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Reza Rahadian Searches for His Lost Soulmate in Second Season of 'Halfworlds'

Actor Reza Rahadian said his return to the second season of HBO Asia original series "Halfworlds" as Demit Tony mainly revolves around a quest to find his soulmate, Ros.

13 January 2017 | 11:49 AM

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Arifin Putra Says the Second Season of 'Halfworlds' is Motivated by Hope

Star of "The Raid 2: Berandal" Arifin Putra said he is happy to return to the second season of HBO Asia original series "Halfworlds" and reprise his role as Halfbreed Barata, adding that the new installment brings new changes to the audience.

13 January 2017 | 11:14 AM

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Dayak Youth Protest Prompts MUI Secretary General to Abandon Sintang Visit

The arrival of a leader of Indonesia's highest Islamic clerical council in Sintang, West Kalimantan, on Thursday (12/01) drew strong rejection from a group of Dayak youths, who accused him of having insulted the tribe.

13 January 2017 | 10:42 AM

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China, Russia Agree on More 'Countermeasures' Against US Anti-Missile System: State Media

China and Russia have agreed to take further unspecified "countermeasures" in response to a US plan to deploy an anti-missile system in South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday (13/01).

13 January 2017 | 10:33 AM

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FPI, Activists Clash While Bandung Police Question Rizieq Shihab

Members of the hardline Islamic Defender's Front, or FPI, clashed with the Indonesian Lower Class Movement, known as GMBI, while firebrand cleric Rizieq Shihab was questioned by police in Bandung, West Java, on Thursday (12/01).

13 January 2017 | 09:51 AM

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'Sweetheart' British Actor Idris Elba Auctions Valentine's Date for Charity

Lonely hearts this Valentine's Day will have a unique chance to spend an evening with British actor Idris Elba after he auctioned himself off to raise money for an African girls charity.

13 January 2017 | 09:40 AM

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World's Jobless to Rise amid Slower Growth, Uncertainty: UN Agency

The ranks of the world's jobless are expected to grow this year due to slow growth, political and economic uncertainty and a lack of investment, the International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Thursday (12/01).

13 January 2017 | 09:16 AM

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India's SpiceJet to Seal $10 Billion Deal With Boeing for 737 Jets

India's SpiceJet is set to seal an order for at least 90 new 737 jets from Boeing, two sources said on Thursday (12/01), as the low-cost carrier targets an expansion to tap into the South Asian nation's booming air travel market.

13 January 2017 | 09:00 AM

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Hollywood's Gender Pay Gap is 'Crazy': Natalie Portman

New complaints of discrimination have hit the film awards season after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman slammed the gender pay gap as "crazy" – and said it was even worse in Hollywood than in other jobs.

13 January 2017 | 08:58 AM

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Trump's Secretary of State Pick Says China Should Be Barred From South China Sea Islands

US President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state has set a course for a potentially serious confrontation with Beijing, saying China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea.

13 January 2017 | 08:00 AM