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Groom asks to adopt stepdaughters with surprise proposal at wedding


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Nightclubs to be legally forced to adopt Covid passports from end of September


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Couple forced to adopt biological babies born through surrogacy


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Fresh clashes in Indonesia as protesters adopt 'Hong Kong-style' tactics in fight for rights

Fresh clashes in Indonesia as protesters adopt 'Hong Kong-style' tactics in fight for rightsIndonesian police fired tear gas in central Jakarta on Monday after a new round of protests against controversial legal reforms descended into running street battles.  Several thousand students and activists had gathered near the parliament to rally against a new law which they say will undermine anti-corruption efforts, and a draconian draft penal code that would outlaw sex outside of marriage as well as severely curbing civil liberties and freedom of speech.  Some 20,000 police and military personnel were deployed to the capital to maintain security but chaos ensued when cars were trapped and a subway was closed as officers used tear gas to disperse the crowds. Last week saw some of the biggest rallies since 1998 when student protests fuelled unrest that led to the fall of former President Suharto, and Indonesian students have increasingly begun to adopt the tactics of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy demonstrators in their cry for greater rights.  Do not give up. Hongkongers will stand with you. Fight for justice and freedom together. Be safe and careful. t.co/AM3f2QqnhV— Freehk���� (@Carmen_wu_elf) September 28, 2019 Ahead of major nationwide protests, a video of “Tips from Hong Kong” translated into Bahasa, and which explains how to deal with tear gas and riot police, went viral, reported Reuters. Other posts shared translated advice on what equipment to bring to protests.  Indonesia also appears to have embraced Hong Kong’s use of social media to help coordinate its leaderless movement.   Hashtags, including ReformasiDikorupsi (reformcorrupted), and LogistikAksi (logisticalaction) have been used, alongside a Twitter account that tracks the protests, @AksiLangsung (direct action), to crowdsource for medical help and supplies, and amplify the movement’s message.   Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah is treated by medics after she is struck in the face by a projectile fired by the Hong Kong police Credit: Local Press HK/Reuters Hong Kong protesters, now in their 18th week of demonstrations against Beijing’s rule, have sent messages of support and advice through social media, creating their own StandWithIndonesia hashtag.  “Do not give up. Hongkongers will stand with you. Fight for justice and freedom together,” urged one Hong Kong Twitter account. Another warned: “Plz brace for state propaganda!,” while one advised using English to attract international attention.  As videos of Indonesian riot police deploying tear gas began to flood Twitter, Hong Kongers, now experienced with crowd control measures, condemned the use of force. “The insanity can become infectious..be safe Indonesian friends,” said one supporter, @RaptorBuzz.  Indonesian riot police clash with protesters in Medan, northern Sumatra Credit: Antara Foto/Reuters “With smart phones and social media, information spreads like wildfire — so it’s no surprise the Indonesian students are taking tips from the Hong Kong demonstrators,” said Phil Roberson, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch.  “Just as governments share worst practices like what rights abusing laws to pass and how to suppress freedom of expression and peaceful public assembly, now protesters are sharing lessons learned on how to respond to government repression,” he said.  “The question now is whether the Hong Kong or Indonesia authorities will further escalate their conflicts with protesters, or seek compromises by finally paying attention to people’s grievances and demands for official accountability for abuses.” On Sunday, as violent clashes gripped Hong Kong, the two mass movements witnessed a grim crossover when Veby Mega Indah, an Indonesian journalist, was badly injured after being struck in the face by a projectile fired at the media by a Hong Kong police officer.   Dear friends in Indonesia, I'm a Hong Kong citizen. Hongkongers have protests against an unwanted bill in HK in recent 3 months. The situation is very similar to yours, so I'm very worry about the incident in your country…HidupMahasiwaReformasiDikorupsipic.twitter.com/cfsBH8SX9D— Moira ��101 CCP's 70th Anniversary Celebration (@Moira_Ooops) September 27, 2019 The journalist now plans to file a criminal complaint the Commissioner of Police and the officer who fired either a bean bag or rubber bullet at close range.  Indonesia faces its own reckoning with allegations of excessive police force. Last week close to 300 people, mainly students, were injured.  On Monday, Detik.com reported that 37 students were treated in hospital for tear gas inhalation, while @AksiLangsung posted several appeals in real time for oxygen, water and medication.   Joko Widodo, the Indonesian president, has promised an investigation into the deaths last week of two students in Sulawesi – one by blunt-force injuries to the head and another by a live bullet. The police deny that any live rounds were fired.   A Hong Kong protester throws back a tear gas canister at the police Credit: Andolu Agency via Getty Protesters have vowed to continue until their demands are met. Mr Widodo has offered to meet student leaders, but he must tread a careful line between their reformist agenda and hardline, conservative Islamic groups who have previously whipped up crowds that crippled the nation’s capital. As with Hong Kong’s opposition to a now withdrawn extradition bill, the latest Indonesian protests have been anchored in objections to a controversial draft law, but have morphed into a wider push for democratic reform.  Indonesian students have been angered by plans for a draconian new penal code that would heavily infringe on civil liberties, including a ban on extramarital sex but also curbs on political beliefs and an expansion of already harsh blasphemy laws.  A student holds an Indonesian flag at a rally outside the parliament Credit: Getty Images/Oscar Siagian But their list of seven demands – which emulates Hong Kong’s “five demands, not one less” motto – are also aimed at demilitarising the restive Papua region, and tackling the widespread forest fires in Sumatra and Borneo that are causing toxic haze across Southeast Asia.  Students also oppose a new law governing the country’s anti-graft agency, which many believe would undermine its powers.  The similarities in protest movements have raised the question of whether Indonesia is having its own “Hong Kong moment.” “In both cases, the students can see that the political elite has struck deals that reflect given political interests but they don't find their own interests represented,” said Rainer Heufers, Executive Director of the Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies in Jakarta. “In Hong Kong, the students fear a law that exposes them to the autocratic governance system of China. In Indonesia, they fear laws that enforce an outdated, paternalistic morality and that reduce the accountability of the political elite.” es.”



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Chinese shoppers adopt facial payments in cashless drive

Chinese shoppers adopt facial payments in cashless driveNo cash, no cards, no wallet, and no smartphones: China’s shoppers are increasingly purchasing goods with just a turn of their heads as the country embraces facial payment technology. China’s mobile payment infrastructure is one of the most advanced in the world, but the new systems — which require only face recognition — being rolled out nationwide could make even QR codes seem old-fashioned. Customers simply make a purchase by posing in front of point-of-sale (POS) machines equipped with cameras, after linking an image of their face to a digital payment system or bank account.



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Michael B. Jordan Says His Company Will Adopt Inclusion Rider On All Projects

Michael B. Jordan Says His Company Will Adopt Inclusion Rider On All ProjectsActor Michael B. Jordan became one of the men leading the charge for a more equitable Hollywood when he announced on Wednesday that his production company would adopt inclusion riders on all its projects. The “Black Panther” and “Creed” star then linked to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, led by Dr. Stacy Smith, who first publicly presented the inclusion rider as a solution to Hollywood’s dismal diversity problem in a 2014 op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter.



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'It Will Be Transformational.' Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt New Medicaid Work Requirement

'It Will Be Transformational.' Kentucky Becomes First State to Adopt New Medicaid Work RequirementKentucky is the first state to adopt the Trump administration's new policy of imposing work requirements as a precondition for Medicaid



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Video captures emotional moment a teenager asks her stepfather to adopt her for Christmas

Video captures emotional moment a teenager asks her stepfather to adopt her for ChristmasA father has shared footage of the moment his 18-year-old stepdaughter asked him to adopt her on Christmas Eve. Makayla Dabney made the decision to ask her stepfather Stephen, the man who raised her for 14 years, to become one of her legal guardians as his Christmas present. The college student from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, was inspired by a dream in which she asked him to adopt her.



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Here Are 4 Populist Tax Reforms Trump Could Adopt If He Really Cared About Working People

Here Are 4 Populist Tax Reforms Trump Could Adopt If He Really Cared About Working PeopleTo hear President Donald Trump tell it, the United States’ tax burden is a major impediment to economic growth.



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ASEAN, China adopt framework for crafting code on South China Sea

ASEAN, China adopt framework for crafting code on South China SeaBy Christian Shepherd and Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – Foreign ministers of Southeast Asia and China adopted on Sunday a negotiating framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea, a move they hailed as progress but seen by critics as tactic to buy China time to consolidate its maritime power. The framework seeks to advance a 2002 Declaration of Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea, which has mostly been ignored by claimant states, particularly China, which has built seven manmade islands in disputed waters, three of which are equipped with runways, surface-to-air missiles and radars. All parties say the framework is only an outline for how the code will be established but critics say the failure to outline as an initial objective the need to make the code legally binding and enforceable, or have a dispute resolution mechanism, raises doubts about how effective the pact will be.



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