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Death toll in Indonesian earthquakes reaches 555

Aug 24, 2018

Death toll in Indonesian earthquakes reaches 555

A string of earthquakes that rocked Indonesia's Lombok island this summer killed 555 people and injured nearly 1,500, the disaster agency said Friday, with hundreds of thousands left homeless. The picturesque island next to the holiday hot spot of Bali was hit by two deadly ...

Strong 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok Island

Aug 19, 2018

Strong 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok Island

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people. The quake was centered west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the U.S. Geological Survey ...

Indonesia raises curtain on Asian Games

Aug 18, 2018

Indonesia raises curtain on Asian Games

Asia's biggest multisport event, attracting more than 10,000 athletes from across the continent and offshore islands, got underway Saturday for two weeks of competition in 40 sports ranging from the mainstream to the esoteric. The 18th edition of the Asian Games, running through Sept. 2, ...

Timeline: Seeking justice for Kim Jong Nam

/ Aug 16, 2018

Timeline: Seeking justice for Kim Jong Nam

Two women charged with assassinating the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader were ordered to enter their defense in their long-running trial Thursday, marking the next chapter in a story that has gripped the world. A Malaysian judge has ruled there is enough evidence ...

Strong 5.9 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok

Aug 9, 2018

Strong 5.9 magnitude quake jolts Indonesia's Lombok

A strong aftershock struck Indonesia's Lombok on Thursday, causing panic among evacuees sheltering after a devastating earthquake killed more than 160 on the holiday island four days earlier. The 5.9-magnitude quake Thursday struck at a shallow depth in the northwest of the island, the U.S. ...

Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

Aug 9, 2018

Indonesia quake toll jumps to 164, survivors wait for aid

The devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok was "exceptionally destructive" and wiped out entire villages in the worst-hit regions, relief agencies warned as the death toll jumped to more than 160 on Thursday. Relief efforts have yet to reach parts of the island ...

More than 70,000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

Aug 8, 2018

More than 70,000 homeless after deadly Lombok quake

More than 70,000 people have been left homeless in the deadly earthquake that hit Lombok island, forced to sleep in makeshift shelters and lacking food, medicine and clean water, authorities said Wednesday. The shallow 6.9 magnitude quake killed at least 105 people and triggered panic ...