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Effective waste management starts with ‘environmental awareness’

– The destiny – In 1979, Werner Kossmann set foot in Thailand for the first time. “It was like...

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General News

The ‘Reading for Life’ project. Equal access to books for all kids in the digital era

Reading increases knowledge and wisdom. All adults around the world are probably well aware of this fact, but how...

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News Sport

Serena Williams says ‘countdown’ to retirement has started

Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion and iconic tennis superstar for a generation, said Tuesday that “the countdown...

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News World

Trump uses FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago home to solicit campaign donations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday tried to turn the news that the FBI had searched his...

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Highlight News Politics

Thai Liberal Party seeks dissolution of 7 micro parties over bribery allegations 

Leader of Opposition’s Thai Liberal Party Sereepisuth Temeeyaves submitted a petition to the Election Commission (EC) today (Monday) demanding...

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Health News

Frenchman initially tests negative for monkeypox, second test result pending

A French citizen, suspected of being infected with monkeypox, has tested negative for the virus, but he is being...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Health Highlight News

More transmissible COVID-19 sub-variant BA.4.6 not yet detected in Thailand

The Centre for Medical Genomics at Thailand’s Ramathibodi Hospital is closely monitoring a new sub-variant of the COVID-19 Omicron...

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International Relations News World

China defends ditching U.S. talks, says Washington must bear ‘serious consequences’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s defence ministry on Monday defended its shelving of military talks with the United States in protest against...

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Entertainment News

First indigenous musical performance in park held in Bangkok

People in Bangkok were treated yesterday (Sunday) to the first musical performance of its kind by Thailand’s indigenous peoples...

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Highlight News Weather

Heavy to very heavy rain forecast for most of Thailand Monday and Tuesday

People in most of Thailand, including Bangkok, are warned of potential flooding, waterway overflows and flash floods at mountain...

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Crime Highlight News

Court rejects bail for chief guard in Ubon Ratchathani shooting investigation

The Ubon Ratchathani provincial court has denied bail to the chief pub security guard, who was one of the...

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News Politics

MP gets one-year jail term for letting someone vote on her behalf

The Thai Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders sentenced Palang Pracharath MP for Bangkok Thanikan Pornpongsaroj to...

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House budget committee agrees to restore ฿369m budget to RTAF for combat jet purchase

The House Budget Scrutiny Committee agreed by 45:22 votes today (Wednesday) to restore 369 million of the 738 million...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

COVID-19 vaccination urged for children to prevent serious illness from MIS-C

Parents are being advised to take their young children for COVID-19 vaccination, as doing so can help to reduce...

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Crime News

Six suspects in Thai actress drowning indicted by public prosecutors

The Nonthaburi provincial public prosecutors decided today (Wednesday) to indict six suspects allegedly connected with the fatal fall into...

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Highlight News

Thailand reports third monkeypox case in German tourist in Phuket

A German tourist is being treated at a private hospital in Phuket, with the first lab test producing a...

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Chinese embassy – US Speaker Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan a threat to regional security

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand said today (Wednesday) that the visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

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Crime Highlight News

Drug charge against Red Bull heir dropped due to expired statute of limitations

Thai prosecutors have blamed amendments to the narcotics law for having to drop the drug abuse charge against Red...

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General News

Closure of Mae Fah Luang airport runway extended until Friday night

Thailand’s Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai international airport has announced an extension to the closure of the airport’s runway, until...

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News World

Russia’s Lavrov to meet military leader on visit to Myanmar

(Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Myanmar on Wednesday, TASS news agency reported, marking one of the most...

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Empowering Thai Women Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Nobody’s life is perfect and it’s okay to be imperfect – Kalyakorn Naksompop

“The funny but very sad thing is that people don’t know that our words really matter, that one word...

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General Highlight News Tourism

House panel allows same-sex foreign couples to register civil partnership in Thailand

The House committee vetting the Civil Partnership Bill decided today (Wednesday) to amend the bill to make it possible...

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Environment Highlight News

BMA prepares for Chao Phraya River overflows from end of July

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is gearing up to cope with overflows from the Chao Phraya River, as a...

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Around Thailand News

Cabinet approves ฿10.9 billion for new zoo in Pathum Thani

The cabinet has approved a total budget of 10.9 billion baht, spread over the 2023 to 2027 fiscal years,...

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Health News

Suitable private labs to be allowed to test for monkeypox, no new case yet

Private laboratories in Thailand will be allowed to test specimens of suspected monkeypox infection, in addition to facilities at...

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Highlight News Politics

Talks held between Thailand and Saudi Arabia to set cooperation framework

A high-level Thai delegation was in Saudi Arabia on July 25th and 26th to hold discussions between counterparts to...

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Analysis ASEAN

Myanmar’s execution of activists is an outrage

The military junta’s latest action has further worsened the prospect of a peace process in Myanmar. The ASEAN joint...

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7.1-magnitude earthquake hits northern Philippines: USGS

A 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the northern Philippines Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, shattering windows of buildings at the...

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ASEAN Myanmar Report

Myanmar junta executes three more political prisoners, more anticipated

Three more political prisoners have been executed in Yangon Region’s infamous Insein Prison, according to sources. The identities of...

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Highlight News Politics

Thai cabinet extends State of Emergency until end of September

The cabinet agreed yesterday (Tuesday) to extend the State of Emergency, from August 1st to September 30th, citing the...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Gun control in Thailand – How does it work?

Thai PBS world talks to a dealer at a gun shop in Bangkok about his opinion of Thailand’s gun...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand reports first case of Omicron BA.2.75 sub-variant

The Centre for Medical Genomics at Ramathibodi Hospital has reported the country’s first case of the COVID-19 Omicron BA.2.75...

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News Politics

Transport Ministry’s MR-Map mega project targeted in censure debate

The Thai Transport Ministry’s mega project to build a high-speed, dual-track railroad system and motorways at a total cost...

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Highlight News

Penalty point system to be introduced next year for drivers in Thailand

A penalty point system will come into force nationwide from January 9th next year, to aid in regulating the...

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Thailand’s Trafficking in Persons status upgraded, local labour activist hailed ‘hero’

In this year’s 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), compiled and recently published by the US State Department, Thailand...

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News World

Putin forges ties with Iran’s supreme leader in Tehran talks

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin had talks with Supreme Leader  Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Iran on Tuesday, the Kremlin...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Bangkok school suspends on-site classes after 910 students get COVID-19

The Triam Udom Suksa Pattanakarn School in Bangkok has announced the suspension of on-site classes from July 25th to...

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News World

Myanmar military landmine use amounts to war crimes: Amnesty

Myanmar junta troops are committing war crimes by laying landmines on a “massive scale” around villages where they are...

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News World

US House passes same-sex marriage bill in retort to high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to protect same-sex and interracial marriages amid concerns that...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Nightlife sector slowly recovers post pandemic

Bangkok is internationally famous for its night entertainment. With the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, this business sector is bound...

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Crime Highlight News

Brazilian arrested in Indonesia carrying cannabis bought in Thailand

A Brazilian student was caught at Bali airport in Indonesia with 9.1 grams of cannabis, which he had allegedly...

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Highlight Politics

Former Democrat MP jailed for 2 years for electoral fraud

The Supreme Court has upheld the two-year prison sentence, imposed by two lower courts, on former Democrat MP for...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Long-Acting Antibody treatment to be provided to those suffering immunodeficiency

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and AstraZeneca (Thailand) signed a contract today (Wednesday) for the procurement of 257,500 doses...

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News World

Sri Lanka’s crisis rings alarm for other troubled economies

Sri Lanka is desperate for help with weathering its worst crisis in recent memory. Its schools are closed for...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

A support system for patients with depressive disorder

Two patients with depression tell Thai PBS World why they are willing to be part of the support system...

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People from 4 neighbouring countries can work in Thailand until early 2025

The Thai cabinet has decided to extend the stay in Thailand of migrant workers from Myanmar, Cambodia, the Lao...

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News World

Suspect in July 4 parade shooting charged with 7 counts of 1st degree murder

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (Reuters) – The man accused of opening fire with a rifle from a rooftop onto a crowd...

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News Politics

Protests greet PM in Chiang Mai, over 2,000 police provide protection

More than 2,000 police were deployed to provide protection for Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha when he visited Chiang...

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Economy News

Bangkok’s MRT Blue Line fares frozen until year-end

Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) has agreed to freeze fares on the Blue Line of the...

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Economy Highlight News

Planned 59-baht maximum fare on BTS extensions opposed

Thailand’s Consumer Council (TCC), a non-profit consumer protection network, has voiced its strong objection to the planned 59-baht maximum...

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Economy Highlight News

Land appraisal prices in Thailand to be raised in 2023

After a 12-month delay, the Thai Treasury Department will put into force a new national land appraisal price list...

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News World

Aide: Trump dismissed Jan. 6 threats, wanted to join crowd

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump rebuffed his own security’s warnings about armed protesters in the Jan. 6 rally crowd...

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Consumption of cannabis in food and drinks

Thai households are now allowed to cultivate up to ten cannabis plants for medical use and consumption. It is...

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Crime News

Thai official on the run with ฿31m baht embezzled from municipality

Police are hunting for a local official who has allegedly embezzled over 31 million baht from the account of...

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General News

Twelve injured in Bon Kai fire, 100+ take refuge, support payments to be issued

More than 100 adults and children are now taking temporary refuge at the local youth centre, after about 30...

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News World

Saudi crown prince pays first visit to Turkey since Khashoggi murder

Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler will on Wednesday take another step towards breaking his international isolation by paying his...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Long wait over as US vaccinates youngest against Covid

US hospitals, clinics and pharmacies began vaccinating the nation’s youngest children against Covid-19 on Tuesday, a milestone that was...

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General News

Passengers asked not to flick long hair while on Bangkok’s sky train

The BTS sky train operator is appealing to passengers with long hair not to flick it in a way...

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News World

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the...

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Crime Highlight News

Missing suspect in Khao Yai park land encroachment controversy surrenders

The mayor of the Prachin Buri Provincial Administrative Organization (PAO), Sunthorn Vilawan, who is wanted by public prosecutors for...

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Entertainment News

Netflix plans ‘Squid Game’ reality show with big cash prize, no fatal consequences

Netflix Inc’s most-watched series is no longer just a fictitious television show after the streaming service greenlit “its biggest reality  competition ever”...

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Environment News

Yellowstone flooding forces 10,000 to leave national park

RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — More than 10,000 visitors were ordered out of Yellowstone as unprecedented flooding tore through...

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Environment News

Polluted air cuts global life expectancy by two years

Microscopic air pollution caused mostly by burning fossil fuels shortens lives worldwide by more than two years, researchers reported...

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News Politics

Bangkok Governor Chadchart orders health services to prepare for violent protests

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt has expressed concern over the resurgence of protests, by anti-government elements, at Din Daeng intersection...

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News World

Beijing tests millions, isolates thousands over COVID cluster at 24-hour bar

BEIJING (Reuters) – Authorities in China’s capital Beijing on Monday raced to contain a COVID-19 outbreak traced to a raucous 24-hour...

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Jan. 6 panelists: Enough evidence uncovered to indict Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence...

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What’s in a name? Rebranded McDonald’s outlets open in Russia

McDonald’s restaurants opened their doors in Moscow once again on Sunday under new Russian ownership and a new name, “Vkusno &...

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EU agrees single mobile charging port in blow to Apple

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Apple must change the connector on iPhones sold in Europe by 2024 after EU countries and lawmakers agreed...

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Merkel says she doesn’t blame herself for not trying hard enough for Ukraine

BERLIN (Reuters) – Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she tried hard when she was in office to...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

A Buddhist perspective on social issues

The exposure of scandals in Thailand’s Buddhist clergy, or Sangha, constantly grab the attention of the media and the...

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Entertainment News

BTS visits White House to discuss combating hate crime surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — K-Pop sensation BTS visited the White House on Tuesday to talk with President Joe Biden about...

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News Sport

Djokovic hails ‘champion’ Nadal but ‘not surprised’ by injury recovery

Novak Djokovic hailed Rafael Nadal as a “great champion” after losing an epic late-night French Open quarter-final, but added...

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News World

U.S. agrees to send advanced rockets to Ukraine

KYIV (Reuters) – Russian troops fought to take complete control of the eastern industrial city of Sievierodonetsk on Wednesday as the...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Why some elderly Thais cannot afford to retire

Recently, the Thai government announced an increase in special subsidies for the elderly who receive the state pension in...

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Gunman kills at least 18 children at Texas elementary school

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18...

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News Thailand Floods

Floods ease in Chiang Mai, but situation deteriorates in Chiang Rai

While the flood situation in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai eases today, in neighbouring Chiang Rai province it...

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News World

Russia says nearly 700 more Mariupol fighters surrender; leaders still holed up

KYIV/MARIUPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) – Nearly 700 more Ukrainian fighters surrendered at the Mariupol steelworks in the past 24 hours, Russia said...

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Environment News World

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 90% of Great Barrier Reef coral surveyed this year was bleached in the...

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ASEAN News

Protests break out as Philippines election returns a Marcos to presidency

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines woke to a new but familiar political landscape on Tuesday, after an election triumph by Ferdinand...

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Bangkok Governor Elections Video

What Gen-X voters want from the next Bangkok governor

There are 871,272 generation X voters, or 19% of the capital’s electorate, who are entitled to vote on May...

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ASEAN News

Marcos, son of strongman, triumphs in Philippines presidential election

MANILA (Reuters) – Ferdinand Marcos Jr clinched a stunning runaway victory in the Philippines’ presidential election on Monday in the first...

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Video

The high-profile sexual assault scandal: How will it change Thai society?

All Thai media outlets have been focused on the recent sexual assault case involving over 10 alleged victims and...

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ASEAN Highlight News

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to five more years in prison

Aung San Suu Kyi has been sentenced to another five years in prison, according to an unidentified official in...

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Bangkok Governor Elections News Politics

Bangkok gubernatorial candidates continue to campaign on Wednesday

Three top candidates for Bangkok Governor continued their campaigns in temples and at fresh markets today (Wednesday), ahead of...

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Business News

Truckers rally in Bangkok seeking to keep diesel at ฿30 per litre

Truckers rallied in front of Government House today (Wednesday), demanding that the government extend the measures to keep diesel...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Government in no rush to end ‘Thailand Pass’ scheme, boosters may be required

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said that Thailand must proceed cautiously before scrapping the “Thailand Pass” scheme, as is...

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Highlight News Tourism

Thailand prepares for further easing of COVID restrictions on arrivals on May 1

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob will visit Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport this Friday to check the preparedness to cope with...

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News World

Tesla loses $126 bln in value amid Musk Twitter deal funding concern

Tesla Inc. lost $126 billion in value on Tuesday amid investor concerns that Chief Executive Elon Musk may have...

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Three in four Americans back arms shipments to Ukraine -Reuters/Ipsos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Seventy-three percent of Americans support U.S. efforts to supply Ukraine with weapons, the highest level of support since...

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Video

Auckland, the world’s most livable city

Living in Auckland, on New Zealand’s north island, you’ll feel pretty much the same as in the pre-pandemic era...

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Environment News

‘Less Plastic Phuket’ a stepping stone to better waste management

In the past few years, the COVID-19 outbreak has increased the amount of plastic waste, despite many people working...

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Video

Views of employers on hiring new graduates

Each year approximately 500,000 new graduates enter Thailand’s job market. Perhaps it is now the most challenging time to...

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News World

One ‘black box’ found in China Eastern plane crash

WUZHOU, China (AP) — China says one of two black boxes from the China Eastern plane crash was found...

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Crime News

Thai government raises musical challenge to call centre scammers

The government has released a new song, being distributed on CDs, to spread awareness of and to warn the...

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News World

Kremlin: Russia would only use nuclear weapons if its existence were threatened

(Reuters) – Russia’s security policy dictates that the country would only use nuclear weapons if its very existence were threatened, Kremlin...

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Video

Home Away – Roseanna Marshman

An English teacher and TV presenter from Oxford, England, Roseanna Marshman, said that her interest in Thailand and Asian...

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News World

Endgame elusive as West tries to force Russia out of Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Western leaders congratulate themselves for their speedy and severe responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,...

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News World

Russian families fall out over clashing views of war in Ukraine

When Russian actor Jean-Michel Scherbak wrote on social media that he was ashamed his country had started a war in...

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News World

U.N. General Assembly set to censure Russia over Ukraine invasion

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) The United Nations General Assembly is set to reprimand Russia on Wednesday over its invasion of Ukraine and...

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