Kanupriya Kapoor

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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.

7 Oct 2018 | 2:29 PM

Indonesia's fickle quake spares some, destroys others at epicentre

LENDE INDUK, Indonesia (Reuters) - Just 500 metres from the epicentre of the earthquake that triggered a wave of destruction in Indonesia, a modest wooden home built on hollow concrete foundations in Lende Induk village stands completely and remarkably unscathed.

6 Oct 2018 | 5:10 PM

Many lives spared at Indonesia quake epicentre by earlier shake

LENDE TOVEA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The lives of many villagers living at the epicentre of a devastating earthquake that struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island and killed more than 1,600 people were spared because they had been terrified by a smaller one that hit three hours earlier.

5 Oct 2018 | 7:59 PM

Bodies of mother clutching baby found as Indonesia quake toll rises above 1,500

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - A week after a major earthquake brought devastation to Indonesia's Sulawesi island, Ichsan Hidayat told how the bodies of his sister and her 43-day-old daughter were found under a sea of mud and debris, the mother clutching her baby to her chest.