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At least 46 people were killed when an earthquake hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island on Friday.

"That number could grow but we hope it won't... Many of the dead are buried under rubble."

At least three dead as <em>Indonesia</em> quake topples buildings

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At least three dead as Indonesia quake topples buildings

A powerful earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more.

Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

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Who will protect Rohingyas sent to remote, flood-prone island?

Comment: The international community must act now to prevent further atrocities against Rohingya refugees, writes CJ Werleman.

Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

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Erdogan gets jab as Turkey unrolls Chinese vaccine

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan got jabbed as the country began rolling out China's Sinovac's vaccine.

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Turkey launches vaccination drive with Chinese jab

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca received the first shot of CoronaVac live on television

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Indonesia leader gets nation's first coronavirus jab

Indonesia's Prime Minister received the first of two doses of the Chinese-developed Coronavac, which domestic regulators approved this week.

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Indonesia recovers first black box from crashed plane

Indonesian transport minister Budi Karya Sumadi said a box had been found after a plane plunged about 10,000 feet in less than a minute before ...

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Indonesian divers hunt seabed for crashed plane's black boxes

Indonesian divers returned to a wreckage-littered seabed off Jakarta hunting for black boxes that will likely be key to unlocking the mystery of ...

<em>Indonesia</em> locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on ...

<em>Indonesia</em> budget airline jet 'suspected' to have crashed: official

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Indonesia budget airline jet 'suspected' to have crashed: official

More than 60 people were onboard the flight, which lost contact with authorities minutes after leaving Jakarta's airport.

Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air loses contact with plane after take-off

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Indonesia's Sriwijaya Air loses contact with plane after take-off

There were 56 passengers and six crew members onboard the plane.

<em>Indonesia</em> to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

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Indonesia to free cleric linked to Bali bombing

A radical cleric linked to Indonesia's worst terror attack was freed from prison.

Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

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Iran says South Korea holding its $7b funds 'hostage'

Iran's seizure of a South Korean tanker has caused a diplomatic crisis in the region.

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South Korea sends delegation to Iran over tanker seizure

South Korea is set to send a delegation to Iran in an effort to negotiate the release of an oil tanker.

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Iran Guards seize South Korean tanker amid US tensions

Iran said Monday its Revolutionary Guards had seized a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf waters for breaking "environmental laws", at a time ...

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Seoul demands release of oil tanker seized by Iran

The call came as Seoul's defence ministry said an anti-piracy unit was dispatched to the Gulf after receiving reports the tanker had been seized.

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Iran Revolutionary Guards seize South Korean-flagged tanker

The apparent seizure of the South Korean-flagged Hankuk Chemi and the arrest of crew members comes as Tehran has reportedly started a process to ...

<em>Indonesia</em> could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

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Indonesia could get 'billions' for normalising ties with Israel

Indonesian Muslim groups and pro-Palestine NGOs have slammed the prospect of normalising ties with Israel.

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US embassy in Jerusalem names courtyard after Jared Kushner

President Donald Trump's special advisor and son-in-law has spearheaded normalisation agreements between Israel and Arab states this year.

UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

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UAE Islamic body OKs vaccines even with pork

The UAE Fatwa Council has said that the coronavirus vaccine is allowed under Islamic law, even if it contains pork gelatine .

UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

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UNESCO, students celebrate World Arabic Language Day

UNESCO says it will work with academics to see how Arabic can best be preserved for future generations.

Israeli hacking firm says it can break into Signal

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Israeli hacking firm says it can break into Signal

Israeli tech firm Cellebrite, which has been criticised for selling surveillance technology to authoritarian states, says it can now hack into ...

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