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Does Thailand need more stringent measures to deal with Covid-19?

The interview with Dr. Tanarak Plipat, Deputy Director General, Department of Disease Control on Thai PBS World Tonight

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The innovation of Chula COVID-19 strip test

Interview with Asst. Prof. Dr. Suthira Taychakhoonavudh, Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natcha Thawesaengskulthai, Vice President for Innovation and New Development, Chulalongkorn University.

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Chula COVID-19 strip test centre

Chulalongkorn University has developed the Chula COVID-19 Strip Test, a fast and convenient preliminary blood test to screen for COVID-19 infection risks, which will become the COVID-19 Response and Diagnostic…

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How Thailand is coping with COVID-19

Interview with Natapanu NopakunDeputy Spokesman, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Thailand combating COVID-19

Interview with Dr.Tanarak Plipat Deputy Director General, Department of Disease Control

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Interview with the ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Thailand (episode 2)

HE Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad the current ambassador of Islamic republic of Pakistan to Thailand is very pleased and happy from being on duty in Bangkok. The ambassador quoted that…

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Interview with the ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Thailand (episode 1)

HE Mr. Asim Iftikhar Ahmad the current ambassador of Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Thailand is the 20th ambassador. Serving here and experiencing the similarities between the two nations Pakistan…

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Coronavirus infection - how it works

What makes a virus contagious? And what exactly happens during an infection? Here's how the process works.

Posted by Thai PBS World on Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Coronavirus infection – how it works

What makes a virus contagious? And what exactly happens during an infection? Here’s how the process works.

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Ich Bin Ein Berliner – During Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID-19 has shut down the German capital. How are residents coping?

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Coronavirus – seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus

The formal declaration of a #COVID19 #pandemic does not change the fact that you can – and should – take these simple steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Rise of campus activism

Thailand is seeing a sudden rash of campus rallies at universities across the country. Are they really spontaneous or politically engineered?

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How to protect yourself against COVID-19

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when…

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China: Challenging the system in times of the coronavirus

China’s decision to first silence the doctor who warned of a coronavirus outbreak – and then cover up his death – has met with worldwide condemnation. Beijing is known for…

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Understanding “Education for Right Livelihood”

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Hong Kong University sheds light on coronavirus

As the number of cases of the deadly coronavirus increase around the world, so do efforts to develop a vaccine against it. But it’s a time consuming process. A number…

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How media shape Thais’ understanding of Middle East

With limited access to news and information from media in the Arab world, Thai people’s understanding and perception of the situation in the Middle East is often shaped by what…

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Surfers go green

Some surfers still opt for a wooden surfboard, instead of one made of polyurethane foam, despite the heavier weight and higher price. It’s a retro trend and the unique designs…

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The Dresden bombings – A war crime?

‘It was a wasteland.’ Ernst Hirsch remembers Dresden after the 1945 bombings destroyed most of the city, killing around 27,000 people in a fire. A war crime?

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Thailand tourism struggles due to coronavirus outbreak

Out of almost 40 million tourists in Thailand last year, some 11 million were Chinese. This year, however, many tourist places are quite empty after China decided to suspend tours…

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Prayut government faces first censure debate

The Prayut government has been in office for only seven months but is already facing its biggest political trial. It will be subject to a no-confidence debate by the opposition on Feb 24-26.

Posted by Thai PBS World on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Prayut government faces first censure debate

The Prayut government has been in office for only seven months but is already facing its biggest political trial. It will be subject to a no-confidence debate by the opposition…

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Future Forward’s fate to be decided Feb 21

The fate of Future Forward Party will be decided on February 21 when the Constitutional Court rules whether it broke the law by accepting the 190 million baht loans from…

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Bangladesh: Could single-use bags made from jute be a game changer?

Bangladesh is drowning in plastic bags. The convenience of single-use bags makes it difficult for people to change their ways. An alternative could be bags made from jute, a completely…

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Philippines: Preparing for the rise of sea levels

As sea levels rise, people living in coastal regions will see floods. Most of this will take place in Asia. In the Philippines, climate change is no longer an abstract…

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Newly built hospital in Wuhan receives first patients

The Huoshenshan (Fire God Mountain) in Wuhan receives first patients. The hospital was put into use after 10 days of construction to battle against the novel coronavirus.

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Russia prepares for possible coronavirus outbreak

There have been more than 100 suspected cases of the coronavirus in Russia so far, although none have been confirmed. But with around three million Chinese tourists visiting the country…

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Racism against Asians spikes as coronavirus spreads

A wave of racist abuse has been directed at Asian communities as the coronavirus spreads beyond China. Xenophobic posts by media outlets and people on social media have seen a…

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Auschwitz survivor returns to death camp

Auschwitz survivor Dawid Lewin talks about how he survived the German extermination camp working in the gas chambers.

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How China is dealing with coronavirus outbreak

As the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak reaches 106 in Wuhan, these are measures taken by Chinese authorities to deal with the spread of the deadly virus…

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Coronavirus in Thailand under control

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry has so far identified 14 coronavirus cases, all Chinese tourists, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha touts the effectiveness of the extensive screening at major airports.

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Is PM2.5 the entire story yet?

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Thailand’s high-tech, low-cost farming

A vast majority of Thai farmers are struggling to improve the quality and quantity of their crop yields, as more than 90% of farming households still use only basic machinery…

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Story of Japanese long-stayers in Chiang Mai

A lot of retirees plan to live in other countries, and Thailand is one of the best destinations for them. Thai PBS World met with the vice president of Chiang…

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Why Future Forward is accused of being anti-monarchy

What you should know about charges against Future Forward Party.  

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Iran — under sanctions

“Off the Grid” of TRTWORLD gained rare access to Iran and talked to people inside and outside the capital Tehran about the effect of American sanctions . And found out…

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How US, Iran arrive at "no peace, no war" relationship

Interview with Dr. Srawut Aree, Director of Muslim Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University about tensions between US and Iran.#ThaiPBSWorld

Posted by Thai PBS World on Sunday, January 12, 2020

How US, Iran arrive at “no peace, no war” relationship

Thai PBS World talk to Dr. Srawut Aree, Director of Muslim Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies Chulalongkorn University about tensions between US and Iran. #ThaiPBSWorld

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News anchor Sorrayuth’s fate to be decided Jan 21

The fall from grace of Sorrayuth Suthassanachinda, once one of the country’s best-known news anchors, is a reminder of pitfalls between professionalism and business perks.

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Why is there tension between US and Iran?

Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated dramatically after Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander, was killed in a US air attack in Baghdad. But what is the origin of the tensions? Let's find out together.

Posted by Thai PBS World on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Why is there tension between US and Iran?

Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated dramatically after Qassem Soleimani, the top Iranian military commander, was killed in a US air attack in Baghdad. But what is the…

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Saying prayers on New Year’s Eve

New Year prayers are a tradition. Thai Buddhists gather at temples to pray and meditate together and, on New Year’s Eve, to listen to monks giving sermons about living a…

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What you expect our country to be in the next year ?

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Happy New Year 2020

Thai PBS World welcomes in 2020. We wish everyone a Happy New Year  

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Some Like It Hot

Authentic Thai food is spicy (or extremely spicy, for those who are not used to it). On average, each Thai consumes about one kilogram of chilli per year. With a…

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Why Future Forward is accused of being anti-monarchy

What you should know about charges against Future Forward Party.

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The Toy Doctor

The toy doctor, Yoo Won-Il, brings broken toys back to life. He doesn’t do it for money, because the joy on the faces of children when they see their toys…

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How a community in Colombia uses tourism to cleanse itself of violence stigma

Comuna 13 was considered one of the most dangerous areas in the world, due to violent conflicts between violent drug trafficking gangs, right-wing guerrillas, left-wing paramilitaries and an overwhelmed government….

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Timor Leste joining ASEAN – matter of when?

Exclusive interview with Timor Leste Foreign Minister Dionisio Babo Soares on ASEAN membership.

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Foods at the Border: Cambodian Food

What’s better than enjoying a delicious Cambodian meal with Cambodian friend while you are in Cambodia? Let’s explore the flavours of Cambodia together.

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UK general election 2019 : Boris Johnson stays at No.10

The majority of Britons has decided once again to leave the EU. Johnson vowed in his victory speech on Friday to “put an end to all that nonsense” and “get…

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The local alternative for travellers

Touring Thailand’s Chiang Mai province, enjoying the beauty of the diverse geography, eclectic ways of life and cuisine, not only broadens your horizons, it also benefits everyone and, thanks to…

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Thai PBS World Border Tour: Rong Kluea Market

Rong Kluea Market is one of the most famous shopping destinations in Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, on the border with Cambodia. To get there, you used to take a train…

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The Secrets of Yum Som O

The Secrets of Yum Som O   We all see the current trend of the ancient recipes being reawakened, studied, and appreciated. But while this is happening, the very ingredients…

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Warm clothes for the homeless

The kind-hearted residents of Mariupol City, in south-eastern Ukraine, have had an inspired idea to help the city’s homeless survive region’s bitterly cold winter. They festoon trees with warm hats,…

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Volunteer travel

Travel while volunteering : Make the world a better place Exploring a world of unfamiliar places to gain life experiences, offer what you have to the society and get positive…

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Street children in Manila being saved by a charitable foundation

Dedicated Filipino street educators, psychologists and social workers, working for the Tulay Ng Kabataan Foundation (TNK), are sent to the shanty towns, slums and dumpsite of Manila to persuade children…

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Indonesian kids given pets to wean them off smartphones

‘Chickenisation’ a project created by authorities in the Indonesian city of Bandung, aims to distract youngsters from their gadgets. Around 2,000 four-day-old chicks will be handed out to pupils, at…

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China-Japan-South Korea agree to reduce plastic waste

Climate change, air pollution and marine debris are the major concerns in environmental cooperation between China, Japan and South Korea over the next five years. At the 21st Tripartite Environment…

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Japan’s longest serving prime minister

Shinzo Abe has become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, breaking a record set over a century ago. “Each and every day I have done my best to carry out the policies…

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Interview with Father Joseph about Pope Francis Thailand visit

Thai PBS World reporter interviews Father Joseph Anucha Chaiyadej, Director of the Catholic Church’s media relations in Thailand, about Pope Francis Thailand visit. 

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Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city

Since last Tuesday, Venice has been facing the worst flooding in its history. It is being caused by, what is known locally as, “acqua alta”, or unusually high tides, which…

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Thanathorn’s Political Future

Thanathorn’s political future will be decided on Nov 20. #ThaiPBSWorld

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Pope sends video message to Thailand ahead of visit

Pope Francis sends his greetings to the people of Thailand ahead of his visit to the country from the 20th to the 23rd of November, according to Vatican News. Pope…

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Sky lanterns – Very beautiful, very dangerous.

As Loy Krathong festival passes for another year, once again there have been many reports of sky lanterns causing fires and disruption to air traffic. Thai PBS World asked the…

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Syrian puppeteer offers Idlib’s children some breathing space

Since 2011, Syria is in the grip of a civil war. Children born since then have only known the tragedy and destruction. Walid Abu Rashed, a Syrian puppeteer tries to…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 12 : Li Peh Island and marine debris management

The Thai government has a clear roadmap to the phasing out of single-use plastic bags and the recycling of plastic waste. For island communities, however, there are limitations on efficient…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 11 : Government’s measures to deal with plastic waste

Thailand has drawn up a roadmap for tangible management of plastic waste.  Regionally, ASEAN has endorsed the Bangkok Declaration on Combatting Marine Debris and the ASEAN Framework of Action on…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 10 : Food tainted with micro plastic

Plastic waste dumped into the sea is posing an increasingly serious threat to marine life, with more and more rare marine species dying after eating plastic debris. An even greater…

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Berlin: A French artist creates a fresco for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Saype, a French artist has created a fresco of two hands intertwined with biodegradable paints ahead of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 9 : Beautiful friendships at the Klang River

River pollution is a big problem in many countries, just like the Klang River, which runs through Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur. Here, a group of volunteers work hard to clean…

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Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight : A big inspiration for future aviation

The Silver Spitfire, a British single-seat fighter aircraft, which played a pivotal role in WWII, landed in Thailand on October 29th, 2019, the latest country on its journey to visit…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 8 : The utter indifference to the waste problem

Malaysia is ranked as the world’s 8th largest dumper of garbage into the sea.  Several academics have blamed the marine waste pollution crisis on the abject indifference to the problem…

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

Malaysia imports a huge amount of industrial waste for recycling, after China banned similar imports.   The country has earned the unenviable reputation of being the “garbage dumping ground for…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 6

Khun Winittha Jitkree will take the audience to small communities, in and around Manila, to see how they turn garbage into something of value to the communities.

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 5

Khun Winittha Jitkree will take the audience to the main river in Manila, which is also the main source of water, take a look at the way of life and,…

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A win-win solution of the future

A circular economy is basically a system which uses advanced technology to eliminate waste by re-using it as a resource. Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, Secretary General of the Eastern Economic Corridor…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 4

Episode 4 of the ASEAN Waste Crisis A separate Thai PBS team, led by Winittha Jitkree, will take the audience to the Philippines, another ASEAN member country, which is among…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 3

Episode 3 of the ASEAN Waste Crisis documentary focuses on joint efforts by Indonesia’s private sector and religious organizations to address the plastic waste problem. The Thai PBS team, led…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 2

A new documentary, ‘ASEAN Waste Crisis’, looks at the catastrophic plastic waste problem facing ASEAN countries, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines and Thailand. Phongsathat Sukhaphong is in Indonesia, tracking the…

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 1

Thailand, Chair of ASEAN in 2019, successfully gained the agreement of all 10 member states for “The Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in the ASEAN Region” at the 34th…

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Jee Juan Curry

         There are situations that recall the lessons from the past. Questions arise, and we ask ourselves, what have we done to get here? With the new…

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Anocha’s Abduction – Why We Should Care

Anocha Panjoy was kidnapped by North Korean secret agents 41 years ago. Why should Thai society, especially those who were born after the incident occurred, care about her disappearance?

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D Gerrard : Hip hop is more than just music

Hip hop is one of the world’s most popular musical genres, especially in Thailand. A lot of teenagers today love to listen to songs that contain rap. Thai PBS World…

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Coffee and quacks served up at Chengdu duck café

Crowds in a Chinese eatery ignore their drinks to gather adoringly around four fluffy white ducks, phones poised ready for pictures, at the latest addition to the country’s growing list…

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Opportunity from the rise of China

Today, the role of China in the world has dramatically increased in importance, both in terms of the economy and politics, according to a speech given by President Xi Jinping…

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Typhoon Hagibis approach brings strong waves to Japan's shore

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis brings strong waves to the southern tip of Japan's Izu Peninsula. It is forecast to crash into land in central or eastern Japan early Saturday evening, packing maximum gusts of 216 kilometres per hour (134 miles per hour), Japan's Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.#ThaiPBSWorld #Japan #japanTyphoon #Hagibis #SaveJapan

Posted by Thai PBS World on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Typhoon Hagibis approach brings strong waves to Japan’s shore

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis brings strong waves to the southern tip of Japan’s Izu Peninsula. It is forecast to crash into land in central or eastern Japan early Saturday evening, packing…

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A homeless singer in the Los Angeles subway

A viral clip on Twitter posted by the Los Angeles Police Department has racked up more than 300,000 views. Several Twitter users have urged that the singer's talent not go to waste and have reached out to "America's Got Talent" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" to help publicize her story and get out of the street.

Posted by Thai PBS World on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A homeless singer in the Los Angeles subway

A viral clip on Twitter posted by the Los Angeles Police Department has racked up more than 300,000 views. Several Twitter users have urged that the singer’s talent not go…

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Biryani in Bangkok

          Biryani has always been a long staple in Bangkok. Used to be called “Khao Buri” after the early local pronunciation of the term, a real…

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ThaiPBS World: October 4, 2019 : international experiences to meet sustainable transport

Posted by Thai PBS World on Friday, October 4, 2019

International experiences to meet sustainable transport

Thai PBS World: October 4, 2019 : international experiences to meet sustainable transport

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Assessing Thailand’s flood risk

Though flooding in the northeastern parts of Thailand has gradually receded,   experts are still concerned that many areas in the country are likely to be facing more floods at least…

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Air quality in Bangkok returns to normal

Bangkok and surrounding provinces have been blanketed by PM2.5 particles exceeding safe level for more than a week. The good news is that things are returning to normal today.

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The International Technology Talent Show IEEE YESIST 12.

The International Technology Talent Show IEEE YESIST 12: Age of Innovation 2019. For students and young professionals to showcase their innovative ideas to solve humanitarian and social issues affecting the…

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Striking for Climate Change

We want climate justice, and we want it now The crisis is an emergency. There is no planet-B Lilly and multigeneration environmental activists fight to raise climate change awareness.

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‘You have stolen my dreams,’ Greta Thunberg

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg angrily denounced world leaders on Monday for failing to tackle climate change, unleashing the outrage felt by millions of her peers in the heart of the…

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Chiang Mai: The Capital of Digital Nomads

Find out what so fascinating about Chiang Mai, which makes it became the best digital nomad destinations? And what is it like to be living and working in the north…

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Heirloom Delicacies from the Heart of Bangkok

Creativity knows no boundaries. And leftover could be turned into a new, tasty, hearty dish. Case in point is the heirloom delicacies from Nai Lert’s family whose economically-wise recipes have…

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The Expat : Michael Yon

See Thailand through the eyes of Michael Yon, an American writer and former Special Forces soldier, who specializes in covering crises. What does he think about Thai politics and why…

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The Expat : Chef Ryuki Kawasaki

Ryuki Kawasaki, a Michelin Star chef, is globetrotting to enhance his expertise in modern French cuisine, from Japan, to Paris, London and Las Vegas. Recently, he stays in Bangkok for…

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Pillows and beds from plastic straws

The Office of the Chiang Mai Municipality adopted The idea of recycling used plastic straws and made into pillows and beds for bedridden patients.

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A Khon Reawakening

All glittering and gold, complete with contemporary anecdotes, modern, and many marvellous special effects, the royal-court-style Khon, or Khon Luang, which is the high art form of the traditional Thai…

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Treasure in the Garbage Dump

Is it true that selling waste can produce a big income? Is it true that some people bought a lot of land by selling waste? Let’s find out together!

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ThaiPBS World: September 5, 2019 : Hong Kong crisis: A view from Thailand

Posted by Thai PBS World on Thursday, September 5, 2019

Hong Kong crisis: A view from Thailand

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Curry and Rice – A Tasty Epitome of Thai Cuisine

If you have just one meal in Thailand, curry and rice or Khao Gaeng should be the one to try. If you are into the real, traditional ways of Thai…

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