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Thousands in Indonesia pray on 15th anniversary of tsunami

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of people knelt in prayer in Indonesia's Aceh province at ceremonies Thursday marking the 15th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, one of modern history's w...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The two flags hanging outside Anwar Ragaua's house have gotten him police warnings but the wiry 50-year-old vows he's not taking them down. After all, the poli...

When disaster hits, Indonesia's Islamists are first to help

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's Islamic Defenders Front is perhaps best known for its vigilante actions against gays, Christmas decorations and prostitution. But over the past 15 ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2019. There are 306 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 28, the 59th day of 2019. There are 306 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 28, ...

Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano shrinks to quarter-size after eruption

Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano, whose eruption and collapse last week caused a tsunami that claimed the lives of more than 420 people, is now only about a quarter of the size it was before its ...

Endangered sea turtle rescued from shore in wake of Indonesian tsunami

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A rescue team was surprised to discover a rare sea turtle among the marine debris mottling shores after the disastrous tsunami that hit Indonesia on Dec. 22. AFP report...

Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Bad weather hampered efforts to assess whether Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano island could trigger another deadly tsunami as authorities said the search for victims in the...

Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Radar data from satellites, converted into images, shows Indonesia's Anak Krakatau island volcano is dramatically smaller following a weekend eruption that triggered a deadly...

Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia has widened the no-go zone around an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java. The ...

Indonesian tsunami rescuers work as volcanic activity continues

Emergency crews on Wednesday rescued stranded residents from Indonesia's remote islands and pushed into isolated communities following a deadly tsunami in the Sunda Strait, triggered by volcanic a...

Taiwan donates US$500,000 to Indonesia for tsunami relief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will donate US$500,000 (NT$15.4 million) to Indonesia, following the catastrophic tsunami which stuck the Sunda Strait on Dec. 22, reported CNA. The Ministry of ...

Indonesia asks people to avoid coast near erupting volcano

SUMUR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities are asking people near an island volcano to avoid the coast while eruptions and weather and sea conditions are monitored for tsunami risks. ...

AP PHOTOS: Search for victims amid rubble left by tsunami

The tsunami that hit the coasts of Indonesian islands along the Sunda Strait was not big but it was destructive. The waves smashed onto beaches in the darkness Saturday night without warning, ripping ...

Indonesia tsunami rescuers search for victims amid debris

Indonesian rescue crews on Monday searched through debris to find victims from a deadly tsunami in the Sunda Strait that devastated coastal communities. The death toll from the Saturday night tsunami...