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Thai PM to work from Defence Ministry with Government House under siege

Bangkok’s besieged Government House will be closed to all officials and reporters tomorrow, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and...

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Pai Daodin remanded in custody after court denies bail

Khana Ratsadon protest leader Chatupat Boonpatharatraksa, alias Pai Daodin, was today sent to Bangkok Special Prison, to be remanded...

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Transport Minister orders signals and barriers installed at all railway crossings

Thailand’s Transport Minister, Saksayam Chidchob, has ordered the State Railway of Thailand and the Department of Rail Transport to...

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Khana Kao Na unveils candidates for PAO mayoral elections in 32 provinces

Thailand’s Khana Kao Na, or Progressive Movement, unveiled their list of candidates today (Friday) for Provincial Administration Organization (PAO)...

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One ranger killed and two injured by suspected insurgents in Pattani province

A para-military ranger was killed while another, and an army trooper, were injured in an ambush by suspected southern...

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Khao Yai National Park temporarily closed

Thailand’s most popular national park, Khao Yai, has been temporarily closed for at least two days after road access...

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A helicopter carrying a Princess Chulabhorn medical team crash-lands near Sirikit Dam

A helicopter, carrying a 6-member medical team of Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn, crash-landed near the Sirikit Dam in...

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General Apirat enters monkhood at Hong Rattan Aram Temple

Former Army Commander-in-Chief, General Apirat Kongsompong, entered the monkhood this morning (Thursday) at Hong Rattan Aram Temple in a...

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Police seize 500,000 “yaa baa” pills from overturned pickup truck in Phichit

Rescue workers accidentally stumbled on a substantial haul of methamphetamine, or “yaa baa” pills as they arrived at the...

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Charter Court rules House or Senate committee cannot compel people to testify or submit documents

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has ruled unanimously that the law, which empowers House and Senate committees to summon individuals to...

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200 evacuated after gas leak in Phetchabun province

About 200 people, living within a 1km radius of an ice factory in Khao Khor district of Thailand’s upper...

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Japan to remove travel ban for 12 countries including China next month

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan is planning to remove a ban on overseas travel to China and 11 other countries...

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Thailand records five new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine

Five new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Thailand today, four foreigners and one Thai and all arrived from...

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HM the King endorses Arkhom Termpittayapaisith’s appointment as Finance Minister

Former Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has been royally appointed Finance Minister, succeeding Mr. Pridi Daochai, who resigned last month...

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Trump’s medical status unclear as doctors say he could be discharged on Monday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump could be discharged from the hospital where he is being treated for COVID-19...

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Thailand’s NACC urged to probe 14 projects endorsed by former navy chief

Political activist Srisuwan Janya has demanded that Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) investigate suspected corruption in 14 projects, implemented...

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Six new COVID-19 cases are recorded in quarantine in Thailand today

Thailand today has recorded six new COVID-19 cases, all among arrivals from abroad who are in state quarantine.  ...

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Potjaman – iron lady of few words but strong actions

Behind every successful man there stands a strong woman, goes the old saying.   And no one illustrates this...

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Former Transport Minister Arkhom to be Thailand’s new Finance Minister

Former Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has been named as Thailand’s new Finance Minister, succeeding Mr. Pridi Daochai, who resigned...

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Trump tests positive for Covid, quarantines in W. House

US President Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19 along with First Lady Melania Trump but is “well” and...

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Healing wheels: 63-year-old skates her way to cancer recovery

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Trump starts ‘quarantine process’ after aide Hope Hicks tests positive for coronavirus

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he was beginning a quarantine process after Hope Hicks, a...

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Hong Kong police arrest 86 for protesting on China holiday

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested at least 86 people on suspicion of unauthorized assembly on China’s...

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Phuket gears up for reopening to long-staying foreign tourists in October

Thailand’s resort island of Phuket is preparing to reopen to long-stay foreign tourists on October 1st and one of...

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The young lawmaker who shatters Thailand’s deepest taboo

In a move never before attempted by any Thai politician, opposition MP Rangsiman Rome has proposed a “new deal”...

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When political rallies become a numbers game

Political rallies are all about the numbers game: the larger the crowd, the more successful and powerful the protest...

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PM Prayut denies influencing senators on charter changes

As anti-government protesters threaten to escalate their struggle for political changes following the Parliament’s decision to delay voting on...

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Activists threaten to escalate protests

Leaders of the student-led movement have vowed to step up their anti-government protests after members of the parliament yesterday...

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Ex-poll commissioner warns of rising political tensions in Thailand in October

A former election commissioner has warned that political tensions in Thailand are likely to reach boiling point in October,...

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Thailand records three new COVID-19 cases, including two re-infections

Three new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine were recorded in Thailand today, including two Thai returnees who have records...

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N. Korea’s Kim apologizes over shooting death of S. Korean

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un apologized Friday over the killing of a South...

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Civic societies outraged by bid for land in Phetchabun for gold exploration

Civic societies in Thailand’s central province of Phetchabun have joined in protest against applications for concessions to explore and...

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Coral, sea grass and marine rock formations in Thailand’s southern provinces now protected

Effective Wednesday, sea grass, coral reefs and undersea rock formations in four southern coastal provinces of Thailand are legally...

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Chinese company says coronavirus vaccine ready by early 2021

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese pharmaceutical company said Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it is developing should be ready by...

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Parliament delays vote on charter changes, sets up study panel

Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to set up a joint committee to study motions seeking amendments to the Constitution in...

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“Instead of amending the constitution, we should change people’s behaviour” – Senator Thawil

Senator Thawil Pliensri has suggested that instead of amending the constitution, we should change people’s behavior.   During the...

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Two new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand on Thursday

Thailand today recorded two new COVID-19 cases, both Thai returnees from abroad in state quarantine.   One is a...

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Senators and MPs are set to vote on constitutional amendments this evening

Members of Thailand’s Parliament and senators are due to vote this evening on the six constitutional amendment motions, proposed...

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Supreme Court dismisses Thai firm’s copyright claim over “Ultraman”

Thailand’s Supreme Court’s Division for Intellectual Property Rights and International Trade has rejected an appeal by a Thai production...

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Complaint filed with police against opposition MPs seen at weekend protest

Palang Pracharat MP Sira Jenjakha lodged a complaint with Chanasongkhram police today (Monday) against three opposition MPs, accusing them...

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Five protest leaders to be indicted on charges related to July 20th rally at Army HQ

Five protest leaders have been summoned by Nang Loeng police, to appear before the Special Prosecutor’s Office at the...

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Thanathorn claims rally is victory for Thai people

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, a key figure of the Progressive Movement, tonight described the anti-government rally at Sanam Luang today as...

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Thailand’s protest leader Ms. Panasaya promises a dawn surprise on Sunday

Prominent protest leader Ms. Panasaya Sitthichirawattanakul has promised a “surprise” at first light in Bangkok on Sunday, or 6.07am....

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Thai police seize 45,000 books about reform of the Monarchy

Police in the Khlong Luang district of Thailand’s Pathum Thani province held a group of Thammasat University students in...

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Signature collection campaign to support charter changes at protest site

Non-governmental organization iLaw is continuing its signature collection campaign for constitutional amendments by encouraging today’s protesters to sign up....

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Ex-PM Thaksin asks Thai people if they are better off 14 years since the putsch

Exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has asked the Thai people about their livelihoods today, 14 years since his...

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Three new COVID-19 cases recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded three new COVID-19 cases today among Thai returnees in state quarantine.   According to the CCSA, one...

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Protesters force their way into Thammasat University

Hundreds of protesters are now occupying the campus of Thammasat University after forcing open its main gate to begin...

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Prosecutors decide to indict Red Bull heir on two charges

An ad hoc panel of the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) has decided to indict Red Bull heir Vorayuth...

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Protesters prepare for communication hiccups

Ten of thousands people from across the country are expected to join the anti-government protest this weekend. To avoid...

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China begins military drills as senior U.S. official visits Taiwan

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) – China began combat drills near the Taiwan Strait on Friday, the same day a senior U.S....

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Schools in Italy set to reopen on new virus-era reality

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Busan Film Festival postponed due to COVID-19

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Protest leader insists on raising “sensitive issues” during this weekend’s rally

Reform of the Thai Monarchy, part of the ten-point manifesto, published for the first time at a rally on...

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Japan’s ‘Suganomics’ will target quick wins, not grand visions

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s new prime minister will pursue economic structural reforms through a mixed bag of policies that...

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Motorists advised to avoid some roads and use alternative routes this weekend

The Metropolitan Police are advising motorists in Bangkok to avoid roads which are expected to be affected by the...

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Thailand removed from UK’s mandatory COVID-19 quarantine list

From this Saturday, Thailand will be dropped from the United Kingdom’s quarantine list, which means that travelers, from Thailand...

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Protest organizers asked to specify the destination of their march this Sunday

Red-shirt movement leader Jatuporn Promphan has urged the leaders of the September 19th protest to make clear to the...

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Thailand records no new COVID-19 infections

Thailand is, today, free from any new COVID-19 infections, either in or out of state quarantine.   The CCSA...

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Thammasat U’s Tha Prachan campus to close this weekend for safety reasons

The Dean of the Faculty of Law at Thammasat University has announced the closure of the Tha Prachan campus...

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PM appeals to protesters to obey the law during their protest this Saturday

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned student activists not to break the law during their planned protest this...

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U.S. envoy leading second recent high-level visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A senior U.S. State Department official is due to arrive in Taiwan on Thursday for...

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Democrat party proposes meeting of all whips to settle charter changes differences

Thailand’s Democrat party has proposed that the Government, Opposition and Senate chief whips meet to discuss constitutional amendments, before...

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Tropical storm Noul to develop into a typhoon as it approaches central Vietnam

Thailand’s Meteorological Department reported today that tropical storm Noul is gaining strength and is expected to turn into a...

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Five family members found shot to death

Three men, a woman and a 9-year old boy were found dead, in what is suspected to be a...

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Yoshihide Suga wins party vote for Japan prime minister

Yoshihide Suga was elected as the new head of Japan’s ruling party on Monday, virtually guaranteeing him parliamentary election...

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Two new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine recorded in Thailand

Thailand today has recorded two new COVID-19 cases among Thais returning from abroad and in state quarantine. According to...

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Central Bankruptcy Court endorses THAI’s rehabilitation filing and planners

Thailand’s Central Bankruptcy Court, this morning (Monday), approved Thai Airways International Public Company’s (THAI) debt rehabilitation filing and its...

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Hong Kong says will not interfere with Chinese law enforcement arrest of 12 residents at sea

Hong Kong’s government stood fast in its refusal to interfere with the arrest of 12 residents seeking to flee...

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Chinese investment in Australia plunges as tensions mount

Chinese investment in Australia almost halved in 2019, new data released Monday showed, as relations between the two countries...

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Thai PBS wins 3 prestigious Nataraja Awards

The Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) has won the prestigious Nataraja Awards for three of its news programmes....

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One Thai prisoner found to be infected with G strain of COVID-19

Health investigators have been looking into how a Thai prisoner was infected with the G strain of COVID-19, the...

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Seven new COVID-19 infections, including a 2-year old, recorded in Thailand

Thailand recorded seven new COVID-19 cases in state quarantine today (Friday), including a two-year old Thai girl arriving from...

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The politics of choosing the next finance minister 

Thailand has witnessed the departure of two finance ministers in just past two months, and a veteran politician who...

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US Embassy denies funding or supporting protests in Thailand

The US Embassy in Thailand has denied allegations that it is funding or providing support to any of the...

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Pompeo tells Southeast Asia to stand up to China, shun its firms

HANOI (Reuters) – The United States’ top diplomat on Thursday urged Southeast Asian countries to stand up to maritime...

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