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 2020-09-29 08:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Budget 2021 must stop leakages to grow economy, says RTBA Malaysia...
 2020-09-29 08:49 

Malay Mail Online

Stock markets struggle as Biden-Trump debate moves into focus...

HONG KONG, Sept 29 — Equity markets mostly fell today as investors struggled to extend a global rally as they weighed a fresh US stimulus proposal from the Democrats while looking ahead to the first presidential debate later in the day.......

 2020-09-29 08:49 

Manila Bulletin

AFP chief rallies troops to double efforts vs. S. Luzon communist insurgency...

General Gilbert Gapay, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) exhorted the Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) to double down on its mission to end communist insurgency and win the peace in Southern Tagalog and Bicol regions. Lt. Gen. Gil...

 2020-09-29 08:49 

Manila Bulletin

Batanes to be placed under ECQ Sept. 30 to Oct. 13...

BATANES After the province recorded its first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the provincial government here will be placing the entire province under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) starting 12:01 a.m. on September 30 until 11:59 October 13. ...

 2020-09-29 08:48 

Manila Bulletin

Marikina gets materials for a new quarantine facility...

The city government of Marikina received materials donated by the United Architects of the Philippines-Marikina Valley Chapter (UAP-Marikina or Arkitektong Marikeo), for the construction of another coronavirus disease (COVId-19) emergency quarantine facil...

 2020-09-29 08:48 

Manila Bulletin

Our commitment to multilateralism...

The United Nations celebrated its 75th anniversary last September 21 with the theme "The future we want; the United Nations we need — reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism."; Multilateralism is a concept that scholars have ...

 2020-09-29 08:48 

Philippine Star

Gov't to raise P160 billion from shorter Treasury papers next month...
 2020-09-29 08:48 

Manila Bulletin

Get Ready to Compete in the NBA 2K21 MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 USD Tournament...

NBA 2K is excited to announce the return of the MyTEAM Unlimited $250,000 USD Tournament for NBA 2K21 . The tournament is already underway and will be played using the MyTEAM Unlimited Mode on NBA 2K21 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which features 5-on-5...

 2020-09-29 08:48 

Malay Mail Online

Russia reports more than 8,000 new coronavirus cases...

MOSCOW, Sept 29 — Russia today reported 8,232 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's nationwide tally to 1,167,805. Authorities said 160 people had died, bringing the official death toll to 20,545. — Reuters...

 2020-09-29 08:47 

Malay Mail Online

Indonesia reports 4,002 new coronavirus infections, 128 deaths...

JAKARTA, Sept 29 — Indonesia reported 4,002 new coronavirus infections today, taking the total in the Southeast Asian country to 282,724, data from its Covid-19 task force showed. There were 128 new deaths recorded, taking the total to 10,601......

 2020-09-29 08:47 

Malay Mail Online

Philippines accuses Facebook of censoring pro-government content...

MANILA, Sept 29 — The Philippines accused Facebook today of censoring pro-government content which it said was tantamount to curtailing freedom of speech and called for new measures to regulate the social media giant to "level the playing......

 2020-09-29 08:47 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Two Jakarta hotels facilitate self-isolation of asymptomatic patients - ANTARA News...

Two hotels in Jakarta have begun receiving asymptomatic COVID-19 patients undergoing isolation as part of the hotel reactivation program conducted by the ......

 2020-09-29 08:47 

Malay Mail Online

Sarawak's Unit for Other Religions to set up mission schools committee...

KUCHING, Sept 29 — Unit for Other Religions (Unifor) will be setting up a committee to oversee the wellbeing of all mission schools in the state, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas. Uggah, who is the minister in charge of......

 2020-09-29 08:46 

The Strait Times

Temasek launches three-tranche long-dated US dollar bonds offering...

SINGAPORE - A unit of Temasek Holdings plans to issue a batch of long-dated United States dollar bonds.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:46 

Manila Bulletin

Live-in couple nabbed, yield P24-million shabu in Bacolod...

BACOLOD CITY A couple and an alleged cohort were arrested in a buy-bust operation, which also resulted in the confiscation of P24-million worth of suspected, in Barangay Handumanan here on Tuesday, September 29. A couple and their alleged cohort were arre...

 2020-09-29 08:45 

The Strait Times

Singapore and Norway expand collaboration in four sectors...

SINGAPORE - Singapore and Norway are expanding collaboration in four priority sectors, including in the so-called...

 2020-09-29 08:45 

Tech in Asia

Singapore's Shiok Meats nets $12.6m series A money...

The new funds will go toward building a commercial pilot plant from which Shiok plans to launch its minced shrimp product in 2022....

 2020-09-29 08:45 

Vietnam News

$4 billion LNG project helps Bc Liu lead in FDI attraction...

Bc Liu ranked first among 63 provinces and cities in term of foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in the first nine months of this year, with projects including an LNG-to-power projectnbsp;worth US$4 billion from Singapore, according to the Foreign ...

 2020-09-29 08:44 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

New blaze emerges in apocalyptic California wildfires...
 2020-09-29 08:42 

The Strait Times

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

VALLETTA (REUTERS) - Malta, making a rapid U-turn, said on Tuesday (Sept 29) Britain's Prince George was welcome to keep a fossilised shark tooth that was given to him by veteran naturalist Sir David Attenborough.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:42 

ABS-CBN

'Wala tayong respeto sa ating kasaysayan': Imee Marcos bats for Philippine film, news archives...

Sen. Imee Marcos on Tuesday urged the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to start archiving films and news footage to help Filipino film makers create more documentaries in the future....

 2020-09-29 08:42 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad breaches 10,500...

The number of Filipinos abroad who have contracted COVID-19 climbed to 10,507 Tuesday with 40 new cases recorded, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said....

 2020-09-29 08:41 

Malay Mail Online

Nine in ten recovered Covid-19 patients experience side-effect, says study...

SEOUL, Sept 29 — Nine in ten coronavirus patients reported experiencing side-effects such as fatigue, psychological after-effects and loss of smell and taste after they recovered from the disease, according to a preliminary study by South Korea.......

 2020-09-29 08:41 

Malay Mail Online

Transport strikes cause disruption for German commuters...

FRANKFURT, Sept 29 — A public transport strike caused major disruption for commuters across Germany today after the powerful Verdi union called for industrial action. The so-called warning strikes started at 0100 GMT and kicked off union efforts......

 2020-09-29 08:40 

ABS-CBN

Pulis-Maynila arestado sa pagpapatakas umano sa preso...

Arestado ng Manila Police District ang isang pulis na sinasabing nagpatakas ng isang preso, na inihatid pa niya pauwi ng probinsiya....

 2020-09-29 08:40 

Vietnam News

Vietnamese textile and garment products may face EAEU safeguard duties...

Many Vietnamese textile and garment products may face safeguard duties in 2020 from the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) as the export volume to this economic bloc is at the risk of exceeding the trigger in the Vit Nam-EAEU free trade agreement....

 2020-09-29 08:39 

ABS-CBN

Some senators want higher R&D budget for DOST amid pandemic— Villanueva...

MAYNILA - Some senators are supporting calls to increase the Department of Science and Technology's budget for research and development, as the agency said it was proposing a lower budget for the said sector for the next fiscal year....

 2020-09-29 08:39 

Bangkok Post

World Bank: Economic recovery will take at least 2 years...

The Thai economy will shrink at least 8.3% this year and take at least two years to return to its pre-Covid level, according to the World Bank....

 2020-09-29 08:38 

Malay Mail Online

Short-term rates close stable on BNM's operations...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Short-term interbank rates closed stable today on Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM) operations to absorb surplus liquidity from the financial system. The liquidity in the conventional system eased to RM40.70 billion from......

 2020-09-29 08:38 

The Strait Times

Aussie study identifies new genes linked with being left or right handed...

SYDNEY (XINHUA) - Australian researchers have identified 48 new genetic variants which influence whether a person will be left or right handed, or ambidextrous, in the largest ever study of its kind released on Tuesday (Sept 29).. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-09-29 08:37 

Tech in Asia

Pet care firm New Ruipeng bags 9-digit amount in Tencent-led round...

The company said it raised "hundreds of millions of US dollars" to improve its services and strengthen its smart retail ecosystem through WeChat....

 2020-09-29 08:36 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#Showbiz: 'I'd rather give money to deserving orphans than to parasites!'...
 2020-09-29 08:35 

Manila Bulletin

Fajardo is PBA's biggest fan outside the 'bubble'...

San Miguel's June Mar Fajardo throws support to his teammates through an Instagram post. (Photo courtesy of PBA Images) After dominating the PBA the past six seasons, San Miguel Beer's June Mar Fajardo will be one of the million Filipinos who will...

 2020-09-29 08:34 

Channel NewsAsia

France to ban mink farms and wild animals in travelling circuses...

PARIS: France said on Tuesday (Sep 29) it planned to...

 2020-09-29 08:32 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

PM: Forum needed to discuss best Syariah practices for region...
 2020-09-29 08:32 

Manila Bulletin

Lawton COVID-19 drive-thru test site closed...

The free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) drive-thru serology testing in front of the Kartilya ng Katipunan in Lawton has been closed to give way to ongoing construction, Manila Mayor Francisco 'Isko Moreno' Domagoso said on Monday. He encourag...

 2020-09-29 08:31 

Channel NewsAsia

Merkel govt wants tighter rules for parties to suppress COVID-19...

Angela Merkel's government wants to restrict the size of parties to suppress the spread of the coronavirus in Germany, a draft resolution seen by ......

 2020-09-29 08:30 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Palace stands by policy to restrict senior citizens' movement amid pandemic...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Tuesday stood by the government's quarantine restrictions on senior citizens, saying the policy was borne out of science and medicine. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque issued the statement in response to a...

 2020-09-29 08:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippines accuses Facebook of censoring pro-government content...

The Philippines accused Facebook on Tuesday of censoring pro-government content which it said was tantamount to curtailing freedom of speech and ......

 2020-09-29 08:30 

Malay Mail Online

Loans totalling RM743m approved under Penjana SME Financing, says Finance Minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 (Bernama) -- A total of 3,058 small and medium enterprise (SME) applications, involving a loan value of RM742.8 million, had been approved under the PENJANA SME Financing scheme as of Sept 18, said Finance......

 2020-09-29 08:30 

Malay Mail Online

Sarawak Forestry Corporation wildlife team rescues 48 croc eggs, capture 2.7m long crocodile in Kuala Baram...

MIRI, Sept 29 — The Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) rescued 48 crocodile eggs last Sunday and captured a crocodile in Kuala Baram here yesterday. SFC said both operations were carried out following public tip......

 2020-09-29 08:29 

The Strait Times

France to ban mink farms and wild animals in travelling circuses...

PARIS (AFP) - France said on Tuesday (Sept 29) it planned to...

 2020-09-29 08:29 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Perak RTD gets RM733k in sell-off...
 2020-09-29 08:28 

The Strait Times

Former DBS wealth planning manager jailed 12 weeks for selling personal information of customers...

SINGAPORE - A former DBS Bank wealth planning manager was jailed for 12 weeks on Tuesday (Sept 29) for accessing the personal information of 37 customers and selling the information to a data broker for profit.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:28 

The Strait Times

Hong Kong Democrats divided over resigning seats...

HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG) - Hong Kong's pro-democracy camp is split over whether their lawmakers should step down in protest against China's decision to extend their terms without a planned election, Now TV reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 08:27 

Philippine Star

World Heart Day: How to protect yourself from heart attacks...
 2020-09-29 08:27 

Malay Mail Online

Singapore 27 new Covid-19 infections in Singapore, including nine imported cases and one in the community...

SINGAPORE, Sept 29 — Singapore has confirmed 27 new cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health (MOH) in a press release today. There is one case in the community based on the ministry's investigations so far, who is a Work Pass holder. There...

 2020-09-29 08:26 

The Strait Times

India's hospitals are struggling for oxygen supply as coronavirus pandemic surges...

NEW DELHI (BLOOMBERG) - Hospitals in several Indian states are struggling for medical oxygen as the country's pandemic surges at the fastest rate in the world and manufacturers scramble to plug the gaps in the supply and transportation.. Read more at ...

 2020-09-29 08:24 

Manila Bulletin

NPA claims responsibility for Oriental Mindoro ambush...

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro The New People's Army (NPA) has claimed responsibility for the ambush of a mobile unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday, September 28, that wounded three policemen along the national highway in Barangay ...

 2020-09-29 08:24 

Malay Mail Online

Containing Covid-19 transmission crucial for economic recovery...

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 29 — Containing further transmissions of the Covid-19 virus through effective public health interventions is crucial for economic recovery, the World Bank said. Malaysia country manager Dr Firas Raad said Malaysia has adopted......

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