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 2021-10-19 22:49 

Channel NewsAsia

Messi finding his feet at PSG thanks to Mbappe...

PARIS: Lionel Messi has scored three goals for Paris St Germain, all of them in the Champions League, and he has Kylian Mbappe to thank for the lot.Mbappe, who scored one and created two more for Messi in a 3-2 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday, had told PSG...

 2021-10-19 22:45 

Cebu Daily News

PH named Asia's leading beach destination in 2021 World Travel Awards...

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines was once again recognized as Asia's leading beach and dive destination in the 2021 World Travel Awards. This is the fifth time that the Philippines has won recognition as Asia's leading beach destination...

 2021-10-19 22:45 

The Strait Times

US lawmakers say Facebook cannot be trusted to manage cryptocurrency...

Facebook had unveiled a cryptocurrency project in June 2019, as part of an effort to expand into e-commerce and global payments.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-19 22:45 

Bangkok Post

N. Korea tested new 'submarine-launched ballistic missile': KCNA...

SEOUL: North Korea successfully tested a "new type" of submarine-launched ballistic missile, state media reported early Wednesday as the nuclear-armed country pursues ever more improved weapons....

 2021-10-19 22:42 

Manila Bulletin

WTFu (What the FU) by MR.FU: The adventures of two actresses...

www.publicdomainpictures.net All of us have done crazy things when we were younger. (o kahit naman ngayong older tayo!) Just like these two actresses who had their share of adventures before finally settling to a more mature disposition in life. (so lola ...

 2021-10-19 22:37 

Channel NewsAsia

Not just for travellers: How KrisShop reinvented itself in a pandemic...

How did Singapore Airlines' flagship inflight retailer cope when flights were halted? And how will the inflight shopping experience change now that travel is slowly resuming? We speak to CEO Chris Pok to find out....

 2021-10-19 22:36 

Manila Bulletin

Meghan's father pleads to see grandchildren...

LONDON — Meghan Markle's estranged father on Tuesday pleaded with his daughter to let him see his grandchildren. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN Thomas Markle told ITV's Good Morning Britain programme that "we're at a point where I think both o...

 2021-10-19 22:36 

Manila Bulletin

Breathing spreads tuberculosis bacteria, research suggests...

PARIS, France — Breathing is enough to spread the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, research presented at a major conference on Tuesday shows, potentially forcing the medical community to rethink decades of containment strategy focusing on coughing...

 2021-10-19 22:34 

The Strait Times

Brazil nixes welfare expansion announcement amid currency sell-off...

It remains to be seen if the government will now modify its plans for the scheme.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-19 22:31 

Channel NewsAsia

Haiti gang seeks US$1 million per person for kidnapped missionaries...

A Haitian gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for US$17 million - or US$1 million each - to release them, according to a top Haitian official.Justice Minister Liszt Quitel told Reuters that talks were underway with ...

 2021-10-19 22:31 

Manila Bulletin

Enjoy deals and amazing discounts from your favorite beauty brands so you can glow up for the coming holidays...

The holidays are coming up fast and it'll be Christmas before you know it. Now maybe the best time to prepare, look good and glam up for the numerous virtual parties we will be invited to. Besides, beauty knows no season, so it is never too early or l...

 2021-10-19 22:30 

The Strait Times

Brazil's Bolsonaro should face homicide charge for Covid-19 errors: Senate report...

BRASILIA (REUTERS) - The senator leading a probe into Brazil's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic has recommended that President Jair Bolsonaro face 13 criminal charges, including homicide, for decisions that allegedly encouraged the virus' spread ...

 2021-10-19 22:29 

The Strait Times

'Squid Game' frenzy helps Netflix top subscriber targets...

SEOUL (REUTERS) - Global interest in Netflix's Korean thriller...

 2021-10-19 22:26 

The Strait Times

French beekeepers expect worst harvest in decades due to climate change...

PARIS (REUTERS) - French beekeepers expect their worst harvest in decades as unseasonably cold and wet weather due to climate change has prevented bees from producing honey.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-19 22:23 

The Strait Times

South Africa cracks down on online dating scam...

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South African law enforcement agencies on Tuesday (Oct 19) arrested eight foreign nationals in Cape Town for allegedly stealing US$6.9 million (S$9.3 million) through an online dating scam, the police said.. Read more at straitstimes....

 2021-10-19 22:23 

Manila Bulletin

Bacolor safest place for PBA Finals, says Marcial...

Photo from PBA PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said logistical concerns and the health of everyone involved prompted the league to back out of its plan of holding the Philippine Cup Finals in Metro Manila. The league initially explored the possibility of ...

 2021-10-19 22:19 

Channel NewsAsia

Salah sets more milestones as Liverpool survive Madrid scare...

MADRID : Liverpool's Mohamed Salah continued to write his name in the record books as they edged out Atletico Madrid 3-2 on Tuesday, becoming the team's top scorer in the Champions League with his winning penalty in the second half. Salah took his...

 2021-10-19 22:19 

Channel NewsAsia

Australia to make permanent company laws allowing virtual AGMs - AFR...

SYDNEY : Australia will make permanent rules introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic that allow companies to hold virtual shareholder meetings and electronically distribute documents, the Australian Financial Review (AFR) reported on Wednesday.Under the n...

 2021-10-19 22:16 

Manila Bulletin

Young at heart: Queen Elizabeth II, 95, turns down old age award...

Queen Elizabeth II turned down a prize celebrating the elderly, assessing that at 95 she did not meet the criteria, The Oldie magazine said Tuesday. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN The publication wrote to palace officials in July to ask if she would accept its Oldi...

 2021-10-19 22:16 

Manila Bulletin

41 dead as heavy rains batter northern India...

At least 41 people died and more than a dozen were missing after landslides and flash floods triggered by several days of heavy rain hit northern India, officials said Tuesday. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN Officials in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand said 35 p...

 2021-10-19 22:16 

Manila Bulletin

Twice victimized: French women accuse police of downplaying rape...

PARIS, France — Four years after the #MeToo movement, French victims of gender-based violence are still struggling to obtain justice, with the police accused of failing to take their complaints seriously. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN In the past weeks, Fran...

 2021-10-19 22:16 

Manila Bulletin

Log-in to God: Vatican relaunches 'Click to Pray' app...

It's so secular, clicking to order food, clicking to buy shoes or clicking to reserve tickets. Pope Francis wants you to click to pray. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN The Click to Pray app is being relaunched, the Vatican said Tuesday, permitting more Catholic ...

 2021-10-19 22:16 

Manila Bulletin

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

KABUL, Afghanistan 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. AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN For some, the hardliners' raids may potentially help ...

 2021-10-19 22:10 

Manila Bulletin

MB Daily News Update...

The conflict between President Duterte and Senate has come to a head with the former challenging senators to make good their threat to slash the budget of government agencies by one-third, saying their conflict has worsened into a "showdown". Mean...

 2021-10-19 22:07 

The Strait Times

Philadelphia subway riders witnessed rape but did nothing, police say...

PENNSYLVANIA (REUTERS) - The rape of a woman aboard a Philadelphia subway witnessed by as many as 10 passengers, some of whom appeared to film the attack, could have been stopped quickly if one had called 911, police said on Tuesday (Oct 19).. Read more a...

 2021-10-19 22:07 

Manila Bulletin

Sixers star Simmons suspended from NBA season opener...

Ben Simmons (AFP) Unsettled Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons was hit with a one-game suspension by the team on Tuesday, ruling him out of the club's season opener against New Orleans. A Sixers statement said Simmons would miss Wednesday's game ...

 2021-10-19 22:05 

Malay Mail Online

Liverpool battle to win over Atletico as Messi fires PSG...

PARIS, Oct 20 — Liverpool survived an Atletico Madrid fightback to win 3-2 and Lionel Messi scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat RB Leipzig on a breathless night of Champions League action on Tuesday. Karim Benzema netted......

 2021-10-19 22:04 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Is ASEAN's snub to Myanmar military the start of a new approach?...

ASEAN denies Senior General Min Aung Hlaing's from gaining recognition at the grouping's high table. The question here is how long ASEAN can stay the course, says a researcher....

 2021-10-19 22:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Will new UN biodiversity targets stop the decline of wildlife?...

The 15th UN Biodiversity Conference launched negotiations for new biodiversity goals for the next decade. But the biodiversity, climate and air pollution crises must all be tackled together, says an ecologist....

 2021-10-19 22:03 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Confidence to ride out COVID-19 has diminished need for continued Jobs Support Scheme...

The winds of recovery are picking up and support for businesses should be focused on digitalisation, transformation and internationalisation, says SBF CEO Lam Yi Young....

 2021-10-19 22:03 

Manila Bulletin

TNT, Magnolia kick off best-of-seven series...

Photo from PBA Magnolia Pambansang Manok and TNT look to set the tempo for what could possibly be a hard-fought series as the PBA Philippine Cup Finals starts Wednesday, Oct. 20 at the Don Honorio Ventura State University in Bacolor, Pampanga. The opener ...

 2021-10-19 22:02 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: How do you react when your boss sends messages after office hours?...

Many of us cannot "switch off" if we feel expected to be responsive after work and clearer boundaries for after-hours work communication can help, says business lecturer Jennifer Lajom....

 2021-10-19 22:01 

Channel NewsAsia

'I didn't think it would happen to me': Women in their 30s facing breast cancer...

SINGAPORE: An avid cyclist who also runs and does yoga regularly, one 34-year-old, who only wanted to be known as Su Lin, was the picture of health when she first discovered a lump in her left breast in May.Young and healthy, cancer was the last thing on ...

 2021-10-19 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, Oct 20...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, Oct 20, 2021.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-19 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Initial nod for long-stay visas...

The cabinet has approved in principle a programme that has the goal of attracting 300 billion baht worth of foreign investments in exchange for granting long-stay visas....

 2021-10-19 21:54 

ABS-CBN

Zero budget? Duterte dares Senate to cut executive department budget...

Duterte has disapproved of the Senate's marathon hearings regarding pandemic deals....

 2021-10-19 21:54 

Channel NewsAsia

North Korea says it conducted successful missile test from submarine: KCNA...

SEOUL: North Korea said it had test-fired a new ballistic missile from a submarine, state media reported on Wednesday (Oct 20), a day after authorities in South Korea and Japan detected an apparent weapons test.South Korea's military reported on that ...

 2021-10-19 21:54 

Channel NewsAsia

North Korea confirms submarine launch of ballistic missile...

SEOUL: North Korea said it had test-fired a new ballistic missile from a submarine, state media reported on Wednesday (Oct 20), a day after authorities in South Korea and Japan detected an apparent weapons test.South Korea's military reported on Tuesd...

 2021-10-19 21:49 

Channel NewsAsia

Exclusive: Investor group to pressure utilities on net zero emissions deadline...

NEW YORK : A coalition of investors with more than US$60 trillion in assets under management is preparing to call on electric utility companies globally to move up their timeline by as much as 15 years to bring their net greenhouse gas emissions to zero.U...

 2021-10-19 21:49 

Philippine Star

Private sector seeks accelerated vax rollout...
 2021-10-19 21:49 

Philippine Star

EDITORIAL - Questions on ayuda distribution...
 2021-10-19 21:49 

Channel NewsAsia

Investor group to pressure utilities on net zero emissions deadline...

NEW YORK: A coalition of investors with more than US$60 trillion in assets under management is preparing to call on electric utility companies globally to move up their timeline by as much as 15 years to bring their net greenhouse gas emissions to zero.Ut...

 2021-10-19 21:48 

Philippine Star

Over 8.2 million COVID-19 jabs to arrive by December...
 2021-10-19 21:48 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil, Colombia 'united' in defense of Amazon ahead of UN summit...

BRASILIA: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro and his Colombia counterpart Ivan Duque said on Tuesday (Oct 19) they would head to the next UN climate summit...

 2021-10-19 21:47 

The Strait Times

North Korea says it conducted successful missile test from submarine...

Analysts noted that photos appeared to show a thinner missile than North Korea's earlier SLBM designs.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-10-19 21:44 

Channel NewsAsia

Vinicius double helps Real Madrid to 5-0 win at Shakhtar...

Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr scored twice to lead them to a 5-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday as they put behind them their home defeat by Sheriff Tiraspol in their last Group D game.Real are second on six points behind Sheriff, who lost 3-1 at Inte...

 2021-10-19 21:43 

Channel NewsAsia

Human Rights Watch says Cuba arbitrarily abused, arrested protesters in July...

MIAMI: Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday (Oct 19) that Cuba's government had arbitrarily arrested, beaten and abused protesters following unprecedented demonstrations earlier this year in a bid to strike fear into the populace and clamp down on disse...

 2021-10-19 21:43 

Jakarta Post

PREMIUM BI holds policy rate, expects muted inflation Bank Indonesia has kept the seven-day reverse repo rate unchanged at a record low of 3.50 percent as....
 2021-10-19 21:34 

Channel NewsAsia

Tortured reporter lauds 'historic' court ruling against Colombia...

BOGOTA: Journalist Jineth Bedoya, who was kidnapped, raped and tortured by paramilitaries 21 years ago, on Tuesday (Oct 19) applauded the...

 2021-10-19 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Foreign filmmakers flock to kingdom, spending billions...

Thailand has welcomed 71 foreign film productions this year, generating over 3 billion baht for the country, deputy government spokeswoman Rachada Dhnadirek said on Tuesday....

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