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 2021-03-04 23:56 

Malay Mail Online

Army Eastern Field Command commander says 3,500 soldiers in Sarawak to get Covid-19 vaccination shots under first phase...

KOTA SAMARAHAN, March 5 — A total of 3,500 members of the Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) in Sarawak will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine starting March 11, said Army Eastern Field Command commander Lt-Gen Datuk Mardzuki Muhammad. He......

 2021-03-04 23:55 

Philippine Star

Presumption of guilt? Proponents defend drug bill...
 2021-03-04 23:53 

Malay Mail Online

UN alleges war crimes in Ethiopia's Tigray, urges Eritrea pullout...

NEW YORK, Mar 5 — UN leaders yesterday alleged possible crimes against humanity in Ethiopia's Tigray region including by Eritrean troops, as they urged a pullout by the neighbouring country, which denies involvement. The United Nations also......

 2021-03-04 23:52 

Manila Bulletin

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

Tens of thousands of coastal residents in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu fled for higher ground Friday as a cluster of powerful earthquakes sparked a Pacific-wide tsunami alert. Warning sirens sounded across Noumea as authorities ordered evacuatio...

 2021-03-04 23:51 

Malay Mail Online

Sanchez hits brace to send Inter six points clear...

MILAN, Mar 5 — Alexis Sanchez struck twice in the second half for his first brace in the Inter Milan jersey as his side moved six points clear at the top of Serie A with a 2-1 win over Parma yesterday. Romelu Lukaku had a role in both the goals by.....

 2021-03-04 23:50 

The Strait Times

Prisoners put to work in Thai factories desperate for labour...

The plan would help convicts shed the stigma of having been in prison, with possibly ready employment upon their release.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 23:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Stellantis to distribute its stake in Faurecia to shareholders...

Stellantis on Thursday announced distribution of the stake it still holds in auto parts maker Faurecia to its shareholders....

 2021-03-04 23:48 

Malay Mail Online

Oprah Winfrey: Cultural powerhouse and trailblazing billionaire...

NEW YORK, Mar 5 — He may be the Queen's grandson, but she is American cultural royalty: Oprah Winfrey, whose upcoming bombshell interview with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is dominating headlines, is a billionaire TV phenomenon renowned for......

 2021-03-04 23:48 

Manila Bulletin

Pacific-wide tsunami alert after 8.1-magnitude quake...

A Pacific-wide tsunami alert was issued Friday after a 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck near New Zealand's remote Kermadec islands, following on from two powerful quakes earlier. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN) New Zealand ordered coastal evacuations as the Pa...

 2021-03-04 23:45 

Philippine Star

Leading the way toward a REgenerative future at 45...
 2021-03-04 23:45 

Jakarta Post

Facebook moves to curb political content. How will this affect Indonesia?...

Facebook said the curb was planned in consideration of the appetite of its users, after previously finding that most did not want politics to take over their feeds....

 2021-03-04 23:45 

The Strait Times

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on March 5...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Friday, March 5.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-04 23:40 

Inquirer.net

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Pagasa: Cloudy skies, rain showers over Northern Luzon due to 'amihan'...

MANILA, Philippines — The northeast monsoon or "amihan" is expected to bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers to Northern Luzon on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) repor...

 2021-03-04 23:40 

The Strait Times

GIC-backed Bank Jago races to upend mobile banking in Indonesia...

JAKARTA (BLOOMBERG) - Bank Jago will begin offering some banking services via mobile app this month before extending full-fledged products including loans, securing early-mover advantage in Indonesia's booming digital banking industry.. Read more at s...

 2021-03-04 23:38 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan plans to extend Tokyo area state of emergency to combat COVID-19...

The Japanese government plans to extend a state of emergency for Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures to combat COVID-19 until March 21, two ......

 2021-03-04 23:37 

Malay Mail Online

Nasdaq ends sharply lower after Powell comments...

NEW YORK, March 5 — Wall Street ended sharply lower yesterday, leaving the Nasdaq down nearly 10 per cent from its February record high, after remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell disappointed investors worried about rising longer-term.....

 2021-03-04 23:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Inter surge leaves Milan and Juve no margin for error...

REUTERS: It looked like being a thrilling Serie A title race, but Inter Milan's run of six league wins in a row has given them breathing space ......

 2021-03-04 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Top court set to rule on charter rejig...

The Constitutional Court is set to rule on March 11 whether parliament has the power to open the way for a rewrite of the charter in its entirety....

 2021-03-04 23:31 

The Strait Times

Gold crumbles to 9-month low as rising bond yields, US dollar dim appeal...

BENGALURU (REUTERS) - Gold slumped to a near nine-month low on Thursday (March 4) pressured by gains in the US dollar and US Treasury yields after Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell signalled no immediate move to address the surge in bond yields.. Read m...

 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....

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