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World Cup heavyweights gear up for quarter-finals

DOHA: Brazil, France and other World Cup heavyweights started the build-up to their quarter-final matches in earnest on Wednesday after Portugal made a huge statement of intent against Switzerland.

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World Cup heavyweights gear up for quarter-finals
21:11

Bali bombmaker released on parole from Indonesian prison: official

One of the bombmakers in the Bali blasts that killed more than 200 people two decades ago was released on parole on Wednesday, an Indonesian official said, months after Jakarta reduced his 20-year prison sentence.

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Bali bombmaker released on parole from Indonesian prison: official
20:45

Time magazine names Ukraine's Zelensky 'Person of the Year'

NEW YORK: Time magazine named President Volodymyr Zelensky as well as "the spirit of Ukraine" as its 2022 person of the year on Wednesday, for the resistance the country has shown in the face of Russia's invasion.

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Time magazine names Ukraine's Zelensky 'Person of the Year'
20:01

Vietnam shifts gears on arms trade as it loosens ties with Russia

HANOI: Vietnam is eyeing a major defence shift as it seeks to reduce its reliance on Russian arms and launch a push to export locally made weapons, officials and analysts said, with possible buyers in Africa, Asia - and potentially even Moscow.

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Vietnam shifts gears on arms trade as it loosens ties with Russia
18:56

Progressive Movement's charter amendment bill voted down

A joint sitting of parliament votes down the Progressive Movement's bill to change the constitution and decentralise control of local government.

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Amendment rejected
18:06

Long sentences for militant leader, followers

YALA: The provincial court has given long prison sentences to one of the leaders and other members of a militant group held responsible for widespread violence in the southernmost provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat.

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Long sentences for militant leader, followers
18:01

Germany conducts nationwide raids to thwart group planning coup

More than 3,000 German law-enforcement officers conducted raids across the country Wednesday and detained 25 people suspected of links to a domestic terrorist group allegedly planning a coup d’etat.

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Germany conducts nationwide raids to thwart group planning coup
17:48

150 Rohingya stranded on leaking boat off Ranong

At least 150 ethnic Rohingya people are stranded at sea off Thailand after their boat broke down, activists said on Wednesday, adding that several may have died and urging authorities to rescue the survivors.

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150 Rohingya stranded on leaking boat off Ranong
17:15

Thousands of illegal cryptocurrency mining units seized

Special investigators have seized about 3,500 smuggled cryptocurrency-mining units operating from rented buildings in Bangkok and Nonthaburi and stealing vast amounts of electricity.

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Huge crypto bust
16:55

48 Rohingya migrants nabbed by highway police

RATCHABURI: Highway police arrested 48 Rohingya migrants boarding a chartered bus in Pak Tho district early Wednesday morning.

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48 Rohingya migrants nabbed by highway police
16:40

Muay Thai festival to take place in Hua Hin

The Royal Thai Army, together with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and WBC MuayThai, will host the first-ever Amazing MuayThai Festival in Hua Hin district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, from Feb 4 to 6 next year, army chief Narongpan Jitkaewthae said on Wednesday.

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Muay Thai festival to take place in Hua Hin
16:26

Suicide bomber attacks police station in Indonesia, kills 1

A policeman was killed and 10 others were injured Wednesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside the compound of a police station on Indonesia's Java Island, police said.

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Suicide bomber attacks police station in Indonesia, kills 1
16:11

Australia seeks 'clarity' over Indonesian sex ban

Australia said Wednesday it was seeking more information on Indonesia's move to criminalise sex outside of marriage, as the ban's impact on tourists to Bali and other parts of the majority-Muslim nation remained unclear.

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Australia seeks 'clarity' over Indonesian sex ban
15:15

Patong hill road to fully reopen Dec 25

PHUKET: The Patong hill road is expected to fully reopen to traffic on Dec 25, with repair work on its landslip-weakened foundation now almost complete.

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Patong hill road to fully reopen Dec 25
14:45

China announces nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions

BEIJING: China announced Wednesday a nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions following protests against the hardline strategy that grew into calls for greater political freedoms.

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China announces nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions
14:27

Economy firmly on recovery path, Arkhom tells Bangkok Post forum

The economy remains firmly on the path to recovery despite global uncertainty, and further interest rate hikes will be gradual to ensure that recovery continues, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

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Economy firmly on recovery path, Arkhom tells Bangkok Post forum
13:52

Inflation slowing as supply increases

Improved food supply and price controls help rein in the soaring cost of living, with inflation slowing for the third consecutive month.

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Brakes on inflation
13:40

Vietnamese EV maker VinFast files for US IPO

HANOI: VinFast, an electric carmaker backed by Vietnam’s richest man trying to take on Elon Musk’s Tesla Inc, has filed for an initial public offering in the United States just as it prepares to deliver its first sport utility vehicles (SUVs) to California customers later this month.

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Vietnamese EV maker VinFast files for US IPO
13:20

Prime time or Netflix? Streaming wars come to Thailand

Major streaming platforms have turned abroad as countries reopened -- with Thailand firmly in their sights.

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Prime time or Netflix?
10:51

More ganja seized on Mekong river bank

NAKHON PHANOM: A large quantity of compressed marijuana was seized from the bank of the Mekong River in Ban Phaeng district by a patrol of the Mekong Riverine Unit (MRU) late on Monday night.

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More ganja seized on Mekong river bank