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 2020-02-26 14:02 

Jakarta Post

British hole in the wall becomes town's star sight...

A hole in a wall outside a bank in the English midlands has been winning rave reviews on travel website TripAdvisor, catapulting the previously unremarkable site to national fame....

 2020-02-26 14:02 

Jakarta Post

Brace for floods: Jakartans try to save their valuables...

With the threat of floods looming over Jakarta until next month, people are gearing up for further disaster....

 2020-02-26 14:00 

Jakarta Post

Diamond Princess repatriation may put Indonesia at risk of becoming 'new epicenter', govt says...

Health Minister Terawan Agus Putranto said the government would take one step at a time and prioritize its citizens on the World Dream cruise ship in Hong Kong who were in a more threatening position than those on the Diamond Princess....

 2020-02-26 13:53 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia announces $742m stimulus to shield economy from virus...

The government will also add Rp 1.5 trillion to housing loan and down payment subsidies for low-income Indonesians....

 2020-02-26 13:46 

Jakarta Post

PREMIUM Sukhoi deal hangs in balance amid US pressure Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said the government was still considering a number of issues re....
 2020-02-26 13:44 

The Strait Times

Budget debate: Give more help to ex-offenders, people with disabilities, say MPs...

SINGAPORE - The new Enabling Employment Credit scheme, which will provide wage offsets to companies that employ those with disabilities, is a welcome move, said Mr Zainal Sapari (Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-26 13:42 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus screening missing more than half of cases: Study...

PARIS (AFP) - Global screening efforts to prevent the rapid spread of coronavirus are likely to fail, according to new research warning that even best-case screenings of air travellers will miss more than half of infected people.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-02-26 13:41 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova announces retirement...

MOSCOW (AFP) - Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova, one of the world's most recognisable sportswomen, on Wednesday (Feb 26) announced her retirement at the age of 32.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-26 13:39 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Just call me Harry, prince says as royal exit looms...

EDINBURGH: Prince Harry asked to be introduced as just "Harry" at an event, kicking off a final round of public engagements before he and wife Meghan step back from their royal duties....

 2020-02-26 13:39 

The Strait Times

Social media plays key role as witness to Delhi communal riots...

NEW DELHI - In a video, a cop stands by as people pick up pieces of bricks and concrete debris.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-26 13:37 

Jakarta Post

Health officials trace contacts of Japanese COVID-19 patient in Bali...

Japanese public broadcaster NHK previously reported that the Tokyo metropolitan government announced on Saturday that the man, a Tokyo resident in his 60s working as a staff member of a senior care facility, had been infected with the novel coronavirus....

 2020-02-26 13:36 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus outbreak gives Singapore impetus to boost supply chain resilience: Chan Chun Sing...

. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-26 13:31 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Tennis star Maria Sharapova retires...

MOSCOW: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova, a five-time Grand Slam winner, is retiring from professional tennis at the age of 32, she wrote in Vanity Fair....

 2020-02-26 13:25 

The Strait Times

Japan's snow town turns into hotbed of coronavirus cases...

SAPPORO (REUTERS) - Children played in the snow without masks on Wednesday (Feb 26) but Japan's coldest prefecture has become a hotbed of coronavirus infections, shutting schools, raising fears about the Summer Olympics and halting tours of a whisky d...

 2020-02-26 13:25 

Manila Bulletin

P6.9-million worth of suspected shabu seized in Manila...

Almost P7-million worth of suspected high-grade shabu were seized from four alleged drug personalities in a buy-bust operation in Tondo, Manila Wednesday afternoon....

 2020-02-26 13:23 

Channel NewsAsia

Cricket: Fernando and Mendis power Sri Lanka to 345-8 against West Indies...

Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis both hit centuries to take Sri Lanka to an imposing 345 for eight in the second one-day international against ......

 2020-02-26 13:21 

Channel NewsAsia

BP to quit main US refining lobby over carbon policy...

BP will leave the main U.S. refining lobby and two other trade groups as new CEO Bernard Looney spurs some of the oil sector's most ambitious ......

 2020-02-26 13:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Jury weighs verdict for ex-Barclays bankers in Qatar fee trial...

The jury in the London trial of three former Barclays bankers accused of funnelling secret fees to Qatar in return for emergency funding during ......

 2020-02-26 13:20 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus cases emerging faster outside China: WHO...

GENEVA (AFP) - More new cases of the coronavirus have been reported outside China than inside the hardest-hit country for the first time, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday (Feb 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-26 13:19 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

NSC advice athletes to continue training amid Olympic cancellation rumour...

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Sports Council (NSC) urged their Olympic-bound athletes to continue training and not to lose hope amid rumours that the Tokyo Games might be cancelled due to Covid-19....

 2020-02-26 13:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Iran cyberpolice arrest 24 over COVID-19 rumours...

Iranian cyberpolice have arrested 24 people accused of online rumour-mongering about the spread of the coronavirus in the country, semi-official ......

 2020-02-26 13:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Spain surprises SailGP Australian defender Slingsby in warm-up...

Australian skipper Tom Slingsby has been stunned by the performance of SailGP newcomers Spain in practice ahead of his crew's title defence, which ......

 2020-02-26 13:17 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Understanding our current political crisis...

I cannot comprehend why some people who claimed to represent civil society or be defenders of democracy can behave in such an uncivil manner like protesting at Dataran Merdeka against the idea of the so-called 'backdoor' government....

 2020-02-26 13:15 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

'PH reneged on pledge to support Tun M because of his non-partisan plan'...

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan backtracked on its pledge to support Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister because of his plan to form a...

 2020-02-26 13:15 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Sale of Tesco looming, Sime Darby to realise strong gains...

ARA DAMANSARA: Sime Darby Bhd is looking to exit its non-core businesses including hypermarket chain Tesco in Malaysia....

 2020-02-26 13:10 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Liverpool can remain unbeaten in title run, says Shearer...

MUMBAI: Liverpool, who equalled the English top-flight record of 18 straight victories this week, are having a freak season and could remain unbeaten en route to winning the Premier League title, ex-England striker Alan Shearer said....

 2020-02-26 13:09 

Jakarta Post

Super-high heels free women, says shoe king Louboutin...

Super-high heels can free women, says legendary French shoe designer Christian Louboutin, who insists that wearing his towering six-inch stilettos is a form of liberty....

 2020-02-26 13:08 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Khojaly massacre is a crime against all mankind...

Every year, at the end of February, the Azerbaijani people honor the memory of the victims of the murdered by Armenian separatists in the Azerbaijani city of Khojaly on the night of February 25 to 26th, 1992, one of the worst tragedies of the 20th century...

 2020-02-26 13:08 

ABS-CBN

Duterte: We can be a US territory or a Chinese province...

The Philippines has no business being a republic if it cannot fight its own battles, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday as he raised the possibility of making the country a province of China after Manila pulled out of its Visiting Forces Agreement w...

 2020-02-26 13:07 

Bangkok Post

Canadian murder suspect loses appeal against extradition to US...

A Canadian national has lost his appeal against extradition to the United States after the Appeal Court upheld a lower court ruling to send him to face a murder charge there....

 2020-02-26 13:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Italy seeks to end ultra-fast broadband stalemate...

Italy on Wednesday urged Telecom Italia and fibre-optic rival Open Fiber to quickly find an accord to merge their ultra-fast broadband assets, ......

 2020-02-26 13:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Futures look for direction after four-day selloff...

U.S. stock index futures were mixed on Wednesday after the Dow and the S&P 500 indexes suffered their sharpest four-day fall in more than two ......

 2020-02-26 13:02 

Jakarta Post

Dr. M strikes again...

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamads resignation on Monday sent shockwaves through the countrys political establishment in a seemingly calculated yet unexpected move....

 2020-02-26 13:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Liverpool can remain unbeaten in title run, says Shearer...

Liverpool, who equalled the English top-flight record of 18 straight victories this week, are having a freak season and could remain unbeaten en ......

 2020-02-26 13:00 

Malay Mail Online

Made in Albania: Carnival masks that travel the world...

SHKODER (Albania), Feb 26 — In a quiet studio in northern Albania, artists delicately paint, gild and bejewel tens of thousands of Venetian masks that revellers around the world have been donning for carnival season. Some 50 staff hand-craft the......

 2020-02-26 12:59 

Channel NewsAsia

Budget 2020: Jobs, measures to cope with COVID-19 impact dominate Day 1 of debate...

SINGAPORE: This year's Budget will help mitigate COVID-19's economic impact on businesses and their workers, but more could be done, said Members ......

 2020-02-26 12:59 

The Strait Times

China says Wall Street Journal admitted mistake after its reporters were expelled...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday (Feb 26) that the Wall Street Journal had been in touch with the Chinese government over a February column that Beijing says carried a racist headline, and had admitted its...

 2020-02-26 12:58 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#TECH: More powerful MateBook X Pro...

KUALA LUMPUR: Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced the new Huawei MateBook X Pro....

 2020-02-26 12:55 

Malay Mail Online

Covid-19: Malaysia to participate in Tokyo 2020 as planned, says OCM chief...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Malaysia will still send athletes to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo despite fears over the Covid-19 outbreak. Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said there had been no notification......

 2020-02-26 12:54 

ABS-CBN

Duterte says it's status quo for Immigration chief Morente for now...

It's status quo for Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente for now, President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday as he awaits results of investigations on allegations of corruption in the agency....

 2020-02-26 12:52 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Solon says 'butterfly' whispered to his ear about plan to block funding for pet projects...

MANILA, Philippines — Saying he was visited by a butterfly who whispered to his ears, Capiz Rep. Fredenil Castro lambasted what he said was a plan to block the release of funds for pet projects of members of the House of Representatives. In a speech...

 2020-02-26 12:51 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

UEM Edgenta's net profit soars 43pct in Q4, full-year at RM188mil...

KUALA LUMPUR: UEM Edgenta Bhd's net profit surged 43.56 per cent to RM97.49 million in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 from RM67.91 million previously....

 2020-02-26 12:46 

Bangkok Post

School students join rally trend...

High-school students have joined university students in staging pro-democracy protests, led by all-girls Satriwithaya School in Bangkok on Wednesday....

 2020-02-26 12:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan defends cautious approach on COVID-19 testing amid concerns...

Japan's health ministry on Wednesday defended its cautious approach to coronavirus testing as domestic cases increased and South Korea prepared to ......

 2020-02-26 12:45 

Malay Mail Online

Orang Asli submit protest letters against proposed degazetting of Kuala Langat forest reserve...

SHAH ALAM, Feb 26 — The Orang Asli community who live in the area surrounding the forest reserve, Hutan Simpan Kuala Langat Utara, today conveyed to the Selangor government, six letters of protest against the proposed degazetting of the forest,......

 2020-02-26 12:45 

Jakarta Post

Algeria announces first confirmed case of coronavirus...

Algeria has reported its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus, an Italian man who arrived in the country on Feb. 17 and has been put into isolation....

 2020-02-26 12:44 

Malay Mail Online

Sime Darby Property returns to profitability in FY19...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 — Sime Darby Property Bhd posted a net profit of RM598.53 million for the financial year ended Dec 31, 2019 (FY19), reversing a net loss of RM238.46 million a year ago, thanks to higher contributions from its core business of......

 2020-02-26 12:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Anwar confirms he is Pakatan Harapan's choice for PM post...

PETALING JAYA, Selangor: Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) leader Anwar Ibrahim confirmed on Wednesday (Feb 26) that he has been nominated by Pakatan ......

 2020-02-26 12:43 

Channel NewsAsia

MND issues correction directions to Gilbert Goh and The Independent Singapore over online posts on 'evicted' mother...

SINGAPORE: National Development Minister Lawrence Wong has instructed that correction directions be issued to local activist Gilbert Goh ......

 2020-02-26 12:43 

ABS-CBN

Ilang mangingisda sa Palawan tutol sa pagbabasura sa VFA...

Nais ng ilang mangingisda sa Palawan na manatili ang Visiting Forces Agreement sa pagitan ng Estados Unidos at ng Pilipinas....

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