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 2017-06-27 00:00 

Manila Bulletin

Swede held by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 freed... +

A Swede who had been held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed and has returned home, the Swedish government said Monday, but the fate of a fellow hostage from South Africa remains unknown....

 2017-06-26 23:58 

Manila Bulletin

Key US Republican threatens to block arms to Gulf... +

A top Republican lawmaker on Monday threatened to block US arms sales to members of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council including Saudi Arabia until their escalating rift with Qatar is resolved....

 2017-06-26 23:55 

The Strait Times

Incredible Hulk comes to the rescue of a fan at a comic convention... +

NEW YORK (WP) - Actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, best known for his role as The Incredible Hulk, played real-life superhero at the Fanboy Expo's Knoxville Comic Con in Tennessee last week, when he came to the aid of a man who was having a seizure.....

 2017-06-26 23:54 

Malay Mail Online

UKs offer to EU nationals after Brexit... +

LONDON, June 26 Britain set out its offer today to secure the rights of around 3.2 million European citizens living in the country after its exit from the European Union.The 17-page policy paper stresses that Europeans are valued members...

 2017-06-26 23:52 

Manila Bulletin

Republican health bill would leave 22 million fewer insured: forecast... +

The latest Republican plan for repealing Barack Obama's signature health reforms would leave 22 million more Americans uninsured by 2026, according to a non-partisan budget forecast released on Monday....

 2017-06-26 23:49 

Malay Mail Online

New boss De Boer aims to make Palace a solid Premier League team... +

LONDON, June 26 New Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer said he wants to make the team a solid Premier League club after he signed a three-year contract with the south London side today.The former Ajax Amsterdam coach, who has been...

 2017-06-26 23:45 

Jakarta Post

More guards deployed at Cipinang prison during Idul Fitri... +

Cipinang Penitentiary in East Jakarta has teamed up with several institutions to deploy more security personnel amid the high number of visitors over the Idul Fitri holiday....

 2017-06-26 23:44 

Malay Mail Online

Wonder Woman become biggest live-action directed by a woman... +

LOS ANGELES, June 26 Patty Jenkins first feature film in 14 years becomes the highest-grossing female-directed live action feature of all time, breaking the record previously held by Mamma Mia.Should it surpass a US$665 million (RM2.8...

 2017-06-26 23:44 

The Strait Times

King's Cross station in London draws fans celebrating Harry Potter's 20th anniversary... +

LONDON (Reuters) - Twenty years to the day after the first book in the Harry Potter series was published, fans gathered online and in the real world to express their love for J.K. Rowling's magical creation.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-06-26 23:44 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi enjoys 'mudik' to Surakarta for Idul Fitri... +

President Joko ...

 2017-06-26 23:35 

Manila Bulletin

Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban... +

The US Supreme Court on Monday partially reinstated Donald Trump's controversial travel ban targeting citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries, prompting the president to claim a victory for national security....

 2017-06-26 23:34 

Malay Mail Online

Bolt: This will be my final season... +

OSTRAVA (Czech Republic), June 26 Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this emotional season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field at a time of doping and corruption...

 2017-06-26 23:31 

The Strait Times

Gold plunges as 1.8m ounces trade in a New York minute... +

LONDON/NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Gold sank like a stone at 9am in London on Monday (June 26) after a huge spike in volume in New York futures that traders said was probably the result of a ...

 2017-06-26 23:30 

Manila Bulletin

US poised to declare China among worst in human trafficking... +

The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the worlds worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the worlds most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria....

 2017-06-26 23:28 

The Strait Times

Brazil's top prosecutor charges Michel Temer with corruption... +

BRASILIA (REUTERS) - Brazil's top federal prosecutor charged President Michel Temer on Monday with accepting bribes, the first of what is expected to be a series of graft allegations against the deeply unpopular leader in the coming weeks.. Read more ...

 2017-06-26 23:28 

Bangkok Post

Fixed-line numbers to have 10 digits... +

All fixed-line telephone numbers will be 10 digits nationwide by 2021....

 2017-06-26 23:23 

Jakarta Post

Depok waste production increases by 150 tons ahead of Idul Fitri... +

The post-fasting Idul Fitri celebrations have produced an increase in waste in Depok, West Java, according to a local official....

 2017-06-26 23:20 

The Strait Times

Canada nurse gets life sentence for killing eight seniors... +

TORONTO (REUTERS) - A Canadian nurse who used insulin to kill eight elderly patients in long-term care facilities has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years, the provincial justice department said on Monday.. Read more at s...

 2017-06-26 23:19 

Malay Mail Online

US Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban order... +

WASHINGTON, June 26 The US Supreme Court today handed a victory to President Donald Trump by allowing his temporary bans on travellers from six Muslim-majority countries and all refugees to go into effect for people with no connection to the...

 2017-06-26 23:06 

Malay Mail Online

Beraya dalam banjir, mangsa di Melaka dan Batu Pahat dipindah... +

MELAKA, 26 Jun Jumlah mangsa banjir kilat di Melaka meningkat kepada 200 orang setakat 8 malam ini berbanding 149 orang pada sebelah petang.Pengarah Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (APM) | Berita | ProjekMMO | Malay Mail Online...

 2017-06-26 23:06 

Philippine Star

French president pushes for further peace talks over Ukraine... +

PARIS Further peace talks over the Ukrainian crisis will be held in the coming days, French president Emmanuel Macron said yesterday, following a meeting i...

 2017-06-26 23:02 

Bangkok Post

Regulator keeps close tabs on Line Mobile... +

Line Mobile, a business under the operations of DTAC TriNet, is under close scrutiny by the national telecom regulator....

 2017-06-26 22:59 

Malay Mail Online

Divers seek bodies from Colombia boat wreck that killed six... +

GUATAPE, June 26 Divers struggled in the weed-choked depths of a Colombian reservoir today searching for the bodies of passengers on a tourist pleasure boat that sank in a reservoir killing at least six people.Authorities did not yet say...

 2017-06-26 22:50 

Bangkok Post

Household debt third in Asia-Pacific... +

Thailand's household debt was the third highest in Asia-Pacific in the third quarter of 2016, driven by the heavy load of first-jobbers' personal loans, say researchers at the central bank's think tank....

 2017-06-26 22:47 

Malay Mail Online

Trump slams Obama, demands apology over Russia probe... +

WASHINGTON, June 26 US President Donald Trump today demanded an apology over the Russia investigation rocking his presidency, as he kept up a days-long attack on Barack Obama for his handling of intelligence about election meddling by...

 2017-06-26 22:43 

Malay Mail Online

Wall Street boosted by tech stocks, rebound in oil prices... +

NEW YORK, June 26 US stocks were higher in early trading today, as technology stocks rose and oil prices climbed from last weeks seven-month lows.Apples 1.1 per cent rise was the biggest boost to all the three major indexes. The S&P...

 2017-06-26 22:43 

Bangkok Post

Loei park chief faces weir graft investigation... +

The Phu Rua National Park chief is facing a serious disciplinary misconduct probe, following allegations of irregularities in a weir construction project in Loei, which cost the government about 20 million baht in damages....

 2017-06-26 22:39 

Malay Mail Online

200 homeless due to flood in Melaka on Raya day two... +

MELAKA, June 26 The number of flood victims in the state rose to 200 as at 8pm,as compared with149,at 4pm today.Malaysian Civil Defence Force (Melaka) director, Lt Col EffendyAlisaid the victims were placed at four flood relief...

 2017-06-26 22:36 

Jakarta Post

7-Eleven loses steam due to alcohol ban, tight margin: Business group... +

The alcohol sales ban at minimarkets and a low profit margin are likely the main causes behind the planned permanent closure of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Indonesia, a business group leader has said....

 2017-06-26 22:35 

The Strait Times

Narrowed travel ban could sow confusion in US and abroad, experts say... +

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The Supreme Court's criteria for who can be barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's travel ban may confuse the US officials overseas charged with implementing it and trigger a new round of lawsu...

 2017-06-26 22:34 

Malay Mail Online

43 evacuated as flash floods hit Batu Pahat... +

JOHOR BAHRU, June 26 A total of 43 people from seven families near here were evacuated to a temporary relief centre after their homes were affected by flash floodat noon today.JohorHealth, Environment, Educationand Information Committee...

 2017-06-26 22:33 

Jakarta Post

Bandung students visit different houses of worship to learn about pluralism, tol.... +

That we should also make friends with those who share other religious beliefs.The statement was made by an elementary school student named Felix, who had just visited five different houses of worship in Bandung with 24 other students from different school...

 2017-06-26 22:32 

Malay Mail Online

Recovered Kerber looking ahead to Wimbledon... +

EASTBOURNE, June 26 After dealing with injuries and a chronic lack of solid results, Angelique Kerber confirmed today she finally feels fit again and keen to challenge at Eastbourne and Wimbledon.The 29-year-old German remains locked in a...

 2017-06-26 22:32 

Bangkok Post

Police position-buying graft probe delayed... +

A probe into police position-buying allegations has been extended for another 30 days after more than 80 people embroiled in the scandal were questioned, police inspector-general Panya Mamen said Monday....

 2017-06-26 22:25 

Bangkok Post

Prasarn joins chorus urging caution... +

Former Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul has flashed a warning that cooperatives and an unbalanced property sector will be the sources that trigger a new financial crisis if regulators fail to tighten rules and regulations in a pre-emptive ...

 2017-06-26 22:20 

Philippine Star

UK prime minister wins N Ireland party's support govt... +

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May struck a deal yesterday with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to support her minority government and ensure p...

 2017-06-26 22:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament... +
 2017-06-26 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Kidnapped journalist found dead in Mexico... +
 2017-06-26 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Banks' blockchain consortium picks IBM for trade finance platform... +
 2017-06-26 22:07 

Jakarta Post

Kadin chairman hosts Idul Fitri celebration, party for son... +

Killing two birds with one stone was what Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Rosan P. Roslani had in mind when hosting an open house event at his residence in Kemang, South Jakarta, on Monday afternoon....

 2017-06-26 22:04 

Channel NewsAsia

Family of US black motorist gets nearly US$3m over police shooting... +
 2017-06-26 22:04 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, June 27 edition... +

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, June 27, 2017.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-06-26 22:00 

Viet Nam News

VN-Brazil trade value up 16 per cent... +

The trade value between Vit Nam and Brazil in the first half of 2017 stood at US$1.73 billion, a year-on-year increase of 16 per cent after a long slump....

 2017-06-26 21:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Google, Microsoft among companies urging court to back gay workers... +
 2017-06-26 21:53 

The Strait Times

Athletics: Usain Bolt insists this will be his final season... +

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AFP) - Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this ...

 2017-06-26 21:46 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Quake hits district in East Nusa Tenggara... +

An earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter Scale, shook Timor Tengah Selatan district in the Indonesian eastern province of East Nusa Tenggara on Monday evening. The head of the local Meteorology, Climatology and ......

 2017-06-26 21:45 

Malay Mail Online

Crystal Palace appoint Frank de Boer as new manager... +

LONDON, June 26 Crystal Palace have appointed former Ajax Amsterdam and Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer as their new manager on a three-year contract, the Premier League club said today.The 47-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he...

 2017-06-26 21:43 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

20 teams register for Tour de Flores 2017... +

Twenty teams have registered for Tour de Flores, an international cycling race to be held on the island of Flores in the Indonesian eastern province of East Nusa Tenggara from July 14 to 20. The head of the provinces ......

 2017-06-26 21:42 

Channel NewsAsia

Divers seek bodies as boatmen recount deadly Colombia wreck... +
 2017-06-26 21:39 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo released on medical parole... +

Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winning rights activist Liu Xiaobo has been released from prison on medical parole and is being treated in hospital for late-stage liver cancer, his lawyer said on Monday. Liu, 61, was jailed ......

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