World news

Hong Kong activists to defy police ban on July 1 march

By South China Morning Post VETERAN opposition activists, including Democratic Party leader Wu Chi-wai, have announced plans to defy a police ban and organise a July 1 march to protest against the new national security law, which is expected to take effect that same day. The Tuesday announcement came just hours after Beijing’s top legislative

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Local news

Chinese gamblers nabbed in Pattaya raid

By Thai Newsroom Reporters NINE CHINESE nationals were arrested on emergency rule-breaking and gambling charges in Pattaya last night, police said. The police raided a house in Jomtien area of the beach resort city and rounded up the poker-playing Chinese males, aged between 30 and 42 years. The Chinese nationals were charged with breaking emergency

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Coronavirus

Green light for phase five easing of Covid-19 lockdown

THE full meeting of the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) presided over by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha  passed a resolution to launch phase five easing of the coronavirus lockdown today (June 29), PostToday and Thai News  Agency reported. Dr Taweesilp Visanuyothin, CCSA’s spokesman, said Gen Prayut thanked officials and the public for having helped

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Business

Facebook to label all rule-breaking posts – even Trump’s

By Associated Press, published by Hindustan Times FACEBOOK said on Friday (June 26) that it will flag all “newsworthy” posts from politicians that break its rules, including those from US President Donald Trump. Separately, Facebook’s stock dropped more than 8%, erasing roughly $50 billion from its market valuation, after the European company behind brands such

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