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 2018-01-23 01:33 

Phnom Penh Post

NBC officials appointed to CPP central committee...

Three deputy governors at the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) were appointed to the ruling party's central committee at the party's congress on Sunday. Chea Serey, Ouk Maly and Neav Chanthana were inducted along with more than 300 other party memb...

 2018-01-23 01:30 

Bangkok Post

Ratchanok's success buoys Thai title hopes...

Ratchanok Intanon will try to make it back-to-back titles at this week's Indonesia Masters....

 2018-01-23 01:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Asia stocks rise as end to US government shutdown buoys Wall St., dollar steady...
 2018-01-23 01:10 

Jakarta Post

Chung dumps wounded Djokovic out of Open...

South Korean star Chung Hyeon dumped six-time champion Novak Djokovic out of the Australian Open on Monday in a sensational fourth round upset....

 2018-01-23 01:07 

ABS-CBN

Military on the hunt for suspected Maute fighters...

ILIGAN -Military troops continue to search for 10 suspected members of the Islamic State-linked Maute terrorist group following twin clashes in Lanao del Sur....

 2018-01-23 01:04 

ABS-CBN

VACC wants reshuffle of health execs in Dengvaxia deal...

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) on Tuesday called for the reassignment of health officials who were involved with the scrapped dengue vaccination program....

 2018-01-23 00:59 

The Strait Times

China's Xinjiang to build 'Great Wall' to protect border: Governor...

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's violence-prone far western region of Xinjiang will build a...

 2018-01-23 00:57 

Manila Bulletin

City of Manila to remove old, rusty tricycles from city streets...

By MB Online Beginning this year, all gasoline-powered tricycles, kuliglig (motorized rickshaw) and pedicabs (bicycles with sidecars) will be removed from the streets of Manila and replaced with environment-friendly electric tricycles or e-trikes. Mayor J...

 2018-01-23 00:50 

The Strait Times

New HBO project combines an interactive app with a six-part series...

(BLOOMBERG) - If you know how this one ends, scroll down. In 1969, on his commute home, Edward Packard, a lawyer for RCA Records, penned a story with an inventive twist: The reader would decide the plot turns. A decade later, Bantam Books picked up the co...

 2018-01-23 00:50 

The Strait Times

Bacardi buys Patron, valuing tequila maker at US$5.1b...

LOS ANGELES (BLOOMBERG)- Bacardi is tapping the fast-growing market for tequila by acquiring Patron Spirits International in a deal valuing the company at US$5.1 billion.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:48 

The Strait Times

Factory worker arrested for allegedly molesting 7-year-old girl at funfair in Malaysia...

SUNGAI PETANI (THE STAR/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The man who was caught in a viral video allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl at a funfair in Malaysia has been arrested.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:47 

The Strait Times

Reuters reporters accused under Official Secrets Act due in Myanmar court...

YANGON (REUTERS) - Two Reuters journalists detained in Myanmar are due to appear in court on Tuesday (Jan 23), when a judge could review a bail request for the pair accused of violating the country's colonial-era Official Secrets Act.. Read more at st...

 2018-01-23 00:46 

The Strait Times

Facebook should pay 'trusted' news publishers carriage fee: Murdoch...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has called on Facebook to pay...

 2018-01-23 00:45 

Malay Mail Online

Study: Family meals could give children healthy eating habits for life...

NEW YORK, Jan 23 New European research has found that regularly eating together as a family helps pass healthy eating habits onto children that last well into adulthood, potentially preventing obesity later in life.Carried out by...

 2018-01-23 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Thai Airways told small planes will ease debt...

Deputy Transport Minister Pailin Chuchottaworn has urged Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) to procure smaller aircraft to decrease operation and maintenance costs for some of the national carrier's routes, in a bid to decrease its large debt and k...

 2018-01-23 00:44 

Malay Mail Online

Joy and hope in Liberia as George Weah sworn in as president...

MONROVIA, Jan 23 — To the cheers of a crowd fired by his promise to bring them jobs and prosperity, former football star George Weah was sworn in as president of Liberia yesterday, completing the country's first transition between...

 2018-01-23 00:41 

The Strait Times

China takes aim at hip-hop, saying 'low-taste content' must stop...

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's censors have a new target in a widespread clamp-down on popular culture: the country's nascent hip-hop scene, which resonated with Chinese youth last year on hugely popular television show Rap Of China.. Read m...

 2018-01-23 00:40 

The Strait Times

Richemont, doubling down on online luxury, makes 2.8b-euro offer for Yoox Net-a-Porter...

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Compagnie Financire Richemont built a conglomerate offering the world's wealthiest consumers the highest-quality product, often in the most luxurious of settings. Clients walking into a Cartier flagship or a Piaget boutique - both...

 2018-01-23 00:40 

Malay Mail Online

Tillerson defends strained 'special relationship' on UK visit...

LONDON, Jan 23 — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson defended the "special relationship" between Britain and the United States during a visit to London yesterday, following a series of spats since the election of Donald Trump that have strained...

 2018-01-23 00:35 

Jakarta Post

Shuttlers try newly renovated Istora stadium ahead of Indonesia Masters...

Top shuttlers from 20 countries have arrived in the capital to participate in the 2018 Daihatsu Indonesia Masters that will be held from Jan. 23 to 28....

 2018-01-23 00:33 

The Strait Times

Bill Cosby to perform for first time since assault charge...

NEW YORK (AFP) - Disgraced American entertainer Bill Cosby is to return to the stage for the first time in nearly three years Monday, just months before his scheduled retrial for alleged sexual assault.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:33 

The Strait Times

Stocks to watch: AEM, Frasers Commercial Trust, Lum Chang, Keppel Infrastructure Trust...

SINGAPORE - The following companies saw new developments which may affect trading of their shares on Tuesday (Jan 23):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:33 

Bangkok Post

SCB seeks to trim staff in digital era...

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) plans to downsize from 27,000 employees to 15,000 over the next three years and transform more than 600 branches to ready itself for the digital banking era....

 2018-01-23 00:32 

Malay Mail Online

Assange team hopes UK could declare him 'persona non grata'...

LONDON, Jan 23 — Julian Assange and his advisers are preparing to try to use Ecuador's decision to grant him diplomatic status to force Britain to declare him persona non grata and expel him, a source close to Assange said.Reuters also has...

 2018-01-23 00:32 

The Strait Times

Heavy snow humbles the global elite at Davos summit...

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The global economy and geopolitical tensions are taking a back seat to a more immediate problem at this year's Davos summit of political and business leaders: heavy snow is burying the venue.. Read more at straitstimes.c...

 2018-01-23 00:30 

Malay Mail Online

Are people losing trust in social media?...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 23 The 2018 edition of the Edelman Trust Barometer, released yesterday, measures the public's trust in four different institutions/ business (economic well-being), government (national security and public policy), media...

 2018-01-23 00:30 

Malay Mail Online

Heavy snowfall delays Davos WEF arrivals...

DAVOS, Jan 23 — The posh ski resort of Davos was snow-bound yesterday after the heaviest precipitation in two decades, hampering the arrival of the world's elite for this week's World Economic Forum (WEF)."In the last six days, 159cm of...

 2018-01-23 00:30 

The Strait Times

SGX rejects Foreland's request for extension of time to submit trading resumption proposal...

SINGAPORE - Foreland Fabrictech Holdings' application to extend the submission deadline for a proposal to resume trading has been rejected by the Singapore Exchange (SGX).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-23 00:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Manchester United top world football money list...
 2018-01-23 00:27 

The Strait Times

New Oscar rules aim to avoid another envelope mix-up...

(NYTIMES) - Determined to avoid a repeat of the envelope snafu that resulted in a stunning Oscar best picture mix-up last year, new rules have been adopted by PwC, the accounting firm that tabulates votes for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science...

 2018-01-23 00:26 

Malay Mail Online

Apple HomePod could be a step closer to launch (VIDEO)...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 23 Revealed at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2017, the HomePod smart speaker is keeping fans waiting. However, recent approval from the US telecoms regulator, the Federal Communications Commission...

 2018-01-23 00:25 

Malay Mail Online

UKIP leader refuses to quit despite mass resignations...

LONDON, Jan 23 — Britain's anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party was in chaos yesterday after its leader Henry Bolton refused to stand down despite calls to and resignations from a string of senior colleagues.The 54-year-old...

 2018-01-23 00:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: For Trump, the great Davos face-off begins...
 2018-01-23 00:24 

Phnom Penh Post

Unifying brand name unveiled as Rice Federation addresses its flaws...

The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) today announced a new "Malys Angkor" brand to be used as the official moniker for four species of Cambodian fragrant rice. The first day of the two-day Cambodia Rice Forum also featured the release of a remarkabl...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

Phnom Penh Post

Registration system ‘hit by graft and negligence’...

Discrepancies, disorganisation, bribe-taking and carelessness are plaguing the government's attempts to count how many births, deaths and marriages take place each year in the Kingdom, officials said yesterday. Interior Minister Sar Kheng said the cou...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh chefs join international culinary association...

On Sunday, some of Phnom Penh's top chefs were initiated into the newly formed Cambodian chapter of the international culinary association Disciples d'Escoffier in a ceremony that included sashes with miniature copper saucepans, the handing out of...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

Phnom Penh Post

Two cops detained after man killed during cockfighting raid...

Two police officers were detained yesterday and are being questioned over the death of a man shot dead on Sunday during a raid on a cockfighting ring, allegedly by a stray police bullet. Phnom Penh Municipal Police Chief Chuon Sovan said the two officers ...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

Phnom Penh Post

After suffering years of abuse, a former migrant worker now helps others get out...

Sitting on the white tile floor in his home on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, 29-year-old Yan Muon switched back and forth between Khmer and English as he remembered four years spent working at an electronics factory in Malaysia. The pay, of $151 per month,...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

Phnom Penh Post

Brother of Kem Ley says suit against activists for swiping funeral funds is baseless...

Kem Rithisith, brother of slain political analyst Kem Ley, yesterday said a litigious small-time politician's lawsuit against the organisers of his brother's funeral was unfounded, contradicting the plaintiff's prior claims. Cambodian Youth Pa...

 2018-01-23 00:24 

Phnom Penh Post

PM derides talk of government affairs, hinting phone records could reveal all...

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday night told Cambodia's starlets to either name their high-profile government lovers or keep quiet, telling a room full of journalists he did not want to be tarred with the same brush. Addressing more than 3,400 people a...

 2018-01-23 00:22 

Manila Bulletin

Victory bus crash kills 2, injures 19 in Tuba, Benguet...

By Zaldy Comanda A Victory Liner bus on its way to Baguio City crashed into an electric post in Tuba, Benguet killing two people and injuring 19 others on Monday, police said. Police Chief Inspector James Acod, Tuba chief of police, said the accident happ...

 2018-01-23 00:19 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Mt. Mayon ejects lava anew; Alert level 4 still up over Albay...

The Mayon Volcano continued to spew lava from its crater, posting an episode with a height of 600 meters early Tuesday morning, the Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said. At 1:32 a.m., Phivolcs recorded a lava fountain event a...

 2018-01-23 00:19 

Malay Mail Online

Catwalk beauty trends from the Fall 2018 menswear shows...

PARIS, Jan 23 As the Fall/Winter 2018 menswear ready-to-wear shows draw to a close, we take a look at the biggest grooming and beauty trends seen on the catwalks of London, Milan and Paris.Step asideSide partings were big news for Fall...

 2018-01-23 00:19 

Malay Mail Online

Turkey detains 24 over 'terror propaganda' against Syria operation...

ISTANBUL, Jan 23 — Turkish authorities have detained 24 people on suspicion of disseminating "terror propaganda" against Turkey's military operation inside Syria, the interior ministry said yesterday.The suspects are being held in a...

 2018-01-23 00:18 

The Strait Times

Tokyo digs out from heavy snow, transport disruptions remain...

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese capital of Tokyo on Tuesday (Jan 23) dug out from more than 20 cm of snow that had snarled traffic, trapping cars on bridges and in tunnels, although transport delays remained around the metropolis.. Read more at straitstime...

 2018-01-23 00:17 

The Strait Times

Netflix gained 24 million new subscribers in 2017...

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Netflix shares raced higher in after-hours trade Monday as the streaming television giant reported better-than-expected gains in its global subscriber base and a quarterly profit that nearly tripled from a year ago.. Read more at str...

 2018-01-23 00:16 

Jakarta Post

City plans to build permanent bridges in South Jakarta...

The Jakarta administration plans to build permanent bridges connecting Jagakarsa in South Jakarta to the neighboring city of Depok in West Java to replace suspension bridges that are in poor condition....

 2018-01-23 00:14 

The Strait Times

PSB Academy acquired by UK-listed Intermediate Capital Group...

SINGAPORE - Private education institute PSB Academy on Tuesday (Jan 23) said it is now owned by the Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), with its shareholding transferred from Baring Private Equity Asia. ICG's investment value in PSB was undisclosed.. Re...

 2018-01-23 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

ADM approach to Bunge marks potential U-turn on oilseed strategy...
 2018-01-23 00:10 

The Strait Times

Brazil's death toll from yellow fever triples:WHO...

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever outbreak in Brazil has tripled in recent weeks, with 20 deaths since July, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday (Jan 22).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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