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 2021-03-07 09:40 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PNP files murder raps vs 8 suspects in Cotabato bombing...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has filed murder and frustrated murder charges against eight suspects in the January 27 North Cotabato bombing that killed one and injured two others. In a statement on Sunday, the PNP ident...

 2021-03-07 09:40 

ABS-CBN

Comelec, netizens may mga gimik sa social media para sa voter registration...

May sari-saring gimik ang Commission on Elections pati ang netizens sa social media para makahikayat ng mga tao na magparehistro para sa halalan 2022....

 2021-03-07 09:36 

Malay Mail Online

Sri Lanka's top Catholic demands action on Easter bombings probe...

COLOMBO, March 7 — The leader of Sri Lanka's Catholics demanded that the government find the perpetrators of deadly Easter attacks two years ago, as black-clad worshippers held silent protests outside the capital's churches today. No one......

 2021-03-07 09:33 

Cebu Daily News

Seven drug surrenderers of Mandaue barangay graduate from rehab program...

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Seven drug surrenderers in Barangay Ibabao-Estancia in Mandaue City have graduated from the city's community-based rehabilitation program on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Barangay Captain Romulo Echavez Jr. said it was t...

 2021-03-07 09:30 

Philippine Star

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 2021-03-07 09:30 

Tech in Asia

Shopee's Latin American ambitions...

Our top stories this week look at Shopee's expansion in Latin America, the growing Lazada mafia, and Gojek Singapore's first year of operations....

 2021-03-07 09:29 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Frozen meat: Maqis aims to raid more warehouses along country's border...
 2021-03-07 09:28 

Malay Mail Online

Saifuddin: Combating fake news major challenge for Communications Ministry...

PUTRAJAYA, March 7 — Countering fake news has been a big challenge for the Communications and Multimedia Ministry (KKMM) in the past one year, especially after the Covid-19 pandemic reared its ugly head, said Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He......

 2021-03-07 09:28 

Manila Bulletin

Iceiceice says releasing kpii is 'definitely a huge mistake' by TNC...

Photo screen-grabbed from SecretLab's exclusive interview with iceiceicea Veteran offlaner Daryl "iceiceice" Koh Pei Xiang was absolutely not a fan of TNC Predator's decision to let go of fellow seasoned position-3 player Damien "kpii&...

 2021-03-07 09:26 

Malay Mail Online

China's top diplomat says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for 'brighter future'...

BEIJING, March 7 — The Chinese government's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi today said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term stability, saying reform would bring about a "brighter future" for the city. Ch...

 2021-03-07 09:24 

Manila Bulletin

Two PEZA-registered cigarette makers in hot water; here's why...

The Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) are investigating two PEZA-registered cigarette manufacturers for allegedly having deficient papers. (PIXABAY / FILE PHOTO) A statement from PEZA Sunday, March 7 said the t...

 2021-03-07 09:24 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Dr Mahathir receives Covid-19 vaccine, urges Malaysians to register...
 2021-03-07 09:19 

Manila Bulletin

Vic Sotto urges fans to respect Maine and Arjo's relationship...

Actor-television host Vic Sotto stood up for Maine Mendoza and Arjo Atayde's relationship in a recent interview with DZRH. "Yung personal na buhay niya, dapat respetuhin natin. Eh, talagang sila ay nagmamahalan," said Vic. "Kung mahal niya...

 2021-03-07 09:19 

Malay Mail Online

TNB forecasts a rebound in its revenue this year...

KUALA NERANG, March 7 — Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB), which reported a 13.7 per cent drop in unaudited revenue to RM43.98 billion in 2020, expects the figure to improve this year despite the Covid-19 situation still facing the country. Chairman Datuk.....

 2021-03-07 09:19 

Bangkok Post

Wary Japan firms looking out for signs of risk in Myanmar chaos...

TOKYO: Sparked by a coup a month ago, the recent turmoil in Myanmar has many Japanese companies on the alert for any signs of change in prospects for what they see as a promising market....

 2021-03-07 09:18 

Malay Mail Online

Protests erupt across Myanmar; police fire tear gas at Mandalay sit-in...

YANGON, March 7 — Myanmar police fired tear gas to break up a sit-in demonstration by tens of thousands of people in Mandalay today, while protests were held in at least half a dozen other cities in some of the most widespread action against last......

 2021-03-07 09:14 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Penang Bridge cable fire due to electrical arc...
 2021-03-07 09:11 

Manila Bulletin

Rookie cop accidentally fires gun, kills inmate watching TV in Aurora...

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga A rookie policeman was disarmed after he accidentally killed a detainee while allegedly toying with his gun inside the San Luis Municipal Station in Aurora Saturday. Police Regional Office 3 (PRO 3) director Police Brig. Gen. Valeria...

 2021-03-07 09:11 

ABS-CBN

Robredo says not to be complacent as COVID-19 cases surge in Metro Manila...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday told Filipinos not to be complacent against COVID-19 following a surge in cases in Metro Manila....

 2021-03-07 09:09 

Philippine Star

Gov't implements stricter health protocols amid COVID-19 case surge — Palace...
 2021-03-07 09:09 

Malay Mail Online

Iran's Rouhani urges Europe to avoid 'threats or pressure'...

TEHRAN, March 7 — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani today urged Europe to avoid "threats or pressure" in any negotiations with Tehran, as he received Ireland's foreign minister amid diplomatic efforts to revive a landmark nuclear deal....

 2021-03-07 09:08 

The Strait Times

Iran president Rouhani urges Europe to avoid threats or pressure over nuclear deal...

European parties and Teheran have been trying to salvage the accord after Trump unilaterally withdrew from it.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-07 09:07 

Malay Mail Online

M'sian who escaped gallows in Singapore shares feelings...

SINGAPORE, March 7 — "I woke up this morning, my hands were shaking," said Beh Chew Boo, a Malaysian who was acquitted of all his five charges of bringing drugs to Singapore, and escaped the gallows. Bernama had the opportunity to meet the.....

 2021-03-07 09:06 

Manila Bulletin

Sunday Bloody Sunday! 9 dead, 6 arrested in a series of raids vs 'Left-leaning' groups in CALABARZON...

At least nine people were reportedly killed while three others were arrested in a series of operations conducted in the provinces of Cavite, Batangas, Laguna and Rizal against leaders and members of various groups being linked to communist rebels on Sunda...

 2021-03-07 09:05 

ABS-CBN

Operasyon ng mga sinehan, arcade pinatitigil ng Metro Manila mayors...

Pinatitigil ng mga mayor sa Metro Manila ang operasyon ng mga sinehan at arcarde dahil sa pagtaas ng bilang ng mga kaso ng COVID-19, ayon kay Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos Jr....

 2021-03-07 09:02 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

12MP to be tabled once Parliament reconvenes...
 2021-03-07 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

SMC to convert portions of head office space into small urban farms for support staff to grow fresh food, earn more...

San Miguel Corporation is building its first urban farm within its sprawling head office complex in Ortigas to help build self-sufficiency among its support staff and help put agriculture back into the spotlight. Under the program, interested employees an...

 2021-03-07 09:00 

Manila Bulletin

Blachowicz stuns previously-unbeaten Adesanya at UFC 259...

Photo from Jan Blachowicz's Instagram account Jan Blachowicz upset the odds with a grinding unanimous points decision over the previously unbeaten Israel Adesanya to retain his world light heavyweight title at UFC 259 in Las Vegas on Sunday. "If I...

 2021-03-07 08:59 

Malay Mail Online

Man Utd's Fernandes brushes off criticism of big-game record...

LONDON, March 7 — Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has brushed off criticism over his performances against the Premier League's top clubs, saying his impact should not be judged solely on goals and assists. Fernandes has made a big.....

 2021-03-07 08:59 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

MH370: Seven years on still no closure...
 2021-03-07 08:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Iraq's Mosul...

MOSUL, Iraq: Pope Francis prayed Sunday (Mar 7) for...

 2021-03-07 08:49 

Malay Mail Online

China says hopes US will remove 'unreasonable' restrictions on cooperation...

BEIJING, March 7 — The Chinese government's top diplomat, Wang Yi, said today that Beijing is willing to communicate with the United States on the basis of mutual respect and hopes Washington will remove all "unreasonable4; restrictions o...

 2021-03-07 08:47 

The Strait Times

Basketball: Unbowed by setbacks, Loiter knows anything is possible with hard work, determination...

Singaporean, 18, is upbeat about her US college career.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-07 08:47 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Filipino domestic worker shows the positives of life in Lebanon using TikTok...

BEIRUT — There is almost nothing Raquel Barrion doesn't know about the two Lebanese children she has looked after since they were babies. But one day, the Filipina domestic worker decided to find out how much they knew about her. Barrion, 39, wa...

 2021-03-07 08:47 

Manila Bulletin

MARCHING ON: AOS vs. ASAP Which Sunday noontime show trended on March 7...

' AOS' opening number It may be hot outside, but so are these performances from "All Out Sundays" and "ASAP Natin 'To," but which show made it to the Twitter trend list? "All Out Sundays" turned up the heat with Julie A...

 2021-03-07 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Swiss vote on 'burqa ban'...

GENEVA: Switzerland votes Sunday on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, despite women in Islamic full-face veils being an exceptionally rare sight in Swiss streets....

 2021-03-07 08:44 

Manila Bulletin

DOH records 3K plus new COVID-19 cases for third straight day...

The Department of Health on Sunday again recorded more than 3,000 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) The March 7 case bulletin of the DOH showed 3,276 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in th...

 2021-03-07 08:44 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Gorayeb: Getting Dimaculangan was PLDT's top priority...

MANILA, Philippines --- PLDT Home Fibr was left in a bind when the competing teams in the Premier Volleyball League started signing players left and right.Head coach Roger Gorayeb found himself at a disadvantage after most of the top players have already ...

 2021-03-07 08:39 

Cebu Daily News

New COVID-19 cases in PH breach 3,000-mark for 3rd straight day...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reported an additional 3,276 cases of COVID-19, pushing the number of total active coronavirus cases in the Philippines to 36,043. This is the third straight day that the DOH reported new cases th...

 2021-03-07 08:38 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Researcher says alien fish in rivers will cause ecological, economic harm...
 2021-03-07 08:37 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

UAE's first independent digital banking platform launches...

DUBAI — The first independent digital banking platform in the United Arab Emirates launched on Sunday, a neobank hoping to become a leader in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. Dubai-based YAP does not have a banking license itself but has part...

 2021-03-07 08:36 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Cars stuck in floodwater as rain batters Melaka...
 2021-03-07 08:33 

The Strait Times

Football: United's Fernandes brushes off criticism of big-game record...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has brushed off criticism over his performances against the Premier League's top clubs, saying his impact should not be judged solely on goals and assists.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-03-07 08:32 

Malay Mail Online

Mustapa: 12th Malaysia Plan to be tabled once Parliament is allowed to sit...

JELI, March 7 — The 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) will be tabled once Parliament is allowed to sit, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Economy) Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said. He said the 12MP is ready for tabling and it is constantly......

 2021-03-07 08:30 

Manila Bulletin

MB Daily News Update...

A sudden surge in the incidence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Metro Manila has alarmed authorities, and this could affect plans for the lowering of quarantine restrictions in the metropolis. But apart from stories on the pandemic, we have also ...

 2021-03-07 08:30 

Philippine Star

Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Iraq's Mosul...
 2021-03-07 08:29 

Channel NewsAsia

China's top diplomat says Hong Kong needs electoral reform for 'brighter future'...

The Chinese government's top diplomat State Councillor Wang Yi on Sunday said the electoral system in Hong Kong must be improved for long-term ......

 2021-03-07 08:28 

Malay Mail Online

Pope Francis prays for 'victims of war' in Iraq's Mosul...

MOSUL, March 7 — Pope Francis prayed today for "victims of war" outside a centuries-old church in Iraq's Mosul, where the Islamic State group ravaged one of the world's oldest Christian communities until the jihadists' defeat thr...

 2021-03-07 08:26 

Manila Bulletin

Bidding for P392-M Youth Convergence Center in Baguio slated...

BAGUIO CITY Mayor Benjamin Magalong has disclosed that the bidding for the construction of the P392-million Youth Convergence Center within the Baguio Athletic Bowl here will be held by the end of March or early April. Mayor Benjamin Magalong (JJ Landingi...

 2021-03-07 08:25 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Sabah seeking to restore the right to collect revenues from marine products...

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