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‘Strong signs’ Syria used chemical weapons: US official


The United States is increasingly convinced that the Syrian regime was behind a major chemical weapons attack last week and Washington is considering possible military action, an official said Monday.

Six killed as Indonesia volcano erupts


Gushing hot lava from an erupting volcano killed six people sleeping in a beach village in eastern Indonesia on Saturday, after ash and smoke shot up to 2,000 metres (6,560 feet) into the air, a disaster official said.

Indonesia bomb linked to violence against Rohingya

A senior official said Monday that an attack on a Buddhist temple in Indonesia’s capital was apparently aimed at avenging violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

18 killed in stampede at boxing match in Indonesia


At least 18 people were killed in a stadium stampede after spectators rioted to protest a local boxer’s loss in a championship match in eastern Indonesia, police said on Monday.

Indonesian president apologises over haze


Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has apologised to Singapore and Malaysia after they were cloaked in thick haze from raging forest fires on Sumatra Island.

Indonesia Open high five for Lee

World number one Lee Chong Wei easily defeated Germany’s Marc Zwiebler on Sunday to win the Indonesia Open for a fifth time.

Erratic Saina crashes out in Indonesia


An erratic Saina Nehwal failed to defend her title at the Indonesian Super Series Premier, suffering a three-set defeat to Germany’s Juliane Schenk in the semi-finals of the women’s singles competitio

Saina sails into semis in Indonesia


Defending champion Saina Nehwal sailed into the semi-finals of the Indonesian Super Series badminton with a straight-game victory over Carolina Marin of Spain on Saturday.

Kashyap loses; Gurusaidutt, Jayaram in Rd 2

Ajay Jayaram and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt reached the pre-quarter-finals of the Indonesian Super Series Premier but it turned out to be a bad day at the office for world no.

Saina survives first round scare in indonesia superseries


Defending champion Saina Nehwal survived a scare in her campaign opener as she struggled past Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri in an energy-sapping three-game thriller at the Indonesian Super Series Prem

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