Kanupriya Kapoor

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27 Feb 2019 | 2:23 PM

Indonesia says scores missing after illegal gold mine collapses

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials said on Wednesday dozens of rescuers were using spades and ropes to dig out around 45 people who were feared buried by the collapse of an illegal gold mine on the island of Sulawesi that killed at least one person.

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12 Dec 2018 | 12:30 PM

Weeding out foreigners: strains over Thailand's legalisation of marijuana

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to legalise medical marijuana, but a battle is brewing between local and foreign firms over control of a potentially lucrative market.

26 Oct 2018 | 5:31 PM

Indonesian Muslims hold protest to demand justice for flag burning

JAKARTA (Reuters) - About 1,000 Indonesian Muslims held a rally in the capital, Jakarta, on Friday to protest against the burning by members of the country's biggest Muslim organisation of a flag bearing an Islamic tenet.

16 Oct 2018 | 8:21 AM

In Indonesia, transgender women find haven in Islamic boarding school

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Shinta Ratri, the matron of an Indonesian Islamic boarding school, corrects the pronunciation of a group of fellow Muslims as they chant the phrase "only one God" in Arabic and prepare to pray together.

12 Oct 2018 | 2:00 PM

Indonesia's double disaster exposes earthquake lessons not learned

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - The young man standing atop a mound of grey mud and debris on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, waiting for an excavator he hoped would dig out the bodies of his parents, voiced the exasperation many feel in his earthquake-plagued country.

10 Oct 2018 | 7:23 PM

Frustration, despair grow in Indonesia quake city over planned new homes

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Survivors of Indonesia's double disaster looked to their future with frustration and despair on Wednesday as the government outlined plans to begin reconstruction of homes for tens of thousands of people.

9 Oct 2018 | 6:58 PM

Indonesians step up search for quake victims to beat deadline as toll exceeds 2,000

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescue workers in Indonesia stepped up their search for victims of an earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday, hoping to find as many bodies as they can before this week's deadline for their work to halt, as the official death toll rose to 2,010.

9 Oct 2018 | 4:42 PM

Health fears turn from injury to disease as Indonesia quake toll rises above 2,000

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Health workers in Indonesia are struggling to care for tens of thousands of people displaced by an earthquake and tsunami, with a lack of shelter and clean water among major problems as the focus turns from injury to disease.

8 Oct 2018 | 8:55 PM

Some children return to school in Indonesia quake city hoping to see friends

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Children in the Indonesian city of Palu began returning to school on Monday to tidy up their classrooms and hopefully see their friends 10 days after a major earthquake and tsunami struck.

7 Oct 2018 | 8:31 PM

Anger, dismay as Indonesia says search for quake victims to end

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Relatives of hundreds of people missing after an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia reacted with anger, sadness and resignation on Sunday to a decision by the state disaster agency to end searches for bodies later this week.