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6.4 quake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted: seismic monitors

6.4 quake off eastern Indonesia, tsunami alert lifted: seismic monitorsA 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off eastern Indonesia in the early hours of Monday, triggering a brief tsunami alert that was swiftly lifted, according to seismic monitoring organisations. The quake struck deep at some 171 kilometres (106 miles) below the surface of the earth in the Banda Sea, the US Geological Survey said. A tsunami alert was initially triggered by the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (IOTWMS).



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Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloud

Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloudIndonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year. Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,900 km (1,181 miles) northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia’s northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast.



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Indonesia bus crash kills 27; police say brakes failed

Indonesia bus crash kills 27; police say brakes failedJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A packed tourist bus returning from an outing collided with a motorbike and plunged from a hill on Indonesia's main island of Java after its brakes apparently malfunctioned, killing at least 27 people, police said Sunday.



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Activists Film ‘Extreme Market’ In Indonesia To Denounce Dog Meat Trade

Activists Film ‘Extreme Market’ In Indonesia To Denounce Dog Meat TradeA coalition of animal welfare groups has released horrific footage of dogs being bashed to death and blowtorched in so-called “extreme markets” in Indonesia.



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Indonesia looks to U.S. to relax limits on its special forces

Indonesia looks to U.S. to relax limits on its special forcesBy Phil Stewart and Agustinus Beo Da Costa JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia said on Tuesday it was pinning its hopes on U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to help ease American limitations on ties with an elite Indonesian special forces unit, imposed over human rights abuses in the 1990s. The United States announced in 2010 that it had lifted its outright ban on U.S. military contacts with the 6,000-member Indonesian unit, known as Kopassus, which was accused of rights abuses in East Timor as it prepared for independence.



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Indonesia orders immediate evacuation as highest alert issued for Bali volcano

Indonesia orders immediate evacuation as highest alert issued for Bali volcanoIndonesia closed the airport on the tourist island of Bali on Monday and ordered 100,000 residents living near a glowing volcano spewing columns of ash to evacuate immediately, warning that the first major eruption in 54 years could be "imminent".



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Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry

Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entryIndonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday.



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US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entry

US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entryJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia's government Monday after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington, but a Jakarta official said the country expected a complete explanation.



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Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': embassy

Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': embassyIndonesia’s military chief is free to travel to the United States, the US embassy said Monday, after the general was apparently stopped as he tried to board a flight. Jakarta has demanded an explanation for the incident after General Gatot Nurmantyo — who is believed to harbour presidential ambitions — was refused boarding in Jakarta by the US Customs and Border Protection agency. Nurmantyo had been invited to Washington by the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, America’s highest-ranking military officer, where he was due to attend a conference.



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Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entry

Indonesia seeks answers from US as top general denied entryJAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country, an official said Sunday.



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