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Climate change is degrading 45,000-year-old cave paintings in Indonesia, researchers find

Climate change has taken a severe toll on over 300 ancient cave paintings. As per Nature’s Scientific Reports, it has been found out that the ancient rock art in the limestone caves of southern Sulawesi in Indonesia is getting degraded by climate change. The rock painting dates back to the Pleistocene era between 45,000 to […]

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Illegal goldmine collapses in Indonesia’s Sulawesi province killing at least six people, several missing

Rescuers in Indonesia’s central Sulawesi province were searching for survivors after a landslide in an illegal gold mining area killed six people, officials said on Thursday. Teams comprising police, military and the local disaster agency deployed heavy machinery to help the search in the village of Buranga after the landslide on Wednesday evening. At least […]

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Indonesia Earthquake: Death toll jumps to 84 as the nation battles back to back disasters

The death toll from a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has jumped to 84, according to authorities on Monday. The powerful 6.2-magnitude quake that struck on Friday left 15,000 homeless and displaced at least 30,000 people. More than 820 people were injured. Rescuers have spent days hauling corpses from beneath crumpled buildings in Mamuju, […]

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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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Earthquake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills at least 67; injures hundreds, displaces thousands

At least 67 people have died after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, Head of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in Indonesia said. Hundreds have been injured, according to the country’s disaster mitigation agency. The epicenter of the quake, which struck at 1:28 am Jakarta time, was six kilometers Northeast of […]

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Suspected militants kill four people from Christian minority in remote Indonesian island

Indonesian police are looking for suspected militants accused of killing four people in a remote part of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, including one who was beheaded and one burned to death. According to witness reports, the perpetrators had asked for food from the victims who were killed when they refused, the militants linked to […]

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Heavy rains, landslides trigger flooding in Indonesia; 16 dead, dozens missing

Floods and landslides killed at least 16 people and displaced hundreds in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, according to officials, as rescuers continued the search for 23 missing people. The flooding was triggered by heavy rains that caused three rivers to overflow, began on Monday evening and has since affected more than 4,000 residents of […]