Indonesia bolsters recovery efforts after volcano kills 34 via @IrishTimesWorld
At the foot of Indonesia's Mount Semeru, what is left of houses along the main village road are covered in a thick layer of hardened volcanic ash. At least 34 people were killed and 22 residents remain missing. More photos from the aftermath:
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The death toll in the eruption of Semeru volcano in Lumajang district, Indonesia's East Java province, rose to 34 as of Tuesday afternoon (local time), while 16 others are still under search, an official said.
Nearly 400 protesters were arrested in Indonesia, criticizing a new law that weakens workers' rights and environmental protections. Police used water cannons and tear gas, leaving 6 protesters in the hospital. The bill proposed cutting paid childbirth leave and overtime limits.
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Police in Indonesia have now detained 1,000 people at protests over a new jobs law. They fired tear gas at high school students, seriously wounding 2. Critics say the law weakens labor rights. It cuts severance, childbirth leave and lets businesses offer just 1 day off per week.
With a population of 21 million, Florida announced 10,109 new covid cases today. With a combined population of 2.6 billion, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia, and the European Union are averaging 6,760 new cases.