of refugees who have been stranded at sea in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department said that the U.S. is willing to take more refugees and help…
Children living among rubbish and human waste are especially susceptible to diarrheal diseases and pneumonia, the top killers of children under 5 worldwide. In this photo essay from Reuters, photographers capture “playgrounds” built among landfills and junkyards, and children swimming…
Indonesian search teams believe they've located the black box flight recorders of the AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea two weeks ago, officials announced Sunday.
By Elisabeth Ponsot
Sonar equipment used by search teams looking for the crash site of AirAsia Flight 8501 has detected four large objects on the ocean floor, Indonesian officials said Saturday.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, the first two bodies recovered from the crash of AirAsia flight 8501 landed in Surabaya, Indonesia, but efforts to continue searching for more victims were delayed by strong winds and heavy rains. Also, in Afghanistan,…
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