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Indonesia set COVID19 Quarantine set to five days

The Indonesian government has officially cut the quarantine period from eight days to five days, following the Circular of...

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Asean Food, Travel and Lifestyle Myanmar Report

The first organic skincare brand in Myanmar

Myanmar is a country which has been plagued by troubles throughout its history, but it prospered quickly after the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update International News World

New Zealand sets 90% vaccine target to end lockdown

New Zealand set a 90-percent vaccination target Friday for scrapping lockdowns as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled a plan...

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Business International News World

Australia accuses China of undermining world trade

Australia delivered a withering denunciation of China’s trade policies Thursday, accusing Beijing of undermining the World Trade Organization and...

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Entertainment Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Music fans spend more time listening to tunes during pandemic -study

Music fans globally are spending more time listening to tunes, about 18.4 hours a week on average, and have...

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Opinion Politics

Isaan voters once again hold keys to political power in Thailand

Major political parties are setting their sights on the Northeast as local elections loom, paving the way for a...

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Highlight Highlights of the week Opinion

COVID-19 pill may revive old, bitter debate

Common sense, whether it’s humanitarian or economic, dictates that if the world has found a drug that can make...

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Asean Myanmar Report News

Myanmar’s military releases prisoners, retracts court cases following ASEAN decision

Myanmar’s junta government has decided to release prisoners and cancel arrest warrants issued against thousands of people just days...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Japan’s top rail firm open train-themed hotel with simulator

Japan’s top rail firms are going the extra mile to attract customers as the pandemic continues to cripple the...

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Entertainment General News

Lalisa and Bocelli opening acts for Thailand’s post-COVID era

The Tourism and Sports Ministry is planning a spectacular Thai countdown to 2022, helmed by K-pop sensation Lalisa “Lisa” Manoban...

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Business Opinion Thai PBS World Exclusive

Human resources and inequality, main issues needing serious attention

Thailand needs to develop its human resources, improve the quality of its education, and get serious about addressing the...

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Entertainment Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Influential musician Bruce Gaston passes away at the age of 74

Musicians all over Thailand are today mourning the passing of Bruce Gaston, the first man to successfully blend traditional...

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Business Coronavirus Outbreak Update Opinion

Tourism, investments expected to take off as Thailand reopens on Nov 1

Business leaders are expecting an influx of foreign tourists and investors when Thailand reopens its doors to the world...

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Environment International News World

Unprecedented hunger to follow in wake of the climate crisis – WFP

The world faces an exponential increase in hunger fueled by the climate crisis if urgent global action to help...

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Asean Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

More than 2,400 vaccinated travelers are now approved to enter Singapore without quarantine from next Tuesday

More than 2,400 vaccinated travelers from eight countries like the UK, France, and the US are now approved to...

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Politics Profiles

Pirapan Salirathavibhaga: The ruling party peace-broker tipped for PM candidacy 

Former justice minister Pirapan Salirathavibhaga is making waves in the ruling Palang Pracharath Party after being appointed as advisor...

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Highlight Highlights of the week Opinion

Treacherous path that journalists have to take

You can be a “freedom fighter” storming a “corrupt” Parliament, or you can be a “rioter” invading the place...

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Business General Highlight News Opinion

Ride-hailing services enter uncharted territory after new regulations take effect

Legalized ride-hailing taxi services, which start next month, will offer more choices, but both consumer satisfaction and drivers’ welfare...

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Opinion Politics

Can Thailand’s 2014 coup leader secure another 5 years in power?

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s words to supporters in the South last week were interpreted by many as a sign he intends...

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Opinion

Journalism fights against tyranny

Maria Ressa and Dimitry Muratov are very courageous journalists, enduring difficulties concocted by their governments to weaken or rather terminate their...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight Opinion

New vaccine combo injects hope for Thailand’s battle against COVID-19

If you are hesitant about getting a Sinovac jab to protect yourself against COVID-19, here’s some good news –...

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Highlight Opinion Thailand Floods

Thailand lacks annual flood assessment – climate change expert

Thailand lacks regular flood risk assessments, which should be carried out every one or two years, to see what...

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International Opinion World

Op-Ed: A US-China war is avoidable

US President Joe Biden has already reduced the possibility of waging war against China, by recognizing the “One-China” policy....

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Environment Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Plant markets turn a new leaf amid pandemic

Gardening has bloomed during the lockdowns as people stuck at home have chosen to become plant parents. Instagram posts...

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Business News

Almost 100 global platforms ready to pay e-tax

Amid a sharp decline in tax collections due to COVID-19, Thailand’s newly levied e-service tax has emerged as a...

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Asean Myanmar Report News

Myanmar’s envoy to UN vows to continue and seek support for democratization of the country

Myanmar’s envoy to the United Nations, Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun, has vowed to continue in the post and to...

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Politics Profiles

Chatchai Phromlert — the ‘man behind PM Prayut’s new power push’

Rumors that Chatchai Phromlert was poised to enter politics were circulating long before his mandatory retirement as Interior Ministry...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

What frontrunner Chadchart has to do

The trick is that the independent Bangkok gubernatorial candidate must stay away from national politics if he wants to...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General

Life in Thailand getting back to normal – but only if you are vaccinated

If you haven’t had your COVID-19 jab yet, then your life in Thailand may be very different from those who...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight News

Why herd immunity could be an impossible goal for Thailand

With some 56 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered so far, Thailand has made considerable progress in protecting its...

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News Opinion Politics

Children’s books latest battleground for Thailand’s political divide

A set of new children’s books with political messages has triggered heated debate over allegations they aim to “brainwash”...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Lucrative opportunities for Thailand in the alternative protein market

Not so long ago, the idea of a fast-food chain famous for its “finger-licking good” fried chicken adding plant-based...

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News World

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp hit by outage: tracker

Major social media services including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp were hit by a massive outage on Monday, tracking sites...

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Around Thailand News Opinion Thailand Floods

Another Great Flood looming for Thailand? Experts weigh the risks

With the overflowing Chao Phraya flooding more provinces, Thais are worried their worst fears could soon be realized –...

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International News World

Trump asks US judge to force Twitter to restore his account

Former President Donald Trump has asked a federal judge in Florida to force Twitter to restore his account, which...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Shipwrecks of World War I are a seabed museum in Turkey

Turkey’s newest park is an underwater museum of fourteen shipwrecks that lie beneath the waves of the Dardanelles Strait,...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Thai PBS World Exclusive

Cooperation is the driving force in surviving the pandemic

Volunteers have been playing a crucial role in keeping Thailand’s health system working and have helped save lives, admitted...

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Asean News

Philippine leader asks officials to ignore corruption probe

The Philippine president says he will prohibit Cabinet officials from attending an ongoing Senate inquiry on suspected irregularities in...

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Asean Highlight Myanmar Report News

Myanmar’s economy has plunged even deeper into a recession pit

As the political turmoil continues to wreak havoc in Myanmar, the economy has plunged into an even deeper recession....

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Asean Opinion World

Op-Ed: PM designated Fumio Kishida for a new Japan

Very few Thais are aware that it was former Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, who saved Thailand-Japan relations from...

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Thailand Floods Uncategorized

Fine Arts Department ramps up efforts to save the country’s historical parks from floods

The Fine Arts Department is on high alert and working around the clock to save the country’s historical parks...

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Politics Profiles

Wirat Ratanaset: The chief whip whose futsal ‘game’ could injure Thai govt

Veteran politician Wirat Ratanaset’s indictment on corruption charges has cast a cloud over his status as government chief whip...

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Business Opinion

Increase in public debt ceiling raises questions on government’s competence

Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith recently announced that the government needed to increase the public debt ceiling to 70 percent...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Life as a last responder in a pandemic

Grief, unpleasant odours and an unsafe working environment– these are just some of the factors that contribute to the...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

“Silent majority” gives everyone hope _ and anxiety

To varying degrees, all key players in Thai politics can be both optimistic and apprehensive at the same time....

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Asean News

Vietnam’s lockdown ensnares world’s clothing giants

From shoes and sweaters to car parts and coffee, Vietnam’s strict and lengthy coronavirus lockdown has sparked product shortages...

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Around Thailand Highlight News

Thai military in the dock after years of torture allegations

Reports of soldiers being brutally beaten inside military barracks emerge every year in Thailand. An organization monitoring human rights...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Tradition prevails as Phuket prepares to host Vegetarian Festival

Believed to be the birthplace of the vegetarian festival in Thailand, Phuket has decided to hold its well-known and...

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Highlight News Opinion Politics

How long can PM Prayut remain in power? 

August 24 marked the seventh anniversary of General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s tenure as Thailand’s prime minister. It also spurred questions...

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Around Thailand Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Highlight Opinion

Tough test ahead as Thailand mulls reopening schools

The second semester for most Thai students will start on November 1. But whether their classes are held online...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle International News World

Murakami library unveiled at author’s alma mater in Tokyo

Haruki Murakami fans can marvel at a vast collection of the Japanese author’s novels, scrapbooks and vinyl at a...

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Environment General Ideas & Innovation News

Solar powered van stops in Paris as part of road trip

A vehicle which is fuelled entirely by solar power has arrived in Paris, France as part of its test...

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International News World

Huawei executive freed in Canada after deal with US prosecutors

A bitter diplomatic spat between Canada, China and the United States drew to a close on Friday, as Ottawa...

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Asean Highlight Myanmar Report News

Myanmar Report: Death of the independent press

Since the February 1st military coup, led by the Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and the Tatmadaw (military), Myanmar...

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News Opinion Sport

Can ‘Madame Football’ revive sinking fortunes of Thailand’s national team?

After the Thai men’s team capped years of poor form by again failing to qualify for the FIFA World...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update International News World

WHO backs antibody treatment for high-risk Covid patients

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday recommended the synthetic antibody treatment Regeneron for Covid-19, but only in patients...

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Business General Highlight News

Government makes bold move to woo wealthy, highly skilled foreigners

Labor experts and investors are throwing their support behind the government’s move to lure one million wealthy expats and...

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Politics Profiles

General Vitch: New player in Palang Pracharath’s game of strategy

Though he survived a plot to unseat him at the latest censure debate, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is now...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Highlight News

Thailand nears deadline to reopen – but Bangkok needs more time

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s 120-day deadline to reopen the country is approaching fast – but few provinces are ready...

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Highlights of the week Opinion

Complexities of Evergrande phenomenon

In a more ideologically straightforward world, Chinese “merchants” and capitalism don’t go anywhere near each other. That, however, is...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Edible insect vending machine launched across Japan

Foods with insect extracts and edible insects are being sold in vending machines across Japan. One such vending machine...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General News

US Study shows only 4 of almost 10,000 arriving passengers had COVID-19

Of the 9,853 passengers, who underwent COVID-19 testing in the USA, only 4 were found to be positive in...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Highlight

To boost or not to boost: The pros and cons of getting a third COVID shot

With the government offering a free booster dose from September 24 and the paid option of the Moderna vaccine...

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Ideas & Innovation News Uncategorized World

SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission

Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Shrink-wrapped Arc de Triomphe finally displays artist Christo’s vision

Crowds stood admiring the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Saturday (September 18) after it was draped in silvery...

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Highlight Opinion Politics

Will new law end Thailand’s dark era of torture and disappearances?

Uproar over the recent killing of a drug suspect by police investigators has revived debate on the need for...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Opinion

The downside of digital learning

Virtual learning during lockdown has been a brand new experience for all students and parents, with both doing their...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle General News

‘Worn Out’: Dutch museum finds unknown Van Gogh drawing of old man

A Dutch museum on Thursday (September 16) unveiled a previously unknown work by Vincent van Gogh — a study...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

Can Prayut and Thammanat walk on separate tightropes?

They were skating on thin ice together like a pair, but, currently, the prime minister and arguably the most...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

From nasal sprays to sniffer dogs: Thai researchers develop unique weapons to fight COVID-19

When Thailand began its battle against COVID-19 early last year, local scientists were quick to launch research programs on innovative...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Highlight Opinion

Letting Thai culture live and breathe through time

Culture is like a little bird in your hand. You want to keep it and nurture it. Grasping it...

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News Opinion Politics

Electoral change lights fuse for political explosion in Thai Parliament and government

An early general election has become more likely after Parliament voted on Friday (September 10) to approve a charter...

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Asean Opinion

Op-Ed: China-Vietnam fraternal ties are strong

Do not be fooled by the popular optics portraying China and Vietnam as eternal enemies. They are not, as...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

What children – and parents – can expect from Thailand’s vaccination drive for kids

Children aged 12 and up will soon be rolling up their sleeves for a jab against COVID-19, which has...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update General Highlight News

A user’s guide to Thailand’s new digital health pass

Thailand has launched its very own “digital health pass” via the Public Health Ministry’s Mohpromt application, and all residents...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Embracing intangible cultural heritage

While countries around the world are harnessing their unique mix of cultural heritage to boost their economies Thailand, one...

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International News World

China orders gaming giants to cut ‘effeminate’ gender imagery

Chinese authorities have ordered gaming giants to end their focus on profits and cut content perceived to be breeding...

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International News World

Calls for unity as divided US marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

America marked the 20th anniversary of 9/11 Saturday with pleas for unity at solemn ceremonies given added resonance by...

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Opinion World

Op-Ed: Twenty years on, reflections on Sept 11

The quick fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban has made the 20th anniversary of Sept 11 even more sad. The...

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Opinion Politics

Thammanat’s exit could spell doom for ruling party at next election

The surprise departure of Palang Pracharath’s secretary-general, Thammanat Prompow, from the Cabinet threatens to cause disarray in the ruling...

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Asean News

Vietnam to reopen resort island to foreign tourists to boost economy

Vietnam plans to reopen the beach-fringed island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists from next month, authorities said, as...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Nutrition a key weapon in strengthening kids’ immune system during Covid-19 pandemic

Graphic designer Sirintira Tonvorakul started to worry after reading about the recent surge in Covid-19 cases amongst children in...

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Highlights of the week Opinion Politics

What’s “Dirty job man” up to?

The question regarding Prayut Chan-o-cha and Thammanat Prompao is whether it’s a “mountain out of a molehill” situation or...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle General

The dhamma double-act mixing Thai Buddhism with laughter – and stirring controversy

Two famous monks from Bangkok’s Wat Soithong caused a sensation last weekend when they appeared on Facebook Live together...

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Opinion Politics

Censure debate signals end of Prayut’s ‘command-and-control’ leadership 

Halfway through their government’s four-year term, Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and his brothers in arms – Gen Prawit Wongsuwan and...

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Opinion Politics

Rumbling undercurrent unsettles Prayut despite censure win

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha managed to survive his third no-confidence vote, but a brewing storm in the ruling party...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Jabs, tests and apps: A guide to travel in Thailand as COVID controls ease

Tourism operators are offering some irresistible deals now that the government has eased travel restrictions for people in the...

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Asean Opinion

Op-Ed: Suga’s short legacy in Asean

The news that Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is to step down later this month and will not stand...

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International News World

Biden wants Afghan exit to end US global cop role

“America is back,” goes President Joe Biden’s catchphrase, but his unapologetic exit from Afghanistan shows America won’t be back...

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Around Thailand General News

British man rescued after being lost 3 days in Thai jungle

A 72-year-old British man was found safe three days after disappearing in a thick jungle in northeastern Thailand while...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Bangkok’s dark secrets to be revealed in a new Thai-made Netflix series

Film buffs around the world will be treated to a glimpse of Bangkok’s darkest corners, where conspiracy hides behind...

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Asean Food, Travel and Lifestyle Myanmar Report News

Myanmar Report: Going back to the drawing board – Myanmar’s first ever full-range hobby store

When the country of Myanmar first truly opened up to the outside world in 2015, many there were exposed...

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Business Highlight Opinion

Economic recovery hinges on whether relaxation of lockdown is sustainable

The government has started to ease some lockdown restrictions from September 1. Department stores have been allowed to reopen...

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Environment International News World

China’s paper mills turn leftover bamboo from panda into paper products

Paper mills in southwest China’s Sichuan Province are turning leftover bamboo from panda bases into useful products in an...

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Highlights of the week Politics

With coronavirus playing variable, Thai political war rages on

Rival Thai politicians and their supporters are gambling on how the country’s COVID-19 situation will pan out in the...

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General Highlight

The journey of traditional herb kratom – from banned narcotic to legal cash crop

For nearly 80 years, traditional herbal remedy kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) featured on the list of banned substances. But on...

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General News Opinion

Op-Ed: Thailand-South Korea ties turn more strategic

Chung Eui-yong, a young South Korean diplomat who served in Thailand 30 years ago, had always dreamed of returning...

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Asean News

Malaysian PM in quarantine after contact with COVID-19 patient

Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob is under quarantine following close contact with a COVID-19 patient, his office said...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

A True Taste of Thailand … in Berlin

The call would go out the moment officials were spotted nearing the informal market. Vendors would quickly unfurl the...

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News World

North Korea appears to have restarted nuclear reactor: UN agency

Nuclear-armed North Korea appears to have restarted its plutonium-producing reprocessing reactor in a “deeply troubling” development, the UN atomic...

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