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Indonesian Digital Freight Startup Kargo Technologies Raises $7.6 Million In Seed Funding

Kargo Technologies, an Indonesia-based logistics startup, has raised $7.6 million in its seed round of funding, led by Sequoia Capital India. The investment round also saw Uber founder Travis Kalanick’s 10100 Fund join the funding round, along with Patrick Walujo, the co-founder of Northstar Group. Kargo is a digital freight …

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Deadly earthquake hits Indonesia’s Lombok island

Officials in Indonesia said on Sunday an earthquake triggered a landslide from the country’s second highest volcano, Mount Rinjani. The 5.5-magnitude quake was felt across Lombok, a popular trekking destination.  Two tourists were killed in the landslide and 44 other people were injured, said an official from Indonesia’s disaster agency. …

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Global Journalist: Australia’s Refugee “Islands of Despair”

Australia’s continued detention of about 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers on two remote Pacific islands has garnered international criticism as details emerge of alarming rates of attempted suicide and poor medical care. Yet many Australians see the island detention centers as a necessary deterrent to keep the country from being overrun …

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Indoensia puts meat into Indo-Pacific agenda; launches South Pacific Forum

JAKARTA: Giving more meat to its Indo-Pacific agenda Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi opened a series of activities of the Indonesia-South Pacific Forum (ISPF) at the Ministry, here, Thursday. “This morning, I have opened a series of activities of the Indonesia-South Pacific Forum or ISPF in Jakarta to increase …

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Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details

Indonesia‘s transportation safety board denied on Thursday that it leaked details from its probe into the crash of a Lion Air flight in October. The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, Soerjanto Tjahjono, disputed reports describing conversations as the pilots panicked just before their Boeing 737 Max 8 plunged …

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WATCH: Dramatic moment enormous wave blasts woman in shock viral video

“Apparently there is a warning sign at the parking area but we never seen/passed it.” At the weekend the neighbouring Indonesian island of Lombok was struck by an earthquake which claimed the lives of two people.  The 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck at Lombok’s popular waterfall site, the Tiu Kelep waterfall, …

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Watch: Huge wave almost sweeps away woman posing on a cliff in Indonesia

花季少女,巨浪吞噬,命懸一線 pic.twitter.com/qTo7vDyDRu — 人民日報 People’s Daily (@PDChinese) March 17, 2019 A woman was almost swept away by a huge wave while posing on a cliff in Bali. A frightening video of the incident has gone viral on social media. According to Shanghaiist, the incident occurred on Nusa Lembongan island which …

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Why India is developing its maiden deep-sea port in Indonesia

NEW DELHI: India is developing its maiden deep-sea port in Indonesia‘s Sabang, not far from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, amid China‘s attempts to have a greater say in the region through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The port will be key to India’s Indo-Pacific strategy. The port will …

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New era of Indonesia- South Pacific engagement – The Jakarta Post

Indonesians and the people in countries of the South Pacific belong to one family. We call the Pacific Ocean our home. And our cooperation in developing the South Pacific will define the future that we want to create together for our next generation. Indonesia and South Pacific countries face growing, …

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South China Sea: Beijing builds new ‘ILLEGAL’ island city risking infuriating Trump

Jeffrey Engstrom, a senior policy analyst with US think tank Rand Corp, told Newsweek: “It seems that the proposed infrastructure on and near Woody Island is still in early stages of planning. “However, if built, additional basing infrastructure and logistics nodes allow China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy, coast guard …

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