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2006-06-09 02:31:49

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Dozens of Indonesians prayed in the shadow of the rumbling Mount Merapi volcano on Friday as it spewed smoke, and a preacher urged people to remain calm.

2006-06-08 05:25:00

Indonesia's restive Mount Merapi threw out massive clouds of smoke on Thursday, sparking panic among villagers living close to the volcano not far from where an earthquake killed more than 5,700 people.

2006-06-06 12:30:00

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.

2006-06-06 05:10:42

By Jalil Hamid YOGYAKARTA (Reuters) - Dozens of aid trucks laden with rice remained blocked in government depots on Tuesday due to bureaucratic bottlenecks, angering Indonesian earthquake survivors struggling to rebuild their shattered lives.

2006-05-30 06:10:42

By Lewa Pardomuan MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's restive Mount Merapi remained a no-go zone on Tuesday after last weekend's deadly earthquake nearby, but the volcano was quieter and its revered "keeper" insisted no major eruption was imminent.

2006-05-30 01:25:00

International relief efforts picked up on Tuesday for survivors of an earthquake that killed more than 5,000 people on Indonesia's Java island, but many victims complained vital aid was not reaching them.

2006-05-22 23:35:00

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.

2006-05-19 01:25:00

The spiritual keeper of Indonesia's Mount Merapi performed a midnight ritual walk around villages to calm the mountain as vulcanologists warn the country's most dangerous volcano could still massively erupt.

2006-05-19 01:15:00

The spiritual keeper of Indonesia's Mount Merapi performed a midnight ritual walk around villages to calm the mountain as vulcanologists warn the country's most dangerous volcano could still massively erupt.

2006-05-18 00:40:00

Ignoring warnings a major eruption could come at anytime, Indonesian villagers were back in their homes on the slopes of the simmering Mount Merapi volcano on Thursday.


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