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Indonesian School Apologizes After Dressing Young Girls as Jihadists for a Parade

A kindergarten in Indonesia has apologized after a “cultural” parade featuring girls dressed in jihadist-style costumes and carrying cardboard rifles …

Indonesia

Indonesia: Lombok Island rocked by two major tremors within hours

Tremors hit Lombok just two weeks after another earthquake killed more than 460 people on the holiday island.<p>A second earthquake has jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok just hours after an earlier tremor triggered landslides and damaged buildings.<p>The US Geological Survey measured Sunday's quake, …

Lombok

BREAKING: Another 7-magnitude quake hits Lombok

Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reported a 7-magnitude earthquake had rocked Lombok Island again in West Nusa …

Geology

Lombok: magnitude-6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesian island

A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people.<p>The quake was centred west-southwest of Belanting town in East Lombok, the US Geological Survey said, at a relatively …

Natural Disasters

A Secular Backlash Against Islamism is Brewing in Indonesia

Only 15 months ago, a right-wing Islamist-led uprising helped defeat Jakarta’s ethnically Chinese, Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama “Ahok.” …

Indonesian police kill dozens in Asian Games 'clean-up'

Police in Jakarta have killed dozens of people as part of an escalating crackdown against petty criminals ahead of the Asian Games, in a campaign Amnesty International has described as “unnecessary and excessive”.<p>Based on monitoring from January to August this year, Amnesty International said 31 …

Asia

Indonesia's Deforestation Dropped 60 Percent in 2017

By Hidayah Hamzah, Reidinar Juliane, Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi and Arief Wijaya<p>In the midst of the second-worst year for tropical tree cover …

Biodiversity

Police arrest divers for riding whale shark in West Papua’s Cenderawasih Bay

A recent viral video showing divers riding a whale shark in Indonesia sparked outrage in the country, leading to the reported arrest of the …

Whale Sharks

Jokowi’s Challenger Trails Far Behind Him in Social-Media Popularity

Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s lone challenger in next year’s election, Prabowo Subianto, has a long way to go to catch up with the incumbent’s …

Social Media

Lombok earthquake death toll surges above 400

<b>(CNN) —</b> The death toll from the 6.9-magnitude earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok more than a week ago has surged to 436, authorities said Monday.<p>The number is expected to rise further as search and rescue efforts continue in the rubble strewn across the island by the quake and …

Natural Disasters

Quake damage to Indonesia's Lombok exceeds $342 million as deaths top 400

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's holiday island of Lombok suffered damage running into more than 5 trillion rupiah ($342 million) from last week's huge earthquake, authorities said on Monday, as the death toll climbed to more than 430.<p>More than 350,000 people fled their homes after the 6.9-magnitude …

Asia

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Pain

Lombok earthquake leaves idyllic Gili islands facing uncertain future

The walls were swaying as Tori Taylor tried to feel her way across them in the dark after the 6.9-magnitude earthquake shook the island of Gili Trawangan, off Lombok in Indonesia, last Sunday.<p>There had been another large tremor the week before, but this one felt larger.<p>“It was unbelievable, …

Lombok

Indonesians Estimated to Have Been Displaced by Quake Exceed 150,000

Death toll rises to 131, with nearly 1,500 seriously injured by Sunday’s temblor, say disaster-relief officials<p>The number of people estimated to have been displaced by a powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 156,000 on Wednesday, doubling dramatically overnight as rescuers pushed …

Indonesia

Two types of tectonic plate activity create earthquake and tsunami risk on Lombok

Several large earthquakes have struck the Indonesian island of Lombok in the past week, with the largest quake killing at least 98 people and …

Geology

Death toll from Lombok earthquake reaches more than 100

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's tourist island of Lombok has topped 100 as rescuers found victims under wrecked …

Natural Disasters

Jokowi Still Waiting for Indonesia Challenger as Deadline Looms

Nominations for Indonesian presidential elections close in three days and there’s still no clarity on who will challenge incumbent Joko Widodo.<p>While …

Thousands of Fish Swarm Diver in a Mesmerizing Bait Ball to Ward Off an Incoming Whale Shark

While diving in the beautiful blue waters of Hurghada, Egypt, an unsuspecting diver named Tobias Sachs found himself at the center of an absolutely …

Whale Sharks

Lombok earthquake: Britons tell of panic as they evacuate Gili islands

British tourists have told of confusion and panic as they waited to be evacuated from small islands off the coast of Lombok in Indonesia, after it was hit by a powerful earthquake.<p>Holidaymakers on Gili Trawangan described buildings collapsing around them on Sunday night during a 6.9-magnitude …

Natural Disasters

Lombok: Scores die as quake again hits Indonesian island

<b>At least 91 people are now known to have died after a powerful earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Lombok.</b><p>Hundreds of people have been wounded by Sunday's quake, officials say, mostly in the north of the island.<p>The 6.9 magnitude tremor was fairly shallow, occurring only 30km (18 miles) …

Lombok

Lombok quake: Death toll rises to at least 82, hundreds injured

A major earthquake on the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok killed at least 82 people and injured hundreds, officials said Sunday, damaging homes …

Natural Disasters

A New Genetic Study Suggests Modern Flores Island Pygmies and Ancient Hobbits Are Unrelated

Geneticist Serena Tucci sat in the small Indonesian village of Rampasasa on Flores Island, the only woman in a room full of male researchers and …

Humanity

Indonesia Bans Islamic State-Linked Terror Group Behind Child Suicide Bombings

Move could lead to hundreds of arrests across the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation<p>JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia banned the militant group behind Islamic State’s first attack in Southeast Asia and suicide bombings involving children, a move that foreshadows the arrests of hundreds of the …

Extremism

Lombok earthquake: more than 500 climbers trapped on Indonesia volcano

Hundreds of people are making their way down Mount Rinjani after becoming trapped when a 6.4-magnitude earthquake that killed 17 people struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok.<p>Rescuers set off on Monday morning to help nearly 700 trekkers and climbers who became stranded at two points on the …

Natural Disasters

Vogue Article Calls Balinese Offering a "Zucchini Noodle Dish"

<b>We all know that the media world today has lost a lot of its reputation. Journalists now strive to be the first to post news online or for their</b> …

Social Media

Meet the Mind Behind Giphy's Best GIFs

Samantha Scharff may be the world’s most successful short-­storyteller. “Three to six seconds,” she says, “is my sweet spot.” As a founder of Giphy …

GIF Animations

Indonesia earthquake: 14 dead on tourist island of Lombok

<b>A powerful earthquake has struck a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, killing at least 14 people.</b><p>The 6.4 magnitude quake hit the central island of Lombok just before 07:00 local time (00:00 GMT) on Sunday.<p>The island attracts tourists from around the world due to its beaches and hiking …

Natural Disasters

Deadly earthquake strikes Indonesian island of Lombok

At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Lombok, a popular tourist destination, authorities have said.<p>The quake struck at 6.47am local time (2347 BST) and its epicentre was 50km north-east of the city of Mataram, which has a …

Natural Disasters

The Latest: 10 dead, 40 hurt in Indonesia's 6.4 mag quake

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's Lombok Island (all times local):<p>10:20 a.m.<p>A spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Mitigation Agency says the death toll from a shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Lombok Island has increased to 10 with 40 injured.<p>The …

Natural Disasters

Strong quake hits Indonesian island, killing at least 14

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake early Sunday killed at least 14 people and injured more than 160 on Indonesia's Lombok island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.<p>The quake damaged more than 1,000 houses and was felt in a wider area, including on …

Natural Disasters