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Casino workers flee Cambodia by swimming to Vietnam

Dozens of Vietnamese casino workers allegedly forced to toil without pay in Cambodia have fled back to their homeland by swimming across a river, authorities in Phnom Penh said on Friday.

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Casino workers flee Cambodia by swimming to Vietnam
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Myanmar junta may talk to Suu Kyi ... after her trial

Myanmar’s military chief said on Friday the junta is open to negotiations with ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to end the crisis sparked by its coup — after her trials in a junta-run court have concluded.

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Myanmar junta may talk to Suu Kyi ... after her trial
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Rajapaksa seeks safety guarantee from Colombo

Deposed former Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa is seeking to return home from his exile in Thailand and has asked his successor to guarantee his safety, his party said on Friday.

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Rajapaksa seeks safety guarantee from Colombo
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Cathay paying pilots extra to fly to China

Cathay Pacific Airways is dangling allowances of up to HK$5,000 (US$640) a flight as a sweetener for pilots rostered on to fly in and out of mainland China, with ongoing Covid-19 curbs making it less appealing to work those routes.

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Cathay paying pilots extra to fly to China
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China jails 'disappeared' tycoon for 13 years

Xiao Jianhua, a Chinese Canadian billionaire and onetime trusted financier to China’s ruling elite, was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday, and his company fined $8 billion, after he pleaded guilty to bribery and other crimes that authorities said had “seriously jeopardised” the country’s financial security.

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China jails 'disappeared' tycoon for 13 years
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Another Singapore crypto firm in trouble

SINGAPORE: The beleaguered cryptocurrency lender Hodlnaut says it is the subject of “pending proceedings” involving Singapore police and that it has slashed its workforce.

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Another Singapore crypto firm in trouble
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Mountain B pub inferno death toll rises to 20

The death toll from the Mountain B pub fire in Chon Buri rose to 20 on Friday, when a 50-year-old man with critical burns died at Chon Buri Hospital after 14 days of treatment.

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Mountain B pub inferno death toll rises to 20
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BG Pathum end Kitchee's Asian Champions League dream

Thailand's BG Pathum United ended Kitchee's fairytale Asian Champions League run with a 4-0 win over the Hong Kong side in the round of 16 on Friday.

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BG Pathum end Kitchee's Asian Champions League dream
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Japan court recognises trans woman as parent of girl born before transition

A Tokyo court on Friday acknowledged the parent-child relationship between a transgender woman and her daughter conceived using her frozen sperm and born to her female partner before legally transitioning, partially overturning an earlier family court decision.

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Japan court recognises trans woman as parent of girl born before transition
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Covid vaccine plan for the very young

The government plans to buy 2.9 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer for children aged from six months to four years.

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Covid vaccine plan for the very young
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Thailand to allow foreign tourists to extend stay as Covid eases

Thailand will permit an extended length of stay for foreign tourists between October and March in a bid to support its economic recovery as pressures from Covid-19 ease, Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) spokesman Taweesilp Visanuyothin said on Friday.

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Thailand to allow foreign tourists to extend stay as Covid eases
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Soldier slain at army camp gate, corporal prime suspect

NAKHON PHANOM: Police will ask the military court to issue a warrant for the arrest of an army corporal accused of shooting dead a private outside a military camp in Pla Pak district on Thursday evening.

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Soldier slain at army camp gate, corporal prime suspect
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Fuel price hikes, scarce rice add to hardship in Myanmar

People queue under monsoon drizzle for subsidised cooking oil in Yangon, waiting for one of the many commodities that have become scarce as economic misery strikes the city.

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Hardship in Myanmar
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2,110 new Covid inpatients, 27 more deaths

There were 27 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,110 new patients admitted to hospitals on Thursday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday.

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2,110 new Covid inpatients, 27 more deaths
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Covid-19 to be declared endemic in October

The government will declare Covid-19 endemic in October, and from November responsibility for dealing with it will devolve to provincial disease committees, a spokesman says.

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Covid downgrade
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NATO races to counter Russia’s threat in Europe’s weak spot

BUCHAREST: It didn’t take long after Russia attacked Ukraine for French Colonel Clement Torrent to get his orders: He had six months to build a base for 1,000 soldiers on NATO’s eastern frontier.

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NATO races to counter Russia’s threat in Europe’s weak spot
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Rangers arrest 2 men, seize 3m meth pills after pursuit

Soldiers arrested two fleeing men in Mae Chan district of Chiang Rai and later seized about 3 million methamphetamine pills dumped while they were being chased through nearby Mae Ai border district of Chiang Mai early Friday morning.

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Rangers arrest 2 men, seize 3m meth pills after pursuit
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Torrential rain causes havoc in New Zealand, hundreds forced from homes

WELLINGTON: Torrential rain hit parts of New Zealand for a fourth day on Friday, forcing hundreds of people from their homes as rivers overflowed their banks and waterlogged ground becomes unstable.

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Torrential rain causes havoc in New Zealand, hundreds forced from homes
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VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories August 19

This week: TikTok fishing arrest, Bangkok rains, Southern violence and weed illegality

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VIDEO: This Week's Top Stories August 19
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Cambodia says lost artifacts found in Gallery 249 at the Met

Cambodian officials believe several artifacts exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York were stolen.

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Cambodia's lost artifacts