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 2020-07-04 00:18 

Malay Mail Online

Chasing the virus': How India's largest slum beat back a pandemic...

MUMBAI, July 4 When coronavirus claimed its first victim in India's largest slum in April, many feared the disease would turn its narrow, congested streets into a graveyard, with social distancing or contact tracing all but impossible. But three......

 2020-07-04 00:18 

Malay Mail Online

TikTok distances from Beijing in response to India app ban...

NEW DELHI, July 3 — Social media app TikTok distanced itself from Beijing after India banned 59 Chinese apps in the country, according to a correspondence seen by Reuters. In a letter to the Indian government dated June 28th and seen by Reuters......

 2020-07-04 00:17 

Inquirer.net

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Spain sets aside another $56 billion for ailing companies...

MADRID — The Spanish government announced Friday it is making available another 50 billion euros ($56 billion) in aid for companies struggling to weather economic difficulties brought by the new coronavirus outbreak. The government said after an ext...

 2020-07-04 00:12 

Malay Mail Online

WHO urges countries to 'wake up' and halt virus...

GENEVA, July 4 — The World Health Organisation yesterday urged countries hit by serious coronavirus outbreaks to "wake up" to the realities on the ground instead of bickering, and to "take control". "People need to wake up. The d...

 2020-07-04 00:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Jimmie Johnson becomes first NASCAR driver to contract COVID-19...

Seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has become the first NASCAR driver to test positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend's ......

 2020-07-04 00:10 

Borneo Bulletin

Strong wind blows off house roof...

The roof of a house in Kampong Serdang, Jalan Kota Batu was blown away following strong winds on Thursday. Fifteen roofing sheets from the....

 2020-07-04 00:09 

Malay Mail Online

22 pilgrims killed as train rams van in Pakistan...

SHEIKHUPURA (Pakistan), July 4 — At least 22 Sikh pilgrims — 19 from the same family — were killed yesterday when a train smashed into a van in eastern Pakistan, authorities said. The vehicle was going through an unmanned level crossing ...

 2020-07-04 00:08 

Borneo Bulletin

Local astronomy society's proposal receives IAU global award...

The Astronomical Society of Brunei Darussalam's (PABD) 'Making Space for All' (MASA) proposal was selected to receive the global award of Telescopes for All....

 2020-07-04 00:07 

Borneo Bulletin

Singapore opposition hit with misinformation law before polls...

Singapore (AFP) - Singapore's government has used a controversial online misinformation law to order an opposition party to correct a social media post, days....

 2020-07-04 00:07 

Jakarta Post

More scarce than opening-night tickets: Insurance to back Broadway shows...

As they reel from canceled productions and shuttered theaters, the shows that give Broadway its bright lights and draw millions of tourists to New York are facing a new obstacle to reopening: lack of pandemic insurance....

 2020-07-04 00:06 

Borneo Bulletin

More bodies found at Myanmar jade mine disaster...

HPAKANT, MYANMAR (AFP) - Rescuers yesterday pulled several bodies from the scene of a landslide which killed over 160 jade miners in northern Myanmar,....

 2020-07-04 00:05 

Borneo Bulletin

Kim Jong-un urges North Koreans to keep up virus fight...

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong-un urged officials to maintain alertness against the coronavirus, warning that complacency risked "unimaginable and....

 2020-07-04 00:04 

The Strait Times

Singapore GE2020: The battle for largest SMC Bukit Panjang...

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 2020-07-04 00:04 

Borneo Bulletin

New mass grave unearthed in Iraq's north from brutal IS rule...

MOSUL, IRAQ (AP) — A human skull, a pair of worn trousers and a shoe were among the remains unearthed from a mass grave....

 2020-07-04 00:04 

Malay Mail Online

'Dream Big' from home: Christie's exhibits monumental sculpture online...

NEW YORK, July 4 Despite current travel restrictions, art lovers can discover more than 50 monumental sculptures scattered around the globe in Christie's new selling exhibition. The immersive presentation, dubbed "Dream Big," includes over......

 2020-07-04 00:03 

Borneo Bulletin

UK scrapping quarantine for many visitors, but not from US...

LONDON (AP) - The British government said yesterday it is scrapping a 14-day quarantine rule for arrivals from about 60 countries deemed "lower risk"....

 2020-07-04 00:03 

The Strait Times

Letter of the week: All homes should have a garden...

As a child, I went from living in a house with a garden to a three-room Housing Board flat.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-04 00:03 

The Strait Times

Letter of the week: Singaporeans' complacency towards Covid-19 worrisome...

Singaporeans should be worried that, as businesses and schools reopen and activities resume in our country, many people seem to be oblivious to the dangers of Covid-19 (Covid-19 crisis fatigue: 'We forgot about Dorscon orange', June 28).. Read mor...

 2020-07-04 00:03 

Malay Mail Online

Alleged Jeffrey Epstein accomplice being held at 'well-run' jail, say local lawyers...

NEW YORK, July 4 — Ghislaine Maxwell, the alleged accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, is being detained at a New Hampshire jail where she is likely separated from other inmates and under constant surveillance, local lawyers said. A source familiar with.....

 2020-07-04 00:03 

The Strait Times

Letter of the week: Break cycle of Singaporeans playing second fiddle...

Like the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), I fully believe that hiring of foreign talent is not a zero-sum game (Hiring foreign talent not a zero-sum game, June 26).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-04 00:02 

Borneo Bulletin

Escaped boa constrictor found at allotment in Wales...

SKY NEWS - It is not known where the giant red-tailed snake escaped from. Allotment holders in South Wales got the shock of their....

 2020-07-04 00:01 

Borneo Bulletin

Hat tip to 'Star Trek'? US Space Force names new unit....

Washington (AFP) - The United States' (US) new Space Force military wing revealed on Tuesday that one of its units would be named 'Space....

 2020-07-04 00:00 

New Straits Times

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SRT rider Khairul grounded by EU's latest ruling...
 2020-07-04 00:00 

Jakarta Post

In a remote area of Papua, a box of instant noodles costs 2 grams of gold...

For a sack of rice, typically weighing 10 kilograms, people in the traditional gold mining area of Korowai have to spend at least Rp 2 million (US$138.5), similar to the cost of a low-end smartphone.....

 2020-07-04 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Thai Airways to offer partial rehab plan in August...

Thai Airways International (THAI) will speed up the drafting of its rehabilitation plan to submit it to the Central Bankruptcy Court on Aug 17, when the court is scheduled to begin examining the airline's rehabilitation request, acting THAI president ...

 2020-07-03 23:58 

Malay Mail Online

Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen as England's lockdown eases...

LONDON, July 4 — England takes its biggest steps yet towards resumption of normal life today as people are finally allowed to drink in a pub, get a haircut or have a meal in a restaurant for the first time in over three months. Prime Minister......

 2020-07-03 23:58 

Malay Mail Online

Newcastle sign ex-Motherwell goalkeeper Gillespie...

LONDON, July 4 Newcastle United have brought in former Motherwell goalkeeper Mark Gillespie on a three-year contract to provide competition at St James' Park, manager Steve Bruce said yesterday. The 28-year-old Newcastle supporter was born in......

 2020-07-03 23:53 

Malay Mail Online

Several US states post record Covid cases, curfew ordered in Miami...

NEW YORK, July 4 — Alabama and several other states reported record increases in coronavirus cases yesterday as Florida's most populous county imposed a curfew ahead of the Independence Day weekend and Arkansas joined a push towards mandating......

 2020-07-03 23:51 

Malay Mail Online

Thiago wants to leave Bayern for new challenge, says CEO Rummenigge...

BERLIN, July 4 Bayern Munich's Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara is set to leave the Bundesliga side in the close season because he wants a new challenge, the club's CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said. The 29-year-old, who joined Bayern in 2013......

 2020-07-03 23:49 

Malay Mail Online

Ancelotti: Failure to qualify for Europe won't change Everton's plans...

LONDON, July 4 Everton are targeting European qualification this season but failure to secure a continental berth will not change the Premier League club's long-term plans, manager Carlo Ancelotti said yesterday. Everton are unbeaten since the......

 2020-07-03 23:48 

Channel NewsAsia

Several US states report record COVID-19 cases, curfew ordered in Miami...

WASHINGTON: Alabama and several other states reported record increases in coronavirus cases on Friday (Jul 3) as Florida's most populous county ......

 2020-07-03 23:47 

Malay Mail Online

Norwich boss Farke says turned down job offers this season...

LONDON, July 4 Norwich City manager Daniel Farke said he has turned down job offers before and during the season but has no regrets despite his side being bottom of the Premier League. Farke was widely-praised for the style of football Norwich......

 2020-07-03 23:47 

Malay Mail Online

Trudeau won't commit to US visit for talks on new trade deal...

MONTREAL, July 4 — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday he was reluctant to go to Washington next week for a summit marking the entry into force of the new North American trade agreement, in part due to concerns over possible US......

 2020-07-03 23:45 

Malay Mail Online

No Christmas presents for youngsters, warns Liverpool boss Klopp...

LONDON, July 4 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has warned his young fringe players that he will not give them Premier League appearances as "Christmas presents" now that the title is won. Klopp's side were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City on......

 2020-07-03 23:44 

Cebu Daily News

LGUs urged to review plans for 'perfect storm'...

Local governments should review their disaster plans to anticipate a possible "perfect storm" of COVID-19 combining with the endemic problems of floods, landslides and diseases like diarrhea, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue, the Department of ...

 2020-07-03 23:41 

Malay Mail Online

Saints bracing for stern test against Man City, says manager Hasenhuettl...

LONDON, July 4 Manchester City are a model for clubs looking to play an exciting brand of football and Southampton will have their work cut out trying to contain Pep Guardiola's side in tomorrow's Premier League clash, manager Ralph Hasenhuettl......

 2020-07-03 23:39 

Malay Mail Online

Singapore GE2020: PAP says SDP's Chee Soon Juan hasn't changed, expected better of Paul Tambyah in dispute over '10 million population' claim...

SINGAPORE, July 4 — The People's Action Party (PAP) has expressed its disappointment at the Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) and its two leaders, Dr Chee Soon Juan and Dr Paul Tambyah, for misleading voters with a "mythical" 10 million.....

 2020-07-03 23:38 

Malay Mail Online

Fifa investigating West Ham over Haller transfer...

FRANKFURT, July 4 Fifa are investigating a claim by Eintracht Frankfurt against West Ham United over the transfer of French striker Sebastien Haller, a spokesperson for football's world governing body said yesterday. British media reported......

 2020-07-03 23:33 

Manila Standard

Coronavirus world toll at 3 AM Saturday (1900 GMT Friday)...

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 522,246 people since the outbreak emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP at 3 AM Saturday (1900 GMT on Friday)....

 2020-07-03 23:30 

Malay Mail Online

Stewards reject Red Bull protest against Mercedes...

SPIELBERG, July 4 Formula One stewards rejected yesterday a Red Bull protest against a new steering system used by champions Mercedes in practice for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The action concerned the cars of six-times world......

 2020-07-03 23:28 

Cebu Daily News

WHO blames 'uncompliant' Cebuanos for COVID-19 rise...

Like President Rodrigo Duterte, the World Health Organization (WHO) also attributes the spike in cases of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cebu City to the supposed noncompliance of residents with health protocols put in place to stem the spread ...

 2020-07-03 23:28 

Malay Mail Online

Canada suspends extradition with Hong Kong over China security law...

OTTAWA, July 4 — Canada yesterday suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong to protest the tough new national security law China has enacted in the financial hub. Canada is also halting exports of sensitive military gear to Hong Kong and......

 2020-07-03 23:25 

Malay Mail Online

Five released after Turkey trial into Ghosn escape begins...

ISTANBUL, July 4 — An Istanbul court ordered the release of five suspects after the trial began yesterday into the audacious escape of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn from Japan to Lebanon via Istanbul in December, local media reported. Ghosn,......

 2020-07-03 23:21 

Malay Mail Online

Hamilton makes a statement as F1 gets back on track...

SPIELBERG (Austria), July 4 Formula One got back on track in changed circumstances but familiar fashion at the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Friday, with Mercedes and six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton picking up where they left off......

 2020-07-03 23:17 

Malay Mail Online

Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli signs new long-term deal with Arsenal...

LONDON, July 4 Arsenal's Brazil Under-23 striker Gabriel Martinelli has signed a new long-term contract at the Premier League club. The news comes 48 hours after fellow teenager Bukayo Saka, 18, also agreed a new long-term deal with the Gunners.......

 2020-07-03 23:15 

Philippine Star

Southville 3 in Muntinlupa under 24-hour 'curfew'...

A neighborhood in Muntinlupa City will be placed under a 24-hour "curfew" for 14 days amid the spike in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 cases....

 2020-07-03 23:14 

Malay Mail Online

Morata double helps Atletico to 3-0 win over Mallorca...

MADRID, July 4 Atletico Madrid stayed firmly on course to secure Champions League football next season after two goals by Alvaro Morata and a late strike from Koke gave them a 3-0 home win over struggling Mallorca in La Liga today. The result......

 2020-07-03 23:13 

Jakarta Post

Unilever closes Cikarang factory after workers test positive for COVID-19...

Authorities in Bekasi, West Java, have discovered a cluster of COVID-19 cases in a factory run by publicly listed consumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia in the Cikarang industrial zone, prompting the temporary closure of the plant....

 2020-07-03 23:11 

Jakarta Post

Macron names senior bureaucrat new prime minister...

The new premier, Jean Castex, officially a member of the right-wing opposition but in charge of overseeing the countrys progressive emergence from coronavirus lockdown, is taking over as Philippe leaves the post after three years, the Elysee Palace announ...

 2020-07-03 23:10 

Jakarta Post

Hamilton on top as Mercedes dominate opening practice...

Three months after the cancellation of the original campaign starter in Australia and six months on from the last race meeting, it was business as usual for the dominant black arrows with Max Verstappen third for Red Bull ahead of McLarens Ferrari-bound C...

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