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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

Indonesia ends mine collapse search as death toll reaches 27

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:38 PM

Rescuers are forced to stop using excavators as ground conditions deteriorated

ENDING THE SEARCH. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana released on February 27, shows rescuers preparing to enter in a collapsed illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. Photo by BNBP/AFP

Up to 100 still feared trapped in Indonesia mine

Mar 04, 2019 - 3:54 PM

While authorities say the search and rescue effort would continue for another week, they make no mention of continuing efforts to get food and water to any possible survivors

RESCUE OPERATIONS. This handout picture taken and released on March 4, 2019 by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the country's disaster mitigation agency, shows rescuers continuing operationt in an attempt to reach trapped miners after the February 26 landslide at an illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. Handout photo by BNPB/AFP

8 dead in Indonesia mine collapse as excavator digs for survivors

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:16 PM

(UPDATED) Three days after the Tuesday night collapse, authorities opt to use an excavator to haul away debris, as they try to get food and water to the miners believed to still be alive

MORE DEATHS. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana, the accident mitigation agency, taken and released on February 27, 2019 shows rescuers preparing to enter in a collapsed illegal gold mine in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi. AFP PHOTO / BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA (BNBP)

Dozens buried in Indonesia gold mine collapse

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:56 PM

(UPDATED) Four people have been found dead while 19 others are pulled from the rubble alive with minor and serious injuries, according to officials

DISASTER. This handout picture from Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, taken and released on February 27, 2019 shows rescuers carrying a survivor from an illegal gold mine collapse in the Bolaang Mongondow region of North Sulawesi.  Handout/Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana BNBP/AFP

Death toll from Indonesia floods, landslides climbs to 68

Jan 26, 2019 - 9:00 PM

6 people are still declared missing after the disaster

LANDSLIDE. This picture taken on January 25, 2019 shows Indonesian rescuers recovering a body after a landslide in Gowa, after heavy rains and strong winds pounded the southern part of Sulawesi island. Photo by Yusuf Wahil/AFP

Indonesia floods, landslides death toll climbs to 59

Jan 25, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Lashed by the heavy rain, rivers swell, bursting their banks and inundating dozens of communities in 11 districts of southern Sulawesi. Parts of the provincial capital Makassar are also affected.

FLOODING. Indonesian soldiers evacuate flood-affected residents in Makassar on January 23, 2019. Photo by Indra Abriyanto/AFP

Floods, landslides kill at least 8 in Indonesia

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:40 PM

At least 4 people are missing but authorities say data is still being collected across hard-hit areas

AFTER HEAVY RAINS. This handout picture taken and released by Indonesia's Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), the accident mitigation agency, on January 23, 2019 shows an aerial view of the flood situation in Gowa, Sulawesi. AFP PHOTO / BADAN NASIONAL PENANGGULANGAN BENCANA (BNBP)

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

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

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

Indonesia earthquake: Cancer-stricken disaster spokesperson battles on

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:26 PM

'Illness or death is in God's hands, but while I'm still alive I still want to do my best to serve others,' says Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who has Stage IV lung cancer

UPDATES. This photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (R) addressing the media during a press conference in Jakarta on the latest updates following the powerful earthquake and tsunami which hit Central Sulawesi. Photo by Goh Chai Hin/AFP

Indonesia earthquake: Kids traumatized as rescuers race against clock

Oct 04, 2018 - 1:06 PM

(UPDATED) According to Save the Children, many youngsters are sleeping on the streets among ruins in Palu, and authorities urgently need to identify and reunite them with their relatives

REFUGE. Children pose in front of a tent on a field of a mosque where they took refuge in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 1, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Indonesian soldiers ordered to fire on looters in disaster zone

Oct 03, 2018 - 10:27 PM

An official of the local military says soldiers had now been given orders to shoot people spotted stealing from shops

Indonesian soldiers bury quake victims in a mass grave in Poboya in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. The Indonesian government on October 2 said the death toll from a devastating quake-tsunami on the island of Sulawesi had risen to 1,234 people, up from the previous count of 844. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

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's Mount Soputan erupts on tsunami-hit island

Oct 03, 2018 - 3:57 PM

The state disaster agency warns people to stay at least 4 kilometers away but says there is no need to evacuate for the time being

MOUNT SOPUTAN. This handout picture taken and released on October 3, 2018 by Indonesia's National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows Soputan volcano erupting ash up to 4,000 metres above the crater, as seen from Pinabetengan in Southeast Minahasa, North Sulawesi Province. AFP PHOTO / National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB)

U.N. says needs are 'vast' in Indonesia as toll nears 1,400

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:29 AM

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

HELP NEEDED. Earthquake-affected people wait for an evacuation flight by the Indonesian military at the airport in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia clamps down on looting as death toll tops 1,200

Oct 02, 2018 - 3:08 PM

Almost 200,000 people are in need of urgent help, among them thousands of children, says the UN

LOOTING. People loot a convenience store in Palu, in Central Sulawesi, on September 30, 2018, after a strong earthquake trigered a tsunami that struck the area. File photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

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

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

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

Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful earthquake

Sep 28, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(UPDATED) Video footage filmed from the top floor of a parking ramp spiral in Palu, nearly 80 kilometers from the quake's epicenter, showed a churning wall of whitewater mow down several buildings and inundate a large mosque

EARTHQUAKE. This handout photograph taken and released on September 28, 2018 by Indonesia's National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) shows a collapsed shopping mall in Palu, Central Sulawesi, after a strong earthquake hit the area. Handout photo by BNPB/AFP

Indonesian teen rescued after 7 weeks adrift at sea

Sep 24, 2018 - 8:56 PM

Aldi Novel Adilang goes adrift in mid-July when the he was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometers off Indonesia's Sulawesi island

Indonesian shaman arrested for keeping sex slave for 15 years

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:44 PM

The 83-year-old shaman, identified as Jago, tricks the woman into believing the spirit of a young man named Amrin lives inside him. The victim was convinced Amrin was her boyfriend.

Nearly 3 dozen dead in Indonesia ferry accident

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:01 PM

(UPDATED) Images from the scene show terrified passengers clinging to the side of the tipped over ferry, while others float in the sea awaiting help

IN MEMORY. Family members of missing victims of a capsized ferry mourn during a mass memorial service at Lake Toba in North Sumatra on July 3, 2018. Photo by Ivan Damanik/AFP

Tatkala kotak kosong memenangi pilkada

Jun 28, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Pilkada Makassar mencetak sejarah baru. Kotak kosong memenangkan kontestasi elektoral

KAUS. Kaus kampanye kotak kosong di Pilkada Makassar. Foto instagram @ laskarkotakkosong

Dozens of Filipinos repatriated from Indonesia

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:13 PM

The Filipinos were nabbed for either illegal fishing, overstaying, or illegal entry, say Philippine authorities

PDI Perjuangan umumkan 4 calon gubernur dan wakil untuk Pilkada 2018

Dec 17, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Para calon ditetapkan setelah berkonsultasi dengan tokoh masyarakat, survei politik, dan mendapat komitmen mereka untuk mempromosikan nilai-nilai Pancasila.

PILKADA 2018: Ketua Umum PDI-P Megawati Soekarnoputri mengumumkan calon gubernur dan wakil gubernur untuk Provinsi Riau, Sulawesi Tenggara, Nusa Tenggara Timur, dan Maluku di Jakarta pada Minggu, 17 Desember 2017.  Foto oleh Kemal Jufri/AFP

Ledakkan batu gunung tanpa izin, Danyon Zipur ditahan

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Peledakan batu gunung dilakukan untuk membuka jalur kereta api Trans Sulawesi

Pengerjaan jalur kereta api Trans Sulawesi di Desa Telumpanua, Kecamatan Tanete Riau, Kabupaten Barru, Sulawesi Selatan, Rabu (25/11). FOTO oleh ANTARA/Sahrul Manda Tikupadang

KPK temukan uang Rp 626 juta dari OTT Ketua Pengadilan Tinggi Sulut

Oct 08, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Uang itu merupakan sisa dari 'commitment fee' yang dijanjikan yakni sebesar Rp 1 miliar

DITAHAN. Anggota DPR Komisi XI dari Fraksi Partai Golkar Aditya Moha (ketiga kiri) berjalan keluar menggunakan rompi tahanan usai diperiksa di gedung KPK, Jakarta, Minggu, 8 Oktober dini hari. Foto oleh Rosa Panggabean/ANTARA

Cegah penggunaan kuota haji negara lain, imigrasi perketat penerbitan paspor

Jul 29, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Tahun ini Sulawesi Selatan memperoleh jatah kuota sebanyak 7 311 orang

BERANGKAT. Jemaah haji kloter pertama dari embarkasi Sulawesi Selatan berangkat menuju ke Arab Saudi pada Jumat pagi, 28 Juli. Foto oleh Syarifah Fitriani/Rappler

Mendagri siapkan pengganti Gubernur Sulawesi Tenggara pasca ditahan KPK

Jul 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Nur Alam ditahan KPK karena diduga menerima suap senilai 4 5 juta dollar AS untuk menerbitkan izin usaha penambangan

DITAHAN. Gubernur Sulawesi Tenggara Nur Alam (tengah) mengenakan rompi tahanan KPK seusai diperiksa di gedung KPK, Jakarta, Rabu, 5 Juli. Foto oleh Hafidz Mubarak A/ANTARA

6.6-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Sulawesi

May 29, 2017 - 11:31 PM

UPDATED The quake hit at a depth of 9 kilometers 6 miles at 10:35 pm 1435 GMT 80 kilometers southeast of the city of Palu USGS says

SAKSIKAN: Menyelamatkan monyet hitam Sulawesi dari kepunahan

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:11 PM

Hewan bernama latin Macaca Nigra ini menjaga keseimbangan alam dan ekosistem Kepunahannya dapat berakibat bencana

WATCH: Indonesian market sells monkey meat, other exotic animals

Apr 03, 2017 - 4:44 PM

Authorities and activists are stepping up efforts to persuade villagers on Sulawesi island to stop consuming the critically endangered monkey Macaca nigra one of many exotic creatures that form part of the local indigenous community s diet

MONKEY MEAT. In Indonesia, macaques face extinction due to demand for their meat. Screenshot from AFP video

Polisi: Pembubaran paksa festival waria di Soppeng karena tak berizin

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:38 PM

Polres Soppeng membubarkan secara paksa Festival Pekan Olahraga Seni Waria se Sulawesi Selatan setelah mendapat aduan dari Forum Umat Islam FUI

Ketua Forum Kerukunan Waria Bissu Sulawesi Selatan Fitri Pabentengi (kedua kanan)memperlihatkan pernyataan sikap terkait pembubaran paksa Porseni Waria di kantor LBH Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, pada 21 Januari 2017. Foto oleh Dewi Fajriani/Antara

Ironis, guru honorer keroyok pelajar SMP Pinrang

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:23 PM

Aksi pengeroyokan direkam menggunakan video dan menjadi viral di media sosial

PENGEROYOKAN. Aksi pengeroyokan pelajar SMP direkam menggunakan video dan kini sudah beredar viral. Ilustrasi: Rappler

Pengunjuk rasa membakar gedung DPRD Gowa

Sep 26, 2016 - 4:16 PM

Pengunjuk rasa mendesak DPRD Gowa agar mencabut Perda No 5 Tahun 2016 tentang Lembaga Adat Daerah yang telah menjadi polemik

Anggota kepolisian membubarkan warga saat terjadi bentrok antarwarga di Kawasan Balla Lompoa, Kabupaten Gowa, Sulawesi Selatan, pada 12 September 2016. Bentrokan terjadi saat prosesi pencucian benda pusaka. Foto oleh Abriawan Abhe/Antara

Atlet PON Sulteng akhirnya bisa pulang ke Palu

Sep 23, 2016 - 10:24 AM

Kemenpora akhirnya turun tangan dan menegur Pemda Sulteng karena tidak berkoordinasi dengan kontingen atletnya Mereka akan dipulangkan ke Palu hari ini

Suasana acara pembukaan PON XIX Jabar di stadion Gelora Bandung Lautan Api, Bandung, Sabtu, 17 September. Foto oleh M. Agung Rajasa/ANTARA

How 177 Indonesians obtained fake Philippine passports

Aug 23, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Illegal travel agencies forged documents and alleged police involvement – here s how some Indonesian Muslims attempt to unlawfully perform the Hajj

HAJJ. Muslim pilgrims circumvent around the Kaaba at the Masjid al-Haram Mosque, Islam's holiest site, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, September 20, 2015. File photo by Amel Pain/EPA