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 2018-12-14 23:24 

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Faeldon: I'll kill that idiot if raps prove true...

Police still have to release the results of the drug test on Nicanor Faeldon Jr., who was arrested with five others in police raids conducted around 5 a.m. Friday in the villages of Mabolo, Concepcion Pequea and San Felipe in Naga City, Camarines Sur. The...

 2018-12-14 23:23 

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Popcom gets new name, mother unit The Commission on Population (Popcom) has been renamed as the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) and is now under the National Economic and Development Authority. President Duterte on Thursday signed Executive...

 2018-12-14 23:20 

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Lacson bares new kickback scheme using 'parked pork'...

Some legislators have found a new way to earn commissions or kickbacks from congressional pork after a P10-billion pork barrel scam was exposed several years ago, according to Sen. Ping Lacson. The post Lacson bares new kickback scheme using 'parked p...

 2018-12-14 23:20 

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Wall St. looks to Fed outlook Wednesday for early Christmas gift...

Investors are eager for a touch of Christmas cheer from the U.S. Federal Reserve next week, hoping for signs the central bank may ease up on ......

 2018-12-14 23:20 

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US sets new March 2 date for China tariff increases amid talks...

The U.S. Trade Representative's office on Friday officially changed the scheduled date of a tariff rate increase on US$200 billion worth of ......

 2018-12-14 23:17 

Malay Mail Online

Past Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Award winner Dr Lee remains a force in treating HIV/AIDS...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 After 25 years, Datuk Dr Christopher Lee is more or less an institution by himself in the world of HIV/AIDS treatment and care. He remains at the forefront of charting the direction of infectious diseases in the country and......

 2018-12-14 23:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Jared Kushner: The quiet man at the White House table...

At a White House meeting with President Donald Trump this week, the two dozen politicians around the polished table enthusiastically took turns to ......

 2018-12-14 23:14 

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Duterte to campaign vs federalism if . . ....

President Rodrigo Duterte will not hesitate to campaign against the shift to federalism if Congress will introduce amendments which he believes are against the interest of the Filipino people. The post Duterte to campaign vs federalism if . . . appeared f...

 2018-12-14 23:13 

Malay Mail Online

Actor Aaron Aziz wants to continue spreading awareness on HIV among younger generation...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 As a father of three, actor Datuk Aaron Aziz is mindful of the younger generation and their future contributions to the nation. "For me, they are the most important. With them, when they are teenagers, they are at a......

 2018-12-14 23:12 

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PH bet's 'slo-mo twirl' a pageant hit...

Catriona Gray, the country's bet in the 2018 Miss Universe pageant, gave the word "twirl" a whole new meaning when she gave her turn on the catwalk a slow-motion effect during the preliminary competition on Thursday night in Bangkok, Thailand....

 2018-12-14 23:11 

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Cabinet in full force behind Diokno amid House ouster call...

Members of President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet rushed to the defense of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno against calls by the House of Representatives to oust him. The post Cabinet in full force behind Diokno amid House ouster call appeared first on I...

 2018-12-14 23:10 

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Anti-harassment groups share US$20 mln CBS handout after Moonves exit...

LOS ANGELES: CBS Corp on Friday named the Time's Up anti-sexual harassment group and 17 other organizations that will share a US$20 million ......

 2018-12-14 23:09 

Malay Mail Online

Nik Omar named new Yadim chief...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 — Parti Amanah Negara member and 14th general election candidate Nik Omar Nik Abdul Aziz has been appointed the new president of the missionary group Islamic Dakwah Foundation of Malaysia (Yadim), effective December 1. The......

 2018-12-14 23:06 

Malay Mail Online

Protesters, police clash in Hungary for third straight night...

BUDAPEST, Dec 15 — Anti-government demonstrations in Budapest yesterday ended in clashes for a consecutive third night between police and protesters angry at Prime Minister Viktor Orban's controversial new laws on workers rights and the judicial...

 2018-12-14 22:59 

Malay Mail Online

Is Malaysia really intruding into Singaporean waters?...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 Since early this month, Singaporean ministers have made fiery claims that Malaysia "encroached" on their country's territorial waters by extending the Johor Baru port limits and of Malaysian vessels "intruding"......

 2018-12-14 22:58 

Jakarta Post

Batam authority merger to accelerate move: Economy chief...

Coordinating Economic Minister Darmin Nasution has said the government's move to merge the leadership of the Batam Industrial Development Authority (BP Batam) with the Batam city administration was done to de-bottleneck business licensing issuance in ...

 2018-12-14 22:49 

Jakarta Post

Traffic rerouting, road closures planned for Persija parade on Saturday...

The parade that will start from the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex and end at City Hall in Central Jakarta....

 2018-12-14 22:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Nigerian military lifts suspension of UNICEF activities in northeast - statement...

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria: The Nigerian military has lifted its suspension of activities by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund ......

 2018-12-14 22:36 

The Strait Times

Trump taps budget director Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff...

US President Donald Trump said his budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, would take over as White House chief of staff on a temporary basis after former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie abruptly withdrew from consideration for the post.. Read more at straitstime...

 2018-12-14 22:35 

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Small-cap S&P 600 index confirms bear market...

As U.S. stocks have been rocked by trade tensions and monetary policy worries, shares of small-cap companies, by one measure, have now confirmed ......

 2018-12-14 22:33 

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Commentary: Confidence to face an AI-dominated future requires preparing Singaporeans for jobs not yet created...

Filling jobs of the future requires a fundamental paradigm shift in education, training and reskilling, says one observer....

 2018-12-14 22:32 

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Prowling Tigers, roaring fans: Malaysia's '12th man' aims to lift team to AFF Suzuki Cup success...

KUALA LUMPUR: Braving the bumper-to-bumper traffic, they arrived in droves. As a torrential thunderstorm raged overhead, a sea of yellow flooded ......

 2018-12-14 22:32 

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How much should you spend on rent in Singapore?...

SINGAPORE: Ever wondered how much of your hard-earned money you should be spending on rental? Here are some basic guidelines - be it for ......

 2018-12-14 22:32 

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Race and religion - when 'new Malaysia' faces off against old forces...

KUALA LUMPUR: They came by car, train and buses from across the country in the tens of thousands, turning the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, ......

 2018-12-14 22:30 

The Strait Times

Johnson & Johnson shares plunge after report on asbestos in baby powder...

NEW YORK (AFP) - US pharmaceutical and cosmetics group Johnson & Johnson saw its shares plunge on Friday (Dec 14) after a media report alleged the group had deliberately concealed for decades that its baby powder sometimes contained asbestos.. Read more a...

 2018-12-14 22:24 

Jakarta Post

Marcus and Kevin end BWF Finals journey over sprained neck...

The 2018 season has ended quickly for Indonesia's Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo as the defending champions were forced to walk out of the BWF World Tour Finals on Friday after Marcus sprained his neck....

 2018-12-14 22:15 

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How a Buddhist monk turned CEO revived Japan Airlines from bankruptcy...

When JAL was state-owned, it had picked up some bad habits. After privatisation, it lacked the instinct for survival. Inside the Storm looks at ......

 2018-12-14 22:07 

Jakarta Post

Singer reports Instagram users for body shaming daughter...

One of the users apologized on Thursday, saying that she did not know that her joke was body shaming, which is a crime under the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law....

 2018-12-14 22:06 

The Strait Times

Police probe hoax bitcoin bomb threats across US, Canada...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US law enforcement officials on Friday (Dec 14) were investigating a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.. Read more at ...

 2018-12-14 22:02 

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US stocks close sharply lower as global growth fears spur sell-off...

US stocks sold off to close the week down sharply on Friday (Dec 14), with fears of slowing global growth pushing all three major Wall Street ......

 2018-12-14 22:00 

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Unpaid Reus players to leave as club faces being expelled...

REUTERS: Players at Spanish second division team Reus plan to leave the financially-troubled outfit after Saturday's game with Cordoba, leaving ......

 2018-12-14 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Dec 15...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Dec 15, 2018.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-12-14 21:58 

Antara News

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Jambi, Pelindo II sign joint agreement on development of port...

The Jambi Provincial Government and PT Pelabuhan Indonesia II (Persero) signed a joint agreement on the development of Jambi port."This agreement is part of the seriousness of the Jambi Provincial Government to support ......

 2018-12-14 21:51 

Antara News

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President again meets with the donor of aircraft RI-001 in Aceh...

President Joko Widodo received the first contributor to the Indonesia Dakota RI-001 Seulawah, Nyak Sandang.In a meeting held on Friday afternoon in the VVIP room of Sultan Iskandar Muda Airport, Aceh Besar, Nyak Sandang was ......

 2018-12-14 21:50 

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US 'in no hurry' over N.Korea nuclear negotiations: Trump...

President Donald Trump played down hopes Friday for any imminent deal to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal....

 2018-12-14 21:50 

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US 'in no hurry' over North Korea nuclear negotiations: Trump...

President Donald Trump played down hopes Friday for any imminent deal to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal....

 2018-12-14 21:46 

The Strait Times

Issues still unresolved, parties still working on a deal: COP24 Polish president...

KATOWICE, Poland - A global action plan to help the world avert catastrophic climate change was supposed to be hammered out in the Polish city of Katowice on Friday (Dec 14) after two weeks of negotiations, but unresolved issues are hampering progress.. R...

 2018-12-14 21:45 

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On the cusp of a title...

It came a game late, but Paul Lee's valedictory speech of a performance got Magnolia back in the groove and put the PBA Governors' Cup title within reach of the Hotshots. Lee literally did everything in the waning seconds of Game 5 on Friday night...

 2018-12-14 21:45 

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Death of seven-year-old migrant girl in US custody sparks furor...

The death of a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl last week in the custody of US border agents sparked furor Friday and raised new pressure on the ......

 2018-12-14 21:43 

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Senate may scrap metro CCTV project...

There's a "big chance" the Senate may scrap funding for a China-assisted P20-billion project that would install a video surveillance system in Metro Manila and Davao City unless officials can satisfactorily answer questions about its security ...

 2018-12-14 21:42 

Jakarta Post

Supreme Court backs Modi over Rafale jet deal...

India's Supreme Court dismissed Friday calls for an investigation into a controversial French fighter jet deal, in a move seen as a boost for Prime Minister Narendra Modi....

 2018-12-14 21:39 

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Rivalry paused as Perez joins Bolick's trek to pro league...

Of all the times that the careers of CJ Perez and Robert Bolick intersected, there is one point that makes the Lyceum star feel like his career is irreversibly linked to that of his NCAA rival from San Beda. "Personally, I feel like we're motivate...

 2018-12-14 21:36 

Jakarta Post

Payment with WeChat Pay, Alipay only for foreign tourists: BI...

Bank Indonesia has said China's WeChat Pay and Alipay as well as other foreign payment platforms can set up shop in Indonesia, but they are only allowed to target foreign tourists' payment transactions....

 2018-12-14 21:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Saudi man pleads guilty in Oklahoma to lying about al Qaeda training...

REUTERS: A Saudi man pleaded guilty in a federal court in Oklahoma on Friday to visa fraud and lying to the FBI about attending an al Qaeda ......

 2018-12-14 21:34 

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Top two volleyball clubs in Superliga collide in yet another championship duel...

They have been the two best clubs in the Philippine Superliga and, as another championship unfolds, Petron and F2 Logistics are all set for yet another heavyweight showdown. The Blaze Spikers and the Cargo Movers collide at 6 p.m. on Saturday as Game 1 of...

 2018-12-14 21:33 

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Poe's family, supporters mark FPJ's death anniversary...

Despite the heavy downpour, the family and supporters from as far as Quezon province of the late king of Philippine movies Fernando Poe Jr. trooped to his grave at the Manila North Cemetery on Friday for his 14th death anniversary. The post Poe's fami...

 2018-12-14 21:31 

Channel NewsAsia

'No evidence' of Huawei spying, says German IT watchdog...

Germany's IT watchdog has expressed scepticism about calls for a boycott of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, saying it has seen no evidence the firm ......

 2018-12-14 21:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil issues arrest warrant for faith healer 'John of God'...

BRASILIA: A Brazilian judge on Friday issued an arrest warrant for a famed Brazilian faith healer who has been accused of sexual abuses by more ......

 2018-12-14 21:27 

Channel NewsAsia

Erdogan and Trump urge cooperation after Turkey's Syria threat...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Donald Trump agreed Friday to...

 2018-12-14 21:26 

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It's a go for Katipunan extension...

After almost six decades on the drawing board, the 7.11-kilometer Katipunan Avenue extension project will finally push through. The post It's a go for Katipunan extension appeared first on Inquirer News ....

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