Latest June 2006 in Southeast Asia Stories
By Supriyatin MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Two men trapped in a bunker by debris from Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano have died, disaster management officials said on Friday.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - An Indonesian agency has raised the alert status of Mount Merapi volcano to its highest level again after it spewed more hot clouds, an official said on Wednesday, a day after it downgraded the status. "The status was upgraded at 2 p.m.
Indonesia has evacuated about 2,000 people from areas at risk from a volcano spewing hot gas and lava, and expects to move thousands more amid signs of increased activity from Mount Merapi, officials said on Tuesday.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent JAKARTA (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hailed restored U.S. military ties with Indonesia, but was told that America was seen as "overbearing" when it appeared to be pushing its anti-terrorism policies on others.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent JAKARTA (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday the restoration of U.S. military ties with Indonesia was good for both countries and he was committed to ensuring Jakarta access to American training and equipment.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two people were killed in clashes between East Timor police and rampaging sacked soldiers on Friday, the East Timor police chief said. "Two citizens were killed," police chief Paulo de Fatima Martins told Reuters by telephone from the capital, Dili.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Many villagers living near a tremoring Indonesian volcano have ignored calls to evacuate and officials said on Tuesday local governments must be vigilant in prepare for the worst.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president said on Monday that seven people had died in the country from bird flu, announcing a higher death toll than the World Health Organization, which puts the number of confirmed fatalities at five. "I have paid special attention to the greater Jakarta area.
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