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 2020-08-14 08:27 

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[ Philippines ]

Duterte studying proposal to establish PH's virology institute — Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte is currently reviewing the recommendation to establish a virology institute which will serve as the country's premier research facility encompassing all areas in the study of viruses and viral diseases. Ac...

 2020-08-14 08:27 

ABS-CBN

Duterte reviews proposed virology research institute as coronavirus grips PH...

The proposed Virology Science and Technology Institute is designed to "strengthen local vaccine development in the country," Duterte's spokesperson Harry Roque said....

 2020-08-14 08:24 

Channel NewsAsia

Founder of homegrown oil trader Hin Leong charged with abetment of forgery for the purpose of cheating...

SINGAPORE: The founder of homegrown oil trader Hin Leong Trading was charged in court on Friday (Aug 14) with abetment of forgery for the purpose ......

 2020-08-14 08:24 

ABS-CBN

Palace defends tasking Cabinet officials to oversee local COVID-19 response...

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the move is meant to ensure close coordination between the national government and the local government on responding to the pandemic....

 2020-08-14 08:22 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippines confirms 6,216 new COVID-19 cases, 16 more deaths...

The Philippines' health ministry on Friday reported 6,216 more novel coronavirus infections, the third-largest daily increase recorded in ......

 2020-08-14 08:21 

Malay Mail Online

Hong Kong stocks finish lower...

HONG KONG, Aug 14 — Hong Kong shares ended the week on a negative note today following a broadly positive week, with investors fretting over a stalemate in talks in Washington. The Hang Seng Index fell 0.19 per cent, or 47.66 points, to 25,183.01......

 2020-08-14 08:19 

Channel NewsAsia

UK buys more potential COVID-19 vaccines from J&J and Novavax...

LONDON: Britain will buy potential COVID-19 vaccines from US drugmakers Johnson & Johnson and Novavax, the companies said on Friday (Aug 14), ......

 2020-08-14 08:19 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

AmBank expects less than RM300mil in modification loss...
 2020-08-14 08:18 

ABS-CBN

Ilang paaralan nagtapyas ng mga guro, empleyado dahil sa mababang enrollees...

Nagbawas na muna ng teaching at non-teaching staff ang ilang eskuwelahan sa Cordillera region dahil umano sa mababang bilang ng enrollees kasabay ng hagupit ng pandemyang COVID-19....

 2020-08-14 08:18 

Malay Mail Online

London stocks slide as quarantine rules hit easyJet, British Airways...

LONDON, Aug 14 — London-listed shares fell today as easyJet and British Airways tumbled after the UK imposed fresh quarantine measures on travellers from France and other countries, taking the shine off a strong week of stock market gains. The......

 2020-08-14 08:16 

The Strait Times

83 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore including 4 imported; no community cases...

There four imported cases were placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-14 08:15 

The Strait Times

Indonesia's president proposes $254b budget for 2021, deficit of 5.5% of GDP...

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday (Aug 14) proposed to parliament a 2,747.5 trillion rupiah (S$253.8 billion) budget for 2021 and pledged to continue efforts to support the economy amid uncertainties surrounding the coronaviru...

 2020-08-14 08:15 

ABS-CBN

Mga gadget, kabilang ang nasa 4,000 cellphone nakumpiska sa Bilibid...

MAYNILA - Nakuhanan ng mga gadget gaya ng cellphone, laptop, at iba pa ang ilang preso sa New Bilibid Prison....

 2020-08-14 08:14 

Philippine Star

Businesses oppose 1-year loan moratorium under House's Bayanihan II...
 2020-08-14 08:14 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Palace: 'Big brothers' in MECQ areas meant to ensure effective response vs COVID...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Friday defended the government's decision to designate Cabinet members to oversee COVID-19 response strategies of cities and provinces currently under lockdown, saying that the directive is meant to ensure the ...

 2020-08-14 08:13 

ABS-CBN

DSWD: 12.28 million beneficiaries receive SAP 2nd tranche...

MANILA - The second tranche of the government cash aid to poor families affected by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is now at 86 percent complete, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)....

 2020-08-14 08:08 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#Showbiz: Art imitating life in Che Ta's new TV role...
 2020-08-14 08:07 

Channel NewsAsia

China Sinopharm's potential COVID-19 vaccine triggers antibodies in clinical trials...

BEIJING: A coronavirus vaccine candidate developed by a unit of China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) appeared to be safe and triggered ......

 2020-08-14 08:06 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Pre-registration opens for Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells - ANTARA News...

Today, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced that its magical match-3 mobile game, Harry Potter: Puzzles & ......

 2020-08-14 08:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Leipzig's Nagelsmann relishing German coaching duel with Tuchel...

RB Leipzig's Julian Nagelsmann is already the toast of European coaching after becoming the youngest manager to reach the Champions League ......

 2020-08-14 08:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Militants kill two police in Kashmir ahead of India's Independence Day...

SRINAGAR: Militants attacked a police team in Kashmir on Friday (Aug 14), killing two officers and wounding one despite tight security in the ......

 2020-08-14 08:05 

The Strait Times

Fried chicken winging its way to hungry sailors in Foodpanda drone delivery test flight...

SINGAPORE - Chickens do not stay in flight for long, but airborne fried chicken can go the distance, thanks to Foodpanda's planned delivery service on drones. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-14 08:04 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 cases in PH breach 150,000...

MANILA — There are now 153,660 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Philippines with 6,219 more infections reported Friday, a few days before a stricter lockdown in epicenter Metro Manila and nearby provinces is set to lapse....

 2020-08-14 08:04 

Philippine Star

WATCH: What's the real score between Richard Juan and Jane De Leon?...
 2020-08-14 08:04 

Manila Standard

Gov't threat to take over businesses scares away investors expert...

The government's threat to close down and take over private companies, in the guise of responding to the coronavirus pandemic, would drive away investors from the country, a policy expert said on Friday....

 2020-08-14 08:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore reports 83 new COVID-19 infections; no community cases for the first time since Jun 1...

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 83 new COVID-19 infections as of noon on Friday (Aug 14), including four imported cases, said the Ministry of Health ......

 2020-08-14 08:01 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Even with vaccine, battle against Covid-19 will last years...
 2020-08-14 08:01 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Jokowi seeks expediting health sector reforms amid pandemic - ANTARA News...

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in his state-of-the-nation address on Friday, called to accelerate fundamental reforms in the national health sector, ......

 2020-08-14 08:00 

Malay Mail Online

Travellers stranded at KLIA yesterday sent to quarantine stations, says senior minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — A group of 104 individuals who were stranded at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) after arriving on a flight yesterday have been sent to quarantine stations, said Senior Minister......

 2020-08-14 08:00 

The Strait Times

Leisure travel green lanes can help Changi Airport regain some lost traffic amid Covid-19 outbreak, says Ong Ye Kung...

Mr Ong suggested the arrangement as a way to help lift the passenger numbers at Changi to about 40 per cent of pre-Covid levels.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-14 08:00 

Manila Standard

'Bayanihan 2 will include more incentives for health workers'...

The Philippines Bayanihan to Heal as One Act Part 2 will include more incentives for health workers, the spokesperson of the Department of Health (DOH) said on Friday....

 2020-08-14 07:59 

Philippine Star

COVID-19 cases sa Pilipinas nadagdagan nang 6,216, pumalo sa 153,660...
 2020-08-14 07:59 

Malay Mail Online

European stock markets retreat at open...

LONDON, Aug 14 — European stock markets fell at the start of trading today, extending the previous session's losses over fears of a second wave in coronavirus cases and the stalemate in Washington over a new stimulus package for the US economy.....

 2020-08-14 07:58 

Malay Mail Online

Bursa Malaysia stays in negative territory at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Bursa Malaysia extended its consolidation at mid-afternoon today to stay in negative territory with selling pressure continuing across the board as investors digested Malaysia's second quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP)....

 2020-08-14 07:54 

Malay Mail Online

Burger seller Asri Janggut records statement over alleged insult of police...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Hot Burger Malaysia founder Mohd Asri Hamid or Asri Janggut, who allegedly making statements that insulted the police force, was seen leaving the Bukit Aman police headquarters here at 1 pm after having his statement......

 2020-08-14 07:53 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Palace: Survey showing quality of life worsened for 79 percent of Filipinos a 'cause of concern'...

MANILA, Philippines — The recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing that 79 percent of Filipinos think their lives worsened in the past year is a "cause of concern," Malacaang said Friday as it vowed to mitigate the effects of the ...

 2020-08-14 07:53 

Malay Mail Online

Irish women saved clinging to lobster pot after 15 hours at sea...

DUBLIN, Aug 14 — Two cousins who were blown out to sea paddle boarding off Ireland's west coast were found clinging to a buoy on a lobster pot after a 15-hour ordeal, media reports said. The Irish Coast Guard said the women aged 17 and 23 were.....

 2020-08-14 07:50 

Malay Mail Online

Ismail Sabri says 203 more people caught flouting Covid-19 SOP during RMCO, 159 fined...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — Police nabbed a total of 203 people yesterday for failing to comply with the health standard operating procedures to curb the spread of Covid-19 cases in Malaysia, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced today. The senior......

 2020-08-14 07:50 

Bangkok Post

Thailand Elite Card aims to lure expats seeking virus haven...

Thailand's "pay to stay" visa programme for wealthy foreigners is seeing an expansion opportunity, with visions of the country becoming a haven for expats thanks to its relative success in containing the coronavirus....

 2020-08-14 07:49 

Malay Mail Online

Guan Eng slams Perikatan's review of 18pc discount for PLUS toll charges as 'revenge politics'...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng is livid that the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government is considering to review the toll concessions for the North-South Expressway (PLUS) Project as introduced by the former Pakatan Harapan......

 2020-08-14 07:48 

Bangkok Post

Speedy help for victims of road rampage...

The Justice Ministry will speed up assistance for people injured when a wealthy businesswoman crashed her Mercedez-Benz into several other vehicles during a drunken rampage late on Tuesday night....

 2020-08-14 07:48 

Manila Standard

PH in talks with 16 COVID-19 vaccine developers—DOH...

The government is in talks with at least 16 COVID-19 vaccine developers, as the country continues to struggle in stopping the spread of the disease, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday....

 2020-08-14 07:44 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Sg Buloh protection racket: 3 more MBSA enforcers nabbed...
 2020-08-14 07:44 

Channel NewsAsia

ShanghaiPRIDE halts its 12-year ride over 'safety'...

SHANGHAI: China's longest-running LGBTQ group, ShanghaiPRIDE, has said it is stopping all its activities and events...

 2020-08-14 07:43 

The Strait Times

Trump promotes false birther theory about Kamala Harris...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday (Aug 13) he had heard Democratic vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris was not eligible to serve, stoking a false claim echoing the baseless...

 2020-08-14 07:42 

Malay Mail Online

Sexual health: Meet Kakak and Adik Kondom, the duo educating Malaysians despite criticism (VIDEO)...

PETALING JAYA, Aug 14 — Two Malaysian women are spearheading an online series named Kakak Kondom to educate the youth about all things related to sexual health. Kakak Kondom host Azryn Azhari Arshad and her co-host Najwa A'liah Fairuz, known as....

 2020-08-14 07:42 

ABS-CBN

FDA hahabulin mga ilegal na magbebenta ng Lianhua Qingwen herbal medicine...

MAYNILA - Tiniyak ng Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) na huhulin nito ang mga ilegal na magbebenta ng Chinese herbal medicine na Lianhua Qingwen....

 2020-08-14 07:41 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

I-Berhad to ramp up the i-City development in Selangor's Golden Triangle for better earnings...
 2020-08-14 07:41 

Manila Standard

House solon: Give P10B tourism aid to DOT, not TIEZA...

A congressional leader on Friday appealed to the bicameral committee on the proposed Bayanihan 2 or We Recover as One law to realign P10 billion intended for the tourism sector....

 2020-08-14 07:40 

Channel NewsAsia

BHP to steer mining lobby groups' climate change policies...

MELBOURNE: BHP Group said on Friday (Aug 14) it will closely monitor the work of industry associations to ensure they match its climate position ......

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