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Strong quake rattles Indonesia’s Aceh

A strong earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale shook Indonesia's tsunami-deva ed province of Aceh on Saturday causing residents to flee their homes, an official said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The undersea quake hit at 10.30am local time.

Tsunami panic after huge quake

An earthquake off Indonesia measuring more than eight on the Richter scale triggered tsunami alerts around the Indian Ocean on Monday, causing panic three months after giant waves killed hundreds of thousands in the region. A United States-run tsunami alert centre urged the evacuation of coastal zones.

Tsunami: One month later

Just more than a month after an epic tsunami ravaged southern Asia, children and teachers in Indonesia's worst-hit Aceh province on Wednesday made an emotional return to school, where thousands of desks of classmates and colleagues sat empty. "I don't think he's coming," whispered one boy when his best friend did not show up.

Tsunami-hit rebels urge ceasefire

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Indonesia clamps down on aid workers

The Indonesian military imposed sweeping restrictions on foreign aid workers in tsunami-hit Aceh on Tuesday, saying the move is needed to curtail a growing threat from separatist rebels. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?cg=BreakingNews-InternationalNews&ao=177694">ID tests for victims may take a year</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?cg=BreakingNews-Africa&ao=177718">African countries not overlooked</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?cg=BreakingNews-National&ao=177695">106 from SA still unaccounted for</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?cg=BreakingNews-InternationalNews&ao=177659">'It has been very, very, very busy'</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/l3.asp?cg=BreakingNews-National&ao=177674">SA Red Cross gives R4m</a> <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/content/l3_fl2.asp?cg=tsunami%20disaster&o=194303"><b>Tsunami disaster special report</b></a>

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