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  • Imported waste worsens living conditions of West Java villagers


    on August 21, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    BEKASI, West Java: Since he was born 45 years ago, Mr Jefri has been living next to an illegal dump site in Burangkeng in Bekasi city, some 20km to the east of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta.

    He is used to the foul garbage smell that hangs in the air, but the situation at the village worsened in the ... […]

  • Indonesia returns containers of waste to France, Hong Kong


    on August 21, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Indonesia has returned seven shipping containers of illegally imported waste to France and Hong Kong, an official said Tuesday, marking the latest move by a Southeast Asian nation to send back rubbish to their wealthy places of origin. […]

  • Trash for tickets on Indonesia's 'plastic bus'


    on August 21, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabaya -- where passengers can swap trash for travel tickets. […]

  • Canada accused of unlawfully questioning Huawei's Meng


    on August 21, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    OTTAWA: Lawyers for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou alleged in court documents released on Wednesday (Aug 21) that she was unlawfully detained and questioned by Canadian border agents in Vancouver last year.

    Border agents detained her under the pretense of an immigration matter and never alerted her ... […]

  • Israel, South Korea announce free trade deal


    on August 21, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    JERUSALEM: Israel and South Korea announced on Wednesday (Aug 21) they have concluded a free trade agreement to eliminate tariffs on goods ranging from cars to video games.

    "This is the first free trade agreement of its kind that we have with an Asian economy, and what an economy," Prime Minister ... […]

  • Kenyan who swallowed 68 cocaine packets arrested in Thailand


    on August 21, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    BANGKOK: A Kenyan man was stopped at Bangkok's airport for allegedly trying to smuggle more than 60 packets of cocaine in his stomach, Thai authorities said on Wednesday (Aug 21).

    Authorities said Glenn Chibasellow Ooko, 43, had flown on Monday from Ethiopia to the Thai capital's Suvarnabhumi ... […]

  • Two US soldiers killed in Afghanistan: NATO


    on August 21, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    KABUL: Two US military personnel were killed on Wednesday (Aug 21) in Afghanistan, NATO announced, as talks between the US and the Taliban are set to resume in Qatar, with Washington seeking a way out of America's longest war.

    The identity of the two service members "killed in action" was not ... […]

  • Indonesia deploys more troops as Papua hit by fresh unrest


    on August 21, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    MANOKWARI, Indonesia: Violent protests erupted anew on Wednesday (Aug 21) in Indonesia's restive Papua region, with a market torched and street battles breaking out between police and demonstrators as more than 1,000 security personnel were deployed to contain the unrest.

    Jakarta has called for ... […]

  • Former Indian finance minister Chidambaram arrested in corruption case


    on August 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    NEW DELHI: Police arrested former Indian finance minister P. Chidambaram late on Wednesday (Aug 21) in relation to alleged corruption and money laundering, a day after the Delhi High Court rejected his application to seek exemption from arrest.

    Chidambaram was arrested by federal police on a ... […]

  • US takes aim at deadly Chinese fentanyl networks


    on August 21, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    WASHINGTON: The US Treasury took action on Wednesday (Aug 21) to crack down on Chinese traffickers of deadly fentanyl, sanctioning producer-exporters and warning banks on financial schemes used to distribute the synthetic opioid behind thousands of US overdose deaths.

    The Treasury identified Zheng ... […]

  • Football: Juventus look to expand in Asia with new Hong Kong branch


    on August 21, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    MILAN: Italian champions Juventus announced on Wednesday (Aug 21) that they have opened a new branch in Hong Kong as the Serie A giants look to expand into the Asia-Pacific region.

    Juventus see the region as a major area of potential growth and are keen on "strengthening one's presence" in Asia as ... […]

  • Hong Kong protesters clash with police at Yuen Long MTR station


    on August 21, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    HONG KONG: Hundreds of protesters on Wednesday night (Aug 21) staged a raucous sit-in inside Yuen Long MTR station – where a mob attack there last month left 45 people hospitalised – angry that nobody has yet been prosecuted for the violence.

    The crowd at the station was seen holding up placards ... […]

  • Philippines’ TNC Predator Wins Around 35 Million Pesos After Elimination from TI9


    by Angeline Rodriguez on August 21, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    The International is an annual DotA 2 (Defense of the Ancients 2) world championship e-sports tournament. On its ninth year, the International 2019 began with 18 teams and will end on Sunday, August 25, 2019. The tournament is hosted by the game’s developer, Valve Corporation, and is currently being held in Shanghai, China. Just yesterday, […]
    The post Philippines’ TNC Predator Wins Around 35 Million Pesos After Elimination from TI9 appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Mind the doors: Japan bullet train runs with door open at 280 km/h


    on August 21, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    A Japanese bullet train hurtling along at 280 km/h ran for nearly a minute with one of its doors completely open on Wednesday (Aug 21), its operator said. […]

  • 17 Spots for Tasty Fried Chicken in Metro Manila


    by Vivien del Valle on August 21, 2019 at 2:39 pm

    Fried chicken is such a classic dish internationally that you can pretty much find it anywhere! Most restaurants in Metro Manila offer some kind of fried chicken dish, so it’s quite a chore to look for the spots with fried chicken worth trying. We asked the #WIMSquad about their recommendations for restaurants in Metro Manila with […]
    The post 17 Spots for Tasty Fried Chicken in Metro Manila appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Investigations into death of Irish teen Nora Quoirin still ongoing: Malaysian police


    on August 21, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    SEREMBAN: Police have not stopped investigations into the death Franco-Irish teen Nora Anne Quoirin, said Negeri Sembilan deputy police chief Che Zakaria Othman on Wednesday (Aug 21).

    He said police would refer the case to the Public Prosecutor for further action after getting the postmortem ... […]

  • More than 100 Malaysian police officers tested positive for drugs: Police chief


    on August 21, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR: More than 100 police officers have tested positive for drugs after an operation conducted in every police contingent, said Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador on Tuesday (Aug 20). 

    The country's highest ranking police officer said he was shocked by the number of ... […]

  • “Angel Has Fallen” highlights loyalty and betrayal, friendship and family


    by WhenInManila.com Team #WIMsquad on August 21, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    Words by Justin Francia Olympus was saved and so was London but what if the savior is now the downfall’s target? Angel Has Fallen is the third movie in the Fallen series, following the action films Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen. Mike Banning, played by Gerard Butler, is pinned down and accused of an attempted […]
    The post “Angel Has Fallen” highlights loyalty and betrayal, friendship and family appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Here’s How You Can Run with Your Favorite Celebrities for a Good Cause


    by Dulce Morales on August 21, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Almost everyone considers ‘Run With Me’, the annual running event of Resorts World Manila (RWM), to be a celebrity run. Well, this is because celebrities lead the race. However, it is really a charity race because the proceeds will be given to various charity organizations. So far, they have raised 10 million pesos since they […]
    The post Here’s How You Can Run with Your Favorite Celebrities for a Good Cause appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Beijing confirms detaining UK's Hong Kong consulate employee Simon Cheng


    on August 21, 2019 at 11:40 am

    A worker at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday. […]

  • China to speed up subsidies for pigs culled due to African swine fever


    on August 21, 2019 at 11:40 am

    BEIJING: China's cabinet said on Wednesday it will speed up the distribution of subsidies for pigs that are culled due to African swine fever.

    China's rules stipulate that farmers must receive 1,200 yuan (US$170) per pig culled to stop the spread of the deadly disease that has devastated the ... […]

  • Indonesian VC fund raises US$75 million from investors including Temasek


    on August 21, 2019 at 11:30 am

    JAKARTA: Jakarta-based venture capital firm East Ventures said on Wednesday (Aug 21) it raised US$75 million for its sixth fund, backed by prominent Asian businessmen, to invest in early-stage startups in Southeast Asia's largest economy.

    The list of investors included Facebook co-founder Eduardo ... […]

  • Forno Osteria: A Must-Try Restaurant in Boracay


    by Sky Gavin on August 21, 2019 at 11:26 am

    With the recent re-opening of Boracay, many tourists are flocking to the island to see what it has to offer. Aside from its pristine white sands and crystal blue waters, Boracay has been a go-to place for foodies, especially those with discerning tastes and those who want a great tropical experience at the same time. […]
    The post Forno Osteria: A Must-Try Restaurant in Boracay appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Malaysian prison staff missing work and sneaking prohibited items into jail: Director


    on August 21, 2019 at 11:26 am

    KAJANG, Selangor: Not showing up for work and sneaking prohibited items into prisons were among the offences committed by prison staff, Selangor and Kuala Lumpur Prisons director Abdul Kadir Rais said on Wednesday (Aug 21).

    The items they brought in illegally include cigarettes, tobacco and mobile ... […]

  • Planning the Perfect Wedding? Head on to ‘Here Comes Thy Guide’ Bridal Fair!


    by WhenInManila Contributor on August 21, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Here Comes Thy Guide Bridal Fair Season 7 is going to Tagaytay! If you’re planning a wedding that’s unique, in trend and hugely stylish, you won’t want to miss Here Comes Thy Guide Bridal Fair 2019. A visit to Here Comes Thy Guide Bridal Fair is a must for all those planning the best day […]
    The post Planning the Perfect Wedding? Head on to ‘Here Comes Thy Guide’ Bridal Fair! appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • More than 2,000 people displaced, 19 killed in Myanmar fighting


    on August 21, 2019 at 11:05 am

    More than 2,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes, and 19 have been killed, since fighting broke out between government troops and ethnic minority insurgents in northern Myanmar last week, government officials said on Wednesday (Aug 21). […]

  • A Sultry Tropical Affair: Experience Freedom Like No Other at Libero Beach Party


    by WhenInManila Contributor on August 21, 2019 at 11:02 am

    After our last two succesful events earlier this year, we are gonna pump it up again at another unique, beautiful and newly discovered location that all invoke the same positive vibe, energy and atmosphere of freedom, which is LIBERO. LIBERO is simply defined as “the desire to be free and to care less about things”. […]
    The post A Sultry Tropical Affair: Experience Freedom Like No Other at Libero Beach Party appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • Go-Jek gets go-ahead to offer motorbike-hailing in Malaysia, says minister


    on August 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

    PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian Cabinet has given the green light for Go-Jek to offer motorcycle ride-hailing services in the country, Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Yusof said on Wednesday (Aug 21).

    Speaking to reporters, he said the Cabinet discussed the matter thoroughly and agreed in ... […]

  • Angelica Panganiban, Sam Milby, and John Prats Team Up to Produce Music Fest Called “Hueniverse”


    by WhenInManila Contributor on August 21, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Actors John Prats, along with wife Isabel Oli-Prats, Camille Prats, Angelica Panganiban, and Sam Milby are venturing into the world of music festivals. Hueniverse is a music festival that will take you far from the wonders and realities of your mind on a starry night through music, arts and dance. On Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Filinvest […]
    The post Angelica Panganiban, Sam Milby, and John Prats Team Up to Produce Music Fest Called “Hueniverse” appeared first on When In Manila. […]

  • South Korean tourists shun Japan over trade row


    on August 21, 2019 at 10:46 am

    The number of South Korean tourists visiting Japan fell last month to its lowest in nearly a year as visitors cancelled travel plans amid deteriorating relations between the neighbours, Japanese government data showed on Wednesday (Aug 21). […]

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