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King and Queen to tour Bangkok’s Chinatown this evening

Their Majesties the King and Queen will tour Chinatown, or Yaowaraj, this evening and preside over the opening of...

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Injured journalist seeks answers from Hong Kong police

HONG KONG (AP) — More than two months after being blinded in one eye by what she believes was...

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Six months of sacrifice: Hong Kong’s protesters take stock

Some of them have lost their jobs, suffered life-changing injuries and even fled overseas. But six months into Hong...

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23rd dead dugong this year found on beach in Krabi province

The body of another dead dugong has been discovered on the beach of Koh Lanta district of Thailand’s southern...

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Two ex-UDD core members get 4 years for 2009 ASEAN Summit invasion

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld the 4 year prison terms, without suspension, handed down by lower courts against two...

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Crucial House meeting today

All government MPs have been instructed to attend the House meeting today, to make sure that there is a...

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Hong Kong set to record first budget deficit in 15 years

Hong Kong is set to record its first budget deficit in 15 years, the city’s finance chief warned Monday,...

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Advertising workers strike to support Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Several hundred people who work in advertising in Hong Kong say they will strike this...

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Climate protests kick off in smoke-covered Sydney

Protesters in smoke-covered Sydney kicked off a fresh round of global protests against climate change on Friday, with activists...

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Hong Kong set for fresh protests as police end university siege

Hong Kong police on Friday said they were ending their siege of a university campus that became a battleground...

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Monetary policy has less room to maneuver amid historical low interest rates

With Thailand’s interest rates hitting a historical low, monetary policy has less room to maneuver, even though the Thai...

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Explanation demanded from Agriculture Department over chemical ban delay

The Department of Agriculture has been ordered to explain, in writing, its sudden about-turn by now asking for an...

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Hong Kong hospitals find themselves on protest frontlines

HONG KONG(Reuters) – Hong Kong’s public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government...

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False killer whale beached in Pattaya has died

Officials from Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources now have the necessary first-aid equipment, vehicles and support team...

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Two suspected insurgents killed in shootout with security forces in Pattani

Two suspected insurgents were shot dead by security forces at a house in the Nong Chik district of Thailand’s...

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Pope condemns exploitation of women, children for sex

Pope Francis condemned on Thursday the exploitation of women and children for prostitution in Thailand, which is notorious for...

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EC to probe Thanathorn’s 191 million baht loan to Future Forward party

The Election Commission (EC) has unanimously decided to order the Future Forward party to submit documents related to the...

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What you should know about Thanathorn share ownership case

Another historic and highly-politicised case climaxes on Wednesday this week with a Constitution Court ruling on charges that Future...

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Smoke haze blankets Sydney as bushfire threat rises

Sydney was shrouded in dangerous haze Tuesday as smoke from bushfires blazing along Australia’s eastern seaboard sent pollution levels...

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Those in possession of banned farm chemicals must report to authorities between December 1st and 15th

Any farmer, trader or importer who is in possession of Paraquat, Glyphosate or Chlorpyrifos is required to report to...

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At Hong Kong university, a daring escape but fears of bloodshed

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off...

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Egyptian woman fights unequal Islamic inheritance laws

CAIRO (AP) — One Egyptian woman is taking on the country’s inheritance laws that mean female heirs inherit half...

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Saraburi school director criticized for making students prostrate themselves before him

The outgoing director of a well-known public school in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi has come under heavy criticism...

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Holed up in university, Hong Kong protesters issue demands

HONG KONG (AP) — Protesters who have barricaded themselves in a Hong Kong university partially cleared a road they...

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Race to find alternative bio-substances as ban on 3 farm chemicals approaches

With two weeks to go before the ban on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos comes into force,...

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Pope’s visit to Thailand, Japan “moment of grace”

Asia’s Catholic bishops regard the visit of Pope Francis to Thailand and Japan, next week, as “a moment of...

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Schools closed in New Delhi as air quality dips further

NEW DELHI (AP) — Schools in India’s capital are shut after air quality plunged to a severe category for...

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Doctors: Warmer world is unhealthier place for children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Children are growing up in a warmer world that will hit them with more and different...

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Can charter amendment follow the 1997 formula?

A “similar” process has been called for. The “situation”, however, is quite different. The paradox is that if the...

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Five suspects held in pre-dawn sweep in Yala province

Security forces have been combing the Nang Chan mountain range, which straddles the borders of Muang district of Yala...

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Ministry to launch volunteer projects to ease graduate unemployment

Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation has set aside 8.6 billion baht to help tackle unemployment...

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Farmers told not to dry crops on roads following fatal road accident

Rice farmers have been warned to stop drying their crops on roads or face legal action. The instruction was...

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Economic stimulus packages still needed to spur domestic economy – Finance Minister

Thailand’s Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana has stressed the need for the Government to introduce economic stimulus packages periodically to...

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Ranger stabbed by assailant linked to insurgents in Narathiwat

A paramilitary ranger sustained serious injury after he was stabbed by a man who tried, unsuccessfully, to seize his...

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Hong Kong student who fell during protest clashes dies

A Hong Kong student who fell from a car park while police and protesters were clashing last weekend has...

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Five killed, 120 injured in Iran earthquake

A night-time earthquake in northwestern Iran on Friday killed five people and injured 120, according to early reports on...

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Sam Rainsy insists he will return to Cambodia

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy has vowed to try to return to Cambodia from self-imposed exile on Saturday despite...

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‘Ghost’ fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with...

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India mulls trade pact with US in “strategic shift”

A day after opting out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Indian government said on Tuesday is...

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16 areas in Bangkok and suburbs at risk of smog today

An unhealthy level of smog is reported in 16 areas of Bangkok and two neighbouring provinces today, according to...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 7 : The volunteer investigators who track down illegal waste recycling plants

Malaysia imports a huge amount of industrial waste for recycling, after China banned similar imports.   The country has...

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Thai public asked for views on hemp legalization for industrial and medicinal purposes

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is urging members of the public to give their opinions...

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Vietnamese turn to traffickers to help chase fortunes abroad

DIEN THINH, Vietnam (AP) — For many Vietnamese, a job in a Western European country is seen as a...

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UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump...

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Thailand rolls toward another big political climax

It will be a very tense build-up to November 20. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has taken his gloves off as he awaits...

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Insurgents detonate car-bomb at Pattani police station

Southern insurgents detonated a car bomb, damaging eight vehicles in front of an old police station in Mai Kaen...

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North and Northeast Thailand turn chilly with temperatures dipping 3-5°C

Temperatures in Thailand’s northern and north-eastern regions are dropping 3-5°C as of today, due to an intense high pressure...

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China says won’t tolerate challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ status

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will not tolerate anything that challenges the bottom line of the “one country, two systems”...

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Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older...

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North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new “super-large” multiple...

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The Latest: Lion Air report says various issues led to crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the final report by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee on the Oct....

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HSBC, StanChart results to show Hong Kong protests are starting to gnaw

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) and Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.L) are set to show early signs...

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EU to discuss Brexit delay as Britain squabbles over an election

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will discuss on Friday the length of another delay to Brexit after Prime...

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Anti-government protests resume in Iraq after bloodshed

Anti-government rallies have renewed across Iraq, the second phase of protests that turned deadly earlier this month and which...

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Hackers try to disrupt registration for Chim-Shop-Chai scheme

Hackers have attempted to disrupt state-run the Krung Thai Bank computer system used for the registration of subscribers to...

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Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court Friday for a retrial on corruption...

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Will the government’s domestic travel measures persuade travelers to pack their bags?

While the other economic engines are losing steam, the government hopes to use the tourism sector to boost the...

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Wind-whipped fires rage across California as lights go out

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday...

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Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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New protests planned as marches converge in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Catalan regional capital is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction...

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China’s growth slows to 6% in third quarter, weakest in 27 years

China’s economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades during the third quarter as it was hit...

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking...

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Better protection sought for Thailand’s helmeted hornbill

BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand’s dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the...

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Army chief Gen Apirat warns Thailand is facing “hybrid warfare”

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong warned this morning that Thailand is facing what he described as a “hybrid warfare”...

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Hundreds take to Hong Kong streets ahead of new round of weekend protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of mask-wearing pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong’s central business district at lunchtime on...

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Trump says US-China trade talks are ‘going very well’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of U.S.-China trade talks and said he would meet...

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Chinese Embassy warns Thai politicians against interfering in Hong Kong protests

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand has warned unnamed Thai politicians against alleged interference in China’s internal affairs over the...

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Brexit deal hopes hang on British breakfast with Barnier

Britain and Europe’s top Brexit negotiators sit down together Friday to test what British and Irish leaders say might...

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Hong Kong’s metro, legislature open but more protests planned for weekend

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s metro operator opened all stations on Friday for the first time in a...

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Typhoon advancing toward Tokyo area on holiday weekend

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is advancing toward the Tokyo area, where torrential rains are expected this weekend....

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UK, Irish leaders to meet as Brexit deal hopes wane

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland are meeting in an attempt to find common ground for...

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NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

The NBA confirmed an annual exhibition game in China would go ahead on Thursday, rejecting calls to scrap the...

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Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Apple on Thursday removed a Hong Kong map application used by pro-democracy protesters, saying it endangered police, after China...

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Iran women allowed into football stadium for first time in decades

Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium Thursday for the first time in decades, after FIFA...

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Ecuador protesters break into Congress

Ecuadoran protesters broke into the country’s Congress building on Tuesday as demonstrations over a fuel price hike introduced by...

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Hong Kong ‘won’t rule out’ Chinese help over protests: leader

Hong Kong’s under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an...

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US Supreme Court to take on gay and transgender rights in the workplace

Does a US employer have the right to sack a worker because they are gay or transgender?   That...

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Thailand and Germany push global knowledge exchange to rethink Circular Economy

from 25- 27  September 2019 –The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the United Nations...

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Indonesian couple fear sex-ban changes will make them criminals

TANGERANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – After 13 years of happily unmarried life that has brought them three children, one middle-aged...

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THAI CEO dismisses speculation that the airline is in financial crisis

Thai Airways International does not have a liquidity problem and it has sufficient revolving funds to continue operations into...

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Paralysed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

A French man paralysed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what...

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More Brexit questions than answers as Oct. 31 deadline nears

LONDON (AP) — Well over three years after Britain announced it would split from the European Union, everything regarding...

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ACT calls for transparency from the National Hazardous Substances Committee on three controversial herbicides decision

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has joined the anti-paraquat bandwagon with its call for all parties concerned to...

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Hong Kong protesters rally against plan for mask ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched in the city center ahead of reported plans by the...

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12 politicians and academics face inciting unrest rap for comments on charter rewrite

The forward command of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) yesterday lodged a complaint with Pattani’s Muang district police,...

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Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban at protests: reports

Hong Kong’s government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters...

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Princess Chulabhorn is recuperating in hospital after surgery to treat numbness in left hand

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is now recuperating in Chulabhorn Hospital after successful micro-surgery to remove fascial tissue which...

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Thousands in bloody protests across Iraq, 31 dead

housands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq’s capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day...

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KMIT introduces three innovations to improve Thailand’s street food

King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus has introduced three culinary innovations to enhance the safety of street...

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Britain’s Johnson sets out defence of new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to...

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Thai marine biologist pleads for dugong conservation plan

BANGKOK (AP) — A top marine biologist has urged Thailand’s government to speed up conservation plans for the dugong,...

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The International Technology Talent Show IEEE YESIST 12.

The International Technology Talent Show IEEE YESIST 12: Age of Innovation 2019. For students and young professionals to showcase...

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Cambodian judge orders new probe in reporters’ spying case

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia on Thursday ordered a new investigation and postponed a verdict...

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Future Forward’s trouble both internal and external

Controversial media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul has made an intriguing point the other day when he warned Future Forward leader...

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The 21st dugong found dead in fish net in sea off Phang-nga province

Another dugong, the 21st this year, has been found dead, trapped in fish net in the sea off Khura...

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Hong Kong flash-mob rallies erupt as anger mounts over shot protester

Spontaneous flash-mob rallies broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as anger mounted over police shooting a teenage protester...

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Haze eases today with excessive PM2.5 particulate in only one district

Air quality in Bangkok and its surroundings has improved today, thanks to rain which has reduced the level of...

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City bus union opposes plan for private sector operation of bus services

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) labour union has voiced its strong objection to the Transport Ministry’s initiative to...

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Hong Kong leader’s town hall fails to persuade protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader Carrie Lam faced her public with humility, but she may not...

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Record breaking number of applications for “Chim, Shop, Chai” program

The “Chim, Shop, Chai”  (Eat, Shop, Spend) program was fully subscribed in less than three hours following the opening...

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