French Couple in Mystery Deaths

SINGARAJA Mystery surrounds the deaths of a French couple at a small hotel in Banjar, Buleleng, on Monday. They were found dead in the bathroom about 7pm, only an hour after they checked in. Police named the couple as husband and wife Oliver Marroni, 35, and Marron Scapin, 34. The woman was naked but the […]

UPDATE 2: Mt Merapi Eruption Kills 35

RANDUSARI At least 35 people were killed and dozens injured on Friday when Mount Merapi in Central Java erupted again, burning villages as far as 18 kilometres away, officials said. The latest deaths bring the total toll to more than 70 since the country’s most active volcano started erupting on October 26. “The death toll […]

UPDATE: Eighteen Dead in New Merapi Eruption

RANDUSARI Mount Merapi in Central Java killed 18 people in another huge eruption on Friday, a hospital source said, as the government widened the danger zone and ordered new evacuations. The latest deaths bring the total toll to more than 60 since the country’s most active volcano started erupting on October 26. “The death toll […]

New Merapi Eruption Kills 11

YOGYAKARTA A powerful new eruption of Mt Merapi in Central Java on Friday killed 11 people, a local hospital said. “Eleven people were killed in the eruption early today. Fifty others are being treated for burn injuries from the heat clouds,” said Banu Hermawan, a spokesman for Sarjito general hospital in Yogyakarta. The volcano had […]

Flash Floods Kill 15 in West Timor

KUPANG Fifteen people have been killed and one person is missing after flash floods in a village in West Timor, sending residents fleeing their homes, an official said on Thursday. Toianas sub-district chief David Kase said the flash floods hit the village in East Nusa Tenggara province on Wednesday after an hour of intense rainfall. […]

Five Police Killed in Papua Rescue-Plane Crash

JAYAPURA Five police on a mission to help flood victims in Papua were killed on Thursday when their plane crashed into a tree during an emergency landing, police said. The aircraft crashed in Nabire district of Papua province, police spokesman Wachyono said. “Five police were killed in the accident. The airplane hit a tree while […]

UPDATE 3 – Tsunami Deaths Rise to 154; 400 Missing

At least 154 people were killed and another 400 remain missing after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami off Sumatra, an official said on Wednesday. The quake struck late on Monday off the coast of western Sumatra, sending a three-metre wall of water into a remote island chain where several villages were flattened. “At least […]

UPDATE 2 – At Least 108 Dead, 500 Missing in Sumatra Quake

BENGKULU At least 108 people were killed and more than 500 were missing after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit the Mentawai islands off Sumatra, an official said.

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