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 2020-10-23 00:16 

Manila Bulletin

Parlade fumes at removal of anti-Red tarpaulins in Manila...

After issuing a stern warning against actress Liza Soberano for her women and youth advocacies, a ranking military officer expressed disappointment over Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso's order to take down several tarpaulins decl...

 2020-10-23 00:16 

Manila Bulletin

NLEX seeks second win vs Meralco; Magnolia battles Phoenix...

Kiefer Ravena (PBA Images) NLEX and Meralco look to build on their recent wins when the two MVP Group-owned squads collide on Friday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center in Angeles City, Pampanga. The R...

 2020-10-23 00:08 

Malay Mail Online

Milan win at Celtic, Alkmaar stun Napoli, Spurs and Arsenal win...

STOCKHOLM, Oct 23 — AC Milan withstood a late onslaught to beat Celtic 3-1 and AZ Alkmaar overcame the loss of 13 players with positive Covid-19 tests to secure a shock 1-0 win at Napoli as the Europa League group stage got underway yesterday.......

 2020-10-23 00:07 

Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta travel agencies eye small groups of travelers to boost business...

Yogyakarta Tourism Agency head Singgih Raharjo said on Tuesday that the province had started to see a recovery in visitor numbers, with some 5,000 daily visits recorded on weekdays and 40,000 on weekends....

 2020-10-23 00:05 

Manila Bulletin

No Traslacion 2021 procession amid COVID-19 pandemic...

There will be no traslacion of the Black Nazarene in January next year amid the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Manila city government confirmed Friday morning. Devotees carry the image of the Black Nazarene to a carriage while others wa...

 2020-10-23 00:05 

Jakarta Post

NASA asteroid surface sampling likely successful...

NASA released its first images of a sampling operation carried out on the asteroid Bennu, which appeared to show successful recovery of rock and dust, or as one official put it, the kind of mess we were hoping for....

 2020-10-23 00:03 

Malay Mail Online

Gilead's remdesivir gets US FDA approval for hospitalised Covid-19 patients...

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 — The US Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Gilead Sciences Inc's antiviral drug remdesivir for treating patients hospitalised with Covid-19, making it the first and only drug approved for the disease in the Unite...

 2020-10-23 00:01 

Malay Mail Online

Kang, Song share lead after LPGA Drive On's first round...

WASHINGTON, Oct 23 — Americans Danielle Kang and Jennifer Song each fired a seven-under-par 65 to share the lead after yesterday's opening round of the LPGA Drive On Championship. Kang, twice a winner since the tour's August return from a......

 2020-10-23 00:00 

Manila Bulletin

Acesite to conduct virtual Annual Stockholders' Meeting...

The Annual Stockholders' Meeting of Acesite (Philippines) Hotel Corporation on November 17, 2020 will be held virtually over a secure online meeting platform. Due to current public health concerns, stockholders may participate only via remote communic...

 2020-10-23 00:00 

Jakarta Post

France teacher's killer had 'contact' with militants in Syria...

Seven people have been charged with complicity after 18-year-old Chechen Abdullakh Anzorov killed Samuel Paty on Friday, including two teenagers who helped him identify the teacher....

 2020-10-22 23:59 

Manila Bulletin

Zamboanga City imposes moratorium on return of LSIs...

ZAMBOANGA CITY The city government here announced on Thursday that it was indefinitely imposing a moratorium on the entry of locally stranded individuals (LSIs) effective October 26, as the cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continued to rise here. C...

 2020-10-22 23:57 

Malay Mail Online

Munoz, Hatton lead midway through Zozo Championship first round...

Oct 23 — Sebastian Munoz had an eventful day that included two eagles to card an eight-under par 64, while England's Tyrrell Hatton kept pace with eight birdies through his first 15 holes during the first round of the Zozo Championship......

 2020-10-22 23:57 

Manila Bulletin

The bully is still present in today's online classes...

The online classes made an 11-year-old student happy that she would not meet the bully in her school. But that was short-lived as the bully appeared in the Zoom meetings and chat groups of her classmates. In the chat groups and Zoom meetings, the virtual ...

 2020-10-22 23:57 

Malay Mail Online

Bale starts for Spurs in comfortable 3-0 win over LASK...

LONDON, Oct 23 — Gareth Bale started for Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in seven years and helped them to a 3-0 win over Austria's LASK in their first match of the Europa League group phase yesterday. Lucas Moura opened the scoring after.....

 2020-10-22 23:53 

Malay Mail Online

Blood of recovered Covid-19 patients shows little benefit as treatment...

LONDON, Oct 23 — Using blood of recovered Covid-19 patients — or so-called convalescent plasma — as a potential treatment is of little benefit in helping hospitalised patients fight off the infection, according to results of a clinical t...

 2020-10-22 23:52 

Manila Bulletin

451 militants withdraw support from CPP-NPA in Bulacan...

PANDI, Bulacan A total of 451 supporters of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) denounced support for the insurgency group on Thursday, October 22, here. They were leaders and members of the militant urban poor group Kal...

 2020-10-22 23:52 

ABS-CBN

Lawyer backs property rights protection for same-sex couples...

A family law expert on Friday called for support to the protection of property rights among same-sex couples amid Pope Francis' landmark endorsement of gay civil unions....

 2020-10-22 23:51 

Malay Mail Online

Illegally employed Malaysian woman jailed in Singapore for slashing boss' neck with penknife he used to intimidate her...

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 — An argument over unpaid salary turned violent when an elderly man used a penknife to intimidate a Malaysian woman, whom he had illegally employed as a security officer at a warehouse in the Pioneer district. However,......

 2020-10-22 23:51 

Manila Bulletin

GMA executive joins AFP Health Service Command's Multi-Sector Advisory Board...

GMA Network's Regional TV and Synergy Vice President and Head Oliver Victor Amoroso has been selected as a distinct member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command Transformation Roadmap (AFPHSCTR) Multi-Sector Advisory Board (MSA...

 2020-10-22 23:46 

Manila Bulletin

Fake news in time of pandemic cause anxiety, depression MSU professor...

CAGAYAN DE ORO People exposed to fake news online during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic were found to have experienced anxiety and depression, a result of a phenomenon called "information traps", a researcher based in Iligan City said...

 2020-10-22 23:45 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi inaugurates sugar factory in Southeast Sulawesi...

President Joko Jokowi Widodo inaugurated a sugar factory in Bombana regency, Southeast Sulawesi, during an official work visit on Thursday....

 2020-10-22 23:42 

Malay Mail Online

Sri Lanka parliament gives president sweeping powers...

COLOMBO, Oct 23 — Sri Lanka's parliament yesterday voted to give President Gotabaya Rajapaksa widespread powers to appoint top officials and dissolve the legislature after an acrimonious two-day debate during which the opposition accused him of....

 2020-10-22 23:41 

Manila Bulletin

Fil-Am moderator lauded for election discussion format...

These days you have to mute people to hear yourself speak. And the presidential debates committee are taking a cue from a Fil-Am media pioneer who recognized the need to time and mute one side to hear the speakers' thoughts. Many webinars are of peopl...

 2020-10-22 23:35 

ABS-CBN

No Traslacion: Manila cancels grand procession of Black Nazarene image for 2021...

NO TRASLACION: The Manila City government is canceling the grand procession of the life-sized image of the Black Nazarene in January 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-10-22 23:34 

Jakarta Post

Ferragamo family explores stake sale to drive Italian fashion brand revamp: Sources...

The family owners of Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo have held informal talks with financial investors to sell a minority stake in their holding firm as they seek to turn around the luxury brand and cope with the fallout of COVID-19....

 2020-10-22 23:33 

Malay Mail Online

Body of septuagenarian found in Sarikei, believed to be crocodile victim...

SARIKEI, Oct 23 — The body of a septuagenarian, who went missing following a fishing trip to Sungai Mawa in the Sungai Rusa area near here on Tuesday, was found yesterday morning. Sarikei District Fire and Rescue (Bomba) chief Mahmudin Narudin......

 2020-10-22 23:33 

Malay Mail Online

L'Oreal, Kering boosted by pick-up in Chinese demand...

PARIS, Oct 23 — Top French luxury goods companies L'Oreal and Kering reported strong third quarters as a rebound in demand in their key Chinese markets helped offset the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Cosmetics giant L'Oreal...

 2020-10-22 23:32 

Borneo Bulletin

114 dead, 21 missing in Vietnam's floods, landslides...

HANOI (XINHUA) - Floods, landslides and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 114 people dead and 21 others missing in central Vietnam....

 2020-10-22 23:30 

Borneo Bulletin

Landslide kills 11 miners in Indonesia...

MUARA ENIM, INDONESIA (AFP) - A landslide sparked by heavy rains has killed 11 miners in Indonesia, authorities said yesterday, marking the latest in....

 2020-10-22 23:30 

Malay Mail Online

Sarawak Fire and Rescue Dept says ready for year-end floods...

SIBU, Oct 23 — Fire and Rescue Department Sarawak has shifted into high gear and is ready to face the possibility of year-end floods. Its state director Khirudin Drahman said instructions had been issued to all zone and station chiefs to get ready.....

 2020-10-22 23:29 

Manila Bulletin

4.8-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental...

BUTUAN CITY A 4.8-magnitude earthquake hit Davao Occidental province in Southern Mindanao region early Friday morning, October 23, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In its bulletin, Phivolcs said the tremor was record...

 2020-10-22 23:28 

Borneo Bulletin

Myanmar sees gradual decline in COVID-19 positivity rate...

YANGON (XINHUA) - Myanmar has seen a gradual decline in daily testing positivity rate of COVID-19 so far, a health expert told Xinhua yesterday."The....

 2020-10-22 23:28 

Malay Mail Online

Imagine Brad Pitt speaking in six different languages: New AI translates dialog in the speaker's voice...

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23 — The Canadian start-up Resemble has developed an ingenious system for automatically translating speech into other languages while maintaining the speaker's same voice. The tool, called Localize, is based on artificial......

 2020-10-22 23:26 

Borneo Bulletin

Sri Lanka closes fish market, expands curfew...

COLOMBO (AP) — Sri Lanka's main fish market was closed yesterday and a curfew widened as a COVID-19 outbreak grows.The government imposed the curfew....

 2020-10-22 23:24 

Malay Mail Online

Work dries up for express boat porters in Kapit town near Sibu...

KAPIT, Oct 23 — Some 100 express boat porters here have seen job opportunities disappear since the opening of the road linking the town to Sibu. The Kapit Express Boat Terminal, which used to be a hive of activity, is now drastically quiet with......

 2020-10-22 23:24 

Manila Bulletin

Kapamilya Channel now available on Cignal Channel 22...

More viewers can watch the latest entertainment and news from Kapamilya Channel, now available on Cignal satellite TV channel 22. Viewers of Kapamilya Channel can look forward to fresh episodes of the mystery music game show "I Can See Your Voice,"...

 2020-10-22 23:24 

Malay Mail Online

Pasta pandemic: 25pc of consumers' pasta intake jumps during lockdown...

ROME, Oct 23 — Pasta has ended up being a symbol of the covid-19 lockdown. Who could forget the sight of empty supermarket shelves after pasta panic-buying took hold! And the effect seems to have been widespread, with a quarter of consumers around.....

 2020-10-22 23:23 

Borneo Bulletin

Belgian Foreign Minister in intensive care with Covid-19...

BRUSSELS (AFP) - Belgian Foreign Minister Sophie Wilmes, who was caretaker prime minister during the first wave of the coronavirus, has been admitted to....

 2020-10-22 23:21 

Cebu Daily News

Paul McCartney to release solo album in December...

LONDON — Paul McCartney will release "McCartney III" in December, a new collection of stripped-back songs all written, performed and produced by the ex-Beatle, 50 years after his first solo album. Recorded this year in Sussex in southern Eng...

 2020-10-22 23:21 

Malay Mail Online

David Hockney work sold by Royal Opera House fetches 12.9m...

LONDON, Oct 23 — A painting by British artist David Hockney sold by the Royal Opera House in London to raise funds to help survive the pandemic fetched nearly 13 million (RM70.5 million) at auction yesterday. The painting, which depicts......

 2020-10-22 23:18 

Malay Mail Online

Europe daily Covid-19 cases double in 10 days, hit 200,000 for the first time...

PARIS, Oct 23 — Europe's reported coronavirus cases more than doubled in 10 days, crossing 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, according to a Reuters tally, with many Southern European countries reporting their highest......

 2020-10-22 23:18 

Malay Mail Online

Intel shares tumble as pandemic hits results...

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23 — Computer chipmaker Intel saw shares slide yesterday after reporting weak sales for its data center and internet of things operations that overshadowed improvement in the personal computer market. Third-quarter profits......

 2020-10-22 23:18 

Borneo Bulletin

KFC's cheeky comment after Prince William seen peeking into outlet...

NDTV - After photos of Prince William peeking into a KFC restaurant went viral on social media, the fast-food chain took the opportunity to....

 2020-10-22 23:17 

Malay Mail Online

Cops arrest three men for allegedly assaulting student in Miri...

MIRI, Oct 23 — Three men who allegedly assaulted a student of a private higher education institution here were arrested by police Tuesday evening to assist in the investigation. According to sources, the three suspects were arrested about 3pm......

 2020-10-22 23:17 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia's lab problems persist, testing rate remains below 1%...

Indonesias low testing rate has persisted seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, as laboratories throughout the archipelago face problems ranging from limited testing kits to delays in reported results....

 2020-10-22 23:15 

Cebu Daily News

City dad wants more funds for flooding in Cebu City...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Jerry Guardo wants more funding for the drainage and anti-flooding projects in the city following the massive flash floods in the past week. In a privilege speech, Guardo said that the flash flood was cau...

 2020-10-22 23:15 

Borneo Bulletin

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach...

KIAWAH ISLAND, South Carolina (AP) — Volunteers checking sea turtle nests on a South Carolina beach in the United States (US) came upon a....

 2020-10-22 23:15 

Malay Mail Online

Stock markets see modest gains as virus cases spike...

NEW YORK, Oct 23 — Global stock markets saw modest gains yesterday following losses the previous session, with investors spooked by a sharp rise in coronavirus cases and continued uncertainty over a pre-election stimulus package in Washington. New.....

 2020-10-22 23:11 

Malay Mail Online

Singapore minister demonstrates how quickly pre-event testing might be done in video...

SINGAPORE, Oct 23 — In a bid to show how quick and "reasonably" convenient Covid-19 tests for large-scale events will be, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday evening uploaded a Facebook video where he demonstrated the test...

 2020-10-22 23:10 

Malay Mail Online

Mattel shares jump as Barbie boosts profit...

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 23 — Mattel shares jumped yesterday after the toymaker reported that its quarterly profit more than tripled with help from its iconic Barbie dolls. Sales were up 10 per cent in the quarter that ended September 30, while Barbie......

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