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21:28

Kaeng Krachan added to world heritage list

Unesco adds the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex in Western Thailand to the World Heritage List hours after a protest against it in Bangkok.

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Kaeng Krachan listed
19:01

Army-run hospitals adding 3,600 beds

Field hospitals have been or are being opened at army-run hospitals to care for Covid-19 patients whose number has been steadily rising in recent weeks, said the army.

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Army-run hospitals adding 3,600 beds
18:07

Buri Ram police defend booster shots for officers

BURI RAM: The province's police chief, Rutthaphol Naowarat, on Monday clarified reports that 11 of its officers were given AstraZeneca jabs as a booster shot, saying the officers were in charge of transporting Covid-19 patients and were considered frontline workers.

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Buri Ram police defend booster shots for officers
18:04

Woman dies, leaves behind Covid-infected daughters

SAMUT PRAKAN: Two young girls who woke up on Monday morning and found their mother dead on the floor beside them later tested positive for Covid-19.

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Woman dies, leaves behind Covid-infected daughters
17:37

Wild boar bites picture-taking Hong Kong hiker

A Hong Kong hiker was bitten by a wild boar on Monday while taking photos in one of the city's country parks on Monday.

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Wild boar bites picture-taking Hong Kong hiker
17:25

Covid cases nearly reach provinces' capacities

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration has urged authorities in 71 provinces outside Greater Bangkok to prepare Covid-19 home- and community-isolation facilities as their hospitals are about to be overrun.

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Covid cases nearly reach provinces' capacities
17:13

Indonesia loosens Covid curbs despite warnings of another wave

Small shops, streetside restaurants and some shopping malls reopened in coronavirus-battered Indonesia on Monday after the government loosened a shutdown despite warnings it could unleash another Covid-19 wave.

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16:08

Malaysia says emergency to end as parliament sits

Malaysia's government will not extend a controversial coronavirus state of emergency beyond Aug 1, a minister said Monday, as parliament convened after a months-long suspension that sparked widespread anger.

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Malaysia says emergency to end as parliament sits
15:31

Singapore aiming to start quarantine-free travel in September

Singapore aims to relax more virus curbs, including starting to allow quarantine-free travel in September, marking the first time it’s set out a timeline to reopen borders that have been mostly shut for more than a year.

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Singapore aiming to start quarantine-free travel in September
15:25

Economy of coup-wracked Myanmar to contract 18%: World Bank

Myanmar's economy is expected to shrink by 18% in 2021, the World Bank said Monday, as a result of massive unrest following a military coup and a resurgent coronavirus outbreak.

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Economy of coup-wracked Myanmar to contract 18%: World Bank
15:10

Taekwondo gold medallist returns home

Taekwondo star Panipak Wongpattanakit arrives in Phuket with her Tokyo Olympics gold medal and immediately sets her eyes on the 2024 Paris Games.

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Champ back home
13:45

Firefighters battle California blaze generating its own climate

CHICO, US: Thousands of US firefighters are battling a blaze in California that has grown so big it is generating its own weather system, with authorities warning conditions could worsen on Monday.

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Firefighters battle California blaze generating its own climate
13:25

Ayutthaya logs 255 new cases, 3 deaths; beds full

AYUTTHAYA: A total of 255 new Covid-19 infections and three deaths were reported to the provincial communicable disease committee on Monday, governor Panu Yaemsri said.

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Ayutthaya logs 255 new cases, 3 deaths; beds full
13:10

Korat warning, 10 clusters under close watch

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The provincial communicable disease committee has warned that Covid-19 could be spreading from areas where 10 clusters of infection were found, with thousands of people deemed at high risk.

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Korat warning, 10 clusters under close watch
13:09

SE Asia Covid cases hit new highs, Malaysian doctors protest

KUALA LUMPUR: Thailand reported a record number of coronavirus cases on Monday, while Malaysia has notched up more than 1 million infections, as the virulent Delta variant carves a deadly path through Southeast Asia - now a global epicentre for the virus.

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SE Asia Covid cases hit new highs, Malaysian doctors protest
12:45

UN warns of 'unprecedented' Afghan civilian deaths from Taliban offensives

KABUL: The United Nations warned Monday that Afghanistan could see the highest number of civilian deaths in more than a decade if the Taliban's offensives across the country are not halted.

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UN warns of 'unprecedented' Afghan civilian deaths from Taliban offensives
12:45

Key UN climate science talks open amid floods, fires

PARIS: Nearly 200 nations start online negotiations Monday to validate a UN science report that will anchor autumn summits charged with preventing climate catastrophe on a planetary scale.

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Key UN climate science talks open amid floods, fires
12:45

Chinese tutoring firms' shares tank after Beijing crackdown

BEIJING: Stocks in Chinese tutoring firms tumbled on Monday after Beijing imposed new rules on companies to register as non-profit organisations, effectively wiping out business models in the multibillion-dollar sector, with analysts saying the groups were essentially "uninvestable".

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Chinese tutoring firms' shares tank after Beijing crackdown
11:45

Beijing urges Washington to stop 'demonising' China as US official visits

BEIJING: Beijing urged Washington to stop "demonising" China on Monday as rancour marked the start of talks with the highest-level US envoy to visit under President Joe Biden's administration.

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Beijing urges Washington to stop 'demonising' China as US official visits
11:39

Malaysia PM faces parliament for first time in turbulent 2021

Malaysia’s parliament sat for the first time this year on Monday, providing lawmakers an opportunity to grill Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin over his government’s handling of the pandemic and the economy.

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Malaysia PM faces parliament for first time in turbulent 2021