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Two protest leaders get suspended jails term, fines for defying Emergency law

Two of Thailand’s anti-establishment protest leaders, Parit Chiwarak, aka “Penguin”, and Jutatip Sirikhan, aka “Ua”, were sentenced to two-months...

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#ElonMusk responded to Former US President Donald #Trump’s comments over the weekend that Musk was not going to buy...

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Thai Economic party withdraws from government coalition

The Thai Economic party has decided to leave the government to send a clear message to the public that...

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Biden unveils Webb space telescope’s first full-color image of distant galaxies

WASHINGTON, July 11 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden, pausing from political pressures to bask in the glow of the cosmos, on Monday released the debut photo...

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Thai cabinet extends ฿5 per litre diesel excise tax cut for two more months

The cabinet decided to extend the 5-baht/litre excise tax cut today (Tuesday), to control the price of diesel fuel...

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Two hundred extra public buses available during this week’s long holiday

The state-run Transport Company has added 200 buses to its fleet, in anticipation of a surge in passenger demand...

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Thai police crackdown on a major drug gang, seize assets worth about ฿100m

Anti-narcotics police announced the successful crackdown on a major drug trafficking gang today (Tuesday), which has allegedly amassed assets...

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Thai Senate passes bill on use of anti-libidinal drugs on repeat sex offenders

The Thai Senate approved yesterday (Monday) a bill to deal with repeat sex offenders, legalising the use of anti-libidinal...

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Bangkok businesses enjoy windfall from Manchester U v Liverpool soccer match

Many hotels within walking distance of the Rajamangala National Stadium are booked out by fans of Manchester United and...

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Sri Lanka to get new president next week amid political and economic meltdown

COLOMBO, July 11 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka‘s parliament will elect a new president on July 20, its speaker said on Monday, after protesters stormed the...

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Euro drops to 20-year low, approaches parity with dollar

NEW YORK, July 11 (Reuters) – The euro slid to a 20–year low and came closer to parity against...

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U.S. Secretary of State Blinken to make first official visit to Thailand

The U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, will pay his first official visit to Thailand on July 9th and...

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Thai opposition happy with 45 hours for their censure debate

The government and the opposition have reached an agreement that the censure debate will last four days, from July...

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Euro slumps to two-decade low as recession fears bite

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – The euro slumped to a two–decade low on Tuesday as the latest surge in European gas prices added to the region’s recession worries and...

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Finland, Sweden sign to join NATO but need ratification

BRUSSELS, July 5 (Reuters) – NATO‘s 30 allies signed an accession protocol for Finland and Sweden on Tuesday, allowing them to join the nuclear-armed alliance once parliaments ratify...

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COVID-19 infections in Thailand expected to peak again in September

Daily COVID-19 infections are expected to peak at about 4,000 cases in September and outdoor mask wearing is still...

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Insurance firms cheated out of ฿500m in fake COVID-19 insurance claims

Thousands of people who had taken out COVID-19 insurance coverage, under the “Found, Paid, Done” scheme, have been discovered...

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Thailand’s state hospitals told to prepare for surge in COVID-19 infections

An urgent directive has been issued by Public Health Permanent Secretary Kiattibhoom Vongrachit to all state hospitals, instructing them...

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Thai archaeologist on mission to reclaim ancient Khmer sculpture from US

A Thai archaeologist has embarked on a mission to reclaim a bronze sculpture, believed to be of Khmer King...

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Students at school on Thai-Myanmar border undergo air raid drills

The Ban Valley School, in Phop Phra district of Thailand’s Tak province, which is close to the border with...

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Australia floods worsen as thousands more Sydney residents evacuate

SYDNEY, July 5 (Reuters) – Torrential rains kept battering Australia‘s east coast on Tuesday, intensifying the floods crisis in Sydney as thousands more residents were ordered to leave their homes...

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Chula Hospital bans all visits to ward patients as new COVID-19 cases surge

Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn Hospital is now banning visits to patients in all wards, as a precautionary measure following a new...

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Former MP questions how a defective Thai parliament building was accepted

Former Democrat MP Watchara Petthong is seeking answers from the office of the secretary-general of the House of Representatives...

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Bangkok administration may increase tree planting to two million

Due to the positive public response to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s (BMA) plan to plant one million trees over...

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Google to delete location history of visits to abortion clinics

Google will delete location data showing when users visit an abortion clinic, the online search giant said on Friday, following...

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Palestinians hand bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist to US

The Palestinian Authority handed the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to US forensic experts on Saturday as it seeks to prove conclusively...

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Thailand’s Nations League volleyball team loses to Brazilians 1-3

Thailand’s female volleyball team lost to Brazil by 1-3 yesterday (Saturday) at the Women’s Nations League in Sofia, Bulgaria....

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BTS to begin charging fares on Green Line extensions from August

BTS sky train passengers who use either of the two extensions of the Green Line, between Bearing and Keha...

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‘They’re everywhere’: microplastics in oceans, air and human body

From ocean depths to mountain peaks, humans have littered the planet with tiny shards of plastic. We have even...

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Six minors in Thailand suffer undesirable symptoms after consuming cannabis

A 3-year-old girl was among six minors who developed undesirable effects between June 21st and 26th after knowingly or...

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G7 agrees to explore cap on Russian oil price

SCHLOSS ELMAU, Germany, June 28 (Reuters) – The Group of Seven economic powers have agreed to explore imposing a ban on transporting Russian oil that has...

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Minimal fare rise for private bus operators effective from July 4

Thailand’s Central Land Transport Control Board has decided to allow private bus operators, which provide inter-provincial and inter-district services,...

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GrabBike riders given two more months to operate without registration

Thailand’s Land Transport Department has decided to extend the July 15th deadline for GrabBike (Win) riders to operate, without...

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Unconcerned Palang Pracharath leader acknowledges declining popularity

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan has admitted that the popularity of the Palang Pracharath (PPRP), the core government...

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‘Stacks of bodies’: 46 dead migrants found in truck in Texas

SAN ANTONIO, June 27 (Reuters) – The bodies of 46 dead migrants were discovered inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, city officials said, in one...

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Thai health minister catches COVID-19 after overseas trip despite 6 vaccine shots

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul tested positive for COVID-19, using a rapid antigen test, upon his return from abroad...

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Thais warned not to take cannabis or hemp products to some countries

The Thai embassies in Japan, Indonesia and Vietnam have advised the Foreign Ministry to warn Thai people not to...

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Two Indians attempting to smuggle wildlife in their luggage nabbed

Two Indian nationals were held in custody yesterday (Monday) after officials of Thailand’s Department of National Park, Wildlife and...

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Quote of the Week: Former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on PM Prayut Chan-o-cha’s refusal to answer queries raised in...

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Russia’s Medvedev says any NATO encroachment on Crimea could lead to World War Three

June 28 (Reuters) – Any encroachment on the Crimea peninsula by a NATO member-state could amount to a declaration of war on Russia which could lead to “World War Three,” Russia’s former president, Dmitry Medvedev, was quoted as saying...

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Daruma sushi restaurant chain owner nabbed at airport, faces fraud charges

Owner of the Daruma sushi restaurant chain in Thailand, Metha Chalingsuk, was apprehended at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport this morning...

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Strong earthquake kills at least 280 in Afghanistan

KABUL, June 22 (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 killed at least 280 people in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, officials said, adding that hundreds...

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Major refinancing program proposed to help Student Loan Fund borrowers

About six million former and current students who borrowed from the Student Loan Fund will pay less interest and...

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Nepal police fire teargas to break up fuel price protests

KATHMANDU, June 20 (Reuters) – Police in Nepal‘s capital fired teargas and charged at protesters with sticks on Monday to break up a demonstration by students against fuel price hikes, officials and...

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Russian journalist’s Nobel Peace Prize fetches record $103.5 mln at auction to aid Ukraine children

June 21 (Reuters) – Dmitry Muratov, the co-winner of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize and the editor of one of Russia’s last major independent newspapers, auctioned...

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Anti-government protests continue in Bangkok

Anti-government protesters gathered at Bangkok’s Victory Monument at around 5:15pm today (Sunday), before marching to the Din Daeng area....

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2nd suspect in Taiwan murder investigation now in police custody in Thailand

The second suspect in the investigation into the murder of a Thai couple in Taiwan is currently in the...

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Governor visits Khlong Toei in first inspection tour of Bangkok’s 50 districts

Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt launched his mobile meetings with district officials today (Sunday) and visited local people as part...

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NATO warns of long Ukraine war as Russian assaults follow EU boost for Kyiv

KYIV, June 19 (Reuters) – The war in Ukraine could last for years, the head of NATO said on Sunday, as...

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Thailand’s national lottery to consider increasing digital ticket sales

The board of the Government Lottery Office (GLO) will consider increasing the number of digital tickets available for sale...

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Bitcoin plunges below $20,000

Bitcoin plunged below $20,000 on Saturday, shedding nine percent from the previous day to fall to $18,740, its lowest level since December 13,...

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US approves Covid vaccines for youngest kids

US health authorities on Saturday cleared the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines for children aged five and younger, in a move President...

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Thai man wanted in connection with the murder of Thai couple in Taiwan

Police in Thailand are looking for a Thai man wanted by the Taiwanese police on suspicion of killing a...

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Thai PM advises young protesters to think about their futures before breaking laws

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned anti-government protesters, especially the youths among them, not to break the law or...

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Concerns voiced over health effects of cannabis on youth

Thailand’s Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has expressed concern over the potential short and long term effects...

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Many test positive for illicit drug use in another raid on pub in Bangkok

Officers from the Youth and Women Welfare Centre raided a pub in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian district early this...

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South Korea says it will boost defence capacity to counter North Korean threat

SINGAPORE, June 12 (Reuters) – South Korean Defence Minister Lee Jong-sup said on Sunday that his country would enhance its defence...

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Myanmar sentences two politicians to death

Spokesperson for Myanmar’s State Administration Council (SAC), General Zaw Min Tun, has confirmed that four prisoners, two of whom...

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China offers cash for reporting ‘national security’ threats

China will offer citizens as much as $15,000 in cash for reporting threats to “national security”, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest move to whip up...

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Indonesia summons India envoy over ‘derogatory’ Prophet remarks

Indonesia has summoned India’s envoy in Jakarta over “derogatory” remarks made about the Prophet Mohammed by two officials of the South Asian country’s ruling party, the foreign ministry said...

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Musk accuses Twitter of withholding data, says may withdraw bid

Elon Musk threatened Monday to withdraw his bid to buy Twitter, accusing it of failing to provide data on fake accounts, in the latest twist in the Tesla...

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Damaged, UK’s Boris Johnson scrapes win in party confidence vote

LONDON, June 6 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson survived a confidence vote on Monday but a large...

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US INL helps Isan to fight illegal trafficking

In the past several years, the Greater Mekong Sub-region has seen increasing illegal trafficking activities, especially drugs, which are...

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Bangkok Governor Chadchart Sittipunt on the delayed official announcement of the gubernatorial results, following a filing by frequent petitioner...

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‘Hard to believe it’s actually happening’: Shanghai to lift COVID lockdown

SHANGHAI, May 31 (Reuters) – Shanghai authorities on Tuesday began dismantling fences around housing compounds and ripping police tape...

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After promising residents of Uvalde, Texas, action to address gun violence, #USA President Joe #Biden has sought to appeal...

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Mona Lisa left unharmed but smeared in cream in climate protest stunt

PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) – The Mona Lisa was left shaken but unharmed on Sunday when a visitor to...

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China’s destroyer flotilla conducts naval drill in South China Sea

China’s destroyer flotilla has conducted a live-fire multi-subject combat drill in the South China Sea, reported by Chinese state...

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Police inaction moves to center of Uvalde shooting probe

The actions — or more notably, the inaction — of a school district police chief and other law enforcement...

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Rough conditions in Gulf of Thailand and Andaman Sea for next 36 hours

Thailand’s Meteorological Department has warned fishermen and sailors to be aware of rough conditions in the Andaman Sea and...

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Russia test-fires its latest hypersonic Zircon missile

The Russian navy on Saturday conducted another test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military’s long-range...

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Protest against faulty “fancy” lamp posts in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Residents of the Muang district of Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat held a protest jog on Saturday...

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US ‘concerned’ after UN human rights chief visits China

The United States expressed concern on Saturday over China’s “efforts to restrict and manipulate” the UN human rights chief’s...

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Vinicius strikes as Real Madrid beat Liverpool in Champions League final

Vinicius Junior scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1-0 in Saturday’s Champions League final in Paris...

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Deadliest U.S. school killing in nearly a decade prompts Biden call for action

UVALDE, Texas, May 25 (Reuters) – A gunman murdered 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest U.S. school shooting for nearly a decade, prompting President Joe Biden to urge...

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Drowned TV actress Nida cremated, mysterious posts claiming to be her probed

After her fall into the Chao Phraya River and subsequent drowning on the night of February 24th and the...

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Bangkok Governor-elect denies being rejected by taxi as video goes viral

A video clip showing Bangkok Governor-elect, Chadchart Sittipunt, getting out of a taxi, has gone viral on social media,...

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U.S. Navy hands over unmanned aircraft system to Royal Thai Navy

The U.S. Navy handed over an unmanned aircraft system, known as RQ-21A Blackjack, to the Royal Thai Navy on...

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Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China

The leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States meet in Tokyo on Tuesday seeking common ground on countering China’s growing...

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Shanghai hits prized ‘zero COVID’ status but lockdown lingers

Shanghai achieved its long-awaited milestone of three consecutive days with no new COVID-19 cases outside quarantine zones on Tuesday...

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Biden’s visit to racist massacre site will highlight US extremism

When President Joe Biden visits the site of a racist massacre in upstate New York on Tuesday, he’ll confront not only the shocking deaths of 10...

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Sweden’s plans for NATO membership hit snag as Turkey says no

Sweden will formally apply for NATO membership in the next few days, Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday, but its accession...

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Thai Commerce Ministry to put child car seats on “products under watch” list

The Ministry of Commerce is to include car safety seats in their “product under watch” list to prevent profiteering,...

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Greece says ready to welcome Finland, Sweden in NATO

ATHENS, May 14 (Reuters) – Greece fully supports Sweden’s and Finland’s plans to join NATO, its foreign minister said on Saturday. “Greece...

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Saudi Arabia to sell fertiliser to Thailand

Saudi Arabia has responded positively to Thailand’s request to buy fertiliser from the desert kingdom, to ease the shortage...

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One dead, four critically injured in California church shooting

One person was dead and four others in critical condition after a shooting at a church near Los Angeles,...

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Russia would consider North Korea request for COVID vaccine supply

May 13 (Reuters) – Russia will promptly consider any request from North Korea for COVID-19 vaccine supplies, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Friday....

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Walk-A-Tif: Mimouna party, a festival of good neighbours

It is not that common to experience Jewish traditions in Thailand, so this is a very good chance to...

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Paetongtarn makes hustings debut to help Pheu Thai Bangkok councillor candidates

Paetongtarn Shinawatra, Pheu Thai party’s advisory chief for public participation and innovation and youngest daughter of fugitive former prime...

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Thai retail stores lining up to boycott Lazada online shopping platform

A number of retail outlets selling products from Royally-sponsored projects in Thailand have stopped taking orders from customers through...

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Publicity campaign launched urging Bangkok’s electorate to vote on May 22nd

With only two weeks to go before the Bangkok gubernatorial and councillor elections on Sunday May 22nd, the Election...

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John Lee: the former Hong Kong cop Beijing trusts

A former beat cop who rose to become Hong Kong’s security chief, John Lee is the one person China’s leaders trust to...

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Thailand to enter rainy season in mid-May

Thailand will enter its rainy season around the end of the second week of May and it will last...

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A joyful Eid al-Fitr festival in Phuket after the 2 years of pandemic

Muslims make up around 30% of the population in Phuket, where the migrant Malays originally settled. Islamic festivals are...

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Business News

From weed joke to agreed deal: Inside Musk’s $44 bln Twitter buyout

April 26 (Reuters) – Twitter Inc. and its advisers were not sure at first how seriously to take him....

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Suspects in drowned Thai TV actress investigation granted bail

Six suspects charged by the police in connection with the death of TV actress Nida Patcharaveerapong, aka “Tangmo”, were...

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Memorial service held for exiled Thai pro-democracy writer

Pro-democracists held a memorial service at the October 14 Memorial in Bangkok today (Sunday) for the late and exiled...

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