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Drowned Thai actress’s manager and a friend questioned by police

Two women, who were on board the speed boat from which TV actress Nida Patcharaveerapong, aka “Tangmo”, fell into...

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections drop to 24,719 on Saturday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand, announced today (Sunday), dropped by 896 to 24,719 cases from yesterday’s 25,615, but the death...

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Thailand’s Rural Doctor Society complains of serious Favipiravir shortage

The Rural Doctor Society (RDS) is complaining of a serious shortage of anti-viral Favipiravir medicine, to the extent that...

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Arrest warrants issued for owner and driver of speed boat from which Thai actress fell

The Nonthaburi provincial court has issued warrants for the arrests of the owner and the driver of the speed...

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ASEAN expresses “deep concern” over Russia’s attack on Ukraine

ASEAN is “deeply concerned” over the evolving situation and hostilities in Ukraine, according to a statement released Saturday, after...

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Red flags flown at Mae Ram Phueng beach as oil pollutant levels exceed limits

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) has advised against swimming in the sea or playing on the sand at three...

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Thai protest leader ‘Penguin’ freed on bail for three months

The Bangkok South Criminal Court granted temporary and conditional bail to anti-establishment Ratsadon protest leader Parit “Penguin” Chiwarak today...

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Russia’s consequential quagmire in Ukraine

At first, after weeks of denial, it was hard to believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin had declared war...

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No travel restrictions in Thailand during Songkran this year

No travel restrictions will be imposed when the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) meets next week to discuss...

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Russia launches Ukraine invasion

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, forcing residents to flee for their lives...

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Thai students win international award for space technology

A group of engineering students from Thailand’s   has won an international award in Japan for their space technology project,...

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Thailand’s MPs pass long-delayed anti-torture and enforced disappearance bill, Senate’s votes awaited

Thailand’s House of Representatives on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a long-awaited bill to criminalise torture and enforced disappearances in its...

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Tanker caught discharging oil into the sea off Thailand’s Chon Buri province

The skipper of an aging oil tanker is facing charges for violating the Navigation in Thai Waters Act by...

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Thai parliament to deliberate draft amendments to election, political party laws

Members of Thailand’s House and the Senate are scheduled to deliberate 10 draft bills attached to the electoral and...

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Putin orders military operations in Ukraine, demands Kyiv forces surrender

Russian President Vladimir Putin authorised a military operation in eastern Ukraine on Thursday in what could be the start...

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Ukraine’s Parliament approves state of emergency

The Ukrainian parliament has approved a declaration of a state of emergency in the entire country, except for two...

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Japan eases strict border controls criticised by business, educators

Japan will ease border controls imposed to counter the pandemic, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Thursday, softening measures...

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Opposition MP Seripisut says Thai PM unfit to stay on

The opposition Thai Liberal party leader, Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet, said today that the government has completely failed in...

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Change.org campaign against Bangkok name change draws over 2,700 signatures

An online campaign has been launched on change.org to oppose the change of Bangkok’s official name to Krung Thep...

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PM, opposition leader in showdown on first day of debate in Thai parliament

Opposition and Pheu Thai party leader Chonlanan Srikaew accused Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Thursday) of being the root...

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha after being grilled by the Opposition today (Thursday), the first of the 2-day general debate...

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Beijing Olympic organisers hit out at Xinjiang ‘lies’

Beijing Olympics organisers hit out at “lies” about Xinjiang on Thursday and reiterated the Chinese government’s stance on Taiwan,...

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European companies’ Russian ties could make sanctions tough

 Europe is contemplating sanctions against Russia if it invades Ukraine — and the work is far from simple. Sanctions...

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Three men arrested with tiger and leopard skins for sale in Thailand’s Kanchanaburi

National park officials and police from the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division arrested three men yesterday (Tuesday) and...

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Myanmar to skip ASEAN ministerial meeting, Cambodia says

Cambodia said on Tuesday that Myanmar had confirmed its absence from this week’s meeting of the Association of Southeast...

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980 primary schools in Nakhon Ratchasima suspend on-site classes due to COVID-19

A total of 980 primary schools, or 70% of all the schools in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima,...

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Another oil spill reported at same spot in Gulf of Thailand on Thursday

Star Petroleum Refining (SPRC), the company behind the oil spill in the Gulf of Thailand two weeks ago in...

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Wounded tiger found on camera Kanchanaburi jungle, expert advice sought

Officials from Thailand’s Wildlife Conservation Office will consult experts from the Khao Nang Rum Wildlife Research Station and conservationists...

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Black globules found on beaches in Rayong , Chon Buri sent for tests

A large number of the globules, believed to be dissolved oil, have been found scattered along the beaches in...

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Bhumjaithai leader says party has no problem with government

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul insists that his Bhumjaithai party’s relationship with the government remains good and problem-free,...

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Myanmar’s U Chan Aye to attend ASEAN retreat

Myanmar will send U Chan Aye, Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs, to attend the upcoming ASEAN ministerial retreat in...

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Impact of Rayong oil spill on corals may take at least a year to emerge

Marine scientists at Chulalongkorn University say that it may take a year or more for impacts from the recent...

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Campaign needed to educate Thai drivers about stopping at red traffic lights

A campaign should be launched to educate drivers about the rights of pedestrians and not encroaching on zebra crossings...

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Stores rejecting Thailand’s co-payment scheme fearing back taxes

Several eateries and stores have put up signs, saying that they do not accept payment via the Government’s 50:50...

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China offers two decommissioned Song-class submarines to Royal Thai Navy

China has offered two used Song-class submarines to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN), but they need to be reconditioned...

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Thammasat U vice rector refutes allegation of distorting Thai history

Thammasat University’s vice rector for sustainability and administration, Prinya Thaewanarumitkul, has refuted a media outlet’s allegations that the university’s...

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Air travellers can take more than 30 face masks on overseas flights

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport has explained that there is actually no limit on the number of face masks passengers may...

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Iceland to end whaling as demand dwindles 

Iceland, one of the only countries that still hunts whales commercially, said Friday it plans to end the practice...

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Morocco boy found dead in tragic end to well ordeal

Moroccan emergency crews found a five-year-old boy dead at the bottom of a well late Saturday in a tragic...

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Bali to welcome first international tourist flight amid cautious reopening

Indonesia’s holiday island of Bali will welcome its first direct flight carrying foreign tourists for nearly two years on...

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Around Thailand Environment News

Clean-up of Mae Ram Phueng beach done, attention now on Samet Island

Satellite images from 10.16am today (Sunday) showed no sign of oil on Thailand’s Mae Ram Phueng beach or in...

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Palang Pracharat candidate concedes in Bangkok’s Constituency 9 by-election

Palang Pracharat party candidate in the Bangkok Constituency 9 by-election, Saranrat Jenjaka, and her husband, former MP Sira, conceded...

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Thai parliament to meet this week, even though 12 MPs have COVID-19

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai wants the scheduled parliamentary meetings this Wednesday and Friday to go ahead, despite 12 MPs...

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Thailand’s plan to categorise COVID-19 as an endemic disease explained

Disease Control Department Director-General, Dr. Opart Karnkawinpong, has attempted to clear up any misunderstanding about Thailand’s plan to categorise...

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Islamic State strikes from shadows in vulnerable Syria, Iraq

With a spectacular jail break in Syria and a deadly attack on an army barracks in Iraq, the Islamic...

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Italy’s president, 80, is recruited to stay on for 2nd term

Italian President Sergio Mattarella was pulled away from his impending retirement and reelected Saturday to a second seven-year term...

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Voters heading to polling stations in Bangkok’s Constituency 9

The electorate in Bangkok’s Constituency 9 began voting at 8am this morning (Sunday), under the watchful eyes of some...

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North Korea fires unidentified ‘projectile’: South’s military

North Korea fired an “unidentified projectile” Sunday, the South’s military said, its seventh weapons test this month in one...

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As world marks Holocaust, some survivors in Israel struggle

Several dozen octogenarians, bundled against the cold, chattered in Russian and Hebrew as they picked through heaps of carrots,...

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Picasso heirs launch digital art piece to ride ‘crypto’ wave

Heirs of Pablo Picasso, the famed 20th-century Spanish artist, are vaulting into 21st-century commerce by selling 1,010 digital art...

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Tesla forecasts 2022 growth above 50%, despite supply chain challenges

Tesla Inc on Wednesday forecast vehicle deliveries would comfortably grow by more than 50% year-over-year in 2022 despite persistent...

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North Korea fires two missiles in latest testing frenzy, South Korea says

Nuclear-armed North Korea fired what appeared to be two ballistic missiles into the sea off its east coast, South...

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Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults retired pope

A long-awaited report on sexual abuse in Germany’s Munich diocese on Thursday faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of...

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Biden approval hits new low at one-year mark: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON (AP) – US President Joe Biden ends his first year in the White House with a clear majority...

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Public advised to be wary after Revenue Department’s Twitter account was hacked

The Thai Revenue Department has warned the public to be extremely wary of information appearing on its Twitter account...

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‘Disappointed’ Djokovic leaves Australia after court defeat

Novak Djokovic flew out of Melbourne airport Sunday after losing a court battle to avoid deportation from Australia over...

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Thailand’s first Omicron variant death reported in Songkhla province

The health office in the southern province of Songkhla has reported its first fatality from Omicron variant today (Sunday)....

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Over 70% voter turnout expected in Songkhla and Chumphon by-elections today

Election officials in Thailand’s southern provinces of Songkhla and Chumphon are predicting a turnout of over 70% percent as...

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House panel to clear confusion over the legal status of cannabis in Thailand

The House Public Health Affairs committee has invited representatives of the Royal Thai Police, the Office of the Narcotics...

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Hostages freed in Texas synagogue standoff, suspect dead

All four people taken hostage in a more than 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue have been freed unharmed,...

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Asian woman pushed in front of a train in New York

A 40-year-old Asian woman was pushed to her death at a subway station in Times Square on Saturday morning,...

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Tonga volcano eruption triggers tsunami warnings in Japan, Pacific islands

An underwater volcano off Tonga erupted on Saturday, triggering tsunami warnings and evacuation orders in Japan and causing large...

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Polish scientists find gene that doubles risk of serious COVID

Polish scientists have found a gene that they say more than doubles the risk of becoming severely ill with...

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Biden imposes first sanctions over North Korea weapons program after missile tests

The Biden administration on Wednesday imposed its first sanctions over North Korea’s weapons programs following a series of North...

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Giuffre’s Prince Andrew suit goes ahead despite Epstein deal

A judge has — for now — refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain’s Prince Andrew by an American...

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Cambodia shelves first ASEAN meeting over attendance ‘difficulties’

Cambodia said on Wednesday it had postponed a meeting of foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations...

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Thai court extends bail for protest leader Rung Panusaya

The Bangkok South Criminal Court decided to extend bail this afternoon (Wednesday) for Panusaya “Rung” Sithijirawattanakul, a key leader...

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Cabinet approves Air Force’s planned purchase of 4 fighter jets

Thailand’s cabinet yesterday (Tuesday) endorsed the Royal Thai Air Force’s (RTAF) plan to buy four fighter jets, at an...

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Biden and Congress mark a year since violent insurrection

President Joe Biden on Thursday marked the first anniversary of the U.S. Capitol insurrection, the violent attack by Trump...

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Dozens of protesters, 12 police dead in Kazakhstan protests

Dozens of protesters and 12 police died during extraordinarily violent demonstrations in Kazakhstan that saw government buildings stormed and...

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Nadal says Djokovic knew the risks: ‘He made his own decisions’

Rafael Nadal had little sympathy for long-time rival Novak Djokovic, saying on Thursday that he must face the consequences...

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PM says Thailand will advance based on achievements of last year, despite slowdown in tourist arrivals

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he is confident that 2022 will be a year of the “sustainable extension”...

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Chadchart still leads in latest NIDA poll for Bangkok governor

Chadchart Sittipunt, transport minister in the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, remains the leading contender in the Bangkok...

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73 people dead, 574 injured in Thailand’s national road carnage on New Year’s Day

73 people were killed and 574 others were injured in 574 road accidents across Thailand on New Year’s Day,...

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Thai PM agrees to set up a panel of experts to screen lèse majesté cases

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has approved a proposal by the KLA Party to set up a special panel...

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Free COVID-19 tests at Bangkok’s Mor Chit bus and Hua Lamphong railway stations

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is providing free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to the public, until January 3rd, at...

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Opinion : US-Russia tussle; mutual security or mutual destruction?

It was clear from the 50-minute conversation between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday...

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EU endorses Thailand Digital Health Pass on “Mor Prom” application

The European Union (EU) has endorsed the Thailand Digital Health Pass on the “Mor Prom” application, which means the...

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AstraZeneca vaccine booster works against Omicron, Oxford lab study finds

A three-dose course of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the rapidly-spreading Omicron coronavirus variant, the pharmaceutical company said on...

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Europe considers new curbs as Omicron sweeps world

Countries across Europe were considering new curbs on movement on Tuesday as the fast-moving Omicron variant swept the world...

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Thailand may resume quarantine requirement to stem spread of Omicron

The Thai Ministry of Public Health will recommend, to the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) at its meeting...

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Omicron uncertainty prompts WEF to delay Davos summit to mid-2022

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Monday postponed its annual meeting in Davos due to the spread of the...

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Pro-Beijing candidates sweep victories at Hong Kong polls

Pro-Beijing candidates dominated Hong Kong’s legislative elections, beating out moderates and independents in the city’s first public poll after...

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EU leaders weigh new sanctions on Russia amid ‘series of attacks’

The European Union is under assault from Russia on multiple fronts and must unite behind new economic sanctions, Baltic...

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Thai national health gold card holders to get six additional free services

Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) has agreed to provide six additional free health services to holders of gold...

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Parties target Bangkok poll as bellwether for approaching general election

More than five years since its governor was appointed after a coup, Bangkok is now looking forward to its...

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Thai pilot, trainee die in helicopter crash in Nakhon Sawan province

A pilot and his trainee were killed when a helicopter, on a routine training flight from an airfield in...

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71% of inmates in Phitsanulok prison found infected with COVID-19

The provincial prison in Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanulok has been closed to all visitors since Monday after 1,559...

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Two-dose vaccines induce lower antibodies against Omicron, study finds

Two-dose COVID-19 vaccine regimens do not induce enough neutralising antibodies against the Omicron coronavirus variant, British scientists found, indicating...

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‘Phenomenal’ Omicron spread accounts for 40% of London infections

Britain said on Monday that the Omicron coronavirus variant was spreading at a “phenomenal rate” and now accounted for...

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Eight Omicron cases confirmed in Thailand so far, three others await confirmation

Eight COVID-19 Omicron variant cases have been detected in Thailand to date, with three more awaiting confirmatory tests, according...

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Thailand announces new measures for foreign arrivals, New Year countdown details

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has announced a list of provinces where New Year countdown events will...

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Thai Energy Minister to head Chana industrial estate fact-finding panel

Government representatives met with leaders of Jana District protesters today (Friday), to inform them of the appointment by Prime...

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China dismisses UK, Canada Olympic boycott as ‘farce’

China on Thursday dismissed the decision by Canada and the United Kingdom to join Washington’s diplomatic boycott of the...

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Thai female lawyers fight for right to wear trousers in court

The Human Rights Lawyers Association (HRLA) and Nitihub, an open forum for public discussion of issues of public interest,...

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New Zealand’s plan to end smoking: A lifetime ban for youth

New Zealand’s government believes it has come up with a unique plan to end tobacco smoking — a lifetime...

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Italian-Thai Development appoints acting president as Premchai enters prison

Italian-Thai Development PCL issued a statement today (Wednesday) offering assurance that the imprisonment of its president, Premchai Karnasuta, for...

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Malaysia court upholds guilty verdict for former PM Najib

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak’s conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal...

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