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 2020-04-08 19:02 

Vietnam News

Vietnamese red dragon fruit sent to Australia...

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the restriction orders on movement, all marketing and distribution activities faced many difficulties....

 2020-04-08 19:02 

Jakarta Post

Chinese property tycoon and Xi critic under investigation...

An outspoken Chinese Communist Party critic and millionaire property tycoon, Ren Zhiqiang, has been placed under investigation for serious violations of discipline and law, an anti-graft watchdog said....

 2020-04-08 19:00 

Jakarta Post

Italian tenor Bocelli to sing on Easter from empty Milan Cathedral...

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will sing on Easter Sunday in a presentation from Milan Cathedral to be streamed online, the citys mayor said on Tuesday....

 2020-04-08 18:53 

Jakarta Post

Forced bank mergers last resort in safeguarding Indonesia’s financial sector: OJK...

Failure to follow the instruction of the OJK by a corporation could lead to imprisonment and a fine of at least Rp 1 trillion (US$61.4 million)....

 2020-04-08 18:51 

Jakarta Post

Haircuts and horses: India cricketers make most of coronavirus lockdown...

From Virat Kohli having his hair cut by his Bollywood wife, to Ravindra Jadeja on a stallion, Indias superstar cricketers are making the most of their enforced break during the national coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-04-08 18:48 

Jakarta Post

Jakarta will impose stronger mobility restrictions on Friday. Here’s what you need to know....

Jakarta is set to impose large-scale social restrictions to further limit movement starting Friday, but what does this mean?...

 2020-04-08 18:38 

Jakarta Post

Tanoto Foundation donates protective gear for health workers...

The Tanoto Foundation, founded by Sukanto Tanoto, has donated millions of pieces of personal protective equipment to support health workers handling patients with COVID-19....

 2020-04-08 18:38 

Jakarta Post

Mothers with COVID-19 should still breastfeed, touch their babies: WHO...

The Health Ministry recently shared some precautionary measures for mothers with COVID-19 to safely breastfeed....

 2020-04-08 18:30 

Jakarta Post

To cut or not to cut? In US, quarantine slows everything but hair growth...

The economy may have slowed and normal life come to a standstill, but in the world of hair, a follicle free-for-all unencumbered by coronavirus has Americans asking one critical question -- to cut or not to cut?...

 2020-04-08 18:22 

Jakarta Post

Online theater performance give artists a voice amid pandemic...

Jemuran Orang, a theater performance by Artery Performa, was staged online on the Budaya Saya YouTube channel and can be re-watched later....

 2020-04-08 18:19 

Jakarta Post

Cisco Webex sees surge in users as companies operate remotely...

In the first 20 days of March alone, there had been an accumulated 7 billion minutes of meetings on Webex, the companys data indicates....

 2020-04-08 18:15 

Channel NewsAsia

US senators question Amazon CEO about firing of warehouse protest leader...

Five Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote Amazon.com Inc to raise concern about its firing of a worker who protested warehouse operations ......

 2020-04-08 18:14 

Jakarta Post

Large number of Thai returnees from Indonesia carry COVID-19...

Forty-two of 76 Thais who returned from Indonesia on Monday are COVID-19 patients, a report on Tuesday said....

 2020-04-08 18:12 

Channel NewsAsia

British PM Johnson's condition 'improving' but remains in intensive care...

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's condition was said to be...

 2020-04-08 18:06 

Jakarta Post

70% of Malindo Air staff to take unpaid leave...

Malindo Air is ceasing all flights this month and asking 70 percent of its staff to take no-pay leave....

 2020-04-08 18:05 

Channel NewsAsia

US GDP will contract 30per cent in second quarter, 5per cent in 2020: PIMCO...

The forced closure of businesses across the United States and surge in unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic will force U.S. growth to ......

 2020-04-08 18:05 

ABS-CBN

DSWD chief says P100-B distributed to 4Ps for COVID-19 crisis, admits gaps for others...

DSWD Sec. Rolando Bautista admitted they had problems with the social amelioration program since it does not have a list of beneficiaries, unlike the 4Ps program....

 2020-04-08 18:05 

Jakarta Post

NZ PM cautiously optimistic about coronavirus, urges Easter 'staycation'...

New Zealand reported 50 new cases on Wednesday from 54 on Tuesday and 67 on Monday, bringing its tally to 1,210. One person has died....

 2020-04-08 18:04 

Jakarta Post

Five free-to-play games while waiting out the coronavirus...

Here are five free-to-play games (some with the option of in-app purchases) to consider as we stay home and wait out this wretched pandemic....

 2020-04-08 18:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Hundreds of US lenders get access to small business rescue program with new system launch...

The government's US$350 billion program to help ailing businesses took an important step forward on Wednesday, with the launch of a new system ......

 2020-04-08 17:52 

ABS-CBN

QC gov't: Police have freed 19 vegetable vendors caught during lockdown...

The 19 vegetable vendors who were recently caught violating the lockdown in Metro Manila and Luzon amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been released by the police, the Quezon City government said Tuesday....

 2020-04-08 17:51 

Channel NewsAsia

WHO urges coronavirus unity after Trump's attack...

GENEVA: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday (Apr 8) urged leaders to stop politicising the coronavirus ......

 2020-04-08 17:51 

Jakarta Globe

Infant in Bogor Becomes Indonesia's Youngest Covid-19 Patient...

It was not immediately known how the baby contracted the disease....

 2020-04-08 17:51 

Jakarta Globe

Drive-Through Rapid Testing for Covid-19 in Bogor...

The Bogor city administration conducted the test at Pajajaran Stadium on Tuesday....

 2020-04-08 17:51 

Jakarta Globe

Indonesia's Covid-19 Cases Near 3,000...

Nearly 18,000 medical and non-medical volunteers have registered with the Covid-19 Task Force to help fight the spread of coronavirus....

 2020-04-08 17:51 

Jakarta Globe

Jakarta Bans Gathering of More Than Five People Starting Friday...

The capital will follow stricter pandemic restrictions to avoid becoming a breeding ground for Covid-19....

 2020-04-08 17:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Google wins US DOJ backing to use segment of US-Asia undersea cable...

The U.S Justice Department on Wednesday recommended U.S. regulators approve Alphabet Inc's request to use part of an U.S.-Asia undersea ......

 2020-04-08 17:46 

Jakarta Post

EU ministers fail to agree virus economic rescue in all-night talks...

European Union finance ministers failed to agree in all-night talks on more support for their coronavirus-hit economies and their chairman said on Wednesday morning he was suspending the discussions until Thursday....

 2020-04-08 17:42 

The Strait Times

France knife attack suspect charged with terrorism offences, murder...

PARIS (REUTERS) - A man who killed two people in a knife attack in southeastern France at the weekend is a refugee from Sudan and has been charged with terrorism offences and murder, the French anti-terrorist prosecutor's office said on Wednesday (Apr...

 2020-04-08 17:41 

ABS-CBN

Quezon City bans acts of discrimination vs COVID-19 patients, frontliners...

The Quezon City government on Wednesday said it has banned acts of discrimination against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients, healthcare workers, and emergency service personnel in the city....

 2020-04-08 17:41 

Channel NewsAsia

Wall Street climbs on hopes of outbreak peaking, Sanders suspending White House bid...

Wall Street rose on Wednesday on hopes the coronavirus outbreak in the United States was close to its peak, with health insurers boosted by ......

 2020-04-08 17:41 

Channel NewsAsia

Dow Jones CEO Will Lewis to step down: FT...

The chief executive officer of News Corp owned Dow Jones, Will Lewis, is stepping down, according to a report by Financial Times on Wednesday, ......

 2020-04-08 17:37 

Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Govt to allocate Rp 100 billion to protect Indonesians abroad...

The Rp 10 billion budget had initially been earmarked for the management of the ministry building in Jakarta....

 2020-04-08 17:35 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: After Trump criticism, UN chief says now not the time to assess virus response...

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday (April 8) that now was not the time to assess the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling instead for the international community to focus on working in solidarity t...

 2020-04-08 17:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Centerview turns to Matthieu Pigasse to lead new Paris hub...

U.S. investment bank Centerview has hired Lazard's former France boss, Matthieu Pigasse, to lead its newly-launched Paris office and win business ......

 2020-04-08 17:29 

The Strait Times

Dow Jones CEO Will Lewis to step down: FT...

LONDON (REUTERS) - The chief executive officer of News Corp owned Dow Jones, Will Lewis, is stepping down, according to a report by Financial Times on Wednesday (April 8), citing people familiar with the matter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-04-08 17:28 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia's Jokowi wishes Boris Johnson quick recovery from COVID-19...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is undergoing medical treatment after testing positive for the coronavirus....

 2020-04-08 17:27 

Channel NewsAsia

Coronavirus plunges world economy into brutal recession...

PARIS: Measures imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus are pushing the world economy into a recession deeper and more painful than ......

 2020-04-08 17:26 

Jakarta Post

Galang COVID-19 hospital ready to admit TKI, ease burden on regional hospitals...

The newly inaugurated infectious diseases hospital is to be the point of entry for all migrant workers returning to the country....

 2020-04-08 17:25 

Jakarta Post

China's Wuhan lockdown ends, but another begins as local coronavirus cases rise...

Suifenhe City in Heilongjiang restricted the movement of its citizens on Wednesday in a similar fashion to that of Wuhan....

 2020-04-08 17:23 

Jakarta Post

Government debt issuance to triple to $62b as Indonesia fights COVID-19...

Indonesias new debt is expected to triple this year as the government struggles to fund its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2020-04-08 17:16 

Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Immigration Directorate General temporarily limits passport application services...

The Immigration Directorate General has limited passport application services until May 29....

 2020-04-08 17:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby - Wales players agree to 25per cent pay cut during coronavirus crisis...

Wales' top rugby players will take a 25per cent pay cut after the Professional Rugby Board (PRB) said on Wednesday it had reached an agreement ......

 2020-04-08 17:12 

Channel NewsAsia

Rugby: Welsh players take 25% pay cut...

LONDON: Players at Wales' four regions earning more than 25,000 (28,566 euros) will take a 25 per cent pay cut until Jul 1 due to the coronavirus ......

 2020-04-08 17:11 

Channel NewsAsia

Toyota extends North American plant shutdown; will stop paying 5,000 temp workers...

Toyota Motor Corp said Wednesday it plans to reopen its North American auto plants on May 4, extending its current shutdown by two additional weeks....

 2020-04-08 17:10 

Jakarta Post

Zoom sued for fraud over privacy, security flaws...

In a complaint filed Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, the company and its top officers were accused of concealing the truth about shortcomings in the apps software encryption, including its alleged vulnerability to hackers, as well as the unauthori...

 2020-04-08 17:08 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Duterte warns landlords: Don't pressure tenants, defer collection of rent...

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte warns lessors against pressuring tenants into paying their rent during the extended Luzon lockdown, saying that he will even "go against the law" to protect these tenants. "Huwag mo muna hi...

 2020-04-08 17:06 

Jakarta Post

In Asia, bucking the global lockdown trend...

As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis....

 2020-04-08 17:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Norwegian Air seeks US$4.3 billion debt-for-equity deal as crisis deepens...

Norwegian Air plans to convert up to US$4.3 billion of its debt into equity and to issue new shares as it seeks to stay in business following the ......

 2020-04-08 17:00 

ABS-CBN

Miyembro ng Philippine Marines, patay sa aksidente sa Maguindanao...

Patay ang isang miyembro ng 1st Marine Brigade ng Philippine Marines habang 12 kasama nito ang sugatan nang maaksidente ang sinasakyang military truck sa Barangay Alamada, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao nitong Miyerkoles ng umaga....

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