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 2017-12-16 20:40 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

King sends 2,000 blankets to Nong Khai people...

His Majesty the King granted 2,000 blankets to the poor in Nong Khai on Saturday....

 2017-12-16 20:33 

Jakarta Post

Student card holders confused about free entrance to Ancol park...

A program to grant students free entrance to the Taman Impian Jaya Ancol amusement park in North Jakarta is hampered by the fact that many appear to be unaware of the requirements....

 2017-12-16 20:08 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Strong winds and rough seas until Tuesday...

KUALA LUMPUR: Strong northeasterly winds up to 50-60kmph and waves up to 4.5m are expected to hit the southeastern waters off Samui, Condore, Reef North, Layang-Layang, northwest of Palawan, Tioman, north of Bunguran and the northwest of Reef South from t...

 2017-12-16 20:00 

The Strait Times

Adjusting his focus...

Millennials are putting their stamp across the world, making real their aspirations in ways that previous generations might never have thought of. Our series delves into how young people took bold steps to achieve their life goals in Big Plans Take Time. ...

 2017-12-16 19:59 

Malay Mail Online

WHO certifies Gabon as polio-free...

LIBREVILLE, Dec 16 The World Health Organisation has declared Gabon a polio-free country, given the lack of new reported or suspected cases in the central African country.According to a WHO statement obtained by AFP today, the UN...

 2017-12-16 19:57 

Jakarta Post

Rahul Gandhi extends family grip on India's Congress party...

India's Rahul Gandhi took over Saturday as president of the main opposition Congress, becoming the sixth member of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty to head the party that has ruledthe country for much of its independent history....

 2017-12-16 19:56 

The Strait Times

Football: Rampant City crush Spurs 4-1 to go 14 points clear...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester City emphatically underlined their complete dominance of the Premier League on Saturday (Dec 16) as they beat Tottenham Hotspur 4-1 to go 14 points clear at the top of the table.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-16 19:48 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysians urged to join PM in rally for Palestine...

PASIR PUTEH, Dec 16 Malaysians from various races and religions should join Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak in a massive rally to defend Palestine at Masjid Putra, Putrajaya next Friday.Deputy Minister in the Prime Ministers...

 2017-12-16 19:45 

The Strait Times

Football: Ronaldo retains Club World Cup for Real Madrid...

ABU DHABI (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (Dec 16) to retain the Club World Cup.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-16 19:45 

Malay Mail Online

Brexit marathon clears first milestone with hard yards ahead (VIDEO)...

BRUSSELS, Dec 16 The first phase of Brexit talks is done. Now comes the hard part.UK Prime Minister Theresa May has secured agreement from the European Union to move on from discussing the divorce terms to mapping out a plan for the future...

 2017-12-16 19:37 

The Strait Times

Donald Trump defends tax plan as 'great Christmas gifts' to middle class...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump on Saturday (Dec 16) defended a Republican tax-cut plan against Democratic charges that it favours the rich, saying it will be ...

 2017-12-16 19:36 

Malay Mail Online

PM backs decision to stop umrah visa application system...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 The Tourism and Culture Ministry was right to end the Integrated Manasik Monitoring System (IMAMS) for umrah visa applications one day after introducing the scheme, said Datuk Seri Najib Razak.The ministry announced...

 2017-12-16 19:30 

The Strait Times

Football: Newcastle need January signings, says Benitez...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Newcastle United will need to be active in the January transfer market, manager Rafa Benitez said on Saturday (Dec 16) after his side dropped into the Premier League relegation zone with a 1-0 defeat away to Arsenal.. Read more at strai...

 2017-12-16 19:24 

Malay Mail Online

Billionaire founder of Canada drug firm in 'suspicious' death...

OTTAWA, Dec 16 Canadas global pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed the death of its billionaire founder Barry Sherman, after police reported two suspicious deaths at the couples upscale Toronto home.Police did not identify...

 2017-12-16 19:24 

The Strait Times

Football: West Ham crush Stoke with Arnautovic on target...

LONDON (REUTERS) - West Ham United continued their Premier League resurgence under new manager David Moyes with a 3-0 victory at Stoke City to move clear of the relegation places on Saturday (Dec 16), with Marko Arnautovic scoring against his old club.. R...

 2017-12-16 19:18 

The Strait Times

Football: Neymar in devastating form as PSG extend Ligue 1 lead...

PARIS (REUTERS) - Neymar scored two goals and set up two more as Paris St Germain extended their Ligue 1 lead to nine points with a 4-1 away demolition of Stade Rennais on Saturday (Dec 16).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-16 19:11 

Malay Mail Online

Rose stays on top at storm-plagued Indonesian Masters...

JAKARTA, Dec 16 Englands Justin Rose overcame stormy conditions to retain his clubhouse lead at the Indonesian Masters today before torrential rain and lightning forced play to be abandoned.Tough weather plagued the season-ending Asian...

 2017-12-16 19:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Europe's far-right leaders hail 'historic' Austrian govt deal...
 2017-12-16 19:04 

Malay Mail Online

Britain looking at distinct trade deal with EU -finance minister...

BEIJING, Dec 16 British finance minister Philip Hammond said today it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for a future trade deal with the European Union, rather than copying existing arrangements like the Canada-EU...

 2017-12-16 19:02 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Najib joins Bahrain's National Day celebration...

MANAMA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak joined Bahrain's King Hamad Isa Al Khalifa at the Gulf Arab state's National Day celebration here Saturday....

 2017-12-16 19:02 

Jakarta Post

Police arrest doctor for alleged hate speech against TNI chief...

The National Polices Criminal Investigation Department arrested a doctor in West Sumatraon Fridayafternoon for allegedly spreading hate speech on herFacebook account....

 2017-12-16 19:00 

Philippine Star

Nigeria troops arrest 400-plus Boko Haram fighters, families...

MAIDUGURI — Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the island...

 2017-12-16 18:59 

Jakarta Post

Watch out for pickpockets on Car Free Day, police warn...

Car Free Day, held every Sunday along Jl. MH.Thamrin and Jl. Sudirman, Central Jakarta, is an eventflocked to not only by residents looking to exercise and socialize, but also by pickpockets, police haverevealed....

 2017-12-16 18:56 

Malay Mail Online

Turkey court releases seven suspects in New Year attack trial...

ISTANBUL, Dec 16 A Turkish court today ordered the release of seven suspects in the trial over the deadly New Year attack on an Istanbul nightclub following an initial series of hearings.The court in Silivri outside Istanbul ruled that 44...

 2017-12-16 18:48 

The Strait Times

Football: Conte bemoans Chelsea finishing after narrow win...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte urged his players to be more clinical in front of goal after they converted just one of 24 shots in their 1-0 win over Southampton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Saturday (Dec 16).. Read more a...

 2017-12-16 18:44 

Malay Mail Online

Este Lauder gives beauty training an AR makeover...

LOS ANGELES, Dec 16 As augmented reality (AR) technologies become increasingly important in the beauty industry, Este Lauder is launching the first-ever AR makeup education programme.The cosmetics giant has teamed up with the developer...

 2017-12-16 18:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: South Korea win East Asia title as North restore pride...
 2017-12-16 18:32 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

ATM targets 10 per cent intake from other races...

PORT DICKSON: The Armed Forces (ATM) is setting a 10 per cent annual intake target which will comprise members from other races, its chief General Tan Sri Raja Mohamed Affandi Raja Mohamed Noor said....

 2017-12-16 18:30 

The Strait Times

Football: Chelsea and Arsenal earn narrow wins, Palace on the rise...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Champions Chelsea claimed an eighth win in their last 10 Premier League games at home to Southampton and Arsenal edged past Newcastle United as the London clubs maintained their distant pursuit of leaders Manchester City on Saturday (De...

 2017-12-16 18:30 

Channel NewsAsia

'Nothing to fear' as Austrian far-right enters government...
 2017-12-16 18:23 

Philippine Star

Fear, shame preserve silence of abuse by clerics in Pakistan...

It began with sweets and pocket money when he was 10 years old — special attention from the religious cleric who ran the Pakistani madrassa, or Islamic schoo...

 2017-12-16 18:18 

The Strait Times

Football: Huddersfield end away drought in style with win at Watford...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Elias Kachunga got a controversial early goal and Aaron Mooy scored twice as Huddersfield Town beat Watford 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday (Dec 16) to record their first away win since the opening day of the season.. Read more at...

 2017-12-16 18:05 

Malay Mail Online

Ramaphosa, Dlamini-Zuma in tight race to lead S.Africa's ruling ANC...

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 16 The African National Congress (ANC), South Africas only ruler since the end of apartheid, votes this weekend in a race too close to call to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader with the winner also likely to become the...

 2017-12-16 17:56 

Malay Mail Online

West Ham boss Moyes eager to strengthen squad in January...

LONDON, Dec 16 West Ham United will look to strengthen their squad in the January transfer window and recruit players who can make an immediate impact on the struggling Premier League side, manager David Moyes has said.West Ham are 19th in...

 2017-12-16 17:54 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Half marathon runner dies during race...

KUANTAN: A runner competing in a half marathon died about 8km away from the finish line at the Bentong Mini Carnival today....

 2017-12-16 17:48 

Malay Mail Online

Hughton: Dyche's Burnley impact similar to Guardiola's City success...

LONDON, Dec 16 Manager Sean Dyches success at Burnley this season is no way less that what Pep Guardiola has achieved with his record-breaking Manchester City side, Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton has said.Burnley, who...

 2017-12-16 17:47 

Jakarta Post

Oil and gas lifting to fall slightly short of target...

The Upstream Oil and Gas Regulatory Special Task Force (SKKMigas) has said that the country's oil and gas lifting, the colloquialterm for ready-to-sell production, will meet 99 percent of its total target this year....

 2017-12-16 17:46 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Mueller fires Bayern 11 points clear...
 2017-12-16 17:39 

Jakarta Post

Marcus and Kevin, Tontowi and Liliyana reach Dubai semifinals...

Indonesia saw two of its badminton pairs advance in theseason's finaltournament, with men's doubles favorites Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sanjaya Sukamuljo and mixed doubles pair Tontowi Ahmad and Liliyana Natsirhavingsecured semifinalspots i...

 2017-12-16 17:38 

The Strait Times

Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia, say sources...

AMMAN (REUTERS) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday (Dec 16...

 2017-12-16 17:37 

Malay Mail Online

Dumpsite fire: DOE will take enforcement action...

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 16 The Department of Environment (DOE) will take enforcement action under Section 29 (A) of the Environmental Quality Act 1974 against landowners who are involved inthe fire incident at illegal dumpsite in Jalan Ulu Yam,...

 2017-12-16 17:36 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Government forms special committee for MyDeposit...

MELAKA: The government has formed a special committee to ensure that applications for the First House Deposit Financing Scheme or MyDeposit are carried out transparently and only qualified applicants enjoy the incentive....

 2017-12-16 17:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Chelsea sink Saints, Ozil cracker downs Newcastle...
 2017-12-16 17:33 

Malay Mail Online

Men's fashion: Three male models to follow on Instagram in 2018...

LOS ANGELES, Dec 16 They may not be kings of the catwalk or social media sensations (yet), but these three male models are major influencers in the making. Whether luxury globetrotters, artists at heart or budding photographers, they match...

 2017-12-16 17:33 

Malay Mail Online

Man City must be cautious of ruthless Tottenham, says Sterling...

LONDON, Dec 16 Manchester City must be wary of a dominant Tottenham Hotspur side that elevate their game for big matches, the hosts midfielder Raheem Sterling said ahead of todays Premier League clash at the Etihad stadium.Tottenham,...

 2017-12-16 17:33 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

NLA cant amend political laws...

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA)s second vice president, Peerasak Porjit, dismissed suggestions that his assembly propose amendments to the Political Party Act or the 2017 charter, saying it has no authority....

 2017-12-16 17:28 

The Strait Times

Vatican returns shrunken 'warrior' head to Ecuador...

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - The Vatican museum has returned a shrunken head to Ecuador, relinquishing the wizened cranium of an Amazon warrior nearly 100 years after it was taken by a missionary.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2017-12-16 17:26 

Bangkok Post

California's wildfire now ranks as state's third-largest...

SANTA BARBARA, California: The massive wildfire that California has been battling since early December has now ballooned into the third-largest in the state's history, burning a record amount of acreage, officials said Saturday....

 2017-12-16 17:24 

Malay Mail Online

Liverpool boss Klopp tips City for title, aims to be 'best of the rest'...

LONDON, Dec 16 Manchester City are clear favourites to win the Premier League title after their winning run and Liverpool must target to be the best of the rest, manager Juergen Klopp has said.Liverpool are on 31 points, sandwiched between...

 2017-12-16 17:20 

The Strait Times

Football: Ozil volley gives Arsenal 1-0 win over Newcastle...

LONDON (REUTERS) - A blistering first-half volley by Mesut Ozil gave Arsenal a 1-0 home win over Newcastle United on Saturday (Dec 16) and lifted them into the Premier League's top four while it also piled more misery on the struggling Magpies.. Read ...

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