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Thai women advance at volleyball worlds

Thailand has advanced to the second round of the FIVB Women’s World Championship with a straight-sets victory over South Korea on Thursday in Gdansk, Poland.

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Thai women advance at volleyball worlds
19:45

Kremlin to annex four Ukraine regions Friday

MOSCOW: Russia will formally annex four regions of Ukraine its troops occupy at a grand ceremony in Moscow on Friday, the Kremlin has announced, after it suggested using nuclear weapons to defend the territories.

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Kremlin to annex four Ukraine regions Friday
19:18

Tight security at Constitutional Court for Prayut ruling

Constitutional Court steps up security measures ahead of Friday's hotly anticipated ruling on the future of the prime minister.

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D-Day security
18:51

Pattani land official charged with taking bribes

PATTANI: An official at the provincial land office has been arrested for allegedly demanding a 120,000-baht bribe in exchange for issuing land title deeds.

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Pattani land official charged with taking bribes
18:25

Chao Phraya to surge from Saturday

Eleven provinces including Bangkok on alert for Chao Phraya River storm surge starting this weekend as seasonal rains reach a peak and impact of storm Noru lingers.

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Surge on the way
17:52

University student paid his way selling guns

CHIANG MAI: A 21-year-old university student arrested on a charge of selling guns online has told police he used the income to pay for his studies.

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University student paid his way selling guns
17:45

Fourth leak detected in Russian gas pipelines

STOCKHOLM: A fourth leak has been detected in undersea gas pipelines linking Russia to Europe, the Swedish Coast Guard said Thursday, after explosions were reported earlier this week in what NATO called "reckless" sabotage.

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Fourth leak detected in Russian gas pipelines
17:43

Korea abuzz over president’s hot-mic moment

SEOUL: The party of South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol is suing a local broadcaster, claiming it had misrepresented a vulgar comment caught on a hot mic in which he appeared to insult the United States.

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Korea abuzz over president’s hot-mic moment
17:07

China gears up for yuan defence

China’s central bank has asked major state-owned banks to be prepared to sell dollars for the local unit in offshore markets as it steps up efforts to stem the descent of the yuan, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

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China gears up for yuan defence
16:49

Border patrols increased, fighting in Myanmar

KANCHANABURI: Soldiers have increased security checks along the border in Sangkhla Buri district amid fresh fighting between government troops and ethnic forces in Myanmar.

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Border patrols increased, fighting in Myanmar
16:11

Japan may ease medical marijuana stance

TOKYO: A Japanese health ministry panel on Thursday recommended revising the country’s drug laws to allow for the import and use of medicinal marijuana products.

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Japan may ease medical marijuana stance
15:44

Danish queen strips four grandkids of royal titles

COPENHAGEN: Denmark's Queen Margrethe, Europe's only reigning queen and the continent's longest serving monarch, on Wednesday stripped four of her eight grandchildren of their titles, the palace announced.

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Danish queen strips four grandkids of royal titles
15:36

China trials digital currencies for cross-border deals

SHANGHAI: A central bank digital currency trial focused on cross-border transactions involving China, Thailand, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates has been completed, as Beijing tries to internationalise its digital yuan.

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China trials digital currencies for cross-border deals
15:33

Old sedition law finds new life in Hong Kong

HONG KONG: Authorities in Hong Kong have charged two men, one of them a teenager, for posting “seditious messages” on social media and inciting violence, police said on Thursday, using a colonial-era law that critics say is a tool to quash dissent.

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Old sedition law finds new life in Hong Kong
14:45

Wife pleads for release of Australian sentenced in Myanmar

The wife of Australian economist Sean Turnell pleaded for his release on Thursday, saying his jailing in Myanmar is “heartbreaking” for his whole family.

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Wife pleads for release of Australian sentenced in Myanmar
14:24

MotoGP racers to show their Muay Thai skills

The government arranged for some racers in the MotoGP 2022 World Championship in Buri Ram this weekend to try their hand at Muay Thai, and will screen it worldwide in a grand tourism promotion.

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MotoGP racers to show their Muay Thai skills
13:59

Indonesia seeks to reduce dollar reliance

Indonesia’s central bank is seeking to reduce the country’s reliance on the US dollar, with plans to allow domestic transactions of non-deliverable forward contracts (NDFs) in other currencies and to strike more agreements on local-currency settlement.

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Indonesia seeks to reduce dollar reliance
13:48

Senior police transferred over 2 cases on Koh Samui

Five senior police on Koh Samui have been transferred over two criminal cases under investigation on the island - the extortion of a Russian couple and misconduct by an officer who allegdly demanded sex with a woman in return for the release of her arrested husband.

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Senior police transferred over 2 cases on Koh Samui
13:10

One of 6 foreign suspects in Samui extortion case arrested

One of six foreign men accused of the extortion of 1.8 million baht in cryptocurrency from a Russian realtor couple on Koh Samui has been arrested in Chon Buri and returned to the island.

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Suspect caught
13:05

Baht leads declines among weak Asian currencies

Most emerging Asian currencies weakened against a stronger US dollar on Thursday, with the Thai baht shedding more than 1% following a quarter-point rate hike that investors viewed as moderate to bring down inflation running at a 14-year high.

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Baht leads declines among weak Asian currencies