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4 Oct 2018 | 8:43 PM

Engineer grateful to be alive after tsunami beaches his 500-tonne ship

WANI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Ship's engineer Charles Marlan had the unsettling sensation his vessel was being sucked out to sea, the telltale sign of an imminent tsunami, just minutes after a major earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday.

4 Oct 2018 | 8:10 PM

'God does not strike twice' - Indonesians rebuild in disaster zone

TONDO, Indonesia (Reuters) - About 100 metres from the beach north of the earthquake-shattered Indonesian city of Palu, a wooden A-frame home is rising in the midst of a wasteland of concrete, mangled sheets of iron and uprooted trees.

3 Oct 2018 | 9:13 PM

Indonesian quake survivors scavenging in 'zombie town'; president ramps up aid

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hungry survivors of an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia said on Wednesday they were scavenging for food in farms as President Joko Widodo made a second visit to the area to ramp up aid efforts five days after disaster struck.

2 Oct 2018 | 9:38 PM

At Indonesia hotel destroyed by quake, hunt for survivors goes on

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - In a tent next to the crumpled ruins of the Roa Roa hotel in Indonesia's quake-hit city of Palu, relatives and friends of guests believed to be under the rubble await news as a desperate rescue effort goes on in the intense heat.

2 Oct 2018 | 8:51 PM

Indonesia steps up race to find survivors as quake toll passes 1,200

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia is in a race against time to save victims of a devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island, the government said on Tuesday, as the official death toll rose to more than 1,200 and looting fuelled fears of lawlessness.

1 Oct 2018 | 8:44 PM

Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclear

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away from their ruined homes and accounts of devastation filtered out of remote areas, including the death of 34 children at a Christian camp.

1 Oct 2018 | 7:59 PM

Chaotic scenes in quake-hit Indonesia as bodies lie unclaimed

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Police guarded banks in the Indonesian city of Palu on Monday as residents scrambled to flee and dozens of bodies lay unclaimed in a hospital three days after a major earthquake and tsunami.

29 Sep 2018 | 9:50 PM

Indonesia tsunami sensors missed huge waves - official

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's geophysics agency lifted a tsunami warning 34 minutes after it was first issued following a major earthquake that sent huge waves crashing into the northeastern coast of Sulawesi island, killing hundreds and leaving thousands more homeless.

27 Sep 2018 | 3:59 PM

Indonesia's basketball-loving VP contender keeps 'eye on the ball' of economic reform

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A love for running marathons and playing basketball is already making Sandiaga Uno, the Indonesian opposition's contender for VP in next year's presidential race, a hit both offline and on social media.

21 Sep 2018 | 5:58 PM

Indonesia's presidential hopefuls woo millennials, Muslims as election in focus

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo launched his re-election campaign on Friday, looking to win over big blocs of millennial and Muslim voters as Southeast Asia's biggest economy sails into choppy waters.