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21:56

Putin grabs 20% of Ukraine 'forever'

Vladimir Putin formally annexes four occupied regions in Ukraine “forever” and repeats warnings that Russia will use all available means to defend the territories.

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Russian 'forever'
20:02

Activists call for major anti-Prayut rally on Saturday

Pro-democracy protest leaders have called for people to wear black for seven days and to rally at Victory Monument on Saturday to express their rejection of the Constitutional Court ruling that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's term has not reached its eight-year limit.

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Activists call for major anti-Prayut rally on Saturday
19:48

Pheu Thai disagrees with Prayut ruling

The opposition Pheu Thai Party has expressed disagreement with the reasoning behind the Constitutional Court ruling that Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s tenure as prime minister did not begin until 2017.

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Pheu Thai disagrees with Prayut ruling
19:01

12 sailors die on ship off Vietnam

HANOI: Twelve Chinese sailors have died and nine others are critically ill after a suspected case of food poisoning on board their vessel near southern Con Dao island in Vietnam, a rescue official and state media said on Friday.

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12 sailors die on ship off Vietnam
18:35

Made-in-India high-speed rail expands

AHMEDABAD, India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched a third Indian-made high speed train in his home state of Gujarat, as a part of plans to modernise the country’s rail network.

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Made-in-India high-speed rail expands
18:24

Malaysian PM orders probe of former top prosecutor

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Friday ordered an investigation into possible misconduct by a former top prosecutor who had brought corruption cases against several senior members of his ruling United Malays National Organisation (Umno) party.

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Malaysian PM orders probe of former top prosecutor
17:14

Zarco fastest in Thai MotoGP practice

BURI RAM: Johann Zarco of France was quickest in unexpectedly dry conditions for the opening practice sessions at the Thai MotoGP on Friday, pipping world championship title contender Francesco Bagnaia.

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Zarco fastest in Thai MotoGP practice
16:43

Senior Indonesian officials targeted by spyware

More than a dozen senior Indonesian government and military officials were targeted last year with spy software designed by an Israeli surveillance firm, according to nine people with knowledge of the matter.

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Senior Indonesian officials targeted by spyware
16:39

Drug courier arrested, 152kg of heroin seized

A drug courier has been arrested and 152 kilogrammes of heroin seized from his car near Talat Thai market in Pathum Thani.

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Drug courier arrested, 152kg of heroin seized
15:46

Malaysia fights $15bn asset seizure bid

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has vowed to challenge a move by the heirs of a former sultan to seize its Dutch assets as part of the descendants’ efforts to enforce a US$15-billion arbitration award against the Malaysian state.

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Malaysia fights $15bn asset seizure bid
15:44

Prayut remains PM, court rules tenure ends in 2025

The Constitutional Court rules that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's 8-year tenure began on April 6, 2017, when the current charter took effect - allowing him two-and-a-half more years.

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Prayut back in
15:31

FLASH: Court rules in Prayut's favour

Constitutional Court rules that PM Prayut's tenure has not reached its 8-year limit because it started on April 6, 2017, when the present charter took effect.

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FLASH: Court rules in Prayut's favour
15:29

Ukraine: Russian strike kills 25 in aid convoy

KYIV: An attack on a frontline civilian convoy killed at least 25 people in southern Ukraine on Friday, just hours before Moscow was due to annex four occupied Ukrainian regions.

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Ukraine: Russian strike kills 25 in aid convoy
15:08

Covid nears its pandemic end

The Covid-19 pandemic is nearing its end but people should still seek vaccination against the disease, especially elderly people, a Department of Disease Control senior official said on Friday.

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Covid nears its pandemic end
14:54

Economy still in recovery in August on tourism rebound

The central bank says the Thai economy was still on a path to recovery in August on rebounding tourism and domestic demand, which would continue to support economic activity.

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Still in recovery
14:15

Bang Sue vaccine services to end Friday

The Central Vaccination Centre at Bang Sue Grand Station will close this month, but people are encouraged to ensure that they're protected against Covid-19.

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Vaccine services end
14:00

Major protest groups to rally on Bangkok streets

Two major protest planned rallies on Bangkok streets on Friday afternoon for the Constitutional Court's ruling on suspended prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha term in office.

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Major protest groups to rally on Bangkok streets
12:40

Prayut at Defence Ministry, will return home to hear court's ruling

Suspended prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha went to work at the Defence Ministry on Friday morning and was expected to go home in the afternoon to hear the Constitutional Court’s ruling on his eight-year tenure.

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Prayut at Defence Ministry, will return home to hear court's ruling
11:57

Body in suitcase might be missing Lao businesswoman

NAKHON PHANOM: An unidentified murder victim found in a suitcase in the Mekong River might be a Lao businesswoman missing from Vientiane since last week, relatives told police after seeing photos of her clothes.

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Body in suitcase might be missing Lao businesswoman
11:35

Boeing has not completed work needed for 737 MAX 7 approval, says FAA

WASHINGTON: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told Boeing it has not completed work needed in order to certify the 737 MAX 7 by December, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Boeing has not completed work needed for 737 MAX 7 approval, says FAA