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 2017-03-25 13:30 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Low wages trigger high debts among Malaysian police... +

PETALING JAYA - The escalating cost of living in urban areas can result in lowly-paid police personnel in Malaysia incurring high debts. "They are in such a situation as their monthly salaries are inadequate," Mr Ramon Navaratnam, the chairman of the Cent...

 2017-03-25 13:28 

Jakarta Post

New biodiesel dumping claim weighs on RI's shoulders... +

As though adding insult to injury, American biodiesel producers have followed the European Unions (EU) lead in accusing Indonesia of dumping practices, less than a week before the latters first meeting to clear its name with the WTO....

 2017-03-25 13:14 

Jakarta Post

Candidates rachet up tensions... +

Anies camp recruits notorious violent groups as witnesses Ahok to counter by grooming witness teams...

 2017-03-25 13:12 

Malay Mail Online

Amanda Seyfried welcomes first child with Thomas Sadoski... +

LOS ANGELES, March 25 Amanda Seyfried and husband Thomas Sadoski have welcomed their first child together.People magazine quoted a rep for the actress as confirming that the couple are now proud parents to a baby girl.This announcement...

 2017-03-25 13:09 

Jakarta Post

Barus now symbol of 'Islam Nusantara'... +

Whether it is historically accurate to say that Barus in Central Tapanuli is ground zero of the civilization of Islam Nusantara (Islam in the Archipelago) is irrelevant to President Joko Jokowi Widodo, who came all the way from Jakarta to the remote regio...

 2017-03-25 13:06 

Malay Mail Online

Charleston East: Google’s new campus in Mountain View (VIDEO)... +

MOUNTAIN VIEW, March 25 Googles application to build a new campus has been approved by the Mountain View City Council.The new campus is named Charleston East. It will be located next to the current Googleplex in Mountain View,...

 2017-03-25 12:51 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

New Excise Tax Act to take effect in September ... +

A new Excise Tax Act will come into effect this September, the top Excise Department figure said....

 2017-03-25 12:50 

Jakarta Post

Trump's young presidency perilously adrift... +

Just two months in, Donald Trump's presidency is perilously adrift....

 2017-03-25 12:43 

Malay Mail Online

New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 TV spot offers more footage (VIDEO)... +

LOS ANGELES, March 25 Marvel Studios have just released a new TV spot for James Gunns highly-anticipated superhero sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2.The clip was released after advance sales of tickets were offered and this new TV...

 2017-03-25 12:42 

Malay Mail Online

Cities and monuments to dim lights in a nod to Earth... +

PARIS, March 25 From Sydney to New York, cities and monuments will dim their lights today in a show of solidarity against the threats being faced by the planet from humankind.This year marks the tenth anniversary of Earth Hour, an annual...

 2017-03-25 12:41 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

New Hua Lamphong measure aims to keep out homeless people ... +

In an attempt to prevent homeless people from sleeping at night inside the Hua Lamphong Railway Station, the State Railway Authority (SRT) this week strictly enforced an order to close the railway hub located in Pathumwan district for three and a half hou...

 2017-03-25 12:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Ivan Abadzhiev, the "Pope of Weightlifting," dies at 85... +

Former Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadzhiev, one of the sport's most successful and prominent figures, has died aged 85, officials said on Saturday....

 2017-03-25 12:30 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

DSI seeks detention of suspects in arms raid ... +

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) on Saturday sought a court order for the first round of 12-day detention of the nine suspects accused of being involved in amassing weapons unearthed during raids last weekend....

 2017-03-25 12:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Barcelona to name one of its stadiums after Johan Cruyff... +

La Liga champions Barcelona will pay tribute to visionary midfielder and coach Johan Cruyff by naming one of their new stadiums after the late Dutchman and his statue will also be erected at the Nou Camp....

 2017-03-25 12:28 

Bangkok Post

EU leaders mark bloc's 60th anniversary as turning point... +

ROME - European Union leaders marked the 60th anniversary of their founding treaty on Saturday as a turning point in their history in the knowledge that Britain will officially trigger divorce proceedings from the bloc next week....

 2017-03-25 12:27 

Jakarta Post

Modern public library prepared for East Jakarta... +

East Jakarta will soon have a modernpublic library with air-conditioned reading rooms, comfortable chairs and tables, sofas and pleasant outdoor scenery....

 2017-03-25 12:26 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

No Songkran festivities on Khao San Road this year... +

There will be no dancing and music or any kind of festive activity during Songkran celebrations on the popular Khao San Road this year, Phra Nakhon district chief Supakrit Boonkhan said on Saturday....

 2017-03-25 12:24 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Muslim leaders urge PM to halt mosque learning centre project... +

The Narathiwat-based Bacho Muslim religious leaders club has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to halt work on the 300-year-old mosque learning centre development project after it was found that one of the two contractors who had won the contract for...

 2017-03-25 12:24 

Malay Mail Online

Kit Siang to contest either Gelang Patah or Alor Setar in GE14... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 DAPs Lim Kit Siang said today he prefers to contest to keep his Gelang Patah parliamentary seat in the next polls, if he continues to be actively involved in politics.However, he conceded that he is also open to...

 2017-03-25 12:22 

The Strait Times

Britain's UK Independence Party to lose only MP as he quits party... +

LONDON (AFP) - The anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party (UKIP) will no longer be represented the British parliament after its only MP announced Saturday (March 25) he was quitting to become an independent lawmaker.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2017-03-25 12:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Syrian rebels resume evacuation of Homs - governor... +

Syrian rebels in Homs resumed their evacuation as part of a deal to surrender the city's last insurgent pocket of al-Waer to the government, a senior official and a war monitor said on Saturday....

 2017-03-25 12:20 

Jakarta Post

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage... +

Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper....

 2017-03-25 12:19 

Bangkok Post

Dattajivo and 19 others released on bail... +

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The Sikhiu Provincial Court granted bail on Saturday to a former Wat Phra Dhammakaya acting abbot and 19 other monks and laymen charged with forest encroachment at Khao Yai National Park after approving a police request to detain them f...

 2017-03-25 12:16 

Malay Mail Online

Halt all pending executions, Bar says amid Drugs Act reform... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 The Malaysian Bar has urged Putrajaya today to declare and implement a moratorium on all pending executions, amid a review of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 to remove the mandatory death penalty.The Bar also suggested...

 2017-03-25 12:16 

The Strait Times

Air strike kills 16 civilians near Damascus: Monitor... +

BEIRUT (AFP) - At least 16 civilians were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday (March 25) in an air strike on a rebel-held area outside Syria's capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-25 12:15 

Channel NewsAsia

WTA boss keen to let coaches instruct players from stands... +

The governing body for women's tennis (WTA) is considering changing the rules to allow coaches to instruct players from the stands, its chief executive Steve Simon said....

 2017-03-25 12:11 

Malay Mail Online

What you need to know about so-hot-right-now infrared spa therapy... +

NEW YORK, March 25 Infrared saunas are the next model boxing.Its the latest new-old thing that has received attention from fashion types, celebrities, and social media influencers.If you are a physician or long-time wellness nut,...

 2017-03-25 12:11 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Big bike riders to descend on Phuket next month... +

Phuket and the Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise the 23rd Phuket Bike Week 2017 World Ride Together next month when 5,000 big bike riders are expected to show their motorcycles....

 2017-03-25 12:09 

The Strait Times

Two charged over supplying gun to French airport attacker... +

PARIS (AFP) - French anti-terrorism judges have charged two men suspected of involvement in supplying a weapon to the gunman killed at Paris's Orly airport after attacking soldiers, a judicial source said Saturday (March 25).. Read more at straitstime...

 2017-03-25 12:06 

Malay Mail Online

Go behind-the-scenes with this new Ghost in the Shell featurette (VIDEO)... +

LOS ANGELES, March 25 With just a week to its premiere date, a new Ghost in the Shell featurette has been released that gives us a closer look inside Majors apartment.Based on the famous Japanese manga comic Ghost in the Shell, the film...

 2017-03-25 12:06 

Jakarta Post

KPU Jakarta to introduce online checking system to confirm voters' identities... +

The Jakarta General Elections Commission (KPU Jakarta) has planned to implement an online system to check voters identities for the upcoming runoff election on April 19....

 2017-03-25 12:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Amos Yee asylum: 'Prerogative of the US' to take in people who engage in hate speech, says MHA... +

Singapore takes a 'very different approach' to the United States, which allows the burning of the Quran in the name of freedom of speech, says MHA....

 2017-03-25 12:05 

Malay Mail Online

At Islamic convention, Mufti Menk offers advice on treating others, black magic... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 Many Malaysians turned up in droves to this years edition of Islamic mega event The Straight Path Convention today, which will continue until tomorrow with the theme of Divine Rights.This morning, the audience had...

 2017-03-25 12:04 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Man, woman found dead in SUV at Bangkok petrol station... +

Two persons were found dead with no trace of injuries inside a sports utility vehicle at a Bangkok petrol station on Saturday morning, police said....

 2017-03-25 12:02 

The Strait Times

Egypt resumes Brazilian meat imports... +

CAIRO (REUTERS) - Egypt has resumed imports of Brazilian meat, the agriculture ministry said on Saturday (March 25), two days after it said it was suspending them until the meat was confirmed safe for consumption.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-03-25 12:02 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Chakthip takes part in Malaysian Police Day celebrations... +

National police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda attended Malaysias 210th National Police Day celebrations in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday....

 2017-03-25 12:01 

Malay Mail Online

Police detain 537 militants, terrorists over the last 16 years, says IGP... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 The Royal Malaysia Police (RMP) have detained a total of 537 militants and terrorists from 2001 to 2016 in combatting terrorism and extremism in the country.Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said...

 2017-03-25 12:00 

Jakarta Post

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill... +

US stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to benefit from other Tr...

 2017-03-25 11:59 

Malay Mail Online

Upin Ipin bukan budak biadap, penerbit jawab tuduhan media sosial... +

SHAH ALAM, 25 Mac Setiap dialog yang digunakan dalam siri animasi Upin dan Ipin telah dikaji dan banyak memberi manfaat kepada masyarakat, kata penerbitnya Les Copaque.Burhanuddin | Berita | ProjekMMO | Malay Mail Online...

 2017-03-25 11:58 

Malay Mail Online

Time to forget courting PAS, pundits tell PPBM... +

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 Now that Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) is officially part of Pakatan Harapan, it should completely stop thinking about compelling PAS to join the Opposition, political observers have said.The analysts said...

 2017-03-25 11:58 

The Strait Times

Filipino rescued in Papua New Guinea after 56 days adrift... +

MANILA (AFP) - A Filipino fisherman cast adrift in the high seas by a storm survived for nearly two months by drinking rainwater as he helplessly watched his uncle die beside him, the survivor's mother said Saturday (March 25).. Read more at straitsti...

 2017-03-25 11:55 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

Lakers honour Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena... +

LOS ANGELES - The Lakers have honoured Shaquille O'Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days. With his youngest son pulling a gold braided cord to drop a shiny gold curtain, O'Neal ...

 2017-03-25 11:53 

Channel NewsAsia

China captures more than 2,500 fugitives who fled overseas: Report... +

China has captured 2,566 fugitives who had fled to more than 90 countries and regions and recovered 8.6 billion yuan (US$1.25 billion) of illicit funds from 2014 to 2016, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday....

 2017-03-25 11:52 

Manila Bulletin

Air strike kills 16 civilians near Damascus: monitor... +

At least 16 civilians were killed and dozens wounded on Saturday in an air strike on a rebel-held area outside Syria's capital Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said....

 2017-03-25 11:50 

Jakarta Post

Papua to get 5 percent, Luhut says on Freeport divestment... +

Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has said Papua will get 5 percent from the divestment of cooper and gold miner PT Freeport Indonesia, which is required by law to release 51 percent of their shares to the Indonesian entities....

 2017-03-25 11:49 

The Strait Times

EU leaders renew fraying Union's vows on 60th anniversary... +

ROME (REUTERS) - Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the Union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday (March 25) as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity.. Read...

 2017-03-25 11:46 

The Strait Times

Amos Yee: Prerogative of the US to take in people who engage in hate speech, says Singapore... +

SINGAPORE - It is the prerogative of the United States to take in people who engage in hate speech, says the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday, following news that the US has granted teenage blogger Amos Yee asylum.. Read more at straitstimes.com...

 2017-03-25 11:44 

Malay Mail Online

Jews, Israelis fear fallout from bomb hoax arrest of teenager... +

JERUSALEM, March 25 Israel's arrest of a Jewish teenager accused of masterminding dozens of anti-Semitic threats could encourage racism and ease pressure on US President Donald Trump to tackle anti-Semitism, Jewish groups have...

 2017-03-25 11:43 

The Strait Times

Donald Trump calls journalists to defend health care bill's failure... +

WASHINGTON - The New York Times and Washington Post were not President Donald Trump's favourite media, or so it seems. He has often derided them for publishing ...

 2017-03-25 11:43 

Bangkok Post

Elephants rescued from mud in Cambodia... +

PHNOM PENH: Eleven endangered wild elephants in Cambodia were rescued on Saturday, four days after getting stuck in mud near an old bomb crater....

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