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Court throws out decade-long legal fight over Laos dam

A top court in Bangkok on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit seeking to halt purchases of electricity by the country from a hydropower dam in neighbouring Laos over environmental concerns, bringing an end to a decade-long legal battle.

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Court throws out decade-long legal fight over Laos dam
18:45

UK inflation hits new 40-year high as food prices rocket

LONDON: British inflation surged to a new 40-year high in July on soaring food prices, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a cost-of-living crisis as the country faces the prospect of recession.

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UK inflation hits new 40-year high as food prices rocket
18:20

Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand: health minister Anutin

Thailand’s health minister on Wednesday discouraged tourists from visiting the country only to smoke weed, just two months after new laws were passed that have largely decriminalised the drug.

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Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand: health minister Anutin
17:56

Migrants killed, injured when pickup hits tree

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A pickup truck carrying 33 migrant workers from Myanmar crashed into a roadside tree after a rear tyre burst, killing three passengers and seriously injuring five others, on Wednesday.

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Migrants killed, injured when pickup hits tree
17:08

Myanmar junta hits back at Asean after being barred from meetings

Myanmar's military leadership on Wednesday lashed out at the Asean grouping of Southeast Asian countries for excluding its generals from regional gatherings, accusing it of caving to "external pressure".

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Myanmar junta hits back at Asean after being barred from meetings
16:51

Mittraphap highway flooded in Khon Kaen

KHON KAEN: A one-kilometre section of the Mittraphap highway in Ban Phai district was heavily flooded on Wednesday, causing many vehicles to stall in the deep water.

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Mittraphap highway flooded in Khon Kaen
16:35

Opposition petitions for court ruling on Gen Prayut's tenure

The opposition files a petition for a Constitutional Court judgement on when Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year tenure in office ends, and warns that a speculated early dissolution could leave a leadership vacuum.

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Ruling sought
15:31

Anutin: No social problems from decriminalised cannabis

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Wednesday that he saw no signs of any social problems from the decriminalisation of cannabis in June.

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Anutin: No social problems from decriminalised cannabis
15:24

Economy seen growing 3.6% this year - Bank of Thailand

The Thai economy is expected to grow 3.6% this year and 4.0% next year, helped by a recovery in tourism despite inflationary pressures, a member of the Bank of Thailand's (BoT) Monetary Policy Committee said on Wednesday.

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Economy seen growing 3.6% this year - Bank of Thailand
15:16

Rohingya refugees in India's capital to be given flats, security

NEW DELHI: Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in India's capital will be allotted apartments and provided with police protection, a government minister said on Wednesday, signalling a change in the stance towards members of the Muslim minority.

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Rohingya refugees in India's capital to be given flats, security
14:45

Forced labour, possible 'enslavement' in China's Xinjiang: UN expert

GENEVA: Minorities have been drafted into forced labour in China's Xinjiang region in sectors such as agriculture and manufacturing, a report by an independent UN expert has concluded, in what it said could amount to "enslavement as a crime against humanity".

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Forced labour, possible 'enslavement' in China's Xinjiang: UN expert
14:45

Earning its stripes: tech bid to crack tiger trade

MONTROSE, UK: In a town in northeastern Scotland, Debbie Banks looks for clues to track down criminals as she clicks through a database of tiger skins.

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Earning its stripes: tech bid to crack tiger trade
14:31

Falling steel mould latest hazard on Rama II Road

Another construction accident has added to the hazards motorists have faced recently on Rama II Road, with steel moulding falling from an elevated road onto a passing car on Tuesday afternoon.

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Falling steel mould latest hazard on Rama II Road
14:27

UN Myanmar envoy begins talks with junta officials

The UN's new special envoy for Myanmar set out for meetings with junta officials on Wednesday but did not respond to questions about whether she would seek to meet ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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UN Myanmar envoy begins talks with junta officials
14:05

Arson, bomb attacks at 17 spots in South

Insurgents launch coordinated bomb and arson strikes on convenience stores and petrol stations in three southern border provinces, causing considerable property damage.

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Southern attacks
13:40

Bodies of 2 missing teachers found

The search for two women teachers who jumped together off a bridge into a canal in Trat province on Tuesday has ended, with one body found on Tuesday night and the other on Wednesday morning.

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Bodies of 2 missing teachers found
12:45

Former Australian PM defends secret power grab

SYDNEY: Australia's former leader on Wednesday defended secret arrangements he made to swear himself in to key portfolios including defence and treasury, saying he would only have used the roles in an emergency during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Former Australian PM defends secret power grab
12:15

Owner of Mountain B pub taken to Pattaya Court

The owner of Mountain B pub taken to Pattaya Provincial Court, facing arraignment over the fire at the pub that has claimed 19 lives and left many other patrons grievously burned.

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Inferno court hearing
12:10

2,461 new Covid inpatients, 28 more deaths

There were 28 more Covid-19 fatalities and 2,461 new patients admitted to hospitals on Tuesday, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Wednesday.

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2,461 new Covid inpatients, 28 more deaths
11:58

Southern attacks

Insurgents launched coordinated bomb and arson attacks on convenience stores and petrol stations in the southern border provinces of Narathiwat, Pattani and Yala late on Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday morning, causing considerable damage. - Abdullah Benjakat & Waedao Harai

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Southern attacks