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2006-05-22 23:35:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Some regions near Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi volcano are now considered safe although the alert level for the entire area is still at its highest, an official said on Tuesday. Merapi, located in the center of the country's main Java island, has been rumbling for weeks and scientists say a major eruption could come anytime. The area around it was placed on red alert on May 14, and villagers in the immediate vicinity told to evacuate to shelters. The subsequent...

2006-04-24 02:46:25

BOYOLALI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thousands of villagers are ignoring government warnings of an approaching eruption and staying put in their homes on the slopes of Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi, officials said on Monday. The volcano, which claimed more than 60 lives 1994 and 1,300 in a 1930 eruption, has been spewing thick smoke for nearly a week. Vulcanologists say it may erupt at the end of the month, but many villagers fear losing property and livestock if they go. Some...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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