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2 years 8 months ago

US intelligence sees poverty plummet by 2030

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Poverty across the planet will drop sharply by 2030, with a rising middle class of some two billion people pushing for more rights and resources. The chief at the U.S. government's top intelligence analysis shop says if current economic and demographic trends continue, 1 billion people...

4 years 5 months ago

Indonesia tsunami kills 272; help arriving

PADANG, Indonesia (AP) - Planes and helicopters carrying rescue workers and aid supplies have landed on the remote Indonesian islands swamped by a 10-foot tsunami earlier this week. Disaster officials also are also getting their first aerial look at the damage. Huge stretches of land remain underwater, while homes...

4 years 11 months ago

Magnitude 7.4 quake rattles western Indonesia

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.4 rattled Indonesia's North Sumatra province Sunday, prompting a brief local tsunami watch, knocking out power and damaging some homes, officials said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the afternoon quake hit 135 miles southeast of Banda Aceh at a depth at 38...

5 years 3 weeks ago

Village hunts for 7-meter killer python

Indonesian villagers are hunting a giant python that killed a 13-year-old boy a week ago on Sumatra island. Police say the 23-foot-long python was believed to be hiding in waterway tunnels built by a textile company for its industrial waste. Villagers blocked road access to the tunnels Sunday to protect...

5 years 6 months ago

3,000 may be trapped under Indonesia quake rubble

Indonesia's Health Ministry says nearly 3,000 people may still be trapped under rubble after a powerful earthquake two days ago. A spokesman for the ministry's Disaster Management Agency says 715 people have been confirmed dead and 2,400 hospitalized. A United Nations spokeswoman says the with thousands still trapped under collapsed...

5 years 6 months ago

Official: Indonesia quake buries thousands

Thousands of people are reported trapped under collapsed buildings -- including two hospitals -- in Indonesia after a powerful earthquake. At least 75 people were killed on Sumatra island, and the death toll is expected to be sharply higher than that. Amid heavy rain and a power outage, authorities aren't...

5 years 6 months ago

Powerful earthquake rocks Indonesia

A powerful earthquake hit Indonesia this Wednesday morning. The Associated Press is reporting several buildings have collapsed. A powerful underwater earthquake has rocked western Indonesia, triggering a tsunami alert for countries along the Indian Ocean. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 and hit 30 miles off the...

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