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Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Antonio Guterres visits disaster-ravaged Palu, says UN will support rescue and relief efforts
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Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Antonio Guterres visits disaster-ravaged Palu, says UN will support rescue and relief efforts

Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the disaster-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu, where an earthquake and tsunami killed 2,000 people and left thousands more missing.

India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' in Indonesia to help tsunami-hit Central Sulawesi province
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India launches 'Operation Samudra Maitri' in Indonesia to help tsunami-hit Central Sulawesi province

At least 1,347 people were killed in the devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Sulawesi island in Indonesia last Friday

Volcano erupts in earthquake-battered Sulawesi island in Indonesia; disaster agency says no need for evacuation for now
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Volcano erupts in earthquake-battered Sulawesi island in Indonesia; disaster agency says no need for evacuation for now

Soputan is around 1,000 kilometres from the town of Indonesia's Palu where a 7.5 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that lashed the coastline killing almost 1,400 people.

Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll touches 1,234: Damaged roads, bridges hamper rescue ops; 35 arrested for looting
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Indonesia earthquake-tsunami toll touches 1,234: Damaged roads, bridges hamper rescue ops; 35 arrested for looting

Rescue efforts have been hampered by a lack of heavy machinery, severed transport links, the scale of the damage, and the Indonesia government's reluctance to accept foreign help.

Indonesia tsunami: Narendra Modi calls up President Joko Widodo, offers assistance from India
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Indonesia tsunami: Narendra Modi calls up President Joko Widodo, offers assistance from India

Modi offered condolences on the loss of lives in the recent earthquake and tsunami that hit the Sulawesi region of Indonesia, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Indonesia earthquake: Over 800 left dead after 7.5 magnitude quake strikes archipelago nation
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Indonesia earthquake: Over 800 left dead after 7.5 magnitude quake strikes archipelago nation

Mass graves were being readied for victims in Indonesia in a desperate attempt to stave off disease.

String of disasters causes severe damage to economy, lives in Asia; Indonesia earthquake to affect 1.6 million people
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String of disasters causes severe damage to economy, lives in Asia; Indonesia earthquake to affect 1.6 million people

A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout Asia. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, or UNISDR, says up to 1.6 million people could be affected by the magnitude 7.5 earthquake and the tsunami it created Friday in a central region of Sulawesi island.

Indonesia earthquake: Mass graves to be prepared to curb spread of disease; rescue workers say access 'huge issue' for relief efforts
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Indonesia earthquake: Mass graves to be prepared to curb spread of disease; rescue workers say access 'huge issue' for relief efforts

Mass graves were being readied for hundreds of victims of an Indonesia quake and tsunami on Monday as authorities battled to stave off disease and reach desperate people still trapped under shattered buildings.

Indonesia earthquake: Authorities announce mass burial to avoid spread of disease, toll could reach thousands
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Indonesia earthquake: Authorities announce mass burial to avoid spread of disease, toll could reach thousands

Indonesia president Joko Widodo visited the region on Sunday afternoon, urging a "day and night" effort to save all those who can be saved.

Indonesia earthquake, tsunami toll reaches 832; military deployed for rescue ops amid reports of looting
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Indonesia earthquake, tsunami toll reaches 832; military deployed for rescue ops amid reports of looting

The new toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesia's island of Sulawesi was almost double the previous figure.

Earthquake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island: Toll rises to 384 in Palu; UN says ready to provide required support
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Earthquake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island: Toll rises to 384 in Palu; UN says ready to provide required support

Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said 384 people have died in the hard-hit city of Palu alone.

After success of Asian Games 2018, Indonesia submits bid for hosting 2032 Olympics; IOC chief Thomas Bach welcomes move
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After success of Asian Games 2018, Indonesia submits bid for hosting 2032 Olympics; IOC chief Thomas Bach welcomes move

Indonesia unveiled surprise plans to bid for the 2032 Olympics on Saturday as it rides high from its successful staging of the Asian Games.

Asian Games bursts into life at opening ceremony; vibrant colours, intricate performances set stage for tournament
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Asian Games bursts into life at opening ceremony; vibrant colours, intricate performances set stage for tournament

The Asian Games opening ceremony was a grand affair, consisting of numerous dance and music performances, along with a few surprises, like Indonesian President Joko Widodo's bike stunts.

Asian Games 2018: Opening ceremony transforms Gelora Bung Karno stadium into fantastical stage for tournament beginning
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Asian Games 2018: Opening ceremony transforms Gelora Bung Karno stadium into fantastical stage for tournament beginning

The opening ceremony of the 18th edition of the Asian Games featured several musical and dance acts, along with the athletes parade and addresses from the Indonesian president and the head of the Olympic Council of Asia.

Asian Games 2018: 65,000 dancers join Indonesian president Joko Widodo in mass Poco-Poco dance to promote competition
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Asian Games 2018: 65,000 dancers join Indonesian president Joko Widodo in mass Poco-Poco dance to promote competition

Over 65,000 Indonesian dancers joined their president Joko Widodo in doing the Poco-Poco dance to increase excitement and awareness for the Asian Games in Jakarta.

Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Jakarta, calls India one of the most important 'open economies'
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Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Jakarta, calls India one of the most important 'open economies'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the Indian diaspora in Jakarta while on his first-ever official visit to India.

In Jakarta, Narendra Modi says India and Indonesia will double efforts to take bilateral trade to $50 billion by 2025
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In Jakarta, Narendra Modi says India and Indonesia will double efforts to take bilateral trade to $50 billion by 2025

As India and Indonesia agreed to have a "shared vision" on maritime co-operation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the two countries will double their efforts to make their bilateral trade reach $50 billion by 2025.

Narendra Modi on a two-day visit to Indonesia; maritime strategy, ASEAN policy and trade talks on agenda
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Narendra Modi on a two-day visit to Indonesia; maritime strategy, ASEAN policy and trade talks on agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday embarked on his five-day, three-nation visit to — Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia — through which he aims to boost the Act East Policy and strengthen ties with the ASEAN countries.

Narendra Modi leaves for Indonesia ahead of Malaysia and Singapore visits; PM set to meet Joko Widodo tomorrow
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Narendra Modi leaves for Indonesia ahead of Malaysia and Singapore visits; PM set to meet Joko Widodo tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi left on Tuesday for Indonesia on a five-day three-nation tour of Southeast Asia that will take him to Malaysia and Singapore.

Narendra Modi to visit Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to boost ties with Southeast Asia
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Narendra Modi to visit Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to boost ties with Southeast Asia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, as part of India's efforts to boost ties with Southeast Asia.