Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is a World Journalism Institute graduate. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rachel_Lynn_A.

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Volcano still poses a threat in Indonesia

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/27/18, 11:40 am

The Indonesian government warned people to avoid the coast as the country raised the danger level on an island volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami over the weekend, killing at least 430 people. The Indonesian volcanology agency on Thursday raised the Anak Krakatau volcano alert status to the second-highest level and doubled the exclusion zone, rerouting all flights within a 3-mile radius.

“There’s still a chance of a landslide, even under the sea level or on the sea level,” said Rudy Sunendar, head of the energy ministry’s geology department.

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Saudi Arabia reshuffles leadership

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/27/18, 11:01 am

Saudi King Salman announced an overhaul of top governmental posts on Thursday. The new positions span the kingdom’s two supreme councils that oversee economy and security matters, both headed by the king’s son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The crown prince maintains his roles as both prime minister and defense minister.

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Terror attack at Afghan welfare office kills 40

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/26/18, 11:37 am

A Monday suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed 40 people and injured 29 others, the health ministry said Tuesday. At least three gunmen stormed a public welfare building after another attacker detonated an explosives-laden vehicle outside. The gunmen held the building for eight hours against security forces. Some employees barricaded themselves inside while police evacuated more than 350 others. No group has claimed responsibility the attack. A second suicide bomber killed six people in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Tuesday.

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