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Thai test for Urawa as Kobe draw Jeonbuk in Asian Champions League

TOKYO: Two-time Asian Champions League winners Urawa Red Diamonds will take on Thailand's BG Pathum United in Monday's quarterfinals at Saitama Stadium with South Korea's Jeonbuk Motors facing J1 League strugglers Vissel Kobe.

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Thai test for Urawa as Kobe draw Jeonbuk in Asian Champions League
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PM defends ad spending by govt

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and government officials on Friday defended spending by the Office of the Prime Minister on advertising, after it was ranked 13th out of 20 businesses and organisations for the highest ad spending in the country according to a recent poll by the US-based research firm Nielsen.

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PM defends ad spending by govt
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Japan probing mistreatment of pregnant foreign trainees

The Japanese government is conducting a survey to determine whether foreign technical trainees have been forced by employers or intermediary groups to leave the country because they fell pregnant or gave birth.

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Japan probing mistreatment of pregnant foreign trainees
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1,902 new Covid inpatients, 29 more deaths

There were 29 more Covid-19 fatalities and 1,902 new patients admitted to hospitals on Friday, according to the Public Health Ministry.

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How to make a brand big in China

After just six years in China, Mistine is now a major seller of sunscreen and foundation.

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How to make a brand big in China
07:02

Doctors warn of 4am booze plan flaws

Doctors warn against a plan to extend the operating hours of pubs to 4am, citing the potential for more road accidents and the risk of further Covid-19 infections.

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Booze plan flaws
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Apec to cooperate to boost tourism

Tourism ministers from across Asia-Pacific have expressed concerns over the damaging effects of Covid-19 on the economy and travel industry, but failed to reach a consensus on all issues due to certain sensitivities.

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Apec to cooperate to boost tourism
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Baldwin expects no charges over fatal movie set accident

LOS ANGELES: United States actor Alec Baldwin said he does not believe anyone will be criminally charged over the fatal shooting on the set of Western film "Rust," telling CNN he has hired a private investigator to assess culpability for the tragedy.

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Baldwin expects no charges over fatal movie set accident
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Steel prices drop amid demand dip

Global steel prices, which soared as a result of the Russia-Ukraine war, have declined following lower demand for steel in China.

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Steel prices drop amid demand dip
05:45

Al-Shabaab gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel, casualties reported

MOGADISHU - Al-Shabaab fighters attacked a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu in a hail of gunfire and explosions on Friday, with casualties reported, security sources and witnesses said.

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Al-Shabaab gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel, casualties reported
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Literature world holds New York rally for Rushdie

NEW YORK - Prominent literary figures including Paul Auster and Gay Talese gathered Friday in Manhattan for a reading of Salman Rushdie's works, in solidarity with the author seriously injured in a stabbing attack.

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Literature world holds New York rally for Rushdie
05:08

Gulf issues debentures worth B35bn

Gulf Energy Development Plc has successfully issued debentures worth 35 billion baht this month.

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Gulf issues debentures worth B35bn
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PM's tenure review approaches

The petition calling for a definitive ruling on when Gen Prayut's premiership should end is expected to be forwarded to the charter court for a review on Monday.

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Tenure review
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PTTGC retains 7% sales growth target

PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), the petrochemical arm of national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc, is maintaining its sales growth target of 7%, thanks to additional production capacity, including that from two newly acquired assets.

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Latest co-payment phase gains positive response

Phase 5 of the co-payment scheme, which opened for the first day of registration on Friday, saw an overwhelming response from the public.

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Latest co-payment phase gains positive response
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Visas extended to boost tourism

The country's main Covid-19 task force has approved longer visas for foreign visitors to the country from Oct 1 until March 31 next year.

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Visa extension
19 Aug 2022

Casino workers flee Cambodia by swimming to Vietnam

Dozens of Vietnamese casino workers allegedly forced to toil without pay in Cambodia have fled back to their homeland by swimming across a river, authorities in Phnom Penh said on Friday.

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Casino workers flee Cambodia by swimming to Vietnam
19 Aug 2022

Myanmar junta may talk to Suu Kyi ... after her trial

Myanmar’s military chief said on Friday the junta is open to negotiations with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the crisis sparked by its coup — after her trials in a junta-run court have concluded.

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Myanmar junta may talk to Suu Kyi ... after her trial
19 Aug 2022

Rajapaksa seeks safety guarantee from Colombo

Deposed former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is seeking to return home from his exile in Thailand and has asked his successor to guarantee his safety, his party said on Friday.

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Rajapaksa seeks safety guarantee from Colombo
19 Aug 2022

Cathay paying pilots extra to fly to China

Cathay Pacific Airways is dangling allowances of up to HK$5,000 (US$640) a flight as a sweetener for pilots rostered on to fly in and out of mainland China, with ongoing Covid-19 curbs making it less appealing to work those routes.

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Cathay paying pilots extra to fly to China