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Indonesia reports over 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases, highest in 3 months

JAKARTA, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Indonesia reported 1,054 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the highest daily increase in three...

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News World

North Korea says it test launched missiles from train

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday said it test launched ballistic missiles from a train in...

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ASEAN News

Myanmar junta hits Suu Kyi with five new charges over helicopter purchase

Yangon (AFP) – A Myanmar junta court has hit ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi with five new...

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ASEAN News

Singapore PM backs continued exclusion of Myanmar junta from ASEAN meetings

SINGAPORE, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Singapore’s leader said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should continue excluding Myanmar’s...

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News World

Volcano erupts near Tonga, islanders rush to escape waves

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on...

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Around Thailand News

Thailand’s first ‘virtual’ monk to preach Buddhism to new generation

Thailand’s first self-styled ‘virtual’ monk, Phra Maha AI, aspires to propagate the Lord Buddha’s teachings using easily understandable language...

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News Politics

Government parties battle for Songkhla and Chumphon House seats in Sunday by-elections

The Democrat and Palang Pracharat parties have been engaging in a fierce war of words over two vacant parliamentary...

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News Politics

Former Thai election commissioner urges litigation over alleged election watchdog incompetence

Former election commissioner Somchai Srisuthiyakorn has urged opposition Seri Ruam Thai party to sue Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) over...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

It’s not about gender, it’s about competence – Sujira “Chef Aom” Pongmorn

“I never thought I would ever become a successful chef, or even be awarded a Michelin Star, because it’s...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Public reminded not to lower their guard as Bangkok field hospitals get busy

Field hospitals in Bangkok admitted 2,611 COVID-infected patients over the first 14 days of the New Year as Prime...

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Business Highlight News

Fourth phase of Thailand’s co-payment scheme to begin February 21st

 The government has decided to bring forward the 4th phase of the 50:50 co-payment economic stimulus scheme, from March...

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News World

As Omicron fuels surge, U.S. students stage walkouts to protest in-person classes

BOSTON/CHICAGO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Hundreds of students in Boston and Chicago walked out of classes on Friday in...

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News World

Putin claims victory in defending Kazakhstan from revolt

NUR-SULTAN, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed victory on Monday in defending Kazakhstan from what he described...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Reviving Thailand: Transportation

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Reviving Thailand: Hospitality

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Officials confirm Thailand’s Mu Koh Chang partially closed

Mu Koh Chang national park, a popular resort destination for both Thai and foreign tourists, is only partially closed....

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Opinion

Are Children’s Day songs and annual mottos old-fashioned in 2022?

Happy Thai Children’s Day! Every second week of January, many venues in Thailand, from Government House and Royal Thai...

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Opinion

A Children’s Day wish – Adults should be open-minded, talk less and listen more

“Can you be more of a listener, rather than a talker?” said pediatric expert in adolescent medicine, Associate Professor...

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General News

Thailand suffers 555 road accidents on New Year’s Eve, 65 killed and 535 injured

A total of 555 road accidents were recorded on New Year’s Eve in Thailand, resulting in 65 deaths and...

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General News

Thai interior ministry officials to work from home until January 14th

Thailand’s Ministry of Interior has instructed all units under its supervision to consider allowing their staff to work from...

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Around Thailand General News

Chinese backpacker stranded and homeless in Thailand due to COVID-19 lockdowns in China

A Chinese backpacking tourist, who travelled to Thailand alone to explore the country about two years ago, became stranded,...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Thailand celebrates the New Year amid Omicron fears

Fireworks burst across the skies of Thailand last night (Friday), as several provinces celebrated the arrival of the New...

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Highlight News World

Omicron dampens worldwide New Year celebrations, but London throws party on TV

Jan 1 (Reuters) – The Omicron coronavirus variant dampened New Year festivities around much of the world, as cities...

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Around Thailand Highlight News Tourism

Bangkok to plant flower gardens in public parks

If you’re planning to stay in Bangkok for the New Year holidays, you can visit these flower gardens in...

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Reviving Thailand: Start-up businesses

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Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Reviving Thailand: Tourism Businesses

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Editor's Choice Entertainment Food, Travel and Lifestyle Highlight Top Stories of 2021

Surf-skating, LALISA, #RealSizeBeauty and Clubhouse – Here’s the BUZZ of 2021

The BUZZ of the year is back, with more mesmerizing trends! 2021 has sparked a lot of new and...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Thailand unveils plans to cope with Omicron COVID variant outbreak

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has unveiled plans to cope with a potential outbreak of the COVID-19 Omicron variant...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Grim worst case for Thailand next year if people lower their guard against COVID-19

The Thai Ministry of Public Health has unveiled bleak pictures of three worst case scenarios in Thailand next year,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight

927 million baht paid to over 8,000 people suffering side effects from COVID vaccinations

Between April 5th and December 26th, Thailand’s National Health Security Office (NHSO) paid out about 927 million baht in...

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Profiles

Toon Bodyslam – from indie rock to rocking the road for charity

Rock star Artiwara Kongmalai, better known as “Toon Bodyslam”, has returned to running for charity. But instead of being...

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General News

Over 2,500 Karen refugees housed in a school in Thailand’s Mae Sot district

More than 2,500 Karen refugees are taking refuge in a temporary shelter in the compound of a school in...

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Crime News

Thai officials to move remaining 600 inmates out of Krabi prison today

More than 1,100 inmates at Krabi provincial prison were transferred to prisons in Phuket, Nakhon Si Thammarat and Songkhla...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Thai cabinet to be asked to ease requirements for face masks in “COVID Safe” areas

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health will ask the government to ease requirements for the wearing of face masks in...

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General News

Thai court stays order denying free emergency treatment of side effects of vaccines purchased at private hospitals

On Friday, the Thai Central Administrative Court ordered a stay of the Ministry of Public Health order, which excludes...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Moderna booster helps to generate antibodies against Omicron

When the Omicron variant emerged, many weren’t sure whether current mRNA vaccines could hold the fort, as they had...

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Highlight News Politics

Cabinet suspends controversial Chana industrial project, protesters see move as ‘buying time’

The Thai cabinet decided today (Tuesday) to suspend the implementation of the controversial industrial estate project in Chana district...

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Opinion

Positive representations like Anchilee are desperately needed in the Thai media

Anchilee Scott-Kemmis became a huge source of hope for many Thais, by being declared Miss Universe Thailand 2021 back...

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Highlight News Politics

Roads closed near Government House ahead of arrival of Chana protesters

Police closed roads to traffic near the Government House in Bangkok this morning (Monday), in anticipation of the arrival...

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Highlight News Politics

Ex-KMITL rector tipped to enter Bangkok gubernatorial race

Former rector of King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus, Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, is tipped to be the...

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General Highlight News

Thailand ranked 5th in 2021 Global Health Security Index

Thailand has been ranked 5th place, and 1st place in Asia, in the 2021 Global Health Security Index. In...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Funeral attendees in Phetchabun isolated after deceased was found to be infected with COVID-19

Over 200 people, who attended a funeral in Nong Phai district of Thailand’s northern province of Phetchabun earlier this...

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Highlight News World

Record number of journalists jailed in 2021: CPJ

New York (AFP) – The number of journalists jailed around the world hit a new record in 2021, the...

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Crime Highlight News

Two Nigerians caught after illegally entering Thailand from Cambodia

Two Nigerians were arrested by Thai border security forces yesterday after they slipped across the Thai-Cambodian border into Ta...

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Highlight News Politics

Jana industrial estate protesters to return to Government House on Monday

Defiant protesters from Jana district, of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla, have vowed to return to Government House next...

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General Highlight News

Search for stray tiger in Thailand’s Kamphaeng Phet province continues

Wildlife officials have been trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to track down a four-year old tiger, named Vichit, which strayed out...

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Crime Highlight News

897kgs of crystal methamphetamine bound for Taiwan seized at Bangkok port

Thai customs officials seized 897 kilograms of crystal meth at Bangkok port today (Saturday). The drugs were being transported...

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Crime Highlight News South Watch

Security guard murdered in front of a mosque in Thailand’s Yala province

A village security guard was shot dead in front of a masjid in Muang district of the southern border...

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Video

Perseverance is key to Nongnooch Garden’s survival

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News World

New U.S. COVID-19 international travel testing rules take effect Monday

WASHINGTON, Dec 2 (Reuters) – New rules requiring international air travelers arriving in the United States to obtain a...

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Business Highlight News

Thai Central Bank warns against use of cryptocurrencies in transactions

Volatility and security risks mean that Thailand’s Central Bank remains unconvinced about the use of digital assets to purchase...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

You have the power within yourself – Busayapa Srisompong

TW: domestic violence, victim-blaming, manipulation “Every time you say something against the status quo, call out against the abuse...

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ASEAN Highlight News

21 drown on flooded causeway in Myanmar

21 people have drowned, as thousands of worshippers attempted to cross a flooded causeway in Myanmar, after making merit...

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Highlight News Politics

Thailand’s two-ballot electoral system comes into force

Constitutional amendments regarding the two-ballot electoral system take effect today (November 22nd) following the publication in the Royal Gazette...

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News World

Chinese tennis star says she is safe in video call with Olympic official

BEIJING, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai had a video call on Sunday with the president...

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Highlight News Thailand Floods

Flood alert in eight southern Thai provinces from Nov 23rd- 25th

Thailand’s Royal Irrigation Department is advising people in eight southern provinces to brace for sudden flooding from Tuesday through...

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Around Thailand News

Official in Prachuap Khiri Khan probed for allegedly approving an illegal car race

The civil works and town planning office of Thailand’ssouthern coastal province of Prachuap Khiri Khan has launched an investigation...

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Analysis Opinion

Op-Ed: First round in Biden vs Xi bout a draw

The first meeting between US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping recently resulted in good outcomes, even...

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Business Economy Highlight News

Thai private sector to propose economy-boosting measures to PM on Sunday

Sanan Angubolkul, president of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, told an economic forum today (Saturday) that five regional chambers...

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Around Thailand Environment Highlight News

403,235 krathong baskets collected from waterways across Bangkok

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) collected 403,235 krathong from canals, lakes and other waterways in the capital, following the...

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Highlight News Politics

CIA deputy chief meets with Thai PM, DPM Prawit and security council chief

Deputy director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) David Cohen had about 45 minutes of closed door discussions...

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ASEAN Highlight News

Myanmar’s Min Aung Hlaing not invited to Special ASEAN-China summit

Myanmar’s military leader, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, will not be invited to attend the special virtual ASEAN-China summit,...

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News World

Iraqis fly back home after failing to cross from Belarus to EU

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq, Nov 18 (Reuters) – Hundreds of Iraqis who had camped for weeks at Belarus’ borders with the...

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Entertainment News Politics

Top trending new music video takes satirical jab at Thai establishment

Thai pop-rock band Getsunova and Three Man Down have released their latest track and accompanying music video “Eek Mai...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Over 77% people polled will not join Loy Krathong festival over COVID concerns

Over three quarters (77.3%) of people surveyed in a recent poll, conducted by Bangkok Poll, said that they will...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Mass production of Thailand’s ChulaCov 19 mRNA vaccine expected early next year

Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University is expected to transfer technology for the mass production of its vaccine, ChulaCov 19 mRNA, to...

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APEC 2022 Highlight News

APEC summit crucial to world’s economic recovery

The summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to be chaired by Thailand next year will play a...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibody drug offers 83% protection over six months

Nov 18 (Reuters) – AstraZeneca (AZN.L) on Thursday cemented its lead in bringing a preventative COVID-19 shot for the...

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Crime News

Prison break in Thailand’s Nakhon Sawan, manhunt underway

Police in Nakhon Sawan’s Muang District have launched a manhunt for 11 escaping prison inmates. So far, nine have...

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Highlight News Politics

Bangkok police deny use of live rounds against anti-establishment protesters

The Thai police have not resorted to the use of lethal weapons including live rounds in dealing with anti-establishment...

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Economy Highlight News

Thailand’s GDP for Q3 contracts 0.3%, forecast to increase by 1.2% for whole year – NESDC

Thailand’s economic gross domestic product (GDP) shrank 0.3% during the third quarter, compared to an increase of 0.1% during...

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Economy News

Thai energy minister defends 30 baht/litre price for diesel

Thailand’s energy minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow has defended the government’s decision to cap the retail price of diesel fuel at...

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Highlight News Politics

Slim chance of People’s Constitution draft passing parliamentary scrutiny

Former election commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has predicted that there is only a slim chance that the People’s Constitution draft,...

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ASEAN News

Cambodia to end quarantine for vaccinated travellers from Nov. 15 – PM Hun Sen

PHNOM PENH, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Cambodia will stop requiring quarantine for travellers who have been vaccinated for COVID-19...

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Highlight News Tourism

Thailand’s idyllic Maya Bay to reopen on January 1

The popular Maya Bay will reopen on New Year’s Day 2022, following a closure of three and a half...

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Highlight News Tourism

Thailand’s Hua Hin struggles to rebuild tourism with only eight visitors so far

Since Thailand reopened on November 1st, it has attracted more than 40,000 international travellers. The usually popular beach town...

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News Tourism

Thailand’s air traffic increases 25% during the first ten days of November

Air traffic in and over Thailand, during the ten days following the reopening of the country to foreign arrivals...

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Crime News

Suspected hacker of Constitutional Court homepage arrested in Ubon Ratchathani

Police from Thailand’s Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) arrested a man at a house in Warin Chamrab district of...

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ASEAN News

Vietnam welcomes first foreign tourists in nearly 20 months

HANOI (AFP): The first international tourists touched down in Vietnam almost 20 months after the Southeast Asian nation closed...

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Business News World

Elon Musk sells $6.9bn in Tesla shares after Twitter poll

New York (AFP) – Tesla CEO Elon Musk sold more than $6.9 billion worth of shares in the electric carmaker...

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News World

Biden, Xi to hold virtual summit next week

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden will hold a virtual meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Monday (Nov 15), the...

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ASEAN Highlight News

As new chair, Thai PM vows to drive APEC towards sustainable and balanced growth

On Friday, Thailand formally took over the rotating chairmanship from New Zealand of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) for 2022,...

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General News Thailand Floods

Travellers stranded after flood submerges highway and railway in Chumphon province

Hundreds of train and bus passengers were stranded in Thailand’s Chumphon province on Friday night, after road and train...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

On-site learning ban at Chiang Mai schools extended as COVID-19 pandemic spreads

The provincial communicable disease committee of Chiang Mai has decided to extend the suspension of on-site learning at schools...

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Entertainment News World

Britney Spears calls end of conservatorship ‘best day ever’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Calling it her “best day ever,” pop star Britney Spears regained freedom over...

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Empowering Thai Women Video

Celebrate the strength within you – Nuttha Thongkaew

“[Beauty pageantry] is not about how beautiful or how perfect your body is, but women can express who they...

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Opinion

OP-ED – Cyberbullying among us – online violence directed at our young

Shreya Singh, a 21 year-old college student in New Delhi, has spoken courageously about being the target of online...

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The Ambassador Video

The Ambassador: H.E. Dr. Sarah Taylor, Ambassador of Canada to Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Muslim leaders in Pattani set example by getting COVID-19 vaccinations

Religious leaders in the southern border province of Pattani have visited the vaccination centre, in the conference room of...

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Highlight News Politics

Charter Court says it rejected protesters’ plea for further enquiry as probe already concluded

Thailand’s Constitutional Court turned down the request, by the three anti-establishment leaders, for the submission of additional oral evidence...

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Around Thailand News Tourism

Tourists return to Thailand’s chilly natural attractions

Tourists are flocking to embrace the cool breezes and the beautiful sunrises at the Phu Ruea National Park viewpoint,...

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Quotes of the week

Quote of the Week

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General Highlight News Tourism

Bangkok prepares for Loy Krathong festival

Bangkok is preparing for the Loy Krathong festival, celebrated across the city on November 19th, with strict COVID-19 measures...

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Highlight News Politics

Thai government urged to formalise cross border assistance to Myanmar

BANGKOK – The Prayut government is being called upon to formalise cross border humanitarian assistance to crisis-hit Myanmar through...

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Around Thailand News

Clubhouse attacks on Isaan cause concern

#ClubhouseToxic remained a top-trending hashtag on Thai Twitter over the weekend after a group of users began an online...

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News World

Twitter votes Elon Musk should sell 10 percent of Tesla stock

New York (AFP) – Twitter has spoken — after Elon Musk polled his more than 62 million followers on...

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News World

Multiple probes launched into deadly stampede at Houston rap festival

HOUSTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) – At least two investigations, one of them criminal, were underway on Sunday into the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News World

Global COVID-19 cases near 250 million as Delta surge eases

Nov 7 (Reuters) – Worldwide cases due to COVID-19 were approaching 250 million on Sunday as the surge from...

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Empowering Thai Women Thai PBS World Exclusive Video

Be brave, be yourself and be confident – Pinn Janvatanavit

“Being able to feel good from within is empowering… It makes you feel more powerful, and makes you feel...

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Highlight News

Thai PM orders growing of coriander on military farmland to curb high price problem

Thailand’s Prime Minister has ordered the cabinet to use the military farmland to grow coriander, often known as “Chinese...

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