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 2021-07-31 10:26 

The Strait Times

China mulls Covid-19 booster shots for some as Delta variant spreads...

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - China is studying if it's necessary to give booster Covid-19 vaccine shots to vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with underlying diseases and those who work in high-risk areas.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 10:25 

Manila Bulletin

AUDIO JUNKIE: Ben & Ben, Moira Dela Torre drop new collab, Marion Aunor returns, John Legend gets the ALOK treatment...

New music for a stressful week. Rains and news of rising cases of the 'Delta variant' is certainly putting a damper on all our 2021 plans. When '21 is starting to look more like '20, we go back to our default music listening mode to deflec...

 2021-07-31 10:24 

Channel NewsAsia

117 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Singapore, including 42 unlinked infections...

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 117 new locally transmitted COVID-19 infections as of noon on Saturday (Jul 31), including 42 infections with no ......

 2021-07-31 10:21 

Manila Bulletin

New AFP Chief wants stronger military defense posture to protect PH territory...

Fortifying the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) defense posture will help the military to better defend the country's territory from internal and external threats, including its maritime interests in the hotly-contested West Philippine Sea (...

 2021-07-31 10:19 

Malay Mail Online

Azreen Nabila can go faster...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Young sprinter Azreen Nabila Alias can be proud of her achievements at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, especially after recording two sub-12 seconds (s) timings, including a personal best of 11.77s, in the women's 100-metre (m)....

 2021-07-31 10:18 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Dewan Rakyat sitting on Monday postponed...
 2021-07-31 10:17 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Nine more localities in Sabah, Pahang to go under EMCO...
 2021-07-31 10:17 

ABS-CBN

AFP itinalaga na si Faustino bilang ika-56 Chief of Staff...

Iniupo na nitong Sabado bilang Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff si Lt. Gen. Jose Faustino Jr. matapos palitan si Gen. Cirilito Sobejana, na pormal nang nagretiro...

 2021-07-31 10:15 

Malay Mail Online

Pigossi and Stefani claim Brazil's first Olympic tennis medal...

TOKYO, July 31 — Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani won Brazil's first ever Olympic medal in tennis on Saturday with a hard-fought victory over Russians Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina in the women's doubles bronze-medal match. The pair....

 2021-07-31 10:14 

Cebu Daily News

Sluggish, nervous Obiena advances to pole vault finals...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite advancing to the finals of the men's pole vault event of the Tokyo Olympics, Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena admitted that he was not completely himself during the elimination round earlier on Saturday, ...

 2021-07-31 10:14 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

China says Delta variant behind Covid surge...
 2021-07-31 10:14 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Dong Dong makes Olympic history on Tokyo trampoline...

Chinese trampoline gymnast Dong Dong narrowly missed out on gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday but became the first athlete in the sport to win four medals at four Games.The 32-year-old, who won gold at London 2012, posted a score of 61.235 in the men...

 2021-07-31 10:10 

Malay Mail Online

PM says contributions of Armed Forces and police personnel invaluable in fight against Covid-19 on Warriors' Day...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) and Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) personnel, especially those on the front lines, have made invaluable contributions in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, said Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The.....

 2021-07-31 10:08 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

61 premises ordered to close due to SOP violation...
 2021-07-31 10:03 

Manila Bulletin

Pateros mayor says vaccination to continue under ECQ but no walk-ins...

Pateros Mayor Miguel "Ike" Ponce III said the vaccination program in the municipality will continue even under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), which will be in effect from Aug. 6 to 20 in the National Capital Region (NCR). "Our walks-...

 2021-07-31 10:00 

The Strait Times

UK 'closing in' on free trade agreement with New Zealand...

London is looking to bolster its post-Brexit trade ties with non-EU partners.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 10:00 

The Strait Times

This week's top reads from The Straits Times...

Good evening! Catch up on some of the week's top reads.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 09:59 

Malay Mail Online

Monday's Parliament sitting postponed following PM's instruction...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — The final date of the special parliamentary sitting slated on Monday will be postponed to a later date following the instruction of the prime minister, MPs have confirmed. The MPs today received a copy of an email from the......

 2021-07-31 09:55 

Philippine Star

Angry Djokovic loses to Carreno Busta in Olympics bronze-medal match...
 2021-07-31 09:51 

Philippine Star

Report shows early bright spots in domestic travel recovery...
 2021-07-31 09:50 

Malay Mail Online

Bangladeshis rush back to work as factories reopen despite Covid-19 surge...

SHIMULIA, July 31 — Hundreds of thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers rushed back to major cities today, besieging train and bus stations, after the government said export factories could reopen despite a deadly coronavirus wave. With the......

 2021-07-31 09:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Tennis-No medal for Djokovic for third straight Games...

World number one and 20-times Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will leave the Olympics without a medal for the third Games in succession after ......

 2021-07-31 09:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Tennis: Djokovic goes home without a medal after Golden Slam dream ends...

TOKYO: World number one Novak Djokovic exited the Tokyo Games on Saturday (Jul 31) without a medal for the third Olympics in a row, withdrawing ......

 2021-07-31 09:47 

Manila Bulletin

Does Ivana Alawi consider herself a 'bold star?'...

Some fans are eager to label Ivana Alawi a "bold star." All because she has been posting photos and videos of her almost naked self in social media. How does Ivana feel about it? Does she consider herself a "bold star?" According to the 24...

 2021-07-31 09:47 

Vietnam News

Steel producers record big profits on high prices...

Steel producers continued to post great results in the second quarter of this year, supported by high steel prices.nbsp;...

 2021-07-31 09:46 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Schauffele leads but Matsuyama, McIlroy lurk ahead of final round at Olympic golf...
 2021-07-31 09:41 

Cebu Daily News

Diaz, Chinese coach part ways...

CEBU CITY, Philippines Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William "Butch" Ramirez believes that they may have a hard time getting the services again of Chinese weightlifting coach Gao Kaiwen, the head coach of Olympic gold medalist Hidily...

 2021-07-31 09:41 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Jazz trade Derrick Favors to Thunder to reduce payroll...

The Utah Jazz are sending center Derrick Favors and a future first-round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for a future second-round pick, multiple outlets reported Friday.For the Jazz, it's a deal to shed salary to reduce a potential luxury tax...

 2021-07-31 09:41 

Manila Bulletin

Advincula urges faithful to stay vigilant amid concerns on Delta variant...

Cardinal Advincula (Archdiocese of Manila photo) Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula urged the faithful to stay vigilant amid the threat of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. "Mayroon tayong threat ngayon especially sa Delta variant, kailanga...

 2021-07-31 09:39 

Philippine Star

'Transformation is coming': NGO reveals initial road map for Dream Philippines...
 2021-07-31 09:39 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Scientists detect light from behind black hole for first time...

Scientists have detected light "echoing" from behind a black hole for the first time ever, proving Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity from a century ago. It is generally accepted that due to a black hole's extremely powerful gr...

 2021-07-31 09:39 

Philippine Star

7.69% of Filipinos fully vaccinated against COVID-19...
 2021-07-31 09:37 

Malay Mail Online

New Zealand beat France 26-12 to win gold medal in Sevens...

TOKYO, July 31 — New Zealand outclassed France to win gold in the Olympic Rugby Sevens women's competition with a 26-12 victory in the final at the Tokyo Stadium today. Fiji followed up a gold medal in the men's competition with bronze as th...

 2021-07-31 09:36 

Vietnam News

Barriers removed to help e-commerce platforms ensure essential supplies...

Thenbsp;Ministry of Industry and Trade'snbsp;Department of E-commerce and the Digital Economy has been cooperating with e-commerce platforms to remove barriers to the transportation of essential goods during the COVID-19 outbreak....

 2021-07-31 09:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Amazon-backed Rivian in talks with ministers over UK factory -Sky News...

Amazon.com Inc-backed electric vehicle start-up Rivian Automotive is in talks with ministers about building a factory in the UK that could include ......

 2021-07-31 09:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Athletics-Kenyan sprinter tests positive for banned substance, team says...

TOKYO -Kenya's Mark Otieno, a 100 metres sprinter, has tested positive for a banned substance, Team Kenya said in a statement, and will not take ......

 2021-07-31 09:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Golf-Team Ireland's McIlroy and Lowry aim to win two medals...

Golf's Team Ireland duo of Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are taking aim at bringing back two medals for the country, as they played in the same ......

 2021-07-31 09:35 

Cebu Daily News

CCPO to have 100% vaccinated personnel soon...

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least 1,000 Cebu City police personnel are expected to receive their first dose of vaccines today, July 31, at the NOAH Complex in South Road Properties. With them being inoculated, the city police will have 100 percent v...

 2021-07-31 09:34 

Malay Mail Online

CM: Sarawak govt will not leave rural folks unvaccinated against Covid-19...

KANOWIT, July 31 — Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg has assured that Sarawak government will spare no efforts in bringing and completing its Covid-19 vaccination programme to its people, including those in the far reaches of the......

 2021-07-31 09:33 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Angry Djokovic loses to Carreno Busta in Olympics bronze-medal match...
 2021-07-31 09:33 

Philippine Star

'You're welcome': Barbie Forteza reacts to fake breakup news with boyfriend Jak Roberto...
 2021-07-31 09:31 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Not a time for any gathering, say medical experts...
 2021-07-31 09:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Rugby-New Zealand claim Sevens gold with victory over France...

New Zealand outclassed France to win gold in the Olympic Rugby Sevens women's competition with a 26-12 victory in the final at the Tokyo Stadium ......

 2021-07-31 09:30 

Tech in Asia

For this Indian edtech bigwig, a little M&A spree isn't a dangerous thing...

Also: Grab, Wiliot, CalmCar, and more startups raised funds....

 2021-07-31 09:29 

Manila Bulletin

MB Daily News Update...

The public is strongly advised to take health precautions after authorities reported the Delta coronavirus variant could reportedly be as contagious as chickenpox and potentially drive Metro Manila's cases of infections up to 30,000 by September. The ...

 2021-07-31 09:26 

The Strait Times

China's risk-averse political culture proves deadly in Henan floods...

Critics said such culture was behind the reluctance of local officials to act amid disaster. . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 09:25 

Malay Mail Online

On National Warriors' Day, DPM says Malaysia indebted to the country's heroes...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 — Malaysia and its people are indebted to the country's heroes because what the country is enjoying today cannot be achieved without the sacrifices that they had made since before the independence, said Deputy Prime......

 2021-07-31 09:22 

Manila Bulletin

Madonna, Elton John, Dua Lipa react to rapper DaBaby's homophobic comment...

DaBaby is doubling down on his homophobic comments. The rapper released a new video this week addressing comments he made during a performance at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami, last week. Last Sunday during his performance, DaBaby said, "if you d...

 2021-07-31 09:21 

The Strait Times

Olympics: Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta beats listless Novak Djokovic for tennis bronze...

Carreno Busta beat the Serb 6-4, 6-7 (6-8), 6-3 in 2 hours 47 minutes to win the bronze medal.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-31 09:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics-Tennis-Brazilians save four match points to earn bronze in women's doubles...

Brazilians Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani saved four match points against Wimbledon runners-up Veronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina to snatch ......

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