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7.3-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indonesia Coast

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has hit waters off the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey says that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Tuesday at a depth of 29 km, 423 kilometers of Banda Aceh on Sumatra. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said “a destructive […]

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7.3-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indonesia Coast

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has hit waters off the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The U.S. Geological Survey says that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Tuesday at a depth of 29 km, 423 kilometers of Banda Aceh on Sumatra. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said “a destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist.” But Indonesia’s […]

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7.3-magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Western Indonesia Coast

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A powerful earthquake has hit waters off the western coast of Indonesia’s Sumatra island. The U.S. Geological Survey says that the magnitude 7.3 earthquake hit Tuesday at a depth of 29 km, 423 kilometers of Banda Aceh on Sumatra. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue an immediate tsunami warning for that area of […]

Indonesian Foreign Minister Meets Suu Kyi in Burma

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Indonesia’s foreign minister has voiced support for Burma’s democratization efforts, but says there is still work to be done. Marty Natalegawa, whose country holds the rotating chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), praised the Burmese government’s promises to release more political prisoners, enter peace talks with ethnic groups and hold free and […]

Tsunami Victim is Reunited With Family After 7 Years

Posted December 23rd, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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A teen-aged Indonesian girl has been re-united with her parents seven years after being separated in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and given up for dead. Meri Yulanda, now 15 and known as Wati, turned up in the West Aceh capital of Meulaboh this week looking for her family. But she was unable to remember […]

Ferry With 250 Aboard Sinks Off Indonesia, Dozens Missing

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 10:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A boat carrying more than 250 people, most of them from the Middle East and South Asia, has sunk off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java and more than 200 passengers are still missing. So far only 33 people have been rescued. Authorities say bad weather is hampering rescue efforts. Indonesian police blamed […]

Ferry Sinks Off Indonesia, Dozens Missing

Posted December 17th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A boat carrying more than 200 people, most of them from the Middle East and South Asia, has sunk off the coast of Indonesia’s main island of Java and dozens of the passengers are still missing. So far only 33 people have been rescued. Indonesian police blamed the accident Saturday on overcrowding on the wooden […]

Striking Workers Reach Deal at Indonesia Mine

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Striking workers at a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia say they have reached a deal on a pay raise that would bring an end to a three-month labor dispute. A union spokesman said Wednesday that workers at Freeport McMoran’s Grasberg mine in the remote eastern province of Papua have agreed to a […]

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Netherlands Apologizes for 1947 Indonesia Massacre

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Dutch government has formally apologized for the 1947 massacre of up to 430 young men and boys during Indonesia’s war for independence. The Netherlands ambassador to Indonesia, Tjeerd de Zwaan, apologized to families of the victims at a tearful ceremony on Friday in the Indonesian town of Rawagede. “The Dutch government recently reached a […]

Netherlands Apologizes for 1947 Indonesia Massacre

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Dutch government has formally apologized for the 1947 massacre of up to 430 young men and boys during Indonesia’s war for independence. The Netherlands ambassador to Indonesia, Tjeerd de Zwaan, apologized to families of the victims at a tearful ceremony on Friday in the Indonesian town on Rawagede. On December 9, 1947, Dutch troops […]

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