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 2019-11-14 00:16 

Jakarta Post

Businesses in doubt over Latin American markets amid unrest...

Latin America is becoming less of a potential market and more like a cautionary tale, as businesses wait out the political upheaval and President Joko Jokowi Widodo warns the nations security authorities not to fall into the same trap as those in countrie...

 2019-11-14 00:07 

Borneo Bulletin

British Forces Brunei divers observe Remembrance Day...

Ten divers from the British Forces Brunei observed Remembrance Day at two of Brunei's World War II (WWII) wrecks: Australian Wreck and American Wreck....

 2019-11-14 00:06 

Borneo Bulletin

Thai police seize Malaysia-bound 'Ice' worth RM50 million...

BANGKOK (BERNAMA) - Thai police have foiled an attempt to smuggle one tonne of 'Ice' worth RM50 million into Malaysia, Thailand's Narcotics Suppression Bureau (NSB)....

 2019-11-14 00:05 

Borneo Bulletin

Violence escalates in Hong Kong...

BEIJING (AP) - A sharp escalation of violence in Hong Kong is once again raising the question of how China's central government will respond:....

 2019-11-14 00:04 

Borneo Bulletin

Israel vows to keep hitting militants as 18 killed in Gaza...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes killed more militants in Gaza yesterday as rocket fire toward Israel resumed after a brief overnight....

 2019-11-14 00:03 

Borneo Bulletin

Michigan teen who vaped received double lung transplant...

DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan teenager was the recipient of what could be the first double lung transplant on a person whose lungs were....

 2019-11-14 00:02 

Borneo Bulletin

Venice flooding nearly touches level of infamous 1966 flood...

MILAN (AP) — The mayor of Venice blamed climate change for flooding of the historic canal city that hit the second-highest levels ever, as....

 2019-11-14 00:01 

Borneo Bulletin

Grin and bear it: Berlin panda gets CT scan for kidney....

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin zoo said a giant panda whose twin cubs have captured international attention has undergone a CT scan after veterinarians....

 2019-11-14 00:01 

Jakarta Post

24-year-old man behind suicide bombing at Medan Police HQ, police confirm...

The police said they would continue to investigate whether the attacker was part of Islamic State-linked homegrown terror group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD)....

 2019-11-14 00:00 

Jakarta Post

Two 18 year olds riding electric scooters die after being hit by car in Jakarta...

The victims were thrown quite far by the speeding car....

 2019-11-13 23:36 

Jakarta Post

'They were unruly': Jetstar passengers not kicked off because of religion, Bali airport says...

Officials from Ngurah Rai International Airport on Bali have said the removal of a group of Australian passengers from a Melbourne-bound Jetstar flight on Sunday had nothing to do with their religion....

 2019-11-13 23:26 

Jakarta Post

Seoul court case starts over Tokyo's wartime sex slavery...

The first hearing in the case took place some three years after the 20 plaintiffs -- including victims and their family members -- filed their action, demanding compensation of 200 million won ($170,000) each....

 2019-11-13 23:23 

Jakarta Post

Indonesian forestry expert wins John Maddox Prize for testifying against palm oil firms...

Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) forestry expert Bambang Hero Saharjo has received the 2019 Maddox Prize for voicing his scientific views on catastrophic peatland fires in Indonesia in the face of harassment, intimidation and a lawsuit....

 2019-11-13 23:13 

Vietnam News

Vit Nam-China border trade fair opens in L o Cai...

The 19th Vit Nam-China border economic and trade fair kicked off in L o Cai city of the northern province of the same name on Tuesday....

 2019-11-13 23:10 

Vietnam News

Vit Nam's rice crowned the best at 2019 World Rice Conference...

Vit Nam's organic rice from Sc Trng ST24 was crowned the best in the world at the 2019 The Rice Trader (TRT) World Rice Conference in Manila, the Philippines, on Tuesday....

 2019-11-13 23:06 

Jakarta Post

Thai cuisine restaurants get two Michelin stars for first time at home...

Two restaurants in Bangkok have each earned a pair of coveted Michelin stars, the first time the leading guide has awarded the accolade to local establishments offering Thai cuisine....

 2019-11-13 22:25 

Jakarta Post

Top Majalengka official allegedly shoots contractor in debt dispute...

A civil servant allegedly shot a contractor when the latter asked him to pay back his debts in Majalengka, West Java....

 2019-11-13 22:13 

Jakarta Post

No plan to change Bali, Lake Toba to be 'Muslim tourist-friendly' sites, minister says...

Wishnutama rebuked media reports suggesting that he had plans to make two of Indonesias favorite tourist destinations more friendly to Muslim tourists....

 2019-11-13 21:55 

Jakarta Post

‘I’m ready’: Ahok to get top post at state company...

Ahoks straight-forward, no-nonsense personality may fit state companies that need a performance boost, such as energy giant Pertamina, electricity company PLN or flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, lawmakers said....

 2019-11-13 21:44 

Jakarta Post

Abe's mission unaccomplished: pushing to revise Japan's pacifist charter...

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe surged back to power seven years ago, pledging to bolster Japans defences in response to a growing threat from China and aiming to amend the pacifist constitution....

 2019-11-13 21:36 

Jakarta Post

Security tightened in 19 airports after Medan suicide bombing...

Increased random checks are being carried out at two security checkpoints, one prior to passenger check-in and the other before entering the boarding lounge....

 2019-11-13 21:32 

Jakarta Post

Indonesian companies begin to embrace circular economy to reduce plastic pollution...

According to a recent brand audit, the top three companies that produce the most plastic waste in Indonesia are Indofood, Danone and Mayora Indah....

 2019-11-13 21:15 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia to continue IEU-CEPA talks despite friction over leaked document...

Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on a trade pact with the European Union despite a fresh spat following a leaked document about the EUs plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil by 2021....

 2019-11-13 21:03 

Jakarta Post

East Manggarai to rebuild 'unfit' school following media coverage...

Media exposure on the dilapidated condition of SMPN 10 has prompted the local administration to respond two years after the school requested new buildings....

 2019-11-13 21:02 

Jakarta Post

US customs officers need 'reasonable suspicion' for searches: Judge...

US customs officers cannot search the computers and phones of people arriving in America unless they have reasonable suspicion, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a decision praised by rights activists....

 2019-11-13 20:48 

Jakarta Post

BLACKPINK's Lisa is Asia's most beautiful woman, actor Xiao Zhan rated most handsome...

Two members of BLACKPINK are in the top five of TCCAsias Most Beautiful Faces in Asia 2019 list, with Lisa sitting pretty at No. 1....

 2019-11-13 20:45 

Jakarta Post

Government to reduce KUR annual interest rate to 6 percent in 2020...

The government will also rise the ceiling for KUR from Rp 140 trillion (US$10 billion) to Rp 190 trillion....

 2019-11-13 20:35 

Jakarta Globe

Ahok Offered Post as SOE Boss...
 2019-11-13 20:34 

Jakarta Post

‘Memories of My Body’ dominates 2019 FFI Awards with 12 nods...

Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku had a rocky journey to the Piala Citra awards, as it was banned in several regions....

 2019-11-13 20:30 

Jakarta Post

Enjoying a taste of Seoul in South Jakarta...

Jakartans dont need to go to South Korea to get authentic Korean food. They just need to drive to the south of the capital and find Little Seoul to satisfy their Korean cravings....

 2019-11-13 20:29 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Gojek to cooperate in Medan bombing attack probe...

Indonesian ride-hailing operator Gojek pledged to cooperate with the police in probing a bomb attack on the Medan city police headquarters in North Sumatra Wednesday allegedly involving a suspected driver of an online-based ......

 2019-11-13 20:29 

The Strait Times

Britain to become 'second rate' in the world after Brexit, says EU's Donald Tusk...

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Britain will lose influence in international affairs and become a...

 2019-11-13 20:18 

The Strait Times

Director Roman Polanski faces calls for boycott of new film after fresh rape claim...

PARIS (AFP) - Roman Polanski was facing calls for a boycott of his new film which opened in France on Wednesday (Nov 13), in the wake of the latest rape accusation against the controversial director.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-11-13 20:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Bolivia's Morales says ready to return to 'pacify' country...

MEXICO CITY: Bolivia's exiled ex-president Evo Morales said on Wednesday (Nov 13) he was ready to return to...

 2019-11-13 20:09 

Jakarta Post

'Stop making new rules and ease investment', Jokowi tells regional leaders...

Cutting red tape is part of the Presidents strategy to improve Indonesias investment competitiveness....

 2019-11-13 20:03 

Channel NewsAsia

IS leader Baghdadi better captured alive: Corbyn...

LONDON: It would have been the right thing to do to capture Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi alive if it had been possible, the leader of ......

 2019-11-13 20:00 

ABS-CBN

The ANC Brief: Baffled by Build Build Build...

The Palace is taking fire for the real state of the centerpiece Build Build Build program. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:...

 2019-11-13 20:00 

The Strait Times

Fiji: Pamper fest for parents, paradise for kids...

Finally, a holiday destination that lives up to everyone's expectations — even the littlest members of the family. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-11-13 19:59 

The Strait Times

British PM Boris Johnson promises to end 'unbearable' uncertainty around Brexit...

COVENTRY, England/LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday (Nov 13) promised he would end the...

 2019-11-13 19:51 

Jakarta Post

High temperatures, drought force PLN to implement rolling blackouts across Lombok...

PLN said the drop in capacity was caused by ongoing maintenance activities at a number of power plants in the region as well as the prolonged dry season....

 2019-11-13 19:46 

Jakarta Post

Govardhan Puja and Diwali: Festivities of love and harmony...

The exuberant Govardhan Puja festival and Diwali mean so much more to the Hindu community in Jakarta than just being traditional religious celebrations....

 2019-11-13 19:41 

Channel NewsAsia

Amid privacy backlash, China's DJI unveils drone-to-phone tracking...

China's DJI, the world's largest commercial drone maker, said on Wednesday it is developing technology that would allow the public to track the ......

 2019-11-13 19:40 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia wants to match infrastructure drive with Indo-Pacific approach...

Indonesia is aiming to match the positive response it received following the adoption of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific with its growing appetite for infrastructure development by hosting the upcoming Indo-Pacific forum next year, Foreign Minister ...

 2019-11-13 19:36 

Jakarta Post

'How dare you': Offices hang photos of Greta Thunberg near single-use plastics...

Next time you decide to use single-use plastics, just remember, Greta Thunberg is watching....

 2019-11-13 19:28 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s ranking in Islamic finance jump six spots but major challenges remain...

Based on the 2019 Islamic Finance Development Indicator (IFDI) launched on Tuesday by the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and financial market data provider Refinitiv, Indonesias ranking jumped six steps to fourth from ...

 2019-11-13 19:25 

Jakarta Post

Police, residents stop Hindu-Buddhist ceremony in Yogyakarta...

This is not the first case of religious intolerance in Bantul....

 2019-11-13 19:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts...

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday (Nov 13) said it has nixed 5.4 billion fake accounts already this year, in a sign of a persistent battle on ......

 2019-11-13 19:12 

ABS-CBN

Panelo disputes Drilon's 'Build, Build, Build' claim anew...

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo once again dismissed Senator Franklin Drilon's claims on the Duterte administration's "Build, Build, Build" program....

 2019-11-13 19:10 

Channel NewsAsia

United Auto Workers union unveils ethics reforms after US corruption probe...

The United Auto Workers (UAW) on Wednesday announced a series of ethics reforms in answer to a spreading U.S. federal corruption probe that has ......

 2019-11-13 19:06 

Channel NewsAsia

WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics...

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation on Wednesday (Nov 13) said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase ......

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