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Thai 'injured' during Israel-Palestine conflict

The violence in Israel has affected Thais living there, with one injured in the conflict, Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanee Sangrat said on Wednesday.

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Thai 'injured' during Israel-Palestine conflict
19:53

Malaysia raises alert over spiking Covid-19 cases

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Health Ministry on Wednesday cautioned that the country has yet to see the worst of a current surge in coronavirus cases, as it reported its highest daily death count to date.

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Malaysia raises alert over spiking Covid-19 cases
19:32

Philippines flags 'incursions' by nearly 300 Chinese militia boats

MANILA: The Philippines on Wednesday reported what it said were incursions into its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) by 287 maritime militia vessels from China, in a further sign of cracks reappearing in a relationship after a period of rapprochement.

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Philippines flags 'incursions' by nearly 300 Chinese militia boats
19:04

MPs must prove they're Covid-free before entering chamber: Chuan

Members of parliament who have yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19 -- or refuse to -- will be required to show Covid-19 test results to prove they are free of the infection when the new parliament session begins, or else they may be denied entry into the chamber.

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MPs must prove they're Covid-free before entering chamber: Chuan
18:45

Russia mourns victims of Kazan school shooting

KAZAN, Russia: Mourners gathered Wednesday for the funerals of students and staff killed by a teenage gunman at a Russian school, a tragedy that spurred calls for tighter controls on guns and the internet.

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Russia mourns victims of Kazan school shooting
18:26

Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble to launch as scheduled

Hong Kong will launch its quarantine-free travel bubble with Singapore as scheduled on May 26 despite sporadic local coronavirus infections.

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Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble to launch as scheduled
18:08

Hong Kong legislature approves China loyalty laws

Hong Kong's opposition-devoid legislature approved new powers on Wednesday allowing the government to sack public office holders and bar election candidates from standing if they are deemed "disloyal" to local authorities or China.

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Hong Kong legislature approves China loyalty laws
17:45

World could have prevented Covid catastrophe: expert panel

GENEVA: The catastrophic scale of the Covid-19 pandemic could have been prevented, an independent global panel concluded Wednesday, but a "toxic cocktail" of dithering and poor coordination meant the warning signs went unheeded.

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World could have prevented Covid catastrophe: expert panel
17:25

Thousands of inmates at two prisons have Covid-19

A total of 2,835 inmates at two main prisons in Bangkok - the Bangkok Remand Prison and Central Women's Correctional Institution - have been found to be infected with Covid-19, Corrections Department director-general Aryut Sinthoppan said on Wednesday.

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Thousands of inmates at two prisons have Covid-19
16:53

Myanmar beauty queen takes up arms against junta

A former Myanmar beauty queen has joined ethnic rebels to take up arms against the country's military junta, posting photos of herself with an assault rifle.

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Myanmar beauty queen takes up arms against junta
16:40

137 Covid cases linked to African gem trader

The government reported a Covid-19 cluster of 137 cases was traced back to an African gem trader who travelled between Chanthaburi and Bang Rak district of Bangkok and often attended religious ceremonies.

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137 Covid cases linked to African gem trader
15:59

Thai volleyball team infected, to miss tournament in Italy

Hard-training Thai volleyball team forced to withdraw from an international tournament in Italy later this month after players and staff test positive for Covid-19.

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Virus hits spikers
15:45

City of centenarians points the way for China's ageing future

RUGAO, China: Gu Bin leans over a desk as he carefully adds strokes to the Chinese character for "fortune", before signing off in a flourish with his age -- 104.

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City of centenarians points the way for China's ageing future
15:29

China Sinovac shot seen highly effective in real world study

Sinovac Biotech Ltd’s vaccine is wiping out Covid-19 among health workers in Indonesia, an encouraging sign for the dozens of developing countries reliant on the controversial Chinese shot, which performed far worse than western vaccines in clinical trials.

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China Sinovac shot seen highly effective in real world study
15:13

Thai Airways creditors delay vote on debt restructuring plan

Vote by creditors on Thai Airways' debt restructuring plan delayed by a week, says carrier’s legal adviser.

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Vote delayed
14:33

More than 40% of Hong Kong expats in AmCham survey may leave

HONG KONG: More than 40% of members surveyed by the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong said they might leave the city, highlighting the business community’s concerns over a China-imposed national security law and the local government’s handling of Covid-19 outbreaks.

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More than 40% of Hong Kong expats in AmCham survey may leave
14:07

New daily high, 34 Covid deaths

If you have been in close contact with an infected person for more than five minutes go for a test right away, health authorities warn - as the daily total of coronavirus-related deaths hits a new high.

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+34 Covid deaths
13:45

India coronavirus death toll passes 250,000, variant spreads

NEW DELHI: India's coronavirus death toll passed 250,000 on Wednesday as the World Health Organization said the variant fuelling the surge had been found in dozens of countries across the globe.

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India coronavirus death toll passes 250,000, variant spreads
13:06

45 Myanmar job seekers arrested, others flee

KANCHANABURI: Forty-five Myanmar nationals were arrested early on Wednesday after three pickups carrying them were intercepted in Thong Pha Phum district, and two crashed while trying to escape.

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45 Myanmar job seekers arrested, others flee
13:01

Virus strain behind deadly India outbreak detected in 44 Nations

NEW YORK: The more infectious coronavirus driving a catastrophic Covid-19 epidemic in India was detected in 44 countries, according to the World Health Organization, which urged more studies to understand its severity and propensity to cause reinfections.

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Virus strain behind deadly India outbreak detected in 44 Nations