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Sumatra Shaken By Magnitude-5 Earthquake

JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Bernama) — An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, in the wee hours of Wednesday, Antara news agency reported. The temblor’s epicenter was located at 5.28 degrees northern latitude and 94.77

Malaysia hit with haze from forest fires

Malaysia was Wednesday hit with the worst haze levels recorded this year, as smoke from forest fires caused “unhealthy” levels of pollution in six areas. Environment Department director general Rosnani Ibarahim said hundreds of forest fires were blazing in the

6.0 Earthquake hits Indonesia

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Indonesia’;s Sumatra island early this morning , the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit at 07:01am (0531 IST) and was centred 224 kilometres south-southwest of the town of Sibolga at a depth of