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More countries hike climate pledges, piling pressure on major emitters

By Reuters Staff, published by US News & World Report Brussels – A group of mostly smaller countries submitted new, more ambitious climate pledges to the United Nations this week, raising pressure on big emitters including China to do the same ahead of a major UN climate summit in November. UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa

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Local news

Vocational students lead anti-Prayut protest on Bangkok streets

By Thai Newsroom Reporters VOCATIONAL students today (July 31) took to the streets of Bangkok riding on their motorcycles and cars in a sustained move to press Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down. Members of the so-called Vocational Protection of the People for Democracy led the anti-Prayut procession, mostly consisting of motorcycles, from Democracy

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Coronavirus

Covid count soars to 18,912 with Phuket Sandbox scheme continuing despite closure

REGARDLESS OF Thailand’s daily Covid count climbing to a new high of 18,912 cases and 178 deaths today (July 31) and Phuket yesterday closing the island to control rising infection, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remains confident in the Phuket Sandbox scheme which will be continuing, Sanook.com said. The Public Health Ministry said this morning that

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Business

Phuket-Samui Island Hopping campaign suspended due to infection

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ISLAND HOPPING campaign for foreign travellers between Koh Samui and Phuket was suspended from today (July 29) due to reported coronavirus infection on three tourist islands. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan confirmed the Island Hopping campaign under which fully-vaccinated foreigners may leave Phuket after a seven-day period on the

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Coronavirus

Cambodia imposes virus curbs along Thailand border over Delta fears

By AFP and published by Yahoo!News CAMBODIA imposed fresh coronavirus restrictions today (July 29) for eight provinces bordering Thailand, clamping down on the movement of millions of residents to curb the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. In recent weeks, scores of Cambodian migrant workers have returned home from Thailand, which is battling a

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Local news

Thaksin downplays hearsay about royally-appointed premier

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER PREMIER THAKSIN Shinawatra yesterday downplayed speculation that somebody will sooner or later be appointed as prime minister by His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn to replace an embattled Prayut Chan-o-cha. Speaking online via Care Clubhouse channel, Thaksin dismissed rumours largely circulated on social media that a royally-appointed figure will replace Prayut

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