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 2021-01-16 00:20 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Global Covid-19 deaths pass two million...
 2021-01-16 00:20 

Jakarta Post

Philippines extends travel ban over new virus strain...

The two-week extension comes as the Southeast Asian country scrambles to contain the pandemic following its announcement Wednesday that just such a variant had been detected in the country for the first time....

 2021-01-16 00:15 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Rajagobal takes Brunei job despite Covid scare...
 2021-01-16 00:00 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Zamsaham runs foul of MFL's policies?...
 2021-01-16 00:00 

New Straits Times

[ Malaysia ]

Get active for mental wellbeing...
 2021-01-15 23:56 

Jakarta Post

At least 37 confirmed dead in West Sulawesi earthquake...

Hundreds were also injured when the 6.2-magnitude quake struck in the early hours, triggering panic among the terrified residents of the island, which was hit by a huge quake and tsunami two and a half years ago that killed thousands....

 2021-01-15 23:35 

Malay Mail Online

EU states warn of risks to vaccination credibility as Pfizer slows supplies...

BRUSSELS, Jan 16 — European governments said the credibility of their Covid-19 vaccination programmes was at risk yesterday after US pharmaceutical firm Pfizer announced a temporary slowdown of deliveries of its vaccines. Shots developed by Pfizer.....

 2021-01-15 23:34 

Malay Mail Online

Premier League boss says players must follow rules on celebrations...

LONDON, Jan 16 If there is a last-gasp winner in Liverpool's seismic Premier League clash with Manchester United at Anfield tomorrow, one set of fans will be hugging on their sofas in front of the TV but the goalscorer will be under orders to......

 2021-01-15 23:30 

Malay Mail Online

Arsenal's Arteta empathises with struggling Newcastle counterpart Bruce...

LONDON, Jan 16 Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says he understands the pressure on beleaguered Newcastle United counterpart Steve Bruce having been in a similar situation this season. Bruce took responsibility for the Premier League club's winless......

 2021-01-15 23:30 

Manila Bulletin

World edges close to 2 M COVID-19 deaths...

Led by the United States, the world is about to hit a frightening COVID19 benchmark, with 2 million people dead and few expectations for the numbers to start dropping any time soon. Maryland Cremation Services transporter Reggie Elliott brings the remains...

 2021-01-15 23:30 

Manila Bulletin

NTC Exceeds Collection Target for Fifth Straight Year by Over PHP 2.68B in 2020...

Proof that digital technology is very much active despite the pandemic, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has reported that it ended 2020 exceeding its collection target by over PHP 2.68B or 53.44 percent. Target collection for 2020 was peg...

 2021-01-15 23:27 

Malay Mail Online

Iraq oil minister sees oil at US$60 a barrel in second quarter...

BAGHDAD, Jan 16 — Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar expects oil prices to reach around US$60 (RM242.19) in the second quarter of 2021, he said in an interview with Iraq's Sharqiya TV yesterday. The minister added that in past meetings he had...

 2021-01-15 23:26 

Malay Mail Online

Spurs boss Mourinho says not discussed Bale's future for one second...

LONDON, Jan 16 Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said he has not had "one second" of discussion about the possibility of Gareth Bale extending his loan spell beyond the end of the season. Welshman Bale's return to Tottenham on loan......

 2021-01-15 23:25 

Jakarta Post

Indonesia books record high trade surplus in 2020...

The country logged a trade surplus of US$21.74 billion last year, the second-highest figure in the countrys history, as imports plunged, a signal that economists said reflected a lagging domestic economic recovery compared with its main trading partners, ...

 2021-01-15 23:24 

Manila Bulletin

Skyway 3 cuts travel time from Buendia to Balintawak to just 20 minutes Villar...

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced on Friday that the main trunk line of Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 from Buendia, Makati City up to North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) in Balintawak, Quezon City is now open, cutting travel time betwee...

 2021-01-15 23:22 

Malay Mail Online

Form goes out the window against Liverpool, says United boss Solskjaer...

MANCHESTER, Jan 15 Premier League leaders Manchester United may have found a rich vein of form in the last two months but none of it will matter when they face reigning champions Liverpool at Anfield, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said yesterday.......

 2021-01-15 23:22 

Borneo Bulletin

BSB Municipal Department issued 301 fines in 2020...

The Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB) Municipal Department Law Enforcement Division issued 301 compound fines amounting to BND46,000 last year on 90 locals, 152 foreigners....

 2021-01-15 23:20 

Malay Mail Online

PSG manager Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Angers game...

PARIS, Jan 16 New Paris St Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the weekend's game against Angers as he goes into self-isolation, the French Ligue 1 club said yesterday. Pochettino's assistants Jesus.....

 2021-01-15 23:19 

Borneo Bulletin

Imams lash out at unscrupulous traders...

Islam forbids all forms of fraud, whether in businesses, muamalah (Islamic commercial transaction law) or deals. However, there are people in the society who....

 2021-01-15 23:18 

Jakarta Post

Jakarta aims for 75.2% coverage in 'massive' COVID-19 vaccination drive amid 2-week spike...

Jakartas COVID-19 vaccination program comes not a moment too soon amid a two-week surge in daily cases, with coverage targeting 75.2 percent of the citys population in hopes of achieving herd immunity....

 2021-01-15 23:16 

Borneo Bulletin

MoH debunks viral message...

The Ministry of Health (MoH) yesterday debunked an unfounded message on an outbreak of COVID-19 in Kuala Belait that has gone viral on social....

 2021-01-15 23:16 

Malay Mail Online

Vaccine shortages arise across US, halting inoculations in some places...

NEW YORK, Jan 16 — Scattered vaccine shortages cropped up on the frontlines of the US battle against the coronavirus pandemic yesterday, prompting at least one large New York healthcare system to cancel a slew of appointments of people hoping to......

 2021-01-15 23:14 

Malay Mail Online

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash...

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16 — Facebook Inc's WhatsApp is delaying an update aimed at increasing business transactions on the platform after a storm of concern from users who feared that the messaging platform was watering down its privacy policy in......

 2021-01-15 23:10 

Channel NewsAsia

Trump directs government to minimize procurement from China...

In another action against China days before he leaves office, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday directed government departments to look at ......

 2021-01-15 23:01 

Channel NewsAsia

Brazil reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths for fourth consecutive day...

Brazil had 69,198 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus reported in the past 24 hours, and 1,151 deaths from COVID-19, the fourth ......

 2021-01-15 23:01 

Malay Mail Online

Are you allowed out to shop for furniture, jewellery and perfumes in the MCO? It depends......

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16 — The renewed movement control order (MCO) is notably different from last year's lockdown in that significantly more types of retailers have kept running. While the MCO enforced in March 2020 saw only retailers of essential....

 2021-01-15 23:01 

Malay Mail Online

US closing landmarks, announces vehicle checks in Washington for inauguration...

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 — The nation's capital yesterday continued to boost security by shutting down access to iconic landmarks and erecting vehicle checkpoints at a security perimetre surrounding central Washington ahead of President-elect Joe......

 2021-01-15 23:01 

Malay Mail Online

Pelosi calls for prosecution of any Congress members who might have helped pro-Trump siege...

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 — Any members of the US Congress who helped a crowd of President Donald Trump's supporters storm the Capitol should face criminal prosecution, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday. The unprecedented......

 2021-01-15 23:00 

Manila Bulletin

Clamor for immediate passage of CREATE bill...

Multisectoral groups, comprising of 51 largest and widely-represented private sector associations, have urged for the immediate enactment of the Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises (CREATE) bill to boost market confidence, save jobs and ...

 2021-01-15 23:00 

The Strait Times

Letter of the week: Self-reliant culture where people own their problems is needed...

I sympathise with the writer who found the limited availability of free Wi-Fi and power outlets exasperating (Desperately seeking Wi-Fi for work when outside the home, Jan 14).. Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-15 23:00 

The Strait Times

Letter of the week: Calls for awareness should seek to build bridges...

I share Mr Lester Wong's concern in his commentary,...

 2021-01-15 22:56 

ABS-CBN

PH authorities warn sanctions vs uncooperative persons exposed to UK COVID variant patient...

Philippine health authorities warn of sanctions against persons who refuse to cooperate with efforts to trace who may have come into contact with the country's first case of the COVID-19 UK variant....

 2021-01-15 22:51 

Manila Bulletin

6 NPAs surrender to military in Sultan Kudarat...

ZAMBOANGA CITY Six members of the New People's Army (NPA), including a supply officer and a female medic, surrendered to the military in Lebak, Sultan Kudarat on Wednesday, January 13. PHOTO VIA NONOY LACSON/ MANILA BULLETIN Armed Force of the Philipp...

 2021-01-15 22:50 

ABS-CBN

Pfizer commits to deliver vaccines to PH at fair price...

During Friday's Senate hearing, Pfizer commits to give its COVID-19 vaccine to low-income countries like the Philippines at a not-for-profit price. That's as a Philippine official says the delivery of AstraZeneca's vaccine will be delayed....

 2021-01-15 22:42 

ABS-CBN

Motorists encounter less traffic in NCR after Skyway 3 opening...

Some motorists in Metro Manila encounter less traffic after the Skyway Stage 3 officially opened to the public. As Arra Perez tells us, the government is also looking to complete other infrastructure projects this year to further decongest Metro Manila...

 2021-01-15 22:40 

Jakarta Post

Recent crash unlikely to affect air travel demand, experts say...

I think there will be some people who are taken aback by the incident and cancel their trip, but the majority of people will not be affected, aviation observer Arista Atmadjati told The Jakarta Post in an interview on Tuesday....

 2021-01-15 22:37 

Jakarta Post

Islamic preacher Syekh Ali Jaber dies at 44...

Although Ali tested positive for COVID-19 in December, doctors declared him coronavirus-free prior to his death....

 2021-01-15 22:35 

ABS-CBN

Duterte ignites criticism for sexist claim over presidency...

President Rodrigo Duterte ignites criticism over his sexist claim that the Philippines' top job is not meant for women because of their emotional make-up. Duterte's daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for her part asserts she has no plans to r...

 2021-01-15 22:35 

The Strait Times

Singapore Resets: How to build back better after Covid-19...

What will a post-pandemic Singapore look like? . Read more at straitstimes.com....

 2021-01-15 22:30 

Manila Bulletin

Energy Management and Automation Specialist, a 'Digital Lighthouse' to Showcase the Possibilities of Industry 4.0...

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted supply chains and business operations around the world. Amid the disruptions, the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry has been identified as critical infrastructure to provide for consumer demand. The impacts have be...

 2021-01-15 22:29 

Manila Bulletin

China puts 20,000 villagers in central quarantine over virus risk...

China has sent over 20,000 rural residents living in the epicentre of the country's latest virus outbreak to state-run quarantine facilities, as Beijing on Friday reported the worst nationwide figures since March. China is trying to vaccinate 50 milli...

 2021-01-15 22:26 

Manila Bulletin

North Brazil risks new 'catastrophic' Covid wave: WHO...

Brazil's Amazonas state could soon see surging Covid-19 case numbers surpass the "catastrophic4; wave it suffered near the start of the pandemic last April, the WHO warned on Friday. The World Health Organization voiced alarm at the situation i...

 2021-01-15 22:25 

Manila Bulletin

Last federal execution of Trump era looms...

US federal authorities were preparing Friday for the 13th and final execution of the Trump administration, less than a week before the White House is taken over by Democrat Joe Biden, who opposes the death penalty. Guard towers rise above the grounds of t...

 2021-01-15 22:24 

Manila Bulletin

Pandemic 'leads to slump in heart disease tests'...

Procedures to diagnose and treat heart disease fell by almost two-thirds in spring 2020 compared to 2019, a study suggested Friday, in the latest sign of the coronavirus pandemic's effect on broader healthcare systems. Procedures to diagnose and treat...

 2021-01-15 22:21 

Borneo Bulletin

Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 42, topples buildings...

JAKARTA (AFP) - A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia's Sulawesi island yesterday, killing at least 42 people, levelling a hospital and severely damaging other buildings,....

 2021-01-15 22:20 

ABS-CBN

Daan-daang residente binaha matapos umapaw ang ilog sa Davao...

DAVAO CITY -- Binaha ang maraming residente na nakatira malapit sa Davao river matapos umapaw ang ilog simula Biyernes ng hapon....

 2021-01-15 22:20 

Channel NewsAsia

Monaco hold off spirited Montpellier to go fourth...

REUTERS: Monaco survived a spirited second-half fightback to earn a 3-2 victory at Montpellier in Ligue 1 on Friday, with two goals from ......

 2021-01-15 22:19 

Manila Bulletin

Global Covid-19 death toll passes two million...

The global death toll from Covid-19 passed two million on Friday, with the World Health Organization (WHO) urging mass vaccinations as the pandemic progresses at a record rate. As of 1825 GMT on Friday, at least 2,000,066 people worldwide had been confirm...

 2021-01-15 22:19 

Manila Bulletin

WHO meeting urges increased virus sequencing to combat variants...

The World Health Organization's emergency committee called Friday for globally-ramped up coronavirus sequencing studies in order to combat troubling new variants stalking the globe. The meeting was dragged forward by two weeks for urgent talks on the ...

 2021-01-15 22:15 

Manila Bulletin

UN agency warns of another bad year for airlines...

The UN aviation agency on Friday predicted "prolonged depressed demand" for air travel and more financial woes for airlines, following a year of fewer flights and big losses blamed on the pandemic. Air travel plunged 60 percent in 2020 as nations ...

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