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Manila prison holds mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies

MANILA: The unclaimed bodies of 70 inmates at the Philippines’ largest and most congested prison were buried on Friday, several weeks after justice authorities discovered decomposing bodies.

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Manila prison holds mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies
21:34

Hot US job market a challenge for Fed

WASHINGTON: US employers added more jobs than forecast in November and wages surged by the most in nearly a year, pointing to enduring inflationary pressures that boost chances of higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve.

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Hot US job market a challenge for Fed
21:19

Central bankers fear more volatile inflation

The global economy may be headed for a new era of volatile inflation, making it even more crucial to anchor expectations about where prices are headed, top central bank governors meeting in Bangkok warned on Friday.

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Central bankers fear more volatile inflation
20:19

Malaysian PM Anwar will also hold finance post

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has appointed himself as finance minister, betting he’s the best person to sustain the country’s fragile post-pandemic recovery as the economy heads for a slowdown next year.

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Malaysian PM Anwar will also hold finance post
19:00

BMA pleads with BTS to defer fare hike

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is pleading with the Skytrain operator to put on hold a plan to raise fares by at least one baht from the first day of the New Year.

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BMA pleads with BTS to defer fare hike
17:38

Crypto exchange Zipmex set for $100m buyout

The embattled cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex Asia is poised to be acquired by a venture capital fund for about US$100 million in digital coins and cash, one of the first rescues in Asia since a wave of defaults ripped through the sector.

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Crypto exchange Zipmex set for $100m buyout
17:33

Ex-cop, 2 women face questioning about triad assets

Police summon a former police officer and two women for questioning about hidden assets of alleged Chinese triad leader “Tuhao", who is accused of involvement in the drug trade.

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Triad cash mystery
17:24

Tourist arrivals through Nov 30 reach 9.4 million

Thailand recorded about 9.4 million foreign tourist arrivals from January to November and should see at least 10 million for the full year, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) said on Friday.

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Tourist arrivals through Nov 30 reach 9.4 million
17:11

Highway reopened after truck fire blocked Thap Lan tunnel

Highway 304 in Prachin Buri was reported to have reopened to traffic on Friday afternoon after being blocked on Thursday night by a burning container truck in the north-bound lane of Khao Yai-Thap Lan tunnel.

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Highway reopened after truck fire blocked Thap Lan tunnel
16:55

Jet fuel demand drives surge in Thai fuel consumption

Thai fuel consumption rose by 15.4% year-on-year in the first 10 months of 2022 as the pandemic eased, driven by an upsurge in jet fuel demand, according to the Department of Energy Business.

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Jet fuel demand drives surge in Thai fuel consumption
16:36

Homeless boy sent to juvenile centre after found smoking ganja

PATTAYA: A 10-year-old runaway has been sent to a detention centre in Rayong province after he and another boy were photographed smoking marijuana from a hookah at a pier in south Pattaya last week.

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Homeless boy sent to juvenile centre after found smoking ganja
16:17

Finance minister defends tax on share sales

The reimposition of a financial transaction tax on share sales in the local stock market will create fairness in tax collection and reduce inequality, and should not have a big impact on the market, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Friday.

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Finance minister defends tax on share sales
15:39

Kanye West kicked off Twitter for swastika post

LOS ANGELES: Elon Musk kicked Kanye West off Twitter on Friday “for incitement to violence”, after the rapper posted a picture that appeared to show a swastika interlaced with a Star of David.

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Kanye West kicked off Twitter for swastika post
14:55

China further relaxes Covid rules after protests

BEIJING: Cities across China further unwound Covid restrictions on Friday, loosening testing and quarantine rules in the wake of nationwide protests calling for an end to lockdowns and greater political freedoms.

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China further relaxes Covid rules after protests
14:00

New farming model to launch on Dec 5

The government will launch its Khok Nong Na model for community development in Ubon Ratchathani on World Soil Day next week, promoting sustainable development of rural areas.

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New farming model to launch on Dec 5
12:03

Chinese-made EVs shine at Thailand motor show

The Thailand International Motor Expo, which kicked off on Thursday, has drawn a number of Chinese automakers showcasing their latest electric vehicle (EV) models.

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Chinese-made EVs shine at Thailand motor show
11:45

Japan coach: I hope we have made Asian football proud

DOHA: Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu said that his side's 2-1 win over Spain was a moment that would make Asian football proud.

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Japan coach: I hope we have made Asian football proud
11:16

Producer of lethal weight loss pill arrested

Police have arrested the co-producer of a weight loss pill which caused the death of three people, after he breached bail conditions set by the court.

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Producer of lethal weight loss pill arrested
10:45

Hair transplant fad turns deadly in India

NEW DELHI: All that balding Indian television executive Athar Rasheed wanted was to look handsome and get married. But the 30-year-old's seemingly harmless hair transplant went fatally wrong.

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Hair transplant fad turns deadly in India
09:00

Powell Signals Fed Ready to Slow Rate Rises This Month

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell provided a clear signal that the central bank is on track to raise interest rates by a half percentage point at its next meeting, stepping down from an unprecedented series of four 0.75-point rate rises aimed at combating high inflation.

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Powell Signals Fed Ready to Slow Rate Rises This Month