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 2021-05-06 05:35 

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ASEAN at the heart of the EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific...

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU has emphasized the need for multilateral solutions by providing necessary support to our partners in the Indo-Pacific region and worldwide,...

 2021-05-05 23:30 

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Japan, US, South Korea vow to seek total denuclearization of North Korea...

In a meeting in London, Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui Yong agreed to push North Korea to comply with its obligations under UN Security Council resolutions over...

 2021-05-05 23:27 

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New variants expose loopholes in contact tracing...

Health authorities continue to map the transmission route of local cases of the Indian and South African variants amid fears that noncompliance with the mudik ban could not just lead to a second wave, but also wider spread of the new coronavirus variants....

 2021-05-05 23:01 

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Indonesia’s GDP forecast to recover in Q2 but downside risks loom...

The government forecast economic growth to rebound to between 6.9 and 7.8 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier given the low base effect....

 2021-05-05 22:50 

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Myanmar shadow government announce 'people's defence force'...

The country has been in turmoil since the military deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, triggering a mass uprising of daily protests and a nationwide boycott from civil servants....

 2021-05-05 22:30 

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Britain gears up for keenly watched local elections...

Most of the elections were meant to be held a year ago but were delayed by the pandemic. Polls open at 7:00 am (0600 GMT) on Thursday, with results expected from Friday....

 2021-05-05 22:10 

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Steven Seagal gifts sword to Venezuela's Maduro...

The hero of 80s and 90s hits including Hard to Kill and Under Siege appeared in state-run TV footage on Tuesday passing the katana to Maduro, who then sliced the blade through the air several times in an ornate office....

 2021-05-05 21:47 

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Indian foreign minister at G7 says exposed to possible Covid-19 positive cases...

India is not part of the Group of Seven wealthy democracies but was invited by Britain to the talks....

 2021-05-05 21:25 

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More young Japanese look to Karl Marx amid pandemic, climate crisis...

The boom has been ignited by a 34-year-old associate professor at Osaka City University who reimagined the theory expounded in the 19th-century German thinkers seminal Das Kapital from the perspective of environmental conservation in a bestselling book pu...

 2021-05-05 20:40 

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'Human catastrophe' as India's COVID-19 surge spreads to Nepal...

We need to act now and we need to act fast to have any hope of containing this human catastrophe. This virus has no respect for borders and these variants are running rampant across Asia, said Alexander Matheou, Asia Pacific director for the Geneva-based ...

 2021-05-05 20:20 

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Jakarta sees surge in workplace clusters as people lower their guard after vaccination...

Jakarta has seen a sharp increase in COVID-19 infection clusters emerging from office spaces in recent weeks, with hundreds of cases traced to workers who have received a vaccine....

 2021-05-05 19:59 

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Japan, South Korea meet with Blinken despite rifts...

Joined by aides, Blinken sat in the centre of a U-shaped table with Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong on each side in a conference room of a London hotel on the sidelines of a Group of Seven meeti...

 2021-05-05 19:45 

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Maersk books record profit on surging freight demand...

For the first three months of the year, the worlds biggest freight company posted net profit of $2.7 billion (2.3 billion euros)....

 2021-05-05 19:25 

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Chinese university campus plan meets resistance in Budapest...

They want to plant a giga-university without anyone here agreeing to it, Baranyi, a combative independent politician, told AFP at the windswept former industrial site beside the river Danube....

 2021-05-05 19:20 

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UK closes in on dialogue partnership with ASEAN...

A long-held moratorium on expanding ASEANs external relations appears to be the only thing keeping the United Kingdom from deepening its relationship with the bloc following Brexit....

 2021-05-05 19:19 

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Are new clothes essential for Lebaran? These people say no...

The Jakarta Post spoke to people who had found ways to look good for Idul Fitri without having to buy new outfits....

 2021-05-05 19:12 

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Sampoerna, Gudang Garam see 20% profit drop after excise hike...

The two companies financial reports show swelling costs as the Finance Ministry continues to periodically raise excise taxes to deter smoking....

 2021-05-05 19:00 

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India announces $6.7 billion to help vaccine, health firms boost pandemic battle...

Reserve Bank of India governor Shaktikanta Das also vowed to deploy unconventional measures if the crisis worsens....

 2021-05-05 18:33 

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Caesarian deliveries: Between stigma and 'trend'...

More and more women are giving birth by cesarian section amid the general stigma around the delivery method as not normal. Reducing the stigma and the rate of cesarean births must go hand in hand to promote both maternal and infant health in Indonesia....

 2021-05-05 18:15 

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Singapore steps up virus curbs as infection clusters grow...

After a partial lockdown and rigorous regime of testing and contact tracing, Covid-19 had almost disappeared in Singapore, with authorities in recent months reporting hardly any local transmission....

 2021-05-05 17:49 

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Transforming Bali into a clean and green island...

A minimum service standard is set for urban trash collection; they must collect trash from at least 70 percent of the population....

 2021-05-05 17:15 

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Red Hot Chili Peppers sell song catalog for $140 million: Billboard...

Industry tracker Billboard cited anonymous sources in first reporting the sale of the catalog that includes hits like Under The Bridge, Californication and Snow (Hey Oh)....

 2021-05-05 17:01 

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Indonesia’s Q1 GDP contracts 0.74%, on track to recovery...

The countrys gross domestic product (GDP) contracted by 0.74 percent year-on-year in the January to March period, less severe than the contractions in recent quarters....

 2021-05-05 17:00 

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New Zealand declines to call China's Uyghur treatment genocide...

Parliament unanimously passed a motion expressing grave concern at human rights abuses in Xinjiang province, but only after Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns ruling Labour Party insisted any reference to genocide was scrubbed out....

 2021-05-05 16:45 

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Mexico president vows full probe after 25 die in metro accident...

The vow came as emergency services in the capital worked to retrieve the bodies of victims still trapped in the wreckage of the carriages that plunged to the ground Monday night in a cloud of dust that was soon filled by a rush of rescuers....

 2021-05-05 16:25 

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Nissan to sell entire Daimler stake for $1.4 billion...

The Japanese automaker has been trying to become profitable again and recover from the reputational damage caused by the departure of its now-fugitive former leader Carlos Ghosn....

 2021-05-05 15:49 

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UK navy returns to Indo-Pacific amid concerns over China assertiveness...

After decades of downsizing its role in the region, Britain is poised to have a persistent deployment in the Indo-Pacific, according to recent defense and foreign policy reviews....

 2021-05-05 14:45 

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Japan faces longer state of emergency, casting doubt on Olympics...

Officials were leaning toward an extension of the measures in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo prefectures beyond May 11 as the country battles a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Yomiuri Newspaper said on Wednesday....

 2021-05-05 14:10 

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US eyes working with Japan to bolster deterrence for Taiwan peace...

While acknowledging that Japan has no intention to take provocative actions or stick its finger in Chinas eye, Campbell said at an online event hosted by The Financial Times that Tokyo wants to state clearly that it is behind the status quo (on the Taiwan...

 2021-05-05 13:42 

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Derek Chauvin, convicted of murdering George Floyd, seeks new trial...

The 45-year-old -- who knelt on Floyds neck for more than nine minutes in Minneapolis -- faces up to 40 years in prison after being found guilty last month in a case that prompted a national reckoning on racial injustice and police brutality....

 2021-05-05 07:10 

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‘Corpse flower’, nature conservation and economic recovery...

Safeguarding our land and oceans does more than protect threatened biodiversity, it is also critical to rebuilding economies in a sustainable, healthy way....

 2021-05-05 05:33 

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Media gains reversed in Myanmar coup...

Journalists have been arrested on vague and unclear grounds....

 2021-05-05 05:13 

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Graft and pandemic travel...

Even without corrupt officials, the countrys current regulations would be lax by international standards....

 2021-05-05 01:49 

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KPK to lose investigators who reportedly failed test...

Reports emerged on Tuesday that around 75 KPK employees failed the civic knowledge test, which is required for them to stay within the antigraft body....

 2021-05-05 00:21 

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Child rape victim or fornicator? Under Aceh’s Islamic law, it could be both...

It is not easy to have rape cases officially addressed in Aceh. Law enforcement officers sometimes discourage families of child rape victims from pressing charges, saying their children could end up being charged with zina, according to LBH Banda Aceh....

 2021-05-05 00:01 

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Aceh's dual system leads to murky jurisprudence: Study...

An independent study on the application of sharia in Aceh has found that the dual application of the Criminal Code and the provinces Qanun Jinayat frequently results in judicial murkiness....

 2021-05-04 23:56 

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Myanmar unrest pushes Telenor deep into loss...

Telenor said in a statement that it booked net loss of 3.9 billion kroner ($470 million, 390 million euros) in the period from January to March, compared with bottom-line profit of 698 million kroner in the same period a year earlier....

 2021-05-04 23:40 

Jakarta Post

Australian PM hears emotional plea for Cameroonian asylum-seekers...

The incident was caught on camera after Morrison had just finished a news conference in the city of Rockhampton, where he fielded questions about his travel ban on Australian citizens returning from COVID-ravaged India....

 2021-05-04 23:10 

Jakarta Post

Japan's child population hits record low after 40 years of decline...

The number of children aged 14 or younger stood at 14.93 million as of April 1, some 190,000 fewer than a year before and the lowest figure among comparable data available since 1950, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications....

 2021-05-04 22:10 

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Myanmar charges Japanese journalist over 'fake news'...

Freelance reporter Yuki Kitazumi was arrested last month and charged on Monday -- World Press Freedom Day -- with spreading fake news, according to a report by Kyodo news agency....

 2021-05-04 21:35 

Jakarta Post

Netanyahu's deadline to form government set to expire, no sign of progress...

There was also no guarantee that, should the right-wing leader fail to assemble a new coalition, parties outside his caretaker government could bridge political differences and unseat him....

 2021-05-04 21:00 

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China calls for 'basic etiquette' after Philippine outburst...

The comments by Teodoro Locsin, known for occasional blunt remarks, follow Manilas protests over what it calls the illegal presence of hundreds of Chinese boats inside the Philippines 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ)....

 2021-05-04 20:30 

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Thousands march in Pakistan Shia procession as virus cases soar...

The federal government had issued a notice banning mass gatherings commemorating the death of Prophet Mohammads companion and son-in-law Imam Ali, but local negotiations with religious leaders failed....

 2021-05-04 20:22 

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Eye on the prize: Sea of customers swarm Tanah Abang, sellers couldn’t be happier...

While many Indonesians avoid crowds due to the coronavirus, Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta remains packed with people hunting for Ramadan outfits. The Jakarta Post talked to sellers to ask a simple question - Is good business worth the risk of catc...

 2021-05-04 20:00 

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Electric motorbikes to lead EV adoption in Indonesia...

A study by consulting firm McKinsey & Company showed that electric motorcycles would pave the way for electric vehicle (EV) adoption in Indonesia as the bikes would become cost-competitive with regular motorcycles by 2022....

 2021-05-04 19:50 

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Chinese Navy to help salvage sunken KRI Nanggala 402 submarine...

The help arrived after other foreign ships from Australia, Singapore and Malaysia left the archipelago, having assisted authorities in finding the stricken vessel....

 2021-05-04 19:30 

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Dead toll rises to 23 in Mexico metro collapses...

Carriages were seen hanging from the overpass in a tangle of twisted cables with the ends pointing towards the ground in a V-shape....

 2021-05-04 19:19 

Jakarta Post

Banking industry updates: Loan expansion during the gradual economic recovery...

The Indonesian banking industry has gone through one of the most challenging times since the monetary crisis in 1998/1999 and it is showing a healthy and stable condition....

 2021-05-04 19:08 

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Indonesia posts record manufacturing PMI for 2nd month in row...

The second consecutive rise in the countrys manufacturing PMI heralds better times ahead, but companies could help things along by hiring more workers....

 2021-05-04 18:40 

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Virus-hit Papua New Guinea starts vaccine roll-out...

James Marape said a batch of 100,000 vaccines had arrived in Papua New Guinea and would be distributed countrywide, as he urged sceptical health workers and the general public to get vaccinated....

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