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Indonesia sends military to help fight health crisis in Papua

“We have asked the health ministry to coordinate for this (health crisis) to be evaluated.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The situation in the remote Asmat regency was an “extraordinary incident”, the health ministry said in a statement, adding that it was sending 39 health workers there.One minister denied the extent of the health crisis had taken the government by surprise. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Walkway Suddenly Collapses in Indonesia Stock Exchange, Sending Dozens Crashing into Lobby Below

“It was a scary scene Monday inside the Indonesia Stock Exchange in Jakarta when a suspended walkway collapsed sending dozens of people crashing down into a lobby area below” writes Daniel Politi for slate.com. A large number of Indonesian university students were on the balcony-like walkway when it collapsed in the Tower Two lobby. “Valentina Simon, head of Institutional Relations at the exchange, told CNN the collapse happened at around 12:30 p.m. local time. Source: slate.com Share This:

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Indonesia stock exchange floor collapses, scores injured

“No deaths had been reported, said Triana Tambunan, business development manager at MRCC Siloam hospital, one of the hospitals near the stock exchange” reports foxbusiness.com. Stock exchange president director Tito Sulistio said their treatment would be paid for by the exchange. The exchange resumed business in the afternoon as per schedule. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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Another central bank just issued a warning about cryptocurrencies

“Indonesia’s central bank has issued a fresh warning about trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin because of the risk of losses to the public and even a potential threat to the stability of the financial system” writes Adam Jeffery for cnbc.com. Bank Indonesia (BI) has previously said that cryptocurrencies were not recognized as a legal medium of exchange, so that they could not be used as a means of payment in Indonesia.Bitcoin.co.id, an Indonesian online cryptocurrency exchange, said on its website that bitcoin was trading at 217.44 million rupiah ($16,288) per…

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Indonesia fights ‘extraordinary’ diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32

“The health ministry said at least 591 cases had been reported since January, a 42 percent increase from last year, and called the outbreak an “extraordinary event”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The World Health Organisation recorded about 7,000 cases around the world last year.Indonesia has among the world’s highest rates of diphtheria – along with India and sub-Saharan African countries – even though vaccinations have helped minimize global cases over the past 30 years. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Pornographic WhatsApp GIFs removed after ban threat from Indonesia

“Giphy Inc., a New York City GIFs company that also works with WhatsApp, offers partners a feature to filter inappropriate images” writes Aatif Sulleyman for independent.co.uk. The app lets you browse and search for a wide variety of GIFs, which are provided by third-party companies, and then send them to friends.WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said it wasn’t actually able to remove them itself, because communications on the app are protected by encryption.Some of these are explicit in nature and, on Monday, Indonesia’s communication and informatics ministry said it…

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Indonesia threatens to block WhatsApp over sexual content

“Indonesian authorities say they will block access to the popular WhatsApp instant messaging app if it doesn’t remove sexually explicit content” writes Chris Ratcliffe for cnbc.com. Indonesia blocked web versions of the messaging app Telegram in July because it included chat groups for Islamic State group supporters.Facebook’s Asia spokeswoman Charlene Chian said that WhatsApp lets users search for GIFs using third-party providers and that WhatsApp can’t monitor their content because communications on the app are encrypted. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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IBM releases cross-border blockchain payments system

“IBM has looked to take the pain out of transferring cryptocurrencies across territories with the creation of a new cross-border blockchain payment solution” reports itproportal.com. The solution is based on IBM’s blockchain technology, allowing clearing and trade settlements on a single network and in real-time.Besides KlickEx Group and Stellar.org, there’s also a handful of banks advising and collaborating in the development of the solution. Source: itproportal.com Share This:

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New IBM blockchain payments platform supports cross-border financial transactions

“They include Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Bank Danamon Indonesia, Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia, Bank Permata, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Kasikornbank Thailand, Mizuho Financial Group, National Australia Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp” writes Kyt Dotson for siliconangle.com. IBM Corp. has entered a new partnership that will see Big Blue offer a cross-border blockchain payments solution aimed at business and consumers.Suggesting that banks are keen to get on board, particularly given that the service replaces the need to use Swift to make cross-border transactions, IBM has signed up a range of financial institutions…

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IBM brings blockchain cross border payments to the world with Stellar, KlickEx and banking partners

“IBM is doing cross-border blockchain payments solution with KlickEx Group and Stellar.org, aimed at business and consumers and involving a diverse clutch of banks and financial institutions” writes Ian Allison for ibtimes.co.uk. For the first time, public blockchain technology is being used in production to facilitate cross-border payments in multiple integrated currency corridors. We look forward to the results with using IBM Blockchain as we continue to push forward with our mission to remove payment friction across borders.”. “Currently, cross-border payments tended to take up to several days to clear.KlickEx.co…

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