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Thai protest leader nabbed in Rayong province

Protest leader Panupong Jaadnok, alias Mike Rayong, was taken into police custody when he was holding a poster questioning...

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Thai navy’s top brass accuse Pheu Thai of politicizing submarine procurement

The Royal Thai Navy’s top brass lined up on Monday to defend the 22.5 billion baht procurement of two...

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Thai Navy to explain its submarine procurement project on Monday

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) will explain its planned procurement of two Chinese-made submarines to the media on Monday....

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60 student leaders to join a forum on future roadmap of Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovations (MHESRI) will hold a forum this Thursday where the first...

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Pop art icon’s works come to town

Had Andy Warhol not died prematurely in 1987, he would be turning 92 this August. He never came to...

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Showdown in Parliament between two controversial government MPs

Two government MPs nearly came to blows in Parliament today. While Mr. Mongkolkit Suksintaranont, leader of the Thai Civilized...

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All-girl Rajini school forbids students “improper” references to the Monarchy

The conservative all-girl Rajini School has announced that it will not allow students to refer to the Thai Monarchy...

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Student dies on campus after she was allegedly bullied by her senior

A complaint has been lodged with police in Phuket province by the family of a female student at Rajabhat...

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Local officials to monitor those leaving quarantine to ensure they are clear of COVID-19

All district offices and local administration organizations in Thailand have been instructed to monitor the health of people who...

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Two Thai women in hospital after COVID virus DNA found in their system

Two Thai women have been hospitalized for observation after traces of COVID-19 were found in their system, despite the...

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New royalist group formed to protect the Thai Monarchy

Former Democrat MP for Phitsanuloke province, Dr. Warong Dejkitvigrom, unveiled a new royalist group today (Wednesday), which is dedicated...

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One new COVID-19 case recorded as concern spreads over unconfirmed local infection

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case in state quarantine today (Wednesday), as a locally-transmitted case, the first for more...

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About 20 police officers mishandled Vorayuth’s hit and run case

About 20 police officers, including a police commissioner, have been found, by a police fact-finding panel, to be at...

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PM warns protesters of COVID-19 danger after report of a locally-acquired case

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today warned protesting students to be mindful of the risk of COVID-19 infection at...

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Thai PM’s security increased after a car chase on the expressway

Security for Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been stepped up after an incident on Monday morning when his...

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Creditors object to THAI’s rehabilitation plan administrator appointment

A lawyer for some of Thai Airways International’s creditors has voiced reservations over the national flag carrier’s appointment of...

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Tracing underway after Malaysian found with COVID-19 on return from Thailand

Thai health investigators have been looking for an unknown number of people who were in close contact with a...

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Thailand’s PM asks police to not use force against Free People protesters

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed police to exercise restraint in response to any provocation by anti-government protesters,...

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Deputy Attorney-General in Red Bull Heir case quits

Deputy Attorney-General Nate Narksook, who endorsed the public prosecutors’ decision not to prosecute Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya on...

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Thailand’s PM to open a forum for students to air their political views

The Government is ready to hold a forum, tentatively in mid-August, to allow student activists to voice their political...

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Thailand’s schools to resume normal classes this Thursday

Starting this Thursday, all schools in Thailand, under the supervision of the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC), will...

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No new COVID-19 infections in Thailand for the second consecutive day

There were no new COVID-19 infections reported in Thailand for the second day today, as three new recoveries were...

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Transcript of the conversation seeking ฿5m kickback from Ground Water Resources Department

Thai PBS has obtained a transcript, purporting to be of a phone conversation between Mr. Sakda Wichiensilp, Director-General of...

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Prosecutors tell police to reinvestigate Ferrari’s speed in Vorayuth case

Police have been instructed, by public prosecutors, to question two automotive specialists who insist that the speed of the...

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Student protests in Chiang Mai, Phitsanuloke and Maha Sarakham provinces

Anti-government protests were held today by pro-democracy groups in Thailand’s northern provinces of Chiang Mai and Phitsanuloke and the...

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Masks in class? Many questions as Germans go back to school

BERLIN (AP) — Masks during class, masks only in the halls, no masks at all. Distance when possible, no...

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Student activists asked to be patient over their demands

Thailand’s Natural Resources and Environment Minister, Woravuth Silpa-archa, has urged student activists to be patient, pointing out that not...

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Police officer who gave conflicting accounts of Ferrari speed claims he miscalculated

The police forensic expert who gave conflicting statements about the speed of the Ferrari, driven by Red Bull heir...

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CCSA panel to allow sport spectators and entry of Chinese fruit traders

The CCSA’s panel considering the easing of lockdown restrictions has agreed to allow spectators to attend sports events and...

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Elderly drivers with driving licenses for life to undergo fit to drive tests

Thailand’s Land Transport Department is considering a recall programme requiring holders of driving licenses for life, aged over 70,...

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Schools tentatively set to reopen as normal on August 13th

A panel of the CCSA has agreed to allow schools to reopen as normal, tentatively on August 13th, without...

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Supporters of Free People movement to protest arrest of three activists

Anti-government activists have threatened to hold a demonstration this evening, in front of Bang Khen police station in a...

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Thailand’s PM voices support for constitutional amendments

The Thai Government is supportive of attempts, by the House of Representatives, to amend the Constitution, and the Government...

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Thai senator questions the necessity of US troops in joint exercise now

Senator Kamnoon Stthisamarn has questioned the necessity of the arrival of US troops in Thailand, for joint exercises with...

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Autopsy confirms death of key witness in Red Bull heir’s case was accidental

A second autopsy, conducted on the body of Julachart Mardthong, a key defence witness in Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run...

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Thai PM assures no interference in justice process, insists doubts over Red Bull heir case be cleared

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha assured today that he will not interfere with process of justice, but reiterated that...

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Thai Navy SEALs to join search for missing crew of sunken ferry off Samui Island

Members of the Thai Navy SEALs will be sent to Samui Island to help in the search for four...

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Two Samui Island ferry survivors rescued but the skipper dies

Rescue teams plucked two survivors of the capsized ferry from rough seas around Samui Island today and recovered the...

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PM orders help to be sent to flood-hit areas in Thailand’s Loei province

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered relief and rescue units to the northeastern province of Loei, to help flood...

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Nok Air determined to carry on after filing court rehabilitation plan

Nok Air chairman Prasert Boonsamphan has assured that the Thai airline is determined to carry on operating, after the...

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Thailand records six new COVID-19 infections in state quarantine

Thailand today recorded six new COVID-19 cases today, all in state quarantine, as the CCSA repeated its appeal to...

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Is there more to fresh Yingluck case than meets the eye?

In her Facebook post, former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra asked the National Anti-Corruption Commission to focus on the future...

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Huawei overtakes Samsung as top smartphone seller: report

LONDON (AP) — A technology research firm says Huawei has overtaken Samsung to become the world’s biggest smartphone seller,...

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Asia Today: Chinese city tightens rules, Victoria might, too

BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening travel restrictions in the Xinjiang capital amid a COVID-19 outbreak in the northwestern...

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Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said on Friday it plans to give Google and Facebook three months...

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Twitter says spear-phishing attack on employees led to breach

July 30 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc, whose internal systems were breached about two weeks ago, said on Thursday the...

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Election results may be delayed — but not because of fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shift to mail voting is increasing the chances that Americans will not know the winner...

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Thaksin gets 5 years for illegal shareholding and excise cut for mobile operators

Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been sentenced to five years in prison after being found guilty, by...

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Charter Court judge seeks probe into handling of the Red Bull heir case

A Constitutional Court judge has urged Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to investigate alleged mishandling, by the police and...

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Law professor demands explanation from prosecutors over Red Bull heir’s case

Thammasat University Vice Rector, Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, has questioned the decision, by the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG), to drop...

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Thailand’s Health Minister vows to fight NESDB health volunteer reward cuts

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has cried foul over Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board’s (NESDB) plan to...

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COVID-19 vaccines expected next year at about 620 baht per dose

The first anti-COVID-19 vaccines are expected to be available for use in humans next year, at an estimated cost...

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Thailand records 3 new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine on Saturday

Three new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Thailand today (Saturday), all in state quarantine. According to the CCSA’s Facebook...

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Rare leopard frog found beyond its known range in Southwest

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A rare frog has been found beyond its known range in the Southwest. A U.S....

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Court: Judge wrong to dismiss complaint against Facebook

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled Friday that a judge was wrong to dismiss a...

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Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam announced Friday that it was banning wildlife imports and would close wildlife markets in...

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Gov’t: New foreign students can’t enter US if courses online

A week after revoking sweeping new restrictions on international students, federal immigration officials on Friday announced that new foreign...

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Black activists: Portland’s focus on feds only aids message

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, people in Portland came out...

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New amnesty proposal comes with same old burning question

An amnesty for political offenders is being proposed again, at a time when leaders of anti-government protests over the...

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COVID-19 testing at Suvarnabhumi airport upgraded to increase efficiency

Thailand’s Disease Control Department (DCD) has upgraded its COVID-19 testing facility at Suvarnabhumi international airport, which is now capable...

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PM confirms he has the list of potential new ministers

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayuth Chan-o-cha, said today that he has the list of potential new ministers, for the Cabinet...

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PM defends proposed extension of state of emergency

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Tuesday) defended a proposed extension of the state of emergency for another month,...

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UK coronavirus vaccine prompts immune response in early test

LONDON (AP) — Scientists at Oxford University say their experimental coronavirus vaccine has been shown in an early trial...

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Thailand’s Minister of Labour quits Cabinet with immediate effect

Labour Minister M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul has quit the Cabinet, effective today (Monday), becoming the fifth minister to resign. Ruam...

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11 youths nabbed for assaulting a hospital doctor

Police in Samut Prakan province have arrested 11 youths who assaulted medical personnel at a hospital, allegedly for failing...

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Central bank governor says Thai economy does not need bailout from IMF

The Thai economy is strong enough and the country does not need to seek a financial bailout from the...

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Thailand records seven new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand recorded seven new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), all among Thai returnees from abroad and in state quarantine, according...

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Trump says he will not consider a national mask mandate

WASHINGTON, July 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said he would not consider a national mandate requiring people...

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Young man shot and killed in Venezuela protesting gasoline shortages

CARACAS, July 17 (Reuters) – A young man was shot to death in a fishing village in Venezuela during...

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Asia Today: China battles new outbreak in far west Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — The number of confirmed cases in a new COVID-19 outbreak in China’s far west has risen...

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Millions of kids told full return to school in fall unlikely

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they’re unlikely to return to...

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President Xi stresses economic cooperation with Thailand

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday stressed deepening economic and trade cooperation with Thailand and Singapore while continuing to...

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Rayong hotel closed for disinfection as PM apologizes for mishandling VIP arrivals

The hotel in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong, where the Egyptian military mission stayed last week, has closed for...

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Some Rayong schools closed Tuesday over COVID-19 Egyptian soldier

Six municipal schools and two nurseries in Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong are to be closed from tomorrow (Tuesday)...

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School administrators threaten boycott of Kao Klai party over haircut conflict

The Association of Secondary School Administrators has threatened to boycott the opposition Kao Klai party, unless one of its...

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Man in state quarantine dies of heart attack

A 56-year old Thai man, who passed away after he was taken to a state quarantine facility in the...

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Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country’s two largest states, as...

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Thai officials to meet coconut product manufacturers over UK ban

Thailand’s Foreign Trade Department officials will meet with representatives of coconut product manufacturers, at the Ministry of Commerce on...

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Finance rolls out tax measures to help businesses to keep their employees

Thailand’s Finance Ministry has introduced tax measures to help cushion the serious economic impacts of COVID-19 on businesses and...

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Foreign diplomats invited to see coconuts being picked by monkeys

The Thai Commerce Ministry will invite members of the foreign diplomatic corps to observe the harvesting of coconuts by...

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Thai army confirms US army agrees to abide by Thai anti-virus regulations

The US military delegation, due to visit Thailand on July 9th and 10th, will strictly observe the regulations imposed...

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Action Coalition for Thailand party elects new leader

The Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai Party (Action Coalition for Thailand) elected its new executive and leader today (Sunday), following...

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand recorded five new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all asymptomatic returnees from abroad in state quarantine. According to the...

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For nation’s birthday, Trump slams the enemy within

WASHINGTON (AP) — On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values”...

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China reports eight new coronavirus cases in mainland

BEIJING, July 5 (Reuters) – China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 4, compared with...

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Ibrahimovic on target as Milan severely dent Lazio title hopes

ROME, July 4 (Reuters) – Veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, starting his first match since the coronavirus stoppage, converted a...

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Film fans bid farewell to Thailand’s temple of cinema, Scala

Bangkok’s last surviving standalone cinema – the iconic Scala at Siam Square – is bidding farewell to movie fans...

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July 27th declared an extra holiday in lieu of Songkran

Thailand’s Cabinet has declared Monday July 27th a public holiday, in lieu of one postponed Songkran day off, government...

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Opposition gears up for 3.3 trillion baht budget debate on Wednesday

About 12 opposition MPs have signed up to grill the Government over the 3.3 trillion baht budget bill, which...

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Thailand’s Khurusapha Trade Organization announces mass redundancies

The state-owned Teachers Council of Thailand Trade Organization, or the Khurusapha Trade Organization, today announced the mass layoff of...

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Thailand to allow limited number of foreigners into the country again

Thailand’s CCSA has agreed to reopen the country’s borders gradually, initially for six groups of foreigners and citizens from...

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Narumon unfazed by criticism of new role as Palang Pracharat’s economic team leader

The Thai Government’s spokeswoman, Mrs. Narumon Pinyosinwat, appears unperturbed by doubts being expressed about her capabilities and economic expertise,...

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Man faces four charges for killing elephant in rubber plantation

Police have filed four charges against a man who claims that he had shot and killed a bull elephant...

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Official Lampang poll result postponed pending probe into alleged vote buying

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has postponed the declaration of the official result of Sunday’s by-election, in the northern province...

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Huge cache of military weapons seized near Myanmar border

Police have seized a large cache of war weapons, including 33 M16 and AK47 assault rifles, M79 grenade launchers...

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General Prawit accepts invitation to head Palang Pracharat party

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has, as had been widely anticipated, accepted the invitation, from a group of core...

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Princess’s missing dog found and reunited with its owner

“Khun Homnuan”, the missing pet dog of Her Royal Highness Princess Siribhachudhaporn, has been found and returned to its...

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Proposed entertainment venue anti-COVID-19 measures if they reopen

A detailed list of measures, which will potentially be applied to pubs, bars and karaoke bars, if they are...

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Princess Siribhachudhaporn pleads for help to find her missing dog

Her Royal Highness Princess Siribhachudhaporn has sought help from the public to locate her pet dog, which has been...

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Whistle-blowing army NCO to face desertion charge

Army Sergeant Narongchai Intharakavee, aka “Moo Arm”, who exposed alleged corruption in the Army Ordnance Department, is due to...

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