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  • BANGKOK, Feb 16- Thailand's telecoms regulator raised 100.52 billion baht in 5 G spectrum auctions on Sunday, with operators snapping up 48 licenses ahead of an expected commercial rollout later this year. Thailand's top mobile operator, Advanced Info Service Pcl, emerged as the biggest winner with 23 licenses across all three spectrum bands in the auctions...

  • BANGKOK, Feb 14- Villagers along the Mekong River have asked a court in Bangkok on Friday to slow down Thai purchases of electricity from a hydropower dam in Laos, which they say has harmed their livelihoods since it began operation last year. The 1,285- megawatt Xayaburi Dam, financed by Thai companies and banks, is the first hydropower dam on the lower Mekong...

  • BANGKOK, Feb 14- Thailand will introduce a package of measures next month to help its tourism industry, reeling from the outbreak of 2019- nCov coronavirus, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Friday. Spending by foreign tourists accounted for no less than 11% of Thailand's GDP last year. China, the centre of the virus outbreak, accounted for 28% of...

  • *Thailand could lose place as second-biggest rice exporter. BENGALURU, Feb 13- Local currency fluctuations helped to increase the top end of the range for Thai rice export prices this week while prices for leading exporter India rose to a more than four-month peak. The range for Thai benchmark 5% broken rice widened on Thursday to $425- $447 a tonne from $425- $439...

  • SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 14- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears started disembarking in Cambodia on Friday. After tests, no one on board was found to be carrying the virus, Cambodia's health ministry said. Cambodian authorities granted permission for passengers to...

  • *Daily cases in China jump 14,840 under new definition. *China sacks provincial Communist Party bosses. BEIJING/ TOKYO, Feb 14- The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a...

  • *Daily cases in China jump 14,840 under new definition. *China sacks provincial Communist Party bosses. BEIJING/ TOKYO, Feb 13- The Chinese province at the center of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer a...

  • *Thailand could lose place as second-biggest rice exporter. BENGALURU, Feb 13- Local currency fluctuations helped to increase the top end of the range for Thai rice export prices this week while prices for leading exporter India rose to a more than four-month peak. The range for Thai benchmark 5% broken rice widened on Thursday to $425- $447 a tonne from $425- $439...

  • *China's death toll reached 1,367 as of the end of Wednesday, up 254 from the previous day, the country's National Health Commission said on Thursday. Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805, it said. *The surge on Wednesday came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over coronavirus fears cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in Cambodia on Thursday.

  • *Death toll surges by daily record 242 in Hubei. *China sacks Communist Party bosses in Hubei, Wuhan. SHANGHAI/ BEIJING, Feb 13- The Chinese province at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more infections using a broader case definition on Thursday, while Japan became the third place outside mainland China to suffer...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- Passengers on a cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus cheered and clapped as the vessel finally arrived at a port in...

  • *Death toll surges by daily record 242 in Hubei. *China sacks Communist Party bosses in Hubei, Wuhan. That took total deaths in China from the newly discovered virus to 1,367, up 254 from the previous day, the National Health Commission said.

  • Across mainland China, there were 15,152 new confirmed infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number to 59,805, it said. *The surge on Wednesday came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser that the epidemic will end by April. *Cruise ship MS Westerdam docked in Cambodia...

  • *China sacks Communist Party bosses in Hubei, Wuhan. BEIJING, Feb 13- The Chinese province at the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak reported a record rise in deaths and thousands more cases on Thursday under a new diagnostic method, suggesting a much bigger crisis facing China and the world. That took total deaths in China from the newly discovered virus to...

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Passengers may leave Cambodia as early as Friday- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in Cambodia on Thursday, to the relief of passengers and praise from global...

  • *Death toll surges by daily record 242 in Hubei- officials. *Hubei, Wuhan Communist Party bosses sacked. That took total deaths from the newly discovered virus to more than 1,350, all but two in China and most- about 1,310- in Hubei.

  • *WHO praises Cambodia as officials board vessel. *Most passengers may leave Cambodia Friday at earliest- captain. SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia, Feb 13- A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard might have the coronavirus arrived in Cambodia on Thursday, to the relief of passengers and praise from...

  • *China's Hubei province reported a record 242 deaths as of Wednesday, bringing the toll to 1,310. Daily new cases in the province jumped to 14,840, up from 1,638, the fastest rise. *The surge came a day after China reported its lowest number of new cases in two weeks, bolstering a forecast by Beijing's senior medical adviser that the epidemic will end by April.