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Palu Inmates Volunteer to Help Survivors

Inmates from Palu Detention Centre have volunteered to help the survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. They call themselves Bui Squad (Prison Squad). They distribute...

7 Year Old Sulawesi Earthquake Survivor Raped by Teen Boy

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl earthquake survivor in Makassar, South Sulawesi. The girl and her family had left...

UN Chief Visits Palu as World Bank Announces Financial Aid

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has visited the Indonesian city of Palu to assess the impact of the earthquake and tsunami, as the World Bank announced five...

Foreign Aid Workers in Sulawesi Ordered to Leave

Indonesia has ordered independent foreign aid workers to leave the earthquake zone and said foreign groups with staff in the disaster area on Sulawesi island should pull...

Sulawesi Eartquake,Tsunami Death Toll Nears 2,000

Nearly 2,000 bodies have been recovered from Palu since an earthquake and tsunami struck the Indonesian city, an official said on Monday (Oct 8), warning the number...

Indonesia Declines Foreign Personnel to Assist in Sulawesi Disaster Relief

Indonesia said it will not accept offers from other countries to send search and rescue personnel and medical staff, and emphasized that its current priorities are air...

Sulawesi: Soldiers Ordered to Fire on Looters

Indonesian soldiers have been instructed to fire on people caught looting in the wake of a deadly 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami as desperation for food, water and...

Volcanic Eruption in Sulawesi Just Days After Disaster

A volcano on the island of Sulawesi erupted on Wednesday, just days after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck the island, killing over 1,400. After months of...

Indonesia’s Geophysics Agency Under Fire for Lifting Tsunami Warning

Indonesia’s geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after issuing it following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the north-eastern...

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Sulawesi, Triggers Tsunami

Almost 400 people have died after a Tsunami hit two cities in Indonesia. The 3m tsunami was triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and smashed into Palu and Donggala on...

Man Crushed to Death by His Mother’s Coffin During Funeral

An Indonesian man has died after his mother’s coffin fell from a funeral tower and crushed him during a service on the island of Sulawesi, police said on Sunday. Samen...

Children Granted Permission to Get Married in Sulawesi by Religious Court

A 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl got married in Sulawesi on Monday after being granted permission by a religious court to do so, despite international criticism....

The Living Dead

Benjamin Franklin once said, “…in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.’’ While one occurs habitually, from an artisan coffee...

Island Hopping Off the Tourist Track

Indonesia is rightfully proud of its claim to the country with the most islands in the world. But with so many to choose from, how is any hard-working expat meant to...