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US announces visa bans after warning Israel over West Bank violence

The U.S. on Tuesday began imposing visa bans on people involved in violence in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Washington officials...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Facing financial challenges for the aged

Thai PBS World has uncovered stories of Thai elderly, who will soon become the majority population group in Thailand....

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Environment News World

Clashes over fossil fuels, Gaza conflict cloud COP28 climate summit

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged world leaders at the COP28 climate summit on Friday to plan for a future without...

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Environment News

Top development banks to launch debt-for-nature swap ‘task force’

The world’s top multilateral development banks are set to launch a global “task force” at the COP28 climate summit in the...

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Highlights of the week

Thanathorn puts Move Forward in awkward position

While he was in exile, Thaksin Shinawatra welcomed Thai visitors all the time, so it’s not such a big...

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Home Away Video

A conversation with ‘Charles the French’

Recently, Thai PBS World spoke with “Charles the French”, a magician and comedian who was determined to be a...

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News World

Xi in US for high-stakes Biden summit, APEC

(Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping began his first visit to the United States in six years on Tuesday, after President...

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Business Highlight News

Commerce Ministry agrees to 2 baht per kilo increase on white sugar

Thailand’s Central Committee on the Price of Goods and Services (CCP) has agreed to allow the ex-refinery price of...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Sharp drop in temperatures, except the South, into the weekend

People in Bangkok, its suburbs and in eastern provinces will feel the cold weather this Thursday through to the...

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Israel-Gaza conflict News World

Israel says carrying out ‘operation’ in Gaza’s main hospital

(AFP) Israeli forces said on Wednesday that they were carrying out an operation in Gaza’s largest hospital, targeting a...

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Business Highlight News

PM explains funding of digital wallet scheme

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced a new set of guidelines today for the controversial digital wallet scheme, under which...

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Highlights of the week

Social media can deal with hypocrisy and discrepancies

While Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, X (Twitter) and the likes have come in for a lot of criticism over the...

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Crime Highlight News

Police still hunting for escaped convict in South

Police are still combing a forest in southern Thailand to hunt for the convict who made a daring escape...

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Environment News

PM wants more potash mining for local production of chemical fertilizer

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has instructed the Ministry of Industry to ramp up the mining of potash in Thailand’s...

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Highlight Israel-Gaza conflict News World

Remains of seven more Thais killed in Israel due back on Thursday

Seven more sets of remains of Thais killed in Israel are scheduled to arrive at Suvarnabhumi international airport on...

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Israel-Gaza conflict News World

Israel fights Hamas deep in Gaza City and foresees control of enclave’s security after war

KHAN YOUNIS, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel said Tuesday that its ground forces were battling Hamas fighters deep inside...

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Home Away Thai PBS World Exclusive

French sculptor who loves Buddhism

Born in Paris, Arnaud Nazare-Aga, a French sculptor sees himself as a “creative” rather than an artist. Nevertheless, because...

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Around Thailand Editor's Choice Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Is organic farming the solution to Thai school lunch crisis?

Two problems plaguing Thailand – unhealthy meals for schoolkids and farmers threatened by volatile food prices and climate change...

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Analysis Highlight

Five-pill policy: Examining Thailand’s latest push in decades-long drugs war

Given the huge difference between penalties for abuse of methamphetamine and for selling the drug, the government’s plan to...

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Video

‘The Little Prince’ and Arnaud NAZARE-AGA

Thai PBS World talks with Arnaud Nazare-Aga, a French artist, covering various topics, including ‘The Little Prince’ book, his masterpiece, and the concept...

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Highlight Israel-Gaza conflict News

Netanyahu assures Srettha of Israel’s efforts to help Thai hostages

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel has assured Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin that his government will do its...

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Israel-Gaza conflict News

Hundreds killed or wounded as Israel bombs Gaza’s Jabalia refugee camp

(TRT World) Hundreds of Palestinians have been killed or wounded in a series of Israeli air strikes on the...

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Business Highlight News

Ex-refinery sugar prices may go up by Bt4 per kilogram

The Ministry of Industry is considering increasing the ex-refinery sugar price by Bt4/kg, as proposed by sugar millers and...

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Analysis Business Highlight News

Will the Srettha government pursue debt-fuelled growth?  

The Pheu Thai-led coalition government faces mounting pressure to abandon its populist policy of handing out 10,000 baht to...

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News World

At least 22 dead in Maine shootings, gunman at large

At least 22 people were killed and “many, many more” were injured in shootings in the city of Lewiston,...

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News World

Israel accuses UN chief of justifying terrorism for saying Hamas attack ‘didn’t happen in a vacuum’

Israeli officials expressed outrage Wednesday over U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ remarks that the deadly Hamas attack on southern Israel...

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News World

Hamas says more than 5,000 killed in Israeli strikes on Gaza

Gaza’s Hamas-run health ministry said Monday that more than 5,000 people have been killed in the besieged Palestinian enclave...

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Highlight News Politics

Thailand’s “digital wallet” scheme not copy of 1999 Japanese model

Deputy Finance Minister Julapun Amornvivat has dismissed a suggestion that the Pheu Thai party’s digital wallet scheme is a...

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Business News

Help sought from JETRO to increase capabilities of Thai SMEs

The Thai Commerce Ministry has sought support and cooperation from the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), to increase the...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Thai Muslims attend prayers to bid farewell to late Muslim spiritual leader

Thai Muslims across the country attended prayers at mosques to bid farewell to the late Muslim spiritual leader Chularajmontri...

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Highlight News

Over 3,000 Thais already repatriated from Israel

A total of 3,329 Thai workers and students have now been flown back to Thailand from Israel, including 367...

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Highlight News Politics

Defence minister to testify to House committee on submarine deal

Thailand’s Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang said today (Monday) that he is ready to explain, to the House Military Affairs...

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News World

Netanyahu under fire for evading responsibility for failure to foresee Hamas attack

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is seeking to absolve himself of responsibility for the failure to predict the October...

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Crime News

Bt100,000 offered for information leading to arrest of escaped convict

Thailand’s Corrections Department has offered a 100,000-baht reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of a...

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News World

Philippines summons Chinese envoy over South China Sea collisions

Manila summoned Beijing’s ambassador on Monday over two collisions between Philippine and Chinese vessels in the disputed South China...

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Analysis Environment

Business as usual: Are Thailand’s ‘green economy’ plans just greenwash?

Thailand’s vision for a green economy fails to tackle the country’s environmental problems at their root, say many environmentalists,...

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Crime News

China crackdown on cyber scams in Southeast Asia nets thousands but leaves networks intact

Zhang Hongliang, a former restaurant manager in central China, took various gigs in and outside China to support his...

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Tourism Video

Impact of Gaza conflict on tourism in Thailand

Thai PBS World has spoken with a Thai tour operator who specialises in the Israeli market about the impact...

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Highlight News

Court orders NACC to disclose findings in Prawit luxury wristwatch case

Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the Central Administrative Court’s decision to order the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to...

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ASEAN Highlight International Relations News

Srettha, Anwar set up task forces to step up ties

Thailand’s Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin and his Malaysian counterpart Anwar Ibrahim have agreed to form a number of task...

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News Opinion

Thailand remains neutral on Israeli-Palestine conflict

It was fortunate that Foreign Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara quickly issued a new statement clarifying Thailand’s position on the Palestine-Israeli...

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Profiles

Torsak Sukvimol: The controversial rise of Thailand’s new police chief

Thailand’s new police chief, Pol General Torsak Sukvimol, is a non-cadet who joined the force at the age of...

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Around Thailand Crime News

Almost 12 million meth pills seized in Nakhon Phanom and Phichit

Anti-narcotics police have seized almost 12 million meth pills in two separate incidents in the northern provinces of Nakhon...

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News

Move Forward MP being investigated over alleged sexual harassment

The opposition Move Forward party has admitted that it has been investigating an allegation, made by a female volunteer,...

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Entertainment News

Famous Thai rock band Carabao to disband in March

The legendary Carabao rock band, which has been entertaining Thai fans with its hugely popular songs for more than...

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Analysis Highlight

Assessing the legacy of Thailand’s first people power uprising

50 years ago this week, growing discontent with the Thai ruling elite’s corruption and abuse of power boiled over...

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Highlight News World

20 Thais believed killed in Gaza, 14 kidnapped, over 5,000 want to return home

Two more Thai workers have been killed in Israel, bringing the death toll to 20, while the number of...

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Highlight News Tourism

TAT confident of 4 million Chinese arrivals by end of year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is optimistic that its target of 4 million Chinese arrivals by yearend will...

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Economy News

Energy Ministry develops contingency plan in case Israeli-Hamas war intensifies

Thailand’s Energy Permanent Secretary Prasert Sinsukprasert is scheduled to hold a meeting with relevant agencies on Thursday to issue...

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Highlight News

14 Thais missing in Gaza found and rescued by Israeli forces

Fourteen Thais, who were earlier reported missing following the Hamas attacks in Gaza last Saturday, have been located and...

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News

Waranya wins again at 2023 world drone championship

16-year-old Thai Waranya Wannapong emerged as the champion in the female category of the 2023 FAI World Drone Racing...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

A Journey Through Time: the Si Thep and the World Heritage Exhibition

The Bangkok National Museum is currently hosting an enthralling exhibition titled “Si Thep and the World Heritage”, shedding light...

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News World

Israel readies ground offensive; Biden condemns ‘sheer evil’ of Hamas attacks

Israel vowed to escalate its response to an attack by the Palestinian militant group Hamas with a ground offensive, while U.S. President...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Political awakening and the “new wave”

“The enduring legacy of October-14 Uprising is the empowerment of young people as seen in their political participation these...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Still caught in vicious cycle

“The October-14 Uprising gave birth to “songs for life”. We joined in the struggle in the name of “Artists...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Absolute power is no more

“The uprising ushered in an unprecedented era of freedom.  It was an explosion of desire for rights and freedom...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Voice of reason is needed

“During the uprising I was among the student demonstrators moving out of the Thammasat campus.  I mustered my courage...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Old power clique still suppressing everything

“Before the uprising, Thailand had always been under dictatorship. But it got worse after Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat seized...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Fight for change is fight against corruption

“A lot of those who took part in the October-14 Uprising are still politically active. The uprising was followed...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Oct-14 Uprising gave birth to health care reform

“Thailand’s political change began with the 1932 revolution but it was a top-down change in which people played no...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

Spirit to fight for change is still there

“You can tell from their uniforms that they (protesters) were students who skipped class to rally for democracy.  The...

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Remembering Oct-14 REMEMBERING OCT-14 UPRISING 50 YEARS ON

“October spirit” is still around

“Democracy, freedom and people’s right are among the legacies of the October-14 Uprising.  They were inherited by the new...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Spiritual Odyssey: Marina Abramović ‘s Journey in ‘The Spirits of Maritime Crossing’

The otherwise mesmerizing town of Venice becomes horribly distorted and hazy as Marina Abramović stumbles through, her entire surroundings...

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Editor's Choice Highlight Thai PBS World Exclusive

The deadly roads of Khao Lak

Khao Lak was hard hit by the deadly tsunami in 2004. Thanks to its resilience and reputation for ecotourism,...

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The deadly roads of Khao Lak

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Video

‘The truth’, jazz music and Julian Cary

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Elephants of a Different Feather

Chiang Mai, a city steeped in tradition and culture, is renowned for its iconic and beloved souvenirs of elephant...

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News World

Biden administration waives 26 federal laws to allow border wall construction in South Texas

The Biden administration announced they waived 26 federal laws in South Texas to allow border wall construction on Wednesday,...

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News World

Homelessness explodes in Canada as rents, housing prices soar

Canada is gripped by a surge in homelessness that has seen tens of thousands of people priced out of...

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Crime News

TAT considers actions needed to restore tourist confidence in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is working on a plan to restore foreign tourist confidence in Thailand, after...

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Crime Highlight News

Mall shooting suspect charged with premeditated murder

Five criminal charges, including premeditated murder, have been filed against the 14-year-old male suspect in the shooting spree at...

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Crime Highlight News

Crown Prince of Johor recounts Siam Paragon shooting

The Crown Prince of Johor, Malaysia, was near the scene of Tuesday’s shooting at the Siam Paragon shopping mall...

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Crime News

Media urged to be cautious when reporting on shooting suspect and family

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission issued a statement today (Wednesday), urging the media to exercise discretion in their presentation...

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Crime Highlight News

Chinese embassy confirms one citizen died and one injured in mall shooting

The Chinese Embassy in Bangkok issued a statement today (Wednesday) confirming that one Chinese national was killed and another...

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Around Thailand News

Fire at Khlong Prem prison

A fire broke out at Khlong Prem central prison in Bangkok late last night, destroying three of the six...

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Crime Highlight News

Two dead, five wounded in Siam Paragon shooting, suspect used modified BB gun

A Chinese tourist and a woman from Myanmar were killed at Siam Paragon shopping mall in Bangkok on Tuesday...

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News World

At least 21 dead after Italian bus carrying tourists falls from Venice overpass

At least 21 people died on Tuesday and 18 were injured after a bus carrying tourists to a campground crashed off...

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News World

Trio wins Nobel Prize in physics for split-second glimpse of superfast spinning world of electrons

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for giving us the first split-second glimpse into the...

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News World

Singapore says assets seized in money laundering case now at $2 bln

Singapore said it was expecting more arrests and seizures as the Asian financial hub investigates one of its biggest cases of...

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Highlight News Politics

Government MPs to ask Charter Court to rule on deputy House speaker’s post

Government MPs have agreed to turn to a charter-mandated independent organization, such as the Constitutional Court, to rule on...

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Home Away Thai PBS World Exclusive

‘The truth’, jazz music and Julian Cary

He welcomed us to his incredibly quiet home in a peaceful neighbourhood in the Taling Chan area, a normally...

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Around Thailand Environment Highlight News

Heavy rain forecast for most of Thailand on Wednesday

Weather department is forecasting heavy rain for most parts of Thailand today (Wednesday), including Bangkok. Flash floods and waterway...

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News World

North Korea says cooperation with Russia ‘natural’ for neighbours

North Korea on Monday slammed South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol for criticising its cooperation with Moscow following leader Kim Jong...

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News World

Time ticking on US deadline to avert shutdown

Four months after barely avoiding a catastrophic default, the world’s largest economy is once again on the verge of...

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Health News World

Looking for a refill? McDonald’s is saying goodbye to self-serve soda in the coming years

Say goodbye to refilling that Coke. McDonald’s is getting rid of self-served soda. The Chicago-based fast food chain plans...

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News World

N.Korea’s Kim stresses ‘strategic importance’ of Russia ties ahead of Putin summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said his visit to Russia shows the “strategic importance” of the two countries’ ties,...

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News

Chuan to Srettha: Don’t go to jail or go into exile

Former prime minister Chuan Leekpai today offered Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin a valuable piece of advice: “Don’t go to...

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Economy Highlight News

฿20 Bangkok train fare can be implemented within 2 years

Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit offered his assurance today (Wednesday) that the 20-baht train fare for all mass transit systems...

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News World

China warns against ‘new Cold War’ as big powers meet in SE Asia

China’s premier said on Wednesday major powers must oppose a new Cold War, a thinly veiled reference to Washington...

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Highlight News Tourism

Thai travel agent organisations welcome visa exemption for Chinese

Thai travel agency sector leaders are welcoming the government’s plan to exempt visas for tourists from China, hoping that...

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News World

Man charged for throwing explosive at Japan PM

A man accused of throwing a pipe bomb at Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in April has been charged...

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Crime Highlight News

Wanted former culture minister already left Thailand : source

Former Culture Minister Itthiphol Kunplome wanted on corruption charges has left Thailand for Cambodia before an arrest warrant was...

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News Sport

Damaged tail rotor to blame for helicopter crash in 2018 that killed Leicester owner and 4 others

LONDON (AP) — A damaged tail rotor was to blame for a helicopter crash that killed the owner of...

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Economy Highlight News

Nobel Laureate urges youth to embrace entrepreneurship and technology for social good

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, the iconic advocate for social entrepreneurship and micro finance, was recently in Bangkok to...

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Economy Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Professor Yunus Recognises Technology’s Empowering Role for Youth

Renowned Nobel Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus, has been in Bangkok for the launch of the Yunus Centre in Thailand....

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Around Thailand Business News Uncategorized

The words “Pang Cha” can be used by anybody

The Intellectual Property Department has clarified that anyone can use the wording “Pang Cha”, either in Thai or English,...

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Highlight News

House fiasco opens early rift between government and opposition

The House meeting to debate the falling prices of agricultural products on Thursday was brought to a premature end...

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News World

Singapore holds first contested presidential vote in over a decade

Singaporeans head to the polls Friday in the city-state’s first contested presidential election in more than a decade, a...

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News

Owner of “Pang Cha” trademark will not seek compensation for infringement

A representative of the owner of the controversial “Pang Cha” trademark has said that the owner, Lukkaithong Thai Royal...

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News World

A building fire has killed at least 58 people, many homeless, in Johannesburg, authorities say

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — At least 58 people died when a fire ripped through a multi-story building in Johannesburg that...

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