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At least 5 reportedly dead as multiple quakes hit Indonesia

A series of new earthquakes were recorded by seismologists throughout Sunday, the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday which triggered landslides and sent people fleeing for cover, AFP reported. According to the US Geological Survey, the new tremors were followed nearly twelve hours later by...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:56am

Death toll from Indonesia quake rises to 82, hundreds injured

At least 82 people were killed and hundreds of others wounded as Sunday's 7.0 magnitude quake destroyed thousands of houses and buildings mostly in Lombok Island of central Indonesia, a government official said Monday. The jolt forced thousands of people to flee homes and evacuation of the...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 9:58am

Hundreds of cancelled flights to resume as Bali airport reopens

Indonesian authority resumed the operation of international I Gusti Ngurah Rai airport in the country's resort island of Bali on Friday, allowing hundreds of cancelled flight to continue, said an official. The resumption was at 13:30 p.m. Jakarta time, earlier than the scheduled of 18:00 p.m...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:41am

Indonesia sentences radical cleric to death

South Jakarta District Court ruled on Friday to sentence Indonesian cleric Aman Abdurrahman to a death penalty over instigating a string of terrorist attacks, including the Jakarta Starbucks cafe bombing in 2016. According to the Jakarta Post newspaper, the cleric was a de facto leader of the...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:49am

At least 166 missing after ferry sinks in Indonesia

At least 166 people are believed to be missing after a ferry capsized in North Sumatra province's Toba Lake, Indonesian officials said on Wednesday. The ferry sank on Monday afternoon after it encountered bad weather and two-metre-high waves. The wooden ferry did not have a manifest, so...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:42am

Rescuers battle high waves in search for Indonesia ferry survivors

Indonesian rescue workers fought heavy rains and two-meter waves on Tuesday in a search for survivors after a ferry with at least 80 passengers on board sank in Lake Toba, a popular tourist destination in North Sumatra. An estimated 18 people had been rescued and one passenger was confirmed dead...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 8:55am

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