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Asean ministers hold ‘frank’ talks on Myanmar

JAKARTA: The conflict in Myanmar dominated the year’s first meeting of Asean foreign ministers on Friday, with Indonesia’s top diplomat saying that member states had “frank” discussions on the issue.

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Asean ministers hold ‘frank’ talks on Myanmar
18:45

Child abuser Gary Glitter freed from UK jail

LONDON: 
Convicted paedophile and former rock star Gary Glitter was released from a jail in Britain on Friday after serving half of a 16-year sentence.

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Child abuser Gary Glitter freed from UK jail
16:26

Thai AirAsia dusts off idled jets to serve China

The budget carrier Thai AirAsia plans to resume operating eight aircraft that were idled during the pandemic and is considering shifting planes from other areas to cater to the growing number of visitors from China.

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Thai AirAsia dusts off idled jets to serve China
16:01

Police on trail of 'macau888' gambling ring

Police arrest a man linked to the macau888 online gambling site but the “four brothers” accused by a TV actress of operating the illegal business have reportedly fled.

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'macau888' bust
15:28

China warns Philippines over US bases deal

China has asked the Philippines to avoid being "taken advantage of" by the United States after the Southeast Asian nation agreed to give US military forces access to four new bases.

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China warns Philippines over US bases deal
15:12

Sushi conveyor belt pranks spark outrage in Japan

A handful of unhygienic pranks at sushi conveyor belt restaurants in Japan have sparked stock slumps, venue overhauls and legal action, along with furious social media commentary.

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Sushi 'terrorism'
11:48

Two arrested, 5.7m speed pills seized in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI: Two members of a drug caravan were arrested, with 5.7 million methamphetamine pills and 6.6 kilogrammes of raw opium seized, following a clash with soldiers along the Thai-Myanmar border in Chiang Dao district.

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Two arrested, 5.7m speed pills seized in Chiang Mai
11:14

Malaysia faces 'inconvenient truth' on clean energy goals

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Chuan Zhen Ko's passion for clean energy and climate change was first ignited by his university lecturers and watching the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", starring former US Vice-President Al Gore.

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Malaysia faces 'inconvenient truth' on clean energy goals
11:08

Unsafe dust levels in 43 provinces, including Bangkok

Forty-three provinces, including Bangkok and its suburbs, remain blanketed in smog, with PM2.5 dust levels over the safe limit of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre (ug/m3) on Friday morning, the Pollution Control Department reported.

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Unsafe dust levels in 43 provinces, including Bangkok
10:22

Officials optimistic over Laos borders

The Commerce Ministry is bullish about bilateral trade with Laos after officials recently met their counterparts to accelerate the reopening of four border checkpoints opposite Thailand's Nong Khai province.

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Officials optimistic over Laos borders
10:00

Myanmar labourers repatriated

RANONG: Myanmar authorities visited Ranong to repatriate 670 illegal workers after they held a protest on Jan 28 about being detained and demanded they be returned to their homeland, marking the biggest such transfer of immigrant workers to date in the province.

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Myanmar labourers repatriated
09:08

Pheu Thai unveils prospective picks

The Pheu Thai Party on Thursday announced the names of 61 people who intend to run as party candidates in the next general election.

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Pheu Thai unveils prospective picks
08:45

Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon over US

WASHINGTON: The Pentagon said Thursday that it was tracking a Chinese spy balloon flying high over the United States that appeared to be surveilling highly sensitive nuclear weapons sites.

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Pentagon tracking Chinese spy balloon over US
08:45

France arrests suspected Italian mafia killer after 16 years on run: Interpol

SAINT-ÉTIENNE, France: A convicted Italian killer, believed to belong to one of the country's most powerful mafia organisations, was arrested on Thursday in France after 16 years on the run, Interpol said.

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France arrests suspected Italian mafia killer after 16 years on run: Interpol
08:45

Poland expects 40 nations to oppose Russian athletes at Olympics

WARSAW: Polish Sports Minister Kamil Bortniczuk on Thursday said he expected several dozen nations to come out against the inclusion of athletes from Russia and Belarus in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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Poland expects 40 nations to oppose Russian athletes at Olympics
08:10

EV battery excise tax to be reduced to 1%

A national committee on electronic vehicle policy, also known as the EV board, on Thursday agreed in principle on a proposal to lower the excise tax on EV batteries from the current 8% to just 1% while offering a 24-billion-baht subsidy to the EV battery-producing industry.

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EV battery excise tax to be reduced to 1%
07:21

Asian equities jump on Fed hints

Asian stock markets broadly advanced on Thursday as currencies rose following Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell mention that the US central bank might soon shift its focus from taming inflation to curbing the economic slowdown.

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Asian equities jump on Fed hints
06:24

Krungsri aims to grow regional base

Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri) continues to expand its financial business in Asean and targets its regional customer base exceeding 500,000 this year.

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Krungsri aims to grow regional base
06:17

Railway on track for completion this year

The 145km Lop Buri-Pak Nam Pho double-track railway including the country's longest elevated stretch at 19km will be completed by the end of this year: official.

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Railway on track for completion this year
05:26

Finance Ministry keen on balanced budget

The Finance Ministry expects a more focused reform of both revenue collection and expenditure to achieve a balanced budget in the next decade.

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Finance Ministry keen on balanced budget