Extended dry season sees forest fires spread rapidly in Indonesia

Fires had spread to more than 60ha of fields and forests in Aceh, Sumatra and some residents had been taken to hospital due to breathing problems due to the haze. Indonesia’s disaster agency has warned of an increasing threat of…

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…

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