45,000 homeless, 102 killed and 11,000 buildings destroyed in Indonesian earthquake

The 6.5 magnitude quake that hit Aceh on the 7th December is thought to have killed more than 100 and destroyed over 11,000 buildings across the three districts near its epicentre. The agency said the scale of the quake’s destruction…

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…

Smoke haze from fires in Southern Sumatra makes thousands ill in Malaysia and Singapore

Indonesia will send more than 10,000 troops to fight fires in Padamaran, as smoke makes thousands sick, pushes air quality to unhealthy levels in neighbouring Singapore and Malaysia and delays flights. Indonesian troops will be sent to the provinces of…

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