A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
An Indonesian museum that encouraged visitors to take selfies with a waxwork of Adolf Hitler against a giant image of the Auschwitz extermination camp has removed the exhibit after protests.
Sun, 12 Nov, 2017
Britain’s Prince Harry remarked on the “incredible life” of a Co Cork-born RAF doctor as he opened a medical centre in England dedicated to his memory.
Fri, 21 Jul, 2017
Prince Harry is to name a new RAF medical centre in honour of a Cork doctor who was evacuated from Dunkirk and survived the atomic bomb drop on Nagasaki.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
Incessant rains have halted the search for at least two dozen people missing after a landslide swept into a village on Indonesia's main island of Java.
Sun, 02 Apr, 2017
Truth is really stranger than fiction in the life of Dr Aidan MacCarthy and Bob Jackson’s account, while scrupulous on detail, doesn’t get bogged down with it, writes
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
Author Bob Jackson tells how he was blown away by the amazing survival story of West Cork doctor Aidan MacCarthy in the Second World War
Mon, 03 Oct, 2016
A long-time inmate who was recently released from prison pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing a bank in Wyoming and asked a judge to impose the maximum sentence, saying going back to prison would be like going home.
Fri, 05 Aug, 2016
At least 24 people have been killed - and many more were missing - after flooding and landslides in central Java.
Sun, 19 Jun, 2016
Survivors of Indonesia’s anti-communist massacres in 1965 submitted a list of what they say are more than 100 mass graves to the government after the president called for an investigation into the killings.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
Fri, 04 Mar, 2016
Coffee production in Indonesia will probably drop 20% next year from a record as the strongest El Nino in almost two decades hurts crops in the world’s third-largest producer of robusta beans.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
The stories of Irishmen who served in WWII are deeply moving says
Sat, 29 Aug, 2015
Mel Mercier tellsabout plans for the UCC-based Cork Gamelan Ensemble to release their debut album
Mon, 03 Aug, 2015
Niki MacCarthy’s quest to discover why her father returned from war with a Japanese sword uncovered a story so incredible, it’s been made into a film, writes John Meagher.
Sat, 01 Aug, 2015
Indonesian officials said they will reject an Australian offer to swap prisoners as part of a last-ditch attempt to save the lives of two Australian drug smugglers expected to face a firing squad within days.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2015
Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived at an Indonesian island prison where they will be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners amid a diplomatic squabble with some of their governments.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
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Sat, 28 Feb, 2015
Indonesia has postponed the transfer of six convicted drug smugglers to a prison island for execution.
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015
Rescuers have pulled more bodies from the debris after heavy rain in central Indonesia loosened soil and collapsed a hill, setting off a landslide that killed at least 32 villagers and left 76 others missing under piles of mud.
Sun, 14 Dec, 2014
Remember mutton? Now in reality an almost forgotten flavour. So what exactly is the definition of mutton?
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
It’s a needle-in-a-haystack documentary — with a twist — about a Corkman who survived the Nagasaki nuclear blast and ended up with a Samurai sword given to him by a Japanese officer.
Fri, 07 Nov, 2014
The victims in a double murder case in Hong Kong for which a British bank worker has been charged have been identified as Indonesian women, officials said.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2014
UCC’s FUAIM festival ranges from Indonesian gamelan to Irish trad, says Ed Power.
Tue, 18 Mar, 2014
I suppose I should have wondered about the unfamiliar silence that lay over the city of Yogjakarta in central Java when I was woken at 4am by the call of the muezzin to dawn prayers at the mosque.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2014
An explosive volcanic eruption on Indonesia’s most populous island has blasted ash and debris 18kms into the air, killing two people while forcing authorities to evacuate more than 100,000 and close six airports.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
A strong undersea earthquake has rocked parts of Indonesia’s main Java island today, causing some damage, but there were no reports of casualties.
Sat, 25 Jan, 2014
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Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
A family’s quest to solve a Second World War mystery of why a Japanese officer presented a samurai word to an Irish doctor after a nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki could be solved in the next few days.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2013
A win wasn’t part of Vinnie Byrne’s grand design in yesterday’s HSI /Blue Grass Spring Tour at Maryville Equestrian Centre in Cork, so when it came it proved a nice bonus.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2013
Indonesian scientists are closely monitoring a smoking volcano popular with tourists on Java island and are urging everyone to stay off the mountain’s slope.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013
Corkman Adrian McCarthy wrote about the brutality of being a prisoner in Japan in WW2, says Carl Dixon
Wed, 27 Feb, 2013
THE Royal Irish Academy’s journal Biology and Environment doesn’t carry detective stories but there’s a fascinating one in its current edition.
Mon, 19 Nov, 2012
One body has been recovered after a crowded boat carrying asylum seekers to Australia capsized in the Indian Ocean.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2012
A boat carrying asylum seekers to Australia capsized today and 123 people were rescued from the Indian Ocean, Australia’s prime minister Julia Gillard said, less than a week after more than 90 people drowned on a similar journey.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2012
Scores of people are feared drowned after a boat believed to be carrying about 200 asylum seekers capsized south of Indonesia.
Thu, 21 Jun, 2012
THE extraordinary sound of UCC’s Javanese Gamelan returns to Cork Opera House this Thursday.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
Indonesia has come up with a bizarre plan to stop commuters riding on the roofs of trains – hit them with brooms drenched in putrid gunge.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2012
Scores of people are feared dead after a wooden ship carrying about 250 asylum seekers sank off Indonesia's main island of Java.
Sun, 18 Dec, 2011
A powerful earthquake jolted Indonesia’s popular resort island of Bali today, causing widespread panic and injuring at least 50 people, many suffering broken bones and head wounds.
Thu, 13 Oct, 2011
An earthquake has hit waters off Indonesia’s main island of Java, sending panicked residents fleeing from their homes and office buildings.
Tue, 26 Apr, 2011