Whole neighbourhoods in Jakarta were submerged last week by floodwaters that forced tens of thousands into temporary shelters.
Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said climate change had increased the risk of extreme weather and warned that heavy rainfall could last until mid-February, with Jan. 11-15 an expected peak.
Indonesia will carry out cloud seeding in a bid to prevent further rainfall over the capital Jakarta after the death toll rose to 43 while tens of thousands of people have been displaced.
At least 26 people were killed in greater Jakarta, while three more were killed by flash floods in neighbouring Lebak regency in the south of Java island, officials say.
Capital Jakarta hit by its deadliest flooding in years, authorities say, as torrential rains on New Year's Eve leave vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged.
Billions cheered in 2020 after a tumultuous year dominated by demonstrations calling for political dissent and action on climate change.
China, which will host the tournament for the second time after 2004, had been one of four nations to initially bid to host the 24-team competition with South Korea, Indonesia, and Thailand also submitting bids before pulling out.
Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on December 26, 2004. A dozen countries were hit, from Indonesia, to India and Africa's east coast.
The Saudi-led OIC must recognise the desire for autonomy and real change in Muslim countries or risk being replaced by new actors.
Police say at least 25 people have killed when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine on Indonesia's Sumatra island after its brakes apparently malfunctioned.
Four million Syrians directly benefit from the cross-border aid shipments while 11 million benefit from international aid after eight years of war. It's the second time in four months that Russia has vetoed a resolution dealing with Syria situation.
The carrier is preparing to sue the aviation giant after the grounding of its fleet due to problems with the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
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