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No-confidence vote reveals winners, losers and path ahead for Prayut’s govt    

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine other Cabinet members managed to sail through last week’s no-confidence vote — mostly...

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Why has the EU not approved Russia’s Sputnik jab?

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is still waiting for the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to start the countdown to its...

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Pfizer first dose 85% effective after 2-4 weeks: study

The first dose of the Pfizer vaccination is 85 percent effective against coronavirus infection between two and four weeks...

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Thai government to buy dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises

The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) is to buy grade-A dried cannabis flowers from community enterprises at 45,000 THB per...

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Mexico to import edible edible cricket product from Thailand

Mexico’s government has resolved to approve the import of cricket powder from Thailand, specifically made from a species more...

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First death hits Myanmar’s anti-coup movement as pressure swells against generals

A young protester died Friday, more than a week after being shot in anti-coup demonstrations in Myanmar, offering a...

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Govt will survive no-confidence debate, but at what cost?

With their clear majority in the House, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the nine other targeted ministers are expected...

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Education minister facing biggest backlash in no-confidence vote

Education Minister Nataphol Teepsuwan is expected to gain the fewest approval votes following his censure-debate grilling this week, amid...

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Vaccine passports inject new hope for Thai tourism

A “vaccine passport” has emerged as the best hope for Thai tourism businesses devastated by COVID-19. The passport, which...

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The Good, the bad and China

Despite its involvement in the UN Security Council meeting that issued a call for the release of those detained...

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Siam Bioscience was selected by AstraZeneca

Siam Bioscience was chosen by AstraZeneca after a detailed assessment and comparison against other institutions proposed by Thailand, according...

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How High Can Clubhouse Fly?

It’s so hot that invitations to the app are being sold on e-commerce platforms Unless you’ve moved to Mars,...

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Malaysian durian trade battered as lockdown bites

Durians falling from trees are collected in nets on a farm in Malaysia, where a long lockdown has slowed...

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Coffee sector full of beans despite pandemic

As cafes and office canteens shuttered worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic, coffee growers feared 2020 would be a...

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Backpedaling protesters need to regroup soon

Most of the times, advices from perceived enemies can be discarded, but not those that come from friends or...

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Two COVID-19 infections found in Thammasat University

Thammasat University reported two COVID-19 cases, one member of university staff at the faculty of law and one medical...

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NASA wants to fly a helicopter on Mars for the first time

More than a century after the first powered flight on Earth, NASA intends to prove it’s possible to replicate...

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Myanmar under pressure at UN

The UN’s top rights body demanded Friday that Myanmar’s military restore civilian rule and immediately release Aung San Suu...

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22 COVID-19 infections found in Chulalongkorn university campus

22 COVID-19 infections have been found in Chulalongkorn University’s (CU) Bangkok campus, most among university staff, while the virus...

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Opposition to censure Thai govt for ‘botched recovery’, ‘vaccine disaster’     

The government’s handling of economic problems worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to be the core of the...

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Stay-at-home orders in Vietnam Covid-19 hotspot

Two million people in Vietnam will be put under a raft of restrictions starting Tuesday, after their northern province...

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Hot spots in the upcoming censure debate against Thai govt

Thirty-eight opposition MPs have been allocated 42 hours on the floor during the four-day censure debate, which kicks off...

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Police deny using teargas against anti-establishment protesters on Saturday

Pol. Lt. General Pakkapong Pongpetra, chief of the Metropolitan Police Bureau, insists that police did not use teargas, rubber...

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Myanmar draft cybersecurity law adds to protests over coup

A draft cybersecurity law due to be implemented in Myanmar has raised protests that it will be used to...

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Myanmar’s conflict-scarred Rohingya on edge with return of generals

Myanmar’s stateless, conflict-scarred Rohingya community are on edge with the return of military rule, fearing further violence in a...

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19 killed in firecracker factory blast in India

At least 19 people were killed and dozens hurt in a blast at a firecracker factory in India, authorities...

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Rivals face off as lèse majesté row hots up

The battle over Thailand’s lèse majesté law has intensified with supporters and opponents coming out in full force to...

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Inside the electrifying rise of Bitcoin

The soaring price of Bitcoin is making headlines around the globe following news that electric-car maker Tesla, one of...

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North Korea’s Kim lambasts officials for economic ‘defeatism’

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accused top officials of “self-protection and defeatism” and largely blamed them for...

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Pathum Thani closes 2 markets for 5 days

Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok, has ordered two markets in Thanyaburi district to close for 5 days from...

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All eyes on court as Thai charter-change battle approaches D-Day

The current junta-sponsored Constitution is among the most condemned charters in Thai history, yet also arguably one of the...

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Are Thai govt savings bonds attractive?

Public Debt Management Office (PDMO) chief Patricia Mongkhonvanit on Wednesday encouraged people to purchase newly issued government savings bonds...

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Infantino says Covid measures could still be in place for 2022 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said for the first time Thursday coronavirus containment measures could still be in place during...

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The WHO’s China mission: Five questions still unanswered

The World Health Organization expert mission to China ended this week without finding the source of the coronavirus that...

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Helping people get back on their feet

Conceived as a Master’s thesis, a health startup is all set to make a world of difference to the...

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Facebook rolls out news feeds with less politics

Facebook said it began rolling out news feeds with less political subject matter in line with a plan outlined...

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Trump impeachment gives Thais a lot to ponder

Two most difficult periods to bring a politician to justice are during the peak of his (or her) power...

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Cupid’s arrow but no COVID-19 jab for Thais this Valentine’s Day

Amid all the confusion about Thailand’s COVID-19 vaccination plans, two things are very clear: People will not start getting...

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Thailand’s latest COVID-relief scheme hit by controversy

A total of Bt210 billion is being pumped into Thailand’s latest COVID-19 relief effort, but experts say needy Thais...

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157 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand recorded 157 new COVID cases, 548 new recoveries and one more COVID-19 related death today (Wednesday), according to...

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200 underground gambling dens still operating across Thailand

There are about 200 underground gambling dens operating nationwide, and 47 are in the Bangkok metropolitan area, according to...

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Greeting the Ox in the quaintest of styles

Lost at not being able to celebrate in Chinatown? We offer an alternative that’s just as enjoyable, albeit in...

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“That which cannot be questioned is always a problem” said the fairy godmother of the anti-establishment protesters

“Humans are a nation’s most important resource. Nowadays, everyone is equal, equally neglected as a human resource,” said Inthira...

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Illegal gambling a trump card for opposition in censure debate against govt 

Illegal gambling will be among the issues fired at Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and nine members of his Cabinet...

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Bangkok Governor orders delay of fare increase on Green Route train service

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has postponed its plan to increase the maximum train fare on the Green Route...

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Thailand’s Disease Control Board approves 63-million dose inoculation plan

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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Biden: “Remains to be seen” if US will send team to Olympics

US President Joe Biden said late Sunday it remains to be seen if the US will send a team...

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Thai public cleared to participate in charter change, but roadblocks lie ahead  

The review of two charter draft bills has been completed, paving the way for changes to the 2017 Constitution...

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a...

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Why Skytrain fare hike may end up wrecking Bangkok’s mass-transit success story  

Bangkok commuters are crossing their fingers and hoping that the Central Administrative Court will stop the maximum BTS Skytrain...

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Myanmar coup to take big toll on trade with Thailand, the world: Experts

Thai and other foreign companies are expected to delay their investments in Myanmar following a military coup that threatens...

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How one Myanmar restaurant in Bangkok supports anti-coup activity

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

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Myanmar has 134 More Political Prisoners Following Military Coup

As of Friday morning, 134 officials, leaders and lawmakers from the National League for Democracy (NLD), political activists, monks...

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Indonesia bans mandatory Islamic ‘hijab’ scarves for schoolgirls

Indonesia has banned schools from forcing girls to wear Islamic “hijab” headscarves after the case of a Christian pupil pressured...

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No coronavirus contamination found in 117 samples of Thai seafood

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

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‘Illuminati’ accuser returns to haunt Thailand’s progressive Move Forward Party

Move Forward, Thailand’s second-largest opposition party, has been hit by accusations that could result in its dissolution after less...

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Opposition’s strategic changes from last censure

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will remain the prime target, but the similarities between the upcoming no-confidence attack and the...

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Facebook disrupted in Myanmar as UN chief warns coup must fail

Facebook services in Myanmar were disrupted on Thursday, days after the army seized power, as UN chief Antonio Guterres warned the...

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Bangkok’s century-old Hua Lamphong station makes tracks towards railway history

After more than a century serving passengers, Thailand’s largest railway hub will reach the end of the line this...

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How a flaw in the system lands Thailand’s elderly in trouble

A 99-year-old grandmother says she will go to prison if the government sues for repayment of Bt100,000 in subsidies...

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Japan toughens virus measures with new law

Japan passed a new law strengthening enforcement of its virus restrictions on Wednesday, allowing authorities to fine bars and...

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Thailand placed 4th in ASEAN on the Democracy Index 2020

Thailand has been placed fourth in ASEAN, and 73rd in the world, while categorized as one of the world’s...

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Myanmar medics lead sprouting civil disobedience calls after coup

Calls for a civil disobedience campaign in Myanmar gathered pace  Wednesday as the United States formally declared the military’s takeover a...

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The Lady vanishes: Suu Kyi back under house arrest

The Myanmar military’s detention of Aung San Suu Kyi during this week’s coup has revived memories of her more...

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Thailand takes momentous step to legalise abortion

In a defining moment for male-dominated and conservative Thailand, the country is now shifting its stance from anti-abortion to...

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“Thai food is the most  delicious medicine” – Chef Chumpol

The Michelin-starred chef demonstrates how food sustainably can be achieved Michelin-starred Chef Chumpol Jangprai has a clear image of...

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Thai govt stability shaken as ruling partners become electoral rivals   

A widening rift between coalition partners Palang Pracharath and the Democrats over the upcoming Nakhon Si Thammarat by-election is...

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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective: Lancet study

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is 91.6 percent effective against symptomatic Covid-19, according to an analysis published in The Lancet...

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Singapore limits contact-tracing data access after outcry

Singapore‘s parliament passed a law Tuesday limiting the use of data collected for coronavirus contact-tracing after the government admitted...

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More than 100 million vaccinated

More than 100 million Covid-19 vaccines have been given around the world, an AFP tally from official sources found...

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Thai Red Cross is calling for plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients

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

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Myanmar generals in firm control after coup

Myanmar‘s generals were in firm control Tuesday after a surgical coup that saw democracy heroine Aung San Suu Kyi...

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Central Shrimp Market to stay closed until at least February 15th

The Central Shrimp Market in Samut Sakhon province, the epicenter of the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, will remain...

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A tiny historic town well worth a detour

Not far from the well-known beaches of Khao Lak, Takua Pa offers a delightful reminder of bygone days Takua...

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Taboo subject of monarchy set to spark pandemonium in Thai Parliament

Thailand is bracing for unprecedented chaos in Parliament later this month when the opposition shatters a deep-seated taboo by...

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Governments around the world condemn Myanmar’s military coup

The United States led governments around the world in calling for the restoration of Myanmar’s democracy on Monday after...

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Happy Meals: cannabis-infused cuisine now being served

Prachin Buri’s hospital offers cannabis dishes and snacks to enthusiastic patrons No culinary trend could possibly beat the gastronomical...

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New Zealand unveils a blueprint to fight climate change

New Zealand unveiled a blueprint Sunday to phase out petrol-powered cars while its dairy industry, a key pillar of the economy,...

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Just cruisin’ along

The new electric boat service on Klong Phadung Krungkasem makes a lovely change from the humdrum of Bangkok’s streets...

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Crazy about croissants

Seems Thais just can’t have enough of the French crescent-shaped pastry Decades ago, if someone predicted that Thais would happily...

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PM assures the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand is at “acceptable levels”

Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand, the availability of the field hospital beds and the...

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Equity markets drop as painful week ends on sour note

Asian and European markets suffered more losses Friday, capping a painful week for global equities that has been characterised...

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UN, foreign missions sound alarm over Myanmar coup fears

More than a dozen embassies, including the US and EU delegation, Friday urged Myanmar to “adhere to democratic norms”,...

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New Zealand confirms two more virus cases in community

New Zealand confirmed two new cases of the more virulent South African Covid-19 strain in the community Thursday, as investigators scrambled to determine...

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Vietnam reports first virus outbreak in nearly two months

Vietnam recorded its first coronavirus outbreak in almost two months on Thursday, with more than 80 new cases reported...

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Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon downs Indian star PV Sindhu

Former world number one Ratchanok Intanon landed a crucial victory over Indian star PV Sindhu at badminton’s World Tour...

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Singapore launches new self-driving bus trial

Singapore has moved a step closer to a driverless public transport network with the launch of a new trial...

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Asian markets a sea of red as virus woes add to correction fears

Asian markets suffered further losses Thursday, tracking a rout in New York and Europe as markets were hit by...

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Hundreds of Rohingya missing from Indonesian refugee camp

Hundreds of Rohingya are missing from a refugee camp in Indonesia and are believed to have been trafficked to...

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Northern pleasures: off the beaten track in Doi Saket

Chiang Mai remains one of the most popular destinations for the long holiday celebration but lesser-known Doi Saket offers...

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Samut Sakhon residents pray for governor felled in Covid battle

As the new wave of COVID-19 exploded in Samut Sakhon, the governor leading the fightback always managed to keep...

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Olympic chief Bach to respond to Tokyo Games fears

With the coronavirus pandemic threatening the holding of the re-arranged Tokyo Olympics, IOC chief Thomas Bach is expected on...

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Indonesian volcano erupts, spewing hot ash three kilometres away

One of the world’s most active volcanoes, Indonesia’s Mount Merapi, erupted Wednesday, belching out huge clouds of smoke and ash...

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Stakes high for Thailand’s opposition as censure debate targets govt 

The opposition is unlikely to upend the government in next month’s censure debate, as has been the case previously....

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The Mekong report China doesn’t want to see

The Mekong river is a life line of millions of people in six countries. In the past few years,...

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Singapore activists appeal gay sex ban court ruling

Three Singapore campaigners launched an appeal Monday against a court’s decision to uphold a law banning sex between men, the latest...

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Asian markets stumble on stimulus timing and size

Asian markets sank into the red Tuesday following the previous day’s healthy run-up, with sentiment jolted by the prospect...

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Education ministry details school fees are to be refunded by private schools

Private schools, which provide online learning during the lockdown, must refund certain fees and charges to parents, either in...

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How one partygoer became Thailand’s first ‘super-spreader’

Thailand looks poised to confirm its first official “super spreader” as fears grow over the scale of the latest...

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US warships conduct exercises in South China Sea

A US aircraft carrier group sailed into the South China Sea on a so-called “freedom of navigation” exercise, the...

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