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 ...

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Young Indonesian air traffic controller hailed as quake hero

An Indonesian air traffic controller is being posthumously hailed as a hero for refusing to leave his post despite devastating earthquakes so that he could guide a passenger jet safely off the ground. Twenty-one-year-old Anthonius Gunawan Agung was on duty in the air traffic control ...

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Asia Pacific Sep 30, 2018

Indonesia tsunami toll tops 800 amid search for survivors

Rescuers in Indonesia were scrambling Sunday to reach trapped victims screaming for help from collapsed buildings, while looters risked entering an unstable shopping mall to grab whatever they could find after a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami that left more than 800 dead. People could ...