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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
India

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

Thailand shooting rampage leaves 30 dead: Hundreds hold vigil for victims; PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha terms incident unprecedented
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Thailand shooting rampage leaves 30 dead: Hundreds hold vigil for victims; PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha terms incident unprecedented

Thailand has one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, and several shootings at courthouses last year renewed concern about gun violence.

'No one can escape death': Thai soldier shot dead 16 hours after going on shooting rampage inside mall, killing 26, injuring 57
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'No one can escape death': Thai soldier shot dead 16 hours after going on shooting rampage inside mall, killing 26, injuring 57

Thai Police said the soldier was angry over a financial dispute. He first killed two people on a military base and then went on a far bloodier rampage, shooting as he drove to the mall where shoppers fled in terror.

Thousands participate in 'Run against Dictatorship' in Thailand's Bangkok, demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation
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Thousands participate in 'Run against Dictatorship' in Thailand's Bangkok, demand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha's resignation

The trigger for Sunday's rally were moves by courts to dissolve a popular, new progressive political party in Thailand

Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude recorded near Laos-Thailand border; no immediate reports of damage
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Earthquake of 6.1 magnitude recorded near Laos-Thailand border; no immediate reports of damage

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit northwestern Laos near the Thai border early Thursday, the United States Geological Survey reported

India decided not to join RCEP in national interest, reviewing other FTAs: Piyush Goyal
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India decided not to join RCEP in national interest, reviewing other FTAs: Piyush Goyal

India stood its ground at RCEP negotiations and in the national interest decided not to join the China-led mega-trade pact, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday

From mocking Sonia Gandhi to praising Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal's views on RCEP membership mark quite the U-turn
India

From mocking Sonia Gandhi to praising Narendra Modi, Piyush Goyal's views on RCEP membership mark quite the U-turn

However, Goyal's tweets stand out because his position was a virtual volte-face merely from two days ago when he mocked Congress president Sonia Gandhi on the issue and had also supported India joining RCEP, a proposed alternative to the western hegemony on world trade