» 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.
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.
Central Java: Catholics open churches, schools and homes to refugees fleeing from volcano
Dozens of parishes in the Archdiocese of Semarang involved in aid programs for the displaced from areas affected by the eruption of Mount Merapi. In Yogyakarta mobile dispensaries also organized to help those who can not find refuge in camps. Death toll mounts to 185 since 26 September.
Central Java: Merapi erupts again, no victims
The eruption resumed this morning with hot ash clouds 3 km high. The death toll from the first eruption on 27 October increases to 35.
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