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2006-05-28 02:15:00

By Achmad Sukarsono BANTUL, Indonesia (Reuters) - Rescue workers dug desperately for survivors on Sunday as residents returned to ruined homes on Indonesia's densely populated island of Java a day after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 3,300.

2006-05-27 22:37:35

By Achmad Sukarsono BANTUL, Indonesia, May 28, Indonesia - Rescue workers dug desperately for survivors on Sunday as distraught residents returned to ruined homes on Indonesia's densely populated island of Java a day after a powerful earthquake killed more than 3,000.

2006-05-27 14:19:24

By Achmad Sukarsono YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - A dawn earthquake killed more than 3,000 people around the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta on Saturday, burying many under the rubble of their homes in a scene survivors said was like the end of the world.

2006-05-26 19:51:09

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - At least five people died and scores were injured when a strong earthquake shook Indonesia's ancient royal capital and popular tourist area of Yogyakarta early on Saturday morning, hospital staff said.

2006-05-26 20:57:56

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - An earthquake that shook the area around Indonesia's ancient royal city of Yogyakarta early on Saturday killed at least 15 people and left hundreds injured, hospital staff said.

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.

2006-05-17 23:50:00

By Tomi Soetjipto MOUNT METAPI, Indonesia (Reuters) - 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.

2006-05-14 22:18:24

By Tomi Soetjipto YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed hot clouds and ash rain early on Monday, a volcanologist said, but there was no confirmation of reports of fresh lava flows.

2006-05-14 20:44:11

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano spewed lava and hot ash early on Monday, a regional official said, but a volcanologist said he had no confirmation of the report.

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.


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