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Thammanat Prompao elected Palang Pracharat Party’s secretary-general

Thailand’s controversial Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao, who was sentenced to four years in an Australian prison in 1994...

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Free state quarantine for arrivals in Thailand by air, sea to cease from July 1

There will no longer be free, state provided quarantine for international arrivals in Thailand by air and sea from...

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Million more doses of AstraZeneca delivered, 2 million more Sinovac doses due next week

One million more doses of AstraZeneca vaccine were delivered to Thailand’s Public Health Ministry today (Friday), which will be...

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Thailand to ease some restrictions next Monday, COVID-19 zones adjusted

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) today (Friday) announced adjustments to COVID-19 monitoring zones and the easing of...

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3,129 new COVID-19 infections in Thailand today, including 1,032 in Bangkok

COVID-19 infections in Bangkok continue to surge, with 1,032 new cases out of a total of 3,129 recorded nationwide...

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Thai PBS vaccination centre hires temporary staff amid high unemployment

Unemployment remains a major issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of public enterprises are helping out by hiring...

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Rayong’s hazmat processing company demanded ฿1.3 billion for environmental damage

Pollution Control Department is demanding that a hazardous waste processing and recycling company in Rayong province pay compensation of...

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Pheu Thai opposes PM’s plan to reopen Thailand to foreign visitors in 4 months

The opposition Pheu Thai Party is opposing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s call to reopen Thailand to foreign visitors in...

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Opposition parties submit their draft constitutional amendments to House Speaker

Today (Wednesday), Thailand’s opposition parties, led by the Pheu Thai Party, submitted five drafts of proposed constitutional amendments to...

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Possible corruption in provincial lamp post procurements

Thailand’s netizens are sharing images of “fancy” lamp posts, with Thai sculptures on the top, in many rural areas....

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine not yet approved in Thailand due to lack of data

Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine is yet to be approved by Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (TFDA), as vital...

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Thai Central Bank instructed to review interest rate caps on personal loans

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Bank of Thailand (BoT) to review the caps on interest rates charged...

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2,310 new COVID-19 cases, 43 more deaths in Thailand on Thursday

Thailand recorded 2,310 new COVID-19 cases and 43 more deaths today (Thursday), as 3,035 people recover from their infections....

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Thai parliament approves 500 billion baht borrowing to fight COVID-19

Thailand’s House of Representatives approved an executive decree today (Thursday), authorizing the Finance Ministry to borrow up to 500...

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12 recent deaths not related to COVID-19 vaccines

12 recent deaths had nothing to do with the COVID-19 vaccine, according to medical experts from the Public Health...

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Asean News

Myanmar authorities open new corruption cases against Suu Kyi

New corruption cases have been opened against Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other former officials from...

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Three-child policy: China lifts cap on births per family

China said on Monday that married couples may have up to three children, a major policy shift from the...

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Daily COVID infections in Thailand reach a new high with 5,485 on Monday

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged to a new high of 5,485 today (Monday), including 1,953 cases among...

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Tight COVID-19 safety measures at parliament as debate on budget bill starts

With the ongoing COVID-19 surge in Bangkok and its suburbs, unusually tight safety measures have been imposed at the...

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One million Sinopharm vaccine doses to be delivered to Thailand in June

One million doses of the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine will be delivered to Thailand next month, the Chulabhorn Royal Academy...

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Fully vaccinated taxi drivers now have ‘Vaccine’ sign on vehicle

With a green illuminated sign that reads “Vaccine” installed on top of the car, taxi drivers who have been...

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Jimmy Lai among eight more Hong Kong democracy activists jailed

Jailed Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was among eight democracy activists handed new prison sentences on Friday for...

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Kasikorn Research Centre predicts about 7% Thai export growth this year

Thailand’s exports this year are projected to increase by 7% year on year, thanks to the gradual economic recoveries...

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New poll shows most parents worry about schools reopening amid COVID-19

A poll, conducted by Thailand’s Health Department, has revealed that many parents remain very concerned about the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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Thailand records new daily death toll high of 47, while logging 3,323 new infections

The daily death toll from COVID-19 infections increased to a new high of 47, including a pregnant woman, today...

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Chulabhorn Royal Academy to procure alternative COVID-19 vaccines

Thailand’s Chulabhorn Royal Academy is to procure alternative makes of COVID-19 vaccines, to supplement those being acquired by the...

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Nine killed by employee in California rail yard mass shooting

A public transit worker shot dead eight people at a California rail yard Wednesday before turning his gun on...

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COVID-19 death tolls are likely a “significant undercount”, WHO says

Official tolls showing the number of deaths directly or indirectly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic are likely to be...

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On-site vaccination facility to open Monday at Bang Sue Grand Station

The Bang Sue Grand Station has been designated, by the Transport Ministry, to be an on-site COVID-19 vaccination centre...

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Indian variant found in community for first time at Laksi worker camp

A construction worker housing facility in Bangkok’s Laksi area has been placed under extraordinarily tight control after 15 workers...

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‘Mor Mai Thon’ doctors petition for more vaccine alternatives

A group of doctors, who call themselves “Mor Mai Thon”, which translates as “doctors won’t take it anymore”, has...

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Bang Kapi market closed for 3 days to contain the spread of COVID-19

The Bang Kapi district office has ordered the closure of Bang Kapi fresh market for three days, starting Thursday,...

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Taiwan raises coronavirus alert level after spike in infections

Taiwan on Wednesday raised its coronavirus alert level, tightening social distancing measures as it battled a widening outbreak. The...

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Saturday Chao Phraya River express boat services to resume this weekend

Chao Phraya Express Boat Company will resume its Saturday service this weekend, after suspension of weekend services since May...

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Remains of 2 Thais killed in Hamas attack on Israel to be sent home

The bodies of two Thai men, killed yesterday by Hamas rockets in the southern Israeli region of Eshkol, will...

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Public Health Ministry accepts more COVID-19 vaccine from China

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, accepted delivery of 500,000 more doses from China’s Sinovac from Yang Xin, Chargé...

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Daily new COVID-19 infections reach record high of 9,635 cases today, with 6,800+ in prisons

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today increased exponentially, to a new single day record of 9,635 cases, thanks to...

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UK Covid-19 restrictions eased despite variant concerns

Most of the UK took a major step towards normality on Monday as coronavirus restrictions were eased, despite concerns...

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Corrections Department ensures no concealing actual number of COVID-19 infections, as cases surpasses 10,000

The Corrections Department said it has not, and will not conceal the actual number of COVID-19 infections among prison...

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Singapore warns new virus strains infecting more children, shuts schools

Singapore will close schools from Wednesday as authorities warned new coronavirus strains like the one first detected in India...

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6.39 million Thais have applied for COVID-19 vaccination

About 6.39 million Thais have registered for COVID-19 vaccinations via the Mor Prom application, according to the Facebook page...

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2,256 new COVID-19 infections and 30 more deaths recorded on Friday

Thailand recorded 2,256 new COVID-19 cases, including 1,087 cases in Bangkok alone today (Friday), and 30 more deaths, including...

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Govt to get tough on fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines

Officials at the Thai government’s Anti-Fake News Centre have been instructed to intensify their efforts to prevent and crack...

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Inmates nationwide expected to be inoculated in June

Thailand’s department of corrections is planning to inoculate all inmates nationwide, beginning with people at high-risk, such as those...

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Thais first then most foreigners will be vaccinated later, possibly from August

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

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Congestion, poor ventilation among causes of COVID-19 transmission in factories

Congestion, poor ventilation and sharing of the same drinking vessels have been blamed as the main causes of the...

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Corrections Dept. claims protest leader ‘Rung’ did not contract COVID-19 in prison

Thailand’s Corrections Department said today (Thursday) that anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul did not contract COVID-19 in detention,...

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Phuket to open to fully vaccinated, COVID-19 free foreign tourists without quarantine in July

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) will proceed with its plans to attract foreign tourists to the resort island...

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Thailand logs all-time high single day infections of 4,887 and 32 more deaths

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections surged to an all-time high of 4,887 cases today (Thursday), including 2,835 among inmates...

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Buddhist monks in Myanmar split on anti-junta movement

Myanmar’s Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the...

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Thai Revenue Dept. denies imported COVID-19 vaccines are double taxed

Thailand’s Revenue Department has refuted an allegation that it will levy double taxation on COVID-19 vaccines imported by the...

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Thai domestic airlines remind PM of their need for financial help and vaccines

The Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) today called on the government to speed up the injection of funding, in...

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Thailand records new Covid-19 death toll high at 34 while logging 1,983 new cases

Thailand’s daily Covid-19 death toll hit record high today (Wednesday) at 34, while logging in 1,983 new cases, 1,226...

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Move Forward party proposes law amendment to prevent distortion of laws

The opposition Move Forward Party is working on a bill, to be submitted to the House of Representatives, seeking...

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Protest leader ‘Rung’ infected with COVID-19, ‘Penguin’ vows to fight on

22-year-old anti-establishment protest leader Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul has contracted COVID-19, according to her social media post today (Wednesday), almost...

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22 COVID-19 cases found in Thailand’s national women’s volleyball team

22 COVID-19 positive cases have been found in Thailand’s national women’s volleyball team, according to the Thailand Volleyball Association....

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India coronavirus death toll passes 250,000, variant spreads

India’s coronavirus death toll passed 250,000 on Wednesday as the World Health Organization said the variant fuelling the surge...

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Thailand’s largest wholesale vegetable market partially closed for three days

Simummuang Market, Thailand’s biggest vegetable and fruit distribution centre located in Pathum Thani province’s Lam Luk Ka district, is...

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Over 60s in Thailand to have option of Sinovac vaccine, not just AstraZeneca

People aged 60 or over in Thailand now have the option of having the Chinese-made Sinovac, instead of just...

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Bangkok records daily new high of 869 cases as Thailand sees 27 more deaths

Bangkok recorded a single day’s new high today (Friday) with 869 new Covid-19 cases, as Thailand added 2,044 new...

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191 COVID-19 infections found in new Bang Khae cluster

191 COVID-19 infections have been found so far in Bangkok’s Bang Khae district, through proactive screening, in a new...

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Pfizer agrees to sell 10-20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Thailand

Pfizer has agreed to reserve 10-20 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for Thailand, expected to be delivered in...

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At 1.2% Thailand ranks sixth in ASEAN for population inoculation

Thailand ranks sixth among ASEAN’s 10 member countries for COVID-19 vaccination of their population, at 1.2%, with over 1.6...

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1,911 new COVID cases and 18 additional deaths in Thailand

Thailand recorded 1,911 new COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths today (Thursday). 29,680 patients are still being treated in...

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India hits another grim record as it scrambles oxygen supply

Infections in India hit another grim daily record on Thursday as demand for medical oxygen jumped seven-fold and the...

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Protest leader Anon catches COVID-19, while Penguin is returned to prison

Anti-establishment Ratsadon group leader Anon Nampa, currently being held on remand at Bangkok Remand Prison awaiting trial on lèse...

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DES to oversee “Let’s Move Abroad” Facebook group

Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is setting up a committee to oversee a Facebook group called “Let’s...

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Viral interest in moving out of Thailand sparks debate and some backlash

The current interest among Thais in moving abroad, with nearly 763,000 members joining a newly created Facebook group and...

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Brazilian COVID variant detected in Thai state quarantine as daily infections surge

The Brazilian COVID-19 variant has been detected among some arrivals from overseas currently in Thai state quarantine, assistant spokesperson...

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2,112 new COVID-19 cases and 15 more deaths on Wednesday

Thailand recorded 2,112 new COVID-19 cases and 15 fatalities today (Wednesday), according to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration...

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Well known song writer Chalee Intharavichit has died at 98

One of Thailand’s most celebrated and prolific song writers and national artist Chalee Intarawichit died in the early hours...

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UK grants Oscar winners fast-track immigration route

Winners of major prizes for film, theatre, science and technology — including Oscars — can now apply to live...

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India’s coronavirus infections cross 18 million; record number of daily deaths

India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record daily infection and as the government...

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Myanmar unity government tells ASEAN no talks until prisoners freed

Myanmar’s pro-democracy unity government, formed to oppose the military junta that seized power nearly three months ago, on Wednesday...

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‘Nomadland’ wins big at pandemic Oscars as Zhao makes history

US road movie “Nomadland” emerged as the big winner at the Oscars on Sunday with three major prizes, including...

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As daily COVID-19 infections surge, concerns mount over ICU capacity

As the daily number of Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections surged to a new high of 2,070 today (Friday), public...

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Japan faces new virus emergencies, three months before Olympics

Japan’s government is to declare virus states of emergencies in Tokyo and three other regions on Friday, exactly three...

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The director’s perspective on film production in Thailand

Each year, Thailand welcomes hundreds of foreign film productions, including movies, documentaries, TV programmes, music videos and commercials. According...

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17 medics at Samut Prakan hospital isolated after patient lies about contact with an infected person

Seventeen medical personnel at Samut Prakan provincial hospital have been quarantined after a patient failed to disclose information about...

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1,582 new COVID cases in Thailand as disease spreads nationwide

COVID-19 infections in Thailand surged to 1,582 cases today (Friday), and the disease has now spread to all 77...

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International News World

7 Hong Kong democracy leaders to be sentenced amid crackdown

Seven of Hong Kong’s leading pro-democracy advocates, including 82-year-old veteran activist Martin Lee and pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai,...

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‘Mass casualty’ shooting in US city of Indianapolis, gunman dead: police

Multiple people were shot in an incident Thursday in the US city of Indianapolis, according to police, although the...

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COVID zoning system adjusted to just Red, Orange to reflect current situation

Thailand’s National Communicable Disease Committee has revised the COVID-19 zoning system, in line with the worsening situation, by dividing...

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UN envoy in Bangkok to pursue efforts to end Myanmar crisis

UN envoy to Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener is in Bangkok to begin a tour of Asia in an effort...

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Malaysia ex-PM Najib served with bankruptcy notice over tax bill

Malaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has been served with a bankruptcy notice for failing to pay more than...

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Oxford pauses COVID-19 vaccine study in kids, awaits more data on blood clot issues

The University of Oxford said on Tuesday it had paused a small UK trial testing the COVID-19 vaccine it...

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Court spares ex-PM Yingluck from having to pay rice compensation

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court ruled today (Friday) that an order, issued by the Finance Ministry in 2016, demanding that...

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General News

Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper” sentenced to death

Thailand’s version of “Jack the Ripper” has been sentenced to death by the Khon Kaen provincial court, after he...

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Transport minister to push for 2nd terminal at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Ministry of Transport has brushed aside a suggestion, by the Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) based on a...

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A special kind of traffic cop in Phetchabun, keeping dead dogs off the road

Police Senior Sergeant Major Chawinnatat Padungthammasanti, a traffic officer in Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun, is not a typical...

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Around Thailand Environment News

“James Bond Island” in Phang Nga Bay to be assessed for stability

Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources, Montri Lueng-ingkasoot, said today that they will assess the stability of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

26 new COVID-19 cases and 122 additional recoveries in Thailand

Thailand recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases and 122 additional recoveries today (Thursday), according to the CCSA. Of the 26...

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Around Thailand General News

Rainy season expected to arrive prematurely in early May

Thailand’s irrigation officials have been told to brace for possible flooding, as the rainy season is expected to arrive...

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International News World

Biden sets out ‘once-in-a-generation’ $2 tn infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a $2 trillion infrastructure plan aimed at modernizing America’s crumbling transport network, creating...

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Asean News

U.N. special envoy tells Security Council to act to avoid ‘bloodbath’ in Myanmar

United Nations special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener told a session of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday...

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Asean News

Myanmar protesters hold vigils as U.S. orders non-essential staff to leave

Myanmar activists held candle-lit vigils overnight after scores of deaths in recent days from a military crackdown on anti-coup...

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Asean News

Ex-FM Surakiart sees “pivotal role” of Thai military in solving Myanmar crisis

Former Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai has urged the Thai military, which is known for its close relationships with the...

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International News World

N. Korea calls South’s leader ‘a parrot raised by America’

SEOUL — North Korea called South Korea’s president “a parrot raised by America” Tuesday, resuming its trademark derisive rhetoric...

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Leaders of 23 countries back pandemic treaty idea for future emergencies

BRUSSELS – Leaders of 23 countries and the World Health Organisation on Tuesday backed an idea to create an...

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 500

More than 500 people have been killed in the Myanmar junta’s brutal crackdown on protests against its coup to...

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