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JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world’s third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires — and unicorns. When President Joko Widodo, who is seeking a second term, asked challenger Prabowo Subianto about his policies for supporting unicorns — tech start-up companies worth at least … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Unicorns are real: Tech baffles Indonesian candidate

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Rain sets off Indonesia landslide, killing 9 with 34 missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Soldiers, police and residents fanned out across a damaged Indonesian village Tuesday, searching in the mud for possible victims of a landslide caused by torrential rain that killed at least nine people and left 34 others missing. Tons of mud that rolled from the surrounding hills late Monday buried 30 houses in Sirnaresmi … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Rain sets off Indonesia landslide, killing 9 with 34 missing

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia— Indonesia has widened the no-go zone around an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java. The country’s volcanology agency said Thursday that the Anak Krakatau volcano’s alert status had been raised to the second highest level and the exclusion zone more than … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Indonesia widens exclusion zone around island volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia  | Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia  — Radar data from satellites, converted into images, shows Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau island volcano is dramatically smaller following a weekend eruption that triggered a deadly tsunami. Satellite photos aren’t available because of cloud cover but radar images from a Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency satellite taken before and after the eruption show the volcano’s … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia  | Satellite images show collapse of Indonesian island volcano

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Tsunami triggered by volcano kills at least 43 in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A tsunami apparently caused by the eruption of an island volcano killed at least 43 people after the waves hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, sending a wall of water some 65 feet (20 meters) inland and damaging hundreds of houses including hotels, the government and witnesses said. Scientists from Indonesia’s … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Tsunami triggered by volcano kills at least 43 in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Indonesia tsunami death toll rises to 43

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The Latest on a tsunami that hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait (all times local): 8:35 a.m. Indonesia’s disaster management agency says the death toll from a tsunami apparently caused by undersea landslides from a volcanic eruption has risen to 43 with some 600 injured. Scientists say the tsunami could have … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | The Latest: Indonesia tsunami death toll rises to 43