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 2018-01-19 03:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

TODAY's morning brief for Friday, Jan 19...

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 2018-01-19 03:30 

The Strait Times

Only 6 per cent of e-waste in Singapore recycled, says NEA study...

SINGAPORE - Each person in the Republic generates 11kg of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) every year - the equivalent of 73 mobile phones - but most have no clue what to do with it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-19 03:30 

The Strait Times

Steps to shrink mountain of e-waste through better recycling...

SINGAPORE - There could soon be regulations here to ensure that discarded electrical and electronic items are recycled and reused, to help shrink the mountain of computers, laptops, refrigerators and other e-waste thrown away in Singapore.. Read more at s...

 2018-01-19 03:28 

The Strait Times

IBM returns to growth after 6 years, but dour forecast hits shares...

BENGALURU (REUTERS) - International Business Machines Corp's revenue rose for the first time in 23 quarters, beating analysts' estimates, but the company warned that a higher tax rate this year would eat into its profit.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2018-01-19 03:28 

Malay Mail Online

India's NSE said to seek Singapore delay on stock futures...

MUMBAI, Jan 19 — The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., operator of the country's biggest bourse, is asking Singapore Exchange Ltd. to delay the planned introduction of single-stock futures that would track some of the subcontinent's...

 2018-01-19 03:28 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

San Sebastian victorious over CDSL to earn a spot in the Elite Eight...

The NCR Qualifiers of the 2017-18 Philippine Collegiate Champions League ended with a bang as the San Sebastian Stags triumphed over the Colegio de San Lorenzo Griffins, 90-85, in a highly entertaining game at the Jose Rizal University Gymnasium in Mandal...

 2018-01-19 03:27 

Malay Mail Online

Red-dragon flags greet Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Wales...

CARDIFF, Jan 19 — Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiance Meghan Markle visited Wales yesterday on their third official joint appearance since announcing their engagement last November.The couple have attracted huge attention since...

 2018-01-19 03:26 

The Strait Times

Social media companies accelerate removals of online hate speech: EU...

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Social media companies Facebook , Twitter and Google's YouTube have greatly accelerated their removals of online hate speech, reviewing over two thirds of complaints within 24 hours, new EU figures show.. Read more at straitstimes...

 2018-01-19 03:26 

The Strait Times

Toyo Eatery is the most important restaurant in Manila now...

(PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Toyo Eatery uses classical and experimental cooking techniques to turn local ingredients into delicious fare.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-19 03:25 

Malay Mail Online

Ex-minister moots stripping Datuks of titles for bad behaviour...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — Recipients of state and federal titles should lose these if they engage in crime or act inappropriately, as a way to safeguard the image of such institutions, said Tan Sri Rais Yatim.The former minister and...

 2018-01-19 03:25 

Channel NewsAsia

SEC says bitcoin funds raise 'investor protection issues'...
 2018-01-19 03:24 

Philippine Star

Commentary: Where is China's One Belt, One Road Initiative headed?...

During the 16th to 20th centuries, major world powers embarked on an aggressive race to colonize large swathes of the globe to feed an ambitious objective to...

 2018-01-19 03:23 

Malay Mail Online

Buyers jockey for indie films at Sundance without Weinstein...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 19 — For the first time in three decades, producer Harvey Weinstein will not be trudging down Park City's snowy Main Street when the Sundance Film Festival opens, leaving the independent movie festival marketplace without its...

 2018-01-19 03:20 

Channel NewsAsia

After year of Trump, world order strained but not broken...
 2018-01-19 03:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Google announces patent agreement with China's Tencent...
 2018-01-19 03:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Google announces patent agreement with Tencent amid China push...
 2018-01-19 03:19 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PNP bars cops with drug links to join Oplan Tokhang...

Members of the police force linked to illegal drugs would not be allowed to join and conduct house-to-house visitations in the renewed Oplan Tokhang, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa said Friday. Dela Rosa s...

 2018-01-19 03:19 

Borneo Bulletin

Sultan accepts, presents new envoys' Letters of Credence...

HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, yesterday afternoon presented Letters of Credence to Brunei...

 2018-01-19 03:18 

Borneo Bulletin

Affordable baby milk powder out of stock at shops...

| Azlan Othman | MOST retail shops in the country are facing an acute shortage of one of the most popular brands of baby milk powder, causing concerns especially to low income parents. With the disappearance of the affordable Nestle Nan Kid Optipro HA Ste...

 2018-01-19 03:17 

Borneo Bulletin

MoF Al-Quran Reading Competition winners awarded...

| Abdul Hakiim Yakof | THE Ministry of Finance (MoF) recently held a prize presentation ceremony for the Al-Quran Reading Competition at the Theatre Hall of the MoF Building at Commonwealth Drive, Jalan Kebangsaan. The guest of honour who presented prizes...

 2018-01-19 03:17 

Malay Mail Online

Last three years hottest on record, says UN...

GENEVA, Jan 19 — The last three years were the hottest on record, the United Nations weather agency said yesterday, citing fresh global data underscoring the dramatic warming of the planet.Consolidated data from five leading international...

 2018-01-19 03:16 

ABS-CBN

Justices showed weakness, personal grudges vs Sereno: lawyer...

The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno on Friday said the testimonies of her colleagues in the Supreme Court do not constitute impeachable offenses are they are merely complaints against or disagreements with the top magistrate....

 2018-01-19 03:16 

Borneo Bulletin

'Informed Community' programme held at Information Department...

| Ishan Ibrahim | THE 'Informed Community' programme was conducted at the auditorium of the Information Department yesterday. The programme was aimed at keeping the community abreast of current developments and efforts of the Government of His Maj...

 2018-01-19 03:15 

Borneo Bulletin

OLT Equipment gives a boost to creation of ICT talents...

| Daniel Lim | A CEREMONY was held at the School of Science and Engineering, Politeknik Brunei (PB), Lumut, yesterday to mark the handover of fibre optic 'Optical Line Terminal' (OLT) Equipment. The contribution, a collaborative initiative between...

 2018-01-19 03:15 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea President Moon's approval rating drops on Olympics furor...
 2018-01-19 03:14 

Borneo Bulletin

Officers gain insights on remaining active post-retirement...

| Azaraimy HH | AROUND 65 government officers made a trip to the Mandian Puteri Gallery at Kampong Tanjong Maya yesterday, in a series of visits organised by the Civil Service Institute (IPA). At the gallery, they were briefed by the manager, Sha'ari ...

 2018-01-19 03:13 

Borneo Bulletin

Success at 71: Grandma opens herbal beauty salon...

| Wani Roslan | THE newly opened Kajal Beauty House at the Muhibbah Complex II in Kampong Menglait is proof that age doesn't have to be a factor when venturing into the world of business. The owner, Hajah Mehrun Nisa binti Abdul Rahman, is a 71-year-o...

 2018-01-19 03:13 

Manila Bulletin

Feast of San Sebastian...

A concelebrated fiesta mass will be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow at the 126-year-old Basilica Minore de San Sebastian on Plaza del Carmen in Quiapo, Manila, in solemn commemoration of the feast of San Sebastian, the revered patron saint of athletes and soldier...

 2018-01-19 03:13 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Legazpi City decamps 11,000 Mayon evacuees...

LEGAZPI CITY---At least 2,610 families or 11,522 persons from the 8 to 8.5 kilometer radius of Mount Mayon were decamped in Legazpi City on Thursday night.Evacuees were from the barangays (villages) of Padang, Buyuan, Mabinit, Matanag and Bonga.Miladee Az...

 2018-01-19 03:12 

Borneo Bulletin

Yellow Cab Pizza Co opens doors to second branch...

| James Kon | FOLLOWING the success of its first branch in Kiulap, Yellow Cab Pizza Co opened the doors to its second branch yesterday at the Pelangi Complex in the Serusop commercial area. It is hoped that the latest Yellow Cab Pizza Co will be able to b...

 2018-01-19 03:11 

Borneo Bulletin

19 participate in YEP entrepreneurship workshop...

| Fizah Hab | SIX participants of the second cohort of the Young Executive Programme (YEP) run by the Civil Service Institute yesterday held the Introduction to Entrepreneurship Workshop at the Welfare Home Complex (KPPP) of the Department of Community De...

 2018-01-19 03:10 

Borneo Bulletin

New mini plant to help create job-ready graduates...

| Daniel Lim | THE newly constructed Hand-on Operation Training Skids (HOTS) Unit at the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) Jefri Bolkiah Campus (JBC) was officially opened in a ceremony held at the campus yesterday. Officiating the ceremony w...

 2018-01-19 03:10 

Malay Mail Online

Let the sunshine in, Belgium clamours after record dark spell...

BRUSSELS, Jan 19 — Wind, clouds, rain, and no sun: Belgium has suffered an early winter with one of the worst deficits of sunshine in its history, a surprising and depressing turn even for a country used to bad weather.With 10 hours and 31...

 2018-01-19 03:08 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Palace welcomes probe into PH Navy's P15.7B frigates purchase...

Malacaang welcomed on Friday the possible Senate investigation on the P15.7-billion frigates acquisition project of the Philippine Navy. "Senate investigation is a welcome move to determine if (the) Aquino government committed any anomalies in the bid...

 2018-01-19 03:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten La Liga run end...
 2018-01-19 03:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Barcelona stay calm after seeing unbeaten run end...
 2018-01-19 03:06 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Silat Gema Pusaka poised to become the Olympics of silat...

KAJANG: The Silat Gema Pusaka is poised to become a yearly curtain raiser for the traditional sport's calendar of events....

 2018-01-19 03:06 

The Strait Times

South Korea President Moon's approval rating drops on Olympics furor...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean President Moon Jae In's approval rating has fallen to a four-month low, a poll showed on Friday (Jan 19), after a public backlash over a decision for South and North Korea to field a joint ice hockey team at next month&#...

 2018-01-19 03:05 

The Strait Times

Equipment testing firm fined $200,000 for safety lapses that led to worker's fatal electrocution...

SINGAPORE - Equipment calibration and testing company MW Group was hit with a $200,000 fine on Friday (Jan 19) for a fatal workplace incident, where a worker was electrocuted.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-19 03:05 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea President Moon's approval rating drops on Olympics furore...
 2018-01-19 03:02 

Malay Mail Online

Hundreds commemorate Jewish sage at his tomb in southern Israel...

NETIVOT (Israel), Jan 19 — Hundreds of Jewish worshippers made a pilgrimage yesterday to the tomb in southern Israel of a sage revered by his followers as a miracle-maker.Rabbi Yisrael Abuhatzeira, better known as "Baba Sali", is...

 2018-01-19 03:01 

The Strait Times

'Must-have' fish sauce helps create new Vietnam billionaire...

SEOUL (BLOOMBERG)- For Vietnamese consumer tycoon Nguyen Dang Quang, placing his fish sauce and other...

 2018-01-19 03:01 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PH sells 10-year dollar bonds at tighter yield of 3%...

The Philippines sold a total of $2 billion in 10-year dollar-denominated bonds at a yield of 3 percent, tighter than the initial pricing guidance. In a statement Friday, Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez III said $750 million was allocated to new mone...

 2018-01-19 03:00 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

The key to Borneo pygmy elephants' survival...

KOTA KINABALU: A BETTER understanding of the origins of the Borneo pygmy elephants in Sabah is vital for their survival....

 2018-01-19 03:00 

Philippine Star

Kiefer Ravena earns Paul Lee's respect...

MANILA, Philippines As far as similarities are concerned, Paul Lee and Kiefer Ravena have a lot in common....

 2018-01-19 02:59 

The Strait Times

Cool-climate wines of beauty...

(NYTIMES) - There is more to Ontario than just ice wine.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-19 02:59 

The Strait Times

Car ploughs through Copacabana sidewalk in apparent accident, kills baby, injures 15...

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS) - A speeding car ploughed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio's famed Copacabana beach on Thursday (Jan 18) in an apparent accident, killing an eight-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.. Read...

 2018-01-19 02:59 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Landbank eyes to acquire majority stake at PDS...

The Land Bank of the Philippines is eyeing to acquire a majority stake at the Philippine Dealing System Holdings Corp. (PDS).In a Jan. 16 letter to the state-run lender's board of directors, president and chief executive Alex V. Buenaventura said he w...

 2018-01-19 02:57 

Manila Standard

Makati allots P 44M for free movies to seniors, PDWs...
 2018-01-19 02:56 

Malay Mail Online

Car plows through Copacabana sidewalk, kills baby, injures 15...

RIO DE JANIERO, Jan 19 — A speeding car plowed through evening strollers on a crowded sidewalk of Rio's famed Copacabana beach last night in an apparent accident, killing an 8-month old baby and injuring 15 people, police said.Injured...

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