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Vietnam needs $8bn-$14bn power investment a year through 2030

HANOI: Vietnam will need investment of between US$8 billion and $14 billion a year through to 2030 to develop new power plants and expand its grid, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Dang Hoang An said on Wednesday.

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Vietnam needs $8bn-$14bn power investment a year through 2030
14:46

Central bank hikes rate for first time since 2018 to tame hot inflation

The central bank raises the benchmark policy rate for the first time in more than three years, belatedly joining a global tightening spree to tame inflation.

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Rate raised
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Pakistan zoo cancels lion auction, plans expansion instead

LAHORE, Pakistan: A Pakistan zoo has called off plans to auction 12 lions from its ever-growing pride to private buyers, saying it would instead create new enclosures for the big cats.

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Pakistan zoo cancels lion auction, plans expansion instead
14:33

Twin says mistakenly blamed for brother's crime

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A 32-year-old man has complained that he lost his job and faced condemnation for a crime committed by his twin brother, whose name is very similar.

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Twin says mistakenly blamed for brother's crime
14:11

Karaoke shop owner charged, underage girls found in shop

NAKHON SAWAN: The owner of a karaoke shop in Lat Yao district was arrested when local officials raided the premises in the early hours of Wednesday and found 14 scantily glad teenage girls serving drinks, two of them under 18-years-old.

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Karaoke shop owner charged, underage girls found in shop
13:54

Books, bleak future and a fight

Independent bookstores are disappearing from the streets but this one near Democracy Monument, which started by selling CDs, is trying to hold on to its business.

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Books, bleak future..
13:34

Sri Lanka's ousted president believed heading to Thailand

As protests continue in Sri Lanka, the island nation's ousted president is expected to arrive in Bangkok from Singapore on Thursday, seeking temporary shelter in Southeast Asia, Reuters reports.

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Refuge in Thailand?
13:16

Cathay Pacific narrows loss, outlook clouded by crew Covid rules

Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said strict air crew quarantine rules were crimping its ability to take advantage of rising travel demand, even as it narrowed its first-half loss to HK$5 billion (22.5 billion baht).

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Cathay Pacific narrows loss, outlook clouded by crew Covid rules
13:09

Driver caught after wild 100km chase

A delivery truck driver who sped through a checkpoint on Tuesday night sparked a 100-kilometre police pursuit, and was then found to have only a single methamphetamine pill in his possession.

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Driver caught after wild 100km chase
12:46

Banks asked to freeze rates - finance minister

Commercial banks should not rush to raise their interest rates even though the Bank of Thailand (BOT) will tighten monetary policy, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Wednesday.

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Banks asked to freeze rates - finance minister
12:19

Heavy rain forecast for North and East

Residents of 26 provinces in the North, Northeast and East have been advised to brace for heavy rain and possible flash floods from Thursday to Saturday, caused by Tropical Storm Mulan.

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Heavy rain forecast for North and East
12:15

2,335 new Covid cases, 32 more deaths

There were 32 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,335 new patients admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Wednesday.

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2,335 new Covid cases, 32 more deaths
11:46

Space invaders: How video gamers are resisting a crypto onslaught

PARIS: When video game designer Mark Venturelli was asked to speak at Brazil's biggest gaming festival, he submitted a generic-sounding title for his presentation -- "The Future of Game Design" -- but that was not the talk he gave.

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Space invaders: How video gamers are resisting a crypto onslaught
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Elon Musk sells $6.9bn of Tesla to avoid Twitter fire sale

Elon Musk sold US$6.9 billion of his shares in Tesla Inc, the billionaire’s biggest sale on record, saying he needed cash in case he is forced to go ahead with his aborted deal to buy Twitter Inc.

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Elon Musk sells $6.9bn of Tesla to avoid Twitter fire sale
10:45

Misery and disease conquer Afghanistan a year into Taliban rule

MUSA QALA, Afghanistan: The heaving wards of a ramshackle clinic in southern Afghanistan are just one sign of the catastrophic humanitarian crisis that has gripped the war-ravaged country since the Taliban returned to power a year ago.

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Misery and disease conquer Afghanistan a year into Taliban rule
10:31

Lost tourists found in Koh Phangan forest

SURAT THANI: Two foreign tourists who reported by phone they had lost their way while walking in a forest on Koh Phangan were found and brought to safety by a search party on Tuesday night.

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Lost tourists found in Koh Phangan forest
10:04

Exploring the dark corners

The artist Faan.Peeti finds redemption is in confronting past pain.

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Exploring the dark corners
09:33

Mice market sees promising second half

The Mice (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) segment has started to see busy schedules from international events in the second half as full reopening creates momentum for a gradual recovery.

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Mice market sees promising second half
09:30

How YouTube Keeps Broadcasting Inside Russia's Digital Iron Curtain

Months into its war against Ukraine, Moscow continues to let its own citizens access YouTube, leaving a conspicuous hole in its effort to control what Russians see and hear about the conflict.

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How YouTube Keeps Broadcasting Inside Russia's Digital Iron Curtain
08:22

Biden signs major semiconductors investment bill to compete against China

WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden signed into law Tuesday a multibillion dollar bill boosting domestic semiconductor and other high-tech manufacturing sectors that US leaders fear risk being dominated by rival China.

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Biden signs major semiconductors investment bill to compete against China