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FRESH NEWS

Kumamon to Visit Thai Fans This Weekend at Iconsiam

BANGKOK — One of Japan’s most beloved mascots, Kumamon, is coming to wiggle wackily while promoting his prefecture’s produce this weekend at Iconsiam.

POLITICS

A file photo of Parina Kraikup, right, and Sira Jenjaka, left, during a House Committee on anti-corruption meeting.

Parina Appointed to Anti-Graft Committee, Netizens Gobsmacked

BANGKOK — Netizens are left in disbelief on Friday to hear that a coalition politician accused of encroaching on public land was formally appointed to a House Committee on anti-corruption measures.

Activist Says Naming Bridge After Prayuth May Cost Him Premiership

BANGKOK — A transparency campaigner on Friday said a request by a government lawmaker to name a proposed bridge after PM Prayuth Chan-ocha risks breaching the nation’s highest law.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Thai-Indonesian Intel Pact Unlikely to Solve Deep South Unrest: Analysts

BANGKOK (AP) — An intelligence-sharing agreement signed by the army chiefs of Thailand and Indonesia is unlikely to significantly help Thailand end a Muslim separatist insurgency in its deep south, analysts said Wednesday.

Gov’t MP Disappears as Court Convicts Him of Disrupting ASEAN Summit

BANGKOK — The Supreme Court on Thursday found a pro-government lawmaker guilty of crashing an international summit back in 2009, weeks after he disappeared from the Parliament.

MP Calls for Legalizing Brothels ‘to Reduce Rape’

BANGKOK — Fully legal brothels should be introduced to combat sex crimes, a government coalition lawmaker said Wednesday.

King’s Police Commandos Join Hunt for Robber Who Murdered 3

BANGKOK — A senior police commander on Monday praised a commando unit attached to His Majesty the King for its participation in an ongoing manhunt for a man responsible for last week’s deadly robbery.

Officials Confirm 1st Case of Coronavirus From China’s Wuhan

BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China, health officials said Monday.

Nearly 40,000 Bangkokians Seek Treatment for Respiratory Illnesses

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) Health Department on Monday released a report indicating that nearly 40,000 people in the city's two main districts have sought medical treatment for respiratory illnesses at its hospitals since September last year.

ASEAN & WORLD

Beijing Steps Up Garbage Sorting Campaign

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China's capital city Beijing is taking concrete steps to promote garbage sorting and has achieved tangible results as preparations for the official launch of a city-wide mandatory regulation taking effect in May enters the home stretch.

Japanese Policeman Arrested on Drunk Driving Charge

NAHA, Japan (Kyodo) — A 58-year-old police officer was arrested Thursday for allegedly driving while drunk in Okinawa Prefecture, southwestern Japan, police said.

Warren-Sanders Clash Was Inevitable as Voting Gets Closer

WASHINGTON (AP) — As long as they are rivals, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders couldn’t stay friends forever.

Xi’s Myanmar Visit Expected to Boost Trade, Investment

NAY PYI TAW (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Myanmar is expected to lead to sustainable development in two-way trade and further strengthen bilateral cooperation, Myanmar's Minister of Commerce Than Myint told Xinhua on Thursday.

Trump’s Trial Begins, Senators Vowing ‘Impartial Justice’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding.
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Precious Plastic: Recycling Bangkok One Bottle Cap At A Time
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Crocodile Put in Thai Jail After Crawling into Krabi Pub
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Miss Grand International 2018 Clara Sosa of Paraguay at Khaosod English
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Battle for Ao Manao
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The Face Men Thailand Season 2 Contestants Live Interview
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Blood & Beauty: Thai Artist Paints in Blood
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First Look: Rescued boys after cave ordeal
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Rescue of the 'Wild Boars'
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Battlefield Bangkok: The Time the Navy Defied the Army – And Lost
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Predator Prowls Rural Thailand
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Silent Disco in Bangkok
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Buddha Issara Captured By Police
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Distressed Monk Ascends Tower to Save Monastery
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Dead and Dying: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm
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Duck-Eating Python Subdued After Epic Struggle
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Elephants ‘Make Merit’ on Thai Elephant Day at Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Shackled Suspects Shove Way Out Thai Courthouse
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Muralists Paint 'The Last Kill' for Thai Wildlife
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Go Deep With Thailand’s 1st Female Undersea Relic Hunter
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Kiss My Axe: Hurl Deadly Bladed Terror at Bangkok Range
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Chinese Opera in Thailand
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Inside 'Kitties and Bears' Bangkok
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Virtual Thailand: Scenes of Mourning
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Virtual Thailand: Dusk falls on royal funeral and Bangkok's Phra Pinklao Bridge
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Royal Funeral: A ride through a sea of black mourners in Bangkok
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Fly Over Funeral Site in This Official Drone Footage (Video)
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Virtual Thailand: Enter the Crematorium of King Rama IX
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