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Hope for survivors fade as Indonesia’s quake-tsunami toll hits 1,400

The death toll in Indonesia's quake-tsunami disaster passed 1,400 Wednesday, with time running out to rescue survivors and the UN warning of "vast" unmet needs that have fuelled looting. Indonesian soldiers have been ordered to fire on those raiding stores on the quake and tsunami-struck island of Sulawesi, a colonel told

Death toll in Indonesia quake-tsunami hits 800

The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 Sunday, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. The new toll announced by the national disaster agency was almost double the previous figure. Indonesian vice-president Jusuf

Gunmen kill over 25 Iranians, soldiers in military parade attack

•Over 20 others injured   At least 25 people including eight troops, were killed on Saturday in an attack on a military parade in the southwestern province of  Khuzestan, the province’s deputy governor Ali-Hossein Hosseinzadeh said. “Eight to nine military personnel were martyred and more than 20 wounded,” the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted  Hosseinzadeh

Syria: Putin, Netanyahu defuse tension over downing of Russian jet

•15 Russian servicemen killed GETTY IMAGES The Il-20 aircraft was returning to a Russian base on the north-western coast of Syria (file photo) The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir

Iran supplies short-range ballistic missiles to Shi’ite

Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said. According to three Iranian officials, two

U.S cuts over $200m aid to Palestinians

The United States, a major ally of Israel, has cut more than $200m in economic aid to Palestinians, in a move that comes months after also drastically cutting its contribution to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA). A senior US official said on Friday that President Donald Trump had ordered the State

Multiple quakes hits Indonesia’s lombok island, killing 10

A series of powerful earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok, killing at least 10 people and setting off fresh waves of panic after nearly 500 died there following a huge tremor two weeks ago. The quakes hit throughout Sunday, with the first measuring 6.3 shortly before midday which

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