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2005-10-26 23:40:26

By Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States has issued a fresh warning to Americans to avoid non-essential travel to Indonesia, calling bombings that killed 23 people in Bali on October 1 "a reminder that terrorists remain active." "The possibility remains that terrorists will carry out additional attacks in Bali, Jakarta or other areas of Indonesia in the near future," says the warning, e-mailed on Thursday to U.S.

2005-10-24 01:22:24

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's military will complete the second phase of a four-stage troop withdrawal from Aceh on Monday, part of a landmark peace pact to end decades of rebellion in the tsunami-devastated province.

2005-10-20 07:17:46

By Bill Tarrant LAMTEUNGOH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Putri's baby is big. At 8.8 lb, baby Angi is, in fact, huge by the natal standards of Indonesia -- all the more remarkable since her mother has been living in a grim tsunami survivors' camp throughout her pregnancy.

2005-10-18 07:14:27

By Bill Tarrant LAMTEUNGOH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Putri's baby is big. At 8.8 lb, baby Angi is, in fact, huge by the natal standards of Indonesia -- all the more remarkable since her mother has been living in a grim tsunami survivors' camp throughout her pregnancy.

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2005-09-26 08:55:00

From atop the coconut tree where he fled to escape the onrushing water, Muhammad Yacob watched the tsunami turn his rice paddy into a briny, debris-strewn swamp. Nine months later, Yacob and his wife are harvesting their best-ever crop - despite fears that salt water had poisoned the land.

2005-09-19 08:58:02

By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Relief efforts in Indonesia's Aceh province need to speed up because thousands of tsunami survivors still rely on basic rations nine months after the disaster, the United Nations World Food Programme said on Monday.

2005-09-19 03:14:29

(Corrects day of the week in the third paragraph.) A corrected version follows: JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will pull 2,600 soldiers out of Aceh province on Tuesday as it steps up the withdrawal of troops under a peace agreement that ended decades of conflict with rebels, an army spokesman said.

2005-09-19 01:59:08

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will pull 2,600 soldiers out of Aceh province on Tuesday as it steps up the withdrawal of troops under a peace agreement that ended decades of conflict with rebels, an army spokesman said.

2005-09-18 07:39:57

By Tommy Ardiansyah and Heru Asprihanto LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia began withdrawing troops from Aceh on Sunday following completion of an initial arms surrender by rebels, a key part of an agreement aimed at ending nearly 30 years of conflict.

2005-09-17 07:10:03

By Jerry Norton TEUPIN RAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Aceh rebels have more than met their initial commitment to hand in their weapons under an agreement aimed at ending nearly 30 years of conflict, international monitors said on Saturday.


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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.