Indonesia protests: police fire tear gas, water cannons as students protest law that would criminalise extramarital sex
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World News Briefing: Indonesia protests – Israeli PM to form next government & Australia decriminalises abortion 

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In today’s briefing update, Indonesian students have taken to the streets to protest a law that would criminalise extramarital sex. 

Israel’s PM is nominated to form the country’s next government after a deadlocked election.

Over in Australia, the state of New South Wales has decriminalised abortion. Bringing the state in line with the rest of the country.

 ALL in today’s WORLD news briefing – A daily roundup of all the news headlines that you need to know, summarised as part of WTX News Briefing.

 

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INDONESIA PROTESTS: POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS, WATER CANNONS AS STUDENTS PROTEST LAW THAT WOULD CRIMINALISE EXTRAMARITAL SEX

CNN says thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Indonesia to oppose a controversial draft criminal code Indonesia protests: police fire tear gas, water cannons as students protest law that would criminalise extramarital sex that would make consensual sex outside of marriage illegal and a new law that could weaken anti-corruption efforts. Students, on the second consecutive day of mass demonstrations in the capital, demanded the government withdraw the draft code outside the parliament building. Pictures from the rally show large crowds of mostly young protesters setting bonfires on the street. According to state media, an estimated 18, 000 police were dispatched to the Parliament Building. Police later fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds.

Read the full story on CNN

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NETANYAHU NOMINATED TO FORM ISRAEL’S GOVERNMENT AFTER DEADLOCKED ELECTION

RT News says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get another chance to form Israel’s next government. It Netanyahu nominated to form Israel’s government after deadlocked election comes after both his and rival Benny Gantz’s parties both failed to secure a majority last week.  Final results from the election gave the rightwing Likud 32 seats compared to Benny’s more moderate Blue and White’s 33 in the 120-seat Parliament. Israel’s longest-serving PM now faces the challenge of assembling a majority of at least 61 seats in parliament. But with a corruption indictment hanging over his head – failure to unite a majority could spell more trouble for him than just losing power.

Read the full story on RT News

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LAST AUSTRALIAN STATE DECRIMINALISES ABORTION

France 24 says abortion has been decriminalised in Australia’s state of New South Wales. After weeks of debate, the Last Australian state decriminalises abortion state’s laws have now come into line with the rest of the country. Politicians voted to overturn the laws that date back to 1900 and meant women seeking an abortion in Sydney or elsewhere in the state and their doctors could face up to 10 years in prison. The legislation was delayed for months by a small group of conservatives from the ruling Liberal Party who rebelled against their leader. 

Read the full story on France 24

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the oldest mosque in South Africa

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