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Trump administration takes final swipes at China and its companies

The Trump administration in its waning days took another swipe at China and its biggest firms on Thursday, imposing...

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Powerful Indonesia quake kills at least 34, topples buildings

A powerful earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island early Friday, killing at least 34 people, levelling a hospital and severely...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

188 new COVID-19 cases and 628 recoveries recorded in Thailand on Friday

Thailand recorded 188 new COVID-19 cases today, while 628 people have recovered from the disease, according to CCSA spokesman...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 15, 2021

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International News World

S. Korea’s top court upholds ex-president’s 20-year jail term

South Korea’s top court upheld a 20-year prison sentence for disgraced former president Park Geun-hye on Thursday, in the final ruling over the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

249 new COVID-19 cases today, increase in middle-aged women getting infected

Thailand today has recorded 249 new COVID-19 cases, raising the cumulative total to 10,547 since early last year, including...

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Entire crew of a Thai aircraft carrier to be tested for COVID-19

About 500 officers and men on board the Chakrinarubet aircraft carrier are to be tested for COVID-19 after two...

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Around Thailand News

Pattaya is a ghost town, but a handful entrepreneurs persevere

It was often said that Thailand’s world famous seaside resort town of Pattaya never sleeps. That was broadly true,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 11, 2021

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General News

Seven youths found dead in different areas of Bangkok

Seven young Thais have been found dead from, as yet, unknown causes. A seventh is thought to have died...

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International News World

Democrats forge ahead to impeach Trump, again

US Democrats said Sunday they would push to remove President Donald Trump from office during the final days of...

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News World

Twitter permanently suspends Trump’s account

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Friday that it has permanently suspended U.S. President Donald Trump’s account due...

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News Politics

Officials told to prepare for parliament to reconvene on January 20th

Thailand’s parliament is due to reconvene on January 20th, after about a two-week break over concerns about the COVID-19...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update

10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 8, 2021

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 6, 2021

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 5, 2021

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Highlights of the week

Welcome 2021, year of unprecedented political scrutiny

Nobody had been able to predict how 2020 would transpire, so it would be unwise to make assumptions about...

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Koh Larn under full lockdown

On the popular Larn Island off Pattaya, the local community resolved unanimously to lockdown the island until January 20th....

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Eateries in Bangkok can cater to dine-in customers up to 7pm only 

Starting Tuesday, restaurants, food shops and pavement food stalls in Bangkok can serve dine-in customers until 7pm only, after...

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How pop legend Nantida dances into Samut Prakan’s coveted political post

Pop diva Nantida Kaewbuasai is set to become the first woman to head the Samut Prakan Provincial Administrative Organisation...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

COVID-19 infections jump to record high with 745 new cases in a single day

Thailand recorded 745 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), the most in a single day since the virus reached Thailand,...

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International News World

Biden says Trump vaccine plan falling ‘far behind’

US President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday vowed a relentless effort to fight Covid-19 the moment he takes office, as...

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Around Thailand News

Rayong police commander removed over gambling-related COVID-19 outbreak

The provincial police chief of Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong has been removed from his post and transferred to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

144 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand, Deputy Minister complains about illegal gambling in Rayong

Thailand recorded 144 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), including 115 locally-acquired cases involving Thais, 14 foreign migrant workers and...

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Merry Christmas

Santa Claus has come to town, and he’s volunteering at the aquarium!He’s busy feeding the marine life, in the...

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81 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today, 26 linked to Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 81 new COVID-19 cases today, including 37 Thais, of which 26 are related to a Samut Sakhon...

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News Politics

Criminal Court acquits 9 leaders of Pro-Election Group over Pathumwan rally in 2018

Nine core members of the Pro-Election Group were acquitted by the Bangkok South Criminal Court today on charges related...

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CCSA spokesman urges sympathy for migrant workers

The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has called for understanding and sympathy for Myanmar migrant workers who are...

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PM to chair special CCSA meeting tomorrow on measures to deal with COVID-19 outbreak

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called a special meeting of the Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on...

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Keep calm, Taiwan says after first local COVID-19 case in eight months

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen called on people on Wednesday to keep calm after the island confirmed its first locally...

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New COVID-19 outbreak to cost ฿45-60bn in economic damage if not contained in a month

It has been estimated that the current COVID-19 outbreak will cost the Thai economy about two billion baht a...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Seven-month old baby infected with COVID-19 in Suphan Buri province

A seven-month old girl, in Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, has become the youngest COVID-19 case since the...

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Kitchen equipment piles up as pandemic shutters Japan’s restaurants

A truck laden with kitchen sinks, cutlery, pots and pans pulls up to a warehouse in Yokohama, south of...

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International News World

Trump threatens to not sign COVID-19 bill, wants bigger stimulus checks

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday not to sign a $892-billion coronavirus relief bill that includes desperately needed...

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Around Thailand News

Thai troops on full alert at the borders to stop illegal entry to the country

Thai military strength has been increased and put on full alert along the country’s borders, to prevent the possible...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Three more COVID-19 cases in Samut Sakhon as employers told not to hire illegal migrants

Employers in Thailand’s the coastal province of Samut Sakhon have been warned not to hire illegal migrant workers from...

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Three new COVID-19 cases linked to Thachilek recorded today in Chiang Rai

Three more Thai returnees from Myanmar’s Thachilek Township, in local quarantine facilities in the northern province of Chiang Rai,...

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Chula U to raise 500 million baht for factory to produce Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccine

Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University will launch a campaign this Friday to encourage members of the public to donate in support...

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Around Thailand News

3-month extension of state of emergency in three restive southern provinces

The state of emergency in the three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat is to be extended...

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International News World

Electors meeting to formally choose Biden as next president

Presidential electors are meeting across the United States on Monday to formally choose Joe Biden as the nation’s next...

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28 new COVID-19 cases, including one medic, are recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded 28 new COVID-19 cases, including a medic infected in an alternative state quarantine facility and six...

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General Highlight News

Police, not prosecutors, should pursue bribery case against ‘Sakulthorn’ – OAG

Thailand’s Office of the Attorney-General explained today that it did not fail to perform its duty, by not indicting...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

25 new COVID cases recorded today, including seven more in Chiang Rai

Thailand recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), the biggest single day jump in several months. The infections are...

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Turning point’: UK giving 1st doses of COVID-19 vaccine

British health authorities rolled out the first doses of a widely tested and independently reviewed COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, starting...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

The making of history

Glittering costumes, intriguing stories, stunning music, graceful dance, acrobatic movements, spectacular battle scenes and a myriad dazzling masks all...

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Four medics working in quarantine facility infected with COVID-19

Four medical personnel, working at an alternative state quarantine facility in Bangkok, are among 19 new COVID-19 cases recorded...

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Highlight News Politics

Coalition parties field three candidates for seats on Reconciliation Committee

Thailand’s governing parties are fielding three candidates for seats on the 21-member Reconciliation Committee, initiated by parliament to resolve...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Everyone in Chiang Rai to wear face masks as six new COVID-19 cases are reported

A province-wide campaign will be launched in Thailand’s northern border province of Chiang Rai to encourage everyone there to...

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News Protests 2020

Ratsadon protesters rally at the statue of King Taksin the Great to pay homage

A group of Ratsadon protesters rallied in front of the statue of King Taksin the Great in Thon Buri...

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Asean News

Buddhist prayer ceremony held in Cambodia for missing Thai activist

The sister of a Thai pro-democracy activist who rights groups say was abducted by unknown gunmen in Cambodia called...

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Betong residents told stay alert after Thai woman in quarantine diagnosed with COVID-19

People in the border district of Betong, Yala province, have been warned not to lower their guard and to...

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International News World

Chinese probe leaves Moon for return to Earth

A Chinese space probe has lifted off from the surface of the Moon to return to Earth, an ambitious...

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Hackers targeting Covid-19 vaccine supply chain, IBM warns

With multiple vaccines close to becoming available in a world gripped by the coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers have become the...

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International News World

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong jailed for thirteen-and-a-half months for anti-government protest

Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Bites of sheer heaven

Art is blossoming around the Ratchawong Pier area with the opening of new galleries, pubs and cafés in beautifully...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

16 Thais among 18 new COVID-19 cases recorded today in Thailand

Thailand today (Wednesday) recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases, including 16 Thais returning from abroad and a bar worker, who...

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News Politics

Constitutional Court judges begin deliberation of PM’s case

A panel Constitutional Court judges convened at about 10am this morning, to deliberate over the case in which Prime...

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COVID-19 scare in Chiang Rai as everyone returning from Myanmar last month to be screened 

All people who travelled between Myanmar and Thailand’s Chiang Rai province in November have been told to report to...

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Highlight News

Education Ministry threatens to sue Bad Student group for naming schools opposing casual clothing

The Ministry of Education is considering taking legal action against the Bad Student website and its administrator for identifying...

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International News World

China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

A Chinese spacecraft landed on the moon to bring back lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since...

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Five killed, including baby, as car ploughs into pedestrian zone in Germany

Five people including a nine-month-old baby were killed and up to 15 injured on Tuesday when a speeding car...

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Around Thailand General News

Consumers warned not to buy grilled blue-ringed octopus because it is highly toxic

The Marine and Coastal Resources Department has issued a public warning to exercise caution when buying grilled octopus or...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Thai students defy school dress code on the first day of the second semester

Students at several schools in Bangkok have purposely not worn the specified school uniforms today, the first day of...

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‘Pandemic’ chosen as Word of the Year

The 2020 prize for Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year went to an obvious choice: pandemic. The term had the...

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Environment Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Bangkok, Venice of the East gets a new “E”

Since November 27, the first seven EV (electric vehicle) boats have been carrying passengers over five kilometres of Klong...

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International News World

Biden chooses an all-female senior White House press team

President-elect Joe Biden will have an all-female senior communications team at his White House, reflecting his stated desire to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Los Angeles orders more restrictions as coronavirus surges

Los Angeles County announced a new stay-home order Friday as coronavirus cases surged out of control in the nation’s...

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International News World

Thailand approves transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian freed

Thai officials said Thursday they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Police claim shooting at protest result of conflict among Ratsadon guards

Police have blamed rival vocational college students, who act as security guards for the Ratsadon group, for the shooting...

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Protesters take slim lead in early rounds

At first, it looked like Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha would lose out quite easily. Then the tide turned and...

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International News World

China foreign minister to meet Japan’s Suga; Beijing’s first high-level contact with new PM

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will meet Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Wednesday, marking Beijing’s first high-level contact...

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Saying ‘America is back,’ Biden presents security and foreign policy team

President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday introduced a slate of veteran diplomats and policy-makers who will make up his national...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Transformed Klong Ong Ang is a hit with urbanites

On a Friday evening, walking down from Damrong Sathit Bridge (Saphan Lek) on a newly constructed walkway lining the Ong Ang Canal, it’s hard to imagine that this used...

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General Highlight News

About 900,000 university graduates are likely to be jobless

Almost a million Thai university graduates, including about 500,000 who are due to graduate next year, are likely to...

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Around Thailand General News

Justice Minister admits substance seized in Chachoengsao is not Ketamine

Thailand’s Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin admitted today that authorities have not found any Ketamine in the approximately 11.5 tonnes...

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News Protests 2020

Police brace for mass protest at Crown Property Bureau tomorrow

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has repeated his warning to anti-establishment protesters not to venture within 150 metres...

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Highlight News Politics Protests 2020

Why Crown Property Bureau in protesters’ crosshairs?

Though anti-government protesters have shifted their rally site to the headquarters of the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB)  today, their...

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International News World

Trump finally agrees to Biden transition – but still not conceding

President Donald Trump came his closest yet to admitting election defeat Monday after the government agency meant to ease...

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Three border camps, for 70,000 displaced people from Myanmar, locked down

About 70,000 displaced people from Myanmar, who have taken refuge in three border camps in Thailand’s northwestern province of...

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International News World

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong pleads guilty to illegal assembly

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong on Monday pleaded guilty to charges of organising and taking part in an...

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Around Thailand Environment General News

Pandemic respite for Thai ‘sea gypsies’ threatened by mass tourism

Coronavirus has wrought havoc across the world, but for Thailand’s “sea gypsies” it has brought welcome respite from the...

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News Protests 2020

PM says special law not needed to deal with protests, just strict law enforcement

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that there is no need for a special law, to deal with...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

CCSA postpones public health ministry’s plan to shorten mandatory quarantine

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, withheld approval today for the Public...

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News Protests 2020

Human rights watchdog urges those in political conflict to exercise restraint

Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is pleading with all parties in the current political conflict to refrain from...

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Trump fires US election security official who rejected fraud claims

Donald Trump on Tuesday fired the government’s top election security official, who had rejected the president’s unsubstantiated claims of...

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International News World

3 former pro-democracy lawmakers arrested in Hong Kong

Hong Kong police arrested three former opposition lawmakers Wednesday for disrupting legislative meetings several months ago, as concerns grow...

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News Protests 2020

Royalist group converges near parliament to submit letter of protest

A royalist group, led by Dr. Warong Dejgivigrom, began gathering in front of Thailand’s parliament at about 9am this...

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America and Thailand: Similarities and differences

The red and blue colors marking who wins which states in the US presidential race are eerily similar to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update International News

South Korea to tighten social distancing, warns of new COVID-19 crisis

South Korea will impose stricter social distancing rules for the greater Seoul area a month after easing them, officials...

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In new breakthrough, Moderna’s Covid vaccine nearly 95% effective

US biotech firm Moderna on Monday announced its experimental vaccine against Covid-19 was almost 95 percent effective, a result...

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International News World

US adds 1 million Covid cases in less than a week

The US surpassed 11 million coronavirus cases Sunday, adding one million new cases in less than a week, according...

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International News World

Trump seems to acknowledge Biden win, but he won’t concede

President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to acknowledge for the first time that Joe Biden won the White House,...

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International News World

British PM Johnson self-isolating after COVID-19 contact

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, a...

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Highlight News Politics

Prayut shoots down bid to scrap military draft

An opposition party’s push for military reform has hit trouble after its draft law to abolish conscription was shot...

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Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers to resign en masse

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers announced Wednesday they would resign en masse after four of them were ousted from the...

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South Korean soldier found with COVID-19 after return from Thailand

A South Korean military officer, who participated in the planning of the Cobra Gold military exercise in Thailand’s eastern...

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Hong Kong disqualifies 4 pro-democracy legislators

Hong Kong has moved to disqualify four pro-democracy legislators, after Beijing passed a resolution that would allow the local...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Thai Muslims vow to protect the Nation, the Religion and the Monarchy

Thai Muslims gathered in Bangkok yesterday to proclaim their allegiance to the Nation, the Religion and the Monarchy, which...

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Around Thailand General News

Meteor shower visible from Thailand tomorrow night from 7pm

Stargazers across the country will have a chance to watch spectacular fireballs streaking across the sky tomorrow night (Thursday),...

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Business Highlight News

THAI to auction off in-flight items, lease out office buildings to generate income

Thai Airways International is to auction off many in-flight items, stored in its warehouses, and lease its three office...

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