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Thousands of kids homeless 6 months after Indonesia quake-tsunami

Mar 28, 2019 - 7:47 AM

At least 170,000 residents from Palu and surrounding districts are still displaced and entire neighborhoods are still in ruins, despite life returning to normal in other areas of the city

SURVIVORS. File photo of children in front of a tent in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Indonesia tsunami raises fears for endangered Javan rhino

Dec 28, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Conservationists continue to find another habitat for the critically endangered Javan rhinos which are now believed to have less than 70 living species

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Javan rhinos are shy creatures whose folds of loose skin give the appearance of wearing armour plating. Photo from Shutterstock

Indonesia trims tsunami death toll, hikes injury tally

Dec 28, 2018 - 6:54 PM

In the recent tally, authorities count 426 people dead while thousands remain injured and homeless a week after the deadly tsunami struck the coasts of Indonesia

MORE MISSING. Rescuers and residents look for survivors along the coast in South Lampung on South Sumatra on December 23, 2018, after the area was hit by a tsunami on December 22 following an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano. File Photo by Ferdi Awed/AFP

Photos, DNA tests as Indonesians search for lost relatives

Dec 26, 2018 - 10:16 PM

Survivors queue up showing photos of their loved ones on mobile phones to officials who carry out the grisly task of checking them against bodies in the morgue

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Dec 26, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Hundreds of residents are still stranded on tiny islands in the Sunda Strait

Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:44 PM

Many evacuees are too afraid to go home after experts warn more deadly waves could slam the stricken region

'Run to the hills': Tsunami fears spark chaos in Indonesia town

Dec 25, 2018 - 8:29 PM

A desperate exodus underlines the level of fear along Indonesia's gutted coastline after the volcano-triggered tsunami struck without warning, killing over 400 people

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Dec 25, 2018 - 7:51 PM

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Life and death choices for Indonesia tsunami victims

Dec 25, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Udin Ahok, 46, is forced to choose between saving his wife, or saving his mother or baby, in the face of a volcano-triggered tsunami in Indonesia

TSUNAMI AFTERMATH. Damage caused by a tsunami is seen in the Sumber Jaya village in Sumur, Pandeglang, Banten province on December 25, 2018, three days after a tsunami hit the west coast of Indonesia's Java island. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesian pop group singer to bury wife killed in tsunami

Dec 25, 2018 - 2:57 PM

'How can I live without you, Dylan Sahara?' lead vocalist Riefian Fajarsyah writes on his widely followed Instagram account

GOODBYES. Only one member of Indonesian band Seventeen survived the deadly tsunami. Photo from Seventeen'€™s official Instagram

Sick, hungry Indonesia tsunami survivors cram shelters

Dec 25, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Fears about a public health crisis come as the death toll from the tsunami rose to nearly 400

SURVIVORS. Tsunami survivors collect donated clothing at a help center in Citangkil village in Sumur, Pandeglang, Banten province on December 25, 2018, 3 days after a tsunami. Photo by AFP

Funerals held for band members killed in Indonesian tsunami

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The band's frontman is the only surviving member of the group which has released a half dozen albums and commands a large fan base in Indonesia

'Everything's gone': Indonesian villagers recount tsunami horror

Dec 24, 2018 - 7:19 PM

'We're very poor and now this happens,' one of the survivors of the volcano-triggered tsunami says

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll climbs to 373

Dec 24, 2018 - 5:13 PM

(UPDATED) Rescue teams use their bare hands, diggers and other heavy equipment to haul debris from the stricken area around the Sunda Strait

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Dec 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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IN PHOTOS: Death and destruction in Indonesia

Dec 24, 2018 - 10:40 AM

A volcano-triggered tsunami leaves a trail of dead bodies after slamming without warning into beaches around Sunda Strait

Rescuers look for survivors along the coast in South Lampung on South Sumatra on December 23, 2018. Photo by Ferdi Awed/AFP

Shocking video shows tsunami rip through stage as band performs

Dec 23, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The video shows a band playing to a large crowd when the wall of water hit

Philippines condoles with Indonesia after deadly tsunami

Dec 23, 2018 - 2:44 PM

No Filipino is reported killed or injured in the Indonesia tsunami, says the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs

INDONESIA TSUNAMI. Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in body bags on December 23, 2018, after the area was hit by a tsunami on December 22, 2018, following an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano. Photo by Semi/AFP

281 dead as volcano-triggered tsunami hits Indonesia

Dec 23, 2018 - 8:39 AM

(6th UPDATE) The tsunami is triggered by the eruption of Anak Krakatoa, giving authorities no time to warn residents of the threat

A month on, Indonesia's quake-tsunami hit city faces health crisis

Oct 27, 2018 - 1:06 PM

Aid groups say there has been an increase in cases of diarrhea and respiratory infection, while there are also suspected cases of mosquito-borne illnesses, including malaria and dengue fever

DISASTER. An aerial view shows the earthquake and tsunami devasted neighbouhood in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Duterte to visit Bali for October 11 meeting with ASEAN leaders

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali, Indonesia

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Indonesia President Joko Widodo engage in a conversation prior to the signing ceremony at the Malacañan Palace on April 28, 2017 following a successful bilateral meeting. Malacañan Photo

The week in photos: September 29-October 5, 2018

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:46 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

SURFER DUDES. Dogs ride a wave in tandem during the 10th annual Surf City Surf Dog contest in Huntington Beach, California on September 29, 2018. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

Oct 03, 2018 - 8:13 PM

Indonesian authorities set a tentative deadline of Friday, October 5, to find anyone still trapped under rubble, at which point the chances of finding survivors will dwindle to almost zero

A man (L) walks past vehicle wreckage as a collapsed mosque is seen in the background in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on September 30, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Dozens of students found dead as Indonesia rescue ramps up

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Survivors are battling thirst and hunger, with food and clean water in short supply, and local hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of injured

MASS GRAVE. Officials carry body bags into a mass grave ahead of a mass funeral for quake victims in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Filipino detainee missing after Indonesia earthquake, tsunami

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Filipino detainee, earlier reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs as safe, is among 800 prisoners 'now missing,' says Consul General Oscar Orcine

A man (L) walks past vehicle wreckage as a collapsed mosque is seen in the background in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on September 30, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Quake-hit Indonesia asks for help, graves dug for 1,000-plus

Oct 01, 2018 - 12:59 PM

President Joko Widodo opens the door to the dozens of international aid agencies and NGOs lined up to provide live-saving assistance.

AFTERMATH. This picture taken on September 29, 2018 shows residents looking at covered up bodies recovered after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island. Photo by Ola Gondronk/AFP

Strong 6.7 earthquake hits Indonesia, no tsunami warning

Oct 24, 2017 - 7:59 PM

The US Geological Survey says the quake hit East Nusa Tenggara province about 318 kilometers northwest of the provincial capital Kupang at a depth of 549 kilometers

TEMBLOR. Strong earthquake rocks Indonesian island

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Dec 26, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Families gather at a mass grave in Aceh to pray for their loved ones to mark the 12th year of the deadly 2004 tsunami

REMEMBERING. Family members gather to pray for their loved ones at a mass grave in Aceh to mark the tsunami which devastated the province 12 years ago in one of the worst natural disasters in human history. Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Powerful quake hits Eastern Indonesia

Sep 16, 2015 - 5:34 PM

There are no immediate reports of casualties or damage and no tsunami alert was issued

QUAKE. Mochammad Riyadi (back R), director for the Earthquake and Tsunami Center in Jakarta announced the earthquake. File photo from AFP

Tsunami early warning: Walking the last mile together

Dec 25, 2014 - 4:43 PM

The Indian Ocean Tsunami fundamentally changed how we deal with natural disasters making a profound impact on policies and budgets as well as operational and technical work

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Thieves compromise Indonesian tsunami alert system

Apr 14, 2012 - 6:27 PM

Only 3 of 25 buoys in Indonesian waters were in operation mostly because of vandalism