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  • Villagers and a journalist prepare to flee as Mount Sinabung releases pyroclastic flows during an eruption in Namantaran, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. The rumbling volcano in western Indonesia has unleashed fresh clouds of searing gas, killing a number people and injuring fewothers. (AP Photo)

    Indonesia volcano unleashes major eruption; at least 14 killed, thousands evacuated

    An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption Saturday, killing 14 people just a day after authorities allowed thousands of villagers who had been evacuated to return to its slopes, saying that activity was decreasing, officials said.

  • In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 photo, Muslim men watch a slideshow of pictures believed to be from Syria during a prayer calling for jihad to Syria at a mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia. While security agencies in Europe and beyond are worried about militants returning from Syria, Indonesia knows only too well how foreign battlefields, training opportunities and contact with al-Qaida can lead to deadly results. Indonesian anti-terror officials estimated there were around 50 Indonesian militants fighting against the regime of Bashar Assad in Syria and the number is expected to grow. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    For Indonesian jihadists, Syrian civil war beckons

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young Indonesian was raised in an extremist household and graduated from a boarding school notorious for teaching generations of terrorists. So it was perhaps no surprise that when Muhammad Fakhri Ihsani left to study in Pakistan, the lure of jihad proved inescapable.

  • Australia won't comment on lifeboat policy report

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The government refused to comment on a newspaper report on Wednesday that Australia is buying lifeboats to carry asylum seekers back to Indonesian islands.

  • Villagers are seen through the windshield of a car as they seek cover during a volcanic ash fall from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The 2,600-meter (8,530-foot) volcano has sporadically erupted since September. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    Rumbling volcano in western Indonesia erupts again

    KARO, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities extended a danger zone around a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia on Sunday after it spewed blistering gas farther than expected, sending panicked residents streaming down the sides of the mountain.

  • ** FILE ** Members of the hacking group Anonymous. (Associated Press)

    Anonymous Indonesia hacks 170 Australian websites over spy claims

    A website hacking group, Anonymous Indonesia, claimed to have broken into 170-plus Internet sites affiliated with Australian businesses and organizations in retaliation for reports of government spying with American intelligence.

  • ** FILE ** South Korean protesters wearing masks of U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and South Korean President Park Geun-hye perform during a rally denouncing U.S. National Security Agency's alleged spying on its allies near the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Embassy Row: Charges of U.S. spying erupt in Asia

    The U.S. spying scandal is spreading to Asia, where the foreign ministers of Malaysia and Indonesia have chastised American diplomats and publicly denounced the National Security Agency.

  • President Barack Obama makes a statement about the government shutdown during a visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. The president thanked workers at the FEMA for doing their jobs under "less than optimal circumstances" during the government shutdown.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama demands quick House vote on shutdown

    As the shutdown stretched to its first full week Monday, President Obama dared Speaker John A. Boehner to allow a vote on a short-team measure to reopen the government, disputing the speaker's claim that the House lacks the votes for such a move.

  • Men carrying automatic weapons and carrying bags are seen in the storeroom of the Nakumatt shop during the four-day siege at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, which killed more than 60 people last month. A Kenyan military spokesman confirmed the names of four attackers as Abu Baara al-Sudani (left), Omar Nabhan (unseen), Khattab al-Kene (unseen) and Umayr (right). (AP Photo/Kenyan Defence forces via Citizen TV)

    Libya bristles at U.S. raid that captured al Qaeda militant

    A suspected Libyan al Qaeda figure nabbed by U.S. special forces in a dramatic operation in Tripoli had been living freely in his homeland for the past two years after a trajectory that took him to Sudan, Afghanistan and Iran, where he had been detained for years, his family said Sunday. The Libyan government bristled at the raid, asking Washington to explain the "kidnapping."

  • Muslim women hold posters reading: Indonesia is not America, left, and Reject Miss World, during a protest demanding the cancellation of the Miss World pageant, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 6. 2013. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

    Miss World final in Indonesia gets tight security after Muslim hardliner protests

    Thousands of security personnel were patrolling at the Miss World final Saturday on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, where the event was moved following protests by Muslim hardliner groups.

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