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 2021-04-23 01:07 

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Pandemic concerns overshadow ASEAN meeting in Jakarta...

Nearly 740 people have been killed since Myanmars military — known as the Tatmadaw — wrestled power from the civilian government on Feb. 1....

 2021-04-23 00:59 

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Clock is ticking for Indonesia to rescue sailors on missing submarine...

The search and rescue operation has a 72-hour window to rescue the sailors on board the missing submarine. President Joko Jokowi Widodo said that no efforts were being spared to ensure the safety of the crew....

 2021-04-23 00:15 

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Turkish crypto founder flees with reported $2 billion...

The Thodex website went dark after posting a mysterious message saying it was suspending trading for five days on Wednesday because of an unspecified outside investment....

 2021-04-22 23:35 

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President Jokowi orders optimal search effort for missing KRI Naggala crew...

He said the crew were the main priority of the search and expressed his sympathy to the their family members over their ongoing ordeal....

 2021-04-22 23:15 

Jakarta Post

China willing to help India in COVID-19 fight...

China is aware that the epidemic in India has been severe recently, and there is a temporary shortage of necessary materials for epidemic prevention, said Wang Wenbin, a spokesman at the foreign ministry, quoted by Reuters. He was responding to a question...

 2021-04-22 22:55 

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Algerian scholar gets 3 years for 'offending Islam'...

Djabelkhir, 53, who has called for reflection on Islams founding texts, was put on trial after seven lawyers and a fellow academic made complaints against him....

 2021-04-22 22:35 

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Coffee and cake drive strong growth for Nestle...

Global sales rose to 21.1 billion Swiss francs (19.1 billion euros, $22.9 billion) and Nestle said it increased its share in growing markets, in an indication the group is weathering the coronavirus pandemic without much trouble....

 2021-04-22 21:50 

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Asia markets rebound after Wall Street rally...

Investors took the New York drop as a cue to buy, with the Dow rising back above 34,000 and closing in on last weeks record finish....

 2021-04-22 21:31 

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Hungary commits $250m to new joint investment fund...

The Indonesia-Hungary Investment Fund is to finance national infrastructure projects, which the government aims to accelerate following last years delays due to the pandemic....

 2021-04-22 21:20 

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Super League project not dead, says Real president Perez...

Perez said four from each place could qualify but did not explain more fully....

 2021-04-22 21:16 

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COVID-19 task force tightens travel rules ahead of Idul Fitri ‘mudik’ season...

In the latest version of the travel restrictions, all travelers must present the result of a negative COVID-19 test taken no later than 24 hours before departure....

 2021-04-22 20:50 

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De-coupling from China would be the wrong way to go, Germany warns...

In the EU, we have been describing China as a partner, competitor and systemic rival at the same time, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said ahead of a virtual meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi....

 2021-04-22 20:15 

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4,000 to attend Brit Awards as UK loosens Covid rules...

Audience members at Londons O2 Arena will not need to socially distance or wear face coverings once seated, but will need to produce a negative test result for the virus....

 2021-04-22 19:31 

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Sailors on missing KRI Nanggala submarine have oxygen until Saturday...

The defence officials were speaking at a news conference a day after the 44-year-old submarine went missing while conducting a torpedo drill north of the island of Bali. The chief of staff said weather conditions for the search and rescue efforts were cal...

 2021-04-22 19:14 

Jakarta Post

Ex-nun seeks justice against priest for ‘deceptive sexual abuse’ (Part 3 of 3)...

A woman has been struggling with mental health issues as she seeks justice for the alleged sexual abuse and deception that she experienced as a nun, when a priest in her diocese in Sumba got her pregnant and continues to find refuge in the Catholic Church...

 2021-04-22 19:08 

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China warns of 'serious harm' to relations as Australia scraps BRI deal...

Canberra pulled the deal with Victoria state late Wednesday, in a move destined to provoke Beijing but justified by the Defence Minister as necessary to prevent Australia hosting a giant infrastructure scheme used for propaganda....

 2021-04-22 19:08 

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Capital punishment on rise in Indonesia, driven by drug offenses: Amnesty...

Indonesia recorded an increase in the number of death sentences last year, mostly for drug offenders, and with the COVID-19 pandemic prompting many trials to be held online, due process of law is at risk, according to Amnesty International....

 2021-04-22 19:04 

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Halodoc raises $80m in series C funding to focus on vaccine rollout...

After piloting vaccination drive-thru clinics with the government in Jakarta and Bali earlier this year, the telemedicine start-up says it will use the new funds to help coordinate the vaccine rollout....

 2021-04-22 18:30 

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Myanmar crisis summit a test for ASEAN's credibility: Thailand...

Security forces in Myanmar have killed at least 739 people since a February 1 military coup ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a local monitoring group....

 2021-04-22 17:30 

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Six sentenced to death for masterminding Mako Brimob riot...

On Wednesday, the court found the defendants, aged between 25 and 54, guilty of committing terrorism in the May 2018 incident at the Mobile Brigade headquarters, according to court officials....

 2021-04-22 16:50 

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India posts global record of 315,000 daily Covid cases...

Indias long-underfunded health system is being stretched to the limit by a devastating second wave blamed on a double mutant variant and super-spreader mass gatherings....

 2021-04-22 16:30 

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Cathay Pacific to close pilot bases in Canada, Australia, New Zealand...

The carriers European and United States pilot bases will also be reviewed later in 2021, the newspaper said, adding that the moves could affect hundreds of jobs....

 2021-04-22 16:01 

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Meet the man in a bear suit walking from Los Angeles to San Francisco...

Jesse Larios says he does not know exactly what inspired him to dress up as the character he has named Bearsun and start the over 400-mile (644-km) trip....

 2021-04-22 15:59 

Jakarta Post

Credit Suisse ran up $20 billion exposure to Archegos: report...

Neither Mr Gottstein nor Ms Warner had been aware of the fund as a major client before that, the paper added....

 2021-04-22 15:55 

Jakarta Post

Ikea Foundation pledges 1 billion euros to reduce emissions...

The funds, to be allocated as grants over five years, will target programmes that can achieve results in the short term....

 2021-04-22 15:35 

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Documentary tells 'unknown' story of Titanic's Chinese survivors...

A new documentary film has revealed the completely unknown story of six Chinese men who survived the sinking of the Titanic and adds a new chapter to the history of the worlds most famous ship....

 2021-04-22 15:30 

Jakarta Post

Singapore deploys rescue ship to assist search for missing KRI Nanggala...

The Republic of Singapore Navys MV Swift Rescue our submarine rescue vessel was dispatched expeditiously yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, as fast as she could get ready, after our Navy Chief received a request for assistance from his Indonesian counterpar...

 2021-04-22 15:05 

Jakarta Post

Cirque du Soleil announces resumption of shows...

The circus troupes Mystere fantasia and water-themed O performances will resume in Las Vegas in June and July respectively, the Montreal-based group said in a statement....

 2021-04-22 14:30 

Jakarta Post

Warships deployed to to find missing submarine with 53 aboard...

An oil spill where the vessel was thought to have submerged early Wednesday during regular exercises could point to damage, the navy has said, fanning fears that Indonesia may be the latest country to suffer a fatal submarine disaster....

 2021-04-22 14:25 

Jakarta Post

Sinking feeling: List of major submarine disasters...

In July 2019, a fire onboard the nuclear-powered Russian deepwater research submarine Losharik killed 14 crewmembers. Five of those onboard survived, according to reports, and the submarine was recovered and repaired....

 2021-04-22 14:16 

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Ex-minister Juliari stands trial in COVID-19 food aid bribery case...

Prosecutors from the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) accused former social affairs minister Juliari Batubara of accepting bribes up to Rp 32.48 billion (US$2.23 million) from contractors supplying COVID-19 food aid packages to people in need, in t...

 2021-04-22 14:10 

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Singapore probing COVID-19 re-infections after cases found in workers dormitory...

Authorities had conducted COVID-19 tests on all residents at Westlite Woodlands Dormitory after a 35-year-old worker was found positive on April 20 as part of routine testing....

 2021-04-22 13:45 

Jakarta Post

In first, Perseverance Mars rover makes oxygen on another planet...

This is a critical first step at converting carbon dioxide to oxygen on Mars, said Jim Reuter, associate administrator for NASAs space technology mission directorate....

 2021-04-22 13:44 

Jakarta Post

Coal-fired power plant companies knee-deep in lobbying with little to no transparency: TII...

Power plant companies are knee-deep in political influencing and lobbying with little to no transparency, resulting in entrenched coal interests in Indonesias energy agenda amid a push for renewables, a recent report by Transparency International Indonesi...

 2021-04-22 13:20 

Jakarta Post

Myanmar junta chief to attend ASEAN summit in person...

The summit would be for discussing the situation in Myanmar and the first meeting of ASEAN leaders since the military seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi in a Feb. 1 coup....

 2021-04-22 12:55 

Jakarta Post

Malaysia issues $800 million sustainability sukuk, world's first by a sovereign...

In addition, the Southeast Asian nation also issued $500 million 30-year trust certificates, the ministry said in a statement, quoted by Reuters....

 2021-04-22 12:25 

Jakarta Post

The Type 209: a German submarine sold around the world...

The 1,300-tonne KRI Nanggala 402 is a Type 209 diesel-electric attack submarine. Its construction began in 1978 and Indonesia took delivery in October 1981....

 2021-04-22 10:39 

Jakarta Post

Amid sluggish vaccination roll-out, elderly vulnerable in 'mudik'...

Despite a second ban on mudik during the pandemic in as many years, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin conceded that people are bound to find ways to return to their hometowns for the Muslim holiday....

 2021-04-22 07:57 

Jakarta Post

For the benefit of all, COVID-19 vaccination must not be for the few...

In a region where there is scant expression of anti-vaccine sentiments and where initial worries among some Muslim groups have been calmed by halal certifications, the greatest concern is that there will not be sufficient vaccines for the entire populatio...

 2021-04-22 06:00 

Jakarta Post

Frappart to be first woman to officiate at men's Euro...

Frances Stephanie Frappart is set to become the first woman to officiate at a mens European Championship after UEFA named her as a fourth official for Euro 2020 on Wednesday....

 2021-04-22 05:45 

Jakarta Post

Lawyer says Metzelder 'knows what he's done' ahead of child pornography trial...

The lawyer for Christoph Metzelder said on Wednesday the former Germany and Real Madrid defender will face his responsibilities when he goes on trial next week accused of distributing child pornography....

 2021-04-22 05:40 

Jakarta Post

Where are the women in the digital age?...

It is imperative that women also have equal access to the tools and capacities offered by advanced technology in order for us to achieve full development....

 2021-04-22 05:31 

Jakarta Post

Super League dead as besieged owners brace for sanctions...

The two Milan giants and Atletico Madrid followed all six English Premier League clubs in pulling out of the European Super League on Wednesday, dealing a fatal blow to the project as besieged owners launched damage-limitation exercises, desperate to head...

 2021-04-21 22:31 

Jakarta Post

Calls raised for Indonesia to cut coal for net-zero emissions target...

The government has continued to rely on coal as the countrys primary energy supply in the past years....

 2021-04-21 22:10 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia searching for missing submarine with 53 on board...

Indonesias navy is searching for a missing submarine that went missing on Wednesday morning, and has asked Singapore and Australia for help finding it....

 2021-04-21 21:20 

Jakarta Post

Sombre mood as grieving Queen Elizabeth II turns 95...

The birthday falls during a two-week period of royal mourning following the April 9 death of the 99-year-old Duke of Edinburgh, who was interred Saturday in the Royal Vault at St Georges Chapel in Windsor Castle....

 2021-04-21 20:37 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia must address gender perspectives in counterterrorism, experts suggest...

The involvement of women in two recent terrorism-linked attacks has sparked a fresh debate on the role of gender in Indonesias counterradicalism policies, as experts pointed out the lack of womens perspectives and experiences in these measures....

 2021-04-21 20:31 

Jakarta Post

Gender cooperation in focus as Australia appoints first female envoy to Indonesia...

Australias appointment of its first female ambassador to Indonesia, Penny Williams, signals greater cooperation in womens empowerment on the horizon of the bilateral relationship....

 2021-04-21 20:30 

Jakarta Post

Apple adds podcast subscriptions as competition mounts...

Beginning in May, podcast fans around the world will be able to sign up for subscriptions for perks such as ad-free listening or exclusive content from creators, the tech giant said during a streamed media event Tuesday....

 2021-04-21 20:00 

Jakarta Post

Dollar struggles to recover after slump to 7-week trough amid lower US yields...

The safe-haven greenback got some respite from a pullback in world stocks from record highs as flare ups in coronavirus infections from India to Canada soured the outlook for a quick global recovery....

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