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Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupts, spewing ash and smoke above Java island

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru erupted, pouring ash and smoke an estimated 5.6 kilometer into the sky above Java, the country’s most densely populated island. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (NDMA) warned villagers living on the mountain’s slopes to be alert for ongoing volcanic activity. Footage showed ash from the 3,676m (12,060ft) volcano looming over homes. “The […]

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Death toll from Sulawesi earthquake rises as officials struggle to find survivors

At least 56 people have died after a powerful 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province on Friday, the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) said on Sunday. Over 820 people were injured, 15,000 displaced. Many sought refuge in the mountains, while others went to cramped evacuation centres. Indonesia’s meteorological, climatology and geophysical agency (BMKG) chief […]

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Crashed Indonesian plane passed airworthiness inspection test last month

Sriwijaya Air aircraft that crashed into the sea off the coast of Jakarta, Indonesia had passed an airworthiness inspection last month, officials said. Flight SJ182 was grounded between March and December last year, resumed commercial flights on 22 December. Preliminary findings also showed the aircraft was still functioning and intact before it crashed. The plane […]

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Indonesian teenager reunited with family with help of Google Maps after 11 years

A 17-year-old Indonesian from Sragen in the Central Java province was reunited with his family after more than 11 years with the help of Google maps. Living in an orphanage, the teenager named Ervan Wahyu Anjasworo remembered the market his grandmother used to take him when he was a child. He searched for the market […]