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 2018-06-25 00:28 

The Strait Times

Malaysian PM Mahathir revives Singapore water dispute, says supply deal 'too costly'...

Water is among issues with Singapore...

 2018-06-25 00:28 

The Strait Times

Tired of being criticised for her cooking, woman in India poisons to death 5 family members...

NEW DELHI (XINHUA) - Indian police have arrested a 28-year-old woman for allegedly poisoning food that led to the deaths of at least five people and hospitalisation of 120 others in the western state of Maharashtra.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-25 00:27 

ABS-CBN

Hinihinalang tulak ng droga nanlaban umano sa buy-bust, patay...

Patay ang hinihinalang tulak ng droga matapos umanong makaengkuwentro ng mga pulis sa Malolos, Bulacan, Lunes ng madaling araw....

 2018-06-25 00:25 

Malay Mail Online

Asian stocks open mixed; Turkish lira climbs...

SYDNEY, June 25 — Asian stocks were off to a muted start as investors assessed a loosening of policy in China amid ongoing trade tensions. Turkey's lira climbed after Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in the weekend's election. Japanese.....

 2018-06-25 00:25 

The Strait Times

Jasper shareholder to take over US$700,000 loan, turning it into 2.89% stake...

SINGAPORE - Jasper Investments shareholder Phang Chung Wah has taken over a US$700,000 loan owed to Polaris Nine and will capitalise it into Jasper shares at 0.85 Singapore cent per share, the company announced in an exchange filing on Sunday night (June ...

 2018-06-25 00:22 

Malay Mail Online

In Texas border towns, illegal immigration is big business...

EL PASO, June 25 — For volunteer activists working with immigrants, those who profit from the migrants' plight are "sick". But illegal migration is big business in the border state of Texas, generating jobs for private prison operators,....

 2018-06-25 00:22 

The Strait Times

Bitcoin erases loss, bounces back from lowest level in 2018...

NEW YORK (BLOOMBERG) - Bitcoin erased its loss after setting a 2018 low earlier on Sunday (June 24), with the volatility reflecting increased scrutiny by government regulators on the embryonic digital-currency sector and global central bankers raising que...

 2018-06-25 00:21 

Manila Bulletin

Radio station employee shot dead in Marawi City...

ILIGAN CITY - A government radio station employee was shot dead while on his way home inside the Mindanao State University (MSU) campus here....

 2018-06-25 00:20 

Manila Bulletin

Merkel aide rejects conservative critique of euro reforms...

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's agreement with French President Emmanuel Macron on euro zone reforms does not violate the coalition agreement, as some Bavarian conservatives have suggested, an aide to the German leader said....

 2018-06-25 00:20 

Malay Mail Online

Fox spirits and demons: China's tech giants splash out in cartoon arms race...

HANGZHOU, June 24 — Growing up in the Chinese port city of Dalian in the 1990s, Zhang Hongchang spent hours immersed in Japanese cartoons like Dragon Ball and Naruto. China's home-grown cartoons paled in comparison to the Japanese anime series o...

 2018-06-25 00:19 

ABS-CBN

6 lalaking nagbebenta umano ng marijuana timbog sa Maynila...

Arestado sa magkahiwalay na buy-bust operation Lunes ng umaga ang 6 na lalaking nagbebenta umano ng marijuana sa siyudad....

 2018-06-25 00:19 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

1 dead, 4 hurt in Batangas accident...

SAN PEDRO CITY -- A man died while four others were hurt in a road accident in San Juan town in Batangas province, police said Monday. The Batangas police office identified the lone fatality as Antonio Carredo. It said Carredo and his family were on a tri...

 2018-06-25 00:18 

Manila Bulletin

US-backed forces announce three-day curfew in Raqqa city...

AMMAN - U.S.-backed forces in control of Syria's Raqqa city imposed a three-day curfew on Sunday and declared a state of emergency saying Islamic State militants had infiltrated the city and planned a bombing campaign....

 2018-06-25 00:16 

Manila Bulletin

Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed...

MOSCOW - The Syrian army will regain control of the country's north by force if rebels there refuse to surrender, President Bashar al-Assad said in an interview with Russian television channel NTV on Sunday....

 2018-06-25 00:16 

Jakarta Post

Bitcoin slips to 2018 low as rising scrutiny feeds skepticism...

Bitcoin dropped to the lowest level this year....

 2018-06-25 00:15 

Malay Mail Online

1,000 migrants in boats off Libya as Italy tells ships to stop rescue ops...

ROME, June 25 — Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini yesterday told foreign charities to stop rescuing migrants off Libya even as one group said 1,000 people were on boats in distress in the Mediterranean. With Italy — long t...

 2018-06-25 00:14 

The Strait Times

Uber battles to keep London licence in court appeal...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Uber goes to court on Monday (June 25) to overturn a decision stripping it of its licence in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-25 00:12 

Manila Bulletin

Trump envoys, Netanyahu discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects...

JERUSALEM- US President Donald Trump's senior Middle East envoys met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects, the White House said, after holding separate talks with Arab leaders....

 2018-06-25 00:11 

Malay Mail Online

US plans curbs on Chinese investment, citing security risks...

WASHINGTON, June 25 — The Treasury Department is planning to heighten scrutiny of Chinese investments in sensitive US industries under an emergency law, putting Washington's trade war with Beijing on a potentially irreversible course. Under the....

 2018-06-25 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Mexican leftist consolidates presidency vote lead - poll...

Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his commanding lead over rivals in the race to become Mexico's next president with ......

 2018-06-25 00:07 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

People angry over Sanders eviction slam the wrong 'Red Hen'...

SWEDESBORO, New Jersey, United States --- People have been flooding a Red Hen restaurant with angry calls and negative reviews since White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was told to leave --- but they've got the wrong Red Hen.Restaurant ...

 2018-06-25 00:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Team by team analysis of the French Grand Prix...

LE CASTELLET, France: Team by team analysis of Sunday's French Formula One Grand Prix at Le Castellet's Paul Ricard circuit (listed in current ......

 2018-06-25 00:04 

Malay Mail Online

As trade war looms, China cuts some banks' reserve requirements to boost lending...

BEIJING, June 25 — China's central bank said yesterday it would cut the amount of cash that some banks must hold as reserves by 50 basis points (bps), releasing US$108 billion (RM431.73 billion) in liquidity, to accelerate the pace of......

 2018-06-25 00:04 

Malay Mail Online

On the brink, Argentina handed final shot at World Cup salvation...

SAINT PETERSBURG, June 25 — Held by Iceland and humiliated by Croatia, Argentina's World Cup could already have been all but over, but Lionel Messi and the rest of Jorge Sampaoli's troubled squad have one final shot at redemption against Nig...

 2018-06-25 00:02 

Malay Mail Online

All about the gas: Australia primed for more M&A...

MELBOURNE, June 25 — Private equity firms are expected to drive a wave of merger activity in Australia's gas sector, hunting for bargains amid soaring demand in China, rising domestic prices and a broader oil market recovery. The energy sector.....

 2018-06-25 00:01 

The Strait Times

Australian rockers 5 Seconds Of Summer end Jay-Z, Beyonce No. 1 debut streak...

NEW YORK (AFP) - Australian pop band 5 Seconds of Summer stunned Beyonce and Jay-Z by opening Sunday (June 24) at the top of the US album chart, with the couple's surprise collaboration ending the superstars' streak of number one debuts.. Read mor...

 2018-06-25 00:01 

Malay Mail Online

Thousands march and dance in New York's Gay Pride parade...

NEW YORK, June 25 — Tens of thousands of people waving rainbow flags and hoisting political banners marched and danced on the streets of New York yesterday in the latest festive edition of the Gay Pride parade that began in Central Park in 1970.......

 2018-06-25 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Treasury Department eyes accelerated construction...

The Treasury Department looks set to amend a condition in its lease concession contracts to start charging rent from the date a contract is signed, aiming to compel concessionaires to speed up investment....

 2018-06-24 23:58 

Channel NewsAsia

France arrests 10 ultra-right suspects over plot to attack Muslims...

Ten people with links to the radical far-right have been arrested by anti-terrorist police in France over an alleged plot to attack Muslims, ......

 2018-06-24 23:55 

The Strait Times

Han Solo's Jedi blaster gun sells for US$550,000 at auction...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gun used by Han Solo in The Return Of The Jedi sold for US$550,000 at auction to the museum chain Ripley's Believe it or Not! on Saturday (June 23), Julien's Auctions said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-24 23:54 

Malay Mail Online

France, Germany seek new migration solutions as rescue ships left adrift...

BRUSSELS, June 25 — Germany and France pushed yesterday for new solutions to the migration crisis as bickering among European Union leaders left boats carrying hundreds of African migrants adrift at sea. Sixteen of the EU's 28 leaders held......

 2018-06-24 23:54 

Malay Mail Online

In busting Johor drug lab, cops discover heroin making a comeback...

JOHOR BARU, June 25 — It was the high purity of their distributed drugs that led a federal police special narcotics strike force to cripple a drug syndicate's major distribution network in south Johor and Singapore recently. The high-grade......

 2018-06-24 23:52 

The Strait Times

Erdogan wins Turkey's presidential poll in first round: Election authority...

ANKARA (AFP) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a new mandate in presidential elections in the first round of voting by winning more than half of the votes, the chief of Turkey's election authority said on Monday (June 25).. Read more at straitstime...

 2018-06-24 23:51 

The Strait Times

Bollywood star Sridevi wins posthumous prize at India film awards...

BANGKOK (AFP) - Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India's movie awards in Bangkok, winning the best actress prize at the colourful celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death.. Read more a...

 2018-06-24 23:46 

Malay Mail Online

'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame Ygritte...

LONDON, June 25 — Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga Game of Thrones, are to wed in Britain. The 31-year-old stars are reported to be tying the knot in northeastern Scotland,......

 2018-06-24 23:44 

Philippine Star

Vasectomy to address population boom Popcom...

The Commission on Population (Popcom) wants more men to undergo vasectomy to address the country's booming population. by Mayen Jaymalin...

 2018-06-24 23:44 

Philippine Star

PDEA urged: Go after drug lords, not kids...

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other law enforcement agencies should go after major drug traffickers first and not waste time on a fishing expedition among young school children, Sen. Francis Escudero said yesterday. by Paolo Romero...

 2018-06-24 23:44 

The Strait Times

French priest suspended after slapping baby during baptism...

PARIS (AFP) - A French Catholic priest was suspended Friday (June 22) after a video of him smacking a crying baby during a baptism ceremony went viral, drawing widespread condemnation on social media.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-06-24 23:42 

Malay Mail Online

Egypt president approves law organising ride-sharing apps...

CAIRO, June 25 — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has approved a law regulating ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Careem, the official gazette reported yesterday. The legislation was passed by parliament in May despite concerns among some......

 2018-06-24 23:39 

Malay Mail Online

Betulkan yang biasa, biasakan yang betul...

25 JUN — Selepas berakhirnya Pilihan Raya Umum ke-14 pada 9 Mei lalu, rata-rata rakyat Malaysia berasa gembira atas kemenangan Pakatan Harapan dalam mengakhiri dominasi Barisan Nasional sebagai parti pemerintah sejak 61 tahun yang lalu. Pelbagai......

 2018-06-24 23:38 

Malay Mail Online

Erdogan declares victory in Turkish presidential poll...

ISTANBUL, June 25 — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday declared victory in tightly-contested presidential and parliamentary elections, extending his 15-year grip on power as the opposition complained bitterly about the conduct of the.....

 2018-06-24 23:36 

Malay Mail Online

Revisiting high-profile criminal cases an attempt to boost Dr M's legitimacy, say analysts...

SINGAPORE, June 25 — The decision by Putrajaya to reopen high profile criminal cases that took place on the watch of the previous government is an attempt by the Mahathir administration to boost its legitimacy, say analysts interviewed by TODAY.......

 2018-06-24 23:36 

Malay Mail Online

Exploring Putrajaya by tandem bike — Kannan Pasamanickam...

JUNE 25 — A tandem bike is constructed to carry two cyclists. Tandem bikes were first built in 1898. Compared to a conventional bicycle, a tandem has double the pedalling power. On conventional tandems, the front rider steers as well as pedals the.....

 2018-06-24 23:35 

The Strait Times

Saudi air defences intercept missiles from Yemen's Houthi militia above Riyadh: Coalition...

RIYADH (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday (June 24) that it intercepted two missiles launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over the capital Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition moved to wrest control of Yemen's main port city from the Iran-aligned g...

 2018-06-24 23:30 

Malay Mail Online

Millions gather as fireworks brighten St Petersburg's skies...

ST PETERSBURG, June 25 — Football fans from all over the world were treated to a spectacular celebration in St Petersburg on Saturday as millions of people gathered in the city centre for Scarlet Sails, the climactic event of the annual White......

 2018-06-24 23:27 

Malay Mail Online

Dr M revives Singapore water dispute, takes swipe at Trump...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has revived the muscular foreign policy that characterised his first stint in power, seeking to renegotiate a longstanding water supply agreement with Singapore and taking......

 2018-06-24 23:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Uber battles to keep London licence in court appeal...

LONDON: Uber goes to court on Monday (Jun 25) to overturn a decision stripping it of its license in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi ......

 2018-06-24 23:25 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Legarda calls for 'higher forms' of UP protest...

Student activists who disrupted Sunday's graduation rites at the University of the Philippines (UP) as part of campus tradition were advised to strive for "higher forms" of protest by the commencement speaker, Sen. Loren Legarda."To the de...

 2018-06-24 23:24 

Malay Mail Online

The authentic flavours of Sarawak...

KUALA LUMPUR, June 25 — As a proud Sarawakian, I couldn't resist featuring Borneo grub in this instalment. I'm originally from Sibu and had spent several years living in Kuching. I've missed the food from back home ever since I moved to ...

 2018-06-24 23:23 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Singapore spent $12 million on US-North Korea summit...

SINGAPORE -- Singapore said Sunday it spent Sg$16.3 million ($12 million) on the historic US-North Korea summit, adding it was less than initially anticipated after some in the city-state complained about the high cost.US President Donald Trump and the No...

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