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Legal gaps allow cannabis craze to take flight in Thailand

Sun, 2022-07-03 13:39
July 03, 2022 1:39 PM

A rapid rise in sales of cannabis products has sparked alarm after reports of hospitalisations.

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As Asean mulls its options on Myanmar, don't lose sight of shifting military balance in the country

Sun, 2022-07-03 13:25
July 03, 2022 1:25 PM

Asean is nearing a crossroads on the Myanmar crisis, with its year-old “five-point consensus” road map discredited as nothing more than a catchphrase.

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China's Wuxi tightens Covid-19 curbs as new clusters emerge

Sun, 2022-07-03 10:22
July 03, 2022 10:22 AM

Mainland China reported 473 new Covid-19 cases for Saturday, up from 268 cases a day earlier. 

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Australia's south-east braces for floods as heavy rain pummel Sydney, NSW

Sun, 2022-07-03 09:10
July 03, 2022 9:10 AM

Thousands of residents have been asked to evacuate south-west Sydney, Australia's biggest city. 

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'Lost World of Malaysia': Low-key Unesco site set to welcome tourists

Sun, 2022-07-03 05:00
July 03, 2022 5:00 AM

Organisation seeks to build archaeo-tourism network in Malaysia's northern corridor with Lenggong as a focus town.

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Skeleton, fireflies and prawn noodles - discovering Perak as an archaeological tourist

Sun, 2022-07-03 05:00
July 03, 2022 5:00 AM

LENGGONG, PERAK - Malaysia has begun efforts to promote archaeological tourism in its lesser known towns, where visitors are introduced to conservation or historical sites while sampling local culture.

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Taliban's large gathering ends with calls for international recognition

Sat, 2022-07-02 22:57
July 02, 2022 10:57 PM

It made no signals of changes on international demands such as the opening of girls' high schools.

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Indian flight makes emergency landing after smoke fills cabin

Sat, 2022-07-02 20:20
July 02, 2022 8:20 PM

Passengers aboard the flight, operated by commercial carrier SpiceJet, were evacuated safely.

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Philippines President Marcos vetoes economic zone Bill championed by sister

Sat, 2022-07-02 20:06
July 02, 2022 8:06 PM

The special economic zone would have included a US$15 billion international airport project.

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India's monsoon rains cover entire country but still down on average

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:52
July 02, 2022 6:52 PM

Rain totals are 5% below average so far this season.

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China lashed by year's first typhoon, record rains forecast

Sat, 2022-07-02 18:51
July 02, 2022 6:51 PM

Typhoon Chaba is likely to bring extremely heavy rains and may break the record for cumulative rainfall.

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Dozens missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon

Sat, 2022-07-02 17:36
July 02, 2022 5:36 PM

Only 3 out of a crew of 30 rescued by mid-afternoon on July 2.

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Indian police arrest 'masterminds' behind execution of Hindu tailor

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:48
July 02, 2022 3:48 PM

Grisly murder was offshoot of politician’s remarks about the Prophet Muhammad.

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Australians rally against US overturning of key abortion ruling

Sat, 2022-07-02 15:03
July 02, 2022 3:03 PM

As in American now, abortion in Australia is set by states.

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Indonesia looks to raise palm oil export quota, biodiesel mix in fuel

Sat, 2022-07-02 14:27
July 02, 2022 2:27 PM

Plan meant to ‘speed up tank drain’.

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Australia's Victoria state looks to wean households off gas

Sat, 2022-07-02 13:26
July 02, 2022 1:26 PM

It wants to encourage homes to switch to electric appliances, use solar panels and batteries.

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New Zealand's Ardern doubles down on warning of China's Pacific ambitions

Sat, 2022-07-02 11:15
July 02, 2022 11:15 AM

She repeated her comment that Beijing "has become increasingly assertive in our region".

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China to loosen entry restrictions on US citizens, transit via 3rd country now permitted

Sat, 2022-07-02 10:41
July 02, 2022 10:41 AM

US citizens with valid negative Covid-19 test results may now apply for a green health code.

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Australia is part of Asia, says Aussie FM Penny Wong on visit to Malaysian birthplace

Sat, 2022-07-02 10:30
July 02, 2022 10:30 AM

Ms Wong lived in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for eight years as a child before migrating to Australia.

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Indonesia and United Arab Emirates reach trade pact

Sat, 2022-07-02 09:23
July 02, 2022 9:23 AM

The pact will remove or sharply reduce duties on most goods traded between the countries.


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