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Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019
news about Sumatra island
Aug 13, 2019 13:17
Key to the plan is to upgrade provincial airports and improve access to outlying destinations, such as Lake Toba on Sumatra island, more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from Jakarta, the capital. read more
Mar 20, 2019 18:15
The five couples flogged Thursday received between four and 22 strokes from a rattan cane outside a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, after they served several months in prison. read more
Jan 26, 2019 18:12
The number of the evacuees has doubled from Friday after the disaster mitigation officials managed to get access to previously isolated districts and update the figures. read more
Jan 01, 2019 12:01
Authorities struggled to get tractors and other heavy equipment over washed-out roads as heavy rain was hampering search efforts, Nugroho said. Television footage showed hundreds of police, soldiers and residents digging through debris with their hands,... read more
Dec 28, 2018 10:06
An eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano, which sits in the middle of the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands, caused a section of the crater to collapse and slide into the ocean, triggering the killer tsunami on Saturday evening. read more
Dec 26, 2018 10:27
Indonesia’s meteorology agency (BMKG) said late on Tuesday the rough weather around the volcano could make its crater more fragile. read more
Dec 25, 2018 12:50
Survivors recall how a perfect night turned into a nightmare when a torrent of water emerged from the darkness like a monster, swallowing everything in its wake. read more
Dec 24, 2018 15:39
The fact the tsunami was triggered by a volcano, and not by an earthquake, may be the reason why no tsunami warning was triggered, scientists said. read more
Dec 24, 2018 14:06
At least 281 people were killed in tsunami waves of up to three metres (10 feet) that hit several towns along the rim of the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra islands, triggered by a landslide on the Anak Krakatau volcano. read more
Nov 30, 2018 19:06
The regulation is the latest example of a rise in government and public hostility toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. read more
Nov 08, 2018 20:47
In the latest incident, the jet clipped a pole as it taxied to the runway at Bengkulu airport on Sumatra island ahead of its flight to Jakarta. read more
May 30, 2018 14:49
Indonesian President Joko Widodo met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss, among other issues, developing infrastructure and an economic zone at Sabang, on the tip of Sumatra island. read more
Apr 26, 2018 10:50
An oil spill sparked a huge fire that shot up some 70 metres (230 feet) in the air, above homes and palm trees in a residential area on Sumatra island’s Aceh province read more