More than 200 foreign tourists were feared trapped on an Indonesian volcano Wednesday after the peak erupted and sent a plume of ash 6,500 feet in the air, officials said.
More than 1,000 people were evacuated after Mount Barujari erupted just before 3 p.m. Tuesday (3 a.m. ET), officials said.
Rescuers initially were looking for at least 389 tourists — 333 of them foreigners — who had registered to climb the mountain since Sunday, according to a statement by the country’s National Disaster Management Authority issued late Tuesday.
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A Connecticut island going on the market for the first time in over a century is shooting for the moon: If it sells for anywhere near its asking price of $175 million, it could set a new record for most expensive residential property in the country, real estate veterans said.
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A court on the French island of Corsica has upheld a local ban on the burkini – the full-body swimwear preferred by some Muslim women.
France’s top administrative court ruled in August that beach bans, imposed in a number of towns across the country, violated basic freedoms.
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The Naha District Court on Friday sentenced a U.S. Navy sailor to two and a half years in prison for raping a Japanese woman in the southern island prefecture of Okinawa in March.
According to the ruling, Justin Castellanos, 24, took the woman to his room at a business hotel in the prefectural capital of Naha in the early hours of March 13 after finding her asleep in the hotel hallway after she had been drinking and raped her.
It took him a week just to clean the sticky black residue from the bird’s feathers.
When Dindim was well again Mr de Souza released him back into the sea, never expecting to see his new friend again.