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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
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Baldwin expects no charges over fatal movie set accident

LOS ANGELES - US 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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PM's tenure review approaches

The opposition's petition calling for a definitive ruling on when Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha's eight-year premiership should end is expected to be forwarded to the Constitutional Court for a review on Monday.

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PM's tenure review approaches
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Visas extended to boost tourism

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has approved longer visas for foreign visitors to the country from Oct 1 until March 31.

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Visas extended to boost tourism
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.

19 Aug 2022
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.

19 Aug 2022
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.

19 Aug 2022
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.

19 Aug 2022
Cathay paying pilots extra to fly to China
19 Aug 2022

China jails 'disappeared' tycoon for 13 years

Xiao Jianhua, a Chinese Canadian billionaire and onetime trusted financier to China’s ruling elite, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday, and his company fined $8 billion, after he pleaded guilty to bribery and other crimes that authorities said had “seriously jeopardised” the country’s financial security.

19 Aug 2022 1
China jails 'disappeared' tycoon for 13 years
19 Aug 2022

Another Singapore crypto firm in trouble

SINGAPORE: The beleaguered cryptocurrency lender Hodlnaut says it is the subject of “pending proceedings” involving Singapore police and that it has slashed its workforce.

19 Aug 2022 3
Another Singapore crypto firm in trouble
19 Aug 2022

Mountain B pub inferno death toll rises to 20

The death toll from the Mountain B pub fire in Chon Buri rose to 20 on Friday, when a 50-year-old man with critical burns died at Chon Buri Hospital after 14 days of treatment.

19 Aug 2022
Mountain B pub inferno death toll rises to 20
19 Aug 2022

BG Pathum end Kitchee's Asian Champions League dream

Thailand's BG Pathum United ended Kitchee's fairytale Asian Champions League run with a 4-0 win over the Hong Kong side in the round of 16 on Friday.

19 Aug 2022
BG Pathum end Kitchee's Asian Champions League dream
19 Aug 2022

Japan court recognises trans woman as parent of girl born before transition

A Tokyo court on Friday acknowledged the parent-child relationship between a transgender woman and her daughter conceived using her frozen sperm and born to her female partner before legally transitioning, partially overturning an earlier family court decision.

19 Aug 2022 1
Japan court recognises trans woman as parent of girl born before transition
19 Aug 2022

Covid vaccine plan for the very young

The government plans to buy 2.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer for children aged from six months to four years.

19 Aug 2022 16
Covid vaccine plan for the very young
19 Aug 2022

Thailand to allow foreign tourists to extend stay as Covid eases

Thailand will permit an extended length of stay for foreign tourists between October and March in a bid to support its economic recovery as pressures from Covid-19 ease, Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said on Friday.

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Thailand to allow foreign tourists to extend stay as Covid eases
19 Aug 2022

Soldier slain at army camp gate, corporal prime suspect

NAKHON PHANOM: Police will ask the military court to issue a warrant for the arrest of an army corporal accused of shooting dead a private outside a military camp in Pla Pak district on Thursday evening.

19 Aug 2022 1
Soldier slain at army camp gate, corporal prime suspect
19 Aug 2022

Fuel price hikes, scarce rice add to hardship in Myanmar

People queue under monsoon drizzle for subsidised cooking oil in Yangon, waiting for one of the many commodities that have become scarce as economic misery strikes the city.

19 Aug 2022 7
Hardship in Myanmar
19 Aug 2022

2,110 new Covid inpatients, 27 more deaths

There were 27 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,110 new patients admitted to hospitals on Thursday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday.

19 Aug 2022
2,110 new Covid inpatients, 27 more deaths
19 Aug 2022

Covid-19 to be declared endemic in October

The government will declare Covid-19 endemic in October, and from November responsibility for dealing with it will devolve to provincial disease committees, a spokesman says.

19 Aug 2022 38
Covid downgrade