Struggling Against Obsolescence     

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The German national soccer team specializes in tournaments. Analyst Philipp Selldorf wrote in Süddeutsche Zeitung that Germany’s defeat in the first match reflected a theoretical prediction in sociology of an aging society.

Trashy Side of Industrial Revolution 4.0

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Advances in digital technology development have pushed consumption of electronics and electrical goods, which has in turn increased electronic waste. However, the attention of relevant parties regarding environmental damage from such waste remains minimal.

Parties in Last-Minute Drive to Attract Voters

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The streets of Istanbul, Turkey, witnessed increasingly fierce rivalry between political parties and presidential candidates ahead of the general election on Sunday (24/6). Parties’ campaign posts have cropped up along the Istiklal-Taksim Road.

Warming Up for 2019 General Elections

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In terms of the number of participating regions, the simultaneous regional elections (Pilkada) of 2018, held in 171 regions, set no new record. In 2015, simultaneous elections had been held in no fewer than 269 regions.

President Expects Integrated Growth Points

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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hopes that the construction of the 1,150-kilometer Trans-Java toll road from Merak in Banten to Banyuwangi in East Java, which is expected to be completed in 2019, can facilitate the development of economic growth points.

Islamic Law within National Law

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Many people misunderstand, or deliberately twist, an issue or statement when the logical structure and argument are actually clear. The problem of enforcing Islamic law within the national legal framework as I previously mentioned, can be elaborated on as an example.

The “Samba” Squad Constrains Its Main “Dancer”

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Brazilian coach Tite faced an onslaught of questions on Neymar’s latest condition in a press conference at Saint Petersburg Stadium in Russia on Thursday (21/6/2018). Tite reaffirmed several times that “Neymar will play!”

Challenging the Threshold

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The decision to bring the presidential nomination threshold stipulated in the Election Law before the Constitutional Court (MK) for yet another judicial review will create further political uncertainty.

Victims Might Be Trapped in Sunken Ferry

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New equipment that can detect underwater objects up to a depth of 2,000 meters will be deployed to improve the search and rescue (SAR) efforts in finding the missing victims of the ferry accident in Lake Toba. The lake is more than 500 meters deep.

Cries of Sorrow on Shores of Lake Toba

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Hundreds of people broke down in tears at Tigaras Port in Simalungun regency, North Sumatra, crying over missing family members after the KM Sinar Bangun ferry capsized on Lake Toba on Monday (18/6/2018).