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Biak

an island in Indonesia, north of West Irian: the largest of the Schouten Islands. Area: 2455 sq. km (948 sq. miles)
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Quezon Ave Biak na Bato both direction (gutter deep)
Lieutenant Colonel [James] Ilgenfritz departed for Biak to aid or rather direct the construction of our new camp.
The Frans Kaisiepo Airport Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Biak Numfor regency, northern part of Papua informed that the waves in the northern Papua waters in Manokwari reached a height of 2-3 meters and it is raining coupled with lightning and potential higher waves.
In February, Higgins recalled her own family's WWII link to Indonesia when a new hospital wing was inaugurated on the Papuan island of Biak--and named in honor of her grandmother, Margaret Wheeler Mitchell, who lived on Biak for a time as a U.S.
Indonesia's meteorological agency said the quakes occurred around 120 kilometres southeast of the island of Biak, at a depth of 10 kilometres, and issued a tsunami warning.
Yan Pieter Yarangga, a resident from the town of Biak, said hundreds of people ran out of their homes and fled beaches with some racing for higher ground for fear of a tsunami.
Like the mortars and pestles, the astoundingly large spread of stemmed tools (Figure 10) must be the product of social interaction that operated across a vast area, stretching from Biak Island in the west to Bougainville in the east (a distance of c.
Also, we are enclosing photographs and a DVD which show one Member's experience with your military while in Biak and Manokwari.
Adrianus Kafiar, vice regent of the Biak Numfor Regency, represented the Indonesian government in handing over the cremated remains to a representative of the Japanese government on Papua's Biak Island.
Feasibility study on the US$ 200 million project to be built in the regency of Biak Numfor in West Irian Jaya, has been completed, ALCN Managing Director Kresno Putro said.
With mostly oblique references to oppression and no mention of large-scale atrocities such as the Biak massacre, the film in my opinion downplays the severity of the situation and the brutality of the occupying forces.
Many injured were evacuated to a hospital on the nearby island of Biak.