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 2021-07-31 11:36 

Cebu Daily News

Megawide welcomes House probe on Carbon market: We have nothing to hide...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Megawide Construction Corp. will not be shying away from a Congressional probe on the development of the Carbon Market. Louis Ferrer, Megawide's executive director for infrastructure, said that should the probe push thro...

 2021-07-31 11:32 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Doctors in Saudi separate Yemeni baby from twin...
 2021-07-31 11:31 

Malay Mail Online

Shift focus back to Covid-19 pandemic, say Perikatan coalition's information chiefs...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Focus should be shifted back to efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure the health of the people, apart from rebuilding the country's economy through the implementation of the National Recovery Plan (PPN).......

 2021-07-31 11:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Fencing-ROC win gold in women's team sabre...

The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) won gold in the women's team sabre fencing competition in the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday....

 2021-07-31 11:30 

Manila Standard

Benin's rare swamp forest 'at risk of disappearing'...

In the freshwater swamp forest of Hlanzoun in southern Benin, majestic trees hum with chirping birds and playful monkeys....

 2021-07-31 11:28 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Athletes who have battled mental health issues...

American gymnast Simone Biles' dramatic withdrawal from the Olympics' all-around team final on mental health grounds on Tuesday (July 27) cast the spotlight on the issue in sport.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 11:28 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Papua to implement activity restrictions: task force head - ANTARA News...

Papua province will implement activity restrictions to stem the spread of COVID-19, head of the provincial COVID-19 prevention and handling task force, ......

 2021-07-31 11:28 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Athletes emboldened to speak out as mental health issues take spotlight...

SINGAPORE - Two years ago, national jiu-jitsu exponent Constance Lien became a world champion after winning the women's blue belt featherweight at the World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championships.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 11:28 

Bangkok Post

Army files complaint against coup poster...

The army chief has filed a complaint against a social media user who posted that a military coup was brewing, with plans to replace Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha with Gen Apirat Kongsompong as prime minister....

 2021-07-31 11:25 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

No medal for Novak Djokovic for third straight Olympics...

TOKYO ---World number one Novak Djokovic exited the Tokyo Games on Saturday without a medal for the third Olympics in a row, withdrawing from his mixed doubles contest with a shoulder injury shortly after losing the men's singles bronze to Spain's...

 2021-07-31 11:24 

Malay Mail Online

Hishammuddin: EMCO in seven localities in Sabah, two in Pahang...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Seven localities in Sabah and two in Pahang will come under the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) from Monday (August 2), said Senior Foreign Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein. He said in......

 2021-07-31 11:20 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Greysia-Apriyani pair advances to Olympics women's doubles final - ANTARA News...

Indonesian badminton women's doubles pair Greysia Polii-Apriyani Rahayu secured a spot in the 2020 Summer Olympics women's doubles final after ......

 2021-07-31 11:20 

Manila Standard

Slain Haiti leader's wife says killers left her for dead...

The wife of Haiti's murdered president, seriously wounded in the very attack that killed her husband, listened in terror as the gunmen ransacked their home, she said in her first interview since the assassination....

 2021-07-31 11:18 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Simone Biles withdraws from event finals for vault and uneven bars...

TOKYO---Simone Biles withdrew from the vault and uneven bar apparatus finals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday as the U.S. gymnast continued to wrestle with mental health issues.Biles had earlier stunned the Tokyo Games when she dropped out of the team co...

 2021-07-31 11:18 

Manila Bulletin

With ECQ in place, Metro Manila's daily COVID-19 cases seen to reach below 2,500 OCTA fellow...

(MANILA BULLETIN / FILE PHOTO) A member of the OCTA Research group estimated that the imposition of the two-week enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila may control the increase in infections in the region amid the threat of the Delta variant....

 2021-07-31 11:17 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Fraser-Pryce, Thompson-Herah into 100m Olympic final...
 2021-07-31 11:16 

Manila Bulletin

Comelec open to ideas on how to conduct May 2022 polls amid COVID-19 pandemic...

Comelec/MB The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has expressed openness to the recommendations of Israeli experts on how to conduct next year's general elections amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "At this stage, all suggestion...

 2021-07-31 11:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Athletics-Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce fastest in women's 100m semis...

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocked the fastest time to reach the women's 100 metres final on Saturday and stay on course to become the first ......

 2021-07-31 11:13 

Malay Mail Online

#Lawan organiser says five activists called in for questioning, disappointed Dataran Merdeka closed...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Over 2,000 youths were estimated to have gathered for the #Lawan rally heading to Dataran Merdeka earlier today, its organiser Sekretariat Solidariti Rakyat (SSR) claimed today. It estimated that with the social distancing......

 2021-07-31 11:12 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Japanese fans enjoy Olympics at rare public viewing...

TOKYO--- Olympic stadiums may be empty of fans, but in the Japanese city of Takasaki, residents on Friday gathered to watch sports on a big TV screen at a theatre, highlighting the buzz created by Japan's medal rush but also the risks of spreading COV...

 2021-07-31 11:12 

Cebu Daily News

MECQ Cebu City: Public transport, free movement remains, no quarantine pass...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents can still move freely within Cebu Island, albeit only for work and essential purposes. The Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) in Cebu City from August 1 to 15, 2021, will not affect public tran...

 2021-07-31 11:12 

ABS-CBN

DILG: PNP to put up border controls in NCR Plus starting midnight...

The order was made "to ensure that only authorized persons outside of residence are allowed to travel in and out," the DILG said....

 2021-07-31 11:11 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Aceh governor discusses economic restoration during and after pandemic - ANTARA News...

Aceh Governor Nova Iriansyah spoke on economic recovery during and after the COVID-19 pandemic at the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) ......

 2021-07-31 11:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Soccer-Spain overcome Ivory Coast in extra time to reach semis...

Spain ended a 21-year wait to reach the men's Olympic soccer semi-finals as substitute Rafa Mir scored a hat-trick to secure a 5-2 victory over ......

 2021-07-31 11:10 

The Strait Times

More countries hike climate pledges, piling pressure on major emitters...

UN received new pledges from 110 countries, out of the nearly 200 that signed the 2015 Paris climate accord.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 11:10 

Manila Standard

US seizes tanker used to deliver oil to North Korea...

The United States seized a Singapore-owned oil tanker that was used to make illegal oil deliveries to North Korea, the Justice Department said....

 2021-07-31 11:09 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Kings get Tristan Thompson from Celtics in three-way trade...

The Sacramento Kings reportedly acquired big man Tristan Thompson from the Boston Celtics on Friday in a three-team trade that also included the Atlanta Hawks.Boston will receive point guard Kris Dunn, big man Bruno Fernando and a 2023 second-round draft ...

 2021-07-31 11:07 

Malay Mail Online

Djokovic 'not sure' about US Open fitness after Olympics nightmare...

TOKYO, July 31 — World number one Novak Djokovic said he was "not sure" about his fitness for the US Open after pulling out of the Tokyo Olympics mixed doubles bronze medal match with a shoulder injury today. The 34-year-old Serb could becom...

 2021-07-31 11:05 

Malay Mail Online

Perak MB: State govt spent over RM68.1m on Covid-related matters...

LENGGONG, July 31 — The Perak state government had until July, spent over RM68.1 million for necessities and matters related to Covid-19, said Mentri Besar Datuk Saarani Mohamad. He said RM46,197,739 went to the distribution of food boxes,......

 2021-07-31 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Swimming-McKeon on for record haul, Dressel goes for high five...

Australian Emma McKeon could bow out of Tokyo 2020 on Sunday as the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Olympics....

 2021-07-31 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Rugby-Fiji women's journey not paved in gold, but plenty to cheer...

Fiji's women had hoped to emulate their male counterparts and win gold in the Olympic Rugby Sevens competition, but coach Saiasi Fuli says they ......

 2021-07-31 11:04 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Banten to receive 4,500 vaccine doses for people with disabilities - ANTARA News...

Banten, along with five other provinces in Java and Bali, will receive 4,500 Sinopharm vaccine doses from the central government for people with ......

 2021-07-31 11:02 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Kenyan sprinter barred from Olympics after testing positive for steroids...
 2021-07-31 11:02 

Cebu Daily News

LTFRB-7 waits for final quarantine status: No reduction of PUVs yet...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There will be no changes or reduction in the number of public utility vehicles (PUVs) currently plying routes in the entire Cebu Island. Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. of the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board ...

 2021-07-31 10:58 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Petecio banks on speed, power to overcome Italian's reach advantage...

MANILA, Philippines--Nesthy Petecio was fully aware she had some catching up to do after the first round against Italy's Irma Testa in the women's featherweight semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.Petecio also knew this: What she lacks in...

 2021-07-31 10:55 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

New Zealand win women's Olympic rugby sevens gold...
 2021-07-31 10:54 

Malay Mail Online

Home minister accuses #Lawan activists of trying to split public, create uneasiness...

LARUT, July 31 — Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has hit out at parties who are willing to hold mass gathering and violate the standard operating procedure (SOP) when the country is facing the spread of the Delta variant Covid-19 outbreak.....

 2021-07-31 10:54 

Malay Mail Online

UK urges pregnant women to get vaccinated given variant risks...

LONDON, July 31 — British health authorities have urged more pregnant women to get coronavirus jabs after a national study found the Delta variant appeared to increase their risk of severe symptoms. England's top midwife yesterday urged pregnant...

 2021-07-31 10:52 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

COVID-19 medical supplies directly diverted to health facilities: KPPU - ANTARA News...

Business Competition Supervisory Commission (KPPU) Regional Office VI Kalimantan revealed that medicines for COVID-19 in Kalimantan were rarely found in ......

 2021-07-31 10:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

PCSH launches second PPV in Perak...
 2021-07-31 10:50 

Manila Bulletin

Pinto, Pasaol shine as Meralco grabs 2nd straight win, solo third at the expense of Alaska...

Meralco's Nard Pinto fires a jumper against Alaska's Gab Banal (PBA) Meralco turned back Alaska, 89-80, for back-to-back victories and the solo third in the 2021 PBA Philippine Cup on Saturday night, July 31 at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig Cit...

 2021-07-31 10:48 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

11 killed as India's monsoon death toll swells...
 2021-07-31 10:46 

Philippine Star

Obiena overcomes pressure, scare en route to Olympic pole vault final...
 2021-07-31 10:46 

Bangkok Post

Three fleeing inmates caught, two more sought...

SUPHAN BURI: Three of five male inmates who escaped from the Suphan Buri prison have been recaptured and a manhunt is under way for the two remaining escapees....

 2021-07-31 10:45 

The Strait Times

Britain urges pregnant women to get vaccinated given Delta variant risks...

This came after a national study found that the strain appeared to increase their risk of severe symptoms.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 10:43 

Malay Mail Online

Golfer Gavin in bottom three despite better display...

TOKYO, July 31 — National golfer Gavin Green carded a one-under 70 in the third round of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Kasumigaseki Country Club here today but it still could not prevent him from occupying the bottom three spots. The 27-year-old,.....

 2021-07-31 10:43 

Malay Mail Online

Marine police foils attempt to smuggle 886 white-rumped shama, magpies in Johor...

BATU PAHAT, July 31 — Marine police here foiled an attempt to smuggle 886 white-rumped shama (burung murai batu) and magpies (murai kampung) worth about RM110,300 into a neighbouring country using a van in Kampung Baharu, Senggarang here......

 2021-07-31 10:38 

ABS-CBN

DOH: Active cases sa NCR posibleng pumalo ng 30,000 kahit may ECQ...

Batay ito sa forecast ng mga eksperto na ibinahagi ni Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire sa public briefing sa government television nitong Sabado....

 2021-07-31 10:35 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

UK urges pregnant women to get vaccinated given Delta variant risks...
 2021-07-31 10:35 

Bangkok Post

Djokovic leaves Olympics without a medal...

TOKYO: World number one and 20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will leave the Olympics without a medal for the third Games in succession after pulling out of Saturday's mixed doubles final with a shoulder injury....

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