Indonesia

Man who claims to be world’s oldest human celebrates his 146th birthday

Mbah Gotho, from Indonesia, claims he was born on December 31, 1870, and reckons that his ID card proves it, Metro reports. If correct, it makes him significantly older than the officially verified oldest person ever – French woman Jeanne Calment, who lived

Strong earthquake off Indonesia: 97 dead, dozens trapped in rubble on Sumatra

According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake hit just offshore northern Sumatra (19 km from the town Sigli) at 05:03 local time (22:03 UTC) December 7 at a depth of 17.2 km, Joinfo.com reports. No tsunami alert was issued. Many buildings collapsed

Indonesian police plane with 15 passengers missing

The authorities suspect that the M28 Skytruck plane crashed somewhere between the Islands of Mensanak and Sebangka or Gentar, off the coast of Sumatra, according to the Indonesian police, Joinfo.com reports. The aircraft lost contact about 50 minutes after takeoff from Banka Island. As

7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes near Sumatra

The USGS said the earthquake struck at 19:49 local time (12:49 GMT). It said the epicentre was 805km (500 miles) south-west of the city of Padang, and 24km deep, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to BBC. Indonesian officials issued a tsunami warning for

Islamic State attacks Jakarta with multiple blasts and gunfire

Islamic State said it was behind an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of Jakarta on Thursday that brought the radical group's violence to the world's most populous Muslim country for the first time, Reuters reports. Just seven people