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One Direction rocks Jakarta, as Zayn quits

One Direction rocks Jakarta, as Zayn quits The four lads of boy band One Direction captivated over 30,000 concertgoers at a concert in Jakarta on Wednesday, despite downpour and the absence of band member Zayn Malik, who released a statement saying he would leave the group. Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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TNI at forefront of IS prevention in Sulawesi

The Military Region Command (Kodam) VII/Wirabuna is stepping up monitoring and surveillance to prevent the Islamic State (IS) militant group from entering and spreading its influence in Sulawesi, a commander has said. Kodam VII/Wirabuana commander Maj. Gen. Bachtiar said preventive measures were being conducted by officers at all military command levels, including village supervisory non-commissioned […]

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Govt to probe 12 Indonesians detained in Turkey

The government will investigate 12 of the 16 Indonesians detained in Turkey to find what motivated them to visit Syria illegally, according to Vice President Jusuf Kalla. “It depends on what they have done. If they did … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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Yemen’s conflict fuels calls for southern independence

The flag of once-independent South Yemen is visible everywhere around this port city, once the country’s capital. The banner — red, white, black and blue with a red star — is painted on walls, flown from homes, and flutters from the vehicles and checkpoints of militiamen in the streets. “We want freedom,” declares an English-language […]

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak

This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an infant lost in the Macedonian night began. As club-wielding police closed in, the 31-year-old from Ivory Coast couldn’t keep up with her fellow migrants. Not after more than a week of treacherous hikes through […]

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Heavy rains cause flooding in normally arid Chile desert

Flooding caused by abnormally heavy rains cut roads, knocked out electricity and threatened several communities in the usually bone-dry Atacama desert region early Thursday. Local media quoted police as saying two people had been killed in the coastal town of Chanaral. At least 24 people were listed as missing in three communities hit by flooding, […]

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The future of healthy life

The future of healthy life Jean-Pierre Felenbok is a Jakarta-based partner. Paper Edition | Page: 7. Read also: · Singapore beyond Lee Kuan Yew; · Why the economy needs effective political immune system; · Being really, really wrong about the dollar; · View point: 'Coming Out … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta […]

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Guess what?: Dewi prefers e-books to paper

Kapanlagi.com Dewi Lestari says she prefers to buy digital books, which she finds easier to handle than printed tomes. “I used to buy books from Amazon, but the shipping was very expensive. So now I like to buy digital books,” the author, better known as Dee, said, as quoted by Antara news agency. However, Dee […]

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The future of healthy life

As health has moved to the front page, the discussion is no longer just about the cost of care. It is about health as an investment. Healthy life years are the new currency of growth and prosperity. What’s the evidence? Countries with the most healthy life years are also the most competitive, as demonstrated by […]

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Hollande, Merkel, Rajoy arrive near French Alps crash site

French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived near the site of the German airliner that crashed in the French Alps. The three leaders, looking somber and dressed in black, met rescue workers and police outside the crisis center set up in the wake of Tuesday’s disaster, in […]

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Ahok broke rules, says council inquiry team

Ahok broke rules, says council inquiry team “From the evidence and statements we gathered, we conclude the governor violated a number of regulations as we initially suspected,” Ongen announced to reporters in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. Ongen, however, denied the councilors was seeking to … Full News here – Read more on Jakarta Post

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Myanmar files charges against 69 education law protesters

Authorities in Myanmar have filed criminal charges against 69 student activists and their supporters who were arrested two weeks ago when police cracked down on peaceful protests against a new education law. Protesters remained defiant as they sang songs and waved at family and supporters when they were brought in prison vans from Tharyarwaddy prison […]

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New Ebola trial vaccine ‘safe': Researchers

The latest in a string of candidate vaccines against the deadly Ebola virus was proven safe in an early trial in healthy adults in China, its developers said Wednesday. But while it triggered an antibody response in test subjects, further trials must be held to establish whether the drug actually protects against Ebola, they said. […]

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President Jokowi arrives in Beijing for three-day visit

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) arrived at the Beijing Capital International Airport on Wednesday to start his three-day state visit to China. The president and his entourage arrived at the airport at 6:30 p.m. local time. … Full News here – ANTARA News –

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At least 72 Germans among dead in Alps crash: Germanwings

Budget airline Germanwings said Wednesday there were at least 72 Germans on its plane that crashed in the French Alps, killing all 150 people aboard. Company executive Thomas Winkelmann estimated there had been 35 Spanish victims, a figure far lower than the 49 cited by the Spanish government. Winkelmann said that Germanwings was still working […]

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