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2006-05-13 04:43:23

By Tomi Soetjipto JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia raised the alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano to the highest level on Saturday, prompting a compulsory evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes, officials said.

2006-05-13 02:25:00

Indonesia raised the alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano to the highest level on Saturday, prompting a compulsory evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes, officials said.

2006-05-13 01:25:00

Indonesia raised the alert status of the Mount Merapi volcano to the highest level on Saturday, prompting a compulsory evacuation of thousands of residents living on the slopes, officials said.

2006-05-04 23:35:00

Lava flowed on Friday from Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi, which experts say could erupt at anytime, threatening thousands of people in the country's central Java heartland.

2006-05-04 05:15:00

Lava flowed out of Indonesia's rumbling Mount Merapi on Thursday but it fell far away from inhabited areas on its slopes and at the foothills, a volcanologist said.

2006-04-27 00:37:03

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - There is no immediate need to raise the alert status for Indonesia's volatile Mount Merapi, despite magma moving higher inside the volcano, a leading vulcanologist said on Thursday.

2006-04-25 01:50:00

Java's towering Mount Merapi spews smoke, officials urge villagers to flee, but it is to animals on the slopes of the rumbling volcano that aged food kiosk owner Mrs. Atmorejo looks for a final warning of disaster.

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.

2006-04-18 12:52:28

The volcano that looms above his village is spewing smoke and lava, and scientists warn it could erupt anytime. But like many people farming the fertile slopes of Mount Merapi, Ismail says there is no need to panic.

2006-04-18 03:27:30

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.


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coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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