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7.5-magnitude quake triggers tsunami alert in Indonesia

The Indonesian Agency for Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics (BMKG) issued an early tsunami alert for the islands of Flores and Lembata, with communities being advised to “stay away from beaches and river banks” shortly after the quake was reported around 10:20 local time (03:20 GMT) on Tuesday. DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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Indonesia halts ‘two-finger’ virginity tests on female military recruits

“There’s no more of that,” Army Chief of Staff Andika Perkasa declared, discussing the so-called ‘two-finger’ virginity tests which had examined “whether the hymen was ruptured or partially ruptured” before female cadets could be admitted.  Addressing concerns raised by Human Rights Watch (HRW), which investigated the process in 2014 and …

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Indonesia to set up its own bullion bank to boost domestic gold trade

Indonesian authorities are currently holding consultations with officials from the central bank and representatives of the mining sector. “Our exports have gone to transit countries because they have better gold trading systems, either in the form of bullion banks or better bourses than ours,” Lutfi said as quoted by Bloomberg. …

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