Photos: Indonesia prepares for end of disaster search

World 10/09/18, 06:17

Indonesia plans to halt the search this week for victims of an earthquake and tsunami that have left more than 2,000 dead and thousands feared missing.In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, a man carries belongings from his toppled house in the Balarola neighborhood of Palu city where a massive ...

Indonesia says death toll in Sulawesi quake rises to 2,010

World 10/09/18, 05:18

Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the Sulawesi island earthquake and tsunami has climbed past 2,000.Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Tuesday the toll had climbed to 2,010.A man watches as heavy machines clear a road from debris at a tsunami-ravaged area in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, ...

Area hit hard by Indonesia quake was seen as high-risk zone

World 10/08/18, 12:44

When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and started to rise.Terrified, she clung to ...

Confirmed deaths near 2,000, still more likely in Indonesia

World 10/08/18, 04:12

The confirmed death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday, but thousands more remained unaccounted for and officials have said search teams planned to stop looking for victims later this week.A rescue worker stands near a collapsed house during a search for earthquake ...

Back-to-back temblors has some Haitians sleeping outside

World 10/08/18, 00:28

For some Haitians fearing new aftershocks, the best place to spend the night is under a tree.A boy that was injured by an aftershock receives treatment at the general hospital in Port-de-Paix, Haiti, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. A magnitude 5.2 aftershock struck Haiti on Sunday, even as survivors of the ...

Update: 5.2-magnitude aftershock rattles northern Haiti

World 10/07/18, 17:01

The Latest on the magnitude 5.9 earthquake in northern Haiti (all times local):3:45 p.m.The U.S. Geological Survey says a 5.2 magnitude aftershock has rattled northern Haiti, a day after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake left at least 12 dead and 188 injured at the same location.The USGS says the aftershock's epicenter ...

Update: Indonesia disaster death toll climbs to 1,763

World 10/07/18, 04:05

The Latest on the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia (all times local):3:30 p.m.Indonesia's disaster agency says the death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi island has risen to 1,763, with more than 5,000 feared missing.Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho says officials are trying to confirm the number ...

Photos: Aid pours in to disaster-hit Indonesian region

World 10/07/18, 02:36

Aid has begun pouring into central Indonesia's Sulawesi island and humanitarian workers are fanning out across its countryside, more than a week after parts of the island were devastated by a powerful earthquake and tsunami.In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, file photo, residents take a bath surrounded by toppled homes ...

Christians seek solace in prayer after Indonesia disasters

World 10/07/18, 00:55

Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes are flocking to Sunday sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, hoping for answers to the double tragedy that inflicted deep trauma on their community.Protestants, Catholics and Charismatics make up about 10 percent of the population of Palu, where neighborhoods ...

Haiti quake causes injuries, damages homes, hospital, church

World 10/07/18, 00:11

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake destroyed homes and damaged a church and at least one hospital in Haiti, where officials reported people were injured, but had not confirmed local media reports of deaths.The U.S. Geologic Survey said the quake that hit at 8:11 p.m. Saturday (001 GMT) was centered 12 miles ...

Aid pours in to Indonesian region hit by quake, tsunami

World 10/06/18, 02:36

Aid continued is continuing to pour into hard-hit areas of Indonesia's Sulawesi island, which has been rattled by some 450 aftershocks since an earthquake and tsunami struck just over a week ago.Indonesian and Japan military personnel unload relief aid from a Japan Air Force cargo plane at the Mutiara Sis ...

10 Things to Know for Today

U.S. 10/05/18, 06:27

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. JUDGE'S FUTURE HANGS IN THE BALANCEThe Senate is poised to take a crucial vote Friday on whether to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court as key Republican senators remain undecided.2. CONGOLESE ...

Muslims pray for strength in quake-hit Indonesian city

World 10/05/18, 05:17

Hundreds of Muslim survivors in the Indonesian city of Palu have gathered at shattered mosques for Friday prayers, seeking strength to rebuild their lives a week after a powerful earthquake and tsunami killed more than 1,500 people.A man cries during Friday prayers outside a damaged mosque caused by the massive ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 10/05/18, 03:43

An earthquake and tsunami struck a central Indonesia island a week ago, burying survivors and victims in mud and debris. Boats were washed ashore, buildings and streets crumbled, and people mourned their losses while coping with the damage.In this Sept. 30, 2018, photo, rescuers evacuate an earthquake survivor by ...

French say no more signs of life in Indonesia hotel rubble

World 10/04/18, 22:07

French rescuers say they've been unable to find the possible sign of life they detected a day earlier under the rubble of a hotel that collapsed in the earthquake a week ago on Indonesia's Sulawesi island.Filipinos stand beside the heavily damaged Mercure hotel after a massive earthquake and tsunami hit ...

Crew recount terror of tsunami that dumped ferry in village

World 10/04/18, 21:12

The captain and crew sailing the Sabuk Nusantara ferry to new owners got the task done and then some.In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, photo, Indonesian youths walk past Sabuk Nusantara 39 ship which was swept ashore by the tsunami in Wani village on the outskirt of Palu, Central Sulawesi, ...

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