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Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban from Monday

JAKARTA: Indonesia will lift its palm oil export ban from Monday, May 23, following improvements in the domestic cooking oil supply situation, President Joko Widodo said on Thursday.

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Indonesia to lift palm oil export ban from Monday
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North Korea 'ready for nuclear test' with Biden due in Seoul

SEOUL: North Korea is poised to conduct a nuclear test, Seoul said Thursday, as the United States warned it could come as President Joe Biden visits South Korea this week.

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North Korea 'ready for nuclear test' with Biden due in Seoul
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Singapore Air says business travel is climbing its way back

Business travel is returning for Singapore Airlines Ltd, with forward bookings accounting for a similar proportion of ticket sales as before the Covid pandemic now that border restrictions have been lifted.

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Singapore Air says business travel is climbing its way back
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Cannabis laws to be eased next month

Anyone interested in growing cannabis plants and hemp for home use will be able to do so without having to seek permission from the authorities as of next month, when both plants are due to be removed from the category 5 narcotics list, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) official said on Thursday.

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Cannabis laws to be eased next month
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Ukraine steelworks defenders surrender but Kyiv vows 'unbreakable' spirit

KYIV, Ukraine: Russia said Thursday that 1,730 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered this week at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, showing some emerging on crutches after an all-out battle that has become emblematic of the nearly three-month-old war.

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Ukraine steelworks defenders surrender but Kyiv vows 'unbreakable' spirit
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Three truckloads of illegal migrants caught in Narathiwat

Five Thais working for a gang of smugglers and 75 illegal Myanmar migrants were arrested in Sungai Kolok district, Narathiwat, in the early hours of Thursday.

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Three truckloads of illegal migrants caught in Narathiwat
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Epicentre of war: Artillery battles engulf Ukraine's Severodonetsk

She ran clutching her soup ladle from the wood-fired stove set up by trapped residents metres from their doorstep and dived into the basement to escape the mortar blast.

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Epicentre of war: Artillery battles engulf Ukraine's Severodonetsk
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Philippines raises rate for first time since 2018

The Philippine central bank raised its key interest rate for the first time since 2018 to combat Southeast Asia’s second-fastest inflation.

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Philippines raises rate for first time since 2018
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Romance-forex scam gang busted

CHIANG MAI: Police on Thursday arrested 20 Chinese and four Thais for operating a romance and investment scam from a hotel in Fang district.

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Romance-forex scam gang busted
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BoT chief: Thailand has no need to follow Fed's tightening

Thailand has no need to raise interest rates following the United States Federal Reserve's hikes as domestic factors and its economic recovery will be the key issues when deciding policy, Bank of Thailand (BoT) governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said on Thursday.

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BoT chief: Thailand has no need to follow Fed's tightening
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Govt to promote medical tourism in post-Covid era: Prayut

Thailand aims to lure more foreign visitors in the post-Covid period by promoting itself as a medical tourism hub, building on its good track record of handling the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said.

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Govt to promote medical tourism in post-Covid era: Prayut
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Russian woman attacked near reservoir

CHON BURI: An injured Russian woman flagged down a motorist and asked for help after she was attacked in Bang Lamung district, near Pattaya, on Wednesday night.

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Russian woman attacked near reservoir
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Biden set for first Asia trip with N. Korea nuclear fears looming

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden leaves Thursday for South Korea and Japan to cement US leadership in Asia at a time when the White House's attention has been pulled back to Russia and Europe -- and amid fears of North Korean nuclear tests overshadowing the trip.

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Biden set for first Asia trip with N. Korea nuclear fears looming
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Nearly 60m people internally displaced worldwide in 2021

GENEVA: Conflicts and natural disasters forced tens of millions to flee within their own country last year, pushing the number of internally displaced people to a record high, monitors said Thursday.

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Nearly 60m people internally displaced worldwide in 2021
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6,305 new Covid cases, 42 more deaths

The number of confirmed new cases is rising again, but daily coronavirus-related deaths are down slightly, health officials reported on Thursday.

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+6,305 Covid cases
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One killed, 6 hurt in Korat crash

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: An elderly woman was killed and six people injured when the pickup truck taking them to a housewarming and a passenger van collided at an intersection in Chok Chai district on Thursday morning.

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One killed, 6 hurt in Korat crash
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Asian markets plunge after Wall St battering

Asian markets posted big early losses Thursday, after Wall Street suffered one of its worst batterings in two years in the previous session.

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Asian markets plunge after Wall St battering
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Forbidden love: Taiwan's gay couples seek foreign marriage equality

TAIPEI Taiwan's LGBTQ community celebrated the third year of gay marriage being legal this week, but for Vincent Chuang it was a bittersweet reminder that he still cannot wed because he fell in love with a foreigner.

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Forbidden love: Taiwan's gay couples seek foreign marriage equality
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Further easing of Covid controls expected

The government will on Friday consider further relaxation of Covid-19 controls to allow more businesses and activities to resume, and possibly lower its Covid alert level late this month, according to the government spokesman.

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Further easing of Covid controls expected
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Joining the EV revolution in Asean

Governments in Southeast Asia are floating very ambitious plans to capture a share of the electric vehicle market. And rightfully so.

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Joining the EV revolution in Asean