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2008-08-21 12:01:28

By BRENDAN McDAID TWO people injured in a three vehicle crash in Londonderry were today described as being in a "stable" condition after being admitted overnight to Altnagelvin Hospital.

2006-07-27 07:50:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 hit offshore the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Indonesian Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said on Thursday. The United States Geological Survey put the quake, which occurred at 1116 GMT, at a magnitude of 6.0.

2006-06-26 00:15:34

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nine people have been confirmed dead and 25 were still missing from a ferry sinking last week off Sumatra island's west coast, a search and rescue official said on Monday.

2006-06-22 23:31:11

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian rescue teams scoured the high seas off Sumatra island on Friday for 39 people after a ferry sank in a storm, a senior navy official said.

2005-06-17 06:35:11

Scientists are convinced another giant tsunami will one day sweep across the Indian Ocean -- what they are not sure about is when.

2005-04-12 15:20:00

A volcano spewed into life on Indonesia's disaster-blighted Sumatra island, spreading new panic after the recent tsunami and earthquakes and driving thousands from their homes.

Word of the Day
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.