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US job growth slows unexpectedly

WASHINGTON: US job growth unexpectedly softened in April from the prior month, suggesting that difficulty attracting workers is slowing momentum in the labour market.

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US job growth slows unexpectedly
20:33

Bangkok extends closure order to May 17

As Bangkok remains a Covid hotbed, City Hall has ordered several types of businesses and public places to stay closed for another week.

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Closure extended
18:54

Tobacco giant to phase out cigarettes in Japan in 10 years

TOKYO: The tobacco giant Philip Morris plans to phase out conventional cigarettes in Japan within 10 years, the company’s new chief executive said on Friday.

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Tobacco giant to phase out cigarettes in Japan in 10 years
18:23

Olympic worries mount in Tokyo

TOKYO: An online petition calling for the cancellation of the Tokyo Olympics had received over 200,000 signatures on Friday, just two days after its launch, as public fears over the coronavirus pandemic in Japan grow.

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Olympic worries mount in Tokyo
17:39

Pawnshops will even take ladders during the Covid epidemic

SONGKHLA: You can find almost anything at a pawn shop — from gold necklaces to a ladder — when the coronavirus hits people's purses.

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Pawnshops will even take ladders during the Covid epidemic
16:58

Woman accused of B500m lottery investment fraud

TRAT: A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 30-year-old woman accused of swindling people in Trat out of at least 500 million baht through a lottery investment scheme.

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Woman accused of B500m lottery investment fraud
16:08

UK snail mail to issue superstar McCartney stamps

Britain's Royal Mail on Thursday said it collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney on a set of stamps depicting the music legend and his work. - Reuters

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UK snail mail to issue superstar McCartney stamps
15:48

Patty takes 3-shot lead in Chon Buri

CHON BURI: Rising Thai star Patty Tavatanakit shot her second straight 8-under-par round to open a three-stroke lead on Friday over compatriot Atthaya Thitikul at the Honda LPGA Thailand tournament.

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Patty takes 3-shot lead in Chon Buri
15:21

Bangkok needs more beds for severe Covid patients

With coronavirus infections rising daily in Bangkok, extra hospital beds will be needed for severely ill patients over the next couple of weeks, the government's Covid-19 spokesman says.

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More beds
14:23

South Korea to tax crypto profits 20%, mining cost deductible

SEOUL: Cryptocurrency investors will be imposed a 20% capital gains tax starting next year in South Korea but they are entitled to a tax deduction on expenses incurred during mining processes such as electricity bills.

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South Korea to tax crypto profits  20%, mining cost deductible
14:08

BoT governor: Economic recovery slow, financial position strong

Economic recovery will be slow and uneven but fiscal and financial positions are strong, Bank of Thailand governor Sethaput Suthiwartnarueput said, as the tourism-reliant country deals with a third wave of coronavirus infections.

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BoT governor: Economic recovery slow, financial position strong
13:54

Two more Covid deaths in Ayutthaya

AYUTTHAYA: Two more Covid-19 deaths and 13 new infections have been reported in this central province, raising the number of fatalities to four and total cases to 467.

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Two more Covid deaths in Ayutthaya
13:00

Blue Origin sets date for first space mission

SEATTLE: Blue Origin, billionaire Jeff Bezos' rocket company, is targeting July 20 for its first suborbital sightseeing trip on its New Shepard spacecraft, a landmark moment in a competition to usher in a new era of private commercial space travel.

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Blue Origin sets date for first space mission
12:29

Covid tests, inoculations accelerated in Bangkok communities

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is speeding up mass testing and vaccination in Covid-hit communities, admitting the disease is expanding rapidly in the capital.

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Covid tests, inoculations accelerated in Bangkok communities
11:50

No Chao Phraya express boats weekends, holidays

Chao Phraya express ferry services have been temporarily suspended on weekends and public holidays, with the operator citing a 90% drop in passengers.

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No Chao Phraya express boats weekends, holidays
11:45

China's exports top forecasts, imports growth best in 10 years

BEIJING: Chinese exports grew at a forecast-busting rate last month, data showed Friday, while imports surged at their strongest rate in a decade as the global economy bounced back from the pandemic crisis and domestic consumption continued to recover at a healthy pace.

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China's exports top forecasts, imports growth best in 10 years
10:50

Nishino keen on improving national team's fitness level

The Thai national team continued training for next month's World Cup qualifiers despite a heavy downpour on Thursday.

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Nishino keen on improving  national team's fitness level
09:56

27 Covid deaths, 2,044 new cases

The Covid-related death toll climbs to 363 with 2,044 new cases, two-thirds of them in Greater Bangkok.

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09:45

US braces for billions of cicadas to emerge after 17 years underground

WASHINGTON: Some are waiting for their arrival with trepidation, others are curious what they might taste like: Americans are swapping tips on how best to weather the storm when billions of cicadas soon emerge after 17 years underground.

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US braces for billions of cicadas to emerge after 17 years underground
09:12

Talks held with UN to help fleeing Karen

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has held talks with authorities in Mae Hong Son to find ways to help more than 2,000 Karen refugees who crossed the Salaween River into Thailand to flee fighting between the KNU (Karen National Union) and Myanmar military.

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Talks held with UN to help fleeing Karen