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COVID surge in Chiang Mai prompts expansion of field hospital and appeal for donations of consumables

Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai is running short of ambulances, to bring those with COVID-19 to the field...

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BMA and military told prepare facilities to handle surge in COVID-19 infections

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to adopt a three-step plan, including the expansion...

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News Politics

Red-shirt followers gather in remembrance of 2010 violent crackdown

Followers of Thailand’s United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), or the red-shirt movement, assembled at the October 14th...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

New COVID-19 infections leapt to 789 today, as a million more vaccine doses arrive

The number of daily new COVID-19 infections in Thailand is increasing dramatically, with 789 being recorded today, compared to...

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Video Walk-A-Tif

Talat Noi: Bangkok’s hidden Chinatown

Whenever people talk about Chinatown in Bangkok, usually they will be referring to the Yaowarat neighborhood. Today, however, I’m...

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Hiring market optimistic after COVID-19 economic freeze in 2020 – Thai PBS World Tonight [9th April 2021]

2020 has been an unprecedented year for every industry around the world, with over-stressed health systems and heightened economic...

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Thailand enters the third COVID-19 wave? – Thai PBS World Tonight [9th April 2021]

The number of infections are increasing, most of them were linked to the pub cluster in Thonglor and other...

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Chon Buri records 141 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Thailand’s eastern coastal province of Chon Buri reported 141 new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), most of them linked to...

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Expert warns of high chance of wider COVID-19 outbreak during Songkran

Thailand’s new COVID-19 infections are expected to increase rapidly during the two weeks following the Songkran holidays, especially now...

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Asean News

UN envoy on Myanmar to meet FM Don

UN special envoy on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burgener, who arrived in Bangkok Friday, will meet with Foreign Minister Don...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Closure of entertainment venues in 41 provinces starts midnight tonight

From midnight tonight (Friday) all the entertainment outlets, including pubs, bars, karaoke bars and massage parlours, in Bangkok and...

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Most Government House officials to work from home until April 21st

About 80% of officials, working at the office of the permanent secretary of Prime Minister’s Office, have been told...

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Thailand records 559 new COVID-19 cases and another fatality on Friday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand continue to surge, with 559 new cases recorded today (Friday), compared to yesterday’s 405, including...

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Ten military facilities in Bangkok reserved for field hospitals as needed

Thailand’s Ministry of Defence has made available ten areas in Bangkok for the setting up of field hospitals, with...

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Twitter spotlights Asia democracy movements with #MilkTeaAlliance emoji – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th April 2021]

Twitter has launched an emoji to highlight the “#MilkTeaAlliance” online protest movement that has forged links between pro-democracy activists...

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Experts concerned more children are contracting COVID-19 in the latest wave – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th April 2021]

An expert in infectious diseases in children has expressed her concern that more children are catching COVID-19 from family...

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Bangkok cancels all Songkran festivities – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th April 2021]

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has decided to cancel all Songkran activities scheduled in all districts of Bangkok to...

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News Politics

Opposition Pheu Thai party seeks Charter Court ruling on PM’s ministerial status

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party has challenged the ministerial legitimacy of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha over his announcement, in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand records 405 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday

At 30,310, Thailand’s cumulative COVID-19 infections have broken the 30,000-mark for the first time, with 405 new cases recorded...

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CCSA to consider closure of all entertainment venues in 41 provinces

On Friday, Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will propose that the CCSA orders the closure of all entertainment venues,...

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Thais advised to stay home for Songkran to limit spread of COVID-19 UK strain

Thailand’s top virologist, Dr. Yong Poovorawan, has expressed his concern that the UK strain of COVID-19, which is now...

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Home Away Video

Home Away: Adrian Van de Velde, Australian Advertising Film Director [Part 2]

In this final part, we will find out what Adrian Van de Velde thinks about the humility of Thai...

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Prolonged state of emergency troubles rights and freedom – Thai PBS World Tonight [7th April 2021]

The prolonged imposition of state of emergency is questioned by human rights panelists after over a year under the...

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Pub cluster spreads to 15 provinces – Thai PBS World Tonight [7th April 2021]

So far, a COVID-19 cluster related to entertainment venues in Bangkok and its suburbs, has spread through 15 provinces...

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Asean News

Myanmar ambassador to London locked out of embassy after breaking with military

LONDON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s ambassador to London told Reuters he was locked out of the embassy on Wednesday, with...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Buri Ram and Bung Karn impose restrictions on travellers from Red zones

Thailand’s northeastern provinces of Buri Ram and Bung Karn have imposed restrictions on all travellers from the five Red...

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General News

Thai Deputy PM’s free bowls of troubled water

Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharat party leader General Prawit Wongsuwan appears to have landed himself in hot water...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thailand entering third wave of COVID-19 infections – Dr. Thiravat Hemachudha

Thailand is entering the third wave of COVID-19 infections, with the disease spreading widely and most of those infected...

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Celebrities opt for voluntary isolation and screening in the aftermath of Thonglor COVID cluster

Several Thai celebrities have voluntarily cancelled their shows, undergone COVID-19 tests and isolated themselves for 14 days, after they...

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250 new COVID-19 cases recorded on Tuesday, including 156 cases in Bangkok

Thailand recorded 250 new COVID-19 cases today (Tuesday), with Bangkok topping the list with 156 cases related to theThonglor...

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Meet Yumi, the virus killing robotic maid – Thai PBS World Tonight [6th April 2021]

This is Yumi. Yumi is a robot … but no ordinary robot. Yumi is a prototype intelligent robotic arm...

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Entertainment venue cluster spreads to nine provinces – Thai PBS World Tonight [6th April 2021]

The CCSA assistant spokesperson Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said that a CCSA subcommittee has proposed a three-step measure to control...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Don’t give up before you try – Pasaree “Captain Tuang” Kangwanpong

“I never dreamt of becoming a pilot.” This is Pasaree Kangwanpong’s admission to us, while reflecting back on her...

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General News

Four rescue workers killed after burned building collapses

Four voluntary rescue workers and the owner of the house were killed, following a fire at the Krisda Nakhon...

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Asean News

Four killed in Myanmar protests as junta cracks down on online critics

(Reuters) -Myanmar security forces opened fire on pro-democracy protests on Saturday killing four people, a protester and media said,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand records 84 new COVID-19 cases and one more death on Saturday

Thailand recorded one more death from COVID-19 and 84 new infections today (Saturday), including 32 cases in Bangkok, according...

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News Politics

Chief of WeVo guards booked by Thai police again after court grants him bail

WeVo guard leader, Piyarat “Toto” Chongthep, was booked by Prachachon police immediately after the Criminal Court granted him bail...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Thai Durian industry is facing serious regional competition

The Thai Durian industry is seeing serious competition in the Chinese market from neighboring countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia...

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News World

Taiwan prosecutors seek arrest warrant for suspect in deadly train crash

HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Taiwanese prosecutors have sought an arrest warrant for a construction site manager whose truck is...

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Video Walk-A-Tif

Walk-A-Tif: Captain Bush Lane

This neighborhood, in Charoenkrung Soi 30, is now called Captain Bush Lane. It was home to many members of...

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120 km/hr speed limit now effective with second phase starting August 2nd – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd April 2021]

April 1st marks as the first day that the 120 km/hr speed limit is effective on the Bang Pa-in...

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Court spares former Thai PM Yingluck from having to pay compensation for the rice deal scandal – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd April 2021]

The Central Administrative Court ruled today that an order, issued by the Finance Ministry in 2016, demanding that former...

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News Politics

Thai PM accused of being at the heart of all problems facing the nation

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha is at the heart of the problems facing the nation, anti-government protest leader, Jatuporn...

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Coffins to skateboards – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st April 2021]

From a final and eternal resting place, to a speedy way of getting around! A Thai coffin-maker is now...

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Thailand’s “James Bond Island” in Phang Nga Bay to be assessed for stability – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st April 2021]

Deputy Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Mineral Resources, Montri Lueng-ingkasoot, said today that they will assess the stability of...

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UN-OHCHR calling on Southeast Asian governments to provide refuge for asylum seekers from Myanmar – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st April 2021]

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on governments of Southeast Asian...

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Business News

Co-payment stimulus scheme has ended with ฿102bn spending in six months

Thailand’s Finance Ministry announced the end of the two phases of the populist co-payment scheme on March 31st, with...

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Home Away Video

Home Away: Adrian Van de Velde, Australian Advertising Film Director

An Australian advertising film-director talks about his extensive experience with the Thai film industry and how the country has...

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Thailand’s labour market shows signs of recovery – Thai PBS World Tonight [31st March 2021]

Thailand’s labour demand in February this year showed signs of recovery, after a 24.65% increase from the lowest-point average...

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Thailand to reopen in four phases beginning April 1st – Thai PBS World Tonight [31st March 2021]

The Thai government is considering easing quarantine requirements and restrictions on travel to Thailand, which will be split into...

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General Highlight News

Thailand to reopen in four phases beginning April 1st

The Thai government is considering easing quarantine requirements and restrictions on travel to Thailand, which will be split into...

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General Highlight News

Miss Grand Myanmar to stay in Thailand for 3 months for her safety

Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, Han Lay, will be staying in Thailand, under the Miss Grand International organisation’s care, for...

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What do Thais think about Tom Yum Gung’s nomination on UNESCO’s list – Thai PBS World Tonight [30th March 2021]

Thai cabinet has approved the proposal from The Cultural ministry to nominate Tom Yum Gung, the Thai hot spicy...

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Thai government denies pushing back Myanmar civilians at the border – Thai PBS World Tonight [30th March 2021]

The Foreign Affairs ministry has denied reports that the Thai government has pushed back Myanmar civilians that fled conflict...

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Thanathorn denies defaming Thai monarchy during livestream on vaccine acquisition – Thai PBS World Tonight [30th March 2021]

Leader of Thailand’s Progressive Movement, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, went to Nang Loeng police station this morning, to acknowledge lèse majesté...

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“Miss Grand Myanmar 2020” to remain in Thailand for her safety – Thai PBS World Tonight [29th March 2021]

Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, Thaw Nandar Aung, aka Han Lay, has indicated that she may have to spend more...

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Anti-government protests gather at Pathumwan intersection – Thai PBS World Tonight [29th March 2021]

Anti-government protesters gathered at the MBK skywalk at Pathumwan intersection since 5pm on Monday, to demand the release of...

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News Politics

Thanathorn denies defaming Thai monarchy during livestream on vaccine acquisition

Leader of Thailand’s Progressive Movement, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, went to Nang Loeng police station this morning, to acknowledge lèse majesté...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

You write your own destiny – Dr. Karndee Leopairote

“I have to tell you that I am an achiever.” This is how female CEO, Dr. Karndee Leopairote, who...

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Asean News

“Miss Grand Myanmar 2020” to remain in Thailand for her safety, before returning to Myanmar

Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, Thaw Nandar Aung, aka Han Lay, has indicated that she may have to spend more...

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News World

Stranded Suez Canal ship re-floated, marine services firm says

CAIRO (Reuters) – The stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week was re-floated on Monday...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

KTB’s Pathumwan branch closed after staff member found with COVID-19

The Pathumwan branch of Thailand’s state-run Krung Thai Bank was closed today (Monday) after a staff member was found...

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Asean News

Troops fire at funeral as Myanmar mourns bloodiest day since coup

(Reuters) -Myanmar security forces opened fire at a funeral on Sunday, witnesses said, as people across the country gathered...

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Man pictured pretending to urinate on police at Bangkok protest now in custody

A Cambodian man has been arrested by the police on charges of illegal assembly and resisting police arrest, after...

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Asean News

Sixteen protesters killed in Myanmar on ‘day of shame for armed forces’

(Reuters) -Myanmar’s security forces shot and killed at least 16 protesters on Saturday, news reports and witnesses said, as...

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News World

Germany warns third coronavirus wave could be the worst so far

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s third wave of the coronavirus could be the worst so far and 100,000 new daily...

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Recycling plant in Prachin Buri razed, damage estimated at millions of baht – Thai PBS World Tonight [26th March 2021]

A recycling plant, owned by Vasansipaphon Trading in Prachin Buri province, caught on fire yesterday afternoon. No fatalities were...

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Thailand investigates a post-COVID-19 inoculation death – Thai PBS World Tonight [26th March 2021]

Thailand reported the first COVID-19 vaccine recipient death, prompting Thai public health officials to investigate the cause of the...

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Video Walk-A-Tif

Walk-A-Tif: The Story of Henri Dunant Road

Henri Dunant Road was originally called “Sanam Ma” Road. It was renamed in 1965, after the International Federation of...

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General News

Three suspected drug traffickers killed, 800,000 meth pills seized

Three suspected drug traffickers were killed, and one police officer was seriously injured, during a firefight on the highway,...

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Uncategorized

Former park chief Chaiwat vows to fight for justice over his termination

Former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park, Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson, has vowed to appeal against the order, issued by the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand records 80 new COVID-19 cases and another fatality on Saturday

Bangkok recorded 48 new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday). The country saw 80 new infections in total, including seven cases...

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Supreme Court orders Pareena to stop performing duty as a legislator – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th March 2021]

The Criminal Division for Political Office Holders of the Supreme Court has ordered Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province,...

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Hotel in Sukhothai revamped into dinosaur-themed barbecue restaurant – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th March 2021]

Imagine having dinner with the prehistoric animal at sunset, this hotel in Sukhothai province makes it somewhat a reality....

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WHO revealed that pregnant women can be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines – Thai PBS World Tonight [25th March 2021]

Experts of the World Health Organisation revealed that pregnant women can be inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines approved by the...

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News Politics

Supreme Court orders Ratchaburi MP Pareena to stop performing duty as a legislator

Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Pareena Kraikupt, was ordered to stop performing her duties as a legislator, from...

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News Politics

Suspect who allegedly harassed Thai PM’s twin daughters in custody

A 40-year old man, now in police custody, is being questioned over the alleged harassment on social media of...

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Video

Thailand to nominate tom yum kung for UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th March 2021]

The Thai cabinet endorsed the Culture Ministry’s proposal to nominate Thailand’s most popular dish, Tom Yum Gung, for inclusion...

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Third phase of consumer co-payment scheme expected in May – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th March 2021]

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is working on the third phase of the 50:50 co-payment scheme, which is expected to be...

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PM vows to combat corruption on OECD forum – Thai PBS World Tonight [24th March 2021]

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha made a speech for the opening ceremony of the 2021 OECD Global Anti-Corruption &...

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Highlight News Politics

The new ministers for the Thai cabinet announced on the Royal Gazette

The Royal Gazette website has published an announcement of the appointment of new ministers to the Thai cabinet, led...

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Former educator heads back into classroom to help daughter who has cancer – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd March 2021]

Many may say that a mother’s love is endless and that proves to be quite true with this veteran...

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Prachathai to sue police for firing rubber bullets, injuring reporter – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd March 2021]

Thai online news outlet Prachathai is to file a lawsuit against the police, after their reporter was hit with...

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“Sandbox” travel bubble model to be proposed this Friday – Thai PBS World Tonight [23rd March 2021]

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is to propose a new travel bubble model, for tourists from certain countries...

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News World

Several dead, thousands of homes burn as fire sweeps Rohingya camp: witnesses

DHAKA (Reuters) – A huge fire swept through a Rohingya refugee camp in southern Bangladesh on Monday, destroying thousands...

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News World

EU targets 11 Myanmar officials over coup, crackdown

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and the United States imposed sanctions Monday on a number of Myanmar officials...

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Mango growers complain of low prices and fewer export orders due to COVID-19 – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd March 2021]

Mango orchard owners in Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanuloke are seeking help from the provincial administration to promote the...

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Thailand ranked 48th on World Happiness Report – Thai PBS World Tonight [22nd March 2021]

Thailand has been ranked 48th in the World Happiness Report 2021, the same as last year. Finland remains in...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Never say NO to opportunities – Patchari Raksawong

“The opportunity to shake Aung San Suu Kyi’s hand and take a selfie with her… That was a surreal...

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News World

New Zealand’s Ardern puts travel with Australia on hold for two more weeks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will announce within two weeks a date for quarantine-free travel...

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News World

Australia to evacuate thousands as Sydney faces worst floods in 60 years

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities are planning to evacuate thousands more people on Monday from flood-affected suburbs in Sydney’s...

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Asean News

Singapore foreign minister to visit three Southeast Asian countries

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will visit Brunei Darussalam on Monday, after which he will go...

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Profiles

Buddhipongse Punnakanta, a star of the political establishment burned by his firebrand past

Former digital economy and society minister Buddhipongse Punnakanta’s political future is hanging in the balance after the Criminal Court...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Increased COVID-19 testing of factory workers in Bang Khun Thian district after 28 people infected

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has stepped up proactive testing of factory workers in Bang Khun Thian district, after...

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News World

Heavy rain, flash flooding batter Australia’s east coast

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s east coast was smashed by heavy rains on Saturday, sparking dangerous flash flooding that forced...

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News World

India coronavirus cases surge to four-month high, some lockdowns return

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported 40,953 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the biggest daily jump in nearly four...

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