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18:06

Two oil majors to exit Myanmar

TotalEnergies and Chevron say they will pull out of a major gas project in Myanmar, citing the worsening humanitarian situation, while Thai partner PTTEP weighs its options.

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Time to leave
17:38

Absolved accused thief wins countersuit in court

NAKHON PHANOM: Pisit Suwannaphim had been waiting for this day for almost five years.

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Absolved accused thief wins countersuit in court
17:28

December exports top forecast, 2022 exports seen up 3-4%

Thailand's exports rose more than expected in December from a year earlier, with full-2021 growth coming at 17.1%, the highest in 11 years, helped by stronger global demand and a weak baht, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit said on Friday.

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December exports top forecast, 2022 exports seen up 3-4%
17:00

Samsung pulls Singapore drag queen ad after backlash

SINGAPORE: South Korean tech giant Samsung has pulled an online advert in Singapore that featured a hijab-wearing Muslim woman hugging her drag queen son after it sparked a backlash from socially conservative corners.

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Samsung pulls Singapore drag queen ad after backlash
16:46

Hua Hin, Cha-am to be 'Wellness Sandbox'

The Tourism Authority's proposal to promote Hua Hin and Cha-am as Thailand's "Wellness Sandbox", targeting health-conscious tourists, has received backing from the government's Centre for Economic Situation Administration.

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Hua Hin, Cha-am to be 'Wellness Sandbox'
16:37

Traffic cop fined for riding bike with obscured licence plate

A traffic policeman in Bangkok was found to have broken the traffic law himself and fined 500 baht for riding a motorcycle with the licence plate covered over by a road safety sticker.

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Traffic cop fined for riding bike with obscured licence plate
15:56

Houses collapse into canal

Twenty-five homes tumbled into a canal as the bank subsided in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan province, on Thursday night. There were no injuries.

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Houses collapse into canal
15:52

French energy giant withdraws from Myanmar

PARIS: French energy group TotalEnergies has decided to withdraw from Myanmar because of the civil unrest there, it said on Friday, becoming the latest western company to pull out of the country since last year's coup.

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French energy giant withdraws from Myanmar
14:39

Four killed, 7 hurt when pickup rear-ends truck

KANCHANABURI: Four Myanmar nationals were killed and seven others hurt when a pickup truck they were travelling in rear-ended a 10-wheel truck in Sai Yok district on Thursday night.

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Four killed, 7 hurt when pickup rear-ends truck
13:37

Nippon Steel to buy Thai steelmakers in deal worth up to $763m

TOKYO: Japan's biggest steelmaker Nippon Steel Corp will buy two electric arc furnace steelmakers in Thailand in a deal worth up to $763 million, it said on Friday, as it seeks to cut its reliance on blast furnaces that use coking coal and emit carbon dioxide.

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13:35

8,640 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths

Coronavirus-related daily deaths are down, but infections are up with Bangkok still registering by far the largest number.

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+8,640 Covid cases
13:24

Omicron-only by month's end

The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly and is likely to be cause of almost all local Covid-19 infections by the end of this month, a senior health official says.

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Omicron dominant
13:11

Myanmar junta backs Telenor unit sale after buyer M1 pairs with local firm

BANGKOK: Lebanon's M1 Group will partner with a Myanmar firm to take over Norwegian telco Telenor's business in the Southeast Asian country after its military junta sought a local buyer, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Myanmar junta backs Telenor unit sale after buyer M1 pairs with local firm
12:36

Rising gasoline costs, inflation unsettle Asia

Surging gasoline prices are posing a tricky new problem for governments as they seek to nurse virus-hit economies back to health.

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Rising gasoline costs, inflation unsettle Asia
12:23

Thamanat tipped to move to Thai Economic Party

Thamanat Prompow left people guessing after being booted out of Palang Pracharat, but a close aide says he and his expelled faction will move to the Thai Economic Party.

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New home
11:57

Families flee as 25 houses tumble into canal

Families flee their homes as 25 houses collapse into a canal in Samut Prakan on Thursday night.

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Community shattered
11:24

Tickets sales for Malaysia-Singapore travel resume

Tickets for flights and bus journeys between Singapore and Malaysia resumed sales on Friday, as the city-state reported a lower number of new daily Covid-19 cases but a rising infection growth rate.

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Tickets sales for Malaysia-Singapore travel resume
10:33

17 killed, 59 injured by mine-truck explosion in Ghana

ACCRA: At least 17 people were killed and 59 injured Thursday in a devastating explosion in a western Ghana town after a truck carrying explosives intended for a mine collided with a motorcycle, the government said.

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17 killed, 59 injured by mine-truck explosion in Ghana
10:00

State vows to maintain price controls

The government has pledged to cap the prices of diesel and cooking gas for as long as possible to stabilise the costs of consumer goods.

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State vows to maintain price controls
09:45

In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads

HOUSTON: A giant 18-wheel transport truck is barreling down a multi-lane Texas highway, and there is no one behind the wheel.

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In Texas, driverless trucks are set to take over roads