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Hong Kong leader John Lee tests positive for COVID-19 on return from Asia-Pacific summit
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Hong Kong leader John Lee tests positive for COVID-19 on return from Asia-Pacific summit

Lee visited Bangkok last week to attend a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, with his office saying he tested negative on rapid antigen tests for all four days he was there

Thailand nursery shooting: Former cop kills family, self after murdering 32 people
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Thailand nursery shooting: Former cop kills family, self after murdering 32 people

Police colonel Jakkapat Vijitraithaya, from the province where the attack happened, identified the gunman as Panya Khamrab, a police lieutenant colonel he said was dismissed from the force last year for drug use

Thailand court suspends Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha: A look at the country's turbulent politics
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Thailand court suspends Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha: A look at the country's turbulent politics

From 2001 to 2022, Thailand’s politics has witnessed countless protests against many prime ministers. Prayut Chan-O-Cha currently faces a legal challenge from the Constitutional Court over his term limit

S Jaishankar to hold joint commission meet with Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok
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S Jaishankar to hold joint commission meet with Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai in Bangkok

Jaishankar arrived in Thailand to attend the 9th India-Thailand Joint Commission Meeting as both nations celebrate 75 years of establishment of diplomatic relations

Vistara engine fails moments after Bangkok flight lands in Delhi, all passengers safe
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Vistara engine fails moments after Bangkok flight lands in Delhi, all passengers safe

Vistara Bangkok-Delhi flight landed on Tuesday on a single engine. The Vistara Airbus A320, was operating as UK-122, coming from Bangkok had to be towed from taxibay to the parking area

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial for election fraud
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Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi goes on trial for election fraud

Her supporters and human rights groups say the cases against her are baseless and have been contrived to bar her return to politics and participation in a new election the army has promised by 2023

Thailand to charge foreign visitors $9 entry fee from April
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Thailand to charge foreign visitors $9 entry fee from April

Strict entry rules imposed to curb the pandemic hammered Thailand's crucial tourism industry last year, contributing to the economy's worst performance in more than 20 years

Fire damages Pattaya's popular night club; no casualties reported
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Fire damages Pattaya's popular night club; no casualties reported

The fire, which began in the Nashaa Club, spread to several adjoining structures on the city’s famous Walking Street

Thailand pro-democracy activists protest in Bangkok as PM survives no-confidence vote
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Thailand pro-democracy activists protest in Bangkok as PM survives no-confidence vote

Ahead of the rally, police used shipping containers to block major routes to the advertised protest site at the central Lumphini Park where more than 300 protesters had planned to march

Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report
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Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report

The report focuses on seven cities which are - Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei and Manila.

Thailand Open: Inside the bubble, badminton tour finally returns in Bangkok
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Thailand Open: Inside the bubble, badminton tour finally returns in Bangkok

The Thailand Open is the first of three consecutive tournaments played in strict bio-secure conditions and behind closed doors in Bangkok, culminating in the World Tour Finals from 27 January.

Thailand pro-democracy movement: More than 40 injured in violent protests as MPs debate amendments
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Thailand pro-democracy movement: More than 40 injured in violent protests as MPs debate amendments

Police used tear gas and water cannons against the student-led demonstrators, who tried to enter the grounds of the legislature on the outskirts of Bangkok

Thailand PM 'preparing to lift' emergency decree in bid to de-escalate tension as protests continue
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Thailand PM 'preparing to lift' emergency decree in bid to de-escalate tension as protests continue

Thousands of angry democracy activists marched on to the Government House on Wednesday, defying the emergency decree imposed last week, and demanded prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation

Thailand protests: Police intensifies crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations as thousands defy emergency decree
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Thailand protests: Police intensifies crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations as thousands defy emergency decree

An order prohibiting public gatherings was imposed by authorities in Thailand after some demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade

Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented anti-government protests, bans public gatherings
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Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented anti-government protests, bans public gatherings

The demonstrators have called for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha’s resignation and the reform of the monarchical system in the country

In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches
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In Thailand, discontent of pro-democracy protesters bubbles over as government battens down hatches

Thai political history is littered with army coups that have nullified the results of national elections. The last coup, in 2014, was followed by the passage of an army-drafted Constitution that has eroded democratic institutions further. The Senate, for instance, is now entirely appointed.

18 killed, 40 injured in Thailand after train collides with bus travelling from Samut Prakan province to Chachoengsao temple
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18 killed, 40 injured in Thailand after train collides with bus travelling from Samut Prakan province to Chachoengsao temple

Such deadly accidents are common in Thailand, which regularly tops lists of the world's most lethal roads, with speeding, drunk driving, and weak law enforcement all contributing factors

Coronavirus Outbreak: Thailand reports 120 new infections, taking total number of positive cases to 1,771; 12 fatalities in country so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Thailand reports 120 new infections, taking total number of positive cases to 1,771; 12 fatalities in country so far

The new figures brought the total number of infections in the Southeast Asian country to 1,771 and 12 fatalities

Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 50 new cases, taking total number of patients to 322; majority infections in Bangkok, say health officials
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Coronavirus outbreak: Thailand reports 50 new cases, taking total number of patients to 322; majority infections in Bangkok, say health officials

A group of 41 new cases is linked to earlier infections, while another, of nine, centres on overseas arrivals and contact with foreigners, Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the disease control department, told a news conference

Twenty-eight tested positive for COVID-19 in India, says Harsh Vardhan; Delhi-NCR runs out of N95 masks, hand sanitisers
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Twenty-eight tested positive for COVID-19 in India, says Harsh Vardhan; Delhi-NCR runs out of N95 masks, hand sanitisers

A total of 28 people have been tested positive for COVID-19 in India, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said. Apart from 16 Italian nationals, their Indian driver, six people in Agra, three people in Kerala and one person each in Delhi and Telangana are undergoing treatment