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PM says incursion of Myanmar jet into Thai airspace not a big deal

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Friday) that the incursion into Thai airspace of a Myanmar MiG-29 jet, which...

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Art exhibition held on dirt road in Khon Kaen to get authorities’ attention

At first glance, a bunch of landscape paintings seem to blend in with the lush fields they are placed...

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Following Bangkok Bank’s app crash, TTB and SCB apps fail too

Siam Commercial Bank’s (SCB) mobile banking app became the next to crash today (Friday), following the Bangkok Bank and...

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Bitcoin falls below $19,000, further shaking crypto markets

June 30 (Reuters) – Bitcoin dropped 6.1% to $18,866.77 at 2004 GMT on Thursday, putting the biggest and best-known...

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Battle for Myanmar military base continues

The Oukayithta military base, located in the northern Myawaddy Township in Kayin State, came under attack on June 26th....

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Thai air force scrambles fighters after alleged incursion by Myanmar aircraft

The Royal Thai Air Force sent two F-16 jet fighters after an aircraft, believed to be a MiG 29...

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Thailand sees rise in severe COVID-19 cases after easing of restrictions

The sub-committee of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has expressed concern over a spike in lung infections...

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Xi arrives in Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover

HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping arrived in Hong Kong on Thursday ahead of the 25th anniversary...

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NHSO’s home isolation program for COVID-19 patients ends Thursday

Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO), which has run the home isolation program for COVID-19 patients at a total...

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Customers outraged over failure of Bangkok Bank’s mobile app on pay day

Many netizens took to Twitter to complain about Bangkok Bank’s mobile application, which had been down “due to current...

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Westerner hospitalised in Pattaya with self-inflicted wounds

A Norwegian man was rushed to hospital in Pattaya today (Thursday), for treatment of serious knife wounds to his...

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House anti-corruption committee to investigate alleged nepotism by senators

Chief of Thailand’s Parliamentary Committee on Corruption Prevention and Suppression, Pol Gen Sereepisuth Temeeyaves, received a complaint on Thursday...

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Philippines begins new era of Marcos rule, decades after overthrow

MANILA, June 30 (Reuters) – The son and namesake of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos was sworn in as president...

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As Tokyo’s June flames out in record heatwave, a power plant shutdown stokes blackout concern

TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) – Japan’s electricity grid creaked on Thursday under the strain of Tokyo’s hottest June streak...

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Legalisation of 5 casinos proposed in Thailand with 30% tax collection

A house panel is planning to propose to the Thai government the establishment of five legal casinos, with revenues...

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Putin: Russia will respond if NATO sets up infrastructure in Finland, Sweden

MOSCOW, June 29 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would respond in kind if NATO...

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Bangkok governor goes on an inspection run

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt jogged from Lumpini Park to Lam Salee intersection today (Saturday), a distance of 14 kilometres,...

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US Supreme Court strikes down right to abortion

The US Supreme Court on Friday struck down the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shredded five...

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Thai court dismisses AIS attempt to avoid fine imposed by telecom regulator

The Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the lower court’s decision, confirming the legitimacy of an order, issued by the...

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Bangkok City Hall halves market rents, cuts pawn shop interest rates

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to halve the rental fees charged to vendors who rent space in...

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Retiring parliament officials may have their terms extended

Parliamentary officials can now have their service time extended, after they reach their mandatory retirement age, initially for four...

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U.S. Senate passes gun safety bill as Supreme Court knocks down handgun limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun safety measures passed the U.S. Senate late on...

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Pheu Thai party renews call for PM to scrap emergency decree

The opposition Pheu Thai party has renewed its call for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to revoke the Emergency Decree,...

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Seven venues designated as protest sites by Bangkok’s administration

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has designated seven locations in the capital at which protesters can hold their rallies...

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Death toll from Afghanistan’s quake rises to 1,150 people

GAYAN, Afghanistan (AP) — The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Afghanistan continued to climb days after it...

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Digital lottery tickets for Aug 1 draw increased to 7.1m as demand surges

The Government Lottery Office (GLO) will increase digital lottery ticket availability by 2 million, to 7.1 million, for the...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi moved to solitary confinement in jail – military

June 24 (Reuters) – Myanmar military authorities have transferred deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to a prison in...

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Malaysian tourists in Thailand expected to outnumber those from India

Tourists entering Thailand from Malaysia are expected to outnumber Indian tourists after the scrapping of the “Thailand Pass” requirement...

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Wearing face masks is now voluntary in Thailand

From Thursday June 23, the wearing of face masks outdoors and in public places is no longer mandatory and...

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EU grants Ukraine candidate status, ‘beginning a long journey together’

BRUSSELS, June 23 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Thursday granted Ukraine the coveted status of official candidate to...

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Global Summit of Women officially opens in Thailand

The 32nd Global Summit of Women (#GSW2022), the annual international business and economic forum for female leaders, has officially...

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Grab bikers demand postponement of deadline for their regulation

Bikers on the app-based GrabBike motorcycle service rallied in front of the Ministry of Transport in Bangkok this afternoon...

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Over 80 COVID-19 BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variant cases found in Thailand to date

A total of 81 cases of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variant infections have, so far, been found in Thailand,...

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Thai PM’s failure to answer an interpellation in person irks opposition MPs

Opposition MPs have voiced their frustration over the absence from the Lower House today (Thursday) of Prime Minister Prayut...

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4 people wounded by man on stabbing rampage in New Zealand

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A man wounded four people in a stabbing rampage stopped by bystanders who brought...

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Ten suspected monkeypox cases found to be herpes simplex, skin infection

Ten suspected monkeypox cases do not have the infectious disease, but were all found to be infected with either...

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Bangkok Governor says student hairstyles have no impact on performance

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt told school administrators today (Thursday), during an inspection tour of a city-run school in Din...

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EU debates Ukraine candidacy as Russia makes life ‘hell’ in east

EU leaders will gather in Brussels Thursday to discuss calls to formally grant war-torn Ukraine “candidate status” to join...

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Cannabis THC content test kits developed by Thailand’s Medical Sciences Dept.

The Thai Medical Sciences Department has developed a kit which can test whether the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in...

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Nearly 1 in 5 adults who had COVID have lingering symptoms – U.S. study

June 22 (Reuters) – Nearly 1 in 5 American adults who reported having COVID-19 in the past are still...

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Saudi crown prince, Erdogan meet in Turkey with ‘full normalisation’ in sights

ANKARA, June 22 (Reuters) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Turkey for the first time in...

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Paetongtarn given rousing welcome in Ubon Ratchathani and Si Sa Ket

Thailand’s “Red-shirt” followers packed the Ubon Ratchathani provincial airport this morning to welcome to Paetongtarn Shinawatra, who led key...

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Police claim murder suspect from Taiwan confessed to plotting murder of Thai couple

Thai police claimed today (Saturday) that, during hours of interrogation, murder suspect from Taiwan, Santi Supa-apiradeepailin, who holds dual...

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Social media uproar over sudden closure of Japanese restaurant chain in Bangkok

Bangkok’s social media has been rife with questions and comments, both yesterday and today (Saturday) about a popular Japanese...

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18 dead in India, Bangladesh floods; millions without homes

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 18 people have died as massive floods ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving...

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100+ people treated for symptoms possibly caused by cannabis in food and drink in Khon Kaen

More than 100 people in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Khon Kaen have reported for treatment of dizziness and nausea...

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Two men get 34 years in prison for hurling bomb at Thai Criminal Court

Two men, who threw a hand grenade into the car park of the Ratchadapisek Criminal Court in Bangkok seven...

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EU backs Ukraine’s membership bid as war brings huge shift

BRUSSELS/KYIV, Ukraine, June 17 (Reuters) – The European Union gave its blessing on Friday for Ukraine and its neighbour...

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Data suggests 15,000 millionaires trying to leave Russia – UK ministry

Data suggests thousands of millionaires are trying to leave Russia, and a continued exodus of its business and oligarch...

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Battered by economic crisis, Sri Lankans seek passport to a better life

COLOMBO, June 16 (Reuters) – R.M.R Lenora stood in a snaking queue outside Sri Lanka’s Immigration and Emigration Department...

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Elon Musk sued for $258 bn over dogecoin support

An investor in dogecoin, originally created as a joke but whose value increased and fell as it was promoted...

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Kevin Spacey ‘strenuously’ denies sex charges, granted bail

LONDON (AP) — Kevin Spacey “strenuously denies” allegations of sexual assault, his lawyer said Thursday, as the Oscar-winning actor...

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No lifting of Thailand’s face masks in public mandate, some places may be exempted

The mandate requiring the wearing of face masks in public will not be lifted outright when the Centre for...

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German, French, Italian leaders arrive in Kyiv to show solidarity

KYIV, June 16 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi...

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Fauci tests positive for virus, has mild COVID-19 symptoms

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of America’s pandemic response through two White House administrations, has tested positive for the...

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Fed rolls out biggest rate hike since 1994, flags slowing economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve on Wednesday approved its largest interest rate increase in more than a quarter...

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Hun Sen appeals to Myanmar to reconsider death sentences

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the current ASEAN chair, has asked Myanmar’s junta to reconsider the death sentences imposed...

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Zelensky warns of food crisis, urges end to Russian blockade

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Saturday urged international pressure to end a Russian naval blockade of Black Sea ports...

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No COVID-19 deaths in Bangkok for the second consecutive day

No death from COVID-19 infection has been reported in Bangkok or the southern provinces for the second consecutive day,...

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‘Girls’ education is a climate solution’: Malala Yousafzai joins climate protest

STOCKHOLM, June 10 (Reuters) – The fight against climate change is also a fight for the right to education...

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Drugs, underage patrons found in police raid on illegal pub in Bangkok

Officials from the Provincial Administration Department (PAD) and Pathumwan district police raided a pub in Bangkok’s Rong Muang area...

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Bottlenose dolphin found on Khao Lak beach rescued

A 1.5 metre, 60kg bottlenose dolphin, which washed ashore on Khao Lak beach, in Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga...

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Oil Falls as U.S. Inflation Data Surges, China Imposes Lockdowns

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Oil prices fell on Friday, after U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected and China imposed...

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N. Korea appoints veteran diplomat as first female foreign minister

North Korea has appointed veteran diplomat Choe Son-hui as its first female foreign minister, state media reported Saturday, as Pyongyang pushes...

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US blasts China’s ‘destabilising’ military activity near Taiwan

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin Saturday blasted China’s “provocative, destabilising” military activity near Taiwan, a day after his Chinese counterpart warned...

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US Capitol riot probe puts Trump at heart of ‘attempted coup’

A congressional panel investigating last year’s mob assault on the US Capitol laid out its case Thursday that Donald Trump and his claims...

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3 foreigners who fought for Ukraine sentenced to death

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Two British citizens and a Moroccan were sentenced to death Thursday for fighting on Ukraine’s...

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China and Russia defend North Korea vetoes in first at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia defended their vetoes of a strongly backed U.S. resolution that would have...

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American with monkeypox flees Mexican hospital

A US citizen with monkeypox escaped from a hospital in a Mexican resort and fled the country, local health...

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More bodies found in Mariupol as global food crisis looms

BAKHMUT, Ukraine (AP) — Workers pulled scores of bodies from smashed buildings in an “endless caravan of death” inside...

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Senior US defence officials to visit Thailand

Senior US defence officials will visit Thailand next week to strengthen ties with its ally in the Indo-Pacific. ADM...

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Bangkok governor says Pride Month should also cover political diversity

Pride Month should not just be confined to sexual diversity, but should cover other diversities, such as politics, to...

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Hong Kong drives Tiananmen memories underground on anniversary

Hong Kong authorities strove on Saturday to stop any public commemoration of the 33rd anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown,...

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Saudi receives first foreign hajj pilgrims since before pandemic

Saudi Arabia on Saturday welcomed its first batch of hajj pilgrims since before the coronavirus pandemic, which prompted authorities...

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More than 700 monkeypox cases globally, 21 in US: CDC

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Friday it was aware of more than 700 global...

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Three killed and one injured near pub in Nakhon Si Thammarat province

Three people were killed and another seriously injured in a scuffle between two rival groups of visitors in front...

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4,000 prisoners on cannabis abuse convictions to be freed after June 9th

As many as 4,000 prisoners, serving jail terms for offences related to cannabis or marijuana, will be released, starting...

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Atmospheric CO2 more than 50 percent higher than pre-industrial era

Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in May were 50 percent higher than during the pre-industrial era, reaching...

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100 speeches in 100 days of war: Zelenskyy rallies Ukraine

As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells it, when Russia invaded 100 days ago, no one expected his country to...

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Myanmar junta says will carry out first judicial executions in decades

Myanmar’s junta will execute a former lawmaker from Aung San Suu Kyi’s party and a prominent democracy activist, both...

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TAT expects up to 10 million foreign tourists to visit Thailand this year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has forecast that between 7 and 10 million foreign tourists will visit Thailand...

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Zelensky says ‘victory will be ours’, on day 100 of Russian invasion

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Friday his country’s military would fend off the Russian invasion, in a video...

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Economy News

Slim prospects for consumer goods price drop for several months

The prices of many consumer products have been increasing, as the Thai Retailer Association warns that there is little...

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More than 2.4 million digital lottery tickets snapped up in just one day

More than 2.4 million digital lottery tickets were sold yesterday (Thursday), the first day of Thailand’s online lottery ticket...

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Thai PM leads merit-making to wish HM the Queen a happy birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led cabinet ministers, presidents of parliament and the Supreme Court, commanders of...

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NFT market sees first insider trading case in US

US authorities have charged a former manager at a digital exchange platform with fraud and money laundering, in what...

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Protests as N.Korea takes helm of world disarmament body

North Korea on Thursday skipped the diplomatic niceties for a combative tone when it took the helm of the...

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Thailand’s Lower House passes first reading of 2023 budget bill

After three days of debate and last-minute behind-the-scenes lobbying, to convince dissenting MPs from smaller parties to support the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

16 million doses of unused COVID-19 vaccines to be sent to sub-district hospitals

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has recently decided to distribute 16 million doses of Sinovac, AstraZeneca and...

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Students in Loei province told compliance with hairstyle regulation not a penalty

Students at a junior high school in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Loei, where a teacher was attacked by a...

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4 killed in shooting at Tulsa medical building, shooter dead

A gunman carrying a rifle and a handgun killed four people Wednesday at a Tulsa medical building on a...

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Bangkok’s governor-elect says corruption is a hard nut to crack

Bangkok Governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt has admitted that the most difficult problem to address in Bangkok is corruption, but claimed...

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Boat carrying 43 capsized in Indonesia, 26 missing

An Indonesian ship with 43 people onboard capsized off Indonesia’s Sulawesi island after it ran out of fuel, the...

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Environment News

Officials investigate oil slicks washed ashore on Bang Saen beach

Officials from Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Resources Department were yesterday sent to Bang Saen beach, in the eastern province...

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8 killed and a million meth pills seized at Chiang Rai border with Myanmar

The Thai troops shot and killed eight suspected drug traffickers and seized about a million methamphetamine pills on Thai...

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Victoria’s Secret pays $8.3m settlement to sacked Thai workers

Over a thousand sacked Thai garment workers who made bras for a factory supplying lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret have...

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Bangkok Pride parade to be held on Silom Road on June 5th

Bangkok will hold its first “Pride” parade next Sunday on Silom Road, to celebrate sexual diversity and to raise...

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Thailand’s CCSA spokesman Taweesin catches COVID-19

Spokesman for the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) Taweesin Visanuyothin announced on Facebook Saturday that his rapid antigen...

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