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 2018-11-14 08:42 

Philippine Star

Philippines is not a dumping site, Greenpeace tells South Korea...

A group of environmental advocates on Wednesday called on the South Korean government to take back the tons of plastic wastes it had shipped to the Philippines. by Gaea Katreena Cabico...

 2018-11-14 08:42 

Philippine Star

Gov't employees to receive Christmas bonus, cash gift on Nov. 15...

Government workers nationwide will receive their 14th month pay, or Christmas bonus, and cash gift starting November 15, the Department of Budget announced on Wednesday....

 2018-11-14 08:37 

Saigon Times

HCMC seeks approval to build Can Gio golf course...

Pulished by SaiGon Times GroupHCMC The HCMC government has proposed the Ministry of Planning and Investment seek the prime minister's approval to add the 135-hectare Can Gio golf course project to the country's golf course development plan until 2...

 2018-11-14 08:37 

Saigon Times

CPTTP may annually create up to 20,000 jobs for Vietnam...

Pulished by SaiGon Times GroupHANOI The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is expected to create 17,000 to 20,000 jobs each year for Vietnamese workers, said Dao Quang Vinh, director of the Institute of Labor Sci...

 2018-11-14 08:25 

Tech in Asia

Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu talks about creativity, maker communities and women in tech...

Companies, large as small, would benefit from more actively tapping into the local maker community to access new designs and ways of making things on a shoestring budget, she says....

 2018-11-14 08:21 

The Strait Times

Asean working with partners to further free trade agreement with Australia and NZ: PM Lee...

SINGAPORE - Asean is working closely with its partners to support the open, rules-based international order and multilateral system, and has recently concluded recommendations for a general review of the Asean-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, s...

 2018-11-14 08:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Man arrested for scam involving Bruno Mars concert, Universal Studios tickets...

SINGAPORE: A 19-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday (Nov 13) for his suspected involvement in a series of online scams involving the purported ......

 2018-11-14 08:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Sindhu, badminton's big earner, sets sights on number one...

Indian badminton star P V Sindhu set her sights on reaching world number one after she shook off opening-match nerves to reach the last 16 at the ......

 2018-11-14 08:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Singapore Airlines finds premium economy a tougher sell on new non-stop US flights...

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines is facing no problem selling business class tickets on its ultra-long non-stop flights to the United States but is ......

 2018-11-14 08:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Turkish court throws out case against former WSJ journalist...

ISTANBUL: A Turkish court has thrown out the conviction of a former Wall Street Journal reporter, the newspaper said, annulling a verdict ......

 2018-11-14 08:15 

The Strait Times

MAS proposes fintech sandbox scheme with fast-track approvals...

SINGAPORE - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has released a consultation paper on creating a new regulatory sandbox with fast-track approvals for firms experimenting with innovative financial products or services.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-11-14 08:12 

Bangkok Post

Pence decries violence against Rohingya...

SINGAPORE: US Vice President Mike Pence criticised Myanmar's military for the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in a meeting with the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday and said he was keen to hear that those responsible for the violence...

 2018-11-14 08:10 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years...

Deadly radiation from the cosmos, potential vision loss, and atrophying bones are just some of the challenges scientists must overcome before any future astronaut can set foot on Mars, experts and top NASA officials said Tuesday....

 2018-11-14 08:04 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Oil's plunge knocks wind out of Wall Street...

Plunging oil prices and a weakened Boeing knocked the wind of out Wall Street on Tuesday, ending hopes of a quick rebound from Monday's sell-off....

 2018-11-14 08:03 

Malay Mail Online

India's PV Sindhu sets sights on becoming world No. 1...

HONG KONG, Nov 14 — Indian badminton star PV Sindhu set her sights on reaching world number one after she shook off opening-match nerves to reach the last 16 at the Hong Kong Open today. Last year's runner-up and current world number three......

 2018-11-14 08:02 

Malay Mail Online

Russia keen to sell planes to Malaysia, says Dr M...

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 — Russia is offering Malaysia to buy its airplanes, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The offer was made during a bilateral meeting between the Malaysian prime minister and Russian President Vladimir Putin last night. "He (Putin).....

 2018-11-14 08:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Oil struggles to find footing after 7% slide as outlook darkens...

Oil markets struggled to find their footing on Wednesday after plunging by 7 percent the previous session, with surging supply and the specter of ......

 2018-11-14 08:00 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Japan economy shrinks 0.3% in July-September...

Japan's economy shrank in the three months to September, official data showed Wednesday, after a string of natural disasters hit consumer spending and exports....

 2018-11-14 08:00 

The Strait Times

Apec summit: The Xi show by the sea shore...

PORT MORESBY (AFP) - Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with...

 2018-11-14 07:58 

Cebu Daily News

Pajo fire site a danger zone Radaza...

Fire victims may no longer be allowed to rebuild their homes on the shores of Barangay Pajo, Lapu-Lapu City. Mayor Paz Radaza said that the fire site is located within the three-meter easement. Radaza said that her administration continue to send demoliti...

 2018-11-14 07:57 

Malay Mail Online

Durant stars as Warriors bounce back...

OAKLAND, Nov 14 — Kevin Durant scored 29 points as the Golden State Warriors set aside their off-court discord to post a 110-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks yesterday. The NBA champions went into the game at the Oracle Arena against a backdrop of......

 2018-11-14 07:55 

Malay Mail Online

Luxury tax can jeopardise fiscal revival, says Guan Eng...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — The government does not intend to introduce a luxury tax to avoid shocks to the capital and finance markets, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. He said the government was in the process of reviving the......

 2018-11-14 07:55 

Malay Mail Online

Century-old Johor primary school gets boost with help from Forest City developer...

GELANG PATAH, Nov 14 — The 100-year-old SK Tanjong Adang primary school here was recently given a RM550,000 renovation with specialised construction and design input by the developer of Forest City as part of a revitalisation project under its......

 2018-11-14 07:53 

Tech in Asia

Censors angry about erotic literature in Toutiao, China's favorite news app...

ByteDance's Toutiao becomes latest target in pornographic crackdown...

 2018-11-14 07:53 

ABS-CBN

'Time to have an automatic fare adjustment system for PUVs'...

MANILA - It's about time to come up with a formula for automatic fare adjustments to avoid confusion among public utility vehicle drivers and commuters, a lawmaker said Wednesday....

 2018-11-14 07:52 

The Strait Times

Movie review: Dark Figure Of Crime...

Crime drama. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-11-14 07:51 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum...
 2018-11-14 07:51 

Manila Bulletin

Zubiri confident Congress will pass tax amnesty act before Christmas...

The proposed Tax Amnesty Act is expected to hurdle Senate next week, according to Senate Majority Floor Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri....

 2018-11-14 07:51 

Malay Mail Online

PM shoots down claims RM30b payout will affect Petronas' operations...

SINGAPORE, Nov 14 — Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad rejected claims that Petronas' RM30 billion special payment to the government would affect its operations. "Petronas wouldn't give the money if it affects their operations.......

 2018-11-14 07:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Police to wrap up Bukit Kukus landslide probe soon...
 2018-11-14 07:49 

Manila Bulletin

Lawmakers seek to nationalize small town lottery to create jobs...

Alarmed by the rising unemployment, House minority lawmakers proposed Wednesday to nationalize the small town lottery (STL) to create employment....

 2018-11-14 07:45 

Manila Bulletin

Lawmakers ask LTFRB for formula on fare adjustments...

Lawmakers asked Wednesday the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to come up with a "fare methodology formula" for rate fixing to avoid confusion among commuters....

 2018-11-14 07:45 

Manila Bulletin

Senators say delay in Imelda's arrest 'normal,' 'ugly' side of due process...

Delays in the arrest of former First Lady and Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda Marcos may be frustrating for some, but senators believe that these are "normal" parts of the country's judicial process....

 2018-11-14 07:45 

Cebu Daily News

STC outreach program...

South Town Centre Mall celebrates on its fourth year anniversary this November 2018, as part of the celebration South Town Centre Mall Admin Staff together with the 12 candidates and reigning queens of Little Miss South Town Centre successfully conducted ...

 2018-11-14 07:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Libya could hold elections next spring - Italy's foreign min...

Libya could hold elections next spring, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister Enzo Moavero said on Wednesday, after Italy hosted a two-day conference ......

 2018-11-14 07:44 

Malay Mail Online

KL shares down at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 — Bursa Malaysia remained in the red at mid-afternoon today due to persistent selling in heavyweights, amid bearish sentiment. At 3.05pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) stood at 1,679.80, down 7.77 points,......

 2018-11-14 07:44 

The Strait Times

Macron at sea shows US-France ties run deeper than Trump spat...

PARIS (BLOOMBERG) - France's Emmanuel Macron is heading to sea on his biggest warship a day after he suffered a tirade of abuse from US President Donald Trump.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-11-14 07:43 

Malay Mail Online

Penang police set to wrap up Bukit Kukus landslide probe in days...

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 14 — Police are nearing the end of their investigation into the deadly Bukit Kukus landslide here, said Penang Police Chief Commissioner Datuk Seri A. Thaiveegan. He said the police have called in close to 70 witnesses to have......

 2018-11-14 07:43 

Manila Bulletin

Calgary 2026 Olympic bid in peril after public say 'No'...

Calgary's bid to stage the 2026 Winter Olympics suffered a crushing blow on Tuesday as residents of the Canadian city voted overwhelmingly against hosting the games, early results showed....

 2018-11-14 07:42 

Manila Bulletin

New evacuation center completed in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna...

A multimillion-peso evacuation center in Sta. Rosa City, Laguna has been recently completed and was finally turned over to the local government Tuesday, the Department of Public Works and Highways said....

 2018-11-14 07:42 

Malay Mail Online

'Spanar Jaya' comedian Zaibo succumbs to cancer...

PETALING JAYA, Nov 14 — Popular actor Zainal Ariffin Abd Hamid, famously known as Zaibo, succumbed to fourth-stage oesophageal cancer at around 1.30pm today, Harian Metro reported. He was 62. His wife, Siti Hawa Sawal, said her husband's remains...

 2018-11-14 07:42 

Cebu Daily News

Condo living with an edge...

Taft East Gate, which became a fast-selling development thanks to its comprehensive mixed-use plan and convenient location right next to Cebu Business Park, has even more to offer. Already quite an advantageous investment, the Taft East Gate lifestyle has...

 2018-11-14 07:41 

The Strait Times

SingHaiyi calls off US$23.1m condo sales in US commercial project...

SINGAPORE - Property developer SingHaiyi Group has terminated an agreement for the sale of 34 condominium units at US$23.1 million of a US commercial real estate project.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2018-11-14 07:41 

Channel NewsAsia

Deadly 'megafires' the new normal in California...

Paradise, California had long prepared for wildfires but only in its worst nightmares did it imagine the kind of...

 2018-11-14 07:41 

Manila Bulletin

First supply trip to space since Soyuz failure poised to launch...

A US spaceship loaded with supplies for the International Space Station is poised to launch Thursday, marking the first such trip since a Soyuz rocket carrying three people failed last month....

 2018-11-14 07:38 

Manila Bulletin

Comelec assures fair automated polls...

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Wednesday reassured candidates of the fairness and security of the Automated Elections System (AES)....

 2018-11-14 07:38 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 celebrates reading and culture with 2.23 million visitors...

- The world's third largest celebration of the written word, the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), has put up yet another record performance in its 37th annual edition. Themed 'A Tale of Letters', the event was a ......

 2018-11-14 07:38 

Manila Bulletin

DOJ asks court to remain firm in upholding proclamation 572...

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a Makati City court to remain firm in upholding the lawfulness of the presidential proclamation which voided the amnesty given to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV....

 2018-11-14 07:37 

Manila Bulletin

Ubial set to file counter-affidavit Friday...

Former Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial is set to file her counter-affidavit this Friday in response to the complaint filed against her concerning her liability in the deaths of children who received shots of the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine....

 2018-11-14 07:37 

Cebu Daily News

Woori Bistro, a must try Asian fusion cuisine restahrnt...

To those who are always on the lookout for another place to dine and chill, a new restaurant in Mandaue Woori Bistro is now open to serve you. Opened last June 8, 2018, Woori Bistro offers a combination of different Asian cuisines in its menu. Some of its...

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