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18:38

Elton John says hello again with resumed goodbye tour

NEW ORLEANS: Flamboyant British rocker Elton John has resumed his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour, returning to the stage in New Orleans after a nearly two-year hiatus.

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Elton John says hello again with resumed goodbye tour
18:29

Tourism trade wants test price cut

Tourism operators want the government to reduce the cost of a RT-PCR test as all inbound travellers have to bear a higher cost from undergoing two tests and an additional compulsory hotel booking on the fifth day due to a new rule under the Test & Go scheme, effective from Feb 1.

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Tourism trade wants test price cut
18:24

Academics: PPRP squabble risks early polls

The ouster of an influential Thai lawmaker and his supporters from the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) in the ruling coalition may trigger an early general election and hamper Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's ability to pass key legislation, including the budget for next year.

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Academics: PPRP squabble risks early polls
18:09

Austria parliament to approve mandatory Covid vaccination

Austria's parliament on Thursday is expected to approve making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for adults from next month, becoming the first European country to do so.

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Austria parliament to approve mandatory Covid vaccination
17:59

Police raid Same Sky publishing in search of book on monarchy

About 30 police raided the Same Sky publishing house on Thursday, but failed to find a book deemed a threat to national security.

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Police raid Same Sky publishing in search of book on monarchy
17:45

Russia lashes out at Biden's 'destabilising' Ukraine remarks

BERLIN: Russia on Thursday condemned US President Joe Biden's vow of a "severe" response to any invasion of Ukraine as "destabilising", as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken opened talks with key European allies for a common strategy against Moscow.

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Russia lashes out at Biden's 'destabilising' Ukraine remarks
17:42

Khon Kaen Municipality sets aside B200m for its pawn shops

KHON KAEN: Khon Kaen Municipality has set aside about 200 million baht in reserves for its two pawnshops, for loans to people bringing in goods ranging from gold jewellery to a pestle and mortar to raise needed cash amid rising costs during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Khon Kaen Municipality sets aside B200m for its pawn shops
16:55

Palang Pracharath expects more unity after Thamanat's expulsion

Palang Pracharath looks to greater unity after showing Thamanat Propow and his faction the door after he insisted on a major revamp of the ruling party.

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'Demands unacceptable'
16:23

Thai GDP expected to grow 3.5%-4.5% in 2022 despite Omicron - FinMin

The economy is still expected to grow 3.5%-4.5% this year driven by fiscal policy, exports and investment, despite an outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant remaining a challenge, the finance minister said on Thursday.

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Thai GDP expected to grow 3.5%-4.5% in 2022 despite Omicron - FinMin
15:45

8,129 new Covid cases, 19 more deaths

Daily figures for new infections are up slightly, as is the number of coronavirus-related deaths, but the government remains confident the health system can handle it.

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+8,129 Covid
15:03

Fewer Covid control zones, drinking hours extended

The number of Covid-19 control orange zones will be reduced from next Monday, and drinking hours extended at approved eateries, as the Covid-19 situation improves, a senior health official says.

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Controls eased
14:45

Can the US and Russia find a diplomatic 'off-ramp' on Ukraine?

KYIV: The United States has called for a diplomatic solution with Russia to resolve a crisis over Ukraine, but in public at least, the two powers remain deeply at odds.

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Can the US and Russia find a diplomatic 'off-ramp' on Ukraine?
14:45

South Africa's luxury dog hotels give paws for thought

CAPE TOWN: Three dachshunds lay claim to a big bed, while an agitated mongrel yaps constantly and a miniature schnauzer appears disgruntled despite soothing Bob Marley tunes playing over the stereo.

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South Africa's luxury dog hotels give paws for thought
14:07

Prayut: No reshuffle, no dissolution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday insisted he has no plans to change the cabinet line-up or dissolve the House of Representatives and call an early general election.

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Prayut: No reshuffle, no dissolution
13:58

Test & Go quarantine-free entry to resume Feb 1

Thailand will resume the 'Test & Go' quarantine waiver for vaccinated arrivals from Feb 1 in response to slowing coronavirus infections, the government says.

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Test & Go revived
13:45

Olympics meaningful even without fans, Tokyo 2020 chief says ahead of Beijing

TOKYO: Next month's Beijing Winter Olympics can still be meaningful even with the general public locked out because of Covid-19, a top official from last year's pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games has said.

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Olympics meaningful even without fans, Tokyo 2020 chief says ahead of Beijing
13:36

Two militants killed, siege ends in gunfire

Two militants were killed and one ranger wounded as a three-hour siege of a house ended in an explosion of gunfire in Sai Buri district, Pattani, on Thursday morning.

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Two militants killed, siege ends in gunfire
13:00

Chinese Investment in U.S. Plane Maker Draws FBI, National-Security Reviews

The FBI and a U.S. investment-screening panel are investigating a Chinese investment in an aircraft startup following allegations of improper technology transfer to China, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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Chinese Investment in U.S. Plane Maker Draws FBI, National-Security Reviews
12:17

First Thai rice shipment delivered using Laos-China railway

A first shipment 1,000 tonnes of Thai rice has been delivered using the Lao-Chinese railway to Chongqing, marking a new chapter in exports to China, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry announced on Thursday.

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First Thai rice shipment delivered using Laos-China railway
11:51

A million vaccine shots tossed in Indonesia on short expiry date

More than a million Covid-19 vaccine shots expired in Indonesia before they could be given out, as most of them were donated with a short shelf life.

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A million vaccine shots tossed in Indonesia on short expiry date