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Fearmongers targeted under Prayut new order

Stop sharing scary news, or you may lose internet connection under PM Prayut's new order targeting fearmongers.

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Clampdown
19:52

Bangkok hospitals pushed to brink

Hospitals in Bangkok and surrounding provinces are running out of beds due to a jump in Covid-19 patients, a health official said on Thursday, as the country reported a record number of infections for the fourth time this week.

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Bangkok hospitals pushed to brink
18:21

Calls to control prices of herbs brushed aside

The Commerce Ministry has brushed aside calls to control the price of medicinal herbs related to Covid-19 treatment, particularly fah talai jone, also known as green chiretta.

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Calls to control prices of herbs brushed aside
18:02

Hong Kong tourism sector pleads with government to reopen border with China

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's battered tourism sector has urged the government to reopen its border with mainland China as soon as possible or at least extend the lifespan of Covid-19 vaccination centres, where more than 1,000 industry staff are working part-time.

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Hong Kong tourism sector pleads with government to reopen border with China
17:54

Samui Plus programme teeters on brink

The plan to allow vaccinated tourists in Phuket to also visit Koh Samui is in danger of being dropped, due to the recent surge in infections on the island in Surat Thani.

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Covid bites
17:24

Online vaccination bookings quota for Bang Sue station quickly filled

Online appointments for Covid-19 vaccination at Bang Sue station in August for people aged 18 or more were fully booked shortly after registration opened on Thursday.

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Online vaccination bookings quota for Bang Sue station quickly filled
17:15

Nearly half of shops at shopping mecca in Seoul emptied

SEOUL: Nearly half of the stores at Myeongdong, a tourist shopping mecca in downtown Seoul, have become empty amid absence of tourists for nearly 18 months.

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Nearly half of shops at shopping mecca in Seoul emptied
16:57

Medical supplies donated by Switzerland arrive

Thailand has taken delivery of Covid-19 testing kits and ventilators donated by Switzerland.

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Medical supplies donated by Switzerland arrive
15:32

Finance Ministry cuts 2021 GDP outlook to 1.3% growth

The Finance Ministry slashed its 2021 economic growth forecast on Thursday to 1.3% from a previously predicted 2.3% expansion, the third such revision this year, as the tourism-dependent country fights its biggest Covid-19 outbreak to date.

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GDP outlook cut
14:51

First double-dip recession since 1998 looms

Thailand will likely be the worst economic performer in Southeast Asia this year, with economists continuing to slash the country’s growth forecast amid surging Covid-19 infections, mounting political tensions and fading hopes for a tourism revival.

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Thailand poised to be worst performer in Southeast Asia, say economists
14:45

8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaskan peninsula, tsunami warning

WASHINGTON: An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Alaskan peninsula late on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning.

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8.2 magnitude earthquake off Alaskan peninsula, tsunami warning
14:45

Sydney police call for military to enforce lockdown

SYDNEY: Police in Australia's largest city have requested military help to enforce a coronavirus lockdown as infections in Sydney reached a new record on Thursday.

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Sydney police call for military to enforce lockdown
13:45

Olympic organisers defend coronavirus measures as cases rise

TOKYO: Tokyo Olympics organisers dismissed any link with rising coronavirus cases in Japan on Thursday after reporting 24 infections among Games participants, the highest yet.

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Olympic organisers defend coronavirus measures as cases rise
13:12

Daily Covid deaths, infections at record highs

The daily toll rises to 165 Covid-19 fatalities and 17,669 new cases, with Greater Bangkok reporting more than half of the deaths.

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Record highs
12:18

US, UK donating more vaccine to Thailand

The United States will give Thailand another 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine, to underline the long-standing close relations between the two countries, according to a Thai-born US senator.

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US, UK donating more vaccine to Thailand
10:50

Cambodia to impose Covid-19 lockdowns in areas bordering Thailand

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia is set to launch a lockdown in eight provinces bordering Thailand from midnight on Thursday, in a bid to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country.

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Cambodia to impose Covid-19 lockdowns in areas bordering Thailand
09:45

From grey to green: world cities uprooting the urban jungle

PARIS: From lettuces farmed on New York's skyline to thick corridors of trees occupying once desolate Colombian roadsides, green initiatives are running wild in cities around the world.

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From grey to green: world cities uprooting the urban jungle
09:45

ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at age 72

NEW YORK: Dusty Hill, the long-serving bassist of American rock-blues band ZZ Top, has died at the age of 72, his fellow band members announced on Facebook Wednesday.

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ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill dies at age 72
08:39

Shuttler Ratchanok in last 8 after win over Tunjung

Ratchanok Intanon beat Indonesian Gregoria Mariska Tunjung 21-12, 21-19 on Thursday to make it to the last eight of the Tokyo Games.

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Shuttler Ratchanok in last 8 after win over Tunjung
07:45

China's diving domination has Olympic rivals in awe but also wary

TOKYO: China's unrelenting domination of Olympic diving has rivals in Tokyo wondering not just how they can beat them, but also whether the country's approach is desirable or even healthy.

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China's diving domination has Olympic rivals in awe but also wary