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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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General Politics

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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Scholz succeeds Merkel as German chancellor, opening new era

Olaf Scholz became Germany’s ninth post-World War II chancellor Wednesday, opening a new era for the European Union’s most...

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Ex-transport minister Chadchart favourite to be next Bangkok governor in latest Nida Poll

Former transport minister in the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Chadchart Sittipunt, is leading the Bangkok gubernatorial race...

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Large crowd show up to welcome King and Queen of Thailand

A large number of people, most wearing yellow shirts, gathered at Chaloem Phrakiat King Bhumibol Adulyadej Park, at the...

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Thailand removed from Germany’s list of COVID-19 high risk countries

Germany has removed Thailand from its list of COVID-19 high-risk countries, effective from today (Sunday), under which people arriving...

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Thai stargazers urged to enjoy view of a bright Venus on December 7th

The planet Venus will be at its brightest this year on December 7th and stargazers in Thailand can see...

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PM makes merit to mark the anniversary of King Rama IX’s birth and Thailand’s Father’s Day

This morning (Sunday), Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led members of the cabinet, privy council, the legislature,...

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Million-dollar bond as US school shooter parents plead not guilty

The parents of a 15-year-old who shot dead four students at a US high school with a gun bought...

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  Indonesia volcano eruption kills 13, dozens injured

 The death toll from a sudden, spectacular eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Semeru has risen to 13, disaster officials said...

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Massive blaze at engine oil warehouse in Nakhon Pathom now under control

Fire crews have managed to control a huge fire at an engine oil warehouse in Samphran district of Thailand’s...

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Measures discussed to help Thailand’s struggling entertainment sector

Thai Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin is scheduled to meet with representatives of musicians, artists, pubs and bars today (Monday),...

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70% voter turnout in Thailand’s first sub-district elections in eight years

About 70% of eligible voters went to the polls on Sunday to cast their ballots in Thailand’s first nationwide...

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Singapore, Malaysia reopen busy land border for vaccinated travellers

Singapore and Malaysia re-opened one of the world’s busiest land borders on Monday, allowing vaccinated travellers to make the crossing after...

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Thailand Consumer Council to petition against True-Dtac merger plan

The Thailand Consumer Council (TCC) is planning to submit a petition to the country’s telecom regulator against the planned...

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The Chinese dad making medicine to treat his dying son

Two-year-old Haoyang has likely just months to live — but the only medicine that can help his rare genetic...

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Registrations for free Pfizer jabs for non-formal education students open Tuesday

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) and the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Medical Services Department,...

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Thai protest leader Rung Panusaya’s bail revoked in last year’s protest case

The Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) has announced, on Twitter, that the Criminal Court has revoked the bail...

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Record 870,000 Thais unemployed in Q3 2021, household debt surges 5% – NESDC

Impacted by COVID-19 lockdown measures, about 870,000 Thais were jobless during the third quarter of this year, a record...

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DPM Prawit to join PM for Loy Krathong, while 66% of those polled will not take part this year

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan says he will join Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for the traditional Loy Krathong festival...

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China silent on missing tennis star, despite global pressure

An email purportedly from a Chinese professional tennis player that a Chinese state media outlet posted on Twitter has...

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Quotes of the Week: #Thailand‘s Parliament debated on the “people’s constitution” amendment draft before voting to reject it on...

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Demerit point system for Thailand’s public transport drivers from Dec 1

Starting December 1st, Thailand’s Land Transport Department will begin using a demerit point system for public transport drivers of...

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Thai cabinet approves ฿20bn loan to reduce diesel prices

Thailand’s cabinet today (Tuesday) approved a 20 billion baht loan, from the State Oil Fund, to maintain diesel prices...

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Weekly antigen COVID tests required by private schools in Thailand

Several parents have complained about the costs of weekly antigen COVID-19 tests being required by many private schools, even...

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2 Bangkok protesters shot, German embassy officials accept rally leaders’ letter

Anti-establishment protest leader Thatchapong Kaedam announced an end of today’s protest at about 7pm (Sunday) after three of their...

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Suspected drug trafficker killed, 6m meth pills seized in Chiang Mai Saturday

Security forces shot dead a suspected drug trafficker and seized about six million methamphetamine pills, or “yaa baa”, from...

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Sunday’s protest gathering place changed to Bangkok’s Pathumwan intersection

Protest organisers have changed the meeting location for today’s rally to the Pathumwan intersection in Bangkok. Protesters began to...

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Thailand’s first floating solar panel power plant begins operation

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has started electricity generation at its hydro-floating solar hybrid project on the...

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Neighbours of Belarus say migrant crisis risks military clash

Countries bordering Belarus expressed concern on Thursday that a crisis over growing numbers of migrants trying to break through...

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Thai singer ‘Heart’ acknowledges lèse majesté, computer crime charges

Former Thai pop singer Suthipongse “Heart” Thatphithakkul reported to the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD) this morning (Thursday) to...

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Riverside areas of Bangkok warned of flooding this week, later this month

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is warning people living near floodgates to prepare for high tides and subsequent flooding...

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SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth, ending 200-day flight

Four astronauts returned to Earth on Monday, riding home with SpaceX to end a 200-day space station mission that...

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Thousands protest in New Zealand against COVID-19 rules

New Zealand beefed up security measures at its parliament on Tuesday as thousands of people gathered to protest against...

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Thai FDA joins hands with online platforms to curb sale of substandard ATKs

The Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) is cooperating with Lazada, Shopee and HDmall.com.th to protect shoppers from being...

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Influx of illegal immigrants to Thailand prompts COVID concerns

Thai authorities have been asked to increase field checks on factories and businesses, to make sure that they hire...

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APEC region’s economy to grow by 6% in 2021

Next year, economic growth in the APEC region is forecast to shrink to 4.9%, from the estimated growth of...

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International travellers head to the United States as flights reopen

Travelers across the world prepared on Monday to be reunited with loved ones in the United States for the...

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COVID infections among attendees of Buddhist ceremonies under watch

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has expressed concern over new COVID-19 infections among people attending Kathin ceremonies,...

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Doi Inthanon National Park to reopen to visitors on Wednesday

Chiang Mai’s Doi Inthanon National Park, Thailand’s highest peak, will reopen to visitors this Wednesday, for the first time...

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Thailand aspires to be hub for herbal products and cannabis-based medicines

Thailand aims to become an international hub for the production and export of herbal products and cannabis/hemp-based medicines, to...

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Over 90,000 apply to enter Thailand in 6 days since reopening

Over 90,000 foreign visitors applied for the “Thailand Pass” to enter the country between November 1st and yesterday (Saturday)....

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The problem with sex education in Thailand

In Thailand, sex education is combined with health education. 3rd graders, usually between 8 and 9 years old, will...

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Poll – Former transport minister ahead in next year’s Bangkok governor race

According to a recent survey, Chadchart Sittipunt, transport minister in the government of former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, is...

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Britain approves Merck’s COVID-19 pill in world first

Britain on Thursday became the first country in the world to approve a potentially game-changing COVID-19 antiviral pill jointly...

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Two freight ships collide in estuary of Chao Phraya River, no casualties

Two freighters loaded with cargo containers collided in the estuary of the Chao Phraya River today (Tuesday), in front...

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Thammasat abandons plan to get 1.5m doses of donated vaccine from Poland

The Thammasat University field hospital has abandoned its plan to accept a donation of 1.5 million doses of the...

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Vietnam becomes UK’s biggest trade partner in ASEAN

Vietnam and the United Kingdom have signed 26 cooperation deals, covering areas from trade, agriculture, education, and training to...

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Around Thailand Crime Highlight News

Thai employee of company implicated in used medical glove scandal jailed for 4 years

Thailand’s Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court has sentenced a Thai employee of the “Paddy the Room” trading...

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Environment Highlight News

Nearly 90 countries join pact to slash planet-warming methane emissions

GLASGOW, Nov 2 (Reuters) – Nearly 90 countries have joined a U.S.- and EU-led effort to slash emissions of...

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