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Indonesia quake: Search for survivors continues

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Many residents have been left homeless after their houses were toppled by the earthquake



Rescuers are continuing their search for survivors in Indonesia's Aceh province a day after a powerful quake struck the area killing 97 people.

The magnitude 6.5 tremor damaged or toppled more than two hundred buildings, and many are still feared to be trapped under rubble in Pidie Jaya.

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Thailand investigates BBC over King Maha Vajiralongkorn profile

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The monarchy is accorded enormous respect in Thailand




The BBC could be prosecuted in Thailand if a profile it published of the new king is found in breach of lese majeste laws, the prime minister has said.

"As they have an office in Thailand and Thai reporters work there they must be prosecuted when they violate Thai law," Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters.

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Indonesia earthquake: One person is dead and buildings destroyed

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Several mosques and other buildings collapsed




An earthquake in Indonesia's Aceh province has killed at least one person and destroyed dozens of buildings.

Many people are feared trapped in rubble after the 6.4 magnitude quake struck near the town of Reuleut on Sumatra island.

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Kofi Annan downplays claims of Myanmar genocide

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Kofi Annan is heading a government-appointed advisory commission on Rakhine state



Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan says he would not describe the violence being committed against Myanmar's Rohingya minority as "genocide".

"I think there are tensions, there has been fighting, but I wouldn't put it the way some have done," he told the BBC after a trip to Rakhine state.

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