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 2020-09-29 22:57 

Borneo Bulletin

Notorious cable thief gets jail, whipping...

A notorious cable thief causing a BND45,000 loss to the government was sentenced to seven years and four months' jail with three whipping last....

 2020-09-29 22:56 

Manila Bulletin

More than 60 million Indians may have caught coronavirus: study...

More than 60 million people in India — 10 times the official figure — could have contracted the novel coronavirus, the country's lead pandemic agency said Tuesday, citing a nationwide study measuring antibodies. According to official data ...

 2020-09-29 22:56 

Borneo Bulletin

Giant pumpkins break Utah state record at weigh-off...

LEHI, Utah (AP) - The Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers has recorded eight pumpkins in Utah this year weighing over 455 kilogrammes, setting a state....

 2020-09-29 22:53 

Borneo Bulletin

Philippines to place southern city in lockdown...

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AP) - One southern Philippine province and its war-battered capital will be placed under a mild lockdown next month and the rest....

 2020-09-29 22:52 

Borneo Bulletin

North Korea flouting nuclear sanctions: UN...

SEOUL (AFP) - North Korea is violating international sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear programme by exceeding a cap on petroleum imports and sending....

 2020-09-29 22:52 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s soccer leagues delayed until November amid COVID-19 concerns...

Indonesias top-tier and second-tier soccer leagues, Liga 1 and 2, have been put on hold for an entire month until November as the COVID-19 pandemic continues unabated....

 2020-09-29 22:51 

Borneo Bulletin

China teacher handed death sentence for poisoning children...

BEIJING (AFP) - A kindergarten teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children in an act of revenge against....

 2020-09-29 22:49 

Borneo Bulletin

WHO, partners roll out faster COVID-19 tests for poorer nations...

GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it and leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million....

 2020-09-29 22:48 

Borneo Bulletin

Thousands flee wildfires roaring through California...

SANTA ROSA, UNITED STATES (AFP) - Tens of thousands of Californians fled their homes in Napa and Sonoma regions in the face of wildfires,....

 2020-09-29 22:42 

Cebu Daily News

Velasco to take over as Speaker on Oct. 14...

MANILA, Philippines Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco will take over as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Oct. 14, following President Duterte's intervention in the simmering feud, the Inquirer learned on Tuesday night. The President met wit...

 2020-09-29 22:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Messi seeks to draw line under Barca departure saga...

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has said he wishes to move on from his recent bid to walk out of the club and his recent attacks on the board of ......

 2020-09-29 22:33 

The Strait Times

Covid-19 cases among young adults in US rise 55% in August: CDC...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Coronavirus cases among young adults rose steadily across the United States in recent weeks as universities reopened, suggesting the need for this group to take more measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, a US health agency sai...

 2020-09-29 22:32 

The Strait Times

Regeneron antibody cocktail lowers virus in Covid-19 patients...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - A Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. antibody cocktail may help treat coronavirus patients outside of the hospital by reducing virus levels and symptoms, early study results indicate.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 22:32 

The Strait Times

Disney to lay off about 28,000 US parks employees due to coronavirus hit...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS, AFP) - Walt Disney Co will lay off roughly 28,000 US employees in its theme parks division, the company said on Tuesday (Sept 29), as its resorts struggled with limited attendance and the continued closure of California's Disneyl...

 2020-09-29 22:30 

Jakarta Post

Keep shark tooth, Malta tells Britain's Prince George...

Malta, making a rapid U-turn, said on Tuesday Britains Prince George was welcome to keep a fossilized shark tooth that was given to him by veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough....

 2020-09-29 22:30 

Manila Standard

Tunisia president backs hanging amid uproar over woman's murder...

Tunisia's President Kais Saied has said he backs capital punishment, after public outrage over a woman's murder sparked calls for executions to restart following a three-decade-long pause....

 2020-09-29 22:23 

The Strait Times

Paris meat cleaver attacker charged with 'attempted terrorist killings'...

PARIS (AFP) - A man who wounded two people in a meat cleaver attack in Paris last week has been charged with...

 2020-09-29 22:22 

Manila Bulletin

There is no road more beautiful than Roxas Boulevard...

Imagining a walk to remember along Manila Bay Photos by Noel Pabalate BEAUTY UNMATCHED Sunset at Roxas Boulevard There is no road more beautiful than Roxas Boulevard. And that's because of all the roads in Metro Manila's 16 cities, only Roxas Boul...

 2020-09-29 22:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Trump public lands agenda threatened by new court ruling - lawyers...

A federal court ruling that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management had an illegitimate director for more than a year has cast doubt over a slew of the ......

 2020-09-29 22:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Huawei lawyers wrap up arguments in Canadian court, saying US extradition case is 'ineffective'...

Lawyers for Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou wrapped up their arguments in a Canada courtroom on Tuesday (Sep 29), calling ......

 2020-09-29 22:19 

ABS-CBN

House defers 2021 budget deliberations for NSC, NICA...

After a 2-hour-long interpellation Tuesday night, the House of Representatives deferred its budget deliberations on the 2021 budgets of the National Security Council (NSC) and the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA)....

 2020-09-29 22:19 

ABS-CBN

17 tiklo sa pagsusugal sa ilang lungsod sa Metro Manila...

MAYNILA - Arestado ang 17 lalaki na nahuli umanong ilegal na nagsusugal sa iba't ibang lungsod sa Metro Manila nitong Martes....

 2020-09-29 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Stopgap bill funding U.S government through December 11 advances in Senate...

The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to advance a temporary funding bill to keep the government open through Dec. 11, with final passage of the ......

 2020-09-29 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

In Bangkok, this high-crime slum is a foodie gem serving up live shrimp and bile...

Most tourists to this food lover's city don't know about Klong Toey, a run-down neighbourhood with distinctive street foods....

 2020-09-29 22:11 

Malay Mail Online

When your sadness comes, like snow, with the season...

SEPTEMBER 30 — Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi passed unexpectedly last Sunday. Her death is a tragedy but what is also tragic to me is how callously media from her own country reported her death, blaring "suicide" in the headlines and......

 2020-09-29 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Palantir value pegged at US$15.8 billion ahead of long-awaited NYSE debut...

The New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday set a reference price of US$7.25 per share for Palantir Technologies Inc, valuing the data analytics ......

 2020-09-29 22:08 

Channel NewsAsia

We make the rules, Portugal tells US after China threats...

Portuguese leaders have criticised US ambassador George Glass after he said they must choose between the United States and China or risk the ......

 2020-09-29 22:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Forces of climate action are reshaping finance in Singapore and around the world...

A stronger-than-ever business case and the current pandemic call for finance to go green, says WWF-Singapore....

 2020-09-29 22:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: You should take more sick leave even if working from home...

People who work from home tend to take fewer sick days than office-based, to the detriment of their health, says an observer....

 2020-09-29 22:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Asia sure does eat a lot of meat...

Asia has eaten more meat in recent decades it could hold the key to sustainable farming practices, say Arve Hansen and Jostein Jakobsen, ......

 2020-09-29 22:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Wedding vendors expect more business with easing of restrictions, but not all couples scaling up receptions...

SINGAPORE: Wedding planners, hotels and other venues are expecting a boost in business with the recent announcement that COVID-19 restrictions ......

 2020-09-29 22:03 

Jakarta Post

Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town...

Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew in global tourists....

 2020-09-29 22:03 

Jakarta Post

Almost half of Jakarta's COVID-19 patients asymptomatic: Health agency...

The Jakarta administration admits that tracing asymptomatic COVID-19 cases is difficult....

 2020-09-29 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Sept 30...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Sept 30, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 22:00 

Bangkok Post

B3,000 freebie for 10 million...

The cabinet on Tuesday approved a scheme to make a co-payment of a maximum 3,000 baht per person for 10 million consumers over a three-month period....

 2020-09-29 22:00 

Manila Standard

700,000 affected by South Sudan floods: UN...

Some 700,000 people have already been affected by what seem set to become the worst floods in 60 years in South Sudan, the United Nations said Tuesday....

 2020-09-29 21:59 

Channel NewsAsia

North Korea tells UN that now it has 'effective war deterrent' it will focus on economy...

North Korea has a...

 2020-09-29 21:58 

Jakarta Post

Study on potential tsunami aims to inform, not incite panic: BMKG...

The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has clarified that the purpose of a recent study conducted by the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), which found that Indonesia is vulnerable to a potential 20-meter-tall tsunami following a me...

 2020-09-29 21:48 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

UP team warns vs full reopening of economy...

MANILA, Philippines — An independent research group from the University of the Philippines on Tuesday warned against the 100 percent reopening of the economy "unless facilities can absolutely guarantee observance of the minimum health standards....

 2020-09-29 21:44 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Only P2B for drug war? Lacson wonders if Duterte losing interest...

MANILA, Philippines — Is President Rodrigo Duterte losing interest in the war on drugs? Sen. Panfilo Lacson raised this question on Tuesday as he took note of the "ridiculously insignificant" P2 billion allocated in the proposed budget for 2...

 2020-09-29 21:42 

Malay Mail Online

In olive branch, pundits say Anwar seeking to curb threat and ride on Muyhiddin's popularity...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Political analysts saw Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin's popularity as a major obstacle to Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's bid to take over as prime minister and a possible motive for the PKR president to offer the former a......

 2020-09-29 21:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Cleanup efforts for brain-eating amoeba could take months, Texas warns...

Texas officials said on Tuesday it could take several months to ensure the public water system in Lake Jackson, Texas, is free of a brain-eating ......

 2020-09-29 21:38 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Hontiveros shows 'evidence' of overpriced PPE...

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Risa Hontiveros has identified 11 contracts that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) entered into in April and May to procure millions of personal protective equipment (PPE) and defended her allegation that the g...

 2020-09-29 21:37 

Bangkok Post

Narongphan vows continuity of policy...

The new army chief Gen Narongphan Jitkaewtae vowed to carry on his predecessor's policies, which includes working for the public good and protecting the monarchy....

 2020-09-29 21:34 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Crying discrimination, jeepney drivers turn to Supreme Court...

MANILA, Philippines — Decrying discrimination, a group of jeepney drivers asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to nullify government orders during the COVID-19 pandemic that gave least priority to them when public utility vehicles (PUVs) were graduall...

 2020-09-29 21:32 

Channel NewsAsia

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine appears safe, shows signs of working in older adults: Study...

Results from an early safety study of Moderna Inc's coronavirus vaccine candidate in older adults showed that it produced virus-neutralizing ......

 2020-09-29 21:30 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

No intent to shut down Facebook, Duterte only wants to talk Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking a meeting with representatives of Facebook after he questioned the social networking platform's decision to take down progovernment and promilitary "advocacy" pages and accounts,...

 2020-09-29 21:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Ferencvaros, Dynamo and Olympiakos reach Champions League group stage...

Ferencvaros reached the Champions League group stage for the first time in 25 years after a 0-0 draw with Molde in their playoff round return leg ......

 2020-09-29 21:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Ferencvaros, Dynamo and Olympiakos reach Champions League group stage...

Ferencvaros reached the Champions League group stage for the first time in 25 years after a 0-0 draw with Molde in their playoff round return leg ......

 2020-09-29 21:30 

Jakarta Post

Thai villagers 'reclaim' land after 26-year fight over mine...

Villagers in a near three-decade battle against a mine in northeastern Thailand said they had reclaimed land that was allocated for quarrying despite their objections, reflecting a growing trend of community action against industrialization....

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