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October 18, 2018 12:16 PM Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

JAKARTA, INDONESIA—Helicopters are dropping disinfectant on neighbourhoods in the earthquake- and tsunami-stricken city of Palu to reduce disease risks from the thousands of victims believed buried in obliterated communities, Indonesia’s disaster agency said Thursday. The agency said that 430 hectares (1.7 square miles) of land and nearly 3,500 homes 9

October 10, 2018 11:40 PM Indonesia limits foreign role in earthquake relief

PALU, INDONESIA—Indonesia’s disaster agency said Wednesday that it only needs tents, water treatment units, generators and transport from other countries as it responds to the Sulawesi earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,000 people. The agency’s spokesperson, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the death toll from the double disaster on Sept. 28 has risen 11

September 28, 2018 2:11 PM Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi

Indonesian TV showed a smartphone video of a powerful wave hitting Palu with people screaming and running in fear. Palu’s airport halted operations for 24 hours due to earthquake damage, according to AirNav, which oversees airline traffic in Indonesia. Central Sulawsi was hit earlier Friday by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that based on preliminary information 13

September 24, 2018 12:22 PM Indonesian teenager rescued after drifting seven weeks at sea

“I was on the raft for one month and 18 days. My food ran out after the first week,” said Adilang. When it didn’t rain for days, “I had to soak my clothes in the sea, then I squeezed and drank the water.” The teen’s father, Alfian Adilang, said the family is overjoyed at his return but angry with his employer. The rafts are anchored with ropes and Adilang 13

September 19, 2018 4:00 PM North and South Korean planning joint bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

The International Olympic Committee traditionally does not announce host cities until seven years ahead of the games. That would give the Koreas until 2025 to put together a joint bid. Germany, with a multi-city bid, Brisbane, Australia and Jakarta, Indonesia are among those who have indicated they would bid for the 2032 Games. The India Olympic Committee 9

August 19, 2018 6:44 PM Quakes cut power, topple buildings on Indonesian island of Lombok

SEMBALUN, INDONESIA—A strong earthquake has cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok and destroyed buildings as the tourist hotspot tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake that hit just after 10 p.m. Sunday was one of multiple powerful earthquakes in the northeast of the island 13

August 9, 2018 1:16 PM Canadian swimmer Taylor Ruck wins 200-metre freestyle at Pan Pacific Championships

“I’m just trying to take it year by year, but I do feel it’s a little bit of a rehearsal for the Olympics since we’re in the same city,” King said. “I’m just trying to get used to the culture and things like that. But the Olympics are always in the back of my mind.” “It’s definitely my baby,” she said. “I don’t know how I would take losing, so I’m just trying 18

July 29, 2018 2:37 AM At least 3 dead, 12 hurt as 6.4 quake hits Indonesia island

JAKARTA, Indonesia - A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least three people and injured a dozen others on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali. The quake damaged dozens of single-story houses and taller buildings and was felt in a wider area, including in Bali, where no damage or casualties were reported 26

May 14, 2018 3:52 AM Indonesia police say Surabaya headquarters attacked

Attack comes day after 3 churches attacked by family of suicide bombers The police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city was attacked Monday by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people. CCTV footage shows a car and two motorcycles 45

May 9, 2018 12:36 PM North Korean’s Kim Jong Un breaks with his flight-phobic father, travels by plane

Kim took a plane to the Chinese city of Dalian this week, becoming the first North Korean ruler to fly abroad in 32 years. Schooled for several years in Switzerland, Kim is believed to have travelled by air many times during his teenage years. After he became North Korea’s leader, state media said he was aboard Chammae-1 when he reviewed air force planes 42