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2006-01-05 01:01:12

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia finally withdrew its last police reinforcements from Aceh province on Thursday under a landmark peace deal after problems finding ships to return them to their home bases.

2005-12-31 06:17:10

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Transport problems have delayed until early next week the withdrawal of Indonesia's last police reinforcements from Aceh province, the final stage in a pullout of tens of thousands of soldiers and police under a landmark peace deal, police said.

2005-12-29 01:06:08

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's military pulled the last of its troop reinforcements from Aceh province on Thursday, fulfilling one of the major conditions of a landmark peace agreement with separatist rebels.

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2005-12-26 15:37:37

The deadly Indian Ocean tsunami that swept across coastlines on 26 December 2004 took the lives of more than 200 000 people. The sheer scale of the catastrophe meant that Earth Observation was vital both for damage assessment and for co-ordinating emergency activities. Through the year that followed, satellite-based maps from ESA's Respond consortium continued to support rebuilding efforts.

2005-12-26 10:13:09

By Tomi Soetjipto BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Mourners from across the world wept, prayed and observed moments of silence along ravaged Indian Ocean coastlines on Monday to remember those killed by one of nature's deadliest disasters.

2005-12-26 10:10:00

By Tomi Soetjipto BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Mourners from across the world wept, prayed and observed moments of silence along ravaged Indian Ocean coastlines on Monday to remember those killed by one of nature's deadliest disasters.

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2005-12-26 08:30:00

Beside gentle seas, survivors, friends and family remembered the fury of the Indian Ocean tsunami that swept away more than 200,000 people in 12 countries one year ago Monday and laid waste to entire communities in one of the worst natural disasters in memory.

2005-12-26 03:49:05

By Tomi Soetjipto ULEE LHEUE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Yasrati's 13-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son have been missing since the tsunami swept across her village in the Indonesian province of Aceh, yet she clings to the hope they somehow survived.

2005-12-26 00:50:00

Mourners across the world gathered on Monday along ravaged Indian Ocean coastlines on Monday to remember thousands who died in last year's tsunami.

2005-12-26 00:30:00

By Tomi Soetjipto BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Mourners across the world gathered on Monday along ravaged Indian Ocean coastlines to remember more than 231,000 people who died in last year's tsunami.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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