A police vehicle blocks a street near the United Nations headquarters Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, in New York. The 76th Session of the UN General Assembly begins this week. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

As leaders reconvene at UN, climate and COVID top the list

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Last year, no leaders came at all. This year will be quite different — sort of. With the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of…

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Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP

Bangkok Governor orders delay of fare increase on Green Route train service

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has postponed its plan to increase the maximum train fare on the Green Route to 104 baht, scheduled for February 16th. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang…

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Photo by SAEED KHAN / AFP

Why Skytrain fare hike may end up wrecking Bangkok’s mass-transit success story  

Bangkok commuters are crossing their fingers and hoping that the Central Administrative Court will stop the maximum BTS Skytrain fare being raised from Bt65 to Bt104 on February 16. The…

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Monday’s protests in Thailand disperse peacefully

Protesters have dispersed from their four main sites in Bangkok tonight. They had been repeating their calls for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s immediate resignation, a new Constitution and sweeping reform…

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Protesters gathering at Victory Monument and Asoke intersection on Sunday

Protesters are streaming to Bangkok’s Victory Monument and the Asoke intersection, on Sukhumvit Road, which have been chosen as Sunday’s two main protest venues by the Free Youth Movement, as…

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Smooth test run on BTS Green Line Wat Mahatat to Khu Khot extension

Bangkok Mass Transit System Plc (BMTS) has been conducting test runs on the BTS extension of the northern Green Line route,from Wat Phra Sri Mahatat station to Khu Khot station,…

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Image Credit: BTS Skytrain

BTS to extend operating hours to 10.30pm

The BTS skytrain system is to extend its operating hours to 10.30pm from Sunday night, to conform to the 11pm to 4am revised curfew. BTS managing director Mr. Surapong Laoha-anya…

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BTS says no open umbrellas on their platforms despite heavy seasonal rain

Bangkok and its suburbs were battered by a heavy, but seasonal thunderstorm on Tuesday afternoon. The rains brought with them the usual traffic chaos during the rush evening hour. Those…

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