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Indonesia's quake-hit Lombok battles with malaria, 137 infected

Sep 16, 2018 - 7:04 PM

The government has taken steps to prevent the disease from spreading such as taking blood samples, distributing mosquito nets, and fogging

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 555

Aug 24, 2018 - 12:48 PM

Some 390,000 people remain displaced after the quakes

AFTERMATH. Residents check on their collapsed homes in the village of Sembalun on Indonesia's Lombok island on August 20, 2018 after a series of earthquakes were recorded by seismologists throughout August 19. AFP file photo

Multiple earthquakes rock Indonesia's Lombok island, 10 dead

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:48 AM

(5th UPDATE) Aid agencies vow to boost humanitarian assistance on the island as devastated residents struggled in makeshift displacement camps

NEW QUAKE. The 6.3 earthquake happens two weeks after a shallow 6.9-magnitude quake on August 5 levelled tens of thousands of homes, mosques and businesses across Lombok. File Photo from AFP/Indonesian military

Indonesia earthquake death toll tops 400 as more bodies recovered

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:26 PM

The total number killed in the quake is now 436, with more than 1,300 injured and nearly 353,000 displaced

EARTHQUAKE. Two residents look on as damaged houses are being destroyed by workers using an excavator after an earthquake hit the area of Gangga on August 12, 2018. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Death toll from Indonesia quake tops 380

Aug 11, 2018 - 3:44 PM

6 days after the quake hit, some evacuees have still not received assistance, particularly in the mountainous north of the island

AFTERMATH. A man walks through rubble of buildings on Gili Air island, West Nusa Tenggara on August 11, 2018, following the August 5 earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Aftershocks rock Indonesia's Lombok as earthquake death toll jumps to 319

Aug 09, 2018 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Survivors of the earthquake are also being shaken by hundreds of aftershocks, including a shallow 5.9-magnitude quake on Thursday, which caused people to flee evacuation shelters crying and screaming

Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

Aug 09, 2018 - 1:20 PM

'There are still some evacuees that have not yet been touched by aid, especially in North Lombok and West Lombok,' says national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho

HELP NEEDED. Young earthquake survivors study at an evacuation center in Lapangan Tanjung in North Lombok on West Nusa Tenggara province on August 8, 2018, 3 days after an earthquake hit the area. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Lombok earthquake leaves 156,000 homeless as death toll hits 131

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) Around 1,477 people are severely injured, with tens of thousands of homes damaged. Authorities say the death toll of 131 is likely to rise.

BONFIRE. Displaced residents sit around a bonfire outside their temporary tents in Pemenang, northern Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara province on August 7, 2018, two days after the area was struck by an earthquake. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Tourist exodus from Lombok as quake toll hits 98

Aug 06, 2018 - 9:03 PM

(UPDATED) More than 20,000 people are believed to have been made homeless on Lombok island, with 236 severely injured

AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE. This handout picture taken on August 6, 2018 and released by Indonesia Water Police shows hundreds of people attempting to leave Gili Trawangan, north of neighboring Lombok island, a day after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the area. Handout photo by Indonesia Water Police/AFP

Indonesia evacuates tourists after Lombok earthquake kills 91

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:28 PM

(4th UPDATE) The US Geological Survey says the shallow quake hit northern Lombok just 10 kilometers underground and followed by two further secondary quakes and nearly two dozen aftershocks

TEMBLOR. Bikes are seen covered in debris at a mall in Bali's capital Denpasar on August 5, 2018 after a major earthquake rocked the neighboring Lombok island. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Strong quake kills 14, injures scores, on Indonesia holiday island

Jul 29, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(5th UPDATE) The 6.4-magnitude quake hit tourist island Lombok in southeastern Indonesia

HOMELESS. This handout photograph taken on July 29, 2018 and released by the Nusa Tenggara Barat Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) shows an Indonesian family looking at the ruins of a house following an earthquake in Lombok. Handout photo/Nusa Tenggara Barat Disaster Mitigation Agency/AFP

Flights resume as Bali's volcano-hit airport reopens

Nov 30, 2017 - 12:15 PM

The alert level on Mount Agung remains at the maximum, but a change in wind direction blew towering columns of ash and smoke away from the airport

RUMBLING. This general view shows smoke coming from Mount Agung volcano (in background), taken from Kubu in the Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 29, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Thousands flee as Bali raises volcano alert to highest level

Nov 27, 2017 - 8:10 AM

(UPDATED) Some 40,000 frightened people have fled their homes around the volcano but as many as 100,000 will likely be forced to leave, disaster agency officials say

RITUAL. Balinese Hindus take part in a ceremony, where they pray near Mount Agung in hope of preventing a volcanic eruption, in Muntig village of the Kubu sub-district in Karangasem Regency on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on November 26, 2017. Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Kisah TKI Lombok yang ginjalnya hilang, diduga dicuri mantan majikan

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:13 PM

Rabitah baru mengetahui ginjalnya sebelah hilang saat melakukan pemeriksaan kesehatan di RSUD Tanjung Lombok Utara pada bulan Januari lalu

PROTES BURUH MIGRAN. Sejumlah mantan buruh migran dan keluarga TKI yang tergabung dalam Serikat Buruh Migran Indonesia (SBMI) melakukan aksi unjuk rasa saat memperingati hari buruh migran internasional di kantor Dinakertrans Indramayu, Jawa Barat, Senin, 19 Januari. Foto oleh Dedhez Anggara/ANTARA

Seekor paus terdampar di Pantai Lombok Timur

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Bangkai ikan paus akan kembali dibawa ke tengah laut untuk ditenggelamkan

Berita hari ini: Jumat, 13 Januari 2017

Jan 13, 2017 - 11:04 AM

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Bali tourist boat blast kills 2 foreigners, injures 18

Sep 15, 2016 - 1:14 PM

3rd UPDATE It appears to be an accident with the explosion occurring in the fuel tank The bomb squad was initially deployed to the scene but authorities quickly rule out an attack

Bencana longsor di Lombok, empat orang dilaporkan tewas

Dec 19, 2015 - 2:25 PM

Jenazah korban terakhir atas nama Multazam 19 ditemukan tertimbun tanah longsor dan bangunan rumahnya yang rusak berat

Bandara Internasional Lombok dan Selaparang ditutup hingga Rabu

Nov 10, 2015 - 10:35 AM

Rekomendasi: Penumpang bisa menempuh jalur darat dari Lombok ke Bali menuju Bandara Ngurah Rai

Gunung Rinjani mengeluarkan debu volkanik pada 4 November 2015, membuat bandara-bandara di Lombok, NTB, ditutup. Foto oleh EPA

Bandara Lombok Praya dan Selaparang ditutup hingga Senin pagi

Nov 08, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Bandara Internasional Lombok Praya dan Bandara Selaparang penutupannya diperpanjang sampai Senin pukul 07:45 WIB

Gunung Rinjani mengeluarkan debu volkanik pada 4 November 2015, membuat bandara-bandara di Lombok, NTB, ditutup. Foto oleh EPA

Penutupan Bandara Lombok diperpanjang, penumpang disuruh cari alternatif lain

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:19 AM

Angkasa Pura I meminta penumpang yang terlanjur ke bandara untuk melakukan refund atau menggunakan transportasi lain

TIKET. Sejumlah penumpang antri untuk mengembalikan tiket di terminal keberangkatan Bandara Internasional Lombok (BIL) di Praya, NTB, Kamis, 5 November. Foto oleh Ahmad Subaidi/Antara

Bandara di Lombok tutup sampai Sabtu

Nov 06, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Bandara ditutup karena abu vulkanik masih menyelimuti bandara

TIKET. Sejumlah penumpang antri untuk mengembalikan tiket di terminal keberangkatan Bandara Internasional Lombok (BIL) di Praya, NTB, Kamis, 5 November. Foto oleh Ahmad Subaidi/Antara

Indonesia reopens Bali airport after two-day closure

Nov 05, 2015 - 11:55 AM

The airport initially ordered it remain shut until at least Friday morning but conditions improved on Thursday allowing officials to re open it

STUCK. Tourists are stuck in Bali as airport closes due to volcanic eruption. Made Nagi/EPA

LIST: Canceled flights to and from Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Here s a list of canceled flights following the closure of Ngurah Rai International Airport due to volcanic ash from Mount Rinjani

CANCELED. Virgin Australia is one of the airlines that first canceled its flights. Photo by EPA

Tak hanya di Bali, bandara di Banyuwangi dan Lombok juga ditutup

Nov 04, 2015 - 3:31 PM

Di Bali 692 penerbangan dibatalkan

IN PHOTOS: Tourists stranded, flights canceled in Bali

Nov 04, 2015 - 3:29 PM

Authorities had closed the Ngurah Rai International Airport late Tuesday due to a large ash cloud drifting from Mount Rinjani an active volcano on the nearby island of Lombok

STUCK. Tourists are stuck in Bali as airport closes due to volcanic eruption. Made Nagi/EPA

Bali flights canceled after volcanic ash clouds airport

Nov 04, 2015 - 12:31 AM

Australian airlines Virgin Australia and Jetstar had already canceled all flights Tuesday deeming conditions unsafe for flying with Virgin also scrapping its roster for Wednesday

Danau kawah Segara Anak dengan Gunung Barujari di tepi danau dilihat dari Puncak Gunung Rinjani di sisi timur. Foto dari Wikipedia

Gunung Barujari meletus, ratusan pendaki Rinjani dievakuasi

Oct 25, 2015 - 8:41 PM

Ratusan pendaki Gunung Rinjani dievakuasi akibat meletusnya Gunung Barujari di Pulau Lombok Nusa Tenggara Barat

Danau kawah Segara Anak dengan Gunung Barujari di tepi danau dilihat dari Puncak Gunung Rinjani di sisi timur. Foto dari Wikipedia

Berbulan madu halal di Lombok

Oct 21, 2015 - 11:27 AM

Lombok memenangkan penghargaan sebagai World’s Best Halal Honeymoon Destination dan World’s Best Halal Tourism Destination

WISATA HALAL. Pelajar dari Singapura menyelam di Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat. Foto oleh Sonny Tumelaka/AFP

Rumah untuk pulang

Sep 02, 2015 - 9:51 PM

Bagaimana rasanya terusir dan kemudian dianggap penyakit yang mesti dibersihkan?

Warga Kampung Pulo, Jakarta Timur, melihat rumahnya sudah rata oleh tanah, Agustus lalu. Foto oleh Febriana Firdaus/Rappler

Dozens injured in ferry explosion off Indonesia's Lombok

Jun 06, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The explosions are likely to have come from the fuel tank of the ferry carrying 129 passengers on board most of them tourists

Terusir, penganut Ahmadiyah Lombok hidup menetap di pengungsian

May 16, 2015 - 1:12 PM

Sejak dipindah ke Wisma Transito penganut Ahmadiyah hidup dalam ketidakjelasan Sebagian besar mereka tidak memiliki pekerjaan tetap Untuk menyambung hidup mereka bekerja serabutan jadi kuli dan tukang ojek

Jemaat Ahmadiyah yang terusir dari kampung halaman mereka akhirnya tinggal bertahun-tahun di Wisma Transito, Lombok. Foto oleh Ahmad Muzakky Al-Hasan/Rappler

Indonesia prays Islamic tourism drive can draw more visitors

Feb 22, 2015 - 3:32 PM

Lombok long overshadowed by neighboring Hindu majority Bali is at the center of an Islamic tourism drive in Indonesia

SHARIA TOURISM. A local visitor prays at a beach near the town of Sekaroh on the island of Lombok in Indonesia's West Nusa Tenggara province. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

The uphill battle to tackle shark fishing in Indonesia

Dec 17, 2014 - 1:03 PM

On a busy day up to 300 sharks are brought to a Lombok market to be sold part of the 110 000 tonnes are caught a year in Indonesia

SHARKS FOR SALE. Sharks at a traditional market in Tanjung Luar in Lombok, West Nusa Teggara. Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists. Photo by Sonny Tumelaka/AFP

Lombok: The island of breathtaking beaches

Oct 19, 2014 - 4:12 PM

Just a 2 hour flight from Jakarta Lombok offers a wealth of gorgeous beaches that are far less crowded than in neighboring Bali

MYTHICAL BEACH. Once a year, a Bau Nyale ceremony – where locals search for sea worms – is held on Seger beach.

The Dorsal Effect: Saving the sharks of Lombok

Oct 11, 2014 - 8:00 AM

For years the men of Lombok in Indonesia hunted sharks for a living One woman dreams to change all of that

Indonesia calls off search for Spaniards in boat sinking

Aug 23, 2014 - 7:22 PM

Authorities call of the search a week after a tour boat sank in central Indonesia