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Indonesia Raises Semeru Volcano Alert, Fears Avalanche Of Lava

Dec 18, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

According to Indonesia's geological agency, the volcanic activities started increasing from Saturday and it could trigger an avalanche of lava and searing gas. About 8 million cubic meters of sand from the volcano's crater has already clogged the Besuk Kobokan river.

US Criticizes China's 'Aggressive Actions' In Indo-Pacific Region

Dec 14, 2021 Deutsche Welle

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken began a one-week regional tour, telling students in Jakarta the US would 'defend the rules-based order' and that Indo-Pacific countries should be able to 'choose their own path'.


Indonesia: 7.3 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Island Nation; ‘No Tsunami Threat’

Indonesia was hit by powerful earthquake of 7.3 magnitude that had raised fears of Tsunami across the island nation. However, the country’s officials have said the earlier earthquake ‘no longer has a tsunami potential’.

US To Expand Its Military, Economic Relationships In Asia: Antony Blinken

Dec 14, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

US will forge alliances with its partners in Asia to push back China's increasing assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, said US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.


COP26: World Leaders Back Deal To End Deforestation By 2030

More than 100 world leaders, including Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro, are supporting the agreement at the COP26 climate summit. Activists say it greenlights 'another decade of deforestation'.

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19 September, 2021

Indonesia Retrieves Most-Wanted Militant's Body From Jungle

Associated Press (AP)

The military earlier said the militants killed late Saturday were Ali Kalora, leader of the East Indonesia Mujahideen network that has claimed several killings of police officers and minority Christians, and another suspected extremist, Jaka Ramadan, also known as Ikrima.


15 September, 2021

Small Plane Crashes In Indonesia's Papua, Search Operations On To Rescue Crew

Associated Press (AP)

A search and rescue team has moved to the area to try to determine the conditions of the plane's three crew members and the best way to evacuate them, Timika rescue agency Chief George Leo Mercy Randang said.


04 August, 2021

Indonesia Surpasses 100,000 Deaths Amid New Virus Wave

Associated Press (AP)

It took 14 months for Indonesia to exceed the 50,000 death mark at the end of May, and just over nine weeks to double it.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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