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Thailand proposes to tax foreign internet companies

Thailand proposes to tax foreign internet companies

Thailand is expected to add about 3 billion baht ($95.72 million) to its coffers annually from the move, which will affect services such as music and video streaming, gaming, and hotel booking,...
Airlines heading for $84bn loss this year: IATA

Airlines heading for $84bn loss this year: IATA

The average loss amounts to almost $38 per passenger flown. Airlines are set to lose $84bn as the coronavirus pandemic reduces revenue by half to mark the worst year...
Burundi says President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart attack

Burundi says President Pierre Nkurunziza has died of heart attack

Government statement on Twitter says outgoing president, 55, died at Karuzi hospital after suffering a heart attack. Burundi's government says outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza, 55, has died of a...
Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump post

Zuckerberg defends no action on Trump post

Facebook CEO says Trump's 'deeply offensive' remarks did not violate company policy against incitements to violence. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees on Tuesday he stood by his decision...
Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers

Turkey has sold $44bn defending the lira this year, say bankers

Turkey's foreign exchange reserves have dropped as coronavirus pressures economy. Turkey's state banks sold about $44bn of hard currency in the first four months of this year and some...
Exclusive: PM Modi may announce Lockdown 5.0 on Mann Ki Baat, ease restrictions in most of India

Exclusive: PM Modi may announce Lockdown 5.0 on Mann Ki Baat, ease restrictions in...

Prime Minister Modi is likely to speak on Lockdown 5.0 after the current lockdown ends on May 31. PM Modi will address the nation on May 31 in his monthly radio address...
India captures ‘spy’ pigeon suspected of working for Pakistan: reports

India captures ‘spy’ pigeon suspected of working for Pakistan: reports

A pigeon suspected of being trained as a Pakistani “spy” has been detained near a disputed border in India after officials discovered a coded ring attached to its foot, according to a report.
Crops destroyed as India faces 'worst locust attack in 27 years'

Crops destroyed as India faces ‘worst locust attack in 27 years’

Insects damage seasonal crops, devastating farmers already struggling with the impact of coronavirus lockdown. Huge swarms of desert locusts are destroying crops across western and central India, prompting authorities...
Soldiers kill man in Kashmir, triggering anti-India clashes

Soldiers kill man in Kashmir, triggering anti-India clashes

Hundreds of people rally in disputed territory chanting anti-India slogans after Indian soldiers shoot young man dead. Indian soldiers fatally shot a young man at a checkpoint in the...
Lesotho becomes last African country to record coronavirus case

Lesotho becomes last African country to record coronavirus case

The high-altitude kingdom surrounded by South Africa confirms first case: a national studying in Saudi Arabia. The southern African country of Lesotho has recorded its first coronavirus case, its...

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