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Nine injured, one dead after suicide attack on church in

At least one person was killed and nine others were injured Sunday in an explosion at a Christian church on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, where authorities are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack. Police said in a statement that the explosion occurred when an unidentified person allegedly blew himself up with a motorcycle […]Read More

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Landslide Kills 1, Buries 60 at Gold Mine in Indonesia’s

According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (NBDM), cited by Reuters, at least 13 people were rescued Wednesday at the site of the gold mine landslide. According to Reuters, Indonesian rescuers were searching for survivors after more than 60 people were reportedly buried by the collapse of an illegal gold mine on the […]Read More

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At Least 59 Killed after Floods Hit Indonesia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Rescuers raced to find tens of missing people as the death toll from floods and landslides in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi province jumped to at least 59, according to authorities. Heavy rainfall and strong winds forced some 3,400 people to evacuate their homes in southern part of Sulawesi island on Wednesday and Thursday, […]Read More

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6.6 Earthquake Strikes Indonesia

A strong earthquake has struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 6.6 magnitude quake struck late Saturday afternoon (5:40 p.m. local time – 0940 UTC) 56 kilometers from the town of Palu at a relatively shallow depth of 20 kilometers. Read more: VOAnews.comRead More

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Indonesia’s Unlikely Flip-Flop Protest

Outrage over prosecution and beating of a youth for stealing sandals Angry Indonesians have been depositing sandals outside of police stations across the country as a protest against the arrest, severe beating and trial of a 15-year-old boy for stealing a pair of cheap, worn-out white flip-flops while crooks stealing millions of dollars have gone […]Read More

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Indonesian volcano eruption prompts thousands to evacuate

Mount Lokon, one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia, has erupted for the first time since 1991. The volcano has erupted at least three times in the space of two days. In the immediate aftermath of the eruption, no casualties have been reported. However, 4,400 have been evacuated from the surrounding area as a […]Read More