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 2021-01-27 11:35 

Manila Bulletin

Andanar willing to be first to get the vaccine...

Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is prepared to receive a coronavirus vaccine to help boost public trust in the preventive drug. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar (PCOO / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Andanar, who re...

 2021-01-27 11:33 

Channel NewsAsia

EU meeting with AstraZeneca on vaccine supplies postponed to Thursday, says Austrian minister...

A meeting between AstraZeneca and the European Union to discuss COVID-19 vaccine supplies scheduled for Wednesday was postponed by the firm by a ......

 2021-01-27 11:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Senate OKs concurrence to ratify treaty banning nukes on 2nd reading...

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Wednesday adopted on second reading a resolution seeking the chamber's concurrence in the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). No senator objected when Senate Majority Leade...

 2021-01-27 11:32 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: German lockdown beginning to take effect, new CDU leader says...

Germany's coronavirus lockdown is starting to take effect, the new leader of the ruling Christian Democrats said on Wednesday, noting that the ......

 2021-01-27 11:30 

ABS-CBN

Cordillera posibleng isailalim sa GCQ dahil sa dumaraming COVID-19 cases...

Posibleng itaas muli sa GCQ ang status sa Cordillera region dahil sa UK variant ng COVID-19 sa ilang bayan doon....

 2021-01-27 11:29 

Philippine Star

House inquiry sought on rising pork prices...
 2021-01-27 11:28 

The Strait Times

EU officials say AstraZeneca pulls out of crunch call on vaccine delay...

BRUSSELS (BLOOMBERG) - Drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc has pulled out of a call scheduled for Wednesday (Jan 27) with governments on coronavirus vaccine delays, according to European Union officials, which would mark another escalation in a tense blame game bet...

 2021-01-27 11:26 

Channel NewsAsia

I felt I could not live on anymore: Wuhan man positive for COVID-19 accused of keeping info from contact tracers testifies...

SINGAPORE: A man from Wuhan, China, the original epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak, testified in court on Wednesday (Jan 27) that he felt ......

 2021-01-27 11:25 

Jakarta Post

Vaccine rollout a 'war against time' for Amazon indigenous groups...

Jose Gregorio Diaz, who heads the Coordinating Body of Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon Basin (COICA), said his people faced a health emergency and urgently need vaccines....

 2021-01-27 11:25 

The Strait Times

Football: Tough draw for Tampines in AFC Champions League group-stage debut...

They will play two-time winners Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors FC, Gamba Osaka and Sydney FC in Group H.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-27 11:24 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

YouTube suspends Trump indefinitely, stops Giuliani monetising clips...
 2021-01-27 11:24 

Manila Bulletin

Senate to look into issue of unused prepaid load credits and data...

Senator Grace Poe said on Wednesday that the Senate will have to study further the proposed removal of the expiration dates imposed on unused prepaid load credits and data. (photo from Pixabay) In suspending the hearing of the Senate Public Services Commi...

 2021-01-27 11:22 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Oil supermajors to show worst is over with commodities rally...
 2021-01-27 11:19 

Malay Mail Online

IGP: Police identify five facilities to be used as temporary detention depots...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) is in the midst of identifying five facilities available for short-term rental to be used as temporary detention depots. Without revealing the locations, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri......

 2021-01-27 11:18 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

5 wild elephants captured near Tanah Merah...
 2021-01-27 11:16 

Channel NewsAsia

Fed on hold as officials weigh pandemic against vaccines, fiscal support...

WASHINGTON: The Federal Reserve is expected to keep U.S. monetary policy locked in crisis-fighting mode at its meeting ending on Wednesday as ......

 2021-01-27 11:12 

Manila Bulletin

Pacquiao-Garcia deal very close, but there's a catch...

The much-hyped fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ryan Garcia might be staged as an exhibition match, Ryan's father Henry Garcia said Wednesday. In a report by Sky Sports' boxing journalist James Dielhenn, the older Garcia said Pacquiao's WBA su...

 2021-01-27 11:10 

Malay Mail Online

Penang to see what it can do with ferry gifted by Penang Port...

GEORGE TOWN, Jan 27 — The Penang government will explore its options for the iconic ferry that Penang Port Commission (PPC) has presented to the state, said state exco Zairil Khir Johari. The transport and infrastructure committee chairman said......

 2021-01-27 11:09 

ABS-CBN

Babae patay sa pagsabog sa Cotabato...

Patay ang isang babae habang hindi bababa sa apat ang sugatan sa isang pagsabog na nangyari sa Barangay Sibsib sa bayang ito, Miyerkoles ng tanghali....

 2021-01-27 11:06 

Malay Mail Online

Amid increasing demand, ministry warns electronics, communications businesses against raising prices...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — Electronics and communications businesses are being warned not to jack up the price of goods like computers, printers, tablets and smartphones as demand increases. "Lately, we have been receiving complaints about an......

 2021-01-27 11:06 

Bangkok Post

Parliament votes to remove kratom from narcotics list...

An amendment bill removing kratom from the narcotics list cruised through the final stages in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, taking it one step closer to legalisation....

 2021-01-27 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Company fined for illegally importing 180kg of vegetables...

SINGAPORE: A company was fined S$5,000 on Wednesday (Jan 27) for illegally importing 180 kg of fresh vegetables for sale. The Singapore Food ......

 2021-01-27 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

GameStop stock doubles again with no let-up in amateur interest...

Shares of videogame retailer GameStop Corp surged another 130per cent on Wednesday in pre-market trading as amateur investors continued to pile ......

 2021-01-27 11:05 

Channel NewsAsia

Religious groups asked to be more vigilant after teenager planned mosque attacks: Shanmugam...

SINGAPORE: Religious organisations in Singapore have been asked to be more vigilant following the case of a 16-year-old boy who had planned to ......

 2021-01-27 11:03 

Malay Mail Online

Ringgit rebounds on better market sentiment...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The ringgit snapped its three-day losing streak to close higher against the US dollar today as improved market sentiment spurred risk appetite for emerging currencies, dealers said. At the close, the local note appreciated......

 2021-01-27 11:02 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

China deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19...
 2021-01-27 11:01 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

New police chief stresses humanistic approach to law enforcement - ANTARA News...

National Police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has affirmed that under his leadership, the police force will not only serve as an assertive law ......

 2021-01-27 11:01 

Manila Bulletin

Luzon Spine Expressway: A road network eyed to shorten travel time between La Union and Bicol to 9 hours...

From the existing 382 kilometers of expressways, the road network within Luzon is expected to improve to 905 kilometers as more than 20 highways and expressways are under way. This set of highways and expressways is called the Luzon Spine Expressway Netwo...

 2021-01-27 11:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Jaguar Land Rover appoints creative chief to board as it redefines strategy...

Jaguar Land Rover appointed its creative boss to the board of management on Wednesday to help redefine the Jaguar brand as Britain's biggest ......

 2021-01-27 10:58 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

153 foreign workers test positive for Covid-19 yesterday...
 2021-01-27 10:58 

Bangkok Post

Most schools outside Samut Sakhon to reopen nationwide...

The government on Wednesday said it would reopen most schools -- including those in Bangkok -- from next week, in response to localised declines in new coronavirus infections....

 2021-01-27 10:56 

ABS-CBN

Washington Post article exposes trafficking of Filipinas to Syria...

An article in an American publication has exposed the plight of Filipinas trafficked to Syria....

 2021-01-27 10:56 

Channel NewsAsia

Former religious teacher, previously charged with cheating, fined for illegal assembly...

SINGAPORE: A former religious teacher was fined S$2,000 for organising a gathering without a valid permit in 2018 which attracted about 400 ......

 2021-01-27 10:55 

Malay Mail Online

Socso conducting internal probe over document falsification...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Social Security Organisation (Socso) is conducting an internal investigation over the alleged falsification of patient records to claim benefits. Socso chief executive Datuk Seri Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said this......

 2021-01-27 10:55 

Manila Bulletin

DOH: Wearing of 2 face masks not recommended...

The Department of Health (DOH) said it is not yet recommending the wearing of two face masks as an added protection against the COVID-19 virus. Health Assistant Secretary Maria Vergeire(Facebook) "I think yun pong isang mask na suot natin [the (face) ...

 2021-01-27 10:54 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Jokowi urges Indonesia's SWF to work at full throttle - ANTARA News...

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) urged Indonesia's Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) Supervisory Board, or Indonesian Investment Authority (INA), to promptly form ......

 2021-01-27 10:51 

Channel NewsAsia

Amazon set to launch in Poland, shares in local Allegro fall...

Online shopping platform Amazon is preparing to set up a Polish based website so local shoppers will no longer have to order via its German site, ......

 2021-01-27 10:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Covid-19: 3,680 new cases, 7 deaths...
 2021-01-27 10:49 

Channel NewsAsia

President Halimah Yacob receives first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

SINGAPORE: President Halimah Yacob was given the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (Jan 27) afternoon at the Outram Polyclinic. In a message shared ......

 2021-01-27 10:49 

Manila Bulletin

United City set to face Japanese champ Kawasaki, China's Guangzhou Evergrande in Champions League...

Photo from PFL Philippines Football League champion United City is set to take on clubs from Japan and China, among others, for its maiden foray in the AFC Champions League. United City was drawn in Group I of the prestigious continental competition's...

 2021-01-27 10:47 

Malay Mail Online

Hearing of Anwar's bid to strike out suit over legality of his royal pardon reset to March 18...

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 27 — The hearing of Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim's appeal against a High Court's dismissal of his application to strike out a lawsuit over the legality of his royal pardon for his sodomy conviction has been brought forward to Marc...

 2021-01-27 10:47 

Malay Mail Online

MCO in Sibu division, CMCO for rest of Sarawak extended two weeks...

KUCHING, Jan 27 — The state Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) will extend the movement control order (MCO) for the Sibu Division by another two weeks despite declining Covid-19 cases there, chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said today. He.....

 2021-01-27 10:46 

Manila Bulletin

DOH pushes sanctions against violators of ban on parties and gatherings...

The Department of Health (DOH) said that those who will violate mass gathering restrictions should be held accountable. DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire "Meron tayong pamantayan na sinusunod. So, pag kayo ay nahuli, you should be sanctioned [...

 2021-01-27 10:46 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysia records 3,680 new Covid-19 cases today, with Johor topping the list...

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 27 — The Ministry of Health reported today that 3,680 new Covid-19 cases were discovered today, with Johor registering the highest number of new cases at 1,069 compared to other states. Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor......

 2021-01-27 10:46 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

No material development on Boustead privatisation: LTAT...
 2021-01-27 10:45 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

112 nabbed for not wearing face masks...
 2021-01-27 10:45 

Channel NewsAsia

COVID-19: Malaysian business owners and trade groups urge against another full lockdown...

KUALA LUMPUR: The automotive workshop owned by Mr Wong Tung Khong in Sungai Besi was quiet on Tuesday (Jan 26), with only a few employees ......

 2021-01-27 10:42 

Manila Bulletin

Hontiveros defends fisherman from China's alleged bullying...

Malacaang should denounce "China's bullying" after a Filipino fisherman was reportedly harassed by a Chinese Coast Guard ship near the Pagasa Island, Senator Risa Hontiveros said. Sen. Risa Hontiveros(Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB) Hontiveros sai...

 2021-01-27 10:41 

The Strait Times

President Halimah gets Covid-19 jab, reassures public of S'pore's strict safety standards for vaccines...

The President urged Singaporeans to take the vaccine when it becomes available to them.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-27 10:38 

The Strait Times

Teen detained for planning mosque attacks: Rise of right-wing extremism in Singapore worrying, says Shanmugam...

If the teen's attack succeeded, it would likely incite fear and conflict between racial and religious groups here, he said.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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