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Elon Musk to launch Starlink satellite internet service in Bali – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Tesla, SpaceX, and social media platform X, landed in Bali, Indonesia on Sunday to inaugurate the Starlink satellite internet service in the world's largest archipelagic nation.The launch ceremony is set to take place at a public health clinic in Denpasar, the capital of Bali, with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in attendance.Musk will also sign an agreement aimed at improving connectivity in Indonesia's health and education sectors, according to Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the country's Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment, who greeted Musk upon his arrival.Indonesia, with its population of over 270 million spread across 17,000 islands and three time zones, faces challenges in providing high-speed internet access to i...
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Indonesia’s Mount Ibu erupts again, spews huge ash tower amid floods – Times of India

JAKARTA: A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted on Monday, spewing a huge ash tower more than five kilometres (three miles) into the sky after authorities raised its alert level to the second-highest last week.No damage or casualties were immediately reported but images showed a column of ash soaring into the sky on Halmahera island in North Maluku province.Authorities said it reached more than five kilometres above the volcano's peak, one of the biggest eruptions in recent months.The grey-black ash column was observed with "thick intensity, leaning towards the west," Geology Agency head Muhammad Wafid said in a statement Monday.Wafid urged nearby residents to wear facemasks and glasses when going outdoors to protect against falling volcanic ash.The volcano erupted on Saturday on a smal...
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34 Dead, 16 Missing In Indonesia After Flash Floods And Lava Flow

At least 34 people were dead and 16 others were missing after flash floods and cold lava from Mount Marapi, one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes, struck the western part of the country, news agency AFP reported on Sunday. The disaster ravaged homes, roads, and mosques in Anga, and Tanah Datar districts of West Sumatra province, following hours of relentless rain on Saturday evening.  The flash floods and cold lava flow hit the two districts at around 10:30 pm (1530 GMT) on Saturday, according to the Basarnas search and rescue agency. Cold lava, also known as lahar, is volcanic material such as ash, sand and pebbles carried down a volcano's slopes by rain. Residents Recount Horrowing Experiences As torrents of water and debris descended from the mount...