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 2017-03-29 18:56 

Malay Mail Online

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall, conservationists say... +

NAIROBI, March 29 The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published today by the conservation group Save the Elephants.At its peak in 2014 the estimated...

 2017-03-29 18:52 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Witnesses fear talking in extrajudicial killing case... +

Some witnesses to the extrajudicial killing of a young Lahu activist feel uncomfortable speaking about local officials, a lawyer said on Wednesday....

 2017-03-29 18:50 

Malay Mail Online

UK-based banks already knocking on Germany’s door, says Bundesbank... +

FRANKFURT, March 29 Banks seeking to leave London because of Brexit are already holding talks about moving to Frankfurt but they will not be offered any special exemption from the regulations, a senior board member of Germany's central bank...

 2017-03-29 18:49 

Saigon Times

CJ Group looks to step up presence in Vietnam... +

Pulished by SaiGon Times GroupHCMC - CJ Group will sound out business opportunities in multiple sectors in Vietnam, especially food processing, to expand its presence in this growing market....

 2017-03-29 18:49 

Saigon Times

Vietnam's largest ice cream maker to launch IPO... +

Pulished by SaiGon Times GroupHCMC - Kido Foods (KDF), a frozen food company under Kido Group, has plans to launch its initial public offering (IPO) in early April and get listed on bourse this year....

 2017-03-29 18:45 

Malay Mail Online

IRB: Part-time Uber, GrabCar drivers must declare earnings... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 Part-time Uber and GrabCar drivers are not excluded from declaring their earnings to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB), says Chief Executive Officer Datuk Sabin Samitah,He said if the earnings from providing the service,...

 2017-03-29 18:42 

Malay Mail Online

Turkish banker arrested in US on charges of violating Iran sanctions... +

ANKARA, March 29 A senior official at a state-owned Turkish bank has been detained in the United States on charges of helping Iran violate US sanctions against the country, the bank said today.Our deputy general manager incharge of...

 2017-03-29 18:39 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Juthamas, daughter put behind bars... +

Former Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) governor Juthamas Siriwan and her daughter were put behind bars on Wednesday following a delay in the courts ruling on their bail applications....

 2017-03-29 18:39 

Malay Mail Online

Veterinary Dept: New H5N1 location detected in Tumpat... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 A new location has been detected positive for H5N1 or the bird flu in Tumpat, Kelantan, said the Veterinary Services Department.In a statement today, the department said this brought the overall number of areas...

 2017-03-29 18:34 

Malay Mail Online

Hong Kong convicts two for ivory on radiocarbon dating... +

HONG KONG, March 29 A Hong Kong court has convicted two men for illegal possession of ivory chopsticks after radiocarbon dating proved it was produced after 1990 and therefore unlawful, local media reported.Hong Kong, a key hub for the...

 2017-03-29 18:30 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Warrant issued for suspect in shooting death at boxing stadium... +

The Criminal Court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for a 44-year-old man who was accused of shooting dead a security guard at Lumpini Boxing Stadium in Bangkok last week, while his friend assaulted boxing referee Udom Deekrajang with a club....

 2017-03-29 18:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Pink Star diamond set to fetch record price in Hong Kong... +

HONG KONG - A plum-sized pink diamond is expected to break the world record for a gemstone early next month when it goes under the hammer in Hong Kong, Sotheby's auction house said on Wednesday (March 29). The 59.60-carat "Pink Star" is the largest in its...

 2017-03-29 18:30 

Viet Nam News

GTNFoods acquires Vilico for $58.3 million... +

GTNFoods Joint Stock Company (GTNFoods) has acquired 65 per cent stake in Vit Nam Livestock Corporation Joint Stock Company (Vilico) for VN1.33 trillion (US$58.33 million)....

 2017-03-29 18:26 

Malay Mail Online

Putrajaya to appeal court ruling on Penang volunteer patrol unit... +

PUTRAJAYA, March 29 The government will appeal to the Federal Court on the Court of Appeal's decision in declaring the Voluntary Patrol Unit (PPS) was lawfully set up by the Penang Government.Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali told...

 2017-03-29 18:26 

Malay Mail Online

BWM unveils new 530i M Sport in Malaysia... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 BMW Group Malaysia has unveiled the new BMW 530i M Sport, from its seventh generation BMW 5 Series.Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Han Sang Yun said the BMW 5 Series sedan has created a lasting legacy in...

 2017-03-29 18:19 

Malay Mail Online

British envoy readies to hand over Brexit letter... +

BRUSSELS, March 29 The British ambassador to the European Union arrived at the blocs headquarters today ahead of the formal handover of a historic letter announcing Britains intention to leave.Tim Barrow, wearing a waistcoat and dark...

 2017-03-29 18:14 

Malay Mail Online

Bursa Malaysia ends lower... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 Bursa Malaysia closed lower today on persistent profit-taking led by Maybank, bucking the trend of its regional peers.The benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 4.01 points to close at 1,750.41 from...

 2017-03-29 18:11 

Channel NewsAsia

Golf: Spieth, Mickelson among Masters hopefuls at Houston Open... +

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion who bungled a repeat bid, begin play on Thursday at the PGA Houston Open with the Masters looming next week....

 2017-03-29 18:10 

Channel NewsAsia

US military says difficult to avoid Mosul casualties, probes blast... +

A senior U.S. general said on Wednesday it will be difficult to maintain "extraordinarily high standards" to avoid civilian casualties in Mosul, even as the U.S. military begins a formal investigation into an explosion in the Iraqi city that is believed t...

 2017-03-29 18:10 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Myanmar population will reach 65m by 2050 : survey... +

Myanmars total population will reach about 65 million in 2050, according to a survey conducted by the Population Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population....

 2017-03-29 17:58 

Channel NewsAsia

US envoy warns of deep review of UN peacekeeping... +

The United States warned on Wednesday that it would use its presidency of the UN Security Council to review the performance of peacekeeping missions worldwide....

 2017-03-29 17:58 

Jakarta Post

Palapa Ring's eastern project to begin in July... +

Telecommunication developer PT Palapa Timur Telematika will commence in July the construction of a broadband network in the eastern part of the country under the Palapa Ringproject....

 2017-03-29 17:57 

Jakarta Post

Parking attendants, city officers arrested for allegedly collecting illegal levi.... +

Two parking attendants and two officers from the citys transportation agency were allegedly caught red-handed in Kelapa Gading, North Jakartaduring an operation against illegal levies, a police officer said....

 2017-03-29 17:51 

Channel NewsAsia

East Libyan fighter jet crashes outside Tobruk, four killed... +

A fighter jet belonging to east Libyan forces crashed in a residential area south of the city of Tobruk on Wednesday, killing the pilot and a family of three, military officials said....

 2017-03-29 17:48 

The Strait Times

Cannes film festival accused of airbrushing Claudia Cardinale's thighs... +

PARIS (AFP) - The official poster for this year's Cannes film festival sparked an outcry on Wednesday (March 29) over claims that Italian actress Claudia Cardinale's thighs had been airbrushed to make them thinner.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 17:46 

Malay Mail Online

Harry Styles announces first solo performance... +

LOS ANGELES, March 29 Harry Styles is set to make his solo debut, over a year since parting ways with his former boy band One Direction.The pop star will appear as a musical guest on NBCs Saturday Night Live on April 15, the shows...

 2017-03-29 17:42 

Bangkok Post

After Note 7 nightmare, Samsung launches Galaxy S8... +

NEW YORK - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s....

 2017-03-29 17:42 

Malay Mail Online

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman land new hosting gig... +

LOS ANGELES, March 29 Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman could be set to reunite for a new TV series.The Parks and Recreation co-stars are making a return to NBC as co-hosts of a new competition show titled The Handmade Project,Variety...

 2017-03-29 17:42 

Jakarta Post

Benoa cruise terminal to be ready in 2018... +

In anticipation of an influx in high-end tourists on cruise ships, Indonesia is developing a cruise terminal in Benoa, Bali, which is expected to be ready in 2018....

 2017-03-29 17:41 

Malay Mail Online

Adun DAP mohon maaf tuduh tok lebai jatuhkan nilai ringgit... +

SHAH ALAM, 29 Mac Sidang Dewan Undangan Negeri (DUN) Selangor di sini hari ini kecoh seketika apabila seorang anggota dari DAP mengeluarkan perkataan tok lebai yang disifatkan menyentuh | Berita | ProjekMMO | Malay Mail Online...

 2017-03-29 17:32 

Channel NewsAsia

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant ... +

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall and a corruption scandal....

 2017-03-29 17:31 

The Strait Times

Football: Spurs winger Lamela out for season... +

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela is due to undergo surgery on his troublesome hip and will miss the rest of the season, the Premier League club said on Wednesday (March 29).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 17:31 

Malay Mail Online

Pulis urges West Broms youngsters to step up ahead of hectic week... +

LONDON, March 29 West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has urged the clubs academy players to raise their game as he plans to make changes to his squad in order to cope with their packed Premier League schedule.West Brom, who are...

 2017-03-29 17:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Armed man arrested on way to L.A. gay pride parade pleads not guilty... +

An Indiana man arrested on his way to a Los Angeles-area gay pride parade last year after police found three assault rifles and potentially explosive chemicals in his car has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges....

 2017-03-29 17:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Police seeking man who allegedly molested passenger in bus... +

SINGAPORE - Police are looking for a man (pictured) to assist with investigations regarding a molest case. TODAY understands the man allegedly molested a female passenger on board a bus by trying to rub his thighs against hers. The man also caressed her.....

 2017-03-29 17:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Egypt unearths part of ancient King Khufu's boat... +

A plank of wood believed to be from the boat of an ancient Egyptian king has been unearthed near the Great Pyramid at Giza, archaeologists said on Wednesday....

 2017-03-29 17:25 

The Strait Times

Philippine fisherman back home after 58 days adrift at sea, being given up for dead... +

MANILA (AFP) - A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday (March 29) after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea.. Read more a...

 2017-03-29 17:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaysia in 'sensitive' talks with North Korea after Kim's murder... +

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday his government was engaged in "very sensitive" talks with North Korea over nine Malaysians being prevented from leaving Pyongyang after the assassination of Kim Jong-Nam....

 2017-03-29 17:24 

Bangkok Post

China, EU 'still committed' to Paris climate deal... +

BEIJING/OSLO - Nations led by China and the European Union rallied around a global plan to slow climate change on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump began undoing Obama-era plans for deep cuts in US greenhouse gas emissions....

 2017-03-29 17:23 

Jakarta Post

Ahok's controversial speech not aimed at wooing voters: Expert... +

Incumbent Jakarta Governor Basuki Ahok Tjahaja Purnama did not aim to attract Muslim voters in Thousand Islands by commenting on the Al Maidah 51 Quranic verse last year, a language expert testified during a blasphemy hearing in North Jakarta District Cou...

 2017-03-29 17:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Private funeral held for singer George Michael in London... +

Best-selling British superstar singer George Michael was buried in London on Wednesday in a private funeral some three months after his death on Christmas Day, his publicist said....

 2017-03-29 17:20 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Britain's May goes into Brexit talks with ambitions high... +

LONDON - After nine months of preparation, bitter public argument and a battle with parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching talks with the European Union armed with a plan she hopes will secure a better divorce deal than many expect. B...

 2017-03-29 17:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippine fisherman back home after 58-day sea ordeal... +

A young fisherman flew home to the Philippines on Wednesday after being given up for dead at sea, battling hunger, thirst and despair for nearly two months on a tiny boat that drifted all the way to Papua New Guinea....

 2017-03-29 17:15 

Malay Mail Online

City focused for tough Arsenal and Chelsea tests, says Garcia... +

LONDON, March 29 The international break has allowed Manchester City players to recuperate and refocus ahead of their Premier League trips to Arsenal and Chelsea, midfielder Aleix Garcia has said.Garcia said City, who are third in the...

 2017-03-29 17:11 

The Strait Times

George Michael's funeral held in private... +

LONDON (AFP) - George Michael's funeral took place in private on Wednesday (March 29), three months after his shock death at the age of 53, the legendary British pop star's publicist said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-29 17:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaysian government will not table bill to amend Syariah law: Najib... +

Instead, the government will leave it to the Speaker of Parliament to decide whether to give priority to the private members bill to be tabled....

 2017-03-29 17:08 

Malay Mail Online

Syarikat Bumiputera dapat 45 peratus projek LRT3, kata Najib... +

KUALA LUMPUR, 29 Mac Kira-kira 45 peratus daripada projek pembinaan LRT3 bernilai RM9 bilion diberikan kepad syarikat Bumiputera.Perdana menteri berkata kontrak itu dianugerah berdasarkan | Berita | ProjekMMO | Malay Mail Online...

 2017-03-29 17:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Man charged over threats against Jewish groups to appear in court... +

A former journalist charged with making a wave of bomb threats to U.S. Jewish organizations by telephone while posing as his ex-girlfriend is scheduled to appear in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday afternoon....

 2017-03-29 17:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Done the rock trick, now to hatch some eggs: artist tries bizarre new feat... +

French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent two weeks inside a bear sculpture and a week inside a rock, began his latest feat on Wednesday - hatching eggs....

 2017-03-29 17:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Vigil at scene of London terror attack... +

Hundreds of people joined hands in a human chain in the heart of London on Wednesday to pay tribute to the four people killed in a terror attack a week ago....

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