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 2018-01-16 10:56 

Malay Mail Online

Ringgit ends almost flat versus greenback...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — The ringgit closed barely unchanged versus the US dollar while extending its rally against other major currencies today.At 6pm, the local note finished at 3.9540/9590 against the greenback from 3.9540/9580 on...

 2018-01-16 10:55 

The Strait Times

Police NSF gets eight weeks jail for taking upskirt pictures of 14 women over 1 years...

SINGAPORE - Over a span of 1 years, an Institute of Technical Education(ITE) student took a total of 35 upskirt photographs of 14 unknown women at his college, shopping centres and unknown locations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 10:54 

Bangkok Post

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano...

MANILA: Glowing-red lava has spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tour...

 2018-01-16 10:51 

Bangkok Post

SET ends lower, Indonesia shares mark record close...

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index slightly eased, while Indonesian shares notched up an all-time closing high on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 10:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Teen dies after being hit by chair thrown from flat in Kuala Lumpur...
 2018-01-16 10:50 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Roger Federer breezes into Australian Open second round...

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Defending champion Roger Federer dazzled under the Australian Open lights to waltz through to the second round with a straight-sets win over Aljaz Bedene on Tuesday (Jan 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 10:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Romania's president nominates defence minister Fifor as interim PM...
 2018-01-16 10:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Japanese TV sends false alarm about a North Korean missile launch...
 2018-01-16 10:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch...
 2018-01-16 10:48 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Model harassment claims cloud Paris men's fashion week...

Paris men's fashion week starts late Tuesday with the industry shaken by claims that two star photographers sexually harassed male models....

 2018-01-16 10:44 

Malay Mail Online

BN candidates being reviewed, says DPM...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — Barisan Nasional (BN) are in the midst of reviewing its candidates to ensure a high level of integrity of the ruling coalition for the upcoming 14th general elections (GE14).Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid...

 2018-01-16 10:43 

Manila Bulletin

Sanofi to collect all unused Dengvaxia by Friday...

Pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur is set to retrieve all the over one million doses of unused vaccines by Friday, and must reimburse those one to two days after the retrieval, the Department of Health (DOH) disclosed....

 2018-01-16 10:43 

Malay Mail Online

Sisley makes a move on hair care with new brand...

PARIS, Jan 16 — Luxury beauty label Sisley is making its debut into the haircare industry, with the launch of a new brand.The French company, which is known for its upmarket skincare, makeup and fragrance solutions, has unveiled 'Hair...

 2018-01-16 10:42 

Manila Bulletin

Comelec to use ballots printed for Oct. 23, 2017 village, youth polls in May 14 exercise to save public funds...

To save public funds and government resources, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) will be using the ballots printed for the October 23, 2017 barangay [village] and Sangguniang Kabataan [youth] polls in the May 14 exercise....

 2018-01-16 10:42 

Manila Bulletin

De Lima calls SEC revocation of Rappler's corporate registration alarming...

Detained Senator Leila de Lima today called the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) revocation of Rappler's corporate registration alarming, saying it signals the Duterte administration's repression of the freedom of the press....

 2018-01-16 10:40 

ABS-CBN

House adopts resolution to convene as con-ass to amend charter...

MANILA- The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution to convene as a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution....

 2018-01-16 10:39 

ABS-CBN

'Outrageous legalism': Lawyers' group blasts Rappler closure order...

MANILA - A group of human rights lawyers on Tuesday slammed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) decision to revoke the incorporation papers of news website Rappler, saying the move is a prime example of "outrageous legalism."...

 2018-01-16 10:39 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Justice Carpio: 'I've been in Davao. Nobody thinks it's a war zone'...

A senior associate justice of the Supreme Court said he celebrated Christmas in Mindanao and the place does not look like a war zone. For martial law to be declared, there must be actual rebellion and actual threat to public safety, Senior Associate Justi...

 2018-01-16 10:39 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Garbine Muguruza pushes past the pain barrier, Petra Kvitova crashes out...

MELBOURNE (AFP) - Garbine Muguruza wore heavy strapping on her injured right thigh as she laboured to a 6-4, 6-3 victory against wildcard Jessika Ponchet in the Australian Open first round on Tuesday (Jan 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 10:38 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Spain to pip US as 2nd top tourist draw...

Spain is set to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the World Tourism Organization said Monday.The UN agency said 2017 was a bumper year for the sector as tourists appeared to hav...

 2018-01-16 10:38 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

House adopts resolution convening Congress as constituent assembly...

The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution convening Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution, enabling the country to shift to a federal form of government.Voting by viva voce duringTuesday'ssession, majority of ...

 2018-01-16 10:37 

Manila Bulletin

16 people already killed in landslides, electrocutions nationwide: NDRRMC...

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council(NDRRMC) Tuesday said that 16 people have already been killed as a result of landslides and electrocution in various parts of the country....

 2018-01-16 10:37 

The Strait Times

Businessman's fiery death in his car in Tanglin Halt Road a suicide, coroner finds...

SINGAPORE - A businessman deliberately set his car on fire and drove it for a distance before stopping after mounting a kerb, hitting a signboard and a tree, a coroner's court heard.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 10:37 

Malay Mail Online

Macron set to pressure Britain over Calais migrant crisis...

PARIS, Jan 16 — French President Emmanuel Macron is set to pressure Britain to contribute more to dealing with migrants trying to cross the Channel from Calais today as he visits the northern port which has long been a magnet for asylum...

 2018-01-16 10:35 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

NUJP hits draft federal Charter's provision on freedom of speech...

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) strongly opposedon Tuesdaythe House of Representatives sub-committee on Constitutional amendment's proposed change to 1987 Charter's provision on freedom of speech.House Deputy Speaker Fr...

 2018-01-16 10:35 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Sanofi agrees to take back unused Dengvaxia vaccines, pay back gov't...

The manufacturer of the Dengvaxia vaccine has agreed to take back its remaining unused vials and to pay back the government for the unused stocks of the anti-dengue vaccine. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III revealed that Sanofi Pasteur agreed to pay P...

 2018-01-16 10:34 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

NCAA volleyball: Undefeated Arellano far from perfect, says coach...

Arellano University may be undefeated so far in NCAA Season 93 but the Lady Chiefs' impressive start won't hide the fact that they still have some pressing matters to address.One major concern is their tendency to be complacent which was evident a...

 2018-01-16 10:32 

Malay Mail Online

Britain's UKIP leader splits with girlfriend after Meghan Markle texts (VIDEO)...

LONDON, Jan 16 — The leader of Britain's anti-European Union UKIP Party said he had split with his new girlfriend after a newspaper published derogatory comments she made about Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle and black people.Henry...

 2018-01-16 10:32 

Channel NewsAsia

Beware of SMS linking UOB customers to phishing website: Police...
 2018-01-16 10:31 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn...

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 10:31 

Bangkok Post

Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia...

JAYAPURA, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a monthslong outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children....

 2018-01-16 10:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Exclusive: Saudi Aramco snubs UBS and Bank of America for listing roles - sources...
 2018-01-16 10:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Saudi Aramco snubs UBS and Bank of America for listing roles: Sources...
 2018-01-16 10:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings...
 2018-01-16 10:29 

Malay Mail Online

EU's 'hearts are still open' to Brexit reversal, says Tusk...

STRASBOURG, Jan 16 — European Union President Donald Tusk said today that the bloc's "hearts are still open" to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving, in a fresh suggestion that Brexit could be reversed.Tusk's comments, which...

 2018-01-16 10:29 

Malay Mail Online

Flood situation in Segamat improves further...

JOHOR BARU, Jan 16 — The situation in Segamat is showing signs of returning to normalcy with more flood evacuees at the two relief centres having returned to their home.Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman...

 2018-01-16 10:26 

ABS-CBN

Duque: No guarantee of reimbursement for used Dengvaxia vaccines...

French drug maker Sanofi Pasteur has yet to decide whether or not it would reimburse the Philippines for used dengue vaccines amid a health scare triggered by questions on the safety of its drug Dengvaxia....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

Malay Mail Online

103,000 students in 78 parliamentary constituencies receive schooling aid...

TAWAU, Jan 16 — A total of 103,000 school students in 78 Parliamentary constituencies in the country received free schooling paraphernalia distributed by the government through the 'Happy 2 School' (H2S) programme involving an allocation of...

 2018-01-16 10:25 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

'Beasts of war': Afghanistan's buzkashi horses prepare for battle...

Fasting and feasting As the season approaches -- starting in November or December and finishing at the end of March -- the horses are forced to adopt a strict diet. After being rested and fattened to reach their maximum weight over the summer, the horses ...

 2018-01-16 10:25 

Malay Mail Online

Airbnb lets users stagger the cost of stays...

NEW YORK, Jan 16 — Today, the online community marketplace for accommodation rental launched a new payment option letting users pay for stays in installments. The option is available for bookings with a total cost of more than US$250/200...

 2018-01-16 10:25 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Asia markets mostly up as Hong Kong rally resumes...

Asian markets mostly rose again on Tuesday with Hong Kong resuming a rally towards its record high while the dollar struggled to recover from further losses against major peers....

 2018-01-16 10:25 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

NCAA football: St. Benilde forces decider for title...

St. Benilde refused to go down without a fight and edged Arellano in penalty shootout, 4-3 (1-1), to force a winner-take-all Game 3 in the NCAA Season 93 senior football Finals Monday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Blazer Moiselle Angelo Alforque sent the ball...

 2018-01-16 10:24 

The Strait Times

Tiles pop in 38 Woodlands flats over weekend; MP to propose loan to cover repair costs...

SINGAPORE - More residents have come forward saying tiles in their Housing Board flats popped and cracked over the weekend, with 38 cases reported in one Woodlands estate alone.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 10:23 

Malay Mail Online

Cheated clients of employment agencies advised to lodge police reports...

TAWAU, Jan 16 — Malaysians who were promised lucrative jobs abroad by individuals or job-agencies but ended up cheated and faced problems have been urged to make a police report.1Malaysia Putera Club chairman (KP1M), Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez...

 2018-01-16 10:21 

Viet Nam News

Vietinbank named second-largest bank by profit...

The Vit Nam Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank)nbsp;earned a total profit of VN9.2 trillion (US$404 million) in 2017, equivalent to 105 per cent of its annual target....

 2018-01-16 10:21 

Viet Nam News

NA leader wants independent State audit...

Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA), Nguyn Th Kim Ngn, has highlighted the need to promote the independence of the State Audit Office of Vit Nam (SAV) and its auditors, aiming to ensure the transparency of its operations...

 2018-01-16 10:21 

Viet Nam News

MoF wants hike in tax on capital/securities trade income...

The Ministry of Finance has proposed the Government raise the individual income tax imposed on capital/securities transfer to 2 per cent for trades not registered to the Vietnam Securities Depository and not made on the securities market....

 2018-01-16 10:20 

The Strait Times

More piracy, robbery cases in Malacca and Singapore Straits in 2017, as in rest of Asia...

SINGAPORE - More piracy and armed robbery incidents took place in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore last year (2017), a situation that mirrors the increase in such cases in Asia.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 10:20 

Malay Mail Online

48 injured in German school bus crash, say police...

BERLIN, Jan 16 — At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall today, police said.The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00am (0600 GMT) en route to a...

 2018-01-16 10:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Bitcoin slides 18 percent on crackdown fears; crypto rivals also plunge...

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