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Volcanoes in Guatemala, Hawaii and Indonesia Have Killed 62 and Cost the Economy Millions. Should We Expect More?

Volcanoes in Guatemala, Hawaii and Indonesia Have Killed 62 and Cost the Economy Millions. Should We Expect More?The violent eruption Sunday in Guatemala is the latest in a series of volcanic events.



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The Latest: UN chief condemns Indonesia church attacks

The Latest: UN chief condemns Indonesia church attacksSURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on suicide bombings at three Indonesian churches (all times local):



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Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churches

Family carries out suicide attacks on Indonesia churchesSURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) — Coordinated suicide bombings carried out by members of the same family struck three churches in Indonesia's second-largest city on Sunday, police said, as the world's most populous Muslim nation recoiled in horror from one of its worst attacks since the 2002 Bali bombings.



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Indonesia police say deadly hostage crisis ends

Indonesia police say deadly hostage crisis endsIndonesian police say a hostage crisis at a high-security jail outside Jakarta ends after Islamist militant prisoners who killed five police surrender and release an officer they were holding. Ryan Brooks reports.



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Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in Indonesia

Dozens of Rohingya come ashore in IndonesiaAbout 80 Rohingya in a wooden boat arrived in Indonesia Friday, officials said, the latest batch of the vulnerable minority to come ashore in the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation. The group landed in Aceh province on Sumatra island, just weeks after dozens of the persecuted Muslim minority from Myanmar came ashore in neighbouring Malaysia. All appeared to be in good condition, according to local police chief Riza Yulianto, who added that it was not clear how long they had been at sea.



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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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