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Evacuations as Russia advances in Ukraine's Donbas

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine: The evacuation of civilians from Sloviansk continued Wednesday as Russian troops pressed towards the eastern Ukrainian city in their campaign to control the Donbas region, as Ireland's prime minister visited Kyiv.

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Evacuations as Russia advances in Ukraine's Donbas
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Govt plans to charge foreigners more than Thais for hotel rooms

Dual pricing bombshell: Government plans to charge foreign tourists more than Thais for hotel rooms.

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Discrimination
18:38

National artist Sor Plainoi dies at 93

Sombat Plainoi, a national artist and writer, has died due to complications from Covid-19 at the age of 93.

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National artist Sor Plainoi dies at 93
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'Robin Hood' in underpants arrested for stealing Banana phones

A male burglar dubbed the "thief in underpants" by police fancied himself a modern-day Robin Hood and gave away some of the phones he stole from Banana IT stores to homeless people.

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And he likes bananas
18:12

Govt pledges to finish high-speed rail link to China by 2028

The government has said it will complete its part of a much-delayed high-speed rail system linking the country to China through Laos by 2028, with bilateral trade and economic development key benefits.

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Govt pledges to finish high-speed rail link to China by 2028
17:51

Voyager seeks bankruptcy as crypto mogul’s lifeline fails

Crypto broker Voyager Digital Ltd filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection just weeks after getting a lifeline from billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research, citing market volatility and the collapse of a hedge fund it had lent money to.

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Voyager seeks bankruptcy as crypto mogul’s lifeline fails
17:26

Carlos Santana passes out on stage

LONDON: Veteran guitarist Carlos Santana passed out on stage at a United States concert on Tuesday night after he was overcome by heat exhaustion and dehydration.

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Archaic rule forces teacher out of beauty pageant

A teacher's dream of being crowned a beauty pageant winner came to an abrupt end when she was forced out by a 60-year-old regulation of the Education Ministry.

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Archaic rule forces teacher out of beauty pageant
16:20

Fleeing Chinese pair arrested after compatriot shot in Chiang Mai

CHIANG MAI: Two Chinese nationals were arrested in Chiang Rai after one of them, a woman, allegedly shot and wounded a compatriot as they tried to extort 3 million baht from him at a house in Muang district of Chiang Mai.

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Fleeing Chinese pair arrested after compatriot shot in Chiang Mai
16:13

Prayut impressed by Swiss envoy's electric car, takes a test drive

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appeared to be impressed by the electric car that carried Swiss ambassador Helene Budliger Artierda to Government House on Wednesday, asking first for a ride and then for a test drive.

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Prayut impressed by Swiss envoy's electric car, takes a test drive
16:07

China foreign minister seeks 'new golden era' of ties with Philippines

MANILA: China's foreign minister said on Wednesday Beijing was ready to work with new Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr to help usher in what he called a "new golden era" in the countries' relationship.

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China foreign minister seeks 'new golden era' of ties with Philippines
14:55

Malaysia delivers back-to-back rate hikes to ward off inflation

Malaysia’s central bank on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate for a second straight meeting in a bid to tame inflation and signaled more measures going forward will be gradual.

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Malaysia delivers back-to-back rate hikes to ward off inflation
14:45

UK PM Johnson faces parliamentary inquisition after top ministers quit

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two high-stakes encounters in parliament on Wednesday after his government was rocked by the shock departures of two senior ministers.

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UK PM Johnson faces parliamentary inquisition after top ministers quit
14:20

Supreme Court upholds MP's jail term for 2014 vote buying

Former Democrat MP Thepthai Senpong (pictured) and his younger brother Manote lose their final appeal against two-year sentences for vote buying in a 2014 local government election, and go straight to prison.

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Off to jail
14:10

Opec secretary-general dies 'unexpectedly'

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) secretary-general Mohammad Barkindo, an oil industry veteran who steered the group through the creation of the Opec+ alliance, has died in his native Nigeria, according to officials.

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Opec secretary-general dies 'unexpectedly'
13:54

Cannabis opponents should be open to wisdom, says health minister

NONTHABURI: Opponents of the decision to decriminalise cannabis need to open their minds to the wisdom on the merits of the plant, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday.

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Cannabis opponents should be open to wisdom, says health minister
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Tsunami drill in Phuket July 20

PHUKET: A tsunami evacuation drill will be held in this southern island province on July 20, after a series of underwater earthquakes off the Nicobar Islands raised local residents' fears of an impending tsunami, governor Narong Woonciew said on Wednesday.

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Tsunami drill in Phuket July 20
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Singapore contentious foreign interference law effective Thursday

A controversial Singapore law that aims to prevent foreign entities or individuals from influencing politics in the country will come into effect from Thursday.

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Singapore contentious foreign interference law effective Thursday
12:46

Weak baht 'driven by external factors'

Thailand's weakening baht is being driven down by external factors and the central bank is closely monitoring the situation, Finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said, with the currency trading at its weakest level in more than five years against the dollar.

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Weak baht 'driven by external factors'
12:45

Sri Lankans return to cooking with firewood as economy burns

NEHINNA, Sri Lanka: As once relatively wealthy Sri Lanka suffers a dire economic crisis with shortages of everything from medicines to gas, people are returning to cooking with firewood.

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Sri Lankans return to cooking with firewood as economy burns