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Indonesia tsunami: Survivors describe ordeal

On September 28, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was rocked by a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that triggered a tsunami. Hundreds of people lost their lives in the twin disasters, which caused widespread damage to homes, schools, mosques, bridges, roads and airports. The accounts of survivors are ones of shock, confusion and fear.

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Also, more than 50 journalists have been killed worldwide this year, and nearly a quarter of those murders occurred in Afghanistan. Many were killed in targeted attacks. By sowing terror in some regions, the Taliban and Islamic State group militants have created what the NGO Reporters Without Borders calls "information black holes".

Finally, if you cannot hold a tune or are shy about singing in public, then you'd have trouble making friends in the Indian village of Kongthong. Each resident's name there is in the form of a song. It's a tradition that goes back centuries, and is music to the ears.

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