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 2021-09-19 10:17 

Bangkok Post

Philippine boxer Pacquiao announces bid for presidency in 2022...

Philippine boxer and Senator Manny Pacquiao has announced his candidacy for next year's presidential elections, presenting a potential obstacle to President Rodrigo Duterte's succession plans as the race for the top post takes shape....

 2021-09-19 10:06 

Bangkok Post

Huge drug hauls in Songkhla, 2 arrested...

SONGKHLA: Police seized a total of 882,000 methamphetamine pills and 5.6 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine in two separate actions in Hat Yai and Bang Klam districts last week, Provincial Police Region 9 commissioner Pol Lt Gen Ronnasin Pusara said a...

 2021-09-19 09:16 

Bangkok Post

Car mob rallies against tanks, troops and Prayut...

More than 1,000 cars, motorcycles and other vehicles set off from Asoke intersection in heavy rain, the beginning of a "car mob" rally set to wind through the streets of the capital in another bid to oust Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha....

 2021-09-19 08:40 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong opposition trade union group to disband...

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong opposition trade union coalition, the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, said on Sunday it would disband, adding to several civil society organisations that have ceased operating in the financial hub this year....

 2021-09-19 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Putin's party set to retain parliament majority after polls...

MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin's party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from running....

 2021-09-19 07:36 

Bangkok Post

Prison sealed off after more Covid cases found...

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: The Correctional Institute for Young Offenders in Muang district of this southern province has been sealed off after 130 more Covid-19 infections were found among detainees, provincial governor Kraisorn Wisitwong said on Sunday....

 2021-09-19 07:17 

Bangkok Post

Myanmar military convoy hit by roadside bomb near Yangon: junta...

Myanmar anti-junta dissidents have carried out a bomb attack on security forces near Yangon, with several killed in an ensuing firefight, the military and media said....

 2021-09-19 07:15 

Bangkok Post

Indonesian militant leader killed in shootout, police say...

JAKARTA: Indonesian security forces have killed the leader of militant group East Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT), which has ties with Islamic State, police said on Sunday....

 2021-09-19 05:51 

Bangkok Post

Former Malaysia PM Najib may seek re-election as MP despite conviction...

KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has not ruled out seeking re-election to parliament within the next two years, he told Reuters in an interview, undeterred by a corruption conviction that would block him from running....

 2021-09-19 05:24 

Bangkok Post

Fire hits Hat Yai motorcycle showroom...

SONGKHLA: A fire broke out at a motorcycle showroom belonging to N.A. Minibike Company in Hat Yai district on Sunday morning. There were no casualties, police said....

 2021-09-19 03:25 

Bangkok Post

Majority not keen to see Prayut take over PPRP leadership: poll...

A majority of people do not want to see Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha take over from Gen Prawit Wongsuwon as leader of the Palang Pratharath Party (PPRP) or set up his own party for the next general election, according to the result of an opinion s...

 2021-09-19 03:25 

Bangkok Post

Majority not keen to see Prayut take over PPRP leadership: Nida Poll...

A majority of people do not want to see Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha take over Gen Prawit Wongsuwon as leader of the Palang Pratharath Party (PPRP) or set up his own party for the next general election, according to the result of an opinion survey...

 2021-09-19 01:45 

Bangkok Post

SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission...

WASHINGTON: Four SpaceX tourists returned to Earth safely on Saturday after spending three days in space, successfully concluding the first orbital mission in history with no professional astronauts on board....

 2021-09-19 01:25 

Bangkok Post

13,576 new Covid cases, 117 more deaths...

Thailand logged 13,576 new Covid-19 cases and 117 more fatalities during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Sunday morning....

 2021-09-19 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong elite selects powerful new 'patriots only' committee...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong's political elite will select a powerful committee on Sunday which will choose the city's next leader and nearly half the legislature under a new "patriots only" system imposed by Beijing....

 2021-09-19 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Mane reaches century as Liverpool top Premier League, Arsenal ease Arteta pressure...

LONDON: Sadio Mane reached 100 career goals for Liverpool in a 3-0 win against Crystal Palace that sent the Reds top of the Premier League, while Arsenal eased the pressure on Mikel Arteta with a battling 1-0 victory at Burnley on Saturday....

 2021-09-19 00:00 

Bangkok Post

2006 coup a success, claims mastermind Sonthi...

The Sept 19, 2006 coup against the Thaksin Shinawatra government was a success, former army chief Gen Sonthi Boonyaratglin claimed in an interview with the Bangkok Post to mark its 15th anniversary....

 2021-09-18 22:33 

Bangkok Post

Port, ex-champs Buriram claim important victories...

Port won their first match under new coach Dusit Chalermsan on Saturday night, when former champions Buriram United joined early pacesetters Samut Prakan City at the top of Thai League 1 standings....

 2021-09-18 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Healthy Ratchaburi man dies after receiving AZ booster shot...

A 40-year-old volunteer rescuer in Ratchaburi has died after receiving a third shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine....

 2021-09-18 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Switzerland imposes tougher entry Covid curbs...

Switzerland has announced stricter Covid-19 rules allowing entry only for people with EU-approved vaccines while granting approval for those vaccinated with Sinovac and Sinopharm on a case by case basis....

 2021-09-18 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Switzerland imposes tougher Covid rules...

Switzerland has announced stricter Covid-19 rules for people vaccinated with non-EU approved vaccines to access events and facilities....

 2021-09-18 21:11 

Bangkok Post

Danes show Thais no mercy in Davis Cup battle...

Wishaya Trongcharoenchaikul and Palaphoom Kovapitukted lost their doubles contest as Thailand went down 3-0 to Denmark in their Davis Cup World Group 2 first round tie in Kolding on Saturday....

 2021-09-18 21:00 

Bangkok Post

DDC closes in on new dose target...

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is aiming to complete its inoculation target of giving the first Covid-19 vaccine shot to at least 50% of the population by the end of next month. It also hopes to provide 1 million doses in just one day later this ...

 2021-09-18 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Coup anniversary fizzer...

Thailand has endured two coups over the past 15 years and both revolve around former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his political network....

 2021-09-18 19:45 

Bangkok Post

France accuses Australia, US of 'lying' in escalating crisis...

PARIS: France on Saturday accused Australia and the United States of lying over a ruptured Australian contract to buy French submarines, saying a grave crisis was underway between the allies after Paris recalled its ambassadors....

 2021-09-18 12:07 

Bangkok Post

Robber strikes twice, gets caught once...

KALASIN: A lone man who robbed a convenience store and made off with 30,000 baht late Friday night was arrested the next day as he staged another robbery at a gold shop....

 2021-09-18 11:11 

Bangkok Post

UK travellers cheer eased curbs...

LONDON: Travel companies were gearing up for the busiest weekend of the year as holiday bookings surged following the UK government's announcement on Friday that it would ease travel curbs for the fully vaccinated....

 2021-09-18 09:59 

Bangkok Post

Korat cops in hot water over beach break...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Senior police officials are trying to find out how a police van and a group of officers from Muang district ended up at a beach in Phetchaburi....

 2021-09-18 09:57 

Bangkok Post

Half of Thais to get jabs by end of October...

Half of the 70-million population will have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccines by the end of October, with at least 1 million doses each for the first and second shots to be administered on Sept 24 alone to mark a special day....

 2021-09-18 08:31 

Bangkok Post

Vietnam approves Cuban vaccine...

HANOI: Vietnam has approved a Cuban vaccine for use against the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday, as the country continues to battle its worst outbreak yet....

 2021-09-18 07:50 

Bangkok Post

Forest ranger killed in gaur attack in Khao Yai...

PRACHIN BURI: A forest ranger was killed and another one injured in an attack by a wild gaur while they were patrolling in Khao Yai National Park on Friday....

 2021-09-18 07:35 

Bangkok Post

Taliban bars girls from high school...

Girls were excluded from returning to secondary school in Afghanistan on Saturday, after the country's new Taliban rulers ordered only boys and male teachers back to the classroom....

 2021-09-18 07:20 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong activists erase online content...

HONG KONG: A prominent pro-democracy group in Hong Kong known for its yearly vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown has deleted its publications on the internet, including photos of the protest at the Beijing square, to comply with police...

 2021-09-18 06:47 

Bangkok Post

Indonesia frets about new regional arms race...

JAKARTA: Indonesia says it is worried about an arms race in the region after neighbouring Australia announced plans to acquire nuclear-powered submarines as part of a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with the United States and Britain....

 2021-09-18 05:01 

Bangkok Post

Covid cases linked to Korat market jump to 270...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The number of Covid-19 infections linked to a major wholesale market for farm products in the Northeast has jumped to 270, prompting authorities to extend its closure to Sept 25....

 2021-09-17 13:32 

Bangkok Post

Nong Khai plans for rail link with China...

The Rail Transport Department has unveiled a plan to develop areas in Nong Khai to prepare for a rail connection with Laos as Thailand gears up for more trade with China along the line connecting the three countries....

 2021-09-17 13:07 

Bangkok Post

Thammasat student faces sedition charge...

Police arrested a university student on charges of sedition and computer crimes during a raid on a house used by student activists in Pathum Thani on Friday....

 2021-09-17 11:20 

Bangkok Post

Cambodia vaccinating children as young as 6...

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia on Friday began vaccinating children as young as six against the coronavirus, even though the World Health Organisation has yet to approve a vaccine for the under-12s....

 2021-09-17 10:56 

Bangkok Post

Taiwan warns off Chinese aircraft...

TAIPEI: Taiwan's air force scrambled on Friday to warn away 10 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defence zone, Taiwan's defence ministry said, the day after the island announced a US$9-billion boost to military spending to counter the threat f...

 2021-09-17 10:33 

Bangkok Post

Singapore, Hong Kong threaten to retaliate over EU's tougher airport slot rules...

HONG KONG: Regulators in Asian hubs like Singapore and Hong Kong have threatened to retaliate against European Union plans to force airlines to start using take-off and landing slots frozen during the coronavirus pandemic, a move that could oblige Europe&...

 2021-09-17 09:59 

Bangkok Post

Foreign tourists under Samui Plus spend B47m in 60 days...

SURAT THANI: A total of 711 foreign tourists had arrived on three islands under the Samui Plus programme over the past 60 days, and spent more than 47 million baht, according to official figures....

 2021-09-17 09:49 

Bangkok Post

Safety first: health measures key to reopening...

Reopening Bangkok and other cities to vaccinated foreign tourists is dependent on proper health measures being in place to cope with any surge in infections, the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) said on Friday....

 2021-09-17 08:35 

Bangkok Post

Prison declared field hospital as 1,195 inmates catch virus...

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A prison in Muang district is being converted into a field hospital after 1,195 of the inmates tested positive for Covid-19 infection....

 2021-09-17 07:55 

Bangkok Post

14,555 new Covid cases, 177 more deaths...

There were 14,555 new Covid-19 cases and 177 more fatalities recorded during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry reported on Friday morning....

 2021-09-17 06:03 

Bangkok Post

Woman hit by stray bullet fired by road-rage gunman...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A woman was wounded by a bullet while eating in front of her house as two men on a motorcycle fired shots at her son-in-law's pickup truck, which had cut in front of them, in Khong district on Thursday night....

 2021-09-17 05:09 

Bangkok Post

Indonesia reinstates temporary tax break for small-car sales...

JAKARTA: Indonesia has reinstated a temporary luxury-tax break on sales of smaller cars as the concession helped boost demand for vehicles, the Finance Ministry said on Friday....

 2021-09-17 05:00 

Bangkok Post

Lady Gaga dubbed 'The Icon' on People's best dressed list...

Lady Gaga on Wednesday led a list of People magazine's best-dressed celebrities that included Euphoria star Zendaya and Oscar-winning actress Viola Davis....

 2021-09-17 04:07 

Bangkok Post

China seeks to join TPP free trade pact to boost Asia clout...

BEIJING: China on Friday began in earnest work to advance its application to become a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal, a day after filing a bid to join the pact in an attempt to increase its economic clout in the Asia-Pacific regio...

 2021-09-17 04:06 

Bangkok Post

Phuket reports 5 more Covid deaths, 238 new cases...

PHUKET: Five more Covid-19 deaths and another 238 infections, two of them from the Phuket sandbox programme, were reported in this island province....

 2021-09-17 02:15 

Bangkok Post

Giant sequoias wrapped in foil protection against US forest fires...

LOS ANGELES: The world's biggest trees were being wrapped in fire-proof blankets Thursday in an effort to protect them from huge blazes tearing through the drought-stricken western United States....

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