Man held for questioning after undocumented migrant workers die in road accident

Police in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat are holding a Thai man for questioning, to try to establish his connection with a human trafficking gang responsible for smuggling…

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Death toll in Chon Buri pub fire rises to 17

Another 2 deaths, resulting from the fire at the Mountain B pub in Chon Buri province last Friday, have been confirmed yesterday and today (Thursday), bringing the toll to 17….

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Court rejects bail for chief guard in Ubon Ratchathani shooting investigation

The Ubon Ratchathani provincial court has denied bail to the chief pub security guard, who was one of the suspects arrested by police for alleged involvement in last Wednesday’s shootout…

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Nine suspects in Ubon Ratchathani shootout nabbed, one more death reported

Police have nine suspects in custody, who were allegedly involved in the shootout in the BIG C car park in the north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani last night which has,…

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Two killed, seven wounded in youth gang shoot-out in Ubon Ratchathani

Two people were killed and seven others wounded in a gun fight between two gangs of youths in the parking lot of a department store in Muang district of Thailand’s…

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Two killed as part of flyover collapses on Rama II Road in Samut Sakhon

Two people were killed and two others injured when a support beam of a U-turn flyover bridge, undergoing maintenance, collapsed on Sunday night, forcing the Highways Department to temporarily close…

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Three workers rescued from Bangkok soak pit full of toxic gas die

Three of the four people rescued from a soak pit at a condominium in Bangkok’s Bang Na area on Tuesday have died of suspected inhalation of toxic gas or suffocation….

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Two suspected insurgents killed in Thailand’s Yala Province

Two suspected insurgents were shot dead by Thai security forces during clashes this morning (Friday) in Raman district of the southern province of Yala. Security forces were dispatched to Nern…

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Empty chairs sit along the sidewalk after parade-goers fled Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade after shots were fired, Monday, July 4, 2022 in Chicago. (Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Six dead, 30 hurt in shooting at Chicago-area July 4 parade

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago on Monday, killing at least six people, wounding at least…

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One killed, nine injured by explosion in Myanmar’s Yangon on Tuesday

An explosion was reported in downtown Yangon yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon, injuring at least 10 civilians, one of whom died en route to hospital. According to eye witnesses and local news…

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Two die in summer storms, thousands of houses damaged, mostly in North

Two people died, three others were injured and more than 3,200 houses were damaged by summer storms which struck 21 of Thailand’s provinces with gusty winds and rain between last…

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Thailand’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 100 for three consecutive days

The death toll from COVID-19 exceeded 100 for three days in a row on today (Tuesday), with people who are over 60, those suffering from certain underlying diseases and pregnant…

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Refugee women with children walk to boarding transport at the central train station in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 7, 2022. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

UN: Nearly two-thirds of Ukraine’s children have fled homes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of all Ukrainian children have fled their homes in the six weeks since Russia’s invasion, and the United Nations has verified the deaths of…

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Red-shirt followers gather in memory of those who died in 2010 crackdown

Followers of Thailand’s United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), aka “the red-shirt movement”, representatives of opposition parties and core members of the country’s anti-establishment groups gathered yesterday (Sunday) at…

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People evacuate at a shelter in Soma, Fukushima prefecture on the morning of March 17, 2022 following a powerful 7.3-magnitude quake on March 16. – Authorities lifted a tsunami advisory and electricity was restored after a powerful 7.4-magnitude quake jolted northeastern Japan on Wednesday night in waters near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. At least one person died in the coastal city of Soma and dozens more were injured in the quake, local news agency Kyodo reported, as authorities said emergency departments in affected areas received numerous calls to respond to emergencies. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

Thousands of households without power in northeast Japan after earthquake kills four

TOKYO (Reuters) – Thousands of Japanese households remained without power on Thursday as companies worked to assess damage the morning after a powerful quake hit the northeast coast of Japan, leaving at least four…

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Six illegal migrants killed, five seriously injured in road accident in Prachuap Khiri Khan

Six illegal migrant workers from Myanmar were killed and twelve others injured, five seriously, when a pickup truck in which they were travelling crashed into a roadside barrier and was…

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Eight men sentenced to four years for police cadets’ deaths following bungled parachute jump

Four police officers and four civilians were sentenced to four years in prison today (Tuesday), without suspension, after they were found guilty of gross negligence by the Criminal Court for…

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Diana Merchant self-tests for COVID-19 at a No Cost COVID-19 Drive-Through testing provided the GUARDaHEART Foundation at the Guirado Park in Whittier, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022. With the brutal omicron wave rapidly easing its grip, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are falling in 49 of the 50 states. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

US death toll from COVID-19 hits 900,000, sped by omicron

Propelled in part by the wildly contagious omicron variant, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 hit 900,000 on Friday, less than two months after eclipsing 800,000. The two-year total, as…

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Three suspected insurgents killed by Thai security forces in Songkhla

Three suspected insurgents were shot dead by government security forces in the Chana district of Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla this morning (Thursday), according to the Internal Security Operations Command…

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a fatal fire at an apartment building in the Bronx on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

Bronx apartment fire kills 19, including 9 children

NEW YORK (AP) — A malfunctioning space heater sparked a fire that filled a high-rise Bronx apartment building with thick smoke on Sunday, killing 19 people including nine children in…

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A group of people thought to be migrants are brought in to Dover, England by the RNLI, following a small boat incident in the English Channel, Thursday Nov. 25, 2021. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)

Channel deaths fuel UK-France tensions over migrant boats

LONDON (AP) — The deaths of at least 27 people in the English Channel is fueling tensions between the U.K. and France over how to stop migrants from crossing the world’s busiest…

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French police officers patrol on the beach in the searcher migrants in Wimereux, northern France, Wednesday, Nov.17, 2021. (AP Photo/Louis Witter, File)

Migrant boat capsizes in English Channel; at least 31 dead

CALAIS, France (AP) — At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest migration…

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Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment carry a patient on a stretcher, as she arrives on an ambulance at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ward of the Ippokrateio General Hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece, November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis/File Photo

Global COVID-19 cases near 250 million as Delta surge eases

Nov 7 (Reuters) – Worldwide cases due to COVID-19 were approaching 250 million on Sunday as the surge from the Delta variant eases and more normal trade and tourism resume,…

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Over 84% of Thailand’s COVID fatalities had not been vaccinated

Over 84% of those who have died from COVID-19 in Thailand were not vaccinated, or did not have an official record of vaccination, and 7.2% had received just one vaccine…

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People walk in a crowded market amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, September 5, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

COVID-19 disruption causing many deaths from TB, AIDS in poorest countries, fund says

GENEVA (Reuters) – Hundreds of thousands of people will die of tuberculosis left untreated because of disruption to healthcare systems in poor countries caused by the COVID–19 pandemic, a global aid fund said. In a few of the…

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Dr. Chawetsan Namwat

334 die post COVID-19 inoculation, 278 confirmed not linked to vaccine

A total of 334 people have died after they were inoculated against COVID-19, but posthumous tests have confirmed 278 cases were not linked to the vaccines, while the remaining cases…

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Thailand’s new COVID-19 infection high set for 3rd straight day on Friday as 21,379 logged

Thailand’s COVID-19 daily new infection record has been broken for the third straight day on Friday, with 21,379 cases and 191 deaths reported. The number of people being hospitalised dropped…

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Deputy abbot Mahapromphong from Wat Suthi Wararam Buddhist temple administers a rapid Covid-19 coronavirus test to a resident in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Thailand records 2nd straight day of over 20,000 COVID cases, with 20,920 on Thursday

Thailand reported yet another record infection high of 20,920 on Thursday, with 160 more deaths recorded, a second straight day cases surpassed the 20,000 level. Daily new COVID-19 infections surpassed…

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Thailand’s COVID cases surpass 20,000-mark Wednesday, as new records set for deaths, hospitalized

Thailand’s daily new COVID-19 infections reached a new high of 20,200 on Wednesday, with a new daily death toll high of 188. Another new record of 211,076 infected people in…

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Elderly Covid-19 coronavirus patient Worapoj Salee waits to be transferred to a hospital in the Charoen Krung neighbourhood in Bangkok on July 30, 2021. Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

18,590 COVID-19 patients recover today, as over 200,000 still in treatment

COVID-19 recoveries in Thailand, today (Tuesday), increased to 18,590, from 13,919 yesterday, as 18,901 new infections were recorded, with Bangkok still topping the list of 10 most-infected provinces, logging 3,566…

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New daily COVID-19 records each day as Thailand logs 17,669 new cases, 165 deaths Thursday

New COVID-19 records have been set almost every day over the past fortnight, as Thailand logged daily record high infections of 17,669 and a new daily death toll high of…

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Two girls told by mother to go to orphanage as they watch her die of COVID at home

Two girls, aged 7 and 9, who later tested positive for COVID-19, were rescued from their home in Samut Prakan’s Bang Phli district yesterday (Monday), after watching their mother die…

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Record high 15,335 new COVID-19 cases, 129 more deaths on Sunday

COVID-19 infections in Thailand soared to a new high today (Sunday), logging 15,335 cases and 129 more deaths, according to the CCSA. Of the new infections, 11,759 are locally acquired…

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Thailand records another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002, more closures mulled

Thailand recorded yet another new daily COVID-19 infection high of 13,002 today (Wednesday), after a slight drop yesterday to 11,305, while logging 108 deaths in the last 24 hours, according…

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Thammasat hospital to rent two chilled cargo containers for growing number of COVID-19 corpses

The Thammasat University Hospital is renting two refrigerated shipping containers, to be used to chill the corpses of COVID-19 victims, because existing mortuaries do not have the capacity to handle…

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Photo by Handout / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases / AFP

World passes 4 million COVID-19 deaths as Asia battles fresh outbreaks

Geneva, Switzerland (AFP) – More than four million people have now died of Covid-19 infections, the WHO said on Wednesday, as many richer nations prepared to loosen restrictions even as…

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Medical investigators say 42 post-inoculation fatalities not linked to COVID-19 vaccines

Investigations by medical specialists into the deaths of 103 people, who died after they had been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines, have concluded that 42 were not linked to the vaccines,…

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In this April 1, 2021 photo provided by Dawei Watch news outlet, a man raises his hand with a clenched fist as he carries the coffin of 17-year old Kyaw Min Latt during a funeral procession in Dawei, Myanmar. Since the military seized control of Myanmar in a takeover on Feb. 1, more than 825 people have been killed _ well over two times the official tally _ according to watchdog group Assistance Association for Political Prisoners. (Dawei Watch via AP)

73 Children Killed by Myanmar Junta Forces Since Coup

At least 73 children were killed by regime forces across Myanmar from Feb. 15 to May. 15, according to the Ministry of Human Rights of the National Unity Government (NUG)….

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