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Teaching Indonesian students

June 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson’s Sara Holm Anderson developed a fondness for hot chilies and a love of teaching when she taught English in Indonesia as a Fulbright scholar.
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Western Indonesia rocked by major earthquake; tsunami warning issued

January 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The U.S. Geological survey said the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck 260 miles (420 kilometers) off the coast of Aceh province. It was centered 18 miles (30 kilometers) beneath the ocean floor. Continue Reading

Obama cites jobs payoff from Asia trip

November 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

After a nine-day trip through Asia in which he showed command on the world stage, President Barack Obama is headed back to debt-deadlocked Washington, where he’ll confront fresh reminders of the limits of his power at home. Continue Reading

Captain Jihad: Ex-terrorist is now comic book hero

September 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The real life adventures of former al-Qaida-linked militant Nasir Abas have become a new comic book in Indonesia, chronicling his transformation from foe to invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism. Continue Reading

Many flee Indonesia volcano amid fears of eruption

November 8, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Frightened residents abandoned their homes in a bustling city of 400,000 at the foot of Indonesia’s rumbling volcano today, cramming onto trains, buses and rented vehicles as authorities warned Mount Merapi could erupt again at any time. Continue Reading

Indonesian volcano sparks travel chaos

November 7, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Panicked residents who live near the base of Mount Merapi which has claimed 138 lives in two weeks crammed into trains and buses to seek temporary refuge with family and friends elsewhere. Continue Reading

Indonesian volcano unleashes biggest eruption yet

November 3, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Indonesia’s deadly Mount Merapi erupted today with its biggest volcanic blast yet, spewing hot clouds up to six miles away. The volcano and tsunami that hit another part of the country last week have claimed nearly 470 lives and sent tens of thousands crowding into emergency shelters. They were settling in for the long haul today, with relief operations expected to take weeks, possibly months.
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Booming new blast erupts from Indonesian volcano

November 1, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Evacuees cringed and fled for cover today as an erupting volcano one of 22 showing increased activity in Indonesia let loose booming explosions of hot gas and debris in its most powerful blast in a deadly week. No new casualties were reported. Continue Reading

408 DEAD, 303 MISSING: Bad weather slows aid to Indonesia tsunami victims

October 29, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Choppy seas, poor visibility and a shortage of boats are slowing the delivery of tons of food, water and blankets to the most remote corners of the Indonesian islands hit hardest by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people and crushed entire villages, an official said today.
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INDONESIA DISASTERS: Tsunami, volcano tolls rise

October 27, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 11:05 A.M.Helicopters with emergency supplies finally landed Wednesday on remote Indonesian islands slammed by a tsunami that killed more than 300 people, while elsewhere in the archipelago the toll from a volcanic eruption rose to 30, including the mountain’s spiritual caretaker. Continue Reading