Cambodian Times Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:12:04 GMTChina sees drop in new virus cases, two Japan cruise passengers die
China reported a big drop in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, fuelling hopes the epidemic is nearing its peak, but Japan faced a growing crisis as two passengers from a quarantined cruise ship diThu, 20 Feb 2020 05:38:40 GMT2 new PUIs for COVID-19 recorded in NegOr
DUMAGUETE CITY, Feb. 17 (PIA) -- Two new cases of Persons Under Investigation (PUIs) for corona virus (COVID-19) were recorded in Negros Oriental today.The Provincial Public Information OffiWed, 19 Feb 2020 18:56:23 GMTHuman Vulnerability to Climate Change
It seems somewhat of a paradox, to suggest catastrophic and irreparable damage to humans and natural systems from global environmental changes need not result in catastrophic and irreparable damageWed, 19 Feb 2020 13:37:36 GMTInd-Ra revises outlook on textile sector to negative
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised the textile sector's outlook to negative for FY21 from stable as weak domestic demand growth, threat of cheaTue, 18 Feb 2020 22:42:05 GMTCambodia PM Hun Sen Shrugs Off EU Preferential Trade Status Decision
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday appeared to shrug off the European Union's decision last week to suspend tariff-free access for around one-fifth of Cambodia's exports to its market over rollbacks
Hong Kong China Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:07:10 +0800China protecting own people, and the world: Wang Yi
China's efforts to control the deadly outbreak of a new coronavirus "are working", Beijing's top diplomat said on Thursday, attributing an easing in new cases to his country's "forceful action" against the illness.
Speaking in Laos after talks with ...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:08:19 +0800Mainland reports sharp drop in new virus cases
Mainland authorities on Thursday reported the biggest drop in new cases from the coronavirus outbreak in nearly a month.
The National Health Commission said that more than 74,500 people have now been infected nationwide by the virus, which first eme...Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:34:05 +0800China must do more to protect medics: Xi Jinping
President Xi Jinping called on Wednesday for greater protection of medical staff fighting the new coronavirus after the deaths of prominent doctors sparked national anger at the government's handling of the outbreak.
At least seven medical workers h...Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:03:38 +0800China expels WSJ reporters over 'racist' headline
China said on Wednesday it has revoked the press credentials of three Wall Street Journal reporters over an editorial headline it deemed racist, with the newspaper adding they had been ordered to leave in five days.
The expulsion, one of its harshes...Wed, 19 Feb 2020 05:37:49 +0800US tightens restrictions on Chinese state media
The United States said on Tuesday it would treat Chinese state media organisations as foreign missions, tightening rules on them as US officials decried what they described as Beijing's growing propaganda.
Five outlets including the Xinhua news agen...
Hong Kong Local Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:28:14 +0800MTR to close Yuen Long MTR station as a precaution
The MTR Corporation said it would close Yuen Long Station on the West Rail Line from 5pm on Friday to "ensure the safety of its passengers and staff."
Friday marks seven months since a gang of men, dressed in white, attacked MTR passengers inside t...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:41:53 +0800Next charter flight delayed till Friday at earliest
RTHK has learned that the second flight chartered to bring Hong Kong cruise passengers home from Japan can only leave Tokyo on Friday at the earliest because of uncertainty about when Japanese officials will issue the papers people need to leave the ...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:33:17 +0800MTR to freeze fares, slash rents amid virus outbreak
The MTR Corporation announced on Thursday that fares won't go up for the rest of the year for those using Octopus cards, and many tenants at its stations and malls will have their rents cut temporarily, to “support the community during difficult ti...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:01:53 +0800'Silent carrier' linked to one family's virus cases
Health authorities said on Thursday that they suspect an elderly man with pneumonia could have spread the new coronavirus to his immediate family members, though he has tested negative for Covid-19.
The authorities said the 75-year-old man has been ...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:52:28 +0800Priscilla Leung bemoans 'very weak' HK govt
Pro-Beijing legislator Priscilla Leung on Thursday lamented the SAR's "very weak" government, suggesting that Hong Kong could do so much better than "that Carrie Lam".
At a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, Leung said the SAR would not b...
Indonesia Headlines Thu, 20 Feb 2020 03:50:46 GMTIndonesia Stock Markey May Extend Winning Streak
The Indonesia stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, gathering more than 60 points or 1 percent along the way. The Jakarta Composite Index now rests just beneath the 5,930-point Wed, 19 Feb 2020 22:36:02 GMTEU trade Chief Downbeat on China Accord, Other Asian Deals
BRUSSELS - A planned EU-China investment agreement looks unlikely to be struck by September as planned because of the coronavirus outbreak, European Union trade chief Phil Hogan said, while also caWed, 19 Feb 2020 18:14:30 GMTIndonesia's largest bank eyes higher loan growth in 2020
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Malaysia Malay Mail Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:53:37 +0800Anwar: Living with strong women tough but helped me survive prison
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim gave attendees of a symposium tonight a glimpse into his private life as the husband of the deputy prime minister and the father to a federal lawmaker. Anwar described his wife, Datuk...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:21:23 +0800‘Datuk’ arrested for money laundering, impersonation
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― A man with a “Datuk” title was arrested in his house here yesterday for alleged money laundering and impersonating a bank officer. Bukit Aman Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) crime investigation team deputy head ACP...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:16:52 +0800Now, Muslim teachers group sues to have vernacular schools declared unconstitutional
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― Ikatan Guru Guru Muslim Malaysia has filed a lawsuit at the High Court to challenge the existence of vernacular schools in Malaysia, the third such in the country. Lawyer Datuk Shaharudin Ali who represented the group said...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:09:23 +0800Cops to record statements from Najib, Rosmah on MACC audio recordings tomorrow
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 20 ― Former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will be in Bukit Aman tomorrow to give their statements on the audio recordings released by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)....Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:54:31 +0800Foreign minister: Second batch of Malaysians to return from Wuhan on Tuesday
VIENTIANE, Feb 20 ― Malaysia will bring home a second group of its citizens from Wuhan, China next Tuesday (February 25) following the Covid-19 outbreak in that country. Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said there were about 77,000...
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Philippines Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:02:00 +0800Alleged Manila police order to list Muslim students slammed as deplorable, disgraceful
"It is deplorable that the PNP would want to target these young Muslim students to supposedly counter violent extremism, which is short of saying that Muslims are more likely to become extremists or terrorists."Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:12:00 +0800Fitch Ratings raises outlook on LandBank, DBP to ‘positive’
Global debt watcher Fitch Ratings on Thursday upgraded its outlook on two state-owned banks following a similar move it did for the Philippine government.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:49:00 +0800Anti-sub helicopter, missile-equipped boat to help secure Western Mindanao waters
The Philippine Navy acquired two AW159s last year.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:07:00 +0800Palace: Letting ABS-CBN operate with expired franchise could be questioned in court
"If somebody questions that before the Supreme Court, there would be a problem," Panelo said at a press briefing.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:06:00 +0800CHR cautions against making light of torture, urges creation of anti-torture body
On February 10, Duterte promoted the use of torture against "ninja cops" while addressing local executives in Pasay.
Philippines Headlines Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:07:00 +0800Palace: Letting ABS-CBN operate with expired franchise could be questioned in court
"If somebody questions that before the Supreme Court, there would be a problem," Panelo said at a press briefing.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:06:00 +0800CHR cautions against making light of torture, urges creation of anti-torture body
On February 10, Duterte promoted the use of torture against "ninja cops" while addressing local executives in Pasay.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:59:00 +0800Lawyer elevates disqualification case vs Pimentel to SC
Topacio urged the SC to cancel Pimentel COC for the 2019 midterm elections and hold him as ineligible as a senator for period beginning 30 June 2019 to 30 June 2025. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:39:00 +0800Filipinos on quarantined ship to come home on February 23 — DOH
According to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, the compatriots will be brought to Haribon Hangar of Clark Air Base in two planes, although these would be arriving some two or three hours apart. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:08:00 +0800Palace says Duterte won't allow Espenido to be harmed
Malacañang Thursday assured Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido of protection after the police official - a poster boy of President Duterte's controversial war on illegal drugs - said he could be targeted by drug lords and even the government.
Philippines Nation Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:02:00 +0800Alleged Manila police order to list Muslim students slammed as deplorable, disgraceful
"It is deplorable that the PNP would want to target these young Muslim students to supposedly counter violent extremism, which is short of saying that Muslims are more likely to become extremists or terrorists."Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:49:00 +0800Anti-sub helicopter, missile-equipped boat to help secure Western Mindanao waters
The Philippine Navy acquired two AW159s last year.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:07:00 +0800Guevarra: Murder of BuCor exec 'very likely' linked to GCTA controversy
The Justice chief said that while the killing is still under investigation, it is “very likely that it might have something to do with the GCTA issue.”Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:03:00 +0800Pasig mayor says no confirmed COVID-19 in city hospital, asks to stop spread of fake news
“No cases in PCGH as of this minute,” Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +0800Año to cops on drug list: Prove your innocence
Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año yesterday challenged Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido and 355 other police officers included in the narco list of the administration to present pieces of evidence that will show they are innocent.
Philippines Zamboanga Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:17:00 +08002 kids die in explosion
TWO children were killed in an explosion in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Thursday, February 20.Police Major Helen Galvez, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula informationThu, 20 Feb 2020 18:15:00 +0800Carpenter kills policewoman, injures niece
A POLICEMWOMAN was killed, while her friend was injured in a hacking incident in a west coast village of Zamboanga City, the police reported Thursday, February 20.Police Captain Edwin Duco, Zamboanga CityThu, 20 Feb 2020 18:13:00 +0800Anti-drug operations net 4, P93,000 shabu
FOUR persons, including two high-value target drug personalities, were arrested, while P93,900 worth of substance believed to be shabu were seized in separate anti-drug operations in Zamboanga Peninsula.TheThu, 20 Feb 2020 18:13:00 +0800Zambo mayor sets advocacy vs spitting in public places
MAYOR Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has instructed the City Health and Administrator's Offices to implement a more intensified program advocating people not to spit out indiscriminately in publicWed, 19 Feb 2020 17:40:00 +0800DTI reminds price freeze on emergency medicines
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has reminded all pharmacies and other related businesses about the price freeze on essential emergency medicines ,including the ordinary and N95 face masks due
Singapore News Asia Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:40:37 +0800Anwar says wouldn't mind Malaysian PM Mahathir being in his Cabinet when he takes over
KUALA LUMPUR: Though the power transition or lack thereof appears to be creating tension on the political front, Mr Anwar Ibrahim has no reservations in having his predecessor join his Cabinet when he assumes leadership.
Speaking to reporters afte...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:36:44 +0800China changes method of counting COVID-19 patients again
BEIJING: China said Thursday (Feb 20) it has again changed the method of counting patients with COVID-19 and will now include only those diagnosed by sophisticated laboratory testing.
It is the second time in just eight days that the country has rev...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:23:26 +0800Cruise ship crew given COVID-19 all-clear in Cambodia
The crew of a US cruise ship were given the all-clear from the deadly new coronavirus on Thursday, as Cambodia's strongman premier suggested a former passenger who tested positive had caught it after leaving the country.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:16:34 +0800Nepal paper defiant after China slams COVID-19 criticism
A Nepalese newspaper on Thursday slammed Beijing for trying to muzzle free speech after it was accused of "deliberate" and "malicious" smearing by the Chinese embassy in the Himalayan nation.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:09:17 +0800Thai court says anti-abortion laws unconstitutional
Thailand's Constitutional Court has ruled that existing laws criminalising abortion are unconstitutional and ordered them to be amended, paving the way for clearer regulation for reproductive rights.
Singapore Today Online Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:43:32 +0000Want to help with the Covid-19 response? Portal launched for S’poreans keen to donate, volunteer
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:43:16 +0000Covid-19 outbreak: ICA issues 77 stay-home notices in first 12 hours of ruling taking effect
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 12:03:18 +0000Covid-19: 1 new case diagnosed, 3 discharged, 4 remain in ICU
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:22:08 +0000Report on 'jaw dropping' levels of wildlife trafficking in SE Asia urges S’pore to enact harsher penalties
Thu, 20 Feb 2020 08:57:48 +0000NSF Dave Lee’s death: 6 SAF servicemen charged in military court
South China Morning Post Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:54:37 +0800Russia launched ‘reckless, brazen’ cyberattacks against Georgian government, US and UK say
The United States on Thursday blamed Russia for a cyberattack against Georgia in October that Washington said disrupted operations of the Georgian government and privately run websites and interrupted the broadcast of at least two major television st...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:49:27 +0800Hong Kong authorities seize tonnes of American ginseng bound for mainland China in biggest bust for a decade
More than three tonnes of imported American ginseng worth about HK$4.6 million have been seized and five people arrested in what Hong Kong authorities say is the largest bust of its type for a decade.Police and customs officers swooped on a gang in L...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:45:49 +0800Lesotho PM Thomas Thabane to be charged with murdering his wife two days before 2017 inauguration
Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is expected on Friday to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife, who was gunned down two days before his inauguration in 2017, police said on Thursday.The news came as Thabane announced he would step do...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:35:27 +0800Coronavirus: Hong Kong school closures cripple bus companies
Drivers and minders on Hong Kong school buses have been left unpaid and threatening to quit, operators warned on Thursday, their income cut off because of class suspensions aimed at curbing the coronavirus outbreak.That came a day after the governmen...Thu, 20 Feb 2020 21:30:22 +0800Nepalese newspaper accuses China of ‘veiled threats against editor’ over coronavirus coverage
A Nepalese newspaper on Thursday slammed Beijing for trying to muzzle free speech after it was accused of “deliberate” and “malicious” smearing by the Chinese embassy in the Himalayan nation.The embassy had sharply criticised The Kathmandu Po...
Thailand Bangkok Most Recent Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:46:00 +0700Two former passengers of Japan virus cruise ship die
TOKYO: Two elderly former passengers from the coronavirus-stricken "Diamond Princess" died on Thursday, Japanese authorities said, as fears mounted for those who have left the ship after testing negative for the virus.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:35:00 +0700Consumer groups warn Chevrolet buyers of risks
Consumer advocacy groups have reminded prospective buyers of risks of buying Chevrolet cars after the US manufacturer announced its decision to pull out of Thailand.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:07:00 +0700Internal Trade Department site to post prices of medicines
The Commerce Ministry’s Internal Trade Department is scheduled to post the prices of 300 medical services on the department’s website later this month so consumers can view them before deciding to receive the services.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:15:00 +0700SET index, Singapore stocks drop as virus cases outside China jump
Shares in coronavirus-hit economies of Thailand and Singapore lost footing on Thursday as a sharp jump in infections outside mainland China overshadowed Beijing's widely-anticipated interest rate cut.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:52:00 +0700Student hurt in fall from mall escalator
A 12-year-old schoolboy was seriously injured when he fell from a third-floor escalator while reaching for his dropped mobile phone at CentralWorld shopping complex in Bangkok’s Ratchaprasong area on Thursday afternoon.
Thailand Bangkok Top Stories Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:35:00 +0700Consumer groups warn Chevrolet buyers of risks
Consumer advocacy groups have reminded prospective buyers of risks of buying Chevrolet cars after the US manufacturer announced its decision to pull out of Thailand.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:33:00 +0700Thailand 'ready for worst' Covid-19 scenario
The government is making preparations "just in case" the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic enters the third, worst-case stage in Thailand, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:13:00 +0700Abortion laws to be amended by court ruling
The Constitutional Court has ruled a section on abortion of the Criminal Code is unconstitutional because it breaches the principles of equality and liberty.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:03:00 +0700Police unable to identify attackers in Ja New assault
Political activist Sirawith "Ja New" Seritiwat has expressed disbelief after being informed the police investigation into the violent and very public assault on him last year has been halted.Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:04:00 +0700Three Thais on ship have Covid-19
Three Thais aboard the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess, moored in Japan, are infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19), officials announced on Thursday, as two elderly Japanese passengers were reported to have died from the disease.
Vietnam Politics Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:32:00 GMT Japan to provide patrol ships to Vietnam amid maritime row with China
Japan also agreed to provide two large patrol ships and lend up to five used surveillance aircraft to the PhilippinesJapan to provide planes, ships for Philippines amid sea dispute with ChinaJapan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship m...Wed, 07 Sep 2016 01:00:00 GMT French president hails preservation of Hanoi Old Quarter
Francois Hollande was warmly welcomed by Hanoians and tourists in the Old QuarterVietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billionBeyond the baguette: France's food legacy in VietnamHanoi opens pedestrian zone around iconic Sword LakeFr...Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT Philippine president 'responds positively' to Vietnam premier’s visit invitation
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc encouraged Philippine businesses to "invest more, have more trade" in Vietnam during his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:16:20 GMT India PM offers Vietnam $500 million credit line for defense cooperation
Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Vietnam in 15 yearsIndia plans expanded missile export drive, with China on its mindIndia sets up space facility in Vietnam to monitor East Sea: reportVietnam needs closer strategic partners...Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war
"Recent worrying developments" there "have had a negative impact on the security environment of the region, the country's president said.Schedule announced for Hollande's visit to Vietnam next monthJokowi vows to develop ‘every inch’ of Indon...
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From September 15, 2016, the website is no longer updated. All the articles we have published can still be found in the Archive. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:44:51 GMT Vietnam property market: to buy or not to buy?
The new legislation played a major role in addressing many issues that foreigners previously faced and made Vietnam property market “sexy” againVietnam’s housing market improves in Q2: reportForeigners fuel housing salesIt's still hard for ...Thu, 15 Sep 2016 03:32:19 GMT Heroin, nazis, and Agent Orange: inside the $66 billion merger of the year
These companies used to sell heroin and Agent Orange. Now, they want to form the world’s largest supplier of seeds and pesticides.EU seen approving weed-killer ingredient glyphosate amid cancer rowDow and DuPont to merge in deal to create $130 ...Thu, 15 Sep 2016 02:00:00 GMT China issues highest typhoon alert as Meranti makes landfall
Typhoon Meranti kills 1 in Taiwan; expected to weaken furtherHydropower dam tunnel collapses in central Vietnam flash floods, many missingTyphoon Rai weakens after hitting central Vietnam Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:24:00 GMT Rice: aid deal is “win-win” for U.S., Israel
Record new U.S. military aid deal for Israel to be signed in days: sources
Xinhua China News 2017-05-07China Focus: Beijing firms bring tech to Belt and Road countries
"Borrow a boat to sail in the sea -- we will find more ways to use the opportunities brought by the Belt and Road Initiative," he said.2017-04-24Xi, Trump discuss ties, Korean Peninsula situation over phone
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump on Monday discussed bilateral ties and the situation on the Korean Peninsula on phone, pledging close contact by various means to promptly exchange views on major issues of common con...2017-04-21Feature: A Thai student dreams of selling rice to China
Agricultural products have been exempted duty by the FTA , but most Thai rice sold in China ' s supermarkets is imported through regular channels , without taking advantage of the FTA , she said .2017-04-20Hebei promises dedication in building Xiongan New Area
Public services including employment , education , healthcare and social security will be improved in the area , he said .2017-04-08Xi, Trump pledge to expand mutually beneficial cooperation, manage differences
Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, pledged on Friday to expand mutually beneficial cooperation and to manage their differences based on mutual respect.
Xinhua World News 2018-01-24Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers after protest against Pence visit
Palestinian protesters hurl stones at Israeli soldiers during clashes after a protest against the visit of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Jerusalem, in the West Bank city of Hebron, on Jan. 23, 2018.2018-01-03U.S. failure to appoint Australian ambassador "diplomatic insult": former deputy PM
Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer has accused the U.S. of hitting Australia with a "diplomatic insult."2017-10-28Speaker of Hungarian Parliament addresses in Budapest
Laszlo Kover (1st L), Speaker of the Hungarian Parliament, speaks at a conference of the parliament speakers of the Western Balkans in Budapest, Hungary on Oct. 27, 2017.2017-10-23Typhoon Lan lashes central Japan, killing 2 and disrupting transport systems
Two people were killed and transportation systems and businesses severely disrupted as Typhoon Lan lashed central Japan's Pacific coast after making landfall early Monday.2017-10-13Spotlight: U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO triggers calls for multilateralism
The U.S. decision to withdraw from UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, has triggered worldwide calls for supporting multilateralism amid world challenges.