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Death toll from Indonesian mudslide rises to 56

Rescuers search for the victims of a landslide that swept away a village in Jemblung, Central Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. About 2,000 rescuers, including soldiers, police and volunteers, have been mobilized to dig through the mud and wreckage after the landslide Friday buried more than 100 houses and left dozens of people dead or missing. (AP Photo)

The death toll from a mudslide that flattened much of a village in central Indonesia rose to 56 on Monday before rain forced rescuers to halt their search for dozens of missing people, officials said.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

20 dead, 88 missing in Indonesian landslide

Rescuers remove the body of a victim of landslides that swept away houses in Jemblung village, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. AP

Rescuers searching for more than 80 people missing after a landslide in Indonesia deployed bulldozers and excavators Sunday to battle their way through roads strewn with debris to the site of the tragedy, officials said.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesia landslide kills 18 people; 90 missing

Rescuers help to evacuate a cow after a village was swept away by landslides in Jemblung, Central Java, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. Torrential rains set off mudslides down the hills into the village in central Indonesia, killing scores of people with more than 100 missing. (AP Photo/Bayu Nur)

Torrential rains set off a mudslide down the hills into a village in central Indonesia, killing eight people and leaving more than 100 missing, officials said Saturday.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Alarming rise in IS support among Indonesians

In this Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 photo, a man shows an IS flag at an Islamic bookstore in the Fatih district ofIstanbul. A Sept. 26 clash, described to The Associated Press by Korkut and a half a dozen other university students, was the first in a series of fights at Istanbul University’s Beyazit campus. There has been repeated violence since, and Turkish media have reported scores of arrests. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) has warned that a lack of concerted efforts in fighting the proliferation of Islamic State (IS) ideology has resulted in an unprecedented rise in the number of Indonesians slipping away to Syria and Iraq to fight for the group. 

Posted: December 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Oldest engraving rewrites view of human history

Oldest Engraving

Anthropologists on Wednesday said they had found the earliest engraving in human history on a fossilized mollusk shell some 500,000 years old, unearthed in colonial-era Indonesia.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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