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 2018-06-20 01:38 

The Strait Times

Thailand banks on tech to end slavery at sea as workers push for rights...

SAMUT SAKHON/BANGKOK, Thailand (REUTERS) - Enslaved on a Thai fishing vessel for 11 years, Tun Lin saw his fellow workers lose their minds one after another, with one fisherman jumping into the sea to end his life.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-20 01:37 

Malay Mail Online

Rescuers continue hunt for victims of Indonesian ferry disaster...

TIGARAS PORT, July 20 — The search for victims of a ferry that sank in the lake of an ancient supervolcano crater in Indonesia resumes this morning with divers and an underwater drone to scour the depths for at least 128 missing passengers. The......

 2018-06-20 01:37 

Malay Mail Online

In US, obesity, smoking more common in rural areas, study shows...

WASHINGTON, June 20 — People who live in rural areas of the United States are far more likely than city dwellers to smoke, be overweight, and face a host of related health concerns, researchers said yesterday. Many chronic diseases are linked to......

 2018-06-20 01:35 

Channel NewsAsia

South Korea cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb says hacked, US$32 million in coins stolen...

Seoul-based virtual currency exchange Bithumb has been hacked and 35 billion won (US$31.51 million) worth of virtual currency held at the exchange ......

 2018-06-20 01:31 

The Strait Times

Michel Sablon...

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 2018-06-20 01:30 

Philippine Star

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1...

Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup — and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah could slow it down. by Steve Douglas...

 2018-06-20 01:30 

Phnom Penh Post

Workers seek pay after owner shutters factory, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Some 300 garment workers from Kbal Koh Garment factory in Chbar Ampov district in Phnom Penh, whose owner unexpectedly shut the factory in January last year, protested again outside the Ministry of Labour on Tuesday to seek compensation....

 2018-06-20 01:29 

ABS-CBN

2 umano'y miyembro ng sindikato patay sa Zamboanga...

SIOCON, Zamboanga del Norte Patay ang 2 hininalang miyembro ng Isnain Lumiguis crime syndicate makaraang makipagbarilan umano sa mga awtoridad sa bayan na ito, Martes....

 2018-06-20 01:29 

The Strait Times

Gerry Armstrong...

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 2018-06-20 01:28 

Malay Mail Online

GE kicked out of Dow, last 19th Century member removed...

NEW YORK, June 20 — General Electric Co suffered a crowning ignominy yesterday when overseers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average kicked the beleaguered company out of the stock gauge it has inhabited for more than a century. Once the world's......

 2018-06-20 01:28 

Manila Bulletin

Five injured in 'minor' explosion at London underground station...

A "minor" explosion at an underground train station in London late Tuesday left five people injured, none seriously, British police said, adding that the incident appeared to be caused by an electrical short circuit....

 2018-06-20 01:21 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle...

HALLE, Germany --- Roger Federer opened his Gerry Weber Open title defense by seeing off Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.The world No. 1 broke the No. 72nd-ranked Bedene at the first attempt and again for 5-4 in the second set to wrap up the ...

 2018-06-20 01:20 

ABS-CBN

Palace: Upright citizens should not fear 'tambay' crackdown...

Law-abiding citizens with good reputations have nothing to fear from intensified operations against "tambays" or late-night loiterers in the streets, which have triggered concerns of possible rights violations, Malacaang said Wednesday....

 2018-06-20 01:19 

Malay Mail Online

Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats...

SHANGHAI, June 20 — Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses today as investors sought bargains, a day after the spectre of a US-China trade war drove down bond yields, and share and commodity prices. The improved risk appetite pushed the yield.....

 2018-06-20 01:17 

ABS-CBN

Cop shot dead in Cebu hours after court hearing...

TOLEDO, Cebu - A police officer was shot dead Tuesday night, hours after he attended a court hearing against a drug suspect he helped catch....

 2018-06-20 01:17 

The Strait Times

Vanness Wu and Arissa Cheo divorce after 'hurt and pain'...

SINGAPORE - Singaporean socialite Arissa Cheo does not believe in divorce, says her lawyer.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-20 01:16 

The Strait Times

Singapore shares open higher on Wednesday, STI up 0.2% to 3,309.16...

SINGAPORE - Singapore stocks opened higher on Wednesday (June 20), with the Straits Times Index advancing 7.81 points, or 0.2 per cent, to 3,309.16 as at 9am.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-20 01:16 

Malay Mail Online

Merkel rejects Trump's Germany crime claim...

MESEBERG, July 20 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday firmly rejected US President Donald Trump's assertion that immigration is fueling a rise in crime in Germany, citing official national data. "My response is that the interior......

 2018-06-20 01:15 

Manila Bulletin

Pope's envoys in Chile call for justice for sex abuse victims...

The Vatican's top investigator called Tuesday for justice for child sex abuse victims of Chile's Catholic Church as fresh cases involving pedophile priests came to light....

 2018-06-20 01:15 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1...

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia --- Two wins, eight goals and almost certainly a place in the knockout stage for first time since the Soviet era.Russia is enjoying quite the party at its own World Cup --- and not even the highly anticipated return of Mohamed Salah...

 2018-06-20 01:15 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Which designer did Meghan Markle wear for her first Royal Ascott?...

Meghan Marklemade her Royal Ascott debut as the Duchess of Sussex, she was of course accompanied by the Duke of Sussex,Prince Harry. The event is an annual week of horse races attended by The Queen and members of the royal family.The style guide for the R...

 2018-06-20 01:15 

Phnom Penh Post

Cryptos illegal in the Kingdom: regulators, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

Three of the Kingdom's financial institutions issued a joint statement on Tuesday, warning the public that using, trading or advertising cryptocurrencies is illegal. They said various local blockchain projects which were operating without government a...

 2018-06-20 01:14 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Andy Murray unsure about Wimbledon after comeback defeat at Queen's Club...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Andy Murray was back at one of his favourite stomping grounds on Tuesday (June 19) and while the resumption of his career ended in defeat by Nick Kyrgios, the Scot remained upbeat about his return from injury, if guarded about his Wimbl...

 2018-06-20 01:10 

Malay Mail Online

Denmark's Eriksen the dangerman as Australia bid to shape World Cup destiny...

KAZAN, June 20 Captain Mile Jedinak says Australia cannot afford to focus solely on dangerman Christian Eriksen when they face Denmark looking for the win that could save their World Cup campaign. A gut-wrenching 2-1 defeat to France in their......

 2018-06-20 01:10 

Phnom Penh Post

CSX’s app starts its trial period, Business, Phnom Penh Post...

The Cambodian Securities Exchange (CSX) on Tuesday announced the soft launch of its new Mobile Trading System (MTS), a move that would allow investors to trade listed securities from their smartphones. The company said the official launch of the platform ...

 2018-06-20 01:09 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Senegal beats Poland 2-1 in first African win at World Cup...

MOSCOW --- Senegal midfielder Mbaye Niang saw the signal from the referee to re-enter following treatment for an injury and jogged along the center line. Then Niang noticed Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak loft a backpass to Jan Bednarek, who hadn't r...

 2018-06-20 01:07 

The Strait Times

North Korea may soon return US soldier remains...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - North Korea may soon return a first out of 200 sets of remains of American soldiers who died during the Korean War, after an agreement reached last week by leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, a US official said on Tuesday ...

 2018-06-20 01:07 

Malay Mail Online

Murray unsure about Wimbledon after comeback defeat at Queen's...

LONDON, June 20 Andy Murray was back at one of his favourite stomping grounds yesterday and while the resumption of his career ended in defeat by Nick Kyrgios, the Scot remained upbeat about his return from injury, if guarded about his Wimbledon......

 2018-06-20 01:05 

Manila Bulletin

Pyongyang may soon return US soldier remains...

North Korea may soon return a first out of 200 sets of remains of American soldiers who died during the Korean War, after an agreement reached last week by Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, a US official said Tuesday....

 2018-06-20 01:04 

Philippine Star

Caceres archdiocese to investigate 'killer priest'...

The Archdiocese of Caceres in Camarines Sur will conduct an investigation into allegations that one of its priests killed a woman he allegedly had an affair with. by Evelyn Macairan...

 2018-06-20 01:04 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Iran player dodges question on women's rights at World Cup...

KAZAN, Russia --- Women's rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup.Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team's news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia....

 2018-06-20 01:03 

Malay Mail Online

White House: Trump may visit Malaysia in November...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 20 — US President Donald Trump could travel to Malaysia in November after the 33rd Asean Summit held in Singapore, an official from the White House has indicated. Following the change of government here, US National Security......

 2018-06-20 01:00 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident...

THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead....

 2018-06-20 01:00 

Phnom Penh Post

Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child, National, Phnom Penh Post...

Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termin...

 2018-06-20 00:57 

The Strait Times

Noble Group wins Goldilocks' backing for restructuring plan as it sweetens deal for shareholders...

SINGAPORE - Noble Group on Wednesday (June 20) said it has won support from its shareholder Goldilocks for its financial restructuring, with the commodities firm electing to raise the amount of equity that shareholders would hold in the newly restructured...

 2018-06-20 00:54 

Malay Mail Online

Clare Waight Keller tribute to Hubert de Givenchy with haute couture show...

PARIS, June 20 — The British fashion designer, Clare Waight Keller — Givenchy creative director as of March 2017 — will pay homage to the fashion house's founder, Hubert de Givenchy, during Paris Haute Couture Week, July 1-5. Givench...

 2018-06-20 00:53 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PH Wildcats march its way into Pony World Series...

The Wildcats 10-under baseball team reigned supreme in the PONY Asia Pacific Zone Championships (Mustang Division) as they white-washed Southeast Asian rivals, Vietnam (15-2) and Indonesia (16-0) in their respective round-robin matches recently held in Ta...

 2018-06-20 00:50 

The Strait Times

EU-Asean Business Council re-elects Eastspring's Donald Kanak as chairman...

SINGAPORE - The EU-Asean Business Council (EU-ABC) has re-elected Donald Kanak as its chairman for a second two-year term, the council said in a press statement on Wednesday (June 20). Mr Kanak is the chairman of Prudential's Eastspring Investments.. ...

 2018-06-20 00:48 

Malay Mail Online

France vow to up the ante as World Cup rivals flounder...

EKATERINBOURG (Russia), June 20 With their title rivals failing to fire, France have vowed to ramp up the intensity and put their stamp on the World Cup with victory over Peru tomorrow. Didier Deschamps's team were far from fluid against......

 2018-06-20 00:47 

ABS-CBN

Carpio to decline chief justice nomination...

MANILA - Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Wednesday he would decline a nomination to the top magistrate post after he voted against a quo warranto petition to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno....

 2018-06-20 00:47 

Bangkok Post

Canadian senate passes weed bill but legalisation delayed...

TORONTO: Canada's Senate has given final passage to the federal government's bill to legalise recreational cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a few months to legally buy marijuana....

 2018-06-20 00:46 

The Strait Times

Crying toddler photo raises record US$5 million for immigrant families in the US...

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - It all started with a viral photo of a toddler crying as her mother was detained at the border.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-20 00:42 

The Strait Times

Start the ball rolling! A look at the evolution of the official World Cup ball...

Every four years, a new official ball is designed for use during World Cup matches. The Straits Times delves into history and uncovers the oddballs as well as some firm favourites. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-20 00:42 

Malay Mail Online

Investors pull US$5.5b out of emerging markets in last week, reports IIF...

NEW YORK, June 20 — Foreign investors have pulled about US$5.5 billion (RM22 billion) out of emerging market economies since the US Federal Reserve's interest rate hike last week, data from the Institute of International Finance showed yesterday...

 2018-06-20 00:41 

Malay Mail Online

Five US states refuse to deploy National Guard to border amid outcry...

WASHINGTON, July 20 — Five US states are refusing to deploy National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border amid a growing outcry over a controversial immigration policy of President Donald Trump's administration that has led to migrant children.....

 2018-06-20 00:41 

Bangkok Post

One-stop centres for fresh graduates...

The Labour Ministry is planning to open one-stop work placement service centres in all regions nationwide with an ambitious target to find jobs for about 170,000 unemployed fresh university graduates....

 2018-06-20 00:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Asian markets rebound on bargain-hunting, shrug off trade war threats...

Stocks in Asia rebounded from recent losses on Wednesday as investors sought bargains, a day after the specter of a U.S.-China trade war drove ......

 2018-06-20 00:40 

Malay Mail Online

England midfielder Alli nursing thigh strain after opening match...

REPINO (Russia), June 20 England midfielder Dele Alli suffered a slight thigh strain in their opening 2-1 Group G win over Tunisia and the injury will have to be managed over the coming days, the FA said on Twitter. The 22-year-old seemed to......

 2018-06-20 00:39 

Malay Mail Online

Uruguay fans grateful for Tabarez but worried about Suarez...

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 20 As Uruguay fans whipped up a fervent atmosphere on the eve of their team's World Cup game against Saudi Arabia, supporters expressed their gratitude towards coach Oscar Tabarez whilst admitting their concern over the form......

 2018-06-20 00:36 

The Strait Times

Stocks to watch: Noble Group, Addvalue Technologies, Tiong Seng Holdings, Top Glove...

SINGAPORE - The following companies saw new developments that may affect trading of their shares on Wednesday (June 20):. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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