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 2017-02-28 17:15 

Malay Mail Online

Shelling blocks UN aid chief visit to Yemens Taiz... +

ADEN, Feb 28 UN aid chief Stephen OBrien today cancelled a visit to Yemens third city Taiz when shelling and a rebel checkpoint blocked his route, several sources said.A UN source in Yemen told AFP that OBrien, who was in a convoy...

 2017-02-28 17:13 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Packed Thai prisons need urgent reform: study... +

Thai prisons are massively overcrowded with some inmates forced to sleep sideways, a rights group said Tuesday, urging reform in a country with the world's sixth largest jail population....

 2017-02-28 17:10 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Group Lease setting up financial services hub in Cyprus... +

SET-listed digital financing firm Group Lease (GL) has decided to set up an investment and financial-services company in Cyprus to spearhead its expansion into Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America....

 2017-02-28 17:08 

Viet Nam News

Better preferential loan rate likely for high-tech agriculture... +

Commercial banks can offer loans at preferential interest rate of less than 7 per cent per year for high-tech agriculture projects....

 2017-02-28 17:05 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Prayut insists Article 44 still needed... +

Once again, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday stressed that his superpower by the interim charters Article 44 needs to be enforced to facilitate authority forces to effectively control Dhammakaya Temple and its surroundings....

 2017-02-28 17:05 

Malay Mail Online

IIUM confers honorary doctorate, lifetime outstanding achievement award on King Salman... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was tonight conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (Islam and Wasatiyyah) and Lifetime Outstanding Achievement Award for his contributions to the...

 2017-02-28 17:05 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Govt tracking property very closely, comfortable with market: Tan Chuan-Jin... +

SINGAPORE - The Government is watching developments in the property market "very closely," Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin said on Tuesday (February 28), while underlining the need for cooling measures to prevent prices from......

 2017-02-28 17:02 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Centel posts 43.5% rise in 4Q16 net profit despite challenges... +

Central Plaza Hotel (Centel) has announced a year-on-year 43.5-per-cent increase in net profit to Bt416 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, despite flat revenue growth and facing many challenges during the quarter....

 2017-02-28 17:02 

Jakarta Post

Lawyer questions Rizieq's credibility, rejects him as expert... +

A lawyer for Jakarta Governor Basuki ...

 2017-02-28 16:57 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

SET tipped to end year at 1,650 points... +

The Stock Exchange of Thailand Index will close this year at 1,600 to 1,650 points, according to Land and Houses Fund Management....

 2017-02-28 16:57 

Malay Mail Online

LGBT work of the Devil, Muslim convert lecturer says in conference... +

BANGI, Feb 28 A Kolej Universiti Islam Selangor (Kuis) lecturer claimed today that the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture is caused by Satan to trick and lead humans astray.Muslim convert Mohd Farid Ravi Abdullah said in...

 2017-02-28 16:55 

Malay Mail Online

India students rally after woman threatened with rape... +

NEW DELHI, Feb 28 Rallies were held in Indias capital today in support of a student who received rape threats over her controversial remarks on Pakistan after being mocked online by celebrities, including cricketer Virender...

 2017-02-28 16:55 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Paying train, bus fares via Mastercard: Pilot to begin March 20... +

SINGAPORE - The much-anticipated pilot of allowing Mastercard-issued cards to be used to pay for train and bus fares, bypassing any top-up arrangements, will start on March 20, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Tuesday (Feb 28). Commuters holding...

 2017-02-28 16:50 

Jakarta Post

Oz minister to bring major trade mission to Indonesia... +

Following a visit by President Joko ...

 2017-02-28 16:48 

Malay Mail Online

Dutch Lady Milk Industries posts higher FY16 pre-tax profit... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 Dutch Lady Milk Industries Bhds pre-tax profit for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2016 rose to RM198 million from RM188.7 million in the previous year.Revenue expanded to RM1.04 billion from RM1.0 billion,...

 2017-02-28 16:47 

Malay Mail Online

Bangladesh child marriage law sparks criticism... +

DHAKA, Feb 28 Rights groups today criticised a controversial new child marriage law in Bangladesh which allows children as young as 14 to be married off by their parents.Parliament passed the Child Marriage Restraint Act last night,...

 2017-02-28 16:45 

Malay Mail Online

Affin Holdings posts higher pre-tax profit for 2016... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 Affin Holdings Bhd recorded a higher pre-tax profit of RM737.7 million for financial year (FY) ended Dec 31, 2016, compared with RM514 million recorded in 2015.Revenue rose to RM1.93 billion versus RM1.80 billion in...

 2017-02-28 16:45 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Singapore researchers devise way to test potential drug side effects using stem cells... +

SINGAPORE - Researchers here have come up with a new way to test a patient's reaction to a drug even before it is administered. By first testing a drug on stem cells made from from the patient's blood, scientists from the Institute of Bioengineering and.....

 2017-02-28 16:42 

Malay Mail Online

Contractor detained to assist probe over corruption, property scam in Johor... +

JOHOR BAHRU, Feb 28 The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) have detained a contractor to assist in the probe into alleged corruption and property scam in Johor.According to a source, the 46-year-old man was detained at his home at...

 2017-02-28 16:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Wilbur Ross sworn in as US secretary of commerce... +

Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross was sworn in as U.S. commerce secretary on Tuesday after helping shape Republican President Donald Trump's opposition to multilateral trade deals....

 2017-02-28 16:40 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Two women to be charged with Kim murder: Malaysia... +

KUALA LUMPUR - Two women arrested over the nerve agent assassination of Kim Jong Nam are to be charged with his murder, Malaysia said Tuesday....

 2017-02-28 16:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Ryanair expands Frankfurt routes in challenge to Lufthansa... +

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair on Tuesday said it will expand routes from Germany's Frankfurt airport in future, but warned of challenges ahead for the airline industry from Brexit....

 2017-02-28 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

UN says Thailand leaves legal loophole for torture, disappearances... +

Thailand has dropped legislation to criminalise torture and disappearances after years of working on the bill, the United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday, leaving state employees unaccountable for serious crimes....

 2017-02-28 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

EU parliament says governments delayed new rules on car emissions... +

European governments delayed stricter car engine emissions tests by six years and did not do enough to uncover cheating by car manufacturers, a European Parliament report into the dieselgate scandal said on Tuesday....

 2017-02-28 16:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Net-A-Porter founder Massenet joins rival Farfetch... +

Natalie Massenet, founder of online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter, has joined the rival Farfetch Group as non-executive co-chair, Farfetch said in a statement on Tuesday....

 2017-02-28 16:34 

Malay Mail Online

Putin says new Syria sanctions would hamper peace talks... +

BISHKEK, Feb 28 Russian President Vladimir Putin today said Moscow opposed any new sanctions against the Syrian leadership as they would undermine peace efforts to end the countrys protracted war.Russia and the United States are headed...

 2017-02-28 16:31 

Malay Mail Online

FAP: Pulau Pinang bajet terhad, tiada pemain hebat... +

GEORGE TOWN, 28 FebKedudukan ketua jurulatih Pulau Pinang, Ashley Westwood masih selamat biarpun terdapat desakan yang mahu beliau disingkirkan.Presiden Persatuan Bola Sepak Pulau Pinang | Berita | ProjekMMO | Malay Mail Online...

 2017-02-28 16:26 

Channel NewsAsia

New leftist splinter group could make life hard for Italy's PM... +

A new breakaway leftist movement holds the balance of power in Italy's upper house Senate, complicating life for Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni as he confronts an array of difficult economic decisions....

 2017-02-28 16:25 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

At least 160 killed in clashes on Myanmar-China border: army... +

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar - At least 160 people have died in around three months of clashes between the military and ethnic armed groups in Myanmar's northern state of Shan, a senior army official said Tuesday, threatening peace talks set for next month....

 2017-02-28 16:23 

Malay Mail Online

Umno veteran says partnership with alleged N. Korean spy front was pure business... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 28 Datuk Mustapha Yaakub sought to play down his partnership with a company that tried to sell North Korean battlefield radio equipment, amid global scrutiny on the East Asian countrys spy operations here.In an...

 2017-02-28 16:23 

Jakarta Post

Tax officer acknowledges intervention from superior... +

A tax officer of the Kalibata tax office for foreign direct investment (KPP PMA Kalibata) confirmed on Monday he received a direct order from his superior to cancel the revocation of EK Prima Exports Indonesia (EKP), a local unit of Abu Dhabi-based Lulu G...

 2017-02-28 16:22 

Malay Mail Online

Philippine police will return to drug war, Duterte says... +

MANILA, Feb 28 Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said today he would recall police to fight his drug war, a month after he withdrew them and denounced the force as corrupt to the core.I need more men and I have to call back the...

 2017-02-28 16:22 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement... +

SEOUL - The heir to the Samsung empire and four other top executives were indicted Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, South Korean prosecutors said in the latest blow to the world's biggest smartphone maker....

 2017-02-28 16:22 

The Strait Times

Football: Guardiola puts Man City goalkeepers on notice... +

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has effectively admitted he no longer has a first-choice goalkeeper after declaring he will choose between Willy Caballero and Claudio Bravo on a game-by-game basis.. Read more at st...

 2017-02-28 16:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Italy sacks diplomat in Iraq after visa-selling probe... +

Italy said on Tuesday it had dismissed the head of its visa office in Erbil, Iraq, following reports that visas were sold for thousands of euros, some to people rejected by other countries as security risks....

 2017-02-28 16:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Welcome or not, ECB buying crushes German two-year bond yields... +

Germany's record low short-term borrowing costs have further to fall as the ECB, faced with a scarcity of eligible bonds for its monetary stimulus program, takes advantage of recent rule tweaks to buy more shorter-dated paper....

 2017-02-28 16:20 

Channel NewsAsia

With a roll of the dice and shouts of 'yalla', Jews and Arabs face off... +

In the early evening on a backstreet in downtown Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews are milling around, preparing for battle. But this isn't a new round of Middle East violence, it's a showdown over shesh besh, the local name for backgammon....

 2017-02-28 16:20 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Deported Singaporean says UK treated her like a terrorist... +

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean grandmother who was deported from Britain because her immigration status had lapsed said Tuesday (Feb 28) that police treated her "like a terrorist" before putting her on a plane back to Asia. Madam Irene Clennell, 53, was remov...

 2017-02-28 16:20 

Jakarta Post

Bad weather causes incidents, claims casualties in Bogor... +

Medium to heavy downpours in Bogor caused incidents in at least 33 locations in the city, according to data from citys disaster mitigation agency (BPBD) on Monday....

 2017-02-28 16:18 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Singapore defence ministry reports cyber breach... +

SINGAPORE - Singapore's defence ministry said Tuesday that hackers had stolen the personal details of hundreds of staff and soldiers in what appeared to be a "targeted" cyber attack on its computer systems....

 2017-02-28 16:13 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Quake hits off Japan's Fukushima, no tsunami risk... +

TOKYO - A 5.6-magnitude earthquake on Tuesday struck northeastern Japan near the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear plant but there was no fear of a tsunami, Japanese and US authorities said....

 2017-02-28 16:11 

Malay Mail Online

EUs Juncker to unveil post-Brexit plan... +

BRUSSELS, Feb 28 European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker will tomorrow unveil his plan for the EUs future after Britains departure, his spokesman said.Junckers so-called White Paper will be presented to the European...

 2017-02-28 16:10 

Manila Bulletin

No TRO for De Lima... +

Detained Sen. Leila de Lima yesterday failed to get outright the reliefs she sought from the Supreme Court (SC) on her arrest and detention that arose from the illegal drug trading charges filed against her by the Department of Justice (DOJ)....

 2017-02-28 16:09 

Malay Mail Online

Petrol prices unchanged, diesel to go up by 5 sen in March... +

KUALA LUMPUR Feb 28 Prices for RON95 and RON97 will remain unchanged in March, while diesel will see a price hike of RM0.05 to RM2.20 from March 1, starting midnight tonight.RON95 will continue to be sold at its current price of RM2.30 per...

 2017-02-28 16:09 

The Strait Times

Golf: Trump 'not a bad player', says Thompson... +

Singapore (AFP) - Lexi Thompson praised US President Donald Trump's golfing prowess Tuesday after a recent round with him, but said the pressures of office may be weighing on his game.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-02-28 16:09 

Manila Bulletin

ASG kidnap leader killed; boy, 8, freed after paying P3-M ransom... +

An Abu Sayyaf sub-leader operating a kidnap-for-ransom group in Zamboanga Sibugay was killed while two cohorts were wounded and later arrested following a clash with police commandos in Alicia town before dawn yesterday....

 2017-02-28 16:08 

Manila Bulletin

Ash Wednesday: Only God has power over life... +

A Roman Catholic Church leader reminded the faithful of the essence and significance of todays observance of Ash Wednesday that God gives life and only God has the power over life....

 2017-02-28 16:07 

Jakarta Post

OPINION: Basketball reform needs Yao's magic hand... +

But can the basketball icon turn his reform plan into reality? A lot will depend on whether the authorities and basketball fans give him enough time to turn things around....

 2017-02-28 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Freedoms, rights are held sacrosanct in PH, Yasay tells human rights body... +

The Philippines has resolute and uncompromising commitment to human rights and firm adherence to due process and strict observance of the rule of law, pursuant to the mandate of the Philippine Constitution and to the countrys obligations under existing hu...

 2017-02-28 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Editorial cartoon for March 01, 2017... +

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