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Thailand aims to turn away from mass tourism and target wealthy

Asia Pacific Jun 19, 2020

Thailand aims to turn away from mass tourism and target wealthy

Thailand’s tourism-revival strategy is to target big spenders seeking privacy and social distancing in the COVID-19 era, rather than try to attract a large number of visitors. The pandemic provides an opportunity to reset the sector, which had become reliant on Chinese groups and backpackers. ...

Australia under 'malicious' cyberattacks from state actor

Asia Pacific Jun 19, 2020

Australia under 'malicious' cyberattacks from state actor

Australia's prime minister said Friday his country was under a broad cyberattack from a "state-based actor" targeting government, public services and businesses, with suspicions falling on China. Warning Australians of "specific risks" and an increased frequency of attacks, Scott Morrison told a hastily organized news ...

Hideki Matsuyama well off pace in first tournament since hiatus

Golf Jun 19, 2020

Hideki Matsuyama well off pace in first tournament since hiatus

Hideki Matsuyama had a horror start to his first tournament in more than three months, ending his Thursday round at the RBC Heritage in a tie for 134th position. England's Ian Poulter and American Mark Hubbard share the lead at 7-under-par after they carded 64s ...

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says NBA should allow kneeling protests

NBA Jun 19, 2020

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says NBA should allow kneeling protests

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said on Thursday he hopes the National Basketball Association will allow players to take a knee during the national anthem to support protests over the May 25 death of George Floyd in police custody. Video footage showed a white police ...

J. League launches coronavirus tests ahead of season restart

J. League Jun 19, 2020

J. League launches coronavirus tests ahead of season restart

The J. League made final preparations Thursday to test all of its players for the coronavirus before they begin returning to the pitch later this month. The league will administer polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests every two weeks during the shortened season, starting with ...