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WORLD

Fight against Aids ‘needs more resources’

Anucha Charoenpo, Published on 23/07/2024

» MUNICH - World leaders have pledged to help end the Aids pandemic as a public health threat by 2030, but doing so will require more resources and better protection of human rights, says Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of UNAIDS.

OPINION

Rebooting the Asean Regional Forum

Oped, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 23/07/2024

» When Asean foreign ministers met in Singapore in 1994, they all concurred that dialogue and consultations on political and security issues among major powers and Asean members would be essential in preserving peace and stability in the Asean region. A year later, the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) held its inaugural meeting, which took place in Bangkok and had 18 members, including the Asean 10.

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OPINION

Prepare for a future of heat waves

Oped, Published on 23/07/2024

» People across Asia have eagerly awaited the end of heat-wave season, which now appears to be drawing to a close. In my home country, the Philippines, the first typhoon of the year arrived in late May, lowering temperatures that had climbed to nearly 50° Celsius (122° Fahrenheit). Over the previous few months, the record-breaking heat led to school closures, a spike in emergency room visits, reduced productivity, and a return to remote work.

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WORLD

Philippines' Marcos orders closure of offshore gaming industry

Published on 22/07/2024

» MANILA - President Ferdinand Marcos Jr on Monday banned gambling operations set up in the Philippines that target gamblers overseas, including Chinese mainlanders, because of crimes linked to the industry.

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WORLD

Philippines 'cannot yield' S.China Sea rights despite resupply deal with China

Published on 22/07/2024

» MANILA - The Philippines will keep asserting its rights in the South China Sea after it reached a "provisional arrangement" with China about its resupply missions to the contested Second Thomas Shoal, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

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WORLD

Philippines, China reach understanding on disputed sea missions

Published on 21/07/2024

» The Philippines said it clinched a “provisional arrangement” with China on its resupply missions to a military outpost in the South China Sea as part of efforts to ease tensions.

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LIFE

Trade show gathers leaders in electronics

Life, Published on 18/07/2024

» International innovators, technology enthusiasts and electronic circuit board manufacturers will be showcasing their products and services during "Thailand Electronics Circuit Asia (THECA) 2024", which will take place at Bitec Hall 101, Bang Na-Trat Road, from July 24 to 26, 10am to 6pm.

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WORLD

Manila and Beijing turn down the heat

Published on 17/07/2024

» MANILA - The Philippines and China have agreed to set up new lines of communication to improve their handling of maritime disputes, according to a document and a Philippine diplomatic source, as ties fray from frequent clashes over territory in the South China Sea.

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THAILAND

Genome editing tech to help boost yields at farms

News, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 16/07/2024

» Thailand has approved Genome Editing (GEd) technology for advanced plant breeding to increase yields while using fewer chemicals in the farming industry, according to the Department of Agriculture.

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OPINION

Myanmar crisis hits 'fatigue' level

Oped, Kavi Chongkittavorn, Published on 16/07/2024

» Nearly three and a half years since the military coup in February 2021, the crisis in Myanmar shows no signs of resolution. The internecine war between the military junta, known as the State Administration Council (SAC), and the various ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) continues unabated, with no endgame in sight.