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 2019-02-20 06:59 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Premium Sun refutes allegations that it improperly holds on to PT Bintang's land...

Premium Sun Limited, a company managed by Hong Kong-based Phoenix Property Investors, today refuted allegations by PT Bintang Mahameru (Bintang Mahameru) that it has improperly held on to the title of a large parcel of land in ......

 2019-02-20 06:58 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

IHSG opens higher on optimism over us-china trade negotiations...

The Jakarta composite index (IHSG) closed higher on Wednesday on investors' optimism over the US-China trade negotiations, according to an analyst.The index of the Indonesian Stock Exchange (BEI) rose 27.14 points, or 0.42 ......

 2019-02-20 06:49 

Malay Mail Online

App-based delivery men highlight India's growing gig economy...

MUMBAI, Feb 20 — Suraj Nachre works long hours and regularly misses meals but he treasures his job as a driver for a food delivery startup — working in a booming industry that highlights India's expanding apps-based gig-economy. The......

 2019-02-20 06:47 

Malay Mail Online

Benetton's new French flair colours debut in Milan...

MILAN, Feb 20 — Benetton took to the catwalk in Milan for the first time yesterday with its debut collection by French designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in a bid to revive the historic Italian brand. The show, which kicked off Milan fashion......

 2019-02-20 06:47 

Malay Mail Online

Court adjourns Pua's appeal against interim injunction over RUU355 video clip...

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 20 — The Federal Court today adjourned the appeal hearing by Damansara Member of Parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee against an interim injunction order over his alleged video clip relating to the tabling of Syariah Courts (Criminal......

 2019-02-20 06:40 

Malay Mail Online

In Penang, Yeap Chor Ee estate pioneers novel micro-housing scheme...

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 20 — The Estate of Yeap Chor Ee today announced a groundbreaking plan to redevelop shophouses into shared living and work spaces in the heart of the city's Unesco world heritage site. The project, involving a row of nine......

 2019-02-20 06:35 

Malay Mail Online

Report: Najib's ex-media adviser Paul Stadlen to be charged in absentia...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Paul Geoffrey Stadlen, the controversial former media adviser to Datuk Seri Najib Razak, is expected to be slapped with money laundering charges soon, despite not being in the country. Business daily The Edge quoted sources......

 2019-02-20 06:32 

Malay Mail Online

Squash champion Nicol's retirement marks end of an era, Chong Wei says...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — The announcement that Datuk Nicol David is retiring from squash marks the end of an era of a legendary squash athlete of global repute. National badminton ace, Datuk Lee Chong Wei regarded Nicol's dominance of the......

 2019-02-20 06:30 

Manila Bulletin

AP source: FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing of FBI Director James Comey in the event that other senior officials were dismissed as well, according to a person with knowledge...

 2019-02-20 06:27 

Manila Bulletin

NPA recruiter killed in Misamis Occidental clash with troops...

A Communist New People's Army (NPA) terrorist, who was reported to be recruiting teenagers and involved in extortion, was killed following an encounter with government troops in Misamis Occidental early this week....

 2019-02-20 06:25 

Manila Bulletin

Joma welcomes Duterte's order to let NDFP chief peace negotiator return to PH...

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chairman and National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) Chief Political Consultant Jose Maria Sison on Wednesday welcomed President Rodrigo Duterte's statement to give NDFP chief negotiator Fi...

 2019-02-20 06:25 

Manila Bulletin

Poe pushes for law that will give financial inventive to MSMEs...

Senator Grace Poe has pushed for a measure that seeks to promote Filipino products by giving an outright financial incentive for micro, small and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) producing locally-made goods....

 2019-02-20 06:24 

Philippine Star

Pacquiao to son Jimuel: 'You don't need to box'...

Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he has urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old's forays into fighting made young man's mother cry....

 2019-02-20 06:24 

Bangkok Post

Army chief's song reference draws mixed reaction...

Small groups of pro- and anti-military activists gathered in front of army headquarters on Wednesday, expressing opinions on the army chief's predilection for an anti-communist song from the mid-1970s....

 2019-02-20 06:23 

Malay Mail Online

Sirul loses Australian asylum bid, a step closer to home...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — An Australian court has rejected Sirul Azhar Umar's application for political asylum there after concluding his conviction for killing Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu was not a political in nature. Malaysia intends to seek....

 2019-02-20 06:22 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Papagomo to be released on bail, says DIGP...
 2019-02-20 06:22 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Kimanis, Sipitang election petition hearing fixed for March 1...
 2019-02-20 06:22 

Manila Bulletin

US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts...

The exercise is designed to train troops for the next war — one the U.S. believes will be against a more capable, high-tech enemy like Russia, North Korea or China. The weather conditions on the mountain mimic the kind of frigid fight that forces co...

 2019-02-20 06:19 

Manila Bulletin

Ozamis prelate says Mindanao needs martial law...

A Catholic prelate backed the extension of martial law in the south, saying that Mindanao needs it....

 2019-02-20 06:15 

Channel NewsAsia

'Co-regulation approach' should be taken when tackling hot-button issues: Facebook VP...

SINGAPORE: The public and private sectors should work together to tackle hot-button issues like hate speech, terrorism or child exploitation in a ......

 2019-02-20 06:14 

Manila Bulletin

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial...

BEIJING (AP) — The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran who became a vocal critic of the regime has boycotted her father's funeral....

 2019-02-20 06:11 

Manila Bulletin

Solon lauds new law that quadruples pension of war veterans...

AGOO, La Union La Union Second District Representative Sandra Y. Eriguel said the enactment of the law quadrupling the monthly pension of senior war veterans from P5,000 to P20,000 will support Filipino heroes in their old age and boost the morale of the ...

 2019-02-20 06:08 

Malay Mail Online

Banners calling for Dr M to resign, replaced by Anwar go up in KL...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — Banners calling Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to resign and be replace by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim were seen in several areas in the capital here this morning, following rumours of a no-confidence vote against the prime minister.......

 2019-02-20 06:08 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Aiman: I was merely voicing out local sentiments...
 2019-02-20 06:08 

Manila Bulletin

Oil spilling from ship stuck on Pacific reef: locals...

Oil has started leaking from a bulk carrier stranded on a coral reef near World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands, local villagers said Wednesday....

 2019-02-20 06:08 

Jakarta Post

Climate change will bring a summer of storm and smog this year...

Air pollution is the sixth biggest killer worldwide—more than alcohol use, kidney failure or too much salt....

 2019-02-20 06:06 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Pacquiao tells son: 'You don't need to box'...
 2019-02-20 06:03 

The Strait Times

Movie review: Happy Death Day 2U suffers from convoluted plot...

Science Fiction Thriller. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-02-20 06:00 

The Strait Times

Report: Najib's 'PR guy' Paul Stadlen to be charged with money laundering...

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Paul Stadlen, once a media advisor to former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, is expected to be slapped with money laundering charges, according to financial daily The Edge.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-02-20 06:00 

Malay Mail Online

Perak DAP chief insists MAPS should be privatised...

IPOH, Feb 20 Nga Kor Ming said the state government should sell the Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) to avoid incurring further losses from the theme park it is trying to salvage. The Perak DAP chief said businesses should be left to the......

 2019-02-20 06:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Microsoft expands political security service to 12 European countries...

Microsoft Corp on Wednesday said it will offer its cyber security service AccountGuard to 12 new markets in Europe including Germany, France and ......

 2019-02-20 06:00 

Tech in Asia

Why 'timing is everything' in tech, explains iPod creator Tony Fadell...

"If you're doing something that needs to be done right now, you're probably not innovative enough."...

 2019-02-20 05:51 

Malay Mail Online

You can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S10 in Malaysia from Feb 22...

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — If you want to be among the first in Malaysia to get the latest Samsung Galaxy S10, you can place your pre-order in less than 48 hours. Maxis has started teasing the upcoming flagship smartphone where you can get it on a......

 2019-02-20 05:50 

Malay Mail Online

Pacquiao tells son: 'You don't need to box'...

MANILA, Feb 20 — Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao said today he has urged his eldest son to stay out of the ring after the 19-year-old's forays into fighting made young man's mother cry. Pacquiao, the only fighter to win world titles ...

 2019-02-20 05:50 

Manila Bulletin

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state....

 2019-02-20 05:48 

Tech in Asia

Singapore energy startup nabs $2.7m to create 'smart hotels' in Southeast Asia...

SensorFlow claims to deliver up to 30 percent in energy savings and up to 40 percent reduction in maintenance costs....

 2019-02-20 05:47 

Manila Bulletin

President a mere 'sergeant' whenever he comes home...

He may be the country's commander-in-chief but President Duterte is relegated to a mere "sergeant" when he comes home....

 2019-02-20 05:47 

Philippine Star

Worldbex to champion bolder innovation and sustainability for 2019 seminars...

On its 24th edition, WORLDBEX is back to host a trade event geared towards enriching limitless business-to-business opportunities....

 2019-02-20 05:46 

Malay Mail Online

'Golden Girls'-themed cruise coming in 2020...

LOS ANGELES, Feb 20 — A Golden Girls-themed cruise is set to sail the high seas next year for fans of the 1980s sitcom that chronicled the lives of some of the feistiest, lovable "mature" women on television. Want to thank a friend whose hea...

 2019-02-20 05:42 

Malay Mail Online

'Lonely, sad, drowning': Mandy Moore lifts lid on marriage to Ryan Adams...

NEW YORK, Feb 20 — Mandy Moore has opened up about her marriage to musician Ryan Adams. "I felt like I was drowning," she said in an episode of the WTF with Marc Maron podcast on Monday. "It was so untenable and unsustainable and it was ...

 2019-02-20 05:37 

The Strait Times

Cathay Pacific sees 2018 profit beating expectations, shares surge...

HONG KONG (REUTERS) - Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways said on Wednesday (Feb 20) it expected to swing to an annual profit of about HK$2.3 billion (S$396.1 million) for 2018, more than double analyst estimates, as it undertakes a turnaround plan.. R...

 2019-02-20 05:33 

The Strait Times

Two arrested for attempted unlawful entry into Singapore; man jailed six weeks and caned...

SINGAPORE - Two people were arrested for attempting to enter Singapore illegally on Feb 10, the Singapore Police Force and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) said in a joint statement on Wednesday (Feb 20).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-02-20 05:32 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#Showbiz: Siti Sarah to meet Misha over 'black magic' issue?...
 2019-02-20 05:31 

The Strait Times

Spies and satellites: Analysing North Korea's economy isn't easy...

TOKYO/SEOUL (BLOOMBERG) - As informal markets and budding entrepreneurs rise to fill more of the void left by failed state-owned enterprises in North Korea, analysts outside the notoriously secretive country are finding it even more tricky to measure its ...

 2019-02-20 05:31 

Channel NewsAsia

Train Brand Haw Flakes recalled after consumer says she bit into glass shard...

SINGAPORE: A recall was issued for a batch of haw flakes on Tuesday (Feb 19), after a consumer said she bit into a shard of glass while eating the ......

 2019-02-20 05:30 

The Strait Times

US urges Pakistan to punish those behind Kashmir attack...

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States threw its support behind India on Tuesday (Feb 19) and pressed Pakistan to punish those behind a suicide attack in Kashmir that killed 40 Indian security personnel. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2019-02-20 05:30 

Channel NewsAsia

England batsmen must curb aggression in ODI series - Morgan...

England's batsmen must curb their attacking instincts on tough Caribbean pitches to extend their dominance in the limited-overs game, skipper Eoin ......

 2019-02-20 05:30 

ABS-CBN

'Kahit 13 vs 8': Otso Diretso challenges other senatorial bets to debate...

Opposition coalition Otso Diretso on Wednesday challenged other candidates to face them in debates instead of complaining about "negative campaigning" during political sorties....

 2019-02-20 05:29 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Security guard suffers burns in Penang factory fire...
 2019-02-20 05:29 

Channel NewsAsia

Restrict number of K-pop idols on TV shows as they look identical: South Korean government...

SEOUL: The South Korean government has issued a revised set of guidelines for local broadcasters and TV show producers, in which one of the ......

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