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Six new coronavirus cases confirmed in Thailand, all hospitalised

Six additional cases of novel coronavirus 2019 infection in Thailand have been confirmed by the Ministry of Public Health, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14. Public health…

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Medical workers in protective gear talk with a woman suspected of being ill with a coronavirus at a community health station in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Chinatopix via AP)

Experts say virus outbreak will last months at least

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The deadly new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, that has broken out in China will afflict a minimum of tens of thousands of people and will last at least several…

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In this photo released by China’s Xinhua News Agency, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, center, speaks with medical workers at Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (Li Tao/Xinhua via AP)

China reports 4,515 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia, 106 deaths

BEIJING, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) — Chinese health authorities announced Tuesday that 4,515 confirmed cases of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) had been reported in 30 provincial-level regions by…

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In this photo provided to the Associated Press, a person on a scooter crosses an empty intersection in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection. (AP Photo)

Countries to start evacuation of citizens in Wuhan

BEIJING  — Several countries are expected to start evacuating their citizens trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has so far claimed 80…

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DSI to take a month deciding whether to challenge prosecutor on Billy’s case

The Department of Special Investigation will consider, within a month, whether to challenge the prosecutors’ decision to drop all but one of the charges against former Kaeng Krachan national park…

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Health minister assures public that coronavirus in Thailand is under control

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul has assured the public that the current preventive measures, adopted by the ministry, are sufficient to control the spread of the novel coronavirus in Thailand….

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Government considers Plan B due to delays of budget disbursement

The Thai government’s economic team has been tasked, by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to work out a Plan B in case the already late disbursement of the fiscal budget is…

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Sorayuth’s final message before going to prison

Former TV celebrity Sorayuth Suthasanachinda, convicted of embezzling 138 million baht in advertising fees from The Mass Communications Organization of Thailand (MCOT), said that he is ready to face the…

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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 a Government Bhumjaithai MP used the ID/Voting card of a fellow…

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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 under the monarchy.   The ruling this morning came as a…

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Opposition parties to ask NACC to probe Thailand’s Prime Minister

Seven opposition parties are to demand that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) investigate Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for allegedly breaching the law on three issues, namely: The Prime Minister failed…

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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 atmosphere, as a result of temperature inversion, according to the Pollution…

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His Majesty the King presides over a grand military parade at the Cavalry Centre of the Royal Thai Army in Saraburi on Saturday.

HM King presides over grand military parade

HM the King on Saturday called on Thai people to commit to their duties with a common goal that has the best interest of the country at their heart. Addressing…

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FILE – In this Tuesday, June 26, 2018 file photo Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex pose for a group photo at the Queen’s Young Leaders Awards Ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to no longer use their HRH titles and will repay £2.4 million of taxpayer’s money spent on renovating their Berkshire home, Buckingham Palace announced Saturday, Jan. 18. 2020. (John Stillwell/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up ‘highness’ titles

LONDON (AP) — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and wife Meghan will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi hold talks during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on January 17, 2020.

China and Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar are set to ink mammoth infrastructure deals following a meeting on Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who pledged to…

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The fires have claimed 28 lives, scorched massive tracts of pristine forests and destroyed thousands of homes

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 many farmers who have faced losing precious livestock and crops.  …

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Korn says he is setting up new political party

Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij, who resigned from the Democrat Party on Wednesday, admitted Thursday night that he is in the process of forming a new political party. He said…

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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 accumulation of fine airborne dust being caused by stagnant air, producing…

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Russian government resigns after President Putin’s state-of-the-nation address proposes changes to the constitution

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has announced that the entire government is resigning in a surprise statement released shortly after President Vladimir Putin delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address. Accepting the…

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Thai PBS’s Director General Wilasinee Phiphitkul vows to make Thai PBS a “learning space for all”.

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) which enters its 13th year as Thailand’s leading public broadcaster.  …

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Agoncillo town in the Philippines’ Batangas province has been blanketed with ash from the Taal volcano

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 feared massive eruption of Taal volcano.   Some 40,000 people have…

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As he is about the face an impeachment trial, US President Donald Trump will be able to tout a trade deal with China

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 that will allow businesses around the globe to breathe a sigh…

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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 agreement to curb its nuclear program, which eventually could lead to…

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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 students rallied in front of Government House this morning (Tuesday) to…

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Thailand’s first case of New Coronavirus Pneumonia detected in Chinese tourist

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry today announced the first case of New Coronavirus Pneumonia in the country, but assured the public that there is no wider outbreak of the virus. Public…

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Thanathorn predicts more street protests against Prayut

Leader of Future Forward Party Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit predicted this morning that the Prayut government will face more street protests in the coming months as people are increasingly frustrated with what…

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Flowers and candles are placed in front of the portraits of the flight crew members of the Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane that crashed in Iran, at a memorial at the Boryspil International airport outside Kiev, Ukraine January 11, 2020. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Protests and condemnation after Iran admits downing Ukrainian plane

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and…

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Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday that it’s military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly…

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Parliamentary whips to decide on extension of budget debate

Parliamentary whips from both sides are expected to continue discussing the Opposition’s proposal for an extension, into next week, of the budget bill debate for the 2020 fiscal year. The…

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Police issue shoot to kill order in the search for thief who killed 3 in gold heist

A special police task force has been deployed today in the hunt for a lone robber who shot dead three people and wounded four other shoppers in a daring gold…

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U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks ahead of a House vote on a War Powers Resolution and amid the stalemate surrounding the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, as she addresses her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

U.S. House passes resolution to limit Trump’s ability to wage war on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran, rebuking the president days after he…

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Truden attends a candle light vigil for the victims of Ukriane International Airlines flight PS-752 onParliament Hill in Ottawa, OntarioCanada. Jan 9 2020. Reuters

Canada PM says evidence indicates Iran shot down Ukraine jet

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada has intelligence from multiple sources indicating a Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday near Tehran was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, Prime Minister Justin…

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Thailand’s FM Don in hot water over claim of US tipoff about Baghdad drone attack

Thailand’s Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has come under heavy criticism for his public claim on Tuesday that the United States had informed Thailand in advance about the drone attack that…

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file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the fire devastated Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria. Australia’s deadly wildfires have proven to be not just a crisis for the country, but a crisis for the country’s prime minister _ one so grave that some have questioned whether his leadership can survive it. (James Ross/Pool Photo via AP)

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, called an “idiot,” a “moron” and worse, and skewered at home…

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Autopsy shows rare Omura whale’s death caused by humans

Human activity has been blamed for the death of a rare Omura whale, which was recently washed ashore on Lanta Island in Thailand’s southern coastal province of Krabi. An autopsy,…

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“Run against Dictatorship” organizers invite PM and ministers to join in

The organizing committee of the “Wing Lai Loong” (Run against Dictatorship) event, scheduled for this Sunday at the Rodfai (Railway) park, has invited Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and cabinet ministers…

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Swathes of land have been left charred by bushfires in Australia’s New South Wales

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 some much-needed rainfall before another heatwave strikes later this week.  …

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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 are outdoors as air quality deteriorates, with 28 areas found to…

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Mourners surround a truck carrying the flag draped coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades in the holy city of Qom south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The men were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, Jan. 3 in Iraq. The funeral drew a crowd said by police to be in the millions in the Iranian capital, filling thoroughfares and side streets as far as the eye could see. (Amir Hesaminejad/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

Thailand urges parties in US-Iran conflict to exercise extreme restraint

The Thai government has called on all parties in the intensifying US-Iran not to escalate the situation. In a statement, released today (Monday) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the…

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PM urges all Thais to stop “bickering” and help build the country instead

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed to all Thais, regardless of their political differences and affiliations, to stop bickering and spreading hatred against one another, and make use of the…

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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks following the U.S. Military airstrike against Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iraq, in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., January 3, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

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 Iranian cultural sites, warning of a “major retaliation” if Iran strikes…

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Blackened trees poke through the scorched ground after a wildfire ripped through near Kangaroo Valley, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The deadly wildfires, which have been raging since September, have already burned about 5 million hectares (12.35 million acres) of land and destroyed more than 1,500 homes. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

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 recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country.   Prime…

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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 quality in Bangkok and its suburbs as the amount of PM2.5…

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In this Nov. 5, 2016 photo, Gen. Esmail Ghaani speaks in a meeting in Tehran, Iran. A new Iranian general has stepped out of the shadows to lead the country’s expeditionary Quds Force, becoming responsible for Tehran’s proxies across the Mideast as the Islamic Republic threatens the U.S. with “harsh revenge” for killing its previous head, Qassem Soleimani. (Mohammad Ali Marizad/Tasnim News Agency via AP)

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 Sunday to take revenge as Tehran abandoned the remaining limits of…

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For decades, charter amendment has revolved around one thing

Over the past few days, three prominent political figures talked about proposed constitutional amendment. They may disagree on the timing, but an unspoken consensus is that it was no use…

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US killing catapults Iraq back to aftermath of 2003 invasion

Iraqi factions threatening to oust US troops, officials denouncing American “violations” and fears of a new Gulf war: a US strike has catapulted Iraq back to the tumultuous aftermath of…

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PM asks Opposition to focus censure debate on current government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned the Opposition not to censure the performance of his previous administration and to concentrate on this government, which has been in the office for…

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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 January 1st, is a huge New Year’s gift to Thailand and…

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King’s message for National Children’s Day 2020

His Majesty the King has delivered a message for Thailand’s National Children’s Day, on January 11th, to be published in the National Children’s Day Book, according to Education Permanent Secretary…

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PM promises to devote himself to the country and people

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised to dedicate every hour of his time to the good of the country and the people. In his New Year’s pledge, which was posted…

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King wishes Thai people happiness and to work for the benefit of the country

His Majesty the King has expressed his wishes for the Thai people to enjoy physical and mental health, to have clear wisdom and awareness of good behaviour and to have…

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Cold weather in most of Thailand as temperatures to drop 1-3oC

An intense cold front from China is now covering northern Thailand and this will cause temperatures in northern, north-eastern and central provinces, including Bangkok and its suburbs, to fall by…

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Chuan vows to make parliament an institution dedicated to the people

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has vowed to make the Thai Parliament an institution recognized by the Thai people and by the international community as the model of an organization which…

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He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year by announcing the birth of twins whose genes had allegedly been altered to confer immunity to HIV / File photo / AFP

China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the scientist who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported….

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Government claims improvements in people’s livelihoods in past 5 months

The Government is claiming achievements in improving the lives of the Thai people in three key areas, namely communications, increased income for farmers and better welfare for low income-earners, said…

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Irrigation and waterworks authority flushing seawater out of Chao Phraya River

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) have jointly employed a technique, called “water hammer”, to flush seawater out of the Chao Phraya River in their…

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Storm causes blackouts and damages houses in Chiang Rai

Widespread blackouts hit three districts of Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Rai on Saturday night after the areas experienced heavy rain and hail storms. Several trees along the Chiang Saen-Chiang…

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Thailand’s new minimum wages effective from January 1st, 2020

Thailand’s new minimum wages, ranging from 313 baht to 336 baht per day, will come into effect nationally on January 1st. The new minimum wages, by province, are: 336 baht/day…

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Former deputy finance minister Benja jailed for two years

Former deputy finance minister Benja Louicharoen and three former senior revenue officials were sentenced to two-year in prison without suspension today (Thursday ) after being found guilty of malfeasance in…

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Riverside Assembly boycotts 1st public hearing on Chao Phraya promenade project

The Riverside Assembly, an organization of 35 groups opposing the Chao Phraya riverside promenade project, boycotted a public hearing held yesterday (Tuesday) at the second City Hall office by Bangkok…

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang hosts the leaders of Japan and South Korea, with their nations focused on North Korea’s nuclear ambitions

China hosts Japan, South Korea with eyes on nuclear North

China hosted the leaders of squabbling neighbours South Korea and Japan for their first meeting in over a year on Tuesday, flexing its diplomatic muscle with America’s two key military…

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Cabinet to consider Transport Ministry’s discounts for public transit commuters

The cabinet is expected to consider, today (Tuesday), the Transport Ministry’s package of proposals to ease the financial burden for commuters using public transport and motorists using Don Muang toll-way….

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Abrupt company closure means about 1,000 workers lose their jobs

Almost 1,000 employees of an automotive parts manufacturing company in Samut Sakhon province were laid off when they arrived for work this morning (Monday) and the factory was closed. Workers…

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Football racism inquiry call after Spurs-Chelsea clash halted

The Professional Footballers’ Association called for a government inquiry into racism in football after Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win at Tottenham on Sunday was marred by alleged racist comments from…

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DSI to charge ex-Kaeng Krachan park chief over Billy’s disappearance

The Department of Special Investigation is expected to file criminal charges, against the former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park and three park officials today, in connection with the disappearance…

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Future Forward’s call for inquiry into “Illuminati Case” rejected by charter court

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has rejected the Future Forward party’s petition for an inquiry to be held into a sedition charge against the party, also known as the “Illuminati Case”. The…

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Thanathorn arrives at crossroads sooner than expected

The Skywalk protest is most likely the point of no return. It’s where Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit effectively “crossed the line” into a new territory in which he might…

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Army chief accuses some of creating a ‘proxy crisis’ in Thailand

The current political situation in Thailand has the appearance of a ‘proxy crisis’, created by elements using others to wage a campaign against the Government, Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong…

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Government core party questions Future Forward’s respect for human dignity

The core government party, Palang Pracharat, has questioned the Future Forward party’s respect for human dignity for its indifference to and inaction over Tuesday’s incident when four monitor lizard toys,…

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High school class closed for a week after fatal shooting

A class at a high school in Nonthaburi province, near Bangkok, has been suspended until December 23rd after a student shot one of his peers dead in the classroom yesterday…

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File photo shows a partial solar eclipse of the sun visible over a mosque. AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD ZAYYAT (Photo by MAHMOUD ZAYYAT / AFP)

Partial solar eclipse visible on December 26th from 14 Thai provinces

A partial solar eclipse will be visible on December 26th from 14 provinces of Thailand, with the best views of the phenomenon will be from Betong district of the southern…

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a Keep America Great Rally at Kellogg Arena December 18, 2019, in Battle Creek, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY / AFP)

Trump impeached for abuse of power

President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office…

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Police announcing the arrest of serial killer Somkid Poompuang at a press conference on Wednesday.

Young informant helps police arrest serial killer Somkid

Police on Wednesday credited a student for helping them arrest serial killer Somkid Poompuang while he was riding on a train at Pak Chong district railway station in the northeastern…

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This photo taken during the interview with Timor Leste Foreign Minister Dionisio Babo Soares

Timor Leste optimistic it will join ASEAN soon, no burden to the grouping

Timor Leste’s Foreign Minister Dionisio Babo Soares has expressed confidence that the country will soon be accepted as a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and it’s…

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House budget panel agrees to restore 8 billion baht in research funding

The House committee’s about-turn followed a complaint from the office saying that the substantial cutback in the research funding would seriously affect research by about 250 universities and other research…

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PM complains of fake news about his wife’s religion

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has complained about the spread of fake news on social media, one item of which recently related to his wife. He said today (Tuesday) that the…

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Family of Thai woman thought abducted by North Korea encouraged by Japanese response

The nephew of a Thai woman, believed to have been kidnapped and held captive in North Korea 42 years ago, has been in Japan attending an international meeting of relatives…

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Organizers of “Run against Dictatorship” warned of legal action

Organizers of the planned “Run against Dictatorship” (Wing Lai Loong in Thai) have been warned by Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda that they may face legal action if they go ahead…

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Future Forward votes to expel four “cobra” MPs

The Future Forward party’s extraordinary assembly has resolved to expel four rebel MPs, known as “cobras”, for their refusal to follow party resolutions. The party voted 250:5 to expel the…

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Thailand explores possibility of FTA with the UK after Tories’ victory

Thailand is considering the possibility of creating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s historic victory in the UK election last week, which…

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Thanathorn vows to bring people onto streets after rally in downtown Bangkok

Thousands of supporters of Future Forward Party turned out for an anti-military rally called by its leader Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit on the Skywalk at Pathumwan Intersection in downtown Bangkok Saturday evening…

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PM’s motto for National Children’s Day

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced his motto for Thailand’s National Children’s Day on January 11th. His motto is “Thai children must uphold unity, and be responsible Thai citizens”. The…

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High production costs remain obstacle to degradable non-plastic bags

Starting January 1st, 43 shopping malls and convenience stores in Thailand will cease the use of single-use plastic bags, in response to the Government’s policy to completely phase them out….

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Premchai granted bail, but must wear EM ankle bracelet

The Supreme Court has granted bail to Italian-Thai Development boss Premchai Karnasuta and two fellow defendants, but ordered them to wear electronic monitoring ankle bracelets and banned them from leaving…

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European Council President Charles Michel, center, walks to a media conference during an EU summit in Brussels, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. European Union leaders gathered for their year-end summit and discussed climate change funding, the departure of the UK from the bloc and their next 7-year budget. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

EU leaders meet on Brexit as UK election indicates a way out

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are gathering Friday to discuss Britain’s departure from the bloc amid some relief that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has secured a parliamentary majority that…

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Britain’s Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson (C) reacts as the results are read out for the race to be MP for Uxbridge and Ruislip South at the count centre in Uxbridge, west London, on December 13, 2019 after votes were counted as part of the UK general election. – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s ruling party appeared on course for a sweeping victory in Thursday’s snap election, an exit poll showed, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU next month after years of political deadlock. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

On cusp of big election win, Johnson claims historic mandate for Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on the cusp of a commanding election victory on Friday that he cast as a historic mandate to deliver Brexit on Jan….

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Thai massage recognized by UNESCO

Thai massage or “nuad Thai”, which has already gained global recognition, has now been added to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list at their meeting, currently being held in Bogota, the…

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Premchai detained while waiting for a bail ruling from the Supreme Court

Italian-Thai Development’s Premchai Karnasuta has been detained at Thong Pha Phum district prison, together with two of his fellow accused, while awaiting a ruling by the Supreme Court on their…

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Crowning glory for His Majesty the King

The glory of the Thai Monarchy was in full display today when Their Majesties the King and Queen travelled along the Chao Phya River in a spectacular flotilla of ceremonial…

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Excessive fine dust detected in 40 areas of Bangkok and suburbs today

Excessive PM2.5 dust particles have been detected in 31 areas of Bangkok and in nine areas in surrounding provinces today. This is a clear sign that air quality is worsening…

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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addresses plenary of U.N. climate conference during with a meeting with leading climate scientists at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Thunberg is in Madrid where a global U.N.-sponsored climate change conference is taking place. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Thunberg ‘a bit surprised’ to be Time Person of the Year

MADRID (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg said she was surprised and honored Wednesday to be named Time’s youngest Person of the Year, while adding that others in the…

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali poses after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize during a ceremony at the city hall in Oslo on December 10, 2019.

Ethiopia PM Abiy urges unity as he collects Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed collected the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Tuesday, appealing for unity as ethnic violence flares in his country and reconciliation efforts with former foe Eritrea have stalled….

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The North Pole has been warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet since the 1990s, and the past six years have been the region’s warmest ever

Arctic has one of warmest years, raising fears over rising sea levels

The Arctic has experienced its second warmest year since 1900, according to a report published Tuesday, raising fears over low summer sea ice and rising sea levels.   The North…

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Academics call for “Dream Constitution” that truly reflects people’s aspirations

Speaking at a panel discussion on Constitution Day today, Mrs. Sunee Chairos, a former member of the National Human Rights Commission, and director of the Centre for the Promotion of…

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New speed limit for private cars on trial on three highways

A new trial speed limit of up to 120kph for private cars has been imposed on three highways, namely Asian, Pahonyothin and Mitraparb (Friendship), since Monday. According to Transport Minister…

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Thai PBS, Stamford International University to collaborate on “life-long learning”

Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS) on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with Stamford International University (Thailand) to collaborate in teaching and learning in various fields to provide students…

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Wage Committee approves 5-6 baht minimum wage rise from January 1st

Thailand’s Wage Committee has decided to increase the national daily minimum wage by 5-6 baht, effective as of January 1st, subject to approval by the cabinet. The ฿6 increase will…

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Two state agencies appeal against hefty cut in R&D funding

An written appeal was submitted yesterday to the House budget scrutiny committee, by the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (NSTIPC) and the Thailand Centre of Excellence for Life…

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Forestry official gunned down in broad daylight in Yala

A forestry official was shot and killed in broad daylight, in Muang district of Thailand’s restive southern province of Yala, by suspected insurgents as he was riding home on a…

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