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 2020-09-25 19:00 

Jakarta Post

Malaysia power struggle set to drag on as king recuperates in hospital...

Malaysias King Sultan Abdullah will not be granting an audience to anyone for a week as he is under observation at a hospital, a palace official said on Friday, as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim seeks a meeting with him to form a new government....

 2020-09-25 18:59 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Thailand to start producing all types of cancer drugs soon...

The Government Pharmaceutical Organisation (GPO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with PTT to build a plant that can produce all types of cancer drugs, so Thai patients have easier access to medication at less than half the price....

 2020-09-25 18:58 

Channel NewsAsia

Canada's biggest provinces seek clamp down on social gatherings as coronavirus wave spreads...

Canada's two most populous provinces on Friday moved to clamp down further on social gatherings in a bid to slow a second wave of coronavirus ......

 2020-09-25 18:57 

The Strait Times

US not backing down on plan for TikTok download ban, court filing shows...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Trump administration said on Friday (Sept 25) it would not back down from a plan to ban new US downloads of the popular video-sharing app TikTok, setting up a court showdown ahead of a Sunday deadline.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-09-25 18:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Thai activists protest in front of king's German villa...

Thai activists on Friday planted a symbolic plaque declaring Thailand belongs to the people in front of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's villa in ......

 2020-09-25 18:55 

Channel NewsAsia

FAA chief set to conduct 737 MAX evaluation flight next week...

Federal Aviation Administration Chief Steve Dickson is set to conduct an evaluation flight at the controls of a Boeing 737 MAX next week, a ......

 2020-09-25 18:50 

Philippine Star

Duterte iginiit sa UN ang panalo ng Pinas vs China sa West Philippine Sea...
 2020-09-25 18:50 

Philippine Star

Philippine - China ties 'di magbabago - Malacaang...
 2020-09-25 18:50 

Philippine Star

Finals tanaw na!...
 2020-09-25 18:48 

The Strait Times

Athletics: Duplantis wins in Doha to complete perfect season...

DOHA (REUTERS) - Swedish pole vaulter Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis completed a perfect season when he beat world champion Sam Kendricks at the Doha Diamond League meeting on Friday (Sept 25), the last of a campaign shortened by the Covid-19 pandemic.....

 2020-09-25 18:45 

Jakarta Post

S.Korea to tighten social distancing curbs during two holiday weeks...

South Korea on Friday said it would impose tighter restrictions during the Chuseok autumn holiday weeks when people traditionally reunite with families, flagging the risks of new clusters of coronavirus infections....

 2020-09-25 18:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Duplantis wins in Doha to complete perfect season...

DOHA: Swedish pole vaulter Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis completed a perfect season when he beat world champion Sam Kendricks at the Doha Diamond ......

 2020-09-25 18:40 

Manila Standard

'No-El' teaser draws barbs...

The Palace, senators, the Commission on Elections and poll watchdog groups on Friday all rejected a suggestion by Pampanga Rep. Mikey Arroyo to postpone the 2022 elections over COVID-19 fears....

 2020-09-25 18:36 

Jakarta Globe

Indonesia Daily Covid Number Sets Record for Third Consecutive Day...

West Java now averages 363 cases, in comparison to 354 in East Java. The latest seven-day average in West Java stands at 601....

 2020-09-25 18:36 

Jakarta Globe

Doctor Arrested for Alleged Sexual Harassment during Covid-19 Screening at Airport...

The doctor, identified as Eko Firstson, was arrested at his hometown in North Sumatra....

 2020-09-25 18:35 

Jakarta Post

Over 100 of students test positive for COVID-19 in C. Java boarding school...

A temporary lockdown had been implemented at another Islamic boarding school in Karanggintung village in Sumbang district....

 2020-09-25 18:33 

The Strait Times

Thai activists protest in front of King's villa in Germany...

TUTZING, GERMANY (REUTERS) - Thai activists on Friday (Sept 25) planted a symbolic plaque declaring Thailand belongs to the people in front of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's villa in Germany, as protests calling for reforms to his monarchy grow at home.. ...

 2020-09-25 18:31 

Jakarta Post

Virtual catwalks for Armani and Prada during fashion week...

Prada is one of many presenting virtual fashion shows this season in Milan, as coronavirus cases continue to rise throughout Europe....

 2020-09-25 18:30 

Jakarta Post

US coronavirus cases surpass 7 million as Midwest outbreak flares up...

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million on Thursday - more than 20% of the worlds total - as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, according to a Reuters tally....

 2020-09-25 18:30 

Manila Standard

Pro-Cayetano manifesto hits term-sharing...

A manifesto asking Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to renege on his gentlemen's agreement to share his term with Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco is making the rounds of the House of Representatives and several congressmen have reportedly signed it....

 2020-09-25 18:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Latin American leaders push at UN for free COVID-19 vaccine...

Latin American leaders have appealed at the United Nations for free access to a future Covid-19 vaccine, urging major powers to share their ......

 2020-09-25 18:21 

Channel NewsAsia

US FTC moves for rehearing of Qualcomm antitrust defeat...

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Friday filed a motion to rehear an antitrust lawsuit that it lost on appeal against chip firm Qualcomm Inc ....

 2020-09-25 18:20 

Manila Standard

Metro mayors go for GCQ retention, DILG says...

Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Friday said most Metro Manila mayors want to keep the region under a general community quarantine (GCQ) as the country was poised to breach the 300,000 mark in COVID-19 infections....

 2020-09-25 18:15 

Channel NewsAsia

US tells judge it opposes TikTok effort to halt app store ban...

The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will oppose a request from TikTok to delay an ban on U.S. app stores Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc Google ......

 2020-09-25 18:15 

Channel NewsAsia

US judge expected to decide by Sunday if TikTok will remain in US app stores...

The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it will oppose a request from TikTok to delay an ban on U.S. app stores Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc Google ......

 2020-09-25 18:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Knifeman in Paris wounds two at scene of Charlie Hebdo attacks...

A man armed with a meat cleaver attacked and wounded two people on Friday who had stepped out for a cigarette in front of the Paris office ......

 2020-09-25 18:15 

Jakarta Post

As foreigners depart, Singapore sees population drop for first time since 2003...

Singapores population has shrunk for the first time since 2003 as travel curbs and job losses brought about by the coronavirus pandemic have pushed foreign workers from the global business hub....

 2020-09-25 18:12 

The Strait Times

Tennis: What comes next is 'bonus' for US Open champion Dominic Thiem...

PARIS (AFP) - It took Dominic Thiem 26 attempts to win his first Grand Slam title and now with the US Open crown in his collection, he admits what follows next will be...

 2020-09-25 18:11 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan PM to tell UN Tokyo is determined to host Olympics next year...

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to tell the United Nations General Assembly on Friday that Japan is determined to host the Olympics ......

 2020-09-25 18:10 

Manila Standard

Local Roundup: Vaccine out by April '21...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday said, in a best case scenario, approval of a COVID-19 vaccine in the country might come in April 2021....

 2020-09-25 18:01 

Jakarta Post

Google removes street view virtual tour of Australia's Uluru...

Google has removed images from its Street View that allowed users to virtually walk on Australias Uluru, a sacred Aboriginal site closed to tourists since last year....

 2020-09-25 18:00 

Jakarta Post

Messi, Inter, Camavinga: What to look out for in Europe this weekend...

Lionel Messi will be back in a Barcelona shirt in La Liga, while Inter Milan begin their bid to end Juventus grip on the Serie A title and potential challengers face off in Germany and France....

 2020-09-25 17:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Google to block election ads after November 3...

Alphabet Inc's Google will block election ads on its platform after the U.S. election on Nov. 3, a company spokeswoman said on Friday....

 2020-09-25 17:50 

Manila Standard

Virus death toll nearing 1 million...

The death toll from the novel coronavirus is soon expected to pass the grim one-million mark since the first COVID-19 death was officially recorded in China on Jan. 11....

 2020-09-25 17:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Department store chain Neiman Marcus emerges from bankruptcy...

Neiman Marcus Holding Co said on Friday it has completed its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process, eliminating more than US$4 billion of debt....

 2020-09-25 17:45 

Jakarta Post

Coronavirus and other deadly epidemics...

The novel coronavirus pandemic, soon to pass the milestone of one million deaths, has a higher toll compared with other modern viruses although its ravages to date are far less than the Spanish flu a century ago....

 2020-09-25 17:40 

Manila Standard

Lawyer presses SolGen to move for SC justice ouster...

Solicitor General Jose Calida has been urged anew to file a quo warranto petition seeking the removal of Supreme Court Justice Marvic Leonen from his post over alleged non-submission of his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN)....

 2020-09-25 17:37 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Nadal braced for 'most difficult ever Roland Garros'...

PARIS (AFP) - Rafael Nadal admitted on Friday (Sept 25) that he faces his...

 2020-09-25 17:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Azarenka nervous about fans at French Open...

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka has questioned why the French Open is allowing spectators to attend the two-week tournament despite ......

 2020-09-25 17:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Back on favoured clay, Thiem wary of New York hangover...

Fresh from becoming the newest member of the elite Grand Slam winners' club Dominic Thiem knows he can ill afford any hangover as he prepares for ......

 2020-09-25 17:35 

Jakarta Post

Some social media stars chafe at COVID restrictions, angering authorities...

A handful of social media stars and influencers have publicly flouted rules aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic and even encouraged others to do so....

 2020-09-25 17:35 

Jakarta Post

Protestors at Farmer's Day rally arrested for allegedly attacking police...

The Makassar Police have arrested 20 people who staged a protest in front of the South Sulawesi Legislative Council building in Makassar to mark 2020 National Farmers Day on Thursday....

 2020-09-25 17:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Poor should get COVID-19 vaccine first, Pope Francis says...

The poor and weakest members of society should get preferential treatment when a vaccine for the coronavirus is ready, Pope Francis told the ......

 2020-09-25 17:30 

Channel NewsAsia

I must be at my best to win this year's French Open, says Nadal...

Rafa Nadal may have won the French Open a record 12 times but the Spaniard feels this year's conditions will be the most difficult he has ever ......

 2020-09-25 17:30 

Jakarta Post

How coronavirus has spread across the world...

On January 11, the first coronavirus death was officially recorded in China. Eight months after the identification of the disease that appeared in Wuhan in December 2019, the world is on the brink of recording one million deaths....

 2020-09-25 17:30 

Manila Standard

Prisoner swap not for drug mules—DFA...

Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Friday objected to the grant of pardon to convicted Filipino drug dealers in the Middle East or be included in the prisoner swap agreement....

 2020-09-25 17:26 

Channel NewsAsia

Alphabet settles shareholder suit over sexual harassment claims...

Alphabet Inc has settled a shareholder lawsuit that accused the Google parent of paying lavish exit packages to executives found responsible for ......

 2020-09-25 17:26 

Channel NewsAsia

India unlikely to revoke PUBG ban despite Tencent licence withdrawal: source...

India is unlikely to revoke a ban on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) following PUBG Corp's decision to withdraw the mobile game's publishing ......

 2020-09-25 17:24 

Channel NewsAsia

World's youth rallies against climate change...

United under Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, young people rallied worldwide on Friday to demand urgent action to halt catastrophic climate ......

 2020-09-25 17:20 

Manila Standard

Videocon slip: Solon kisses wife's breast...

An Argentine lawmaker was suspended Thursday after kissing his partner's breasts during a parliamentary session being held by videoconference, a scene that quickly went viral on social media....

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