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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 22:55:39

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Landslides and floods on Indonesia's eastern Sulawesi island have killed 65 people and the toll could rise, a police 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. "The number of death is 65 and 21 are still missing," said Tanassang, a police officer from South...

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,...

2006-03-31 21:50:00

JAKARTA (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck off the eastern Indonesian island of Talaud early on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, an Indonesian official said. The quake's epicenter was in the sea 42 km (26 miles) west of Talaud and at a depth of 33 km, staff official Lukito of the Jakarta earthquake center told Reuters. Talaud is between Sulawesi, one of Indonesia's major islands, and Mindanao in the Philippines, and lies...

2006-02-21 21:36:20

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 24 people in Indonesia's eastern city of Manado, search and rescue officials said on Wednesday. The disaster occurred on Tuesday in the North Sulawesi provincial capital, where parts of the city were inundated with one-meter (three foot) high floodwaters after hours of rain. Most of the dead were buried by mud from landslides in hilly parts of the city. "Today we found four bodies so the...


Latest Sulawesi Reference Libraries

Sulawesi Flying Fox, Acerodon celebensis
2013-08-29 10:18:35

The Sulawesi flying fox (Acerodon celebensis), also known as the Sulawesi fruit bat, is a species of mega bat that can be found in the Sulawesi subregion of Indonesia. Its range includes areas of Sulawesi, Butan like Mangole, Sanana, Selayar, Talenge, and Sangihe. It occurs at elevations of up to 4,921 feet in lowland habitats. It is often found in coastal areas near human settlements on the Sula Islands, causing experts to believe that it can withstand a small amount of human disturbance....

Sulawesi Bear Cuscus, Ailurops ursinus
2013-08-21 14:19:04

The Sulawesi bear cuscus (Ailurops ursinus), also known as the Sulawesi bear phalanger, is marsupial that is classified within the Phalangeridae family. It can be found in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and neighboring islands. It prefers a habitat within tropical or subtropical arid or moist forests, at elevations of up to 1,968 feet above sea level. The Sulawesi bear cuscus is an arboreal animal, preferring to reside in the trees, and can typically be found in pairs. It is active during the day and...

North Sulawesi Babirusa, Babyrousa celebensis
2012-08-14 08:24:23

The North Sulawesi babiruse (Babyrousa celebensis) is an animal that resembles a pig. It is native to the northern areas of Sulawesi and to the Lembeh Islands found in Indonesia. It prefers a habitat near rivers or lakes, in tropical forests or canebrakes. Both its common and scientific name is derived from the local Malay term, which translates to “pig-deer”. It is thought that the Babyrousinae subfamily branched off the warthog family during the Miocene or late Oligocene period....

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2008-12-18 20:55:04

The Pygmy Tarsier (Tarsius pumilus), is a nocturnal primate that is found in central Sulawesi, Indonesia. It is also known as the Mountain Tarsier or Lesser Spectral Tarsier. It was thought to be extinct until 2000, when scientists accidentally killed one while trapping rats. The first Pygmy Tarsiers found alive since the 1920s was in August of 2008 by a research team from Texas A&M University. Three were captured (a fourth one escaped) using nets, and were radio collared to track them....

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2007-10-22 15:09:47

The Babirusa or pig-deer (Babyrousa babyrussa), is a pig-like animal native to Sulawesi and surrounding islands of Indonesia. Its habitat is the underbrush of tropical forests and canebrakes, and the shores of rivers and lakes. The Babirusa was once considered a single species, but recent studies show it as a member of the pig family and one of the oldest living members. It is considered an endangered species. It is mostly hairless, mottled-grey-and-brown hide provide it with a degree of...

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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
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