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Two foreigners landing in Thailand have COVID-19 and are in quarantine

Thailand today recorded two new COVID-19 cases, both foreigners arriving from Europe and now in quarantine. According to the...

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Malaysia makes mask wearing mandatory

Starting August 1st, Malaysians will be joining their counterparts in places such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Victoria in...

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South Korea sect leader arrested over coronavirus outbreak

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities arrested the founder of a secretive Christian sect at the centre of the...

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Vietnam reports 2nd death, more cases linked to hospital

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A second person died of coronavirus complications in Vietnam, officials said Saturday, a day after...

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South Korea court approves arrest of sect leader linked to COVID-19 outbreak

SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean court approved on Saturday the arrest of the founder of a controversial church...

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Hong Kong delays election citing pandemic, but democracy camp sceptical

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Friday postponed a Sept. 6 election to the Chinese-ruled...

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Malaysian ex-PM Najib given 12 years in jail in 1MDB scandal

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in...

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OAG forms panel to probe decision on Red Bull heir’s hit-and-run case

The Office of the Attorney-General has set up a seven-member fact-finding panel to investigate the decision, by Thailand’s Office...

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Nine new coronavirus infections today, all in state quarantine

Thailand recorded nine new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, all among Thais in state quarantine after returning from abroad. The...

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Malaysia faces crucial graft test as Najib’s first 1MDB verdict looms

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian former prime minister Najib Razak, fighting dozens of charges over a multi-billion-dollar graft scandal...

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Australia reports jump in daily new cases, record deaths

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, recorded 459 cases of the new coronavirus, the second-highest daily total...

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North Korea puts Kaesong city in lockdown over suspected outbreak

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un placed the city of Kaesong near the border...

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Hurricane Hanna’s winds battering south Texas coast, area hit hard by COVID

HOUSTON (Reuters) – Hurricane Hanna strengthened on Saturday as it made landfall on the Texas coast and threatened an...

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Seattle protesters set fire to juvenile detention center construction site

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Thousands of people marched in Seattle on Saturday in the largest Black Lives Matter demonstration in...

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U.S. records 1,000 coronavirus deaths for fourth day, some progress seen

(Reuters) – The United States recorded more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 for the fourth straight day on Friday...

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PM’s Office Minister Tewan Liptapallop to quit this afternoon

Prime Minister’s Office Minister Tewan Liptapallop is due to resign from the Cabinet this afternoon, reportedly to pave the...

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Saudi King Salman, 84, admitted to hospital

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s 84-year-old ruler, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, has been admitted to hospital in the capital...

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Florida coronavirus cases surge for fifth day as Trump pledges outbreak will be under control

(Reuters) – Florida reported over 12,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fifth day in a row the...

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Australia warns coronavirus outbreak will take weeks to tame

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A surge in COVID-19 cases in Australia’s second-biggest city could take weeks to subside despite a...

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Local elections – next political battlefields

Deprived of their voice after almost seven years without local elections since the 2014 military coup, Thai voters remain...

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Thailand’s CCSA to consider sixth phase of lockdown easing this week

The CCSA will meet mid-week to consider a sixth phase of lockdown restriction easing, by allowing the entry of...

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Floods in India, Nepal displace nearly four million people, at least 189 dead

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal (Reuters) – Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have...

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Over 90% of Thai people want a total ban on foreign arrivals

Over 90% of respondents to a recent opinion poll fear the prospect of the second wave of COVID-19 infections...

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Protest at Democracy Monument called off over fears for safety of protesters

The anti-government protest, being held at the Democracy Monument, was abruptly called off, at about midnight Saturday night, after...

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Twitter disables Trump tweet over copyright complaint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Twitter Inc disabled a campaign-style video that President Donald Trump retweeted on Saturday, citing a copyright...

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U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 140,000 as outbreak worsens

(Reuters) – U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus exceeded 140,000 on Saturday as cases continued to rise in 43...

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Australia’s Victoria state reports 363 new coronavirus cases

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s second-most populous state, Victoria, on Sunday reported 363 new cases of the novel coronavirus, after...

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Buckingham Palace release details of Princess Beatrice’s ‘secret’ wedding

LONDON (Reuters) – Princess Beatrice wore the same tiara as her grandmother Queen Elizabeth at her wedding this week,...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro says coronavirus restrictions kill economy

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that lockdown measures used to curb the spread...

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Rayong hotel where an infected Egyptian stayed partially closed

The provincial administration of Rayong province has ordered the quarantining of some staff at, and partial closure of the...

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma sells $9.6 billion worth shares, stake dips to 4.8%

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Alibaba Group Holding Ltd co-founder Jack Ma has cut his stake in the company over the...

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Thai officials tracing anyone who may have been infected by Egyptian soldier

The CCSA is asking anyone who thinks they may have had physical contact with an Egyptian soldier, who was...

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New COVID-19 infections in Thailand are highly contagious G viral strain – Dr. Yong

The coronavirus strain, found among quarantined Thai returnees from abroad, is the mutated G strain, which has been spreading...

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Funeral of mayor of South Korean capital held amid allegations of sexual abuse

SEOUL (Reuters) – Friends, family and colleagues attended the small funeral Monday for the longtime mayor of Seoul, one...

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Australian pub cluster adds to second-wave coronavirus fears

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s most populous state reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with a growing cluster...

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Argentina exceeds 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina exceeded 100,000 cases of novel coronavirus infections on Sunday as it struggles to contain...

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Florida sets one-day record with over 15,000 new COVID cases, more than most countries

(Reuters) – Florida reported a record increase of more than 15,000 new cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours on...

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China’s southern Jiangxi declares highest flood alert

BEIJING (Reuters) – Jiangxi province in southern China issued its highest flood warning on Saturday, predicting a big overflow...

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Protests at Chana industrial estate project public hearing 

Opponents of the Chana industrial estate project staged a protest on Saturday morning, in front of Chana Wittaya School...

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Super Poll says 86.3% do not trust Thailand’s political parties

More than 80% of the respondents to an opinion poll have admitted that they have lost trust in Thailand’s...

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U.S. sets record for new COVID cases third day in a row at over 69,000

New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally,...

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Thailand records a spike of 14 new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand recorded 14 new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), which is the biggest single day spike for many weeks, all...

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Singapore’s ruling party seen retaining power, sample vote count shows

SINGAPORE, July 11 (Reuters) – Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) is set to retain its parliamentary majority, a...

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Australia’s Victoria state records another day of high coronavirus infections

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second most-populous state on Saturday reported one of its highest daily increases in new coronavirus...

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Brave teenager fights to save her hometown – and environment

Khairiyah Rahmanyah from the deep South of Thailand may not be as famous as Sweden’s young environmental activist Greta...

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Trump’s planned order on ‘dreamer’ immigrants will not include amnesty – White House

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned executive order on immigration will not include amnesty for migrants who are...

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Hong Kong police arrest seven over stabbing of officer during protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police said on Friday they arrested seven people for “assisting” a man suspected...

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Hong Kong officials disappointed at Canada’s move to suspend extradition pact

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Senior officials in Hong Kong said on Saturday they were “very disappointed” at Canada’s decision...

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Tokyo new coronavirus infections over 100 for third day

TOKYO (Reuters) – Tokyo confirmed about 130 new cases of infections of the coronavirus on Saturday, a third consecutive...

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Australia’s Victoria reports 108 new coronavirus cases, biggest jump since March

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second most-populous state, Victoria, reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases since late March on...

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Five new quarantined coronavirus cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Saturday), all among quarantined returnees from abroad, and no new fatalities. According...

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House passes 3.3 trillion baht budget bill

A 3.3 trillion baht budget bill, for the 2021 fiscal year, passed its first reading in Thailand’s House of...

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Trump to give fiery speech at Rushmore amid virus, protests

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump planned a fiery Mount Rushmore speech Friday night including denunciations of protesters...

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Hong Kong man accused of terrorism in first use of new China security law

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A man carrying a “Liberate Hong Kong” sign as he drove a motorcycle into police...

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Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone...

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Thailand’s PM defends further extension of national state of emergency

Thailand’s Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, defended Monday’s decision to extend the national state of emergency until end of...

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Seven new COVID-19 cases recorded among returnees in quarantine in Thailand 

Thailand recorded seven new COVID-19 cases on Monday, all among those in quarantine after returning from India and the...

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Well known YouTuber in trouble over fund raising for forest firefighting

Popular YouTuber and influencer, Shawn Buranahirun, appears to be in hot water, after the chief district officer of Chiang...

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Australia sees biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases in two months

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s second most populous state said on Monday it is considering reimposing social distancing restrictions after...

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Japan’s retail sales extend slump as coronavirus curbs keep shoppers away

TOKYO (Reuters) – Retail sales in Japan tumbled at a double-digit pace for the second straight month in May...

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Trump tweets video with ‘white power’ chant, then deletes it

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting...

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Global coronavirus deaths top half a million

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) – The death toll from COVID-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters...

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General Prawit elected new leader of Thailand’s ruling Palang Pracharat party

The election of General Prawit Wongsuwan, as the new leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat Party, will bring changes...

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Security in Nonthaburi park tightened after two joggers poisoned  

Nonthaburi municipal officials were sent to a public park, located in the government complex, to survey sites for the...

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Coronavirus cases in India cross 500,000 as big cities reel from surge

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s...

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Thailand records no new coronavirus infection on Saturday

No new COVID-19 infections or fatalities were recorded in Thailand today (Saturday), as 13 additional patients have recovered and...

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Trump signs ‘strong’ executive order to protect monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday to protect monuments, memorials and statues facing new...

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Paved over but not forgotten, Thailand’s young rise up for democracy  

Campaigns to mark the birth of democratic Thailand almost a century ago appear to be more active this year,...

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Some states in the U.S. revert to restrictions as virus cases surge

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and Florida reversed course and clamped down on bars again Friday in the nation’s...

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U.S. curbs visas for Chinese officials over Hong Kong freedoms: Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday Washington was imposing visa restrictions on Chinese...

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China sees uptick in new COVID-19 cases, including 17 in Beijing

BEIJING (Reuters) – Mainland China reported on Saturday the highest number of new coronavirus cases in four days, driven...

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Thailand’s reopened nightlife to close at midnight

Entertainment venues, such as bars, pubs, karaoke bars and massage parlors, are expected to be allowed to operate up...

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Singapore’s PM calls election as coronavirus lockdown loosened

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday announced the city-state would hold a national election...

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Immune response to candidate coronavirus vaccine in monkeys satisfactory 

Thailand’s coronavirus vaccine trial is making progress after macaque monkeys, which were given the first doses of the candidate...

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TikTok users, K-pop fans say they helped sabotage Trump rally with false registrations

(Reuters) – TikTok users and fans of Korean pop music took partial credit for inflating attendance expectations at a...

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UK’s Johnson to announce lockdown easing plans on Tuesday

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson will unveil the latest easing of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown on Tuesday when...

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WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its...

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Australian state reinstates restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s second most populous state announced on Saturday it will reinstate tighter restrictions on home and...

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Thailand records one new COVID-19 case on Saturday

The Thai Ministry of Public Health today reported one new COVID-19 case, but said that it had to keep...

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UK to conclude England’s 2-metre COVID-19 rule review soon: minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government will announce in the coming days whether it will reduce its two-meter social distancing...

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North Korea prepares anti-South leaflets amid heightened tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea is gearing up to send propaganda leaflets over its southern border, denouncing North Korean...

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Amid protests for racial justice, Juneteenth gets new renown

DETROIT (AP) — Protesters marched over the Brooklyn Bridge, chanted “We want justice now!” near St. Louis’ Gateway Arch,...

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Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sight

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new...

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Thai police seek Interpol help to find Chinese surrogacy agent

Thai police are seeking Interpol’s help to track down a Chinese agent for commercial surrogacy services. The move follows...

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Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections or deaths on Monday

There have been no new COVID-19 infections or fatalities in Thailand today (Monday), as the country further eases restrictions...

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Embattled Kriangsak quits new post as acting director of Khon Kaen Hospital 

Embattled acting director of Khon Kaen Provincial Hospital, Dr. Kriangsak Watcharakoonkiat, announced today (Monday) that he has decided to...

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Hong Kong’s Disneyland to reopen on June 18 after coronavirus break

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s Disneyland theme park said on Monday it will reopen on June 18 to...

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Coronavirus resurgence in Beijing prompts reinstatement of tough measures

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing reported its second consecutive day of record new numbers of COVID-19 cases on Monday, adding...

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Philippine court finds news site chief Maria Ressa guilty of libel

MANILA (Reuters) – The head of a Philippine news website known for its tough scrutiny of President Rodrigo Duterte...

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“Stop fighting!” Atlanta sobriety test quickly turned deadly

ATLANTA (AP) — One minute, Rayshard Brooks was chatting cooperatively with Atlanta police, saying he’d had a couple of...

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Britain’s Johnson to launch cross-government commission on racism

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said a cross-government commission would examine racism and the disparities experienced...

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Europe starts to reopen borders but no free travel yet

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European countries ease some border controls on Monday after coronavirus lockdowns, but Spain’s continued closure, a...

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Hunt for crowned bats in Thailand to discover if they carry COVID-19 virus

Officials from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, and from the Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases,...

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

Five additional COVID-19 cases, all now in hospital after their arrival in Thailand from Saudi Arabia, were recorded in...

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Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency’ after virus spike shuts market

BEIJING (Reuters) – A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday...

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Trump shifts date of Oklahoma rally to ‘respect’ emancipation holiday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would shift the date of an Oklahoma rally...

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Cabinet shake-up looms as COVID-19 crisis eases

After three months of almost no political activity due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Thai politicians have wasted no time...

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Facebook fires employee who protested inaction on Trump posts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc fired an employee who had criticized Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to...

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New York governor signs police accountability legislation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law on Friday a sweeping package of police...

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More activities expected to resume in mid-June

Further easing of the lockdown restrictions are expected in mid-June. The CCSA, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, will...

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