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No damage and no tsunami threat from offshore Indonesia quake

No damage and no tsunami threat from offshore Indonesia quake

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck off the coast of Indonesia's Tanimbar Islands on Saturday caused no damage and created no threat of a tsunami, Indonesian authorities said.

World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 bn in loans

World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 bn in loans

The World Bank on Sunday announced funding of up to $1 billion for Indonesia after it was rocked by a string of recent disasters, including a deadly earthquake-tsunami that killed thousands.

Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

Indonesia on Tuesday ordered independent foreign aid workers to leave the quake zone and said foreign groups with staff in the disaster area on Sulawesi island should pull them out.

Indonesia VP thanks Amir for tsunami aid

Indonesia VP thanks Amir for tsunami aid

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla expressed thanks and appreciation to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani for providing humanitarian assistance to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami ...

Children return to schools in Indonesia quake city to clean up, find friends

Children return to schools in Indonesia quake city to clean up, find friends

Children in the Indonesian city of Palu began returning to school on Monday to tidy up their classrooms and to help gather data on how many of them will be coming back 10 days after a major earthquake and tsunami hit their city.

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster ...

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

French volunteers in Indonesia search for bodies in jumbled mire

French volunteers in Indonesia search for bodies in jumbled mire

A team of French rescue experts began hunting through a huge expanse of debris on the outskirts of the Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, looking for hands, feet or any body parts of earthquake victims sticking out of the mud.

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

Indonesia clamps down on looting as quake-tsunami toll tops 1,200

More than 1,200 people are now known to have died in the quake-tsunami that smashed into Sulawesi, Indonesia said Tuesday, as police pledged to clamp down on looting by survivors taking advantage of the chaos.

Indonesia rushes in aid as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 840

Indonesia rushes in aid as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 840

Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get aid and rescue equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island and prepared to bury some of the more than 800 dead ...

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami tops 800

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread.

Indonesia tsunami sensors missed huge waves

Indonesia tsunami sensors missed huge waves

Indonesia's geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after it was first issued following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the northeastern coast of Sulawesi island, killing hundreds and leaving thousands more homeless.