Photo taken on Feb. 29, 2016 shows hot lavas and volcanic ashes rising from Mount Sinabung during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Xinhua/Gatha Ginting) (zw)
Photo taken on Feb. 29, 2016 shows hot lavas and volcanic ashes rising from Mount Sinabung during an eruption in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia. (Xinhua/Gatha Ginting) (zw)

PANDEGLANG, Indonesia — The death toll from the tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia rose to 373, with 1,459 others injured, a spokesman of the national disaster agency said on Monday.

A joint rescue team with heavy machinery equipment has reached more tsunami-affected areas, retrieving more victims of the catastrophe, which struck the coast along Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands Saturday night, spokesman of the National Disaster Management Agency Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. (Indonesia-Tsunami-Toll)
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KABUL — Another blast hit the Afghan capital of Kabul as a gun battle erupted outside the Ministry for Public Work, an official said on Monday.

The militants after detonating an explosive-laden car outside the ministry entered the compound, triggering a gun battle with police, the official said on condition of anonymity. (Afghanistan-Blast)
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TOKYO — The Japanese government pledged on Monday to offer support to Indonesia, which has been hit by a devastating tsunami as the death toll climbed to 373.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, in a message sent to his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi, expressed condolences to the victims’ families and hoped for quick recovery of the disaster-hit areas. (Japan-Indonesia-Tsunami Relief)
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ISLAMABAD — An anti-graft court in Pakistan on Monday sentenced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seven years in prison on corruption charges related to owning a steel mills abroad, lawyers said.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in the capital Islamabad announced the verdict. (Pakistan-Ex PM-Sentence) Enditem

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