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Indonesia trims tsunami death toll, hikes injury tally

Indonesia trims tsunami death toll, hikes injury tallyThe number of people evacuated after Indonesia’s deadly tsunami has nearly doubled to some 40,000 while more than 7,000 were injured in the disaster, officials said Friday, as they trimmed the official death toll. The fresh figures come a day after Indonesia’s disaster agency raised the danger alert level for an erupting volcano that sparked the killer tsunami at the weekend. “We’re recommending that people who lived near the beach be permanently relocated,” national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told a press briefing in Jakarta.



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China trims GDP target, citing severe challenges

China trims GDP target, citing severe challengesThe economy is already growing at its slowest rate in more than a quarter of a century and the latest target unveiled at the opening of China’s rubber-stamp parliament is lower than a 6.5-7.0 percent range he set last year. “In the past year, China’s development has faced grave challenges posed by a great many problems and interwoven risks and dangers both at home and abroad,” Li said in his annual state-of-the-nation speech to the National People’s Congress (NPC). China aims for “GDP growth of around 6.5 percent, or higher if possible,” he said, despite even “more complicated and graver situations” this year.



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