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 2021-03-02 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Palace receive injury boost as Zaha nears full fitness...

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said forward Wilfried Zaha is nearing full fitness but will not be rushed back into action when they host ......

 2021-03-02 15:15 

Manila Standard

Probe Cordillera 'tokhang' — solons...

The Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives has sought a congressional investigation into the reported plan of Cordillera officials to conduct tokhang-like operations against left-leaning individuals....

 2021-03-02 15:15 

Jakarta Post

Euro 2020 shrouded in uncertainty 100 days before kick-off...

The opening match between Turkey and Italy is due to be played in Rome on June 11, while seven matches are set to go ahead at Wembley in London, including both semi-finals and the final....

 2021-03-02 15:11 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo gushes over Pili nuts served at lunch with Canadian envoy...

Canadian Ambassador Peter MacArthur went an extra mile to make Vice President Leni Robredo feel welcome during their lunch on Tuesday, March 2, by serving Pili nuts, which is indigenous to Bicol Region, in their menu. (Photo from OVP) Robredo, who is a Bi...

 2021-03-02 15:11 

Malay Mail Online

IGP: Police hope MACC will share info on Macau scam, online gambling probe...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 2 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is hoping that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will share every information on its probe into the Macau Scam syndicate and online gambling activities. Inspector-General of......

 2021-03-02 15:10 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

'This has to stop now:' PH calls for immediate release of Myanmar's Suu Kyi...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is calling for the immediate release of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained after a military power grab in the Southeast Asian country. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. issued th...

 2021-03-02 15:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Beijing dismisses alleged Chinese hacking of Indian vaccine makers...

China on Tuesday rejected an allegation by a cyber intelligence firm that a state-backed hacking group targeted the IT systems of two Indian ......

 2021-03-02 15:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Beijing dismisses alleged Chinese hacking of Indian COVID-19 vaccine makers...

China on Tuesday rejected an allegation by a cyber intelligence firm that a state-backed hacking group targeted the IT systems of two Indian ......

 2021-03-02 15:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Instacart valuation more than doubles to US$39 billion with latest funding round...

Instacart has more than doubled its valuation in less than six months to US$39 billion with a US$265 million fundraising round from existing ......

 2021-03-02 15:10 

Manila Standard

Grave of 4 Filipinos killed by IS found after 6 years...

The grave of the four Filipino oil workers kidnapped and executed by the terrorist group Islamic State six years ago has finally been located, the Philippine Embassy in Libya said Tuesday....

 2021-03-02 15:05 

Manila Standard

Number coding remains suspended in NCR...

The number coding scheme remained suspended in the National Capital Region, except in Makati City where a modified coding scheme is being enforced....

 2021-03-02 15:03 

The Strait Times

Safeguards for progressive wage model must be in place to stop vendors from profiteering: MPs...

SINGAPORE - More is being done to help low-wage workers through the progressive wage model (PWM), but safeguards must be in place to avoid passing costs to others and stop unscrupulous vendors from profiteering under the guise of rising wages.. Read more ...

 2021-03-02 15:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Thai court approves arrest warrant for activist accused of burning king's portrait...

BANGKOK: A Thai criminal court on Tuesday (Mar 2) approved an arrest warrant for an anti-government activist accused of burning a portrait of the ......

 2021-03-02 15:00 

Manila Bulletin

Senate calls for immediate pilot test of face-to-face classes...

The Senate is officially recommending to the government the resumption of face-to-face classes by starting with its "localized, limited" pilot implementation in low-risk areas of the Philippines. Senators adopted on Tuesday night the substitute re...

 2021-03-02 15:00 

Manila Standard

National Museum reopens to visitors 15-65 years old...

The National Museum of the Philippines has finally reopened yesterday after almost a year of suspending operations because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-03-02 14:58 

Malay Mail Online

Canada economy contracted by a record 5.4pc in 2020...

OTTAWA, March 2 — Canada's pandemic-hit economy contracted 5.4 per cent in 2020, its worst plunge on record, despite a strong rebound in the final three months of the year, the national statistical agency said today. In the fourth quarter of......

 2021-03-02 14:58 

The Strait Times

Malaysia to allow cinemas to reopen again...

KUALA LUMPUR (ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Cinemas halls in Malaysia have been given the green light to reopen as the most heavily populated regions of the country will enter a more relaxed Movement Control Order (MCO) from Friday (March 5).. Read more at straits...

 2021-03-02 14:57 

Malay Mail Online

Covid-19: Perak allows marriage solemnisation to be held in halls...

IPOH, March 2 — The Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIPk) has allowed marriage solemnisation ceremonies to be held in hotels or multipurpose community halls effective this Friday. Its director Datuk Mohd Yusop Husin said however the total......

 2021-03-02 14:57 

Malay Mail Online

German unemployment steady in February...

BERLIN, March 2 — German unemployment was stable in February, official data showed today, despite the pain of prolonged shutdowns to slow the spread of Covid-19. The seasonally adjusted jobless rate in Europe's top economy stood at 6.0 per cent,...

 2021-03-02 14:53 

Manila Bulletin

Pangilinan defends Robredo from Duterte's rants...

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is the problem, not Vice President Leni Robredo. Opposition Senator Francis ''Kiko'' Pangilinan, president of the 75-year-old Liberal Party (LP), issued the statement in response to President Duterte's ra...

 2021-03-02 14:52 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Ibrahimovic defends Sanremo role, stands by LeBron comments...

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has defended his controversial appearance at Italy's Sanremo music festival and reiterated his belief that athletes like Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James should stay out of politics.The 39-year-old Swede has rec...

 2021-03-02 14:51 

ABS-CBN

Filipina domestic helper recounts experience under sacked PH envoy to Brazil...

The Filipina household helper physically abused by the Philippine ambassador to Brazil recounted to ABS-CBN News the maltreatment she experienced at the hands of the envoy....

 2021-03-02 14:51 

The Strait Times

Football: Ian St John's buddy Jimmy Greaves among those paying tribute as Liverpool legend dies at 82...

LONDON (AFP) - Jimmy Greaves was among those paying tribute to a...

 2021-03-02 14:50 

Channel NewsAsia

OPEC demand outlook sees oil stocks falling in 2021: sources...

OPEC expects oil inventories to drop by about 400 million barrels in 2021 in the latest supply and demand outlook being reviewed by a technical ......

 2021-03-02 14:50 

Channel NewsAsia

OPEC sees positive oil market outlook, but downside risks persist...

OPEC expects oil inventories to drop by about 400 million barrels in 2021 in the latest supply and demand outlook being reviewed by a technical ......

 2021-03-02 14:50 

Manila Standard

Bill protects old, disabled...

A bill penalizing the "criminal neglect," abuse and abandonment of senior citizens and people with disability has been filed at the House of Representatives....

 2021-03-02 14:50 

Jakarta Post

Zoom earnings strong at close of pandemic-plagued year...

The quarterly earnings report came with a forecast by the company that it will grow some 40 percent in the current year despite the likelihood that vaccines will make remote work and school less of a necessity....

 2021-03-02 14:48 

ABS-CBN

More Filipino healthcare workers get inoculated with Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine...

More healthcare workers in Metro Manila get inoculated with the vaccine developed by Sinovac....

 2021-03-02 14:48 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

DFA no longer allows its diplomats to take along domestic staff abroad...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is no longer allowing its diplomats to bring domestic staff to their assignments abroad to prevent a repeat of the maltreatment of a Filipino helper in the hands of Manila's then-amba...

 2021-03-02 14:46 

Malay Mail Online

Southgate facing 'big decisions' over England attack at Euros...

LONDON, March 2 — Gareth Southgate has admitted he is facing "big decisions" over which players to include in England's attack for the European Championships. The coronavirus-delayed tournament will now kick off a year later than planned...

 2021-03-02 14:44 

ABS-CBN

Pinuno umano ng sindikato, patay matapos 'manlaban' sa Nueva Ecija...

Patay ang isang tinuturong leader ng drug group matapos umano siyang manlaban sa mga awtoridad sa San Isidro, Nueva Ecija nitong Martes....

 2021-03-02 14:42 

ABS-CBN

Malacaang pleased with launch of COVID-19 vaccination drive...

Malacaang is pleased with the outcome of the first two days of the government's COVID-19 vaccination program....

 2021-03-02 14:42 

The Strait Times

Budget debate: Issues raised by MPs concerning workers, local and foreign...

SINGAPORE - At the start of debate on the Ministry of Manpower's (MOM) budget on Tuesday (March 2), 25 MPs spoke on various topics concerning workers. Manpower Minister Josephine Teo and her colleagues will reply when the debate resumes on Wednesday.....

 2021-03-02 14:41 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Head of French church child abuse probe says victims as many as 10,000...
 2021-03-02 14:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Canadian dollar adds to Monday's rally as economy grows...

The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Tuesday, adding to the previous day's rally as oil prices rose and domestic data ......

 2021-03-02 14:40 

Manila Standard

Senate report calls for MVIS suspension...

The Senate has adopted the report of the Senate committee on public services recommending the Department of Transportation's (DOTr) Department Order 2018-019 and all its related issuances to be officially repealed....

 2021-03-02 14:37 

Malay Mail Online

Wolff says Mercedes still fired up for success...

LONDON, March 2 — The Mercedes Formula One team despite seven successive constructors titles possesses the "same fire, hunger and passion" says team principal Toto Wolff as when he arrived in 2013. The 49-year-old Austrian's remarks came...

 2021-03-02 14:33 

Manila Bulletin

Bills on Philhealth contributions' hike to be taken up by the Senate — Zubiri...

Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri on Tuesday vowed to calendar for floor debate an upcoming committee report on bills seeking to grant President Duterte the power to suspend the scheduled increased monthly premium contributions to the Philippine H...

 2021-03-02 14:32 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Myanmar security forces fire on anti-coup protesters...
 2021-03-02 14:32 

Philippine Star

Facebook scored for skipping Senate hearing on online child abuse, exploitation...
 2021-03-02 14:32 

Malay Mail Online

Politicians, doctors and a fortune-teller: Myanmar's new wave of detainees...

YANGON, March 2 — Since Myanmar's military seized power in a coup on Feb. 1, overthrowing elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, security forces have detained more than 1,000 people, hundreds at protests and many more in raids - often at night. As......

 2021-03-02 14:30 

Malay Mail Online

Cradle Fund trial: Arrow fragments found in house compound, court told...

SHAH ALAM, March 2 — A witness in the murder trial of Nazrin Hassan told the High Court here today that fragments of an arrow were found in the compound of the Cradle Fund chief executive officer's house when police were investigating the case.....

 2021-03-02 14:30 

Malay Mail Online

Asean says it is ready to assist Myanmar, calls for peaceful solution...

YANGON, March 3 —The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Tuesday called on all parties to refrain from instigating further violence in Myanmar and to seek a peaceful solution following weeks of protests after the military seized......

 2021-03-02 14:30 

Manila Standard

President orders land for rebel returnees...

Agrarian Reform Secretary John Castriciones on Tuesday disclosed the order of President Rodrigo Duterte to distribute agricultural land to rebel returnees to ensure progress and lasting peace in the countryside....

 2021-03-02 14:30 

Jakarta Post

Yahoo Japan operator, Line merge to take on foreign tech giants...

With a combined user base of about 150 million in Japan, the merger of Z Holdings, a SoftBank Group subsidiary, and Line will make it one of the biggest information technology companies in the country....

 2021-03-02 14:29 

Manila Bulletin

Lower House OKs bill providing presumptions on guilt of drug coddlers, financiers...

Amid concerns aired against its alleged unfair and constitutionally questionable provisions, the bill proposing to plug legal loopholes in the current drugs law was approved on third and final reading in the House of Representatives. With 188 "yes"...

 2021-03-02 14:28 

Channel NewsAsia

COVAX vaccine programme to deliver 237 million doses to 142 nations by end-May...

Some 237 million doses of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are expected to be delivered to 142 countries by the end of May through the COVAX ......

 2021-03-02 14:27 

Tech in Asia

Sea Group expects ecommerce revenue to double to over $4.5b in 2021...

The increase in guidance comes as the Southeast Asian internet giant saw its ecommerce revenues rise the most during the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2021-03-02 14:24 

ABS-CBN

Petitioners say anti-terror law not necessary...

Supreme Court magistrates concluded interpellating petitioners against the Anti-Terrorism Act....

 2021-03-02 14:23 

Malay Mail Online

Police looking for man from Aceh to assist in probe on syabu seizure...

BUKIT MERTAJAM, March 2 — Police are looking for a man from Aceh, Indonesia to assist in investigations related to last Thursday's arrest of five men and the seizure of syabu worth RM22.46 million. Seberang Perai Tengah District Police chief ACP...

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