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troops unload aid supplies at palu airport as international help began to arrive

Indonesia tsunami: aid finally arrives, but hopes of finding survivors fade

Thousands of people are feared buried under mud as authorities estimate rebuilding the devastated region will cost $700m — International aid has finally started to arrive in disaster-hit Sulawesi as emergency teams cleared roads and restored power to parts of the island devastated by last week’s earthquake. But the official death toll of 1,558 is …

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What caused the Indonesia tsunami and could lives have been saved

It may take months of research and underwater exploration to determine the cause What caused the tsunami? Scientists are still trying to determine the exact cause. The earthquake that occurred on Friday morning was not a thrust earthquake, the kind that is responsible for most tsunamis, where tectonic plates move vertically up and down and …

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‘Now it’s too late’: anger over Palu’s long wait for tsunami aid

Without enough food, water or fuel, people are resorting to desperate measures — Muhammad Siadi had the vacant stare of someone who might have just returned from a war zone. His shirtless, wiry frame was covered in injuries: a large gash in his neck, a shaved circle around a few bumps on his head and …

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Quake-hit Indonesia buries dead in mass grave

Jakarta has been keen to show it can deal with a catastrophe that has killed at least 844 people, according to the latest official count, and displaced some 59,000 more — (PALU, Indonesia) Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a vast mass grave on Monday, October 1, victims of a quake-tsunami that devastated swathes of …

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AI identifies heat-resistant coral reefs in Indonesia

Coral Triangle could be key to conserving the world’s reefs as Indonesia corals survive worst coral bleaching event in history — A recent scientific survey off the coast of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia suggests that some shallow water corals may be less vulnerable to global warming than previously thought. Between 2014 and 2017, the world’s …

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Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletes — The Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts the 2018 Asian Games. The Sentiong River, which twists alongside the athletes’ …

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