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World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 bn in loans

World Bank offers disaster-hit Indonesia $1 bn in loans

The World Bank on Sunday announced funding of up to $1 billion for Indonesia after it was rocked by a string of recent disasters, including a deadly earthquake-tsunami that killed thousands.

Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

Indonesia on Tuesday ordered independent foreign aid workers to leave the quake zone and said foreign groups with staff in the disaster area on Sulawesi island should pull them out.

Children return to schools in Indonesia quake city to clean up, find friends

Children return to schools in Indonesia quake city to clean up, find friends

Children in the Indonesian city of Palu began returning to school on Monday to tidy up their classrooms and to help gather data on how many of them will be coming back 10 days after a major earthquake and tsunami hit their city.

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster ...

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

Missing toll soars to 5,000 in engulfed Indonesia quake neighbourhoods

The number of people believed missing from the quake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Palu city has soared to 5,000, an official said Sunday, an indication that far more may have perished in the twin disaster than the current toll.

At least 11 dead as quake topples homes in northern Haiti

At least 11 dead as quake topples homes in northern Haiti

An earthquake that struck off the northern coast of Haiti late on Saturday killed at least 11 people and injured more than a hundred when several buildings collapsed in the impoverished Caribbean country, officials said.

French volunteers in Indonesia search for bodies in jumbled mire

French volunteers in Indonesia search for bodies in jumbled mire

A team of French rescue experts began hunting through a huge expanse of debris on the outskirts of the Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday, looking for hands, feet or any body parts of earthquake victims sticking out of the mud.

Amir directs relief assistance to Indonesia

Amir directs relief assistance to Indonesia

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has directed that aid assistance be sent to those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi Island of Indonesia.

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

Time running out for survivors as Indonesia toll tops 1,400

The death toll in Indonesia's twin quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of ‘vast’ unmet needs.

Indonesia tsunami sensors missed huge waves

Indonesia tsunami sensors missed huge waves

Indonesia's geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after it was first issued following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the northeastern coast of Sulawesi island, killing hundreds and leaving thousands more homeless.

Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful quake

Indonesian city hit by tsunami after powerful quake

A powerful earthquake hit central Indonesia on Friday, causing a tsunami that slammed into a city on Sulawesi island with officials saying the tremor had levelled "many" buildings.

Light earthquake hits south of Iran

Light earthquake hits south of Iran

An earthquake measuring 4 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted Jannat Shahr in southern Province of Fars in Iran early Sunday.