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 2020-11-24 15:05 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Family receives Corporal Baharuddin's remains at GOF camp near Tapah...
 2020-11-24 15:05 

The Strait Times

Italy to get AstraZeneca Covid shots in early 2021, and 70 million by mid-year...

MILAN (REUTERS) - Italy will get 16 million shots of the potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca in the first months of 2021 under a supply deal agreed at a European Union level, a government source said.. Read more at strait...

 2020-11-24 15:05 

Manila Standard

Agency says its health caravan will continue...

The Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor vows to continue the operation of its health caravan throughout Metro Manila and to go to other parts of the country until the end of December....

 2020-11-24 15:04 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Decision on vaccine priority for red zones expected soon: Thohir - ANTARA News...

The government will soon decide whether COVID-19 red zones will be prioritized in the vaccination program, deputy chair of the COVID-19 Handling and National ......

 2020-11-24 15:04 

Jakarta Post

Chocolate Santas in marzipan masks: A coronavirus Christmas in Hungary...

When confectioner Laszlo Rimoczi decided to put masks on his chocolate Santas in his small workshop in rural Hungary, he intended it as a light-hearted joke to raise peoples spirits amid a worsening coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-11-24 15:04 

Manila Bulletin

A month to go before Christmas...

When the government's COVID-19 restrictions began in March, few of us expected that the disease would last the way it has. We had read about plagues like the bubonic plague that killed a third of the world population, mostly in Europe, in 1350. There ...

 2020-11-24 15:03 

Malay Mail Online

Unable to fly, these Singapore pilots became hawkers...

SINGAPORE, Nov 24 — With the aviation industry in the doldrums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, two Singaporeans went from flipping switches at their cockpit seats to flipping pancakes. Steven Goh, 42, and Ken Chew, 46, were captain and senior first......

 2020-11-24 15:02 

Malay Mail Online

BN ministers, deputy ministers pledge full support for Muhyiddin's leadership...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Ministers and deputy ministers from Barisan Nasional have pledged their full support to the leadership of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin in implementing the plan for economic recovery and people's health. In a......

 2020-11-24 15:02 

Manila Bulletin

Celebrate responsibly...

OF TREES AND FOREST It's going to be a different holiday season this year. Countries around the world are grappling with a dilemma of whether to relax pandemic restrictions to allow people to celebrate the holidays. On one hand, there is fear that rel...

 2020-11-24 15:01 

ABS-CBN

NIA blames logging, quarrying for massive flooding in Cagayan...

A Congressional probe in the Philippines is searching for answers as to why the provinces of Cagayan and Isabela were hit by massive floods at the height of typhoon Ulysses....

 2020-11-24 15:01 

Malay Mail Online

Top Glove estimates three per cent of FY21 revenue to be impacted...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Top Glove Corporation Bhd expects its revenue for the current financial year ending August 31, 2021 to be impacted by three per cent following the temporary suspension of manufacturing facilities in Klang, Selangor. However,.....

 2020-11-24 15:00 

Jakarta Post

US holiday travelers voice dread, determination as they defy COVID-19 warnings...

Although fewer in number than last year, US travelers were flocking to airports and highways against the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the US surgeon general and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nations top infectious disease exper...

 2020-11-24 15:00 

Manila Standard

GSIS retains its ISO grade following audit...

State pension fund Government Service Insurance System maintained the International Organization for Standardization 9001:2015 certification of its major processes after the remote surveillance audit on Nov. 4....

 2020-11-24 14:57 

ABS-CBN

Dahilan ng pagbaha sa Cagayan, inisa-isa ng NIA, NDRRMC...

Sinabi ni NIA administrator Ricardo Visaya kabilang dito ay ang volume ng ulan na dala ng Ulysses at heavily silted na Cagayan River....

 2020-11-24 14:57 

Manila Bulletin

University of the people...

GOVERNANCE MATTERS A threat to withhold funding for the University of the Philippines (UP) has been made apparently in response to a call for an "academic strike." It appears irrelevant that the call was originally made not by UP by its affluent n...

 2020-11-24 14:55 

Malay Mail Online

UMS offers drive-through Covid-19 screening to public...

KOTA KINABALU, Nov 24 — Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) is offering drive-through Covid-19 screenings to the public. UMS Pusat Rawatan Warga (PRW) director Dr Muhammad Syafiq Abdullah said the service is available daily at the PRW located near the.....

 2020-11-24 14:54 

The Strait Times

New safety netting installed at Changi Jurassic Mile to protect pedestrians from stray golf balls...

The netting was installed on Nov 3 as part of planned safety enhancement measures.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-11-24 14:53 

The Strait Times

Wall Street jumps on Biden transition; Tesla tops $672 billlion in market cap...

The formal go-ahead for President-elect Joe Biden's transition to the White House ended weeks of political uncertainty.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2020-11-24 14:51 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

IGP: Corporal Baharuddin to receive full police honours at funeral...
 2020-11-24 14:51 

ABS-CBN

Makabayan bloc members deny CPP-NPA links in Senate probe on red-tagging...

Progressive House lawmakers strongly deny their supposed ties with communist rebels during Tuesday's Senate hearing on red-tagging....

 2020-11-24 14:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Polish ski slopes set to open, but only local skiers for now...

Polish ski slopes look set to reopen this winter, but only for local people during the coming school holidays because of COVID-19 travel restrictions....

 2020-11-24 14:49 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Financially-capable Indonesians urged to pay for COVID-19 vaccine - ANTARA News...

State-Owned Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has appealed to Indonesians who are financially capable to pay for their COVID-19 vaccine doses to help reduce ......

 2020-11-24 14:46 

Malay Mail Online

Report: Putrajaya likely to delay vote on Budget 2021...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Voting on Budget 2021 could be delayed a week from Thursday, said government sources. They told The Straits Times the government was considering postponing the crucial vote to December 1, ostensibly because several......

 2020-11-24 14:41 

ABS-CBN

Lacson asks why Duterte treated De Lima differently from allegedly corrupt lawmakers...

Why the different treatment? At least one Philippine senator questions President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that he has no authority to investigate alleged corrupt lawmakers....

 2020-11-24 14:38 

Channel NewsAsia

Japan and China agree to restart business travel, coordinate on East China Sea...

TOKYO: Japan and China agreed on Tuesday (Nov 24) to restart coronavirus-hit business travel this month and to continue talks on disputed isles in ......

 2020-11-24 14:35 

Malay Mail Online

HR ministry proposes self-employed, gig economy contribute to Socso...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) plans to make it mandatory for all workers, including self-employment and gig-economy, to contribute to the Social Security Organisation (Socso). Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M.......

 2020-11-24 14:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Klopp sings Firmino's praises as Liverpool prepare for Atalanta...

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp compared his team to an orchestra and said on Tuesday that his versatile forward Roberto Firmino always hits the ......

 2020-11-24 14:35 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Klopp sings Firmino's praises as Liverpool prepare for Atalanta...

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp compared his team to an orchestra and said on Tuesday that his versatile forward Roberto Firmino always hits the ......

 2020-11-24 14:29 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

New taxes only when economy recovers, says Tengku Zafrul...
 2020-11-24 14:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Man City will not rush Aguero back, says Guardiola...

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has trained ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Olympiakos but the Argentine will not be rushed ......

 2020-11-24 14:25 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Man City will not rush Aguero back, says Guardiola...

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has trained ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash at Olympiakos but the Argentine will not be rushed ......

 2020-11-24 14:25 

ABS-CBN

PDEA says Filipino drug dependents shifting from shabu to marijuana...

MANILA - Illegal drugs supply in the Philippines has shifted from crystal meth, or shabu, to marijuana and ecstasy, the chief of the country's drug enforcement bureau said Tuesday....

 2020-11-24 14:24 

Manila Bulletin

Beauty queen Imelda Schweighart clashes with Pinoy K-Pop fans, vows to take bashers to jail...

Hours after controversial beauty queen former Miss Philippines Earth Imelda Schweighart criticized Filipinos who idolize K-Pop stars, her Facebook has been disabled as she vowed to take bashers to jail for alleged defamation, harassment, and invasion of p...

 2020-11-24 14:23 

Jakarta Post

Stocks shoot up as vaccine progress, Biden transition boost confidence...

Asian stocks opened higher on Tuesday as COVID-19 vaccine progress shored up global sentiment and US President-elect Joe Biden was given the go-ahead to begin his White House transition....

 2020-11-24 14:22 

Malay Mail Online

Tengku Zafrul: New taxes will only be introduced when economy recovers...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The introduction of any new taxes will only be implemented when the economy has recovered, said Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz. He said besides the reintroduction of the Goods and Services Tax......

 2020-11-24 14:21 

Malay Mail Online

Keningau MP Kitingan shows release letter to refute claims he broke quarantine...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Keningau Datuk Seri Jeffrey Kitingan has reiterated that he did not breach the 14-day medical quarantine imposed on travellers arriving here from Sabah. He published a letter of release signed by a medical officer from the......

 2020-11-24 14:16 

Malay Mail Online

Police: Medan 88 EMCO frontliners undergo Covid-19 screening...

SEPANG, Nov 24 — All 138 frontliners from various agencies involved in the enforcement of the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) at Medan 88, Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, near here, have undergone Covid-19 screening today. Sepang District Police......

 2020-11-24 14:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Goldman Sachs to open Paris stocks hub to avoid Brexit disruption...

Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday it will launch a share trading hub in Paris, in the sector's latest move to avoid disruption to customers after ......

 2020-11-24 14:09 

ABS-CBN

To fight misinformation, DOH to mount info drive on COVID-19 vaccine...

In an interview on Teleradyo, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said health officials have been finalizing the information drive to prepare communities....

 2020-11-24 14:09 

The Strait Times

STI up 1.5% as certainty grows over US presidential succession...

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) - Singapore shares advanced on Tuesday following news of United States President Donald Trump giving the green light for President-elect Joe Biden to proceed with his White House transition, boosting the already-positive sen...

 2020-11-24 14:09 

Jakarta Post

Local tourism keeps 'Symbol of Hong Kong' junk boat afloat...

The Dukling, a traditional Chinese junk boat frequently spotted around Hong Kongs picturesque Victoria Harbour, has readjusted its tour routes to survive the coronavirus pandemic, now mainly catering to locals....

 2020-11-24 14:08 

The Strait Times

Spain to vaccinate workers and residents at nursing homes first...

MADRID (REUTERS) - Elderly residents and health workers at nursing homes will be the first to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Spain, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday (Nov 24), unveiling a national vaccination plan that is due to kic...

 2020-11-24 14:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Thai police to charge protest leaders with royal insult...

Thai police have summoned seven leaders of anti-government protests to face charges of lese majeste over comments made at demonstrations that ......

 2020-11-24 14:06 

The Strait Times

Shopee owner's chief Forrest Li named Businessman of the Year...

SINGAPORE - When Mr Forrest Li first arrived in Singapore more than 15 years ago, the then 28-year-old was deep in debt to the tune of $100,000, had next to nothing in the bank and made only enough to rent a room in a flat in Braddell.. Read more at strai...

 2020-11-24 14:05 

Channel NewsAsia

JPMorgan: 80per cent chance of a Brexit trade deal...

JPMorgan has raised its odds of a Brexit trade deal to 80per cent, up from two-thirds, as negotiators from Britain and the European Union try to ......

 2020-11-24 14:00 

Jakarta Post

Biden signals US diplomatic shift with new team...

Biden also named the first female head of intelligence, the first Latino chief of Homeland Security, the first woman as treasury secretary, and a heavyweight pointman on climate issues - Obama-era top diplomat John Kerry....

 2020-11-24 13:59 

Malay Mail Online

Grab drivers, delivery riders' complaints get Muhyiddin's attention...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The grouses of Grab drivers and delivery riders have caught the attention of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, as he met a group of them today at the Grab Drivers Centre in Petaling Jaya, near here, to listen to their problems. In a.....

 2020-11-24 13:59 

Malay Mail Online

Call for stricter patrol to curb cross-border crimes in Asean...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — The army chiefs of Asean countries have been urged to step up patrol operations to contain cross-border crimes such as smuggling while helping to curb the spread of Covid-19. Chief of Army, Gen Tan Sri Zamrose Mohd Zain said.....

 2020-11-24 13:58 

Malay Mail Online

Malaysia-Thailand border shooting: First time shootout occurred, says IGP...

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 — Prior to today's fatal shooting, General Operations Force (GOF) members on duty at the Malaysia-Thailand border area had only heard the sound of gunfire directed at the Border Wall TS9 control post from the other side of.....

 2020-11-24 13:57 

Manila Bulletin

POEA supports move to increase salaries of Filipino nurses...

While it welcomes the proposals to increase the salary of nurses, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Tuesday said that the compensation Filipino nurses get when working abroad might still be a "little higher." In the "...

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