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24 tonnes of pork smuggled from Brazil destroyed to prevent spread of swine flu in Thailand

The Livestock Development Department buried about 24 tonnes of frozen pork, which originated in Brazil and was smuggled into Thailand from a neighboring country, at a landfill in Phayuha Khiri…

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A casino dealer collects chips at a roulette table in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines, March 27, 2015. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Philippines to deport 40,000 Chinese workers in online gaming crackdown

The Philippines will deport 40,000 Chinese workers in a crackdown on unlicensed online gaming businesses, an official said Tuesday, after reports of kidnapping, prostitution and murder in the gambling industry.  So-called Philippine offshore gaming operators, or POGOs, have boomed since 2016 as former president…

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Cars drive on the illuminated race track for the upcoming Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore on September 26, 2022. (Photo by Roslan Rahman / AFP)

Singapore dressed up to party like it’s 2019 for F1 return

With tickets selling fast and party suites costing up to $70,000 a night, Singapore is putting the pedal to the metal when it hosts Asia’s first Formula One race this…

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Free COVID vaccinations at Institute of Dermatology throughout October

After the closure of the COVID-19 vaccination centre at Bang Sue Grand Station at the end of this month, members of the public can still get free vaccinations at the…

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Anti-COVID nasal spray to be available from October 1st

An anti-COVID nasal spray, an innovation jointly developed by Health Systems Research Institute (HSRI), the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, the Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) and Hibiocy Company, will…

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Rare protest in China tech hub over Covid lockdown

Dozens of people have taken part in a rare protest in the southern Chinese tech hub of Shenzhen, social media footage shows, after officials announced a snap lockdown over a handful of Covid cases. The megacity of more than 18 million…

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Supporters of same sex marriage carry banners and shout slogans as they march.(AFP)

Same-sex marriage and surrogacy: where is it legal?

Cubans have voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage, making the country the 33rd to stop defining marriage as being exclusively between a man and a woman. Cuba’s landmark new family code also allows “altruistic” surrogacy,…

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A fisherman ties his boat at port to protect it from typhoon Naru in Danang on September 27, 2022. Vietnam has tried to evacuate almost 400,000 people as typhoon Noru, one of the biggest to make landfall in the country, draws near, authorities said on September 27, 2022. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

Vietnam orders mass evacuations ahead of Super Typhoon Noru

Vietnam ordered hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Tuesday as Super Typhoon Noru barrelled towards the busy city of Danang, with forecasters predicting the storm would be one of the biggest to…

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Will the gentle approach rid Thailand of its drug problem?

Drug addicts sometimes commit shocking crimes in their quest for a fix, even attacking their own family members. In some cases, parents push for the arrest of their drug-crazed children…

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EC announces dos and don’ts for parties, candidates and ministers in next 180 days

Thailand’s Election Commission announced a set of strict rules today (Tuesday) defining what political parties, potential election candidates and holders of political offices can and cannot do during the 180-days…

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Abortion legal in Thailand up to 20th week of pregnancy from October 26th

A woman in Thailand who is no more than 20-weeks into her pregnancy will be able to seek a legal abortion, with prior consultation from a medical practitioner, to be…

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Chi and Mun river basins will be worst affected by tropical storm Noru

Chi and Mun river basins in the north-east of Thailand will suffer the worst effects of tropical storm Noru, which is expected to hit the region this Thursday, although the…

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People leave flowers and pay their respects to former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe outside the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022, ahead of his state funeral later in the day. Thousands of Japanese and foreign dignitaries have gathered in Tokyo on September 27 to honour Abe, at a rare state funeral that has sparked controversy and protest. Nicolas Datiche/Pool via REUTERS

Japan prepares to bid farewell to slain Abe with controversial state funeral

Japan will honour on Tuesday its assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a polarising figure who dominated modern-day politics as its longest-serving leader, with a rare state funeral that has become…

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(FILES) This file handout photo taken on March 24, 2021 and released by the Miss Grand International beauty pageant on March 25, 2021 shows Miss Grand International contestant Han Lay taking part in the national costume part of the contest in Bangkok.

Myanmar beauty queen granted asylum in Canada

Myanmar’s former beauty queen and an anti-junta activist, Thaw Nandar Aung, aka “Han Lay”, who has been stranded in Thailand due to immigration difficulties, has finally been granted asylum in…

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A television at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, captures the final images from the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) just before it smashes into the asteroid Dimorphos on September 26, 2022. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)

‘A new era’: NASA strikes asteroid in key test of planetary defense

Bullseye: A NASA spaceship on Monday struck an asteroid seven million miles away in order to deflect its orbit, succeeding in a historic test of humanity’s ability to prevent a…

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Thailand’s Chart Pattana renamed Chart Pattana Kla party

The Chart Pattana party was officially renamed Chart Pattana Kla party at its extraordinary general meeting in the north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima today (Monday). Former Kla party leader Korn…

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Historian claims collapsed Chang Phuak Gate and wall in Chiang Mai were rebuilt 80 years ago

A retired fine arts lecturer at Chiang Mai University has claimed that the ancient Chiang Mai city wall and Chang Phuak Gate, which partially collapsed due to heavy rain last…

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Bangkok takes precautions ahead of arrival of tropical storm Noru this Thursday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has taken steps, including draining water out of canals in and around the city and procuring 2.5 million sandbags to reinforce flood walls, to brace…

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Farmland and residential areas flooded after dike partially collapses in Si Sa Ket

About 960 hectares of farmland and residential areas in two districts of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Si Sa Ket are flooded, after an earthen dike partially collapsed yesterday (Sunday), due…

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Krachiao Suphan confirmed as the world’s first Krachiao plant species of its kind

Thailand’s Botanical Garden Organisation (BGO) has recently given the scientific name to a new species of Krachiao plant, or Siam tulip (Curcuma Suphanensis P), in the Zingiberaceae family, which was…

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Lure of high yields, lax regulators behind Ponzi scams

More than 13,000 victims are estimated to have suffered losses of several billion baht as a result of the latest alleged Ponzi scheme, under the name Forex 3D, supposedly engaged…

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Tropical storm Noru to hit Thailand’s north-east this Thursday

Tropical storm Noru is expected to hit Thailand’s north-eastern provinces of Mukdahan and Amnat Charoen this Thursday, after it swept through Vietnam and Laos. The storm is forecast to bring…

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Vice President Kamala Harris boards Air Force 2 for travel to Japan and South Korea from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sunday Sept. 25, 2022. (Leah Millis/Pool via AP)

Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia

Attending funerals on behalf of the United States is normally a straightforward assignment for a vice president, but Kamala Harris will confront controversy at nearly every turn as she visits…

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Atthaya Thitikul holds her trophy after winning the LPGA Walmart NW Arkansas Championship golf tournament, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Rogers, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Thai teen Atthaya edges Kang for LPGA NW Arkansas trophy

Thailand’s golfer Atthaya Thitikul rolled in a birdie putt at the second playoff hole on Sunday to edge Danielle Kang and capture her second LPGA title at the NW Arkansas…

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Residents wade through waist-deep flood waters after Super Typhoon Noru, in San Miguel, Bulacan province, Philippines, September 26, 2022. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

Philippines’ Marcos orders aid for typhoon-struck areas, five reported dead

BULACAN, Philippines, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Philippine authorities rushed on Monday to distribute aid to thousands of evacuees after typhoon Noru made landfall in the capital and northern provinces, leaving…

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Mental Health Department wants psychiatric meds to be added to essential drug list

Thailand’s Mental Health Department will coordinate with the National Health Security Office to push for the inclusion of psychiatric medication in the National List of Essential Medicines, to cope with…

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Hat Yai prepares for start of the vegetarian festival on Monday

With no vegetarian festival for three years in Thailand, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents and businesses in Hat Yai, the commercial hub of the country’s southern border provinces, have…

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Suspected insurgent killed in clash with security forces in Narathiwat

A suspected insurgent, against whom three arrest warrants have been issued, was shot dead by security forces at a house in Muang district of Narathiwat province yesterday (Saturday). Security forces…

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US President Joe Biden speaks at the Global Fund Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York on September 21, 2022. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

US and Thailand seeking a way for Biden to attend APEC meeting

US President Joe Biden understands the importance of APEC, and both Thailand and the US are coordinating to find a way for the President to attend the leader’s meeting in…

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Near-extinct crab species found in Wang Pong-Chon Daen reserve area

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has announced the discovery of a second near-extinct species of freshwater crab, officially named “Indochinamon Bhumibol” in the Wang Pong-Chon Daen…

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Ancient city wall in Chiang Mai partially collapses after heavy rain

Chiang Mai’s ancient city wall, near the Chang Phuak Gate, partially collapsed due to heavy rain last night, prompting officials from the Fine Arts Department and Chiang Mai municipality to…

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Thailand beats Turkey in 1st round of Women’s World Volleyball Championship

The Thai women’s volleyball team overcame Turkey, ranked 6th in the world, in a five-set thriller on Saturday in Pool B at the Women’s World Volleyball Championship at the Gelre…

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This September 24, 2022, image courtesy of Michael King, special advisor to Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey, and his family, shows damaged caused by post-tropical storm Fiona on the Burnt Islands, in the Newfoundland and Labrador Province of Canada. – Fiona knocked out power to more than 500,000 households as it lashed eastern Canada with strong winds and heavy rain on Saturday, electricity providers said. In the province of Novia Scotia alone, at least 400,000 households lost electricity after Fiona, downgraded from a hurricane to a post-tropical storm but still packing winds of 85 miles (137 kilometers) per hour, made landfall, Novia Scotia Power reported. (Photo by Handout / Michael King / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – MANDATORY CREDIT “AFP PHOTO / Michael King” – NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS – DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Storm Fiona slams eastern Canada, knocking out power and ripping off roofs

(AFP) – Powerful storm Fiona lashed into eastern Canada on Saturday, cutting power to thousands and washing houses into the sea as it pummeled the area with fierce winds and…

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People watch a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on September 25, 2022. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul says

(AFP) – North Korea fired a ballistic missile Sunday, Seoul’s military said, just days after a US aircraft carrier arrived for joint drills with the South in a show of…

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Fed on eggs and beer, Vietnam’s oxen race in muddy festival

Their stomachs full of eggs, beer, and coconut water, Nguyen Van Liet’s prized white oxen streak ahead of their rivals to the cheer of tens of thousands of spectators in Vietnam’s…

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Rakesh Saxena and the Thai banking scandal that triggered Asia’s financial crisis

Once known as a “financial wizard”, Indian-born Rakesh Saxena now faces decades in jail for a Thai banking scandal that triggered the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Following a legal battle…

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(File) Deputy Government Spokesperson, Rachada Dhnadirek

Government to lose ฿6bn revenue per year if student loans are interest free

The government will lose about 6 billion baht in revenue per year if students with loans from the student loan program are exempted from paying interest and fines, in case…

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Phuket ready for first major vegetarian festival in two years

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Phuket has predicted that more than 200,000 Thai and foreign tourists will visit the resort island during the 9-day vegetarian festival next week….

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US President Biden to skip APEC summit

US President Joe Biden will not attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting in Bangkok due to “a family engagement”, Thai PBS learned last night. The White House…

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Tropical storm Noru forecast to hit Thailand on Tuesday

Tropical storm Noru, which is located in the Philippine Sea today (Saturday), is expected to hit Vietnam, the Lao PRD and Thailand on Tuesday and Wednesday and bring heavy to…

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A boat, filled with Chinese nationals, rides low in the water before sinking, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022.

Three Chinese dead after Cambodia boat sinking

The death toll from a capsized boat off Cambodia’s coast rose to three Chinese nationals on Saturday, with a further nine rescued in Vietnamese waters and eight still missing, Cambodian authorities said. The boat with 41 Chinese people on board…

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ASEAN region is forecast to lead the world in export growth over the next five years. (Photo by Z @dead____artist)

ASEAN highlighted in Global Trade Growth Atlas 2022

The newly release Global Trade Growth Atlas 2022 has put the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the spotlight because the region is forecast to lead the world in…

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Volunteer rescuers search in the sea for survivors close to the location where a boat carrying Chinese nationals sank off the coastal town of Sihanoukville, Cambodia September 23, 2022. REUTERS/Cindy Liu

Cambodia still searching for at least 10 Chinese missing from sunken boat

Cambodian rescuers were still searching on Saturday for at least 10 missing Chinese nationals after a boat with more than 40 people on board sank near islands off the coastal…

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Miss Grand Myanmar 2020 seeking refuge in another country

Miss Grand Myanmar 2020 Han Lay, says Myanmar police attached to their embassy in Bangkok tried to gain access to her, but she rejected their demand and, sought help from…

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Tennis – Laver Cup – 02 Arena, London, Britain – September 24, 2022 Team Europe’s Roger Federer waves at fans at the end of his last match after announcing his retirement Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Federer admits to last night nerves after emotional farewell

Roger Federer may have been one of the sporting world’s great communicators over the last two decades but the Swiss confessed he had been dreading being handed a microphone after…

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NBTC board may rule on True-DTAC merger plan on Oct 12th

The board of Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is expected make a decision on the planned merger between True and DTAC on October 12th. Trairat Viriyasirikul, acting secretary-general…

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Southern oil palm farmers complain of falling prices

Oil palm farmers in Thailand’s southern provinces are complaining that the prices they are getting for their crops have nosedived to an average of five baht per kilogram, which they…

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Bangkok and 6 provinces warned of potential overflows from Chao Phraya

The Royal Irrigation Department will, from tomorrow, increase rate of water being discharged through the Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat province, from 1,989m3/sec to as much as 2,200m3/sec, due…

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Thailand’s Emergency Decree to end on September 30th

Thailand’s Emergency Decree, invoked since March 24th, 2020 and extended 19 times, as a measure to contain the spread of COVID-19, will end on September 30th.   As a result,…

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All temporary COVID-19 hospitals to be closed at the end of September

Thailand’s Health Service Support Department will not extend the licenses of temporary hospitals after October 1st, when COVID-19 is to be reclassified from a “dangerous infectious disease” to an “infectious…

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Heavy flooding in Chiang Mai on Friday morning

Many areas of the Muang district in Chiang Mai are heavily flooded this morning (Friday) after heavy rain throughout last night. Police were out in force this morning to direct…

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Why was Thailand’s cannabis bill voted down and will this derail legalization?

The shooting down of the marijuana bill in Parliament last week sparked concerns on both sides of the debate. The pro-pot camp is worried the legalization of cannabis will be…

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Miss Grand Myanmar 2020 denied entry to Thailand

After arriving from Vietnam today (Tuesday), Han Lay, Miss Grand Myanmar 2020, was denied entry to Thailand at Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok by immigration officials for not having a…

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Former Palang Pracharath MP Watanya warmly welcomed by Democrat party

Former Palang Pracharath (PPRP) party-list MP Watanya Bunnag, aka “Madame Dear”, officially joined the Democrat party today (Thursday) and received a warm welcome from party leader Jurin Laksanawisit and other…

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Thai police seize ฿460m in assets from online gambling network

The Crime Suppression Division (CSD) has seized more than 460 million baht in assets and cash in coordinated raids on 52 locations in 10 provinces suspected to be linked to…

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Factory closed for 15 days for inspection after Thursday’s chemical leak

The Nakhon Pathom provincial industrial works office has ordered the Indorama Polyester Industries plant in Nakhon Chai Si district to close for 15 days today (Thursday), pending inspection to ensure…

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Greenlight given for Robinhood and Grab to operate app-based taxi and bike taxi services

Thailand’s Land Transport Department (LTD) has given approval for app-based Robinhood and Grab to operate taxi and motorcycle taxi ride hailing services in the country. The two operators are required…

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Fake lubricant and dry cell batteries worth over ฿4m seized by Thai police

Police from the Consumer Protection Police Division (CPPD) seized fake lubricating oil, worth over a million baht, from a warehouse in Chaloem Phra Kiat district of Thailand’s central province of…

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Russian police officers walk during an unsanctioned rally, after opposition activists called for street protests against the mobilisation of reservists ordered by President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, Russia September 21, 2022. REUTERS/REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER

More than 1,300 detained in anti-mobilisation protests across Russia – rights group

Security forces detained more than 1,300 people in Russia on Wednesday at protests denouncing mobilisation, a rights group said, hours after President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia‘s first military draft since World War Two. The independent OVD-Info protest monitoring group said that according to information it had…

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Chemical leak in Nakhon Pathom forces schools to send students home

A number of schools in the Salaya district of Thailand’s Nakhon Pathom province were abruptly closed this morning (Thursday) and all students sent home after chemicals leaked from a plastic…

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Ukrainian servicemen ride a tank along a main road, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Izium, recently liberated by Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv region, Ukraine September 20, 2022. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File Photo

G7 countries agree on unity in Ukraine support -Japan foreign minister

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) advanced economies confirmed in a meeting in New York on Wednesday their cooperation in extending support for Ukraine, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi…

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S.Korea, Japan hold first bilateral talks since 2019, seek stronger ties

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida held their first one-on-one talks on Wednesday and agreed on the need to improve relations dogged by historical disputes….

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Harvested rice fields in Chao Phraya River basin to be used as water retention areas

Rice fields in the Chao Phraya River basin, on Thailand’s central plains, will be turned into temporary water retention areas after farmers have completed their harvest at the end of…

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Thailand sets May 7, 2023 as the tentative date of next general election  

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has tentatively designated May 7th next year as the date for the next general election, if the House of Representatives is not dissolved by the prime…

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Putin orders partial Russian mobilisation, warns West over nuclear blackmail

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered Russia’s first mobilisation since World War Two, warning the West that if it continued what he called its “nuclear blackmail” that Moscow would respond with the might…

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Thailand to issue COVID-19 reclassification measures this Friday

The Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) is expected to announce a series of measures this Friday, in line with the reclassification of COVID-19 as an “infectious disease under watch”,…

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Virologist claims 70 percent of Thais may have been infected with COVID-19

Up to 70% of the population of Thailand may have been infected with COVID-19, as most cases have not been officially recorded because they were asymptomatic or had only mild…

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Police officer killed and four injured in explosion in Pattani

A policeman was killed and four others injured when a pickup truck, in which they were travelling on their routine night patrol, was struck by a roadside bomb in front…

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China willing to make effort for peaceful ‘reunification’ with Taiwan

China is willing to make the utmost effort to strive for a peaceful “reunification” with Taiwan, a Chinese government spokesperson said on Wednesday, following weeks of military manoeuvres and war games by Beijing near…

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Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks to the media before leaving for New York to deliver an address at the UN General Assembly, at the prime minister’s office in Tokyo on September 20, 2022./ AFP

Japan PM says willing to meet North Korean leader

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Tuesday renewed his offer to meet North Korea’s reclusive leader Kim Jong Un, as tensions simmer over Pyongyang’s nuclear program. Addressing the United Nations…

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Thai cabinet approves 45-day stay for tourists entitled to visa exemption and 30 days with Visa on Arrival

The cabinet approved an edict of the Interior Ministry today (Tuesday) extending the period of stay, from 30 to 45 days, for tourists from countries and territories entitled to visa…

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Cabinet cuts employee social security contributions to 3 percent in Q4

The Thai cabinet decided today (Tuesday) to allow employees to reduce their financial contributions to the social security scheme from 5% of their salaries to 3% from October to December,…

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Six more suspects wanted for abduction and assault of a 16-year-old boy in Nonthaburi

Arrest warrants have been issued for six more suspects, wanted by Pak Kret district police in Nonthaburi province for an assault on a 16-year-old boy, who was abducted at gunpoint…

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Man held in Thai police custody for possessing six piranha fish for sale

A man was arrested yesterday (Monday) by police from the Natural Resources and Environment Crime Suppression Division after six piranha fish were found in his possession at his home in…

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Foreigners infected with COVID-19 can visit Thailand

Foreign visitors to Thailand who are infected with COVID-19 will no longer be barred from entering, following a decision by the cabinet today (Monday) to delete COVID-19 from a list…

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Former DPM Suthep acquitted of corruption by Supreme Court

Thailand’s Supreme Court Criminal Division for Political Office Holders found former Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban not guilty today (Tuesday) of corruption in connection with the Royal Thai Police’s project…

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Malaysia’s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah speaks during a news conference after ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 28, 2021. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng

As U.N. mulls Myanmar action, Malaysia pushes ASEAN to review peace plan

Southeast Asian nations must decide if they are going to push ahead with a so-far failed five-point peace plan for Myanmar or “decide what’s next” before their leaders meet in November, Malaysia‘s Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah…

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Myanmar military officers march as military helicopters hover above them during a parade to commemorate 71st Armed Forces Day in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, March 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

Witnesses: Myanmar air attack kills 13, including 7 children

Government helicopters have attacked a school and village in north-central Myanmar, killing at least 13 people including seven children, a school administrator and an aid worker said Monday. Civilian casualties often…

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on learning, with poor students lacking technology at a particular disadvantage, and conflicts further disrupting schools. – AFP pic, September 20, 2022

UN chief warns education becoming ‘great divider’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that unequal education was quickly dividing the planet as he sought to keep development on the agenda ahead of a week of diplomacy focused on global crises….

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Forensic technicians carry a bodybag at the site of a mass grave in a forest on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on 18 September, 2022 / AFP

Kremlin dismisses mass burial discoveries as ‘lies’

The Kremlin on Monday denied its forces were responsible for large-scale killings in east Ukraine and accused Kyiv of fabricating its discoveries of mass graves in recaptured territory. In the latest incident spurring fears of an…

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Thai troops on alert for a new narcotic from Myanmar’s Tachilek township

Thai military forces based along the Myanmar border in the northern province of Chiang Rai have stepped up border surveillance, especially in Mae Sai district, to prevent the smuggling of…

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Tourism rebound lays foundation for Thai economic recovery

The recent recovery in tourism, as reflected in the rapid rise in foreign arrivals, is offering Thailand’s ailing economy a lifeline in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The government…

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Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and Potjaman Damapong at a mass pro-government rally in Bangkok on 03 March 2006. (Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/AFP)

Potjaman, Paetongtarn and Thaksin: the power triangle behind Pheu Thai

Khunying Potjaman Damapong’s rare appearance at a Pheu Thai Party rally on September 10 was viewed as symbolic for a woman believed to be the party’s de-facto chief. Her ex-husband,…

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Paying last respects to Queen Elizabeth II

The Royal Palace has invited members of the public to offer their condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II…

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Queen Elizabeth’s coffin reaches Windsor, her final resting place

WINDSOR, England, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrived at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday after a day of matchless pageantry that drew world leaders to…

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Second Omicron BA.2.75.2 sub-variant case detected in Thailand

The Centre for Medical Genomics of the Faculty of Medicines at Ramathibodi Hospital has reported Thailand’s second confirmed case of the Omicron BA.2.75.2 sub-variant infection in a Thai woman. The…

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43 tonnes of smuggled pork seized in three months by Thai customs officials

Thai customs officials have seized more than 43 tonnes of smuggled pork, worth about 8.9 million baht, during the past three months, including about 35 tonnes in September alone, according…

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Police officers stand guard as mourners gather ahead of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II’s State funeral in London on September 19, 2022. (Photo by ALKIS KONSTANTINIDIS / POOL / AFP)

Crowds jam London for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral

Huge crowds built in central London overnight and from early morning on Monday to secure a spot to watch the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. As…

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Thai boy wins 2022 FIA Karting World Championship in Italy

13-year-old Enzo Tarnvanichkul became the first Thai national to win the 2022 FIA Karting World Championship in the OK Junior class (aged 12-14) at the Sarno circuit in Napoli, Italy,…

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Three men held for allegedly beating 14-year-old boy to death over gold necklace and cash

Police in Thailand’s eastern province of Chon Buri are holding three men for questioning over the death of a 14-year-old boy. The men are suspected of the theft of a…

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This NASA Worldview satellite image collected on September 18, 2022 shows Typhoon Nanmadol over southern Japan. (Photo by NASA / AFP)

Evacuation warnings after typhoon makes landfall in Japan

(AFP) – Millions of people in Japan were under evacuation warnings on Monday as Typhoon Nanmadol brought strong winds and heavy rain to the southwest of the country after making…

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14.46 million Thai people have registered for welfare cards this year

14.46 million people had registered for welfare cards as ofnoon yesterday (Sunday), under which they will receive monthly financial support from the state. Pornchai Thiraveja, director-general of the Fiscal Policy…

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Britain and the world prepare to say last farewell to Queen Elizabeth

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Britain, world leaders and royalty from across the globe will on Monday bid a final farewell to Queen Elizabeth, the last towering figure of her…

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Thailand calls for faith in the multilateral system

At the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Thailand will call for faith in the multilateral system as the centre of the global development agenda, according to the Ministry of…

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BMA to propose a tunnel project to drain water from eastern suburbs

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will propose, to National Water Command Centre at its meeting tomorrow (Monday), a project to build a 19km tunnel to drain water from the eastern…

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Investors shun Thai government plan for development zones in north-eastern provinces

The Thai government’s ambitious plan, announced about seven years ago, to transform some north-eastern provinces bordering the Lao PDR, into economic development zones has not been realised. So far, not…

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Man sought by police over abduction of a 16-year-old boy in Nonthaburi

Police in Thailand’s Nonthaburi province have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man, believed to be a member of a gang which allegedly abducted a 16-year-old boy from…

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Firefighters work at the site where a building collapsed following a 6.8-magnitude earthquake, in Yuli, Hualien county, Taiwan September 18, 2022. Taiwan’s 0918 Earthquake Central Emergency Operations Centre/Handout via REUTERS

Strong earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, 146 injured

TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, derailing train carriages, causing a convenience…

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U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at Stansted Airport to attend Monday’s funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in London, Britain, September 17, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Biden to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth lying in state

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to pay tribute at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth in London on Sunday, joining hundreds of thousands of people…

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A man on a bicycle rides past in the heavy rain and wind caused by Typhoon Nanmadol in Miyazaki on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu September 18, 2022, in this photo taken by Kyodo. Mandatory credit Kyodo via REUTERS

Super typhoon Nanmadol bears down on Japan’s Kyushu island

TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Typhoon Nanmadol bore down on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu on Sunday with the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) warning of gales and high waves…

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