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 2020-01-21 00:22 

Malay Mail Online

Double trouble: Sri Lanka's twin gathering marred by overcrowding...

COLOMBO, Jan 21 — Thousands of twins packed two-by-two into a stadium in Sri Lanka's capital yesterday — so many that officials struggled to count them in time to prove they had organised a record-breaking gathering. Huge queues built up a...

 2020-01-21 00:15 

Malay Mail Online

Dollar gains as US economic strength supports sentiment...

LONDON, Jan 21 — The dollar rose to its strongest level of 2020 yesterday after last week's run of data confirmed that the US economy is holding up well, while China's yuan briefly hit a new six-month high. Mostly, however, it was another......

 2020-01-21 00:15 

Malay Mail Online

Britain to set out goals for trade talks with EU, says PM Johnson's spokesman...

LONDON, Jan 21 — Britain will publicly set out its goals for its future partnership with the European Union, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said yesterday, in a speech expected to take place early next month. "We will set out in......

 2020-01-21 00:15 

Philippine Star

Hawks player Parsons' career threatened by crash injuries, says lawyer...

Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons suffered serious injuries after a car accident involving an alleged drunk driver that has left his career in jeopardy, lawyers for the NBA player said....

 2020-01-21 00:14 

Malay Mail Online

Trump lawyers call for immediate acquittal in legal, political defence...

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 — US President Donald Trump yesterday rejected the Democratic-led House of Representatives' impeachment charges and called for their immediate dismissal by the Republican-led Senate in a memo offering a legal and political cas...

 2020-01-21 00:09 

Malay Mail Online

Cavani's desire to leave PSG sparks Lampard interest...

LONDON, Jan 21 Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani's desire to leave Paris Saint-Germain has stoked the interest of Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, who has bemoaned his players' lack of clinical finishing. Tammy Abraham has scored 16 goals in all......

 2020-01-21 00:08 

Bangkok Post

Politicians tout porn, sex toys to battle rape...

Several politicians have touted the idea of legalising pornography and sex toys, saying that they may help reduce incidences of sexual assault....

 2020-01-21 00:07 

Borneo Bulletin

Imagine gifts merchandise to customers...

With the Chinese New Year (CNY) celebration just around the corner, the Imagine team members travelled across the country to share the joy and....

 2020-01-21 00:06 

Borneo Bulletin

Crowded footbridge breaks over Indonesian river, killing nine...

JAKARTA, INDONESIA (AP) — A footbridge on Indonesia's Sumatra island broke while it was packed with people and several fell into the overflowing river....

 2020-01-21 00:05 

Borneo Bulletin

SARS-like virus spreads in China, reaches South Korea...

BEIJING (AFP) - A new SARS-like virus has killed a third person, spread around China and reached South Korea, authorities said on Monday, fuelling....

 2020-01-21 00:05 

Borneo Bulletin

Virginia's capital braces for gun-rights rally...

RICHMOND, Va (AP) - Virginia's capital city is bracing for the expected arrival of thousands of gun-rights activists and other groups that have vowed....

 2020-01-21 00:04 

Borneo Bulletin

Huawei exec goes to Canada court to fight US extradition...

VANCOUVER (AFP) - A senior Huawei executive whose arrest in Vancouver led to a breakdown in Canada-China relations headed to court on Monday to....

 2020-01-21 00:03 

Borneo Bulletin

Smog chokes Thai capital for over a week...

BANGKOK (AP) — Unhealthy levels of smog have choked Bangkok for more than a week, as the Thai capital's residents fume over the ineffectiveness....

 2020-01-21 00:02 

Malay Mail Online

Google chief urges 'proportionate' AI regulation...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 21 As the EU puts the digital revolution at the heart of policymaking it should take a "proportional approach" to regulating artificial intelligence (AI), Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google said yesterday. Pichai, also boss......

 2020-01-21 00:02 

Malay Mail Online

No smoking four weeks before operation cuts risks, says WHO...

GENEVA, Jan 21 — Patients who stop smoking at least four weeks before an operation significantly reduce the risk of having postsurgical complications because their blood flow improves, according to a study published yesterday. The World Health......

 2020-01-21 00:02 

Borneo Bulletin

Philippines looks for safer homes for volcano residents...

TAGAYTAY (AP) — The Philippine government will no longer allow people to live on the crater-studded island that's home to the erupting Taal volcano,....

 2020-01-21 00:01 

Borneo Bulletin

Malaysia sends back trash, refuses to be world's waste bin...

PENANG (AP) — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since the third quarter last year. Malaysia's....

 2020-01-21 00:01 

Jakarta Post

Luhut, Bambang added to Golkar's structure as Airlangga aims for 'inclusivity'...

Airlangga Hartarto faces criticism as supporters of his rival Bambang Soesatyo are reportedly unhappy with the line up....

 2020-01-21 00:01 

Bangkok Post

DNP probing Kanokwan's Khao Yai land...

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has launched a probe to determine if five plots of land owned by Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Vilawan and her father encroach on Khao Yai National Park....

 2020-01-21 00:00 

Borneo Bulletin

Nepal rescuers search for seven after avalanche hit hiking trail...

KATHMANDU (AP) — Special army and government rescue personnel were searching again on Monday for four South Korean trekkers and their three Nepali guides....

 2020-01-21 00:00 

Inquirer.net

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Beyond water service: Maynilad builds massive infrastructure projects to clean up Metro Manila waterways...

On a humid, cloudy afternoon in November, Angelita Imperio looked out from across her house at the nearby Estero de Santibaez, one of the tributaries that leads to Pasig River. She already finished some of her tasks for the day: beside the estero, the con...

 2020-01-20 23:59 

Borneo Bulletin

New unit defends Japan against space tech threats...

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday that Japan will form a space defence unit to protect itself from potential....

 2020-01-20 23:59 

Malay Mail Online

Liverpool still not interested in title talk, says Robertson...

LIVERPOOL, Jan 21 Andy Robertson says Liverpool will not think about winning the Premier League title until it is mathematically certain, saying the players remain determined to stick to their game-by-game mentality. A 2-0 victory over......

 2020-01-20 23:53 

Malay Mail Online

China says fourth person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak...

SHANGHAI, Jan 21 — A fourth person has died from pneumonia in the central Chinese city of Wuhan following the outbreak of a new coronavirus, health authorities said today. The 89-year-old man developed symptoms on January 13 and was admitted to......

 2020-01-20 23:52 

The Strait Times

China says fourth person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak...

The patient also had underlying health diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and coronary heart disease.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-20 23:51 

Bangkok Post

Police hunt couple in outdoor sex clip...

Kasetsart University's deputy rector on Monday lodged a legal complaint against a couple who filmed their outdoor sex session at the Bang Khen campus in Bangkok....

 2020-01-20 23:46 

Malay Mail Online

Majority of CEOs expect global economy to cool in PwC survey...

DAVOS, Jan 21 — More than half of chief executives in an annual survey by PwC expect a slowdown in global economic growth this year, in marked contrast to the confidence that has lifted stock markets. The survey, published yesterday ahead of the......

 2020-01-20 23:42 

Malay Mail Online

Nadal launches bid to equal Federer's Slams record...

MELBOURNE, Jan 21 World number one Rafael Nadal will launch his campaign to equal Roger Federer's record of 20 Grand Slam titles when he plays Hugo Dellien at the rain-hit Australian Open today. Only one of the snarling Spaniard's 19 Major wins......

 2020-01-20 23:41 

Malay Mail Online

Feel good factor keeps world stocks near record highs, oil jumps...

LONDON, Jan 21 — World stocks held near record highs yesterday as generally better data and earnings bolstered sentiment, while oil prices hit their highest in over a week after two large crude production bases in Libya began shutting down......

 2020-01-20 23:40 

ABS-CBN

5 drug suspek sa watchlist ng Pasay, arestado...

Arestado ang 5 drug suspek na nasa watchlist matapos masabat ang halos P300,000 halaga ng hinihinalang shabu sa magkahiwalay na buy-bust operation Martes ng madaling araw sa Pasay City....

 2020-01-20 23:40 

The Strait Times

IMF trims global economic outlook but tones down risk warnings...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicted the world economy will strengthen in 2020, albeit at a slightly weaker pace than previously anticipated amid threats related to trade and tensions in the Middle East.. Read more at s...

 2020-01-20 23:40 

Malay Mail Online

UN sees end to falling global unemployment rate...

GENEVA, Jan 21 — The global unemployment rate has stabilised after declining for nine years since the crisis, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) said on Monday, and it could edge up next year as the world economy slows. The rate stood......

 2020-01-20 23:39 

Channel NewsAsia

Moving quickly, Putin submits controversial reform plan to MPs...

President Vladimir Putin moved quickly on Monday to push through an overhaul of Russia's political system that has fuelled speculation over his ......

 2020-01-20 23:38 

Malay Mail Online

Mbappe dreams of 'Champions League, Euro 2020 and Olympic treble'...

BAGNOLET (France), Jan 21 Kylian Mbappe says he is dreaming of helping Paris Saint-Germain win a first Champions League trophy this year, as well as leading France to the title at Euro 2020 and the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 21-year-old PSG and......

 2020-01-20 23:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Aston Villa snap up Samatta in bid for survival...

LONDON: Aston Villa completed the signing of Tanzanian striker Mbwana Samatta from Genk for a reported 8.5 million (US$11 million) fee on Monday ......

 2020-01-20 23:36 

Jakarta Post

Former PPP chairman Romahurmuziy gets two-year graft sentence...

The sentence was only half of the four years demanded by prosecutors last week. The judges also decided not to deny Romy of his political rights....

 2020-01-20 23:33 

Philippine Star

DepEd to LGUs: Place shelters outside schools...

With the apparent extended wait for a possible explosive eruption of Taal, the use of some schools in Region 4-A as evacuation centers will go beyond the period set by law for the use of schools as temporary emergency shelters, according to Education Secr...

 2020-01-20 23:33 

Philippine Star

House to hold session in Batangas City...

The House of Representatives approved yesterday a proposal of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano to hold their session tomorrow in Batangas City....

 2020-01-20 23:33 

Malay Mail Online

Dior's Grecian goddesses kick off Paris fashion extravaganza...

PARIS, Jan 21 — Christian Dior took the fashion world back to ancient Greece yesterday with vaporous peplum-style gowns and shimmering golden numbers at its Haute Couture show, part of a twice-yearly showcase of one-of-a-kind outfits by top......

 2020-01-20 23:30 

Malay Mail Online

Billie Eilish teases new documentary out this year...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 21 — The award-winning vocalist detailed her plans for 2020 at iHeartRadio's ALTer EGO concert on January 18. While her brother Finneas revealed back in October that the pair were already working on the sequel to When We All......

 2020-01-20 23:30 

Malay Mail Online

Macron and Trump declare truce in digital tax dispute...

PARIS, Jan 21 — French President Emmanuel Macron said yesterday he had a "great discussion" with US President Donald Trump over a digital tax planned by Paris and said the two countries would work together to avoid a rise in tariffs. Macron....

 2020-01-20 23:29 

Malay Mail Online

Canada court starts extradition hearing of China Huawei exec...

VANCOUVER, Jan 21 — The Chinese telecommunications executive whose arrest in Vancouver badly strained Canada-China relations went to court yesterday to fight extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of tech giant.....

 2020-01-20 23:26 

The Strait Times

Nearly half billion people lack decent jobs: UN...

GENEVA (AFP) - More than 470 million people worldwide are currently unemployed or underemployed, the UN said on Monday (Jan 20), warning that a lack of access to decent jobs was contributing to social unrest.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-20 23:21 

Malay Mail Online

City boss Guardiola slams at 'unsustainable' schedule as injuries mount...

LONDON, Jan 21 Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes some competitions in English football must be scrapped to protect the welfare of players and increase the quality of matches. City face Sheffield United away tonight in the Premier......

 2020-01-20 23:20 

The Strait Times

Morning Briefing: Top stories from The Straits Times on Jan 21...

Good morning! Here are our top stories to kick-start your Tuesday, Jan 21.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-20 23:18 

The Strait Times

Wuhan virus: A timeline of how the new coronavirus developed...

PARIS (AFP) - A new coronavirus, a mysterious Sars-like disease, has spread around China and three other Asian countries since first emerging in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-20 23:16 

The Strait Times

Wuhan designates hospitals for viral pneumonia treatment as cases rise...

WUHAN (XINHUA) - Central China's Wuhan city has designated nine hospitals for pneumonia treatment and 61 fever clinics amid an increase in coronavirus-related pneumonia cases.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-20 23:15 

The Strait Times

Wuhan virus: 15 Chinese medical workers confirmed infected with coronavirus...

WUHAN (XINHUA) - Fifteen medical workers in central Chinese city of Wuhan have been diagnosed with pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), with an additional suspected case, the municipal health commission reported early Tuesday (Jan 21) mo...

 2020-01-20 23:14 

Malay Mail Online

New Club World Cup threatens football ecosystem, says La Liga chief...

LONDON, Jan 21 La Liga president Javier Tebas has warned that Fifa's launch of a revamped and expanded Club World Cup in 2021 could trigger a damaging impact on domestic leagues. Tebas also urged European football bodies to work together to......

 2020-01-20 23:12 

Channel NewsAsia

Wuhan authorities report fourth death from coronavirus outbreak...

BEIJING: A fourth person has died from an outbreak of a new coronavirus strain in Wuhan, local health authorities said on Tuesday (Jan 21). The ......

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