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 2020-09-29 03:13 

Phnom Penh Post

Fisherman held for salvaging 281 vases...

A Vietnamese fisherman was arrested in Sihanoukville on September 17 for possessing 281 ancient vases he found at the bottom of the sea....

 2020-09-29 03:13 

Phnom Penh Post

Revelry on access to info day...

Some 50 people including journalists, government officials, civil society organisation (CSO) and embassy representatives gathered at a hotel in Phnom Penh to mark International Day for Universal Access to Information on Monday....

 2020-09-29 03:13 

Manila Bulletin

Catholics eagerly await Pope Francis' appointment of new Archbishop of Manila...

With the appointment of Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles Brown, many are wondering if Pope Francis will also soon name the new Archbishop of Manila. Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE DIOCESE OF CUBAO Catholic prela...

 2020-09-29 03:12 

The Strait Times

Frasers Centrepoint Trust's placement, preferential offering priced at bottom end...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Frasers Centrepoint Trust's (FCT) private placement has closed about 2.8 times subscribed and priced at the bottom end of the range, with the upsize option not exercised.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 03:12 

Manila Bulletin

Derek Ramsay looked straight into UV light and saw how dangerous it was...

Here's why Photo courtesy of Derek Ramsay/Instagram Most of us already know that ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin cancer and other problems. But that's not all there is to worry about. "Most people are not aware of the damage that UVC radi...

 2020-09-29 03:12 

Philippine Star

'203 solons suportado si Cayetano tapusin ang 18th Congress bilang speaker'...
 2020-09-29 03:11 

Manila Bulletin

Withdrawal of US funding will not affect PNP — Cascolan...

No United States funding assistance? No problem. The leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is banking on what it describes as continuous support of President Duterte as a good and reliable alternative should the US government decide to pull o...

 2020-09-29 03:11 

ABS-CBN

DOH verifying breast milk benefit vs coronavirus...

The health department said on Tuesday it would review a new study by Chinese scientists that mother's milk could prevent or treat COVID-19....

 2020-09-29 03:10 

New Straits Times

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 2020-09-29 03:10 

Malay Mail Online

Battle of the Bulge: AirAsia, MRCB bosses face squash challenge to help feed the needy...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Two business tycoons are set to face each other in a squash battle for a good cause next month. AirAsia Group founder and chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Malaysian Resources Corporation Bhd's (MRCB) Tan...

 2020-09-29 03:10 

Malay Mail Online

Hajiji sworn in as new Sabah CM; Bung, Kitingan, Gunsalam all made deputy CMs...

KOTA KINABALU, Sept 29 — Sabah Perikatan Nasional chairman Datuk Hajiji Noor took his oath of office this morning to officially be appointed as the 16th chief minister of Sabah. At the same ceremony, Sabah Barisan Nasional chief Datuk Seri Bung......

 2020-09-29 03:10 

The Strait Times

Stratech to be delisted from SGX on Oct 23 after failing to provide exit offer...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - The Stratech Group is unable to make an exit offer ahead of its delisting as the funds maintained by the company are insufficient to settle creditors' claims in full, its liquidators said on Monday in a regulatory upda...

 2020-09-29 03:08 

The Strait Times

Slain South Korean man tried to defect to North Korea: Coast Guard...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - The missing South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korean soldiers at sea last week had expressed his willingness to defect to the soldiers, South Korea's Coast Guard said on Tuesday (Sept 29).. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2020-09-29 03:05 

Tech in Asia

10 tech and startup companies hiring actively in Asia this week...

These 10 hiring companies prove that there are plenty of opportunities out there for jobseekers with the right skills and experiences....

 2020-09-29 03:04 

Malay Mail Online

Trump's ex-campaign manager had 10 guns, allegedly hit wife, say police...

MIAMI, Sept 29 — Donald Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale had 10 guns in his Florida home and his wife accused him of beating her, police said yesterday, after he was dramatically detained outside his house. Parscale allegedly hit......

 2020-09-29 03:04 

Manila Bulletin

Mapandan municipal hall, RHU locked down due to COVID-19...

PANGASINAN Mapandan Mayor Anthony Penuliar said the municipal hall and the Rural Health Unit (RHU) were placed on lockdown after three frontliners tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a statement Monday evening, Penuliar said "th...

 2020-09-29 03:00 

Manila Bulletin

DoLE assures assistance to Filipino migrant workers...

The Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) on Tuesday said the government continues to extend assistance to Filipino migrant workers infected with the coronavirus disease while working in host countries. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III (ROBINSON NI...

 2020-09-29 03:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Arsenal a long way away from Liverpool's standard - Arteta...

REUTERS: Liverpool are the best side the Premier League has seen for years but their success did not come overnight and Arsenal have lots of work ......

 2020-09-29 03:00 

Manila Standard

Policeman pleads not guilty in Breonna Taylor case...

The lone officer charged in the case of Breonna Taylor, the African-American woman whose death during a Louisville, Kentucky police raid became a rallying cry of the Black Lives Matter movement, pleaded not guilty Monday....

 2020-09-29 02:59 

New Straits Times

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Hajiji at Istana Negeri for swearing-in ceremony...
 2020-09-29 02:56 

Philippine Star

Guevarra to look into COA report flagging delay of medicines procurement for BuCor inmates...
 2020-09-29 02:55 

Manila Bulletin

STL operations to resume nationwide starting Oct. 1 PCSO...

The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Tuesday announced the resumption of Small Town Lottery (STL) operations nationwide in October. Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)(MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The PCSO, in an advisory, informed ...

 2020-09-29 02:54 

Channel NewsAsia

Slain South Korean man tried to defect to North Korea: Coast Guard...

SEOUL: The missing South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korean soldiers at sea last week had expressed his willingness to defect to the ......

 2020-09-29 02:54 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Nearly 280,000 US schoolchildren have had coronavirus: Study...
 2020-09-29 02:53 

Malay Mail Online

Asian markets push higher after US bounce...

SINGAPORE, Sept 29 — Asian markets largely opened higher today, building on newfound momentum after bargain hunters helped a recovery in US markets in the wake of last week's selloff. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was up 0.2 per cent while Chi...

 2020-09-29 02:51 

Malay Mail Online

Arsenal a long way away from Liverpool's standard, says boss Arteta...

LONDON, Sept 29 Liverpool are the best side the Premier League has seen for years but their success did not come overnight and Arsenal have lots of work to do to reach those standards, manager Mikel Arteta said after their 3-1 defeat by Juergen......

 2020-09-29 02:50 

Inquirer.net

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Age restrictions in quarantine rules hinder young, elderly to vote — Zamora...

MANILA, Philippines — Those who are within the age brackets restricted to go out of their homes might just have to wait until Metro Manila shifts to modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) before they could go out and register to vote, San Juan...

 2020-09-29 02:50 

The Strait Times

Why the true Covid death toll may be way over 1 million...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The world officially recorded 1 million deaths from Covid-19 in one of the most sobering milestones of the pandemic, but the real tally might be almost double that.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 02:48 

Manila Bulletin

Lacson tells Duterte: Be consistent in applying anti-graft law to both friends and foes...

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson said President Duterte only needs to be consistent in applying the anti-graft and corruption laws to both friends and foes. Senator Panfilo M. Lacson (SENATE OF THE PHILIPPINES / MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) Lacson, chairman of th...

 2020-09-29 02:47 

Malay Mail Online

Multiple deaths in reported Oregon hostage standoff...

SALEM, Sept 29 — A suspect was shot dead by police and there were "multiple fatalities" in a reported hostage situation at a home in Salem, Oregon yesterday, but no officers were injured, police reported. Marion County Sheriff's Office.....

 2020-09-29 02:46 

New Straits Times

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Texas on alert after brain-eating amoeba kills boy, 6...
 2020-09-29 02:46 

Manila Bulletin

First COVID-19 case confirmed in Batanes...

BATANES The provincial government here confirmed the province's first coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case, Tuesday, September 29, after a locally stranded individual (LSI), who recently returned to the province, was found to be positive for the deadly...

 2020-09-29 02:45 

The Strait Times

Singer Kimberley Chen hits back at criticism of her attire: 'I can't wear a bikini to go swimming?'...

SINGAPORE - Australian singer Kimberley Chen got quite a bit of attention in 2019, but not exactly for her music.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 02:43 

ABS-CBN

DOH still studying antigen test for tourism revival...

The Department of Health said Tuesday it was still studying the use of antigen tests to further reopen the tourism industry that the coronavirus pandemic had shuttered for nearly 7 months....

 2020-09-29 02:43 

Manila Bulletin

House 'power bloc' moves to ensure full roll-out of Sitio Electrification Program...

Members of the so-called "power bloc" of the House of Representatives have sought the restoration of the National Electrification Administration's proposed subsidy of P9.304 billion for next year to ensure the full roll-out of its Sitio Electr...

 2020-09-29 02:42 

Manila Bulletin

President should not resign, the corrupt ones should — Sotto...

President Duterte must not turn his back on his mandate to the people to rid the government of corruption, Senate President Vicente Sotto said on Tuesday. Sen. Vicente Sotto III (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN) The Senate leader issued the st...

 2020-09-29 02:42 

Manila Bulletin

Premier League returns 10 positive coronavirus cases...

Wolverhampton Wanderers' English defender Conor Coady (left) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Portuguese midfielder Vitinha (right) close in on West Ham United's French striker Sebastien Haller. (Photo by Andy Rain / POOL / AFP) / Ten Premier Leag...

 2020-09-29 02:42 

Manila Bulletin

BIR exempts eight more medicines from VAT...

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) has exempted eight more medicines from the 12 percent value-added tax (VAT) to lower the cost and make them affordable to users. These medicines are utilized for treatment of hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol...

 2020-09-29 02:40 

ABS-CBN

Navotas City hospital naghahanap ng health workers...

MAYNILA - Naghahanap ng mga health worker ang Navotas City hospital, ayon sa abiso ng lokal na pamahalaan....

 2020-09-29 02:39 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia's coronavirus infection trend falls in hotspot state...

Australia's coronavirus hotspot state of Victoria on Tuesday reported 10 new infections in the past 24 hours, turning around a second contagion ......

 2020-09-29 02:39 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia sends troops to help contain COVID-19 on ore ship near Port Hedland...

Australia's coronavirus hotspot state of Victoria on Tuesday reported 10 new infections in the past 24 hours, turning around a second contagion ......

 2020-09-29 02:38 

The Strait Times

Philippines' Duterte blasts Facebook after military, police pages taken down...

MANILA (BLOOMBERG) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte criticised Facebook Inc for taking down accounts supposedly linked to the military and police, and questioned if it should continue operations in one of its biggest markets in Asia.. Read more at s...

 2020-09-29 02:36 

ABS-CBN

Batanes confirms first COVID-19 case...

The northernmost province of Batanes reported Tuesday its first case of COVID-19 since the coronavirus pandemic started early this year....

 2020-09-29 02:36 

Malay Mail Online

Anthony Loke admits DAP still can't parry rivals' claim that party is against Malays...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — DAP parliamentary leader Anthony Loke said his party remained vulnerable to rivals' allegations that it was an enemy of the Malay community as it lacked the grassroots network to dispel such claims. Loke told Utusan......

 2020-09-29 02:35 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't to make adjustments to ensure safety of students vs COVID-19 when classes open next week — Duterte...

The government must make "some adjustments" to ensure the protection of students from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), President Duterte said Monday ahead of the opening of classes next week. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meetin...

 2020-09-29 02:35 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

DOH to present initial findings on pilot use of rapid antigen tests in 2 weeks...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) hopes to present before the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) its initial findings of a pilot test on the use of rapid antigen testing in Baguio City in two-week's time. According to Health Under...

 2020-09-29 02:34 

Malay Mail Online

Slain S.Korean man tried to defect to N.Korea, say Coast Guard...

SEOUL, Sept 29 — The missing South Korean fisheries official killed by North Korean soldiers at sea last week had expressed his willingness to defect to the soldiers, South Korea's Coast Guard said today. The official's death sparked......

 2020-09-29 02:34 

Manila Bulletin

DavOr diocese warns faithful vs fake seminarians soliciting money...

The Diocese of Mati in Davao Oriental has warned the faithful against individuals posing as Catholic seminarians to solicit money. (DIOCESE OF MATI / MANILA BULLETIN) In its announcement, the diocese said the individuals even wear a "sotana" to pr...

 2020-09-29 02:34 

Tech in Asia

Fintech unicorn Airwallex nets an additional $40m in an extended series D round...

The latest investment, which comes after it secured US$160 million in April, brings the total equity funding raised to date to over US$400 million....

 2020-09-29 02:33 

The Strait Times

Puzzled scientists seek reasons behind Africa's low fatality rates from coronavirus pandemic...

JOHANNESBURG (REUTERS) - Africa's overburdened public health systems, dearth of testing facilities and overcrowded slums had experts predicting a disaster when Covid-19 hit the continent in February.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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