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Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific
Business

Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific

Business travelers are on the road again. So there's no better time for CNBC Travel to name the best hotels for business travel across Asia-Pacific.CNBC joined with the market and consumer data firm Statista to produce rankings of the "Best Hotels for Business Travelers." A second list of rankings for hotels in Europe and the Middle East will be published next month.In total, we analyzed more than 10,000 four- and five-star hotels in 117 locations to produce a list corporate travelers can trust. We did this using a three-step process:Asking business travelers and hotel industry professionals to answer a CNBC reader survey which ran from May 3 to June 7, 2022.Reviewing more than 1 million hotel data points, which included objective information (location, business facilities, food, leisur...
Dolphin nursed back to health in Thailand
Health

Dolphin nursed back to health in Thailand

A dolphin calf found sick by Thai fishermen is making a successful recovery with the help of a team of volunteers. Paradon, whose name means “brotherly burden,” was expected to die from its ailments after being rescued from a tidal pool last month. Experts gave the dolphin a low chance of survival after it was found to be critically weak. At the beginning, Paradon even needed to be held up in the water by volunteer caregivers.  “We said among ourselves that the chance of him surviving was quite low, judging from his condition,” Thanaphan Chomchuen, a veterinarian at the center, said Friday. Chomchuen added, “Normally, dolphins found stranded on the shore are usually in such a terrible condition. The chances that these dolphins would survive are normally very...
Thai Poll Shows Majority Want PM to Leave Office This Month
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Thai Poll Shows Majority Want PM to Leave Office This Month

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of people in Thailand want Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to leave office this month, according to an opinion poll, which comes amid growing debate about how long the 2014 coup architect should stay in power.Thailand's opposition plans to petition the constitutional court to decide whether Prayuth's time as prime minister in the junta counts towards his tenure as premier, which is limited to eight years.The Aug. 2-4 survey of 1,312 people by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) found 64% wanted Prayuth to leave office on Aug. 23, exactly eight years after he took the post of prime minister in what was then a military government.The survey, released on Sunday, showed 33% preferred to wait for a court ruling.Asked by reporters...