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October 8, 2018 9:04 AM More bodies found as death toll from Indonesia quake nears 2,000

Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Indonesia's disaster-ravaged Palu city, an official said Monday, as the search for victims ended at a hotel destroyed in the powerful earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from the twin disaster on Sulawesi island that erased whole suburbs in Palu has reached 1,944, said local military spokesman M. Thohir 91

November 2, 2017 7:44 AM Crew from Kenya stranded in Indonesia after ship breaks down

The captain of an all-Kenyan crew vessel MV Queen Bihanga stranded in an Indonesian port is appealing to the Government to assist the team to return home. Speaking on telephone to The Standard , Athman Khamis Mzee alias Rotation said that the crew has been stranded in the foreign nation for one year and nine months without adequate food. The ship developed 416

November 2, 2017 7:15 AM With China flexing muscle in seas, India guards all entry, exit points of Indian Ocean: Navy chief

With China flexing its muscle in the seas, India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba has said. India now guards every entry and exit point of the Indian Ocean - one of the most militarised regions of the world with at least 100 warships, including those of the Chinese People's Liberation 329

October 31, 2017 3:23 AM Global Voices Summit 2017: Countdown to Sri Lanka! · Global Voices

Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Macedonia, Madagascar, Maldives, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines 85

October 30, 2017 8:10 PM Bali volcano update: Mount Agung alert lowered but eruption threat remains

THE ALERT status of Bali’s highest volcano Mount Agung has been lowered after more than a month of intense seismic activity, though experts have warned that an eruption could still occur at any time. Mount Agung’s alert status was downgraded from level four to level three on Sunday, after seismic activity underneath the volcano showed signs of abating 56

October 24, 2017 11:08 PM UNESCO urges government to provide universal quality education

The United Nations Environment, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO’s) 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report, released Tuesday warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor 63

October 9, 2017 9:03 PM ENVOYS: Tapping diversity as source of unity

In 2013, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia came together and established an innovative partnership they decided to call Mikta — an acronym of the names of its five member countries. Mikta was not formed as a contestant to other similar regional alliances. It was based on an initiative 37

October 3, 2017 3:42 PM Las Vegas shootings: Is the gunman a terrorist?

As details emerge about the Las Vegas gunman who killed at least 59 people and injured more than 500 others, an online debate has begun about why Stephen Paddock has not been labelled a terrorist. Instead the 64-year-old who opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival on Sunday evening has been described 18

September 21, 2017 7:13 AM Modi Wants India To Be 'Vishwa-Guru'. This Policy Belies That

There are two things about the Rohingya issue that struck me. One, the response of the central government in the Supreme Court that Rohingya refugees are a national security threat. In its 15-page affidavit, the Home Ministry has said in court that "Many of the Rohingyas figure in suspected sinister designs of ISI/IS and other extremist groups who want to achieve 35

September 14, 2017 6:13 PM Tiny seahorse is a ‘sewage surfer’ in disturbing photo up for an award

A photograph of a tiny seahorse clinging to a discarded Q-tip is a powerful statement on the pollution in our oceans and has a California-based photographer nominated for Wildlife Photographer of the Year. "It's a photo that I wish didn't exist, but now that it does, I want everyone to see it," Justin Hofman wrote in an Instagram post. Hofman was snorkeling 26