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Indonesia tsunami clue found on seabed

Jakarta: A scientific survey has found a clue to the tsunami that struck Indonesia in September that killed over 2,000 people, on the seabed, the media reported on Tuesday. Damaging waves rushed ashore after the September 28 magnitude 7.8 quake, but researchers said at the time that they were surprised by their size, the BBC […]

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Bali ship capsize: Search on for 7 missing crew

Bali: A cargo ship carrying 14 crew members sunk in waters off Bali coast in Indonesia, rescuers said they were searching for seven crew members on Sunday. KM Multi Prima One cargo ship heading to Waingapu town of East Nusa Tenggara province capsized in Bali Gulf after leaving waters off Surabaya, head of communication for […]

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Delhi-based pilot loses life in Indonesian plane crash

New Delhi: Bhavye Suneja, a Delhi-based pilot working with Lion Air, was the Captain of the ill-fated Indonesian Boeing plane carrying 189 passengers, which crashed into the Java Sea on Monday shortly after taking off. Indonesian authorities said they have found no survivors. Based out of Mayur Vihar here, Suneja studied at Ahlcon public school […]

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Indonesian plane with 188 on board crashes off Jakarta

Jakarta: A Lion Air Boeing passenger plane carrying 188 people on board requested air control for return, minutes after taking off from here, before crashing into the sea on Monday. A rescue and search operation is underway, officials said. “Several pieces of Lion Air JT 610 aircraft that crashed in the waters of Karawang (was found),” […]

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22 killed in Indonesia flash floods, landslides

Jakarta: At least 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods and landslides struck West and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday. The disaster also destroyed 48 houses while evacuation and search operations for the missing were underway, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. […]

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Indonesia quake, tsunami toll climbs to 2,045

Jakarta: The death toll from the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island last month has risen to 2,045, authorities said on Wednesday. Nearly 5,000 people were estimated to be missing. The National Agency for Disaster Management said in a press conference that 1,636 were killed in Palu, the worst hit in […]

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Indonesia quake, tsunami toll reaches 2,010

Jakarta: Indonesian authorities on Tuesday raised the death toll to 2,010 from the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck Sulawesi island on September 28. The official number of missing remained 671 while it is feared that 5,000 people could be still buried under the rubble, reports Efe news. The majority of the victims, 1,601, […]

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Indonesia quake, tsunami: Aid reaches remote areas

Jakarta: Relief aid started arriving in the more remote areas of Sulawesi island in Indonesia following last week’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that left at least 1,500 people dead, the Red Cross said on Saturday. Assistance was being provided by local authorities and non-governmental organisations in Donggala and other cut off areas such as […]

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1,234 people dead in Indonesia quake, tsunami

Palu (Indonesia): Indonesian authorities today raised the death toll to 1,234 in the 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Sulawesi island last week. The twin disasters on Friday left the coastal city of Palu and the adjoining areas in ruins. Authorities said tens of thousands of people were growing increasingly desperate for food, fuel […]

6-magnitude quake strikes Indonesian island

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Sumba island of Indonesia on Tuesday, barely four days after a 7.5 magnitude quake hit its Sulawesi island triggering a tsunami and killing nearly 900 people. No tsunami alert was issued on Tuesday and there was no report of damages so far, an official said. […]

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Death toll from Indonesia's quakes, tsunami soars to 832

Jakarta: The death toll from Indonesia’s strong quakes and tsunami in Central Sulawesi province soared to 832 on Sunday as lack of rescuers and vast stretches of land hard to access hampered search and rescue efforts, a government official said here. Vice President Jusuf Kalla said the toll could rise into the thousands as the […]

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5 missing as tsunami hits central Indonesia after strong quakes

Jakarta: A tsunami struck off coastal areas near the Talisa beach off Indonesia’s central province of Sulawesi, leaving at least five people missing and scores of houses destroyed, said officials today. “One family in one house, five people, were missing after tsunami swept the house. The tsunami also damaged scores of houses,” an official told […]

6.1-magnitude quake strikes Indonesia

Jakarta: An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The US Geological Survey put the hypocentre of the tremor at a depth of 18 km and the epicentre at a point 30.5 km north of the city of Donggala, reports Efe […]

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Bus crash in Indonesia kills 20

Jakarta: At least 20 people were killed and scores of others wounded after a bus carrying employees of a firm plunged into a ravine in West Java province on Saturday, officials said. Daeng Sutikna, senior official at the disaster management agency in Sukabumi district, told Xinhua news agency that six out of the 20 died […]

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Indonesia looks to host Olympics in 2032

Jakarta: Indonesia will bid to host the 2032 Summer Olympics, following its successful organisation of the 2018 Asian Games. The Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs Puan Maharani said the government will officially submit a proposal for hosting the world’s largest sports event, reports Xinhua news agency. “President Joko Widodo has officially […]

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Energy of Asia, peace for world at 18th Asiad

Jakarta: The 18th Asian Games came to a close at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium here on Sunday, but the Games will be long remembered for showcasing the energy of Asia, the drive for world peace and host Indonesia’s passion. The two-week, 40-sport Asian Games has been a great athletic success, witnessing six world […]

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Asiad 2018: Bopanna-Sharan enter final, Ankita gets bronze

Palembang (Indonesia): The Indian men’s doubles team of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan registered a hard fought victory to enter the final at the 18th Asian Games here on Thursday. Bopanna and Sharan were made to work hard for an hour and 12 minutes by the Japanese duo of Kaito Uesugi and Sho Shimabukuro before […]

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Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat wins gold in women's 25m pistol competition

Palembang: India’s woman shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold medal in the 25m pistol competition at the 18th Asian Games here on Wednesday with a Games record score of 34 in the finals to improve upon her bronze medal winning feat at the 2014 edition.

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Asian Games open in Jakarta amid grand ceremony

Jakarta: The 18th Asian Games opened amid a spectacular ceremony at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium in this Indonesian capital on Saturday night. A day after celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the country’s independence, Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared the Games open following a speech by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) chief Sheikh […]

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6.5 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

Jakarta: A strong earthquake located far below the Earth’s surface shook an area in Indonesia’s Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage, officials said. The US Geological Survey said the quake yesterday had a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 and was located 109 kilometers northwest of the village of Kampungbajo in central Indonesia at […]

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Asiad flame enters Jakarta, to be paraded in city

Jakarta: The Asian Games flame arrived in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Wednesday with a torch relay run planned to circle around the city before being handed over to President Joko Widodo on Independence Day on August 17. The Asiad flame entered Jakarta through East Jakarta-West Java province’s border town of Bogor earlier in […]

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Indonesia earthquake toll reaches 131, thousands await aid

Jakarta: Indonesian authorities on Wednesday raised to 131 the death toll in the magnitude-6.9 earthquake that shook the island of Lombok, where thousands still await food, water and shelter. The spokesperson for the National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a press conference that another 1,467 people were admitted to hospitals owing […]

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Indonesia holds massive event to welcome Asiad

Jakarta: The Indonesian capital of Jakarta held a mass event on Sunday to welcome the upcoming Asian Games with the participation of 65,000 people including the president, ministers and senior officials in the government. The event was part of nationwide observances to commemorate the 73rd national Independence Day and to welcome the 18th Asian Games […]

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82 killed as powerful quake jolts Indonesia

Jakarta: At least 82 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter scale jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok, officials said. Also, hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday’s quake, disaster management officials said, BBC reported. The magnitude seven tremor was shallow, happening only 10 km underground. It damaged […]

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Indonesia invites Kim Jong-un to Asian Games opening ceremony

Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the opening ceremony of the Asian Games which will be held at Bung Karno Stadium here on August 18, authorities said on Wednesday. An invitation was sent by the Indonesian Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Puan Maharani to the President […]