Anti-coup protesters hold a banner as they march along a street in Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday, April 24, 2021. (AP Photo)

Myanmar Report: ASEAN five-point consensus and the reality of the people of Myanmar

Despite Indonesia being adamant that the invitation of Senior General Min Aung Hlaing to the ASEAN summit is not, and should not be seen as any form of legitimization of…

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This handout photo taken on April 25, 2021 and released by the Indonesia Military shows parts of the missing submarine which has been found cracked apart on the seafloor in waters off Bali. (Photo by HANDOUT / AFP)

The missing Indonesian submarine found, all 53 crew killed

All 53 crew aboard an Indonesian submarine that disappeared last week were killed, the military said Sunday as it confirmed the vessel had been found in pieces on the seafloor….

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This handout photo taken on April 24, 2021 and released by the Indonesian Presidential Palace shows leaders attending the ASEAN summit on the Myanmar crisis in Jakarta. (Photo by HANDOUT / INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL PALACE / AFP)

Myanmar agreed to end violence against civilians

Myanmar has accepted a proposal to stop violence against civilians, Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Saturday after an ASEAN meeting on the crisis in Myanmar. Malaysian news agency…

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The Indonesian Navy patrol boat KRI Singa (651) leaves the naval base in Banyuwangi, East Java province on April 24, 2021, as the military continues search operations off the coast of Bali for the Navy’s KRI Nanggala (402) submarine that went missing April 21 during a training exercise. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Indonesia military says missing submarine sank with dozens aboard

An Indonesian submarine that went missing off the coast of Bali has sunk, the navy said Saturday, dashing hopes of rescuing any of its 53 crew. The navy’s chief said…

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The Indonesian Navy ships at the naval base in East Java province, on April 24, 2021, as the military continues search operations off the coast of Bali for the Navy’s KRI Nanggala submarine that went missing April 21 during a training exercise. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Hopes fade for Indonesia submarine crew as deadline passed early Saturday

Hopes of rescuing dozens aboard a missing Indonesian submarine faded Saturday as its oxygen reserves were believed to have run out, turning the focus to retrieving the stricken vessel from…

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Indonesian navy ships arrive at the naval base in Banyuwangi on April 22, 2021, to join in the search. (Photo by – / AFP)

Indonesia only has hours to go before the stricken vessel’s oxygen reserves ran out

Indonesia’s desperate search for a missing submarine and its 53 crew was focused on a signal from an unidentified object Friday, with just hours to go before the stricken vessel’s…

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Indonesian navy ships arrive at the naval base in Banyuwangi on April 22, 2021, to join in the search for a decades-old navy submarine that went missing off the coast of Bali with 53 crew aboard during regular exercises. (Photo by – / AFP)

The missing submarine with 53 crew aboard only has enough oxygen for few days

53 crew on the Indonesian missing submarine, the KRI Nanggala 402, could have enough oxygen until early Saturday, but time was quickly running out as rescuers scoured the coast off…

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Members of the Indonesia Rescue Agency prepare to take part in the search operation for an Indonesian Navy submarine that went missing during military exercises off the coast of Bali, at Celukan Bawang port in Buleleng province on April 22, 2021. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Indonesian navy submarine with 53 onboard missing off the coast of Bali

The Indonesian Navy said its submarine KRI Nanggala-402 was missing with 53 people on board after contact was lost with the vessel during a weapons shooting exercise 96 km off…

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A protester holds onto the shirt of a fallen comrade, during a crackdown by security forces on demonstrations against the military coup, in Hlaing Tharyar township in Yangon on March 14, 2021. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Exclusive: ASEAN summit on Myanmar crisis set for April 24

ASEAN leaders have agreed to meet and discuss the situation in Myanmar on April 24 at the grouping’s secretariat headquarters in Jakarta, according to a high-level source. Myanmar military junta…

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(file photo) Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, held over video conference due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, from the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java on June 26, 2020. (Photo by SIGID KURNIAWAN / POOL / AFP)

Indonesia president urges halt to Myanmar violence, wants ASEAN talks

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for bloodshed to be halted in military-ruled Myanmar and for Southeast Asian leaders to hold a high-level meeting to try to find a…

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A recipient of the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine looks on in the driver’s seat of his vehicle during a drive-through vaccination service in Nusa Dua, Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, on March 1, 2021. (Photo by SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP)

Bali kicks off drive-thru virus jabs for hospitality workers

Indonesian resort island Bali has launched a drive-thru vaccination campaign targeting thousands of hospitality workers, as the popular tourist destination eyes reopening to foreign visitors. Billed as the first such…

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The rilateral discussion between Thai, Myanmar and Indonesia Foreign Affair Ministers on February 24, 2021, in Bangkok.

Thailand says it supports peace and stability in Myanmar

Thailand is supporting peace and stability in Myanmar, which is in line with the desires of ASEAN and the international community, said the Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Thanee Saengrat. There…

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People hold placards to form the word “Justice” during a protest against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, February 22, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer

Indonesian plan calls for Southeast Asia to hold Myanmar junta to election pledge

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia is pushing Southeast Asian neighbours to agree on an action plan over Myanmar’s coup that would keep the junta to its promise of holding elections, with…

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Indonesian capital slammed by monsoon floods, more than 1,000 forced to evacuate

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on Saturday, with the country’s meteorology agency warning…

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This aerial handout photo taken on February 15, 2021 and released by Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows the damages from a landslide in Nganjuk, East Java province, Photo by HANDOUT / Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) / AFP

Indonesian landslide kills four with 14 missing

At least four people have died and 14 are missing after a landslide caused by torrential rains swept away several homes in Indonesia, officials said Monday, with hundreds forced to…

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This video grab taken on December 4, 2020 from an AFPTV video shows a Burmese smuggler (C) along with Rohingya refugees in a boat in Chakmarkul on August 26, 2020. – As scores die on a ship packed with desperate Rohingya, Burmese smugglers mercilessly beat and whip the still-living refugees in a graphic video obtained by AFP that shows rarely seen images from the frontlines of human trafficking. (Photo by – / AFPTV / AFP)

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp in neighbouring Indonesia, police said Friday. Almost 400 members…

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(FILES) This file photo taken on June 10, 2020 shows students queueing up to get their temperature taken at a junior high school in Banda Aceh. – Indonesia has banned schools from forcing girls to wear Islamic “hijab” headscarves after the case of a Christian pupil pressured to cover up sparked outrage in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP)

Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic ‘hijab’ scarves for schoolgirls

Indonesia has banned schools from forcing girls to wear Islamic “hijab” headscarves after the case of a Christian pupil pressured to cover up sparked outrage in the world’s most populous Muslim…

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This photo taken on October 22, 2020 shows a Rohingya woman cooking at a temporary shelter in Lhokseumawe in Aceh province. (Photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / AFP)

Hundreds of Rohingya missing from Indonesian refugee camp

Hundreds of Rohingya are missing from a refugee camp in Indonesia and are believed to have been trafficked to neighbouring Malaysia, officials and sources said Thursday. Just 112 refugees remain…

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People look up at Mount Merapi, Indonesia’s most active volcano, as it spews rocks and ash out for another day in Yogyakarta on January 27, 2021. (Photo by Agung Supriyanto / AFP)

Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing hot ash three kilometres away

One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, erupted Wednesday, belching out huge clouds of smoke and ash that billowed down the sides of its rumbling crater. The volcano,…

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Jonatan Christie of Indonesia hits a return against Anders Antonsen of Denmark during their men’s singles quarter-final match at the Fuzhou China Open badminton tournament in Fuzhou in China’s eastern Fujian province on November 8, 2019. (Photo by STR / AFP) / China OUT

Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie makes surprise Thailand Open exit

Indonesia’s seventh seed badminton player Jonatan Christie has been knocked out of the Thailand Open in a mesmerising high-intensity upset against India’s HS Prannoy, who hung on despite a late…

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A policeman from a K-9 unit searches for anyone trapped under the rubble at Mitra Manakarra hospital in Mamuju on January 17, 2021, which was badly damaged in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on January 15. – Members of a search and rescue team look for people trapped in the rubble at Mitra Manakarra hospital in Mamuju on January 17, 2021, which was badly damaged in the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on January 15. (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP)

Indonesian medics overwhelmed by quake casualties

Medics battled exhaustion and the risk of Covid-19 as they raced Monday to treat scores of people injured by a devastating earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. At least 81 people were…

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Rescuers search for survivors at the Mitra Manakarra hospital in Mamuju city. / AFP

Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 34, topples buildings

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings, authorities said. Hundreds more were injured when the…

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The Indonesian Navy’s hydrographic survey vessel KRI Rigel (L) is seen with other boats during recovery operations near Lancang Island on January 10, 2021, following the January 9 crash of Sriwijaya Air flight SJ182 into the Java Sea following takeoff. (Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP)

Indonesia says located black box recorders from crashed plane

Authorities have pinpointed the location of two black boxes from a crashed Indonesian jet, they said Sunday, referring to cockpit voice and flight data recorders that could help explain why…

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Body parts found at Indonesian plane crash site

Body parts and debris were hauled from waters near Indonesia’s capital on Sunday from a Boeing passenger plane that crashed shortly after take off with 62 people on board. The…

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Marcus Fernaldi Gideon (L) and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo of Indonesia pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the men’s doubles final match at the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on January 20, 2019. (Photo by SADIQ ASYRAF / AFP)

Top-seeded ‘Minions’ out of Thailand badminton after positive test

Indonesia’s men’s doubles top seeds have been forced to pull out of next week’s Thailand Open badminton after one of them, Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo, tested positive for coronavirus, the Badminton World Federation…

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Indonesia says to start COVID-19 vaccinations programme next week

Indonesia‘s mass vaccination programme is set to start next week, pending authorisation from the country’s food and drug agency (BPOM), as about 700,000 doses of vaccines have already been widely…

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Indonesians cautiously optimistic about COVID-19 vaccines as new deals secured

Indonesia is poised to secure coronavirus vaccines from Pfizer and AstraZeneca, the health minister said on Tuesday (December 29), as it awaits authorisation to begin its inoculation program with a third…

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Firefighters wearing protective suits spray disinfectant in the Indonesian Parliament amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia reports 1,821 new coronavirus cases, 57 deaths

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia reported 1,821 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing its infection total to 141,370, data from government’s COVID-19 task force showed.   The Southeast Asian country also…

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Indonesia takes part in late-stage China vaccine trial

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — More people in Indonesia rolled up their sleeves Friday to test a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a Chinese company.   The Indonesian government announced the…

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FILE PHOTO: A municipality worker walks among graves at a cemetery complex provided by the government for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victims in Jakarta, Indonesia April, 22, 2020. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Exclusive: More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with coronavirus symptoms, data shows

(Reuters) – More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with acute symptoms of COVID-19 but were not recorded as victims of the disease, a Reuters review of data from 16 of…

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Volunteers wearing superhero costumes carry banners for a campaign against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia, April 17, 2020, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Arnas Padda/ via REUTERS

Indonesia reports most coronavirus cases in Southeast Asia

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia reported on Friday 407 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number to 5,923 and surpassing the Philippines as the country with the highest number of infections…

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Indonesia announces biggest daily rise in cases, 24 doctors die

JAKARTA (REUTERS) – Indonesia announced its biggest daily increase in novel coronavirus cases on Monday and a medical association said 24 doctors had now died after contracting the virus. The…

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Indonesia bars entry to visitors from China amid evacuation protest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Sunday barred entry to visitors who have been in China for 14 days over concern about coronavirus, as citizens evacuated from Hubei province faced protests…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 3

Episode 3 of the ASEAN Waste Crisis documentary focuses on joint efforts by Indonesia’s private sector and religious organizations to address the plastic waste problem. The Thai PBS team, led…

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Indonesia minister stabbed by IS-linked pair

Two members of an IS-linked terror network stabbed Indonesia’s chief security minister Wiranto on Thursday, the intelligence head said, as the powerful politician underwent emergency surgery for his wounds. Television images…

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photo from Reuters

Indonesian couple fear sex-ban changes will make them criminals

TANGERANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – After 13 years of happily unmarried life that has brought them three children, one middle-aged Indonesian couple is worried.   Their relationship is neither legal nor…

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20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests by hundreds of people sparked by rumors that a teacher insulted…

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(FILE PHOTO) – Indonesia’s Incumbent President Joko Widodo attends a plenary session during the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, June 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Monday revealed the long-awaited site for its new $33-billion capital on the forested island of Borneo to replace the crowded, polluted megacity of Jakarta, which…

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Ethnic and religious violence in Indonesia

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Thailand’s PM holds talks with leaders of Vietnam, Indonesia and Myanmar

Prime Minister Prayut Can-o-cha held bilateral talks with the leaders of Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok today. Government deputy spokesman Lt-Gen Werachon…

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(Photo) Indonesian anti-riot police take a position to disperse the mob during an overnight-violent demonstration near by the Elections Oversight Body (Bawaslu) in Jakarta on May 22, 2019./AFP

Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month’s election,…

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(Photo) Indonesia’s Joko Widodo (C), who has won a second term as president, spoke to reporters with his running mate Ma’ruf Amin (R) in Jakarta three days before the official results were announced/AFP

Indonesia opposition plans legal challenge after president’s re-election confirmed

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month’s poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent Prabowo Subianto who has…

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Over 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work…

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Indonesia President Joko Widodo declares victory in presidential race

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world’s third-largest democracy, saying unofficial results showed his ticket had got 54 percent…

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Indonesia recovers second black box from Lion Air crash

The cockpit voice recorder from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed in October has been recovered, officials said Monday, a discovery that could be critical to explaining why a…

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‘Volcano’ tsunami kills at least 168 in Indonesia

A tsunami following a volcanic eruption killed at least 168 people when it slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday night, cutting a swathe of…

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A house is seen damaged by a tsunami, in Carita, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. The tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed a number of people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing some 65 feet (20 meters) inland and sweeping away hundreds of houses including hotels, the government and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Dian Triyuli Handoko)

Tsunami triggered by volcano sweeps Indonesia beach at least 62 dead

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed at least 62 people around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water crashing…

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At least 43 killed when tsunami hits beaches in Indonesia

Debris from damaged buildings is seen on a street on Carita beach on December 23, 2018, after the area was hit by a tsunami on December 22 that was triggered…

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Residents sit inside a mosque as they evacuated following high waves and the eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano at Labuan district in Pandeglang regency, Banten province, Indonesia. – Photo from Antara via Reuters

At least 20 killed, 165 wounded after tsunami hits Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A tsunami apparently caused by undersea landslides killed at least 20 people after the waves hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, the government reported. The…

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Members of a rescue team carry the remains of victims from the ill-fated Lion Air flight JT 610, recovered during search operations, as they arrive at a port in Jakarta on October 31.

Indonesia removes Lion Air director after crash, fuselage believed found

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s transport minister removed on Wednesday the technical director of the Lion Air airline and several of its technicians after the crash of one of its jets…

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Indonesian marines patrol Wednesday near the venue of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali which was rattled by an earthquake this morning.

Quake kills three people in Indonesia’s Java, rattles Bali before IMF-World Bank meet

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – A magnitude 6 earthquake struck off the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali this morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing three people in…

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People carry goods after looting the Matahari shopping mall in Palu, Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi on Sunday following the earthquake and tsunami over the weekend.

Indonesia scrambles to help quake-hit island as death toll climbs

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities scrambled to get food, aid and equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island on Monday as the death toll from the disaster soared close to 1,000…

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Indonesia searches for survivors after quake, tsunami as death toll passes 400

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – More than 400 people were confirmed killed, many swept away as tsunami waves triggered by a massive earthquake crashed into the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, and…

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A mosque damaged by an earthquake at Bayan in Lombok, Indonesia.

Earthquake damage on Lombok reaches US$138 million

The damage and losses caused by last week’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and Bali have been estimated to reach more than US$138 million, according to Indonesia’s…

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Death toll in Lombok earthquake rises to 347

The death toll from Sunday’s devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has climbed to 347, the state-run Antara news agency reported today. It said the majority of the…

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Foreign tourists disembark a boat coming from Gili Trawangan island, in Bangsal, North Lombok today, the day after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

Earthquake death toll on Lombok island rises to 98

Rescuers used diggers and heavy machinery to clear debris and search for survivors after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people on Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok, prompting…

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Tourists flee Indonesia’s Lombok island after quake kills 91

Rescue workers found chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok today  after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 91 people and prompted an exodus of tourists…

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