Beach areas on Java and Sumatra in Indonesia were hit by a strong and unexpected tsunami on Saturday night. The tsunami came quickly and without warning, killing at least 370 people and injuring close to 1,500.
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On Friday, an earthquake hit Sulawesi, Indonesia. After the earthquake, a huge wave washed over the city of Palu, killing or injuring thousands, and leaving around 60,000 people homeless.
Aldi lived alone on a fishing raft, tied up many miles off shore. When his raft broke loose, he floated alone across the Pacific Ocean for seven weeks. And lived.
Lombok, Indonesia, a place popular with tourists, has been struck by serious earthquakes. At the same time, in Jakarta, the country is preparing to hold the 2018 Asian Games.
A group in London has made a list of reptiles that are in danger. These animals are weird and wonderful, and may not last long if they are not protected.
A large oil spill near the Indonesian city of Balikpapan has killed at least 5 people and made hundreds of others sick. The oil has spread over 50 square miles.
On Saturday, the island of Bali in Indonesia turned off the Internet for phones for 24 hours. They did this because March 17 this year was a holiday called Nyepi - a day of silence.