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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Jakarta Bus Station Attacks


Jakarta bus station attack

The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016.

ISIS clamed responsibility for Jakarta bus station attacks that left at least three policemen dead and 12 others wounded on Wednesday.

"The executor of the attack on the Indonesian police gathering in Jakarta was an Islamic State fighter," the group's news agency Amaq said.

The attack was the deadliest in Indonesia since January 2016, when eight people were killed, four of them attackers, after suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the capital.

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Krishnagiri research body strives to preserve 977-year-old hero stone


The 977-year-old rare hero stone

Krishnagiri District History Search Organisation (KDHSO) has taken efforts to preserve a 977-year-old rare hero stone that has a mention of renowned Chola King Rajendra Cholan as ‘Gangai Vendran’ and ‘Kadaram Kondan’. KDHSO president Aram A Krishnan said that as such names were used to refer Rajendra Cholan only on inscriptions in temples.

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North Korea Should Not 'Test Trump's Resolve': US Vice President Mike Pence


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US Vice President Mike Pence warned North Korea Monday not to test Donald Trump's resolve, declaring that "all options are on the table" in curbing its missile and nuclear weapons programmes.

Defying international pressure, the North test-fired another missile on Sunday as fears grow that it may also be preparing for its sixth nuclear weapons test.

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ISIS-linked Indonesian shot dead after bomb attack


ISIS-linked Indonesian shot dead after bomb attack

Indonesian police shot dead a man linked to ISIS group during a firefight at a government office Monday after a small bomb was set off nearby.

No one apart from the attacker was hurt in the incident in the city of Bandung on Java island, which started with a pressure cooker bomb exploding in a park before the gun battle erupted in the office opposite.

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A 6.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred off the coast of Indonesia


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The quake hit at about 22:30 GMT on Thursday, 33 kilometers (about 20 miles) south of Tolotangaa, USGS said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 72.3 kilometers (45 miles). Indonesia is located in the so-called Ring of Fire quake zone where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

Hundreds of thousands died in 2004 when a record quake hit the Aceh region, triggering a tsunami. Earlier this month, a 6.5-magnitude earthquake occurred in the Aceh region, killing over 90 people and injuring hundreds of others.

 

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Flights from BIA to several countries to be delayed


Flights from BIA to India, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia will be delayed till noon due to temporary closure of Indian eastern airspace.

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At Least 43,000 Homeless After Aceh Earthquake In Indonesia


  At least 43,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said on Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities.

The estimate of the number of homeless people continues to grow while relief efforts fan out across the three districts near the epicenter of Wednesday's magnitude 6.5 quake, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency said in a statement

"The basic needs of refugees must be met during the evacuation," it said.

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PM Modi Offers Help To Earthquake-Hit Indonesia


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered all assistance to Indonesia which was hit by a powerful earthquake, killing nearly 100 people and causing widespread destruction.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Aceh over the calamity today. India stands ready to render any assistance required," PM Modi tweeted.

An earthquake of 6.5-magnitude struck Pidie Jaya district in Aceh province in Indonesia at dawn.

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