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 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Country outpaces China with 505 new virus cases...

South Korea has reported its largest daily spike of 505 new coronavirus infections, outnumbering China for the first time as the government restricted exports of face masks amid a supply shortage.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Hotels shut floors, ask staff to take leave amid downturn...

Hotels are moving fast to tackle the downturn with one mothballing some floors to save on electricity and manpower and another telling staff to use two-thirds of their annual leave by the end of May due to the lack of guests.. Read more at straitstimes.co...

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Parents spend too little time with kids on arts and crafts: Survey...

Most parents in Singapore do not engage in arts and crafts activities with their children on a regular basis, a survey by a group of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students has found.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

PropNex Q4 profit surges on commission income...

Real estate agency PropNex yesterday posted a net profit of $8.2 million for its fourth quarter ended Dec 31, more than four times the year-ago net profit of $1.8 million.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

8 in 10 public sector dads take paternity leave...

About 84 per cent of eligible fathers in the public sector take their paternity leave, higher than the national rate of 53 per cent, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Experts see critical flaws in India's draft data protection law...

Yesterday, Supreme Court lawyer Prasanna S. tweeted about how, in the course of the worst riots in Delhi in decades, a mob reportedly targeted Muslim-owned vehicles for arson by first looking up their licence plate numbers on a government database.. Read ...

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Call for more childcare leave and care options...

Several MPs have urged the Government to do more for people who take care of the young and old, citing Singapore's ageing population and the fact that women still shoulder much of the caregiving burden.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

SGX allows more listed firms to delay AGMs...

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has allowed more listed companies to delay their full-year results for up to two months due to the coronavirus outbreak, the exchange said yesterday.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Fann Wong shares note written by father while he was in ICU...

While many are familiar with her posts of husband and son on social media, Singaporean actress Fann Wong is also an active Instagrammer when it comes to sharing about the other man in her life, her father.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Real can still turn the tie around, warns Guardiola...

MADRID Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has warned against complacency despite his team finally producing a Champions League performance worthy of their status as one of European football's elite clubs on Wednesday evening.. Read more at straitst...

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

More protection needed for foreign spouses facing family violence...

I welcome the latest efforts in addressing family violence and urge for particular attention to be paid to the vulnerabilities of foreign spouses.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

Play up how Singapore shines amid crisis...

Amid the doom and gloom brought on by the coronavirus epidemic on Singapore's economy, there are several positive aspects worth highlighting.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 21:00 

The Strait Times

India scrambles to restore confidence as death toll mounts...

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval usually deals with defence policy and international affairs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 20:56 

Channel NewsAsia

After Bloomberg memes, Facebook will publicly track political sponsored content...

Facebook Inc will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential ......

 2020-02-27 20:54 

Jakarta Post

Bullied Australian boy to donate $475,000 to charity...

An Australian boy with dwarfism whose distress from bullying became a viral video will donate hundreds-of-thousands of dollars in donations to charity rather than a trip to Disneyland....

 2020-02-27 20:53 

The Strait Times

Football: Roma reach Europa League last 16, Porto and Sporting out, Wolves march on...

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - AS Roma squeezed past Belgian rivals Gent to reach the Europa League last 16, while former winners Porto and compatriots Sporting went out and Wolverhampton Wanderers strolled through with a 6-3 aggregate victory over Espanyol on Thur...

 2020-02-27 20:53 

Jakarta Post

Jakarta to host ONE Esports MLBB invitational with Rp 2.1b prize pool...

Gamers, get ready! ONE Esports is bringing its Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Invitational to Indonesia in July....

 2020-02-27 20:44 

ABS-CBN

The ANC Brief: Sara's support...

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio has spoken on the issue of the ABS-CBN franchise. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:...

 2020-02-27 20:42 

Jakarta Post

E-money transactions in Indonesia skyrocket 173% in January...

E-money transactions reached Rp 15.8 trillion (US$1.1 billion) in January this year, close to tripling last years Rp 5.8 trillion transactions, according to BI data....

 2020-02-27 20:39 

Jakarta Post

South Korea starts virus checks on 200,000-plus sect members...

More than 200,000 members of a religious sect were being checked for coronavirus symptoms by South Korean authorities Wednesday, as US commanders reported the first case among American forces in the country....

 2020-02-27 20:38 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: First Dutch infection confirmed, say health authorities...

AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - A patient in the Netherlands has been diagnosed with the new coronavirus Covid-19, Dutch health authorities said on Thursday (Feb 27), the first confirmed case in the country.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 20:34 

ABS-CBN

3 lalaki timbog sa buy-bust sa QC...

Arestado ang 3 lalaki sa ikinasang buy-bust operation ng mga pulis sa Barangay Balon Bato, Quezon City nitong Huwebes ng gabi....

 2020-02-27 20:32 

ABS-CBN

Kumander ng MILF na kabilang sa Mamasapano encounter, timbog sa ospital sa Cotabato City...

Hinain sa isang kumander ng Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) ang isang warrant of arrest sa Cotabato City nitong (blank) matapos mapag-alamang bahagi siya sa mga nasasakdal sa naganap na Mamasapano encounter....

 2020-02-27 20:32 

The Strait Times

Mike Pence says coronavirus poses low-level threat in US, working with Congress on spending Bill...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Vice-President Mike Pence said on Thursday (Feb 27) the threat from coronavirus to the American public remains low, and the White House has begun discussions with leaders of the US Congress on a supplemental spending Bill to figh...

 2020-02-27 20:32 

Jakarta Post

Indonesian envoy lobbies Saudi Arabia to exclude pilgrims from 'umrah' ban...

Indonesian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuf Abegebriel is currently in the process of lobbying the Middle Eastern country to exclude visa-holding Indonesians from the temporary ban on all umrah (minor haj) pilgrims imposed by the kingdom amid corona...

 2020-02-27 20:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Facebook says it will publicly track political sponsored content...

Facebook Inc will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential ......

 2020-02-27 20:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Facebook to publicly track political sponsored content after Bloomberg's paid memes...

Facebook Inc will provide a way for people to track political sponsored content on Facebook and Instagram ahead of the U.S. presidential ......

 2020-02-27 20:30 

Manila Standard

Korea travel ban on hold, says BI...

The Bureau of Immigration admitted Thursday that it has yet to enforce the travel ban of passengers coming from South Korea, which has the most number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases after China even as 26 Koreans who enplaned from Daegu City to Ceb...

 2020-02-27 20:23 

The Strait Times

Football: United striker Martial suffers another muscle injury...

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (REUTERS) - Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was a last-minute absentee from their Europa League last-32, second leg tie against Club Bruges on Thursday (Feb 27) due to injury and is doubtful for the Premier League clash at Ev...

 2020-02-27 20:20 

Manila Standard

Virus engulfs six continents...

The new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that started in China has now spread to all six continents. Only Antarctica remains untainted....

 2020-02-27 20:20 

Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta offered best public services in 2019: Ombudsman...

Yogyakarta had the highest quality of public services among 10 provinces surveyed in 2019, the Indonesian Ombudsman revealed on Wednesday....

 2020-02-27 20:16 

Channel NewsAsia

United striker Martial suffers another muscle injury...

Manchester United forward Anthony Martial was a last-minute absentee from their Europa League last-32, second leg tie against Club Bruges on ......

 2020-02-27 20:16 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: First Northern Ireland case brings UK total to 16...

BELFAST/LONDON (REUTERS) - The British region of Northern Ireland on Thursday (Feb 27) confirmed its first case of coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in the United Kingdom to 16.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 20:15 

Jakarta Post

Retno moves forward with planned Indonesia-Afghanistan women’s network...

Indonesias first female foreign minister is currently in Geneva, attending the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council....

 2020-02-27 20:14 

Channel NewsAsia

Israel approves nearly 1,800 new settler homes before poll...

JERUSALEM: Israel approved nearly 1,800 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank on Thursday (Feb 27), the country's right-wing defence ......

 2020-02-27 20:13 

Jakarta Post

Ministry to audit Jakarta spatial plans following widespread floods...

The central government wants to asses spatial plans for Greater Jakarta and has threatened to tear down houses if necessary to reduce flood risks....

 2020-02-27 20:10 

Manila Standard

PH has no need for US forces—Rody...

If the Philippines is incapable of defending itself from terrorism and extremist groups, it might as well choose to become a territory of the United States or a province of China....

 2020-02-27 20:08 

Jakarta Post

Jokowi promises Microsoft simple regulation for data center investment...

The decision to issue a new regulation was made as the House of Representatives deliberation of a data protection bill continues to lag....

 2020-02-27 20:07 

Jakarta Post

Spanish carnival troupe apologizes over Holocaust-themed parade...

A Spanish carnival troupe whose Holocaust-themed parade outraged Jewish human rights groups and Israels embassy in Madrid has cancelled its remaining shows....

 2020-02-27 20:02 

Jakarta Post

Court rules simultaneous elections as 'most constitutional'...

The Constitutional Court (MK) has has ruled against the plaintiffs of the review petition on Law No. 7/2017 on general elections that was submitted following the 2019 simultaneous election, which resulted in the deaths of numerous election officials acros...

 2020-02-27 20:01 

Jakarta Post

Corona beer takes a hit from coronavirus as brand image suffers...

The novel coronavirus has an unlikely victim -- one of the worlds most popular beers....

 2020-02-27 20:00 

Manila Standard

Duterte places Calabarzon under a state of calamity...

President Rodrigo Duterte has placed Region 4A Calabarzon under a state of calamity to hasten relief and rescue efforts in the region, a month after it was hit by Taal Volcano's eruption....

 2020-02-27 20:00 

Jakarta Post

Military reservists and force consolidation vs. reality check...

The establishment of a reserve component has only reinforced demand for the government to build a professional military institution through the modernization of the national defense system and improvement of personnel welfare....

 2020-02-27 19:57 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: Kuwait has 43 confirmed cases, says health ministry...

DUBAI (REUTERS) - Kuwait now has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to a health ministry official on Thursday (Feb 27), who added all cases involved people who had been to Iran.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-02-27 19:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Pfizer warns of hit to financial results on continued coronavirus outbreak...

Pfizer Inc on Thursday warned that the continued spread of the coronavirus globally could have an adverse impact on its financial results....

 2020-02-27 19:50 

Manila Standard

ABS-CBN off air, franchise pending—DOJ...

The Justice department said Friday there was not enough basis to allow ABS-CBN to continue operating while the bills for the renewal of its franchise were pending in Congress....

 2020-02-27 19:49 

Channel NewsAsia

Vatican closes Italy's catacombs due to coronavirus...

VATICAN CITY: The Vatican has closed all of Italy's ancient catacombs normally open to the public because of the country's coronavirus outbreak. ......

 2020-02-27 19:47 

Jakarta Post

Government's plan to empower MSMEs through omnibus bill faces backlash...

Association of Indonesian MSMEs (Akumindo) chairman Ikhsan Ingratubun said the plan would harm micro and small businesses....

 2020-02-27 19:45 

Bangkok Post

Facebook nixes developers conference due to coronavirus...

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday cancelled its annual F8 developers conference, the biggest annual event for the US tech giant, over fears about the possible spread of the novel coronavirus....

 2020-02-27 19:44 

The Strait Times

Coronavirus: German states report total of 19 new cases...

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY (REUTERS) - Three western German states reported a total of 19 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday (Feb 27), a day after the federal health minister said the country is at the start of an epidemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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