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 2022-01-13 14:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Sweden reports record 25,215 Covid cases, sees peak at end of January...
 2022-01-13 14:47 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Indonesia does not recognize Taliban govt in Afghanistan: ministry - ANTARA News...

The humanitarian aid dispatched by the Indonesian government for the Afghan people recently must not be considered an acknowledgment of the Taliban ......

 2022-01-13 14:45 

Manila Bulletin

Lacson welcomes 'Odette' ad spending donation challenge from Zubiri...

Partido Reporma chairman and standard-bearer Panfilo 'Ping' Lacson on Thursday, Jan. 14 welcomed the appeal of Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri for candidates in the 2022 national elections to donate part of their television advertising funds to victims...

 2022-01-13 14:43 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Vaccination coverage among children in Yogyakarta reaches 81.5% - ANTARA News...

COVID-19 vaccination coverage in the 611 age group in Yogyakarta has reached 81.5 percent of the target set by the Health Ministry, head of the ......

 2022-01-13 14:43 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Taliban release first budget since Afghan takeover...
 2022-01-13 14:40 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Meratus Geopark collaborating with stakeholders for UGG tag - ANTARA News...

South Kalimantan's Meratus Geopark Management Agency is collaborating with stakeholders for the development of the area as part of efforts to provide the ......

 2022-01-13 14:39 

Channel NewsAsia

Blockchain firm BTCS soars on retail rush for bitcoin dividends...

:Shares in blockchain technology-focused firm BTCS Inc rocketed on Thursday, set to extend a four-day rally, as more retail investors scooped them up after the company last week offered to pay dividends in bitcoin.The Silver Spring, Maryland-based company...

 2022-01-13 14:39 

ABS-CBN

DOH: IATF has approved shorter COVID-19 quarantine period...

The updated health mandate will take effect as soon as a 'policy is issued,' DOH spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire said Thursday....

 2022-01-13 14:39 

Malay Mail Online

Finland cuts quarantine times as Covid pressure mounts...

HELSINKI, Jan 13 — Finland's health authorities cut the recommended quarantine period for Covid-19 patients by up to half today, as the prime minister faced criticism for stepping back from virus policy as infections hit record levels. The......

 2022-01-13 14:38 

The Strait Times

Poorer nations dump millions of close-to-expiry Covid-19 vaccines: Unicef...

More than a 100 million have been rejected just in December alone.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-01-13 14:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippines defends 'no vax, no ride' policy on public transport...

MANILA: The Philippine government on Thursday (Jan 13) defended a controversial ban on unvaccinated people using public transport in the capital Manila where Omicron is fuelling a record surge in cases.The rule, announced by the Department of Transportati...

 2022-01-13 14:35 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Philippines defends 'no vax, no ride' on public transport...
 2022-01-13 14:27 

Malay Mail Online

GSK, Vir seek US approval for Covid-19 antibody therapy as shot in arm...

NEW YORK, Jan 13 — GSK and Vir Biotechnology said today they are seeking US approval for their antibody-based Covid-19 treatment to be given as a shot in the arm, on top of the currently approved intravenous administration. Yesterday, the......

 2022-01-13 14:24 

Channel NewsAsia

South Africa blow as captain Van Niekerk ruled out of World Cup...

CAPE TOWN : South Africa have been dealt a heavy blow ahead of the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup after captain Dane van Niekerk was ruled out of the tournament with an injury sustained as she slipped and fell while at home.The experienced Van Niekerk...

 2022-01-13 14:22 

The Strait Times

Germany among first to recommend Covid-19 booster for 12 to 17-year-olds...

The European Union's drugs regulator has not given approval for this age group.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2022-01-13 14:22 

Manila Bulletin

House panel OKs in principle bill regulating E-wallets, bank accounts...

The House Committee on Banks and Financial Intermediaries has approved in principle the substitute bill that proposes to regulate the use of bank accounts and E-wallets, stressing the prohibition on their use for unusual and suspicious financial activity....

 2022-01-13 14:21 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo says she'd rather beat Marcos in May polls than for him to get disqualified...

Vice President Leni Robredo said she would rather defeat her opponent former senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. in the May elections than for him to get disqualified from running for the presidency. Vice President Leni Robredo (OVP photo) Rob...

 2022-01-13 14:16 

ABS-CBN

Mayor Isko Moreno issues show cause order vs UE Manila after defying health break order for its tertiary level...

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno on Thursday issued a show cause order against the University of the East (UE) for supposedly defying the local government's week-long "health break" for all classes across the city....

 2022-01-13 14:16 

The Strait Times

Russia says Ukraine talks hit 'dead end, Poland warns of risk of war...

VIENNA/MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Poland's foreign minister said on Thursday (Jan 13)that Europe was closer to war than any time in the last 30 years as Russia gave a bleak assessment of diplomatic efforts this week to defuse tensions over Ukraine.. Read more...

 2022-01-13 14:14 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Lucas Digne joins Villa from Everton...
 2022-01-13 14:13 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#Showbiz: Tomok receives only RM19.06 for royalty payment?...
 2022-01-13 14:13 

Manila Bulletin

Resorts World Manila continues its rigorous health and safety measures...

Metro Manila has been upgraded to Alert Level 3 status from January 3 to 15 in an effort to curb the increased spread of COVID-19 in the area. The integrated resort has quickly adjusted operation capacity in full compliance with the government and IATF gu...

 2022-01-13 14:13 

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesian woman flogged 100 times for adultery, partner gets 15...

IDI: An Indonesian woman was flogged 100 times on Thursday (Jan 13) in conservative Aceh province for adultery while her male partner, who denied the accusations, received just 15 lashes.Ivan Najjar Alavi, the head of the general investigation division at...

 2022-01-13 14:09 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Newcastle sign Burnley forward Chris Wood...
 2022-01-13 14:09 

Malay Mail Online

EU blocks mega-merger of South Korean shipbuilders...

BRUSSELS, Jan 13 — The EU today blocked the merger of two South Korean ship-making giants over concerns the deal would restrict the supply of large liquefied gas carriers, posing a threat to Europe's energy security. The takeover of Daewoo......

 2022-01-13 14:03 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Germany's Covid-19 cases hit new record as labs warn of testing crunch...
 2022-01-13 14:01 

Channel NewsAsia

England to cut minimum COVID-19 self-isolation to five days...

LONDON: The minimum COVID-19 self-isolation period in England will be cut to five days from seven if someone tests negative twice, Health Secretary Sajid Javid said on Thursday (Jan 13), a move that could reduce staffing disruption in businesses and infra...

 2022-01-13 13:58 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

UK PM fights for political survival after lockdown party shame...
 2022-01-13 13:57 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysia floods: Almost 100pc heads of household receive compassionate aid payments, says Nadma...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — Almost 100 per cent of household heads (KIR) relocated to temporary relief centres (PPS) during the first wave of floods have received compassionate aid (BWI) payments so far. The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma)......

 2022-01-13 13:55 

Malay Mail Online

Digital pound could hit financial stability and erode privacy, UK lawmakers warn...

LONDON, Jan 13 — A digital pound used by consumers could harm financial stability, raise the cost of credit and erode privacy, though a version for wholesale use in the financial sector demands greater appraisal, British lawmakers said today.......

 2022-01-13 13:52 

Malay Mail Online

National unity minister: Thaipusam SOPs based on temple management proposals, health risk assessments...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 — The National Unity Minister Datuk Halimah Mohamed Sadique said standard operating procedures (SOP) for Thaipusam celebrations have been drawn up based on recommendations submitted by temple management as well as health risk......

 2022-01-13 13:51 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

6 dead as scaffolding collapses at Iraq Shiite pilgrimage site...
 2022-01-13 13:49 

Channel NewsAsia

Alpine skiing-Odermatt wins last men's super-G before Beijing...

Swiss skier Marco Odermatt cemented his status as an Olympic favourite with victory on home snow in Wengen, the last men's Alpine World Cup super-G before next month's Beijing Winter Games.The 24-year-old overall World Cup leader completed the lon...

 2022-01-13 13:48 

Malay Mail Online

Man Utd must finish in top three, says Ronaldo...

LONDON, Jan 13 — Cristiano Ronaldo says finishing outside the top three in the Premier League would be unacceptable for Manchester United as Ralf Rangnick struggles to turn around his under-performing team. The German interim boss has steadied the.....

 2022-01-13 13:47 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Porsche records history making results in 2021...
 2022-01-13 13:46 

Malay Mail Online

China growth seen slowing to 5.2pc in 2022, modest policy easing expected...

BEIJING, Jan 13 — China's economic growth is likely to slow to 5.2 per cent in 2022, before steadying in 2023, a Reuters poll showed, as the central bank steadily ramps up policy easing to ward off a sharper downturn. The expected 2022 growth......

 2022-01-13 13:45 

Bangkok Post

UK PM fights for political survival after lockdown party shame...

LONDON - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was fighting for his political future on Thursday, as his Conservatives descended into open internal warfare after he was forced to apologise for attending a boozy lockdown party....

 2022-01-13 13:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Gabon's Aubameyang out of quarantine and ready to play...

YAOUNDE : Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to training on Thursday following the end of his COVID-19 quarantine ahead of their second game at the Africa Cup of Nations against Ghana in Yaounde on Friday.He missed their opening Group C win ov...

 2022-01-13 13:43 

Malay Mail Online

More US medical teams to bolster states as Omicron surges...

WASHINGTON, Jan 13 — Another 1,000 federal health workers are deploying to six states to help alleviate overwhelmed hospitals amid the US surge in Omicron-related Covid-19 cases, the White House said today. The teams of between seven and 25......

 2022-01-13 13:43 

Malay Mail Online

Erdogan tells EU envoys bloc ignored Turkey's efforts to improve ties...

ANKARA, Jan 13 — President Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday told ambassadors from the European Union that the bloc had not provided meaningful support in battling migration and that it had not reciprocated Turkey's efforts to improve relations. Ties.....

 2022-01-13 13:42 

Malay Mail Online

Aubameyang trains with Gabon at Africa Cup of Nations after negative Covid-19 test...

LIBREVILLE (Gabon), Jan 13 — Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returned to training with the Gabon squad ahead of tomorrow's Africa Cup of Nations clash with Ghana after testing negative for Covid-19. The 32-year-old — who is out o...

 2022-01-13 13:42 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Proposed change in Public Service Act legislates Sinophobia, says ex-NIA chief...

MANILA, Philippines — The provision in the proposed amendment of the Public Service Act which prohibits the participation of state-owned enterprises is a cause of concern since it "clearly" targets Chinese-owned enterprises, former National ...

 2022-01-13 13:41 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

11 killed in Philippine truck crash...
 2022-01-13 13:40 

Malay Mail Online

Nord Stream 2 'unrelated' to Ukraine conflict, says German minister...

BERLIN, Jan 13 — Germany's defence minister warned today against using the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline as a bargaining chip in a bid to solve the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, calling it "unrelated". The pipeline "sho...

 2022-01-13 13:40 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

W Java prepares anticipatory measures against potential COVID-19 surge - ANTARA News...

The provincial government of West Java has prepared anticipatory measures against any potential surge in COVID-19 cases due to the new B.1.1.529, or Omicron, ......

 2022-01-13 13:40 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

In Beijing's Olympic bubble: police escorts, daily COVID-19 tests, robot chefs...

BEIJING---In a hived-off section of the Beijing airport, arrivals for next month's Winter Olympics are met by staff in white protective suits and undergo COVID-19 tests and swabs of luggage before being whisked in police-escorted buses to fenced-off h...

 2022-01-13 13:37 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Taking COVID-19 booster shots not mandatory: Health Ministry - ANTARA News...

Health Ministry's spokesperson, Siti Nadia Tarmizi, clarified that the booster vaccination provided by the government to increase individual protection ......

 2022-01-13 13:36 

Malay Mail Online

Floods in Kampung Seduan Jaya, Sibu receding...

SIBU, Jan 13 — The floods which inundated parts of Kampung Seduan Jaya here is receding after a day of fair weather today. "There is no more floodwater at the housing area in the first location at Lot 482 Jeriah Barat 5 Kampung Seduan Jaya.......

 2022-01-13 13:32 

Manila Bulletin

'Baby Shark' sets new record as first video in history to reach 10 billion views on YouTube...

"Baby Shark Dance," the children's music video, has achieved a new milestone by reaching 10 billion views on YouTube on Jan. 13. It is the first video in the world to hit 10 billion views on YouTube to make it the most viewed video in YouTube ...

 2022-01-13 13:31 

Malay Mail Online

Dollar extends losses, euro rallies as traders reassess rate hike bets...

LONDON, Jan 13 — The dollar fell further today to two-month lows after US inflation proved weaker than feared in December, prompting investors to cut crowded long positions in the currency. The euro was a big beneficiary of the move and extended......

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