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Heartthrob turned charity hero gives it all up to defend the monarchy

As ongoing pro-democracy protests prompt more and more Thais to choose sides, actor and charity worker Bin Bunluerit has...

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Around Thailand News

Very heavy rains to fall over most of Thailand as Typhoon Molave weakens

Those living in 55 provinces, in Thailand’s northern, northeastern, eastern, central and southern regions, have been told to brace...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update International News

France and Germany thrust into lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps Europe

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a...

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News Protests 2020

Royalist group rallies in front of US Embassy in Bangkok

A small group of Thai royalists rallied in front of the US Embassy on Wireless Road in the Thai...

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News Politics

PM says Opposition has forgotten the massive corruption during Pheu Thai administration

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha hit back at opposition Pheu Thai MPs this morning (Tuesday), reminding them of the alleged...

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Asean International News

3 dead, dozen missing after Typhoon Molave hit Philippines

Three people died and a dozen others are missing after a typhoon triggered flooding across the central Philippines, officials...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Heavy rain from Typhoon Molave to lash most parts of Thailand through Friday

Most parts of Thailand, starting with northeastern and eastern regions, will be hit by heavy rain from tomorrow until...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

No beef with this beef!

Massaman curry, often made with beef, may be one of the world’s most popular Thai dishes but Thai cuisine...

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News World

China to impose sanctions on U.S. firms over Taiwan arms sales

China will impose sanctions on Lockheed Martin, Boeing Defense, Raytheon and other U.S. companies it says are involved in...

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News Protests 2020

Criminal Court denies bail to three of Thailand’s key protest leaders

The Criminal Court today dismissed bail applications for three prominent anti-government protest leaders, claiming that there is no reason...

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News Protests 2020

Thai royalists end rally at German Embassy

Pro-monarchy demonstrators have ended their rally at the German Embassy, after they handed a letter, explaining the political situation...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Senator Somchai urges protesters to demand reform of Thai politicians, not Monarchy

Senator Somchai Sawaengkarn has urged anti-government demonstrators to demand sweeping reforms of politicians, instead of sweeping reforms of the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Seven new COVID-19 cases are recorded in Thailand on Monday

Thailand today recorded seven new COVID-19 cases, all of them are Thais returning from abroad and in state quarantine,...

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Asean News

Malaysia’s PM faces calls to quit after failed bid for emergency rule

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin faced calls to resign on Monday as doubts swirled over the support that he...

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Protests 2020

House Speaker warns Thai parliamentarians not to touch on the Monarchy during special joint session

The President of Thailand’s Parliament, Chuan Leekpai, opened the extraordinary session of Parliament this morning with a warning to...

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Asean News

Singapore temporarily halts use of two flu vaccines after S.Korea deaths

Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them...

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Spain orders nationwide curfew to stem worsening outbreak

Buckling under the resurgence of the coronavirus in Europe, the Spanish government on Sunday declared a national state of...

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News Protests 2020

Anti-government demonstrators converge on Ratchaprasong intersection

Anti-government demonstrators have started gathering again at Ratchaprasong intersection, in the heart of Bangkok, in response to a call...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Five new COVID-19 cases, all in state quarantine, were recorded in Thailand today (Sunday), according to the CCSA, including...

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Around Thailand News

Three illegal immigrants caught at Thai-Myanmar border with ฿8m cash

Thai security officials seized about 8 million baht in cash from three Chinese nationals today. They had slipped across...

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Asean International News

Malaysia rulers meet to consider PM Muhyiddin’s emergency proposal

Malaysia’s rulers met on Sunday to discuss what sources have said is a proposal by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin...

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Protests 2020

Protesters to return to Rajprasong after PM Prayut ignores resignation deadline

Anti-government protesters have vowed to return to Rajprasong intersection Sunday evening after Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ignored their demand...

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Four new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Saturday

Thailand today recorded four new COVID-19 cases, including a French woman on Samui Island and three Thais returning from...

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News Protests 2020

Thailand’s protests set to resume as 10pm deadline for PM to resign approaches

Anti-government protesters have set the deadline for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to quit at 10pm tonight, before escalating their...

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General News

Thailand enters cold season today

Thailand is officially entering the cold season today (Thursday), as temperatures in the northern, northeastern, central and eastern regions...

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News Protests 2020

Protest leader “Mind” unconditionally released by court

Pathumwan District Court ordered the unconditional release of a protest leader this morning. Passarawalee “Mind” Thanakitvibulphol told the media,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update International News

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trial Brazil volunteer dies, trial to continue

Brazilian health authority Anvisa said on Wednesday that a volunteer in a clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine developed...

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International News World

Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.

The fiancee of slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a human rights group that he founded filed a lawsuit...

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News Politics Protests 2020

Protesters occupy Rajprasong in defiance of state of emergency

A large number of protesters are occupying the Rajprasong intersection, the commercial centre of Bangkok, in defiance of the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update International News

Hong Kong, Singapore agree ‘travel bubble’

Hong Kong and Singapore on Thursday said they had agreed “in principle” to set up a bubble allowing residents...

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Thailand Protests in Pictures

Thailand Protests in Pictures

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Highlights of the week

Prayut and opponents skate on thin ice

Picture a man surfing in a turbulent sea. That’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at the moment. If he falls...

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Thailand Protests in Pictures

Thailand Protests in Pictures

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Thailand Protests in Pictures

Thailand Protests in Pictures

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Thailand Protests in Pictures

Thailand Protests in Pictures

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Thailand Protests in Pictures

Thailand Protests in Pictures

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Protesters to camp overnight outside Government House

After a stand-off with police lasting almost three hours, the anti-government protesters broke through police blockade and are now...

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General News

Mae Sot residents protest against lax control of truckers from Myanmar

Several residents of Thailand’s Mae Sot district rallied in front of the second permanent border checkpoint, at the Friendship...

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News Politics

Protesters begin march to Government House

Hundreds of protesters have begun a march from the Democracy Monument on Rajdamnoen Avenue toward the Government House. They...

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News World

Twitter suspends fake Black pro-Trump accounts

Twitter said Tuesday it had suspended several fake accounts purporting to be African Americans who support President Donald Trump...

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Asean International News

Palace postpones meetings with allies of Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim

Malaysia’s national palace has postponed audiences with the king for allies of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, senior opposition leaders...

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News Politics

Protesters start gathering at Democracy Monument

Protesters, mostly from upcountry, have been arriving at the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, since early this morning, to join...

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Asean International News

Malaysia’s Anwar meets king in bid to form new government

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he presented the king Tuesday with evidence that he has enough support among...

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China to test whole city of 9m as Europe rolls out new virus rules

All nine million people in a major Chinese port city will be tested for Covid-19 following a tiny outbreak,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight

11 schools in Mae Sot closed as health officials conduct random COVID-19 tests

Eleven municipal schools, in Mae Sot district of Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak, are closed today as health workers...

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News Politics

Thammasat U asked to suspend classes to let students join the protest

The Student Organization of Thammasat University has called on the university’s administration to suspend classes, from October 14th to...

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Thai Politics Explained Video

October 14 Uprising

How a student-led protest in 1973 toppled the authoritarian Thanom regime and ushered in a new political era.

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International News World

China urges U.S. to drop ‘Cold War’ mentality

China said on Wednesday that the United States should stop its unprovoked attacks and accusations against China, accusing U.S....

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News Politics

Ex-Deputy Minister Nipon found at fault by NACC for malfeasance in office

Thailand’s former Deputy Interior Minister Nipon Boonyamanee, of the Democrat Party, has been found to have committed malfeasance in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand records 15 new COVID-19 cases in quarantine

Fifteen new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in state quarantine, including six Thai soldiers returning from South Sudan, have been recorded...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Border security with Malaysia increased to prevent spread of COVID-19

Security at the Thai-Malaysian border, especially along the Kolok River, has been increased, with more frequent patrols by troops...

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Highlight Politics

Army chief rules out coup but advises protesters to reform before demanding reform of the Monarchy

Newly-appointed Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongphan Jitkaewtae announced today that he is dedicated to the protection of the three pillars...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight International News

COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year-end, says WHO’s Tedros

A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, the head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday....

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International News World

US, Australia, India, Japan discuss China’s growing power

Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday at a meeting with the U.S. and other diplomats that their...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Back to basics: how Covid-19 has changed our relationship with food

COVID-19’s appetite for swallowing up businesses has made everyone struggle and those who are escaping virtually unscathed are mainly...

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International News World

Trump, still infectious, back at White House — without mask

President Donald Trump staged a dramatic return to the White House Monday night after leaving the military hospital where...

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Highlight News Politics

Rebranding may not bring Pheu Thai’s old days of glory

Supporters will be hoping the latest shake-up of Pheu Thai’s leadership will restore the party’s election-winning appeal, but critics...

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International News World

French-Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19

Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel,...

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International News World

Trump criticized for leaving hospital to greet supporters

US President Donald Trump sparked an angry backlash from the medical community Sunday with a protocol-breaking visit to his...

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“Bad Student” movement to protest against Education Minister on Friday

Bangkok’s high-school student members of the so-called “Bad Student” movement will stage a rally in front of the Ministry...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases among foreign arrivals and Thai returnees in state quarantine today. According to...

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News Politics

Bid to amend 2017 Constitution may just be a vicious cycle

The fate of Thailand’s Constitution is hanging in the balance after Parliament last week failed to vote on whether...

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International News World

UN meeting that began with unity concludes with divisions

This year’s U.N. General Assembly meeting began with calls for multilateralism and cooperation — a declaration that the urgency...

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News Politics

Former Pheu Thai candidate threatens to sue the Election Commission

A former election candidate, for the opposition Pheu Thai Party, has threatened to sue the Election Commission (EC) after...

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Case against setting up charter drafting assembly

That one idea is popular does not necessarily mean it is the most workable, and this can be applied...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including one Thai soldier returning from South Sudan and another...

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International News World

Chaos reigns in first Trump-Biden debate

Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump’s leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, the...

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Business Food, Travel and Lifestyle General Highlight News

Beat the COVID crisis and get hired – Advice for new graduates

The coronavirus pandemic has triggered an economic recession, with no sign of recovery in the near future. By the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General News

Thailand records 14 new COVID-19 cases today, including 7 Thai soldiers returning from South Sudan

Seven more Thai soldiers, returning from South Sudan, are among 14 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today (Tuesday)....

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First group of Chinese tourists to arrive in Phuket on Oct 8th 

On October 8th, a group of 150 Chinese nationals, issued with special tourist visas (STV), will be the first...

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General News

Thailand’s Hazardous Substances Committee upholds ban on farm chemicals

Contrary to speculation by anti-paraquat groups, the Hazardous Substances Committee has reconfirmed its ban on the production, import, export...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight International World

Worldwide grief: Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

Joginder Chaudhary was his parents’ greatest pride, raised with the little they earned farming a half-acre plot in central...

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International News World

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in Parliament to form a new government...

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News Politics

Attempt in Parliament to stall the Opposition’s charter amendments aborted

Palang Pracharat party-list MP Paiboon Nititawan’s attempt to block the Opposition’s four constitutional amendment motions has been quashed by...

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Covid-19 and the world: It’s “death” versus “new life”

In the view of Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, the coronavirus pandemic has presented...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Three new COVID-19 cases in quarantine recorded in Thailand

Thailand today recorded three new COVID-19 cases, all among Thais returning from abroad and isolated in state quarantine. According...

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Highlight News Politics Protests 2020

Thai royalist group submits 130k signatures opposing charter amendments

The Thai Pakdee royalist group submitted a list of 130,000 signatures, from people who oppose any changes to the...

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International News World

U.S.-China tensions take center stage at U.N. as Trump accuses Beijing of unleashing ‘plague’

U.S. President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for...

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Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the...

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International News World

Trump aims to use UN address to send strong message to China

President Donald Trump, who prefers speaking to boisterous crowds, is set to give a prerecorded address to the U.N....

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News Protests 2020

Maximum security in place at Parliament ahead of protest on Thursday

Maximum security is being implemented at the Thai Parliament ahead of a planned protest by the Free People movement,...

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Highlight News Politics

Little hope for reform of Thailand’s police – Senator Kamnoon

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been blamed for a lack of progress in attempts to effect major reform of...

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International News

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years in graft case

The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus...

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Highlight Profiles Protests 2020

How firebrand protest leader Parit steps back from the brink

A firebrand leader of student-led protests against the Thai establishment, Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak may sound aggressive on stage and...

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Business News

LPG price for household use to be frozen until year end

Thailand’s Energy Policy Committee (EPC) has decided to freeze the retail price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for household...

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General Highlight News

PM orders Thai authorities to seek Interpol’s help to apprehend Red Bull scion

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed authorities to coordinate with Interpol to issue a Red Notice for Red...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update International News

England to require earlier 10 p.m. closing time for pubs, eateries after virus spike

All pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality venues across the whole of England must start closing at 10 p.m....

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Highlight Protests 2020

Thailand ready for a new Constitution, but who will write it?

Thai politics is reaching another critical juncture this week when the first step toward reviewing the Constitution is taken...

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Breaking News International News World

At least eight dead in Mumbai building collapse, several feared trapped

MUMBAI (Reuters) – At least eight people were killed in India when a three-storey residential building collapsed before dawn...

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Highlights of the week News Protests 2020

All rivals deserve credit in symbolism-dominated round

Peace is the winner this weekend, although it’s still a very long way to go. A major student-led protest...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Six new COVID-19 cases recorded in quarantine in Thailand

Thailand recorded six new COVID-19 infections today, all among Thais who have returned from abroad and are in state...

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News Protests 2020

Thai PM thanks police and protesters for the peaceful conduct of the protest

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked the police and the anti-government protesters for the peaceful way in which...

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Business Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

New grand plan to bring tourists back to Thailand in fallout of COVID-19

Thailand is preparing to welcome back foreign tourists – at least, those with deep pockets – from next month,...

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Thai Politics Explained Video

Meet a young activist at the forefront of Thailand’s latest protests

There have been so many political conflicts in Thailand, and the latest one is being led by a few...

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Highlight Politics Protests 2020

Protesters end rally after submitting “10-point manifesto” to Privy Council

Anti-government protesters have ended their rally at Sanam Luang after submitting the so-called “10-point manifesto” aimed at reforming the...

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Quotes of the week

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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News Politics Protests 2020

A potentially historic day to watch

All eyes are focused on Thailand’s student-led protest today, with a sense of anxiety over how it will develop....

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News Politics

Thammasat University back on frontline of Thailand’s political battle  

Thammasat University’s historical Tha Phrachan campus has once again been chosen as the venue for a large student-led protest,...

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India virus cases cross 5 million in ‘worse than sci-fi’ pandemic

Coronavirus infections in India soared past five million on Wednesday, as a WHO envoy warned the pandemic was “still...

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Highlight News Politics

Thailand’s MPs begin second and final readings of the budget bill

The House of Representatives today (Wednesday) began the second and final readings of the budget bill for the 2021...

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