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Narcotics Control Board approves delisting of cannabis

The Narcotics Control Board meeting has endorsed the Public Health Ministry's latest draft list of narcotic substances, in which all components of cannabis no longer appear as a Category 5 narcotic substance.

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Narcotics Control Board approves delisting of cannabis
19:01

Thailand to regulate use of digital assets as payments

Thailand plans to ban digital asset operators from facilitating use of crypto as a means of payment for goods and services, to limit risks.

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Regulating digital assets
18:45

Buddhism office puts brakes on monkhood of cop killing doctor

The monkhood status of a policeman whose motorcycle hit and killed a doctor was thrown into uncertainty after the National Office of Buddhism opposed their ordination.

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Buddhism office puts brakes on monkhood of cop killing doctor
18:10

Escaped call scam accomplice seeks ministry's protection

An 18-year-old has sought protection from the Justice Ministry, telling a harrowing story after escaping from a call scam gang he was tricked into working for in Cambodia.

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Forced labour
17:56

China's high-tech warplanes pose 'big new threat' to Taiwan

China's deployment of J-16D jets into Taiwan's air defence zone this week marked the first sighting of the new high-tech warplanes, Taipei confirmed Tuesday, their electronic-jamming equipment posing a fresh threat to the island.

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China's high-tech warplanes pose 'big new threat' to Taiwan
17:45

Russia says US troop alert 'escalating tensions'

MOSCOW: Moscow on Tuesday accused the United States of ratcheting up tensions over Ukraine after Washington put several thousand troops on alert for possible deployment to boost NATO.

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Russia says US troop alert 'escalating tensions'
16:55

Another large marijuana bust in Nakhon Phanom

NAKHON PHANOM: Two drug couriers were arrested and 220 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana seized from their car in Tha Uthen district late on Monday night.

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Another large marijuana bust in Nakhon Phanom
16:54

First rule of ‘Fight Club’: in China, the police always win

David Fincher’s 1999 “Fight Club” is at the centre of a social media firestorm in China after a new version of it replaced the original ending with a terse message saying all criminals were apprehended and the authorities triumphed.

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First rule of ‘Fight Club’: in China, the police always win
16:45

North Korea fires 2 suspected cruise missiles, Seoul says

SEOUL: North Korea fired two suspected cruise missiles Tuesday, Seoul said, its fifth weapons test this year as Pyongyang flexes its military muscles while ignoring US offers of talks.

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North Korea fires 2 suspected cruise missiles, Seoul says
16:45

VW and Bosch join forces to rev up automated driving

FRANKFURT: Car giant Volkswagen and parts supplier Bosch have embarked on an "extensive partnership" to bring automated driving to the mass market by next year, the German companies said on Tuesday.

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VW and Bosch join forces to rev up automated driving
16:02

Cambodia PM says Myanmar junta welcome at Asean if progress made

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday said he had invited Myanmar's junta chief to a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), on the condition that progress is made on a peace plan he agreed to last year.

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Cambodia PM says Myanmar junta welcome at Asean if progress made
15:41

Passenger capacity for Cathay Pacific forecast to remain at just 2% of pre-pandemic levels

HONG KONG: Beleaguered Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific's passenger capacity is forecast to remain at just 2% of pre-pandemic levels, hampered by the city's strict Covid-19 travel curbs, while rivals such as Singapore Airlines recover to almost 50%.

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Passenger capacity for Cathay Pacific forecast to remain at just 2% of pre-pandemic levels
15:17

Thailand's corruption standing slides

Thailand fell six places to 110th in the latest corruption survey by Transparency International, which saw three countries share the top spot of least corrupt.

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Thai slide
15:11

Asia markets dive as volatility sweeps globe ahead of Fed meeting

Asian markets plunged Tuesday following a highly volatile day on Wall Street fuelled by fears about the Federal Reserve's plans to hike interest rates, with attention lasered on its upcoming two-day policy meeting.

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Asia markets dive as volatility sweeps globe ahead of Fed meeting
14:28

Prawit: PPRP stands firm on decision to expel 21 MPs

The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) will not reverse its decision to expel 21 MPs, including former secretary-general Thamanat Prompow, Deputy Prime Minister and PPRP leader Prawit Wongsuwon said on Tuesday.

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Prawit: PPRP stands firm on decision to expel 21 MPs
14:13

Hospital dean predicts end to pandemic

The end of the Covid-19 pandemic could be near, as evidenced by the rapid-spreading but less-severe Omicron variant, according to the dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital.

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Outlook optimistic
14:06

Singapore to return airspace near Changi to Indonesia

Indonesia and Singapore have settled a dispute over airspace and signed an extradition deal after years of disagreement.

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13:45

Covid outbreak on ship threatens Tonga aid efforts

NUKU'ALOFA, Tonga: A Covid-19 outbreak on an Australian warship threatened to disrupt Tonga eruption aid efforts Tuesday, as survivors of the deadly volcanic blast described how they fled with only the clothes on their backs.

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Covid outbreak on ship threatens Tonga aid efforts
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'Nightmare': Workers, students decry Japan virus entry ban

TOKYO: Yanita Antoko has been waiting for over a year in Indonesia to join her husband in Japan. She has her papers and has closed her business selling homemade spice mixes, but remains shut out.

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'Nightmare': Workers, students decry Japan virus entry ban
13:18

Man arrested for gold shop robbery in Phetchabun

PHETCHABUN: A 40-year-old man was arrested in a paddy field in Phetchabun's Lom Klao district on Tuesday with gold necklaces a robber stole from a shop at a Big C store in nearby Lom Sak district on Monday.

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Man arrested for gold shop robbery in Phetchabun