After a powerful earthquake hit Java, at least 162 people died. Indonesia’s Yesterday, main island. Many more people were also injured. Officials expect the death toll to rise sharply — many people are trapped under damaged buildings or in landslides.

Many people were unable to reach the hospital by ambulances because of the damage caused by the 5.6-magnitude earthquake. According to reports, injured people arrived on motorbikes instead. Here’s a video of the damage.

The hospital suffered severe damage and lost power. To treat the injured, the government set up tents in the open. Others were treated at smaller hospitals nearby. “This is overwhelming,” A government official stated this to reporters.

Context: Cianjur is the district that was hit by the earthquake. Indonesia’s Most disaster-prone regions. It experiences frequent flooding, landslides and droughts. There are also earthquakes and tsunamis.

History: Indonesia is located on the “Ring of Fire,” A ring of volcanoes and faultlines running along the Pacific Basin. In 2004, a tsunami caused by an earthquake off Sumatra killed more than 230,000 people.


Prominent Iranians have been showing increasing support for antigovernment protests, which have engulfed Iran for two months.

At the World Cup yesterday, Iran’s soccer players declined to sing the national anthem or celebrate after either of its two goals. (England defeated Iran 6 to 2. Some fans instead sang the prerevolutionary national song from the stands. Some Iranians wearing pre-revolutionary flags in protest against theocratic government were denied entry into the stadium.

And at a news conference on Sunday, Ehsan Hajsafi, the team’s captain, said: “We have to accept that the conditions in our country are not right and our people are not happy.”

Context: Displays of activism carry the risk of reprisal, especially for players who must return to play in Iran’s domestic soccer league.

Film: In Tehran, two well-known actresses — Hengameh Ghaziani and Katayoun Riahi — were arrested over the weekend for defiantly removing their head scarves. They are the latest people involved in film to speak out, defying a widespread crackdown on the country’s acclaimed cinema industry that preceded the recent demonstrations.

Kurds: Iran’s Kurdish opposition fighters are under attack in Iraq. Iraq is also urging them to drop their weapons.


A group of European soccer associations had planned for team captains in support L.G.B.T.Q. to wear rainbow-colored armbands during World Cup games. rights. (Qatar, host country, criminalizes homosexuality.

Over the weekend, it seemed that they were going to go forward, despite pressure from soccer’s governing body, FIFA. The teams appeared willing to accept a fine for defying FIFA’s strict uniform rules.

They were now faced with a new problem: Yesterday seven teams released a statement in which they stated that FIFA had threatened to issue a Yellow Card to any player who wore the unapproved armband. The threat to a player could be real. Receiving a second yellow cards could lead to an immediate dismissal and suspension.

The teams gave in. They stated that they were “prepared to pay fines” But they couldn’t. “put our players in the situation where they might be booked or even forced to leave the field of play.”

“We are very frustrated by the FIFA decision, which we believe is unprecedented,” According to the Federations.

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When Australia’s longest-running television drama ended in July, devotees and employees hoped for a last-minute miracle. According to a writer who was a part of the show’s longest-running drama, they grieved and held small parties to say good-bye to each other.

A few months later, the production firm announced an unexpected revival “Neighbours.” Amazon will become a partner in the series, which will film in Australia starting next year. Streaming could change the tone — it no longer has to air in a British broadcast time slot, and so doesn’t have to adhere to a G rating — and shake-up the business model.

The writer stated that the bones of the sweet, uncontroversial drama were likely to hold. It offered escapism in Britain, where it was watched by the largest number of viewers. According to the writer, Australia is a country where nostalgia and familiarity are key ingredients. “It’s like Vegemite. You know it’s always on the shelf.”

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