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Indonesia forest fires, has this Sumatran village got the solution

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Farmer Pak Dahlan walks through an oil palm plantation in Dosan, Sumatra. The village has made a concerted effort to tackle the forest fires which ravage the region every year. Photograph: Laura Villadiego

The small village of Dosan has not recorded a single fire since 2012, despite being surrounded by palm oil plantations

September 14, 2016 — Fires have returned once again to the forests and peatlands of Riau province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The annual environmental disaster devastates millions of hectares Continue reading Indonesia forest fires, has this Sumatran village got the solution

Indonesia landslide kills 15 students on holiday

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STUDENT VICTIMS. Indonesian police and villagers carry the body of a flash flood victim in Sibolangit, North Sumatra. AFP PHOTO / ALBERT DAMANIK

There are fears the death toll could rise

SIBOLANGIT, Indonesia (May 16, 2016) — Fifteen students holidaying at a popular tourist spot in western Indonesia have been killed in a landslide, an official said Monday, May 18, with fears the death toll could rise. Continue reading Indonesia landslide kills 15 students on holiday