Indonesia and its neighbors have been smothered in a toxic haze caused by forest and peatland fires. A season of smoke has inflicted a staggering toll on the environment, economy and human health in the region.
Indonesia's Energy Ministry reports that a coal ship burst a pipeline, which caused the oil spill off Borneo island. Five people were killed by related fires and some 60 kilometers of coastline were polluted.
Mount Rinjani dominates the landscape on the small Indonesian island of Lombok. It's a paradise for trekkers – but as an active volcano, Rinjani can be dangerous, reminding locals and visitors alike of nature's power.
Indonesia's Stock Exchange says there will be "no changes to the trading schedule," after a mezzanine floor in the building collapsed, injuring at least 75 people. Most of the injured were students on a study tour.
Indonesia has ordered some one hundred thousand people to evacuate after Mount Agung erupted, spewing ash thousands of meters into the air. Authorities have raised the alert level of the volcano to the highest possible.
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