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Indonesia extends Covid-19 movement curbs until Aug 2

JAKARTA: Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday that Covid-19 restrictions would be extended from July 26 to Aug 2, though he said infections and hospital bed occupancy rates in some provinces in Java had declined.

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Indonesia extends Covid-19 movement curbs until Aug 2
18:12

Family, fans to greet taekwondo gold medallist in Phuket Monday

Olympic star "Tennis" Wongpattanakit will return home on Monday with the rest of the taekwondo team, with family members and fans waiting to greet her at Phuket airport.

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Golden homecoming
17:45

Typhoon In-Fa drenches eastern China

NINGBO, China: Typhoon In-Fa uprooted trees and drenched communities in knee-deep water in parts of eastern China, but there were no reports of major damage as it made landfall on Sunday.

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Typhoon In-Fa drenches eastern China
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Macron pressured to apologise for nuclear tests in French Polynesia

PAPEETE: French President Emmanuel Macron faced pressure to apologise for the devastating impact of decades of nuclear testing as he kicked off his first official trip to French Polynesia.

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Macron pressured to apologise for nuclear tests in French Polynesia
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Monsoon rains flood Philippines as thousands evacuated

Philippine authorities evacuated thousands of people to safety as heavy rains and flooding caused by the southwest monsoon killed at least one person.

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Monsoon rains flood Philippines as thousands evacuated
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Indonesian badminton ace playing for Covid-victim brother

An Asian champion badminton player is gunning for glory at the coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics in memory of his brother who died of the disease.

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Indonesian badminton ace playing for Covid-victim brother
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India monsoon death toll climbs to 127, dozens still missing

MUMBAI: The death toll from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains in India climbed to 127 Sunday, officials said, with rescuers searching for dozens more missing.

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India monsoon death toll climbs to 127, dozens still missing
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China scientists discover giant viruses in the deepest place on Earth

The first known batch of viruses retrieved from the deepest point in the Mariana Trench includes giant species bigger than some bacterium, according to a research team in Shanghai.

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China scientists discover giant viruses in the deepest place on Earth
15:12

379 new infections at Kanchanaburi prison

KANCHANABURI: A field hospital will be set up at the provincial prison in this western border province after 379 inmates were found infected with Covid-19 in active case-finding, governor Jirakiat Bhumisawasdi said on Sunday.

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379 new infections at Kanchanaburi prison
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Covid's life toll

Covid-19 has killed thousands of Thais and infected half a million, but the pandemic has also brought immense economic hardship and both physical and emotional suffering across all walks of life – nowhere more than in Bangkok.

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Covid's life toll
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Covid outbreak closes rubberwood factory in South

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A rubberwood processing factory in Bang Khan district of this southern province has been ordered closed for 14 days until Aug 7 after 221 workers were found infected with Covid-19, the provincial communicable disease committee announced on Sunday.

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Covid outbreak closes rubberwood factory in South
11:45

India: on the frontline of climate change

NEW DELHI: Swathes of India are battling deadly floods and landslides after heavy monsoon rains, just the latest example of how the vast country is on the frontline of climate change.

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India: on the frontline of climate change
11:45

Going electric: Carmakers make the switch

PARIS: Leading automakers have signalled their intention to scrap internal combustion engines by 2030 or cut back sharply on their production as the sector turns towards electric vehicles.

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Going electric: Carmakers make the switch
11:26

Over 3,000 infected at Phetchabun chicken plant

PHETCHABUN: Covid-19 testing continued on workers at a chicken processing plant in Bung Sam Phan district of this northern province on Saturday, with 3,117 testing positive for the virus so far.

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Over 3,000 infected at Phetchabun chicken plant
10:45

East China battens down as Typhoon In-Fa approaches

NINGBO, China: Typhoon In-Fa lashed eastern China with high winds and heavy rain on Sunday as other parts of the country were still cleaning up following historic flooding.

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East China battens down as Typhoon In-Fa approaches
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Historic Vatican fraud trial to expose London secrets

VATICAN CITY: A once-powerful Catholic cardinal and nine others stand trial at the Vatican this week in an embezzlement scandal that allegedly saw charity funds used in a ruinous London property venture.

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Historic Vatican fraud trial to expose London secrets
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Almost half of Thais trust social media for Covid info: poll

Most Thais think doctors and other experts are the most reliable sources of information about the Covid-19 pandemic, but almost half trust social media, says Suan Dusit Poll.

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Infodemic
08:33

Panipak's golden dream comes true

Panipak Wongpattanakit has fulfilled her dream of becoming an Olympic champion in the Korean martial art at the Tokyo Games.

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Dream comes true
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Record 15,335 new Covid cases, 129 deaths reported Sunday

Thailand logs a record high of 15,335 new Covid-19 cases along with 129 new fatalities over the previous 24 hours as the virus spreads nationwide.

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Record shattered
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Festival-goers revel in return of live music at London's Kaleidoscope

LONDON: Nearly 10,000 music fans savoured new-found freedoms at London's Kaleidoscope Festival on Saturday.

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Festival-goers revel in return of live music at London's Kaleidoscope