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Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities still desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed more than 400.Medical workers have warned that clean water and medicine supplies were running low — stoking fears of a public health crisis — as

177 Indonesians bound for Haj detained in Manila with fake passports

Jakarta: A group of 177 Indonesians were detained in the Philippines on Saturday after attempting to board a flight to Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj pilgrimage using fake Philippine passports. The Indonesians were reportedly about to board an early morning flight on Friday to Medina when they were apprehended by immigration personnel at Manila

Three Indonesians kidnapped in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur: At least three Indonesians have been kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf militants on Malayasia’s eastern coast of Sabah on Borneo island, officials said on Sunday. They were sailing in a raft in waters near Lahad Dalu city when the incident occurred, Efe news quoted a police official as saying. Lahad Dalu, which is located