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Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings


TIMIKA, Indonesia U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns.

Suspected of graft, Indonesian parliament speaker under guard in hospital

JAKARTA Indonesian anti-graft investigators have put the speaker of parliament, who they have identified as a suspect in a $170 million corruption case, under armed guard in hospital after he was involved in a car accident, his lawyer said on Friday.

World, Nov 17 2017

Indonesian parliament speaker not hiding from graft probe: lawyer

JAKARTA A lawyer for Indonesia's parliament speaker denied on Thursday that the politician had gone into hiding to avoid being questioned by an anti-corruption agency over a $170 million graft investigation and said his client had a busy schedule.

World, Nov 16 2017

Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia An Indonesian police officer was killed and a second wounded on Wednesday, after both were shot in the back in an area near Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine in the eastern province of Papua, police said.

World, Nov 15 2017

Indonesia group pinpoints suspected mass graves from 1965 massacres

JAKARTA The head of an Indonesian group representing victims of the mass killings of alleged communists in the mid-1960s said he had pinpointed 16 suspected mass grave sites in central Java that could contain about 5,000 bodies.

World, Nov 15 2017

Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

TIMIKA, Indonesia The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc closed the main access road to its giant copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident.

World, Nov 13 2017

Freeport Indonesia reopens mine access after shootings

JAKARTA The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has reopened the main supply route to its huge copper mine in Papua, the company said on Monday, after the road was closed on Sunday following a shooting incident in the area.

World, Nov 13 2017

Suspected Indonesian radicals armed with bows and arrows burn down police complex

JAKARTA Indonesian police shot dead two men suspected of burning down a police station complex in a jihadist-inspired attack after they fired at them with bows and arrows, officials said on Monday.

World, Nov 13 2017

Freeport Indonesia shuts main supply route to mine after shooting

JAKARTA The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has temporarily shut the main supply route to its Papua mine after a shooting incident, a spokesman said, amid escalating tensions between security forces and an armed rebel group in the area.

World, Nov 12 2017

Indonesia warns of tough response after Papuan rebels threaten Freeport

JAKARTA Indonesia's military said on Friday it was prepared to take tough measures against rebels who have threatened to "destroy" the mining operations of Freeport-McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua in their independence struggle.

World, Nov 10 2017

Zimbabwe's ruling party set to sack Mugabe, sources say

HARARE The leaders of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.