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Hong Kong's best-known travel agency folds after 50 years

HONG KONG: One of Hong Kong's best-known tour operators has decided to wind up after 50 years of business and amid the worsening Omicron outbreak, with an industry leader expecting the travel sector's woes to continue for the rest of 2022 at least.

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Hong Kong's best-known travel agency folds after 50 years
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Officer who killed doctor faces another charge

Police will press a fresh charge of driving over the speed limit against a junior crowd control officer who killed a doctor on a zebra crossing.

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Officer who killed doctor faces another charge
18:14

More illegal job seekers caught in Kanchanaburi

KANCHANABURI: Another 73 job seekers from Myanmar and a guide were caught for illegal entry in three different districts of Kanchanaburi on Friday.

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More illegal job seekers caught in Kanchanaburi
17:56

Pope: Covid fake news is human rights violation

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis said on Friday that spreading fake news and disinformation on Covid-19 and vaccines, including by Catholic media, is a violation of human rights.

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Pope: Covid fake news is human rights violation
17:43

NACC accuses Yingluck in court of wasting B240m

Anti-graft body files suit against former PM Yingluck Shinawatra and others for alleged corrupt use of B240m budget to publicise infrastructure projects in 2013.

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Indicted again
16:54

Philippines inks $369m missile deal with India

The Philippines has signed a contract with India's BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd for an 18.9 billion-peso (US$369 million) shore-based anti-ship missile system, boosting defence ties between the two nations locked in separate territorial disputes with China.

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Philippines inks $369m missile deal with India
16:34

AirAsia changes name to Capital A as it grows beyond an airline

Malaysia's AirAsia Group Bhd said on Friday it had changed its name to Capital A Bhd to reflect its growing portfolio of businesses beyond the core budget airline.

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AirAsia changes name to Capital A as it grows beyond an airline
16:00

China's zero-Covid border rules going nowhere this year

HONG KONG: China is unlikely to ease pandemic-related border controls any time soon, despite mounting calls from an international community shut out by strict zero-Covid rules for nearly two years.

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China's zero-Covid border rules going nowhere this year
15:47

Two Indonesian boats, crews held for illegal fishing

PHUKET: Two Indonesian fishing boats were caught fishing illegally in Thai territorial waters off Phuket on Thursday, and the 19 crew members arrested, the Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre said.

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Two Indonesian boats, crews held for illegal fishing
15:40

The BBC is dead, long live the BBC

LONDON: For years the BBC and its financing model have belonged to that small category of things that make no sense in theory but work well in practice. Now that model is imperiled, and the BBC will be forced to abandon its traditional role and find its place in the modern media landscape.

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The BBC is dead, long live the BBC
15:34

Philippines to re-open to vaccinated foreign tourists

The Philippines will re-open to fully vaccinated tourists from most countries on Feb 10 and lift quarantine requirements, officials said Friday, nearly two years after closing its borders to contain the coronavirus.

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Philippines to re-open to vaccinated foreign tourists
15:17

Finance Ministry keeps 2022 GDP outlook despite Omicron

The Finance Ministry on Friday maintained its 2022 economic growth forecast at 4.0%, driven by a recovery in domestic spending and tourism, with Covid-19 outbreaks driven by the Omicron variant yet to have a significant impact.

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Finance Ministry keeps 2022 GDP outlook despite Omicron
15:02

Inquiry into 'coyote' dancing, music show in Khao Yai park

The Khao Yai National Park chief will be moved to allow for a fact-finding inquiry after video showing scantily dressed "coyote" girls dancing to music inside the park went viral online.

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Inquiry into 'coyote' dancing, music show in Khao Yai park
14:45

Hong Kong outbreak exposes flaws in 21-day quarantine policy

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's U-turn on its mandatory three-week quarantine for arrivals follows growing scrutiny of the strict policy after a coronavirus outbreak was traced to a woman infected during her hotel stay.

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Hong Kong outbreak exposes flaws in 21-day quarantine policy
14:33

8,450 new Covid cases, 28 more deaths

The daily coronavirus-related death toll is slowly rising again as is the number of new cases, with new clusters at schools in 11 provinces.

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+8,450 Covid cases
14:02

China, Russia to team up to explore moon

China and Russia will sign an agreement to build a research station on the moon, officials at the Chinese space agency said.

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China, Russia to team up to explore moon
14:00

Studio Ghibli sets Nov opening date

TOKYO: A theme park based on the films of top anime studio Studio Ghibli, renowned for titles including the Oscar-winning Spirited Away, will open in central Japan on Nov 1.

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Studio Ghibli sets Nov opening date
13:00

Malaysia floods caused nearly $1.5 bln in losses

KUALA LUMPUR: Floods that had devastated much of Malaysia in recent weeks have caused an estimated 6.1 billion ringgit (US$1.46 billion) in overall losses, a government report said on Friday.

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Malaysia floods caused nearly $1.5 bln in losses
12:45

Border patrol seizes meth, ketamine after clash with smugglers

CHIANG MAI: A border patrol seized more than 4 million methamphetamine pills, 26 kilogrammes of ketamine and an improvised grenade abandoned by smugglers as they fled following a brief clash in Mae Ai district on Thursday.

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Border patrol seizes meth, ketamine after clash with smugglers
11:34

Navy sailor who said he had bomb at airport will be disciplined

A navy officer seen on video falsely intimating he had a bomb in his bag ahead of boarding a flight at Hat Yai airport will be investigated and disciplined, the Royal Thai Navy spokesman said on Friday.

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Navy sailor who said he had bomb at airport will be disciplined