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Five dead after storms lash France's Corsica

SAGONE (FRANCE) - Brutal storms with winds gusting up to 224 kilometres per hour (140 miles per hour) left five people dead on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica early Thursday, including a 13-year-old girl, authorities said.

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Five dead after storms lash France's Corsica
21:13

Europe divided over banning Russian tourists

Ukraine is pressuring the European Union to bar Russian tourists from entering the bloc but has met varying responses, with some EU countries agreeing while others resist.

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Europe divided over banning Russian tourists
20:22

Hong Kong task force tackles SE Asian scams

HONG KONG: Law enforcement authorities in Hong Kong have set up a task force to track down and help trafficked residents ensnared by “boiler room” scams in Southeast Asia that have become a growing scourge.

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Hong Kong task force tackles SE Asian scams
19:44

Renovated Rajinee pier ready to open

The renovation of the Rajinee pier, an important interchange for city transport in Bangkok, will be completed this month and an upgrade to a smart pier will follow within two years, according to the Transport Ministry.

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Renovated Rajinee pier ready to open
18:36

Godec confirmed as new US envoy

Robert F Godec has been officially confirmed as the next US ambassador to Thailand, according to The Congressional Record, the official publication of the US federal legislature.

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Godec confirmed as new US envoy
18:20

Japanese taxman takes heat for pro-booze campaign

TOKYO: A campaign by Japan’s tax agency to prop up alcohol revenue by encouraging young people to drink up has met fierce backlash, with people criticising the taxman for dictating lifestyle choices.

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Japanese taxman takes heat for pro-booze campaign
18:06

Electronics sniffer-dog trained to help in child sex abuse cases

A dog that was trained to sniff out flash drives and other electronic storage devices, and had been used to crack child sex abuse cases overseas, was introduced to Thai police on Thursday.

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Electronics sniffer-dog trained to help in child sex abuse cases
17:18

Man Utd supporters call for 'real investment' from any new owner

The Manchester United Supporters Trust (MUST) said on Thursday any new owner of the Premier League club must be willing to invest heavily to restore its former glory amid speculation of a sale by the Glazer family.

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Man Utd supporters call for 'real investment' from any new owner
16:53

Indian gang-rape victim 'numb' after attackers freed

NEW DELHI: A Muslim woman who was gang-raped as 14 people were murdered during one of post-independence India’s worst religious riots has said she is “numb” after her attackers were released early from prison.

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Indian gang-rape victim 'numb' after attackers freed
16:13

Myanmar ready to import Russian oil

Military-ruled Myanmar plans to import Russian gasoline and fuel oil to ease supply concerns and rising prices, a junta spokesperson said, the latest developing country to do so amid a global energy crisis.

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Myanmar ready to import Russian oil
15:56

BRN claims responsibility for attacks on convenience stores in South

The separatist BRN movement claims responsibility for the wave of attacks on convenience stores in the far South, saying these chain stores are destroying the economies of local communities.

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'Symbols of capitalism'
15:48

Philippine central bank delivers big rate hike

MANILA: The Philippine central bank on Thursday delivered another large interest-rate increase and signalled it has space to raise borrowing costs further to tackle broadening price pressures.

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Philippine central bank delivers big rate hike
15:08

Digital lottery vendors given option to sell below 80 baht

The Government Lottery Office gives vendors of digital tickets the option of discounting the price below the official 80 baht for the Sept 1 draw.

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Cheap tickets
14:45

Joshua Wong ‘to plead guilty’ in Hong Kong security case

HONG KONG: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will plead guilty in the city’s biggest national security case, local media reported, after being detained for more than a year without a trial date under the China-drafted law.

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Joshua Wong ‘to plead guilty’ in Hong Kong security case
14:27

Covid committee to consider endemic status

The government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Friday will consider the new status of Covid-19 as an endemic and communicable disease under surveillance.

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Covid committee to consider endemic status
13:59

China testing live fish for Covid

Even the fish in the sea are getting caught up in China’s attempts to stop the spread of Covid-19.

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China testing live fish for Covid
13:45

Once hated by the left, FBI is now US conservatives' evil demon

WASHINGTON: Agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation are used to criticism, but never in the agency's history have they faced anything like the attacks from conservatives after last week's raid on former president Donald Trump's Florida home.

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Once hated by the left, FBI is now US conservatives' evil demon
12:30

2,143 new Covid inpatients, 29 more deaths

There were 29 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,143 new patients admitted to hospitals on Wednesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Thursday.

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2,143 new Covid inpatients, 29 more deaths
11:39

Actor, National Artist Sombat Metanee dies aged 85

Legendary actor and National Artist Sombat "Ad" Metanee has died in his sleep at his Bangkok home at the age of 85 years.

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Sombat Metanee dies
11:22

Russia-Myanmar ties deepen amid Western sanctions

Recent events and sanctions imposed on Russia and Myanmar appear to have brought the two countries closer together, and this will continue as long as the military junta remains in power, according to analysts.

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Partners in isolation