When the coronavirus pandemic forced Indonesian schools to shut, it exposed how millions of households in the Southeast Asian country still had no access to the internet or even a device like a mobile phone to do remote learning.
So students and volunteers have come up with creative ways to get round the problem.
Protesters clashed with police in Jakarta as thousands of students and workers staged rallies across Indonesia on Thursday in opposition to a new law they say will cripple labour rights and harm the environment.View on euronews
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Credit: Chester Zoo Keepers at Chester Zoo have released footage of the firstmoments of their new baby orangutan. The newborn is yet to be named and can beseen cradled by its doting mother, Leia. Keepers say the new arrival is‘bright and alert’ and is suckling well from mum. Bornean orangutans arelisted as critically endangered in the wild. The species is threatened byillegal hunting, habitat destruction and loss of forest for the creation ofpalm oil plantations. Recent estimates suggest as few as 55,000 orangutansremain on the island of Borneo in Indonesia, which is the only place they canbe found in the wild. The group of orangutans at Chester Zoo are part of aninternational breeding programme working to conserve the species.
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Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian island. So why is that the case? Emer McCarthy reports.