Two Sumatran orangutans to return to Indonesia from Thailand
18 December 2020 | 9:03 am
Two critically endangered Sumatran orangutans are flying back to Indonesia, years after they were illegally smuggled into Thailand.
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Authorities use a fire engine to spray water at people who violate new virus restrictions in the Indonesian city of Semarang. The Southeast Asian nation has seen an unprecedented wave of infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, said government officials.
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