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 2018-08-20 04:51 

Philippine Star

Finally! Djokovic beats Federer for 1st Cincinnati title...

Novak Djokovic gave his racket to a fan and tossed his sweatbands into the stands. No need for mementos from this victory. The long-awaited Rookwood pottery trophy would be plenty....

 2018-08-20 04:46 

Bangkok Post

Q2 GDP growth pace slows, but govt keeps 2018 target...

Thailand's economy expanded at a slower pace in April-June and tourism decelerated, but the state planning agency kept its 2018 growth forecast at 4.2-4.7% and raised its projection for export gains....

 2018-08-20 04:27 

Philippine Star

Clarkson to carry Philippine flag again in 2019 SEAG?...

Philippine sports officials hope Jordan Clarkson's stint with Team Philippines in international meets doesn't end here. by Nelson Beltran...

 2018-08-20 04:26 

Malay Mail Online

China envoy says no accurate figure on Uighurs fighting in Syria...

BEIJING, Aug 20 — There is no accurate figure of the number of ethnic Uighurs who have gone to fight with militant groups in Syria, China's special envoy for the Syrian issue said today, adding he hoped to return to Syria to gain a clearer......

 2018-08-20 04:24 

Malay Mail Online

In Uganda, 'Rolex' means time — for an eggy snack...

KAMPALA, Aug 20 — When people talk about a "Rolex" in Uganda, one of the last things they probably have in mind is a luxury watch. So at Kampala's third annual Rolex festival on a hilltop in the Ugandan capital yesterday, there were no.....

 2018-08-20 04:22 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysia, China to push forward bilateral ties...

BEIJING, Aug 20 — China's Premier Li Keqiang said today his government is willing to promote bilateral ties and economic cooperation with Malaysia as Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad visited China to discuss trade and investment....

 2018-08-20 04:20 

Channel NewsAsia

New Pakistan PM Khan calls for austerity; wants bullet-proof cars sold...

Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan called on Sunday for the rich to start paying taxes and said the country will begin an austerity drive to ......

 2018-08-20 04:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Four Japan athletes booted from Asian Games in prostitute scandal...

JAKARTA: Four Japanese basketball players have been sent home from the Asian Games in disgrace for allegedly paying prostitutes for sex, the ......

 2018-08-20 04:17 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysian Haj pilgrims safe after rare storm hits Arafah...

ARAFAH, Aug 20 — The Pilgrims Fund Board or Tabung haji (TH) has confirmed that all Malaysians pilgrims were safe in a rare storm here which occurred between 6.30pm and 8pm local time. TH, in a statement today, said the strong frame of the tents......

 2018-08-20 04:16 

Bangkok Post

HM the Queen admitted to Chulalongkorn hospital...

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit was admitted to Chulalongkorn hospital after she developed a fever and cough, and has been diagnosed with influenza, the Royal Household Bureau announced....

 2018-08-20 04:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Thailand's Queen Mother admitted to hospital...

BANGKOK: Thailand's 86-year-old Queen Mother Sirikit is being treated for influenza at a Bangkok hospital, the Royal Household Bureau said in a ......

 2018-08-20 04:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Noble Group founder declines executive director role in restructured firm...

Embattled commodity trader Noble Group Ltd said on Monday that its founder, Richard Elman, will not take up a previously announced position as an ......

 2018-08-20 04:13 

Malay Mail Online

Third national car company: A priority abandoned — Wan Muhammad Saefullah...

AUGUST 20 — The world is going through a redefinition of what constitutes a modern and developed nation and Malaysia risks falling off the bandwagon as we omit a much-needed focus on the environment. A developed nation in this day and age means a......

 2018-08-20 04:10 

Channel NewsAsia

China envoy says no accurate figure on Uighurs fighting in Syria...

There is no accurate figure of the number of ethnic Uighurs who have gone to fight with militant groups in Syria, China's special envoy for the ......

 2018-08-20 04:06 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Japanese man dies after car crashes into cow...
 2018-08-20 04:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Drugs and late nights: Micro-engraver carves out niche...

Using Botox, beta-blockers and the stillness of the night, Graham Short produces miniature engravings like nobody else....

 2018-08-20 04:01 

Malay Mail Online

DAP, Amanah plotting to remove Perak MB? Leaders say nonsense, slander...

IPOH, Aug 20 — Perak DAP and Amanah leaders have rubbished claims that they are behind a plot to topple their Pakatan Harapan (PH) Mentri Besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu just three months after his appointment. Both Perak DAP chairman Nga Kor Ming and......

 2018-08-20 04:00 

Bangkok Post

July car sales jump 25.7% y-o-y: federation...

Domestic car sales in July rose 25.7% from a year earlier to 81,946 units, after a 25.9% increase in June, the Federation of Thai Industries said on Monday....

 2018-08-20 03:59 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Malaysia's YTD outflow stands at RM8.6 bil...
 2018-08-20 03:55 

Phnom Penh Post

Some turn down invitation to PM’s ‘Consultation Forum’ , National, Phnom Penh Post...

Prime minister-designate Hun Sen is set to host the initial "Consultation Forum" on Tuesday. It will be the first meeting between what is effectively the Kingdom's new government and rival political parties to foster dialogue on national issue...

 2018-08-20 03:54 

Malay Mail Online

Sabah should be given same attention as peninsula, says Rafizi...

KOTA KINABALU, Aug 20 — Sabah should be given the same attention as the peninsula, particularly in terms of development, said Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) vice-president Rafizi Ramli. He said this being that Sabah was one of the three regions......

 2018-08-20 03:54 

Manila Bulletin

KOICA project for Panay farmers recognized by DA...

The project funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for upland farmers in Panay Island is one of the top-performing projects implemented by the Department of Agriculture (DA)....

 2018-08-20 03:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Hazard rules out Chelsea exit this month...

LONDON: Chelsea forward Eden Hazard has said he has no plans to leave the Premier League club before the European transfer window closes at the ......

 2018-08-20 03:49 

The Strait Times

China's Premier Li Keqiang says willing to push bilateral ties with Malaysia...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday (Aug 20) his government is willing to promote bilateral ties and economic cooperation with Malaysia as Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited China to discuss trade and investmen...

 2018-08-20 03:48 

Malay Mail Online

Loke: MCA predecessors 'fools' for guaranteeing pay to AES firms...

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 20 — Two former transport ministers from MCA signed agreements that forced the government to compensate private firms operating the Automated Enforcement System (AES) regardless of fines collected, Anthony Loke said today. Referring.....

 2018-08-20 03:46 

Bangkok Post

Economy grows more than forecast in second quarter...

The kingdom's economy grew more than forecast in the second quarter, underpinned by solid export and investment gains....

 2018-08-20 03:44 

Malay Mail Online

China's Premier Li says willing to push bilateral ties with Malaysia...

BEIJING, Aug 20 — China's Premier Li Keqiang said today his government is willing to promote bilateral ties and economic cooperation with Malaysia as Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad visited China to discuss trade and investment....

 2018-08-20 03:43 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

China rolls out red carpet for Dr M at Great Hall of the People...

BEIJING: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad arrived at the Great Hall of the People here today for the official welcoming ceremony held in conjunction with his five-day official visit to China....

 2018-08-20 03:42 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

16 Chinese nationals arrested at fake cigarette factory in Nueva Ecija...

As the government intensified its campaign against illicit cigarette trade, the Bureau of Customs over the weekend arrested 16 Chinese nationals at a fake cigarette factory in Nueva Ecija. In a text message to finance reporters, Finance Secretary Carlos G...

 2018-08-20 03:40 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Duterte in 'kama' not 'coma' Bong Go...

What coma? President Rodrigo Duterte's trusted aide on Monday disputed rumors that the chief executive is in a state of coma. "Nasa kama lang nag rest, kausap ko pa 2am kaninang madaling araw si PRRD," Special Asssistant to the President Chris...

 2018-08-20 03:37 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Shahril clocks in at Khazanah...
 2018-08-20 03:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Most Asian markets start week on positive note...

HONG KONG: Most Asian markets rose on Monday (Aug 20) as investors grow hopeful that China and the United States will resolve their trade dispute....

 2018-08-20 03:36 

Malay Mail Online

Former AG Abu Talib appointed to Tabung Haji board...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 — Former Attorney General Tan Sri Abu Talib Osman has been appointed a member of the Lembaga Tabung Haji (TH) board. TH, in an announcement on its website, said Abu Talib began his directorship on August 10, together with......

 2018-08-20 03:35 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Cagayan airport ready for commercial flights CEZA exec...

TUGUEGARAO CITY -- TheInternational Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)has accreditedthe Cagayan North International Airport,which is nowready "for commercial flights, both domestic and international," saidRaulLambino, administrator and chief execu...

 2018-08-20 03:35 

Channel NewsAsia

China, Malaysia sign MOU on bilateral currency swap agreement...

China and Malaysia signed a memorandum of understanding on a bilateral currency swap agreement on Monday, as part of Malaysian Prime Minister ......

 2018-08-20 03:35 

Malay Mail Online

Global demand and supply, monopoly reasons why prices yet to drop post GST, says Guan Eng...

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 20 —The stagnant prices of certain goods, like rice and sugar, even after the repeal of the goods and services tax (GST) are due to a combination of local companies monopolising their distribution, as well as their worldwide......

 2018-08-20 03:35 

Phnom Penh Post

UN: Large number of voters ‘alienated’, National, Phnom Penh Post...

The spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) claimed a significant proportion of the Cambodian population was left alienated in the July 29 elections after the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP...

 2018-08-20 03:32 

Malay Mail Online

China rolls out the red carpet for Dr M in Beijing...

BEIJING, Aug 20 — Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad met his Chinese counterpart Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People state building here Monday. Dr Mahathir was greeted by Li on arrival for their talks at 10am. The......

 2018-08-20 03:31 

Philippine Star

Anne Curtis proud to fill Big Dome again despite her voice...

In her third concert at the Big Dome, Anne once again filled the concert venue, thanking her fans for the support. by Jan Milo Severo...

 2018-08-20 03:28 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Hard-core Lazio fans want to ban women from 'sacred place'...

MILAN: Die-hard ultra fans of Italian top flight side Lazio want women banned from their...

 2018-08-20 03:28 

Malay Mail Online

Asia Petroleum Industry Conference 2018 opens today...

KUALA LUMPUR, August 20 — Around 1,800 delegates gathered at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre for the 39th edition of the Asia Petroleum Industry Conference (APIC) that is back here after a hiatus of six years. The conference amasses leaders of the......

 2018-08-20 03:22 

Manila Bulletin

Napolcom OKs rank upgrading of heads of PROs, NOSUs, PNPA...

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has approved the upgrading of the rank of the Directors of the PNP Special Action Force (SAF), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Civil Security Group (CSG), Highway Patrol Group (HPG), the Regiona...

 2018-08-20 03:22 

Manila Bulletin

(ADVISORY) Cancelled flights due to excessive flight delays (August 20, 2018)...

Several domestic flights were cancelled Monday due to excessive flight delays caused by the temporary runway closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport last August 17 to 18....

 2018-08-20 03:20 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

BNPB, military to send relief aid to earthquake-hit Lombok...

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) in cooperation with the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI), was to sent relief aid and equipment to Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, which was again rocked by a ......

 2018-08-20 03:19 

Channel NewsAsia

Greece leaves bailouts behind after biting austerity...

ATHENS: After years of tough austerity measures, Greece emerges on Monday (Aug 20) from its third and last bailout, although officials warn the ......

 2018-08-20 03:18 

Malay Mail Online

Penang council aims for 70pc recycling rate...

GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 — The Seberang Perai Municipal Council (MPSP) is targeting an increase in the mainland's recycling rate from 42 per cent now to 70 per cent in four years. Newly-reappointed MPSP president Datuk Rozali Mohamud said they must.....

 2018-08-20 03:17 

The Strait Times

LTA awards $18.8 million contract to develop integrated rail asset management system...

SINGAPORE - A $18.8 million contract for a software system that will integrate asset information across all MRT lines has been awarded to a consortium of Siemens and ST Engineering Electronics.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-08-20 03:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Hovland wins US Amateur Championship...

REUTERS: Viktor Hovland of Norway described his week as...

 2018-08-20 03:13 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

ADB okays $300M loan to boost PPPs in PH...

The Asian Development Bank will extend to the Philippines a $300-million (about P16 billion) loan aimed at boosting private sector participation in the Duterte administration's ambitious "Build, Build, Build" infrastructure program. In a state...

 2018-08-20 03:11 

Malay Mail Online

Magical Nimes stun Marseille, Mandanda injured...

PARIS, Aug 20 — Newly-promoted Nimes humiliated their distinguished southern neighbours Marseille 3-1 yesterday to maintain their fairytale start to life back in Ligue 1. Goals from Denis Bouanga, Sada Thioub and Renaud Ripart earned last season'...

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