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UK job losses hit decade-high, worse seen ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people in work in Britain has suffered the biggest drop since 2009 and...

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Hong Kong residents buy newspaper to support free press

HONG KONG (AP) — Long lines of people bought up copies of the Apple Daily paper at Hong Kong...

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Appeals Court upholds Premchai’s 6 month sentence for illegal possession of firearms

Thailand’s Appeals Court has upheld the six-month prison sentence, imposed by the lower court on construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta,...

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Thai PM uncomfortable with reference to “sensitive issues” at Monday’s protest

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today (Tuesday) that he feels uncomfortable with the rally at Thammasat University’s Rangsit...

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Taiwan tells visiting U.S. official China seeks to turn it into next Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan faces an increasingly difficult position as China pressures the democratic island to accept conditions that...

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Belarus’ leader wins sixth term with over 80% of votes

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Election officials in Belarus said Monday that the country’s longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has...

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Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections

No new COVID-19 infections have been reported in Thailand today by the CCSA, as the situation in the Philippines...

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Protesters warned they will face prosecution if they offend the Thai Monarchy

Thailand’s Digital Economy and Society Minister, Buddhipongse Punnakan, has warned protesters to refrain from offending the Monarchy, as pro-democracy...

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Malaysia’s ex-finance minister charged again in graft case

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s former finance minister pleaded not guilty Monday to a second corruption charge related to...

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Return of Thais from Bahrain suspended after consular official gets COVID-19

The repatriation of Thais from Bahrain, as well as consular services at the Thai Embassy in Bahrain’s capital, Manama,...

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Uphill mission awaits new finance minister

Predee Daochai is taking on what is probably the most unenviable task — steering Thailand out of its worst...

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law: top aide

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was arrested on Monday over suspected collusion with foreign...

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Divided opposition faces uphill battle in bid to rule Bangkok

The upcoming Bangkok gubernatorial election looks set to be the next battleground between the self-proclaimed pro-democracy bloc and the...

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Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong files court challenge to 2019 poll disqualification

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong filed a court challenge on Friday against his disqualification...

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Facebook employees to work from home until July 2021

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the coronavirus...

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Being black in the US: “Let me live”

Being black in the US: “Let me live” ThaiPBS World Tonight June 3, 2020

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International protests over George Floyd’s death

International protests over George Floyd’s death ThaiPBS World Tonight June 2 , 2020

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Remote cheering sport system starts in Japan

Remote cheering sport system starts in Japan ThaiPBS World Tonight May 28, 2020

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Thailand records 15 new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

New COVID-19 infections in Thailand today (Friday) shot up to 15, all of them Thais who have returned from...

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Thai civil society to launch signature campaign for a People’s Constitution

Thai human rights NGO iLaw and civil society networks, including People Go and the Constitution Advocacy Alliance, are to...

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India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as deaths pass 41,000

NEW DELHI (AP) — India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million cases...

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Asean Environment News

Mekong nations pressed to share data as water level falls to new low

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The inter-governmental Mekong River Commission on Friday urged China and Southeast Asian countries to share more...

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Malaysia charges former finance minister with corruption

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s former finance minister and senior opposition leader Lim Guan Eng was charged with corruption...

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Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the...

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Another missing ferry crew member found trapped inside sunken vessel 

Divers have found the remains of another missing ferry crew member in the sunken Racha 4 ferry, but were...

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Thailand records two new COVID-19 infections in quarantine

Thailand today recorded two new COVID-19 cases, among Thais who have returned from abroad and are in state quarantine....

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HM the King of Thailand has approved the country’s new Cabinet

His Majesty the King has approved a new Cabinet ministers, as proposed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.   The...

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Canadian pastor guilty of defying Myanmar’s coronavirus law

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A court in Myanmar on Thursday sentenced the Canadian pastor of an evangelical church to...

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PM dissatisfied with the handling of Red Bull heir case

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he is not satisfied with the way the Red Bull heir’s...

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Two Thai workers injured in massive explosion in Beirut

Two Thai workers are among those injured in the massive ammonium nitrate explosion in Beirut on Wednesday, which killed...

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Police suspected of helping to conceal evidence of illegal gambling

Police are being questioned over the way they are treating the recent shooting incident at an illegal gambling den,...

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Hiroshima marks 75 years since atomic bombing in scaled-back ceremony

TOKYO (Reuters) – Bells tolled in Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing,...

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Red Bull heir case transcends political differences

When Vorayuth Yoovidhya crashed his supercar into a motorcycle, killing a police officer, Yingluck Shinawatra was Thailand’s prime minister...

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Thai army to delay sending troops for overseas training

The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is considering delaying plans to send troops for overseas training, due to safety concerns,...

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Thailand ranked top for efforts to limit and recover from COVID-19

The Global Recovery Index (GRI) and Global Severity Index (GSI) have ranked Thailand in 1st place, out of 184...

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Whimsy grabs attention, but students need more to be taken seriously

Creative student rallies ranging from an anime-themed “Hamtaro Run” to a pomelo-eating protest may be successful in attracting the...

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Thailand records ten new COVID infections in quarantine

Thailand recorded ten new COVID-19 cases today, all among Thais in state quarantine, including six soldiers who recently returned...

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Royal Thai Police withdraw arrest warrant against Red Bull heir

The Royal Thai Police announced today (Friday) that it agrees with the decision, by special public prosecutors, to drop...

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U.S. coronavirus deaths top 1,100 for a third day in a row

(Reuters) – The United States on Thursday recorded more than 1,100 deaths from COVID-19, marking the third straight day...

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Another PTT executive tipped to be Thailand’s new Energy Minister

PTT Global Chemical Plc., a subsidiary of PTT, formally notified the Securities Exchange Commission’s Secretary-General, today (Friday), of the...

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Justice Minister questions NACC’s graft charges filed against his wife

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin is questioning the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) over its recent decision to summon his wife,...

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Pompeo urges more assertive approach to ‘Frankenstein’ China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China on Thursday and said Washington...

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Transport Minister to continue fight against Hopewell compensation award

While accepting the decision of Thailand’s Supreme Administrative Court, ordering the Transport Ministry and State Railway of Thailand (SRT)...

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5 new members of Thai PBS Board of Governors elected

A former senator, a social activist, a journalist, a flood management expert and an economist have been chosen as...

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Thailand records 3 new COVID-19 cases, CCSA cancels quarantine exemptions for diplomats

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases today (Friday), all among arrivals from Sudan on the same flight as a...

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Estonian diplomat refused entry to condominium for fear of COVID-19

An Estonian diplomat was denied accommodation, for 14-days of quarantine, by the management of a condominium in Bangkok last...

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Monsoon floods, landslides kill at least 221 in South Asia

NEW DELHI (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 221 people across...

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Prayut’s bad week to last a lot longer

It has been a week the prime minister wants to forget. Whatever Prayut Chan-o-cha thought the government had achieved...

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Four new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine reported in Thailand

Thailand recorded four new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, all among returnees from abroad and currently in state quarantine.  ...

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PM admits it is unfortunate that Dr. Somkid and his team left the Government

Thailand’s Prime Minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, admitted today (Thursday) that it was a shame that Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak...

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Deputy PM Somkid and his Cabinet team call it quits

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and his team of three Cabinet members formally submitted their resignations this morning, paving...

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The politics of students’ hairstyles

For decades, students have been grumbling about rigid school rules on hairstyles – short bobs for girls and tight...

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1,603 in Rayong and Bangkok’s Sukhumvit area test negative for COVID-19

A total of 1,603 people have been cleared of COVID-19 infection, on the first day of mass swab testing,...

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China becomes first economy to grow since virus pandemic

BEIJING (AP) — China became the first major economy to grow since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, recording...

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Confirmed US virus cases rise amid new global restrictions

MIAMI (AP) — California, Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 36,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as restrictions aimed...

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Deputy PM Somkid and his Cabinet team quit

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak and his team of three Cabinet members formally submitted their resignations this morning, paving...

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US protesters demand faster reopening of economy

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Saying “I do” online

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Life even more difficult in crowded communities in Bangkok

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Robot reduces delivery risk in DC, USA

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WHO experts to visit China to plan COVID-19 investigation

BEIJING (AP) — Two World Health Organization experts will spend the next two days in the Chinese capital to...

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Zero new COVID-19 infections recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded no new coronavirus infections or fatalities today, as the country reaches 46 consecutive days without a single...

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Analysis from medical experts: Floyd’s speech didn’t mean he could breathe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As George Floyd repeatedly pleaded “I can’t breathe” to police officers holding him down on a...

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Officials told to ensure transparency at Saturday’s Jana industrial estate hearing

The Southern Border Provinces Administration Centre (SBPAC) has been told to allow all stakeholders, both supporters and opponents of...

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General News

Thai schools told they cannot arbitrarily cut students’ hair

Thailand’s Ministry of Education has issued a letter, to all schools under its jurisdiction, to abrogate the 1975 regulations,...

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Japan braces for more heavy rain as death toll rises to 66

TOKYO (AP) — Parts of Japan still searching for missing people and evacuating those stranded by deadly floods and...

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Australia’s Victoria state has record 288 new cases

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Victoria state on Friday reported the new daily record of 288 coronavirus cases, which...

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Thailand’s health minister apologizes for not wearing a face mask

Thailand’s Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has offered a public apology for not wearing a face mask, while attending...

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See Kumarn group quits Thailand’s Palang Pracharat party

The four members of the economic team of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, known as “See Kumarn” (four boys...

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Thailand recorded five new COVID-19 cases today (Thursday), all returnees from abroad and in state quarantine. There were no...

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Asean News

PETA warns of class action lawsuit if coconut labelling system promise not kept

PETA has welcomed the Thai Commerce Ministry’s use of a traceable labelling system, intended to ensure that Thai coconuts...

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Highlights of the week

US democracy increasingly confusing and questionable

An embattled political leader, disliked or even abhorred by at least half of his country, celebrates his nation’s most...

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General News

Final curtain call for Bangkok’s Scala theatre this Sunday

After 50 years, the final curtain will come down this Sunday on the Grande Dame of Thailand’s movie theatres,...

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Thailand records one new coronavirus infection in quarantine

Thailand recorded one new COVID-19 case in state quarantine today (Friday), as the country reaches 39 consecutive days without...

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Young technocrat rides high as political tide shifts

Narumon Pinyosinwat may not have shone as government spokesperson, but she certainly hogged the spotlight last weekend when she...

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Myanmar jade mine accident: 125 killed, some 200 trapped

  At least 125 people were killed and around 200 others are trapped after a jade mine collapsed in...

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Hong Kong protester arrested on suspicion of stabbing police

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested a man onboard a London-bound flight early Thursday morning on suspicion...

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Thailand records six new COVID-19 cases in quarantine, but no new deaths

Six new COVID-19 cases have been recorded today (Thursday), all among Thais in state quarantine after returning from abroad....

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Highlights of the week

Govt infighting deflates optimism

Everyone has to be worried about a recent opinion poll, which escaped general attention largely but probably best summarizes...

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Hong Kong police arrest suspect at airport after officer assaulted in security law protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police arrested a 24-year-old man at the city’s airport in the early hours...

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Outspoken celebs become targets as political hatred flourishes online

A bitter online row raging over social media influencer Sean Buranahiran indicates that the scars of Thailand’s political divide...

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From wreckage of heritage in Phrae rises new hope for Thai conservation

Torn down despite its 127-year history, Phrae province’s historic Bombay Burmah Trading Co building may be gone for now....

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Asean Highlight News

Thai PM proposes three ways to reboot ASEAN economies

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has proposed three methods, which could be used to revive ASEAN economies post COVID-19,...

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NESDB approves first 213 projects aimed at rebooting the economy

Thailand’s National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has agreed the first 213 projects, out of about 46,000 proposed...

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Thailand reports four new COVID-19 infections

On Friday, Thailand recorded four new COVID-19 cases, all among quarantined returnees from abroad, as the country reaches 32...

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Highlights of the week

Pros and cons of Prawit as Palang Pracharath leader

Whether Prawit Wongsuwan carries the ambition to become the new head of the biggest coalition party is not as...

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UDD core members in prison after the Supreme Court’s rejects leniency call

Thailand’s Supreme Court has dismissed the pleas for leniency by five former and active core members of the red-shirt...

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Asean News

Vietnam PM warns of economic calamity at ASEAN summit

Vietnam on Friday warned the virus pandemic had swept away years of economic gains as Southeast Asian leaders met...

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Australia starts virus testing blitz to stop second wave in Melbourne

Health workers fanned out across suburbs of Melbourne Friday in a testing blitz aimed at choking off a surge...

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General Highlight News

Google tightens privacy settings for new users

Google has begun auto-deleting new users’ search data and location history on a rolling 18-month basis, CEO Sundar Pichai announced, as the...

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Australia’s Qantas airline to cut 6,000 jobs as virus hits

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Qantas plans to cut at least 6,000 jobs and keep 15,000 more workers on...

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U-tapao International Airport and Eastern Airport City Project contracts signed

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha chaired the signing ceremony at Government House for a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Agreement...

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Five new COVID-19 cases reported in Thailand

Thailand today recorded five new COVID-19 cases, among those in quarantine, after arriving from abroad, but no new fatalities....

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International News

China charges Canadians with spying, 18 months after arrest

China has formally charged two Canadians with spying, officials said Friday, more than 18 months after they were arrested in a spat between Beijing and Ottawa.  ...

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International Politics

Bolton says Trump asked China to help him get reelected

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump “pleaded” with China’s Xi Jinping during a 2019 summit to help his reelection...

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US virus outbreaks stir clash over masks, personal freedom

PHOENIX (AP) — When the coronavirus flared in China’s capital this week, Beijing canceled flights, suspended reopenings and described...

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Thailand’s 127 national parks to reopen on July 1st

Many of Thailand’s 127 national parks are to reopen, either fully or partially, as of July 1st, after three...

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Curfew to be lifted on Monday as more restrictions are eased

Thailand’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has decided to lift the 11pm-3am curfew from Monday night, but to...

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Thailand records 4 new COVID-19 infections

After none having been reported yesterday, there are 4 new COVID-19 infections in Thailand today, all in state quarantine...

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