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 2021-03-04 08:30 

Jakarta Post

ICC opens Israeli-Palestinians war crimes probe...

The International Criminal Court opened a formal investigation on Wednesday into alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories, in a move blasted by Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu as the essence of anti-Semitism....

 2021-03-04 08:28 

Vietnam News

2021 Economic Census to be conducted online...

The General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) launched the 2021 Economic Census on Monday. Amid challenges in collecting data due to the pandemic, the authority will employ technology to conduct the census. GSO Director General Nguyn Th Hng spoke with th...

 2021-03-04 08:24 

Vietnam News

SSC allows trading transfer from HOSE to HNX to reduce overloads...

The State Securities Commission (SSC) has instructed the transfer of transactions of listed shares from the H Ch Minh City Stock Exchange to the H Ni Stock Exchange to alleviate system overloads which have troubled traders in recent times....

 2021-03-04 08:18 

Channel NewsAsia

Indonesians should 'love local goods, hate foreign products': President Jokowi...

JAKARTA: President Joko Widodo said on Thursday (Mar 4) that Indonesian consumers should be encouraged to "love" domestic brands and "hate" ......

 2021-03-04 08:17 

Vietnam News

Market edges higher, fertiliser stocks surge...

Vit Nam's stock market ended higher on Wednesday as the VN-Index bounced back in the afternoon session....

 2021-03-04 08:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Pakistan suspends flagship cricket tournament after COVID-19 cases among teams...

LAHORE, Pakistan: Pakistan is suspending its flagship cricket tournament that started last month after seven team personnel tested positive ......

 2021-03-04 08:10 

Vietnam News

Risky to invest in forex trading plaforms: Deputy Governor...

Forex trading via investment platforms had not been licensed in Vit Nam, posing significant risks to investors, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Vit Nam o Minh T warned....

 2021-03-04 08:08 

Manila Bulletin

Makabayan bloc assails NTF's 'selective probe' of solon's vaccination...

Bayan Muna Representative Ferdinand Gaite said National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 head and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. is being "selective" in calling for a probe on the vaccination of their colleague, Quezon Rep. Angelina "Helen&#...

 2021-03-04 08:07 

Malay Mail Online

Labuan records highest Covid-19 vaccination rate per 100,000 population, says disaster committee chairman...

LABUAN, March 4 — Labuan has vaccinated 76.45 per cent or 1,789 of its total 2,340 frontliners as of today, with the remaining to receive the vaccine in stages until April. The Labuan-level National Covid-19 Immunisation Programme was launched on......

 2021-03-04 08:05 

Channel NewsAsia

New Zealand police arrest two for threat to Christchurch mosques attacked in 2019...

AUCKLAND: New Zealand police said on Thursday (Mar 4) they have arrested two people following a threat made against the mosques in Christchurch ......

 2021-03-04 08:04 

ABS-CBN

Pasay City di pa kailangan isalilalim sa ECQ, ayon sa mayor...

Hindi pa kailangang isailalim sa enhanced community quarantine o mas mahigpit na lockdown ang Pasay City, sabi ngayong Huwebes ni Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano....

 2021-03-04 08:03 

Manila Bulletin

LOVELY LEILA! Ogie Alcasid's daughter is a sight for sore eyes...

She is known most here for being Ogie Alcasid's daughter but Leila Alcasid is making sure everybody is aware she got her looks from her mother, former beauty queen Michelle van Eimeren. Leila took to Instagram of late, posting several photos that ulti...

 2021-03-04 08:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan after murder of media workers...

A female doctor was killed in a bomb blast in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted hit, officials said ......

 2021-03-04 08:02 

Manila Bulletin

Price ceiling on galunggong, other food items under review...

The government is mulling the possibility of imposing a price ceiling on galunggong or round scad and other fish products as the prices of basic food items appear tohave skyrocketed in recent months. (Mark Balmores / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) A kilo o...

 2021-03-04 08:01 

ABS-CBN

No jab, no job? Official says COVID-19 vaccination is voluntary...

Participation in the COVID-19 inoculation drive is voluntary, a Malacaang official said on Thursday, denying a "no vaccine, no work" policy....

 2021-03-04 08:00 

Tech in Asia

The rise of the borderless team and how to groom one for your company's success...

With the challenges presented by remote working arrangements, businesses are reassessing traditional hiring practices and markers of success....

 2021-03-04 08:00 

Jakarta Post

Blinken calls China biggest 'test,' vows US strength...

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that the United States was ready to confront China where need be, calling the Asian power the biggest geopolitical test of the century....

 2021-03-04 07:59 

Vietnam News

COVID hits HCM City tourism sector hard, again...

The HCM City Tourism Association has asked for a complete or at least a 50 per cent waiver of value-added tax payable by accommodation, catering and travel businesses until the end of this year....

 2021-03-04 07:57 

Philippine Star

Phivolcs raises Alert Level 1 over Mt. Pinatubo...
 2021-03-04 07:57 

Channel NewsAsia

Lufthansa posts record annual loss, sees long recovery...

German flag carrier Lufthansa said on Thursday (Mar 4) that it lost a record 6.7 billion (US$8.1 billion) in 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic wiped ......

 2021-03-04 07:55 

Manila Bulletin

Coach Chot meets TNT staff...

CALM BEFORE THE STORM The TNT coaching staff can be seen feasting over food and bottles of beers in a mini-gathering at coach Chot Reyes' residence, as seen on his Instagram account Wednesday, March 3. (Photo from Chot Reyes' Instagram account) Co...

 2021-03-04 07:55 

Manila Bulletin

Caritas Philippines assures support to gov't's vaccination program...

The national director of Caritas Philippines has assured the government of the Church's support in the vaccination program. Caritas Manila logo (Photo courtesy fo caritas.org.ph / MANILA BULLETIN) Bishop Jose Colin Bagaforo made the assurance during a...

 2021-03-04 07:54 

Malay Mail Online

Bursa Malaysia broadly lower at mid-afternoon...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Bursa Malaysia remained broadly lower at mid-afternoon today, with the key index being weighed down by glove stocks and falling 0.29 per cent. At 3.10pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) gave up 2.24 points or 0.14......

 2021-03-04 07:53 

Manila Bulletin

680k worth of shabu seized in Manila...

Around P680,000 worth of suspected shabu were seized from three alleged drug personalities in a buy-bust operation along Recto Avenue in Manila past midnight on Thursday (March 4). (MPD PIO/ MANILA BULLETIN) Police identified the suspects as Aldrin Floran...

 2021-03-04 07:53 

Malay Mail Online

Decision on Haj hinges on Saudi approval, says religious affairs minister...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The decision whether to send Malaysian pilgrims for the Haj season this year depends on the approval of the Saudi Arabian government and the COVID-19 situation, said Minister in the......

 2021-03-04 07:53 

Philippine Star

P10-M shabu seized in PDEA-BARMM buy-busts...
 2021-03-04 07:53 

Tech in Asia

Singapore lending firm Lend East launches debt-based revenue funding solution...

Levl will provide debt capital to startups in return for a flat fee, with repayments taken as a small percentage of monthly revenue....

 2021-03-04 07:53 

Manila Bulletin

Why is Coast Guard supporting PortEC Project...

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has vowed full support to the implementation of the "PortEC Project," a multi-sectoral and multi-regional project aimed at protecting all Philippine ports from being the entry point of diseases especially coming fr...

 2021-03-04 07:53 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

SpaceX Starship rocket prototype nails landing... then blows up...

The third time appeared to be the charm for Elon Musk's Starship rocket until it wasn't. The latest heavy-duty launch vehicle prototype from SpaceX soared flawlessly into the sky in a high-altitude test blast-off on Wednesday from Boca Chica, Texa...

 2021-03-04 07:51 

Malay Mail Online

Bank Negara maintains OPR at 1.75pc...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Bank Negara Malaysia has maintained the Overnight Policy Rate (OPR) at 1.75 per cent at its second Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting today. The central bank's MPC considers the stance of monetary policy to be......

 2021-03-04 07:51 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

12 Macau scam syndicate members nabbed...
 2021-03-04 07:50 

Malay Mail Online

Tengku Zafrul insists no quarter given to those found involved in 1MDB scandal...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The government has never compromised in upholding justice and ensuring that those allegedly involved in the 1Malaysia Development Bhd affair to continue facing legal prosecution. Finance Minister Datuk Seri......

 2021-03-04 07:45 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Benefits of Tik Tok ping pong during MCO...
 2021-03-04 07:45 

Manila Bulletin

FIRST! Andrea Abaya secures spot on 'PBB Big Four'...

Down to its last two weeks, Pinoy Big Brother: Connect" has named Andrea Abaya part of its Big Four. On the recent episode of the ABS-CBN show, the young aspirant was able to beat the remaining players sans Chico Alicaya who was the lone housemate who...

 2021-03-04 07:45 

Malay Mail Online

Community comes together and raises RM95,000 for helpful Bandar Sunway man's heart surgery...

PETALING JAYA, March 4 Many Malaysians came forward recently to donate funds for Bandar Sunway resident Mohamad Noor Ahmad's second heart bypass surgery. The funds, raised over a three-day period, was RM95,000, successfully exceeding half of......

 2021-03-04 07:45 

Malay Mail Online

Umno says took grassroots views into account, weighed pros and cons before deciding to cut ties with Bersatu...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — Umno secretary-general Datuk Ahmad Maslan today said his party's decision to quit its alliance with Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia was made after considering the views of members of its grassroots, and also its experience...

 2021-03-04 07:44 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#Showbiz: Jisoo named most beautiful female artiste by Korean plastic surgeon...
 2021-03-04 07:44 

Philippine Star

Razon's ICTSI recaptures lost ground to end 2020 in black...
 2021-03-04 07:43 

Manila Bulletin

Globe ramps up spending to provide care for its customers...

At times like these, prioritizing spending on the things that matter is absolutely essential. Globe has ramped up its spending not only to deliver better service through network improvements but also on how the company delivers care for its customers. Aft...

 2021-03-04 07:42 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

DOE closes down 2 plastic recycling factories in Prai industrial area...
 2021-03-04 07:41 

Manila Bulletin

Aiko Melendez, Maricar de Mesa bury the hatchet...

Many didn't know about it but Aiko Melendez and Maricar de Mesa were having a silent war for years. It ended recently with the two being cast in GMA Network's weekly drama-anthology show "Tadhana." In an Instagram post, Maricar made clear:...

 2021-03-04 07:40 

Manila Bulletin

Gatchalian: students' mental health one reason behind pilot testing of face-to-face learning...

As the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian pressed the Department of Education (DepEd) and other agencies to consider the mental health issues students experience for being coop too long in their houses during dis...

 2021-03-04 07:40 

Malay Mail Online

Hilarious TikTok clip of cats being pampered in home spa session with owner goes viral...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 Three felines have become overnight internet sensations after they were seen taking part in a pampering home spa session alongside their owner. The clip posted by TikTok user @dontstopmeowing shows the cat owner lounging on......

 2021-03-04 07:39 

ABS-CBN

'In good faith': Palace admits 2 officials not on priority list got COVID-19 shots...

Two officials who were not on the priority list received COVID-19 shots out of "good faith", Malacaang said on Thursday, as it admitted "breaches" in the Philippine inoculation strategy....

 2021-03-04 07:38 

Malay Mail Online

Lufthansa weighs more aircraft retirements after record loss...

BERLIN, March 4 — Lufthansa may permanently ground more planes to emerge leaner from the coronavirus pandemic, the German airline group said today as it posted record losses for 2020. The group, which includes the Austrian Airlines, Swiss and......

 2021-03-04 07:38 

Manila Bulletin

Olivarez orders strict implementation of GCQ guidelines...

Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez ordered on Thursday the strict implementation of quarantine guidelines starting March 5 under the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) classification. Paraaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez (FACEBOOK/MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO...

 2021-03-04 07:35 

Channel NewsAsia

1 community case among 19 new COVID-19 infections in Singapore...

SINGAPORE: One community case was among the 19 new COVID-19 infections reported in Singapore on Thursday (Mar 4). The remaining 18 cases were ......

 2021-03-04 07:34 

Manila Bulletin

SWEET! Arjo Atayde posts b-day message for GF Maine Mendoza...

Though it was short, it made fans giddy. Talking about Arjo Atayde expressing his love for Maine Mendoza via a letter on her birthday. Posting a photo of them together he wrote: "I just never want to stop making memories with you. I love you! Happy Bi...

 2021-03-04 07:34 

Manila Bulletin

Stabbing of human rights lawyer in Iloilo condemned...

ILOILO CITY—The Wednesday night stabbing of human rights lawyer Angelo Karlo Guillen in Iloilo City has been condemned. (Panay Today/Tara Yap/ MANILA BULLETIN) "We, lawyers, only perform the duties we sworn to do and seek to uphold the rule of l...

 2021-03-04 07:33 

Malay Mail Online

'The Simpsons' extended for two more seasons until 2023...

KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 — The Simpsons is extending its record for the most episodes in a primetime scripted series on American TV following Fox channel's decision to renew the iconic animated sitcom. Entertainment portal Variety reported that Fox...

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