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How China is dealing with coronavirus outbreak

As the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak reaches 106 in Wuhan, these are measures taken by Chinese authorities...

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Eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand so far

As of Sunday, there have been eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand, five of which have already returned to...

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Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

ALABASAS, Calif. (Reuters) — Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greats whose international stardom transcended basketball, was killed...

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Industrial confidence index falls to 91.7 in December

The Industrial confidence index for December 2019 dropped to 91.7, from 92.3 the previous month, due to industrial operators’...

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Proxy voting puts 2020 budget bill at risk

Proxy voting by Bhumjaithai MPs, during the recent debate on the Government’s 2020 budget bill, is threatening to render...

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School director arrested as a suspect in Lop Buri gold shop robbery

The director of a school in Thailand’s central province of Sing Buri is in police custody under suspicion of...

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Impeachment trial to begin with rules fight, long days

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to...

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Iran confirms two missiles fired at Ukraine airliner

Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error...

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House Speaker orders probe into alleged proxy voting using other MPs’ ID cards

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered an investigation into an allegation, made by former Democrat MP Nipit Intharasombat, that...

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Celebrities blame pollution on Government incompetence

Celebrities have joined residents in and around Bangkok in accusing the Government of being complacent and incompetent in its...

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Thanathorn declares Future Forward “to march forward”

Leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit said this afternoon that the Constitutional Court’s ruling that cleared his party...

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Future Forward cleared by Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court has cleared Future Forward Party of charges that it has attempted to undermine the democratic system...

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Myanmar panel: Security forces likely committed war crimes

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — An independent commission established by Myanmar’s government has concluded there are reasons to believe that...

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Four protesters, two policemen killed as Iraq unrest resumes

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Six Iraqis including two police officers were killed and scores were wounded in Baghdad and other...

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Bangkok’s Samsen Road the most polluted today

Samsen Road, in the Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok, was identified as the most polluted of the 56 areas...

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News anchor Sorrayuth sent to jail for embezzlement

The Supreme Court this morning sent Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda, once one of Thailand’s best known and highest-paid news anchors, to...

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China coronavirus claims 4th victim as more screenings added

BEIJING (AP) — A fourth person has died in an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China, authorities said...

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Future Forward braces for the worst in court’s ruling

Members and supporters of Future Forward Party have started arriving at the party’s headquarters in the Thai Summit Tower...

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General News

Widespread sugarcane burning continues uninterrupted by local authorities

Burning of sugarcane by farmers in several provinces is increasing airborne pollution, affecting local residents, and officials appear to...

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Air pollution is worsening in and around Bangkok

Air pollution in Bangkok and its vicinity is worsening today due to increased levels of PM2.5 dust in the...

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Malaysia sends back trash, says won’t be world’s waste bin

PENANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has sent back 150 containers of plastic waste to 13 mainly rich countries since...

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Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leader’s name

YANGON (Reuters) – Facebook Inc on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as...

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Rain brings joy for Australian firefighters, farmers

Drought-breaking storms dumped desperately needed rain on some bushfire-ravaged parts of eastern Australia on Friday, while giving joy to...

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Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees,...

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Temperature inversion traps dust in Bangkok and suburbs today

Bangkok and its suburbs are experiencing one of the most polluted days today (Thursday) due to an unusually high...

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Thai PBS to highlight crucial issues facing the country

Waste management, bread-and-butter issues and decentralization will top the programming agenda of the Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)...

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Philippines struggles to keep evacuees away from volcano

Philippine authorities were struggling Wednesday to keep thousands of evacuees from returning to homes in areas threatened by a...

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US, China set to sign vital trade truce

The world’s two dominant economic powers, the United States and China, are poised to sign a trade truce Wednesday...

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Taiwan president urges China to review policy after election win

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen urged China on Wednesday to review its policy towards the island, days...

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Iran social media posts call for more protests after plane disaster

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian social media posts urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day on...

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Korn leaves Democrat party after 15 years

After 15 years with the Democrat party, former finance minister and party-list MP Korn Chatikavanij has resigned his membership,...

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Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Tuesday of violating the terms of its 2015...

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Iran announces arrests over downing of Ukrainian plane

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday arrests have been made over the accidental shootdown of...

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Australian Open qualifying begins despite poor air quality

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Smoke haze and poor air quality caused by wildfires temporarily suspended practice sessions for the...

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Tens of thousands face uncertainty as Philippine volcano spews lava

Taal volcano in the Philippines could spew lava and ash for weeks, authorities warned Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands...

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Trudeau cites US ratcheting up tensions with Iran in plane’s downing

Victims of an Iran-downed jetliner would still be alive if not for a recent escalation of tensions partly triggered...

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‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind

Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman,” “1917” and “Once Upon a...

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Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part time to Canada

SANDRINGHAM, England (AP) — Britain’s pragmatic queen brokered a deal Monday to secure the future of the monarchy, charting...

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Environment Highlight News

Students protest government’s inaction on PM2.5 dust problem

Although the amount of dust in the atmosphere in Bangkok and its suburbs has reduced today, a group of...

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Queen agrees ‘period of transition’ for Harry and Meghan

Queen Elizabeth II on Monday said Prince Harry and his wife Meghan would be allowed to split their time between...

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Harry, William present united front ahead of royal crisis summit

Prince Harry and his brother Prince William put on a united front as they were summoned to showdown talks...

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Aguero breaks the record scoring goals in the Premier League

Sergio Aguero, fresh from breaking two more goalscoring records in Sunday’s 6-1 thrashing of Aston Villa, will “die scoring...

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China defends barring rights chief from Hong Kong

China on Monday defended barring the head of Human Rights Watch from entering Hong Kong, saying non-governmental organisations were...

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Queen gathers royals for crisis meeting with Prince Harry

Queen Elizabeth II and other senior British royals were gathering for a meeting Monday with Prince Harry in an...

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Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, lava

Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning spewed from a volcano south of the Philippine capital on...

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Court rejects Premchai’s request for removal of EM ankle bracelet

The Thong Phaphum provincial court today rejected convicted construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta’s request for the removal of his electronic...

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Suspected bovine foot and mouth disease outbreak in Saraburi

Dairy farmers from Muak Lek district, in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi, are due to petition Prime Minister Prayut...

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Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar as Suu Kyi tours China border state

MYITKYINA, MYANMAR (AFP) – Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi made a rare trip to a region bordering China...

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Former immigration chief says shots fired at his car related to biometric project

Former immigration police chief, Surachet “Big Joke” Hakparn, said today he believes the  shots fired at his car, parked...

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Australian PM’s leadership criticized during wildfire crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As his country burned, Australia’s prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town,...

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Storms bring relief and danger to Australian wildfires

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Thunderstorms and showers brought some relief for firefighters battling deadly wildfires across Australia’s drought-parched east...

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Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran’s capital, killing 176

SHAHEDSHAHR, Iran (AP) — A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday just minutes after taking off...

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House commences debate on second and third readings of 2020 budget bill

The House of Representatives, this morning, began debating the second and third readings of the much-delayed 3.22 trillion baht...

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Trump insists ‘All is well!’ after Iran missile attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted “All is well!” on Tuesday after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two...

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Australia firefighters race to contain blazes as heatwave looms

Firefighters raced to contain massive bushfires in southeastern Australia Tuesday, taking advantage of a brief drop in temperatures and...

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Villagers protest to demand closure of smelting plant in Ayutthaya

Over 200 residents of Lat Bua Luang district in Thailand’s central province of Ayutthaya held a protest yesterday (Monday)...

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Investigation finds no evidence of racial abuse aimed at Chelsea’s Rudiger

Tottenham confirmed on Monday that a club and police investigation has found no evidence of racial abuse aimed at...

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US prepares for possible Iranian reprisal after drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials braced for Iran to respond to the killing of its most powerful general, noting...

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Iranians mass for burial in hometown of general killed by US

Iranians gathered in Kerman for the burial Tuesday of top general Qasem Soleimani in the final stage of funeral...

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Facebook to remove deepfake videos in run-up to 2020 U.S. election

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it will remove deepfakes and other manipulated videos from its platform if they...

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PCD advises people in Bangkok and suburbs to wear face masks outdoors

The Pollution Control Department (PCD) is advising people in Bangkok and its suburbs to wear face masks while they...

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Police probe shooting of ex-immigration chief’s car in Bangkok

Police have been examining CCTV footage for clues as to the identity of two men who shot at the...

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Trump stands by threat on Iranian cultural sites, warns of ‘major retaliation’

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday stood by his threat to go after...

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Australia commits billions of dollars to wildfire recovery

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s government on Monday said it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities...

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War film ‘1917’ stuns Golden Globes as Tarantino bags most prizes

War epic “1917” shocked the Golden Globes on Sunday by claiming the top prize for best drama film, while...

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PCD meeting this afternoon to address PM2.5 particulate problem

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department (PCD) has scheduled a meeting with related agencies this afternoon (Monday) to discuss the air...

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Huge beds of Mekong River edible seaweed attract tourists and locals

Tourists and locals, in Muang district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Bung Karn, are excited over the rare emergence...

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Hollywood stars shine on Globes red carpet

Hollywood’s brightest stars sparkled Sunday on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, the first showbiz awards gala of...

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Iran general replacing Soleimani vows revenge for US killing

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — An Iranian general who replaced the leader killed by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad vowed...

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Vietnam in deals to buy Laos electricity from 2021

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s electricity firm EVN has signed five new deals to buy electricity from Laos starting from...

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Top Iran commander Qasem Soleimani killed in US strike on Baghdad

Top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani was killed Friday in a US strike on Baghdad’s international airport, prompting Tehran to...

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Iran vows ‘harsh’ response to US killing of top general

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iran has vowed “harsh retaliation” for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed Iran’s top...

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Environment News

Indonesia capital floods leave 43 dead, 397,000 displaced

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from floods in Indonesia’s capital rose to 43 of Friday as rescuers...

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Business News

Export targets for 2020 to be proposed to Public-Private Sectors Committee

The Office of Trade Policy and Strategy is will propose, to the Joint Public-Private Sectors Committee in mid-January, export value...

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General News

Ghosn ‘had second French passport’ says source

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, had a second French passport,...

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Environment

A plateful of plastic

A plateful of plastic Visualising the amount of microplastic we eat   Microscopic pieces of plastic have been discovered...

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Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong in New Year’s Day protests: police

HONG KONG (Reuters) – About 400 people were arrested in New Year’s Day protests in Hong Kong after what...

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Thailand’s Opposition gearing up for censure debate

The opposition Pheu Thai party will hold a meeting of its strategic committee and Chalerm Yubamrung’s ad hoc committee...

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Positive response to Thailand’s “Everyday Say No to Plastic Bags” campaign

The positive public response to end of shopping malls, department and convenience stores distributing single-use plastic bags, as of...

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Asean Environment News

Flood death toll rises to 21 in Indonesian capital

JAKARTA (Reuters) – The death toll from flash floods and landslides in and around Indonesia’s capital Jakarta reached at...

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Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For centuries, Mexico City residents brought warm tortillas home in reusable cloths or woven straw...

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Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

NEW YORK (AP) — When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a...

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News Sport

Saudi uses sports ‘soft power’ as lever of influence

Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the Dakar Rally this month is just the latest international sporting event to take place...

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Truck bomb in Somalia’s capital kills at least 78 people

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning, killing...

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Vietnam sends ex-ministers, executives, to prison for graft

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Saturday sentenced an ex-minister to life imprisonment in a multimillion-dollar corruption...

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Asean News

UN condemns human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s...

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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The year 2019 in pictures

The year 2019 in pictures

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Anti-racist group protests tweets about black Miss France 2020

An anti-racist association said Friday it has filed a complaint with French prosecutors over racist comments posted on social...

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India tightens security for protests after Friday prayers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian authorities stepped up security in major cities on Friday and mobile data services were...

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General News

Air Force deploys drones in traffic management over holidays

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has deployed a fleet of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), or drones, to provide...

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General News

Plane crashes in Kazakhstan killing nine

Nine people died Friday when a passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, the government...

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Asean News

Christmas typhoon leaves 28 dead, 12 missing in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon that barreled through the central Philippines left at least 28 dead and...

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General News

Police probe suspected hacking of CCTV system in a Chumpon prison

Technology crime suppression police are investigating how the living conditions of prisoners inside the Lang Suan district prison, in...

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All set for mass exodus from Bangkok for New Year celebrations

Police are all set to cope with the big exodus, expected to begin tonight and into tomorrow (Friday), as...

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