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Angie Teo

Malaysian emergency services, volunteers rescue 21,000 from flooding

Dec 20 2021

KUALA LUMPUR Hard-pressed Malaysian emergency services, reinforced by civilian volunteers, on Sunday rescued 21,000 people displaced by flooding from torrential rain in seven states, officials and volunteers said. | Video

Plastic podiums, recycled medals, cardboard beds: sustainability at Tokyo 2020

Aug 03 2021

TOKYO Japan has put a spotlight on sustainability at the 2020 Olympic Games, with athletes standing on podiums made of recycled plastics to receive medals crafted from recycled small electronics before sleeping on beds made of cardboard. | Video

Olympics-In Japan, natural disaster risks lurk as Games draw near

Jul 22 2021

TOKYO The risks of a major natural disaster striking during the Olympics are small but can not be discounted in Japan, which contends with earthquakes, tsunamis, typhoons, floods and erupting volcanoes.

Mist for horses and cooling vests: Tokyo Games to kick off in sweltering heat

Jul 20 2021

TOKYO Mist-spraying stations for Olympic horses and cooling vests for referees are among the tools organisers are rolling out for the Tokyo 2020 Games, where participants will face scorching heat and intense humidity - on top of a worsening pandemic. | Video

Buyers can skip the lines with souvenir vending machines

Jul 14 2021

TOKYO Japanese vending machines dispense everything from pizza to cigarettes and edible insects. Now there are even ones where you can buy Olympics souvenirs. | Video

Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash into sky

Mar 02 2021

JAKARTA Indonesia's Mount Sinabung volcano sent a cloud of hot ash as high as 5 km (3.1 miles) on Tuesday, in its first big eruption since August last year, the country's volcanology centre said. | Video

UPDATE 1-Indonesia c.bank governor predicts signs of inflationary pressure in Q4

Jan 25 2021

* BI to drain excess liquidity once it decides to tighten policy

Jakarta governor to take protesters' demand to repeal labour law to President Widodo

Oct 08 2020

JAKARTA, Oct 9 The governor of Indonesia's capital on Friday said he would inform President Joko Widodo of protesters' demand for a polarising new labour law to be repealed, as a growing number of regional leaders oppose the new legislation.

Indonesia capital eyes doubling of virus testing as cases soar

Sep 17 2020

(Governor's office corrects testing total in paragraph three to weekly, not daily)

Coronavirus cases to peak this month in Indonesia, says president

Sep 01 2020

BOGOR, Indonesia Indonesia's coronavirus outbreak will likely peak this month, President Joko Widodo said on Tuesday, adding he was "very confident" about access to a safe and effective vaccine by the end of this year.

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