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Chinese carriers go on Airbus buying spree

Airbus has won one of its biggest ever single-day hauls, selling almost 300 airliners worth more than $37 billion to four Chinese airlines in a coup for the European manufacturer in its tussle with Boeing for dominance in Asia’s largest economy.

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Chinese carriers go on Airbus buying spree
18:48

Pyongyang blames Covid on ‘alien things’

North Korea has claimed that people who had touched “alien things” near the border with South Korea were the first to be infected with the coronavirus.

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Pyongyang blames Covid on ‘alien things’
18:37

Rock icon reunited with stolen guitar after 46 years

TOKYO: They say you never forget your first love, and after pining for his stolen guitar for almost half a century, Canadian rock star Randy Bachman has finally been reunited with the instrument which an eagle-eyed fan tracked down in Japan.

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Rock icon reunited with stolen guitar after 46 years
18:25

Mecca thronged for first post-pandemic haj

MECCA, Saudi Arabia: Thousands of pilgrims started arriving in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on Friday, among some one million Muslims expected to attend the 2022 haj pilgrimage season after two years of major disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.

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Mecca thronged for first post-pandemic haj
18:06

Arkhom: Property perks to be extended

The government plans to extend property support measures to help spur the recovery of the industry and the overall economy, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Friday.

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Arkhom: Property perks to be extended
17:53

Thai Airways aims for 2024 completion of restructuring

Thai Airways International Plc expects to complete its corporate restructuring in two years as the airline's performance gradually improves and global travel resumes.

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Thai Airways aims for 2024 completion of restructuring
17:38

Whale of a fight: Trapped whale freed in Arctic Norway

OSLO: Norwegian coastguards rescued a whale entangled in ropes off the coast of northern Europe before the animal swam away to freedom, flipping its tail, footage showed.

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Whale of a fight: Trapped whale freed in Arctic Norway
17:36

Japan in energy-saving period for 1st time in 7 years amid heat wave

TOKYO: Japanese households and businesses on Friday entered a three-month period to conserve electricity to prevent a power crunch amid a record-breaking heat wave, marking the first time in seven years that the government has made such a request.

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Japan in energy-saving period for 1st time in 7 years amid heat wave
17:27

Driver sustains minor injuries after train-SUV crash

SURAT THANI: A man escaped with only minor injuries when his sport-utility vehicle was hit by a sprinter train at an unmanned railway crossing in Tha Chang district on Friday.

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Driver sustains minor injuries after train-SUV crash
16:49

Overseas flights in high demand as Shanghai resumes international travel

HONG KONG: Students and expatriates in China are rushing to fly abroad after Shanghai's largest airport opened to a handful of international flights this week, as the city gradually recovers from a two-month lockdown and the country eases inbound quarantine rules.

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Overseas flights in high demand as Shanghai resumes international travel
16:45

Strikes kill 18 in Ukraine's Odessa

KYIV: Missile strikes killed 18 people and wounded dozens in Ukraine's Odessa region Friday, a day after Russian troops abandoned positions on a strategic island in a major setback to the Kremlin's invasion.

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Strikes kill 18 in Ukraine's Odessa
16:05

Former deputy minister gets death penalty

The Appeals Court has sentenced a former deputy minister of commerce to death, instead of life imprisonment as earlier imposed, for the murder of a judge's brother.

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Death sentence
15:23

PM: Myanmar apologises over jet crossing

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says Myanmar has apologised after one of its fighter jets crossed into Thailand’s airspace over Tak province on Thursday and insists the incursion was not a big deal.

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PM: Myanmar apologises over jet crossing
14:58

CCSA to decide next Friday on Covid-19 endemic status

Concerns over new subvariants and the situation after most restrictions are lifted have made the CCSA to defer a plan to downgrade Covid-19.

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Endemic can wait
14:45

Crypto lending world sways under risk and turmoil

NEW YORK: Starting with the lofty goal of competing with traditional banks, cryptocurrency lending giants and their clients now face financial ruin due to their appetite for risk and a paucity of regulatory guardrails.

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Crypto lending world sways under risk and turmoil
14:41

Commerce Ministry trying to keep prices from rising

The Commerce Ministry is trying to maintain consumer product prices for as long as possible but has admitted to production cost hikes.

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Commerce Ministry trying to keep prices from rising
13:46

Taiwan PM: Hong Kong freedom, democracy 'have vanished'

Freedom and democracy have disappeared in Hong Kong, Taiwan's premier said Friday, as Chinese leader Xi Jinping visited the business hub to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its handover from Britain.

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3M to exit Neoplast, Neobun brands in Thailand, some other SE Asain countries

Industrial conglomerate 3M Co said on Friday it will exit its Neoplast and Neobun brands in Thailand and some other Southeast Asian countries, and sell manufacturing assets at its Lat Lum Kaeo plant, as part of its strategic portfolio management.

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3M to exit Neoplast, Neobun brands in Thailand, some other SE Asain countries
12:58

Scouts take oath, parade to celebrate National Scout Day

Boy and girl scouts, Red Cross Youth members, marine scouts and air scouts from schools across Bangkok attended the annual oath-taking ceremony and parade to mark the 111th anniversary of the National Scout Day on Friday.

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Scouts take oath, parade to celebrate National Scout Day
12:15

Tourism back to life in Songkhla after Thailand Pass scrapped

SONGKHLA: Tourism surged back to life at the Sadao immigration checkpoint, as visitors from Malaysia and Singapore thronged to this southern border province on Friday, the first day the Thailand Pass requirement for international visitors was scrapped.

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Tourism back to life in Songkhla after Thailand Pass scrapped