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Single new COVID-19 infection recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case and no new fatalities today (Monday). CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin said that...

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Power struggle within Pheu Thai sign of Thaksin’s grip weakening?

On-going moves to form new political parties by key individuals within the Pheu Thai Party and its offshoot, the...

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Protests flare again in US amid calls to end police violence

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with violence flaring in pockets of largely...

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China parliament approves plan to impose HK security law

China’s parliament approved plans Thursday to impose a security law on Hong Kong that critics say will eradicate the...

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Government’s 400 billion baht in soft loans may save 6 million Thai jobs – NESDB

Only about a quarter of the 8.4 million Thai workers at risk of losing their jobs, due to COVID-19...

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Thailand records 11 new coronavirus infections

After a short respite, new COVID-19 infections in Thailand jumped back into double digits today, with 11 new cases....

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Research shows 86% of parents worried about their kids returning to school

About 86% of parents are concerned about their children going back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, and they...

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Legal technicality forces Pailin to quit THAI board

Former PTT Plc President and CEO Pailin Chuchottaworn has resigned from the board of Thai Airways International, just one...

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Thai PM defends one trillion baht loan decree in parliament

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha defended his government’s decision to issue three executive decrees, one of which is to...

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How future of Thai politics will be like

Political analysts must primarily take stock of two things, which include a recent opinion poll predicting that “post-COVID-19 politics”...

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Canadian court rules against Huawei exec fighting extradition

An executive for Chinese tech giant Huawei suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a Canadian judge ruled that proceedings...

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Stanley Ho, who built Macao’s gambling industry, dies at 98

Stanley Ho, the Macao casino tycoon who was considered the father of modern gambling in China, died Tuesday in...

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand today recorded three new COVID-19 cases, but no fatalities. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin told a news briefing...

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Hong Kong’s leader says security laws will not affect city’s rights and freedoms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday added to a raft of attempts by local...

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WHO warns of “second peak” in areas where COVID-19 declining

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon...

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The future of Thai tourism post COVID-19

In 2019, nearly 40 million tourists visited Thailand. This year, however, it is forecast that number will fall by...

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Thai central bank cuts policy rate by 25 basis points to 0.50%

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of Thailand has cut the benchmark interest rate by 25 basis...

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Focus shifts from Covid-19 to political challenges facing Prayut govt

As coronavirus-related restrictions ease and people gradually resume their normal lives, Thai politics is all set to heat up...

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Former National Office of Buddhism officials given heavy prison terms 

Former director of the National Office of Buddhism (NoB), Panom Sornsilp, and three other former senior officials were yesterday...

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Man sentenced to death in Singapore via Zoom call

A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug...

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Opposition wants more time to debate 1.9 trillion baht loan decrees

The Opposition has voiced objection to the duration of the three-day parliamentary debate on the Government’s three executive decrees,...

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Brazil virus deaths surge as pandemic bites in Latin America

Brazil saw its highest number of coronavirus deaths yet Tuesday as, more than four months after COVID-19 first emerged...

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Taiwan President Tsai calls for stability in China relations

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called for stability in relations with China in her inaugural address Wednesday but said she...

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Thailand may have its own COVID-19 vaccine next year

Thailand may have its own coronavirus vaccine next year, as the country makes progress in curbing the spread of...

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WHO faces virus probe after Trump threat

The World Health Organization agreed Tuesday to launch an investigation into its coronavirus response, as Beijing accused Washington of...

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Thai GPO to produce anti-viral Favipiravir next year

Thailand is expected to be able to produce the anti-viral drug, Favipiravir, early next year, Mrs. Nanthakarn Suwanpidokkul, a...

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Trump threatens to halt WHO funding, review U.S. membership

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to permanently halt funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) if it...

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Cabinet endorses court-sanctioned rehabilitation scheme for ailing THAI

Thailand’s cabinet has decided to let financially-strapped Thai Airways International enter a court-sanctioned rehabilitation scheme, under the Thai bankruptcy...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 18, 2020

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Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

Thailand recorded two new COVID-19 infections today and no new fatalities. Cumulative cases in the country, to date, are...

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COVID-19 strands 3 Nigerians at Suvarnabhumi airport for 2 months

Like a rerun of “The Terminal”, a 2004 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Hanks based on the true story...

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Top virologist warns school reopening must not be a political decision

The right timing for the opening of the first school semester of this year should not be a political...

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China’s Xi says supports WHO probe when COVID-19 controlled

China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic led by the World Health Organization...

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Trump reveals he is taking hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump on Monday made the surprising revelation that he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that his...

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Can COVID-19 kick-start long-distance learning?

The debate over when Thailand’s schools should reopen has become highly politicized, but it has also led to an...

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PM thanks Thais for making zero new infections today a reality

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked the Thai people for their collective efforts in making it possible for Thailand...

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Zero new COVID-19 deaths or infections reported in Thailand

For the first time since January 13th, when Thailand recorded its first COVID-19 case, no new infections or fatalities...

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Russian president’s spokesman hospitalized with coronavirus

MOSCOW (AP) — Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, the latest in a series of...

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Australians told to ‘maintain vigilance’ as coronavirus curbs eased

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australians need to stay on guard against new outbreaks of novel coronavirus as mobility restrictions are...

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As countries begin reopening, US virus expert warns of dangers

France began reopening schools on Tuesday and Russia and India started getting back to work as the top US...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of May 12, 2020

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Germany’s first drive-in party after easing restrictions

While nightclubs have been closed in Germany since mid-March due to coronavirus restrictions, hundreds of Germans got their party...

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Thailand records just two new COVID-19 cases

Two new COVID-19 infections were recorded in Thailand today, bringing the country’s cumulative total to 3,017, according to the...

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How superpowers probably helping COVID-19

Two heads are better than one, goes a universal proverb. Which can also mean that two superpowers must be...

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Europe, New York start emerging from lockdown as fresh cases hit Asia

Swathes of Europe as well as New York began the long process of reopening from coronavirus lockdowns on Monday,...

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“Pantry of Sharing” campaign unlocks Thais’ spirit of generosity

The Pantry of Sharing initiative has spurred Thais’ willingness to help out those in need. It remains to be...

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COVID-19 crisis prompts Irish to return to a holy well

People on the remote Iveragh peninsula in County Kerry in Ireland are returning to holy wells during the current...

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Thai elephants, out of work due to coronavirus, trudge home

BANGKOK (AP) — The millions of unemployed in Thailand due to the coronavirus include elephants dependent on tourists to...

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One new COVID-19 infection reported as 40 people in Yala are cleared

Thailand reported one new COVID-19 infection again today and one more fatality, with 14 new recoveries. CCSA spokesman Dr....

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Thais emerge to a “new world” after lockdown

After falling silent for more than a month under lockdown, Lek’s hairdressing salon in Bangkok is suddenly echoing to...

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Airbnb slashes staff in effort to ride out pandemic

Home-sharing platform Airbnb said Tuesday it will slash one fourth of its workforce — some 1,900 people — as...

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Top U.S. general: ‘We don’t know’ if coronavirus emerged from Chinese lab

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. general said on Tuesday it was still unknown whether the coronavirus emerged from...

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How the pandemic inspires an Irish artist

An Irish artist spent time during the lockdown observing changes in the society and creating his new painting collection.

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PM warns businesses to maintain strict social distancing or face closure

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned stores that they must observe the rules on maintaining strict physical distancing...

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Thailand reports a single new coronavirus case, no fatalities

Only one new COVID-19 infection was reported in Thailand today (Tuesday), the fewest since the outbreak of the deadly...

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Large queues form to file claims for 5,000 baht subsidy

Hundreds of people gathered at the Public Relations Department (PRD) this morning (Tuesday) to file petitions to receive the...

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Australia, New Zealand weigh trans-Tasman virus ‘bubble’

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join an Australian leaders’ meeting on Tuesday to discuss establishing a “trans-Tasman...

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WHO says has no proof from US on ‘speculative’ Wuhan lab claims

The World Health Organization said Monday that Washington had provided no evidence to support “speculative” claims by the US...

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Russian prime minister says he tested positive for virus

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said Thursday that he has tested positive for the new coronavirus,...

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Glass booth dividers : A new normal for dining in Spain

One company in Spain already created a tool to help protect people from virus, and this could be a...

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US virus cases hit a million as Germans wear masks in shops

The United States reported its millionth coronavirus case as hard-hit European countries took tentative steps towards lifting lockdowns, with...

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Thailand reports nine new coronavirus cases

Thailand recorded 9 new COVID-19 infections today, the third day of single figure increases, and no virus related fatalities....

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Cabinet endorses aid package for disabled people

The Thai cabinet has approved a package of financial support, which includes a one-time 1,000 baht subsidy for each...

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Covid-19 puts damper on Thailand’s prospects of joining trans-Pacific trade pact

Thailand’s chance of joining the trans-Pacific trade bloc is now very slim after strong opposition has prompted the withdrawal...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of April 27, 2020

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections fall to 7

New coronavirus infections continue to drop, from yesterday’s 9 to 7 confirmed cases today, while two more fatalities have...

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Cabinet maintains four public holidays in May

The cabinet today rejected the CCSA’s proposal to postpone the four public holidays in May. The official holidays are...

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WHO chief says pandemic ‘far from over’, worried about children

GENEVA (Reuters) – The coronavirus pandemic is “far from over” and is still disrupting normal health services, especially life-saving...

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Exclusive: More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with coronavirus symptoms, data shows

(Reuters) – More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with acute symptoms of COVID-19 but were not recorded as victims...

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Trump abandons ‘enemy’ media briefings — then comes right back

President Donald Trump was so angry at the media, and so sore from ridicule over his suggestion that coronavirus...

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Global coronavirus cases pass three million as lockdowns begin to ease

BEIJING (Reuters) – Global confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 3 million on Monday, as the United States neared 1 million...

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UK begins testing vaccine on human

Scientists in Britain began clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

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Pompeo says U.S. may never restore WHO funds after cutoff over pandemic

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the COVID-19 pandemic shows the need to overhaul the World...

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Singapore confirms 1,016 more coronavirus cases

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s health ministry said on Wednesday it had preliminarily confirmed another 1,016 cases of the novel...

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Thailand reports fewest infections for over a month

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline with 15 reported today (Wednesday), which is the lowest daily figure...

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Will PM win COVID-19 battle but lose economic war?

Good news for PM Prayut Chan-o-cha is that charter amendment will take a back seat, and the impact of...

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Life under lockdown in Cardiff, UK

A life of Taiwanese university student, Tzu-ting Huang, under lockdown in the capital city of Wales.

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Canadian police say 22 victims after rampage in Nova Scotia

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police said Tuesday they believe there are at least 22 victims after a gunman wearing...

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Street workout during the lockdown

In the UK, a woman calling herself the “Mancunian Motivator” is looking to keep her neighbours mentally and physically...

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North Korean media silent on Kim’s whereabouts as speculation on health rages

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean state media on Wednesday made no mention of new appearances by leader Kim Jong...

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Juggling WFH and childcare amid the COVID-19 crisis – how mothers stay positive

The coronavirus has upended all our lives one way or another. The Government has imposed strict social distancing measures,...

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Thailand’s new infections fall to 19, but still no cause for relief

Thailand today reported 19 new coronavirus infections, down from yesterday’s 27, with one new fatality. The country’s accumulated infections...

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Friday night Balconies parties in Barcelona

Residents in central Barcelona hosted a balcony party on Friday to boost morale during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Oil prices tank, as Americans protest virus stay-at-home orders

Oil prices crashed into negative territory Monday after coronavirus lockdowns around the globe shrivelled demand, as US demonstrators once...

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Thailand looking for a path out of lockdown

The lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world have come to a standstill as lockdowns, quarantines,...

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Death toll from Canada’s worst mass shooting rises to 19

PORTAPIQUE, Nova Scotia/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The death toll from the worst mass shooting in Canadian history rose to 19,...

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CP Group launches its first face mask factory

Thailand’s agro-industrial giant, the Charoen Pokphand Group, yesterday presented the first batch of 100,000 surgical face masks, produced in...

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