» 08/12/2013, 00.00
East Nusa Tenggara: volcanic eruption kills six, displaces thousands
Mount Rokatenda continues to spew gas and lava. The dead (including two children) were surprised in their sleep. No significant reduction in the activity, expert warn, as the authorities remain on high alert. An earthquake is reported in eastern Indonesia; no tsunami warning issued.
Critical situation for 2,000 Catholics forced to flee by Mt Rokatenda's eruption
Lava began spewing Saturday but only now the full extent of the situation has emerged. Most of the people displaced from the small island are Catholic. A priest born on the island sounded the alarm, asking for food, water and basic items. A Catholic activist says the first supplies are ready for delivery.
The hobbits? They lived in Asia
According to recent studies, carried out by Professor Yousuke Kaifu, Homo florensiensis, nicknamed "hobbits" because of their resemblance to the creatures of Tolkien, changed their physical characteristics to adapt to the island of Flores.
Second appeal to reopen case of three Catholics sentenced to death rejected
Supreme Court turns down defence request, saying death sentence is final. Many demonstrate in favour of Tibo and his fellow co-accused, but others call for their immediate execution.
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Bali: Mount Agung’s “imminent eruption” leads to the evacuation of residents and tourists
Level 3 warning is sounded as volcanic activity grows. On Tuesday alone, 427 tremors were recorded. The last eruption in 1963 killed 1,100 people. The islands most important Hindu temple, Pura Besakih, is located on the volcano’s slopes.
Java, Bromo volcano erupts. 25 thousand people at risk
One of the mountains favoured by tourists in Indonesia is once again active. Local authorities prohibit access, because of the amount of ash, which is destroying crops and tourism industry. The people must cover their faces with a mask to guard against the heat.
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