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 2020-01-18 05:35 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

200,000 influenza vaccines available within the next two months...

PETALING JAYA: Around 200,000 influenza vaccines will be brought into the country within the next two months to meet with demands, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said....

 2020-01-18 05:18 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

South Koreans among seven missing in Himalayan avalanche...

KATHMANDU: An avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna region has left at least seven people missing, including four South Koreans and three Nepalis, officials said Saturday....

 2020-01-18 05:15 

Manila Bulletin

Number of schools, classrooms used as evacuation centers continue to increase DepEd...

Nearly a week after Taal volcano erupted, the Department of Education (DepEd) noted that the number of schools being used as evacuation centers has continued to increase, making the resumption of classes a more challenging task....

 2020-01-18 05:10 

Manila Bulletin

Mayor Isko debunks speculations he's seeking presidency in 2022...

Manila Mayor Francisco "Isko Moreno" Domagoso has reiterated that he will not run for the presidency in 2022 amid speculations by some camps which have been "politicizing4; the local government's relief work....

 2020-01-18 05:09 

Manila Bulletin

DepEd to ensure protection of learners displaced by Taal's unrest...

To ensure the safety of learners displaced by Taal's uncertain condition, the Department of Education (DepEd) is set to establish child protection mechanisms in the affected areas....

 2020-01-18 05:03 

Bangkok Post

QuickWrap news summary Jan 18, 2020...

A quick look back at some of the week's top stories in the Bangkok Post....

 2020-01-18 05:00 

Manila Bulletin

CamSur mayor dodges preventive suspension from Sandiganbayan...

Pili Mayor Tomas Bongalonta, Jr. of Camarines Sur and two of his co-accused have dodged a preventive suspension order before the Sandiganbayan Sixth Division because their case does not fall under the provisions of the law on preventive suspension....

 2020-01-18 04:57 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Influenza cases spike in three states...

INFLUENZA cases continue to soar in Selangor, Pahang and Penang, mostly involving students and teachers....

 2020-01-18 04:51 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

VMY2020:Tourists drawn to Malaysia's diversity...

KUALA LUMPUR:A study by Tourism Malaysia found that foreign visitors are drawn to the country's rich cultural tapestry through historical walking tours, traditional arts performances and cultural events, including batik-drawing workshops....

 2020-01-18 04:47 

Malay Mail Online

Toshiba finds doubtful transactions in unit, to revise past statements...

TOKYO, Jan 18 — Toshiba Corp said today it "could not confirm existence" of transactions worth some 20 billion (RM736.2 million) at one of its subsidiaries in the first half of this fiscal year, prompting it to revise past financial......

 2020-01-18 04:44 

Manila Bulletin

Public called on to turn over wildlife species which fled Taal eruption-affected areas...

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urged the public on Saturday to turn over to authorities any wildlife species that have fled after the Taal Volcano's eruption....

 2020-01-18 04:43 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

'Concession restructuring a win for millions'...

KUALA LUMPUR:The government's decision not to sell Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Malaysia Bhd (PLUS), but rather to restructure the concession agreement, is deemed a 'win' for millions of highway users....

 2020-01-18 04:40 

Manila Bulletin

Batangas gov't seeking assistance from China to help in rehab after Taal eruption...

BATANGAS CITY— The provincial government of Batangas is seeking assistance from China, through a grant or a soft loan, for the recovery and rehabilitation of the areas severely damaged by the eruption of Taal Volcano....

 2020-01-18 04:39 

Malay Mail Online

'No regrets' as Wozniacki embarks on swansong at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Jan 18 Caroline Wozniacki said today that she has no regrets and it is "the right time" to walk away from tennis with the former number one set to retire after the Australian Open. But the Dane, whose only Grand Slam triumph came......

 2020-01-18 04:33 

Manila Bulletin

Sandiganbayan affirms conviction of Negros Occidental vice mayor...

The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has affirmed its decision to convict Sipalay City, Negros Occidental Vice Mayor Oscar Montilla, Jr. of his graft charge due to his willful ignorance of the suspension of several local officials back in 2008....

 2020-01-18 04:30 

Malay Mail Online

Ukraine president rejects PM's resignation over leaked recording...

KIEV, Jan 18 — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said yesterday he wanted to give his prime minister a "second chance" and refused to accept his resignation after a recording emerged of the premier questioning the head of state's gras...

 2020-01-18 04:30 

The Strait Times

South Koreans among seven missing in Himalayan avalanche...

KATHMANDU (AFP) - An avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna region has left at least seven people missing, including four South Koreans and three Nepalis, officials said Saturday (Jan 18).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-18 04:27 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Senior citizen arrested during drug operation...

JEMPOL: A 67-year-old senior citizen was among 14 people arrested by police during Ops Ice Breaker held at an oil palm plantation site in Felda Palong 6, here, yesterday....

 2020-01-18 04:26 

ABS-CBN

Mga nag-iwan ng alagang hayop sa Taal eruption may pananagutan ba sa batas?...

Para sa abogadong si Claire Castro, hindi naman ginusto ng mga residente na iwanan ang mga hayop lalo na't buhay rin nila ang nakasalalay sa paglikas....

 2020-01-18 04:25 

Manila Bulletin

Former child actor arrested for stabbing foe in Marikina...

Actor Jiro Manio was arrested Friday night by police after he stabbed a man during a scuffle in Marikina City....

 2020-01-18 04:22 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Missing senior citizen found dead...

KUALA PILAH: The case of a missing senior citizen took a tragic turn as her body was discovered some 50m away from her house in Kampung Sungai Dua, near here, yesterday....

 2020-01-18 04:21 

Manila Bulletin

Angara calls on DOLE to use funds in its 2020 budget to help workers displaced by Taal eruption...

Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara on Saturday called on the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) to use the funds under its 2020 budget to help the workers displaced by the eruption of the Taal Volcano last week....

 2020-01-18 04:20 

Channel NewsAsia

More seasoned, less fearless, Osaka set for Australian Open defence...

Naomi Osaka has learned to appreciate her victories more after enduring the...

 2020-01-18 04:19 

Philippine Star

Damayan's Taal fund drive reaches P5 million...

At The STAR offices in Port Area, Manila, relief goods including rice, food, blankets, hygiene kits, biscuits, water, toiletries now flood the lobby and corridors....

 2020-01-18 04:18 

Manila Bulletin

3 bogus NHA personnel arrested...

Three persons posing as personnel of the National Housing Authority (NHA) have been arrested after trying to dupe a construction contractor of P10 million....

 2020-01-18 04:17 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Thai Airlines records steep losses...

BANGKOK:Reeling from a slew of negative factors, the financial performance of airlines listed in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) took a nosedive across the board last year....

 2020-01-18 04:16 

Manila Bulletin

Guevarra: NBI autopsy findings on Villavende to be sent to Kuwait...

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) autopsy findings on slain overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Jeanelyn Villavende will be sent to Kuwait to help prosecute her employers, said Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra....

 2020-01-18 04:15 

Manila Bulletin

DA extends assistance to those affected by Taal Volcano eruption...

The Department of Agriculture (DA) extended on Saturday various forms of assistance to farmers, fishers, and other villagers who were adversely affected by the Taal Volcano eruption....

 2020-01-18 04:14 

The Strait Times

Voters go to the polls in Kimanis by-election in Sabah...

KIMANIS (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Voters in Sabah started streaming into polling centres for the Kimanis parliamentary by-election when polls opened at 7.30am on Saturday (Jan 18).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-18 04:13 

Malay Mail Online

US sheriff threatens to defy state to protect gun ownership rights...

CULPEPER, Jan 18 — When Sheriff Scott Jenkins swore to protect the US Constitution, he swore to protect the Second Amendment — even from new laws in Virginia that he says threaten to deprive citizens of their right to bear arms. Since December...

 2020-01-18 04:12 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Taal eruption:Filipino municipalities under lockdown...

MANILA:Virtual ghost towns are being created as residents living around the Taal Volcano fled and were later forbidden from returning to their homes....

 2020-01-18 04:08 

Malay Mail Online

Digi to broaden 5G real-time virtual tourism experience in Langkawi...

LANGKAWI, Jan 18 — Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd is in talks with the Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry to bring its 5G virtual tourism experience to potential tourist attractions on the island. Its head of network strategy, Cham Yin Gee told......

 2020-01-18 04:08 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Majapahit 'royals' arrested in Indonesia...

JAKARTA: A COUPLE, who proclaimed to be the king and queen of the Majapahit Empire, were arrested on suspicion of fraud by the Central Java police....

 2020-01-18 04:05 

Malay Mail Online

Liverpool's long title wait a warning for Man United...

LIVERPOOL, Jan 18 Thirteen months on from the match that finally drew the curtain on Jose Mourinho's time in charge of Manchester United, the Red Devils again find themselves living in Liverpool's shadow ahead of their return to Anfield......

 2020-01-18 04:04 

Philippine Star

Grade 3 students write congratulatory letters to gymnast darling Carlos Yulo...

Llantada, who teaches third grade Filipino in Malitlit Elementary School in Santa Rosa, Laguna, asked his class to write congratulatory letters for Yulo as an exercise for writing....

 2020-01-18 04:01 

The Strait Times

Trump, EU chief to meet in Davos as US tariffs loom over digital tax: Sources...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Mr Donald Trump is expected to meet with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen in Davos, Switzerland, next week, three sources said on Friday (Jan 17), as tensions mount between the allies over tariff threats and the US president faces an ...

 2020-01-18 04:00 

Malay Mail Online

Libyan state oil firm warns against export blockade...

TRIPOLI, Jan 18 — Libya's National Oil Company warned yesterday against threats to block oil exports, the war-torn country's main income source, two days before a Berlin conference aimed at relaunching a peace process. Tribes close to easter...

 2020-01-18 04:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Toshiba finds doubtful transactions in unit, to revise past statements...

Toshiba Corp said on Saturday it...

 2020-01-18 03:59 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

MAHB kicks off CN campaign to woo tourists...

SEPANG: Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) is planning various activities to attract more tourists into the country in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia 2020 (VM2020)....

 2020-01-18 03:58 

Malay Mail Online

No 'lucky shower' as Medvedev looks to clean up at Australian Open...

MELBOURNE, Jan 18 World number five Daniil Medvedev today said he wouldn't be relying on a "lucky shower" to bring him good fortune as he bids to upset tennis's established order at the Australian Open. The Russian, who won four titles las...

 2020-01-18 03:56 

Manila Bulletin

No LPA, tropical cyclone in next 3 days that may affect PH — PAGASA...

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) does not see the formation of a low-pressure area or tropical cyclone that may affect the country in the next two to three days....

 2020-01-18 03:56 

Malay Mail Online

Deaf New Yorker sues porn sites for lack of closed captions...

NEW YORK, Jan 18 — A deaf man in New York has filed a class action lawsuit against three pornographic websites on grounds he cannot enjoy their content fully without closed captions. In a filing Thursday in Brooklyn federal court, Yaroslav Suris......

 2020-01-18 03:56 

The Strait Times

Maid, 34, charged over allegedly attacking employer with knife...

SINGAPORE - A 34-year old maid has been charged on Saturday (Jan 18) over voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a dangerous weapon.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-01-18 03:53 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Housewife lost RM59,500 to Macau Scam...

KUANTAN: A housewife lost RM59,500 to a Macau Scam after being deceived into believing that she was involved in money laundering activities....

 2020-01-18 03:52 

Philippine Star

WATCH: American men let it all out at new support groups...

In a chalet in the Massachusetts countryside, tears run down Lucas Krump's cheeks as he pours his heart out at one of a new kind of support group growing in popularity among American men....

 2020-01-18 03:52 

Philippine Star

WATCH: American men let it all out at new support groups...

In a chalet in the Massachusetts countryside, tears run down Lucas Krump's cheeks as he pours his heart out at one of a new kind of support group growing in popularity among American men....

 2020-01-18 03:48 

Manila Bulletin

MinDa to ship halal food on PAL's inaugural Zamboanga-Kota Kinabalu flight in March...

DAVAO CITY - The Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA) will be shipping halal products in the reopening of Philippine Airlines route from Zamboanga to Kota Kinabalu in March....

 2020-01-18 03:48 

Malay Mail Online

Panama sends police reinforcements to remote area after sect sacrifice of children, pregnant woman...

PANAMA CITY, Jan 18 — Panama has sent police reinforcements to a remote indigenous village where locals have been left "terrorised" by the alleged religious sacrifice of six children and a pregnant woman, authorities said yesterday. "Rig...

 2020-01-18 03:45 

Manila Bulletin

Marawi liberator leads Army's 1st infantry division...

CAMP SANG-AN, Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur Brigadier General Generoso Ponio assumed his post as the new division commander of the First Infantry (Tabak) division of the Philippine Army in a change of command ceremony held at Tabak Division grandstand Frida...

 2020-01-18 03:45 

The Strait Times

China's Palace Museum apologises after woman drove inside Forbidden City...

BEIJING (XINHUA) - The Palace Museum in China apologised late on Friday (Jan 17) for its oversight after a woman drove a car inside the Forbidden City, according to its official Weibo account.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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