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Charter Court issue ruling on PM Prayut’s term in office on September 30th

The Constitutional Court has scheduled the issuance of a ruling on suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s eight-year term in...

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Google, Meta face record fines in South Korea over privacy violations

South Korea has fined Google and Meta more than $71 million collectively for gathering users’ personal information without consent...

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Cambodian woman and three children in custody for begging in Pattaya

A Cambodian woman and her three children were taken into the custody of Pattaya City’s social welfare officials today...

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Crime Highlight News

Two army personnel killed, one injured at Thailand’s Army War College

Two army personnel were killed and another seriously injured when a gunman, reported to be a non-commissioned officer, opened...

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Crime News

Second park ranger killed by elephants in three days

Another park ranger was killed by an elephant at a longan plantation in Thailand’s eastern province of Chanthaburi last...

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General News

World champion given suspended jail term for wakeboarding on road

World wakeboard champion Daniel Grant has been given a one-month suspended jail term and fined 5,000 baht by the...

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OP-ED : 77th UNGA starts as global conflicts intensify

Beginning today (Wednesday), for the next two weeks at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the leaders of...

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News World

Queen’s coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace as huge crowds line London route

King Charles and members of the royal family received the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday,...

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Putin calls for calm amid deadliest Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes since 2020

At least 49 Armenian soldiers and 50 Azeri military personnel were killed on Tuesday in the deadliest fighting between Azerbaijan and...

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News Politics

Bangkok Governor Chadchart explains his working style

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt said today (Friday) that he has his own style of working, which is to go...

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General News

Thai national flag flown at half-mast at Government House

The Thai government has ordered the Thai national flag at all government agencies and state enterprises to be lowered...

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Rangsit municipality on evacuation alert as canal overflows cause heavy flooding

Rangsit municipal administration, in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Pathum Thani, has set up five temporary shelters in five schools...

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Xi and Putin to meet in Uzbekistan next week: Russian agencies

Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet next week during a regional summit in Uzbekistan, a Russian...

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Suspended PM insists his term in office has not yet expired

Suspended Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has insisted that his 8-year term in the job did not expire on August...

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Business Highlight News

BMA ordered to pay to BTS amounts outstanding for Green Line extensions

Thailand’s Central Administrative Court issued a ruling today (Wednesday), ordering the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and its investment arm,...

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Former DPM Somkid appointed chairman of Sarng Anakot Thai Party

The Sarng Anakot Thai Party has appointed former Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak as its chairman, after he formally...

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SRT starts trial run of BKK-Chachoengsao train service using refurbished Japanese rolling stock

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) has launched a trial run of used train carriages, donated by Japan and...

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Opinion World

OPINION: PM Truss – be careful what you wish for

Now that Liz Truss has been elected by the Conservative Party to the helm of the United Kingdom, she...

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General Highlight News

Water still leaking through roof of Thailand’s new ฿12bn parliament building 

Rain water leaked through the roof of the parliament building onto the ground floor again last night, requiring workers...

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News World

New UK PM Truss vows to tackle energy crisis, ailing economy

LONDON (AP) — Liz Truss became U.K. prime minister on Tuesday and immediately faced up to the enormous tasks...

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Environment News

Heatwaves and wildfires to worsen air pollution: UN

More frequent and intense heatwaves and wildfires driven by climate change are expected to worsen the quality of the...

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Numerous schools in and around Bangkok closed Wednesday due to flooding

A number of schools and universities in Bangkok and its suburbs are closed today (Wednesday), due to heavy flooding...

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News World

FBI found intel on foreign govt’s nuclear readiness at Trump home: report

One of the classified documents seized by the FBI at former US president Donald Trump’s Florida residence described the...

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Why ‘Quiet quitting’ is on the rise?

Have you ever felt that you are constantly snowed under with work? Or never have enough time to finish...

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Bangkok gets tough with motorcyclists riding or parking on pavements

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is getting tough with motorcyclists who either ride or park on the capital’s pavements,...

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New launch attempt Saturday for NASA’s Moon rocket

NASA will make a second attempt to launch its powerful new Moon rocket on Saturday, after scrubbing a test...

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Crime Highlight News

DSI to decide whether to investigate fatal Mountain B pub fire itself

Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation is considering whether to treat the deadly Mountain B pub fire as a special...

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57th birthday party for hippo “Mae Malee” at Khao Kheow zoo

The Zoological Park Organisation of Thailand are making preparations, at Khao Kheow open zoo in  the eastern province of...

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Taliban celebrate anniversary of foreign troop withdrawal

The Taliban declared Wednesday a national holiday and lit up the capital with coloured lights to celebrate the first...

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Business Highlight News

Bitkub Blockchain Technology’s CTO banned from executive post for a year, fined

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has barred an executive of Bitkub Blockchain Technology Company, a subsidiary of Bitkub...

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Crime News

7-year-old girl dies in school van in Chon Buri province

A 7-year-old school girl was found dead in a school van yesterday (Tuesday) at a school in the eastern...

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Business Highlight News

Thai pig farmers call for genuine crackdown on smuggled pork

Pig farmers are demanding that the Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives aggressively cracks down on unscrupulous traders, who...

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UN seeks $160 million in emergency aid for Pakistan floods

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations and Pakistan issued an appeal Tuesday for $160 million in emergency funding to...

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Last Soviet leader Gorbachev, who ended Cold War and won Nobel prize, dies aged 91

Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War without bloodshed but failed to prevent the collapse of the Soviet Union, died on...

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ASEAN News

Ex-UK Ambassador arrested for alleged breach of Myanmar’s immigration law

Former United Kingdom Ambassador to Myanmar, Vicky Bowman, was reportedly arrested on the night of August 24th, when security...

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Highlight News Politics

What power does Prawit have as acting PM?

The decision by the Constitutional Court to suspend Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha from active duty might have fallen short...

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Thai PM suspended from duty by Charter Court, Deputy Prawit becomes acting PM

After a unanimous vote to accept a petition from the opposition bloc in Parliament, seeking a Constitutional Court ruling...

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45-year-old illegal Thai migrant worker dies while awaiting deportation from South Korea

South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported yesterday (Tuesday) that a Thai male, who had worked in South Korea for...

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China broadens visa availability as pandemic concerns ease

BEIJING (AP) — China is easing its tight restrictions on visas after it largely suspended issuing them to foreign...

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Thailand’s parliament has passed the 2023 budget bill

After a five-day debate, the 3.185 trillion-baht budget bill has passed its final reading in the lower house, with...

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ASEAN News

End of Singapore’s gay sex ban is small step in Asia-Pacific

Singapore’s decision to decriminalize sex between men is being hailed as a step in the right direction for LGBTQ...

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News Politics

Protest groups vow to return Wednesday to press for PM’s resignation

Various groups have vowed to stage renewed protest rallies at the Democracy Monument, after most of them dispersed late...

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Prayut’s political fate now in the hand of Charter Court

All eyes are on the Constitutional Court today when it’s expected to start deliberating a petition by the opposition...

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Home Away Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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