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India accuses China of ‘provocative’ military movements at border

By Al Jazeera CHINA has carried out “provocative military movements” in the disputed Himalayan border area between the two countries overnight from Saturday to Sunday, according to an Indian army statement, in a fresh flare-up between the two nuclear-armed countries. Indian troops pre-empted Chinese army’s activity on the Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh, part of

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Local news

Thai Pakdee leader: Guards didn’t punch man wearing red shirt

IN A Facebook post today (August 31) Dr. Warong Dechgitvigrom, leader of right-wing Thai Pakdee group, clarified that the group’s guards had not assaulted a 60-year-old man who was wearing a red shirt near Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Centre where yesterday’s gathering had taken place as has been reported online, Naewna newspaper reported this afternoon. Dr.

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Local news

PM postpones purchase of two additional subs by a year

PRIME Minister and Defence Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha held internal discussions with the navy to postpone the heavily-criticized purchase of the second and third submarines from China by another year, Thai Rath newspaper reported  this morning (August 31, 2020). Mr. Anucha Burapachaisri, spokesman of the Prime Minister’s office, said Gen. Prayut has assigned the navy to

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Local news

Right-wingers make five demands at assembly

THE RIGHT-WING Thai Pakdee group held a meeting at Thai-Japanese Bangkok Youth Centre today (August 30) to show their loyalty to the nation, religion and monarchy and also tabled five demands to the authorities, Siam Rath newspaper reported. The gathering was presided over by the group’s leader Dr. Varong Dejkitvikrom with the secretary-general Mr. Wichai

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Coronavirus

Thai start-up’s plant-based Covid-19 vaccine successful in mice, monkeys

A THAI start-up has made progress in creating a coronavirus vaccine from leaves of a plant and this has been successfully tested on mice and monkeys, Khaosod newspaper reported this morning (August 30, 2020). Prof. Teerawat Hemajuda, director of Emerging Infectious Disease Health Science Centre at Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University, said Baiya Phyto Farm Comany,

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Business

Big fruit harvest in the South – most of it going overseas

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FOUR TROPICAL FRUITS of southern Thailand – durian, mangosteen, rambutan and longkong – are being harvested for sales and largely destined for export. According to the Department of Agricultural Economics’ deputy secretary-general Anchana Tracho, a peak volume of durian fruit is getting ripe for harvest between this month and next in

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World news

Hurricane Laura makes landfall, slams Louisiana coast with fierce wind

By AP and published by US News LAKE ARTHUR, La.-  Hurricane Laura pounded the Gulf Coast for hours with ferocious wind, torrential rains and rising seawater as it roared ashore over southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday, threatening the lives of people who didn’t evacuate. Authorities had ordered coastal residents to get out,

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Coronavirus

Quarantined Thai man jumps to his death from Pattaya hotel

PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning (August 27) expressed sorrow over a young Thai man jumping to his death from a Pattaya hotel where he was under 14-day coronavirus quarantine and offered his condolences to his family, Matichon newspaper reported. Lt. Gen. Kongcheep Tantrawanich, spokesman of the Defence Ministry, said the Prime Minister is concerned

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