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UK delays COVID reopening by a month, citing Delta variant risk

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed his plans to lift most remaining COVID-19 restrictions by a month on Monday, warning that thousands...

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Human trials of first Thai developed COVID-19 vaccine begins Monday

Human trials of the first Thai COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Chula Vaccine Research Centre (CVRC) at Chulalongkorn University and...

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Biden rallies NATO against ‘new challenges’ from Russia, China

US President Joe Biden warned Monday that NATO must adapt to new challenges posed by China and Russia as...

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3,355 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, 10 new clusters found in 8 provinces

Ten new clusters of COVID-19 infections have been identified in eight of Thailand’s provinces, as new infections today (Monday)...

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Another Thai woman dies after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab

Family members of a 73-year-old woman are demanding that authorities investigate her death and take responsibility, if it is...

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Most of Thailand’s schools reopen under new normal regime today

After about two months of closure, due to concerns over widespread COVID-19 infections, schools in most parts of Thailand,...

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No country for old men (or women) as society’s vulnerable are being left behind in vaccine rollout

Over the weekend, several hospitals in Bangkok, and many other provinces, postponed vaccination appointments for this week. Today (Monday),...

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Netanyahu out, Bennett in as Israel marks end of an era

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Benjamin Netanyahu‘s record 12-year run as Israel‘s prime minister ended on Sunday with parliament approving a new “government of...

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Aid groups say G7 one billion dose pledge falls short

Some of the world’s leading charities and health organisations say a pledge by G7 nations to donate one billion...

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Autopsy shows woman died of heart attack after AstraZeneca shot

An autopsy has found that the death of a 46-year-old Thai woman Tuesday night, just hours after receiving an...

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Banks told by central bank to extend debt repayment for SMEs until year end

The Bank of Thailand has instructed commercial banks to extend, until the end of the year, debt repayment periods...

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Sinopharm jabs to be available in two weeks, registration starts Monday

The first batch of China’s Sinopharm vaccine of one million doses will arrive in Thailand next Sunday (June 20th),...

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UK’s Johnson hails Biden as ‘a big breath of fresh air’

CARBIS BAY, England (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed U.S. President Joe Biden as “a big breath...

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Thailand orders 20 million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for delivery this year

The Thai government has signed a purchase order for 20 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, with deliveries expected...

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G7 to provide 1 bn Covid vaccine doses ‘to world’: UK

G7 leaders will agree to expand global Covid vaccine manufacturing to provide at least one billion doses to the...

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Facebook working on smartwatch

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed it is working on a smartwatch that might one day connect with augmented reality glasses...

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4m king cobra, another cobra captured by snake hunters in Trang province

Snake hunters have managed to capture one four-metre long king cobra and another cobra in Ban Kok Kor village,...

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With G7 summit the first stop, Biden embarks on 8-day trip to Europe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden departs for Britain on Wednesday on his first trip abroad since taking office, an eight-day mission to rebuild trans-Atlantic...

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Elephants in India tested for coronavirus after rare lion’s death

Twenty-eight elephants have been tested for Covid-19 at a forest reserve in southern India, officials said Wednesday, after the...

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Kanchanaburi’s Sangkhla Buri district receives only one bottle of vaccine

The Sangkhla Buri district of Thailand’s western border province of Kanchanaburi has received one bottle of COVID-19 vaccine, enough...

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2,680 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Wednesday, one more cluster found in Bangkok

Thailand recorded 2,680 new COVID-19 cases and 35 more deaths today (Wednesday), as a new cluster has been found...

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Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine procurements to be expedited with more agencies involved

Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine procurements are expected to be expedited as more agencies will be involved in the joint effort,...

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Global glitch: Swaths of internet go down after cloud outage

LONDON (AP) — Multiple websites went offline briefly across the globe Tuesday after an outage at the cloud service...

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Thai PM apologises as many vaccination appointments postponed

As many people have seen their vaccination appointments cancelled or postponed, due to insufficient allocation of doses to several...

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Thai hospitals instructed not to postpone vaccination appointments – DPHM

Hospitals in Thailand have been instructed to keep vaccination appointments, even though they may have received fewer doses of...

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1 million more Sinovac doses to arrive in Thailand this Thursday

Permanent Secretary of Thailand’s Public Health Ministry, Dr. Kiattiphum Wongrajit, said today (Tuesday) that this Thursday, 1 million more...

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U.S. regulators approve first new Alzheimer’s drug in nearly 20 years

June 7 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators on Monday approved Biogen Inc’s aducanumab as the first treatment to attack a...

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U.S. agents to start wearing body cameras when serving warrants

U.S. law-enforcement agents will be required to wear body cameras when serving search and arrest warrants, the Justice Department...

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Journalists who fled Myanmar to Thailand find third-country refuge

BANGKOK (AP) — Three journalists from military-ruled Myanmar who were convicted of illegal entry after they fled to Thailand...

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Bezos plans to go to space aboard Blue Origin flight in July

Jeff Bezos will be aboard for Blue Origin’s first human space flight next month. In an Instagram post on...

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Hundreds of former leaders urge G7 to vaccinate poor against COVID-19

LONDON (Reuters) – One hundred former presidents, prime ministers and foreign ministers have urged the Group of Seven (G7)...

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle announce daughter’s birth after tumultuous year

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Sunday the birth of their daughter Lilibet Diana — named for Harry’s grandmother...

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Sangha Supreme Council approves a Pali word for COVID-19 – COVIDDHO

The Thai Sangha Supreme Council has approved the use of a Pali word, “COVIDDHO”, to stand for coronavirus 19...

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Loei province postpones vaccination appointments due to vaccine shortage

The Loei provincial administration has decided to postpone vaccination appointments until further notice, as the province is allocated only...

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Thailand specifies requirements for reopening to foreign tourists on July 1

The Centre for Economic Situation Administration (CESA) meeting today (Friday) chaired by Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has resolved...

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Blinken regrets missing meeting with ASEAN foreign ministers

US State Secretary Antony Blinken has expressed regrets for causing the cancellation of a scheduled virtual conference with ASEAN...

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First 1.8 million doses of locally-produced AstraZeneca vaccine delivered

The Thai Ministry of Public Health took delivery of the first batch of 1.8 million doses of locally-produced AstraZeneca...

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Japan ‘cornered’ on Tokyo Olympics, says national committee member

Japan has been backed into a corner over the Tokyo Games, a member of the country’s Olympic committee said...

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China’s silencing of Tiananmen tributes extends to Hong Kong

HONG KONG (AP) — For years, China has quashed any discussion on the mainland of its bloody 1989 crackdown...

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Exclusive: Startups in Thailand optimistic about growth despite pandemic, call for government support

There are hundreds of business startups in various industries in Thailand, with 235 currently listed in the directory of...

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Digital ministry pushes internet providers to block anti-monarchy accounts

Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society (DES) Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn said on Wednesday that the ministry has summoned internet providers...

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1,000 doses of vaccine requested for tour guides in Bangkok

The President of the Professional Tour Guides Association of Thailand, Wirote Sitaprasertnan, submitted a letter to Deputy Public Health...

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First 1.8 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine have left production plant for delivery to Thai government

Today, Siam Bioscience and AstraZeneca (Thailand) announced their readiness to deliver the first batch of 1.8 million doses of...

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Serbian volleyball player apologises to Thai team for alleged racist gesture

A Serbian volleyball player has apologised to the Thai team for making an alleged racist gesture during a game...

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ASEAN delegates to visit Myanmar this week

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who is currently ASEAN chairman, will lead an ASEAN delegation to visit Myanmar on Thursday...

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US formally ends policy for asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Tuesday formally ended a Trump-era immigration policy that forced asylum-seekers to wait...

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Remains of US Ku Klux Klan leader to be moved

A project to disinter a Ku Klux Klan leader and move his remains to a museum started Tuesday, local...

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Ukrainian ambassador dies of heart attack, not COVID-19 related

Ukrainian Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Mr. Andrii Beshta, died of a heart attack today (Sunday), and his death was...

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391 poultry plant workers in Saraburi infected with COVID-19

An additional 146 workers at a chicken processing plant, belonging to CPF Company in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi,...

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Boris Johnson weds fiancee in ‘secret’ weekend ceremony

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his fiancee Carrie Symonds married over the weekend, his office confirmed Sunday, in...

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No COVID-19 contamination of chicken meat – Thailand’s Livestock Dept.

No COVID-19 contamination has been found in chicken meat at poultry processing plants or fresh markets in Thailand so...

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Vietnam finds new virus variant, hybrid of India, UK strains

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in...

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Saraburi chicken processing plant closed for 5 days as 245 workers have COVID-19

A poultry processing plant, belonging to the CPF Company in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi, was partially closed today...

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Kings of Europe: Chelsea beats City to win Champions League

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — As Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta cradled the European Cup before thrusting it into the air...

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Thai Govt. claims C.36.3 strain of COVID-19 is not a “Thai variant” and not of concern

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry said today (Friday) that there is no current Thai variant of the coronavirus, which was...

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China’s Sinopharm becomes fifth vaccine approved in Thailand

China’s state-owned Sinopharm vaccine has become the fifth brand to be approved for emergency use in Thailand by the...

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Gunman, 8 victims dead in San Jose, California shooting

San Jose (AP) – An employee opened fire Wednesday at a California rail yard serving Silicon Valley, killing eight...

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Thai health minister insists mass vaccination proceed as scheduled on June 7

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul confirmed today (Wednesday) that mass COVID-19 inoculations, scheduled to begin on June 7th, remain...

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73 Children Killed by Myanmar Junta Forces Since Coup

At least 73 children were killed by regime forces across Myanmar from Feb. 15 to May. 15, according to...

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Covid lab origin theory gains traction in United States

Long dismissed as a kooky conspiracy theory favored by the far right, the idea that Covid emerged from a...

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Malaysia’s worsening COVID-19 outbreak sparks alarm

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A worsening coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia has sparked alarm and is spilling over into...

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China’s Sinopharm applies for vaccine approval in Thailand

Thailand’s Food and Drug administration (FDA) revealed today (Tuesday) that all the necessary documents to seek approval for China’s...

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Bangkok to open three new vaccine registration channels this Thursday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to open new channels for COVID-19 vaccination applications, through a website, an application...

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House Speaker warns MPs to discipline their aides following claims of attempted vaccine queue jumping

Members of the Thai parliament have been told, by House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, to keep discipline among their aides,...

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Over 200 injured in Malaysian train collision

Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian authorities have launched an investigation into a head-on collision involving two light rail transit (LRT)...

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Gun homicides surge in US as Covid lockdowns end

The year-long surge in gun murders across the United States has shown no sign of easing as Covid lockdowns...

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi appears in court in person for first time since coup

Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeared in person at a court hearing on Monday for the first...

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PM Prayut promotes confidence in Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is promoting public confidence in the Sinovac and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, the two brands...

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Gaza truce holds as Israel admits Jewish visitors to flashpoint site

The Israel-Hamas ceasefire held into a third day on Sunday as Israeli police admitted Jewish visitors to a contested Jerusalem holy...

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Beloved Myanmar Band Tarnishes Reputation by Playing for Junta Leaders

Just four years before its centenary, the longest surviving music band in Myanmar, Myoma Music Band, has found itself...

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21 die in extreme weather in China ultramarathon

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one people running a mountain ultramarathon have died in northwestern China after hail, freezing rain and...

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South African COVID-19 variant cases in Thailand’s South confirmed

The country’s first three COVID-19 cases of the South African variant, or B.1.351, have been found in the Tak...

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New Yorkers ready to party again — just not indoors

After 14 months of lockdown and restrictions, New Yorkers can now enjoy a city where most of these limitations...

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Thousands rally in France in support of Palestinians

Several thousand people marched Saturday in Paris and other French cities in support of Palestinians after an 11-day conflict...

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1.5 million Sinovac doses arrive in Thailand today, 3 million more in June

Another 1.5 million doses of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Thailand from China today (Thursday), making 6 million...

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Creditors approve Thai Airways restructuring plan

Thai Airways International (THAI)’s restructuring plan was approved by creditors yesterday (Wednesday), holding 91.56% of the carrier’s combined debts....

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1,104 more inmates of Thonburi Prison found with COVID-19 on Sunday

1,104 more confirmed COVID-19 cases have been found in Thonburi Remand Prison today (Sunday), in addition to the 1,219...

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Israel faces highest ever rate of rocket attacks: army

Israel has faced the highest ever rate of rocket attacks on its territory during its latest confrontation with the...

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Bangkok to vaccinate half a million people this month, millions more this year

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is aiming to inoculate at least 500,000 people by the end of May, and...

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Easing of restrictions on eateries effective on Monday – Royal Gazette

Easing of restrictions on eateries in the country’s COVID-19 Deep Red, Red and Orange zones, announced by the Centre...

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Brazil struggles to vaccinate as COVID-19 toll spirals

Four months into a Covid-19 vaccination campaign marred by shortages and delays, hard-hit Brazil is still struggling to find...

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Thais first then foreigners will be vaccinated, possibly from August

The Thai government has promised to vaccinate all residents of Thailand, including non-Thai citizens, but priority will be given...

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Thai Corrections Dept. confident it can control Covid-19 spread as 2,835 prisoners infected

Thailand’s Corrections Department has reported a total of 2,835 COVID-19 infections among inmates in prisons across the country, but...

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Abbot claims Thai rescue foundations asking for money from families of COVID-19 fatalities

The abbot of Bang Muang Temple, in Nonthaburi province, which offers free cremation services for COVID-19 fatalities, revealed that...

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Amnesty urges Thailand to suspend custodial remand of suspects to contain COVID-19 spread

Amnesty International (AI) Thailand has asked the Thai Ministry of Justice to ease congestion in prisons quickly, by suspending...

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Thai Govt. approves walk-in COVID-19 inoculation facilities in all provinces

  Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul approved walk-in COVID-19 vaccination facilities in all provinces today (Wednesday), hoping to...

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