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Thai government to procure two million Favipiravir anti-viral tablets

Thailand’s Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) has recently entered into contract negotiations to procure one million tablets of Favipiravir, and...

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Myanmar unity government says it must be part of any ASEAN bid to end crisis

Myanmar’s neighbours have to negotiate with a newly formed government of national unity if they want to help resolve...

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Thailand records 1,767 new COVID-19 cases and 2 more fatalities on Sunday

Daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand reached another new high today (Sunday) with 1,767, up from yesterday’s 1,547. There...

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Min Aung Hlaing to attend ASEAN summit

Myanmar military junta leader Gen Min Aung Hlaing will attend the ASEAN summit scheduled to be held in Jakarta...

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High demand for COVID-19 screening after 20 infections related to Ayutthaya market

Health officials in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya have expanded COVID-19 screening to 800 people at high risk in...

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“Time to sacrifice” – Another lonely Ramadan in Thailand

From cancelled Iftar feasts to suspended mosque prayers in the provinces with 50 COVID-19 infections or more, almost all...

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Solo protester demanding release of Ratsadon members arrested in front of Criminal Court

A resident of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai, who is facing a lèse majesté charge in his home...

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Nakhon Ratchasima opens its first field hospital for COVID-19 patients

The first field hospital in Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima is scheduled to open on Thursday, to ease...

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Targeted controls to be introduced as daily new COVID-19 infections pass 1,000

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered authorities to develop tighter controls, including targeted lockdowns, in provinces classified as...

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Complaint filed against owner and manager of Hua Hin pub over COVID-19 cluster

A complaint has been lodged with Hua Hin district police, by the district’s assistant health official and the deputy...

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Road construction vehicles torched in Thailand’s southern Pattani province

Suspected insurgents set fire to a backhoe, one road grader, a water truck and two utility poles in the...

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Chiang Mai records 281 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai recorded an additional 281 COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), mostly related to nightspots, prompting...

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DCD says COVID-19 infection rise will ease in a month if prevention is strictly enforced

New COVID infections are expected to fall to an average around 440 cases per day a month from now,...

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Manager of two Thonglor pubs sentenced to two months in prison

The manager of two pubs, in Bangkok’s Thonglor area, which were blamed as the source of the current Thonglor...

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Thailand records 967 new COVID-19 cases today, a single day record in 2021

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with 967 new cases being recorded today (Sunday), according to the CCSA....

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Probe sought into politicians and officials over Thonglor COVID-19 cluster and boxing matches in Songkhla

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) Secretary-General has called on the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), the ombudsman and the...

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Thai divers safely rescue trapped monk from flooded cave

The monk, who was trapped in a flooded cave in Noen Maprang district of Thailand’s Phitsanuloke province, was rescued...

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BMA considers field hospitals as health officials warn COVID-19 infections may increase exponentially

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Ministry of Interior and the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to arrange...

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UDD chairman acknowledges difficulty of bringing people of different political shades together

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan admitted today (Monday) the challenge for people of different...

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Bangkok and suburbs could be declared Red zones as Thonglor COVID cluster threatens to get out of control

Bangkok, and its four neighbouring provinces of Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Samut Prakan and Nakhon Pathom, are likely to be...

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Health minister says tough measures required to limit spread of Thonglor cluster infections

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, says that the Ministry of Public Health will propose that the CCSA impose...

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BMA reserves 6,000 doses of vaccine for people related to Thonglor COVID-19 cluster

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) COVID-19 vaccine management committee is to set aside 6,000 doses of vaccine for people...

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Demonstrators of various political shades rally together to demand PM’s ouster

Hundreds of people, many of them wearing red shirts, are gathered in Bangkok’s Santiporn Park on Ratchadamnoen Avenue today...

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All visitors to Thonglor pubs in March told to report for COVID-19 screening

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is urging all visitors to pubs and other entertainment venues in Bangkok’s Thonglor area...

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Arson investigation into fatal house blaze and collapse gets underway

Police have launched an investigation into the cause of the fire in a three-storey house in the Krisda Nakhon...

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96 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 96 new COVID-19 cases today (Sunday), including 87 locally-acquired infections and 9 cases among those who arrived...

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First foreign tourists in over a year arrive in Phuket

A group of foreign tourists, mostly German, arrived on Thailand’s popular resort island of Phuket on Saturday. They are...

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Thailand’s prisons on COVID-19 red alert

The Corrections Department has suspended visits to prisoners and detainees in all prisons, from Monday until May 5th, after...

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Government House bans a female Thai reporter for alleged cultural faux pas

A Thai reporter, working for a Japanese news agency, has been temporarily banned from Government House, because of her...

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UDD leader Jatuporn to lead protest against PM Prayut on April 4

United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) chairman Jatuporn Promphan has vowed to lead a prolonged protest, with the...

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Excessive PM2.5 Chiang Rai, with 430 microns reported in Wiang Pang Kham

Fires in the Kiew Tap Yung forest, which straddles the Muang and Mae Chan districts of Thailand’s northern province...

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Court orders ex-commerce minister Boonsong and associates to pay ฿14.7bn compensation over rice deal scandal

Today (Monday), Thailand’s Central Administrative Court ordered former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyaphirom, former deputy commerce minister Poom Saraphol, and...

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Haul of ammunition and explosives seized at Chiang Rai delivery service office

Police and military in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai have seized more than 6,000 rounds of M16 ammunition...

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Three Ratsadon leaders promise court they will not mention monarchy issue again if granted bail

Three Ratsadon leaders, currently being held on remand, told the Criminal Court today (Monday) that they would not mention...

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Thai anti-establishment protester Parit still refusing food, being fed intravenously

Ratsadon group leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak, currently being held on remand and in detention for contempt of court, has...

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77 new COVID-19 cases and another death recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 77 new COVID-19 cases and another death today, according to the CCSA. Of the new infections, 32...

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Thai police evict protesters from Baan Thaloo Fah village in surprise dawn raid

Seventy protesters, who had been camping at “Baan Thaloo Fah village”, which was set up in front of the...

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Exclusive: Top military officers from U.S., allies to condemn violence by Myanmar security forces

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top military officer from the United States and nearly a dozen of his counterparts are...

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Unexpectedly large crowd of protesters gather at Ratchaprasong intersection

Anti-establishment protesters gathered at the Ratchaprasong commercial centre in the heart of Bangkok this evening to hear speakers lambast...

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Row at Chiang Mai U. over a questionable artwork exhibited on campus

A heated argument is brewing between the administrators of Chiang Mai University and the Fine Arts Faculty, on one...

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Phuket tour bus operators seek government help after a year of unemployment

Tour bus operators on Thailand’s resort island of Phuket are asking for help from the provincial administration after being...

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69 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, with a new cluster related to a confectioner

Thailand recorded 69 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday), including 17 in a cluster linked to a confectioner in the...

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Third phase of consumer co-payment scheme expected in May

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is working on the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment scheme, which is expected to be...

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Police chief claims he did not apologise to anti-establishment protesters

The national police chief, Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsook, said today (Wednesday) that he had not offered an apology to...

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Cabinet approves asset warehousing scheme to help debt-ridden businesses

The cabinet approved financial measures today (Tuesday), worth 350 billion baht, to help financially-troubled businesses overcome the impacts of...

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Thailand to nominate tom yum kung for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

The Thai cabinet today endorsed the Culture Ministry’s proposal to nominate Thailand’s most popular dish, tom yum gung, for...

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Infected detainees at Bang Khen detention centre to be moved to a police field hospital on Wednesday

393 infected illegal immigrants will be moved from Bang Khen immigration centre to a field hospital inside the police...

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Six Thai media organizations urge everyone in political conflict to show restraint

Thailand’s six media organizations issued a joint statement today (Sunday), urging all parties in the current political conflicts to...

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Portraits of Thai monarch on Ratchadamnoen Avenue vandalized after dispersal of ReDem protesters

A long trail of damaged decorative plant pots and vandalized portraits of HM the King were strewn along Bangkok’s...

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90 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Sunday

Thailand recorded 90 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with Samut Sakhon still topping the list with 41, according to...

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Health workers protest in Myanmar after deadly crackdown

Doctors and nurses in central Myanmar rallied in the streets at first light on Sunday, avoiding a confrontation with...

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UK police arrest 36 at anti-lockdown protests

London police arrested dozens of people Saturday after thousands turned out in the British capital to protest against ongoing...

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At least 32 injured in clashes, 20 taken into police custody

Police have taken 20 people into custody following clashes between anti-government protesters and anti-riot police Saturday night in areas...

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Bolstered by allies, Biden officials take blunt message to first China talks

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States will take an uncompromising stance in talks with China on Thursday in Alaska,...

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Charter amendment bill voted down

The bill seeking to amend the current Constitution which was promulgated while the military junta was in power in...

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UNESCO World Heritage Centre has acknowledged the plight of Bangkloi Karen villagers

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has responded to the Bangkloi indigenous Karen people’s petition, for the centre to delay...

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Democrat leader proposes Constitutional Court ruling to end conflict over charter amendments bill

Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit has proposed that parliament seeks a ruling from the Constitutional Court about the validity...

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Six markets in Bang Khae closed for 3 days as COVID infections increase to 224

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has announced the immediate closure of six fresh markets in Bang Khae district for...

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Thailand’s COVID rapid test kit in final 20 of in XPRIZE Foundation competition

Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently issued a certificate for a COVID-19 test kit which can show...

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Myanmar court adjourns Suu Kyi hearing over internet issues -lawyer

A court in military-ruled Myanmar was unable to hold a virtual hearing on Monday (March 15) for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi because...

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Ratsadon’s Penguin threatens to go on hunger strike until he is freed on bail

Ratsadon core leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak has threatened to go on hunger strike in prison until his request for...

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170 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand, 96 linked to Bang Khae markets

Thailand’s new COVID-19 cases jumped to 170 today, with 96 linked to the six markets in the Bang Khae...

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Ex-TV anchor Sorayuth freed from prison, to wear tag for two more years

Former Thai TV news anchor Sorayuth Suthasanachinda was released from prison this morning (Sunday), under a special imprisonment suspension...

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COVID-19 alert in Bangkok, Nakhon Pathom and Nonthaburi

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has issued an urgent notice urging people in the city, who visited six markets...

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Court ruling opens Pandora’s box for charter-change process

The Constitutional Court ruling on charter amendment has triggered a new round of debate on whether the ongoing parliamentary...

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Myanmar junta accuses Suu Kyi of taking bribes as eight killed in anti-coup protests

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s military government accused deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday of accepting illegal payments, while...

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Charter Court requires referendum prior to drafting of new constitution

The Constitutional Court today ruled that Parliament is constitutionally empowered to draft a new constitution but that a referendum...

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Thai Charter Court to rule on constitutionality of charter amendments bill on Thursday

Thailand’s Constitutional Court is scheduled to deliver its ruling on the constitutionality of a charter amendments bill on Thursday,...

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Push to reopen Maya Bay

Maya Bay, one of the most popular tourist attractions on Thailand’s Phi Phi Islands in Krabi province, has been...

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Five-day old infant infected with COVID-19 has recovered and returned home

Thailand’s Department of Medical Services announced the good news on Tuesday that a five-day old infant, who had been...

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Protesters lay wreaths at Criminal Court to protest against their leaders being held on remand

Anti-establishment protesters, led by the United Front of Thammasat and Demonstration group, rallied in front of the Criminal Court...

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UN officials are welcome to visit Karen village of Ban Bang Kloy

Thailand is prepared to let officials from the United Nations (UN) inspect the ethnic Karen village of Ban Bang...

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BTSC seeks PM’s intervention to halt the Orange Line’s extension project

The Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTSC) has petitioned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to order the Mass Rapid Transit Authority...

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Thailand ready to accommodate refugees from Myanmar fleeing the violent unrest

Thailand has prepared facilities in provinces bordering Myanmar to accommodate a possible influx of refugees, fleeing the brutal crackdown...

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Samui and Pha-ngan islands partially blacked out as undersea cable damaged by ship’s anchor

Parts of the popular resort islands of Samui and Pha-ngan lost power today (Monday), after a submarine electricity cable...

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Thai PM to be inoculated using the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine this week

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to be given his first shot of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, tentatively on...

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Opposition targets PM and six ministers for probes by NACC and Constitutional Court

The opposition will ask Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) and the Constitutional Court to investigate the conduct of Prime...

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Thais urged to reduce sugar consumption

WHO Representative to Thailand, Dr. Daniel Kertesz, said that consuming drinks with a high sugar content contributes to obesity,...

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Closing the gender gap in the workplace

To commemorate International Women’s Day today, a human rights activist, a top company executive and managers share insights into...

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Thailand’s protest leaders Rung, Mike and Pai formally charged with lèse majesté

Three core leaders of Thailand’s anti-establishment Ratsadon group were formally charged with lèse majesté and incitement of public unrest...

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Police probe shooting at police buses Saturday night after ReDem protest at Criminal Court

The Metropolitan Police have launched an investigation into who fired shots, damaging three police buses near the Ratchayothin tunnel,...

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Myanmar protesters rally after overnight raids on opposition figures

Thousands of Myanmar anti-coup demonstrators defied a continued military crackdown Sunday, following overnight raids in Yangon in which an...

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Pope, top Shiite cleric plead for ‘peace’ in historic Iraq encounter

Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, one of Shiite Islam’s top clerics, told Pope Francis in a historic meeting in Iraq on Saturday...

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Ex-Thammasat U rector Charnvit joins protesters to demand release of protesters held on remand

Former Thammasat University Rector Charnvit Kasetsiri joined the “Through the Sky” protest march at Kasetsart intersection this morning (Sunday),...

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Only 3.2% of Thais vaccinated against COVID-19 since Feb 28th suffer side effects

828, out of over 25,000 Thais, who were given COVID-19 vaccines have suffered side effects, according to the Disease...

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22 Karen villagers remanded in custody after eviction from Kaeng Krachan national park

Twenty-two ethnic Karen villagers were remanded in custody at the Phetchaburi provincial prison after they and others were rounded...

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Thousands of Thai police on standby to deal with protests on Saturday

Thousands of anti-riot police will be on standby tomorrow (Saturday) to cope with protests, by several activist groups, expected...

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100 million doses of vaccines are needed to generate herd immunity in Thailand

vaccination of over 70% of the country’s population, or 50 million people, in order to generate herd immunity, so...

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Five elephants fall sick after eating grass laced with Paraquat weed killer

Three elephants, which have fallen sick after eating grass laced with Paraquat, in Om-goi district of Thailand’s northern province...

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3,000 year-old skeletons found in Ang Thong

A 54 year old villager in Si Bua Thong sub-district, of Ang Thong province has found 3,000 year-old skeletons,...

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Social media reports of heavy storms in Thailand this week and next are untrue

Thailand’s Anti-Fake News Center has debunked information, widely shared on social media, that there will be heavy storms, from...

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Two Miss Grand International beauty contestants found infected with COVID-19

Two beauty queens, from Nigeria and Kenya, who are in Thailand for the Miss Grand International (MGI) beauty pageant,...

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Wang Thong Lang police station closed for disinfection and all police there screened for COVID-19

All police officers at Wang Thong Lang police station in Bangkok were given swab tests today, after one of...

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Water in the Mekong River at crisis level

The satellite image shows the water level of the Mekong River this year is much lower than in 2019,...

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Health minister warns of third COVID-19 wave as fewer Thai people wear face masks in public

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has expressed serious concern over results of a recent survey indicating that people...

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Muay Thai to make debut at European Games 2023

Muay Thai, the popular kickboxing martial art and combat sport, regarded as Thailand’s national sport, will be a competitive...

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New COVID-19 cluster in Pathum Thani, 53 new cases linked to butcher’s shop

A new cluster of 53 COVID-19 infections have been linked to a pork butcher’s shop in Pornpat market in...

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Samut Sakhon closes two field hospitals as pandemic situation improves

Two field hospitals in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon were shut down today, after about two months in...

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Corrections Department files lèse majesté charge against suspects accused of torching the King’s portrait

Thailand’s Corrections Department has lodged a complaint with Prachachuen police, seeking legal action against a group of people who...

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