Southeast Asia Newswire

Southeast Asia Newswire

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  1. Doctor2U Launches On-demand AmbulancesRead the original story

    15 min ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    Local online platform for on-demand healthcare services, Doctor2U, has included a feature that lets users request for an ambulance on-demand, the first in Malaysia to offer this through an app. In this endeavour, Doctor2U has partnered with Falck First Ambulance with a total of 20 ambulances allocated.

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  2. See it: British actor stranded in Thailand for 3 days after fallRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Daily News

    Paul Nicholls, a British actor who starred in the "EastEnders" soap opera, was stranded in the wild for three days on a Thai island after he fell down a waterfall and broke his kneecap, a rescuer said Thursday. Nicholls was rescued July 13 on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui after villagers noticed his rented motorcycle had been parked near the waterfall for several days.

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  3. Actor Paul Nicholls stranded in the wild after fall in ThailandRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Campbell Reporter

    Paul Nicholls, a British actor who starred in the "EastEnders" soap opera, was stranded in the wild for three days on a Thai island after he fell down a waterfall and broke his kneecap, a rescuer said Thursday. Nicholls was rescued July 13 on the Thai resort island of Koh Samui after villagers noticed his rented motorcycle had been parked near a waterfall for days.

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  4. Widow convinced her husband was reincarnated as a calfRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Post

    A Cambodian widow believes a 5-month-old calf she found outside her house is her reincarnated hubby - and that's no bull. "I believe that he is my husband because whatever he does when he goes upstairs it is in exactly the same way as he did when he was alive," Khim Hang, 74, told Reuters.

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  5. Indonesia's graft agency probes missing S$205.5 million in identity card projectRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Straits Times

    What could be Indonesia's largest graft probe revolves around the embezzlement of more than 2 trillion rupiah , or nearly half of the 5.9 trillion rupiah Parliament approved to pay for the national e-KTP project. The biometric cards were supposed to be issued to Indonesians aged 17 and above, as part of a smart nation initiative mooted in 2009, during Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's presidency.

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  6. Crocodile appears out of depths with a villager's body in its mouthRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Metro UK News

    Amazingly, the entire ritual was captured on video with the killer crocodile returning the man's corpse back to the banks of Lempake river. The victim, Syarifuddin, 41, was bathing with friends when the 6.5ft reptile dragged him beneath the water in Berau, Indonesia, on Tuesday at 6.20pm.

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  7. Hundreds of Locals Flee Amid TNLA Extortion ClaimsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    More than 700 locals from the village tract of Kham Teng in Hsenwi Township, Lashio District in northern Shan State have fled to Hsenwi following alleged extortion of more than 70 million kyats from villagers by Ta'ang National Liberation Army . About 730 locals from seven villages fled to Hsenwi on Wednesday afternoon, Daw Nan Khin Htar Yi, Hsenwi lawmaker in Shan State's parliament, told The Irrawaddy.

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  8. hong kongRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | SportsNewsIreland

    Hong Kong is likely to again attract many of the world's best thoroughbred horses this coming season as the Hong Kong Jockey Club will offer a record HK$1.16 billion in prize money. This amount will come across its 88 race meetings in the new season, scheduled to commence on Sunday, 3rd September at Sha Tin Racecourse, while also increasing purses for all three of Hong Kong's spring Group 1 features.

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  9. Indonesian Islamists open a new front in their war on toleranceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Economist

    CORNELIS, the 63-year-old governor of West Kalimantan, a province in Indonesian Borneo, is relaxing in jeans and a stained white vest at a table piled with crackers and other local snacks. Portraits of the governor and his wife posing with prize-winning vegetables decorate the walls of the family home in Ngabang, a town in the hills four hours' drive from Pontianak, the provincial capital.

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  10. South-East Asia's future looks prosperous but illiberalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | The Economist

    THE young woman with the microphone cajoles, hectors and wheedles customers with the breathless enthusiasm of a livestock auctioneer at a county fair. She is standing behind a table stacked high with blue jeans; most of the milling crowd is dressed in , Myanmar's skirt-like national dress.

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  11. Values formation through sports iconsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Manila Bulletin

    We especially need an icon like Lionel Messi as the Philippines is just beginning to witness the slow rise of football as a national sport. The Philippines Football League was launched last April, 2017, with eight city teams competing, four from the Metro Manila area and four from regions outside the NCR.

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  12. Cebu Pacific announces cancelled flightsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    THE Cebu Pacific airline has announced the cancellation of flights due to the temporary closure of the runway at the Mactan Cebu International Airport on Friday, July 21, The closure is due to the airport's scheduled maintenance work and pavement repairs from 2:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has released a Notice to Airmen regarding the six-hour closure, which will affect timings of some Cebu Pacific flights in Manila.

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  13. Truck dealer opens showroom in NagaRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    A JAPANESE truck dealer is upbeat on its second expansion in Cebu on the back of the robust construction demand governed by public and private activities. Subic GS Auto Inc., an authorized dealer of Hino trucks in the Philippines, through the Hino Mandaue dealership opened yesterday a 5,000 square meter showroom and service center in Naga City.

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  14. NSI To Set Up High-performance Management Centres During SEA GamesRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    In a bid to realise the dream of all Malaysians to see the country emerge overall champions of the 29th SEA Games, the National Sports Institute will for the first time, provide a high-performance management centre at each accommodation venue of the national athletes. NSI Chief Executive Officer, Dr Mohd Khairi Zawi said based on experience at the last Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, many developed countries had turned to sports science as a major thrust for the success of their athletes.

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  15. Indonesian Smartphone Brands in a Hard Fight as Local Competition Intensifies, IDC ReportsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | IDC

    JAKARTA, July 20th , 2017 - The smartphone shipments in Indonesia recorded 7.3 million units in Q12017, a 13% year-over-year growth while experiencing a 15% quarter-over-quarter decline, according to the IDC Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker . The top-5 smartphone vendors in Q12017 were Samsung, OPPO, Asus, Advan, and Lenovo respectively.

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  16. Project Happy Feet Slipper Race at Crimson Resort on July 22Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    CRIMSON Resort & Spa Mactan will once again hold its annual fundraising event, Project Happy Feet Slipper Race, on July 22. This unique fundraiser is inspired by the many school children living in rural places who walk more than three-kilometer to school either barefooted or in slippers. The event is a non-competitive walk in slippers to raise funds for the education and training of underprivileged children and youth.

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  17. Cambodia widow sees dead husband in five-month-old calf.Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    Cambodia's latest social media sensation is a five-month-old calf believed by a villager to be the reincarnation of her dead husband. Rough Cut - no reporter narration CAPTIONED ROUGH CUT Khim Hang, 74, said up to 100 people a day visit her home in northeast Kratie province to see the calf she said behaves very similar to her husband, Tol Khut, who died more than a year ago.

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  18. A day in photosRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Nen Kham at the DSI and a Big Bang member at a South Korean court are featured events on July 20, 2017. Wirapol Sukphol, formerly Nen Kham, sits in a room at the Department of Special Investigation waiting to be sent to prosecutors for indictment.

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  19. French freediver holds workshops in CebuRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sun-Star

    CEBU. Department of Tourism Undersecretary Benito Bengzon said in a press conference on Wednesday, July 19, that Cebu is one of the leading places in the Philippines that can cater to freedivers. The DOT and the Freediving Planet is hosting the Philippine Expedition of multiple world record holder and two-time world champion Guillaume Nery from July 12 to August 15, 2017.

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  20. British tourist returns home after miraculously surviving 260ft drop from a waterfallRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Metro UK News

    Luke Scott, 20, was on holiday in Thailand with five friends and went to visit the Na Muang waterfall on the island of Koh Samui. As he approached the edge of the water at the top, he slipped and was washed down the fall by the water current.

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