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2008-10-30 08:35:00

Geologists have dug deep enough to find that a mega-tsunami hit southeast Asia 700 years ago rivaling the deadly one in 2004.

2008-10-11 00:00:15

By Peter Popham The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Martti Ahtisaari, the Finnish diplomat who has successfully banged heads together to end many conflicts from southern Africa to Indonesia to the Balkans.

2006-08-15 00:10:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia in the Banda sea area on Tuesday, an official at the national earthquake center said, but there were no reports of damage or a tsunami. "There was a quake in Banda sea at 10:05 a.m.

2006-08-14 22:09:12

By Achmad Sukarsono BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thousands of Achenese gathered on Tuesday around the provincial capital's black-domed mosque to mark the anniversary of a landmark truce and to urge Indonesia's government not to water down the pact.

2006-08-14 06:34:59

By Ahmad Pathoni JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia needs to ensure that a hard-won peace in Aceh province becomes permanent, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said on Monday, ahead of the anniversary of a deal to end three decades of conflict.

2006-08-11 18:49:14

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the western coast of Sumatra in Indonesia on Saturday, but officials said there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage. The U.S.

2006-07-30 02:54:36

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two people in Indonesia's Aceh have been caned for adultery, the latest case of public punishments since courts in the province were allowed to implement Islamic sharia law.

2006-07-23 03:06:14

By Crack Palinggi PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian Christians in tsunami-hit areas prayed in church on Sunday as life slowly limped back to normal six days after the disaster that killed nearly 700 people.

2006-07-22 02:23:33

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Fears of disease grew in Indonesia's tsunami-hit areas on Saturday as thousands of people camped out in the heat with no clean water five days after the disaster that killed nearly 700 people.

2006-07-20 22:40:30

By Ed Davies PANGANDARAN, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was set on Friday to visit this beach town, hardest hit by the deadly south Java coast tsunami, as it struggles to return to normalcy.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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