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Ozzy Osbourne closes Commonwealth Games as Birmingham parties

BIRMINGHAM: Legendary Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne brought the curtain down on the Commonwealth Games in spectacular style on Monday as dominant Australia celebrated finishing top of the medals table yet again.

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Ozzy Osbourne closes Commonwealth Games as Birmingham parties
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Thai firms eye potential of Cambodian investments

Thai businesses have set their sights on expanding trade and investment in Cambodia, especially in processed food, agriculture, tourism, renewable energy, plastic, and gems and jewellery.

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Thai firms eye potential of Cambodian investments
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'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73

LOS ANGELES: Singer Olivia Newton-John, who gained worldwide fame as the high school sweetheart Sandy in the hit movie "Grease", died on Monday after a 30-year battle with cancer. She was 73.

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'Grease' star Olivia Newton-John dies aged 73
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Kremlin accuses Kyiv of shelling nuclear plant

KYIV (UKRAINE) - The Kremlin accused Ukrainian forces Monday of firing on Europe's largest nuclear power plant in occupied Ukraine and warned the alleged attacks could have "catastrophic consequences".

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Kremlin accuses Kyiv of shelling nuclear plant
8 Aug 2022

Fire at building close to German embassy under control

A fire broke out at a building in the compound of the Joint United States Military Advisory Group Thailand (Jusmagthai) in Bangkok on Monday but was quickly extinguished by firefighters.

8 Aug 2022
Fire at building close to German embassy under control
8 Aug 2022

Ukraine 'optimistic' after arrival of first grain shipment

KYIV, Ukraine: The first cargo ship to reach its final destination after departing from Ukraine under a deal between Moscow and Kyiv docked in Turkey Monday, Kyiv said, while a consignment due in Lebanon reported delays.

8 Aug 2022
Ukraine 'optimistic' after arrival of first grain shipment
8 Aug 2022

Thailand, China to resume air force exercises after pandemic pause

An annual joint fighter jets exercise between Thailand and China will resume later this month after being put on hold for two years during the pandemic, the Thai air force said, with a former US air base chosen to host the event.

8 Aug 2022
Thailand, China to resume air force exercises after pandemic pause
8 Aug 2022

Explainer: China-Taiwan trade, and everything you need to know

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has visited Taiwan in defiance of strong opposition from mainland China, and it is shaping up to have far-reaching implications for trade.

8 Aug 2022
Explainer: China-Taiwan trade, and everything you need to know
8 Aug 2022

Court favours Thaksin in B17bn tax case

The Central Tax Court has ruled in favour of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, saying he doesn't owe 17 billion baht in tax over the 2006 sale of a stake in Shin Corp.

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Tax break
8 Aug 2022

Petrol prices down, diesel price unchanged

The board of the Oil Fuel Fund Office (OFFO) resolved on Monday to keep the local diesel price at 34.94 baht per litre, while petrol prices will drop significantly on Tuesday.

8 Aug 2022
Petrol prices down, diesel price unchanged
8 Aug 2022

Govt to lower Covid to same disease category as influenza

Thailand will downgrade Covid-19 from a “dangerous” communicable disease to one that “needs monitoring” starting from October, as the country’s virus situation has started to stabilise, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

8 Aug 2022
Govt to lower Covid to same disease category as influenza
8 Aug 2022

Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals

HONG KONG: Hodlnaut, a Singapore-based crypto currency lender and borrower, has suspended withdrawals, swaps and deposits, the company said on Monday, the latest sign of stress in the cryptocurrency industry.

8 Aug 2022
Singapore-based crypto lender Hodlnaut suspends withdrawals
8 Aug 2022

Govt plans to raise minimum wage by 5-8%

The government plans to raise the mininum wage for the first time in more than two years, by 5% to 8% to help workers cope with the impact of the pandemic, according to the national wage committee and the labour minister.

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Govt plans to raise minimum wage by 5-8%
8 Aug 2022

Deadly blaze pub owner gets bail

Pattaya court approves conditional bail for the owner of Mountain B pub, where a fire claimed 15 lives and injured 38 others - as he promises compensation for all victims.

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Bail allowed
8 Aug 2022

Special holiday for Apec summit

The government intends to announce a special holiday for Greater Bangkok on Nov 16-18, when the capital city hosts the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit.

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Special holiday for Apec summit
8 Aug 2022

Zipmex to ease some bitcoin, ether withdrawals after altcoins

Asia crypto exchange Zipmex Pte will allow users to partially withdraw Bitcoin and Ether from their trading accounts starting later this week, providing some relief to those caught by the recent meltdown in the digital asset market.

8 Aug 2022 2
Zipmex to ease some bitcoin, ether withdrawals after altcoins
8 Aug 2022

Five confirmed cases of antibody-resistant Covid

There are now five confirmed infections in Thailand of the antibody-resistant sub-variant of Covid-19, BA.2.75, and health authorities are closely watching its development.

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Spreading slowly
8 Aug 2022

Nigerian monkeypox patient faces charges, deportation from Cambodia

The Nigerian man who fled from Phuket to Phnom Penh after being infected with monkeypox will be charged with immigration offences in Cambodia and later be deported.

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Nigerian monkeypox patient faces charges, deportation from Cambodia
8 Aug 2022

China spokeswoman's Taiwan restaurant tweet sparks ridicule online

A senior Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman has prompted a storm of ridicule online, after a late-night tweet where she used restaurant listings to assert Beijing's claim over Taiwan.

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China spokeswoman's Taiwan restaurant tweet sparks ridicule online
8 Aug 2022

Myanmar central bank weakens official fx rate for kyat currency by 13.5%

Myanmar's central bank weakened its kyat currency from 1,850 to 2,100 per dollar on Monday, according to a statement published in a state newspaper.

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Myanmar central bank weakens official fx rate for kyat currency by 13.5%