NEWSWORTHY

World Oct 18, 2018

Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-hit Palu

Indonesian authorities on Thursday used helicopters to drop disinfectant on parts of the earthquake-and-tsunami-ravaged city of Palu, where thousands of decomposing bodies are still buried beneath once-thriving neighborhoods. The magnitude 7.5 quake and a subsequent tsunami razed swathes of the city on Sulawesi island on ...

False quake alarm gives Tokyoites a midnight scare

National Oct 4, 2018

False quake alarm gives Tokyoites a midnight scare

by Magdalena Osumi

Brace yourself, a strong quake is coming. This dramatic emergency message sent to smartphones and loudspeakers caused a brief panic after midnight Wednesday in Tokyo and neighboring prefectures, with many taking to social media to express their confusion over whether or not to get ready ...

Foreign aid picks up for desperate Indonesian quake survivors

Asia Pacific Oct 4, 2018

Foreign aid picks up for desperate Indonesian quake survivors

International efforts to help survivors of Indonesia's devastating earthquake and tsunami gathered pace Thursday as concern grew for hundreds of thousands with little food and water, six days after disaster struck. Desperate residents on the west coast of Sulawesi island were scavenging for food in ...

Dying of cancer, Indonesia's disaster spokesman battles on

Asia Pacific Oct 4, 2018

Dying of cancer, Indonesia's disaster spokesman battles on

Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman is fighting a daily battle to update the world 24/7 on the latest developments from the nation's deadly quake and tsunami, despite his own impending date with death from terminal cancer. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, known affectionately as Pak Topo (Mr. Topo), ...