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 2020-12-05 13:40 

Manila Standard

China-funded exchanges with US terminated...

Washington—The US State Department said Friday it was terminating five Chinese-funded exchange programs with the United States, calling them propaganda tools for Beijing....

 2020-12-05 13:38 

Malay Mail Online

Don't resort to political revenge, Ahmad Faizal tells his Bersatu members...

IPOH, December 5 — Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) deputy president Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu today urged his party members to not resort to any political retaliation after he lost the vote of confidence as the Perak mentri besar......

 2020-12-05 13:38 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Najib, Zahid creating negative perceptions over EPF withdrawals...
 2020-12-05 13:34 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Ahmad Faizal to be DPM?...
 2020-12-05 13:31 

Malay Mail Online

Penang thanks NSC for allowing CMCO, EMCO only in target areas, says CM...

GEORGE TOWN, Dec 5 —The Penang government had expressed its thanks to the National Security Council (MKN) Special Session on Covid-19 for considering the proposal made by the Penang State Security Special Committee (JKKNPP). Chief Minister Chow......

 2020-12-05 13:30 

Malay Mail Online

Sunderland appoint ex-Bristol City boss Johnson as manager...

SUNDERLAN, Dec 5 Sunderland have appointed former Bristol City boss Lee Johnson as their new head coach on an initial 2-1/2 year deal to replace Phil Parkinson, the League One (third-tier) club said in a statement......

 2020-12-05 13:30 

Philippine Star

Lotto results for December 5, 2020...

EZ2/LVM - 1 1SUERTRES - 3 6 56/42 - 39 2 18 13 12 6P5,940,000.00Grand Lotto - 20 8 55 26 47 48P33,515,865.00...

 2020-12-05 13:30 

Manila Standard

John Lennon shot on doorstep 40 years ago...

Paris—Late on a mild December evening in 1980, a young man with a revolver shot John Lennon four times in the back as the singer arrived home from a recording studio with his wife, Yoko Ono....

 2020-12-05 13:28 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

South gets some respite from rains while upper Thailand gets cooler...

A weak northeast monsoon prevails over the Gulf and the South bringing less rain to the areas, the Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Saturday....

 2020-12-05 13:27 

Manila Bulletin

Bren barges into semis with thrilling win over Aura PH in MPL Invitational...

Photo from Bren Esports' Facebook page Bren Esports overcame Aura PH's surprise Diggie strategy to seize a 2-1 victory in the quarterfinals of the ONE Esports MPL Invitational on Saturday night. Bren, the MPL-Philippines Season 6 champion, shrugge...

 2020-12-05 13:26 

Manila Bulletin

Grammy nominee BTS bags multiple places on Billboard's 2020 year-end charts...

BTS (Twitter) Billboard has released its annual year-end charts and K-pop idol group and Grammy nominee BTS placed in many rankings including bagging the No. 1 spots. In the overall rankings, BTS grabbed 18th place on the Top Artists for 2020 from 15th in...

 2020-12-05 13:24 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Youth participation potent tool to thwart spread of radicalism: BNPT - ANTARA News...

National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) Director of Prevention Brigadier General (Police) R. Ahmad Nurwakhid emphasized the significance of involving younger ......

 2020-12-05 13:23 

Malay Mail Online

Cops raid private party in KL, detain 31 including underaged youths...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Police raided a private party at a condominium in Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah, near here, at 10am today and arrested 31 people, including 16 students. Dang Wangi Police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah said they were......

 2020-12-05 13:22 

The Strait Times

Thousands pay tribute to Thai royals amid calls for reform...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thousands of people gathered in Bangkok on Saturday (Dec 5) to show their devotion to the Thai monarchy on the birthday of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's late father, after months of street protests led by a youth movement demanding re...

 2020-12-05 13:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaysia to allow interstate travel from Monday, some COVID-19 restrictions remain for KL, Selangor and Sabah...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will allow movement across states and districts nationwide from Monday (Dec 7) without the need for a police permit, except ......

 2020-12-05 13:20 

Manila Bulletin

Stream 'Miracle In Cell No. 7' for free on WeTV and iflix...

Movie night stream the heartwarming movie "Miracle in Cell No. 7" with the whole family for free only on WeTV and iflix. The Aga MuhlachBela Padilla blockbuster hit was the initial Filipino movie offering of WeTV Philippines when it launched a few...

 2020-12-05 13:20 

Manila Standard

TikTok keeps ticking past US sale deadline...

San Francisco—TikTok continued serving up short videos in the US despite missing a Trump administration deadline to come up with an acceptable deal to put its American assets into US hands....

 2020-12-05 13:19 

Manila Bulletin

Sen. Poe: DITO Telecommunity must fulfill initial commitments before Senate grants franchise...

Senator Grace Poe said on Saturday that DITO Telecommunity must first show that it has fulfilled its initial commitments to the government before the Senate grants its bid for a new 25-year franchise. Sen. Grace Poe(FACEBOOK / MANILA BULLETIN) The Senate ...

 2020-12-05 13:16 

Manila Bulletin

Jordan Clarkson feels at home with Utah Jazz...

Jordan Clarkson of the Utah Jazz dribbles while trying to stay upright during the first half of an NBA basketball first-round playoff game at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 17, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (AFP) Jorda...

 2020-12-05 13:16 

Malay Mail Online

Report: US calls for 'moratorium' on Nord Stream 2 pipeline...

BERLIN, Dec 5 — The United States is asking Germany and the EU to halt construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia to Europe, which Washington sees as a "political tool" of the Kremlin, a top envoy said in a German newspape...

 2020-12-05 13:11 

Malay Mail Online

Cops nab trio for threatening waiter with pistol in Petaling Jaya...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Police arrested three men yesterday on suspicion of being involved in a criminal intimidation case against a waiter at a restaurant in Petaling Jaya. Petaling Jaya District Police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said that in.....

 2020-12-05 13:10 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Did coach Trucha leave Leopards for Panthers due to threats?...
 2020-12-05 13:10 

The Strait Times

Busking pilot kicks off with over 80 applications for 12 slots on first weekend...

SINGAPORE - There were 12 slots available in the first weekend of a live busking pilot here, but over 80 applications were made for them, with buskers eager to make a return to performing for a live crowd.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-12-05 13:10 

Manila Standard

Kuwait holds polls for parliament seats under virus shadow...

Kuwait City—Kuwaitis went to the polls on Saturday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by Covid-19, with facilities laid on for citizens infected with the disease to vote in special polling stations....

 2020-12-05 13:09 

Bangkok Post

One more Myanmar-linked Covid case in Chiang Mai...

CHIANG MAI: A 26-year-old woman who worked at a hotel in Tachilek and crossed the border illegally with two other people later found to have Covid-19 has also been confirmed as infected....

 2020-12-05 13:08 

Jakarta Post

Pandemic silver lining: Empty Paris hotel shelters the homeless...

In normal times the Hotel Avenir Montmartre is a tourist magnet with its views of the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur church, but COVID-19 has scared off the usual guests. Instead, the hotel has opened its doors to the homeless....

 2020-12-05 13:03 

ABS-CBN

DFA: COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad reach 11,671...

The total coronavirus death toll among Filipinos abroad stands at 846 after no new fatalities were recorded....

 2020-12-05 13:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Injury rules Mako Vunipola out of Nations Cup final...

England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the Autumn Nations Cup final against France at Twickenham on Sunday due to a calf injury....

 2020-12-05 13:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: Injury rules Mako Vunipola out of Nations Cup final...

England prop Mako Vunipola has been ruled out of the Autumn Nations Cup final against France at Twickenham on Sunday due to a calf injury....

 2020-12-05 13:00 

Manila Standard

Indonesia summons Brit envoy over Papua...

Jakarta-- Indonesia has lodged a formal protest with Britain after a UK-based separatist leader announced an interim government-in-exile for the restive Papua province....

 2020-12-05 12:59 

Malay Mail Online

Police: Girl seriously hurt in fall from fourth floor in Putrajaya...

PUTRAJAYA, Dec 5 — A 10-year-old girl sustained serious injuries after falling from the fourth floor while trying to retrieve a bottle that had fallen outside the corridor of civil servant housing quarters in Presint 11 here, yesterday. Putrajaya......

 2020-12-05 12:57 

ABS-CBN

QC to shorten curfew period from midnight to 3 a.m., citing Simbang Gabi...

The Quezon City government on Saturday announced it would shorten the curfew between midnight to 3 a.m., starting December 16 to give way to Simbang Gabi....

 2020-12-05 12:56 

The Strait Times

Athletics: 'Blended sporting events' are key amid Covid-19 challenges, says MCCY's Tong...

Technology giving runners a more engaging and interactive but yet safe experience.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-12-05 12:48 

Malay Mail Online

Perak PAS says still with Umno and Bersatu...

IPOH, December 5 — PAS commissioner Razman Zakaria said today that the party will defend the Perak Perikatan Nasional (PN) government for now. However, Razman said that they will wait for further instructions from the party leadership on the......

 2020-12-05 12:48 

Malay Mail Online

Without tourists, some Barcelona hotels get creative to survive...

BARCELONA, Dec 5 Sergi Pino recently moved to Barcelona, but rather than renting a flat, he's staying at a hotel which has been forced to get creative to compensate for the absence of tourists. Hugely popular with international visitors, the......

 2020-12-05 12:44 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Umno president in Ipoh for special meeting...
 2020-12-05 12:42 

Malay Mail Online

Police arrest two more over Low Yat Plaza brawl...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 5 — Police have arrested two more suspects who were involved in a brawl in front of Low Yat Plaza in Bukit Bintang yesterday, bringing the total arrests to 44 people. Dang Wangi district police chief ACP Mohamad Zainal Abdullah......

 2020-12-05 12:41 

Manila Bulletin

Song Joong-Ki's 'A Werewolf Boy' premieres on POPTV...

POPTV premieres the Tagalized version of the Korean box office hit fantasy-romance movie "A Werewolf Boy," starring Song Joong-Ki and Park Bo-Young today (December 5). Joong-Ki, who is popularly known for his roles in "Descendants of the Sun,&...

 2020-12-05 12:41 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Wenda's actions politically inclined to claim international existence - ANTARA News...

United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) leader Benny Wenda declaring the formation of an interim government in West Papua was a political camouflage ......

 2020-12-05 12:40 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Bersatu members urged not to resort to political reprisals...
 2020-12-05 12:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Iran's COVID-19 deaths pass 50,000 as lockdown on capital eases...

Iran's virus deaths pass 50,000 as lockdown on capital eases...

 2020-12-05 12:39 

Malay Mail Online

Renowned trumpeter brings life to battered Beirut...

BEIRUT, Dec 5 Renowned jazz trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf delighted crowds yesterday with a concert in Beirut, bringing life to an area battered by Lebanon's economic meltdown and the catastrophic August 4 port explosion. "Because of what is......

 2020-12-05 12:37 

The Strait Times

Singapore surpasses UN goals of HIV treatment and suppression but still lags behind in diagnosis...

Only 80% of HIV-positive people here have been diagnosed, said MOH's director of communicable diseases.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-12-05 12:36 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Cannavaro on brink of sack again at China's Guangzhou...
 2020-12-05 12:36 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Perak crisis: Pas waiting for central leadership's decision...
 2020-12-05 12:34 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea diplomat says hard to believe North Korea has no COVID-19 cases...

South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha cast doubt on Saturday over North Korea's claim that it has no coronavirus cases, while offering the ......

 2020-12-05 12:29 

The Strait Times

Squash: Samuel Kang and Au Yeong Wai Yhann retain national singles titles...

Event held under stiff health measures with players entering Kallang centre only 15min before start.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-12-05 12:28 

Malay Mail Online

UK, EU leaders to hold call in bid for Brexit breakthrough...

LONDON, Dec 5 — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will hold talks today to try to break the deadlock in post-Brexit trade deal negotiations, with time running short. The crunch phone call, expected during the......

 2020-12-05 12:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Soccer-Alkmaar fire coach Slot after he is linked to another job...

AZ Alkmaar fired coach Arne Slot on Saturday after he was linked to the Feyenoord job for next season, despite being unbeaten in the Dutch league ......

 2020-12-05 12:25 

Bangkok Post

Thousands gather to commemorate late king...

Thousands of yellow-clad people gathered at Sanam Luang in Bangkok on Saturday to greet Their Majesties the King and the Queen and light candles to mark the birthday of late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej The Great and the national Father's Day....

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