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CCSA asked to ease restrictions on stalls at exhibitions, festive events, malls

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will ask the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to ease restrictions on movable...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Over 1,000 prisoners in Nakhon Si Thammarat catch COVID-19 from unknown source

More than 1,000 prisoners in the Zone 6 maximum security sector of the prison in Thailand’s southern province of...

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News Politics

Sacked Pheu Thai MP, fellow ex-party member join Bhumjaithai party

Sacked Pheu Thai MP for Pathum Thani province, Pornpimon Thammasarn, and a former Pheu Thai MP for Ubon Ratchathani...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

First COVID Delta+ case found in Thailand, no cause of alarm – DCD

Thailand has recorded its first case of the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19, but there is no cause for...

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Environment Highlight News

Greenhouse gas levels hit record; world struggles to curb damage

GENEVA/GLASGOW, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a record last year and the world is “way off...

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ASEAN News

Myanmar threatens to skip ASEAN summit over junta chief’s exclusion

Myanmar’s junta threatened on Monday to skip an ASEAN summit after the bloc said the country’s military chief could not attend over doubts about the government’s commitment to defusing a...

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Entertainment News

Thai cabinet to consider 100 million baht for New Year appearances of Lisa, Andrea Bocelli

Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Ministry will request, from the cabinet at its mobile meeting in the southern province of...

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General Highlight News

Chulalongkorn alumni association defies student union’s decision to cancel coronet procession

Chulalongkorn University’s Alumni Association announced today that the university will proceed with the procession, featuring the Phra Kieo coronet,...

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General Highlight News

PM2.5 dust forecast for Bangkok and vicinity from late October through February

People living in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces are advised to prepare for PM2.5 dust pollution, coinciding with the...

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General News

Talks held to ease motorists’ burden as tolls on Sirat Outer ring road to rise from Dec 15

The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) is trying to negotiate, with Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM), the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand sets out seven conditions for foreign arrivals without quarantine

From November 1st, foreign tourists arriving in Thailand, without being required to enter quarantine, must meet seven conditions, according...

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News Video Walk-A-Tif

Cat Kingdom, Heaven for an army of felines

As a cat lover, you might have one, two or three pet cats but, what if you have to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Only very old and sick die of COVID if vaccinated, Italian study shows

MILAN, Oct 20 (Reuters) – People vaccinated against COVID-19 are highly unlikely to die of the disease unless very...

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General Highlight News

O-A non-immigrant visa applicants required to have ฿3m health insurance

Foreigners applying for non-immigrant (O-A) visas for stays in Thailand of up to one year are now required to...

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Business News World

Megahit “Squid Game” puts focus squarely on Netflix’s overseas growth

Oct 19 (Reuters) – The success of the South Korean dystopian drama series “Squid Game” has led investors to...

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News Thailand Floods

Nakhon Ratchasima’s municipal area submerged for second time in less than a month

Overflow from the Lam Takhong River and runoff from Soong Nern and Kham Talay Sor districts have flooded the...

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General Highlight News

฿130m ‘stolen’ from over 10,000 Thai bank accounts in just four days

About 130 million baht has been mysteriously withdrawn from 10,700 bank accounts through credit and debit card payments between...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Medics at Udon Thani hospital protest over unpaid hazard allowances

About 50 nurses and other medical personnel working at the Udon Thani provincial hospital have protested to the management...

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Around Thailand General News

New seamless travel through toll plazas on Motorway No 9 from October 29

Thailand’s Highways Department will put the new M-Flow toll system on tests from October 29th at Dan Tap Chang...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Bangkok warned of 0.40m rise in Chao Phraya River between October 23-30

Thailand’s Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation has notified the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to advise the city’s...

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Around Thailand Economy News

Truckers stage rally to demand diesel price peg at 25 baht per litre

Hundreds of trucks and their drivers, affiliated with the Land Transport Federation of Thailand, gathered this morning (Tuesday) at...

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News World

Former U.S. Secretary of State Powell dies of COVID-19 complications

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. secretary of state and top military officer, died on Monday...

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News Technology World

Facebook plans to hire 10,000 in EU to build ‘metaverse’

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc. plans to create 10,000 jobs in the European Union over the next five years, the social...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Yala tightens travel restrictions, controls at government offices, banks to contain COVID-19

The Yala provincial administration, today (Monday), started tightening up travel restrictions by requiring all travellers entering this southern border...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

PM asked to review appointment of army general to take charge of pandemic in south

Bhumjaithai party-list MP Suphachai Jaismut has asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to review his order appointing one of his...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Survey – 60% of Thai people believe country not ready to reopen to foreign arrivals

A recent opinion poll shows that 60% of Thai people surveyed do not agree with the November 1st reopening...

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General News

Truckers threaten strike if diesel prices are not pegged

Thailand’s truckers’ associations have threatened to go on strike for a week if the government does not freeze the...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Villages near Phu Tub Berk mountain placed under COVID lockdown until end October

The Phetchabun provincial governor has ordered two villages, next to Thailand’s famous mountain resort of Phu Tub Berk, closed...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Tourism

Tourism minister hopes New Year appearances of world famous artists in Thailand will inspire the young and the disabled

Thai Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn says that he is also looking at the non-financial benefits of the...

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ASEAN Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Philippines pets receive blessings in drive-through ceremony

MANILA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Hundreds of animal lovers in the Philippines had their pets blessed via a drive–through ceremony on Sunday to mark World Animal...

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Highlight News World

British lawmaker stabbed to death in ‘terrorist incident’

England, Oct 15 (Reuters) – British lawmaker David Amess was stabbed to death in an Essex church on Friday by an...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News World

U.S. to lift curbs from Nov. 8 for vaccinated foreign travelers – official

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – The White House will announce on Friday it will lift travel restrictions for fully vaccinated foreign nationals effective Nov. 8,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

From Covid to cancer: High hopes for ‘versatile’ mRNA

The coronavirus pandemic has made vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna and the mRNA technology that they use into household names.  These...

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Around Thailand General News

Sixth suspected insurgent killed in Narathiwat peat swamp

Thai security forces shot and killed a suspected insurgent in a peat swamp in Bareh Tai sub-district of Bacho...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Pasak riverside residents warned of flooding as more water is discharged through dam

Pasak riverside communities were warned today (Wednesday) to brace for possible flooding and to move their valuable belongings to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Travellers from three border provinces to Songkhla face tighter controls

Checkpoints have been set up on main roads linking Thailand’s Songkhla province with Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat for the...

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Around Thailand General News

5,000 households in six districts of Chanthaburi inundated after heavy rain all-night

Heavy rain throughout Tuesday night and early this morning dumped 300mm of water on Thailand’s eastern coastal province of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Senior doctor stresses need for measures in parallel with opening Thailand to foreign travellers

Three measures must be in place when reopening Thailand to foreign travellers, scheduled for November 1st, says Professor Dr....

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News Politics

Eligibility of recovered COVID patients in quarantine in local elections to be discussed

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will meet with members of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to seek a...

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News World

A Chilean tree holds hope for new vaccines – if supplies last

CASABLANCA, Chile, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Down a dusty farm track in Chilean wine country, behind a wooden gate...

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General Highlight News

3 senior officials recommended to be sacked over dubious 112.5-Bln Baht rubber glove deal

Former acting director of Thailand’s state-run Public Warehouse Organization (PWO), Pol Col Roongroj Putthiyawat, and two senior officials in...

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News World

French clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children since 1950, report finds

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) – French clergy sexually abused more than 200,000 children over the past 70 years, a...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Parents of children at child development centres to receive 2,000 baht subsidy

The Thai cabinet approved a 1.32-billion-baht fund today (Tuesday) to help ease the financial burden of parents whose small...

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Business Highlight News

Zero net emissions by 2050: a huge challenge for airline industry

How can passengers take 10 billion flights a year without contributing to global warming? The question of “greening” the...

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ASEAN General Highlight News

Experts say SEA media freedom, viability and safety threatened during pandemic

COVID-19 has aggravated the issue of press freedom, media business viability and journalist safety around Southeast Asia, according to...

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Business News

S&P Global retains Thailand’s credit rating at BBB+ with stable outlook

S&P Global Ratings (S&P) has retained Thailand’s sovereign credit rating for 2021 at BBB+, with a stable outlook, as...

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General Highlight News

Sacked cop ‘Joe Ferrari’ involved in seizure of 410 smuggled high-end cars

The dismissed former police superintendent in Nakhon Sawan province, Pol Col Thitisan Utthanaphol, had been involved in the seizure...

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Highlight News World

China tightens political control of internet giants

BEIJING (AP) — The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China’s internet giants and tapping their wealth...

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News World

French Catholic Church probe uncovers some 3,000 paedophiles

Some 3,000 paedophiles have operated inside the French Catholic Church since 1950, the head of an independent commission investigating the scandal told AFP...

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General News

New plant species found in national park in Thailand’s Ranong province

A new plant species has recently been found in the Namtok Ngao National Park, in Thailand’s southern province of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Cheap but quality ATKs to be available at GPO stores in Bangkok on Oct 18

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) will put two million quality rapid antigen test kits (ATKs) on sale to the...

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Around Thailand News South Watch

One officer killed in clash with insurgents in Thailand’s Narathiwat province

An army officer was killed in a firefight with insurgents hiding in a forest peat swamp in the southern...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Top Thai virologist claims herd immunity does not work with COVID-19

“Forget about herd immunity because it will not work with COVID-19.” So says Dr. Yong Poovorawan, chief of the...

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Around Thailand Highlight News Thailand Floods

Riverside communities in Nonthaburi province are now under water

Hundreds of households in riverside communities in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Nonthaburi, which are not protected by flood walls,...

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ASEAN News

Philippines’ Duterte says will retire from politics

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he will not run for vice president in 2022 and will retire from politics, potentially paving the way...

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Around Thailand General News

Thai security forces lay siege to a forest peat swamp to put pressure on hiding insurgents

About 100 troops, police and para-military rangers are blocking all potential exits from a peat swamp in a forest...

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ASEAN News

Myanmar currency drops 60% in weeks as economy tanks since February coup

Sept 29 (Reuters) – Myanmar‘s currency has lost more than 60% of its value since the beginning of September, driving up food and fuel prices in...

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Around Thailand General News

Officials race to divert water into the Gulf to prevent Chao Phraya overflowing

Thailand’s National Water Resources Office and the Royal Irrigation Department have been racing against time to divert massive amounts...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News

Three police officers killed, four injured in separate incidents in Narathiwat

Three police officers were killed in Thailand’s restive southernmost province of Narathiwat today (Tuesday) in two separate incidents. Two...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Thailand Floods

5 drown, 1 missing and over 55,000 households hit by floods in Thailand’s Lop Buri

Five people have drowned, another remains missing and more than 55,000 households in the central province of Lop Buri...

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Business News

World Bank’s lowers Thailand’s GDP growth forecast for this year to 1%

World Bank has slashed Thailand’s gross domestic product (GDP) projection for 2021 to just 1%, from 2.2% originally forecast,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Booster with Pfizer after 2 Sinovac jabs generates more antibodies, but immunity drops faster

Antibody levels, generated by two jabs of Sinovac vaccine and a booster shot of AstraZeneca, is relatively lower than...

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Around Thailand General Highlight News Thailand Floods

Bangkok spared from Chao Phraya River flooding – Royal Irrigation Dept.

The Royal Irrigation Department has given an assurance that Bangkok will not be flooded by water from the Chao...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Talks underway to procure 120 million doses of COVID vaccines for Thailand next year

Thailand is in the process of procuring 120 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for next year, especially for children...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Evacuation alert for people living downstream of swollen reservoir in Nakhon Ratchasima

People living downstream of the Lam Chiang Krai reservoir, in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, have been advised...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thai, US officials to meet in DC to resolve delay over donated Pfizer vaccine to Thailand

Officials of the Thai embassy in Washington DC will meet with their American counterparts this week to facilitate the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

300,000 doses of AZ vaccine donated by Japan arrive in Bangkok on Sunday

The Thai Foreign Ministry has expressed its appreciation to the Japanese government for its donation of 300,000 doses of...

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Around Thailand Highlight News Thailand Floods

Heavily-flooded hospital in Chaiyaphum temporarily closed after all patients evacuated

As it closed until further notice, all the remaining patients in the heavily-flooded Bamnetnarong Hospital, in Thailand’s north-eastern province...

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Highlight News World

Abortion rights around the world

Abortion laws vary wildly around the world, with a minority of countries having outright bans. Tiny San Marino, which...

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News World

Israeli gunfire kills Palestinian in West Bank: ministry

A Palestinian was killed Sunday by Israeli gunfire near Jenin in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian health ministry said, amid...

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Around Thailand Highlight News Thailand Floods

Flood walls being built to protect archaeological sites in Ayutthaya province

Workers have been racing against time to build flood walls to protect several archaeological sites, located along the banks...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thai FDA changes rules to make antigen test kits more available and cheaper

Antigen rapid test kits (ATKs) for home use will become more easily available in stores and at more affordable...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Chulabhorn hospital seeking pregnant volunteers for research into COVID-19 post-inoculation effects on mothers and babies

Thailand’s Chulabhorn hospital has launched a research project to study the immunity and safety of post COVID-19 vaccination in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

CCSA operations centre proposes more easing of restrictions in COVID-19 “dark red” provinces

The operations centre of Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has agreed on further easing of lockdown restrictions...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Busarakam field hospital officially closed after last patients discharged

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has announced that the Busarakam field hospital officially closed on September 20th after treating...

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The Ambassador – H.E. Lee Wook-heon of the Republic of Korea

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

A million doses of vaccines to be administered on Mahidol Day (Sep 24th)

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health plans to administer at least one million doses of vaccines on Mahidol Day (September...

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Highlight News Politics

Car mob protest marks 15th anniversary of the coup which toppled Thaksin

“Car mob” protesters gathered at the Asoke-Sukhumvit intersection shortly before 2pm today (Sunday) for a convoy of cars and...

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Around Thailand Business Highlight News

SRT launches special train service to Buri Ram to celebrate meatball festival

The State Railway of Thailand launched special train services yesterday for anyone, especially fans of K-pop idol Lalisa “Lisa”...

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Highlight News Politics

Thai lawmakers debate long-awaited legislation on torture, abductions

BANGKOK, Sept 15 (Reuters) – Thailand’s parliament on Wednesday started debating draft legislation outlawing torture and enforced disappearance, following years of delay and civil...

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Business Highlight News

Vegetables grown on abandoned taxis help drivers survive

Staple vegetables, such as chili, eggplant and cucumber, are now being grown on the roofs, in the tires and...

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Around Thailand Environment News

Construction of controversial Yuam River diversion project approved

Approval was granted today (Wednesday) for the construction of the controversial 70-billion-baht long Yuam River diversion project when the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

3,224 people suffering serious vaccine side effects receive 157 million baht in compensation

Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) has paid a total of 157.29 million baht in compensation to 3,224 people...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Over 129,000 youths in Thailand infected with COVID-19, number rising

Almost 130,000 youths in Thailand, aged between 6 and 18, were found to be infected with COVID-19 from April...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Cabinet grants ฿946m to Thai Red Cross to buy one million doses of Moderna vaccine

The cabinet agreed to allocate about 946.3 million baht from the Central Fund today (Tuesday), for the Thai Red...

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Business Highlight News

Several incentives approved to attract long-staying foreign investors, wealthy foreigners

Today (Tuesday) Thailand’s cabinet approved, in principle, a measure to attract “high potential” foreigners, including wealthy retirees and specialists,...

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News Politics

Two rebel Pheu Thai MPs may be expelled from party over no-confidence voting

The ethics committee of Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party decided today (Monday) to propose to the party’s executive committee...

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General Highlight News

“Tommayantee” immortalised long before she passed away

Khunying Wimon Chiamcharoen died on Monday September 13th, 2021. She was 85 years old, but the great Thai novelist...

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News World

N.Korea tests first ‘strategic’ cruise missile with possible nuclear capability

SEOUL, Sept 13 (Reuters) – North Korea carried out successful tests of a new long-range cruise missile over the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand begins mass vaccination of pregnant women

The Ministry of Public Health will vaccinate as many as 100,000 pregnant women against COVID-19 between today (Monday September...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Over 84% of Thailand’s COVID fatalities had not been vaccinated

Over 84% of those who have died from COVID-19 in Thailand were not vaccinated, or did not have an...

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News World

China is not targeting any country with fan culture crackdown – embassy

SHANGHAI, Sept 8 (Reuters) – China’s crackdown on “fan culture” is aimed at maintaining public order and will not...

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News Politics

Pheu Thai confident it will win next election no matter which ballot system is used

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party is not concerned whether the constitutional amendments will be approved by the Senate, as...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand records 20% infection rate among those tested for COVID in past 40 days

The Thai Medical Sciences Department has reported a 20% COVID-19 infection rate among people undergoing tests in the past...

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News Politics

Bangkok police arrest hardcore protesters at Din Daeng in pre-emptive swoop

In a pre-emptive move, crowd control police swooped on a group of hardcore “Talugas” protesters as they converged at...

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General News

Investigation into killer cop case can conclude within September – police

The investigation into the alleged murder of a drug suspect by seven then-police officers in the northern province of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General News

Bangkok’s at-risk school students to be jabbed with Pfizer from Sep 21

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is ready to start administering Pfizer vaccine to 12 to 18-year-olds who are among...

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Around Thailand News

Massive search underway for missing child in Thailand’s Chiang Mai

A massive search was launched today, involving dozens of local police, border patrol police, rescue volunteers and villagers, for...

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Fatal accident in Bangkok on Saturday triggers police review of use of containers to block protesters

Bangkok police will reconsider the use of shipping containers to block anti-government protesters after a fatal road accident last...

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