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  • Indonesia arrests suspected rare animal smugglers

    January 7, 2013 3:55 AM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Four Chinese nationals have been arrested in Indonesia for allegedly attempting to smuggle hornbill's beaks and pangolin scales for use in traditional medicines. Forestry Ministry official Novianto Bambang says the men were detained Friday with 248 hornbill's beaks and 189 pangolin's skins in their luggage at... more »
  • Indonesia Tsunami Toll Hits 343 as Bodies Found

    October 28, 2010 7:36 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Rescuers searching islands ravaged by a tsunami off western Indonesia raised the death toll to 343 Thursday as more bodies were wrapped in body bags or buried by neighbors. Officals said hundreds of missing people may have been swept out to sea. Elsewhere in Indonesia,... more »
  • Indonesia Volcano that Killed 33 Erupting Again

    October 28, 2010 7:31 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Officials say the Indonesian volcano that has killed 33 people this week is erupting again. No new injuries or damage are reported. The latest rumblings of Mount Merapi come as rescuers cope with a rising death toll from a tsunami in another part of the... more »
  • Indonesia Struggles as Tsunami, Volcano Tolls Rise

    October 27, 2010 9:25 AM

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) - Helicopters with emergency supplies finally landed Wednesday on the remote Indonesian islands slammed by a tsunami that killed at least 272 people, while elsewhere in the archipelago the toll from a volcanic eruption rose to 30, including the mountain's spiritual caretaker. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono... more »
  • Indonesia Tsunami Kills 113; Scores More Missing

    October 26, 2010 10:35 AM

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A tsunami that pounded several islands in western Indonesia killed at least 113 people and scores more are missing. A 7.7-magnitude earthquake triggered the 10-foot (three-meter) wave that washed hundreds of homes into the sea late Monday. Rescuers were having a hard time reaching the Mentawai... more »

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