Suspected suicide blast at Indonesian police station kills two

Suspected suicide blast at Indonesian police station kills two

BANDUNG, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Two people were killed and eight wounded in the Indonesian city of Bandung on Wednesday when a suspected Islamic militant who may have been angered by the country’s new criminal code blew himself up at a police station, authorities said. Ahmad Ramadhan, head of the public information bureau for the … Read more

Thousands on alert in Indonesia’s Java after Mt. Semeru eruption

Thousands on alert in Indonesia’s Java after Mt. Semeru eruption

JAKARTA, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Thousands of residents in Indonesia’s East Java were on high alert on Monday after a violent eruption at the island’s tallest volcano prompted authorities to impose an 8-kilometer no-go zone and forced evacuations of entire villages. The provincial search and rescue agency deployed teams to the worst-affected areas near Mount … Read more

Indonesia raises volcano warning to highest after Semeru erupts, evacuates 90 people

Indonesia raises volcano warning to highest after Semeru erupts, evacuates 90 people

JAKARTA, Dec 4 (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities raised the warning on Semeru volcano on the island of Java to the highest level on Sunday after an eruption spewed a column of ash high into the air. The evacuation of people, which includes children and seniors, living near the volcano in East Java province had also … Read more

Letter bomb injures one at Ukraine’s Madrid embassy, Kyiv ramps up security

Letter bomb injures one at Ukraine’s Madrid embassy, Kyiv ramps up security

MADRID/KYIV, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A security officer at Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid was injured when he opened a letter bomb addressed to the ambassador on Wednesday, and Kyiv ordered a bolstering of security at all its representative offices abroad. The security officer suffered light injuries and went under his own steam to hospital for … Read more

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano begins eruption, alert level raised – USGS

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano begins eruption, alert level raised – USGS

Nov 28 (Reuters) – An eruption began in the summit caldera of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, on Sunday night, the U.S. Geological Service’s (USGS) volcanic activity service said. “At this time, lava flows are contained within the summit area and are not threatening downslope communities,” the notification said. However, the notification … Read more

Small plane crash causes mass power outages near Washington

Small plane crash causes mass power outages near Washington

Nov 27 (Reuters) – A small plane crashed into high-voltage power lines about 30 miles north of Washington, D.C., on Sunday, causing mass outages, with rescue services working into the night to rescue two people on board the aircraft still entangled in the cables. The aircraft crashed about 5.30 p.m. (2230 GMT) in misty and … Read more

No tsunami warning for Solomon Islands after 7.0 earthquake off coast

No tsunami warning for Solomon Islands after 7.0 earthquake off coast

SYDNEY, Nov 22 (Reuters) – Authorities in the Solomon Islands said no tsunami warning would be issued after two earthquakes on Tuesday afternoon, including one with a magnitude of 7.0 just off the southwest coast. The first quake hit at a depth of 15 km (9 miles), about 16 km (10 miles) southwest of the … Read more

Disney’s Robert Iger May Find Second Time Isn’t Quite the Charm

Disney’s Robert Iger May Find Second Time Isn’t Quite the Charm

Robert Iger just got a $10.5 billion vote of confidence. He will need all of it.  That is how much Disney’s DIS 6.30% market value jumped by Monday’s closing bell on the surprise news that Mr. Iger is returning to the Magic Kingdom’s throne. In a statement Sunday night, the company’s board said he will … Read more

Indonesia quake kills scores, reduces homes to rubble, injuring hundreds

Indonesia quake kills scores, reduces homes to rubble, injuring hundreds

CIANJUR, Indonesia, Nov 21 (Reuters) – A 5.6-magnitude earthquake killed more than 60 people and injured hundreds in Indonesia’s West Java province on Monday, with rescuers trying to reach survivors trapped under the rubble amid a series of aftershocks. The epicentre was near the town of Cianjur in West Java, about 75 km (45 miles) … Read more