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 2021-06-24 10:36 

Bangkok Post

Health personnel from provinces, new graduates may be drafted to Bangkok...

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration plans to use health personnel brought in from the provinces and new medical graduates to help care for the growing number of Covid-19 patients in the Bangkok area....

 2021-06-24 08:29 

Bangkok Post

Philippines leaves key rate steady...

The Philippines' central bank held its key interest rate steady for a fifth straight meeting to help support an economic recovery it described as "tentative"....

 2021-06-24 07:47 

Bangkok Post

US panel: Tyre industry hurt by Korea, Taiwan, Thailand...

WASHINGTON: The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Wednesday that US manufacturers are "materially injured" by imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tyres from Korea, Taiwan and Thailand....

 2021-06-24 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Croatian farmers say wolf attacks on livestock at plague level...

UDBINA, Croatia: The wolf corpse hanging from a road sign outside a small Croatian town warned that farmers had been pushed too far -- attacks on their livestock were driving them to desperation....

 2021-06-24 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Former Philippines president 'Noynoy' Aquino dies aged 61...

MANILA: Former Philippine president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino, the reserved scion of one of Asia's most famous political families, died on Thursday. He was 61....

 2021-06-24 06:23 

Bangkok Post

Accused hospital gunman surrenders...

A former special forces soldier wanted for shooting dead a patient at a Covid-19 field hospital and a convenience store employee early on Thursday morning surrendered to police shortly after noon....

 2021-06-24 05:52 

Bangkok Post

Two held over B200m mobile prepaid card thefts...

Two former employees of a major mobile phone operator have been arrested separately in Bangkok and Saraburi for allegedly stealing mobile-phone prepaid cards from the firm's warehouse for sale, causing damage worth over 200 million baht....

 2021-06-24 05:45 

Bangkok Post

'Traumatized' Britney Spears urges judge to end guardianship...

LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears urged a judge in an emotional hearing Wednesday to end an "abusive" guardianship that gave her father control of her affairs in 2008....

 2021-06-24 04:44 

Bangkok Post

May domestic car sales up 38.41% y/y...

Domestic car sales rose 38.41% in May from a year earlier to 55,942 vehicles, rebounding from a low base last year, the Federation of Thai Industries said on Thursday....

 2021-06-24 04:25 

Bangkok Post

Ex-soldier wanted for field hospital murder...

PATHUM THANI: Police have identified the gunman who killed a patient at a Covid-19 field hospital in Pathum Thani early Thursday morning as a former special forces soldier....

 2021-06-24 03:55 

Bangkok Post

Rally marks anniversary of 1932 revolution...

Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators gathered at Democracy Monument in Bangkok on Thursday morning to mark the 89th anniversary of the June 24, 1932 revolution and press their three-point demand....

 2021-06-24 03:07 

Bangkok Post

Exports surge 41.6% y/y in May...

Exports surged to a more than expected 41.59% in May from a year earlier, the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as global demand improved, the commerce ministry reported on Thursday....

 2021-06-24 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kongers snap up final edition of Apple Daily newspaper...

HONG KONG: Hong Kongers queued Thursday for the final edition of the city's beloved pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily after it was forced to close under a sweeping new national security law, ending a 26-year run of taking on China's authoritarian ...

 2021-06-24 01:14 

Bangkok Post

Covid patient shot dead at field hospital...

PATHUM THANI: A man with a gun shot dead a male Covid-19 patient at the Princess Mother National Institute on Drug Abuse Treatment on Phahon Yothin Road in Thanyaburi district early Thursday morning....

 2021-06-24 00:56 

Bangkok Post

31 Covid deaths, 4,108 new cases...

The country had 31 new Covid-19 fatalities and 4,108 new cases over the past 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Thursday morning....

 2021-06-23 23:22 

Bangkok Post

TCC upbeat on prospects as foreign tourists set to arrive...

The chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), Sanan Angubolkul, is feeling upbeat about the country's economic prospects after the government on June 16 announced its plan to reopen the country to international tourists and return to normal busi...

 2021-06-23 23:11 

Bangkok Post

SMEs seen needing relaxed loan criteria from banks...

The business sector is calling on the government to help tackle escalating financial hardship of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) before the country officially reopens by mid-October as vowed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on June 16....

 2021-06-23 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Thailand slow in terms of 5G download speeds...

Thailand ranked bottom out of eight Asia-Pacific economies in terms of 5G download speeds. However, the country ranked middle for 5G-based video streaming, gaming experience and voice app usage, according to mobile analytics company Opensignal....

 2021-06-23 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Phuket tipped to receive 6% more visitors...

Phuket International Airport is ready to welcome international tourists under the island's "sandbox" scheme due to start next month and cope with a 6% increase in air traffic, Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd said on Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Record-equalling Ronaldo saves Portugal as Germany avoid shock Euro 2020 exit...

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled the all-time international scoring record with his 109th goal for Portugal as the reigning champions scraped into the last 16 of Euro 2020 on Wednesday along with Germany and Spain....

 2021-06-23 22:46 

Bangkok Post

Sinopharm vaccine gets the green light...

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Sinopharm, which was ordered by Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA) as an alternative to currently available options, have passed a quality control test to ensure the lot, which was shipped from China, is safe for use...

 2021-06-23 22:45 

Bangkok Post

'Traumatised' Britney Spears urges judge to end guardianship...

LOS ANGELES: US pop singer Britney Spears urged a judge to end a controversial guardianship that has given her father control of her affairs since 2008 during an emotional court hearing Wednesday....

 2021-06-23 22:29 

Bangkok Post

BoT revises growth forecast to 1.8%...

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) has slashed the country's economic growth forecast again for this year to 1.8% from an earlier projection of 3%, due to lower foreign tourist arrival estimates and lower domestic demand due to the third wave of Covid-19....

 2021-06-23 22:00 

Bangkok Post

PM says 'no' to amending Sections 144 and 185...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha disagrees with amending Sections 144 and 185 of the constitution which he says serves as the core protection against corruption, amid the ruling Palang Pracharath Party's push to rewrite the two sections....

 2021-06-23 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Pata predicts complete recovery by 2023...

International arrivals for Thailand are estimated to remain flat this year, assuming the country can reopen in October, while recovery to 2019 levels might not happen until 2023 under the best-case scenario, according to the Pacific Asia Travel Associatio...

 2021-06-23 16:45 

Bangkok Post

Insults fly in rainbow row ahead of Germany-Hungary Euro 2020 clash...

MUNICH: EU leaders and Hungary traded barbs over Budapest's anti-LGBTQ law on Wednesday as Germany staged a defiant display of rainbows following UEFA's refusal to light Munich's Euro 2020 stadium in rainbow colours....

 2021-06-23 13:52 

Bangkok Post

Japan MotoGP cancelled, Thailand race rescheduled...

MotoGP confirmed on Wednesday that the race scheduled for Japan has been cancelled due to Covid-19 and that the US race will now take its place on Oct 3....

 2021-06-23 13:42 

Bangkok Post

Tambon freezes plan to buy more controversial street lights...

The Tambon Administration Organisation (TAO) in Racha Thewa on Wednesday decided to defer a plan to buy more controversial solar-powered street lamps until the project is cleared by state investigations....

 2021-06-23 12:36 

Bangkok Post

Russia says to boost military ties with Myanmar as junta leader visits...

MOSCOW: Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu told Myanmar's junta leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing that Moscow is committed to strengthening military ties with it, Russia's RIA news agency reported....

 2021-06-23 12:03 

Bangkok Post

2 million more Sinovac doses arrive in Thailand...

Another 2 million doses of the Sinovac Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Thailand from China on Wednesday, making a total of 10.5 million doses delivered so far....

 2021-06-23 11:25 

Bangkok Post

14 hours to collect a corpse in Jakarta as Covid toll mounts...

JAKARTA: It took almost 14 hours to collect a Covid-19 corpse in Jakarta this week, police said, as the Indonesian capital scrambles to deal with a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths....

 2021-06-23 11:15 

Bangkok Post

BTS members become stock-rich as label stock tests new highs...

SEOUL: Seven members of K-pop superstar BTS have joined the stock-rich group with holdings of over 20 billion won (56 billion baht) after shares of their entertainment agency Hybe Co topped 300,000 won for the first time since debut in October....

 2021-06-23 10:56 

Bangkok Post

Football gambling 'hosts' busted in Mae Sot...

TAK: Police arrested two men in Mae Sot district on Wednesday on a charge of hosting online gambling during the Euro 2020 football tournament....

 2021-06-23 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily confirms closure...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily announced Wednesday it will print its final edition after authorities froze its assets using a sweeping new national security law, silencing the city's most China critical media outlet....

 2021-06-23 10:40 

Bangkok Post

Baht hits 13-month low on rate freeze, growth worries...

The baht slid to its lowest in more than a year on Wednesday after the Bank of Thailand (BoT) promised to keep monetary policy loose and slashed its 2021 economic growth forecast, citing a hit to its tourism sector....

 2021-06-23 09:45 

Bangkok Post

World powers in new push for Libya peace...

BERLIN: World powers gathered Wednesday in Berlin to seek lasting peace in Libya by ensuring the conflict-wracked North African country stays firmly on the path towards general elections on December 24....

 2021-06-23 09:36 

Bangkok Post

Rooftop skateboarder falls to death...

TRANG: A 40-year-old man died after falling from the unfenced roof deck of the five-storey building where he was skateboarding, in Muang district....

 2021-06-23 09:14 

Bangkok Post

Demonstrations on Thursday, roads to avoid...

Bangkok motorists are advised to avoid 11 city roads during planned rallies by at least three pro-democracy groups on Thursday to mark the anniversary of the June 24 1932 revolution that transformed Thailand from absolute monarchy to a constitutional mona...

 2021-06-23 08:58 

Bangkok Post

Spiderman drops in to see the Pope...

VATICAN CITY: A different type of participant dropped in on Pope Francis' general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday -- Spiderman....

 2021-06-23 08:23 

Bangkok Post

Laos to test train line to China in August...

Laos plans to conduct the first test on the railway line linking its capital Vientiane and China in August, a Lao official said....

 2021-06-23 08:04 

Bangkok Post

Family seeks autopsy, police son died after second-dose Covid vaccination...

KHON KAEN: The family of a young police officer who died suddenly 11 days after receiving his second Covid-19 vaccination has requested an autopsy to clear up questions about his death....

 2021-06-23 08:04 

Bangkok Post

Family seeks autopsy after young policeman dies following Covid vaccination...

KHON KAEN: The family of a young police officer who died suddenly 11 days after receiving his second Covid-19 vaccination has requested an autopsy to clear up questions about his death....

 2021-06-23 07:54 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia aims to inoculate 60% of population by end-September...

Malaysia aims to vaccinate 60% of the country's population by the end of September, according to Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Khairy Jamaluddin....

 2021-06-23 07:12 

Bangkok Post

Bank of Thailand holds key rate at record low, cuts 2021 GDP outlook...

Thailand's central bank left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Wednesday, as widely expected, but lowered its 2021 economic growth forecast as the country struggles with a third wave of coronavirus infections....

 2021-06-23 06:55 

Bangkok Post

China will create millionaires over 3 times faster than US in 5 years...

HONG KONG: China will create millionaires at a quicker pace than the United States in the five years through 2025, as a rapid recovery from the world's worst public-health crisis in a century helps corporate chieftains generate and accumulate wealth f...

 2021-06-23 05:49 

Bangkok Post

Rules for arrivals in Phuket...

PHUKET: The provincial governor has elaborated on rules for people arriving from overseas when Phuket reopens to foreign tourists from Europe and America on July 1....

 2021-06-23 05:12 

Bangkok Post

Land official accused of sexual harassment...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: An official at the land office in Non Sung district has been transferred to Bangkok after being accused of the sexual harassment of a woman under his supervision....

 2021-06-23 05:04 

Bangkok Post

Ayutthaya gold robber caught in Sa Kaeo...

A former security guard accused of smashing a showcase at a gold shop in Ayutthaya and fleeing with 20 baht weight of necklaces on Tuesday afternoon has been arrested in Sa Kaeo....

 2021-06-23 03:45 

Bangkok Post

No booze, no autographs: Tokyo 2020 unveils fan rules...

TOKYO: No alcohol, no hugs, no cheers and no autographs: Tokyo Olympic organisers unveiled tough new rules for spectators at the pandemic Games on Wednesday, as they marked one month until the opening ceremony....

 2021-06-23 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Afghans sift through discarded junk from US occupation...

BAGRAM, Afghanistan: Squatting in the dust by the main road to Afghanistan's biggest air base, Mir Salam sifts through a pile of broken electronics in front of him, salvaged from departing US troops....

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