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Law lecturers advise Constitutional Court judges PM’s term expires by Aug 24

A group of 51 law lecturers from 15 universities have submitted an open letter, addressed to the president and...

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Households, businesses to pay more for electricity from September as FT rate raised

Thailand’s Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has decided to raise the FT (fuel tariff) for electricity for September through December...

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Instant noodle producers seek quick permission to hike prices amid rising costs

Five manufacturers of instant noodles are urging Thailand’s Internal Trade Department to speed up consideration of their demand for...

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“100” VS “500”: What is the fuss all about?

Now that the bill that would benefit small political parties with a greater chance of winning party list MP...

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China sanctions seven Taiwanese ‘independence diehard’ officials

BEIJING/TAIPEI, Aug 16 (Reuters) – China on Tuesday imposed sanctions including an entry ban on seven Taiwanese officials and lawmakers it accused of being “independence diehards”, drawing condemnation...

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Dutchman seen spearfishing at Phi Phi islands in custody for illegal hunting

A Dutch tourist, who was recently seen on TikTok with some parrot fish, which he allegedly caught in Thailand’s...

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Samples from Doi Suthep waterfall tested for E.coli after contamination claim

Officials from the Pollution Control Department, based in Chiang Mai province, have collected samples from a creek and waterfalls...

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Cabbie praised for giving poor family a free ride to Udon Thani

Netizens have heaped praise on a kind-hearted taxi-driver who offered a free ride from Bangkok to the north-eastern province...

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Thai opposition to petition Charter Court next week for ruling on PM’s term in office

Thailand’s opposition parties have decided to submit a petition, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, to the Constitutional Court this...

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Singaporean tourist dies, four others injured in road accident in Phuket

A Singaporean tourist was killed and four others were injured when their car crashed into a micro bus on...

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Mae Sai township flooded as Sai River breaches flood wall

More than 2,000 households and about 200 shops in four communities in the municipal area of Mae Sai district...

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Thai King and Queen join the Queen Mother in merit-making ritual

Their Majesties the King and Queen joined Her Majesty the Queen Mother in a merit-making ceremony held in the...

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18th victim of Mountain B pub fire dies at Thammasat U Hospital

Another person, injured in the August 5th blaze at the Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri...

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Author Salman Rushdie stabbed on lecture stage in New York

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — Salman Rushdie, whose novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leader in the...

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Arizona won’t wait for feds, starts filling border wall gaps

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona began moving in shipping containers to close a 1,000-foot gap in the border wall near...

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Ship heads to Ukraine to get grain for food-starved Africa

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A ship approached Ukraine on Friday to pick up wheat for hungry people in Ethiopia,...

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Gunman in Montenegro kills 10, then shot dead by passerby

CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — A man went on a shooting rampage in the streets of this western Montenegro city...

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N.Korea lifts mask mandate, distancing rules after declaring COVID victory

SEOUL, Aug 13 (Reuters) – North Korea has dropped a face mask mandate and other social distancing rules as leader Kim Jong Un declared victory over COVID-19...

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Election Commission to consider petition on Thai PM’s term in office

Thailand’s Election Commission will hold a meeting to consider a petition, submitted by political activist Srisuwan Janya, asking the...

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Walk-A-Tif – Northeast India Festival in Bangkok 2022

Organised by the Embassy of India, in association with North Eastern states of India, the second Northeast India Festival...

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ASEAN special envoy Prak Sokhonn, who has made 2 trips to Myanmar since the coup, dampened expectations for major...

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15 now dead in Chon Buri pub blaze, fire exits all locked from the outside

While the death toll from the fire in the Chon Buri pub early Friday morning has increased to 15...

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Warning of widespread flooding, river overflows and flash floods from Sunday to Tuesday

Thailand’s Department of Public Disaster Prevention and Mitigation is warning of potential flooding, waterway overflows and flash floods at...

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OPINION – ASEAN at 55: Alive and kicking

Against all odds and naysayers, ASEAN has survived for the past five and a half decades. The bloc has...

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One worker dies, five injured when coal crane net snaps

One worker died and five others were injured when the net in which they were being lifted off a...

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Washington DC lightning strike that killed three offers climate warning

Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck...

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Nine suspects in Ubon Ratchathani shootout nabbed, one more death reported

Police have nine suspects in custody, who were allegedly involved in the shootout in the BIG C car park...

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China fires missiles into waters off Taiwan in largest ever drills

TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) – China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday, launching unprecedented military drills a day after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker...

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‘Joe Ferrari’ seeks to withdraw his appeal against conviction for killing suspect

The mother of convicted police officer Thitisan Uttanaphon, aka “Joe Ferrari”, has asked the court for the withdrawal of...

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Police chief oversees probe into Ubon Ratchathani shootings, one arrested

Thailand’s national police chief, Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk, flew to the north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani today (Thursday) to...

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Two Thai hunger striking activists held on remand granted bail

Two monarchy reform activists, being held on remand and who have been on a hunger strike since June 2nd,...

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Economy, COVID and recent Supreme Court decisions will be factors in US midterm vote

Experts say the economy, the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent controversial court decisions surrounding abortion and gun control could...

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NBTC board urged to ditch True-DTAC merger plan

Thailand’s opposition Move Forward party is urging the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) to block the planned merger...

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Senators, MPs boycott parliamentary meeting forcing another adjournment

A joint meeting of the Senate and House adjourned without convening yesterday (Wednesday) due to the absence of a...

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Pelosi’s disastrous legacy

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to stopover in Taiwan, which China viewed as a violation of its “One...

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Chiang Rai airport to reopen as Nok Air aircraft extracted from ground

Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai international airport is expected to resume normal operations soon, after, at about 4am this morning,...

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Two killed, seven wounded in youth gang shoot-out in Ubon Ratchathani

Two people were killed and seven others wounded in a gun fight between two gangs of youths in the...

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Green Line train contracts between BTS and Krungthep Thanakom to be disclosed

Krungthep Thanakom, the business arm of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), has agreed to publically disclose the details of...

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Bankrupt Sri Lanka seeks urgent help to feed children

Sri Lanka issued an urgent appeal on Monday to tackle rapidly spreading malnutrition among children as its economic crisis leaves nine out of 10 people...

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Nok Air plane which slid off runway on Saturday sustains damage to landing gear

Workers have been using heavy equipment to move the Nok Air Boeing 737-800, which is partially blocking the runway...

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As Pelosi begins Asia tour, China warns against visiting Taiwan

SINGAPORE, Aug 1 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi kicked off a closely-watched Asia tour on Monday in Singapore as China warned that its military...

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Rally at Supreme Court to demand release of two hunger-striking activists

A group of pro-democracy activists rallied in front of the Thai Supreme Court in Bangkok this morning (Monday), to...

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Pheu Thai to seek NACC probe over party-list seat calculation change

Thailand’s main opposition party Pheu Thai is planning to ask the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) to investigate the conduct...

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Thirty suspected monkeypox cases in Thailand cleared of disease

All 30 suspected monkeypox cases have been cleared of the disease by lab tests, but the Disease Control Department...

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Two killed as part of flyover collapses on Rama II Road in Samut Sakhon

Two people were killed and two others injured when a support beam of a U-turn flyover bridge, undergoing maintenance,...

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Vietnamese mother and daughter drown in sea off Phuket

Two Vietnamese tourists drowned yesterday (Sunday) in the seas off Nai Thon beach in Thalang district of Phuket, despite...

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Russian strikes kill Ukrainian grain tycoon; drone hits Russian naval base

KYIV, July 31 (Reuters) – Russian missiles pounded the southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv on Sunday, killing the owner of a major grain exporter, while a drone strike...

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Kentucky floods kill at least 28 – ‘Everything is gone’

July 31 (Reuters) – Floods unleashed by torrential rains in eastern Kentucky have killed at least 28 people, including four children, Governor Andy Beshear said on Sunday as...

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Thai taekwondo team performs well at 2022 World Taekwondo Junior Championship

Thai taekwondo team, in the 12-14 age group has, so far, won two golds, one silver and two bronzes...

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Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai airport’s runway closed for three more days

Thailand’s Mae Fah Luang-Chiang Rai international airport has announced that its runway will remain closed until Wednesday night at...

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Eight provinces along Mekong River warned of rising water levels this week

People living along the Mekong River in Thailand’s eight northern and north-eastern provinces have been advised to brace for...

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Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says harvest could be halved by war

ODESA, July 31 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s president said on Sunday that the country’s harvest could be half its usual amount this...

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Russia invites U.N., Red Cross experts to probe Ukraine jail deaths

ODESA, Ukraine, July 31 (Reuters) – Russia on Sunday invited United Nations and Red Cross experts to probe the deaths of...

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Russian official says Ukraine carried out drone attack on Black Sea fleet HQ

July 31 (Reuters) – A senior official in Russian-annexed Crimea accused Ukraine on Sunday of carrying out a drone attack ahead...

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The rags to riches story of the latest Miss Universe Thailand

The latest Miss Universe Thailand, 23-year-old Anna Suengam-iam, was born into a family of garbage collectors. She was crowned...

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Nok Air cancels all fights on Sunday between Bangkok and Chiang Rai

Nok Air has suspended all flights today (Sunday) between Bangkok and Chiang Rai province after one of its planes...

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Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back to Earth on Saturday over the Indian Ocean but NASA said Beijing...

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‘No bikinis’ sign on Samae San Island removed by the Thai Navy

The Royal Thai Navy (RTN) has decided to remove a sign telling tourists not to wear bikinis from Samae...

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Warning about Chinese rocket debris falling back to Earth on July 31st

Thailand’s Geo-informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) issued a warning today (Friday) concerning debris from a Chinese Long...

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2 suspects arrested for ‘recruiting’ workers for scam call centres in Cambodia

Thai police from the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) have arrested a man and a woman for allegedly recruiting...

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Top Thai virologist says monkeypox is difficult to control

Monkeypox is difficult to control because most of the cases only develop mild symptoms, with a few blisters for...

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Laotian couple, wanted for fraud charges in the Lao PRD, arrested in Pathum Thani province

A couple of Laotian nationals were arrested on fraud charges this morning (Friday), at a hotel in Pathum Thani...

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Bangkok fit to host Biden-Xi talks

Bangkok is a suitable venue for the first face-to-face talks between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi...

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Crypto platform Zipmex files for bankruptcy protection in Singapore

July 29 (Reuters) – Southeast Asia-focused cryptocurrency exchange Zipmex said it had filed for bankruptcy protection in Singapore, becoming the latest...

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Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe makes savings plea

Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and the European Union that will make it harder,...

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Strong quake kills 5, injures dozens in northern Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong earthquake set off landslides and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines on Wednesday,...

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Ex-MP Sira Jenjaka given suspended sentence of eight months for defamation

Former Palang Pracharath MP for Bangkok Sira Jenjaka was sentenced to eight months in prison and fined 40,000 baht...

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Thai Health Ministry starts trial of LAAB drug in immunocompromised patients

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has started administering a Long Acting Antibody (LAAB) treatment to three patients suffering...

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Europe agrees compromise gas curbs as Russia squeezes supply

BRUSSELS, July 26 (Reuters) – European Union countries approved a weakened emergency plan to curb their gas demand on Tuesday, after striking compromise deals to...

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Thai cabinet exempts locally-assembled and produced EVs from customs duties

The electric vehicle industry in Thailand was given a shot in the arm today (Tuesday) when the cabinet decided...

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Thai man at hospital in Phuket with suspected monkeypox, diagnosis pending

A Thai man, who may be infected with monkeypox, was sent from Thalang Hospital in Phuket to Vachira Phuket...

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Cabinet approves 5th phase of co-payment scheme for September-October

The cabinet decided today (Tuesday) to roll out the 5th phase of the popular 50:50 co-payment scheme by providing...

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Registration for free COVID-19 vaccination booster at Bang Sue Grand Station begins Wednesday

The vaccination centre at Bangkok’s Bang Sue Grand Station will provide free COVID-19 booster vaccination shots to the public...

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Nigerian may have been infected with monkeypox in Thailand – senior doctor

The Nigerian man, who was confirmed to be Thailand’s first and so far only monkeypox case, may have contracted...

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Zipmex ordered to resume trading, withdrawals, following worrying freeze

Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has ordered Zipmex, Thailand’s second largest cryptocurrency exchange after Bitkub, to resume trading...

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House panel cuts ฿7.4 billion for two F-35A combat jets, Thai air force defends plan

A House subcommittee scrutinising procurement projects of state agencies decided yesterday (Monday) to cut the 7.4-billion-baht budget for the...

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Impact on children of gun violence in the media

Screen time is something hard to avoid nowadays. Children can easily be exposed to anything presented, be it video...

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Economy Highlight News

Thailand’s diesel price capped at ฿34.94 per litre for the 5th week

The Fuel Fund Executive Committee decided today (Tuesday) to hold the retail price of diesel at 34.94 baht/litre for...

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France battles massive wildfires, Britain records highest ever temperature

LONDON/PARIS July 19 (Reuters) – Firefighters in southwestern France battled on Tuesday to contain massive forest wildfires and Britain recorded its highest ever temperature as a heatwave rising from the south settled over...

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Anutin challenged for decriminalisation of cannabis ahead of appropriate legislation

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul was accused today (Tuesday), by the Opposition, of deliberately creating a “legal vacuum”...

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China to host Asian Games in 2023 after Covid postponement

China will host the 2022 Asian Games in 2023, organisers said on Tuesday, after postponing the event in Hangzhou because of Covid. The Games will now be held in Hangzhou from...

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Thai PM hits back at Opposition leader’s allegations in censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha took a swipe at exiled former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, without naming names, in his...

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Many Thais start to remove face masks in some places, online survey finds

Most Thais now prefer to remove their face masks in specific locations, according to a recent survey by the...

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Klang Hospital’s wards full of COVID-19 patients, anti-viral drugs still being provided

The 8-bed ICU for severe COVID-19 cases requiring ventilators and the 30-bed cohort ward at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration...

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Thai police deny use of Pegasus spyware against anti-government elements

Thai police deny that they have used Pegasus spyware to hack into the devices of anti-government elements, said Deputy...

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Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha in response to the Opposition’s criticism of his eight years in power during the last...

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Opposition chief whip promises PM will be badly bruised in censure debate

Opposition chief whip Sutin Klungsang has ridiculed today (Tuesday) the pro-government poster for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the...

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Private sector teams up to drive green economy

Containers and packaging make up a major portion of municipal solid waste (MSW). Among these are over 3,000 million...

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Fans, hoses and air con – heatwave-hit Britons seek relief

Sales of electric fans, hoses, air conditioning units and sprinklers are soaring as Britons swelter amid record temperatures, retailers said. Britain was braced for temperatures to hit 40C (104...

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Increasingly bitter race to replace UK PM Johnson narrows to four

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s former finance minister Rishi Sunak held onto his lead in the race to become Britain’s next prime...

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BMA and MoPH to discuss plans for dealing with capital’s COVID-19 surge

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will hold a special meeting tomorrow (Monday) with the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA)...

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BKK governor says contractor accountable for delay in Sukhumvit 103 tunnel project

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt announced today (Sunday) that the contractor for the construction of the 4.9 billion baht underground...

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Sunken barge in Chao Phraya River yet to be salvaged

Pak Khlong San district police in Bangkok have been coordinating with the owner of a barge over the salvage...

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Three dead, four injured in explosion at Ratchaburi smelting plant

Three employees were killed and four others were injured in an explosion and fire at a smelting works in...

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Bangkok to arrange orderly pavement vending

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has been trying to regulate pavement vending in an effort to ensure safety, enough...

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What’s next for the euro after slump against dollar?

The euro’s plunge against the dollar, triggered by the Ukraine war and mounting risks to the EU economy, has...

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Russia preparing for next stage of offensive, Ukraine says

KYIV, July 17 (Reuters) – Russia is preparing for the next stage of its offensive in Ukraine, a Ukrainian military official...

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Morphogenesis – The art of destruction

Broken glass can be turned into something beautiful, it’s just a matter of how you handle it. Walk-A Tif will...

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