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 2021-01-21 00:55 

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Professional gamer retires at 25 after thumb injury...

Paparatto -- who goes by the online moniker ZooMaa -- has played Call of Duty professionally for eight years....

 2021-01-21 00:20 

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China dismisses Pompeo Uighur genocide claim as 'outrageous lies'...

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying blamed the declaration of genocide on outgoing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accusing him of fabricating sensational false propositions throughout his term in office....

 2021-01-20 23:57 

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Parents struggling to keep kids focused during online learning...

Many parents across Jakarta feel unprepared for coteaching their children at home and often struggle to help children stay focused when attending virtual classes during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study has revealed....

 2021-01-20 23:40 

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Declassified US document reveals Indo-Pacific strategy. But where is Indonesia?...

Indonesia and other nations from Southeast Asia have warranted scarce mention in the United States grand strategy for the Indo-Pacific region, which was declassified last week at the tail end of the Donald Trump administration....

 2021-01-20 23:35 

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Indonesia stays China's second-biggest nickel ore supplier despite export ban...

Arrivals of Indonesian nickel ore into China totaled 3.4 million tons last year, the General Administration of Customs reported....

 2021-01-20 22:42 

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Businesses, government at odds over priority recipients for coronavirus vaccines...

The government has secured 426.8 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, mostly from Beijing-based biopharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech and American vaccine manufacturer Novavax, in an effort to end the pandemic and get the economy moving....

 2021-01-20 22:15 

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Elton John, Liam Gallagher hit out at Brexit impact on tours...

Leading musical lights including Elton John, The Whos Roger Daltry and classical conductor Simon Rattle wrote in The Times newspaper that the governments failure to secure visa-free travel for musicians would tip many performers over the edge....

 2021-01-20 21:35 

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Govt, House to assess leadership candidates for wealth fund...

The House Commission XI overseeing financial affairs will meet to discuss the candidates for the supervisory board....

 2021-01-20 21:05 

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Joe Biden to be sworn in as 46th US president, ending Trump era...

Outgoing President Donald Trump entered the White House four years ago as a brash billionaire outsider, but he is being ousted by a polar opposite whose devotion to service, deep knowledge of Washington, and personal scars will unquestionably set a differ...

 2021-01-20 20:13 

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Sharia finance thrives despite pandemic, to further grow in 2021: OJK...

The OJK aims to increase the sharia finance industrys market share to 20 percent....

 2021-01-20 20:01 

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Coastal communities help restore Bali’s coral reef...

A project to create a coral reef garden in Balis coastal areas provides a lifeline to pandemic-hit workers on the resort island while seizing a change to improve the coastal ecosystem....

 2021-01-20 19:46 

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Partial lockdown imposed on Beijing over Covid-19 outbreak...

Seven cases were reported in the city on Wednesday, including six in southern Daxing district....

 2021-01-20 19:38 

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Beyond rice supremacy and food diversity in Indonesia...

Indonesians, or perhaps Asians in general, might be familiar with this conundrum: Is your meal really a meal if it doesnt have any rice in it?...

 2021-01-20 18:53 

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UK coronavirus strain detected in at least 60 countries: WHO...

With the global death toll now well past two million, and new variants of the virus causing deep concern, countries across the world are grappling with how to slow infections until vaccines become widely available....

 2021-01-20 18:19 

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Alibaba's Jack Ma makes first live appearance in three months in online meet...

Ma had not appeared in public since Oct. 24, where he blasted Chinas regulatory system in a speech at a Shanghai forum that set him on a collision course with officials....

 2021-01-20 17:59 

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Sleepless in Melbourne: Mice infestation haunts Australia Open player...

The world number 28 changed rooms earlier this week after complaining of mice but said on social media she had found another in her new room....

 2021-01-20 17:35 

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Trump expected to pardon former adviser Steve Bannon...

Trump was not expected to pardon himself, members of his family or lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who was at the forefront of unsuccessful efforts to get the results of the 2020 presidential election overturned....

 2021-01-20 16:59 

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South Korea appoints new foriegn minister ahead of Biden inauguration...

Former national security adviser Chung Eui-yong will be responsible for Seouls relations with treaty ally Washington after replacing UN veteran Kang Kyung-wha, who was Seouls first female foreign minister when she was appointed in mid-2017....

 2021-01-20 16:52 

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Irresistible? Pension funds plot move on China's $16 trillion sovereign bond market...

Chinas US$16 trillion sovereign debt market is the proverbial elephant in the investment room. But its becoming too big to ignore, even for the most risk-averse Western investors....

 2021-01-20 16:50 

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Netflix keeps growing in pandemic, tops 200 million subscribers...

The streaming television leader added some 8.5 million paid subscribers in the quarter to reach 203 million, topping 200 million despite recent price hikes, its quarterly earning update showed....

 2021-01-20 16:45 

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Vogue to release new Kamala Harris cover after controversy...

Critics slammed the photo that graced the hard copy of the February issue, saying it was poorly composed and diminished Harriss achievements as the first Black woman to be elected vice president....

 2021-01-20 16:38 

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Biden's cabinet picks say US to stand against China trade abuses...

Responding to questions from the Senate Finance Committee at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Yellen called China our most important strategic competitor....

 2021-01-20 16:15 

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French series 'Lupin' tops 'Queen's Gambit' views on Netflix...

On the basis of current trends the series -- starring Omar Sy of Untouchable fame -- will have breezed past Netflixs biggest recent blockbuster The Queens Gambit which has 62 million views and other English-language hits including Bridgerton....

 2021-01-20 15:45 

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Australian Open cluster grows as two more players test positive...

It is the latest blow to preparations for the years first Grand Slam in Melbourne -- which has already be delayed by three weeks due to the pandemic....

 2021-01-20 15:36 

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GM teams up with Microsoft as electric car market revs...

The companies have established a long-term strategic relationship, and Microsoft will join GM, Honda and institutional investors in a new US$2 billion equity investment round, GM and its Cruise subsidiary said in a press release....

 2021-01-20 15:30 

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Tokyo Olympics 'unlikely', says London 2012 official...

Keith Mills, who was deputy chairman of the London 2012 organising committee, said Tokyo officials should be making plans to cancel....

 2021-01-20 15:23 

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Grab Financial Group secures more than $300 million in series A funding...

Grab Financial Group (GFG), a Southeast Asian financial technology platform, part of Singaporean technology company Grab, has secured more than US$300 million in series A funding, led by South Koreas leading asset management company Hanwha Asset Managemen...

 2021-01-20 15:10 

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Biden's intelligence pick deems China key threat to US...

Avril Haines, a former top CIA official nominated to be director of national intelligence (DNI), also said the US espionage community would step up its focus on China as a key threat....

 2021-01-20 14:50 

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Pressure mounts on Chelsea's Lampard after latest defeat...

Lampard conceded that Leicester, who went top of the table with the victory, were simply the better side and there was little in his teams performance, their fifth loss in eight games, that indicates the West London side are progressing....

 2021-01-20 14:46 

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Tug-of-war between debt and stimulus awaits Yellen at Treasury...

Our focus should be on Main Street not Wall Street, Yellen said....

 2021-01-20 14:32 

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US declares China is committing...

Since at least March 2017, China has committed crimes against humanity against Uighurs and other ethnic and religious minority groups in the Xinjiang autonomous region in the western part of the country, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said....

 2021-01-20 14:18 

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Biden leads COVID-19 memorial on eve of inauguration...

Biden, who has suffered deep personal tragedy and is known for his public displays of emotion, has stressed the need to unite the country after President Donald Trumps chaotic four years in office....

 2021-01-20 14:12 

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Asian markets open higher after gains on Wall Street ahead of Biden’s inauguration...

President-elect Joe Biden, who will be sworn into office on Wednesday, last week laid out a US$1.9 trillion stimulus package proposal to boost the economy and speed up the distribution of vaccines....

 2021-01-20 14:11 

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Indonesia not holding its breath as US welcomes new government...

The United States will swear in president-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday at a time of waning global influence. Indonesia, as is likely the case with the rest of the world, is less hopeful about the change, so long as the US looks to continue escalating its ...

 2021-01-20 12:47 

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Coal, nickel resilient as pandemic hits Indonesia’s 2020 mining output...

Coal and refined nickel production reached 102 percent and 137 percent of the target, respectively....

 2021-01-20 07:59 

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The Trump lesson: Democracy is frail...

Trump was a bad president who has consistently put his own interests above the countrys....

 2021-01-20 07:48 

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Will Indonesia’s trifecta survive COVID-19?...

A recent Morgan Stanley report has predicted that Indonesia will not only survive the crisis, but also enter a Goldilocks economy in 2021....

 2021-01-20 01:45 

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Data problems cloud Indonesia's ambitious vaccine drive...

Im still confused because the [vaccine recipient] data keeps changing, the health minister said last week....

 2021-01-20 00:46 

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Not ‘Eat Pray Love’! Netizens slam American’s tweets on lavish lifestyle in Bali...

Indonesian netizens have gone into a rage accusing an American woman of disrespecting the local way of life by promoting a lavish lifestyle in Bali and encouraging other foreigners to move to the resort island....

 2021-01-19 23:58 

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Govt eyes foreign investment in Indonesian start-ups, SEZ through new draft rules...

The government has unveiled a draft presidential regulation, derived from the recently passed Job Creation Law, that offers leeway for foreign investment in tech-based start-ups in special economic zones (SEZs)....

 2021-01-19 22:35 

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In farewell video, Melania Trump says be passionate, but not violent...

In a formal, six-minute speech recorded on video, she made only a fleeting reference to her husband as she paid tribute to military families, pandemic health workers and those helping victims of opioid abuse....

 2021-01-19 22:10 

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Thai woman handed record four-decade jail term for lese majeste...

The verdict comes as Thailand ramps up its use of the controversial legislation against democracy protesters, whose demands include reforms to the ultra-powerful monarchy....

 2021-01-19 21:50 

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Two players test positive in new Australian Open blow...

The unnamed players were among three new cases -- a woman in her 20s and two men in their 30s -- taking the tournaments cluster to seven, Victoria states health authority said....

 2021-01-19 21:31 

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Paul Lumihi vows redemption at Singapore’s ONE bout...

Paul Lumihi from Manado made his promotional debut in 2019, losing to countryman The Terminator Sunoto in a close three-round decision. He returned twice later on in the year, but was finished by Zhao Zhi Kang and Li Kai Wen inside the distance....

 2021-01-19 21:29 

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Biden team says US won't lift COVID-19 travel bans...

On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26, tweeted Jen Psaki, Bidens press secretary....

 2021-01-19 21:15 

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Industry groups call for eased restrictions. Economists say PPKM 'necessary' for recovery...

As industry associations call for the government to ease restrictions a week into the latest PPKM policy, two economists underline that reducing daily virus cases is key to restoring consumption....

 2021-01-19 20:46 

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Indonesia, Malaysia eye joint campaign in Europe to counter palm oil critics...

The joint advocacy efforts for palm oil, an ubiquitous commodity used in everything from lipstick and pizza to biodiesel, underscores the increasing regulatory challenges and reputational damage faced by the industry....

 2021-01-19 19:49 

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Investors eye recovery as most Asia markets rise, Yellen in focus...

Traders were also awaiting the Senate confirmation hearing for United States Treasury secretary pick Janet Yellen, which is expected to give lawmakers a chance to go over Joe Bidens huge stimulus proposal....

 2021-01-19 19:44 

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LGBT people hope to gain sense of safety, belonging...

Yes, the picture is not all rainbows and unicorns, as they say....

 2021-01-19 18:29 

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‘Good days’ find outsize role in Jokowi’s Javanese leadership style...

The President has not hidden the fact that he has been inspired by ancient Javanese teachings, as is the case in his use of auspicious days for policy making....

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