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Anti-Apec group submits letter to 8 embassies on quelling demonstration

  REPRESENTATIVES of the People Stop Apec group submitted a letter to eight embassies today (Nov. 28) on the violence used by government officials in dispersing their protest march on Dinso road on Nov. 18 and urged their leaders to take a stance on this incident, Matichon newspaper said. The embassies are France, Malaysia, Canada,

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India bids to sell fighter jets to Malaysia, says 6 other countries interested

  By Reuters and published by The Star New Delhi – India has offered to sell 18 light-combat aircraft (LCA) “Tejas” to Malaysia, the defence ministry said on Friday (August 5), adding that Argentina, Australia, Egypt, the United States, Indonesia, and the Philippines were also interested in the single-engine jet. The Indian government last year

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Russian and Chinese jets patrol East Asia skies, capping Biden trip

  By Reuters, published by Financial Digest Tokyo / Seoul/ Washington – Russian and Chinese military planes conducted joint exercises to patrol the Asia-Pacific region on Tuesday in a pointed farewell to US President Joe Biden as he concluded an Asia trip that rankled Beijing. Japan scrambled jets after Russian and Chinese warplanes neared its

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Tonga volcano causes ‘significant’ damage but no deaths: Ardern

By AFP, Reuters and Xinhua, published by The Straits Times  Wellington – Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa suffered “significant” damage in the powerful volcanic eruption which triggered a tsunami but there had been no reports of injury or death, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today (Jan. 16). “The tsunami has had a significant impact on

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Over 190kg Ice heading for Australia seized at Klong Toey

OFFICERS of the Seaport Interdiction Task Force (SITF) seized 193.5 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine (Ice), worth 116 million baht, at Klong Toey port that had been labelled as boxing sandbags destined for Australia, Amarin TV said today (Dec. 23). At a press conference attended by Mr. Phachara Anantasil, head of the Customs Department, and other

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Two held in Australia over alleged plot to import 314kg heroin from Thailand

  AUSTRALIAN Federal Police officers arrested two men on Thursday with one being labelled the country’s “most significant organised crime threat” for allegedly planning to import hundreds of kilogrammes of heroin hidden in cans of paint which Thai customs officials seized last July, Amarin TV, Australian Associated Press and Daily Mail said. The two men

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Nigerian man, Thai woman nabbed while mailing drug parcel to Australia

  A NIGERIAN man and a Thai woman were arrested while sending a parcel holding a spindle photo frame to Australia within which was hidden 490 grammes of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) yesterday (August 13), Siam Rath newspaper said today. The Airport Interdiction Task Force (AITF) arrested the two suspects, Ms. Marisa Noipitak and Mr. Obimma

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Sports

‘Blood on your hands’: Slater slams Australian PM over India travel ban

  By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsai Melbourne – Former test opener and cricket commentator Michael Slater has pilloried the Australian government over its decision to ban citizens in Covid-ravaged India from returning home, saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison has “blood” on his hands. Australian residents and citizens are banned from entering the country within

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China’s ‘wolf-warrior’ diplomacy backfires

Even neutral nations are hitting back at Beijing’s “wolf warrior” tactics but China’s doubling down and has threatened Australia’s “peace and stability”. .Jamie Seidel reports.  Duelling diplomats on Twitter. Fisticuffs in Fiji. “Xi thought” dominated policy. It’s all backfiring for Beijing, with previously neutral nations being driven into an alliance against it. India has been

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Business

China’s tariffs slam door shut on Australian wine’s biggest export market

By Michelle Toh, CNN Business Hong Kong: Australia’s winemakers are scrambling to find new buyers around the world after China imposed hefty tariffs on the industry, effectively cutting it off from its most important export market. Beijing’s decision last week to impose tariffs of up to 212% on Australian wine imports has endangered business with

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