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2-year campaign to include sexual diversity in school curricula succeeds

Change.org reported on its website on Saturday that its campaign to introduce LGBT education in health and physical activity...

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Tourists warned not to swim in polluted sea off Pattaya

Tourists visiting Thailand’s Pattaya resort town have been advised not to swim in the sea, especially off the Na...

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International News Politics

India’s epic election ends as Modi meditates

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is showered with petals during a campaign stop Voting in India’s election, the world’s...

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International News Sport

Djokovic and Nadal to meet in Rome final, Konta faces Pliskova

ROME (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won on Saturday to set up an Italian Open final meeting,...

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International News Politics

Australia’s conservative government moves into election-winning position

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half...

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General News

Critically ill Karen tribesman flown from Thungyai sanctuary to hospital

A Karen tribesman, suffering life-threatening acute diarrhea, was airlifted by police helicopter from his cottage deep in the jungle...

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International News

Australians vote in first ‘climate election’

Australians flocked to the polls Saturday capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by...

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News South Watch

Chief peace negotiator for southern insurgent groups resigns

Mara Patani’s peace dialogue chief Sukree Hari has announced an end to his role in negotiations with the Thai...

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Business International News World

Venezuela’s Maduro says Norway talks sought ‘peaceful agenda’ with opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) – Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela’s government and the opposition sought to “build...

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Business International News

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions

BEIJING (Reuters) – China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran’s foreign minister...

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News Politics

Court seizes 897m baht from former secretary of disgraced commerce minister Boonsong 

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Public Office has ordered the seizure of about 897 million baht...

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Future Forward party to form coalition government in seven days

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul is confident that his party will be able to garner enough support to form...

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General News

Internet star Grumpy Cat dies at age of seven

Internet star “Grumpy Cat” has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday. “We are unimaginably...

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News Politics

4 key economic and security cabinet portfolios to be held by Palang Pracharat – Prayut

Thailand’s current prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today that key ministries related to the economy and security, such as...

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News Politics

Jurin promises Democrat decision on joining a coalition at the appropriate time

Newly-elected Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit said today that the party will have an answer to the most-asked question,...

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News World

Australia’s ‘larrikin’ former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin’ streak who served as Australian...

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EC seeks Charter Court ruling on Thanathorn’s alleged media share holding

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s fate now rests with the Constitutional Court, which will decide whether he is...

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Future Forward to take lead role in forming a government with Thanathorn as PM

Future Forward firebrand party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit announced today that his party will take the leading role in forming...

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Business General News

The Nation newspaper to cease publication on June 28th

After 48 years The Nation, one of the two English-language newspapers in Thailand, will end its print edition with...

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News World

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa, casualties reported

SANAA (Reuters) – The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa...

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General Ideas & Innovation News

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sets $91.1 million record for a living artist

(Reuters) – A 1986 “Rabbit” sculpture by American pop artist Jeff Koons sold for $91.1 million in New York...

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News Politics

PM promises to do “better and better” if he is reappointed

Thailand’s current Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today that he would do everything “better and better” if he...

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Input 2019 Video

POLyAMORY: The comedy drama on IGTV

The comedy drama about relationships on Instagram TV of Spanish TV 3. The drama targets young people in two...

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News Politics

HM the King to preside over opening of the parliament on May 24th

His Majesty the King will preside over the opening of the new parliament on May 24th, exactly two months...

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Tif-Champ Hangout Podcast Ep.1

What’s the option? Studying abroad or enrolling in an international program in Thailand? . The first episode of podcast...

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Quotes of the week

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Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, Leader of Future Forward Party, made a remark today, urging elected MPs not to support the continuity...

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Business News

Thai export growth expected to be lowest in four years

Thai export growth this year is expected to register 0.5-1%, the lowest in four years, due to the escalating...

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Large number of active and retired military and police officers in new Senate

The new Senate, which was officially announced today, contains a significant number of active and retired military and police...

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Palang Pracharat leader thanks 11 small parties for their unconditional support

The Palang Pracharat party leader today received a letter of intent, signed by 11 smaller and lesser known parties,...

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Business News

High-speed train project vetted by EEC board

Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee, headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, today acknowledged the State Railway of...

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Business News World

China defiant toward U.S. on trade, Kudlow urges strong enforcement steps

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington...

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News Politics

Anti-junta activist Ekkachai assaulted in front of Criminal Court

Independent political activist Ekkachai Hongkangwan was, this morning, assaulted by four unidentified men in front of the Criminal Court...

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Coronation

King thanks Thai people for graceful success of Coronation Ceremony

His Majesty the King has thanked all parties, including government officials and the people, for making the Coronation Ceremony...

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Business News

Economist says Thai exports could be affected by US trade slam on China

The latest round of US trade salvo against Chinese goods could dampen the prospect of Thai exports as Thailand’s...

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Most poll respondents oppose ministers and junta members joining the Senate

A majority of the respondents to a Suan Dusit Poll disagree with cabinet ministers and members of the military...

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Business General News

Impacts from government’s economic stimulus package minimal: NIDA Poll

 In spite of the government’s efforts to stimulate economic growth by launching a series of measures, their impacts on...

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Thai troops intercept large haul of ketamine and kill four drug couriers

Thai government troops shot and killed four drug couriers and seized more than 300kg of ketamine, a narcotic, on...

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Rainy season to start next week

After more than two months of unusually hot weather in most parts of the country, which saw temperatures rise...

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Coronation News

King bestows Royal decorations on Princess Ubolratana and Col Sininart

Princess Ubolratana has been awarded the Rattanabhorn medal (First Class) by His Majesty the King. According to the website...

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Election2019 Highlight Election News Politics

Pheu Thai cries foul over EC’s endorsement of 149 party-list MPs

Immediately after the Election Commission (EC) approved a list of 149 party-list MPs today, the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party...

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News Politics

Five former PAD leaders to be freed this Friday

Former Bangkok governor Maj-Gen Chamlong Srimuang and four other co-leaders of the now inactive People’s Alliance for Democracy political...

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Palang Pracharat confident it can form majority coalition 

The Palang Pracharat party is confident it will be able to muster more than 250 MPs to form a...

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Prayut Cabinet to carry on after 15 ministers resign

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha confirmed today that at least 15 members of his Cabinet are resigning to prepare...

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Coronation

King completes Liap Phranakhon procession

His Majesty the King completed the elegant traditional Liap Phranakhon land procession, part of the Coronation Ceremony, late Sunday...

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Coronation News

HM the King tours the capital in Liap Phranakhon procession

His Majesty the King’s main activity today (Sunday) is the Liap Phranakhon ritual in which the King, riding in...

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Coronation News

King bestows Royal ranks on Royal Family members

His Majesty the King this morning performed a ceremony to bestow Royal ranks on members of the Royal Family...

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Photo of the Day

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HM the King and Queen visited the Grand Palace on Friday, 3 May 2019, to pay respects to the...

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News World

Guaido faces test with call for ‘largest march’ in Venezuela history

Opposition leader Juan Guaido faced a key test of support on Wednesday after calling for the “largest march” in...

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Election2019 Highlight Election News Politics

Future Forward repeats demand for poll re-run in Nakhon Pathom

Refusing to accept defeat in Nakhon Pathom’s confused Constituency One election, allegedly caused by vote count flip-flopping, the Future...

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Business News

Supreme Court orders 6 insurers to pay 100 million baht to SET for riot damage

Thailand’s Supreme Court has ordered six insurance companies to pay the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Thailand Securities Depository...

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News

Thailand has new Queen

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun has issued a Royal Command declaring General Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya to be...

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Business General News

EC confident poll results will be announced by May 9

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) is confident that it will be able to announce, in the Royal Gazette, the official...

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General News World

Venezuela’s Guaido calls for ‘largest march in history’ in uprising effort

Venezuelans were expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for what opposition leader Juan Guaido pledged would be...

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Analysis: Scenarios embattled Thanathorn is facing

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s media share ownership case has been scrutinised by both supporters and sceptics alike on the social media,...

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Business General News

Thai private sector lowers 2019 export growth projection to 2.1%

The Thai Chamber of Commerce and Board of Trade have reduced Thailand’s 2019 export growth projection from 3.1% to...

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Thanathorn warns many candidates will be disqualified if the EC applies the same standard to all

Many election candidates from the other parties will be disqualified if the Election Commission (EC) applies the same standard...

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Emperor Akihito’s abdication speech, 30 April 2019

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Quotes of the week

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Emperor Akihito’s abdication speech, 30 April 2019

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General News

Smog from sugarcane burning is fading – just for now

Smog from sugarcane burning may have faded, after sugarcane harvest season this year is about over. However, it does...

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Business General News

Fair trade practices to be subject to public input before implementation

Thailand’s Trade Competition Committee has issued a set of guidelines to control the retail sector in order to prevent...

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Election2019 News Politics

The EC will consider three formulae in party-list seat calculation

The Election Commission’s Office will this week submit to the Election Commission (EC) 2 or 3 formulae options for...

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General News

Sea warming causing coral bleaching in the sea off Phuket

Corals in the sea off Phuket have started to bleach due to the warming of the sea, according to...

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Business General News

How Thais test their luck – twice a month

At least twice a month –- on the first and sixteenth days – millions of Thais hope and pray...

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News Politics

Defiant Thanathorn returns, to submit defence with EC next week

Firebrand leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit expressed confidence tonight that he would not be penalized by the...

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Election2019 Highlight Election News Politics

EC proceed with its own party-list seat calculation formula  

The Election Commission (EC) will proceed and use the formula that it believes is legally correct for calculating party-list seats to be allocated to parties contesting the March...

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Ombudsman to consider call to nullify March-24 election

The Ombudsman’s Office will tomorrow discuss a request by a former party-list candidate of the disbanded Thai Raksa Chart party for the March...

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News Politics

Thaksin given 3-year imprisonment for Exim Bank’s loan to Myanmar

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Office has sentenced fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to...

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News World

Probe shows Sri Lanka attacks ‘retaliation for Christchurch’

Islamist suicide bombings that killed more than 300 people in Sri Lanka at the weekend were carried out in...

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News Politics

Election Commission to file charges against Thanathorn

The Election Commission today decided to file charges against firebrand politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the leader of Future Forward Party,...

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Coronation Highlight

What you should know about the Coronation Ceremony

What: The Coronation of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebeyavarangkun Why: In countries where the monarchy is the head...

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Business General News

Authorities backtrack on move to tax interest from bank deposits

The Revenue Department has withdrawn a much-criticized demand for bank depositors to provide written consent to allow their banks...

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General News

Freak storm damages 1,000 houses, causes power outage in Chiang Mai 

About 1,000 houses were damaged by gusty wind and ten districts were blacked out for several hours when a...

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Election2019 News Politics

Pheu Thai ready to form government after official poll results announced

The Pheu Thai party is ready to form a coalition government with its six allies once the Election Commission...

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General News

Floating seastead structure disassembled and towed to shore

The floating housing unit of a French seasteader was today towed by a naval vessel to the shore of...

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World

Easter Sunday blasts kill at least 207 in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts...

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Sri Lankan security personnel walk past dead bodies covered with blankets amid blast debris at St. Anthony’s Shrine following...

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Breaking News News World

Blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill 156

A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 156...

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Power consumption in Bangkok surges to new high Saturday night

Bangkok’s electricity consumption surged to a new high of 29,680.3 megawatts on Saturday night due mainly to widespread use...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

People play volleyball on the beach as the Pink Moon rises in the sky over the Salmiya district, Kuwait...

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Food and Travel

Crispy Rubies for Dessert

There is no denying that we are quite smitten by listings. From the world’s best to the world’s most...

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General News Politics

PM pleased Thailand rated as “least miserable” country for 2019

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his pleasure over Thailand’s rating as the “least miserable” economy in the Bloomberg Misery Index for 2019, Deputy...

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Highlight Highlights of the week News Politics

Article 270 versus national government

Over the past few days, calls for a “national government” have grown, but so are a group of constitutional...

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Business General Highlight News

Savers earning over 20,000 baht interest a year to face 15 percent tax

Bank depositors in Thailand who earn more than 20,000 baht interest a year from their bank deposits will now...

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General News

Thailand’s first medical marijuana exhibition opens in Buri Ram

Tens of thousands of people, including foreigners, today flocked to the Chang International Circuit, in the northeastern province of Buri Ram, to attend Thailand’s...

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Coronation Highlight News

Sacred water moved to The Temple of the Emerald Buddha

Sacred water, contained in 86 Kontho traditional Thai-style vases, were this morning moved from Wat Suthat Thepwararam to the Temple...

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Asean Highlight News Politics

Indonesia President Joko Widodo declares victory in presidential race

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world’s third-largest...

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Election2019 Highlight Election News Politics

EC dismisses 20 poll fraud cases for insufficient evidence

The Election Commission (EC) has dismissed about 20 cases of alleged election irregularities due to insufficient evidence, said EC...

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Election2019 News Politics

Dissidents ask EC to probe New Economics party

A group of dissident members of the New Economics party, which is seen as a political kingmaker,   today...

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Coronation News

PM and Supreme Patriarch chair ceremony to consecrate sacred water 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Supreme Patriarch presided jointly over the consecration ceremony of sacred water, drawn from sources all...

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Breaking News News World

Major fire rips through roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, sending flames and huge clouds...

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General News World

Is Julian Assange heading to the United States?

LONDON (Reuters) – British police dragged Julian Assange from the Ecuadorean embassy last Thursday after his asylum was revoked,...

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Business General News World

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outage

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc’s social networking site, photo-sharing social network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp were inaccessible to many...

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Asean Highlight News Politics

Indonesia president leads in polls, ballot tampering charges probed

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Four days ahead of Indonesia’s general election, President Joko Widodo retains a double-digit lead over his...

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Coronation General Highlight News

Bangkok governor leads sacred water drawing ceremony

Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang today led city officials in a ceremony to draw water from a pond at the Haw Sastrakhom,...

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Election2019 Highlight Election News Politics

EC seeks Charter Court ruling on party-list seat allocation formula

Confused by the varying results from its own calculations of the allocation of 150 party-list seats in the new parliament, the Election...

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General News World

Assange arrested in London after Ecuador pulls asylum

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s nearly seven-year hideout in Ecuador’s London embassy abruptly ended Thursday when police entered the building...

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Business General News

Junta invokes Article 44 to help digital TV and mobile operators

Thailand’s mobile phone operators using the 900Mhz band and digital TV licensees have been granted a reprieve regarding their concession fees,...

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General Highlight News

General Prem praises PM Prayut’s honesty and selflessness

Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda this morning offered high praise to the present government and commended Prime Minister...

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