"It’s scary. It’s beautiful. It’s filled with anxiety and fear and calm and peace. I vacillate between wanting to just get home and wanting to just stay put."
Wildfires burned around the world this year from Australia to California and the Amazon. These forest blazes are part of nature but climate change is making them more frequent and more intense.
We round up the week in good news stories, featuring a 20-year-old daredevil from Indonesia, rescued racoons and an encouraging train conductor.
Boeing executives apologised to the families of those who died when 737 Max crashed in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The company said it was working hard to learn from what went wrong but didn't say when the plane could fly again. A total of 346 people were killed in both crashes.
Singapore, Indonesia and China have all taken action so far.
The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered by a team of biologists, more than 160 years after it was first seen on an Indonesian island. Last seen in 1981, Megachile pluto is as long as an adult’s thumb and four times larger than a honey bee.
Auj-e Taqaddas was arrested for slapping an Indonesian immigration officer in July 2018. The incident was filmed, though she says the video has been edited. She’s now been sentenced to six months in jail.
Nearly 400 people were killed and over a thousand were reported injured after a tsunami hit Indonesia’s Sunda Strait late on 22 December.
Riefian Fajarsyah said the rest of his band and crew were killed or missing.