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Hong Kong clashes resume in shopping centers, streets

HONG KONG (AP) — Clashes resumed in Hong Kong on Tuesday between police and anti-government protesters, some of them...

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International News

Saudis sentence 5 people to death for Khashoggi’s killing

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death Monday for the killing...

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Food and Travel

Cured by Scientific Quests and Honed Palates

There comes a time when challenges are big, but solutions are hidden in plain sights. Thailand as cheese producers?...

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International News

Hong Kong braces for protests over Christmas holidays

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is gearing up for demonstrations over Christmas week with protesters planning events in...

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Highlight News Politics

Government core party questions Future Forward’s respect for human dignity

The core government party, Palang Pracharat, has questioned the Future Forward party’s respect for human dignity for its indifference...

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News Politics

House committee chair apologizes for gay men kissing in parliament

Chairwoman of the House Committee on the Affairs of Children, Youth, Women, the Elderly, the Handicapped, Ethnic Minority Groups...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Partial solar eclipse visible on December 26th from 14 Thai provinces

A partial solar eclipse will be visible on December 26th from 14 provinces of Thailand, with the best views...

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Around Thailand General News

Boat collision kills one and injures ten in Phang-nga

One foreign tourist died and ten others were injured in a collision between a speed boat and a yacht...

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Highlight International News

Trump impeached for abuse of power

President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on...

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Business Uncategorized

Sanitary napkin: big market for this delicate product

Sanitary napkin is always a sensitive subject because the wrong type of cotton pad can easily irritate women’s skins....

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Business News

Central bank keeps benchmark interest rate at 1.25 percent

The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed unanimously on Wednesday to leave the benchmark interest rate unchanged...

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Digital minister says police arrest man for lèse majesté

Police have detained a man for allegedly posting an image of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and a statement...

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General Highlight News

Young informant helps police arrest serial killer Somkid

Police on Wednesday credited a student for helping them arrest serial killer Somkid Poompuang while he was riding on...

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Around Thailand General News

Pollution Control Department launches ‘No Car Wednesday’ initiative

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department’s initiative, to urge its officials to use public transport instead of their own cars every...

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How a community in Colombia uses tourism to cleanse itself of violence stigma

Comuna 13 was considered one of the most dangerous areas in the world, due to violent conflicts between violent...

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General News

Tip from unidentified informant leads to serial killer’s arrest

A tipoff from an unidentified witness has led police to the apprehension of serial killer Somkid Poompuang on a...

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Timor Leste joining ASEAN – matter of when?

Exclusive interview with Timor Leste Foreign Minister Dionisio Babo Soares on ASEAN membership.

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Asean Highlight News

Timor Leste optimistic it will join ASEAN soon, no burden to the grouping

Timor Leste’s Foreign Minister Dionisio Babo Soares has expressed confidence that the country will soon be accepted as a...

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News Politics

Seripisut says expulsion of 4 rebel MPs a gain for the Government

The expulsion of four rebel MPs from the Future Forward party will only serve to weaken the Opposition in...

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International News

Impeachment vote set for Wednesday as Trump rages

An enraged US President Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an “attempted coup” and a witch trial...

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BREAKING NEWS – Serial Killer Somkid Poompuang arrested

Serial Killer Somkid Poompuang was apprehended by police this morning (Wednesday) on a train at a railway station in...

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General Highlight News

House budget panel agrees to restore 8 billion baht in research funding

The House committee’s about-turn followed a complaint from the office saying that the substantial cutback in the research funding...

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International News

Pope lifts ‘pontifical secret’ for sex abuse cases

Priests can no longer cite papal secrecy in abuse cases, the Vatican said Tuesday, the latest move by Pope...

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International News

Japan journalist wins high-profile #MeToo case

A Tokyo court Wednesday awarded 3.3 million yen ($30,000) in damages to journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a former...

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Highlight News Politics

Future Forward votes to expel four “cobra” MPs

The Future Forward party’s extraordinary assembly has resolved to expel four rebel MPs, known as “cobras”, for their refusal...

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International News

China’s Xi gives Hong Kong leader ‘unwavering support’

Chinese President Xi Jinping told beleaguered Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Monday that she had Beijing’s “unwavering support”...

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UK general election 2019 : Boris Johnson stays at No.10

The majority of Britons has decided once again to leave the EU. Johnson vowed in his victory speech on...

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International News

Beijing’s legal influence triggers disquiet in Hong Kong financial sector

HONG KONG (Reuters) – When China’s top legislature criticized a Hong Kong court’s rejection of a face mask ban...

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International News

UK’s Johnson looks set for big win in ‘Brexit election’

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday’s snap election, an exit...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Excessive fine dust detected in 40 areas of Bangkok and suburbs today

Excessive PM2.5 dust particles have been detected in 31 areas of Bangkok and in nine areas in surrounding provinces...

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General News

Appeals Court increases prison terms for Premchai and three other defendants

The appeals Court has upheld the guilty verdict, passed in March by the Thong Pha Phum provincial court on...

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Business News

Krung Thai Bank rolls out new stimulus package for New Year

The state-run Krung Thai Bank (KTB) has recently rolled out an economic stimulus program as a New Year’s gift,...

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Business News

The Cabinet approves the daily minimum wage hike by Bt5-Bt6

The Cabinet on December 11 approved the minimum wage increase according to the proposal by the National Wage Committee....

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Highlight International News

Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time Person of the Year

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s...

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International News

Democrats unveil impeachment charges; Trump left ‘no choice’

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, declaring he “betrayed...

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Food and Travel

Southern and Under the Radar

There are theories about the eateries of the Thai South. The elongated strip of land that is known as...

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General News

Two Navy oil recovery vessels sent to contain 4km long slick in the Gulf

The Royal Thai Navy has deployed vessels, equipped with skimmers, oil booms and dispersant, to prevent a 4km long...

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Video

Warm clothes for the homeless

The kind-hearted residents of Mariupol City, in south-eastern Ukraine, have had an inspired idea to help the city’s homeless...

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Uncategorized

Opposition claims ‘inducement’ offered to lure its MPs to reach a quorum for House meeting

The Opposition’s chief whip claims there is an ongoing attempt by someone in the Government bloc to “bribe” about...

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Around Thailand General News

Cooler temperatures forecast until next Tuesday

Temperatures across Thailand, except in the south, will continue to fall until next Tuesday due to an intense cold...

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Asean News

Former Malaysian PM Najib takes stand in 1MDB scandal-linked trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took to the witness box for the first time...

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Volunteer travel

Travel while volunteering : Make the world a better place Exploring a world of unfamiliar places to gain life...

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News Politics

NHSC resolution to delay ban on three chemicals illegal – Thammasat vice rector

The November 27th resolution of the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC), to delay the ban on Paraquat and Chlorpyrifos...

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International News

China bars U.S. military ships, aircraft from Hong Kong, sanctions U.S.-based NGOs

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Monday banned U.S. military ships and aircraft from visiting Hong Kong and slapped sanctions...

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News Politics

Democrat MP defends right of MPs to vote independently

Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thepthai Senpong, today hit back at government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth, a...

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Around Thailand General News

Three charges to be filed against Ms. Pareena today by Royal Forest Department

The Royal Forest Department will file three charges today against Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, for...

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Around Thailand Business News

Shallow breathing of dragon pot makers in Ratchaburi

Pichapach Khosabordee is the third generation of her family working at a famous traditional earthenware water-jar factory in Ratchaburi....

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International News

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as thousands take to the streets in fresh protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday,...

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Video

Street children in Manila being saved by a charitable foundation

Dedicated Filipino street educators, psychologists and social workers, working for the Tulay Ng Kabataan Foundation (TNK), are sent to...

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Highlight Lifestyle News

Gen Y prefers NextGen work, NESDC finds

There is a growing number of Thais who prefer non-traditional ways of working rather than being a salary man...

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News Politics

House vote recount blocked by lack of quorum for the second time

Lack of a quorum in the House of Representatives this morning (Thursday) forced House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to call...

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General News

Thailand elected to sit on the World Heritage Committee

Thailand is one of nine new members elected to the World Heritage Committee at the 22nd General Assembly of...

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Highlight News Politics

Member of NHSC quits in protest over U-turn on farm chemical ban

A member of the new National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) has resigned from the committee as she challenged a...

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News Politics

Government hit by House vote for panel to study impacts of junta’s orders

The Government was defeated in the House of Representatives last night (Wednesday) over an opposition motion to set up...

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Highlight International News

China warns U.S. of retaliation for law backing Hong Kong protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China warned the United States on Thursday it would take “firm counter measures” in response...

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Indonesian kids given pets to wean them off smartphones

‘Chickenisation’ a project created by authorities in the Indonesian city of Bandung, aims to distract youngsters from their gadgets....

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General News

New SWAT unit formed at the CSD to handle special situations

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) of the Royal Thai Police has set up a new SWAT (Special Weapons and...

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Video

China-Japan-South Korea agree to reduce plastic waste

Climate change, air pollution and marine debris are the major concerns in environmental cooperation between China, Japan and South...

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Food and Travel

The Truth About Tempura

If you have been reading this column, you would have sensed that this writing person is obsessed with back...

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International News

Hong Kong leader vows to ‘listen’ as voters send sharp rebuke to Beijing

Hong Kong’s deeply unpopular leader vowed Monday to “listen humbly” to voters after the pro-democracy camp scored a crushing victory in community-level elections that revealed...

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International News

Hong Kong voters queue up early over fears of later clashes

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong voters at some polling stations for district council elections were queuing up by...

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General International News World

Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy set for university degree

Like many other nine-year-olds, Laurent Simons likes TV and his pet dog. But he also wants to make artificial...

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News Politics

Tit-for-tat battle between Future Forward and Palang Pracharat MPs begins

In what was seen as the possible start of a tit-for-tat battle between the Government and Opposition camps, the...

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Video

Japan’s longest serving prime minister

Shinzo Abe has become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, breaking a record set over a century ago. “Each and every...

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News Politics

Thanathorn to face Election Commission charges of violating election law

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is to face charges of violating the election law, and will be...

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General News World

PM praises Pope Francis for his contributions to human kind

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today praised visiting Pope Francis for his contributions to the unity of humankind, human...

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Around Thailand General News

500-year old ubosot in Nan province damaged by quake

Several buildings in several districts of Thailand’s northern province of Nan, including a 500-year old ubosot, or ordination hall,...

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Around Thailand News

Two strong earthquakes hit Laos and Thailand Thursday morning

Two earthquakes, about 3 hours apart, shook the Laos PDR this morning, damaging buildings at the Thai-owned Hong Sa...

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General News World

Pope: The commitment to live in justice, solidarity and harmony

Pope Francis delivered his first official discourse in Thailand to members of government, civil and religious leaders, and the...

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International News

Hong Kong rights bill clears US Congress, heads to Trump

US lawmakers overwhelmingly approved legislation Wednesday that supports human rights and democracy in Hong Kong and also backs the...

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Food and Travel

Shaved Ice and Thai-Style Granita

As a confessed history buff, I couldn’t help looking around into what we have to eat, seeking possible linkages...

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General News

Thailand’s Supreme Court upholds Spaniard’s death sentence for murder

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty imposed by the Criminal and Appeals court on a Spaniard for...

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Business News

MRT board approves discounts for Blue and Purple line off-peak travel

The board of Metropolitan Rapid Transit, owner of MRT lines in Bangkok and its suburbs, has agreed to reduce...

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Breaking News International News

Options fade for last Hong Kong campus protesters as U.S. bill angers China

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing...

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Quotes of the week

Pope Francis

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Quotes of the week

Mike Pompeo – US Secretary of State

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Quotes of the week

Carrie Lam – Chief Executive of Hong Kong

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Quotes of the week

Geng Shuang – Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson

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Quotes of the week

Liu Xiaoming – Chinese Ambassador to Britain

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Pope Francis Visit Gallery

Pope Francis visit to Thailand Nov 20-23, 2019

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Video

Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city

Since last Tuesday, Venice has been facing the worst flooding in its history. It is being caused by, what...

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Breaking News International News Politics

Another day of chaos looms for Hong Kong amid relentless city-wide protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school...

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Highlight International News Politics

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs...

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Food and Travel

Hot, Sweet and Creamy

For those who grew up having the sweet treat of Kanom Krok as breakfast, this is a gem, although...

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Video

Syrian puppeteer offers Idlib’s children some breathing space

Since 2011, Syria is in the grip of a civil war. Children born since then have only known the...

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News

Chaiwat to vow to spirit at Kaeng Krachan Park bridge that he did not kill Billy 

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson and the other three suspects plan to visit the hanging bridge,...

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International News Politics

Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts...

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Asean News

Sam Rainsy: Malaysian MPs support democracy in Cambodia

KUALA LUMPUR —  Malaysian lawmakers have shown their support for democracy in Cambodia, said  Sam Rainsy, the acting president...

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Breaking News International Politics

Violence brings Hong Kong to ‘brink of total breakdown’: police

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and...

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Business International News

Chinese consumers smash ‘Singles’ Day’ shopping record

Chinese shoppers set new records for spending during the annual “Singles’ Day” buying spree despite an economic slowdown and...

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International News Politics

Flash mob wreaks havoc in heart of Hong Kong financial district

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A flash mob sprang up in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial center on Tuesday,...

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Around Thailand Breaking News News

Two killed and three others injured during courtroom shootout in Chanthaburi

Two people were killed and three others injured during a shootout in a Chanthaburi courtroom this morning (Tuesday). The...

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Around Thailand Lifestyle News

Thais celebrate Loy Krathong Festival

Thai people across the country and tourists last night took part in Loy Krathong Festival.  They flooded temples and...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Typhoon Nakri weakens with little impact on Thailand

Typhoon Nakri weakened to tropical storm as it made landfall in Vietnam on Sunday night and is weakening further...

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Around Thailand Lifestyle News

PM reminds Loy Krathong celebrants to use environment-friendly floats

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reminded everyone celebrating the Loy Krathong festival tonight of the need to protect the...

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Video

ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 12 : Li Peh Island and marine debris management

The Thai government has a clear roadmap to the phasing out of single-use plastic bags and the recycling of...

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Breaking News International News Politics

Hong Kong police shoot protester as flashmob rallies target rush hour

A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning, hitting at least one in the torso,...

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Video

ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 11 : Government’s measures to deal with plastic waste

Thailand has drawn up a roadmap for tangible management of plastic waste.  Regionally, ASEAN has endorsed the Bangkok Declaration...

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General Highlight International News

Pope Francis to reunite with cousin on visit to Thailand

UDON THANI (Reuters) – In a remote Catholic school in Thailand, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, 77, kneels in a...

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Asean Summit 2019 Quotes

Asean Summit 2019 Quotes

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