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 2018-04-24 08:29 

Manila Bulletin

Anti-narcotics operatives arrest 4 people in raid on 2 drug syndicate safehouses...

Anti-narcotics operatives have arrested four people, including a foreigner, in a raid on two safehouses of a drug syndicate which has been operating in the country for several years now....

 2018-04-24 08:29 

The Strait Times

Motorcyclist, 27, injured in accident with trailer on Seletar Expressway...

SINGAPORE - A 27-year-old motorcyclist suffered injuries after colliding with a heavy vehicle trailer along the Seletar Expressway on Monday afternoon (April 23).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:29 

Malay Mail Online

Taiwan to stage live-fire drill simulating China 'invasion'...

TAIPEI, April 24 — Taiwan will practice thwarting a Chinese "invasion" in annual live fire drills in June, simulating surprise coastal assaults to reflect increased military threats from Beijing, officials said today. China's growing......

 2018-04-24 08:28 

The Strait Times

Viral photo prompts Indonesian government moves toward banning child marriage...

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia is moving towards a ban on child marriage, officials said on Tuesday (April 24) after a photo of a teenage couple who tried to tie the knot went viral on social media.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:27 

Philippine Star

Bucks' Maker, Cavs' Clarkson among reserves hogging NBA playoff spotlight...

There have been some big games from reserve players in these playoffs already....

 2018-04-24 08:26 

Malay Mail Online

Wow Air introduces new 'premium' class tickets...

NEW YORK, April 24 — Ultra-low cost carrier Wow Air has reversed its flight path and introduced a new premium, full-service ticket bundle for flyers who are willing to pay more for bigger seats, in-flight meals and more checked......

 2018-04-24 08:25 

The Strait Times

Repeat molester jailed 10 months for outrage of modesty and misappropriation of property...

SINGAPORE - Even though he was convicted of molestation in 2006 and 2015, Phui Jun Ming, 26, was back at it again, this time victimising a polytechnic student he had just befriended.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia's mammal extinction rate could worsen: Scientists...
 2018-04-24 08:24 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Comelec: 2018 barangay, SK poll workers to be paid in full on election day...

Poll workers in the 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections will receive their honoraria in full on election day, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) announcedon Tuesday.In a statement, Comelec spokesman James Jimenez said that poll worker...

 2018-04-24 08:21 

Manila Bulletin

Quake in southeast Turkey injures 39...

An earthquake struck Turkey's southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring 39 people and damaging buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency reported....

 2018-04-24 08:20 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

MMDA to close portions of Roxas Boulevard for INC event...

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced that stretches along Roxas Boulevard would be closed for vehicles onMay 6for Iglesia ni Cristo's (INC) Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty. MMDA General Manager Jojo Garcia said that the closu...

 2018-04-24 08:20 

The Strait Times

Summit Power defers US$260m Singapore IPO...

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Summit Power International has deferred its planned US$260 million (S$344.2 million)Singapore Exchange initial public offering, which would be the first overseas IPO from a Bangladeshi company.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:19 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Age is just a number...

SEREMBAN: Age is just a number. This is especially true for Negri Sembilan Barisan Nasional (BN) youngest candidate, Mak Kah Keong....

 2018-04-24 08:18 

ABS-CBN

SC tells Comelec, ex-San Juan vice mayor Zamora to comment on plea vs recall polls...

The Supreme Court has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and former San Juan City Vice Mayor Francis Zamora to comment on a plea to stop the recall elections in the city....

 2018-04-24 08:18 

ABS-CBN

SC tells Comelec to comment on plea vs San Juan recall polls...

The Supreme Court has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to comment on a plea to stop recall elections in San Juan City....

 2018-04-24 08:18 

Malay Mail Online

Bank Indonesia intervening with 'sizeable amount' to defend rupiah, governor says...

JAKARTA, April 24 — Indonesia's central bank has been buying sovereign bonds and selling foreign currency in "quite a sizeable amount" to halt the rupiah's depreciation since last week and vowed to continue to stabilise the currency,...

 2018-04-24 08:17 

Channel NewsAsia

86 Justices of the Peace appointed by President Halimah Yacob...
 2018-04-24 08:16 

ABS-CBN

Supreme Court says foreign divorce valid in PH...

Filipinos divorced in other countries are allowed to remarry under Philippine laws, the Supreme Court said Tuesday....

 2018-04-24 08:15 

The Strait Times

Quake in south-east Turkey injures 39...

ISTANBUL (REUTERS) - An earthquake struck Turkey's south-eastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday (April 24), injuring 39 people and damaging buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:13 

ABS-CBN

Philippines apologizes to Kuwait over OFW rescue...

The Philippine government on Tuesday apologized to Kuwait for its rescue of Filipino domestic workers from Kuwaiti homes, which the Arab state viewed as a violation of its sovereignty....

 2018-04-24 08:12 

Malay Mail Online

Court upholds ex-zookeeper's jail sentence over IS support...

PUTRAJAYA, April 24 — The Court of Appeal here today upheld the 10-year prison sentence on a former zoo-keeper who pleaded guilty to giving support to Daesh militant group and possessing terrorism-related items two years ago. The three-man bench......

 2018-04-24 08:11 

Manila Bulletin

NIA completes 229 irrigation facilities in Cordillera...

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet The National Irrigation Administration-Cordillera reported the completion 229 irrigation projects providing water to farmlands in the region....

 2018-04-24 08:11 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Vice Ganda exchanges pick-up lines with UST athlete...

Vice Ganda may have met his match with witty---and flirty---comebacks in one student-athlete.The TV host and actor's repartee with UST volleyball player Manuel Andrei "Wewe" Medina caught netizens' attention as pick-up lines were thrown ba...

 2018-04-24 08:11 

Phnom Penh Post

Government reclassifies land in Phnom Penh, provinces with eye on development, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Prime Minister Hun Sen signed off on a proposal to designate nearly 21,000 square metres of land in Phnom Penh, Preah Vihear and Stung Treng including two district halls into state-private land, which will allow for their development. The reclassifying of...

 2018-04-24 08:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Softbank, Google join US$1.9 billion investment in China truck-hailing firm...
 2018-04-24 08:10 

The Strait Times

North Korea's Kim Jong Un to be served Swiss rsti at inter-Korean summit...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be served Swiss rosti with a Korean twist at a summit on Friday (April 27) with South Korean President Moon Jae In, the South's presidential Blue House said on Tuesday (April 24).. Read more at st...

 2018-04-24 08:09 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

3 nabbed for selling marijuana in Marikina vape shop...

Anti-drug operatives arrested three men selling marijuana in a vape shop in Marikina City in an entrapment operationMondaynight.In a report releasedTuesday, Marikina City Police Chief Supt. Roger Quesada said members of the Drug Enforcement Unit conducted...

 2018-04-24 08:09 

Manila Bulletin

Thailand volunteers to host Trump-Kim summit...

Thailand on Tuesday volunteered to host the hotly-anticipated summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, as speculation swirls about the venue....

 2018-04-24 08:08 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Weekly PC download charts: 'Frostpunk', 'BattleTech' prepare for launch...

Imminent April 24 releases "Frostpunk" and "BattleTech" can be found in top five positions on the Humble Store and GOG charts, while 2016 hits "No Man's Sky", "Dying Light" and "Dark Souls III" benefit from sale...

 2018-04-24 08:06 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Bucks' Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight...

MILWAUKEE --- Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought.Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason beg...

 2018-04-24 08:05 

Malay Mail Online

ECRL, HSR will not destroy local airlines, Johor public works head says...

JOHOR BAHRU, April 24 — High-impact public transportation projects, such as the East Coast Rail Line (ECRL) and the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High-Speed Rail (HSR), will not destroy the local airline industry. Johor State Public Works, Rural and......

 2018-04-24 08:05 

Channel NewsAsia

North Korea's Kim to be served Swiss rosti at inter-Korean summit...
 2018-04-24 08:05 

Manila Bulletin

Portion of Roxas Blvd closed May 6 for INC's 'Walk'...

A portion of Roxas Boulevard and some areas in Manila and Pasay will be closed to vehicular traffic on May 6 due to Iglesia ni Cristo's "Worldwide Walk to Fight Poverty," the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) announced on Tuesda...

 2018-04-24 08:04 

Manila Bulletin

DFA secretary extends apology to counterpart, people of Kuwait...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano on Tuesday owned up to the diplomatic stir created by the rescue of distressed overseas Filipino workers as he conveyed his apology to the government and people of Kuwait....

 2018-04-24 08:02 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: All Blacks champion diversity as Folau anti-gay row rumbles...
 2018-04-24 08:01 

ABS-CBN

Manila, Kuwait eye OFW protection deal before Ramadan...

The Philippine and Kuwaiti governments hope to sign a deal for the protection of Filipino migrant workers before the start of Ramadan in May, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Tuesday....

 2018-04-24 08:01 

Jakarta Globe

Majority of Indonesians Prefer Life Sentence for Convicted House Speaker: Poll...

A majority of Indonesians are disappointed with the Jakarta Corruption Court's decision to sentence former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison....

 2018-04-24 08:01 

Jakarta Globe

Most Indonesians Prefer Life Sentence for Convicted House Speaker: Poll...

A majority of Indonesians are disappointed with the Jakarta Corruption Court's decision to sentence former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison....

 2018-04-24 08:01 

Jakarta Globe

Most Indonesians Prefer Life Sentence for Convicted House Speaker: Poll...

A majority of Indonesians are disappointed with the Jakarta Corruption Court's decision to sentence former House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto to 15 years in prison....

 2018-04-24 08:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Parents of terminally ill British toddler lose court bid...
 2018-04-24 08:00 

The Strait Times

Cabinet reshuffle: Indranee Rajah promoted to full minister, new Cabinet will have 3 women ministers...

When changes to the Cabinet kick in on May 1, there will be three women ministers in Parliament, the largest number ever.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Cabinet reshuffle: Chan Chun Sing to lead MTI; Heng Swee Keat stays at MOF, Ong Ye Kung to head MOE...
 2018-04-24 08:00 

Viet Nam News

Maybank Kim Eng Securities ups capital...

Maybank Kim Eng Securities Limited has added US$10 million to its charter capital to VN1.056 trillion ($46.38 million)....

 2018-04-24 08:00 

Viet Nam News

ThaiBev joins Sabeco board after Gov't steps in...

Shareholders of the Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) voted to add three new members to the management board, including one from Thai Beverage Public Co Ltd, at an extraordinary general meeting yesterday (April 23)....

 2018-04-24 08:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Cabinet reshuffle: Indranee Rajah promoted to full minister, two others promoted...
 2018-04-24 08:00 

The Strait Times

Cabinet reshuffle: Josephine Teo is new Manpower Minister...

SINGAPORE - Mrs Josephine Teo will be Manpower Minister from May 1, taking on a role that observers said she has been primed for since she was promoted to full minister last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:00 

The Strait Times

Cabinet reshuffle: S. Iswaran is new Minister for Communications and Information...

SINGAPORE - As Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Mr S. Iswaran launched the...

 2018-04-24 08:00 

The Strait Times

Cabinet reshuffle: Chan Chun Sing to be sole MTI Minister; will gain economic experience...

Mr Chan Chun Sing's appointment to lead the Trade and Industry Ministry (MTI) was one that political analysts had widely expected, as it would give him more exposure to economic issues so he can better lead Singapore's fourth-generation of leaders...

 2018-04-24 08:00 

The Strait Times

PM Lee Hsien Loong reshuffles Cabinet: 4G leaders now helming two-thirds of ministries...

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has announced the biggest shake-up of his Cabinet in recent years, involving nearly all 16 ministries.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-04-24 08:00 

The Strait Times

Cabinet reshuffle: 4 backbenchers promoted, lawyer Edwin Tong to be Senior Minister of State for Law and Health...

SINGAPORE - An elite lawyer, a business consultant, a non-profit director and a doctor will move from the backbench to become office-holders.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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