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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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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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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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Defiant Thanathorn vows to carry on to reach their unmet objectives

Former Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has vowed to carry on reaching for the party’s unfinished objectives, to...

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Masks and kisses: Philippine couples brave virus to exchange vows

MANILA (Reuters) – Wearing blue surgical masks amid a coronavirus outbreak, 220 couples exchanged vows and kisses in the...

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Loans allowed Thanathorn to dominate party — Charter Court

The 191-million-baht loan extended by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit to his now-defunct Future Forward Party was outside the ordinary course of...

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“Alpine” scandal just tip of land-grabbing iceberg

The fate of former Pheu Thai Party leader and former deputy prime minister Yongyuth Wichaidit, sent to two years...

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Nine day holiday for Songkran ditched by PM

The idea of a nine day holiday over the Songkran festival this year, to promote domestic tourism following a...

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Future Forward issues closing defence statement in 191.2m baht loan case

According to the Future Forward party’s closing statement, which was released today by party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, the Constitutional...

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Digital Stickers – From 2D artwork to creative communication

Every day, social media develops new ways to connect people in their daily lives. One of the latest trends...

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138 Thai evacuees from Wuhan expected to go home on Wednesday

The 137 Thai evacuees from the Chinese city of Wuhan, who have been under observation in guest houses at...

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One woman killed and another injured in shooting at Bangkok mall

Shoppers, at a mall near the Victory Monument in downtown Bangkok, were sent running for cover when a gunman...

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It’s OK if Opposition limits debate on previous government to 20%

The government’s chief whip says there would be no objection to the Opposition questioning the performance of the previous...

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Emergency decree in Deep South extended for 3 months

The emergency decree, currently in effect in Thailand’s three southern border provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat and certain...

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Downtown Bangkok gunman charged with attempted murder

Police have filed multiple charges, including one of attempted murder, against the man who allegedly fired over 50 shots...

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E-Chan suspend online news service for 5 days over its mass shooting coverage

E-Chan, a popular online news service with a large following, has agreed to go offline for five days from...

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ASEAN and Chinese foreign ministers to discuss COVID-19 in Vientiane

The current COVID-19 outbreak in China will be discussed at the 6th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation meeting in Vientiane, the capital...

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Future Forward’s “Project Pinocchio” to target PM in censure debate

The Future Forward party has been planning its censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha since last October and...

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Swedish King offers condolences to families affected by mass shooting in Korat

His Majesty King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden has sent a message to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn of...

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Forest Department to file more charge against Ms. Pareena Kraikupt

The Forest Department is to file an additional charge of encroachment into national forest reserves against Palang Pracharat MP...

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Preparations made for transit passengers from Westerdam cruise ship

The Thai Public Health Ministry is coordinating with relevant agencies to prepare for the arrival in Thailand of passengers...

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Westerdam cruise ship heads for Cambodia

A cruise ship with over 2,000 people on board and which has been denied entry by three countries is...

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Their Majesties offer condolences to families of those who died in Korat mass shooting

Their Majesties the King and Queen have offered their condolences to families of the victims killed by the rogue...

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Preparations under way to evacuate 21 Thais on Westerdam cruise ship

Preparations are under way to evacuate 21 Thai citizens on board Holland America’s MS Westerdam cruise ship and to...

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WHO names deadly virus from China as ‘COVID-19’

The UN health agency on Tuesday announced that “COVID-19” will be the official name of the deadly virus from...

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Pheu Thai to boycott new debate and voting on budget bill

The opposition Pheu Thai party will not vote or participate in the debate on the budget bill when it...

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Prayut government faces first censure debate

The Prayut government has been in office for only seven months but is already facing its biggest political trial....

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Thailand misses good opportunity to show its humanity

Thailand has thrown away a very good opportunity, amidst all the crises, to demonstrate to the world that the...

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PM says Thailand will provide supplies to Westerdam cruise ship

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that the Government will provide humanitarian aid to Holland America’s Westerdam cruise...

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Monk claims Jakrapanth shot dead 9 people near temple in Korat

Sgt-Maj Jakrapanth Thomma allegedly shot dead nine people at Wat Pa Sattharam, in Tambon Hua Thaley in Muang district...

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Cabinet ministers and Government House officials to wear black on Tuesday

All cabinet ministers and officials at Government House are to wear black on Tuesday as the country mourns those...

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‘Parasite’: South Korea’s barrier-breaking satire

South Korean thriller “Parasite” — a dark comedy about modern poverty and wealth that has brought down language barriers...

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2020 Oscar winners in main categories

Here are the winners in key categories for the 92nd Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in...

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Security at armouries and sentry posts revamped after Korat mass shooting

The army has ordered a tightening of security at all sentry posts and armouries across the country after lax...

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Two foreign tourists killed, 18 injured in Phuket boat collision

Two foreign tourists were killed and 18 others injured when two speed boats collided near a private pier in...

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Thai city holds vigil for 29 victims of ‘unprecedented’ mass shooting

Holding candles and writing condolences as monks chanted prayers, Thousands of Thais held an evening vigil Sunday for the...

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Brad Pitt back on top with Oscar win

Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than...

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Nakhon Ratchasima shooting rampage: Death toll put at 20, with 31 injured

Members of police crack unit have stormed Terminal 21 shopping mall in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima province, where a heavily-armed...

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Police crack unit inside besieged Korat shopping mall

The Crime Suppression Division reported at 11.40 pm  that its commander Pol Maj Gen Jirapob Puridej and members of...

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Mass shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima: What we know so far

What we know so far about the mass shooting by army man Sgt-Maj Jakrapanth Thomma who is now being...

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PM Prayut offers condolences to families of shooting victims

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has conveyed his condolences to family members of the victims of the mass shooting by...

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Death toll put at 17, crack units lay siege to Korat mall where gunman is holed up

Elite police and army forces from the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok and Lop Buri-based Special Forces are laying...

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Manhunt on for Thai army trooper who killed at least 12 people in mass shooting

An army corporal shot his commander and an elderly woman dead at a house in Muang district of Thailand’s...

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BREAKING NEWS – Mass shooting near barracks in Nakhon Ratchasima

A member of the military, attached to a barracks in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, opened fire with...

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Why the judges did not read the ruling on budget bill from the bench

A former election commissioner has addressed about why the nine Constitutional Court judges did not read from the bench...

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Seven more new coronavirus cases reported in Thailand

The Disease Control Department has reported seven new coronavirus cases today, bringing total confirmed cases in Thailand since January...

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