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 2022-01-17 16:05 

Manila Bulletin

Learning to live with COVID-19...

It's a paradigm shift CLINICAL MATTERS As new daily cases of COVID-19 in the US breach the one million-mark, government leaders and healthcare officials in many countries are being forced to confront the inevitable question: Since the Omicron variant ...

 2022-01-17 15:58 

Channel NewsAsia

Yao Ming says he and Peng Shuai 'chatted merrily' at event last month...

BEIJING: Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming said on Monday (Jan 17) that tennis star Peng Shuai, who became the subject of concern after she accused a former senior politician of sexually assaulting her, was in good spirits when they appeared at an event ...

 2022-01-17 15:47 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd eyes expansion of face-to-face classes in February for vaxxed personnel, students...

The expansion phase of limited face-to-face classes eyed to start in the first week of February will only include vaccinated participants, the Department of Education (DepEd) said. (Photo from DepEd) During President Duterte's Talk to the People aired...

 2022-01-17 15:46 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte small talks new FDA chief: 'Mahal mo ba talaga ako?'...

President Duterte shared a light moment with members of the government's pandemic task force on Monday evening, when he caught Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officer-in-charge (OIC) Director-General Oscar Gutierrez by surprise and asked him if he ...

 2022-01-17 15:45 

The Strait Times

Israel cuts Covid-19 isolation to five days...

Until last week, the isolation period was 10 days.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-01-17 15:45 

Jakarta Post

Texas hostage-taker named as British citizen as UK police arrest 2 The captor, who died in the 10-hour siege in the small town of Colleyville on Saturday, was named by....
 2022-01-17 15:44 

Channel NewsAsia

McLaren boss calls for stronger leadership in F1...

LONDON: McLaren boss Zak Brown called on Monday for stronger leadership in Formula One to reduce the power of bigger teams and prevent the pinnacle of motorsport from turning into a pantomime.In a piece on the year ahead on the McLaren website, Brown said...

 2022-01-17 15:34 

The Strait Times

Denmark eases coronavirus restrictions, as cases hit new record...

Denmark registered 28,780 new cases in the space of 24 hours. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-01-17 15:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Twitter expands feature allowing users to flag misleading tweets...

Twitter said on Monday (Jan 17) it will expand its test feature which allows users to flag misleading content on its social media platform to Brazil, Spain and the Philippines.The company had introduced the pilot test of the feature in August last year, a...

 2022-01-17 15:33 

Channel NewsAsia

At least 12 killed in Afghan earthquake: District Official...

HERAT: At least 12 people were killed after an earthquake hit western Afghanistan on Monday (Jan 17), an official said.The victims died when roofs of their residential houses collapsed in Qadis district in the western province of Badghis, district governo...

 2022-01-17 15:30 

Jakarta Post

China's Q4 GDP growth beats forecasts but momentum cooling The GDP grew at its weakest pace in one-and-half years, despite beating forecasts....
 2022-01-17 15:30 

Jakarta Post

Control the weather?: the story of a lifelong rain handler Working as a 'supernatural consultant' for more than three decades, Gofur Purnomo has be....
 2022-01-17 15:29 

Channel NewsAsia

Bumrah backs 'driven' Kohli and courts test captain role...

PAARL, South Africa: India's Jasprit Bumrah says former captain Virat Kohli still has a big role to play for the test side following the latter's surprise resignation in the wake of the 2-1 series loss to South Africa last week.Kohli, 33, stepped ...

 2022-01-17 15:27 

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand mulls resuming quarantine waiver for foreign visitors...

BANGKOK: Thailand is considering bringing back a quarantine waiver for vaccinated visitors, its health minister said on Monday (Jan 17), as part of a proposed easing of some COVID-19 measures later this week.Thailand...

 2022-01-17 15:26 

Malay Mail Online

Djokovic could be barred from French Open by vaccine pass law...

PARIS, Jan 17 — Novak Djokovic could be barred from playing in the French Open under current rules after the sports ministry said today that elite sportspeople would need to be vaccinated to perform in France. The ministry said a new vaccine pass,.....

 2022-01-17 15:22 

Malay Mail Online

Barcelona's Umtiti to undergo surgery on broken foot...

MADRID, Jan 17 — Samuel Umtiti will undergo an operation after breaking his foot in training today, Barcelona said. Umtiti's latest injury reduces the chances of him leaving in the January transfer window, with Barca looking to ease the club'...

 2022-01-17 15:20 

Malay Mail Online

Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai...

DUBAI, Jan 17 — The world's largest known cut diamond went on public display for the first time today ahead of its sale, when it is expected to reach US$5 million (RM20 million). The Enigma, the name of the rare black carbanado diamond, was put....

 2022-01-17 15:19 

Channel NewsAsia

Barcelona's Umtiti to undergo foot surgery...

Barcelona's France defender Samuel Umtiti will have surgery on Tuesday for a foot injury suffered in training, the club said.The 28-year-old sustained a blow to his right foot and has fractured his fifth metatarsal bone, Barca said on Monday....

 2022-01-17 15:15 

Jakarta Post

PREMIUM Australia says initial reports suggest no mass casualties in Tonga Australia will send a surveillance flight Monday morning to assess the damage, as Pacific nations an....
 2022-01-17 15:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Burnley ask Premier League to postpone game against Watford...

Burnley have asked the Premier League to postpone their match against Watford on Tuesday after a string of COVID-19 cases and injuries left their squad depleted, the club said.If the game is postponed, it will be the 22nd league match to be rescheduled th...

 2022-01-17 15:12 

Malay Mail Online

NSC: EMCO at Kampung Batu Talam in Raub from Wednesday...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The enhanced movement control order (EMCO) will be imposed in Kampung Batu Talam, Mukim Batu Talam in Raub, Pahang beginning January 19, said the National Security Council (MKN). Its director-general of national security......

 2022-01-17 15:12 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

China drops plans to sell Winter Olympics tickets as Covid cases rise...
 2022-01-17 15:10 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Police step up hunt for Fico Fachriza's drug supplier - ANTARA News...

Jakarta police have identified the person who supplied cannabinoids to stand-up comic Fico Fachriza, who was apprehended from his home for drug use on January ......

 2022-01-17 15:10 

The Strait Times

Fauci says too soon to say Omicron heralds end of pandemic...

He noted it's important to focus on fighting the over-arching pandemic rather than every variant.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-01-17 15:09 

Malay Mail Online

Dimming Sun's rays should be off-limits, say experts...

PARIS, Jan 17 — Planetary-scale engineering schemes designed to cool Earth's surface and lessen the impact of global heating are potentially dangerous and should be blocked by governments, more than 60 policy experts and scientists said......

 2022-01-17 15:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Telegram outage reported worldwide, thousands affected...

SINGAPORE: Users of popular messaging service Telegram reported outages worldwide on Monday (Jan 17).The outage began at about 10.15pm Singapore time.According to tweets seen directed to Telegram's Twitter account, the service appeared to be down in v...

 2022-01-17 15:05 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Government to maintain activity curbs for next year-end holiday period - ANTARA News...

Coordinating Human Development and Cultural Affairs Minister Muhadjir Effendy confirmed that the government will continue to enforce the restriction approach ......

 2022-01-17 15:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Pakistan says trial of Chinese traditional medicine for COVID-19 successful...

KARACHI: Pakistani health authorities on Monday (Jan 17) announced the completion of a successful clinical trial of Chinese traditional herbal medicine for treating COVID-19, as the South Asian nation enters a fifth wave of the pandemic driven by the Omic...

 2022-01-17 15:04 

Channel NewsAsia

Dutch consumer watchdog to vet Apple dating app payment reforms...

AMSTERDAM : The Dutch consumer watchdog said on Monday it would vet Apple's move to allow developers of dating apps to offer non-Apple payment options in the Netherlands, to see if the changes are enough to meet competition rules.Late last month the D...

 2022-01-17 15:01 

Malay Mail Online

Unemployed man who allegedly decapitated mum in Kuala Selangor was under influence of drugs, says state police chief...

SHAH ALAM, Jan 17 — Selangor police chief Datuk Arjunaidi Mohamed confirmed that a jobless man who is suspected to have decapitated his mother in Kampung Baru Pasir Penambang, near Kuala Selangor, was under the influence of drugs. At the time of......

 2022-01-17 14:59 

Channel NewsAsia

Swedish Security Service investigates drones at three nuclear plants...

STOCKHOLM: Sweden's Security Service has taken over an investigation regarding unauthorized drones at three Swedish nuclear power plants on Friday, it said in a statement on Monday (Jan 17).Police in Sweden deployed patrols and helicopters to the Fors...

 2022-01-17 14:58 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Expect clarity on Hajj in Feb: minister - ANTARA News...

It is hoped that by February 2022, there would be clarity from the Saudi Arabian government on the implementation of Hajj for 1443 Hijri / 2022 AD, Minister ......

 2022-01-17 14:57 

Malay Mail Online

Penang govt to take action against Pulau Burung landfill operator, says CM...

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 17 — The Penang government will take action against the Pulau Burung landfill operator after a fire that started last Wednesday continues to burn. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said he was waiting for a report from the Seberang......

 2022-01-17 14:54 

Channel NewsAsia

Alpine skiing-Two Saudi skiers make history by qualifying for Winter Olympics...

(Removes hold in headline. No change to text.) You might be forgiven for thinking the Beijing Winter Olympics next month might not be the kind of event at which to expect athletes from Saudi Arabia. But think again.Saudi skiers Salman Al-Howaish and Fayik...

 2022-01-17 14:54 

Jakarta Post

PREMIUM Indonesia kicks G20 presidency into high gear in January The Office of the Coordinating Economic Minister, which is responsible for the scheduling and substa....
 2022-01-17 14:53 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

No rehab request received for Fico Fachriza: Jakarta police - ANTARA News...

The Jakarta police's narcotics division has not received Indonesian top stand-up comic Fico Fachriza's family's application for sending to a ......

 2022-01-17 14:50 

The Strait Times

Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai...

It is expected to fetch US$5 million (S$6.7 million).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-01-17 14:49 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Gabon's Aubameyang leaves Cup of Nations, returns to Arsenal...
 2022-01-17 14:46 

Malay Mail Online

One more week needed to put out fire at Pulau Burung landfill, says deputy minister...

NIBONG TEBAL, Jan 17 — It will take another week to extinguish the fire at the Pulau Burung landfill here because of the large area involved. Environment and Water Deputy Minister, Datuk Mansor Othman said the state government was trying hard to......

 2022-01-17 14:43 

Malay Mail Online

PAS continues to strengthen cooperation with Perikatan, says party's central Muslimat council chief...

LABUAN, Jan 17 — PAS would continue to strengthen its cooperation with Perikatan Nasional (PN), said PAS central Muslimat council chief, Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff. "We always work together in various programmes. Like yesterday, I was in Kota...

 2022-01-17 14:43 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Nusantara name emblematic of Indonesian nation: Minister Monoarfa - ANTARA News...

Nusantara, designated as the new capital's name, symbolizes Indonesia's national character as a maritime nation united by seas, Minister of National ......

 2022-01-17 14:41 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Djokovic could be barred from French Open by vaccine pass law...
 2022-01-17 14:41 

Manila Bulletin

PH COVID-19 admissions still lower than Delta peak, despite spike in cases DOH...

Even with the increase of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday night, Jan. 17, that admissions remain to be lower in comparison to the surge experienced with the peak of cases involving the Del...

 2022-01-17 14:39 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

COVID-19 is top threat to Filipinos, aside from NPA and terrorists Duterte...

MANILA, Philippines — "The number one threat to the Filipinos today — aside from this NPA [New People's Army] and the terrorists — is really the COVID-19 fight," President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday during his weekly "Ta...

 2022-01-17 14:37 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Djokovic back home in Serbia after Australia deportation...
 2022-01-17 14:36 

ABS-CBN

Quezon City enforces restrictions on movement of unvaxxed people...

Authorities in Quezon City enforced an ordinance restricting the movement of individuals who have yet to receive their COVID-19 shot....

 2022-01-17 14:34 

Malay Mail Online

Kota Tinggi police confirm investigating claim Bersatu rep molested party member...

JOHOR BARU, Jan 17 — Police are investigating a Johor Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) lawmaker over a 26-year-old businesswoman's report accusing him of molest and sexual harassment. It was learnt that the accuser, who is also a......

 2022-01-17 14:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippines must flatten COVID-19 curve or risk 'superspreader' election: Expert...

MANILA: The Philippines must bring down COVID-19 cases, hovering at record highs, by April to ensure this year's presidential election will not become a...

 2022-01-17 14:30 

ABS-CBN

OCTA Research sees slow decline in COVID-19 cases in NCR...

Independent local researchers observed a slow decline in Metro Manila's COVID-19 cases....

 2022-01-17 14:30 

Jakarta Post

World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during COVID: report Oxfam said the men's wealth jumped from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion, at an average rate of $1.....

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