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Thailand’s inflation could reach 5.9% – the highest for 24 years

Thailand’s inflation for this year is projected to rise from 4.9% to 5.9%, which would be the highest in...

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No way out for Ukrainians in embattled city as Russian forces destroy last bridge

KYIV (Reuters) – Russian forces cut off all routes for evacuating citizens from the eastern Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk by destroying the last bridge linking it to a Ukrainian...

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General Highlight News

Four admitted to hospital, one dies after using cannabis following decriminalisation

Four people were admitted to hospital for treatment after suspected using cannabis and one later died of heart failure...

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Thailand’s CSD police apprehend arms trafficking gang, arresting 17 suspects

Police have arrested 17 suspects, including the chief officer of Si Racha district and the alleged mastermind of a...

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Appeals court upholds 8-month suspended prison sentence for Pareena Kraikupt

The Thai Appeals Court upheld a lower court sentence of an eight-month suspended prison term and a 66,666 baht...

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Deputy Bangkok governor begins tackling bribery among municipal police

Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkaphan Phewngam has warned municipal police to refrain from demanding or accepting bribes or other ill-gotten...

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Red-shirt leader protests against US Defence Secretary’s visit, Indo-Pacific strategy

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), or “Red Shirt” leader Jatuporn Prompan led a small group of Thai...

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Bear market hits Wall Street as stocks, bonds, crypto dive

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street tumbled into what’s called a bear market Monday after fears about a fragile economy and...

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Police on nationwide lookout for mayor of Prachin Buri administration

Police across Thailand have been told to look for Sunthorn Vilawan, mayor of the Prachin Buri provincial administrative organisation...

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Wikipedia fights Russian order to remove Ukraine war information

LONDON (Reuters) – The Wikimedia Foundation, which owns Wikipedia, has filed an appeal against a Moscow court decision demanding that it remove information related to...

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Economy Highlight News

Diesel up by another ฿1 per litre, to ceiling of ฿35, effective June 14

Thailand’s Fuel Fund Executive Committee decided today (Monday) to increase the diesel price by another one baht per litre,...

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Crime News Politics

Police seize over 20 cherry bombs at Bangkok’s Din Daeng intersection

Bangkok police have seized more than 20 homemade cherry bombs under the Din Daeng expressway intersection overpass and in...

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Health Highlight News

Over 35m logins for cannabis cultivation registration, uncontrolled use warned

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has reports that more than 35 million logins were recorded on its...

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Durian is Thailand’s top export earner, outranking rice and rubber

Thai durian has outranked rice and para rubber as Thailand’s top export performer, with export volume last year estimated...

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‘We Love Pattaya’ candidate wins Pattaya mayoral election

Poramase Ngampiches of the “We Love Pattaya group” has won the Pattaya mayoral election, according to the unofficial results from...

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Thai court accepts encroachment case against Deputy Education Minister

The Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases (Region 2) in Rayong province accepted a land encroachment case today...

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Thai policeman sentenced to 50 years on bribery conviction

A police officer has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after he was found guilty, by the Central...

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Around Thailand News Politics

Over 17,000 complaints about Bangkok filed via new platform in first 11 days

The new online “Traffy Fondue” platform, launched by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) under its new governor Chadchart Sittipunt,...

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Well known Thai touring cyclist killed by a truck in Nakhon Ratchasima

Locally famous Thai cyclist, Nirantra Phramthong, who had travelled to numerous countries with his bicycle, was struck by a...

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ASEAN Crime News

Malaysia government agrees to axe mandatory death penalty

Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s government said Friday it has agreed to abolish the mandatory death penalty, with campaigners welcoming the...

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Buri Ram holds Thailand’s first major cannabis exhibition

Public Health Minister and Leader of Bhumjaithai Party Anutin Charnvirakul officiated at the opening of a cannabis exhibition today...

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General Highlight News

Cannabis in food and for use in Thailand sees brisk sales following decriminalisation

Cannabis has suddenly become a fad among many Thai eateries, which are openly offering food and drinks containing cannabis...

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ASEAN News

ASEAN special envoy to visit Myanmar later this month

ASEAN special envoy, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, will make his second trip to Myanmar,...

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Deputy Education Minister found at fault for encroachment in national park

Deputy Education Minister Kanokwan Vilawan has been found to be at fault, by Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), for...

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Thai opposition to target ten ministers, including PM, in censure debate

The opposition parties are aiming to censure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine of his ministers, claiming that they...

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Business General News

Rush to register cannabis and hemp cultivation overwhelms system

More than 100,000 people rushed to register to grow cannabis and hemp plants, through the Thai Food and Drug...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Poll – Majority agree with no face masks outdoors, 2am closure of nightspots

More than 65% of the respondents to an opinion poll, conducted by Thailand’s National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA),...

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Highlight News Politics

Thailand’s Cannabis and Hemp Bill sails through 1st reading in Lower House

The Lower House overwhelmingly passed the first reading of the Bhumjaithai party’s Cannabis and Hemp Bill yesterday (Wednesday), which...

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Historic bill to liberalise Thailand’s liquor industry passes its first reading

The opposition Move Forward party’s Progressive Liquor Bill, which seeks to break the oligopoly of corporate brewers and provide...

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Former Thai commerce minister founds new political party

Former commerce minister Mingkwan Saengsuwan announced the establishment of his own party today (Wednesday), with the intention to contest...

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MFA, police dismiss report of Iranian spies being watched in Thailand

The Thai Foreign Ministry and the Royal Thai Police issued separate statements today (Wednesday) denying a local press report...

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Over 3,000 convicted of cannabis-related offenses in Thailand to be freed Thursday

More than 3,000 people serving prison terms for offences related to cannabis or hemp are to be released tomorrow...

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Governor Chadchart asks for a year to study ways to solve Bangkok’s traffic woes

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has asked for a year to study technology based solutions to solve Bangkok’s notorious traffic...

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Crime Highlight News

Former police officer ‘Joe Ferrari’, his former subordinates get life in prison

Dismissed former superintendent of Nakhon Sawan police, Thitisan “Joe Ferrari” Uttanaphon and five former subordinates were sentenced to life...

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Around Thailand Environment News

Fishermen petition against immature fish catches on World Oceans Day

Small-scale fishing folk arrived at the Thai parliament in three small fishing vessels this morning (Wednesday), to petition the...

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Economy Highlight News

Monetary Policy Committee forecasts 4.9% inflation for Thailand this year

The Thai cabinet today (Tuesday) acknowledged the Monetary Policy Committee’s projection that the country’s inflation this year will reach...

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30-day visa exemption for Thailand approved for Saudi tourists

Saudi tourists will be able to visit Thailand and stay for up to 30 days without the need to...

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Thailand’s Civil Partnership Bill endorsed by cabinet, sent to parliament

The cabinet approved the Civil Partnership Bill today (Tuesday), which, if made law, will allow a same-sex couple to...

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General Highlight News

Prisoners to start clearing Bangkok’s drainage system on July 1

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will start hiring prisoners to clear a target of 500km of the capital’s drainage...

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News World

New York governor signs law raising age to own semiautomatic rifle

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers under age 21 will be prohibited from buying semiautomatic rifles under a new...

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Five-year-long 30-million baht lottery prize drama finally concludes

After five years of courtroom battles and out-of-court drama between a teacher and a retired police officer, over who...

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Business News Politics

BMA authorised to manage troubled Green Line BTS train system – Interior Minister

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has the full authority over the troubled Green Line train project, better known as...

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Economy General News

Thailand to consider increasing digital lottery ticket sales following success

The Government Lottery Office (GLO) will consider whether to increase digital lottery ticket sales after all 5.27 million were...

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Thailand’s diesel price to rise by another baht per litre from Tuesday

The Fuel Fund Executive Board decided to increase the price of diesel fuel by another baht today (Monday), to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Walk-in vaccination services launched at all of Thailand’s sub-district hospitals

In an attempt to get about 16 million people their booster COVID-19 vaccine shots, sub-district (Tambon) health promotion hospitals...

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Around Thailand Environment News

Fishermen to petition against catching of inedible, immature fish

A group of small-scale fishermen, from 23 provinces, arrived in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok...

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Analysis ASEAN

New Thai-Lao strategic impetus, rail connectivity

The Lao PDR has come a long way, from a land-locked nation to a land-linked hub. Since last December,...

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News World

Russia strikes Kyiv for first time in weeks as battle rages in east

KYIV (Reuters) – Russia struck Ukraine’s capital Kyiv with missiles on Sunday for the first time in more than a month, while Ukrainian officials said a counter-attack on...

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Thai opposition MPs slam allegedly widespread corruption in government

Opposition Pheu Thai MPs zeroed in today (Thursday), the scheduled last day of the three-day debate on the 2023...

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Bangkok Governor hopes to reduce BTS fares, meet anti-corruption watchdog

Newly elected Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said he is having a busy day today (Wednesday), a day after he...

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Five-century-old gold crown of a Buddha statue returned to Thailand from US

Thailand has recently received an antique gold crown, part of a Buddha statue believed to be about 500 years...

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Queen Elizabeth offers thanks as Platinum Jubilee celebrations begin

Millions of people across Britain and the world are expected to join the festivities starting on Thursday in honour...

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Depp scores near-total victory in U.S. defamation case against ex-wife Heard

(Reuters) – Actor Johnny Depp won more than $10 million in damages on Wednesday, achieving a near-total victory in a defamation suit against...

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ASEAN Highlight International Relations News

Thailand, Lao PDR enhance ties as Laotian PM makes visit

Thailand and neighbouring Lao PDR enhance ties on Wednesday, as Laotian Prime Minister Phankham Viphavanh made his first official...

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Bhumjaithai MP Samlee Raksuthee stripped of MP status by Charter Court

Thailand’s Constitutional Court revoked the parliamentary status of Bhumjaithai party-list MP Samlee Raksuthee today (Wednesday), retroactive to March 24th...

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PM blames reduced education budget on fewer students due to declining birth rate

Thailand’s declining birth rate over the past several years has resulted in fewer students and a commensurate reduction in...

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Four Si Racha cops transferred for arresting woman with one cannabis plant

An inspector and three other Si Racha district police officers, in Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri, have been...

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Fresh elections for Pattaya mayor in two constituencies scheduled on June 12

The Election Commission’s Chon Buri office ordered fresh elections, at two polling stations in Constituencies 1 and 4, for...

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Crime News South Watch

Car bomb builder sentenced to 46 years in prison by Yala court

A car bomb maker was sentenced to a total of 46 years in prison today (Tuesday) by the Yala...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Highlight News Politics

Chadchart officially becomes Bangkok’s new Governor

Chadchart Sittipunt officially became the next Bangkok Governor today (Tuesday) at 3pm, after the Election Commission (EC) finally certified...

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Opposition attacks budget bill prepared by ‘incompetent, visionless government’

The opposition wasted no time today (Tuesday), the first day of the three-day debate in the Lower House, in...

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Thai Opposition not sure there are enough votes to scupper 2023 budget bill

Opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng admitted today (Tuesday) that he is not certain that opposition parties will be able...

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Thai government urged to reduce defence budget to fund welfare projects

A lecturer in economics at Thammasat University is urging the government to scale down its defence spending and increase...

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Business Crime News Technology

Thai government to sell ฿80 lottery tickets online to prevent overpricing

To prevent unscrupulous lottery vendors from taking advantage of consumers by overcharging for lottery tickets, sometimes by as much...

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Health Highlight News

Thailand reports first case of monkeypox in transit passenger to Australia

Thailand has reported its first case of Monkeypox, in an air passenger travelling from Europe who stopped over at...

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Bangkok Governor Elections News Politics

Formal Bangkok gubernatorial election result delayed until Tuesday

The Election Commission (EC) has decided to postpone the endorsement of the official result of the Bangkok gubernatorial election...

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Economy Highlight News

Price of diesel in Thailand to rise by another one baht/litre as global prices surge

The Fuel Fund Executive Committee decided today (Monday) to increase the retail price of diesel fuel by 1 baht...

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Crime Highlight News Technology

Personal Data Protection Law comes into force on June 1

After a two-year postponement, Thailand’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) will come into force on June 1st, according to...

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Thai government called on to scrap measures restricting public gatherings, NGOs

The Campaign for Popular Democracy (CPD), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to the promotion of democracy and human rights, has...

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Thai opposition parties vow to scupper budget bill in Lower House debate

Opposition parties are gearing up to grill the government over the 3.18 trillion baht budget bill for the 2023...

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News World

Wreckage of plane with 22 on board found in Nepal mountains

KATHMANDU (AP) — The wreckage of a plane carrying 22 people that disappeared in Nepal’s mountains was found Monday...

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Environment News World

UN disaster summit concludes with ‘Bali Agenda for Resilience’

The Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction was a ‘wake-up call’ to improve preventative measures and ‘stop the spiral...

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Crime News

Indictments in the drowned Thai TV actress case delayed to end of June

The Region 1 public prosecutor agreed today (Monday) to delay the decisions until end of June on the indictments...

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Bangkok Governor Elections News Politics

Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart unveils 2 of his new administration team

Former Deputy Bangkok Governor Chakkaphan Phewngam and deputy leader of the Kla party, Pimuk Simaroj have been invited to...

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Health International Relations News

Thailand asks for smallpox vaccine from WHO

Thailand has asked the World Health Organisation (WHO) for support in providing smallpox vaccine, as a precautionary measure against...

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News Technology

Boy creates QR code to trace missing elderly people with memory problems

A 15-year-old Thai student has created a QR code system for use by elderly people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease...

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Crime News

Man imprisoned for 5 years for urging harm to PM’s twin daughters via tweet

The Criminal Court yesterday (Thursday) sentenced to 5 years, without suspension, a man who was accused of sending a...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

UNGA President highlights need for ‘more equal’ assistance for sustainable recovery

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Controversial luxury ‘Parliamentary club’ to be converted into office space

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered all the recreational facilities in the controversial parliament club, with the exception of...

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Three troopers injured in insurgent attack in Tak Bai Wednesday night

Three army troopers were injured when their outpost, at a pier in Tak Bai district of the southern province...

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Thai PM advises Asia to strive for sustainability at Nikkei Forum in Tokyo

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha strongly advised Asia to be a strong advocate for sustainability, to be a more inclusive...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Relaxation of mask requirement may start in provinces with improved COVID status

Some provinces in the “Green” and “Blue” zones, where the COVID-19 situation has improved satisfactorily, should be the pilot...

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Environment News

Thai rural environmentalist wins 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize

A rural Thai teacher-turned committed protector of the mighty Mekong River, Niwat Roykaew, aka “Teacher Thi”, has been awarded...

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New luxury parliamentary club comes under fire

A new controversial, luxurious and exclusive “Parliamentary Club”, equipped with a variety of recreational and exercise facilities, is coming...

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Business Highlight News Technology

Cryptocurrency tax exempt for trades on approved exchanges until end of 2023

Investors who trade cryptocurrencies or digital tokens through properly registered exchanges will be entitled to a 7% VAT exemption...

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Delivery service riders seek help from Thai government over high fuel prices

Delivery service bike riders are complaining about the rising price of gasohol and benzene and are calling for help...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand’s face mask requirement in public may be eased in mid-June

The Ministry of Public Health will consider relaxing the mandatory wearing of face masks in public in some areas,...

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APEC 2022 News Technology

Thai engineers win APEC 2022 App Challenge

Two Thai engineers won the 2022 APEC App Challenge, held in Thailand, early this week during the APEC Ministers...

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Environment Highlight News

Thailand’s new air quality standard to become effective in June 2023

The National Environmental Board has approved the Pollution Control Department’s proposal to tighten the air quality safety standard by...

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ASEAN International Relations News

Representatives of 193 countries discuss disaster risk mitigation in Indonesia

About 5,000 representatives of governments, the private sector and civil societies from 193 countries are in Bali, Indonesia, to...

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Health Highlight News Tourism

Anti-Monkeypox measures introduced at Thai airports

Overseas arrivals, from countries where Monkeypox infections have been detected, are now screened for symptoms, such as blisters, by...

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News World

Russian soldier gets life for killing Ukrainian civilian

KYIV (AP) — A Ukrainian court sentenced a captured Russian soldier to the maximum penalty of life in prison...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Pfizer/BioNTech say 3 COVID shots elicit good response in children under 5

(Reuters) – Drugmakers Pfizer Inc PFE.N and BioNTech SE 22UAy.DE said on Monday that three doses of their COVID-19 vaccine generated a strong immune response in children under age 5 and was safe and well-tolerated...

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OAG Intervention sought in new bid to get bail for monarchy reform activist

Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) have sought help from the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) by asking them...

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Around Thailand Health News

Blood from monkeys on Chang Island being tested for monkey malaria

Officials from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation and the Department of Livestock Development have been...

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