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 2021-01-24 19:38 

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Japan, US defense chiefs vow closer ties over China's assertiveness...

We agreed to oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the South and East China seas, Kishi told reporters after the two held phone talks....

 2021-01-24 19:17 

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Netflix's 'Lupin' marks rise of international TV content...

At the same time, the explosion in the number of channels and platforms has generated an appetite for content never seen before, while redefining the notion of success....

 2021-01-24 18:12 

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Myanmar's displaced Christians rebuild lives on Yangon's outskirts...

The small Christian community in the Buddhist-majority nation is part of 200,000 people displaced since 2018 by fierce fighting in northern Rakhine state....

 2021-01-24 17:24 

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Indonesia’s athletics association sets stage for Luhut Pandjaitan as new chairman...

The Indonesian Athletics Association (PASI) is soon to formally elect Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan as its new chief, replacing acting chief Zacky Anwar Makarim, who was entrusted with the leadership baton followin...

 2021-01-24 17:05 

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LGBT politicians break barriers across US in historic election wins...

The LGBTQ Victory Fund advocacy group said that of the 782 out candidates at all levels of government who appeared on the ballots voters also used to unseat Donald Trump as president in favor of Joe Biden, 334 won their races in November, more than ever b...

 2021-01-24 14:24 

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Iconic TV and radio interviewer Larry King dead at 87...

The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death but media reports said King had been battling Covid-19 for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years....

 2021-01-24 14:13 

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KPU gears up for election disputes as court readies for hearings...

The Constitutional Court will settle 132 regional election disputes by March 24, or 45 days after receiving petitions from losing candidates....

 2021-01-24 00:34 

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Task force chief Doni Monardo latest official to test positive for COVID-19...

Prior to his positive test, Doni led disaster mitigation efforts in South Kalimantan and West Sulawesi....

 2021-01-23 23:00 

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America captivated by young Black poet after inaugural reading...

Gorman, 22, recited The Hill We Climb at the inaugural, a poem inspired by the US Capitol attack touching on how democracy can never be permanently defeated....

 2021-01-23 22:15 

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IOC chief Bach floats possibility of no fans at Tokyo Games...

Bach noted he spoke with all 206 National Olympic Committees on Friday and confirmed all are committed to the games....

 2021-01-23 21:55 

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Haute cuisine: Thai hospital rolls out cannabis-laced menu...

Since becoming the first Southeast Asian country to legalise medical marijuana in 2018, Thailand has ploughed ahead on the extraction, distillation and marketing of cannabis oil -- eager to capitalise on the multibillion-dollar industry....

 2021-01-23 21:04 

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‘Underwater stealth bombers’ forced out of Raja Ampat...

As the waters of Raja Ampat grow warmer due to climate change, the manta rays food source migrates to cooler regions....

 2021-01-23 21:00 

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Google closes down internet balloon network project 'Loon'...

The idea behind Loon was to build a network of balloons to expand internet connectivity to underserved areas and disaster zones and was initially part of an Alphabet moonshot factory known as X, which aims to create projects to disrupt new sectors....

 2021-01-23 20:30 

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UFC chief thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov could return...

Despite repeated claims by Khabib Nurmagomedov that he intends to remain retired, UFC president White said Friday that he believes the undefeated UFC lightweight champion -- who stunned the sport by tearfully retiring after his previous match -- still wan...

 2021-01-23 20:02 

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Reinforcing honor codes to combat distance misconduct...

If potential plagiarism is suspected, educators must hold students accountable while encouraging them to learn and grow from their mistakes....

 2021-01-23 20:00 

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Arteta hopes Arsenal have learned from Ozil, Sokratis exits...

The London club agreed to terminate Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos contract on Wednesday, while midfielder Mesut Ozil is finalising a move to Turkish club Fenerbahce....

 2021-01-23 19:30 

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Asia Argento accuses US director Rob Cohen of sex abuse...

The Italian actress and director, 45, was one of the first to speak out against sexual abuse in the film industry, helping to trigger the #MeToo campaign....

 2021-01-23 19:20 

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Biden speaks with Justin Trudeau in first foreign leader call...

During the conversation, which Canada said lasted approximately 30 minutes, the two leaders covered everything from the coronavirus pandemic, which has led to the closure of the US-Canada border since March, to environmental protections....

 2021-01-23 19:00 

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WHO agrees to buy up to 40 million vaccine doses from Pfizer...

Between the anticipated supply agreements for the Pfizer vaccine and ongoing work to approve an AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine candidate, the UN health body expects to begin delivering COVID-19 vaccines by late February under an allocation framework designed ...

 2021-01-23 18:55 

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Australia's Victoria logs 17 days with no community COVID cases...

As many as 72 players have been confined to their hotel rooms for two weeks upon arrival and unable to train for the Feb. 8-21 Grand Slam after passengers on three charter flights tested positive....

 2021-01-23 18:30 

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Finding my fabulous self with the help of drag queens...

A writer discovers true freedom in silky stockings and high heels...

 2021-01-23 17:57 

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Wuhan marks a year since lockdown as Biden warns of 600,000 dead...

Traffic hummed, sidewalks bustled, and citizens packed parks and public transport in Wuhan, underscoring the scale of the recovery in the metropolis of 11 million where the pathogen first emerged before going global....

 2021-01-23 17:27 

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‘Kisah Kebaya’: Labor of love on Indonesia’s sartorial icon...

The 340-page book offers A-to-Z knowledge about Indonesias traditional tunic-like blouse, including tips on how to make them at home....

 2021-01-23 16:41 

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Questioning history through Indonesian cinema...

Most movies loaded with history are intended to reenact a historical event or to glorify a historical figure. But is there still room for experimentation?...

 2021-01-23 14:07 

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Small enterprises expect further slowdown this year...

Nearly two thirds of respondents to a survey conducted by financial technology (fintech) firm KoinWorks expected their businesses to decline this year....

 2021-01-23 08:08 

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Synchronizing the power of global collaboration...

Calamities can also open up unexpected opportunities in other fields of the economy....

 2021-01-23 07:54 

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Malaysia’s declaration of emergency keeps Muhyiddin’s window open...

While Muhyiddins leadership beyond Aug. 1 is far from certain, for now, the emergency removes the day-to-day pressure on him of proving he has the numbers to stay in power....

 2021-01-23 04:21 

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COVID-19 accelerates MSME digitalization despite inadequate connectivity...

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up an unexpected opportunity in digitalization as more local micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) go online than before, but the lack of internet infrastructure in parts of Indonesia has made it difficult for some b...

 2021-01-23 01:48 

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Government regulates renaming of geographical features to preserve history...

The new regulation enables coordination across government agencies and ministries in renaming a wide variety of geographical features, from natural landmarks to man-made features and monuments....

 2021-01-23 01:38 

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US charges Hambali over Bali bombings after years in legal limbo...

The Indonesian Islamic extremist leader has been languishing for more than 14 years in the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba, a fact that has elicited criticism from terror experts and rights groups....

 2021-01-23 00:54 

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Young people make up majority of Indonesians, BPS finds. What does it mean for the economy?...

Overall, productive-age citizens, between the ages 15 and 64, make up 70.72 percent of the population, the highest share since the decennial census began in 1961 and a tell-tale sign of a country entering its fertile period....

 2021-01-23 00:32 

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Long road for Tesla in India with infrastructure, supply chain woes...

Tesla plans to import and sell the Model 3 in India for around US$65,000-$75,000 - roughly double the price in the US market, sources familiar with the plans said....

 2021-01-23 00:17 

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From floods to earthquakes, 2021 brings slew of crises to Indonesia...

The country has seen hundreds of natural disasters in the first month of the year....

 2021-01-22 22:45 

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World Bank approves $500m financing for Indonesia disaster response...

The World Bank has approved a US$500 million loan for Indonesia to strengthen its financial response to natural disasters, climate risks, and health-related shocks....

 2021-01-22 22:20 

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Netflix renews Regency hit 'Bridgerton' for second season...

From Greys Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, the series puts a modern twist on the books about an upper-class family in early 19th-century England, introducing color-blind casting and strong feminist themes....

 2021-01-22 21:45 

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Sri Lanka sets visitor cap as it reopens for foreign tourists...

The reopening comes despite a surge in Covid-19 cases and deaths, as authorities seek to revive a once-lucrative tourism sector devastated by the deadly 2019 Easter bombings and the pandemic....

 2021-01-22 21:43 

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Indonesia’s fuel sales see first decline in five years amid outbreak...

Indonesias fuel sales fell last year for the first time since 2015 as the COVID-19 outbreak reduced demand and disrupted the countrys downstream oil and gas industry....

 2021-01-22 21:28 

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Musicians push for copyright protection on digital platforms...

Performing the cover version of hit songs is the simplest way to gain attention on digital platforms, but its not without legal risks....

 2021-01-22 21:21 

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Jakarta claims success in reducing congestion, but pandemic plays bigger role...

The COVID-19 pandemic has helped put Jakarta outside the top ten list of the most congested cities around the globe....

 2021-01-22 21:04 

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Japan denies Tokyo Olympics to be canceled, rescheduled to 2032...

British daily The Times quoted a senior member of the ruling coalition as saying there is agreement the games, already postponed a year from the summer of 2020, are doomed, and the aim now is to find a face-saving way of announcing the cancellation that l...

 2021-01-22 20:34 

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What law? Digital nomad brouhaha raises legal vacuum concerns...

A heated online debate that led to the deportation of an American digital nomad raises concerns that Indonesia still lacks laws that regulate foreigners who work here remotely for companies based abroad, especially in terms of staying permits and taxation...

 2021-01-22 19:56 

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Rising virus deaths hit Indonesian shares; Asian currencies dip...

Shares in Jakarta slipped 1.6 percent and the rupiah dipped 0.34 percent....

 2021-01-22 18:59 

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Disaster-stricken regions step up COVID-19 countermeasures...

Regional administrations are rolling out COVID-19 countermeasures, including testing and containment, in a number of disaster-stricken areas in an effort to avoid the additional burden of new infection clusters....

 2021-01-22 18:23 

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Beyond good and bad: Art of film criticism, then and now...

Movies, like anything else in life that involves personal preferences, can be difficult to judge....

 2021-01-22 18:09 

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Sixteen companies relocate to Indonesia amid global downturn: BKPM...

The investment of 16 firms setting up production sites in Indonesia last year is estimated at US$7.15 billion and expected to create around 68,600 jobs....

 2021-01-22 17:25 

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Pandemic raises Japan suicide rate after decade of decline...

Japans health and welfare ministry said Friday that 20,919 people died by suicide in 2020 according to preliminary data, up 3.7 percent from the previous year. That compares with 3,460 deaths from coronavirus in the same period....

 2021-01-22 16:55 

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'Fact-checkers' proposed for Nobel peace prize...

Announcing the nomination on Twitter, Trine Skei Grande, a former leader of Norways Liberal Party, noted that we live in a time when fighting lies is so important that @JoeBiden mentioned it in his speech yesterday....

 2021-01-22 16:35 

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What has gone wrong in Liverpool's title defence?...

A remarkable 68-game unbeaten run in the league at Anfield came to an end in shock fashion on Thursday as Burnley became the first visiting side to emerge victorious in nearly four years with a 1-0 win....

 2021-01-22 16:25 

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Bond movie 'No Time To Die' delayed again by pandemic...

The release of the 25th installment of the fictional British spy saga has already been pushed back multiple times. It was originally set for a London premiere last March, before that was pushed back to November by the global spread of Covid-19....

 2021-01-22 16:11 

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ASEAN hopes for closer US ties with Biden in charge...

Southeast Asian nations have welcomed the inauguration of United States President Joe Biden with renewed hope for engagement with the country, following years of a notable absence of US leadership in the region....

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