As rescuers scrambled to reach isolated towns hit by the recent tsunami, Indonesia on Wednesday marked the 14th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. The recent disaster triggered flashbacks for some who survived the 2004 tragedy.
A moderately strong earthquake has struck the northeastern coast of Mindanao island in the southern Philippines. Officials have reported injuries and damage to several houses, buildings and infrastructure.
After a Chinese ban, a rise in plastic trash exports to Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines causes a political stink.
A deep earthquake in the Banda Sea shook parts of Indonesia, East Timor and Australia. The giant tremor did not cause a tsunami and there were no initial reports of major damage or injury.
Indonesian authorities have been criticized for blocking social media during violent postelection riots in Jakarta. DW asked Indonesian Communications Minister Rudiantara why he thinks the ban is necessary.
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