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Belgian court jails trafficker over migrant lorry deaths

BRUGES, Belgium: A Belgian court sentenced a Vietnamese man to 15 years in prison on Wednesday after convicting him of being the ringleader in the trafficking of 39 migrants found dead in a lorry.

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Belgian court jails trafficker over migrant lorry deaths
18:36

Phuket vows tough action on unmasked tourists

PHUKET: Local authorities have vowed to take decisive legal action against tourists who fail to wear face masks in public, saying failure to comply with the disease control requirement is rampant in the island province.

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Phuket vows tough action on unmasked tourists
18:00

Qatar World Cup ticket sales launched at reduced prices

DOHA: Qatar World Cup ticket sales were launched at reduced prices on Wednesday with residents and migrant workers able to attend games for just US$11 (360 baht) as concerns persist over Covid-19.

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Qatar World Cup ticket sales launched at reduced prices
17:58

Immigration collars 3 foreign fugitives

Three foreign fugitives, two from the Philippines and a Hungarian man, have been apprehended by the authorities in Bangkok, according to the Immigration Bureau.

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Immigration collars 3 foreign fugitives
17:53

Cambodia opposition leader calls for treason charges to be dropped at trial

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha called Wednesday for treason charges against him to be dropped as his trial resumed after two years of delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Cambodia opposition leader calls for treason charges to be dropped at trial
17:45

Russian troops leave Kazakhstan as state of emergency ends

ALMATY (KAZAKHSTAN): A Russia-led military contingent completed its withdrawal from Kazakhstan as the country lifted a state of emergency Wednesday after unprecedented unrest in the Central Asian state.

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Russian troops leave Kazakhstan as state of emergency ends
17:42

Thailand's population: 66,171,439

The official population of Thailand as of Dec 31, 2021 was 66,171,439, according to an announcement of the central domicile registration office published in the Royal Gazette on Wednesday.

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Thailand's population: 66,171,439
17:33

Thanathorn denies copying other artists' drawings

Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit on Wednesday denied his auctioned drawings were copies of foreign artists' work, saying he was inspired by their works.

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Thanathorn denies copying other artists' drawings
17:30

Myanmar football teams withdraw from tournaments again

Two Myanmar football teams have pulled out of Asian tournaments for the second year running, officials said Wednesday, as the country faces ongoing turmoil after last year's coup.

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Myanmar football teams withdraw from tournaments again
17:15

Regional summit focuses on rare diseases

Policymakers need to start addressing the problem of rare diseases more seriously to help people suffering from them, says a locally based representative of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies.

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Regional summit focuses on rare diseases
17:03

Man arrested over B22m Bitcoin investment fraud

A 28-year-old man accused of persuading people to invest in cryptocurrency online and later fleeing with 22 million baht has been arrested in Kanchanaburi on a charge of public fraud.

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Man arrested over B22m Bitcoin investment fraud
16:51

Former Palang Pracharath leaders launch new party

A new party officially launched by former key members of Palang Pracharath, who make it clear they will not back Gen Prayut for another term as prime minister.

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New party, no Prayut
16:32

Opposition to grill govt in general debate

Opposition parties have agreed to file a motion seeking a general debate in the House of Representatives to grill the government on a range of issues, with emphasis on its handling of economic problems and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Opposition to grill govt in general debate
16:08

Indonesian militant jailed for 15 years over 2002 Bali bombings

An Indonesian court sentenced an Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militant to 15 years in prison on Wednesday for his role in the 2002 bombings that killed more than 200 people on the resort island of Bali.

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Indonesian militant jailed for 15 years over 2002 Bali bombings
15:47

Why Asean won’t boot out the generals in Myanmar

As the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations grapples with its biggest rift in years over how to treat Myanmar’s military regime, one thing is clear: Nobody actually wants the bloc to expel the generals.

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Why Asean won’t boot out the generals in Myanmar
15:45

Fury over Hong Kong's mass cull of hamsters and small pets

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's government faced outrage Wednesday over its decision to cull thousands of small animals after hamsters in a pet store tested positive for Covid-19.

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Fury over Hong Kong's mass cull of hamsters and small pets
15:01

Thais to compete in Winter Olympics under national flag

Four Thai athletes will be able to compete in the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February and fly the national flag, despite the ban imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

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Thais to compete in Winter Olympics under national flag
13:45

WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France, Germany post record cases

GENEVA: The World Health Organization has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic is far from over, as France, Germany and Brazil posted new records of infections in the past 24 hours.

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WHO says pandemic 'nowhere near over' as France, Germany post record cases
13:40

7,122 new Covid cases, 12 more deaths

The local infection rate has been higher this year, in line with the global trend, but daily coronavirus-related deaths remain low, a senior health official says.

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+7,122 Covid cases
12:50

Rights lawyer detained in China for 'inciting state subversion'

BEIJING: A human rights lawyer has been detained in China on suspicion of "inciting state subversion", according to an official notice obtained by his wife weeks after he spoke out for a hospitalised teacher.

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Rights lawyer detained in China  for 'inciting state subversion'