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 2020-08-05 19:15 

Jakarta Post

Utter devastation as toll from Beirut monster blast tops 100...

Rescuers searched for survivors in Beirut Wednesday after a cataclysmic explosion at the port sowed devastation across entire neighborhoods, killing more than 100 people, wounding thousands and plunging Lebanon deeper into crisis....

 2020-08-05 19:04 

Jakarta Post

Japanese engineers have created a smart mask that can speak 8 languages...

In order to better communicate while wearing a mask, Japanese researchers have developed a connected mask that can translate speech into eight different languages....

 2020-08-05 19:00 

Jakarta Post

Ayodhya, India's flashpoint holy site...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will help lay the foundations on Wednesday for a grand new Hindu temple at a flashpoint holy site that has been the spark for some of Indias worst sectarian violence....

 2020-08-05 18:57 

Jakarta Post

Indonesian docs on the lookout for producers, compelling storytelling style...

Even before the health crisis that forced people to stay home, documentaries had become the most prestigious form of creative expression....

 2020-08-05 18:48 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Central bank leaves policy rate untouched...

The Bank of Thailand is leaving the key policy rate unchanged at 0.5 per cent, but has warned that the recent appreciation of the Thai currency is posing a threat to economic recovery....

 2020-08-05 18:45 

Jakarta Post

Cannabis clinic welcomes patients in Bogota despite pandemic...

Clinic Zerenia only sells oils containing cannabidiol (CBD) or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or a mix of the two. It is the only clinic selling marijuana products in the country as complex regulations have put the brakes on the industry in Colombia, one of ...

 2020-08-05 18:31 

Jakarta Post

'It came alive': Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX's Crew Dragon...

US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley recounted the loud, jarring ride they experienced through Earths atmosphere before a safe landing at sea....

 2020-08-05 18:30 

Jakarta Post

Proportion of youth with COVID-19 triples in five months: WHO...

Young people who are hitting nightclubs and beaches are leading a rise in fresh coronavirus cases across the world, with the proportion of those aged 15 to 24 who are infected rising three-fold in about five months, the World Health Organization said....

 2020-08-05 18:23 

Jakarta Globe

Coronavirus Cases Top 10,000 in Central Java, as East Java Sees Resurgence...

East Java has begun to outpace Jakarta again since two days ago....

 2020-08-05 18:23 

Jakarta Globe

Indonesian Injured in Beirut Explosion...

The victim is currently in stable condition and has returned to her apartment after receiving treatment....

 2020-08-05 18:22 

Jakarta Globe

Physical Education: The Forgotten Subject in the Time of Pandemic...

Physical Education becomes the one that always gives leeway for other "more- important" subjects....

 2020-08-05 18:22 

Jakarta Globe

Slow Spending of Covid-19 Stimulus Condemns Indonesia to Worst Contraction in Two Decades...

Indonesia's economy has shrunk by 5.3 percent in the second quarter this year, much worse than many predictions....

 2020-08-05 18:22 

Channel NewsAsia

Canary Islands to insure tourists who catch virus...

Spain's Canary Islands has taken out insurance to cover costs visitors face if they become infected with the coronavirus, the archipelago's ......

 2020-08-05 18:22 

Jakarta Post

Metal miner Antam sees net profit sink 80 percent in first half...

The governments ban on nickel ore exports significantly impacted the miners half-year revenue, but it posted an uptick in gold sales....

 2020-08-05 18:21 

Channel NewsAsia

Fears grow in Turkey as daily COVID-19 cases top 1,000...

Turkey has expressed concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases as the daily infection toll exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row on ......

 2020-08-05 18:18 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

No Thais killed in Lebanon blasts...

No Thai nationals have been reported killed or injured in the explosions that shook Beirut, Lebanon on Tuesday (August 4), the Foreign Affairs Ministry said today. At least 100 people were killed when blasts from an ammonium nitrate warehouse ripped throu...

 2020-08-05 18:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Eyeing big China box office, Hollywood bows to censorship: Report...

The lure of the massive Chinese market has led Hollywood to readily self-censor its films to please Beijing, according to a new report by Pen ......

 2020-08-05 18:15 

Jakarta Post

Australia PM says building Indo-Pacific alliance will be 'critical priority'...

Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday that building an Indo-Pacific alliance with like-minded nations will be a critical priority for his government, warning the pace of militarization in the region was unprecedented....

 2020-08-05 18:12 

Channel NewsAsia

Japanese foreign minister in UK for post-Brexit trade talks...

Japan's foreign minister on Wednesday began a three-day trip to Britain in a bid to wrap up negotiations on a post-Brexit trade agreement....

 2020-08-05 18:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Goldman Sachs aims for 7per cent of staff to be black, 9per cent to be Latino by 2025...

Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Wednesday that by 2025 it wants 7per cent of its staff in the Americas and the U.K. to be black and 9per cent to ......

 2020-08-05 18:09 

Jakarta Post

Swedish singer Zara Larsson ends collaboration with Huawei...

Swedish singer Zara Larsson said that she had ended her collaboration with Chinas Huawei to promote its smartphones, saying China is not a nice state....

 2020-08-05 18:03 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: CDC warns against drinking hand sanitiser amid reports of US deaths...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - A rash of poisonings and four deaths in May and June were tied to drinking hand sanitiser that contained methanol in Arizona and New Mexico, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reported.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 18:00 

Jakarta Post

Four killed as Tropical Storm Isaias pounds US Northeast...

Tropical Storm Isaias killed at least four people on Tuesday as it made its way up the US Atlantic Coast, including two deaths at a North Carolina trailer park that was struck by a tornado spun off by hurricane-force winds....

 2020-08-05 17:57 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s COVID-19 mortality rate still tops global average: Task force...

However, the rate in Indonesia had progressively declined since April....

 2020-08-05 17:55 

The Strait Times

Kodak's US$765 million US loan prompts probe by House Democrats...

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - House Democrats have launched an investigation into Eastman Kodak's US$765 million (S$1 billion) government loan and are seeking documents from a US agency involved in granting the proposed funding.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-08-05 17:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Tennis: US Open cuts winners' prize money...

U.S. Open singles winners will receive US$850,000 less prize money this year, the United States Tennis Association said on Wednesday, with ......

 2020-08-05 17:53 

ABS-CBN

100 bahay napinsala sa pagtama ng ipuipo sa Tudela, Misamis Occidental...

Maraming punong kahoy ang natumba at bahay ang napinsala sa Tudela, Misamis Occidental Miyerkoles ng hapon matapos tumama ang isang ipuipo sa naturang bayan....

 2020-08-05 17:48 

Channel NewsAsia

Biden will no longer travel to Wisconsin to accept presidential nomination...

Joe Biden will not accept the Democratic U.S. presidential nomination at the designated convention site of Milwaukee because of concerns about the ......

 2020-08-05 17:45 

Channel NewsAsia

Golf: A PGA Championship like no other comes to San Francisco...

In one of the most anticipated sporting events since the COVID-19 pandemic sent sports into a deep freeze in March, the PGA Championship comes to ......

 2020-08-05 17:45 

Jakarta Post

Australia's Queensland shuts state border to stem COVID-19 second wave...

Australias Queensland state on Wednesday said it would close its border with New South Wales state to hold back a second wave of COVID-19, while the countrys second-largest city Melbourne was set to shut most businesses from midnight....

 2020-08-05 17:41 

The Strait Times

After predecessor was fired by Trump in May, State Dept's acting inspector-general says he is leaving too...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US State Department acting inspector-general Stephen Akard is leaving his post and returning to the private sector, a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday (Aug 5), less than three months after his predecessor was abruptly fire...

 2020-08-05 17:41 

Channel NewsAsia

October 31 finale confirmed for Six Nations...

Organisers announced on Wednesday the schedule for the remaining fixtures in this year's coronavirus-disrupted Six Nations....

 2020-08-05 17:40 

Channel NewsAsia

Stunned by gold's record rise? There's more to come, analysts say...

The speed at which gold has broken above US$2,000 an ounce has left some in the market fearing a correction, but many analysts predict more gains ......

 2020-08-05 17:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Amsterdam enforces face masks in crowded places...

Amsterdam and the port of Rotterdam on Wednesday made face masks compulsory in certain busy areas including the Dutch capital's Red Light ......

 2020-08-05 17:36 

Jakarta Post

Bad loans to keep rising this year as economy yet to fully recover: Economists...

Financial Services Authority (OJK) data show that the nonperforming loan (NPL) ratio, the proportion of bad loans to total debts, rose to 3.1 percent in June, higher than 3.01 percent recorded in May....

 2020-08-05 17:30 

The Strait Times

Spain diagnoses 1,772 new coronavirus cases in post-lockdown record...

MADRID (REUTERS) - Spain reported 1,772 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday (Aug 5), marking the biggest jump since a national lockdown was lifted in June and beating the previous day's record rise.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 17:30 

Jakarta Post

Big Bad Wolf to mark Indonesia’s Independence Day with online book sale...

Available on its official store on Tokopedia, Big Bad Wolfs online sale will be held from Aug. 7 to 17....

 2020-08-05 17:30 

Jakarta Post

Coronavirus complicates S. Korea flood response as hundreds gather in shelters...

South Korean officials are working to keep more than a thousand people displaced by flooding safe and healthy with anti-coronavirus measures in place at crowded shelters as the government weighed declaring disaster zones on Wednesday....

 2020-08-05 17:29 

Vietnam News

ASEAN+3 senior finance officials review financial co-operation initiatives...

Senior finance officials of ASEAN+3 countries on Wednesday reviewed progress in the implementation of new initiatives under the strategic directions of the ASEAN+3 Financial Cooperation Process....

 2020-08-05 17:28 

Channel NewsAsia

Progressive congresswoman Rashida Tlaib defeats primary challenger in 'Squad' win...

U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, one of the most visible progressive Democrats in Congress, claimed victory Wednesday in the Democratic primary ......

 2020-08-05 17:28 

The Strait Times

Motor racing: Di Resta on standby as McLaren F1 reserve...

SILVERSTONE, ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Former F1 driver Paul di Resta will be on standby this weekend as McLaren's reserve for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone after having a seat fitting on Wednesday (Aug 5), the British team said.. Read more...

 2020-08-05 17:27 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Good Samaritan folk drama actor Sarawut, police officer killed in car smash-up...

A policeman and Thai musical folk drama actor Sarawut Phongsawat, 34, were killed in an accident before dawn today (August 5) just as they tied to help a man whose car broke down on the road....

 2020-08-05 17:16 

Vietnam News

CVS eKYC start-up receives US$500,000 investment...

NextTech Group and Next100.tech fund on Tuesday officially announced their investment of US$500,000 into Computer Vision Vietnam (CVS eKYC) a start-up providing artificial intelligence (AI) and computer vision solutions for financial technology companies ...

 2020-08-05 17:16 

Jakarta Post

Ministry says one Indonesian injured in Lebanon blasts...

All 1,447 Indonesian citizens in the capital city have been accounted for and are all safe....

 2020-08-05 17:15 

Jakarta Post

Roles reversed as Guardiola seeks to follow trail blazed by Zidane...

Zidanes Madrid travel to Manchester on Friday looking to overturn a 2-1 first-leg deficit from February as the Champions League resumes after a five-month coronavirus shutdown....

 2020-08-05 17:09 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus quarantine, racial strife, Trump have Michelle Obama feeling down...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former first lady Michelle Obama said she is suffering from...

 2020-08-05 17:06 

Jakarta Post

Neil Young sues Donald Trump's campaign for using his songs...

Neil Young sued US President Donald Trumps re-election campaign on Tuesday, accusing it of copyright infringement for playing the rockers songs without permission....

 2020-08-05 17:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Di Resta on standby as McLaren F1 reserve...

Former F1 driver Paul di Resta will be on standby this weekend as McLaren's reserve for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at Silverstone after ......

 2020-08-05 17:02 

The Strait Times

Verdict on ex-Lebanon PM Rafic Hariri's murder postponed after Beirut blast...

THE HAGUE (AFP) - A UN-backed tribunal said on Wednesday (Aug 5) it had suspended a verdict on the 2005 murder of former Lebanese premier Rafic Hariri following the deadly blast in Beirut.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-08-05 17:02 

Jakarta Post

Tourists flock to Bali after ban lifted...

Local authorities noted that a domestic arrival increase of 15 to 17 percent was observed at Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar....

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