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Thai Govt Approves Shopping Tax Break

BANGKOK, Nov 7 -- The Thailand Cabinet has approved a year-end tax incentive for shoppers to boost spending, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

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UN Asks US To Suspend Execution Of Mexican Over Conviction Concerns

NEW YORK -- UN experts on human rights urged the US government to suspend the execution in Texas of Mexican Rubén Cárdenas, expressing doubts about the transparency of the process that led to that conviction.

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Heavy Fog Delays Flights In Songkhla

SONGKHLA -- Heavy fog blanketed the southern province of Songkhla, leading to morning flight delays, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

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Tanzania's Magufuli Sacks Officials Who Failed To Recall Public Works Budget Figures

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DAR ES SALAAM: Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked two senior officials late on Monday after they failed to recall immediately how much money was allocated by the government in their respective districts for public road construction projects.

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South Korean Police On Alert Over Trump Protests

Pic: APSEOUL, SOUTH KOREA: South Korean police were on high alert in Seoul on Tuesday to monitor protests by both critics and supporters of President Donald Trump as the U.S. leader arrived in the country amid concerns over North Korea’s nuclear threats.

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Vietnam Turns On Taps At Dangerously Brimming Reservoirs Days Before APEC Summit

Pic: ReutersDANANG, VIETNAM: Vietnam released water from seven dangerously full reservoirs on Tuesday, just days before a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders and after a typhoon killed nearly 70 people.

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China Anger After Doctor Sued Over Smoker's Death

Chinese social media users are reacting angrily after a doctor was ordered to pay compensation for his alleged role in a smoker's death.

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Woman Fired For Showing Trump Motorcade The Middle Finger

A woman pictured raising her middle finger toward US President Donald Trump's motorcade has reportedly been fired from her job over the photograph.

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Russia Zookeeper Recovering From Tiger Attack

A Russian zookeeper is recovering in hospital after a tiger mauled her in front of shocked visitors.

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Saudi Arabia Arrests: Corruption Drive 'Just The Start'

The arrest of dozens of Saudi royal figures, ministers and businessmen is just the start of an anti-corruption drive, the attorney general says.

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