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 2021-05-05 23:03 

Bangkok Post

WeVo protest leader 'Toto' gets bail...

Piyarat "Toto" Chongthep, leader of the We Volunteer (WeVo) guards for the pro-democracy protests, has been released on bail on the condition he wears an electronic monitoring bracelet....

 2021-05-05 23:02 

Manila Bulletin

Meghan Markle wins UK copyright claim over letter to father...

A British court on Wednesday upheld Meghan Markle's copyright claim against Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Mail on Sunday and MailOnline, over its publication of a letter to her father. (FILES) In this file photo taken on October 01, 2019...

 2021-05-05 23:01 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s GDP forecast to recover in Q2 but downside risks loom...

The government forecast economic growth to rebound to between 6.9 and 7.8 percent in the April-June period from a year earlier given the low base effect....

 2021-05-05 23:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Unbeaten Sporting edge closer to Portuguese title...

REUTERS: Sporting moved ever closer to winning a first Portuguese league title in 19 years after comfortably winning 2-0 away to Rio Ave on ......

 2021-05-05 23:00 

Channel NewsAsia

Peru inks deal to purchase 12 million additional doses of Pfizer vaccine...

Peru's president Francisco Sagasti announced on Wednesday a fresh deal with Pfizer/BioNTech to purchase an additional 12 million doses of its ......

 2021-05-05 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

UN says global midwife shortage putting lives at risk...

The United Nations warned Wednesday that the world faces an acute shortage of midwives, saying millions of lives could be saved if the shortfall were addressed. (FILES) In this file photo Lebanese midwife Heba Khoudary examines a woman at a mobile clinic ...

 2021-05-05 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Chevron pledges smooth transfer of Erawan gas field...

Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production Co's recently-appointed president Chatit Huayhongtong pledges to ensure a smooth transfer of its Erawan gas field, now facing a legal dispute, to new concessionaire PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP)....

 2021-05-05 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Fuel consumption drops by 7.7% in first quarter...

Average fuel consumption contracted by 7.7% to 138.9 million litres per day in the first quarter due mainly to the recurrence of Covid-19, says the Department of Energy Business (DOEB)....

 2021-05-05 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Court accepts BTS suit against MRTA...

The Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases on Wednesday accepted a lawsuit filed by BTS Group Holdings against the governor of the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA) for "illegally" amending the bidding terms and cancellin...

 2021-05-05 22:57 

Manila Bulletin

Facebook oversight board affirms Trump ban — for now...

Facebook's independent oversight board on Wednesday upheld a ban on former US president Donald Trump while ordering further review of the case, in a decision with a potentially far-reaching impact on the regulation of online speech. Former US Presiden...

 2021-05-05 22:56 

ABS-CBN

Vaccine scheduling app EZConsult nagkaroon ng glitch; mga user nagkalituhan...

Sinabi ng pamunuan ng EZConsult na nag-uupdate sila ng kanilang system na posibleng naging dahilan ng technical glitch....

 2021-05-05 22:53 

ABS-CBN

Brgy Ex-O sa Sampaloc tiklo sa tangka umanong panggagahasa sa menor de edad...

Depensa ang suspek, wala umano siyang ginawa dahil naaawa siya sa dalagita, 13, at ang biktima pa umano ang naghubad at nag-aya sa kanya....

 2021-05-05 22:53 

Manila Bulletin

Positive data for Moderna booster against COVID variants...

US biotech firm Moderna on Wednesday announced initial data from a small clinical trial that showed its booster shots improved people's immune responses against key coronavirus variants of concern. (FILES) A file photo taken on April 22, 2021 in Monts...

 2021-05-05 22:52 

Bangkok Post

Hotel sector wants to extend domestic stimulus schemes...

The hotel sector is urging the government to extend domestic stimulus programmes to cover the high season in the final quarter, after those projects were interrupted by the third outbreak....

 2021-05-05 22:51 

Manila Bulletin

Zaijan Jaranilla adds to Filipino power in 'AImost Paradise'...

Kapamilya teen star Zaijian Jaranilla joins the elite roster of Filipino guest actors in the American crime drama series "Almost Paradise." Zaijian is part of the episode that will air this Sunday, 8:45 pm (May 9) on Kapamilya Channel and A2Z, wit...

 2021-05-05 22:50 

Jakarta Post

Myanmar shadow government announce 'people's defence force'...

The country has been in turmoil since the military deposed civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, triggering a mass uprising of daily protests and a nationwide boycott from civil servants....

 2021-05-05 22:50 

Manila Bulletin

India warned to brace for new coronavirus waves...

India, gripped by one of the most deadly coronavirus surges seen by any country, will have to be ready for new waves and badly needs more oxygen from other countries, officials said Wednesday. A health worker wearing a personal protective equipment (PPE) ...

 2021-05-05 22:46 

Manila Bulletin

Brazil's Bolsonaro links pandemic to 'germ warfare'...

President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday the novel coronavirus may have been made in a laboratory to wage "biological warfare," in the latest comments likely to strain Brazil's relations with China. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (EVARISTO ...

 2021-05-05 22:41 

Manila Bulletin

US backs plan to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents...

US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, offering hope to poor nations that have struggled to access the life-saving doses. India, where the death toll hit ...

 2021-05-05 22:41 

Bangkok Post

'Different' Patty ready for Thai LPGA...

CHON BURI: ANA Inspiration champion Patty Tavatanakit will play alongside last week's winner Kim Hyo-Joo and world No.6 Danielle Kang in the opening round of the Honda LPGA Thailand today....

 2021-05-05 22:40 

Manila Bulletin

Bernadette Sembrano comforts Pinoys with new song 'Yakap'...

Bernadette Sembrano has turned to songwriting anew to console Filipinos amid troubling times through her latest single under Star Music titled "Yakap," released on May 5 exactly a year after ABS-CBN's shutdown. "I miss comforting people wi...

 2021-05-05 22:40 

Manila Bulletin

WHO's Tedros hails 'historic' US support for vaccine patent waiver...

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday hailed the United States' support for a global waiver on patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, describing it as a "historic decision". WHO Director-General Tedros Adha...

 2021-05-05 22:36 

Manila Bulletin

Alex Gonzaga is face of Shopee's new promo...

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces Alex Gonzaga as the face of Shopee's Payday Sales. Dubbed the new Shopee Princess, the actress will act as Filipinos' payday shopping buddy as she shares the best mon...

 2021-05-05 22:35 

ABS-CBN

DILG: Community pantries sa bansa umabot na sa higit 6,700...

Ayon sa DILG, patuloy na tinututukan ng mga awtoridad ang mga community pantry para matiyak na sumusunod sa health protocols....

 2021-05-05 22:35 

Manila Bulletin

Pfizer/BioNTech jab confirmed to protect 95% in largest study yet...

The largest real-world study yet of the Pfizer/BioNTec vaccine on Thursday confirmed that the jab provided more than 95 percent protection against Covid-19, but found that the level dropped significantly when people received just one of the two prescribed...

 2021-05-05 22:33 

Channel NewsAsia

Guatemala receives first batch of Sputnik V vaccines...

Guatemala on Wednesday (May 5) took delivery of its first consignment of Russian Sputnik V vaccines, with 50,000 doses arriving despite Guatemalan ......

 2021-05-05 22:30 

Jakarta Post

Britain gears up for keenly watched local elections...

Most of the elections were meant to be held a year ago but were delayed by the pandemic. Polls open at 7:00 am (0600 GMT) on Thursday, with results expected from Friday....

 2021-05-05 22:30 

Manila Bulletin

AC Energy scales down FOO proceeds target to P13.07 B...

Ayala-led firm AC Energy Corporation has lowered the scale of proceeds it can fetch from its follow-on offering (FOO) to P13.07 billion from a higher end target of P16.4 billion that it first penciled in early this year. The targeted stream of revenues fr...

 2021-05-05 22:30 

Manila Bulletin

LT Group gears up for recovery, doubles capex...

LT Group, Inc. (LTG), the flagship of taipan Lucio Tan, is almost doubling its capital expenditures budget in 2021 as it is optimistic that the local economy will improve this year. During the firm's annual stockholders' meeting, LTG President and...

 2021-05-05 22:30 

Channel NewsAsia

How Love, Bonito's Rachel Lim is building a fashion empire from Singapore...

In the month of May, CNA Lifestyle speaks to successful working mothers who make it look all too easy. This week, the 34-year-old entrepreneur-mum reveals the story behind one of the hippest homegrown labels....

 2021-05-05 22:18 

ABS-CBN

China COVID vaccine donations helpful as PH struggles to buy doses, says Duterte...

Duterte on Wednesday night again thanked China for donating COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines....

 2021-05-05 22:17 

Channel NewsAsia

Vaccine tourism: Canadians fly south for COVID-19 shot as US demand falls...

With COVID-19 vaccine demand declining in the United States, some Canadians facing third-wave lockdowns are flying south to get inoculated, ......

 2021-05-05 22:15 

Channel NewsAsia

Every 7.4 seconds, a woman in China faces domestic violence. Can the tide be turned?...

About one in four women in the world's most populous country are said to have endured domestic abuse. The programme Undercover Asia speaks to ......

 2021-05-05 22:10 

Jakarta Post

Steven Seagal gifts sword to Venezuela's Maduro...

The hero of 80s and 90s hits including Hard to Kill and Under Siege appeared in state-run TV footage on Tuesday passing the katana to Maduro, who then sliced the blade through the air several times in an ornate office....

 2021-05-05 22:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Why the interest over TikTok CEO Chew Shou Zi's nationality and how Singaporean he is?...

What does it take to be...

 2021-05-05 22:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Oil and gas is not the sunset industry you think it is...

Even as climate change intensifies the call for decarbonisation, the oil and gas sector will play a pivotal role in Singapore, say EY consultants....

 2021-05-05 22:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Millions of people in China just don't want to be poor anymore...

What the glittering top line economic growth figures out of China do not show is the millions of Chinese still living in poverty and this is an ......

 2021-05-05 22:07 

Channel NewsAsia

Commentary: Pandemic life for labour unions is hard but they're fighting back...

The hardships of the pandemic seem to have triggered a surge in some forms of labour organising, says an economist....

 2021-05-05 22:03 

Malay Mail Online

Ex-Villa star Atkinson threatened police officer, murder trial told...

LONDON, May 6 — A police officer accused of murdering former Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson claimed the player threatened to take him "to the gates of hell", a court heard on Wednesday. The second day of a trial at Birmingham Crown.....

 2021-05-05 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

D&L Industries forecasts profit rebound this year...

D&L Industries' the country's largest specialty foods ingredients, plastics and oleochemicals firm, continues to make a strong recovery and expects earnings this year to surpass profits in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the global eco...

 2021-05-05 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

Planning for an uncertain future how?...

It is more than a year, and we are still in this pandemic. Many companies were expecting last year that this pandemic will ease down by the 1st quarter of 2021. Their planning and forecasting are based on that scenario. But look where we are now the crisi...

 2021-05-05 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

Sabin Aboitiz's term extended to 2027...

Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Inc. (AEV) reported that its Board of Directors has approved the extension of Sabin M. Aboitiz's term as Group President and CEO by three years. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, the firm said Aboitiz's ret...

 2021-05-05 22:00 

Manila Bulletin

PNB board elects new Chairman, Vice Chairman and directors...

Philippine National Bank announced that its Board of Directors has elected Federico C. Pascual as Chairman and Leonilo G. Coronel as Vice Chairman following the bank's Annual Stockholders Meeting last week. Pascual was first appointed as an independen...

 2021-05-05 22:00 

The Strait Times

Bloomberg New Economy Forum will be held in Singapore in November, Tesla's Elon Musk to attend...

The elite conference went virtual last year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-05 22:00 

The Strait Times

Adaptation of strategies so large meetings can be held here safely...

Given the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, the Government will continually assess and adapt its strategies so as to organise large-scale meetings here safely.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-05 22:00 

The Strait Times

Strong social compact, evolving strategy needed to hold large-scale events in S'pore safely...

The authorities cannot be complacent and must always re-evaluate their approach.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-05 22:00 

The Strait Times

While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 6...

A selection of news stories that happened overnight, May 6, 2021.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-05 22:00 

The Strait Times

Elon Musk among top leaders, businessmen to attend Bloomberg forum here in Nov...

The Bloomberg New Economy Forum will be held in Singapore from Nov 16 to 19 this year, and will gather top businessmen and government leaders to discuss global challenges and solutions.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-05-05 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Event organisers urge PM to provide aid...

Operators in the event management industry are calling on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to help salvage the industry which has been hit hard by the new coronavirus outbreak....

 2021-05-05 21:56 

Malay Mail Online

Hertha Berlin dismiss Lehmann as advisor for racist jibe...

BERLIN, May 6 — Former Arsenal and Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann has been dismissed from the supervisory board of Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin after making a jibe about a TV pundit's race via WhatsApp, it was confirmed Wednesday. Lehmann had....

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