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Palang Pracharath expects more unity after Thamanat's expulsion

Palang Pracharath looks to greater unity after showing Thamanat Propow and his faction the door after he insisted on a major revamp of the ruling party.

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'Demands unacceptable'
16:23

Thai GDP expected to grow 3.5%-4.5% in 2022 despite Omicron - FinMin

The economy is still expected to grow 3.5%-4.5% this year driven by fiscal policy, exports and investment, despite an outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant remaining a challenge, the finance minister said on Thursday.

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Thai GDP expected to grow 3.5%-4.5% in 2022 despite Omicron - FinMin
15:45

8,129 new Covid cases, 19 more deaths

Daily figures for new infections are up slightly, as is the number of coronavirus-related deaths, but the government remains confident the health system can handle it.

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+8,129 Covid
15:03

Fewer Covid control zones, drinking hours extended

The number of Covid-19 control orange zones will be reduced from next Monday, and drinking hours extended at approved eateries, as the Covid-19 situation improves, a senior health official says.

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Controls eased
14:45

Can the US and Russia find a diplomatic 'off-ramp' on Ukraine?

KYIV: The United States has called for a diplomatic solution with Russia to resolve a crisis over Ukraine, but in public at least, the two powers remain deeply at odds.

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Can the US and Russia find a diplomatic 'off-ramp' on Ukraine?
14:45

South Africa's luxury dog hotels give paws for thought

CAPE TOWN: Three dachshunds lay claim to a big bed, while an agitated mongrel yaps constantly and a miniature schnauzer appears disgruntled despite soothing Bob Marley tunes playing over the stereo.

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South Africa's luxury dog hotels give paws for thought
14:07

Prayut: No reshuffle, no dissolution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday insisted he has no plans to change the cabinet line-up or dissolve the House of Representatives and call an early general election.

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Prayut: No reshuffle, no dissolution
13:58

Test & Go quarantine-free entry to resume Feb 1

Thailand will resume the 'Test & Go' quarantine waiver for vaccinated arrivals from Feb 1 in response to slowing coronavirus infections, the government says.

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Test & Go revived
13:45

Olympics meaningful even without fans, Tokyo 2020 chief says ahead of Beijing

TOKYO: Next month's Beijing Winter Olympics can still be meaningful even with the general public locked out because of Covid-19, a top official from last year's pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games has said.

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Olympics meaningful even without fans, Tokyo 2020 chief says ahead of Beijing
13:36

Two militants killed, siege ends in gunfire

Two militants were killed and one ranger wounded as a three-hour siege of a house ended in an explosion of gunfire in Sai Buri district, Pattani, on Thursday morning.

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Two militants killed, siege ends in gunfire
13:00

Chinese Investment in U.S. Plane Maker Draws FBI, National-Security Reviews

The FBI and a U.S. investment-screening panel are investigating a Chinese investment in an aircraft startup following allegations of improper technology transfer to China, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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Chinese Investment in U.S. Plane Maker Draws FBI, National-Security Reviews
12:17

First Thai rice shipment delivered using Laos-China railway

A first shipment 1,000 tonnes of Thai rice has been delivered using the Lao-Chinese railway to Chongqing, marking a new chapter in exports to China, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry announced on Thursday.

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First Thai rice shipment delivered using Laos-China railway
11:51

A million vaccine shots tossed in Indonesia on short expiry date

More than a million Covid-19 vaccine shots expired in Indonesia before they could be given out, as most of them were donated with a short shelf life.

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A million vaccine shots tossed in Indonesia on short expiry date
11:49

Facebook’s unglamorous mistakes

In a Facebook group for gardeners, the social network’s automated systems sometimes flagged discussions about a common backyard tool as inappropriate sexual talk.

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Facebook’s unglamorous mistakes
11:48

Athlete surveillance warnings cloud China's Winter Olympics

BEIJING: A growing number of Western nations and cybersecurity groups have issued digital surveillance warnings for next month's Winter Olympics in Beijing, with some advising foreign athletes to leave personal phones and laptops at home.

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Athlete surveillance warnings cloud China's Winter Olympics
11:38

Korat central district office partially closed due to Covid

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The provincial governor ordered the partial closure of the Muang district office after an senior official working there was diagnosed with Covid-19.

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Korat central district office partially closed due to Covid
11:33

Duterte’s daughter wants military service for all 18-year-olds

Philippine vice-presidential candidate Sara Duterte said she will push mandatory military service for the young people if elected, signalling she would continue with advocating a policy that her father had struggled to implement as president.

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Duterte’s daughter wants military service for all 18-year-olds
11:17

Myanmar job seekers caught on Malaysian border

SONGKHLA: Thirty-one illegal Myanmar migrants hoping to get work in Malaysia were caught at a rubber plantation near the southern border in Sadao district late on Wednesday night.

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Myanmar job seekers caught on Malaysian border
10:08

Myanmar anti-coup fighters claim attack in state capital

Anti-coup fighters attacked a government office in eastern Myanmar with rockets and grenades on Wednesday, killing over a dozen junta troops according to the rebels and local media.

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Myanmar anti-coup fighters claim attack in state capital
10:00

Pavement upgrade plan beckons

City Hall plans a new phase in its pavement improvement project for five major areas of the capital, Bangkok's deputy governor Sakchai Boonma said on Wednesday.

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