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Death toll climbs in Indonesian earthquake

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/06/18, 11:42 am

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok and rattled Bali on Sunday evening, killing at least 98 people. Responders warn the death toll could rise as they try to reach areas that remain inaccessible. The quake hit the northern part of Lombok at a depth of 6 miles. It’s the second quake to hit the island in a week: a temblor on July 29 killed 16 people and damaged hundreds of houses there.

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Deadly earthquake hits Indonesian island

by Kent Covington
Posted 7/30/18, 10:18 am

A powerful earthquake Sunday in Indonesia has killed at least 14 people, injured more than 160 others, and damaged more than 1,000 homes. The 6.4 magnitude quake struck Lombok island, a popular tourist destination east of Bali, but its shallow depth, only 4.4 miles, created a greater danger because shallow earthquakes tend to do more damage than deeper ones. The quake caused widespread blackouts and triggered a large landslide from Mount Rinjani, an active volcano.

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‘Clearing out an entire people’

International | Christian groups say repeated Nigerian herdsmen attacks amount to genocide
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 7/17/18, 03:50 pm

ABUJA, Nigeria—Aid groups and church communities are still scrambling to restore some level of normalcy in predominantly Christian areas in Plateau state after the June 23 herdsmen attack that killed more than 200 people. Some Christian groups call the attacks ethnic cleansing, saying the killings should qualify as genocide.

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