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2008-09-29 09:00:36

Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 26 September [Unattributed article: "Yudhoyono inaugurates Makassar's international airport"] President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono inaugurated Makassar's newly built Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport on Friday [26 Sep 08] and toured the futuristic shaped state facility. The airport mostly has glass walls and is decorated with traditional South Sulawesi ornaments. The head of...

2006-06-23 03:39:06

SINJAI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian search and rescue operations turned to the sea on Friday in the search for missing victims after landslides and floods on eastern Sulawesi island killed 201 people, officials said. A senior Red Cross official said some people might have been swept away after two days of torrential rain in South Sulawesi province at the beginning of the week flattened homes and turned vast swathes of land into lakes. More than 300 people are still missing in...

2006-06-22 21:48:11

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian search and rescue operations turned to the sea on Friday in the search for missing victims after landslides and floods on eastern Sulawesi island killed at least 215 people. A senior Red Cross official said some people might have been swept away after two days of torrential rain in South Sulawesi province at the beginning of the week flattened homes and turned vast swathes of land into lakes. More than 60 people are still missing in the area where...

2006-06-22 00:42:08

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers scoured mud-filled homes for bodies and some survivors suffered diarrhoea and skin diseases after landslides and floods on eastern Sulawesi island killed 210 people, officials said on Thursday. A search-and-rescue operation has been underway in South Sulawesi province after two days of heavy rain at the beginning of the week, but officials said some areas were inaccessible because roads and bridges had been damaged. Another 104 people were...

2006-06-21 22:47:31

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescuers scoured mud-filled homes for bodies and some survivors suffered diarrhea and skin diseases after landslides and floods on eastern Sulawesi island killed 188 people, officials said on Thursday. Nearly 150 people were missing. A search-and-rescue operation has been underway in South Sulawesi province after two days of heavy rain at the beginning of the week. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after flooding early on Tuesday, police and...

2006-06-21 04:37:30

SINJAI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 114 people and the toll could rise further, officials said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was underway after two days of heavy rain in several parts of South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said. "Excavations for those who were buried are still in progress," a Reuters witness in Sinjai said,...

2006-06-21 02:51:55

SINJAI REGENCY, Indonesia (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 87 people and the toll could rise further, officials said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was under way after two days of heavy rain in several parts of South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said. "Excavations for those who were buried are still in progress," a Reuters witness in Sinjai...

2006-06-20 21:44:13

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 51 people and the toll could rise, an official said on Wednesday. A search-and-rescue operation was under way after two days of heavy rain in several areas in South Sulawesi province. Sinjai regency was the worst-hit area after major flooding early on Tuesday, rescuers and police said. "There are now 51 people dead," Saktianto, a communications officer for the search-and-rescue operation,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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