17 January 2021


Tens of thousands evacuated amid Indonesia floods (10)
January 17, 2021 JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated and more than a dozen have been killed in recent days in flooding on Indonesia's Borneo island, officials said Sunday. National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesperson Raditya Jati said floods brought by intense rains caused floodwaters as high as 3 meters (10 feet). As of Sunday, 39,549 people had been evacuated and at least 15 had been
Spox: Judiciary to decide fate of S. Korean tanker (10)
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh has rejected rumors about the possible release of a South Korean-flagged tanker that was seized in the Persian Gulf waters earlier this month by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Navy for repetitive violation of maritime environmental law. Sunday, January 17, 2021 1:22:00 PM Emphasizing that any final decision on the fate of the South Korean ship
Spain's Carolina Marin claims Thailand Open title (8)
Author: AFP Update: 17.01.2021 11:21 Indonesia's Apriyani Rahayu (left) and Greysia Polii after winning the women's doubles crown at the Thailand Open badminton tournament in Bangkok / © BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF THAILAND/AFP Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin has bolstered her chances of defending in Tokyo later this year after claiming the Thailand Open in Bangkok Sunday over top seed Tai Tzu-ying.
Indonesia's Mount Merapi spews lava, smoke (13)
Lava descends from Javan volcano's southwestern slope down up to 1,500 meters 11:42 January 17, 2021 AA Mount Merapi spews lava Photograph: Magnus Hendratmo The Merapi volcano on Java island has begun to spew lava as smoke and ash bellowed 50 meters (164 feet) above its crater following the eruptions on Sunday, Indonesian officials reported. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazar Mitigation (PVMBG) said in
Another doctor tests positive for COVID-19 in Taiwan (4)
2021-01-17 21:05:23(Beijing Time) Xinhua English TAIPEI, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) - A doctor was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, raising the total infection figure of the latest hospital-cluster infections in Taiwan to four, the local epidemic monitoring agency said. After a doctor and a nurse working for a hospital in northern Taiwan tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, another nurse from the same hospital was
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