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Measles kills dozens of children in Indonesia’s Papua

Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a months-long outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children. Stefanus Lange, a doctor at a state-run hospital in Papua’s Asmat district, said Tuesday that cases were first detected in September, but a lack of access to remote areas, …

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Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia’s Papua

Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a monthslong outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children. Stefanus Lange, a doctor at a state-run hospital in Papua’s Asmat district, said Tuesday that cases first were detected in September, but a lack of access to remote areas …

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Singapore Prime Minister and Indonesian President to visit the island next week

In today’s News Cricket: Sri Lanka formally invites Bangladesh for ‘Nidahas Trophy 2018’ Tamil Nadu govt. launches drive to collect books for Jaffna library Singapore Prime Minister and Indonesian President to visit the island next week Pakistan Army Chief arrives on goodwill visit Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and …

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Indonesia expects Saudi Arabia to invest in transport, tourism

JAKARTA, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) — The government of Indonesia has asked investors from Saudi Arabia to park their funds in the sector of transport, tourism and infrastructure as connectivity of the two nations grows, a minister said here Tuesday. Indonesian Transport Minister Budi Karya Sumadi said cooperation of the two …

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Indonesian villages see virtually zero progress in program to …

JAKARTA — Of the nearly 3,000 villages located within peatlands throughout Indonesia, only one is permitted to manage the forest — a glaring omission that the government has been slow to address through its “social forestry” program. The program, one of the key policies of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, …

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Indonesian villages see virtually zero progress in program to manage peatlands

JAKARTA — Of the nearly 3,000 villages located within peatlands throughout Indonesia, only one is permitted to manage the forest — a glaring omission that the government has been slow to address through its “social forestry” program. The program, one of the key policies of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, …

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Balcony collapses at Indonesia’s stock exchange injuring 70

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Dozens of people were injured Monday when a floor at the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta collapsed, spilling people onto the lobby area below. At least 77 people were taken to local hospitals after a hallway between two buildings suddenly gave way, according to Argo Yuwono, senior commissioner …

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Rising sea swamps island along Bengal coast

The living drown and the dead float out from their graves as a rising sea engulfs Baliara village in Mousuni, an island facing the Bay of Bengal. Every third or fourth day, the high tide enters homes and leaves farms a wasteland. The village burial ground has been engulfed by …

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Indonesians Explore Plans to Move Capital – VOA Learning English

Embed code Copy and paste the embed code below. The code has been copied to your clipboard. https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/4204996.html Pop-out player For many years, Indonesians have talked and dreamed of moving their capital. Jakarta, on the island of Java, became the capital when Indonesia declared its independence from the Netherlands in …

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The real-life story & Bre-X gold scandal that inspired the movie Gold …

Real life can be stranger than fiction, which is why stories from the news often form the basis of scripts for the big screen. Such is the case with the tale of Calgary’s Bre-X Minerals. It’s a story of greed, gold, and downright mystery even today, two decades after Bre-X became the Cinderella …

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