Indonesian volcano spews ash, lava Feb 14, 2020 0 1518 12345 Jakarta: Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, erupted on Thursday as fiery red molten lava streamed down from the crater and it belched clouds of grey ash 2,000 metres into the sky.Authorities did not raise the rumbling volcano’s alert status after the early-morning eruption, but they advised commercial planes to take caution in the area. But any activity at Merapi raises concern and local residents were ordered to stay outside a three-kilometre no-go zone. Mount Merapi’s last major eruption in 2010 killed more than 300 people and forced the evacuation of some 280,000 residents. It was Merapi’s most powerful eruption since 1930, which killed around 1,300 people, while another explosion in 1994 took about 60 lives. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Top US commander warns Philippines rift could hurt counter-terrorism fight Feb 14, 2020 0 595 Business booms for ‘Parasite’ locations Feb 14, 2020 0 385 Virus death toll soars as China changes counting methods Feb 14, 2020 0 350 BOOSTING TIES: TURKEY’S ERDOGAN IN PAKISTAN Islamabad (dpa) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Islamabad on Thursday, months after Pakistan''s rebuke to a plan some saw as a challenge to Saudi Arabia''s hegemony in the Muslim .. US announces week-long partial truce with Taliban AFP Brussels The United States has secured a seven-day reduction in violence in talks to help seek a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, Pentagon chief Mark Esper said on Thursday. The announcement came as NATO .. Mall reopens in Thailand, days after mass shooting Bangkok: A shopping centre in north-eastern Thailand that last weekend was the scene of the country’s deadliest mass shooting reopened its doors to the public on Thursday. Large crowds turned out at Terminal 21 mall in .. Blast kills another Pakistani Taliban leader in Afghanistan Peshawar: A senior Pakistani Taliban commander was killed by a bomb in eastern Afghanistan, militant and intelligence sources told AFP on Thursday, the latest such incident to target the group in recent days. Sheharyar .. At least 14 killed, 31 hurt in bus-truck collision in India New Delhi: At least 14 people were killed and dozens injured when a speeding bus rammed into a parked truck in northern India, police said on Thursday. Police officer Iraj Raja said the crash occurred on an expressway in .. Russia fines Twitter, Facebook for keeping data abroad AFP Moscow A Moscow court on Thursday fined social networking giants Twitter and Facebook for ignoring a Russian law requiring them to store Russian citizens’ user data inside the country. A court slapped the US-based ..