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Jakarta relief agencies left overwhelmed as survivors await rescue

JAKARTA: People are taking to social media to alert their neighbours and ask authorities for help, as the widespread flooding that hit Greater Jakarta on Jan 1 has left people stranded on the upper floor and even the rooftop of their homes.

Five fishermen believed dead in Alaska shipwreck - Coast Guard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Five commercial fishermen were believed to have died after their crabbing vessel sank on New Year's Eve in the Gulf of Alaska, the U.S. Coast Guard said after ending a search and rescue operation amid high winds and heavy seas.

Collapsed tunnel kills 4 in North China

TAIYUAN, Xinhua, Dec 31 -- Four people have been confirmed dead and two others are still trapped as of Tuesday morning after a tunnel under construction collapsed in North China's Shanxi province, local authorities said Tuesday.

Beidou-3 set for completion next year

BEIJING: China will finish the construction of the BeiDou-3 Navigation Satellite System (BDS-3), with another two geostationary orbit satellites to be launched before June 2020, said BDS spokesman Ran Chengqi.

27 dead in Indonesia bus plunge

Palembang: At least 27 people died and more than a dozen were injured after a bus plunged into a ravine in Indonesia, a rescuer said.