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 2017-12-12 10:01 

Malay Mail Online

Boeing lifts dividend by 20pc, sets new US$18b share buyback...

SEATTLE, Dec 12 Boeing Co said yesterday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 per cent and replace its existing share buyback programme with a new US$18 billion (RM73.44 billion) authorisation.The company's shares, the...

 2017-12-12 09:58 

Malay Mail Online

Full list of Golden Globe nominees...

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12 Here are the nominees in key categories for the 75th Golden Globe Awards, which were announced yesterday in Beverly Hills.The awards ceremony will take place on January 7:Film Best film, dramaCall Me by Your...

 2017-12-12 09:54 

Malay Mail Online

Buffett about to get US$3b back from Burger King owner...

NEW YORK, Dec 12 Warren Buffetts cash pile is likely to get a bit bigger this week.Burger King-owner Restaurant Brands International Inc. is scheduled to redeem US$3 billion (RM12.24 billion) in preferred shares today from Buffetts...

 2017-12-12 09:50 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Phichit garbage scavenger appeals for support to feed more than 100 stray dogs and cats...

A Phichit garbage scavenger on Tuesday appealed for financial support from the public to help her care for more than 100 stray dogs and cats, saying it costs her about Bt18,000 a month to feed the animals....

 2017-12-12 09:49 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Azizah: 34 federal statutory bodies have no women as board members...

KUALA LUMPUR: As of November, there are 41 women appointed as members of boards of major government-linked investment companies (GLICs) and government-linked companies (GLCs)....

 2017-12-12 09:47 

Malay Mail Online

Australian senator quits over China links...

SYDNEY, Dec 12 An Australian senator quit parliament this morning over his links with China in a scandal that coincided with Canberra proposing new foreign interference laws that have sparked fierce criticism from Beijing.Labor opposition...

 2017-12-12 09:44 

Malay Mail Online

Tomlin strikes to seal comeback for Cardiff...

LONDON, Dec 12 Two goals in the last 10 minutes saw high-flying Cardiff come back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Reading in a thrilling Championship clash yesterday.Lee Tomlin chose a good time to score his first goal for the club, hooking...

 2017-12-12 09:41 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

The people must not be too trusting of cheap baby milk...

SEREMBAN: The people must be alert, wary and not be too trusting of cheap baby formula as it could either be fake, smuggled or stolen....

 2017-12-12 09:39 

Malay Mail Online

US$42b fund manager fears bubble in world's biggest stocks...

NEW YORK, Dec 12 The worlds biggest companies could be hiding the biggest risks.Thats because companies such as Amazon.com Inc and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd are overvalued, according to Robert Naess, who manages about US$42 billion...

 2017-12-12 09:38 

Viet Nam News

VN coffee industry has huge potential: seminar...

The Vietnamese coffee industry has great potential to develop considering the size of the global market and the countrys small share in it, according to the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development....

 2017-12-12 09:34 

Malay Mail Online

PSG hope Neymar will return from Brazil in three or four days...

PARIS, Dec 12 Paris Saint-Germain are hoping Neymar will return from Brazil in three or four days after he travelled home for personal reasons, coach Unai Emery said yesterday.We gave him permission to make this journey. I hope he will...

 2017-12-12 09:31 

Malay Mail Online

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, Bollywood's Anushka Sharma marry in Italy...

MUMBAI, Dec 12 Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma got married in Italy yesterday, they said in a statement, ending weeks of frenzied speculation that they were getting hitched.Today we have promised...

 2017-12-12 09:31 

Malay Mail Online

Swansea bank on rejuvenated Bony against Man City...

LONDON, Dec 12 Swansea City manager Paul Clement is counting on a rejuvenated Wilfried Bony to get the Premier League's second-bottom side a much-needed point when leaders Manchester City come calling tomorrow.The Ivory Coast striker moved...

 2017-12-12 09:29 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Woman, 73, dies in Surin house fire...

A 73-year-old woman who suffered from chronic illnesses was killed on Monday when fire engulfed her home in Surin's Mueang district....

 2017-12-12 09:27 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Malaysia enters a new era with SIX...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia launches its first Social Impact Exchange, or SIX, the country's first pay-for-impact exchange. ...

 2017-12-12 09:26 

The Strait Times

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits south-east Iran: Media...

BEIRUT (REUTERS) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 hit Kerman province in south-east Iran on Tuesday (Dec 12), state media reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-12 09:25 

Malay Mail Online

Asia markets wager global cheer will outlive Fed tightening...

SYDNEY, Dec 12 Asian shares were trying to string together a fourth session of gains today as optimism about global growth looked set to outlast an almost certain hike in US borrowing costs this week.The latest upbeat news came from China...

 2017-12-12 09:22 

The Strait Times

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone...

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday (Dec 12).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-12 09:20 

The Strait Times

Thai PM Prayut says no trade with North Korea, ahead of US envoy's visit...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - No trade takes place between Thailand and North Korea, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday (Dec 12), ahead of an expected visit by a US envoy seeking to step up pressure on North Korea over its weapons programmes.. Re...

 2017-12-12 09:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Van Gaal slams 'boring' United under Mourinho...
 2017-12-12 09:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Kerman province in southeast Iran - state media...
 2017-12-12 09:17 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Toon reaches Nakhon Sawan after two-day rest...

Rock-star Artiwara Toon Kongmalai reached Nakhon Sawan on the first lap of his charity run on Day 42 early Tuesday....

 2017-12-12 09:17 

The Strait Times

Football: Van Gaal slams 'boring' United under Mourinho, says he'd rather watch Pep's City play...

(REUTERS) - Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes the club have become more boring under his successor Jose Mourinho, saying he would prefer to watch local rivals and Premier League leaders Manchester City in action.. Read more at strai...

 2017-12-12 09:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Asian markets struggle after latest gains, eyes on central banks...
 2017-12-12 09:15 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Liow: 144 lorry drivers and passengers were killed in road accidents for first nine months of 2017...

KUALA LUMPUR: There were 144 fatalities involving lorry drivers and their passengers between January and September this year, the Dewan Negara was told today....

 2017-12-12 09:12 

The Strait Times

Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe flies to Singapore for medical checks, first trip since ouster...

HARARE (REUTERS) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday (Dec 12).. Read mor...

 2017-12-12 09:11 

Channel NewsAsia

Chinese tourist spending in Australia hits all-time high: Survey...
 2017-12-12 09:10 

Philippine Star

DepEd, DOH, DILG to monitor children who received Dengvaxia...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH) and Department of the Interior and Local Government are set to implemen...

 2017-12-12 09:10 

Malay Mail Online

Garbage collector charged with injuring sister using curtain hanger...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 A garbage collector was charged at the Magistrates Court here today with causing hurt to his sister using a steel curtain hanger, injuring her on the head and knee, earlier this month.G. Thogainathan, 22, however,...

 2017-12-12 09:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Thai PM says no trade with North Korea, ahead of US envoy's visit...
 2017-12-12 09:08 

Philippine Star

Julia Barretto: 'Joshua Garcia is the best thing that happened to me in 2017'...

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya love team Joshua Gar...

 2017-12-12 09:07 

The Strait Times

Sri Lanka rail strike hits school exams...

COLOMBO (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of pupils were left stranded on Tuesday (Dec 12) after railway workers in Sri Lanka refused to abandon a strike during national exams.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-12 09:07 

Malay Mail Online

US top court declines wife swap case: yes, you read that right...

WASHINGTON, Dec 12 The US Supreme Court yesterday let stand a Louisiana sheriffs firing of two of his deputies for swapping wives and families, refusing to review lower court rulings in a case that raised eyebrows.Brandon Coker and...

 2017-12-12 09:04 

Malay Mail Online

Chess, smokes, therapy for ex-jihadists at Syria rehab centre...

MAREA (Syria), Dec 12 In a rehabilitation centre in northern Syria, young men huddle over an innocuous game of chess and some cigarettes activities they once brutally suppressed as Islamic State group jihadists.Based in the rebel-held...

 2017-12-12 09:04 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore 21st most expensive city in the world for expats: Survey...
 2017-12-12 09:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Fugitive wins seat in Nepal parliament...
 2017-12-12 09:02 

Malay Mail Online

Ukrainian court rules to free Saakashvili...

KIEV, Dec 12 A Ukrainian court yesterday released arrested former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili, who vowed to pressure the authorities to end corruption.Ukrainian prosecutors had sought house arrest for Saakashvili, who is...

 2017-12-12 09:01 

Manila Bulletin

House unanimously passes bill mandating tri-media discounts on election propaganda...

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to regulate the rates of election propaganda on television, radio and print during the campaign period....

 2017-12-12 09:00 

Viet Nam News

Food management a top concern...

Despite natural disasters and market regression, for the past 11 months, Vit Nams agricultural sector has reached a total agriculture, forestry and aquaculture export turnover of US$33.14 billion, though food management still has room for improvement....

 2017-12-12 09:00 

Viet Nam News

World Bank hikes prediction for VN GDP growth...

The World Bank (WB) yesterday released its bi-annual report on Vit Nams economy, lifting its forecast for Vit Nams 2017 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth to 6.7 per cent, from the rate of 6.3 per cent it predicted in July....

 2017-12-12 09:00 

Viet Nam News

Seafood turnover expected to hit $8.3b...

Vit Nams seafood export turnover is expected to reach US$8.3 billion this year, posting an 18 per cent increase over 2016, according to the Vit Nam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP)....

 2017-12-12 09:00 

Viet Nam News

Garment, textile sector still strong...

Despite facing difficulties, the garment and textile sector is expected to export products worth US$31 billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 10.2 per cent, and the outlook is bright for next year too, the Vit Nam Textile and Apparel Association (V...

 2017-12-12 09:00 

Viet Nam News

Three PetroVietnam subsidiary IPOs in 3 months...

Three big companies under the Vit Nam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) will implement initial public offering (IPO) in the next three months, according to their equitisation plans approved by Deputy Prime Minister Vng nh Hu late last week. ...

 2017-12-12 09:00 

Viet Nam News

Stocks plummet on investor caution...

Vietnamese shares plunged on Monday as investors turned cautious before exchange-traded funds (ETFs) started restructuring their portfolios. A lack of information during the year-end period also had an impact on confidence....

 2017-12-12 08:59 

Malay Mail Online

Interpol asked to probe teen Dutch model's death in Kuala Lumpur...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 12 International police organisation Interpol had been asked to probe the death of a 19-year-old Dutch model who fell to her death at a Dang Wangi condominium here last Friday.The Dutch embassy in Malaysia made the request...

 2017-12-12 08:59 

Malay Mail Online

India celebrates Kohli-Sharma 'royal' wedding...

MUMBAI, Dec 12 Hes the king of Indian cricket. Shes a glamorous Bollywood actress and former model. Newlyweds Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are celebrity royalty and India is cock-a-hoop over their marriage.Officially...

 2017-12-12 08:57 

The Strait Times

Man sentenced to 10 months' jail for engaging services of underage prostitute...

SINGAPORE - A 25-year-old student, Hari Kumar Anpalagan, was sentenced to 10 months' jail on Tuesday (Dec 12) after he was found guilty of engaging the services of a 16-year-old prostitute in May last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-12 08:57 

Manila Bulletin

CBCP official questions placing of Duterte's picture in OFW ID...

An official of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Tuesday questioned the placing of President Duterte's picture in the identification card for overseas Filipino workers....

 2017-12-12 08:57 

ABS-CBN

Suspek sa paggahasa, pagpatay sa 15 anyos, arestado...

Arestado ang suspek sa panggagahasa at pagpatay sa 15 anyos na estudyante sa Tigaon, Camarines Sur....

 2017-12-12 08:57 

ABS-CBN

Palace 'looks forward' to Congress support in martial law extension: Roque...

MANILA Malacaang on Tuesday expressed hopes that Congress would heed President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year....

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