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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)

At least 22 dead in Indonesia floods and landslides

Oct 13, 2018 - 6:04 PM

At least 17 people are confirmed killed in the last 3 days in North Sumatra province, while 5 others are killed in West Sumatra

LANDSLIDE. A woman with a suitcase makes her way along a destroyed road in Palu in Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on October 2, 2018, after an earthquake and tsunami hit the area on September 28. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

5 dead, 15 missing in Indonesia landslide

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The landslide buried the farmers working in their rice fields,' disaster mitigation agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says in a statement.

Indonesia reopens Bali airport shut by volcanic ash fears

Nov 29, 2017 - 3:32 PM

(UPDATED) The eagerly awaited decision opens up a window of hope for some of more than 120,000 tourists stranded after a spike in activity at Mount Agung grounded hundreds of flights

WAITING. Passengers gather at the Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 28, 2017 to wait for possible flights out following Mount Agung's volcano eruption. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Indonesia extends Bali airport closure over volcanic ash

Nov 29, 2017 - 8:01 AM

(UPDATED) Mount Agung, which looms over one of the world's top holiday spots, could produce a thunderous eruption at any moment, officials have warned

CANCELLED. A flight information board shows the list of delayed flights due to the volcano at the Ngurah Rai International airport in Denpasar, Bali on November 28, 2017 to wait for possible flights out following Mount Agung's eruption. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Bali volcano evacuees outside danger zone told to go home

Sep 30, 2017 - 12:11 PM

Officials say the number of evacuees has grown too high, and only people who live within 9 kilometers of the crater should remain in temporary shelters or with friends and relatives further afield

Urgent appeal for supplies after strong Indonesia quake

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Thousands of soldiers and emergency personnel have been using excavators to clear rubble in the worst hit areas with volunteers also chipping in

Indonesian members of search and rescue team continue looking for victims after the 6.5 Magnitude earthquake in Pidie Jaya, Aceh province on December 8, 2016. Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP

Buildings damaged, teenager missing in Papua earthquake

Jul 28, 2015 - 12:03 PM

No tsunami warning was issued after the quake

Four dead, nine missing following Indonesian landslide

May 06, 2015 - 1:42 PM

A landslide triggered by a pipeline explosion engulfed eight homes and trapped villagers in a West Java village

Tim SAR menyelamatkan korban longsor di Banjarnegara, Jawa Tengah, pada 13 Desember 2014 (Foto: AFP)

12 dead in Indonesian landslide

Mar 29, 2015 - 7:31 PM

UPDATED Heavy rain causes a cliff to collapse and hit a village in west Java Indonesia s main island killing 12 and burying 11 houses

Mengulik kerja tim DVI AirAsia

Jan 09, 2015 - 3:27 PM

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Gerombolan wartawan mencoba mengambil gambar keluarga korban AirAsia QZ8501 di Crisis Center Bandara Juanda, Surabaya, pada 29 Desember 2014. Foto oleh Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Aceh, 10 years after the tsunami

Dec 25, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Compare how Aceh was in the days after the 2004 tsunami to how it is today

39 confirmed dead, 69 still missing in Indonesian landslide – official

Dec 13, 2014 - 12:39 PM

3rd UPDATE 39 people have been confirmed dead as hundreds of rescuers search for dozens still missing

A rescue team remove victims bodies of a landslide triggered by torrential downpours at Jemblung village in Banjarnegara, Central Java province on December 13, 2014. Photo by Himawan/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 27, 2014

Nov 27, 2014 - 12:44 PM

Graft convicts denied family visitations French Film Festival in Jakarta next week and more traffic violations lead our wrap of stories from the past 24 hours

MOCHTAR. Former Indonesian Constitutional Court chief Akil Mochtar (C) talks to journalists shortly after his verdict at Jakarta's anti-corruption court, June 30, 2014. Photo by EPA

Aline Adita: Jual nama demi amal bersama Rumah Pandai

Nov 17, 2014 - 2:45 PM

Jargon Rumah Pandai adalah One Movement and Action for a Better Indonesia

Aline Adita (kiri), bersama kawannya Kanaya Tabitha (tengah) dan Nadya Mulya (kanan) mendirikan Rumah Pandai untuk membantu mereka yang kurang mampu. Foto oleh

Search on for survivors of Indonesia volcano eruption

Feb 02, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Gov t official: We don t know how many people are missing but rescuers today will resume evacuation and look for anyone still trapped

FLEEING TO SAFETY. An Indonesian villager flees as Mount Sinabung spews volcanic materials in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 01 February 2014. Chairaly/EPA

30,000 displaced by deadly floods in Indonesian capital

Jan 19, 2014 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED Many parts of Jakarta were under murky brown water while on the vast archipelago s northern Sulawesi island the death toll from flash floods and landslides rose to 19

RESCUE. Search and Rescue members rescue stranded people from their flooded houses as residents wade through a flooded street in Jakarta on January 19, 2014. Adek Berry/AFP

Lessons from Indonesia, Japan on Internet and disasters

Oct 22, 2013 - 3:54 PM

Internet Governance Forum delegates learn how the Internet was used to save lives in Japan and Indonesia

MAXIMIZING INTERNET. Speakers from Indonesian civil society, Google and the International Telecommunication Union talk about maximizing the use of the Internet for disaster response at an IGF workshop. Photo by Rappler/Ayee Macaraig

Scramble to reach Indonesia quake survivors as toll hits 22

Jul 03, 2013 - 10:52 AM

UPDATE The casualties were spread over the two worst hit districts of Central Aceh and Bener Meriah the agency said

QUAKE DAMAGE. Villagers inspect a collapsed building in Blang Pancung Village, Central Aceh district, Indonesia, 03 July 2013. Photo by EPA/Hotli Simanjuntak