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 2018-01-16 09:42 

The Strait Times

Ban kids below 12 from using e-scooters...

I couldn't believe my eyes as I glanced at my right side mirror; there he was, a primary school boy on his electric scooter.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 09:42 

Manila Bulletin

Drilon agrees with the President: BBL should be prioritized...

Senate minority leader Franklin Drilon on Tuesday said he agrees with President Rodrigo Duterte's earlier position that the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro basic law is more important and should be prioritized....

 2018-01-16 09:41 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

BMA to open bidding for contractor to partially demolish two Soi Ruamrudee buildings...

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration will soon open bidding for a contractor to partially demolish the illegally-built Aetas Bangkok Hotel and Aetas Condominium on Soi Ruamrudee, Governor Assavin Kwanmuang said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 09:41 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Japan city uses emergency system to recall blowfish packages...

TOKYO --- A city in central Japan has used its emergency loudspeaker system to recall four packages of blowfish meat after discovering a fifth one contained the potentially deadly liver.No one has died. The fish known as fugu is an expensive winter delica...

 2018-01-16 09:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Hoya surgical optics opens research facility to develop solutions for cataracts...
 2018-01-16 09:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Cricket: Kohli fined, handed demerit point for on-field behaviour...
 2018-01-16 09:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Tennis: Wawrinka happy to be back, but still feeling pain...
 2018-01-16 09:39 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Gospel star Edwin Hawkins, known for 'Oh Happy Day,' dies...

NEW YORK (AP) --- Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the crossover hit "Oh Happy Day" and as a major force for contemporary inspirational music, died Monday at age 74.Hawkins died at his home in Pleasanton, California. He had been suffe...

 2018-01-16 09:39 

Malay Mail Online

2,400 RUMAWIP flat units offered to Malay buyers, says Tengku Adnan...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — Some 2,400 flat units of the 'Residensi Hektar' Federal Territories Affordable Homes (Rumawip) in Jalan Gombak here, expected to be ready by 2021, are being offered to Malay house buyers.Federal Territories Minister...

 2018-01-16 09:39 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Ten left homeless as fire razes three homes in Kota Baru...

KOTA BARU: Ten people including two elderly women were left homeless after fire destroyed three houses at Kampung Surau Kota here today....

 2018-01-16 09:39 

Channel NewsAsia

EU's 'hearts are still open' to Brexit reversal: Tusk...
 2018-01-16 09:37 

The Strait Times

Tennis: Sibling teasing helps rising star Alexander Zverev to stay grounded...

MELBOURNE (REUTERS) - Alexander...

 2018-01-16 09:37 

Bangkok Post

Bitcoin slides 14% on crackdown fears...

LONDON: Bitcoin slid as much as 14% on Tuesday to hit a four-week low below $12,000, as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister had said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option....

 2018-01-16 09:37 

Bangkok Post

Police fan caught driving bogus CSD patrol car...

A motorist's claimed fascination with police landed him in trouble when he was caught driving around in a pickup truck he had modified to look like a CSD patrol vehicle....

 2018-01-16 09:36 

Malay Mail Online

Jimmy Fallon mocks Trump with a parody of James Taylor's 'Fire and Rain' (VIDEO)...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 — Conan O'Brien isn't the only talk show host to roast Donald Trump, Jimmy Fallon has yet again mocked the president with a "Fire and Fury" song.Fallon channelled James Taylor and sang the Trump-themed song that...

 2018-01-16 09:35 

Channel NewsAsia

US report detailing new Russia sanctions to be issued on January 29 - TASS...
 2018-01-16 09:34 

Manila Bulletin

North Korea scoffs at Trump's 'nuclear button' tweet...

North Korea's state-run media say U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic."...

 2018-01-16 09:34 

Channel NewsAsia

North Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'...
 2018-01-16 09:33 

Channel NewsAsia

China economy beat expectations in 2017: Report...
 2018-01-16 09:31 

ABS-CBN

Albay under state of calamity amid threat of Mayon's hazardous eruption...

MANILA - Albay has been placed under a state of calamity amid the threat of the Mayon Volcano's hazardous eruption, which has prompted thousands of residents to evacuate....

 2018-01-16 09:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Elder evacuee found dead in Albay evacuation center...

LEGAZPI CITY---An 81-year-old evacuee was found dead in one of the evacuation centers for those who were displaced by the non-explosive magmatic eruption of Mount Mayon in Tabaco City on Tuesday morning, police said. Chief Inspector Arthur Gomez, Albay po...

 2018-01-16 09:31 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Sereno camp sees 'smear campaign' in House subpoena for psychiatric report...

The plan to reveal Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's psychiatric exam results before theimpeachment hearing at the House of Representatives is only part of an "ongoing smear campaign," according to Sereno'slawyers.House justice committe...

 2018-01-16 09:30 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Soldiers overrun NPA camp in Quezon...

LUCENA CITY---The military believes their soldiers foiled the plan of New People's Army rebels to stage attacks against government and private facilities with the discovery of an alleged rebel camp in Lopez town in Quezon province, a military report s...

 2018-01-16 09:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics: German Kuske keen to make up for Sochi bobsleigh 'debacle'...
 2018-01-16 09:29 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Adventurous Armani, fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week...

MILAN (AP) --- And in a flash, it was over. The Milan Fashion Week devoted to fall and winter menswear for 2018-19 was abbreviated this year into a super-slim long weekend that ended Monday.Many fashion houses opted to fold their previews for men into the...

 2018-01-16 09:29 

Malay Mail Online

US news anchor slams Aziz Ansari accuser: What you have done is appalling (VIDEO)...

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16 — A US news anchor has hit out at Aziz Ansari's sexual assault accuser 'live' on air, describing the potentially "career-ending" allegations as "reckless and hollow".Over the weekend, the Master of Non...

 2018-01-16 09:28 

Malay Mail Online

Hysteria caused student to fall from first floor of school block...

KUALA BERANG, Jan 16 — A Form 5 student who fell from the 1st floor of a building at her school here yesterday is believed to have been stricken by hysteria.Hulu Terengganu police chief DSP Mohd Adli Mat Daud said the senior assistant of the...

 2018-01-16 09:27 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo trust rating up 16 points...

Vice President Leni Robredo saw a 16-point increase in her net trust rating at +52 in the 4th quarter of 2017, according to the Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results released Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 09:26 

Malay Mail Online

N. Korea calls Trump nuclear button boast the 'bark of a rabid dog'...

SEOUL, Jan 16 — North Korea today denounced President Donald Trump's tweeted message that he has a bigger nuclear button than its leader Kim Jong-un as the "spasm of a lunatic" and the "bark of a rabid dog".Kim used his annual Ne...

 2018-01-16 09:25 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

PSEi hits new highs but trims gains...

Riding on upbeat regional markets, the local stock barometer retested the 8,900 mark and touched new intra-day highs on Tuesday before trimming gains at close.The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) added 7.41 points or 0.08 percent to close...

 2018-01-16 09:25 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

40 official candidates for Bb. Pilipinas 2018 bared...

After a rigorous weeklong screening process, the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc. revealed on Tuesday the 40 official candidates of Binibining Pilipinas 2018.From a hundred hopefuls, candidates were trimmed down to 53 before they faced the screening c...

 2018-01-16 09:24 

Malay Mail Online

3.6 million yet to register as electors, says EC...

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 16 — A total of 3.6 million Malaysians who have attained the age of 21 as of September 2017 have yet to register as electors, the Election Commission said today.EC secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh said that as of the third...

 2018-01-16 09:24 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

NSTP senior management pays courtesy call on Sarawak tourism minister...
 2018-01-16 09:21 

Manila Bulletin

Gov't will continue assistance to 9 Filipinos facing death for Sabah raid...

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Tuesday assured that the government will continue to extend assistance to the nine Filipinos whose death sentences were upheld by the Malaysian federal court in connection with the 2013 incursion in Borneo....

 2018-01-16 09:21 

Manila Bulletin

Go denies meddling in Navy's choice of weapon systems supplier...

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go has denied reports that he was meddling in the Philippine Navy's selection of a weapon system supplier for its frigate program....

 2018-01-16 09:20 

The Strait Times

McDonald's sets recycling goals for packaging and its restaurants worldwide...

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday (Jan 16) that it is responding to customers' No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants.. Re...

 2018-01-16 09:19 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

LOOK: Jinkee Pacquiao hits the beach for birthday party...

For her 39th birthday, Jinkee Pacquiao, wife of boxer and senator Manny Pacquiao, had a blast when she chose to celebrate her special day at the beach.The Pacquiao brood was complete for their matriarch's birthday party, which was also attended by her...

 2018-01-16 09:17 

Channel NewsAsia

The age for middle-agers to turn around heart risks...
 2018-01-16 09:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Deadline to turn around heart risks: By age 65...
 2018-01-16 09:17 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Teenage girl shot as motorcyclists open fire on boyfriend...

A 19-year-old girl was shot and seriously injured late on Monday night while she was riding on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle in Chon Buri's Sri Racha district, police said....

 2018-01-16 09:17 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Crop apartheid: Smallholders hold protest against EU move to ban palm oil...

KUALA LUMPUR: Twenty busloads of oil palm planters from rural oil palm estates today made their way to the heart of the city to convey their petition and protest against the European Union's (EU) "Crop Apartheid" move to ban palm oil....

 2018-01-16 09:17 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

State government will monitor safety of all roofed pedestrian walks following incident at Jalan Kampung Daik...

KUALA TERENGGANU: The Kuala Terengganu City Council will monitor all roofed pedestrian walks in the city to ensure they can withstand the forces of nature, especially strong winds....

 2018-01-16 09:17 

Malay Mail Online

Parliament: Delayed MP allowance payout caused by MPs submitting late claims...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — Late claims by some parliamentarians dating back to 2015 were the cause of delays in paying allowances to some MPs for claims made late last year, Parliament said today.In a statement, the Parliament's corporate...

 2018-01-16 09:16 

Malay Mail Online

Misbun hails Iskandar Zulkarnain's spirit after Malaysian Masters fightback...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — The motivating words of the country's head coach Datuk Misbun Sidek galvanised national singles player Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin, who was almost knocked out of the Malaysian Perodua Masters Badminton...

 2018-01-16 09:16 

Malay Mail Online

McDonald's sets recycling goals for packaging, restaurants...

NEW YORK, Jan 16 — McDonald's Corp said today it is responding to customers' No. 1 request by setting goals for switching to environmentally friendly packaging materials and offering recycling in all of its restaurants."We have a...

 2018-01-16 09:15 

Philippine Star

Albay under state of calamity due to Mayon unrest...

MANILA, Philippines — The provincial government of Albay has declared a "state of calamity" Tuesday as the hazardous eruption of Mayon Volcano is possible wi...

 2018-01-16 09:13 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Abducted in white van: Boy made up story, says police...

AMPANG: The boy who claimed he was almost abducted by two men in a white van, here, has retracted his report....

 2018-01-16 09:13 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore's Popsical, X-mini partner to create compact karaoke speakers...
 2018-01-16 09:11 

Bangkok Post

Fire rips through maritime museum in Jakarta...

JAKARTA: A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday, causing extensive damage to its historical collections....

 2018-01-16 09:10 

Manila Bulletin

House starts talks on switch to federal system of gov't...

The House of Representatives on Tuesday kicked off discussions on possible changes to the 30-year-old constitution, with the aim of shifting to a system of federal government and allowing the President up to two terms in office....

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