Despite a resurgence of Islam in the predominately Muslim country, Indonesia has remained politically secular. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
In other news Monday, five people were killed in a suicide bombing at the U.N. World Food Program office in Islamabad, and three Americans were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
In other news, two survivors of the earthquake in Indonesia were pulled from the rubble Friday, while in the Samoan islands, the death toll from Tuesday's deep-sea earthquake and tsunami rose to 169 people.
The death toll from a series of powerful earthquakes in American Somoa and Indonesia continued to climb Thursday as aid workers raced to help survivors.
The United States has declared a major disaster in American Samoa following a deadly tsunami Tuesday that reportedly killed more than 99 people when it struck the island U.S. territory and the independent nation of Samoa.
In the Samoan islands, relief efforts have begun after an earthquake triggered a tsunami. Meanwhile, Indonesia is struggling to recover from its own temblor. U.S. officials say the first flight carrying aid is en route to the region.
Giant waves caused by underground earthquakes in the South Pacific have killed hundreds and left many more missing in American Somoa and Indonesia.
A multimedia exhibition from Norwegian photographer Jonas Bendiksen on display at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., documents the experiences of families living in unplanned, off-the-grid slums in Nairobi, Mumbai, Caracas and Jakarta.
By Carolyn O'Hara
Indonesia's most-wanted Islamic militant, believed to be the mastermind of two deadly July hotel bombings in Jakarta, has reportedly been killed in a police raid in Central Java.
How do our clothes and other fabrics tell the trajectory of our lives? One woman's answer is now on display in a special two-week exhibit at the Textile Museum.
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