Archive for January 31st, 2019

2018 Corruption Index: Philippines improves 12 notches to 99th

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippines’ ranking has improved 12 notches in the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) conducted by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency [...]
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Grenade attack kills two at southern Philippines mosque

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A grenade attack on a mosque in the troubled southern Philippines killed two people early Wednesday, authorities said, just days after a deadly Catholic cathedral bombing and [...]
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Philippine bishops seek forgiveness for silence on concerns about Duterte

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

In a rare move, the largest group of Catholic bishops in the Philippines has sought forgiveness for its lengthy silence over “disturbing issues”, such as the [...]
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Grenade thrown into Philippine mosque kills 2 Islam teachers

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A grenade was thrown into a mosque in the southern Philippines where Muslim teachers were sleeping early Wednesday morning, killing two of them and injuring four, authorities [...]
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Philippines, Japan in talks for joint military exercise: Navy officials

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | ABS-CBN | 6:00 AM

Manila and Tokyo are mulling joint naval exercises in a bid to boost defense ties and enhance regional stability, military officials said Tuesday, as a Japanese destroyer [...]
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Philippines welcomes global condemnation of Jolo bombings

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

The Philippine government has expressed its appreciation to the international community for expressing sympathy and solidarity following the bombing of a cathedral in Jolo, [...]
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Philippines urges calm after grenade attack on mosque kills two

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine authorities called for calm on Wednesday after a grenade attack on a mosque in a mainly Christian southern province killed two people, just three days after a [...]
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Duterte urges the public to get vaccinated

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | UNTV News | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte urged parents to avail of the government’s free vaccination programme for their children. The Chief Executive noted a decline in number of [...]
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Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog chokes Bangkok

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Toxic smog forced hundreds of Bangkok schools to close Wednesday, as authorities struggle to manage a pollution crisis that has stirred widespread health fears and taken on a [...]
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Australian PM asks Thailand to free detained soccer player

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has urged Thailand to stop the extradition to Bahrain of a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia, his office [...]
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Australia PM urges Thailand to free refugee footballer

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has called on his Thai counterpart to release a refugee footballer held for more than two months on an extradition request from [...]
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Central Group plans to infuse $200M into Grab’s Thai unit

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

As per this strategic partnership, Central Group will help Grab to expand its business in Thailand Thailand’s largest shopping mall and department store operator, [...]
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Indonesia to let UN workers into West Papua as violence continues

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Indonesia has agreed in principle to allow the UN office of the human rights commissioner into West Papua amid continuing violence in the region. The long-running low-level [...]
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Indonesia hopes for more value-added investments from China

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Xinhuanet | 6:00 AM

An Indonesian minister has invited potential Chinese investors to expand value-added investments in Indonesia under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative. Speaking at a [...]
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INDONESIA FLOOD, LANDSLIDE DEATH TOLL HITS 70

INDONESIA FLOOD, LANDSLIDE DEATH TOLL HITS 70

31-Jan-2019 Intellasia | EWN | 6:00 AM

Lashed by heavy rain, rivers swelled and burst their banks, inundating dozens of communities across 12 districts as well as parts of the provincial capital Makassar. Floods [...]
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