Geopolitics

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These are the top stories making the front pages of major newspapers from across Southeast Asia today. 

Get up to speed with what’s happening in the fastest growing region in the world. 

῾Not repaying PTPTN loans will affect other students᾽

21 May 2019
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Confirmed: Indonesia's Jokowi wins second term

Indonesia's Joko Widodo won another term as president of the world's third-biggest democracy, official results showed Tuesday, after his rival Prabowo Subianto, a retired general, alleged widespread cheating.

The elections commission was expected to announce the final tally of the 17 April poll on Wednesday in the Southeast Asian nation of 260 million.

21 May 2019
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Australia in shock as Conservatives win

Australia's ruling conservative coalition appeared to secure a shock election win Saturday, with the party predicted to have defied expectations and retained power.

National broadcaster ABC called the election for Prime Minister Scott Morrison's coalition, although it was not clear if he would lead a minority or majority government.

19 May 2019
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UN issues ID cards for Rohingya refugees

The United Nations (UN) said Friday it has registered more than 250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards and proof of their right to return to Myanmar in the future.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) also said the registration could serve as a tool for law enforcement to help counter human trafficking.

19 May 2019
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Taiwan legalises same-sex marriage 

Taiwan's parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation.  

18 May 2019
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Hot off the press

These are the top stories making the front pages of major newspapers from across Southeast Asia today. 

Get up to speed with what’s happening in the fastest growing region in the world. 

Births a boost for tigers in zoos

17 May 2019
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Huawei in US-China trade war crossfire

The United States (US) crackdown on Huawei has made the Chinese telecommunications giant the flashpoint in a monumental economic and technological showdown between the two superpowers that is testing allies of both.

17 May 2019
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Hot off the press

These are the top stories making the front pages of major newspapers from across Southeast Asia today. 

Get up to speed with what’s happening in the fastest growing region in the world. 

MCMC: Report suicidal postings immediately to authorities

16 May 2019
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Tech giants pledge to stamp out extremism

Major tech firms on Wednesday pledged to come up with new measures for stamping out violent extremist content on the internet, amid growing pressure from governments pushing for action in the wake of the massacres at two New Zealand mosques in March.

16 May 2019
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Hot off the press

These are the top stories making the front pages of major newspapers from across Southeast Asia today. 

Get up to speed with what’s happening in the fastest growing region in the world. 

῾Wolf packs a common trend in I.S.᾽ - Counter-terrorism expert

15 May 2019
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Will Trump target Indonesia next?

Indonesia is worried about being targeted by Donald Trump in a wider protectionist push, as trade tensions between the United States (US) and China continue to escalate, a senior minister said.

15 May 2019
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