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WATCH: Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, spews ash and smoke

WATCH: Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano erupts, spews ash and smoke

A video of the natural phenomenon that took place on the island of North Sumatra was also captured.

Feb 20, 2018, 16:16 PM IST

Dozens hospitalised in Indonesia's Aceh province as thick haze spreads

Young children lie in hospital in Aceh province, Indonesia, as thick smoke caused by forest fires forces dozens of people to be treated for lung infections.

Jul 26, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Indonesian security forces hunt inmates after mass breakout

Indonesian security forces were Saturday hunting for more than 200 inmates still on the loose after a mass breakout from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island.

May 06, 2017, 18:13 PM IST

Indonesia widens search for scores of inmates after jailbreak

Indonesian authorities are searching for scores of inmates who escaped today from an overcrowded prison on Sumatra island.

May 05, 2017, 16:17 PM IST

Indonesia marks tsunami 12 years ago with prayers

Indonesia sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire", where the meeting of continental plates causes strong seismic activity and is frequently hit by earthquakes.

Dec 26, 2016, 13:07 PM IST

Aftershocks rock Indonesia after 7.8 magnitude quake, calls for calm

Strong aftershocks rocked Indonesia early on Thursday after a massive undersea earthquake sparked fears of a region-wide disaster similar to the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people.

Mar 03, 2016, 13:29 PM IST

Indonesian man survives flight in aircraft wheel well

An Indonesian man took a free ride in the wheel well of an aircraft this week, surviving a high-altitude flight of nearly two hours in thin air and sub-zero temperatures.

Apr 08, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

Missing AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crashed in sea?

A Malaysian website has claimed that AirAsia flight QZ 8501 which went missing after take-off from Indonesia has crashed off the coast of Sumatra island.

Dec 28, 2014, 14:19 PM IST

Destructive tsunami also brought peace to conflict-riven Aceh

When a tsunami engulfed Indonesia's Aceh a decade ago, it not only killed tens of thousands of people but also wiped the slate clean in the conflict-racked, poverty-stricken province and paved the way for peace.

Dec 14, 2014, 11:21 AM IST
Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

Smoky haze clouds Singapore Grand Prix

A smoky, `unhealthy` haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state`s glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.

Sep 18, 2014, 19:25 PM IST

Indonesians rescued from faulty boat off Malaysia: Report

Some 51 Indonesians who drifted in rough seas for five days after the engine on their rickety boat failed have been rescued by Malaysian authorities, a report said on Sunday.

Jan 05, 2014, 11:33 AM IST

Nine killed in Indonesian landslide

Nine people were killed after flooding and a landslide hit Indonesia`s Sumatra island, an official said today.

Dec 01, 2013, 16:27 PM IST

Five dead, dozens injured in Indonesia quake

A powerful earthquake in Indonesia`s Aceh province flattened buildings and sparked landslides on Tuesday, killing at least five people and injuring dozens in the region.

Jul 02, 2013, 13:43 PM IST

3,000-year-old skeletons found in Indonesian cave

Archaeologists have discovered remains of 66 humans dating back to 3000 years in a cave in Sumatra island of Indonesia.

Apr 23, 2013, 18:03 PM IST

Thirty feared dead in Indonesia ferry collision

At least thirty people are feared dead after an Indonesian ferry, carrying more than 200 people on board, collided with a cargo tanker earlier this week.

Sep 28, 2012, 13:28 PM IST

Major quake rattles Indonesia`s Sumatra island

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattled the northern tip of Indonesia Monday, geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Jan 02, 2012, 09:56 AM IST

Indonesian ferry captain blames storm as search resumes

The captain of an Indonesian ferry which sank killing 29 people rejected claims of overcrowding on Monday and blamed a freak storm for the disaster, as officials launched an investigation.

Nov 23, 2009, 14:20 PM IST

Indonesian ferry sinks; 25 dead, some 240 rescued

Rescuers saved more than 240 people aboard an Indonesian passenger ferry that sank Sunday in rough waters off Sumatra island, but at least 25 people have died, officials said. Search operations were called off after nightfall for the unknown number of passengers still missing.

Nov 22, 2009, 20:26 PM IST