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  • United States Aug 17, 2019

    Beer Named for Pacific Island Nuke Test Site Draws Criticism

    A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said.

  • Indonesia Jul 7, 2019

    Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After Molucca Sea Quake

    Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185 kilometers (115 miles) southeast of Manado at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles). A graphic posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s geophysics agency...

  • Twitter Jul 7, 2019

    Indonesia Issues Tsunami Warning After Molucca Sea Quake

    Indonesian authorities issued a tsunami warning after a strong earthquake struck late Sunday night in the Molucca Sea between North Sulawesi and the Maluku archipelago. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.9 quake was centered 185 kilometers (115 miles) southeast of Manado at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles). A graphic posted on Twitter by Indonesia’s geophysics agency...

  • Associated Press Dec 23, 2018

    Hundreds Dead After Tsunami Strikes Indonesia

    Indonesia’s Meteorology, Geophysics and Climatology Agency asked people stay away from the coast after nearby volcano erupts raising fear of a new Tsunami.

  • Europe Oct 29, 2018

    Passenger Jet Crashes After Takeoff in Indonesia; Remains, Debris Found at Sea

    Rescuers in inflatable boats retrieved human remains, pieces of aircraft and personal belongings from the Java Sea on Monday after a new-generation Boeing jet operated by an Indonesian budget airline crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. Distraught family members struggled to comprehend the sudden loss of loved ones in the crash of the 2-month-old Lion Air...

  • author Oct 20, 2018

    New Snake Names Honor Darwin, Fire God, Louisiana Professor

    A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him. “They named one after Charles Darwin — that’s a no-brainer — and one after the Greek god of fire, and one after me, of all people,” said Robert A. Thomas, an environmental biologist and head...

  • Donald Trump Jan 22, 2018

    50 Years After Key Vietnam Battles, Mattis Seeks Closer Ties

    A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for the United States to compete with China and Russia. Mattis, a retired general...

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