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 2021-05-06 06:03 

Manila Bulletin

COVID-19 response efforts to be ramped up by PH, KSA...

The governments of the Philippines and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have agreed that there was a need to ramp up their cooperation to address the ongoing threat of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). File Photo: President Duterte and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince ...

 2021-05-06 06:02 

Manila Bulletin

Quizon, Concio, three others share Asian Zonal chess lead...

International Masters Daniel Quizon split the point with Indonesian Grandmaster Novendra Priasmoro for a share of the lead after five rounds in the Asian Zonal 3.3 Chess Championships Wednesday, May 5....

 2021-05-06 06:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Scotland independence debate dominates UK polls...

Britain holds its first local and regional elections since Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (May 6), with Scotland the main focus due ......

 2021-05-06 06:01 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

India sees record Covid-19 deaths, new cases in 24 hours...
 2021-05-06 06:00 

Malay Mail Online

Stats Dept: Malaysia's Industrial Production Index surges 9.3pc in March, highest since July 2013...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 Malaysia's Industrial Production Index (IPI) surged 9.3 per cent in March 2021 as compared to the same month last year, the highest recorded since July 2013, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM). Chief......

 2021-05-06 05:59 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Limited time offer: Enjoy big discounts at SM Home this May...

There are tentpole sale events consumers look forward to every year because one, they need the items being sold; two, they get more value for what they pay for; and three, the items they buy really add to and improve their quality of life. These can be sa...

 2021-05-06 05:57 

Manila Bulletin

Robredo on 2022 elections: 'Politics can wait'...

Vice President and opposition leader Leni Robredo said that politics can wait while the whole country responds to the coronavirus pandemic. VP Leni Robredo (OVP photo) "Saka na iyong pulitika. Siguro ipagdasal natin matapos na 'to para meron na ta...

 2021-05-06 05:56 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

OWWA seeks more funding for DOH's swab test proposal, longer hotel stay for OFWs...

MANILA, Philippines — The Overseas Workers Welfare Association (OWWA) on Thursday said they would need more funding should the Department of Health's proposal of conducting swab tests on overseas Filipino workers (OFW) on the 7th or 8th day of t...

 2021-05-06 05:55 

Malay Mail Online

NBA's Hachimura gets racist messages 'almost every day'...

TOKYO, May 6 — Japanese NBA rising star Rui Hachimura said he receives racist messages "almost every day", as uproar grows over the abuse directed at top athletes online. His revelation comes after England's Premier League led a social.....

 2021-05-06 05:54 

Manila Bulletin

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince renews vow to protect Filipino workers...

Saudi Arabia Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammed Bin Salman Al Saud assured President Duterte that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) is committed to protecting and upholding the rights of Filipino workers in the Kingdom. File Photo: President ...

 2021-05-06 05:52 

Malay Mail Online

MISC returns to black in Q1, net profit at RM429.8m...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 MISC Bhd has returned to the black in the first quarter ended March 31, 2021 (Q1), registering a net profit of RM429.80 million compared with a net loss of RM1.16 billion recorded in the same quarter last year. Revenue for......

 2021-05-06 05:51 

Manila Bulletin

3 firms interested to apply for EUA of Sinopharm's COVID-19 jab...

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday, May 6, said that three companies have expressed interest to apply for an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine made by Chinese firm Sinopharm. Food and Drug Adm...

 2021-05-06 05:50 

Manila Bulletin

Duterte challenges Carpio to debate on West PH Sea...

President Duterte has challenged former Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio to a debate on the issues related to the West Philippine Sea. President Rodrigo Duterte (File photo/Malacaang) According to the President, he will pose three questions to Carpio,...

 2021-05-06 05:46 

Manila Bulletin

LVPI hopes to get $80,000 refund from FIVB...

Larong Volleyball sa Pilipinas Inc. (LVPI) President Joey Romasanta reiterated their demand to the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to refund the $80,000 the association incurred relative to the conditions set in exchange for their full recognit...

 2021-05-06 05:46 

The Strait Times

SPH restructuring will give better financial flexibility to maximise shareholder returns, says chairman Lee Boon Yang...

It will also remove uncertainty for shareholders given that losses for SPH's media business are expected to widen amid ongoing challenges.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-06 05:46 

Malay Mail Online

Latest MCO SOPs for Selangor mosques, surau...

SHAH ALAM, May 6 The Selangor Islamic Religion Standing Committee set a new standard operating procedure (SOPs) for mosques and surau in six districts in the state which have been placed under the movement control order (MCO), namely Petaling,......

 2021-05-06 05:44 

The Strait Times

Convicted Hong Kong journalist wins award for investigation...

HONG KONG (AFP) - A Hong Kong journalist who was prosecuted over investigating an attack on democracy supporters by government loyalists won a prestigious press prize on Thursday (May 6), even after her employer backed out of the awards.. Read more at str...

 2021-05-06 05:43 

ABS-CBN

DSWD may alok na online psychosocial support ngayong pandemya...

MAYNILA - Inilunsad ng Department of Social Welfare and Development ang online mental and psychological assistance ngayong may pandemya....

 2021-05-06 05:42 

Manila Bulletin

Dominican College puts up community pantry to celebrate graduation...

Since there will be no physical graduation this year, the Dominican College of Sta. Rosa, Laguna has instead put up its own community pantry to celebrate the send-off of its students....

 2021-05-06 05:38 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Several armed Papuans end resistance: Papua police chief - ANTARA News...

Several members of armed Papuan separatist and terrorist groups have ended their resistance and conveyed their pledge of allegiance to the Unitary State of ......

 2021-05-06 05:36 

Channel NewsAsia

MICE players say tighter capacity limits 'a necessary step', bracing for further bumps ahead...

SINGAPORE: It was slightly more than a month ago when authorities announced that capacity limits at large-scale business events here will be ......

 2021-05-06 05:36 

Malay Mail Online

Sarawak minister clarifies why construction of school in Lawas halted...

KUCHING, May 6 — State Education, Science and Technological Research Minister Datuk Seri Michael Manyin clarified today that the construction of SK Long Sukang in the Lawas district was stopped due to a slope failure in 2010. He said the stop-work.....

 2021-05-06 05:36 

Manila Bulletin

GenSan to distribute contraceptives through community pantries...

GENERAL SANTOS CITY The city government will tap community pantries set up in various public places here to promote its expanded population management program. (UNSPLASH / MANILA BULLETIN) Judith Janiola, head of the City Population and Management Office,...

 2021-05-06 05:35 

Jakarta Post

ASEAN at the heart of the EU strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific...

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU has emphasized the need for multilateral solutions by providing necessary support to our partners in the Indo-Pacific region and worldwide,...

 2021-05-06 05:34 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Gerakan: Time for RCI on police...
 2021-05-06 05:32 

Channel NewsAsia

US embassy in the doghouse in China after student visa post backfires...

BEIJING: The resumption of student visa applications at United States missions in China got off to an acrimonious start this week when netizens ......

 2021-05-06 05:30 

Malay Mail Online

Terengganu man saves mother cat and kittens left to die in tied-up sack...

PETALING JAYA, May 6 — A man in Terengganu came to the rescue of a female cat and her kittens after hearing their cries coming from an outdoor rubbish bin. In a Facebook group for Kijal residents, Mohd Yani recounted how he found the animals while.....

 2021-05-06 05:30 

Manila Bulletin

Senators hail appointment of Eleazar: 'Best choice ever'...

Senators are glad that Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar was chosen as the next head of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar is appointed as the next Philippine National Police (PNP) chief on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. (PNP...

 2021-05-06 05:30 

The Strait Times

A mix and match mistress and her joyfully eclectic home...

by Jeffrey Yan. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-06 05:29 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#Showbiz: 'Over-exposure on social media only invites judgemental people' - Awal & Scha...
 2021-05-06 05:26 

Manila Bulletin

Makati City to open first drive-thru vaccination site...

The Makati City local government will open on Friday, May 7, its first drive-thru vaccination site to accommodate persons with disabilities (PWD) and bedridden constituents. Makati City Mayor Abby Binay Makati City Mayor Abby Binay said the drive-thru vac...

 2021-05-06 05:24 

Tech in Asia

East Ventures leads $2m round of ex-Traveloka execs' big data startup...

Founded in April last year, Bonza says it has managed to achieve profitability in its first year of operations....

 2021-05-06 05:24 

Malay Mail Online

Najib's RM27m money-laundering trial to start this August, continue in March and April 2022...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Datuk Seri Najib Razak's money-laundering trial involving RM27 million in the High Court is now scheduled to start this August, his lawyer confirmed. Nur Syahirah Hanapiah, one of Najib's lawyers, confirmed to Malay Mai...

 2021-05-06 05:21 

Manila Bulletin

Pinay golfers Saso, Pagdanganan nearing Tokyo Olympic spots...

With a month to go before qualification ends, top Filipino golfers Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan are almost assured of earning spots in the Tokyo Olympics with their respective Olympic Golf Rankings in the International Golf Federation (IGF)....

 2021-05-06 05:21 

The Strait Times

Thai lawyer charged with insulting king contracts Covid-19 in custody...

BANGKOK (REUTERS) - Thai activist lawyer, Arnon Nampa, jailed without bail since February on charges of insulting the country's powerful king, has contracted the coronavirus in custody, a corrections department official said on Thursday (May 6).. Read...

 2021-05-06 05:20 

Malay Mail Online

Stats Dept: Malaysia's services producer price index up 0.4pc in Q1...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 Malaysia's services producer price index (SPPI) edged up 0.4 per cent to 110.2 in the first quarter of 2021 (1Q21) from 109.8 in the same quarter of 2020, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM). The SPPI is......

 2021-05-06 05:20 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

HMI, Siemens Healthineers to offer products, services to hospitals in Malaysia...
 2021-05-06 05:20 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Nadal cruises into Madrid last 16, Barty faces surprising Badosa in semis...
 2021-05-06 05:19 

Manila Bulletin

Model Ashley Morgan Smithline details Marilyn Manson abuses...

More women are coming out to speak about the abuses of Marilyn Manson. Model Ashley Morgan Smithline gave detail about the alleged sexual abuse and sexual assault inflicted on her by Marilyn Manson. Said allegations by Smithline were done to her while she...

 2021-05-06 05:18 

The Strait Times

Lawyer who opposed trainee's bid to be called to the Bar under investigation for giving false evidence...

SINGAPORE - A lawyer, who made the rare move of opposing a trainee's bid to be called to the Bar, is being investigated by the police for giving false evidence, the Attorney-General';s Chambers (AGC) said on Thursday (May 6).. Read more at straitst...

 2021-05-06 05:18 

Manila Bulletin

LOOK: Miss Canada Nova Stevens looks stunning in Filipino-made couture dresses...

Nova is a true beauty inside and out Miss Universe Canada 2020 Nova Stevens Nova Stevens, Canada's bet for Miss Universe 2020 pageant, is a true beauty inside and out. While the start of her journey was met by unlikely comments from Filipino fans, she...

 2021-05-06 05:16 

Malay Mail Online

Neighbour offers British man shoulder to cry on after hearing man weep during karaoke session...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 The neighbour of a British man offered his shoulder to cry on after hearing him break down during a karaoke session. Taking to his Twitter, Harry Joe from Leeds, said he spent the night before crying in his bath while......

 2021-05-06 05:13 

Manila Bulletin

This 'hipster' grandpa is Instagram famous thanks to his street style looks...

You've got to admit, lolo is looking dope! Stylish senior Alojz Abram Fashion is always unpredictable, except for one thing. It is always about great style. And in this digital age, dressing up good is one of the key elements to becoming internet famo...

 2021-05-06 05:11 

Channel NewsAsia

Repeat offender gets jail for taking upskirt videos of girls, women near SUSS, SIM and train stations...

SINGAPORE: Eight months after being released from probation for taking upskirt clips, a man resumed his voyeuristic ways, heading to train ......

 2021-05-06 05:11 

The Strait Times

Driving centre students turned away as their TraceTogether records indicate proximity with Covid-19 cases...

Those whose lessons fall within the 14 days from the date of...

 2021-05-06 05:11 

The Strait Times

Man gets 15 weeks' jail for taking upskirt videos soon after completing probation for same offence...

He committed the offences at various locations, including near Singapore Institute of Management and several MRT stations.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-06 05:11 

Malay Mail Online

Report: Pavilion KL shopping mall owner Desmond Lim plans takeover of Subang Airport...

KUALA LUMPUR, May 6 — Businessman Tan Sri Desmond Lim is said to be planning a takeover of Subang Airport worth RM3.7 billion. News portal The Vibes reported today that Lim — the largest shareholder in his listed construction and property......

 2021-05-06 05:10 

The Strait Times

Suspect arrested for stealing three motorcycles in Woodlands, Canberra and Redhill...

The suspect was identified through ground enquiries and images from police cameras.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-06 05:10 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

#Showbiz: Filming allowed in MCO areas with conditions...
 2021-05-06 05:09 

The Strait Times

Basic Instinct director Paul Verhoeven's latest film Benedetta in competition at Cannes...

PARIS (AFP) - Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, known for garish but smart classics such as Basic Instinct (1992) and Starship Troopers (1997), will compete at this year's Cannes Film Festival with Benedetta, organisers said on Wednesday (May 5).. Read m...

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