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Ahok, a Christian of Chinese descent, was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison despite the prosecutors' recommendation that the blasphemy charges be dropped. A Saudi-trained cleric, Nasir formed the GNPF-MUI past year to target Purnama, the now-convicted Jakarta governor. In his interview, he also argued that "ethnic sentiment can not be denied" when it comes to inequality, and the economic power of Chinese Indonesians needs to be addressed.
  • South Korea's Moon Brings Shift on North Korea: QuickTake Q&A

    South Korea's Moon Brings Shift on North Korea: QuickTake Q&A

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    North Korea said US and South Korean agents bribed and coerced a North Korean man into joining the plot which was foiled by its state. Trump has pressed China to use its economic clout to bully North Korea into line and appears to be giving Beijing a window of opportunity to achieve that goal.
  • Ransomware: Wave of cyberattacks sweeps the globe

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    The NHS said at least 36 of its organizations had been affected by the ransomware, but added in a statement, "This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organizations from across a range of sectors". Spanish telecom giant Telefonica confirmed in a statement that a "cybersecurity incident" occurred Friday that affected the computers at its Madrid headquarters.
  • UK's opposition Labour leader Corbyn says he is not

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    Once again, framing the election as a presidential race, she will say: "So far during this campaign, we have learned one thing about Jeremy Corbyn: proud and patriotic working class people in towns and cities across Britain have not deserted the Labour Party; Jeremy Corbyn has deserted them".
  • No Time for Friction With South Korea

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    The statement said the organisers infiltrated a "terrorist" into the country who had satellite communications equipment. Lee leads the NIS, though new South Korean President Moon Jae-in has nominated a replacement. During the 40-minute conversation he also proposed sending a special delegation to Beijing that will "exclusively discuss the THAAD and the North's nuclear issues", Yoon said.
  • NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

    NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

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    NASA appreciates the energy, creativity, and depth of engineering and program analysis that was brought to the decision, but ultimately, the decision was made not to fly crew on the first flight after weighing the data and assessing all implications.
  • Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Antarctica - USGS

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    The earthquakes are popping up along the Seattle Fault Zone, which runs from the Issaquah through Seattle's stadium district to the Hood Canal . Relief agencies said the tremor was felt by the population in most of El Salvador and only caused alarm among some people who left their homes.
  • Microsoft releases lightweight Windows 10 S to take on ChromeOS

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    At 2.76 pounds, or 1.25 kilograms, and 14.47 millimeters at its thickest point, the laptop comes with a 13.5-inch display and a latest-generation central processing unit (CPU) from Intel Corporation. It will support forthcoming View Mixed Reality learning experiences as well as various new teaching applications and STEM-based lesson plans and apps such as Lego's WebDo 2.0 tools focused on headsets, interactive whiteboards and accessibility.
  • China trade agreement could boost Louisiana exports of liquefied natural gas

    China trade agreement could boost Louisiana exports of liquefied natural gas

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    But Chinese companies already have long-term contracts with non-U.S. suppliers for more LNG than domestic demand requires through at least 2023, and US exports face competition from producers in the Asia-Pacific region. China imported more than 28 million tons of liquid gas in 2016, a 33% increase from the previous year, and is now the world's third largest importer of the fuel.
  • Jakarta governor guilty of blasphemy for 'insulting Islam'

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    Thereafter, the governor saw his poll numbers and comfortable lead shrink, and eventually lost the race to a Muslim challenger. Indonesia has the largest population of Muslims in the world - about 85 percent. At least several thousand white-robed protesters marched after Friday prayers at Istiqlal Mosque in central Jakarta until reaching the nearby Supreme Court building.
  • Whole Foods shakes up board as sales figure keeps falling

    Whole Foods shakes up board as sales figure keeps falling

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    COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "LS Investment Advisors LLC Raises Stake in Whole Foods Market, Inc". In this May 3, 2017, photo, fresh fruit is displayed in a Whole Foods Market grocery store, in Upper Saint Clair, Pa. Sure, the percentage is discouraging but better times are ahead as looking out over a next 5-year period, analysts expect the company to see its earnings go up by 23.16%, annually.