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 2020-07-16 08:55 

ABS-CBN

Duterte yet to approve proposed limited face-to-face classes in MGCQ areas: Palace...

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to approve the proposed resumption of face-to-face classes in modified general community quarantine areas classified as having low-risk of COVID-19 transmission, Malacaang said Thursday....

 2020-07-16 08:54 

Malay Mail Online

Two senior immigration officers among five people charged with human trafficking...

JOHOR BARU, July 16 — Two senior officers of the Johor Immigration Department were among five people charged in the Sessions Court here today with smuggling migrants into the country. They are assistant director Norhayati Abu Bakar, 50, and senior.....

 2020-07-16 08:54 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Duterte vows to procure nasal devices for COVID-19 patients — Palace...

MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte vowed to source out funds for the purchase of high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) devices which health experts recommended to help provide relief to COVID-19 patients, Malacaang said Thursday. In a televised Palace...

 2020-07-16 08:53 

Channel NewsAsia

Hong Kong's competitive edge blunted by US-China storm...

Beijing's tough new security law and President Donald Trump's order to rescind special trading privileges have blunted Hong Kong's competitive ......

 2020-07-16 08:53 

Channel NewsAsia

Uzbek leader chides officials over 'deplorable' COVID-19 situation...

Uzbekistan's president has criticised his health minister and the mayor of Tashkent over their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that the ......

 2020-07-16 08:52 

Philippine Star

Cashless push gains traction as 5-M more Filipinos own accounts...

In total, 20.9 million Filipino adults owned an account in either a bank, microfinance institution or cashless systems last year, up from 15.8 million recorded in 2017....

 2020-07-16 08:52 

Channel NewsAsia

Privacy activist Schrems welcomes EU court decision...

Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems on Thursday welcomed a decision by the European Union's top court in his case against Facebook, saying the ......

 2020-07-16 08:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Weak earnings drag European stocks lower ahead of ECB meeting...

European shares eased from one-month highs on Thursday as a batch of weak earnings and mixed economic data from China dented sentiment, while ......

 2020-07-16 08:51 

The Strait Times

Floorball: Singapore national body achieves IPC status, thanks anonymous donor for $8,888 gift...

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Floorball Association (SFA) announced on Thursday (July 16) that it has attained Institutions of a Public Character (IPC) status.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-16 08:51 

ABS-CBN

COVID-19 cases breach 60,000 ahead of UP study-projected date...

Philippines has logged over 2,000 additional coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases on Thursday, breaching the total 60,000 projection of University of the Philippines researchers for the end of July....

 2020-07-16 08:50 

Malay Mail Online

Ismail Sabri: Schools responsible for providing face masks, hand sanitisers...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Schools are responsible for providing personal protective equipment such as face masks and hand sanitisers, which are for students and teachers' use, Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri......

 2020-07-16 08:48 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Hazmat suits for air travel are here. Will you get one?...
 2020-07-16 08:47 

Channel NewsAsia

Formula 1: Hamilton wants racing records, racial justice ahead of Hungarian GP...

Four days after one of his most consummate and memorable triumphs, Lewis Hamilton returns to one of his favourite circuits this weekend with more ......

 2020-07-16 08:46 

The Strait Times

Cricket: England's Archer out of West Indies Test for breaching coronavirus bubble...

Manchester (AFP) - England's Jofra Archer was ruled out of the second Test against the West Indies and sent into five days of isolation on Thursday for breaking...

 2020-07-16 08:44 

The Strait Times

Syria pistachio farmers return to orchards after years of war...

MAAN (AFP) - Pruning scissors in hand, Syrian pistachio farmer Fadi al-Mahmoud inspected his orchard, hoping for his first harvest after years of war, as nearby army de-miners swept the ground for buried explosives.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-16 08:44 

The Strait Times

EU court bans privacy shield data-transfer pact...

BRUSSELS (BLOOMBERG) - The EU's top court issued a stinging rebuke of US surveillance on Thursday(July 16), striking down the so-called Privacy Shield, a key method to transfer data across the Atlantic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-16 08:42 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

'Peninsula' sets opening day box-office record for 2020...
 2020-07-16 08:42 

Cebu Daily News

DOTr's Tugade asked: Probe LTO-7's Caindec...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A good governance watchdog group has asked Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade to probe the Central Visayas director of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) over complaints of delays in the processing and release of Official...

 2020-07-16 08:40 

Malay Mail Online

EU court strikes down EU-US data transfer tool in Facebook case...

LUXEMBOURG, July 16 — Europe's top court today rejected the validity of a mechanism used by thousands of companies to send data to the United States, backing concerns about US surveillance raised by privacy activist Max Schrems in his clash with...

 2020-07-16 08:40 

Malay Mail Online

248 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, including 11 in the community and 4 imported cases...

SINGAPORE, July 16 — Singapore has confirmed 248 new cases of Covid-19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said today. There are 11 new community cases based on the ministry's investigations so far. Two are Singaporeans or permanent residents, seven.....

 2020-07-16 08:36 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Woman found murdered, ex-husband detained...
 2020-07-16 08:35 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Full economic recovery in Indonesia in August 2020: World Bank - ANTARA News...

Indonesia's economy will start to open and recover from the COVID-19 crisis in August this year, the World Bank's Country Director for Indonesia, Satu ......

 2020-07-16 08:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Floods ravage eastern India as COVID-19 infections surge...

GUWAHATI, India: Monsoon floods have swamped large parts of India's densely populated eastern states, forcing more than a million people into ......

 2020-07-16 08:34 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Water supply in 223 areas in Klang Valley fully restored...
 2020-07-16 08:29 

Malay Mail Online

Is Arul set to replace Roelant as hockey team head coach?...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — The appointment of Arul Selvaraj as chief assistant coach by the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) seems like a clear indication that national men's team head coach Roelant Oltmans may be ready to end......

 2020-07-16 08:27 

Malay Mail Online

Singapore teens plead guilty to public nuisance charge after one of them sips juice, returns bottles to shelf...

SINGAPORE, July 16 — Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to committing acts of public nuisance, after one of them was filmed drinking fruit juice at a supermarket and returning the bottles to a refrigerated shelf during the Covid-19 outbreak. The......

 2020-07-16 08:26 

Channel NewsAsia

UK minister Sharma sees difficult times ahead for employment...

British Business Secretary Alok Sharma said that it was going to be difficult for lots of people when asked about future potential job losses in ......

 2020-07-16 08:25 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Covid-19: India infections near 1 million; new lockdowns ordered...
 2020-07-16 08:24 

The Strait Times

China foreign ministry says Pompeo welcome to visit Xinjiang...

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China reiterated on Thursday (July 16) that it does not seek to challenge or replace the United States and called on Washington to view China objectively and return to reason in its policies towards Beijing.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2020-07-16 08:24 

Malay Mail Online

MRT Corp: Majority of issues in Auditor-General's report resolved...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Mass Rapid Transit Corporation Sdn Bhd (MRT Corp) said the majority of the issues brought up in the Auditors-General';s Report 2018 Third Series have been resolved. However, the company said there were still......

 2020-07-16 08:22 

Channel NewsAsia

China's economy bounces back from COVID-19 contraction...

China's economy returned to growth in the second quarter following a coronavirus contraction, with President Xi Jinping promising continued ......

 2020-07-16 08:22 

Malay Mail Online

Bursa Malaysia halts trading over 'technical issue'...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Trading on Bursa Malaysia Securities was halted at 3.30pm today. In a statement, Bursa Malaysia said the stoppage was caused by a technical issue. "We are currently diagnosing the problem and will communicate with all our...

 2020-07-16 08:22 

The Strait Times

Floods ravage eastern India as coronavirus infections surge...

GUWAHATI, INDIA (REUTERS) - Monsoon floods have swamped large parts of India's densely populated eastern states, forcing more than a million people into makeshift shelters despite the risk of coronavirus, senior officials said on Thursday (July 16).. ...

 2020-07-16 08:21 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

RI to develop marine botanical gardens for coral reef preservation - ANTARA News...

The Government of Indonesia is planning to develop marine botanical gardens to preserve coral reefs."We will develop marine botanical gardens jointly ......

 2020-07-16 08:20 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

6.2 million have downloaded MySejahtera app...
 2020-07-16 08:20 

The Strait Times

Singer Wang Leehom shows off toned body in latest social media post...

Wang Leehom is known for his good looks and physique.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-16 08:19 

The Strait Times

UK PM Johnson ejects Tory MP who beat his preferred candidate for spy chief post...

LONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is fighting to restore his authority after his preferred candidate lost his bid to take over the watchdog overseeing the UK's spy agencies.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-16 08:18 

Philippine Star

Philippines' 'Karen Carpenter' Claire Dela Fuente gets 7 years in prison for tax evasion...

Veteran singer Claire Dela Fuente was sentenced to seven years in prison for tax evasion....

 2020-07-16 08:17 

Malay Mail Online

Air Selangor: Water supply in 223 areas in Klang Valley fully restored...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 16 — Water supply in 77 per cent or 223 areas in Selangor and Kuala Lumpur involved in the scheduled disruption exercise since Tuesday has fully been restored as of 9am today.......

 2020-07-16 08:16 

Malay Mail Online

China's economy rebounds after steep slump, weak demand, US tensions raise risks...

BEIJING, July 16 — China's economy returned to growth in the second quarter after a deep slump at the start of the year, but unexpected weakness in domestic consumption underscored the need for more policy support to bolster the recovery after.....

 2020-07-16 08:16 

Bangkok Post

Uttama, 3 others resign from cabinet...

Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana and three other members of the so-called "Four Boys" group announced their resignation from the cabinet on Thursday, effective immediately....

 2020-07-16 08:15 

Malay Mail Online

'Peninsula' sets opening-day box office record for 2020...

SEOUL, July 16 — The zombie thriller Peninsula attracted more than 350,000 moviegoers on the first day of its release, marking this year's highest opening-day attendance in South Korean cinema slumped by the coronavirus, its distributor said......

 2020-07-16 08:13 

Channel NewsAsia

Two arrested for selling counterfeit bags and other goods online...

SINGAPORE: Two women have been arrested for their suspected involvement in selling counterfeit goods on a social media platform. The suspects, ......

 2020-07-16 08:12 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Palace: 'Good idea' to use ABS-CBN frequencies for distance learning...

MANILA, Philippines — Malacaang on Thursday welcomed the idea to use media giant ABS-CBN's frequencies for distance learning amid the pandemic, but said that the decision would lie on the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Commission on Hig...

 2020-07-16 08:10 

Channel NewsAsia

EU top court rejects EU-US data transfer tool, backs another tool...

LUXEMBOURG: Europe's top court on Thursday rejected a key EU tool used to transfer Europeans' personal data across the Atlantic for commercial use ......

 2020-07-16 08:10 

Channel NewsAsia

UBS can no longer contest client data sent to French tax authorities - Swiss court...

ZURICH: UBS will no longer be informed or be able to contest customer data the Swiss tax authorities hand over to their French counterparts ......

 2020-07-16 08:10 

Bangkok Post

New rule on flights transiting through Thailand...

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has banned all flights with Covid-19 infected passengers from transiting through Thailand after China banned two flights from here....

 2020-07-16 08:10 

Bangkok Post

New rule on transit flights through Thailand...

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has banned all flights with Covid-19 infected passengers from transiting through Thailand after China banned two flights from here....

 2020-07-16 08:10 

Bangkok Post

New rule on transit flights through Thailand...

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand has banned all flights with Covid-19 infected passengers from transiting through Thailand after China banned two flights from here....

 2020-07-16 08:09 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Gov't allocates over RM1 billion to upgrade dilapidated schools in Sabah...

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