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A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 800 aircraft on the tarmac of the Mutiara Sis Al Jufri airport in Palu, Indonesia, on October 18th last. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 Max scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes befo(...)

Damaged houses after quakes in Selong on the resort island of Lombok. Photograph: Badan Nasional/AFP/Getty Images

The number of people killed after torrential downpours triggered flash floods and mudslides in Indonesia has climbed to 79, officials have said. The (...)

 Doan Thi Huong, who is a suspect in the murder  of the North Korean leader’s half brother Kim Jong-nam, at Kuala Lumpur airport in February 2017. Photograph: Lai Seng Sin/Reuters

Malaysia’s attorney general on Thursday rejected Vietnam’s request to free a woman accused of the murder of Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Ko(...)

Soldiers inspect vehicles in Zamboanga, in the Philippines, the gateway to the southern islands of Jolo and Basilan. Photograph: Jes Aznar/New York Times

Across the islands of the southern Philippines, the black flag of Islamic State is flying over what the group considers its East Asia province. Men in(...)

 Indonesian Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) rescuers evacuate a survivor from a collapsed gold mine in Bolaang Mongondow, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photograph: Basarnas/AP

Indonesian officials said on Wednesday dozens of rescuers were using spades and ropes to dig out about 45 people who were feared buried by the collaps(...)

A handout photograph shows the Lion Air JT-610 cockpit voice recorder stored inside a special container shortly after it was found underwater. Photograph: EPA

Indonesian authorities on Monday said they will immediately begin to download contents of a cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Lion Air jet that cra(...)

A child holds a chicken while standing among debris at an area affected by the tsunami in  Banten province, Indonesia. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Indonesia on Thursday raised the alert level for the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano to the second-highest, and ordered all flights to steer clear, da(...)

Reversing the flow: plastic dams inserted by Coillte in drains on Aghrane bog in Co Galway. They rewet the peatland, and restore its capacity to capture and store carbon. Photograph: John Conaghan

Hans Joosten talks about raising the profile of peatlands in the climate-change crisis with the authority of an internationally respected scientist, t(...)

Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee investigator Nurcahyo Utomo during a news conference on its investigation into a Lion Air plane crash last month, in Jakarta on Wednesday. Photograph: Darren Whiteside/Reuters

A Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea off Indonesia last month was not in an airworthy condition on its second-to-last flight, when pilots experien(...)

An Indonesian  safety commission   official examines a turbine engine from the Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: Reuters/Beawiharta

The family of a victim of the Lion Air crash has started legal action against Boeing, after pilots and airlines said the manufacturer had not made the(...)

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