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 2020-11-29 12:13 

Bangkok Post

Protesters rally outside 'coup-making' military unit...

Protesters converged outside a key military barracks on Sunday, the latest in a series of anti-government demonstrations, and were faced with a strong cohort of police blocking the entrance to the compound....

 2020-11-29 11:45 

Bangkok Post

Rockets target Eritrea capital after Ethiopia declares victory in Tigray...

ADDIS ABABA: Rockets launched from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region targeted the capital of Eritrea several hours after Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared military operations in the region were over, diplomats told AFP Sunday....

 2020-11-29 11:32 

Bangkok Post

Indonesian volcano belches huge tower of smoke and ash...

Indonesia's Mount Ili Lewotolok erupted Sunday, belching a column of smoke and ash four kilometres into the sky, triggering a flight warning and the closure of the local airport....

 2020-11-29 10:28 

Bangkok Post

Police deployed in front of 11th Infantry Regiment...

Police have been deployed in front of the 11th Infantry Regiment headquarters in Bang Khen district on Phahon Yothin road ahead of the demonstration by anti-government protesters....

 2020-11-29 08:50 

Bangkok Post

Motorists told to avoid roads to Bang Khen protest site...

The Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) has advised motorists to avoid the in-bound Phahon Yothin and Ram Intra roads in Bangkok, where traffic is expected to be heavy due to a rally at the 11th Infantry Regiment headquarters on Sunday from 3pm....

 2020-11-29 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Suicide car bomb kills 30 Afghan security personnel...

GHAZNI, Afghanistan: A suicide car bomber struck an army base in Afghanistan on Sunday killing at least 30 security personnel, officials said, in one of the bloodiest attacks in recent months....

 2020-11-29 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Tyson comeback fight at 54 ends with draw against Jones...

LOS ANGELES: Mike Tyson's return to boxing at age 54 ended in a draw with 51-year-old Roy Jones Jr. on Saturday in an eight-round exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions....

 2020-11-29 08:37 

Bangkok Post

Miss Tiffany 2020...

Kwanlada "Rock" Rungrojampa of Thailand is crowned Miss Tiffany's Universe 2020 in the country's transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya on Saturday. — Apichit Jinakul...

 2020-11-29 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Singaporean gives birth to baby with Covid-19 antibodies...

SINGAPORE: A Singaporean woman, who was infected with the novel coronavirus in March when she was pregnant, has given birth to a baby with antibodies against the virus, offering a new clue as to whether the infection can be transferred from mother to chil...

 2020-11-29 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Top runners brave pollution, pandemic in Delhi half marathon...

NEW DELHI: Elite runners brushed off poor air quality and a surge in coronavirus cases Sunday in India's capital for the Delhi Half Marathon, one of the country's first major sporting events since the pandemic started....

 2020-11-29 07:45 

Bangkok Post

'Do you believe': Cher sends Pakistan elephant to Cambodia...

ISLAMABAD" Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American pop star Cher, the "world's loneliest elephant" was poised Sunday to embark on a mammoth journey from Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia....

 2020-11-29 07:05 

Bangkok Post

Party time in Pattaya...

A fireworks display lights up the sky over Pattaya beach on Saturday on the first day of the seaside resort's two-day Fireworks Festival 2020. — Pattarapong Chatpattarasill...

 2020-11-29 07:05 

Bangkok Post

Showtime above Pattaya...

A fireworks display lights up the sky over Pattaya beach on Saturday on the first day of the seaside resort's two-day Fireworks Festival 2020. — Pattarapong Chatpattarasill...

 2020-11-29 06:53 

Bangkok Post

Disease Control deputy chief dies in Sing Buri running event...

SING BURI: Atsadang Ruay-ajin, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC), collapsed while taking part in a mini-marathon event in this central province and died later in hospital on Sunday morning, according to media reports....

 2020-11-29 06:47 

Bangkok Post

Thailand logs 11 new Covid imports Sunday...

The government recorded eleven new imported cases of the novel coronavirus on Sunday for an accumulated total in Thailand of 3,977. No new deaths were reported....

 2020-11-29 06:35 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia's embattled leader urges allies to stand together...

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called on members of the ruling coalition to strengthen cooperation ahead of a general election he intends to hold once the virus pandemic subsides....

 2020-11-29 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Mysterious monolith in US desert reportedly disappears...

LOS ANGELES: A mysterious metal monolith found in the remote desert of the western United States, sparking a national guessing game over how it got there, has apparently disappeared, officials said Saturday....

 2020-11-29 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Iran assassination could undercut Biden's diplomatic options...

WASHINGTON: The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel, risks not only sharpening tensions across the region but also severely complicating plans by US President-elect Joe Biden to resume dialogue with the Isla...

 2020-11-29 05:45 

Bangkok Post

'Catastrophic': Balkan healthcare overwhelmed by virus surge...

BELGRADE: Not enough beds and not enough doctors: a skyrocketing coronavirus caseload is pushing hospitals in the Balkans to the cusp of collapse, in chaotic scenes reminding some medics of the region's 1990s wars....

 2020-11-29 03:45 

Bangkok Post

'Silent majority' of Poles favour strict abortion law...

WARSAW: While mass protests against a court verdict backing a near-total ban on abortion have taken on an increasingly political flavour in Poland, the devout Catholic country is far from turning pro-choice....

 2020-11-29 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Delayed Tokyo Olympics to cost additional $1.9bn: report...

TOKYO: The coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Olympics could cost $1.9 billion more than its original budget of $13 billion, a 15 percent increase, a report said Sunday....

 2020-11-29 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Trump loses another election court challenge...

WASHINGTON: The US state of Pennsylvania's supreme court dismissed another legal challenge to the election by supporters of President Donald Trump on Saturday, further reducing his already near-impossible odds of overturning the results....

 2020-11-29 03:34 

Bangkok Post

Five killed, four injured in pickup-SUV clash...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Five members of a family, including one boy and two girls, were killed and four men injured in a violent clash between a pickup and a sport utility vehicle in Non Daeng district on Sunday morning....

 2020-11-29 03:34 

Bangkok Post

5 killed, 4 injured in pickup-SUV crash...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Five members of a family, including one boy and two girls, were killed and four men injured in a violent collision between a pickup and a sport utility vehicle in Non Daeng district on Sunday morning....

 2020-11-29 02:25 

Bangkok Post

Tough security for Indian Kashmir's first vote since autonomy cancelled...

SRINAGAR: Thousands of troops guarded polling stations as Indian Kashmir on Saturday held its first direct elections since the government stripped its semi-autonomy last year....

 2020-11-29 02:25 

Bangkok Post

Four Narathiwat districts hit by flooding...

NARATHIWAT: A total of 41 villages in four districts of this southern province have been hit by flooding, affecting 3,621 households, the provincial flood monitoring centre reported on Sunday....

 2020-11-29 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Liverpool left frustrated as Man City click into gear...

LONDON: Jurgen Klopp again fumed at a "dangerous" schedule as Liverpool had two goals disallowed and conceded two penalties in a 1-1 draw at Brighton, while Man City clicked back into gear with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley....

 2020-11-29 00:22 

Bangkok Post

Port close in on leaders Pathum United...

Port took possession of second spot in Thai League 1 with a convincing 2-0 away victory at Chonburi on Saturday night....

 2020-11-28 23:44 

Bangkok Post

Boxers Panya, Wanheng could face off again...

Thailand's Wanheng Menayothin is likely to get a rematch with compatriot Panya Pradabsri, who dethroned him on Friday, his handlers said on Saturday....

 2020-11-28 23:22 

Bangkok Post

Worst online content revealed by Chula survey...

A survey has revealed the five areas containing the most contentious content available to Thais on social media....

 2020-11-28 23:11 

Bangkok Post

BMA backs land grab for flyover...

City Hall on Saturday defended its plan to expropriate land in Chatuchak district to make way for a planned flyover that would give buses a better connection to the nearby Don Muang tollway....

 2020-11-28 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Ministry hears sea gypsy plight...

Various problems, from alleged land encroachment by authorities to dwindling livelihoods, have beset the sea gypsies on Koh Lipe, the Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment has been told....

 2020-11-28 22:11 

Bangkok Post

Ban on online alcohol sales to start before New Year festival...

The ban on online sales of alcoholic drinks will start on Dec 7....

 2020-11-28 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Songkhla floods have locals on the hop...

SONGKHLA: Floods have taken a heavy toll on Rattaphum, a district believed to have suffered its worst inundation in a decade, forcing the evacuation of many families....

 2020-11-28 21:11 

Bangkok Post

'Neutral' unity panel favoured but no names yet...

The composition of a reconciliation committee to be made up of "neutral" representatives will be considered in detail, said parliament president Chuan Leekpai....

 2020-11-28 21:00 

Bangkok Post

iLaw director to meet panel studying the charter drafts...

Jon Ungphakorn, director of the Internet Law Reform Dialogue (iLaw), has agreed to give the group's views on charter amendments to the parliament committee scrutinising the current set of proposals....

 2020-11-28 21:00 

Bangkok Post

No end in sight: Security officials say anti-govt protests will continue next month...

Internal security officials have assessed that anti-government rallies will drag on well into next month as symbolic days on the calendar are set to galvanise the movement....

 2020-11-28 14:02 

Bangkok Post

Protesters fill Bang Na intersection...

Pro-democracy protesters took over the Bang Na intersection on Saturday evening in one of two rallies staged on the outskirts of Bangkok....

 2020-11-28 13:08 

Bangkok Post

Army denies hiring firm to do IO after data leak...

The Royal Thai Army has denied using taxpayers' money to hire a company to conduct an information operation (IO) for it after a document leak that indicates its efforts at IO are anything but over after a Twitter ban last month....

 2020-11-28 10:28 

Bangkok Post

Officials tracing 326 contacts of Chiang Mai patient...

Authorities say a total of 326 people came in contact with a Thai woman in Chiang Mai who was diagnosed with Covid-19 and had visited a shopping mall, a pub and a movie theatre and used public transport and Grab car services....

 2020-11-28 09:03 

Bangkok Post

First made-in-China nuclear reactor online...

BEIJING: China has powered up its first domestically developed nuclear reactor — Hualong One — a significant step in Beijing's attempts to become less dependent on Western countries for energy security and critical technology....

 2020-11-28 07:42 

Bangkok Post

Three die in rescue vehicle crash...

TRAT: Two rescue workers and an injured man they were carrying died when their rescue vehicle struck a concrete pole and plunged into a reservoir in Muang district on Saturday morning....

 2020-11-28 07:33 

Bangkok Post

Ministry denies Iranian prisoners were 'swapped'...

The Foreign Ministry says two Iranian prisoners were sent back to their home country this week to serve out their sentences under a bilateral agreement — and it had nothing to do with Tehran's release of a British-Australian academic....

 2020-11-28 07:25 

Bangkok Post

Ancient whale skeleton found in Samut Sakhon...

An almost perfectly preserved whale skeleton thought to be between 3,000 and 5,000 years old has been discovered in Samut Sakhon, researchers say....

 2020-11-28 06:56 

Bangkok Post

One case not in quarantine among 5 reported...

A Thai returnee from Myanmar who was not in quarantine was among five new cases of novel coronavirus infection reported on Saturday, raising the total to 3,902....

 2020-11-28 03:00 

Bangkok Post

FPO sees rally in last quarter...

Thailand's economy is expected to benefit from the government's consumption stimulus measures and a recovery in exports this quarter, says the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO)....

 2020-11-28 02:00 

Bangkok Post

Rejig targets FDI, e-commerce boost...

The government looks set to restructure the economy next year to attract foreign investors in new industries and establish a central e-commerce platform to boost online sales nationwide....

 2020-11-28 01:05 

Bangkok Post

Pupils urged to axe uniforms...

The Bad Student activist group is urging pupils around the country to stop wearing school uniforms and wear their preferred clothes when the new term starts on Tuesday....

 2020-11-28 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Agoda gears up for online quarantine booking plan...

The Ministry of Public Health is encouraging hotels to join Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) programmes ahead of the expected mandatory quarantine period being reduced to 10 days....

 2020-11-28 00:33 

Bangkok Post

Cops gird for wave of rallies...

Police have prepared to handle three consecutive days of anti-government protests in Bangkok and Samut Prakan, which kicked off on Friday....

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