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 2020-07-13 23:05 

Channel NewsAsia

US COVID-19 vaccine program to start manufacturing by late summer, says US official...

Drugmakers partnered with the US government are on track to begin actively manufacturing a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus by the end of the ......

 2020-07-13 23:05 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia raises record high $1.27b from retail bonds sale...

Indonesia has raised Rp 18.33 trillion (US$1.27 billion) from government retail bond issuance ORI-017, the Finance Ministry announced on Monday, the highest proceeds ever recorded in an online bond offering by the country as the government struggles to fi...

 2020-07-13 23:04 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Rockets' Westbrook has virus, as NBA bubble faces first test...

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. --- Houston's Russell Westbrook hasn't made it to the NBA restart yet. The coronavirus did --- but health protocols seemed to work as the league and its players hoped they would.On a day of troubling news for the league --- ...

 2020-07-13 23:00 

The Strait Times

American Airlines emphasises mask rules after photo of Texas senator Ted Cruz emerges...

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - American Airlines said on Monday (July 13) it had reached out to US Senator Ted Cruz after a photo of the Texas Republican without a mask aboard an airplane was posted on a social media site.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-13 23:00 

Borneo Bulletin

Follow instructions while visiting festival stalls...

Members of the public must adhere to strict COVID-19 preventive measures when visiting festive stalls for the 74th birthday celebrations of His Majesty Sultan....

 2020-07-13 23:00 

Cebu Daily News

Extreme weather changes and the seafarer's health...

Seafarers have to brave storms, typhoons and high waves during the vessel's journey which could have dramatic impact on quality of their life at sea. The job entails laborious manual tasks conducted in a moving ship along with the sudden change of cli...

 2020-07-13 23:00 

Jakarta Post

The young legend of Katherine Langford in ‘Cursed’...

The 10-episode series Cursed, based on the young adult novel by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller, features the magic sword in the hands of Langfords Nimue, the legendary Lady of the Lake....

 2020-07-13 23:00 

Jakarta Post

Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19...

Long after the funding for his project was frozen, Bilal Endris has kept a lonely watch over cemeteries in Ethiopias capital by slipping cash to gravediggers to alert his team to any sudden spikes in burials.In a nation where fewer than 2% of deaths are r...

 2020-07-13 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Meth floods back at end of lockdown...

Crystal methamphetamine has now begun to flood into Thailand after the Myanmar authorities recently cracked down on narcotics production and the Covid-19 pandemic caused smuggling delays, according to the country's drug tsar....

 2020-07-13 23:00 

Bangkok Post

New rating for 'green' pesticides...

The Ministry of Agriculture is preparing to move 13 herbs and spices local farmers use as green pesticides into a lower toxicity classification in a bid to promote green agriculture....

 2020-07-13 23:00 

Manila Standard

Deadly under-the-radar heatwaves ravaging Africa...

The impacts of extreme heatwaves amplified by climate change are going unrecorded in sub-Saharan Africa, making it nearly impossible to detect patterns and set up early warning systems, researchers said Monday....

 2020-07-13 22:59 

Borneo Bulletin

Malaysia PM wins Parliamentary test of support...

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia's prime minister narrowly won a vote to remove the Parliament Speaker during a rowdy session of the legislature on....

 2020-07-13 22:57 

Borneo Bulletin

Sexually assaulting teenager: Man further remanded...

A 39-year-old local man was indicted in the Magistrate's Court on Monday with a charge of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy. More details in....

 2020-07-13 22:56 

Borneo Bulletin

Roadshow on new Order held in Tutong...

With the enforcement of the Exit and Entry Charges Order, 2020 on August 1, citizens and residents intending to leave or enter Brunei Darussalam....

 2020-07-13 22:55 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil's Bolsonaro says will return to work if new test shows he is COVID-19 free...

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he is feeling...

 2020-07-13 22:55 

ABS-CBN

The case for smarter coronavirus testing...

Even 4 days after close contact with a person who is shedding the novel coronavirus, 40 percent of tests that come back negative will most likely be false....

 2020-07-13 22:54 

Borneo Bulletin

LegCo members give CaP thumbs up...

Legislative Council members expressed support and approval over the implementation of the Exit and Entry Charges Order, 2020 on Monday which will be enforced....

 2020-07-13 22:53 

Malay Mail Online

WHO sounds alarm as coronavirus cases rise by one million in five days...

GENEVA, July 14 — The number of coronavirus infections around the world hit 13 million yesterday, according to a Reuters tally, climbing by a million in just five days. The pandemic has now killed more than half a million people in six-and-a-half......

 2020-07-13 22:53 

Borneo Bulletin

Israeli police break up anti-Netanyahu protest in Jerusalem...

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police and Jerusalem municipal officials scuffled with protesters demonstrating against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday as officers dismantled....

 2020-07-13 22:52 

Borneo Bulletin

Ex-soldier who fled with puma turns himself over to police...

Warsaw (AFP) - A former Polish soldier who fled into a forest with his pet puma to avoid handing it over to a zoo,....

 2020-07-13 22:52 

Borneo Bulletin

John Lennon statue tour proposed to mark Beatles' 80th birthday...

The Guardian - A sculpture of John Lennon is being proposed for a homecoming tour commemorating the former Beatles in the year he would....

 2020-07-13 22:50 

Borneo Bulletin

Seoul mayor's funeral draws both condolences and insults...

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Masked mourners gave speeches and laid flowers before the coffin of Seoul's mayor during his funeral on Monday, while....

 2020-07-13 22:50 

Cebu Daily News

In slap on face of PH, China replies to Locsin on tribunal ruling: It's invalid...

MANILA, Philippines—China rejected a Philippine government appeal for compliance with an international ruling that invalidated Beijing's mythical nine-dash line claim to the entire South China Sea in an act akin to a slap on the face of Manila. ...

 2020-07-13 22:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Latin American coronavirus deaths overtake North American fatalities...

The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Latin America has exceeded the figure for North America for the first time since the start of the ......

 2020-07-13 22:44 

Jakarta Post

Riau Islands Police arrest Chinese national in connection with death of Indonesian sailor...

Police have arrested a supervisor of a Chinese fishing vessel in Riau Islands in connection with the death of an Indonesian crew member....

 2020-07-13 22:33 

Malay Mail Online

Peru plans to reopen Machu Picchu on July 24...

LIMA, July 14 — Peru's ancient Inca citadel Machu Picchu will reopen to tourists on July 24, the local governor announced Monday. Cusco governor Jean Paul Benavente said details were still being finalised but "in principle, July 24 is the......

 2020-07-13 22:33 

Bangkok Post

Cambodian border to reopen for goods...

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has allowed Se Kaeo's communicable diseases committee to re-open the Aranyaprathet checkpoint to transport goods between Thailand and Cambodia....

 2020-07-13 22:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Stocks slam into reverse as virus keeps scarring economy...

NEW YORK — Wall Street got a painful reminder of the threat the coronavirus pandemic poses to the economy Monday, and a big early gain for stocks suddenly flipped to losses after California rolled back its reopening plans amid a spike in cases. The ...

 2020-07-13 22:32 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

US rejects nearly all Chinese claims in South China Sea...

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration escalated its actions against China on Monday by stepping squarely into one of the most sensitive regional issues dividing them and rejecting outright nearly all of Beijing's significant maritime claims in t...

 2020-07-13 22:31 

The Strait Times

#Stayhome guide for Tuesday: Create paint in the style of van Gogh, read a list of things that can still travel great distances and more...

Try painting a self-portrait like the Dutch master.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-13 22:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Golf: Woods grouped with Koepka, McIlroy for return at Memorial...

REUTERS: Tiger Woods will tee off alongside Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy at the Memorial Tournament this week, as the 15-time major winner ......

 2020-07-13 22:30 

Channel NewsAsia

Exclusive: Trump administration to soon end audit deal underpinning Chinese listings in US - official...

The Trump administration plans to soon scrap a 2013 agreement between U.S. and Chinese auditing authorities, a senior State Department official ......

 2020-07-13 22:30 

Jakarta Post

Polish President Duda wins election, new battles with EU loom...

Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a deeply conservative platform after a closely fought election that is likely to deepen the countrys isolation in the European Union....

 2020-07-13 22:30 

Manila Standard

Back under lockdown: localised measure...

Fresh outbreaks of the coronavirus have led to renewed, often more localised, lockdowns, such as those announced in the Moroccan city of Tangiers and in Manila on Monday....

 2020-07-13 22:25 

Malay Mail Online

Maldives-owned firm says will pay US$22m to Malaysian property developer WZR as awarded by adjudicator...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — A company owned by the Maldives government has said it would comply with an adjudicator's decision that ordered it to pay more than US$22 million (RM93.8 million) owed to Malaysian contractor WZR Property Sdn Bhd.......

 2020-07-13 22:25 

Channel NewsAsia

American Airlines emphasizes mask rules after photo of Texas senator emerges...

American Airlines said on Monday it had reached out to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz after a photo of the Texas Republican without a mask aboard an ......

 2020-07-13 22:25 

Jakarta Post

Senior BI official appointed deputy governor...

The House of Representatives has chosen Doni Primanto Joewono to fill the third-most senior position at Bank Indonesia (BI)....

 2020-07-13 22:15 

Malay Mail Online

Turbulent Parliament sitting triggers #MasaKita movement among youth as they push to vote in a younger generation of more courteous, respectful lawmakers...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 14 — A chaotic first day in Parliament which saw experienced MPs booted out while others openly engaged in shouting matches has triggered rage and frustration among the nation's youth, as they took to social media to voice......

 2020-07-13 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil registers 20,286 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, 733 deaths...

Brazil recorded 20,286 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours as well as 733 deaths, the Health Ministry said on Monday....

 2020-07-13 22:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Real Madrid dig deep to beat Granada and march closer to title...

Real Madrid ground out a 2-1 win at Granada on Monday to record their ninth consecutive victory and move within touching distance of reclaiming ......

 2020-07-13 22:08 

The Strait Times

Football: Real Madrid dig deep to beat Granada and march closer to La Liga title...

GRANADA (REUTERS) - Real Madrid ground out a 2-1 win at Granada on Monday (July 13) to record their ninth consecutive victory and move within touching distance of reclaiming the Liga title.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-07-13 22:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Kanye West for US president? Why celebrities becoming politicians is a bad idea...

A mix of charisma, media-savvy and anti-establishment airs help celebrities appeal to voters, says an observer....

 2020-07-13 22:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: China really wants Hong Kong to succeed...

China's new Hong Kong legislation shows how national security has become a part of the state's economic arsenal, says an observer....

 2020-07-13 22:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Artificial intelligence and automation would actually benefit Singapore...

Machine learning and other digital innovations can help Singapore businesses and workers increase productivity and maintain their competitive ......

 2020-07-13 22:06 

ABS-CBN

Tropical depression Carina may weaken into LPA: PAGASA...

MANILA - Tropical depression Carina maintained its strength as it moved over the Balintang Channel near Batanes province but it may weaken into a low-pressure area between Tuesday and Wednesday morning, according to PAGASA....

 2020-07-13 22:05 

Jakarta Post

Armie Hammer, wife Elizabeth Chambers split after 10 years of marriage...

Hollywood actor Armie Hammer and TV host Elizabeth Chambers announced their split over the weekend....

 2020-07-13 22:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Inter stage impressive revival to sink Torino and go second...

Inter Milan staged an impressive second-half comeback to beat Torino 3-1 and move up to second place in Serie A on Monday as they bounced back ......

 2020-07-13 22:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Hedge fund manager Singh calls Trump's handling of coronavirus 'an incredible gift'...

President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus outbreak early this year was...

 2020-07-13 22:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: How the Workers' Party won big this General Election...

Having made good on its promise to provide an alternative voice in Parliament, the Workers' Party's slick use of social media and being relatable ......

 2020-07-13 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, July 14...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, July 14, 2020.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

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