Schools and airport forced to close as Indonesia fires rage

Schools and airport forced to close as Indonesia fires rage

Smoke from the blaze reduced visibility at the main airport in Pekanbaru to around 300 yards.

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Indonesia lifts tsunami warning triggered by Sulawesi quake

Indonesia lifts tsunami warning triggered by Sulawesi quake

Indonesia's geophysics agency said it has ended a tsunami warning that was triggered by a strong earthquake east of Sulawesi island.

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Indonesian volcano a quarter of previous size following deadly eruption

Indonesian volcano a quarter of previous size following deadly eruption

Anak Krakatau collapsed during the eruption on December 22, sparking a tsunami which left more than 420 people dead.

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Indonesian volcano erupts sending thick ash into sky

Indonesian volcano erupts sending thick ash into sky

Authorities kept the volcano’s alert level at the second-highest level.

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Helicopters 'bombing and spraying' disinfectant on Indonesia quake city to reduce disease risk

Helicopters 'bombing and spraying' disinfectant on Indonesia quake city to reduce disease risk

Many victims are believed to be buried in mud following the tsunami provoked by the tremor.

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Death toll from Indonesian earthquake passes 2,000

Death toll from Indonesian earthquake passes 2,000

The disaster agency has not been able to verify unofficial estimates from village chiefs that at least 5,000 people are still missing.

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Thousands still missing after Indonesia quake as death toll nears 2,000

Thousands still missing after Indonesia quake as death toll nears 2,000

Search teams will stop looking for victims later this week on Sulawesi island.

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5,000 feared missing as Indonesia quake death toll rises

5,000 feared missing as Indonesia quake death toll rises

An earthquake and tsunami devastated the country’s Sulawesi island at the end of last month.

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Indonesia earthquake: Death toll continues to climb while hundreds still missing

Indonesia earthquake: Death toll continues to climb while hundreds still missing

The disaster agency said the death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami has climbed to 1,649.

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No signs of life in hotel rubble after Indonesia quake

No signs of life in hotel rubble after Indonesia quake

‘We tried everything and have no response,’ rescuers said.

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Rescuers detect signs of life under quake-hit Indonesia hotel

Rescuers detect signs of life under quake-hit Indonesia hotel

A French rescue team said it has detected a person believed to still be alive under the rubble of a hotel in Indonesia's central Sulawesi, nearly a week after it was hit by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.

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Uncertain future for survivors in quake-shattered Indonesian city

Uncertain future for survivors in quake-shattered Indonesian city

The official death toll has reached 1,424 with thousands more injured and over 70,000 displaced.

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Red Cross report Indonesian villages have been 'wiped off the map' after quake and tsunami

Red Cross report Indonesian villages have been 'wiped off the map' after quake and tsunami

Mount Soputan has spewed ash into the air on Sulawesi, where hundreds of people died in last week’s catastrophe.

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Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island hit by deadly quake

Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island hit by deadly quake

Mount Soputan has spewed ash nearly 20,000ft into the air on Sulawesi island.

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Desperation grows as Indonesia quake death toll soars

Desperation grows as Indonesia quake death toll soars

More than 25 countries have offered assistance after Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo appealed for international help.

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Latest: Indonesia quake toll jumps to over 1,200 as survivors grow more desperate

Latest: Indonesia quake toll jumps to over 1,200 as survivors grow more desperate

More than 1,200 people have been confirmed dead in the earthquake and tsunami that devastated parts of Sulawesi island.

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Latest: Man pulled alive from rubble three days after Indonesian earthquake and tsunami

Latest: Man pulled alive from rubble three days after Indonesian earthquake and tsunami

The Indonesian Red Cross rescue teams have spoken of terrified survivors huddled in a devastated city rocked by aftershocks, and of entire houses being sucked into the ground, as the full scale of Friday’s earthquake and tsunami disaster begins to emerge.

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Latest: 384 killed after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Latest: 384 killed after earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said hundreds of people were injured.

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Houses swept away by tsunami triggered by magnitude 7.5 quake in Indonesia

Houses swept away by tsunami triggered by magnitude 7.5 quake in Indonesia

A tsunami has hit the Indonesian cities of Palu and Donggala, the country’s disaster agency has said.

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Aftershock rocks Indonesia island as efforts continue to provide quake relief

Aftershock rocks Indonesia island as efforts continue to provide quake relief

The official death toll from Sunday’s quake is 131 but it is believed the real figure is much higher.

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Indonesia earthquake rescue efforts intensify amid death toll confusion

Indonesia earthquake rescue efforts intensify amid death toll confusion

Volunteers and rescue personnel have erected more temporary shelters for the tens of thousands left homeless on the island of Lombok.

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Death toll rises to 131 after quake on Indonesian island

Death toll rises to 131 after quake on Indonesian island

Food and medical aid is now reaching those in remote parts of the island.

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All Irish tourists accounted for after Indonesian earthquake, ambassador says

All Irish tourists accounted for after Indonesian earthquake, ambassador says

All Irish tourists who were on Indonesia's Gili Islands when the earthquake hit on Sunday have been accounted for, Ireland's Ambassador to Indonesia has said.

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In Pictures: Aftermath of deadly Indonesia earthquake

In Pictures: Aftermath of deadly Indonesia earthquake

Efforts to evacuate residents and tourists continue after the tremor which destroyed entire villages, with the death toll rising.

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Hundreds stranded on Indonesian mountain after earthquake

Hundreds stranded on Indonesian mountain after earthquake

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency said more than 680 people are stranded on Mount Rinjani based on figures from its entry gates.

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Strong earthquake reported off western Indonesia

A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.2 has struck off the coast of western Indonesia, but there is no danger of a tsunami, officials said.

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Ocean quakes spark tsunami panic

Ocean quakes spark tsunami panic

A massive earthquake off Indonesia triggered tsunami fears across the Indian Ocean today sending people in coastal cities fleeing to high ground.

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Tsunami alert issued after Indian Ocean quake

Tsunami alert issued after Indian Ocean quake

A tsunami watch has been issued for countries across the Indian Ocean after a large earthquake hit waters off Indonesia, sending people pouring from their homes in panic.

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Indonesian quake toll continues to rise

Indonesian quake toll continues to rise

An orphaned baby was found alive today three days after the Indonesian earthquake that has killed more than 350 people.

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Indonesian disaster death toll tops 300

Indonesian disaster death toll tops 300

The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to more than 300 today as more victims of Indonesia’s double disasters were found.

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Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 272

Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 272

The death toll from an earthquake and killer tsunami in Indonesia climbed to 272 today as helicopters with rescuers and emergency supplies finally reached the remote islands.

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Rescuers try to reach volcano and earthquake victims

Rescuers try to reach volcano and earthquake victims

The death toll from an Indonesian tsunami has climbed to 154 with more than 400 people still missing, an official said today, as rescuers tried to help its victims and those affected by an erupting volcano.

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Indonesia rocked by earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has hit eastern Indonesia.

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Trapped quake victim sends text message

Trapped quake victim sends text message

An earthquake survivor trapped in a collapsed hotel in western Indonesia sent a text message saying he and some others were alive, triggering a frantic rescue operation, but hopes faded today as sniffer dogs failed to detect life.

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Ireland pledges €500,000 in aid to earthquake victims

Ireland pledges €500,000 in aid to earthquake victims

The Minister for Overseas Aid Peter Power has pledged €500,000 for the victims of the natural disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

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Indonesia quake survivors rocked by second tremor

Indonesia quake survivors rocked by second tremor

A second powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia today as rescuers struggled to reach survivors of the previous day’s shock which is feared to have killed thousands.

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Sumatra quake death toll reachs 467

Sumatra quake death toll reachs 467

A government official today said the death toll from yesterday’s earthquake on Indonesia’s Sumatra island has reached 467.

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Indonesia hit by second big quake

Indonesia hit by second big quake

Another powerful quake hit Indonesia’s Sumatra island today, the US Geological Survey said.

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Indonesian earthquake death toll rises

Indonesian earthquake death toll rises

The death toll from the powerful earthquake which hit Indonesia rose today, with at least 15 people were confirmed to have been killed, with many more missing or injured.

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Four dead as earthquake hits Indonesia

A series of powerful earthquakes shook remote eastern Indonesia today, toppling or badly damaging more than 100 buildings and leaving at least four people dead and dozens injured.

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Earthquake hits Indonesia

Residents fled their homes in panic today after a powerful earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia today.

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Another earthquake off Sumatra

A powerful earthquake struck off Indonesia’s western island of Sumatra today, the US Geological Survey said.

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Earthquake wrecks homes in Indonesia

A powerful earthquake struck western Indonesia today damaging many buildings.

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Quake experts warn of 'big one'

Powerful earthquakes struck Indonesia for a third day today, terrorising thousands of people who were refusing to return to their homes in fear of tsunami and falling debris.

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Quake triggers tsunami in western Indonesia

A massive earthquake killed at least 10 people, injured scores and triggered a small tsunami in western Indonesia today, authorities said.

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Quake rocks Indonesian capital

A powerful earthquake shook Indonesia’s capital today, rattling tall buildings and panicking residents, the US geological survey and witnesses said.

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Indonesian quake kills at least 70

A powerful earthquake jolted western Indonesia today, killing at least 70 people and injuring hundreds as they fled shaking buildings, crumpled homes and hospitals, authorities said. Two school children were crushed by debris on a playground.

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'Dozens killed' as huge quake hits Indonesia

A powerful earthquake flattened hundreds of buildings in western Indonesia today, killing as many as 70 people and leaving hospitals grappling with scores of injured.

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Huge quake hits Indonesia

A powerful earthquake in western Indonesia killed at least nine people today, flattening hundreds of buildings and overwhelming hospitals on Sumatra island.

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Tsunami panic as strong quake hits Indonesia

A strong earthquake jolted eastern Indonesia, killing a woman, damaging dozens of buildings and sending panicked residents fleeing to higher ground shouting: “tsunami!”.

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Earthquake destroys school building in Indonesia

A strong earthquake in northern Indonesian destroyed houses and buildings today, the Antara news agency reported.

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Quake rocks Indonesia

There has been a strong earthquake reported in northern Indonesia.

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Tsunami death toll rises to 659

The death toll from the Indonesian tsunami rose to 659 after emergency workers reached a previously inaccessible area along Java island’s southern coast, the government said today.

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Tsunami death toll rises to 550

The death toll from the Indonesian tsunami rose to nearly 550 today as the president vowed to install a nationwide system capable of warning coastal communities of killer waves by mid-2008.

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Tsunami victims given mass burial

Rumours of another killer wave sparked mass panic today in the town hardest hit by the Indonesian tsunami, while the death toll rose to 531, with more than 270 missing.

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Earthquake sways buildings in Jakarta

A strong earthquake caused tall buildings to sway today in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

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At least 86 killed by tsunami

A two-metre-high tsunami crashed into beach resorts and fishing villages on Indonesia’s Java island today, killing at least 86 people, leaving scores more missing and sending thousands fleeing to higher ground, witnesses, officials, and media reports said.

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Six killed by tsunami after quake

A powerful earthquake sent a two-metre high tsunami crashing into a beach resort on Indonesia's Java island today, killing at least six people and causing extensive damage to hotels, restaurants and homes, police and witnesses said.

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Two-metre tsunami damages homes on Java

A two-metre tsunami has damaged homes and an hotel on Java island, witnesses have told a local radio station.

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