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PALU, Indonesia | Burials beginning in Indonesia as rescue need grows urgent

PALU, Indonesia — A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Burials beginning in Indonesia as rescue need grows urgent

PALU, Indonesia | Burials begin in quake- and tsunami-hit Indonesian region

PALU, Indonesia— A mass burial of earthquake and tsunami victims was being prepared in a hard-hit city Monday as the need for heavy equipment to dig for survivors of the disaster that struck a central Indonesian island three days ago grows desperate. The toll of more than 800 dead is largely from the city of … Continue reading PALU, Indonesia | Burials begin in quake- and tsunami-hit Indonesian region

TANJUNG, Indonesia | Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok

TANJUNG, Indonesia — On Indonesia’s earthquake-devastated Lombok island, people are reeling as they mourn more than 300 dead and sleep in makeshift shelters, but foremost in the minds of some is rebuilding the collapsed mosques that were the heart of their communities. Villagers in Tanjung district prayed in a field Friday in front of their … Continue reading TANJUNG, Indonesia | Rebuilding mosques priority for devout on quake-hit Lombok

5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim

The seven nations under the Trump administration’s travel ban — upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court — include five majority Muslim countries, prompting dissenting Justice Sonia Sotomayor to assert that the entry restrictions were motivated by “animus toward the Muslim faith.” The administration cites security concerns. The list includes countries with a hostile relationship with … Continue reading 5 of 7 nations hit by US travel ban are majority Muslim