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 2020-09-29 15:45 

The Strait Times

Armenia claims Turkish jet shot down one of its warplanes...

YEREVAN (AFP) - Armenia said on Tuesday (Sept 29) that a Turkish F-16 fighter jet had shot down one of its SU-25 warplanes after taking off from Azerbaijan amid fierce clashes over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:45 

Malay Mail Online

Hamilton offers veiled apology after F1 accusations...

LONDON, Sept 29 — Lewis Hamilton has offered a veiled apology for his claim that Formula One bosses are singling him out after he was hit with a 10-second penalty at the Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton's bid to match Michael Schumacher's record...

 2020-09-29 15:45 

Jakarta Post

S. Korea on alert over holidays despite slight drop in COVID-19 cases...

South Korea appealed on Tuesday for strict social-distancing despite a slight fall in the number of its new coronavirus cases, with millions of people set to travel for a major holiday....

 2020-09-29 15:43 

Malay Mail Online

New York City to fine people who refuse to wear mask as Covid-19 positive rate rises...

NEW YORK, Sept 29 — New York City will impose fines on people who refuse to wear a face covering as the rate of positive tests for the novel coronavirus climbed above 3 per cent for the first time in months, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today.......

 2020-09-29 15:42 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

19 Thais held for crossing Myanmar border...

Soldiers arrested 19 Thai casino employees who fled Myanmar for Tak's Mae Sot district early on Tuesday morning....

 2020-09-29 15:40 

Channel NewsAsia

JPMorgan settles spoofing probe for US$920 million: Report...

JPMorgan Chase & Co has admitted to wrongdoing and agreed to pay more than US$920 million to resolve market manipulation investigations by U.S....

 2020-09-29 15:40 

Malay Mail Online

Public Services Commission: Covid-19 pandemic not affecting public sector recruitment...

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 — The Covid-19 pandemic will not affect the recruitment of public sector employees, Public Services Commission (PSC) chairman Tan Sri Zainal Rahim Seman said. He said annually, the PSC had been recruiting about 13,000 to......

 2020-09-29 15:40 

Manila Standard

Two solons join Lakas-CMD...

Two congressmen have joined the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD) as the party continues to fortify its united voice to help President Rodrigo Duterte defeat the coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) pandemic....

 2020-09-29 15:37 

Jakarta Post

Drag queens to grace Vogue magazine cover in Brazil...

A pair of drag queens will grace the October cover of Vogue in Brazil, the magazine said on Monday, marking a landmark for the iconic fashion publication in a nation where openly gay and trans people face violence and discrimination....

 2020-09-29 15:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Food court at Changi Airport, several malls visited by COVID-19 cases during infectious period...

SINGAPORE: A food court at Changi Airport and seven shopping malls were among the locations added on Tuesday (Sep 29) to the list of public places ......

 2020-09-29 15:33 

The Strait Times

Changi Airport Terminal 1, Alexandra Village Food Centre and IMM among places visited by Covid-19 patients...

Ngee Ann City, Bugis Junction and Bugis+ were also listed as new locations visited by patients.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:31 

The Strait Times

Monarch, mediator, maverick: Kuwait's Emir Sabah...

KUWAIT CITY (AFP) - The Arab...

 2020-09-29 15:31 

The Strait Times

Britain and Canada sanction Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko...

SEOUL/OTTAWA (REUTERS) - Britain and Canada imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Tuesday (Sept 29) on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other senior officials over accusations their government rigged an election and committed viol...

 2020-09-29 15:30 

Jakarta Post

Nearly 280,000 US schoolchildren have had coronavirus: Study...

Almost 280,000 school-aged children were infected with the novel coronavirus between March 1 and September 19, according to detailed data released Monday in a report by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)....

 2020-09-29 15:30 

Manila Standard

MPTC ready to complete P28-B road project by 2022...

The Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation has set for completion in 2022 a package of road infrastructure projects with a combined project budget of P28 billion. Some of these projects have begun right-of-way acquisition efforts and are ready for constructio...

 2020-09-29 15:29 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Dutchman goes missing at Tg Bungah hill; search underway...
 2020-09-29 15:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Positive COVID test rules Azimeraw out of London Marathon...

LONDON: Degitu Azimeraw, who won the Amsterdam Marathon in a course record as a 20-year-old last year, and fellow Ethiopian and top coach Haji ......

 2020-09-29 15:24 

Malay Mail Online

New Batman story to debut on Spotify podcast in 2021...

SEPT 29 — An original story about Batman alter-ego Bruce Wayne will debut next year as a podcast series on the Spotify streaming service, the producers announced today. Called "Batman Unburied," the series is the first being developed throug...

 2020-09-29 15:22 

The Strait Times

India and Chinese troops settle in for winter of discontent along disputed border...

NEW DELHI - As India and China continue with military and diplomatic talks on their disputed border, troops positioned in the Ladakh region now have to additionally grapple with deteriorating weather conditions as winter sets in.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-09-29 15:22 

The Strait Times

Indian and Chinese troops settle in for winter of discontent along disputed border...

NEW DELHI - As India and China continue with military and diplomatic talks on their disputed border, troops positioned in the Ladakh region now have to additionally grapple with deteriorating weather conditions as winter sets in.. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-09-29 15:20 

The Strait Times

Forum: Govt can give fillip to boost electric car use...

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, Singapore recognised the need for strategies to curb pollution, reduce waste and ameliorate climate warming (Pushing sustainable development after Covid-19: The devil is in the details, Aug 28).. Read more at straitstime...

 2020-09-29 15:20 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Malaysia to get new Vatican envoy...
 2020-09-29 15:20 

Manila Standard

'Palay' bought at low prices—Recto...

Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said the Department of Agriculture should look into reported low buying price of palay with farmers taking to social media to complain that a newly-harvested kilo is being bought at P12, "which is lower than th...

 2020-09-29 15:19 

The Strait Times

Forum: Forget new park for Pek Kio, build up current one instead...

In Pek Kio, there lies a temporary exercise park which also serves as a green lung for the neighbourhood.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:19 

The Strait Times

Forum: Let teachers, students go mask-free in classrooms...

Now with the Covid-19 community cases being extremely low and businesses, theatres and other establishments opening up more, I feel it's time to address the use of masks in classrooms by teachers and students.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:19 

Channel NewsAsia

Weibo parent Sina and search engine Sogou latest to delist from US...

The parent company of China's vast Weibo platform and one of the country's biggest search engines have announced plans to delist from US stock ......

 2020-09-29 15:19 

The Strait Times

Forum: Put in place new pricing model for HDB flats...

The report on new price records for resale Housing Board flats is worrying (Skyscraper resale flat prices hit new highs despite crisis, Sept 13).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:17 

The Strait Times

Questions raised over controversial plan to raze a forest reserve in Selangor...

PULAU CAREY, SELANGOR - A controversial plan by the Selangor government to raze a forest reserve nearly twice the size of Sentosa island is being opposed by Malaysia's indigenous Orang Asli community, environmentalists and lawmakers from both sides of...

 2020-09-29 15:16 

The Strait Times

British regulator to review Taiwan-China bird spat...

TAIPEI (REUTERS) - Britain's charity regulator said on Tuesday (Sept 29) it was investigating a British bird conservation group that cut ties with a Taiwanese counterpart because it refused to promise in writing not to use terms that represent the isl...

 2020-09-29 15:16 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Heavily-pregnant Perak woman assaulted by stalker...
 2020-09-29 15:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Exeter, Racing dominate European Player of the Year shortlist...

Champions Cup finalists Exeter Chiefs and Racing 92 dominated the five-man shortlist for the European Player of the Year award, European ......

 2020-09-29 15:15 

Jakarta Post

Dutch advise masks in shops as virus surges...

The Dutch government on Monday tightened some of Europes most relaxed coronavirus rules after a surge in cases, ordering bars to shut early and recommending people wear masks in shops....

 2020-09-29 15:15 

Manila Standard

DFA nixes sale of PH properties...

Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. on Tuesday rejected anew the proposal to auction off the Philippine properties in Japan "for any reason" and instead suggested that properties of the Department of Health should be the ones be sold for...

 2020-09-29 15:13 

The Strait Times

Forum: Important lesson on having a strong SAF...

Two points struck me as I read about the strain Taiwan's armed forces have been going through (Taiwan's armed forces under pressure from Chinese incursions, Sept 27).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:13 

The Strait Times

Forum: Restrictions on use of sports facilities necessary for now...

We thank Mr Louis Ho Hwei Ming for his feedback (Private bookings make access to public stadium difficult, Sept 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:13 

The Strait Times

Forum: SGUnited Skills trainees can work but must fulfil commitments...

We thank Mr Eric Chen Yixiong for his feedback (Can students work for extra cash while on SGUnited Skills scheme?, Sept 24).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:12 

The Strait Times

Forum: SGQR's teething issues being tackled...

We thank Mr Ho Jin Kiat for his feedback on the Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR) unified e-payment solution (Iron out snags in digital push for hawkers, Sept 19).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-09-29 15:12 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Ireka says encouraging sales for Dwi@Rimbun Kasia, post-MCO...
 2020-09-29 15:10 

Malay Mail Online

UiTM embraces new norms, introduces convocation by appointment only...

SHAH ALAM, Sept 29 — Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is introducing the awarding of diplomas and degrees by appointment to ensure the safety, health, welfare and comfort (4K) of graduates, parents and all involved due to the Covid-19 pandemic.......

 2020-09-29 15:10 

The Strait Times

Trump sons say President pays payroll taxes, uses 'loopholes'...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Mr Donald Trump's companies pay millions of dollars in payroll, real estate and other taxes, his sons said on Tuesday (Sept 29) in defending their father against the New York Times' reporting on the President's avoidan...

 2020-09-29 15:10 

Manila Standard

DENR slams violence against forest workers...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources on Tuesday denounced the violence committed against a forester and two police officers involved in anti-illegal logging operations in the provinces of Aurora and Northern Samar....

 2020-09-29 15:09 

Jakarta Post

Elite Models ex-boss probed for alleged child rape in France...

A former top boss of one of the worlds biggest model agencies is to be investigated for rape and abusing an under-age girl as well as other women, French prosecutors announced on Monday....

 2020-09-29 15:08 

ABS-CBN

Environmental advocates oppose waste-to-energy incinerators proposal...

Environmental groups on Tuesday denounced moves in Congress to legalize garbage incineration, saying waste-to-energy plants are harmful to public health and environment....

 2020-09-29 15:07 

The Strait Times

US renews pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei in new 5G networks...

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Telecoms company Huawei Technologies is part of China's surveillance state, complicit in human rights abuses, a senior US official said on Tuesday (Sept 29), as Washington renewed pressure on Europe to ban the company from fifth-g...

 2020-09-29 15:05 

Malay Mail Online

Dow, S&P 500 dip ahead of US presidential debate...

NEW YORK, Sept 29 — The Dow edged lower in opening trading today as markets await the first US presidential debate amid partisan warring over a Supreme Court nomination and another federal stimulus package. About 20 minutes into trading, the Dow......

 2020-09-29 15:05 

Manila Standard

'Air travellers not allowed to transport more than P50k'...

The Bureau of Customs - Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Tuesday reminded air travelers that transporting money more than P50,000 are prohibited....

 2020-09-29 15:01 

Manila Bulletin

Makabayan solons emboldened by minority bloc support vs Badoy...

The House Minority Bloc backed the Makabayan congressmen in a big way Tuesday when they faced their nemesis Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy at the plenary budget debates. Fifteen of the Makabayan solons&#...

 2020-09-29 15:00 

Jakarta Post

Nestle to help develop dairy alternatives...

Swiss food giant Nestle, which has made billions with dairy products, said Monday it will host start-ups that want to develop vegetarian alternatives....

 2020-09-29 15:00 

Vietnam News

First Shopee co-branded credit card launched...

E-commerce platform Shopee, VPBank and Visa on Monday launched their first co-branded credit card with an eye on the fast-growing online market....

 2020-09-29 15:00 

Manila Standard

PAL resumes regular flights to Boracay via Caticlan...

Legacy carrier Philippine Airlines is set to resume flight operation in Boracay via Caticlan airport in Aklan....

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