Under a cloudless sky, about 20,000 eclipse chasers watched a rare solar eclipse plunge part of Australia's northwest coast into brief midday darkness Thursday with an accompanying temperature drop.
The match organizer and the security chief were handed down prison sentences Thursday in connection with a 2022 stampede that killed more than 130 people following a match in East Java.
An Islamic militant convicted of making the explosives used in the bombings that killed over 200 people was paroled after serving about half of his original 20-year prison sentence.
Indonesia's penal code had languished for decades while legislators in the world's biggest Muslim-majority nation struggled with how to adapt its native culture and norms to the criminal code.
Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter (12,060-foot) Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.
Bodies continued to be pulled from debris Tuesday in the hardest-hit city of Cianjur. Experts say proximity to fault lines, the shallowness of the quake and poor infrastructure all worsened the toll.
An earthquake shook Indonesia's main island of Java on Monday, killing more than 40 people, damaging dozens of buildings and sending residents into the capital's streets for safety.
Police said the gates were unlocked but each only able to accommodate two people at a time as hundreds tried to flee. On Saturday, 125 people died and hundreds were hurt after police fired tear gas.
The death of at least 125 people at a soccer match on Saturday is a tragic reminder that Indonesia is one of the most dangerous countries in which to attend a game.
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The sentence reduction means Umar Patek could be released on parole ahead of the 20th anniversary of the bombings in October.
Indonesia's geological agency said it sees increasing activity that could trigger an avalanche of lava and searing gas, similar to the Dec. 4 eruption,
International travelers must be vaccinated, test negative, be coming from certain countries, quarantine and heed restrictions in public.
No cause has been established for the sinking earlier this month of the KRI Nanggala with 53 people aboard, but officials have suggested that it may have been due to an undersea wave.
The country's navy had said earlier that it considered the crew of 53 dead, an assessment that has now been confirmed with photos of the ship's wreckage.