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 2017-09-19 08:49 

The Strait Times

Front row for North Korea, beef for lunch: A look at the UN gathering... +

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship: the UN General Assembly kicks off on Tuesday (Sept 19 New York Time) with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address ...

 2017-09-19 08:49 

Bangkok Post

Toys R Us seeks bankruptcy in the US... +

WILMINGTON, Delaware, US: The flagship American division of Toys R Us Inc filed for bankruptcy as the retailer, loaded with debt in a buyout more than a decade ago, failed to keep consumers from abandoning its stores for the lower prices and convenience o...

 2017-09-19 08:49 

Philippine Star

Special treatment for congressmen? Live modestly, Palace says... +

MANILA, Philippines Members of the House of Representatives are encouraged to live a modest lifestyle without special treatment like President Rodrigo Dute...

 2017-09-19 08:45 

Malay Mail Online

CNN: Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped under secret court orders... +

WASHINGTON, Sept 19US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported yesterday.The New York Times, citing two people close to the case, also...

 2017-09-19 08:45 

Philippine Star

Ex-UST guard Japs Cuan upbeat on Lee-Sta. Ana backcourt... +

MANILA, Philippines Right now, the University of Santo Tomas Growling Tigers are at 0-2, but you could see the potential in the team....

 2017-09-19 08:45 

The Strait Times

Crushed by online competition, Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy: 6 things about the chain... +

Toys 'R' Us Inc, the largest US toy store chain and a name most of us would associate with our childhoods, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday (Sept 18).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-09-19 08:42 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Sunshine Cruz, Macky Mathay celebrate first year anniversary... +

Actress Sunshine Cruz and boyfriend Macky Mathay have just marked a year of being together. In a recent Instagram post, the actress shared how she appreciates her newfound happiness and swore her solid support for Mathay. She wrote, "One! Thank you for ...

 2017-09-19 08:40 

The Strait Times

In Pictures: Football fans show their support as NFL season starts... +

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 2017-09-19 08:40 

Philippine Star

4 bodies found inside water tank in Batangas... +

BATANGAS Four dead bodies were found inside a water tank in Lipa CityTuesdaymorning, police said...

 2017-09-19 08:39 

Malay Mail Online

Trump warns Venezuela is ‘collapsing’... +

NEW YORK, Sept 19 President Donald Trump warned yesterday that Venezuela is ...

 2017-09-19 08:38 

ABS-CBN

Nur Misuari posts bail for graft, malversation charges... +

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding Chairman Nur Misuari on Tuesday posted bail for cases of graft and malversation through falsification of public documents....

 2017-09-19 08:37 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Sustainability: At the forefront of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines Community building efforts... +

Coca-Cola FEMSA (KOF) corporate affairs director Jose Ramon De Jesus Martinez Alonzo recently, made his first visit to the Philippines on official business. One advocacy took center stage in his itinerary--- sustainability, which he believes is an integra...

 2017-09-19 08:36 

Philippine Star

Chot reiterates problems hounding Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas... +

MANILA, Philippines Chot Reyes and Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas are far from the FIBA Asia Champions Cup in China and yet theyre already battling hurdles....

 2017-09-19 08:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Threats cannot help resolve Korean peninsula situation, China says... +
 2017-09-19 08:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

BBL high on agenda at Ledac meeting, says Neda chief... +

The passage of the Duterte administration's version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be high on the agenda of the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council (Ledac) meeting Wednesday, the country's chief economist said. In a text message...

 2017-09-19 08:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Minority senators slam naming of alleged narcopolitician as Maute negotiator... +

Why is the government appointing a politician earlier named by President Rodrigo Duterte himself as a narcopolitician to negotiate with the Maute group, who is behind the months-long Marawi siege? This was the question posted by opposition senators on...

 2017-09-19 08:31 

Channel NewsAsia

Penang businessman wins largest jackpot in Malaysian history... +
 2017-09-19 08:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Patricia expects impeach case vs poll chief will survive House scrutiny... +

Patricia "Tish" Bautista on Tuesday said she has full faith in the justice committee of the House of Representatives, which will tackle the sufficiency in form and substance of the impeachment complaint against her husband Commission on Elec...

 2017-09-19 08:30 

ABS-CBN

Aguirre: No need to ban fraternities... +

The government need not criminalize fraternities in light of the hazing death of a number of law students, most recently University of Santo Tomas law freshman Horacio Castillo III, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre said Tuesday. ...

 2017-09-19 08:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Potentially catastrophic Category-5 Hurricane Maria makes landfall... +

POINTE-A-PITRE (France) - Hurricane Maria strengthened into a "potentially catastrophic" Category Five storm as it barrelled into eastern Caribbean islands still reeling from Irma, forcing residents to evacuate in powerful winds and lashing rain. The......

 2017-09-19 08:28 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Amsterdam airport hosts free art exhibit of Dutch masterpieces... +

Travelers flying out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will be able to squeeze in a last-minute visit to the city's most popular art museum, thanks to a satellite exhibit of Dutch masterpieces. A total of 10 paintings on loan from the Rijksmuseum will be on ...

 2017-09-19 08:27 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Generals stun Bombers to even slate... +

Emilio Aguinaldo College banked on unlikely heroes in Jerome Garcia and Jeric Diego late to overcome Jose Rizal University, 88-84, Tuesday in the NCAA Season 93 men's basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan. The forwards combined for ...

 2017-09-19 08:24 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

RCI concludes probe into BNM forex losses... +

PUTRAJAYA: The Royal Commission of Inquiry (RCI) into the Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) foreign exchange (forex) trading losses in the 1980s concluded its proceedings...

 2017-09-19 08:23 

Channel NewsAsia

Filipino fast food group Jollibee eyes bid for UK's Pret A Manger: Sources... +
 2017-09-19 08:23 

Channel NewsAsia

Filipino fast food group Jollibee eyes bid for UK's Pret A Manger: Sources... +
 2017-09-19 08:22 

The Strait Times

UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar... +

GEVENA (AFP) - UN human rights investigators on Tuesday (Sept 19) said they needed ...

 2017-09-19 08:19 

Channel NewsAsia

Are you a hair-twirler, nail-biter or knuckle-cracker?... +
 2017-09-19 08:18 

Malay Mail Online

Get in formation: Punk band slips onto Beyonce vinyl... +

NEW YORK, Sept 19 Beyonce has become increasingly experimental, but this sounded a bit much: some fans who bought vinyl of her latest album Lemonade wound up with music from a Canadian punk band.ZEX an Ottawa hardcore quartet whose...

 2017-09-19 08:16 

Malay Mail Online

Formula One plays the blame game after Vettel smash... +

LONDON, Sept 19 Sebastian Vettel's temperament is under the spotlight again after the Ferrari driver's hopes of seizing back the Formula One lead disappeared in a few seconds of mayhem at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.The German, his...

 2017-09-19 08:16 

Philippine Star

Peace activists laud Senate approval of P33.4B ARMM budget... +
 2017-09-19 08:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid... +
 2017-09-19 08:14 

ABS-CBN

'Barbaric': Family of UST student killed in hazing cries for justice... +

Crying for justice, the family of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) law freshman killed in a hazing incident over the weekend has taken the school to task in holding his killers accountable, pinning the blame on "criminals"; from the Aegis Juri...

 2017-09-19 08:14 

Malay Mail Online

Car nation Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles... +

BERLIN, Sept 19 German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology.Curious visitors to the biennial...

 2017-09-19 08:11 

Malay Mail Online

Eiffel Tower starts work on anti-terror upgrade... +

PARIS, Sept 19 Works began yesterday to boost security at the Eiffel Tower as an anti-terrorism measure, city hall said, with bulletproof glass walls set to go up around the worlds most visited monument.The changes come after a string of...

 2017-09-19 08:10 

Channel NewsAsia

GlaxoSmithKline breathes easier as US approves triple lung drug... +
 2017-09-19 08:08 

The Strait Times

11 drivers jailed this year for helping to smuggle contraband cigarettes from Malaysia... +

SINGAPORE - Eleven drivers have been jailed this year for helping to smuggle contraband cigarettes from Malaysia into Singapore, even as the number of those responding to online advertisements seeking such drivers has risen.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2017-09-19 08:08 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Toys R Us files for bankruptcy... +

NEW YORK---Retailer Toys "R" Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company said, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores. The chain which sells toys and baby products in the United States as ...

 2017-09-19 08:08 

ABS-CBN

Magkaibigan, itinumba ng riding-in-tandem sa Ilocos Sur... +

ILOCOS SUR - Patay ang magkaibigan na sina Norman Tadios at Susan Tano nang pagbabarilin ng riding-in-tandem habang tinatahak ang national highway sa Barangay Camestizoan, Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur Martes ng umaga. ...

 2017-09-19 08:07 

The Strait Times

Workers' Party makes second attempt to raise topic of reserved election in Parliament... +

SINGAPORE - The Workers' Party (WP) is making a second bid to raise the issue of the elected presidency in Parliament.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-09-19 08:06 

Malay Mail Online

Another tahfiz school fire victim discharged... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 Another student ofDarul Quran IttifaqiyahReligious ResidentialCentre who received treatment at Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) following the fire at the centre last Thursday, was discharged ...

 2017-09-19 08:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Rescued migrants say lucky to dodge Libyan coastal clampdown... +
 2017-09-19 08:03 

Malay Mail Online

MCA veep to take legal action against DAP lawmakers over land buy claims... +

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun denied today that she was instrumental in her partys purchase of a piece of land in Selangor, allegedly below market price.She also promised to take legal action against...

 2017-09-19 08:03 

The Strait Times

In Pictures: Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the nation about the Rakhine and Rohingya crisis... +

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 2017-09-19 08:03 

Malay Mail Online

Beserahs durian season loses bite following bauxite mining... +

KUANTAN, Sept 19 The coming of the durian season every year at Kampung Jeram, Beserah here is always eagerlyawaited by residents and outsiders who want to take a bite of the king of fruits fromthe village.However, Ahmad RizalJaafar, 37,...

 2017-09-19 08:02 

Philippine Star

Avril Lavigne named 'most dangerous' celeb on the Internet... +

NEW YORK (AP) One-time pop-punk princess Avril Lavigne has beaten superstar Beyonce at something, but she may not be totally happy with her victory she h...

 2017-09-19 08:01 

Malay Mail Online

Genome of dry zone food stable pearl millet sequenced for first time... +

PARIS, Sept 19 Scientists said yesterday they had unravelled the genetic code of pearl millet, the staple food of an estimated 100 million people living in some of the world's driest areas.Sequencing the genome will help the search for new...

 2017-09-19 08:01 

Channel NewsAsia

World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off... +
 2017-09-19 08:01 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

LP: Rule of law must prevail despite challenges... +

The Liberal Party (LP) reminded the public on Tuesday that the Philippines was a "nation of laws" as it called on the people to assert their willingness to enforce the rule of law. "We celebrate Law Day today as a faithful reminder that the Philippine...

 2017-09-19 08:00 

Malay Mail Online

SPRM: MB sibuk, Selangor mahu ikrar bebas rasuah... +

PETALING JAYA, 19 Sept Kerajaan Selangor tidak seharusnya melengah-lengahkan untuk menandatangani Ikrar Bebas Rasuah (IBR) dengan Suruhanjaya Pencegahan Rasuah Malaysia (SPRM) yang belum | Berita | ProjekMMO | Malay Mail Online...

 2017-09-19 08:00 

Tech in Asia

Singapore-founded cryptocurrency startup Luno raises $9m series B... +

The startup, formerly known as BitX, will use the funds to double the size of its team and enhance its product offerings....

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