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 2017-01-17 00:35 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi declines to comment on "Jokowi Undercover"... +

President Joko Jokowi Widodo declined to comment on Monday on the controversy surrounding a book about him titled Jokowi Undercover, whose author Bambang Tri Mulyono has been arrested by the National Police for defamation....

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Record low deaths from landmines... +

Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn said yesterday that casualties from landmines plummeted to a record low last year, while praising the ongoing work of Cambodian soldiers who take their demining skills abroad. The remarks, which came at the opening...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Abandoned Cambodian plane to be auctioned... +

The Vietnamese government has officially acquired full ownership of an aircraft abandoned at Hanois international airport by a Cambodian airline a decade ago and will put it up for auction, Vietnamese media reported yesterday. The plane, which belonged t...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Crown to face Thai giants Buriram in friendly... +

Thai giants Buriram United will be in town on Wednesday for a friendly against six-time league champs Phnom Penh Crown at the RSN Stadium as part of a pre-season tour of the region. The game is set to kick off at 6pm. Fresh from their Toyota Mekong Club C...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Competing explanations for sliding strike numbers... +

The number of strikes and labour-related demonstrations plummeted in 2016, with just 220 cases versus 582 the year before, the Ministry of Labour said yesterday, a fact at least one workers advocate attributed to strict enforcement of the controversial Tr...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

School grounds’ ‘return’ to cop prompts protest... +

Dozens of villagers in Battambang town protested yesterday after the provincial court upheld a ruling granting ownership of a disputed plot of land to a provincial anti-drug police officer. Protests first broke out in OChar commune in the beginning of Ja...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

JC Int’l Airlines set to receive first plane soon... +

Cambodian-registered JC International Airlines will soon take delivery of its first aircraft, one of two Airbus A320s acquired from Air Berlin, aviation websites said yesterday. The aircraft was ferried from Berlin to Manchester for painting last week. ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Interior Ministry gives park move green light... +

The Ministry of Interior has officially approved Phnom Penh City Halls controversial plans to move the citys designated protest area, Freedom Park, from the citys centre to a disused patch of land further out of town. Municipal spokesman Met Measpheakdey ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Timber raids log multiple arrests... +

Forestry officials in Stung Treng province arrested two people and confiscated three SUVs loaded with timber on Saturday night during a raid in Siem Pang district. Provincial agriculture department chief Leang Seng said the cars, timber and two workers we...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Vathanaka signs for Japanese side Fujieda... +

Cambodian football starlet Chan Vathanaka is hoping his move to Japan will help catapault his club and international career to the next level after completing a move to J3 League side Fujieda MYFC in a one-year loan deal. The 23-year-old Boeung Ket Angkor...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Local shoots peacock thought to be Hun To’s... +

A 65-year-old man has been detained after killing and eating an escaped peacock believed to belong to Prime Minister Hun Sens nephew Hun To. Fearing repercussions after news of the birds fate spread, the man confessed to police yesterday that he had poach...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

CNRP’s voter roll challenge rebuffed... +

The Cambodia National Rescue Partys attempt to have nearly 5,000 people stricken from the voter rolls ahead of the June commune elections is off to a poor start. Nearly 170 people whom the CNRP sought to have removed will remain on the list, the National ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Encryption aid deal inked... +

Vietnam inked a deal with Cambodia on Friday to provide more than half a million dollars worth of training in encryption coding, prompting some to question the wisdom of accepting foreign help to protect state secrets. Under the agreement, signed by deput...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

PM: Adhoc not on agenda... +

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday threatened to scrap the title of parliamentary minority leader if the opposition pushes for the release of prisoners in upcoming talks with their ruling party counterparts. The position, ostensibly equal in rank to prime ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Kingdom failing to keep up... +

Cambodia is not keeping up with the global pace of innovation and business competitiveness across world as the country continues to suffer from low skills levels and low-value exports, according to a report released yesterday at the Davos Economic Forum, ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Vote-buying, coercion recalled... +

With the 2016 commune elections fast approaching, a new report, released yesterday, catalogues hundreds of complaints of intimidation, coercion and bribery against the ruling Cambodian Peoples Party stemming from the last time Cambodians went to the local...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

Mum thwarts alleged rape attempt with axe... +

A 56-year-old alleged would-be rapist was taken into custody yesterday after his discharge from hospital, where he was receiving treatment for injuries inflicted by an axe-wielding mother who police say had come to the rescue of her 17-year-old daughter. ...

 2017-01-17 00:32 

Phnom Penh Post

A more direct path for mango exports... +

Sweet and juicy mangoes grown in Cambodia have been finding their way into top Asian markets for years, but until now only through Thai and Vietnamese brokers, and often repackaged or processed into juices and jams to disguise their Khmer origin. Local pr...

 2017-01-17 00:16 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia's foreign debt sees slow growth in November... +

Indonesia saw its external debt continue to grow slowly last November as companies reduced foreign loan, Bank Indonesia (BI) data has showed....

 2017-01-17 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Chinese president to defend globalisation in Davos... +

Chinese President Xi Jinping will defend globalisation in the face of mounting public hostility in the West on Tuesday in a speech at the World Economic Forum that will underline Beijing's growing global role....

 2017-01-17 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

OPEC sees market stability in 2017, Venezuela aims for US$70 price... +

OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo forecast on Monday that stability would return to oil markets this year while price hawk Venezuela said it hoped its crude basket would rise to US$70 in coming months....

 2017-01-17 00:09 

Jakarta Post

Twitter suspends several FPI accounts... +

Twitter has reportedly suspended the accounts of Islam Defenders Front (FPI) founder Rizieq Syihab (@syihabrizieq) as well as those for the FPI's public relations (@humasFPI) and central executive board (@DPP_FPI)....

 2017-01-17 00:08 

Jakarta Post

Provident Agro reduces nominal value of shares... +

Publicly listed plantation firm Provident Agro (PALM) announced on Monday that it would reduce the nominal value of its shares to Rp 15 (about 0.12 US cents) apiece from Rp 100 because it had excess liquidity from the divestment of four of its subsidiarie...

 2017-01-16 23:56 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi to announce new Air Force chief of staff soon... +

President Joko Jokowi Widodo has received the names of three candidates from Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo to replace outgoing Air Force chief of staff Air Chief Marshall Agus Supriatna, whose tenure will end on Jan. 20....

 2017-01-16 23:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaysia respects Singapore's decision on road charge: Malaysian transport minister... +

The Malaysian government respectsSingapore's decision to introduce a reciprocal road charge for all foreign-registered cars beginning Feb 15, says the country's transport ministerLiow Tiong Lai....

 2017-01-16 23:36 

Channel NewsAsia

Los Angeles eyes two-stadium opening ceremony for 2024 Olympics... +

A 2024 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles would feature a groundbreaking opening ceremony using not only the Memorial Coliseum but also a new state-of-the-art NFL stadium....

 2017-01-16 23:26 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Visayas, Mindanao to get more rain on Tuesday... +

Parts of Visayas and Mindanao will continue to experience rain on Tuesday due to a low pressure area (LPA) near Zamboanga City and the tail-end of a cold front over the Visayas. "Cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms...

 2017-01-16 23:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: AC Milan stay in chase for Europe with Torino draw... +

AC Milan battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at Torino on Monday keeping their bid for Europe alive by moving fifth in the Serie A table....

 2017-01-16 23:23 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Ilocos Norte cops discover body with 15 stab wounds... +

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte ---- The remains of a man was discovered on Monday (Jan. 16) with 15 stab wounds. The body of Prudencio Balicat, whose family lives in Hawaii, was found along the highway in Cabaroan village, said Senior Insp. Jeffrey Taccad. Upon ...

 2017-01-16 23:20 

Phnom Penh Post

Legal void stalling e-commerce: study... +

Cambodia is on the verge of a rapid expansion in e-commerce provided the government and private sector take adequate measures to support and promote online business activities, according to a study to be released today. The eCommerce Readiness and Opport...

 2017-01-16 23:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Council of Europe calls on Slovenia to reject some amendments on migrants... +

The Council of Europe, the continent's leading human rights organisation, called on Slovenia's parliament to reject some legal changes affecting migrants that the government proposed earlier in January in a set of amendments....

 2017-01-16 23:18 

The Strait Times

Gene Cernan, last astronaut to walk on moon, dies at 82... +

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Mr Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon - an experience that he said made him ...

 2017-01-16 23:15 

Channel NewsAsia

EU Parliament speaker vote could strengthen eurosceptics... +

The European Parliament elects a new speaker on Tuesday in an unusually hotly contested vote that could strengthen eurosceptic forces at a time when the EU faces British moves to leave and questions about its future role....

 2017-01-16 23:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Will colicky babies benefit from acupuncture?... +

Colicky babies may cry less after treatment with a scaled-back version of acupuncture, according to a new study - but the results are controversial. Not everyone is convinced the needle therapy is beneficial for babies....

 2017-01-16 23:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Goals dry up at Nations Cup as favourites struggle again... +

The African Nations Cup produced a meagre total of one goal in two matches on Monday as the pre-tournament favourites continued to struggle with holders Ivory Coast held by outsiders Togo....

 2017-01-16 23:07 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

50 Capiz barangays go underwater due to continuous rain... +

ILOILO CITY --- Continuous rain brought by a low pressure area has flooded 50 barangays in Capiz province, submerging many rice fields. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported flooding in 50 villages in eight towns...

 2017-01-16 23:05 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Canadas Trudeau probed for lavish vacation... +

OTTAWA, Canada -- Canada's ethics commissioner has opened a probe of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his lavish post-Christmas vacation at the private island of billionaire philanthropist and spiritual leader the Aga Khan. In a letter to an opposition...

 2017-01-16 23:01 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

IMF boosts US growth estimate on expected stimulus... +

WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund on Monday boosted its estimates for US growth on expected stimulus spending by the incoming Trump administration, but kept the forecast for global growth unchanged....

 2017-01-16 23:00 

The Strait Times

Morning Minutes: What will make headlines, Jan 17, 2017... +

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 2017-01-16 22:47 

Channel NewsAsia

Italy in talks with EU over budget deficit... +

Italy is in discussions with the European Commission to try to prevent Brussels imposing penalties over Rome's management of its public finances, sources close to the talks said on Monday....

 2017-01-16 22:44 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

In one of the worlds loneliest jobs, Obama found comfort in books... +

WASHINGTON, United States --- As a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, Barack Obama, the 44th, shares with his distant predecessor a passionately felt hobby -- for books, and for reading. Books, Obama said in one of his final intervi...

 2017-01-16 22:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Turkish police capture Istanbul nightclub attacker... +

The alleged assailant was found along with his four-year-old son in an apartment in the Esenyurt district of Istanbul after a massive police operation, TRT reported....

 2017-01-16 22:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Eugene Cernan, last man to walk on moon, dies aged 82... +

Cernan was the spacecraft commander of Apollo 17 - his third space flight and the last scheduled US manned mission to the moon - in December 1972....

 2017-01-16 22:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Milan recover from two-goal deficit to draw at Torino... +

AC Milan recovered from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw at Torino, who also missed a first-half penalty, as the visitors finished with 10 men in a dramatic Serie A game on Monday....

 2017-01-16 22:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Poroshenko says Ukrainians at risk of losing faith in EU path... +

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday Ukrainians risked becoming disillusioned with Ukraine's pro-European path if there are further delays to plans to cement its closer integration with the European Union....

 2017-01-16 22:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Local CEOs less confident about growth than global peers: Poll... +

SINGAPORE - As they look forward to the year ahead, chief executive officers in Singapore are less confident than their peers in the region and around the world about prospects for business growth, a PwC survey showed, reflecting their concerns over econo...

 2017-01-16 22:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Baseball: Obama fetes world champion Chicago Cubs... +

Barack Obama, the man once known as the "hope candidate," on Monday warmly feted a team that had gone more than a century without much hope - the world champion baseball team the Cubs from his adopted hometown of Chicago....

 2017-01-16 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Top German court to rule on far-right NPD ban... +

Germany's Constitutional Court looks likely to reject on Tuesday a historic attempt by the country's 16 federal states to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), described by the intelligence agency as racist and anti-Semitic, say law experts....

 2017-01-16 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

New Year nightclub attacker caught in Istanbul - Turkish media reports... +

The gunman suspected of killing 39 people in an Istanbul nightclub on New Year's Day has been caught in the city's Esenyurt district, the Hurriyet newspaper website and other media reports said on Tuesday....

 2017-01-16 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

US high school soccer concussions on the rise... +

As soccer has soared in popularity in recent decades, concussion rates for youth players have also surged, a U.S. study suggests....

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