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Indonesia volcano eruption: Toll rises to 34; President visits survivors, vows to rebuild devastated areas
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Indonesia volcano eruption: Toll rises to 34; President visits survivors, vows to rebuild devastated areas

President Joko Widodo visited eruption-hit areas in Lumajang district in East Java province to reassure people that the government’s response is reaching those in need.

Indonesia volcano: Death toll rises to 34, 17 still missing, says national disaster agency
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Indonesia volcano: Death toll rises to 34, 17 still missing, says national disaster agency

The biggest mountain on the island of Java on Saturday ejected a mushroom of volcanic ash high into the sky and rained hot mud as thousands of panicked people fled their homes

Indonesia volcano: 27 still missing after volcanic eruption kills 15
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Indonesia volcano: 27 still missing after volcanic eruption kills 15

National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari said 56 people had been hospitalised, mostly with burns

Indonesia: At least 13 dead, over 50 injured as Java's Mount Semeru erupts
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Indonesia: At least 13 dead, over 50 injured as Java's Mount Semeru erupts

Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, where the meeting of continental plates causes high volcanic and seismic activity

Eight killed after 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Java island; over 1,300 buildings damaged
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Eight killed after 6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's Java island; over 1,300 buildings damaged

Rahmat Triyono, the head of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami center, said the undersea tremblor did not have the potential to cause a tsunami

6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's East Java province; no casualties, property damage reported
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6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia's East Java province; no casualties, property damage reported

Indonesia is situated on the 'Ring of Fire', an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

Indonesia set to move new capital to jungle-clad Borneo island as part of shift away from sinking city Jakarta
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Indonesia set to move new capital to jungle-clad Borneo island as part of shift away from sinking city Jakarta

Indonesia will move its capital to the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island, President Joko Widodo said Monday

Indonesia earthquake: Five dead, several injured after 6.9 magnitude quake hits Java island, triggering brief tsunami warning
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Indonesia earthquake: Five dead, several injured after 6.9 magnitude quake hits Java island, triggering brief tsunami warning

Five people died and several were injured after a powerful undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's heavily populated Java island

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes Indonesia's Java island; local authorities issue tsunami alert
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Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 strikes Indonesia's Java island; local authorities issue tsunami alert

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island on Friday, swaying buildings as far away as the capital.

Bali volcano: Airlines cut back on flights fearing return of plumes of volcanic ash, tourists remain stranded
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Bali volcano: Airlines cut back on flights fearing return of plumes of volcanic ash, tourists remain stranded

A window appeared to be closing on Friday for travellers stranded Bali as airlines cut back on flights, fearing a return of plumes of volcanic ash.

Bali volcano continues to rage for second day: Authorities scramble to evacuate locals
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Bali volcano continues to rage for second day: Authorities scramble to evacuate locals

Indonesia extended the closure of the airport on Bali as ash from a volcano swept the island, stranding thousands of tourists as authorities tried to persuade villagers to leave their homes near the erupting mountain

Mass graves containing 5,000 bodies found on Java island of Indonesia, victims likely from anti-communist purges
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Mass graves containing 5,000 bodies found on Java island of Indonesia, victims likely from anti-communist purges

An Indonesian organisation investigating the 1965-1966 anti-communist purges, said on Friday that it has found 16 new mass graves on Java island

Aus navy forced refugees onto lifeboat and blew up ship: Indonesia
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Aus navy forced refugees onto lifeboat and blew up ship: Indonesia

Indonesian police found the orange lifeboat and 26 asylum-seekers Monday on Java island's south coast