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Government to introduce “Thailand Plus” application for foreign tourists

The Thai government is to introduce a new application, called “Thailand Plus”, to enable the tracing of foreign tourists...

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Thailand’s King donates several plots of land for government and public use

His Majesty the King has donated several plots of land, in Bangkok and elsewhere, to state agencies for educational,...

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News Politics

Barbecue dinner in front of parliament planned for tomorrow

The anti-establishment Khana Ratsadon will hold pork barbecue dinner in front of parliament tomorrow, from 4pm to 9.30pm, as...

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Business News

New e-commerce tax bill to be considered by the Senate next week

A new e-business tax bill, which has been approved by the House scrutiny committee, will be forwarded to the...

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Protest groups converge on Democracy Monument

Three protest groups have converged at the Democracy Monument, as the metropolitan police warn them to confine themselves to...

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Charter-change sponsor iLaw accused of targeting Thai monarchy with foreign money

Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), the only group outside Parliament to have its draft Constitution amendment tabled for debate...

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Asean News

Suu Kyi’s party pledges unity government after election ‘landslide’

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling party said on Friday it would seek to form...

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Asean News

Kasetsart U develops new fragrant rice to compete with Vietnam

Thailand’s Kasetsart University (Kamphaeng Saen campus) has developed a new variety of fragrant rice, which is expected to compete...

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Asian leaders to sign China-backed trade deal amid U.S. election uncertainty

HANOI (Reuters) – Southeast Asian leaders start meetings on Thursday that are expected to lead to an ambitious China-backed...

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Around Thailand Environment News

Flash flood alert in 10 southern provinces due to tropical depression

Thailand’s Office of National Water Resources issued a warning, to people living in 10 southern provinces today, to brace...

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Why “reconciliation” committee looks doomed before birth

There are things that can never be reconciled, and one of them is clashing political ideologies. This is one of...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Five new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand today

Thailand has recorded five new COVID-19 cases today, including four Thais and one foreigner, who are all in quarantine,...

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News Politics

Royalist group rallies to oppose attempt to reform the Thai Monarchy

A small group of pro-Monarchy demonstrators rallied in front of parliament this morning (Thursday) to oppose any amendment to...

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General News

Mental health – an important issue that might be overlooked during the pandemic

COVID-19 is largest pandemic for over a century. Its effects have spread around the world, profoundly impacting every sector....

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News Politics

Time for newcomers or will old faces return as provinces go to vote?

The “new normal” was adopted to fight COVID-19, but Thailand’s local elections next month will likely see the “old...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Monday

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases among foreign arrivals in state quarantine today (Monday), as worldwide infections have surpassed...

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News Politics

Thailand’s election watchdog asked to investigate whether Progressive Movement functions like a political party

Thailand’s Election Commission has been asked, by political activist Srisuwan Janya, to investigate the conduct of the Progressive Movement,...

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Thailand’s PM congratulates US President-elect Joe Biden and VP-elect Kamala Harris

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has sent a letter of congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Water cannons used against Thailand’s anti-establishment protesters tonight

The police have used water cannons against the protesters, after they tried to march on the Bureau of the...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

12 new COVID-19 cases recorded Saturday, including one local case

Thailand recorded 12 new COVID-19 infections today, including one locally-transmitted and 11 imported cases, nine of them are in...

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News Protests 2020

Inthira and Tosaporn: Meet the young protesters’ celebrity ‘godparents’

Amid escalating anti-government protests, famous figures are enjoying fresh popularity for their kind acts towards youngsters taking to the...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Peranakan revisited

No trip to Phuket is complete without experiencing and tasting the best of Baba Nyonya culture   While most...

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Asean News

Suu Kyi’s party expected to win second term in Myanmar polls

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar’s citizens go to the polls Sunday in an effort to sustain the fledgling democracy they...

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News Politics

Three former Thai PMs to join proposed Reconciliation Committee

Three of Thailand’s former Prime Ministers have agreed to accept Parliament President Chuan Leekpai’s invitation to join the Reconciliation...

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Trump falsely claims victory with votes uncounted, rival Biden confident

ILMINGTON, Del./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump falsely claimed victory over Democratic rival Joe Biden on Wednesday with millions...

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Highlight Protests 2020

Protesters to boycott reconciliation move, demand PM Prayut’s resignation

Anti-government protesters declared this afternoon they will boycott the proposed reconciliation committee being set up to resolve the current...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

European minister infected with COVID-19 flies home

A European Foreign Affair minister was found to be infected with COVID-19, after his arrival at the head of...

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Trump claims election victory, will dispute continuing vote count

President Donald Trump on Wednesday claimed he had won the US election, despite the final results not yet being...

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Trump wins Florida, locked in other tight races with Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won Florida, the nation’s most prized battleground election state, and he and Democrat...

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News Politics

Parliament President should head the Reconciliation Committee – Senator

Senator Kamnoon Sitthisamarn has proposed that the Thai Parliament’s President, Chuan Leekpai, should head the reconciliation committee, emphasizing the...

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King marks ‘new normal’ by getting close to subjects

The traditional gulf between the Thai monarchy and commoners appears to be narrowing as the King gets up close...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News Uncategorized

Built on teak and rebellion 

The demolition of the 131-year-old former Bombay Burmah Trading building in Phrae province made for embarrassing headlines in June, with the Fine Arts Department forced to quick announcing that it would...

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Boo! The ghosts are back in town

Thailand shows its love for its unearthly spirits as it marks Halloween   Halloween, with its mysterious and ghostly...

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Floating our cares away

We take a look at how Loy Krathong is being celebrated all over the country in the new normal...

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Thai zombie clothes seller cashes in on threads of the dead

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News Protests 2020

Motorists advised to avoid Lat Phrao ahead of protest at The Mall Bangkapi today

Motorists are warned to avoid Lat Phrao Road, in Bangkok, from 3 to 9pm  today (Friday) because of a...

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Highlight News Politics

Former Thai PM Anand blames Section 272 of the Charter for political conflict

Thailand’s former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun has blamed Section 272 of the Constitution, which enables senators to vote in...

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International News Politics

Trump and Biden clash on COVID-19 as they hold rallies in battleground state Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden showcased their contrasting approaches to the resurgent...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight

Thai Health Ministry to tighten anti-COVID-19 measures at quarantine facilities

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health is considering adjustments to the COVID-19 preventive measures at more than 100 hotels under...

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Thailand’s King asks people in Ubon Ratchathani to join in love for the country

His Majesty the King of Thailand told his subjects, during a visit to a temple in the northeastern province...

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Highlights of the week

Sharper ideological lines can be good and bad for Thailand

If the two-day special session of Parliament, held this week purportedly to seek possible solutions to the current political...

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News Politics

Thai Charter Court strips Kao Klai MP of his status for owning media shares

60 MPs, from both coalition and opposition parties, have been cleared by Thailand’s Constitutional Court of holding media shares...

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Thanathorn vows he will not be cowed by Thai Election Commission’s latest legal action

Former leader of Thailand’s now defunct Future Forward Party, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has vowed to fight the Election Commission’s (EC)...

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Double-digit jump in new COVID-19 cases in Thailand

Thailand recorded 13 new COVID-19 cases today (Wednesday). All but one are Thais returning from abroad and isolated in...

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Environment

Heavy rain for much of Thailand in next 24 hours as Molave approaches

Powerful Typhoon Molave is expected to weaken into a tropical storm when it hits Thailand’s northeast later today. It...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Prayut will not quit, warns against “foreign interference”

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last night reaffirmed that he will not step down as demanded by anti-government protesters and...

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News Protests 2020

Experts offer several paths out of political crisis in Thailand 

Political tension in Thailand is nearing boiling point, as the two conflicting sides – the anti-establishment movement and the...

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News Protests 2020

How Chinese media see conspiracy in Thai protests

There have been a number of conspiracy theories swirling around the ongoing political crisis in Thailand.  The most popular...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Students’ push for monarchy reform graduates to new level

Like other new graduates of Chulalongkorn University, probably Thailand’s most prestigious education institution,  Aomtip spent the afternoon happily posing...

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Profiles

Former monk Buddha Isara vows to lay his life on line for the King 

Buddha Isara, a former monk convicted for his role in violent protests seven years ago, returned to the spotlight...

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Asean International News

Malaysian PM Muhyiddin seeks king’s assent to declare emergency: sources

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is seeking the king’s assent on Friday for the monarch to declare a state...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Protesters accept Thai PM’s olive branch, but demand his resignation by Sunday

Anti-government protesters have agreed to take a step back, as proposed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, but have demanded,...

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Thai court grants bail to protest leaders Anont and Prasit

Thailand’s Region 5 Appeals Court has granted bail to human rights lawyer Anont Nampa and another protest leader, Prasit...

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Thai PM may lift state of emergency if there is no protest related violence

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has called on all parties, involved in the current political conflict, to take a...

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Royalists making their presence felt

Royalists opposed to the on-going protests demanding a reform of the monarchy have begun to emerge to make their...

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Protesters marching toward Government House

Thousands of protesters are marching toward the Government House in a surprise move that is seen as a stepped-up...

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Royalists clash with protesters on Ramkhamhaeng campus

A scuffle broke out between a group of self-proclaimed royalists and protesters demanding political changes on the campus of...

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Can Parliament shape up and be counted?

Thailand’s legislature has two days to prove it can tackle a crisis properly, or it can throw some more...

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Highlight Protests 2020

Thai court reverses closure of 2 online news platforms

  Thailand’s Criminal Court today reversed an earlier order, to close all online platforms of Voice TV and the...

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Breaking News Protests 2020

Court orders Voice TV shut down

The Criminal Court has ordered the closure of all online platforms belonging to Voice TV, on the grounds that...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle News

Woman electrocuted as flood causes havoc in Thailand’s eastern provinces

An elderly woman has been electrocuted near her house, in the Aranyaprathet district of Thailand’s eastern province of Sa...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update Highlight International News

First group of Chinese tourists from Shanghai to arrive in Thailand this evening

The first group of 41 Chinese tourists is due to arrive at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport from Shanghai at...

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News Profiles

The maverick activist accused of ‘violence’ against the Queen of Thailand

Colourful solo activist Ekachai Hongkangwan has landed himself in legal trouble again – this time facing the rare charge...

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News Protests 2020

Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Protesters have dispersed from their four main sites in Bangkok tonight. They had been repeating their calls for Prime...

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Highlight News Politics

House Speaker tells PM all parties agree to a special parliamentary session

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has formally informed Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about cross party agreement to the opening...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Protest leader Mike Rayong remanded in custody after court denies him bail

The Criminal Court has rejected the bail application from Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, this evening. Panupong will have...

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Highlight Protests 2020

Prominent Thai protest leaders Parit and Ms. Panasaya released on bail

Thailand’s Appeals Court granted bail to two prominent protest leaders and 19 other protesters today, on the condition that...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Thailand’s six media organizations cry foul over Government’s media gag orders

The Thai Journalists Association, Thai Broadcast Journalists Association, Confederation of Thai Journalists, National Press Council of Thailand, News Broadcasting...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Latest update on anti-government protests

As anti-government protesters resume their street rallies today, the Prayut government is considering calling for an extraordinary parliamentary session...

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International News Politics

Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young U.S. voters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene’s advanced environmental...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

PM Prayut agrees to extraordinary House session

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has agreed to having an extraordinary House session to debate ways to end the ongoing...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Four media outlets targeted by Thai authorities

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society (DES) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) are considering action...

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Environment News

Pak Thong Chai in Nakhon Ratchasima partially flooded, Erawan National Park closed temporarily

Excess water from the Lam Phra Ploeng River gushed into the municipal area of Pak Thong Chai district, of...

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Highlight News Politics Protests 2020

Govt legitimacy eroding fast as crackdown on protesters makes global headlines

Thailand’s renewed political tension is increasingly worrisome, as the government continues ignoring demands of anti-establishment protesters who are becoming...

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News Protests 2020

Key protest leader Mike Rayong held in police custody

A key protest leader, Panupong Jardnok, alias Mike Rayong, was arrested by plain clothes police near Ramkhamhaeng University at...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Protesters end rallies, to return tomorrow

Protesters at a string of rallies in and around Bangkok have dispersed after reiterating their demand for Prime Minister...

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International News Politics

New Zealand’s Ardern wins 2nd term in election landslide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office Saturday in...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Rajprasong and Pathumwan: Bangkok’s shopping heart becomes protest battleground

In past decades, political rallies in Bangkok were confined to Democracy Monument, Thammasat University and Sanam Luang – where popular uprisings...

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Court grants bail to protester who allegedly harassed HM the Queen

The Criminal Court today granted bail for an anti-government protester who has been charged with committing an act against...

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Protests 2020

Protesters begin gathering again in Bangkok

Anti-government protesters have started gathering at three locations in Bangkok in defiance of the state of emergency.   The...

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News Protests 2020

Thai police raid Progressive Movement’s offices

Thai police raided the office of the Kao Na, or Progressive Movement, this afternoon, as Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, a key...

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Protests 2020

Protesters move rally to Pathumwan intersection

Anti-government protesters have begun converging at the Pathumwan intersection in the heart of Bangkok for their second day of...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle

Eat, pray, hope

Phuket Vegetarian Festival makes the most meaningful comeback since the day it began 150 years ago.   History tells...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Thailand’s PM says he will not quit or release detained protesters

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has rejected calls, from anti-government protesters, for him to resign immediately and to release all...

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Environment News

Residents along Thailand’s Lam Phra Ploeng River warned of possible flooding

People living along the Lam Phra Ploeng River in the Chokechai district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

Britain moves closer to COVID-19 vaccine trials that infect volunteers

LONDON (Reuters) – “Human challenge” trials of potential COVID-19 vaccines, where volunteers are deliberately infected with the disease, could...

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Thais can apply for 50:50 co-payment scheme today

Registration for the Thai government’s 50:50 co-payment scheme, which aims to stimulate the weakening economy during the last quarter...

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News Protests 2020

Six more detained by police for allegedly abetting Khana Ratsadon protest

At least six employees of a company, which leased its sound system to protest organizers at Rajprasong yesterday, have...

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Three senior police officers tasked with crowd control transferred

Three senior police officers, who were in charge of crowd control during the protest by the Khana Ratsadon group...

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Highlight News Protests 2020

Thailand’s military on standby in barracks to support the police if needed

Troops from Thailand’s First Army Region have been put on standby in their barracks to provide immediate support to...

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Protests 2020

PM Prayut to receive Chinese FM Wang Yi at Government House

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to return to work at the Government House this morning after the night-long...

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Highlight Protests 2020

Two more key protest leaders arrested

Police have taken into custody two more key leaders of the anti-government protest shortly after one of them read...

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Coronavirus Outbreak Update News

No time for conviviality: France imposes curfews to beat back coronavirus

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a third of France’s population be put under nightly curfew on...

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Undeterred, protest leaders call for rally at Rajprasong

Protest leaders have called for another rally at Rajprasong intersection in the heart of Bangkok this evening in defiance...

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