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Thai farmers to be told to stop burning farm waste or face legal action

All provincial governors in Thailand have been told to stop the burning of agricultural waste in their provinces. The...

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Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

WUHAN, China (AP) — A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the...

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Hong Kong locks down thousands for compulsory COVID-19 testing

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s government locked down an area of Kowloon peninsula on Saturday, saying its 10,000...

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One more death and 198 new COVID-19 cases reported on Saturday in Thailand

Thailand reported one fatality from COVID-19 and 198 new cases today (Saturday), while the CCSA spokesman Dr.Taweesin Visanuyothin tested...

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Will schools reopen on February 1st? – Special Interview with Thailand’s Education Minister

Schools in Thailand’s 28 red zone provinces will be allowed to resume onsite learning from February 1st. The country’s...

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In Senate deal, Trump impeachment trial put off until early February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. Senate agreed on Friday to push back former President Donald Trump’s...

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CCSA spokesman to quarantine after NBT anchor tests positive for COVID-19

CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin, revealed today that he will be tested for COVID-19 and will self-quarantine, after a...

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Thailand finds 309 new COVID-19 cases today, mostly by proactive screening

Thailand recorded 309 new COVID-19 cases today (Friday), with no more fatalities, bringing the country’s total to 13,104 cases....

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Efficacy of vaccines may reduce after mass inoculation – Dr. Yong

The efficacy of any vaccine, including COVID-19 vaccines, tends to be lower when used in the field to inoculate...

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Excessive dust covers Bangkok and its suburbs on Friday

All of Bangkok and its suburbs are blanketed in excessive dust today (Friday), beyond the safety level, according to...

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Biden signs burst of virus orders, vows ‘Help is on the way’

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that America’s war on...

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COVID-19 infected Thai actor and DJ discloses his timeline in the public interest

Last night, famous Thai actor Techin Ployphet, aka DJ Matoom, posted a 37 second video on Instagram explaining that...

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China imposes sanctions on 28 Trump-era officials including Pompeo

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Wednesday it wanted to cooperate with President Joe Biden’s new U.S. administration, while...

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Biden rolls back Trump policies on wall, climate, health, Muslims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Ratsadon guard wanted by police for allegedly false claim of abduction

A security guard for the anti-establishment Ratsadon group, who claimed to have been abducted by men he believed to...

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From beauty queen to TV anchor to psychiatrist – meet the latest ‘face’ of Thailand’s virus battle    

Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan has become the second former beauty queen to join the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA)’s...

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BMA to propose easing of lockdown restrictions on Thursday

On Thursday, the communicable disease committee is scheduled to consider a proposal from the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) to...

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In farewell address, Trump wishes luck to next administration without mentioning Biden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump, in a farewell address released on Tuesday, touted his legacy and wished...

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Biden to propose 8-year citizenship path for immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden plans to unveil a sweeping immigration bill on Day One of his administration,...

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369 new COVID-19 cases recorded today, but no more fatalities

Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) recorded 369 new COVID-19 cases today (Monday), the majority of which are...

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Thai author imprisoned for four years and 11 months on lèse majesté charge

An anti-Monarchy author was sentenced to four years and six months in prison this morning (Monday), by the Criminal...

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South Korea’s Moon urges Biden admin to follow up on Trump-Kim summit

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden should hold talks...

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Two arrested at Bangkok’s Victory Monument for trying to display an anti-lèse-majesté law banner

Two anti-establishment protesters were arrested by Thai police, on Saturday afternoon, after they and their colleagues defied police orders...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 16, 2021

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One death and 230 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday in Thailand

Another COVID-19 patient has died as 230 new infections are recorded today in Thailand. CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin...

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Reconciliation committee ‘doomed to fail’ without participation from protesters

Though a reconciliation committee has now been established, critics say it has little chance of resolving Thailand’s ongoing political...

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Bangkok blanketed in excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust pollution

Almost the entire city of Bangkok is suffering under a blanket of atmospheric dust particles today (Saturday), with 70...

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Two camp sites in Khao Yai national park closed after camper killed by elephant

Two public camp sites in Thailand’s Khao Yai national park have been closed indefinitely after a tourist was stomped...

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Health-threatening pollution over 10 areas of Bangkok and suburbs on Friday

Poor air quality today in ten areas in Bangkok and its peripherals has reached unhealthy levels, with the amount...

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Strong quake in Indonesia’s Sulawesi kills at least seven, injures hundreds

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island killed at least seven people, injured hundreds and damaged...

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All hotels and resorts in Kanchanaburi to close due to latest COVID outbreak

Yesterday, the Governor of Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province, Jirakiat Poomsawat, issued an order to close all hotels and resorts immediately...

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11 new COVID-19 cases in Rayong, anyone who visited Suan Mook market last week at risk

The Governor of Rayong, Channa Iamsaeng, announced this morning that 11 new COVID-19 infections have been found in the...

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Three groups of people excluded from 7,000 baht from new Rao Chana scheme

Three types of people will be excluded from the new Rao Chana (We Win) subsidy program, under which recipients...

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12 areas of Bangkok and its peripherals suffer excessive PM2.5 on Thursday

People in Thailand’s capital, and its four neighbouring provinces, have been warned to brace for an increase in PM2.5...

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Thailand’s CCSA gets a new spokeswoman

Towards the end of today’s CCSA briefing on the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin introduced a new...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 14, 2021

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Blind employees of massage shops affected by latest COVID-19 outbreak

Many Thai massage shops employ blind and visually impaired staff and such shops in Bangkok have been temporarily closed,...

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271 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths recorded on Thursday

Thailand’s CCSA announced today that two new COVID-19 related fatalities have been recorded, bringing the national toll to 69....

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Baby gets COVID-19 as concern grows over clusters in families and work places

A three-month old baby, in the Bang Bon area of Bangkok, has tested positive for COVID-19, apparently acquired from...

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Trump impeached after Capitol riot in historic second charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House for a historic second time Wednesday, charged...

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Thailand records 157 new COVID-19 cases as virus spreads to 60 provinces

157 new COVID-19 cases have been recorded today (Wednesday), as the contagion spreads to 60 of Thailand’s 77 provinces,...

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About 1,400 Thais returning from Myanmar to be repatriated through Mae Sot

Thailand’s northwestern province of Tak is preparing for the arrival of some 1,400 Thai citizens, most of whom crossed...

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Hair salons and motorcyclists affected by latest COVID outbreak

The latest outbreak of COVID-19 is affecting many businesses,mostly due to the stringent measures imposed by the government. Among...

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Myanmar to rein in controversial China-backed gambling hub near Thai border

YANGON—The Myanmar government has begun taking steps to tackle what are seen as irregularities surrounding a controversial China-backed city...

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Pence says he opposes removing Trump with the 25th Amendment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in a letter to House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

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Five pieces of misleading information about COVID-19

“Don’t believe everything you read” is good advice for all netizens, as we are still seeing a large amount...

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654 bags of used medical gloves for resale seized by the police today

The Metropolitan Police Bureau and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today seized 654 bags of used rubber gloves,...

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Health Minister mulls no free medical treatment for gamblers or illegal Thai immigrants

Thailand’s Public Health Minister, Anutin Charnvirakul, has floated the idea of denying free medical treatment to Thais who cross...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 9, 2021

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Indonesian Sriwijaya Air plane loses contact after taking off from Jakarta

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A Sriwijaya Air plane with more than 50 people on board lost contact after taking off...

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200 Thais in Myawaddi Township to be screened before returning to Thailand

A coordinating centre has been set up in the Myanmar border town of Myawaddi, opposite Thailand’s Tak province, to...

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5 districts in Pattani declared public disaster zones as flood water rises  

Five districts of Thailand’s southern border province of Pattani have been declared disaster zones after the swollen Pattani River...

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SRT suspends weekend tourism and commercial train services until Feb 28th

From today (Saturday), until February 28th, the State of Railway of Thailand (SRT) has suspended 49 weekend tourism and...

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North Korea’s Kim calls U.S. ‘our biggest enemy’ in challenge to Biden

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for more advanced nuclear weapons and said the United...

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Police arrested 19 Rohingya in Pathum Thani

In Bangkok’s neighboring province of Pathum Thani, police arrested 19 Rohingya at a construction site in Bang Khu Wat...

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21 nabbed in a raid of illegal gambling den in a Pattaya condo

Police arrested 21 Thai and foreign gamblers in a raid on an illegal gambling den in a condominium building...

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Trump acknowledges Biden will be next president in wake of Capitol chaos

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -As the threat of a second impeachment loomed, President Donald Trump acknowledged on Thursday that Joe Biden...

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U.S. Congress certifies Biden win hours after harrowing Capitol Hill assault

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Hours after hundreds of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in a harrowing assault on...

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Thailand’s Buri Ram records its first COVID-19 case in 280 days

Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram recorded its first COVID-19 case in 280 consecutive days on Wednesday, according to...

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Thailand records one fatality and 305 more COVID-19 cases

Thailand recorded 305 COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), bringing the national total to 9,636. There was also one more fatality,...

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Australia says COVID-19 vaccinations likely to begin February

CANBERRA/SYDNEY (Reuters) -Australia is on course to begin administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in February, Prime Minister Scott Morrison...

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China reports most COVID cases in five months as Hebei infections rise

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Authorities in the capital of China’s Hebei province strengthened travel restriction on Thursday to curb the...

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U.S. Vice President Pence condemns violent protests, world leaders’ response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence condemned the violent supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the U.S....

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Japan calls for Tokyo state of emergency declaration as COVID-19 cases surge

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Japanese government on Thursday proposed declaring a one-month state of emergency, beginning Friday, for Tokyo...

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Twitter, Facebook freeze Trump accounts as tech giants respond to storming of U.S. capitol

(Reuters) -Twitter and Facebook Inc on Wednesday temporarily locked the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, as tech giants...

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Pro-Trump mob storms US Capitol in bid to overturn election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday and forced...

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Governors told to prepare provincial field hospitals for worst case scenario

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has instructed all provincial administrations to prepare for the setting up of...

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KRC estimates ฿45bn economic loss in a month from new COVID-19 outbreak

Thailand’s second COVID-19 outbreak, which originated in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon on December 19th, may cause economic...

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A big contradiction in reported COVID infection numbers in Samut Sakhon

There is a big discrepancy in the COVID-19 infection figures at a canned seafood exporting company in Samut Sakhon,...

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Meteorological Department predicts cold weather for Thailand on Friday through Sunday

An intense cold front from China is moving south and is forecast to cover the northern part of Thailand...

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North Korea’s Kim admits mistakes as party congress opens: KCNA

(AFP) – North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un admitted the country’s economic development plan had fallen short in “almost...

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WHO recommends two doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine within 21-28 days

GENEVA/ZURICH (Reuters) – People should get two doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine within 21-28 days, the World...

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Trump signs order banning transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order banning transactions with eight Chinese software applications,...

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Visitors to 11 locations told to report to officials as alarm over COVID-19 grows

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) today asked anyone who visited areas in five provinces since December 15th to report immediately...

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Attendees at a New Year event Chiang Mai pub told to get COVID-19 tests

Customers who visited a popular pub in Chiang Mai province, to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, have...

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Thailand’s vicious dilemma: to lockdown or not to lockdown   

Thailand is caught in a dilemma – impose a national lockdown to contain COVID-19 quickly and effectively, or keep the...

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Mexican president offers Assange asylum after U.S. extradition bid thwarted

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Monday offered political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian...

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UK prime minister orders new virus lockdown for England

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday a new national lockdown for England until at least...

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Japan PM says government will consider state of emergency for Tokyo area

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday the government would consider declaring a state of...

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South Korea expands ban on social gatherings nationwide

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea expanded a ban on private gatherings larger than four people to the whole country,...

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Korn urges government to use ฿600bn loan balance to ease impact of COVID-19

Thailand’s former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij has urged the government to make quick use of all available resources, particularly...

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Trump, on tape, presses Georgia official to ‘find’ him votes

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump pressured Georgia’s Republican secretary of state to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe...

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Thai PM imposes lockdown restrictions in 28 “Red Zone” provinces from Monday

A set of lockdown measures, which include travel restrictions, voluntary working from home, school closures, a ban on serving...

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Samut Sakhon reports 541 new COVID-19 cases Sunday afternoon

Samut Sakhon, Thailand’s coastal hot spot in the new wave of COVID-19 infections, has reported 541 cases in a...

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Australia’s COVID-19 cases on the rise as masks made compulsory

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most-populous state of New South Wales (NSW) reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, while...

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Thailand records 315 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand increase by 315 today, compared to yesterday’s 216, bringing the total to 7,694, since the...

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First four cases of UK variant strain of coronavirus found in Thailand

The fast-spreading variant of the virus which causes COVID-19, first identified in the UK, has been found in Thailand...

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Get set for more long holidays in 2021 and more spending!

Thailand is expected to lose about 5.85 billion baht in anticipated revenue during the New Year holidays due to...

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India’s drugs experts approve AstraZeneca, local COVID vaccines

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Experts at India’s drugs regulator have recommended for emergency use two coronavirus vaccines, one developed...

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Japan to consider new COVID-19 emergency declaration

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will consider issuing a new emergency declaration after governors in the capital region urged action...

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“WeVo” protest guard chief Toto and 11 others in police custody after Sanam Luang incident

Twelve “We Volunteer”, or WeVo guards, including their leader, Piyarath ”Toto” Chongthep, were taken into custody by police today...

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General Top Stories of 2020

TikTok, Air Fryers, Plants at home – Here’s the BUZZ of 2020

2020 has been a year full of ups and downs, particularly with COVID-19, but it also sparked a lot...

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PM asks Thais to reflect on past performance in order to improve in the future

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed his wish, in his New Year’s address given against the backdrop of a...

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194 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 194 new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), compared to yesterday’s 250, according to CCSA spokesman Dr.Taweesin Wissanuyothin. Of...

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Chon Buri police chief removed over gambling related COVID-19 infections in province

The police commander of Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri has been abruptly removed from his post for alleged...

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Cold weather returns to Thailand from today until January 3rd

A strong cold front from China is covering northern Thailand and this is causing temperatures to plunge by 6-9...

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Sawaddee Wan Pee Mai – a New Year song that every Thai can sing

🎶 Sawaddee Wan Pee Mai Paa, Hai Banda Rao Than Ruen Rome, Rerk Yaam Dee Prem Pree Chuen Chom, Taang Suk...

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Thailand records 250 new COVID-19 cases today, most linked to illegal gambling

COVID-19 infections in Thailand have surged by 250 cases in a single day today (Wednesday), with many linked to...

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Thailand to allow illegal workers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar to stay and work after they are documented

Illegal migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia, and their dependents under 18 who are currently in Thailand,will be...

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China sentences HK activists to up to 3 years in jail for border crossing

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) -A Chinese court sentenced 10 Hong Kong activists to between seven months and three years in...

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