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What Jared Kushner has to learn from Malaysian, Indonesian dynasties.

“An inch ahead in politics is darkness,” goes a Japanese proverb. Not surprisingly, politicians tend to rely instinctively on family members, who they can naturally trust to steer them through the shadows. Hence dynasticism and politics have always gone hand in hand in Asia – and now it seems America, too. ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

This International Infrastructure Deal Could Change Global Copper.

Drama continues in the global copper sector this week. With key LatAm producer Southern Copper seeing workers end a strike at the Toquepala mine in Peru — but Freeport McMoRan announcing it may suspend expansion plans at its Grasberg, Indonesia mega-mine over regulatory uncertainty. And elsewhere in the world, one ...

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Vinod Khanna passes away; Baahubali 2 premiere called off as mark of respect.

Karan Johar and SS Rajamouli issued a joint statement announcing the cancellation of Baahubali 2 premiere as a mark of respect for Vinod Khanna. The post Vinod Khanna passes away; Baahubali 2 premiere called off as mark of respect appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community lives on.

Indonesia has long been praised for its moderate, inclusive brand of Islam The post In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community lives on appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah regaining strength - think-tank.

Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah, blamed for major attacks including the 2002 Bali bombings, has regained strength in Indonesia and could spawn a new generation of extremists, a leading security think-tank warned Thursday.

- GMA News - PH

'Fair trade' in coconut oil changes life on small Indonesian island.

KOBE -- A "fair trade" offer by a Japanese woman to buy pure coconut oil from a small Indonesian island has changed the lives of the people there, who previously earned a living blast fishing reefs.

- BangkokPost - TH

Indian Actor and Politician Vinod Khanna Dies at 70.

Iconic Indian actor and politician,Vinod Khanna died today in Mumbai, age 70. He succumbed to advanced bladder carcinoma. The Mumbai premiere of much-awaited blockbuster Baahubali: The Conclusion' has been cancelled as a mark of respect. Khanna began his career in 1968 playing an antagonist in Man Ka Meet.' He was a popular ...

- Variety - US

'Baahubali 2' mints over $3 mn in bookings in US.

Chennai, April 27 S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has stirred a box office storm even before release. In the US, the film has already minted over $3 million from pre-sales of tickets, according to distributor Great India Films. This is the highest for an Indian film in advance ticket sales," ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Baahubali 2': Hype by makers, expectations by fans touch new highs.

New Delhi/Chennai, April 27 Why did Kattappa kill Baahubali? An enigma that has been on the mind of every Indian since the last 21 months, will finally get unveiled on Friday with the release of "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion". If trade pundits and films experts are to be believed, filmmaker S.S. Rajamoulis magnum opus will ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Quiz: How well do you know Baahubali?.

Take this quiz and find out.

- Rediff - IN

REVEALED: Here's why Katappa killed Baahubali!.

We asked readers to give their reasons as to why Katappa killed Baahubali in the hugely-awaited film Baahubali: The Conclusion, and we got some amazing answers.

- Rediff - IN

Indonesia: Governor Ahok gets rockstar treatment with flowers and trophies

More than a thousand people and even more flower boards appeared at Jakarta city hall yesterday, as supporters flocked to thank outgoing governor Basuki Ahok' Tjahaja Purnama. The post Indonesia: Governor Ahok gets rockstar treatment with flowers and trophies appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Pressure on Indonesia as World Press Freedom Day looms

HUMAN Rights Watch has urged Indonesia's President Joko Jokowi' Widodo to take decisive action to protect journalists ahead of Jakarta hosting World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The post Pressure on Indonesia as World Press Freedom Day looms appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Australian woman dies after Bali scooter crash

A 29-year-old Australian woman has been found dead in Bali after a motor scooter accident.

- Stuff - NZ

Duterte may raise Mary Jane Veloso's case with Indonesia's Joko Widodo

President Rodrigo Duterte has indicated that he would raise the case of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso during the state visit of President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

The last Jews of Indonesia speak out

Only 200 Jews remain in the Indonesian capital called Jakarta.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Australian woman found dead in Bali after scooter crash

A 26-year-old Australian woman dies in Bali, with police suggesting she lost control of the scooter she was driving and ended up face-down in a drainage ditch.

- ABC News - AU

The Indonesian Hero Who Revolutionized Women's Education

Raden Adjeng Kartini was an educational pioneer in post-colonial Indonesia, and her legacy changed the course of women's history there.

- OZY - US

'Hobbits' May Have Led Early Humans Out of Africa

New research on Indonesian fossils reveals clues to an ancient expansion out of Africa led by human ancestors nicknamed "hobbits."

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What To Expect From The 2017 US-Philippines Balikatan Military Exercise

A look at what is in store for the largest drills between the two allies set to kick off next month.

- The Diplomat - US

Confronting Indonesia's Maritime Coordination Challenge

The state of a new maritime security body reveals the enduring challenge Jakarta faces in this respect.

- The Diplomat - US

Australian politics explainer: the MV Tampa and the transformation of asylum-seeker policy

The Conversation is running a series of explainers on key moments in Australian political history, looking at what happened, its impact then, and its relevance to politics today. Some time before August 23 2001, a small Indonesian fishing boat, the KM Palapa 1, left Indonesia en route to Christmas Island with 438 asylum ...

- The Conversation - UK

In Muslim Indonesia, tiny Jewish community lives on

TONDANO, April 27 — In a remote corner of the Indonesian archipelago, a modest synagogue stands in a tiny Jewish community that has found acceptance despite rising intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Women from Papua New Guinea bring rape complaints to Canadian mining company's door

Two women from Papua New Guinea flew half-way around the world this week to tell their stories of sexual assault at a Canadian mining giant's shareholders' meeting — but when they arrived at the meeting, they say they were told they couldn't speak. Everlyn Gaupe and Joycelyn Mandi allege

- VICE News - US

P100k worth of damage in QC commercial area fire

Fire hits a commercial area located along Commonwealth Avenue in Barangay Old Balara, Quezon City early Thursday morning, GMA News' Vonne Aquino reported on 'Unang Balita.'

- GMA News - PH

Jordan- New Indonesian ambassador presents credentials

Jordan- New Indonesian ambassador presents credentials...


Developing markets could lift UnionPay

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Payments Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. UnionPay, China's state-run card network with a near monopoly over the country's payment card ecosystem, is eyeing developing markets as it looks to expand and grow outside of the Chinese market, ...

- Business Insider - US

Oscar-winning 'Silence of the Lambs' director Jonathan Demme has died at 73

Getty ImagesOscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has died of cancer complications, his publicist told Variety. He was 73 years old. Demme is best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs,' the 1991 horror-thriller that was a box office smash, a critical triumph, and introduced moviegoers to Anthony Hopkins' Hannibal ...

- Business Insider - US

Heavy rush for Bahubali advance booking, theatres warned of hiking ticket price

With the release day of Bahubali 2 the conclusion is nearing by, feverish fans are hovering around 18000 theaters here and elsewhere in the two Telugu states for left over tickets available at the box offices. Kilometer long serpentine quest were seen here all major multiplexes with mostly youth waiting patiently for their ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

At what price Baahubali 2 to be viewed in Karnataka?

First it was the comments of actor Sathyaraj on the River Cauvery and Kannadigas which created uncertainty over the release of Baahubali 2. Now, it is the Karnataka government's capping of Rs 200 imposed on tickets in multiplexes and single screen theaters which is posing a challenge for the movie distributors and theater ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Israeli systems aiding fish farmers in Congo and Indonesia

BioFishency's plug-and-play aquaculture water-treatment systems overcome challenges of limited water availability and buildup of toxic ammonia.

- Israel21c - IL

Viacom Launches MTV MIX Channel in Japan, Nickelodeon Apps in Indonesia

Viacom International and HJ Holdings are teaming up to launch a subscription-based linear channel that will play on Hulu's subscription video platform in Japan. MTV MIX, which launches June 1, will offer access to international and local music videos, while also carrying a range of popular MTV reality programs. We are ...

- Variety - US

India, Indonesia's heads of state lead on Instagram, too

INDIA'S Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram, according to a new study, while numerous other Asian leaders were also highly prominent on the social media platform. The post India, Indonesia's heads of state lead on Instagram, too appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Who's Who in Baahubali: A Quick Guide

Here's a spoiler-filled recap of the key players in the riveting saga!

- Rediff - IN

Malaysia, Indonesia to counter EU resolution to phase out biofuel usage

PUTRAJAYA, April 26 — Malaysia and Indonesia will send a joint mission to Europe next month to counter the European Union resolution which proposed to curb the use of oil palm-based biofuel by 2020. Plantation Industries and Commodities...

- The Malay Mail - MY

SriLankan flight times to change due to Indian experiment

Because of an experimental flight to be launched by India and the closure of the Indian airspace for this purpose on April 27, the scheduled arrival and departure times of SriLankan airline flights to and from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Jakarta would be changed on that day.

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'Disney not abandoning local content production in India'

Jakarta, April 26 Disney is not abandoning local content production in India, despite a decision last year to close its Bollywood filmmaking side, says Andy Bird, chairman of Walt Disney International. "I've never been more excited about India. Bird said that his decision to close down Disney's Indian film production ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Netflix takes its first steps into China, the world's hungriest streaming market

After being locked out of the massive Chinese market by regulators, Netflix looks set to be able to enter the country after all. The company has signed a licensing deal with local streaming service iQiyi, which claims over 500 million monthly users. Robert Roy, Netflix's vice president of content acquisition, announced the ...

- Mashable! - US

Indonesia Says It Can't Prevent Islamist Militants or Arms From Crossing Its Border With the Philippines

The disclosure underscores concerns that the insurgency in the southern Philippines is able to draw on foreign fighters

- TIME Magazine - US

Indonesia to acquire Lockheed Martin's Sniper ATPs for F-16s

The Indonesian Air Force will acquire Lockheed Martin's Sniper Advanced Targeting Pods for its F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft as part of trade and investment agreements signed between Washington and Jakarta on 21 April. "This

- Jane’s - US

Sindhu wins, Saina bows out of Badminton Asia Championships

Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu cruised into the second round but compatriot Saina Nehwal bowed out fighting in the Badminton Asia Championships here today.The world number three Indian defeated Dinar Dyah Ayustine of Indonesia 21-8 21-18 in a lop-sided encounter that lasted just 31 minutes, while London Games bronze ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

From 'Kabaali' to 'Baahubali', why brands love blockbusters

More than the revenue component, the movies gain hugely in terms of visibility and reach, reports T E Narasimhan.

- - IN

PNG MP labelled 'discredited witness' by Dutton reinstated by court

A Papua New Guinean politician, whose account of a shooting at the Manus Island detention centre was rejected by Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton, is reinstated as an MP by the PNG Supreme Court.

- ABC News - AU

DAP rep says 'no' to sequel of movie 'Kabali' in Malaysia

The hit movie has done more harm than good, and the gov't should instead encourage the local film industry, says Rayer.

- Malaysiakini - MY

AMD debuts a VR experience around big India movie release

Baahubali is one of India's biggest films, and it is getting a sequel, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, which is one of the most technologically sophisticated films ever made. It is the world's first “trillion pixel film,” and it is getting a virtual reality experience that is debuting this week at the Tribeca Film ...

- VentureBeat - US

Indonesia: Journalists Under Assault

- The Indonesian government should adopt measures to ensure that state security forces who physically attack journalists are suspended and appropriately prosecuted, Human Rights Watch said today. New data and case research shows a disturbing increase in assaults on journalists in the past two years. Expand A police officer ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

FCX stock rises on interim Indonesia export deal despite earnings miss

The NYSE-listed stock of US-based diversified miner Freeport-McMoRan on Tuesday closed 7.11% higher despite the miner reporting earnings below analyst forecasts, as investors were pleased with the company reporting resumed copper concentrate exports from Indonesia following a three-month ban. The Phoenix-based miner ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Beyond Baahubali 2: A fan retraces the joy of watching a typical Rajamouli film

SS Rajamouli's films, over the years, have followed a format; however, he tinkered that with Baahubali. Here's a closer look at what it feels like to watch a true-blue Rajamouli's film. The post Beyond Baahubali 2: A fan retraces the joy of watching a typical Rajamouli film appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

'Alien: Covenant in Utero' on Oculus Rift is a disgusting and terrifying pleasure

Lovers of sci-fi horror, rejoice. Just weeks before the release of Alien: Covenant, we're getting something we've never seen before: The facehugger's view of being born into the world, thanks to virtual reality. The experience is called Alien: Covenant in Utero and it's a short VR experience launching on the Oculus Rift ...

- Mashable! - US

Screening not at cost of Kannada movies: KFCC

Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce president Sa Ra Govindu said pulling out Kannada movies to screen Telugu film Baahubali 2: The Conclusion will not be tolerated. On the sidelines of the inauguration of a film festival of state and national award winning movies, he said that in two theatres in Tavarekere and Avalahalli, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN