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 2021-10-20 04:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan's Mount Aso erupts, people warned to stay away...

TOKYO: A Japanese volcano spewed ash several miles into the sky when it erupted on Wednesday (Oct 20), prompting officials to warn people to steer clear of the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or da...

 2021-10-20 04:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan's Mount Aso erupts, people warned away...

TOKYO: A volcano erupted in Japan on Wednesday (Oct 20), blasting ash several miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn against the threat of lava flows and falling rocks, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.Mount Aso, a t...

 2021-10-20 04:03 

Manila Bulletin

Roque explains why senators wouldn't dare allow a reenacted 2022 budget amid spat with Duterte...

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque doesn't think Congressin particular, the Senatewould allow a reenacted national budget to be signed for 2022, an election year. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (Photo from Harry Roque's Facebook) Roque w...

 2021-10-20 04:03 

Manila Bulletin

CA, Sandiganbayan, CTA may now conduct in-court proceedings on urgent cases — SC...

Supreme Court Appellate collegiate courts Court of Appeals (CA), Sandiganbayan, and Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) in the National Capital Region (NCR) have been allowed by the Supreme Court (SC) to conduct in-court proceedings on urgent matters starting toda...

 2021-10-20 04:02 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#TECH: Telegram reaches a billion Android downloads...
 2021-10-20 04:00 

The Strait Times

SAF resumes Exercise Wallaby in Australia; scaled down with 580 troops...

The exercise was held from Sept 13 to Oct 21.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 04:00 

Manila Standard

Sudan's key Red Sea ports coveted by regional powers...

From Washington to Moscow, Tehran to Ankara, Sudan's strategic Red Sea ports, blockaded for a month by protesters, have long been eyed by global powers far beyond Africa's borders....

 2021-10-20 04:00 

The Strait Times

Voilah! festival to bring in French artists, performers via Vaccinated Travel Lane...

Among the highlights are The Little Prince - A Musical Journey by French composer Thierry Huillet.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 04:00 

The Strait Times

Trade between Singapore and China's Guangdong province remains strong despite Covid-19...

SINGAPORE - Bilateral trade between Singapore and Guangdong remains robust despite the Covid-19 pandemic, with firms pursuing opportunities in areas such as innovation, intellectual property (IP) and finance.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 04:00 

The Strait Times

Music Scene: New work from Adele, Coldplay, Tony Bennett...

SINGAPORE - Some of the most prominent acts in the music world have set new records in the past month.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 04:00 

Manila Bulletin

Tolentino asks new DPWH leadership to address devolution loopholes...

Senator Francis N. Tolentino has asked the new leadership of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to address the reported loopholes and formulate clear boundaries before devolving some of its functions to the local government units (LGUs). T...

 2021-10-20 03:59 

ABS-CBN

Higit P15-M halaga ng shabu na itinago sa mga damit, nasamsam sa NAIA...

Nakumpiska noong Martes ng mga awtoridad sa NAIA ang nasa higit P15 milyong halaga ng shabu na nakatago sa mga damit galing Malaysia....

 2021-10-20 03:57 

Malay Mail Online

Budget 2022 to set the tone for ringgit, says economist...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Investors will keep a close tab on Budget 2022 which will be tabled in Parliament on October 29 by Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz, as it could be a decisive factor in determining their confidence......

 2021-10-20 03:57 

The Strait Times

Japan's election unlikely to bring more representation for women...

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) - Less than a fifth of candidates in Japan's upcoming election are female, unchanged from the last vote four years ago, indicating the percentage of women in one of the world's most male-dominated parliaments is unlikely to incre...

 2021-10-20 03:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Vietnam PM promises economy will rebound from COVID-19 hit...

HANOI: Vietnam's exports are likely to rise 10.7 per cent in 2021, with annual inflation expected below 4 per cent, the prime minister said on Wednesday (Oct 20), promising lawmakers that economic revival lay ahead.Pham Minh Chinh told the national as...

 2021-10-20 03:54 

Channel NewsAsia

76-year-old woman whose son-in-law molested neighbour's daughter fined for insulting neighbour...

SINGAPORE: A 76-year-old woman was fined S$2,000 on Monday (Oct 18) for insulting her next-door neighbour, after her son-in-law was convicted of molesting her neighbour's eigh...

 2021-10-20 03:53 

Manila Bulletin

Ex-VP Binay urges gov't to give nurses, health workers long-delayed benefits, allowances...

Former Vice President and senatorial aspirant Jejomar Binay urged the government on Wednesday to hasten the distribution of the long-awaited allowances and benefits of the country's nurses and health care workers (HCWs). Former Vice President Jejomar ...

 2021-10-20 03:53 

Manila Bulletin

Wesley So retains US Chess crown...

Photo from Saint Louis Chess Club's Twitter page Wesley So unleashed his prowess in the pivotal playoff matches to retain the US Chess Championships crown at the Saint Louis Chess Club in Missouri Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila). So first blasted Fabian...

 2021-10-20 03:52 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Agrobank prices inaugural RM500mil sukuk at "very competitive levels"...
 2021-10-20 03:52 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#TECH: Apple brings two new pro chips to the table...
 2021-10-20 03:51 

Malay Mail Online

Japan's Mount Aso erupts, alert level raised...

TOKYO, Oct 20 Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted today, Japan's Meteorological Agency said, spewing volcanic ash 3,500 metres (2.17 miles) into the sky. The eruption took place at around 11.43am Tokyo time......

 2021-10-20 03:50 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

RM530 billion dispersed through various economic packages...
 2021-10-20 03:50 

The Strait Times

Sun Cable taps five firms to help deliver solar energy to S'pore via undersea link...

The Australia-Asia PowerLink project is expected to begin construction from late 2023.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 03:49 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan warns of need for stable currency as weak yen lifts input costs...

TOKYO : Japan will watch currency movements carefully as exchange rate stability was important, a top government official said on Wednesday, in a warning that followed the yen's slide to a four-year low against the dollar.The dollar climbed as high as...

 2021-10-20 03:47 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Facebook plans to change its nameThe Verge...

Social media giant Facebook Inc is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter. Facebook Chief Executive Officer Ma...

 2021-10-20 03:47 

Manila Bulletin

ICYMI: Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo release new 'Trese' story and it's for a cause...

Alexandra Trese discovers who 'The Siren's Executioner' is A new case is upon Alexandra Trese as comic creators Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo release a new story for the graphic novel "Trese." Dubbed as "The Siren's Execution...

 2021-10-20 03:47 

Manila Bulletin

PH administers 52.78 million COVID-19 vaccines — Galvez...

The country has administered a total of 52,783,354 doses of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines seven months after it launched the national inoculation program, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. bared Tuesday night, Oct. 19. Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. pr...

 2021-10-20 03:46 

Manila Bulletin

Surprise, surprise! Harry Styles is joining Marvel Cinematic Universe...

Phase Four of the superhero franchise sure brings a lot of star power Pop singer Harry Styles debuts in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as Eros, Thanos' brother. Harry Style and Eros (Photos from AFP and Marvel Comics) A tweet by Variety film repo...

 2021-10-20 03:43 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Fraudulent online transactions not due to info leak from banking system...
 2021-10-20 03:43 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Crying harassment, Cusi tells Fil-Am complainants in Malampaya shares graft case to 'come here'...

MANILA, Philippines — Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi on Wednesday dubbed as "harassment" and "political propaganda" the graft charges filed against him and several others for their role in the sale of majority shares in the Malampaya ...

 2021-10-20 03:38 

The Strait Times

Net zero: Just patching over emissions or path for saving planet?...

LONDON (REUTERS) - Nearly 200 countries committed in 2015 to limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels in an effort to stave off the worst effects of climate change such as drought, flooding and loss of species.. Read more...

 2021-10-20 03:38 

Manila Bulletin

Bacoor City announces temporary cemetery closure, prohibits trick-or-treat...

BACOOR CITY, Cavite The local government unit (LGU) announced the temporary closure of public and private memorial parks, cemeteries, and columbaries from Oct. 29 to Nov. 3. According to Executive Order No. 41, the temporary closure aims to curb the sprea...

 2021-10-20 03:37 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Celcom in pact with LG UPlus, Media Prima to offer 5G content, VR & AR services...
 2021-10-20 03:37 

Manila Bulletin

'Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha' star Kim Seon-ho admits forcing ex-GF to have abortion...

Korean actor and "Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha" stars Kim Seon-ho admitted that he forced his former girlfriend to abort their baby last year. In a statement issued on Oct. 20, Kim Seon-ho said, "I would like to apologize for making a late statement w...

 2021-10-20 03:36 

The Strait Times

Japan's Mount Aso erupts, alert level raised...

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Mount Aso, a volcano on Japan's main southern island of Kyushu, erupted on Wednesday (Oct 20), Japan's Meteorological Agency said, spewing volcanic ash 3,500 metres into the sky.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 03:34 

Channel NewsAsia

China asks power grid firms to maximise purchases from renewable projects...

BEIJING : China's energy administration has urged power grid firms to maximise the purchase of electricity from renewable projects, to help ease power outages in the country.Grid firms should prioritise renewable power among other sources when purchas...

 2021-10-20 03:34 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

London luxury-home shortage propels rents to pre-Covid levels...
 2021-10-20 03:33 

Malay Mail Online

Tok Pa: Statistical data helps Putrajaya ensure that no Malaysian goes hungry...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — After dealing with the health and economic consequences of Covid-19 since its oubreak, the government has learnt that statistics can help ensure that food remains on every Malaysian's table, said Minister in the Prime......

 2021-10-20 03:30 

Manila Standard

Under Taliban, Kabul's drug addicts forced into withdrawal...

With shaved heads, oversized tunics and the terrified gaze of the hunted, the drug addicts rounded up by the Taliban brace for 45 days of painful withdrawal....

 2021-10-20 03:30 

The Strait Times

For women and girls in Afghanistan, geography defines destiny: Nation contributor...

The writer says international assistance could be a lever to help achieve human rights for all in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 03:30 

The Strait Times

Deja vu in the Philippines under Duterte: Inquirer...

The paper says the current situation of the Philippines mirrors the rule under Ferdinand Marcos.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 03:29 

The Strait Times

China's new home prices stall for first time since Covid-19 pandemic started...

The average new home price in 70 major Chinese cities was unchanged in September month on month.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-20 03:29 

Manila Bulletin

Kylie Padilla pushing for approval of divorce bill?...

Kylie Padilla took to social media recently seemingly declaring her desire to see the divorce bill passed around these parts. She did so tweeting the hashtag #passdivorcebill.4; Kylie's action came after estranged husband Aljur Barenica caused huge...

 2021-10-20 03:28 

Malay Mail Online

Bursa Malaysia lower at mid-morning...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Bursa Malaysia turned lower at mid-morning today on profit-taking in most index-linked counters, analysts said. At 11.02am, the benchmark index was 2.65 points easier at 1,603.32, from Monday's close of 1,605.97. The......

 2021-10-20 03:28 

Malay Mail Online

Getting unsolicited OTP text messages from MySejahtera? Here's why...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — The MySejahtera team today revealed that its check-in QR registration feature was misused by "malicious scripts" to send OTPs to mobile numbers. The team responded after an increased number of complaints were registere...

 2021-10-20 03:27 

Manila Bulletin

DOST-ITDI's Chemistry Lab accredited anew for drinking water testing...

The Inorganic Chemistry Section, Chemistry Laboratory of the Standards and Testing Division of the Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) has been granted accreditation for drinking water testing until...

 2021-10-20 03:26 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

GTA 6 Release Date Everything to Know...

There have been loads of speculations about the coming of GTA 6 (Grand Theft Auto VI), even though the game developers Rockstar Games have not made any official statement concerning its release. However, GTA 6 is an inevitable release, seeing as its prede...

 2021-10-20 03:24 

Malay Mail Online

Research firms upbeat on Gamuda with 'buy', outperform' calls...

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 20 — Research firms have recommended a 'buy' call for Gamuda Bhd following its recent announcement of a 5.54-hectare (13.7 acres) land acquisition in Vietnam as part of the group's expansion plan. The freehold residenti...

 2021-10-20 03:24 

Manila Bulletin

Ombudsman to continue receiving, acting on complaints despite upcoming elections...

Office of the Ombudsman Despite the upcoming elections, the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) will continue receiving and acting on complaints filed against public officials and employees together with private individuals, be they candidates or not. Ombudsman...

 2021-10-20 03:23 

The Strait Times

ComfortDelGro offers accident-cum-Covid-19 insurance for passengers...

The cover is for 24 hours from the time they board a Comfort or CityCab taxi.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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