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17:38

British activist cleared in pineapple defamation case

A rights activist hit with almost a decade of lawsuits after raising concerns about labour conditions at a Prachuap Khiri Khan pineapple company received a court decision Tuesday clearing him in the final case against him.

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British activist cleared in pineapple defamation case
17:18

B2,000 handouts approved

The cabinet on Tuesday approved 2,000-baht handouts to registrants of We Win and We Love Each Other subsidy programmes and extended the validity to the end of June.

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B2,000 handouts approved
16:59

Farmer killed by lightning

NAKHON PHANOM: A farmer was found dead, apparently struck down by a thunderbolt, in his rice field in Phon Sawan district on Monday afternoon.

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Farmer killed by lightning
16:52

Singapore on ‘knife’s edge’ amid labour shortage

Singapore, battling an uptick in Covid-19 cases after months of success in containing the pandemic, says the virus situation is at a tipping point as it grapples with the costs of imposing more restrictions.

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Singapore on ‘knife’s edge’ amid labour shortage
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Cabinet approves B45bn of projects to help economy

The cabinet on Tuesday approved 45 billion baht of projects aimed at reviving the economy, the prime minister said, as the tourism-reliant country struggles with a third wave of coronavirus infections.

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Cabinet approves B45bn of projects to help economy
16:00

Singapore warns on Covid vaccine supplies as it expands programme

SINGAPORE: Singapore still expects to complete its Covid-19 inoculation programme by the end of the year, the health minister said on Tuesday, though the city-state is also looking to secure more sources of vaccines as global supplies become more stretched.

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Singapore warns on Covid vaccine supplies as it expands programme
15:45

At least 9 dead in school shooting in central Russia

MOSCOW: At least nine people were killed after shooting broke out Tuesday at a high school in the central Russian city of Kazan, local news agencies reported.

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At least 9 dead in school shooting in central Russia
15:20

9 Myanmar migrants caught in Surat Thani

SURAT THANI: Nine Myanmar nationals, including a child, were arrested at a resort in Phun Phin district on Monday night, according to a police report submitted to governor Wichawut Jinto.

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9 Myanmar migrants caught in Surat Thani
15:09

Vietnam seeks mRNA tech transfer amid Covid vaccine supply issues

HANOI: Vietnam is seeking the transfer of mRNA technology to domestically manufacture Covid-19 vaccines, state media reported on Tuesday, as officials warned of supply issues until the end of the year.

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Vietnam seeks mRNA tech transfer amid Covid vaccine supply issues
15:06

PM wants disease controls eased in red zones

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Tuesday he wants businesses in Covid-19 red zones to reopen as soon as possible and has ordered provincial governors to give daily consideration to easing disease control restrictions.

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PM wants disease controls eased in red zones
13:49

SE Asian economies languish as virus challenges persist

The Philippine and Malaysian economies continued contracting in the first three months of the year, adding to signs that some of Southeast Asia’s biggest nations are struggling amid a resurgence in coronavirus cases.

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SE Asian economies languish as virus challenges persist
13:45

Growing movement for 'fair share' climate commitments

PARIS: When US President Joe Biden pledged last month to cut his country's carbon emissions in half by 2030, Japan and Canada quickly followed suit. But many green groups and scientists say that this is still not good enough.

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Growing movement for 'fair share' climate commitments
13:45

Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow

TOKYO: Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka admitted she was "not really sure" the coronavirus-hit Tokyo Olympics should go ahead as doubts grew about the Games just weeks before the opening ceremony.

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Japan's Osaka 'not sure' Olympics should happen as doubts grow
12:53

Wanted insurgent killed, 2 arrested

NARATHIWAT: One insurgent was killed and two others arrested during a clash with a ranger patrol in Bacho district on Tuesday morning, police said.

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Wanted insurgent killed, 2 arrested
12:08

Markets tumble in Asia as inflation fears haunt trading floors

Equity markets tumbled in Asian trade Tuesday following steep losses on Wall Street as investors grow increasingly worried about a surge in inflation that could force central banks to wind back their ultra-loose monetary policies earlier than forecast.

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Markets tumble in Asia as inflation fears haunt trading floors
11:41

Philippines records first 2 cases of Indian Covid variant

MANILA: The Philippines has detected its first two cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in India, its health ministry said on Tuesday.

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Philippines records first 2 cases of Indian Covid variant
11:31

More border crossers caught

KANCHANABURI: An army patrol arrested 49 illegal Myanmar migrants and their three guides early on Tuesday morning near a border village in Muang district of this western province.

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More border crossers caught
10:45

China posts slowest population growth in decades: census data

BEIJING: China's population has grown at its slowest pace in decades, reaching 1.41 billion, census results showed on Tuesday.

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China posts slowest population growth in decades: census data
10:28

Patrols stepped up against illegal border crossers

More checkpoints and increased patrols are operating along the borders, particularly in the North and the South, to prevent people entering the country illegally and help halt the spread of Covid-19.

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Patrols stepped up against illegal border crossers
10:17

Govt seeking 'humanitarian' solution for detained Myanmar journalists

Government seeks 'humanitarian' solution after Chiang Mai police said arrested DVB journalists would be deported back to Myanmar, where they would face jail or worse.

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'Lives in danger'