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 2021-07-24 15:09 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Govt allows tobacco factories to delay tax payment - ANTARA News...

The Ministry of Finance has decided to allow tobacco factory owners to delay paying taxes by a maximum of 90 days, as part of non-fiscal stimulus ......

 2021-07-24 15:08 

Borneo Bulletin

Rehearsals underway for royal get-together...

A rehearsal for His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang....

 2021-07-24 15:08 

Malay Mail Online

Education minister says teacher transfer issue in final phase of review...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The Ministry of Education (MOE) is currently in the final phase of reviewing a more efficient and comprehensive approach regarding the country's teacher transfer policy. Senior Education Minister Datuk Mohd Radzi Jidin......

 2021-07-24 15:07 

The Strait Times

US to stress need for 'guardrails' in Deputy Secretary of State Sherman's talks in China...

Guardrails can prevent competition spilling over into conflict.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-24 15:04 

Malay Mail Online

West African nature reserve escapes endangered listing...

JOHANNESBURG, July 24 — A west African nature reserve spanning Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger yesterday escaped a UNESCO listing as under threat despite the jihadist conflict harrowing the Sahel region. South Africa convinced the UN body's World....

 2021-07-24 14:57 

Malay Mail Online

China claim early Olympic golds, Carapaz wins cycling crown...

TOKYO, July 24 — China claimed three gold medals on the first day of the Tokyo Olympics today and cyclist Richard Carapaz became just the second competitor in Ecuador's history to top the podium, with victory in the road race. As the troubled......

 2021-07-24 14:50 

Channel NewsAsia

Olympics: Denmark brush aside Japan as European teams make strong starts in handball...

World handball champions Denmark started their bid to capture back-to-back Olympic gold medals by thrashing hosts Japan 47-30 in their opener at ......

 2021-07-24 14:50 

Malay Mail Online

'Great Spas of Europe' added to World Heritage list...

PARIS, July 24 — A group of major European spa towns was added to the highly prized World Heritage list today for their "exceptional testimony to the European spa phenomenon" from the 18th century to the 1930s, UNESCO said. This includes Bad...

 2021-07-24 14:46 

Channel NewsAsia

Malaysia may allow dining-in, more social activities for people fully vaccinated against COVID-19...

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia may ease some restrictions for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including allowing them to dine in at ......

 2021-07-24 14:46 

The Strait Times

The Champion's Challenge: A closer look at Joseph Schooling's Olympic gold-medal swim...
 2021-07-24 14:46 

Jakarta Post

What you need to know right now about Tokyo Olympics Here's what you need to know about the Tokyo Games:...
 2021-07-24 14:44 

ABS-CBN

QC evacuates more than 700 families due to habagat-triggered floods...

City disaster-mitigation officials have been conducting council plannings and meetings to ensure the safety of residents residing in low-lying areas....

 2021-07-24 14:43 

Manila Bulletin

DSWD provides more than P1-M worth of relief aid to flood victims in Oriental Mindoro...

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has already provided more than P1 million worth of relief assistance to flood victims in Oriental Mindoro. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The DSWD reported this on Saturday, July 24, as it expressed re...

 2021-07-24 14:41 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Birth certificate essential for ensuring children's rights: KPAI - ANTARA News...

Parents need to obtain birth certificates for their children to ensure their rights as Indonesian citizens are protected once they grow up, Rita Pranawati, ......

 2021-07-24 14:40 

Malay Mail Online

Women's ministry says open to suggestions on food basket programme...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) is always open to suggestions to improve the implementation of the Bakul Prihatin Negara (BPN) programme. It said in a statement today that the implementation......

 2021-07-24 14:30 

ABS-CBN

PH health workers won't be able to handle Indonesia-like COVID surge, says group...

Robert Mendoza of the Alliance of Health Workers said job vacancies at hospitals have yet to be filled due to the early retirement and resignation of colleagues....

 2021-07-24 14:30 

Malay Mail Online

US bounce back on goal-laden day in Olympic women's football...

TOKYO, July 24 — The United States bounced back from their embarrassing opening defeat by Sweden in the Tokyo Olympics women's football competition, thrashing New Zealand 6-1 today, while Britain and the Swedes reached the quarter-finals. The......

 2021-07-24 14:29 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Home of big ideas expands reach...

Your favorite one-stop shop for all your home improvement and building needs just opened two new stores last month to serve you better. Wilcon Depot opened a branch in Ormoc, Leyte, and another in Cordon, Isabela, where it brought its vast selection of lo...

 2021-07-24 14:28 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Sabahans urged to strictly follow SOP as new infections soar to 712...
 2021-07-24 14:27 

Malay Mail Online

Report: Zahid among three MPs positive for Covid-19, four others confirmed to be close contacts...

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — Three MPs have tested positive for Covid-19, following a mass swab test held in Parliament recently in view of the special parliamentary sitting on Monday, Astro Awani cited an anonymous source as saying that four other......

 2021-07-24 14:27 

Borneo Bulletin

Google parent launches new 'moonshot' for robotics software...

San Francisco (AFP) - Google's parent Alphabet unveiled a new "moonshot" project to develop software for robotics which could be used in a wide....

 2021-07-24 14:26 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

Govt repatriates Indonesian fisherman stranded in Thailand - ANTARA News...

The Foreign Ministry, in collaboration with the Aceh government and the Marine Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP), on Friday repatriated an Indonesian ......

 2021-07-24 14:26 

Borneo Bulletin

Haitian president's hometown holds funeral amid violence...

CAP-HAITIEN, Haiti (AP) — The funeral for slain Haitian President Jovenel Mose was briefly interrupted on Friday by nearby gunfire and tear gas as....

 2021-07-24 14:26 

Channel NewsAsia

Football: Man Utd defender Telles sidelined with ankle injury...

REUTERS: Manchester United defender Alex Telles will be out for a...

 2021-07-24 14:25 

Borneo Bulletin

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site...

MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding....

 2021-07-24 14:24 

Borneo Bulletin

Hanoi locked down for 15 days as COVID-19 cases rise...

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam announced a 15-day lockdown in the capital Hanoi on Saturday as a coronavirus surge spread from the southern Mekong....

 2021-07-24 14:24 

Malay Mail Online

National Recovery Plan's success needs support of all parties, says PM...

PUTRAJAYA, July 24 — Achievements made under the National Recovery Plan (PPN) to enable Malaysia to come out of the Covid-19 crisis will depend on the support of all parties as it is very much a 'whole of nation approach' rather than a......

 2021-07-24 14:24 

Borneo Bulletin

Protesters clash with police as thousands march against Australia lockdown...

SYDNEY (AFP) - Thousands marched through Australia's two biggest cities in anti-lockdown protests on Saturday, sparking violent clashes with police in Sydney. More details....

 2021-07-24 14:23 

Borneo Bulletin

India rescuers hunt for survivors as toll hits 76...

MUMBAI (AFP) - Rescuers in India combed through mud and debris on Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from....

 2021-07-24 14:22 

Borneo Bulletin

Crafty cockatoos master dumpster diving, teach each other...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A few years ago, a Sydney scientist noticed a sulfur-crested cockatoo opening his trash bin. Not every resident would be thrilled,....

 2021-07-24 14:21 

The Strait Times

Myanmar rebel group says received Covid-19 vaccine jabs from China...

A surging caseload in Myanmar has spooked authorities across its porous border with China.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-24 14:20 

Jakarta Post

Djokovic launches Olympic quest on first day of medal action in Tokyo Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron in Friday's opening ceremony at an eer....
 2021-07-24 14:19 

Cebu Daily News

Barili town mayor orders closure of resto-bar whose customers violated health protocols...

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines A resto-bar in the town of Barili in southwestern Cebu was ordered temporarily closed after its customers were caught on a video disregarding the minimum health protocols. Barili town mayor Julieto Flores, on Saturday, July 24, t...

 2021-07-24 14:19 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Government still has fiscal space to help rakyat, businesses - PM...
 2021-07-24 14:18 

Malay Mail Online

Myanmar rebel group says received Covid jabs from China...

BANGKOK, July 24 — China has supplied over 10,000 Covid vaccines to a Myanmar rebel group operating near its southern border, its spokesman said today, as Beijing seeks to halt the influx of cases from the coup-wracked country. Myanmar has been in.....

 2021-07-24 14:16 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Carlos Yulo can't find words to explain floor exercise loss...

TOKYO---Carlos Yulo was at a loss for words Saturday night after failing to qualify for the floor exercise final, the gymnastics event where he was favored to win a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics here."I don't know what happened," he said in...

 2021-07-24 14:15 

Jakarta Post

US celebrity chefs to pay $600,000 settlement over sexual harassment A four-year investigation launched after accusations of sexual harassment were leveled against Batal....
 2021-07-24 14:11 

The Strait Times

MOH probes likely Covid-19 spread at 2 HDB blocks in Ang Mo Kio and Clementi...

Most of the cases are linked to the Jurong Fishery Port cluster; residents must go for mandatory Covid-19 testing.. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-07-24 14:11 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

A sneak peek into rengkam paradise Amat Belanda Island - ANTARA News...

Lying close to the Island of Belakangpadang, across from Batam Island and the Singapore Strait, Amat Belanda Island enjoys a strategic location in the ......

 2021-07-24 14:10 

Malay Mail Online

Turkey says UNESCO criticism of Hagia Sophia conversion 'biased'...

ISTANBUL, July 24 — Turkey today rejected the UN cultural agency's criticism of the conversion of a revered Istanbul cathedral-turned-museum into a mosque as "biased and political". Last year, Turkey turned the Byzantine-era......

 2021-07-24 14:10 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Bukit Aman assures every alleged 'empty syringe' case will be probed...
 2021-07-24 14:10 

Manila Standard

8m people in Hanoi go into lockdown as virus cases soar...

Vietnam locked down eight million people in Hanoi on Saturday, the latest attempt to curb a serious coronavirus outbreak that has already forced a third of the country to stay home....

 2021-07-24 14:09 

Antara News

[ Indonesia ]

PSI asks cadres to monitor local government's COVID-19 handling - ANTARA News...

The central executive board of the Indonesian Solidarity Party (DPP PSI) has ordered its cadres to monitor local government work programs related to the ......

 2021-07-24 14:06 

Channel NewsAsia

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for residents of 2 blocks in Ang Mo Kio, Clementi after cases detected...

SINGAPORE: Residents of two Housing Board blocks in Ang Mo Kio and Clementi will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing after 20 infections were ......

 2021-07-24 14:06 

Malay Mail Online

AstraZeneca searching for vaccines for virus-hit Southeast Asia...

BANGKOK, July 24 — Drugmaker AstraZeneca said today it was scouring its supply chain to find more doses of its Covid-19 vaccine for Southeast Asia, which is facing its most serious outbreak yet of the virus. The statement from the Anglo-Swedish......

 2021-07-24 14:02 

Inquirer.net

[ Philippines ]

Tokyo Olympics: 'Calm' Nievarez eyes top 3 finish to enter next round in rowing...

MANILA, Philippines--- Cris Nievarez is eyeing another top three finish in the quarterfinals on Sunday of the men's single sculls in the rowing competition of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.The 21-year-old is looking to book a spot in the A-B semifinals in a...

 2021-07-24 14:00 

Manila Standard

India rescuers hunt for survivors as monsoon toll hits 76...

Rescuers in India combed through mud and debris Saturday in a desperate search for survivors as the death toll from heavy monsoon rains climbed to 76, with nearly 90,000 others evacuated....

 2021-07-24 13:59 

Malay Mail Online

China braces for Typhoon In-Fa as it cleans up flood damage...

BEIJING, July 24 — China shut down ports and railways today as it braced for Typhoon In-Fa as parts of the country struggled to recover from devastating floods earlier this week. In-Fa is forecast to make landfall late tomorrow in the eastern......

 2021-07-24 13:58 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

MMA does not condone contract doctors' Monday walkout...
 2021-07-24 13:58 

Jakarta Post

Low-key ceremony ushers in pandemic-delayed Tokyo Olympics The Olympics have faced opposition in Japan over fears the global gathering of 11,000 athl....

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