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  • 3 High School Activists Indicted for Staging Anti-Gov’t Rally
    by Khaosod English on January 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    BANGKOK — Three high school activists, the youngest of them 16, were indicted Thursday for their roles in organizing an anti-government protest in October. The post 3 High School Activists Indicted for Staging Anti-Gov’t Rally appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Lawyers Council to Probe Arnon for ‘Inciting Hatred’ Against King
    by Khaosod English on January 28, 2021 at 10:40 am

    BANGKOK — The national bar association on Thursday defended its decision to set up an investigation into whether one of its members, attorney and pro-democracy activist Arnon Nampha, has breached its code of conduct. The post Lawyers Council to Probe Arnon for ‘Inciting Hatred’ Against King appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • BMA Dawdles Over Legal Action Against Celeb Party Virus Cluster
    by Khaosod English on January 28, 2021 at 8:30 am

    BANGKOK — No one has been held responsible so far for a celebrity’s birthday party blamed for at least 24 coronavirus infections, officials said Thursday. The post BMA Dawdles Over Legal Action Against Celeb Party Virus Cluster appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • 89 Foreigners Arrested for Flouting COVID-19 Rules at Bar
    by Associated Press on January 28, 2021 at 8:15 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — Police raided a party at a bar on a popular resort island in southern Thailand and arrested 89 foreigners for violating coronavirus regulations, officials said Wednesday. The post 89 Foreigners Arrested for Flouting COVID-19 Rules at Bar appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Pizza Company Unveils Pizza Without Pizza
    by Khaosod English on January 28, 2021 at 8:11 am

    BANGKOK — First things first, this is not an April Fool’s story. The post Pizza Company Unveils Pizza Without Pizza appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Gov’t Hardliners to Block Talks of Lese Majeste in Parliament
    by Khaosod English on January 28, 2021 at 6:00 am

    BANGKOK — Pro-establishment politicians said Wednesday they will seek to block any attempts to raise the issue of royal defamation law or the monarchy during the censure debate next month. The post Gov’t Hardliners to Block Talks of Lese Majeste in Parliament appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • WHO Begins Full-Fledged Probe Into Virus Origins in Wuhan
    by Kyodo News on January 28, 2021 at 2:01 am

    WUHAN, China (Kyodo) — Experts from the World Health Organization on Thursday started a full-fledged investigation in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus was first detected in late 2019. The post WHO Begins Full-Fledged Probe Into Virus Origins in Wuhan appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Bernie Sanders’ Mittens, Memes Help Raise $1.8m for Charity
    by Associated Press on January 28, 2021 at 2:00 am

    About those wooly mittens that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration, sparking endless quirky memes across social media? They’ve helped to raise $1.8 million in the last five days for charitable organizations in Sanders’ home state of Vermont, the independent senator announced Wednesday. The post Bernie Sanders’ Mittens, Memes Help Raise $1.8m for Charity appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Coronavirus Patients Say BMA Misprinted Their Travel Timelines
    by Khaosod English on January 27, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    BANGKOK — The City Hall on Wednesday said four coronavirus patients would not reveal their travel history, an offense punishable by jail terms under epidemic laws, but two of them disputed the allegations. The post Coronavirus Patients Say BMA Misprinted Their Travel Timelines appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Vaccine Registration Pushed Back, 1st Sign of Delay in Inoculation Drive
    by Khaosod English on January 27, 2021 at 7:56 am

    BANGKOK — Thailand’s ambitious plan to vaccinate its population against COVID-19 already ran into a delay, while a new virus fatality and more than 800 fresh infections were reported on Wednesday. The post Vaccine Registration Pushed Back, 1st Sign of Delay in Inoculation Drive appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Court Acquits 80-Year-Old Writer of Defaming Monarchy
    by Associated Press on January 27, 2021 at 4:30 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — An 80-year-old writer accused of defaming Thailand’s monarchy in 2015 because of comments he made at a public seminar about the constitution was acquitted Tuesday by the Criminal Court. The post Court Acquits 80-Year-Old Writer of Defaming Monarchy appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • UK’s ‘Tsunami’ of Grief as Coronavirus Deaths Pass 100,000
    by Associated Press on January 27, 2021 at 2:01 am

    LONDON (AP) — For nine months, Gordon Bonner has been in the “hinterlands of despair and desolation” after losing his wife of 63 years to the coronavirus pandemic that has now taken the lives of more than 100,000 people in the United Kingdom. The post UK’s ‘Tsunami’ of Grief as Coronavirus Deaths Pass 100,000 appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Japan PM Apologizes Over Lawmakers’ Hostess Bar Visits Amid Virus Emergency
    by Kyodo News on January 27, 2021 at 2:01 am

    TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologized Wednesday in parliament after executives of the ruling coalition were reported to have visited hostess bars in Tokyo’s posh Ginza district, defying a state of emergency that urges people to avoid unnecessary outings. The post Japan PM Apologizes Over Lawmakers’ Hostess Bar Visits Amid Virus Emergency appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • U.S. Announces Restoration of Relations With Palestinians
    by Associated Press on January 27, 2021 at 2:00 am

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced Tuesday it was restoring relations with the Palestinians and renewing aid to Palestinian refugees, a reversal of the Trump administration’s cutoff and a key element of its new support for a two-state solution to the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. The post U.S. Announces Restoration of Relations With Palestinians appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Rural Pupil Who Braves Scorching Sun for Internet Signal Goes Viral
    by Khaosod English on January 26, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — To attend her online classes, high schooler Sirilak Ritbua had to stake a clear spot in a field, armed with only an umbrella against the relentless heat, for the internet signal. The post Rural Pupil Who Braves Scorching Sun for Internet Signal Goes Viral appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Only 1 Party Plans to Highlight Lese Majeste in Censure Debate
    by Khaosod English on January 26, 2021 at 10:15 am

    BANGKOK — Only one opposition party is planning to raise the issue of the excessive use of the royal defamation offense when the Parliament reconvenes for a censure debate next month. The post Only 1 Party Plans to Highlight Lese Majeste in Censure Debate appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Police Still Looking For Activist Who Filed ‘False’ Abduction Report
    by Khaosod English on January 26, 2021 at 8:40 am

    SAMUT PRAKAN — Police on Tuesday said a pro-democracy campaigner who filed a false report that he was abducted by security officers appears to have gone into hiding. The post Police Still Looking For Activist Who Filed ‘False’ Abduction Report appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Gov’t to Thanathorn: Current Vaccine Plans Are ‘Best Choice for Thailand’
    by Khaosod English on January 26, 2021 at 7:26 am

    BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday defended its vaccination program as “the best choice” for Thailand amid renewed criticism from an opposition leader that the doses will only be enough for a fifth of the population. The post Gov’t to Thanathorn: Current Vaccine Plans Are ‘Best Choice for Thailand’ appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Recruits Say Commander Beat, Tortured Them For Smoking Pot
    by Khaosod English on January 26, 2021 at 5:35 am

    CHONBURI — Police on Tuesday said they are investigating a claim by two army recruits that they were assaulted by their commanding officer after they were caught with marijuana at their base. The post Recruits Say Commander Beat, Tortured Them For Smoking Pot appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • As Abortion Reform Nears Reality, Backlash From Catholic Church Begins
    by Tappanai Boonbandit, Staff Reporter on January 26, 2021 at 3:00 am

    BANGKOK — The Senate on Monday endorsed a bill that would legalize abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy in compliance with a historic court rule – a move condemned by the Catholic Church leadership as “an immoral law.” The post As Abortion Reform Nears Reality, Backlash From Catholic Church Begins appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Japan Virus Surge Linked to Gov’t Travel Campaign, Study Finds
    by Kyodo News on January 26, 2021 at 2:01 am

    TOKYO (Kyodo) — The number of travel-associated novel coronavirus cases in Japan increased by nearly seven times after the government began a subsidy program aimed at promoting domestic tourism in July, a recent study found. The post Japan Virus Surge Linked to Gov’t Travel Campaign, Study Finds appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • ‘This Is Me’: Rioters Flaunt Involvement in US Capitol Siege
    by Associated Press on January 26, 2021 at 2:00 am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — These suspects weren’t exactly in hiding. The post ‘This Is Me’: Rioters Flaunt Involvement in US Capitol Siege appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Samut Sakhon Finds 900 New Cases, Governor Remains in ICU
    by Khaosod English on January 25, 2021 at 12:14 pm

    SAMUT SAKHON — More than 900 people were found infected with the coronavirus in Samut Sakhon province, local officials said Monday. The post Samut Sakhon Finds 900 New Cases, Governor Remains in ICU appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Censure Debate Over Prayut’s Handling of Virus Slated for Feb. 16
    by Khaosod English on January 25, 2021 at 11:30 am

    BANGKOK — Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha said on Monday that he is prepared to defend himself in the upcoming no-confidence debate slated to take place in February. The post Censure Debate Over Prayut’s Handling of Virus Slated for Feb. 16 appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Literature Teacher in Ang Thong Puts on a Show for Online Classes
    by Khaosod English on January 25, 2021 at 9:34 am

    ANG THONG — While the rest of the world languishes in ratty Tshirts and sweatpants for Zoom calls, a teacher in the central province of Ang Thong does not dabble in such half-measures. The post Literature Teacher in Ang Thong Puts on a Show for Online Classes appeared first on Khaosod English.

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