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DOHA (AFP): Revelations that passengers flying through Doha were forced to endure vaginal inspections have upended Qatar's efforts to boost its reputation before the Gulf state hosts World Cup 2022, experts say.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Rubber gloves manufactured in Malaysia are among six items the US Department of Labour (DOL) has added to a list of goods produced by forced labour this year, the department said in a report.
BNAGKOK, Oct 11 (AFP): At least 17 passengers were killed and more than dozen injured on Sunday when a bus collided with a train in Thailand, officials said.
BENGALURU (Reuters) - India reported another record daily jump of 96,551 coronavirus cases on Friday, taking its case load to 4.5 million, data from the federal health ministry showed.
NEW DELHI (Xinhua): The lockdown India went through since March 25 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic led to huge job losses across the country as almost all manufacturing and business activities came to a grinding halt.
As Covid-19 infections across India rise beyond the two-million mark, the country’s energy companies are coming up with novel solutions to keep the virus at bay and their operations running.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The Cabinet yesterday (Aug 4) agreed to extend the period in which migrant labourers from three countries – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar – are allowed to work in Thailand to strengthen the country’s workforce during an economic recovery, deputy government spokesperson Rachada Thanadirek said.
HELSINKI, July 26 (Xinhua):The obstacles for Thai nationals to come to Finland to pick up wild berries have been removed, as the Finnish Foreign Ministry confirmed on Saturday (July 25) that Finland will begin granting visas to them from next Wednesday.
Mumbai, July 26 (AFP): Spurning free air tickets, accommodation and higher pay, millions of migrant workers who fled India's cities when coronavirus hit are too scared to return, with grim implications for the already crumbling economy.