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Army to probe suspected suicide of a conscript in Khon Kaen province

The Royal Thai Army has launched an investigation into the death, thought to be a suicide, of a conscript...

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Good news about COVID-19 vaccines expected next month – Dr. Yong

There may be some positive news about effective COVID-19 vaccines next month, according to Dr. Yong Poovorawan, Chulalongkorn University’s...

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How a small rural school tackles key education challenges

Today is not an ordinary day for pupils at Subdangsumpai School in Khon Kaen province. They have some special...

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Prime Minister proposed the “3 New” concept to strengthen the ASEAN economy

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha addressed through a video message at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit 2020, which...

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Cold weather has arrived with temperatures set to fall further in coming days

People living in Bangkok experienced cool breezes throughout the day today, as temperatures dropped by 1-3oC, due to the...

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Progressive movement leader Thanathorn encounters royalist resistance in Nakhon Si Thammarat

The de facto leader of Thailand’s progressive movement. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, encountered resistance from pro-Monarchy demonstrators when he arrived in...

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Opposition pledges to support all 7 draft constitutional amendments

Thailand’s opposition parties will vote in support of all the seven draft constitutional amendments, proposed by the government, opposition...

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Thai PM says dialogue is the best approach to resolving political conflict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reiterated today that he is receptive to the opinions of all parties and believes that...

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Thailand has relaxed criteria for issuing tourist visas

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has relaxed the criteria for issuing visas...

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Army chief dismisses chance of another military coup as “minus”

Army Commander-in-Chief General Narongphan Chitkaewtae has dismissed the chance of a military coup in Thailand as a “minus” possibility,...

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Senators ask Chuan to seek Constitutional Court ruling on constitutionality of 3 draft charter amendments

A group of about 40 senators has asked Parliament President Chuan Leekpai to seek a ruling, from Thailand’s Constitutional...

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Biden wins White House, vowing new direction for divided US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States...

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LBGT parade in Bangkok to raise gender equality awareness

The protest today (Saturday), at Samyan and in the Silom commercial district of Bangkok, turned out to be a...

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Group of Thammasat Uni students demand the Rector’s resignation

A group of alumni and current students of the Faculty of Sociology and Humanities of Thailand’s Thammasat University has...

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300 Thai police to be on standby ahead of mass protest on Sunday

About 300 police will be on standby at their command centres, to await orders on Sunday, ahead of another...

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Thai protest leader “Mind” reports to police to face sedition charge

One of Thailand’s anti-establishment protest leaders reported to Thung Mahamek police in Bangkok this morning, to acknowledge charges related...

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Chinese tourists to start travelling around Thailand after completing quarantine

The first group of 33 Chinese tourists, arriving in Thailand on Special Tourist Visas (STV) from Shanghai, have completed...

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Cambodian PM Hun Sen tests negative after meeting Hungary FM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday he had tested negative for Covid-19, a day after meeting Hungarian...

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Biden wins Michigan, nears 270 electoral votes

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden has carried Michigan and its 16 electoral votes, further dismantling Donald Trump’s...

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PM and the Army sued for defamation over alleged IO blog

Former member of the Thailand’s National Human Rights Commission, Angkhana Neelaphaijit, together with a Human Rights activist, Unchana Heemmina...

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Thailand’s opposition parties won’t join proposed reconciliation committee unless PM steps down first

Opposition whips have rejected the Government’s proposal to set up a multi-party reconciliation committee, to tackle the current political...

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Thailand’s UDD leader raises questions over the new US consular office in Chiang Mai

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), or “Red-shirt” leader, Jatuporn Promphan, has raised questions about the construction of...

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Thailand’s PM visits Samui Island to check readiness for return of foreign tourists

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha visited Thailand’s popular Samui resort island, in the country’s southern province of Surat Thani, today....

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Crowds in yellow shirts show up to greet Thailand’s King and Queen at the Grand Palace

A huge crowd, most wearing yellow shirts, showed up today (Sunday) in front of the Grand Palace, to greet...

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Three swept away by flash flood in Thailand’s Prachinburi province

One official and two villagers went missing, and are believed to have been swept away by strong currents, when...

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Pheu Thai MP slashes own arm in Thailand’s Parliament in protest against PM

A Pheu Thai MP slashed his left arm with a knife, in the middle of the general debate in...

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Thai protest leader Anont remanded in custody after Criminal Court denies him bail

Anti-establishment protest leader Anont Nampa is back in jail again, just a day after he was released in Chiang...

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Bangkok to ban trucks with more than six wheels from 6am to 9pm for 3 months

Trucks, with more than six wheels, will be banned from Bangkok from 6am to 9pm, from December 1st until...

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Two quarantined foreigners in hotel with infected French woman have COVID-19

Two foreigners, in quarantine at a hotel in Samut Prakan province where a 57-year French woman was found to...

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Thai Deputy PM Wissanu says amending charter can be done within two months

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm told Parliament today that amending the Constitution could be completed in just two...

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Election Commission to file criminal charges against Thanathorn

The Election Commission today decided to file criminal charges against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the now-defunct Future Forward Party...

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Protesters end rally at Bangkok’s German Embassy

Thousands of protesters ended their rally in front of the German Embassy on South Sathorn Road after submitting a...

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Thai protest leader Anont Nampa released, rebooked and returned to Bangkok

Human rights lawyer Anont Nampa, one of four prominent anti-government protest leaders, was granted bail by Chiang Mai provincial...

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Thai PM asks opposition MPs if they know what will happen if he steps down

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked opposition MPs in Parliament today to make it clear whether they want him...

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Anti-establishment demonstrators rally at German Embassy in Bangkok

Anti-establishment demonstrators have gathered at the German Embassy on Sathorn Road in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, after a march from...

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Malaysia’s king rejects PM’s proposal to declare emergency

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s king on Sunday rejected a proposal by embattled Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to...

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Protesters to rally at German Embassy on Monday

Anti-government protesters plan to rally at the German Embassy on South Sathorn Road Monday evening to further put pressure...

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Drag queen group adds colour to anti-government protests

Members of Thailand’s LBGT community added a lighter side to the anti-government protests at Ratchaprasong intersection today. A group,...

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Thai parliament to discuss political situation and reform of the monarchy

Thailand’s parliament is scheduled to convene for a special session tomorrow (Monday) for two days of debate on the...

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Today’s “big surprise” from Thailand’s protesters is no surprise

Crowds gathered at many BTS stations around Bangkok today, just before 6pm. Then they sang the National Anthem, raised...

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Chiang Mai police refuse to disclose how many protesters they have in custody

In Chiang Mai today, officials at the provincial prison turned down a request, from a group of lecturers and...

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Thai-style Democracy – Do we really comprehend ‘Democracy’?

The current political conflict in Thailand has widened the rift within Thai society and divided opinion into two main...

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Thai protest leaders, Penguin and Rung, booked by police after release on bail

Two prominent protest leaders, Parit “Penguin” Chivarak and Ms. Panasaya “Rung” Sitthijirawattanakul, were booked by Chanasongkhram police after they...

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Thailand’s PM orders a review of media gag orders

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Joint Command for the Administration of Emergency Situation, headed by the...

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Appeal Court confirms ex-policeman Charoon’s ownership of ฿30m lottery tickets

The 7th Region Appeals Court has upheld the acquittal, by the Kanchanaburi Provincial Court, of Pol Lt Charoon Wimon...

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Protesters disperse declaring that Thailand’s protests don’t need a leader

Anti-government protesters, who gathered at the Victory Monument and Asoke intersection in Bangkok and started dispersing after 8pm today,...

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Thailand’s Palang Pracharat Party against any changes to Constitution regarding the Monarchy

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, Prawit Wongsuwan, in his capacity as leader of the Palang Pracharat Party, today announced the...

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Protesters gathering at Victory Monument and Asoke intersection on Sunday

Protesters are streaming to Bangkok’s Victory Monument and the Asoke intersection, on Sukhumvit Road, which have been chosen as...

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Civic groups urge Thai PM to quit and Government to stop dispersing protesters

A network of civic groups has called on Thailand’s Government to stop dispersing anti-government protesters and on Prime Minister...

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Police forcibly break up rally at Pathumwan intersection

Anti-riot police, backed by high pressure water jet trucks, have dispersed a mass anti-government rally at Pathumwan intersection in...

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Rajprasong intersection: Bangkok’s shopping heart and protest battleground

Rajprasong intersection, a Bangkok shopping hub usually buzzing with locals and foreigners, was instead overtaken by more than 10,000...

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Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19: Portuguese FA

Ronaldo “is asymptomatic” and “will not play against Sweden” in Wednesday’s Nations League match, the federation said on its website....

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Police arrest 21 activists ahead of Wednesday’s major rally

Just one day before a major anti-government rally, police on Tuesday afternoon arrested 21 political activists during a swoop...

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Thai protesters rally for repeat of 1973 uprising

Exactly 47 years after the October 14, 1973 revolution that ousted a military-backed government, history is threatening to repeat...

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Protesters arrested as police clear road for Wednesday’s Royal motorcade

Nine protesters, including a protest leader, were arrested by police this afternoon (Tuesday), following a minor clash when protesters...

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About 3,000 expected to be tested for COVID-19 in Mae Sot district on Tuesday

With the help of a mobile laboratory from the Palace, Thai public health officials have been conducting random COVID-19...

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Libong islanders blame Harbour Department for killing seagrass

Residents of Thailand’s Libong Island, off the southern province of Trang, are crying foul after the Harbor Department allegedly...

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Royalists and government supporters will be on Ratchadamnoen Avenue on October 14th

As followers of Wednesday’s planned anti-government Khana Ratsadon rally, at the Democracy Monument on the Bangkok’s Ratchadamnoen Avenue, many...

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Thailand’s Finance Ministry to propose two economic stimulus packages

Tomorrow, Thailand’s Finance Ministry will propose, to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA), two stimulus packages aimed at...

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Protesters to demand Thai PM’s resignation at planned October 14th protest

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s immediate resignation will be the main focus of the protest, scheduled to take place at...

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Two Chiang Rai tea products win Gold in World Green Tea Competition 2020 in Japan

Two companies in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai have recently won Gold Prizes for their two tea products...

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Thailand records ten new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Ten new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine, including seven Thai returnees from abroad, were recorded in Thailand today, according...

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Senate speaker believes senators will not reject all 6 proposed charter amendments

Senate Speaker Pornpetch Vichitcholachai is confident that senators will not vote against all six constitutional amendments proposed by Government...

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Two engineers from Energy Business Department nabbed for alleged bribery

Two senior engineers, working for Thailand’s Energy Business Department, have been arrested at their office by anti-corruption officials for...

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Minister says it is too early to conclude wildlife at Songkhla Zoo sold to wildlife traffickers

Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister Woravuth Silpa-archa has told officials not to jump to the conclusion that wildlife,...

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In full [virtual] bloom

“Can you tell where the flowers come from just by looking at them on the stall?” Pornsomjai “Oy” Huadhoon,...

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Bad Student activists demand ouster of Thailand’s Education Minister

About 100 members of the Bad Student Movement rallied in front of Thailand’s Ministry of Education this afternoon (Friday)...

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Former Tha PM Thaksin was infected with COVID-19 but has recovered

Thailand’s exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was infected with COVID-19 in Dubai, but he has already recovered from...

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Police chief claims Chompoo was abducted, but fails to identify the perpetrator

Three-year old Chompoo went missing from her home in Dong Luang district of Thailand’s northeastern province Muk Dahan on...

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Castles, lights and strange creatures

The spectacular Ork Wa Festival returns to the Shan-speaking communities of the small and sleepy town of Mae Sariang...

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When in Songkhla, eat like a local

What’s your typical routine when travelling to a new place, especially a beach city? Do you wake up to...

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Thailand’s PM dismisses speculation over formation of a national government

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have dismissed speculation that governing coalition parties will join...

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Welfare card holders to get 500 baht for three months for food and necessities

About 14 million state welfare card holders will be given a 500 baht monthly allowance for three months, beginning...

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Pheu Thai Party to change its logo as it is prepares for major shakeup

The acting executive committee of the opposition Pheu Thai Party has approved a new logo for the party, which...

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Former candidate for Seri Ruam Thai Party given 50 years for drug trafficking

A former candidate for Thailand’s Seri Ruam Thai political party, and a Chinese man, were today sentenced to 50...

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‘Our first dictatorship is school’: Thai kids revolt

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Wearing white ribbons, publicly hacking off their hair and making “Hunger Games” salutes – Thailand’s high...

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One new COVID-19 case recorded in quarantine in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand has recorded one new COVID-19 case today, among Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine, according to the...

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AMLO is verifying reports of four Thai banks’ alleged role in suspicious transactions

Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) is in the process of verifying a report, by the International Consortium of Investigative...

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Prime Minister sued by former immigration chief over transfer to PM’s Office

Thailand’s Former Immigration Bureau Commissioner, Pol Lt-Gen Surachet Hakparn, lodged a complaint with the Central Administrative Court today, accusing...

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7-month old girl among five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, including a seven-month old Indian girl, among arrivals from abroad in state...

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Police say they removed protesters’ plaque as 16 protest leaders face charges

Police have removed the protesters’ democracy plaque from Sanam Luang, to be used as evidence against at least 16...

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The late General Prem’s Ban Sisao Thewes residence being demolished

Ban Sisao Thewes, for more than four decades the official residence of the late Privy Council President Prem Tinsulanonda,...

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Former Thai intelligence deputy chief says protest leaders will face legal action

Thailand’s Former National Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Nantiwat Samart said today (Sunday) that protest leaders are likely to face...

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Thai coconut milk cannery denies involvement in illicit drugs seizure in Australia

A Thai coconut milk cannery has denied any involvement in the smuggling of liquid methamphetamine into Australia, contained in...

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Weather depression warning for parts of Thailand from September 18th-20th

Most parts of Thailand will experience more rain, as well as isolated heavy to very heavy downpours in the...

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Protesters warned not to trespass on Sanam Luang or government premises on Saturday

Bangkok police have warned this Saturday’s protesters not to trespass on Sanam Luang. Pol Maj-Gen Somprasong Yenthuam, Deputy Commissioner...

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Thailand conditionally to open its doors to long-stay tourists

The Thai cabinet has approved, in principle, the guidelines of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports to be used...

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Ex-Deputy Commerce Minister Banyin pleads guilty to kidnap and murder

Thailand’s former Deputy Commerce Minister Banyin Tangpakorn has reversed his not guilty plea and confessed to the kidnapping and...

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PM asked to temporarily remove police involved in helping Red Bull heir from active service

Thailand’s Institute for Judicial Reform has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha temporarily to relieve from active service all police...

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Thai PM vows not to stop protesters from marching to Government House

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that he will not stop protesting students from marching to Government House...

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Senate committee asked to rethink changing mandatory retirement age

A subcommittee, of Thailand’s Senate Committee on Social Development and Affairs of Children, Youth, Women, Elderly People and Under-privileged...

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Collins won’t say in debate who she’ll vote for in November

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democrat Sara Gideon sought to link Republican Sen. Susan Collins, of Maine, with President Donald...

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Does my employer have to say if a coworker has the virus?

Does my employer have to say if a coworker has the virus? Employers are generally not required to tell...

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US remembers 9/11, with virus altering familiar tributes

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as another national crisis, the coronavirus, reconfigured ceremonies and as...

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Royalist groups have yet to make their presence felt

As nationwide anti-establishment protests gather momentum, a counter movement launched by royalists is garnering far less attention and at...

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International art festival set to return amid coronavirus

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been forced online. Bangkok Art Biennale (BAB) is about...

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Plodprasob and Yongyuth freed from jail, but wearing electronic tags

Thailand’s former Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasob Suraswadi and former Interior Minister Yongyuth Vichaidith have been released from the Corrections...

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Uzbek footballer has COVID-19, three Thai League soccer matches postponed

Three Thai League soccer matches have been postponed after an Uzbek player, for Buri Ram United, has been diagnosed...

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Thammasat U alumni group urges ban of September 19th rally on campus

A group of Thammasat University alumni, led by outspoken former lecturer Kaewsan Atipothi, has voiced strong objection to the...

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