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Myanmar’s Karen insurgents burn another government military outpost

By AP and published by Channel NewsAsia GUERRILLA soldiers from Myanmar’s Karen ethnic minority burned down a government military outpost on Friday (May 7) after capturing it without a fight when its garrison fled, a senior Karen officer said. The position is about 15km from a larger camp that the Karen National Liberation Army stormed

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Local news

Penguin ‘is still at Corrections Hospital’

THE Corrections Department confirmed today (May 8) that detained hunger-striking protest leader Mr. Prit Chivarak, or Penguin, is still undergoing medical treatment at the Corrections Hospital with this coming after his mother Mrs. Sureerat Chewarak said she could not contact him, Sanook.com said. Mr. Thawatchai Chaiwat, the department’s deputy chief and its spokesman, said Penguin,

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Coronavirus

Doctor transforms into Spider-Man to send 3-year-old Covid patient home

A DOCTOR at Nong Bua Daeng Hospital, Chaiyaphum province, took on the role of superhero Spider-Man in sending a three-year-old boy who has recovered from coronavirus home to help with the mental healing process because hospitalised children become stressed, Thai Rath newspaper said this evening (May 7). The doctors and nurses at this hospital believe

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Coronavirus

Covid vaccine ‘won’t prevent infection but is a weapon to fight it’

By Thai Newsroom Reporters QUESTIONS have arisen about the effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine in protecting people against the “double mutant” coronavirus variant that emerged in India. This issue came to the limelight after Dr Rajendra Kapila, an infectious disease expert at Rutgers University in US, died upon getting infected with the Indian strain during

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World news

Portion of Chinese rocket expected to hit Earth Saturday, but where is a mystery

By Newsweek and published by MSN News THE Long March 5B rocket carried the main module of Tianhe, or Heavenly Harmony, China’s first permanent space station into orbit on April 29. Discarded rocket stages are usually immediately guided into a controlled demolition by friction in Earth’s atmosphere. But China’s space agency has yet to comment

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Coronavirus

Travel agencies offering Covid-19 ‘vaccine tours’ to US

By Reuters Staff, published by MSN News TRAVEL agencies in Thailand are selling coronavirus “vaccine tours” to the United States, as some wealthy Thais grow impatient awaiting mass inoculations that are still a month away amid the country’s biggest outbreak so far. The tours reflect global differences in vaccinations, with the United States and Britain

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Coronavirus

Thaksin slams vaccine policy, says some Pfizer vaccine has slipped through

WHILE former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra said in a Clubhouse chat that a small amount of  Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has arrived in Thailand and Pfizer (Thailand) Company today (May 5)  denied it has started importing its vaccine, he had also criticised the government’s vaccine policy, Sanook.com said. Thaksin said that although vaccines are not very risky,

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Sports

‘Blood on your hands’: Slater slams Australian PM over India travel ban

  By Reuters, published by Channel NewsAsai Melbourne – Former test opener and cricket commentator Michael Slater has pilloried the Australian government over its decision to ban citizens in Covid-ravaged India from returning home, saying Prime Minister Scott Morrison has “blood” on his hands. Australian residents and citizens are banned from entering the country within

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