Huge quake strikes off Indonesia but tsunami warnings cancelled

By Kanupriya Kapoor and Eveline Danubrata JAKARTA (Reuters) – A massive quake struck on Wednesday off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, but initial fears of another region-wide disaster faded…

Indonesian forest fires last year cost the country at least $16 billion in economic losses

Forest fires in Indonesia last year cost the country at least $16 billion in economic losses, equivalent to 1.9 per cent of its GDP, according to the World Bank. The haze had “a direct and palpable impact” on the nation’s…

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) deploys international specialists Working on Fire (WoF) to strengthen firefighting response and prepare for 2016

Asia Pulp & Paper Group (APP) has deployed specialist fire management teams and firefighters from Working on Fire (WoF) to enhance national firefighting efforts currently underway in South Sumatra, Indonesia. Managing wildfire requires effective integration of ground and aerial resources,…

Death toll up to 17 and dozens injured in blaze at Indonesian Karaoke bar

At least 17 people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire that tore through a crowded karaoke bar on Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island. The fire appears to have been started by an electrical short-circuit on the second floor of…

Seven Killed in Java Wildfire

Seven hikers were killed and two others suffered severe burns when a wildfire broke out on a mountain on Indonesia’s main island of Java, an official said Monday (Oct 19). The group was climbing on Mount Lawu when the accident…

Pacific 7.7 magnitude Earthquake

A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has struck off Papua New Guinea, just before midnight on the 29th March official monitors say, and a tsunami warning has been issued. The quake was at a depth of 65 kilometres,…

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