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Thailand’s PM will take decisive action over COVID-19, but at the right time

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is ready to take decisive action at the appropriate time, to cope with the...

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Jakarta declares emergency over coronavirus outbreak

JAKARTA (REUTERS) – The governor of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Friday declared a state of emergency for the next...

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Five over-charging face mask traders jailed for between 6 to 18 months

Five traders, who inflated the prices of face masks, were today sentenced by the Criminal Court to time in...

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Thailand reports 60 new COVID-19 cases – the biggest one day jump to date

Thailand today reported 60 new COVID-19 cases, the largest single day increase so far, bringing the country’s total confirmed...

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PM warns governors to enforce strict measures to contain virus spread or face transfer

All Thailand’s provincial governors have been told to file daily reports, on the enforcement of measures to contain the...

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Malaysia to ban citizens from travel abroad, foreign arrivals: PM

Malaysia will ban its citizens from travelling overseas and foreigners from entering the country in drastic measures announced by the...

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Number of infections as of March 16, 2020

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Thailand reports 33 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday)

Thailand today reported 33 new COVID-19 cases, binging the total number of infections in the country to 147, with...

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Number of infections as of March 15, 2020

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Government advised to stop all crowd activities and events

Thailand’s well known virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, has proposed that the Government stop all social events and activities that...

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BREAKING NEWS – 32 new COVID-19 cases in Thailand’s biggest one day jump

Thailand reported 32 new COVID-19 cases today. This is the biggest jump so far in a single day, raising...

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Thailand’s Internal Trade Department chief axed by PM

Internal Trade Department director-general, Mr. Vichai Pochanakit, has been transferred to assist at the Prime Minister’s Office, pending an...

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Suvarnabhumi International Airport deserted as fear of virus grips travellers

It was eerily quiet at Suvarnabhumi at 9pm on Saturday night, as both the arrival and departure halls were...

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83 Thai students back from Italy quarantined, 6 sent for COVID-19 tests

A group of 83 Thai students, part of the American Field Service (AFS) program, were taken from U-Tapao international...

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US-China trade truce at risk as virus hits global economy

A hard-won trade war truce between the US and China is at risk as the coronavirus pandemic rocks the...

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Trump tests negative for virus as US expands Europe traveler ban

President Donald Trump has tested negative for the novel coronavirus, his physician said Saturday, following concerns over his exposure...

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Number of infections as of March 14, 2020

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China, US spar over origin of coronavirus

A Chinese government campaign to cast doubt on the origin of the coronavirus pandemic is fuelling a row with...

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Pita vows Kao Klai will follow Future Forward’s ideology

Kao Klai (Move Forward) party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has vowed to continue the political will and ideology of the...

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Coronavirus – seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus

The formal declaration of a #COVID19 #pandemic does not change the fact that you can – and should –...

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Western couple abducted in Burkina in 2018 found alive in Mali

A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found alive in the...

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Japan’s Abe pledges Olympics to go ahead despite virus havoc

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Saturday resisted pressure for changes to the Tokyo Olympics schedule even as sporting...

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Syria’s brutal war enters 10th year

Syria’s brutal conflict enters its 10th year Sunday with President Bashar al-Assad’s regime consolidating its hold over a war-wracked...

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Philippine capital to impose night-time curfew over virus

Manila will impose a night-time curfew in the city of 12 million, officials said Saturday, as the Philippines steps up...

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Pita leads 49 other former Future Forward MPs to the Kao Klai party

Former Future Forward rising star Pita Limjaroenrat led 49 other MPs of the now defunct party, including dissident MP...

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Media urged to observe rules of engagement in crisis situations

Six Thai media associations issued a joint statement today to remind all media outlets to adhere to ethical standards...

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Thailand reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, including a TV celebrity

The Thai Public Health Ministry today reported seven new COVID-19 cases, including four members of the same family and...

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Saudi Arabia to suspend international flights over virus

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it would suspend international flights for two weeks in response to the coronavirus outbreak. “The...

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PM appeals for unity to overcome COVID-19, drought and economic crises

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has appealed to the public to unite and join the Government in its attempts to...

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Europe now “epicentre” of Covid-19 pandemic, says WHO

GENEVA (AFP) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that Europe was now the “epicentre” for the...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro tests negative for coronavirus

Brazilian leader Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he had tested negative for the new coronavirus, after a scare over a...

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Trump declares state of emergency in coronavirus-paralysed US

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Friday in what critics say was a long-delayed admission of the gravity of the...

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Spain to declare state of alert over virus

Spain’s government is to declare a state of alert over the rapid spread of the deadly coronavirus, Prime Minister...

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Five military commanders and police chief reject pay as senators

Supreme Commander General Pornpipat said today that he and Defence Permanent Secretary General Nath Intharacharoen, Army Commander-in-chief General Apirat...

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Private sector asked to cancel Songkran events if virus status no better by end of March

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will seek cooperation from the private sector to cancel their Songkran celebrations if...

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English Premier League suspended until April 4

The English Premier League suspended all fixtures until April 4 on Friday after a spate of coronavirus cases, including...

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TISCO slashes Thailand’s GDP forecast for 2020 to 0.8%

TISCO’s Centre of Economic and Strategic Analysis has slashed Thailand’s GDP projection for this year from 1.7% to 0.8%...

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PM visits Bamrasnaradura Hospital to support medics and patients

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made a surprise visit to Bamrasnaradura Institute of Infectious Diseases this evening (Tuesday), to offer...

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Number of infections as of March 10, 2020

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat in trouble over face mask controversy

Thailand’s Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao appears to be in the hot seat today, because a member of the...

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Cabinet to consider four energy-related measures to ease economic hardship

The cabinet is to consider four measures, proposed by the Energy Ministry, to help low-income earners, small and medium-sized...

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Saudi Arabia in royal purge over ‘coup plot’

Saudi authorities have detained three princes including King Salman’s brother and nephew for allegedly plotting a coup, three sources told...

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Pope’s Sunday prayer to be livestreamed as coronavirus spreads

VATICAN CITY (AFP) — Pope Francis’s Angelus prayer on Sunday will be livestreamed in a break with centuries-old tradition,...

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70 people trapped as China’s hotel used for quarantine collapses

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) – A five-storey hotel being used for coronavirus quarantine collapsed in the south-east Chinese port city of...

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How two coups shaped Gen-Z political beliefs

In the second of its series on the outbreak of campus activism sparked by the dissolution of Future Forward...

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Number of infections as of March 5, 2020

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Thai PBS Foundation supports forest fire-fighting efforts

The Thai PBS Foundation has joined the private and government sectors to support the forest fire fighting efforts, of...

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How to protect yourself against COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is...

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Thailand’s global ranking for COVID-19 infections improves slightly

Thailand’s ranking, by number of confirmed COVID-19 infections, has improved from 15th to 16th place, a position it shares...

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New stimulus economic packages to help all sectors affected by coronavirus

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is to roll out a new set of stimulus measures to help all sectors of Thai...

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More than 1,100 Thai’s returning from South Korea before March 1st cannot be located

Thailand’s Ministry of Labour has expressed concern that the whereabouts of 1,181 Thai workers, who returned from South Korea...

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Thai workers returning from South Korea will be quarantined for 14 days

To allay Thai public concern over COVID-19 being spread by Thai workers returning from South Korea, Thailand’s Prime Minister...

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The costs of testing for COVID-19 infection

According to information obtained by Thai PBS, the charges made for an individual to be tested for COVID-19 infection...

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Opposition to launch extra-parliamentary censure debate against Government

The six-party opposition alliance has agreed, after a joint meeting today, to launch an extra-parliamentary censure debate against Prime...

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Government House increases anti-virus measures

Workers fumigated the Government House and its compound today, as part of escalated preventive measures in the wake of...

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Health minister concerned over potential COVID-19 spread at mass rallies

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has expressed grave concerns over the prospect of a rapid spread of COVID-19...

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First COVID-19 related death in Thailand

A medical panel, from Thailand’s National Infectious Committee, will determine the exact cause of the death of a COVID-19...

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Lawmakers propose special sitting of parliament to consider student protests

Government MPs and a senator have separately proposed a special parliamentary session be convened in the light of the...

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Trump says ready to help Iran with coronavirus if asked

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he was ready to aid Iran with its outbreak of novel coronavirus if...

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Luxembourg reports first coronavirus case, linked to Italy

Luxembourg on Saturday announced its first case of infection by the new coronavirus: a man who recently returned from...

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Huhyiddin sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Yassin was sworn in as prime minister on Sunday by the king, after...

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Mahathir loses out in PM bid, but refuses to give up

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad lost out in a battle to become prime minister on Saturday...

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First coronavirus death on US soil confirmed, Trump calls for calm

The first fatality from the novel coronavirus has been confirmed on US soil, as President Donald Trump on Saturday...

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Thai Health Ministry announces the country’s 42nd confirmed COVID-19 case

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health today announced the country’s 42nd confirmed COVID-19 case, as health officials attempt to trace...

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Passengers from Sapporo asked to report to health officials

Thailand’s Disease Control Department has stepped up efforts to locate some of the passengers who travelled on flight XJ621,...

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US reports third case of novel coronavirus of unknown origin

US health officials on Friday reported a third case of the new coronavirus transmitted to a person who did...

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Iran vice president tests positive for new virus

The coronavirus epidemic in Iran has cost 26 lives, the health ministry announced Thursday, with a vice president becoming...

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Saudi Arabia suspends entry for pilgrims over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia on Thursday suspended visas for pilgrims wishing to visit Mecca over coronavirus fears, the foreign ministry said. The government...

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MPs scramble for face masks when told a colleague just returned from Japan

Members of parliament scrambled for face masks in the middle of the censure debate this evening (Wednesday) when they...

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Modi calls for calm as Delhi riots toll rises to 27

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm Wednesday after Delhi’s worst sectarian violence in decades left at least 27...

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Former Future Forward MP tells police she has been threatened

Former Future Forward MP Benja Saengchan lodged a complaint with Bang Po police today, claiming that she was intimidated...

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Cyrus Vance, Manhattan’s top prosecutor, on conviction of Harvey Weinstein on rape and sexual assault charges. #ThaiPBSWorld

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Opposition alleges army behind cyber attacks on critics, holds PM responsible

An opposition MP on Tuesday night held Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha responsible for a network of social media...

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Censure debate to end at 7pm Thursday night

Government and opposition whips have agreed to conclude the censure debate at 7pm on Thursday night, with the MPs...

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General International News

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011,...

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Bhumjaithai ranks second largest in coalition government following defection of Future Forward MPs

The Bhumjaithai party has become second largest party in the coalition government, displacing the Democrat party, following the defection...

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Iran deputy health minister has coronavirus

Iran’s deputy health minister has been infected with the new coronavirus, a ministry official said on Tuesday, amid a...

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Air pollution closes all municipal schools Wednesday until Friday

All schools under the supervision of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) have been ordered closed from tomorrow (Wednesday) until...

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Government’s economic policies favour big corporations – Pita

The Government’s economic policies are tailored to favour large corporations at the expense of the poor, resulting in the...

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Mahathir made caretaker PM after King accepts resignation

KUALA LUMPUR – Hours after accepting his resignation as prime minister, Malaysia’s King on Monday appointed Dr Mahathir Mohamad...

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Environment General News

PM2.5 dust particles forecast to blanket city until end of month

Bangkok residents have been advised to protect their health by wearing face masks while they are outdoors, but to...

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COVID-19 officially designated a dangerous infectious disease in Thailand

Thailand’s National Committee for the Control Infectious Diseases has decided to designate COVID-19 as a dangerous infectious disease, as...

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Eight people, including two children, injured in Songkhla explosion

Two school children were among eight people injured by shrapnel from a roadside bomb near a public park in...

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Opposition leader launches censure debate in parliament

Opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat opened up with rapid-fire salvos against the administration of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, accusing it...

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COVID-19 expected to be designated dangerous infectious disease today – Anutin

The National Committee to Control Infectious Diseases is expected to upgrade Thailand’s preparedness to cope with COVID-19 to Stage...

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Defiant Pannika dares PM to sue over her allegation of Government involvement in Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

Former spokeswoman for the now defunct Future Forward party, Pannika Wanich, has challenged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to file...

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Palang Pracharath wins Khamphaeng Phet by-election

Palang Pracharath, the key member of the Prayut coalition government, won the by-election in the central province of Khamphaeng...

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After the Verdict: Where do we go from here?

Opinion The Constitutional Court’s verdict to dissolve the Future Forward Party (FFP) and ban 16 party executives from politics...

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Thai Health Ministry mulls listing Italy as high risk for COVID-19 infection

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is considering listing Italy as one of the high-risk countries for COVID-19 infection, travellers...

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Suspected forest arsonist nabbed with fire-setting devices

An employee of a rock crushing plant, in Mae Tha district of Thailand’s northern province of Lampang, has been...

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Flash mob at Thammasat against disbanding of Future Forward

The Student Union of Thailand held a brief rally, at the Tha Phrachan campus of Thammasat University Saturday evening,...

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How media shape Thais’ understanding of Middle East

With limited access to news and information from media in the Arab world, Thai people’s understanding and perception of...

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Iran reports fifth coronavirus death, most outside Far East

Iran on Saturday reported one more death among 10 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in...

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WHO sounds alarm over Africa coronavirus preparedness

The World Health Organization warned Saturday that African health systems would be ill-equipped to respond to the deadly coronavirus...

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Srisuwan to ask EC to take legal action against Thanathorn et al

Political activist Srisuwan Janya said today that he will lodge a complaint on Monday asking the Election Commission (EC)...

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Ex-NIA deputy chief accuses US embassy of interference in Thailand’s internal affairs

Thailand’s former National Intelligence Agency deputy director Nanthiwat Samart has accused the US embassy in Bangkok of interfering in...

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US embassy, Amnesty International oppose dissolution of Future Forward party

The US embassy in Bangkok has expressed concern that the Constitutional Court’s decision on Friday, to dissolve the Future...

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South Korea reports 142 more coronavirus cases, total 346

South Korea reported 142 more coronavirus cases Saturday, the sharpest spike in infections yet, with more than half of the...

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Mahathir given mandate to stay on until after November

KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad has been given the mandate by the ruling coalition to stay...

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