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Tsunami warning lifted after strong quake hits off Indonesia

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:33 PM

(UPDATED) But the USGS warns that considerable damage is possible in poorly built or badly designed structures.

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

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

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency says helicopters began dousing the areas with disinfectant to prevent flies, cockroaches, and rats from spreading disease

SPRAY. A helicopter operated by Indonesia's Disaster Management Agency sprays disinfectant to sterilize an area, affected by liquefaction due to the September 28 earthquake and where thousands are still feared buried, in Palu on October 18, 2018. Photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP

World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 billion in loans

Oct 14, 2018 - 2:59 PM

World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva says the funds could be used for reconstruction and the country's disaster resilience efforts

AFTERMATH. A man 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. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

UN chief tours tsunami-hit Indonesian city as survivors pray

Oct 12, 2018 - 9:07 PM

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres toured Balaroa, where barely a vertical structure remained

Indonesian Muslims hold a mass prayer at Talise village in Palu on October 12, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami that hit the area. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on October 12 visited the disaster-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu, where an earthquake and tsunami killed 2,000 people and left thousands more missing, presumed dead. YUSUF WAHIL / AFP

Indonesia calls off grim search for dead in quake-tsunami

Oct 11, 2018 - 2:35 PM

More than 2,000 bodies have been recovered since the twin disaster on Sulawesi island

AFTERMATH. A quake survivor salvages items from the debris of a house in Wani in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 3, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Winnie the Pooh brings laughter to Indonesian quake kids

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Volunteers are cheering up children across Palu with songs and games as the youngsters come to grips with a city hollowed out and twisted by nature.

WINNIE THE POOH. Indonesian children hug a Winnie the Pooh character as they attend a trauma healing program at a shelter in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 8, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Monuments to remember dead and missing in quake-ravaged Indonesia

Oct 09, 2018 - 2:00 AM

Memorials will be erected at Balaroa, Petobo and Jono Oge outside Palu where liquefaction engulfed entire villages

An aerial view shows the earthquake and tsunami devasted neighbourhood in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018. The death toll from the Indonesian quake-tsunami nearly doubled to 832 but was expected to rise further after a disaster that has left the island of Sulawesi reeling. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia earthquake nears 2000

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944, says local military spokesman M. Thohir.

THE DEAD OF PALU. People attempt to identify the bodies of their relatives at the compounds of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following a strong earthquake in the area. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

5,000 believed missing from Indonesia earthquake, tsunami

Oct 07, 2018 - 6:23 PM

Indonesia's disaster agency said they have recovered 1,763 bodies so far from the 7.5-magnitude and subsequent tsunami

SEARCHING. A quake survivor looks for salvageable items from the debris of a factory complex in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 3, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Children born aboard floating hospital in quake aftermath

Oct 06, 2018 - 7:06 PM

A miracle arrives out of the blue in devastated Palu port – the KRI Dr Soeharso, an Indonesian naval ship, kitted out with a top-rate medical clinic

BIRTH. Indonesian Dinar, 38-year-old, tends to her newborn baby named after the KRI floating hospital Dian Suharsi On the floating hospital in Pantoloan on October 6, 2018. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

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

Disease fears as more bodies found in Indonesia disaster

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:32 PM

There are fears that vast numbers of decomposing bodies could still be buried beneath Petobo and Balaroa – two areas virtually wiped off the map

WIPED. Mass graves were being readied on October 1, 2018 for hundreds of victims of the Indonesian quake and tsunami as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Last-ditch search for survivors as Indonesia disaster toll tops 1,500

Oct 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

After days of delays, international aid has finally started to arrive in the disaster zone, where the UN says almost 200,000 people are in need of humanitarian assistance

AFTERMATH. A quake survivor searches for salvageable items from the debris of a factory complex in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 3, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

DFA finds missing Filipino inmate after Indonesia earthquake

Oct 04, 2018 - 6:25 PM

A native of Sulu, the Filipino inmate says he 'had permission from the warden...to seek refuge at his friend's place after the prison wall collapsed'

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

Indonesia tsunami worsened by shape of Palu bay – scientists

Oct 03, 2018 - 2:18 PM

Experts say at least 3 factors caused the deadly waves that ravaged the Indonesian city of Palu

AFTERMATH. Residents trying to salvage belongings from their homes which collapsed after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. File photo by Muhammad Rifki/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

IN PHOTOS: Death and destruction in Sulawesi

Oct 01, 2018 - 12:47 PM

The powerful Indonesia earthquake-tsunami killed more than 800 people

EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / People attempt to identify the bodies of their relatives at the compounds of a police hospital in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following a strong earthquake. Photo by Baty Ismoyo/AFP

Indonesians turn to Facebook in desperate hunt for loved ones

Sep 30, 2018 - 4:53 PM

Families are posting photos, descriptions of lost family members, and contact numbers in the hope of learning more

RUBBLE. A policeman stands over the rubble of a ten-storey hotel in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, after it collapsed following a strong earthquake in the area. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Mass burials to begin as Indonesia death toll tops 800

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:23 AM

(5th UPDATE) As shattered survivors scoured make-shift morgues for loved ones, and authorities struggled to dig out the living or assess the scale of the devastation beyond the city of Palu, grim warnings come that the eventual toll could reach thousands

AFTERMATH. Residents look at covered up bodies recovered after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. Photo by Ola Gondronk/AFP

PH sends condolences to Indonesia after earthquake, tsunami

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia says the only Filipino in the quake-struck area is safe

AFTERMATH. Residents make their way along a street full of debris after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. Photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP

Hundreds killed in Indonesia quake-tsunami

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(6th UPDATE) The national disaster agency puts the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warns the toll is likely to rise

AFTERMATH. People walk past dead bodies (blue cover) a day after a tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. Rescuers scrambled to reach tsunami-hit central Indonesia and assess the damage after a strong quake brought down several buildings and sent locals fleeing their homes for higher ground. Photo by OLA GONDRONK/AFP

Ketua DPRD Jambi tahu ada ‘uang ketok palu’ tapi tak bisa berbuat apa-apa

Jan 06, 2018 - 4:20 PM

KPK menyita barang bukti uang 'ketok palu' sebesar Rp 4,7 miliar ketika melakukan OTT pada November 2017

Zumi Zola bantah berikan perintah untuk menyuap anggota DPRD

Jan 05, 2018 - 9:39 PM

Zumi juga membantah pernah memerintahkan bawahannya agar tidak menyeret namanya dalam pemeriksaan di KPK

DIPERIKSA. Gubernur Provinsi Jambi Zumi Zola memenuhi panggilan penyidik Komisi Pemberantasan Korupsi (KPK) terkait pemberian uang suap kepada anggota DPRD. Foto oleh Santi Dewi/Rappler

Rizieq Shihab minta Bank Indonesia tarik uang berlogo mirip palu arit

Jan 23, 2017 - 7:24 PM

Penarikan uang juga menunjukkan pemerintah serius berperan aktif melawan PKI

Pasha Ungu bantah tudingan rumah kontrakan Rp1 M

Jan 12, 2017 - 12:19 PM

Sebelumnya DPRD Kota Palu mendesak pemerintah setempat untuk tidak mengalokasikan APBD 2017 untuk membayar rumah kontrakan Wakil Wali Kota Palu Sigit Purnomo

Wakil Wali Kota Palu Sigit "Pasha Ungu" Purnomo saat bernyanyi bersama istrinya, Adelia. Foto dari Instagram/@AdeliaPasha

Polisi kembali tangkap penjual kaos palu arit

Jan 06, 2017 - 4:19 PM

Bareskrim Polri juga akan memeriksa sekitar 50 pembeli kaos palu arit

Petugas memperlihatkan barang bukti kaos palu arit di Bareskrim Polri, Jakarta, pada 30 Desember 2016. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/Antara

Bank Indonesia: Tidak ada gambar palu arit pada pecahan Rp100.000

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Tanda yang diduga gambar palu arit ternyata logo Bank Indonesia yang dikemas dengan teknik rectoverso

Bank Indonesia menegaskan, tanda logo BI pada uang kertas pecahan Rp100.000 bukan gambar palu arit. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/Antara

Dewan pers minta aparat tidak razia atribut palu arit

May 16, 2016 - 9:17 PM

Sweeping dan penyitaan bisa dilakukan dengan keputusan pengadilan

Aktivis Adlun Fiqri ditetapkan jadi tersangka

May 13, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Adlun dituduh menyebarkan paham Marxisme komunisme dan Leninisme

Adlun Fiqri (kanan) dan Supriyadi Sawai ditangkap atas tuduhan menyebarkan paham komunisme. Foto dari Facebook

Kasus palu arit: Masyarakat sipil pertanyakan keterlibatan tentara

May 12, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Aktivis akar rumput mengingatkan pencidukan dan penghilangan paksa aktivis HAM bisa terulang kembali

Tentara lakukan razia, sita pin berlogo palu arit di Semarang

May 12, 2016 - 2:10 PM

Tapi pak yang dilarang kan ideologinya bukan lambangnya pak

Adlun Fiqri ditangkap karena kasus kaus palu arit

May 11, 2016 - 7:47 PM

Adlun dikabarkan ditangkap karena dianggap menyebarluaskan ajaran komunisme lewat media sosial

LITERASI JALANAN. Adlun Fiqri aktif dalam kegiatan Literasi Jalanan yang memberikan pendidikan alternatif pada anak di Ternate. Foto dari tuwala.blogspot.co.id

Logo palu arit: Beda generasi, beda persepsi

May 10, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Asap mengindikasikan keberadaan api Lalu apakah palu arit mengindikasikan komunisme?

Kaos Siari yang disita aparat kepolisian Malang, pada 9 Mei 2016. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

Apa arti simbol palu arit dan komunisme bagi Kapolri?

May 10, 2016 - 9:34 AM

PKI memang sudah mati tapi aparat masih memburu mereka yang dianggap mempromosikan lambang PKI karena dianggap mengancam keamanan nasional

BADRODIN HAITI. Kapolri Jenderal Badrodin Haiti memberikan keterangan pada wartawan di istana. Foto oleh Romeo Gacad/AFP

Penjual kopi di Malang ditangkap karena pakai kaus gambar palu arit

May 09, 2016 - 5:19 PM

Siari ditangkap saat bayar pajak STNK Paul Baloff adalah vokalis band metal Exodus

Kaos Siari yang disita aparat kepolisian Malang, pada 9 Mei 2016. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

Foto hari ini: Arkarna ditanggap di kampanye calon Wali Kota Palu

Dec 04, 2015 - 9:15 PM

Arkarna tampil di kampanye terbuka calon Wali Kota Palu

ARKARNA DI PALU. Pemain Arkarna Band, vokalis Ollie Jacobs (kiri) dan gitaris Matt Cart (kanan) beraksi di atas panggung pada pentasnya di Palu, Sulawesi Tengah, Kamis (3/12). Arkarna hanya menyisakan dua personel yakni Ollie Jacobs sendiri dan Matt Cart sebagai gitaris, namun grup band rock elektronik asal Inggris itu tetap berusaha eksis. ANTARA/Basri Marzuki

Diterpa gosip selingkuh, Istri Pasha Ungu tetap dukung suami di Pilkada Palu

Dec 02, 2015 - 12:51 PM

Rumor perselingkuhannya dengan Angel Karamoy tidak menggoyahkan rumah tangga Pasha “Ungu dengan Adelia Wilhelmina

SELINGKUH? Beredar foto mesra Pasha "Ungu" dan Angel Karamoy.

FOTO: Palu dan Donggala memamerkan diri pada dunia

Sep 19, 2015 - 5:51 AM

Palu menyimpan banyak potensi kelautan

Berjalan-jalan ke University of Berkley

May 26, 2015 - 2:05 PM

Anda tidak salah baca dan kami tidak salah ketik Ini bukan University of California Berkeley

Indonesia volcano spews more ash, hundreds evacuated

Aug 12, 2013 - 5:37 PM

More than 500 people have been evacuated from an Indonesian after the eruption of Mount Rokatenda

ERUPTION. This photo taken on August 10, 2013 from the Maurole district of East Nusa Tenggara province with a camera phone shows the Mount Rokatenda volcano spewing a huge column of hot ash during an eruption. Photo by AFP

Evacuations from Indonesia island after volcano erupts

Aug 11, 2013 - 7:32 PM

On Saturday August 10 the volcano threw rocks and ash 1 2 miles into the sky and sent torrents of molten lava onto a beach killing 6

ERUPTION. This photo taken on August 10, 2013 from the Maurole district of East Nusa Tenggara province with a camera phone shows the Mount Rokatenda volcano spewing a huge column of hot ash during an eruption. Photo by AFP/Stringer