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1,000-year-old ‘stolen’ artefacts to return to Thailand from US

By AFP and published by Channel NewsAsia TWO ancient sandstone artefacts believed to have been stolen from Thailand during the Vietnam War are set to return from the United States tonight (May 28), officials say. The temple support beams with their exquisite carvings of the Hindu deities Indra and Yama date back to the late

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‘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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World news

‘Canary in the coal mine’: Greenland ice has shrunk beyond return, study finds

By Reuters, published by Straits Times Nuuk, Greenland – Greenland’s ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests. Scientists studied data on 234 glaciers across the Arctic territory spanning 34 years through 2018 and

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6 Thai students returning from Saudi Arabia infected with coronavirus

OFFICIALS manning the Padang Besar checkpoint at Sadao district of southern Songkhla province found six Thai students returning from Saudi Arabia to have been infected with Covid-19 and quickly rushed them to the hospital, Naewna newspaper reported this morning (27.5.2020). All six students are from southern provinces, and aside from two from Songkhla itself, one

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