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A royal rest: Queen Elizabeth told by doctors to take a break

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, decided on Wednesday to rest for the next few days on advice from doctors and...

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Charter Court rules in favour of PPRP’s Paiboon Nititawan

The Constitutional Court ruled today (Wednesday), by a majority, that Paiboon Nititawan, a former MP of the dissolved People ...

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Court rules suspect in Nakhon Sawan police custody died of deliberate suffocation

The Nakhon Sawan provincial court ruled today (Wednesday) that the drug suspect, who was seen in video footage with...

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Winter Olympic flame arrives in Beijing after activists ramp up boycott calls

Beijing (AFP) – The Olympic flame arrived in China early Wednesday for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games, following a ceremony...

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Click to Pray 2.0 – Vatican app gets up close and personal with God

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – The Vatican on Tuesday rolled out its latest “Click to Pray“ app, offering a personal planner among new functions for what it hopes...

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Haiti gang seeks $1 million per person for kidnapped missionaries

(Reuters) – A Haitian gang that kidnapped a group of American and Canadian missionaries is asking for $17 million – or $1 million each – to release them, according to...

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Israel okays Palestinian residency claims, a first since 2009

Jerusalem (AFP) – Israel granted approval on Tuesday for 4,000 Palestinians to register as residents of the West Bank, the first...

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Almost 100 people charged with violating alcohol ban at Bangkok mall

Ninety-three people were detained for police questioning and charged on Monday for allegedly selling and/or drinking alcohol at a...

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Trump sues U.S. House committee investigating Jan. 6 attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit on Monday against the U.S. congressional committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, alleging it...

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North Korea fires ballistic missile: South’s military

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile into the sea on Tuesday, South Korea’s military said, the...

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More field hospitals set up, 22 more villages locked down in Pattani as COVID cases surge

22 more villages in the Sai Buri district of Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani have been locked down...

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Thailand’s Khao Kheow Open Zoo defends elephant swimming shows

Khao Kheow Open Zoo, in Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri, will continue holding elephant swimming shows for tourists...

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Third booster with half dose of Pfizer vaccine as effective as full dose – study

Thailand’s Siriraj Institute of Clinical Research, of the Faculty of Medicine at Siriraj hospital, is recommending that people who...

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China’s economy stumbles on power crunch, property woes

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s economy hit its slowest pace of growth in a year in the third quarter, hurt by power shortages, supply chain...

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Myanmar to free more than 5,000 jailed for anti-coup protests: junta chief

Yangon (AFP) – Myanmar will release more than 5,000 people jailed for protesting against a February coup which ousted...

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Norway bow-and-arrow attack suspect transferred to health services

KONGSBERG, Norway (Reuters) – A man suspected of killing five people with a bow and arrow and other weapons in Norway was in the care of health professionals on Friday, police...

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Financial help rolled out for flood-affected customers of Thailand’s state-run banks

State-run banks have rolled out financial measures to help private individuals and businesses affected the current flooding, according to...

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Bitcoin tops $60,000, nears record high, on growing U.S. ETF hopes

LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Bitcoin hit $60,000 for the first time in six months on Friday, nearing its record high, as traders grew...

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More Moderna, Pfizer vaccines to be procured by Thammasat University, private hospitals

Thammasat University has entered into agreements with two private hospitals to procure seven million doses of Pfizer and Moderna...

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Actor Russell Crowe promotes ‘Phuket Sandbox’, Bangkok’s electrical wiring

Hollywood actor Russell Crowe has been in Thailand to shoot a Vietnam War era movie called “The Greatest Beer...

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Lawyer for Myanmar’s Suu Kyi says gagged by junta

Yangon (AFP) – The chief lawyer for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday he had been banned...

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U.S. FDA advisers back Moderna COVID booster shots for older and high-risk people

(Reuters) – A panel of expert advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unanimously voted on Thursday to recommend booster shots of Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine for Americans aged...

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Thailand’s October 14, 1973 student uprising commemorated

Former student leaders, politicians of both government and opposition camps, relatives of those who died, Christian, Islamic and Buddhist...

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Taiwan tensions raise fears of US-China conflict in Asia

(AP) – After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing...

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Suicides among Japanese children at record high during pandemic

TOKYO (Reuters) – Child suicides in Japan are the highest they have been in more than four decades, local media have reported,...

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Man armed with bow and arrow kills five people in Norway attacks

OSLO (Reuters) – A man armed with a bow and arrow killed five people and wounded two others in a series of attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local...

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WHO says it may be ‘last chance’ to find COVID origins

GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Health Organization said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be “our...

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Facebook expands harassment policy to protect public figures

(AP) – Facebook will expand its policies on harassment to remove more harmful content, the company said Wednesday in...

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IMF warns pandemic darkening prospects in developing countries

Washington (AFP) – The ongoing hit from the Covid-19 pandemic and the failure to distribute vaccines worldwide is worsening the economic...

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When global warming stops, seas will still rise

Paris (AFP) – Even if humanity beats the odds and caps global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels,...

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Many doubt Thailand’s readiness in gradual reopening

Opinions vary on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s declaration last night (Monday) about Thailand’s gradual reopening plans with the next...

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Kompasu storm alert for northeastern Thailand tomorrow, Thursday

More rain is forecast for most parts of Thailand, with heavy to very heavy downpours in some areas during...

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Indigenous Peoples Day marked with celebrations, protests

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Indigenous people across the United States marked Monday with celebrations of their heritage, education campaigns...

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Lively first day of candidate registration in Thailand’s sub-district elections

Old and new faces in Thailand’s local politics showed up in force on Monday to register their candidacy in...

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North Korea’s Kim says US is ‘root cause’ of tensions

Seoul (AFP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong has blamed the United States for tensions on the peninsula and...

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No quarantine required for 10 countries starting November 1 as Thailand delays reopening

Thailand will no longer require quarantines for visitors from 10 low-risk countries starting November 1st, as the country is...

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Thousands evacuated and coal mines shuttered as floods hit north China

Beijing (AFP) – More than 120,000 people have been evacuated, coal mines shut and crops destroyed after unseasonably heavy rainfall...

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UK police won’t act against Prince Andrew over abuse claim

LONDON (AP) — British police have announced they will not take any action against Prince Andrew after a review...

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Further lifting of COVID-19 restrictions to be decided on Thursday

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA) will decide on Thursday (October 14th) whether to ease the semi-lockdown restrictions further...

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Thailand’s Multidimensional Poverty Index lowest in ASEAN

Thailand’s Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) is 0.002, the lowest among all the ASEAN countries, according to a new report...

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Health officials race to curb spread of COVID-19 cluster in Chiang Mai’s Muang Mai market

Thai public health officials have been trying to track down 10 people from five different provinces who may have...

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Fauci says fine to trick-or-treat this year

WASHINGTON (AP) – The government’s top infectious diseases expert says families can feel safe trick-or-treating outdoors this year for...

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‘Freedom Day’: Sydney reopens as Australia looks to live with COVID-19

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sydney‘s cafes, gyms and restaurants welcomed back fully vaccinated customers on Monday after nearly four months of lockdown,...

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Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

LONDON (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving...

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Squid Game: South Korea’s latest cultural phenomenon

Seoul (AFP) – A dystopian vision of a polarised society, Netflix smash hit “Squid Game” blends a tight plot, social allegory...

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Thai riverside restaurant finds silver lining in floods

A flood-hit riverside restaurant in Nonthaburi, a busy town neighboring Bangkok, has drawn the attention of several international media...

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Strong earthquake in southwest Pakistan kills at least 23

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A powerful earthquake collapsed at least one coal mine and dozens of mud houses in...

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CRA’s AstraZeneca booster jabs to begin Oct 20, Moderna registrations open on Oct 29

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) is accepting registrations for AstraZeneca booster shots for those who have already had two...

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Biden, China’s Xi expected to meet virtually by year’s end

ZURICH (AP) — With tensions rising between the global powers, President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are...

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Duo wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for work on catalysts

Stockholm (AFP) – Germany’s Benjamin List and David MacMillan of the United States on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry...

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Op-Ed: Myanmar’s membership of ASEAN challenged

It becomes clearer by the day that Myanmar’s military regime, headed by Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing, is moving...

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Russian film crew in orbit to make first movie in space

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian actor and a film director rocketed to space Tuesday on a mission to make the...

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Australia won’t welcome foreign tourists until at least 2022

CANBERRA (AP) — Foreign tourists won’t be welcomed back to Australia until at least next year, the prime minister...

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Thai civil court accepts lawsuit demanding revocation of Emergency Decree, compensation

The Thai Civil Court accepted a lawsuit today (Tuesday), against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five others, filed jointly...

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Police ready to talk to ‘Talugas’, apologise to Din Daeng residents for search

Bangkok police have offered to hold truce talks with the anti-government “Talugas” group, in an effort to find a...

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UK urged to tackle ‘dirty money’ after leaked Pandora papers

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Conservative government is facing calls to tighten the country’s defenses against “dirty money” after a...

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Pandora Papers: Rich and powerful deny wrongdoing after dump of purported secrets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Czech prime minister, the king of Jordan and the chairman of a well-known Indian conglomerate...

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Indonesia to partially reopen resort island Bali

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia will reopen the resort island of Bali to select international travellers next week, a senior minister...

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COVID infections in 4 southern provinces rising, now 21% of new cases Monday

Thailand’s 5 southernmost provinces, of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat, are among those with the highest...

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Pandora Papers expose world leaders’ offshore entities, Thai tycoon families among listed

More than a dozen heads of state and government, from Jordan to Azerbaijan, Kenya and the Czech Republic, have...

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Thai government advised to prepare for financial fallout from China’s ‘Evergrande’ crisis

Thailand’s former finance minister and Kla Party Leader Korn Chatikavanij has strongly advised the Thai government to take precautionary...

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Japan’s Parliament elects former diplomat Kishida as new PM

TOKYO (AP) — Fumio Kishida was elected Japan’s prime minister in a parliamentary vote Monday and will be tasked...

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Two Koreas reopen hotlines as North urges South to mend ties

SEOUL (Reuters) – The two Koreas on Monday restored their hotlines that the North severed months ago, with Pyongyang urging Seoul to step up efforts to...

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Prophet Mohammed cartoonist dies in car crash

Stockholm (AFP) – Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who lived under police protection after his 2007 depiction of the Prophet Mohammed prompted...

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Ex-Facebook manager alleges social network fed Capitol riot

Facebook prematurely turned off safeguards designed to thwart misinformation and rabble rousing after Joe Biden defeated Donald Trump in...

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Trains packed with commuters as Japan fully ends emergency

TOKYO (AP) — Japan fully came out of a coronavirus state of emergency for the first time in more...

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North Korea says 4th new test-firing was anti-aircraft missile

SEOUL (AP) — North Korea said Friday it had test-fired a newly developed anti-aircraft missile in the fourth round...

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Britney Spears’ father removed as her guardian

Los Angeles (AFP) – Britney Spears’ father was removed from his controversial role as his daughter’s guardian on Wednesday by...

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North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

SEOUL (AP) — North Korea on Tuesday fired a suspected ballistic missile into the sea, Seoul and Tokyo officials...

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OP-ED – World leaders and their promises at the UN General Assembly

Every September, leaders from around the globe have the opportunity to tell the rest of us how well their...

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US special envoy to Haiti resigns over migrant expulsions

The Biden administration’s special envoy to Haiti has resigned, protesting “inhumane” large-scale expulsions of Haitian migrants to their homeland...

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Parts of Ayutthaya should brace for heavy flooding from next week

People living downstream of the Chao Phraya dam, in Pak Hai and Sena districts of the central province of...

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WHO says air pollution kills 7 mn a year, toughens guidelines

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization strengthened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, saying air pollution was now one...

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Sinopharm vaccine for children over 3 under consideration by Thai FDA

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) has not yet given approval for the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine to be...

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Numbers of severe COVID-19 cases, those requiring ventilators declining

The number of severe COVID-19 cases and those requiring ventilators has fallen in the past three weeks, but small...

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Thai exporters advised to adjust to meet new challenges next year to stay competitive

Thai exporters cannot continue to rely on the benefits they have been enjoying so far this year, to which...

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Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the...

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Drug rehab temple closed, probed, amid allegations of human rights abuses

A Thai temple, called “Wat Tha Phu Rat Bamrung” or “Wat Tha Phu”, in Kanchanaburi has been ordered to...

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Reopening of Bangkok, 4 other provinces likely delayed to November 1

The reopening of Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chonburi, Phetchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan, initially scheduled for October 1st in the...

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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes near Melbourne, tremors rattle southeast Australia

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck near Melbourne on Wednesday, Geoscience Australia said, one of the country’s biggest quakes on record, causing damage to buildings in the country’s...

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Thai cabinet approves 3rd phase of co-payment scheme, cuts number of subscribers

Thailand’s cabinet approved the rollout of the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment scheme and the “Ying Chai Ying...

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Former senior prosecutor to be probed for not indicting Red Bull heir in hit-and-run case

Thailand’s Public Prosecutor Commission has resolved to set up a panel to probe former deputy attorney-general Nate Naksuk’s “serious...

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Hardcore ‘Talugas’ protest group may move its rally from Din Daeng

A representative of Thailand’s hard core anti-government “Talugas” group has indicated that they may shift their protest site from...

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Op-Ed: Thai view on the new AUKUS alliance

The new military alliance among three Anglo-Saxon countries – the US, the UK and Australia, known as AUKUS –...

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U.S. to relax travel restrictions for vaccinated foreign air travelers in November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will reopen in November to air travelers from 33 countries including China, India, Brazil and most of...

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WHO recommends alcohol tax hike in Europe to fight cancer

Copenhagen (AFP) – The World Health Organization on Monday recommended doubling alcohol taxes in Europe as a means to prevent...

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Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine works in kids ages 5 to 11

(AP) – Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11 and that it will...

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Social worker arrested for allegedly swindling ฿13 million from COVID fund

An official in Thailand’s Department for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities was arrested by police in the northern province...

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As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort...

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Cambodia begins Covid jabs for kids as young as six

Phnom Penh (AFP) – Cambodia on Friday began inoculating children as young as six against coronavirus, even though the...

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Industrial incinerators to be allowed to burn COVID-19 contaminated waste

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has issued an announcement, paving the way for industrial incinerators to dispose of leftover...

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No CCSA decision yet on Bangkok reopening on Oct 15th, quarantine remains

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has not yet made a decision on the reopening of Bangkok to...

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Thammasat protest leaders’ house raided, computers confiscated by police

Thai police raided the house of leaders of the “United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration” (UFTD) on Friday morning...

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International Opinion

Op-Ed: Save Afghanistan, save Myanmar

Global sympathy travels fast, based on the news in the headlines. The other day it was Yemen. The day...

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Registration for 3rd “Rao Tiew Duay Kan” tourism program starts Sep 24

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports is set to launch the third phase of the “Rao Tiew Duay Kan”...

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Bangkok governor rejects tourism minister’s plan to reopen capital on Oct 15

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang declared on Friday that Thailand’s capital will not reopen to fully vaccinated and COVID-19 negative...

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Thailand’s Foreign Minister to visit Washington, UN next week

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai is to visit Washington and will attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and...

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COVID contaminated waste should not be burned in crematoria – Pollution Control

COVID-19 contaminated waste should not be incinerated in crematoria, as it would send undesirable odours and particles of toxic...

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Thai parliament passes torture, enforced disappearance bills in 1st reading

The House of Representatives, today (Thursday), passed the long-awaited four draft bills against torture and enforced disappearance by state...

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Prominent doctor calls for one-month delay to Thailand’s border reopening

Dr. Prasit Watanapa, dean of the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital of Mahidol University, is suggesting that the government...

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