A digger rescues a donkey trapped under rubble after an earthquake in the mountain village of Tafeghaghte, southwest of the city of Marrakesh, on September 9.//AFP

Race to find survivors as Morocco quake deaths top 2,000

Morocco’s deadliest earthquake in decades has killed more than 2,000 people, authorities said Saturday, as troops and emergency services scrambled to reach remote mountain villages where victims are still feared…

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Leading historian Professor Nithi dies of lung cancer

Thailand’s eminent historian, social critic and scholar Professor Nithi Iewsriwong died of lung cancer in Chiang Mai province today (Monday). He was 83. A source who is close to Nithi’s…

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Airman dies, another injured in trainer crash landing in Nakhon Pathom

A flight instructor was killed and his student seriously injured when their trainer aircraft crash-landed at the Kamphaeng Saen flight training school in Nakhon Pathom province today (Saturday). Air Vice…

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Test tubes labeled “Monkeypox virus positive and negative” are seen in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Los Angeles reports area’s first death due to monkeypox

The Los Angeles Department of Public Health said on Monday it had confirmed the area’s first death due to monkeypox, saying the individual was severely immunocompromised and had been hospitalized….

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A notice is placed on the gates of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, on September 8, 2022 following the announcement of the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II. (Photo by Lesley Martin / AFP)

Mournful ‘God Save the Queen’ rings out at Buckingham Palace

(AFP) – Tearful crowds outside Buckingham Palace sang a forlorn “God Save the Queen” as news broke of Elizabeth II’s death on Thursday. Hundreds braved torrential rain to stand at…

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Mountain B pub fire in Sattahip district claims 21st victim

Another victim of the Mountain B pub fire in Chon Buri on the night of August 5th died yesterday (Saturday) in hospital, bringing the death toll from one of the…

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Man found dead in a bombed-out convenience store in Narathiwat province

The body of a man was found yesterday (Wednesday) in one of more than a dozen of 7-Eleven and Mini Big C convenience stores, gas stations and communication towers in…

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Legendary Thai actor Sombat Metanee dies at 85

One of Thailand’s best known former actors and directors, Sombat Metanee, died today at the age of 85. According to a Facebook post by Suda Chuenban, the legend has died…

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Nineteenth victim of Mountain B pub fire dies Monday

A 23-year-old victim of the deadly fire at Sattahip district’s Mountain B pub on August 5th succumbed to her injuries early this morning (Monday) at Chonburi Hospital, becoming the 19th…

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India confirms Asia’s first monkeypox death

KOCHI, India, Aug 1 (Reuters) – India confirmed its first monkeypox death on Monday, a young man in the southern state of Kerala, in what is only the fourth known…

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COVID-19-infected schoolboy dies of MIS-C, DDC says

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC) said today (Thursday) that the 6-year-old COVID-19 infected schoolboy, who died on earlier this week, had been diagnosed with Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children…

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Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe confirmed dead

Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe has been confirmed dead after he was shot at a campaign event on Friday, public broadcaster NHK and Jiji news agency reported. “According to…

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Indictments in drowned Thai actress’s case postponed to August 3

The public prosecutor in charge of handling the case of the death of actress Nida Patcharaveerapong, aka “Tangmo”, postponed the indictments of six suspects today (Thursday) until August 3rd. Nonthaburi’s…

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Four admitted to hospital, one dies after using cannabis following decriminalisation

Four people were admitted to hospital for treatment after suspected using cannabis and one later died of heart failure in the first known cases of hospitalisation after the decriminalisation of…

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Well known Thai touring cyclist killed by a truck in Nakhon Ratchasima

Locally famous Thai cyclist, Nirantra Phramthong, who had travelled to numerous countries with his bicycle, was struck by a ten-wheel truck and killed yesterday (Thursday), while riding along a road…

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Bangkok councilor election candidate dies of septicemia

Bangkok councilor election candidate for Bang Sue district, Pornpimon Kongudom, died yesterday (Sunday) of sepsis while suffering from intestinal cancer. The 59-year-old candidate was four-time Bangkok councilor. Before her death…

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Move Forward party member found hanged in Nakhon Ratchasima

A political activist and member of the opposition Move Forward party has been found hanged near a police kiosk in the Chaloem Phra Kiat district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of…

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Policemen work to identify civilians who were killed during the Russian occupation in Bucha, Ukraine, on the outskirts of Kyiv, before sending the bodies to the morgue, Wednesday, April 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Mariupol’s dead put at 5,000 as Ukraine braces in the east

ANDRIIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The mayor of the besieged port city of Mariupol put the number of civilians killed there at more than 5,000 Wednesday, as Ukraine collected evidence of…

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Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Madeleine Albright, first female US secretary of state, dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Madeleine Albright, a child refugee from Nazi- and then Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe who rose to become the first female secretary of state and a mentor to many…

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A worker wearing protective gear looks on as people are tested for the Covid-19 coronavirus at a residential compound in Shanghai on March 18, 2022. (Photo by Hector RETAMAL / AFP)

China reports two Covid-19 deaths, first in more than a year

China reported two Covid-19 deaths on Saturday, its first in more than a year, underlining the threat posed by an Omicron outbreak that has triggered the country’s highest case counts…

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Seven Thai students charged with assault in university hazing death

Seven university students have, so far, been charged with assault causing the death of another person in a fatal university hazing ritual, involving students from Rajamangala University of Technology Isan,…

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Thai movie idol Sorapong Chatree dies of lung cancer aged 71

Well-known Thai actor Sorapong Chatree, who had starred in more than 500 movies and TV shows in an acting career which lasted about five decades, died this afternoon (Thursday) of…

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Thai prisons ban alcohol-based sanitiser after abuse by prisoners leading to death, blindness

The Corrections Department has ordered all prisons across the country to replace alcohol based sanitiser gels with liquid soap, after some inmates at a prison in the north-eastern province of…

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Switch of two COVID-19 patient identities at hospital causes shock, confusion

A woman was shocked when she went to the Pathumtani Hospital on Monday to visit her sick father, after being notified by staff of the hospital, only to find that…

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Body of missing crew member from exploding tanker found

The missing crew member from the “Smooth Sea 2” oil tanker, which suffered an on board explosion and fire while moored at the IRPC pier in Samut Prakan province, has…

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Thai national artist Pratuang Emjaroen dies of COVID-19 at 87

Thailand’s national artist for visual arts (painting) Pratuang Emjaroen died this morning (Monday) of COVID-19 at the age of 87. The funeral, in line with Ministry of Public Health guidelines,…

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Body of missing Thai male model found in Chao Phraya river

The body of a man, believed to be that of missing Thai-Japanese model, Kullapat “Kendo” Pongpraphap, was found this afternoon (Thursday) floating in the Chao Phraya River near Bangkok’s Ratchawong…

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An empty street on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Mandalay, central Myanmar. (AP Photo)

First journalist death reported in Myanmar since February coup

(AP) — A local freelance photojournalist in Myanmar has died in military custody after being arrested last week while covering protests, colleagues and a friend of his family said Tuesday….

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Well-known Thai hunger striker Chalard Worachat dies of heart attack

Serial hunger striker Chalard Worachat died late last night of a heart attack at his home in Bangkok. Family members said that his body will be moved to Nonthaburi province…

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Prince Norodom Ranariddh gestures during an interview with Reuters at his home in central Phnom Penh, Cambodia October 14, 2017. REUTERS/Samrang Pring

Former Cambodian premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh dies at 77

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodian former prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, the current king’s half-brother, who spent his later years in the political shadow of his one-time rival Prime Minister Hun Sen, has died in France….

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More COVID infections found in Bangkok after woman drops dead in alley

Health officials and a mobile COVID-19 testing unit were dispatched to Phahonyothin Soi 54/1, in Bangkok’s Sai Mai, district to test people in the community, after a 30-year-old woman collapsed…

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Funeral house employees drag a coffin on a trolley as they arrive at the University Emergency Hospital morgue to take a COVID-19 victim for burial, in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

WHO: Europe is only region with increasing COVID deaths

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says coronavirus deaths in Europe rose 5% in the last week, making it the only region in the world where COVID-19 deaths increased….

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Workers in protective gear lower a coffin of a COVID-19 victim for burial at the special section of the Pedurenan cemetery designated to accommodate the surge in deaths during the coronavirus outbreak in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, Monday, July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesia surpasses 100,000 deaths amid new virus wave

JAKARTA (AP) — Indonesia surpassed 100,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday, a grim milestone in a country struggling with its worst pandemic wave fueled by the delta variant, amid concerns…

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The family (back L) of Malee Manjeen, 79, who passed away earlier in the day due to Covid-19, watch from a distance as monks in personal protective equipment carry her coffin to the crematorium at Wat Chin Wararam Worawihan in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Communicating with and caring for children who lose parents to COVID-19

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially during COVID-19 when many people have lost family members without even getting to say a final “goodbye”. In the news we see…

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This handout photo from the Royal Thai Army taken and released on May 16, 2021 shows military personnel in personal protective equipment (PPE) carrying a coffin of a victim of the Covid-19 coronavirus for cremation at a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Ratchasima, amid a surge in cases in Thailand of the virus. Handout / ROYAL THAI ARMY / AFP

Temples in Thailand offering free cremation services for COVID-19 victims

Over 590 temples throughout Thailand are offering free cremation services for those who die from COVID-19, as the national death toll steadily rises, said Prime Minister’s Office Minister Anucha Nakasai…

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Smoke and flames are seen during the Sparks Lake wildfire at Thompson-Nicola Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, June 29, 2021, in this image obtained via social media. BC WILDFIRE SERVICE via REUTERS

Deaths surge in U.S. and Canada from worst heatwave on record

VANCOUVER/PORTLAND (Reuters) – A heatwave that smashed all-time high temperature records in western Canada and the U.S. Northwest has left a rising death toll in its wake as officials brace for more sizzling weather and the…

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Another Thai woman dies after receiving AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab

Family members of a 73-year-old woman are demanding that authorities investigate her death and take responsibility, if it is found to be related to the AstraZeneca jab she received on…

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Widow thinks husband’s death may be linked to AZ vaccine

The family of a 60-year old man, Pruettichai Makphol, from Thailand’s southern province of Krabi, who died three days after he received the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine on June 8th, is waiting…

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A medical staff member draw vials of the Coronavac vaccine, before administering it to members of the Klong Toey community, at a school in Bangkok on May 4, 2021. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

Thai government to pay 400,000 baht to family of man who dies after vaccination

The Saraburi-based Zone 4 branch of the Thai National Health Security Office (NHSO) has agreed to pay 469,000 baht initial compensation to eight people who developed undesirable side effects after…

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Quarantined woman in death plunge from hotel in Bangkok’s Rama 9 area

Police have launched an investigation into the death of a 50-year old Thai woman, who fell from the 8th floor of the hotel in which she was quarantined, following her…

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First coronavirus death on US soil confirmed, Trump calls for calm

The first fatality from the novel coronavirus has been confirmed on US soil, as President Donald Trump on Saturday urged Americans not to panic. Health officials said the man who…

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