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Rape scene depicted in Thai soap opera sparks outrage on Twitter

#NoMoreRapeOnScreen (#ข่มขืนผ่านจอพอกันที) became the fastest trending hashtag in Thailand today, after the latest episode of “Mia Jum Pen”, or...

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Myanmar junta imposes curfew, meeting bans as protests swell

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s new military rulers on Monday signaled their intention to crack down on opponents of...

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Myanmar restaurant in Bangkok supports anti-coup activity – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th February 2021]

As expatriates from Myanmar around the world react to the military’s lightning takeover of their homeland, one restaurant in...

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Disease Control Board greenlight 63-million doses inoculation plan – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th February 2021]

Thailand’s Disease Control Board has approved the COVID-19 vaccine management and distribution plan for 2021. The country’s health minister,...

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Health officials skeptical about vaccine passports – Thai PBS World Tonight [8th February 2021]

Thai health officials are not convinced about the “vaccine passport” idea, which would allow travellers, who have been vaccinated...

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Biden: China should expect `extreme competition’ from US

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says China is in for “extreme competition” from the U.S. under his administration,...

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Rally at Thai Consulate in LA on Sunday to call for an end to racial violence

Both Thai and those of other nationalities, including Americans, plan to gather in front of the Thai Consulate in...

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Myanmar generals shut down internet as thousands protest coup

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta shut down the internet in the country on Saturday as thousands of people took to...

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490 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Saturday, including 450 in Samut Sakhon

Thailand recorded 490 new COVID-19 cases, including 450 in the coastal province of Samut Sakhon alone on Saturday. CCSA assistant...

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Two Samut Sakhon sub-districts put on strict lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19

The Samut Sakhon provincial administration has decided to lock down two sub-districts in Muang district, including four major factories,...

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Sex, drugs and Sia Po: Thailand’s bad boy rocked by more legal trouble      

Born to a wealthy family, Apirak “Sia Po” Chat-anon could have made money without courting legal trouble. But this...

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South Korea eases curfew on businesses outside Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Saturday eased curfews on businesses outside the capital Seoul, letting them stay open...

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Australian Open concerns ease as Victoria records no new COVID-19 cases

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria reported no local coronavirus cases on Saturday for the second...

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Four Bangkok parties infect nearly 40 people so far – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th February 2021]

Four private parties in Bangkok resulted in several confirmed COVID-19 cases. The CCSA’s deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan said...

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No coronavirus contamination found in 117 samples of Thai seafood – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th February 2021]

No coronavirus contamination was found in 117 seafood samples taken from markets in Bangkok and other provinces between November...

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Bangkok districts with no COVID-19 cases for 14 days revealed – Thai PBS World Tonight [5th February 2021]

Bangkok found 18 new cases on Friday (February 5th), bringing the total to 820. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s Health...

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Juangroongruantkit family members accused of illegal possession of forest land in Ratchaburi

Thailand’s Royal Forest Department lodged a complaint with the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Division (NRECD) on Thursday, accusing...

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Election fraud conviction no laughing matter for ‘funny-man’ of Thai politics

A court ruling against Theptai Senapong has brought the curtain crashing down on one of Thailand’s most colourful political...

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Britain explores mixed COVID vaccine shots as variants threaten

LONDON (Reuters) – British researchers are to explore mixing doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in a...

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Getting to know Sputnik V, COVID-19 vaccine developed Russia – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th February 2021]

Russia has been developing its own COVID-19 vaccine, and was a big headline news since it was out fairly...

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Bangkok districts with highest COVID-19 cases revealed – Thai PBS World Tonight [4th February 2021]

802 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Bangkok during the latest outbreak, with three new infections recorded on Thursday (February...

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Poor air quality in 68 areas of Bangkok and its suburbs on Thursday morning

People in most areas of Bangkok and its suburbs are having to deal with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust...

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Anti-coup protest on streets of Myanmar’s second city

(Reuters) – A group of protesters waved banners and chanted anti-coup slogans in Myanmar’s second city of Mandalay on...

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South Korea PM orders revamp of COVID-19 social distancing rules

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Thursday ordered a revamp of social distancing guidelines in...

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Melbourne imposes new virus restrictions as Australian Open tennis hotel worker tests positive

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous city reintroduced coronavirus restrictions from Thursday after an Australian Open hotel quarantine worker...

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First doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered a week after arrival in Thailand – Thai PBS World Tonight [3rd February 2021]

According to an expert at the National Communicable Disease Committee, Dr. Thawee Chotepittayasunont, Thai people will receive the first...

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Private sector in Phuket wants quick, self-funded vaccinations so it can reopen – Thai PBS World Tonight [3rd February 2021]

The private sector on Phuket has joined forces to push for a self-funded vaccination program, to inoculate up to...

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Private sector in Phuket wants quick, self-funded vaccinations so it can reopen

The private sector on Phuket has joined forces to push for a self-funded vaccination program, to inoculate up to...

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2 districts of Maha Sarakham declared Red Zones as Thailand records 795 new COVID-19 cases today

The Muang and Kantharavichai districts of the northeastern province of Maha Sarakham have been declared Red Zones, and 17...

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People in Bangkok and suburbs warned not to drink tap water due to high salinity

Residents of Bangkok and its suburbs have been warned not to drink tap water due to the high salt...

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Mae Sot to monitor strangers in their communities as 10 new COVID-19 cases are recorded

Health officials in Thailand’s western province of Tak are seeking cooperation from members of the public to identify strangers,...

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Thai Red Cross is calling for plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd February 2021]

The Red Cross is appealing for plasma donations from fully recovered COVID-19 patients, because it may contain the antibodies...

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Johnson&Johnson seeks to register single-shot vaccine – Thai PBS World Tonight [2nd February 2021]

The Food and Drug Administration revealed that Johnson & Johnson is seeking to register its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine in...

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Vaccinated foreigners may be allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st February 2021]

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is considering plans to attract foreign tourists back to Thailand, and may allow...

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Interview with Thai business owner in Yangon – Thai PBS World Tonight [1st February 2021]

In light of the military coup in Myanmar and the arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi, Thai PBS World...

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Noisy anti-coup protest reverberates in Myanmar’s largest city

(Reuters) – The din of banging pots and honking car horns reverberated through Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon late...

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Myanmar army chief Min Aung Hlaing says coup was ‘inevitable’

YANGON (AFP) – The military ouster of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Myanmar was “inevitable”, army chief General...

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Schools in Bangkok resume in-person classes today

Many schools across Bangkok have resumed in-person classes today, with strict preventive COVID-19 measures in place. 437 schools, under...

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Myanmar military explains why it seizes power

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s army declared a state of emergency on Monday as it carried out detentions of senior government...

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Vaccinated foreigners may be allowed to enter Thailand without quarantine

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports is considering plans to attract foreign tourists back to Thailand, and may allow...

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Thailand needs to find the infected as early as possible

Thailand’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) explained today (Monday) that Thailand is entering phase 2 of the relaxation...

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Myanmar military declares state of emergency after detaining Suu Kyi

The Myanmar military has declared a state of emergency in the country for one year after government leaders, including...

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Russia detains more than 5,000 at protests backing jailed Kremlin critic Navalny

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Riot police broke up protests across Russia on Sunday in support of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny,...

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“This is a military coup” – NLD spokesperson

The spokesperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) described the arrest of the Myanmar president and NLD leader...

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Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders arrested, party spokesman says

(Reuters) – Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the ruling party have been detained...

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Ratsadon guard who allegedly faked abduction detained in military prison

A young member of the “Ratsadon guard”, who were a team of people initially providing security at anti-establishment rallies...

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Samut Prakan records 20 more COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Twenty people, including 18 employees of a factory in the Bang Bor-Bang Phli industrial zone in Samut Prakan, were...

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More COVID-19 infections expected among migrant workers in Samut Sakhon

More COVID-19 infections among Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon are expected to be found...

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Poor air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces today

Air quality in Bangkok and 11 other provinces is has deteriorated on Saturday, with excessive amounts of PM2.5 dust...

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Vietnam OKs AstraZeneca vaccine, reports 34 new COVID-19 cases

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam approved its first vaccine for the new coronavirus and reported 34 new infections on Saturday,...

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Biden says action on COVID-19 stimulus needed ‘now’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Congress needs to take immediate action on his $1.9...

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802 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

The CCSA announced that 802 new cases have been recorded today (Friday), 781 of which are local transmissions, mostly...

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Hotels and tourist attractions in Chonburi ordered to close temporarily

Yesterday, the communicable disease committee of Chonburi province ordered all hotels and tourist attractions to close until further notice,...

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Two Thai provinces ease restrictions as no new COVID-19 infections found

Many tourist attractions in Thailand’s northeastern province of Loei have reopened, after being temporarily closed to prevent the spread...

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WHO says team in Wuhan to visit labs, markets and hospitals

WUHAN, China (Reuters) – A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic will meet Chinese...

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819 new COVID-19 infections and one more fatality reported on Wednesday

The CCSA spokesman, Dr. Taweesin Wissanuyothin, says that 819 new infections have been recorded in Thailand today (Wednesday), among...

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South Korea reports big jump in COVID-19 cases on outbreaks in Christian schools

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities were scrambling on Wednesday to contain coronavirus outbreaks centred around Christian schools as...

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Can legal troubles save Thanathorn from political ones?

Sometimes, ones explode their way out of a dark tunnel, whether they like it or not, or even intend...

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Biden administration aims to have enough vaccine for most Americans by summertime

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States aims to acquire an additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, President Joe...

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UK eyes traveler quarantine as virus toll passes 100,000

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s official death toll in the coronavirus pandemic passed 100,000 on Tuesday, a dreaded milestone reached...

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10 Countries with highest number of COVID-19 infections, as of January 26, 2021

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House Democrats who will prosecute Trump deliver impeachment charge to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday delivered to the Senate a charge accusing former President...

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Samut Sakhon increases proactive screening of 60,000 people within a week

This morning, a “big cleaning” operation began at the Central Shrimp Market in Samut Sakhon province, with a large...

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Two new deaths, 187 new COVID-19 cases recorded today

The CCSA’s deputy spokesperson, Dr. Apisamai Srirangsan, revealed today that 187 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded today...

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China’s daily COVID cases rise, driven by previously asymptomatic patients

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China reported a climb in new COVID-19 cases driven by a spike in infections among previously...

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Biden speaks with France’s Macron, seeks to strengthen ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden spoke on Sunday with French President Emmanuel Macron, expressing his desire to...

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Mexican president Lopez Obrador tests positive for COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday he had tested positive for COVID-19,...

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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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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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