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

Jakarta - Indonesia's quake-tsunami battered city of Palu is facing a public health crisis as torrential rains threaten to spread malaria and dengue fever to the devastated region a month after the disaster, aid agencies have warned.

UN chief tours tsunami-hit Indonesian city as survivors pray

Palu - Thousands of survivors of a devastating quake-tsunami prayed Friday by the shores of disaster-struck Palu, as the UN chief praised their "resilience" during a tour of the devastated Indonesian city.The 7.

Indonesia calls off grim search for dead in quake-tsunami

Palu - Indonesia Thursday called off the grim search for those killed in a quake-tsunami, with no hope of retrieving around 5,000 bodies believed to be still buried under the ruins nearly two weeks after the disaster.The magnitude 7.

Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta - An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago.The 6.

Three dead, IMF summit shaken as strong quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta - An earthquake Thursday killed three people in Indonesia and rattled hotels where IMF delegates are attending a major summit, a fortnight after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 elsewhere in the archipelago.The 6.

6.0-magnitude quake rocks Indonesia's Java, Bali

Jakarta - A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said, causing panicked people to flee their homes.

Aid groups frustrated as foreign staff told to leave Palu

Palu - Indonesia on Tuesday told foreign aid workers their help was not needed in disaster-ravaged Palu and they should go home, frustrating relief efforts after a quake-tsunami killed more than 2,000 people.

Winnie the Pooh brings laughter to Indonesian quake kids

Palu - Shrieking with delight, Indonesian kids in disaster-struck Palu rush to cuddle a giant Winnie the Pooh, his horseplay and goofy grins drawing big smiles in a park surrounded with rubble.

More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000

Palu - Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami.

Searching for home in the Indonesian village swallowed by quake

Palu - Stepping gingerly through the pulverised remnants of her Indonesian village, Nonlis Kando spotted a white shoebox imprinted with neon red lips sticking up from the ruins, and burst into tears.

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

Palu - The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

IMF gathers in quake-battered Indonesia to focus on global economic tremors

Bali - Rising protectionism, vulnerable emerging markets and record debt levels: The IMF holds its annual meeting this week in earthquake-stricken Indonesia, as it shines a light on tremors in the global economy.

Children born aboard floating hospital in quake aftermath

Palu - Dinar was lucky to survive the Indonesian quake-tsunami that levelled her home. But she didn't have much time to count her blessings -- she was nine months pregnant and about to give birth in a disaster zone.

'We just find bodies': quake survivor hopes turn to search for dead

Palu - Wearing masks to ward off the stench of death, Indonesian soldiers trudge over mountains of mud and concrete, moving slowly as they poke and prod the wreckage.

Indonesia mulls leaving quake-flattened villages as mass graves

Palu - More bodies were unearthed from the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, as authorities move closer to calling off the search for the dead trapped under flattened communities and declaring them mass graves.

Fears grow that more than 1,000 still missing in Indonesia disaster

Palu - More than a thousand people could still be missing after Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, officials said Friday, drastically upping the number of people unaccounted for a week after the disaster.

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

Palu - Search teams made desperate last-ditch efforts Friday to find survivors, a week on from Indonesia's devastating quake-tsunami, as the death toll from the disaster rose above 1,500.

International aid effort for Indonesia quake-tsunami swings into gear

Palu - An international aid effort to help tens of thousands of victims of Indonesia's quake-tsunami disaster swung into gear Thursday after days of delays, with planes flying in vital supplies for shattered communities.

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

The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of "vast" unmet needs.

Liquefaction: When terra firma turns to mush

Jakarta - Survivors of the enormous 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi, Indonesia that killed 1,234 people have given harrowing testimony of how the ground beneath their feet seemed to churn and suddenly rise up -- swallowing everything in its path.

Dozens of students found dead as Indonesia rescue ramps up

Palu - The bodies of dozens of students have been pulled from their landslide-swamped church in Sulawesi, officials said Tuesday, as an international effort to help nearly 200,000 increasingly desperate Indonesian quake-tsunami victims ground into gear.

Indonesia quake: 34 Bible study students killed at church, 52 missing - Red Cross

Palu - Indonesian rescue workers have discovered the bodies of 34 students killed when a mudslide caused by Friday's quake on Sulawesi island engulfed their church, a local rescue official said.

Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as quake hero

Jakarta - An Indonesian air traffic controller is being posthumously hailed as a hero for refusing to leave his post despite devastating earthquakes so that he could guide a passenger jet safely off the ground.

Japan PM visits quake-hit Hokkaido as toll rises to 42

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the quake-hit northern region of Hokkaido Sunday as officials confirmed more deaths, bringing the toll to 42.Abe toured the city and commercial hub of Sapporo, where Thursday's 6.

Essential Science: AI technology for earthquake detection

A new development has occurred in seismology. This is a new machine learning approach that can help to predict where aftershocks, following an earthquake, are likely to occur. Aftershocks can often be of the same severity as the original earthquake.

Two dead, 255 injured in Iran earthquake

Tehran - A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, killing two people and injuring more than 250, officials said.

Two dead, 241 injured in 6.0 quake in western Iran: officials

Tehran - Two people were killed and more than 200 injured in a strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck western Iran near the border with Iraq early Sunday, officials told local media.

7.1-magnitude quake hits Peru-Brazil border: USGS

- A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck Peru's border with Brazil on Friday, the US Geological Survey said, but national authorities said there were no initial reports of casualties or damage in the sparsely populated region.

6.7-magnitude earthquake hits Vanuatu: USGS

Sydney - A 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Wednesday morning, the US Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Aid agencies rush to help survivors of deadly Lombok quakes

Lombok - Indonesian aid agencies and officials rushed Tuesday to help survivors after the third quake disaster in less than a month on Lombok island, where some 500 people have died and hundreds of thousands are homeless.
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