World news

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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