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 2018-06-25 05:39 

The Strait Times

Lake Toba tragedy: Victims trapped as ferry sank...

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Statements from survivors of an overloaded ferry in Indonesia revealed that most of the victims had been trapped in the vessel's lower deck when it sank in Lake Toba, North Sumatra, last week.. Read more ...

 2018-06-25 05:36 

The Strait Times

Supreme Court to lodge police report after public feedback on scammers impersonating court officers...

SINGAPORE - The Supreme Court will lodge a police report against scammers impersonating court officers in phone calls, following feedback from the public since last Friday (June 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-25 05:32 

Manila Bulletin

DA chief sets SRP for 8 basic commodities...

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piol signed on Monday an administrative circular setting suggested retail prices (SRP) on eight basic food items in Metro Manila....

 2018-06-25 05:30 

Malay Mail Online

European countries to formalise EU defence force plan...

PARIS, June 25 — Nine EU nations will today formalise a plan to create a European military intervention force, a French minister said, with Britain backing the measure as a way to maintain strong defence ties with the bloc after Brexit. The force,.....

 2018-06-25 05:23 

Malay Mail Online

Support for Japan PM Abe rises, boosting shot at historic tenure...

TOKYO, June 25 — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support rose 10 points to outstrip his disapproval rating for the first time since February, a survey showed today, boosting his chance of weathering a series of scandals to become Japan's......

 2018-06-25 05:23 

The Strait Times

Millions in China working in shadow of sharing, but uncaring, economy...

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The rapid development of China's sharing economy has seen a growing number of people opting to provide services on a casual basis for companies that operate via online apps, providing designated drivers, clean...

 2018-06-25 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis...

China's drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug ......

 2018-06-25 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Roche's Tecentriq cocktail boosts survival in small cell lung cancer...

Swiss drugmaker Roche said on Monday that a cocktail of its immunotherapy Tecentriq with chemotherapy boosted survival of patients with previously ......

 2018-06-25 05:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Paine casts doubt on ODI future after series whitewash...

Australia captain Tim Paine has cast doubt over his one-day international future after his touring side were thumped 5-0 by England, who sealed ......

 2018-06-25 05:20 

Malay Mail Online

After 'high-handed' police raid, Siti Kasim demands home minister's action...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Lawyer Siti Kasim said the home minister must look into the police's allegedly "high-handed"; raid on her house over a kidnapping claim last week that she insisted authorities would have known was false if they had...

 2018-06-25 05:18 

Philippine Star

Djokovic ready for Wimbledon despite Queen's final defeat...

Less than a month after casting doubt over his participation at Wimbledon, Novak Djokovic is heading for the tournament as a genuine title contender....

 2018-06-25 05:17 

Channel NewsAsia

'Ice walls' used to stabilise construction of Thomson-East Coast Line: LTA...

SINGAPORE: Ground-freezing technology is being used for the first time by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to stabilise the earth before tunnel ......

 2018-06-25 05:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore's inflation rate rose to 0.4% in May...

SINGAPORE: Singapore's headline inflation rate rose to 0.4 per cent in May compared to the 0.1 per cent recorded in April, according to the ......

 2018-06-25 05:16 

The Strait Times

StarHub TV to stop airing Discovery channels, secures 7 new channels...

SINGAPORE - StarHub has said that it will discontinue the suite of television channels from Discovery Networks, following unsuccessful negotiations between the two companies.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-25 05:12 

Malay Mail Online

Bursa ends morning session marginally lower...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session marginally lower, weighed down by external sentiments, particularly the US-China trade tensions. At 12.30pm, the key FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) slipped 0.65 of-a-point to......

 2018-06-25 05:11 

Malay Mail Online

China's yuan sinks to five-month low on worsening trade outlook...

HONG KONG, June 25 — A selloff in China's currency deepened after the central bank moved to free up capital for banks and as investors braced for the next round in an escalating trade dispute with the US Stocks fluctuated, while government bonds...

 2018-06-25 05:08 

Malay Mail Online

France bank on slow-starter Griezmann to come good at World Cup...

MOSCOW, JUne 25 — World Cup contenders France are waiting for star striker Antoine Griezmann to hit his stride as they aim to secure top spot in Group C against Denmark tomorrow. Griezmann signed an extension with Atletico Madrid through to 2023......

 2018-06-25 05:05 

Channel NewsAsia

China Vice Premier Liu says China, EU aim to conclude talks on bilateral investment deal...

China and the European Union aim to conclude talks on a bilateral investment agreement, Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said on Monday, as both sides ......

 2018-06-25 05:05 

Channel NewsAsia

English Bulldog drools way to World's Ugliest Dog crown...

With a lolling tongue and a propensity to drool, English Bulldog Zsa Zsa won best in show at World's Ugliest Dog competition in Petaluma, California....

 2018-06-25 05:05 

Manila Bulletin

Abu Sayyaf sub-leader captured, 8 soldiers wounded...

A senior Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) sub-leader who carries a P600,000 bounty on his head was arrested while eight soldiers were reportedly wounded when an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) exploded during a clearing operation at an encounter site in Patikul, ...

 2018-06-25 05:05 

ABS-CBN

'Investment scam na dawit ang uniformed personnel, di dinudulog sa SEC'...

Hiniling ng Securities and Exchange Commission nitong Lunes na idulog sa kanila ang mga kaso ng mga investment scam na kinasasangkutan ng mga tauhan ng pulisya o militar....

 2018-06-25 05:02 

Malay Mail Online

Oil falls on Opec's announced output rise, but markets to remain tight...

SINGAPORE, June 25 — Brent crude oil prices fell over 1.5 per cent today as traders factored in an expected output increase that was agreed at the headquarters of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) in Vienna on Friday.......

 2018-06-25 05:01 

Malay Mail Online

Siti Kasim: Why would I kidnap Anis? Cops should have checked facts first...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Lawyer Siti Kasim rubbished today claims she kidnapped client Anis Nur Izzaty Ruslan and said police should have verified matters before raiding her home and publicly declaring they "rescued" the woman. Siti asserted....

 2018-06-25 05:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Libyan coastguard picks up almost 1,000 migrants in one day...

TRIPOLI: Libyan coastguards picked up 948 African migrants on inflatable boats in several operations and also recovered 10 bodies on Sunday, ......

 2018-06-25 05:00 

Malay Mail Online

Australian rockers end Jay-Z, Beyonce No 1 debut streak...

NEW YORK, June 25 — Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer stunned Beyonce and Jay-Z by opening yesterday at the top of the US album chart, with the couple's surprise collaboration ending the superstars' streak of number one debuts. 5 Secon...

 2018-06-25 05:00 

Vietnam News

Vit Nam remaining a frontier market: MSCI...

Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) has decided to hold Vit Nam's staus in the equity market in the Frontier Markets Index until 2019....

 2018-06-25 05:00 

The Strait Times

Singapore inflation picks up in May, with consumer prices rising 0.4%...

SINGAPORE - Singapore's headline inflation rose in May with further increases expected over the course of the year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-25 04:59 

ABS-CBN

DSWD to pay for funeral services of Payatas teens killed by 'warning shot'...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development will shoulder the funeral costs of two teenagers killed by a security guard's warning shot in Payatas last Friday....

 2018-06-25 04:59 

Antara News

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@cosme announces "THE BEST COSMETICS AWARDS 2018 Mid-Year New Products"...

-- Dejavu's "LASTING-FINE a CREAM PENCIL EYELINER" Wins Grand Prize -istyle Inc. (TSE First Section, Company Code: 3660....

 2018-06-25 04:58 

The Strait Times

US Defence Secretary James Mattis visits China amid Korea talks, strategic tensions...

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, UNITED STATES (AFP) - US Secretary of Defence James Mattis will make his first visit to China this week amid rising tensions between the two countries but also a deep need for Beijing's support in nuclear talks with North Korea...

 2018-06-25 04:57 

Tech in Asia

OBike ceases operations in Singapore, while GrabCycle pauses new user sign-ups...

The news comes after oBike admitted it had converted some of its users' deposits into membership subscriptions without their knowledge....

 2018-06-25 04:52 

Manila Bulletin

Human traffickers using young women for jobs...

Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioner Jaime Morente has warned the public of a modus operandi of human traffickers sending young women to work abroad....

 2018-06-25 04:51 

The Strait Times

Dalvey Court in Bukit Timah goes en bloc with $160m reserve price...

SINGAPORE - Dalvey Court owners have put the condominium development near to the Singapore Botanic Gardens up for collective sale with a reserve price of $160 million, according to a press statement on Monday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-25 04:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia works on security deal with Vanuatu in bid to counter China's influence...

Australia promised on Monday to bolster the cyber security capability of Vanuatu as it agreed to begin negotiating a security treaty with its ......

 2018-06-25 04:49 

Malay Mail Online

Indonesia posts US$1.52b trade deficit in May on higher oil prices...

JAKARTA, June 25 — Indonesia's trade deficit narrowed to US$1.52 million (RM6.1 million) in May but was worse than expected, due to higher oil prices, the country's statistics agency said today. That compared to a revised US$1.63 billion......

 2018-06-25 04:46 

Manila Bulletin

LGUs urged to report scammers...

Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) National Program Director Sherwin Vizconde has called on local government units to report f individuals or groups claiming to represent the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) to collect ...

 2018-06-25 04:46 

Channel NewsAsia

Floods, landslides in northern Vietnam kill 7, leave 12 missing...

HANOI: Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least seven people and left 12 missing in northern Vietnam since ......

 2018-06-25 04:45 

Manila Bulletin

'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers...

Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem....

 2018-06-25 04:44 

Manila Bulletin

Canadian killed, wife survives shooting in Batangas...

A 66-year-old Canadian national was killed while his 45- year-old Filipina wife luckily survived the shooting in front of their home, here, Sunday night....

 2018-06-25 04:43 

Manila Bulletin

Texas group takes in about 30 parents separated from kids...

A Texas charitable organization says 32 immigrant parents separated from their children after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border were freed into its care, but they don't know where their kids are or when they might see them again despite government assur...

 2018-06-25 04:42 

Malay Mail Online

Former Bank Rakyat chairman, managing director freed of CBT charge involving RM15m...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Former Bank Rakyat managing director Datuk Mustafha Abd Razak and its former chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Zainal were today freed on a charge for criminal breach of trust (CBT) and abetment, respectively, involving nearly......

 2018-06-25 04:41 

Malay Mail Online

Portugal ready for 'tough battle' with Iran, says coach Santos...

SARANSK, June 25 — Portugal boss Fernando Santos predicts a "tough battle" in today's decisive World Cup group game against Iran as both countries chase a place in the last 16. European champions Portugal are level with Spain on four poi...

 2018-06-25 04:40 

Bangkok Post

Indonesia identifies location of ferry deep in crater lake...

JAKARTA: Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded passenger ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreckage, the chief of the national search and rescue agency said...

 2018-06-25 04:38 

ABS-CBN

Ombudsman indicts ex-transport chief Abaya, et al over P4.2-B MRT contract...

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales found probable cause to charge former Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya and 16 others for violating anti-graft and corruption laws over the "anomalous" maintenance contract for the MRT-3....

 2018-06-25 04:34 

Malay Mail Online

Statisticts Dept: Malaysia's economic growth to remain favourable between Aug-Oct...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — The growth of Malaysia's economy is expected to remain favourable between August to October 2018, based on economic Indicators for April. In a statement, the Department Of Statistics (DOS) Malaysia said the monthly change...

 2018-06-25 04:33 

Channel NewsAsia

Can England dare to dream of World Cup glory?...

REPINO, Russia: Qualification for the last 16 secured with a game to spare, Harry Kane leading the race for the Golden Boot and a record World Cup ......

 2018-06-25 04:33 

Malay Mail Online

Mattis expects N.Korea to return US servicemen remains soon...

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, June 25 — US Defence Secretary James Mattis said yesterday that he was optimistic that North Korea would soon hand over the remains of US servicemen killed during the 1950-1953 Korean war. Mattis noted that North Korean......

 2018-06-25 04:32 

Manila Bulletin

Dureza to consult public on talks with communists...

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) will conduct public consultations during the three-month review period of the negotiations with the National Democratic Front (NDF) prescribed by President Rodrigo Duterte....

 2018-06-25 04:31 

Manila Bulletin

Mexico's Anaya hopes to narrow gap in presidential race...

MEXICO CITY — Ricardo Anaya's supporters see him as a wunderkind — intelligent, eloquent and able to work a stage like a polished TED speaker. Detractors call him a treacherous and calculating politician who used his position to sideline p...

 2018-06-25 04:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Exclusive: Price of water sold to Singapore 'ridiculous'; Malaysia to renegotiate deal, says Mahathir...

PUTRAJAYA: The price of water being sold to Singapore is...

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