Coronavirus

Daily Covid count still high at 756

THE Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration’s (CCSA’s) spokeswoman Apisamai Srisangson said at 11.30 a.m. today (Jan. 28) that there were 756 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours but no additional death with the toll staying stationary at 76, Sanook.com reported. This takes the total cumulative confirmed cases to 16,221 with 11,287 having recovered

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Most schools to reopen nationwide

Most schools throughout the Kingdom of Thailand will reopen next week following a decline in local Covid-19 infections. Education Minister Nathapol Teepsuwan told reporters that only schools in Samut Sukhon would not yet reopen due to a spate of infections there. The education ministry ordered schools closed in 28 provinces at the beginning of January.

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Why are thousands of Indian farmers protesting?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says recently enacted farm laws will free farmers from bullying middlemen; farmers say they fear big corporations. By Megha Bahree of Al Jazeera  Some of India’s farmers are among the country’s poorest people, but government policies have long protected them from the ravages of open market prices. A set of

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Biden stresses US commitment to defend Japan

President Joe Biden has reaffirmed that the United States’ commitment to defend Japan in his first phone call with Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, striking a note of reassurance after the Trump era. During Donald Trump’s administration, America’s Asian allies often questioned whether Washington would uphold long-standing promises to defend them in the event of attack.

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China flexes muscles to US in South China Sea after promising to ‘open fire’

Just days into Joe Biden’s presidency, China has launched a “strike package” in the disputed South China Sea. And this is just the start. Two formations of missile-carrying bombers and fighters surged into Taiwan’s airspace at the weekend. Their “target”, the USS Theodore Roosevelt and her escort, were captured by satellite as they faced off

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Life

Man engaged to sex doll

(Hong Kong) – A man has got engaged to his sex doll because she is so much “easier to date” than real women. Xie Tianrong, 36, lives with his parents and his “girlfriend” – a life-size silicone doll he’s affectionately named Mochi. The Hong Kong native – who has showered his love interest in expensive

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