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Indonesia protests over sex before marriage bill

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters clashed with police outside parliament in Jakarta Police have fired tear gas and water cannons at protesters demonstrating outside the Indonesian parliament over a proposed new criminal code that would ban sex before marriage. Protests against the bill also took place in other cities …

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Why I refused to join the honeymoon arms race

I’ve recently returned from honeymoon. We had a lovely time, thank you. No, we weren’t in the Maldives — still the UK’s go-to destination for newlyw, according to the luxury operator Scott Dunn. Nor did we wash up on a far-flung Indonesian island you’ve never heard of. No, not an …

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The Latest: Indonesia tsunami death toll climbs to 373

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on a tsunami that hit along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Indonesia’s disaster agency says the death toll from the weekend tsunami has climbed to 373. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said Monday that 128 others were missing in …

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Indonesia forest fires choke Southeast Asia | Indonesia

Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed thousands of schools across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia on Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city’s Formula One motor race. Forest fires are blazing on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, with Jakarta deploying thousands of …

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‘We’ve been negligent,’ Indonesia’s president says as fire crisis deepens

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s president has admitted negligence on the part of the government, as top officials engage in a blame game amid the worst spate of forest fires since 2015 that’s sending clouds of toxic haze across large swaths of the country and abroad. This year’s fires, most of them …

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Collingwood couple set their sails for world of adventure

You can’t beat taking on a new challenge to stimulate your senses and give you some new life vigour. That’s exactly what ex-Collingwood General Store owners Craig and Karen Bishop-Everett will be doing when they sail off for several years on their newly purchased 45ft (13. 8m) yacht, Optimist of …

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India- Diwali 2019: Five countries that love celebrating Diwali

(MENAFN – NewsBytes) The much-awaited festival of lights,Diwaliis just around the corner. But in case you are bored with the usual drill lately, and want to make your Diwali celebration a bit different, know thattravelcould be a great idea. Many non-resident Indians have made the festival pretty popular abroad. Here …

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As the Amazon Burns, Indonesia Shows World How to Fight Forest Fires

The warning signs are visible on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. It’s the heart of the dry season, and drought — accentuated by a moderate El Niño — is sparking fears of a repeat of 2015, when the climate pattern that leads to above-normal sea-level temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean …

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The truth about South Africa according to Kiwis who live there

When Marlene Stephenson moved to South Africa in 2010 (much to her Kiwi family‘s alarm), the three things that struck her most at first were how consistently beautiful the weather was, how dire the poverty and how alert people were to the possibility of being robbed, assaulted or worse.  For …

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