MOST RECENT
8 Jul 2020

Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife

LONDON: Hollywood actor Johnny Depp on Wednesday denied claims that he slapped his ex-wife Amber Heard, as he faced a second day of questioning in his high-profile libel trial in London.

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Johnny Depp denies slapping ex-wife
8 Jul 2020

Gold rallies to more than 8-year high

The price of gold has rallied past the US$1,800 per ounce threshold, the highest in 8.5 years, as investors continue to seek refuge in the precious metal against the backdrop of persistent global Covid-19 infections.

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Gold rallies to more than 8-year high
8 Jul 2020

Deadly crash, fake pilots expose Pakistan’s broken airline

For decades Pakistan International Airlines Corp stood for a resurgent post-colonial nation, flying the flag from New York to Tokyo. Now the airline is struggling to recover from a fatal crash, years of losses, a collapse in global air travel and the stunning revelation that almost a third of the nation’s pilots obtained fake licences.

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Deadly crash, fake pilots expose Pakistan’s broken airline
8 Jul 2020

Thanathorn returns to House as advisor to budget committee

Leading opposition figure Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit was selected on Wednesday as one of the advisors to a vetting committee to scrutinise the budget bill before it returns to Parliament.

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Thanathorn returns to House as advisor to budget committee
8 Jul 2020

New protocol on fruit to China signed

The cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to sign a protocol on quarantine and inspection of exported and imported fruit via a third country between Thailand and China, aiming to increase bilateral fruit shipments.

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New protocol on fruit to China signed
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MotoGP could roar back to Buri Ram in November

Thailand hopes to hold its MotoGP race in late November after an eight-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday as they announced a bid to host until 2025.

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MotoGP could roar back to Buri Ram in November
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New-look 10-year passport

A revamped passport was launched on Wednesday, with a plan to increase its validity for up to 10 years from next month.

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New-look 10-year passport
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House meeting on reform fails for lack of interest

The lower house meeting on national reform came to an abrupt end on Wednesday due to the lack of a quorum of MPs.

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House meeting on reform fails for lack of interest
8 Jul 2020

Cabinet backs bill allowing same-sex unions

Cabinet endorses bill permitting partnership registration of same-sex unions, legal amendments to ensure they have most, if not all, the same rights as married couples.

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Same-sex partnership
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Brazil's president contracts Covid: Virus world update

After downplaying disease's danger, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus; US logs record infections, begins withdrawal from WHO.

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Virus world update
8 Jul 2020

Woman found dead in smoke-filled car

CHON BURI: A woman was found dead inside a smoke-filled vehicle in the grounds of her father's home in tambon Khao Mai Kaew, Bang Lamung district, on Wednesday morning, police said.

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Woman found dead in smoke-filled car
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Cambodian tourist province bans 'alarming' dog meat trade

PHNOM PENH: A Cambodian province popular with tourists has banned the trade and slaughtering of dogs for meat, saying that canines are loyal and capable of protecting property and even serving in the military.

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Cambodian tourist province bans 'alarming' dog meat trade
8 Jul 2020

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks surges: UN

VIENNA: Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.

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Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks surges: UN
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AirAsia's future in doubt due to virus

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia's future is in "significant doubt" due to the collapse in demand for air travel caused by coronavirus, its auditor warns.

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ByeBye AirAsia?
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Municipal security guard found dead

PHITSANULOK: A municipal security guard was found dead in his room at the public works office on Wednesday morning, but no foul play was suspected, police said.

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Municipal security guard found dead
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Two more returnees infected

Two new cases of coronavirus infection detected, both quarantined returnees on the same flights as previous patients.

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Two more
8 Jul 2020

With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone

TATSUNO, Japan: As the sun sets in the Japanese town of Tatsuno, thousands of fireflies begin glowing, producing a spectacle that usually draws crowds of delighted visitors.

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With festival cancelled by virus, Japan fireflies dance alone
8 Jul 2020

Ranger slain by gunman in Yala

YALA: A volunteer ranger was killed by a gunman on a motorycle in Raman district of this southern border province on Wednesday morning, police said.

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Ranger slain by gunman in Yala
8 Jul 2020

Somkid warns of economic storm ahead

Restrictions applied to control Covid-19 will cause economic hardship the second half of the year, and not only in Thailand, DPM Somkid Jatusripitak warned on Wednesday.

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Storm ahead
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Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown

MELBOURNE: Shoppers in Australia's second-biggest city stripped supermarket shelves Wednesday as millions in Melbourne prepared for a return to virus lockdown, with warnings the new restrictions will cost the economy Aus$1 billion a week.

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Panic-buying returns as Melbourne braces for lengthy lockdown