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 2021-03-04 23:30 

Manila Bulletin

446,858 MT of rice imports enters PH so far as of February...

As much as 446,858 metric tons (MT) of cheaper, imported rice had so far entered the country this year, data from the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) showed. Based on the latest data from BPI, as many as 372 Sanitary and phytosanitary import clearance (SPS...

 2021-03-04 23:30 

Manila Bulletin

MB Daily News Update...

The Philippine vaccination program just got its own version of a "booster" with the arrival Thursday night of more than 480,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine as part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) COVAX Facility. This ensures that...

 2021-03-04 23:29 

Borneo Bulletin

UTB offers help in peatland conservation...

Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) hopes to play a role in helping provide solutions to conserve the peatland ecosystem in the country through cross-cutting research....

 2021-03-04 23:25 

Malay Mail Online

Mass evacuations as large quakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert...

WELLINGTON, Mar 5 — Tens of thousands of coastal residents in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu fled for higher ground today as a cluster of powerful earthquakes sparked a Pacific-wide tsunami alert. Warning sirens sounded across Noumea as......

 2021-03-04 23:25 

The Strait Times

Singapore court grants oil trader GP Global APAC debt moratorium...

SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - The Singapore High Court has granted oil trader GP Global APAC a six-month debt moratorium, the company's lawyers said on Thursday (March 4), paving the way for its parent company to restructure more than US$1 billion (S$1.33 bil...

 2021-03-04 23:23 

The Strait Times

Mass evacuations as large earthquakes spark Pacific-wide tsunami alert...

The largest of the quakes struck around 1,000km off the New Zealand coast at 8.28am.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 23:19 

The Strait Times

Japan plans to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to March 21...

Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa and Saitama prefectures make up 30% of Japan's population.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 23:16 

Channel NewsAsia

UN expert urges 'global arms embargo', sanctions on Myanmar...

GENEVA: The United Nations Security Council should impose a...

 2021-03-04 23:14 

Malay Mail Online

US Senate meets under tight security after new extremist threat...

WASHINGTON, Mar 5 — Armed US National Guard troops patrolled the US Capitol yesterday after officials warned of a new attack plot by extremists, but the feared show of force by those still angry over Donald Trump's election defeat did not......

 2021-03-04 23:13 

Malay Mail Online

Wall Street slumps on Fed remarks, bond scare...

NEW YORK, March 5 — Wall Street slumped yesterday and global stock markets declined after US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell repeated his pledge to keep credit flowing until Americans are back to work, rebutting investors who have openly......

 2021-03-04 23:11 

The Strait Times

Israel, Denmark, Austria agree deal for Covid-19 vaccine development...

The three countries will launch a research and development fund and begin joint efforts for common production of future vaccines.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 23:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Chelsea defeat a massive blow, says Klopp...

LIVERPOOL, England: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp described Thursday's 1-0 home loss to Chelsea as a...

 2021-03-04 23:08 

ABS-CBN

300 Fabella Hospital workers sign up for Sinovac jabs...

About 300 workers of Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital in Manila have signed up to be inoculated against COVID-19 using China's Sinovac Biotech vaccine....

 2021-03-04 23:07 

Malay Mail Online

Hong Kong tops agenda as China readies for annual Congress...

BEIJING, Mar 5 — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will address his nation today, kicking off an annual legislative session that is expected to further tighten Beijing's grip on Hong Kong. China has ushered in a sweeping crackdown against critics in......

 2021-03-04 23:05 

Manila Bulletin

BTS named 2020 Global Recording Artist of the Year, first Korean artist to win the award...

K-pop superstars and Grammy nominee BTS won the 2020 Global Recording Artist of the Year Award given by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), making another history in their career. According to IFPI, "the voice of the reco...

 2021-03-04 23:02 

Bangkok Post

Aurora raises registered capital to list on bourse...

Aurora, the country's largest gold and jewellery retailer, plans to raise its registered capital by an additional 200 million baht to meet the regulator's requirement for a minimum of 300 million baht to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand....

 2021-03-04 23:01 

Malay Mail Online

Mount fires Chelsea as Liverpool crash, Everton boost top four bid...

LONDON, Mar 5 — Mason Mount fired Chelsea into fourth place in the Premier League as the midfielder's superb strike clinched a 1-0 win against troubled Liverpool, while Everton boosted their top four bid with a 1-0 victory at West Brom today.......

 2021-03-04 23:00 

Malay Mail Online

Health minister says checked Covid-19 vaccine queue-cutting claims, found no evidence any took place...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba said investigations on alleged queue-cutting for Covid-19 vaccines have yielded no evidence that any such incident occurred in the country. Speaking to Malay Mail, Dr Adham insisted......

 2021-03-04 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

Kelvin Miranda becomes a victim of mistaken identity in 'Wish Ko Lang!'...

Kelvin Miranda and Mikee Quintos What if after being away for a few years, you come home to your own burial? Mistaken identity and love going against all oddsthese are the elements in the uncanny yet funny episode of Wish Ko Lang! this Saturday (March 6),...

 2021-03-04 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

Germany company conducts training for PH biogas system...

The German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GPCCI), the German biogas technology provider Lipp GmbH and the German Biogas Association kicked off a comprehensive training series on the functionality, use and maintenance of biogas system. The tr...

 2021-03-04 23:00 

Malay Mail Online

New subcommittee will study early Covid-19 vaccination for non-medical frontliners, says Dr Adham...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 5 — A special panel under the Special Committee for Ensuring Access to Covid-19 Vaccine Supply (JKJAV) has been formed to assess requests from non-medical frontliners for early Covid-19 vaccination, Datuk Seri Dr Adham Baba......

 2021-03-04 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

BSP bats for consumer protection bill...

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is pushing for faster approval of the crucial Financial Consumer Protection Act (FCPA) to update and better define the regulator or the central bank powers to protect consumers from abuses, errors and frauds. BSP Gove...

 2021-03-04 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Transfer for prison head after portrait fire...

The governor of Klongprem Central Prison has been transferred to an inactive post over the torching of a large portrait of His Majesty the King by anti-government protesters outside the prison last Sunday....

 2021-03-04 22:58 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Klopp rues 'massive blow' as Liverpool suffer historic home defeat...

LIVERPOOL: Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool's 1-0 defeat against Chelsea was a...

 2021-03-04 22:57 

Malay Mail Online

Klopp rues 'massive blow' as Liverpool suffer historic home defeat...

LIVERPOOL, Mar 5 — Jurgen Klopp admitted Liverpool's 1-0 defeat against Chelsea was a "massive blow" as his troubled club lost five successive home games for the first time in their history. Klopp's side were condemned to unprecedent...

 2021-03-04 22:57 

The Strait Times

Apple faces EU charges over Spotify complaint: Sources...

Spotify said Apple unfairly pushed its own music streaming service.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 22:56 

The Strait Times

Amid shortage, US suppliers to Chinese chip giant SMIC struggle to get export licences...

The US government has been slow to approve licences for American companies to sell chipmaking equipment to SMIC.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 22:55 

The Strait Times

Obesity a driving factor in Covid-19 deaths, global report finds...

90% of the 2.5 million deaths from Covid-19 so far were in countries with high levels of obesity.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 22:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Man United's Woodward expects bigger club role in UEFA governance...

Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is expecting UEFA's Champions League reforms to include a bigger role for clubs in the ......

 2021-03-04 22:54 

Manila Bulletin

Disney to close 60 North American stores in 2021...

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 19, 2020 people wait in line to enter a store as people visit Disneyland where parts of the park opened today for more retail and dining as an extension of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, California. D...

 2021-03-04 22:54 

The Strait Times

Sweden approves AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people over 65...

The decision follows in the footsteps of several other European countries that reversed decisions on the jab. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 22:53 

The Strait Times

Australia plays down AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine blockade by Italy...

Australia has already received a delivery of 300,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 22:52 

Inquirer.net

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Wall Street closes lower, battered by price concerns...

NEW YORK Wall Street plunged into the red on Thursday, with all three major stock indices closing lower after investors were disappointed by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's response to inflation fears. The tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index was th...

 2021-03-04 22:51 

The Strait Times

US adds Myanmar ministries, military businesses to trade blacklist...

Washington has also subjected Myanmar to 'military end use' export control restrictions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 22:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Berenguer fires Athletic into second successive Copa final...

An extra-time goal from Alex Berenguer sealed Athletic Bilbao's place in a second successive Copa del Rey final after they beat Levante 2-1 (3-2 ......

 2021-03-04 22:50 

Borneo Bulletin

Expanding opportunities for local businesses...

DARe (Darussalam Enterprise) is pushing towards improving initiatives in enabling Brunei Darussalam's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to grow further, said DARe CEO....

 2021-03-04 22:48 

Manila Bulletin

Maine Mendoza drops latest single on her birthday...

Apart from being a regular host in the noontime TV show "Eat Bulaga!" and a lead role in "Daddy's Gurl", Maine Mendoza is known for her viral dubsmash videos, countless endorsements, and blockbuster movies which have brought her severa...

 2021-03-04 22:47 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia's factory activity slows in February...

Indonesias manufacturing growth slowed down in February after hitting a six-year high the previous month as flooding and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the sector....

 2021-03-04 22:45 

ABS-CBN

Anti-Terror law petitioners, lawyers renew calls for SC to issue TRO after attack on lawyer...

MANILA — A brutal attack on an Iloilo-based lawyer who is among the counsel for petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act has led to renewed calls for the Supreme Court to issue a temporary restraining order against the new law and take a more proa...

 2021-03-04 22:42 

Bangkok Post

Economic recovery 'a priority'...

As the government nears its half-term mark, it faces an uphill battle to reach its goal of giving the country's ailing economy a shot in the arm, said government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri....

 2021-03-04 22:39 

Channel NewsAsia

US adds Myanmar ministries, army conglomerates to trade blacklist...

WASHINGTON: The United States on Thursday (Mar 4) unveiled new penalties to punish Myanmar's army for its Feb 1 coup, adding the country's ......

 2021-03-04 22:35 

Borneo Bulletin

NZ man charged over threats to mosques...

WELLINGTON (AP) — A New Zealand man is facing criminal charges after allegedly posting online threats against two Christchurch mosques that were the sites....

 2021-03-04 22:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Biden meets with US lawmakers on infrastructure push...

President Joe Biden met on Thursday for more than an hour with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on the White House's planned pursuit of a massive ......

 2021-03-04 22:34 

Borneo Bulletin

Seven injured in 'suspected terrorist' stabbings in Sweden...

STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Swedish police are investigating a possible terror incident after a man stabbed and injured at least seven people in the city....

 2021-03-04 22:33 

ABS-CBN

Vaccination ng health workers sa Cardinal Santos, sisimulan na...

Nasa higit 1,000 healthcare workers ng Cardinal Santos Medical Center sa San Juan City ang target na mabakunahan laban sa COVID-19....

 2021-03-04 22:32 

ABS-CBN

P680,000 halaga ng 'shabu', nasabat sa Recto; 3 timbog...

MAYNILA - Nasa P680,000 halaga ng hinihinalang shabu ang nasabat mula sa 3 suspek sa isang buy-bust operation sa Recto Avenue, Maynila nitong Huwebes....

 2021-03-04 22:30 

Manila Bulletin

Russia to help BIR on digitalization...

The Department of Finance (DOF) has instructed the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to pursue discussions with Russian tax officials on further improving the Philippines' tax administration system through digitalization. In a statement, Finance Secret...

 2021-03-04 22:30 

Manila Bulletin

China's AIIB asked to fund Pangasinan-Nueva Ecija expressway...

China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has been asked to help in the funding requirement for the proposed 180-kilometer Pangasinan-Nueva Ecija expressway. which the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) submitted to the bank ...

 2021-03-04 22:30 

The Strait Times

Football: Mount goal gives Chelsea deserved victory at Liverpool...

Liverpool slip to a club-record fifth successive home league defeat.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 22:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Fed's Powell pledges patience, says easy policy appropriate...

U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Thursday repeated his pledge to keep credit loose and flowing until Americans are back to work, ......

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