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Spiderman drops in to see the Pope

VATICAN CITY: A different type of participant dropped in on Pope Francis' general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday -- Spiderman.

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Spiderman drops in to see the Pope
15:23

Laos to test train line to China in August

Laos plans to conduct the first test on the railway line linking its capital Vientiane and China in August, a Lao official said.

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Laos to test train line to China in August
15:04

Family seeks autopsy after young policeman dies following Covid vaccination

KHON KAEN: The family of a young police officer who died suddenly 11 days after receiving his second Covid-19 vaccination has requested an autopsy to clear up questions about his death.

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Family seeks autopsy after young policeman dies following Covid vaccination
14:54

Malaysia aims to inoculate 60% of population by end-September

Malaysia aims to vaccinate 60% of the country’s population by the end of September, according to Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

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Malaysia aims to inoculate 60% of population by end-September
14:12

Bank of Thailand holds key rate at record low, cuts 2021 GDP outlook

Bank of Thailand leaves key interest rate unchanged at record low 0.5%, cuts 2021 economic growth forecast from 3.0% to 1.8% on coronavirus third wave.

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Still record low
14:01

Record 51 Covid deaths, 3,174 new cases

Hospitals are reporting they have no vacant beds and a rising number of Covid-19 patients needing ventilators, as the coronavirus disease claims 51 lives in one day, with 3,174 new cases diagnosed.

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13:55

China will create millionaires over 3 times faster than US in 5 years

HONG KONG: China will create millionaires at a quicker pace than the United States in the five years through 2025, as a rapid recovery from the world's worst public-health crisis in a century helps corporate chieftains generate and accumulate wealth faster, according to the 12th Global Wealth Report by Credit Suisse.

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China will create millionaires over 3 times faster than US in 5 years
12:49

Rules for arrivals in Phuket

PHUKET: The provincial governor has elaborated on rules for people arriving from overseas when Phuket reopens to foreign tourists from Europe and America on July 1.

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Rules for arrivals in Phuket
12:12

Land official accused of sexual harassment

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: An official at the land office in Non Sung district has been transferred to Bangkok after being accused of the sexual harassment of a woman under his supervision.

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Land official accused of sexual harassment
12:04

Ayutthaya gold robber caught in Sa Kaeo

A former security guard accused of smashing a showcase at a gold shop in Ayutthaya and fleeing with 20 baht weight of necklaces on Tuesday afternoon has been arrested in Sa Kaeo.

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Ayutthaya gold robber caught in Sa Kaeo
10:45

Afghans sift through discarded junk from US occupation

BAGRAM, Afghanistan: Squatting in the dust by the main road to Afghanistan's biggest air base, Mir Salam sifts through a pile of broken electronics in front of him, salvaged from departing US troops.

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Afghans sift through discarded junk from US occupation
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No booze, no autographs: Tokyo 2020 unveils spectator rules

TOKYO: No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs: Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games on Wednesday, as they marked one month until the opening ceremony.

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No booze, no autographs: Tokyo 2020 unveils spectator rules
10:20

Cargo truck in fiery fatal plunge

SONGKHLA: An articulated truck loaded with containers plunged from a bridge onto a road below and exploded in flames in Hat Yai district late on Tuesday night.

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Cargo truck in fiery fatal plunge
09:05

Twin joy as Tokyo panda gives birth to two cubs

TOKYO: A panda at Tokyo's Ueno zoo gave birth to twins on Wednesday, weeks after news of Shin Shin's pregnancy sent stocks in nearby restaurants soaring.

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Twin joy as Tokyo panda gives birth to two cubs
08:50

Lao woman's vaccination registration refused

The Ombudsman has been asked to investigate a complaint by a Lao woman who was refused registration for Covid-19 vaccination even though she is married to a Thai man.

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Lao woman's vaccination registration refused
08:45

US seizes Iranian state news websites

WASHINGTON: US law enforcement seized the websites of two Iranian state-controlled news groups, Press TV and Al-Alam, and of the Al-Masirah TV channel of Yemen's Huthis, statements posted on the websites showed Tuesday.

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US seizes Iranian state news websites
08:45

Britney Spears to address court in guardianship battle with father

LOS ANGELES: Under a controversial legal guardianship since 2008, US pop singer Britney Spears is scheduled to address a Los Angeles court on Wednesday in the battle over her father's control of her affairs.

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Britney Spears to address court in guardianship battle with father
08:00

Twitter stars to dabble with getting fans to pay

SAN FRANCISCO: Twitter announced Tuesday that a small flock of high-flying tweeters in the United States will get to test a feature letting fans pay for special access to online content.

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Twitter stars to dabble with getting fans to pay
07:49

Pandemic has increased trust in media

PARIS: The pandemic has helped rebuild a little of the confidence lost in the media, and pushed news companies even more towards digital, according to the annual Reuters Institute report published Wednesday.

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Pandemic has increased trust in media
07:45

Colombia has the world's largest variety of butterfly species

BOGOTA: Colombia is home to the world's largest variety of butterflies, approximately 20% of all known species, according to a study published Tuesday by the Natural History Museum in London.

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Colombia has the world's largest variety of butterfly species