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 2018-01-16 08:30 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Electricity rate decreases again this January...

To start the new year, Meralco announced a decrease in electricity rates for January 2018, amounting to PhP0.5260 per kWh for a typical household, thereby bringing down the overall rate from last month's PhP9.2487 per kWh to PhP8.7227per kWh. The rate...

 2018-01-16 08:30 

Philippine Star

Bad blood between Rockets, Clippers carries over after game...

LOS ANGELES — The hot tempers that flared up during the Los Angeles Clippers' victory over the Houston Rockets have carried over after the game....

 2018-01-16 08:29 

The Strait Times

One in five diabetics without retinal disease suffers from colour blindness: Study...

SINGAPORE - The longer a person has diabetes, the more chance they have of developing colour blindness, a local study has found.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:29 

Malay Mail Online

Kat Von D launches revamped 'Studded Kiss' creme lipstick collection...

NEW YORK, Jan 16 — Lipstick fans rejoice — makeup magnate Kat Von D has revamped and relaunched her signature "Studded Kiss Crme Lipstick" collection.The celebrity tattoo artist and beauty entrepreneur has updated the collection's...

 2018-01-16 08:29 

Philippine Star

DFA launches 'passport on wheels' in Metro Manila...

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Foreign Affairs had deployed four "passport on wheels" vehicles around Metro Manila to decongest its consular offices...

 2018-01-16 08:28 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Kids chained in California house of horrors; parents arrested...

PERRIS, California --- A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions. Some of them were so malnourished that police officers at first believed all w...

 2018-01-16 08:28 

Manila Bulletin

Oplan Tokhang will resume even with no bodycams...

Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa emphasized that not even the absence of body cameras can stop them from the impending return of the government's anti-illegal drugs campaign "Oplan Tokhang" this month....

 2018-01-16 08:27 

Channel NewsAsia

Cycling: Greipel opens 2018 in style at Tour Down Under...
 2018-01-16 08:27 

ABS-CBN

Mindanao martial law extension 'unconstitutional,' petitioners tell SC...

The second extension of martial law in Mindanao violates limits set by the Constitution, petitioners challenging its legality said Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 08:26 

Philippine Star

Pope Francis under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile...

SANTIAGO, Chile — Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation whe...

 2018-01-16 08:25 

Malay Mail Online

Xi tells Trump 'positive changes' in North Korea...

BEIJING, Jan 16 — Chinese president Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Donald Trump that there have been "positive changes" on the Korean peninsula, state media said today following a phone call between the two leaders.Trump has pushed Xi...

 2018-01-16 08:25 

Manila Bulletin

ROUNDUP: News in and around Metro Manila (Jan. 16, 2018)...

A 56-year-old man died after suffering from heart attack inside a hotel in Malate, Manila Monday night....

 2018-01-16 08:22 

Malay Mail Online

Suhakam halts inquiry on missing pastor following police request...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) said it has suspended its inquiry into the disappearance of Pastor Raymond Koh pursuant to a request from Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun.The...

 2018-01-16 08:21 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Polyplastics offers broad slate of engineering thermoplastics for laser welding...

-Polyplastics Co., Ltd. offers an extensive range of engineering thermoplastics which facilitate laser welding of housing components for the automotive and electrical/electronics industries. Materials such as DURACON(R) POM and ......

 2018-01-16 08:18 

The Strait Times

Singapore slips to 8th most expensive place in Asia for mid-market home rentals...

SINGAPORE - SIngapore continued to slide down the list of most expensive places in Asia for mid-market rentals, according to a survey by ECA International.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:18 

The Strait Times

Philippine volcano's lava fireworks draw tourists as residents flee...

LEGAZPI, THE PHILIPPINES (AFP) - Spectacular lava...

 2018-01-16 08:17 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Solenn Heussaff sizzles in Israel travel video, pretends to be Gal Gadot...

Remember Solenn Heussaff's fabulous December trip to Israel last year? Well, she has finally shared her writings, photos and video of it via her Instagram and YouTube pages, and her own website solenn.ph.In the travel video she uploaded on Jan. 15, sh...

 2018-01-16 08:13 

The Strait Times

Xinyao pioneer Liang Wern Fook will have a charity concert on May 26...

SINGAPORE - Local singer-songwriter Liang Wern Fook will helm a charity concert on May 26 at The Star Theatre.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:11 

Bangkok Post

Donations pour in for homeless minibus driver, son...

SONGKHLA: Runroj Thiprat, 62, and his 10-year-old son have been living in the rented minibus he drives for almost a year because he could not earn enough to make ends meet - but all that is about to change....

 2018-01-16 08:11 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Who defines responsible?...

Opposition lawmakers objected to the proposal of a House subcommittee to amend 1987 Constitution provision protecting the right to free speech. House members from the "Magnificent Seven" bloc expressed concern that qualifying any right to free spe...

 2018-01-16 08:11 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Sharon Stone laughs at being asked about sexual harassment...

Sharon Stone gave a surprising response, a hearty laugh, after she was asked about sexual harassment in the course of her career.The veteran actress was recently interviewed by CBS Sunday Morning about her current state of affair. Host Lee Cowan awkwardly...

 2018-01-16 08:10 

Malay Mail Online

Duterte under fire as Philippines moves to close news website...

MANILA, Jan 16 — Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's government rejected calls yesterday to halt the potential closure a news website that has been reporting on his deadly drug war, with media watchdogs raising fears over eroding...

 2018-01-16 08:09 

ABS-CBN

No OVP in proposed federal government...

The Office of the Vice President will be abolished in the proposed federal system of government if a House committee has its way in amending the 1987 Constitution....

 2018-01-16 08:09 

Malay Mail Online

Cop wanted for Ipoh gang robbery surrenders...

IPOH, Jan 16 — A 31-year-policeman suspected of being involved in a gang-robbery here last month was arrested after he surrendered to his colleagues today.The policeman from Manjoi, Ipoh, turned himself in at the Ipoh police station at around...

 2018-01-16 08:07 

The Strait Times

Singapore Mediation Centre saw record number of cases and disputed sums in 2017...

SINGAPORE - More people are choosing to talk things through when it comes to disputes, going by how the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) had a record number of cases last year.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:06 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

WATCH: Truck catches fire on NLEX...

Truck nasusunog sa NLEX pagkatapos ng Marilao Exit northbound | @erwinaguilonINQVideo courtesy: Jacob Ballos pic.twitter.com/NfmeMmqvd9--- RadyoInquirer990AM (@dzIQ990) January 16, 2018Thick billows of smoke engulfed a truck along the North Luzon Expressw...

 2018-01-16 08:05 

The Strait Times

Storeys of woe as lift breakdown forces staff to take stairs at 22-floor Golden Mile Tower...

SINGAPORE - Elderly staff at the Golden Mile Tower have told how a breakdown affecting all four of the building's lifts has forced them to take the stairs - up to 22 storeys of them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:05 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Actor Farid Kamil charged with causing hurt to policeman, obstructing duty...

PETALING JAYA: The magistrate's court complex here was a hive of activity as popular actor and director Datuk Farid Kamil Zahari was brought to court today....

 2018-01-16 08:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Philippine lawmakers start talks for switch to federal system of government...
 2018-01-16 08:04 

The Strait Times

7 things to know about the upcoming Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link...

SINGAPORE - Commuters will be able to take an MRT ride across the border to Johor Baru by Dec 31, 2024.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:02 

The Strait Times

Rainy weather may have extended the year-end flu season...

SINGAPORE - The rainy weather probably caused the peak flu season to last little longer than usual, say doctors.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-01-16 08:02 

Philippine Star

Senators want Sanofi to compensate affected individuals...

MANILA, Philippines — Reimbursement is not enough....

 2018-01-16 08:01 

Manila Bulletin

Joel Reyes tells Sandiganbayan: The probability of flight is remote...

The camp of former Palawan Governor Joel T. Reyes has finally filed its opposition to the motion filed by the Office of the Special Prosecutor before the Sandiganbayan Third Division, which hoped to cancel the bail he posted and have him sent back to pris...

 2018-01-16 08:01 

The Strait Times

Sun's out again in Singapore...

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 2018-01-16 08:01 

Manila Bulletin

President had nothing to do with SEC revocation — Malacaang...

President Rodrigo Duterte had nothing to do with the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) decision revoking Rappler's license to operate, Malacaang asserted on Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 08:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Vietnamese man faces two new charges in Shell oil heist case...
 2018-01-16 08:00 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Torture probe launched after 13 siblings held captive in US home...

A California couple has been arrested after authorities found a dozen of their malnourished children held captive in their home, with one as young as two and some shackled to beds in the dark, officials said Monday....

 2018-01-16 08:00 

ABS-CBN

Palasyo, ipinagtanggol ang SEC chair sa desisyon kontra Rappler...

Nirerespeto at hindi umano nagpapaimpluwensya ang pinuno ng Securities and Exchange Commission na si Teresita Herbosa kaya't imposibleng may malisya ang desisyon ng ahensya kontra sa news site na Rappler....

 2018-01-16 07:59 

Today Online

[ Singapore ]

MAS updates corporate governance code to boost investor confidence...

1 hour 27 min ago SINGAPORE — In an attempt to boost investor confidence in Singapore's capital ma...

 2018-01-16 07:58 

Malay Mail Online

Penang government starting to look a lot like BN, activist claims...

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 16 — An environmental defender in Penang said it was becoming hard to tell the current DAP administration apart from the Barisan Nasional (BN) that last governed here in 2008.Gurmit Singh, who is also a social activist, said...

 2018-01-16 07:57 

ABS-CBN

Joel Reyes ready to be imprisoned as he fights for bail...

Former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes reiterated that he is not a flight risk as he assured the Sandiganbayan 3rd Division that he is willing to go behind bars if the court affirms his conviction over a mining permits case....

 2018-01-16 07:56 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Lady Chiefs eye elims sweep...

Arellano University has its sight set on an outright finals berth in the NCAA Season 93 women's volleyball tournament.Head coach Obet Javier said the Lady Chiefs are aiming to sweep the elimination round and after beating Jose Rizal University on Tues...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Pressure rises on British govt over Carillion collapse...

The British government held an emergency meeting of ministers on Monday evening over the implosion of construction-to-catering group Carillion, as criticism grows of its handling of the giant firm's demise....

 2018-01-16 07:55 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

CAAP to adopt new air traffic management system...

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has announced it would adopt a next-generation satellite-based air traffic control system which it said would put the country "at parwith the rest of the world."In an advisory, CAAP said Presi...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

Phnom Penh Post

Phnom Penh’s most iconic restaurants...

Phnom Penh has a startling variety of restaurants to choose from, with something for every taste and budget. But in a city where new restaurants can open and close within a matter of months a small handful of dining destinations have distinguished themsel...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

Phnom Penh Post

Over 2,000 restaurants licensed nationwide...

The government has issued operating licenses over 2,000 restaurants across the country as part of its effort to ensure the quality and hygiene of food outlets that serve not Cambodians but also some 5 million tourists who visit the Kingdom each year. Kim ...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

Phnom Penh Post

Do Forni brings authentic Italian fine dining to Cambodia’s capital...

Do Forni is recognised as one of the capital's most authentic Italian restaurants. A stunning menu by renowned consultant chef Fabrizio Aceti offers contemporary and innovative cuisine complimented by an extensive selection of more than 60 wines. The ...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

Phnom Penh Post

A melting pot of regional variances...

From its rolling hills in the east to the fertile plains of the west and the pristine coastline of its southern flank, Cambodia's topography is as varied as its cuisine. Regional specialties highlight locally available ingredients, and recipes have be...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

Phnom Penh Post

Flavours that change with the seasons...

Cambodians traditionally adjust their diets and recipes to capture the freshest and tastiest seasonal ingredients the country has to offer. Since ancient times Cambodians have paid close attention to the seasons, varying the ingredients of their cuisine a...

 2018-01-16 07:55 

Phnom Penh Post

Finding value in local ingredients...

Cambodians traditionally used hundreds of different native plants in their cooking. Today, just a few dozen are found in their kitchen. Until recently, rural Cambodians never looked beyond their village for the ingredients of their culinary recipes and th...

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