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BALI- Is it losing its tourism attraction after Tsunami?

Bali Picture-postcard Tanjung Lesung was a cornerstone of Indonesia's bid to supercharge its tourism industry, boasting palm-fringed beaches, a towering volcano in the middle of turquoise waters and a rain forest sanctuary for endangered Javan rhinos. But the beach side town now lies in ruins, pummeled by a deadly tsunami that has raised fresh questions about disaster preparedness and the future of a multi-billion-dollar push to replicate Bali's success across the Southeast Asian archipelago. The shattered community…

Indonesia orders flights to steer clear of erupting Anak Krakatau volcano

LABUAN, Indonesia: Indonesia on Thursday raised the alert level for the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano to the second-highest, and ordered all flights to steer clear, days after it triggered a tsunami that killed at least 430 people. A crater collapse on the volcanic island at high tide on Saturday sent waves up to 5 meters (16 feet) high smashing into the coast on the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra. Authorities have warned that the crater of Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, remains fragile,…

Indonesia issues ‘extreme weather’ warning for tsunami-hit coast near Krakatau

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities warned on Wednesday of “extreme weather and high waves” around the erupting Anak Krakatau volcano, urging people to stay away from the coast already devastated by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people. Clouds of ash spewed from Anak Krakatau, almost obscuring the volcanic island where a crater collapse at high tide on Saturday sent waves up to 5 meters (16 feet) high smashing into the coast on the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra islands. “We have developed a…

PM Imran condoles with Indonesian president over loss of lives   

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday telephoned Indonesian President Joko Widodo and expressed his grief over the loss of precious lives and destruction caused by volcano-triggered tsunami. Talking to the president, the PM Imran Khan expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in Sunda Strait and added that it is a testing time for Indonesia. He said that the brave Indonesian people would overcome the natural disaster by the grace of Allah. The prime minister reiterated his resolve to further strengthen…

Another tsunami could hit Indonesia, experts warn

Another tsunami could strike Indonesia, experts warned on Sunday, a day after more than 200 people were killed by a wave triggered by a volcanic eruption. What caused the tsunami? The tsunami "appears to have been caused by an underwater collapse" of part of the Anak (or "child of") Krakatoa volcano, said David Rothery of The Open University in Britain. Anak Krakatoa is a new island that emerged around 1928 in the crater left by Krakatoa, whose massive 1883 eruption killed at least 36,000 people. The volcano has been…