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Suspect in Taiwan double murder surrenders to police in Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A man suspected of having murdered a couple, including a woman pregnant with twins, and leaving their bodies behind in a car outside Taoyuan High Speed Rail Station, surre...

Flooding threat hangs over Thai capital Bangkok

BANGKOK (AP) — Bangkok and other areas of central Thailand received new warnings of possible major flooding, even as disaster relief authorities said Wednesday the threat had eased in 13 of 30 provinc...

Thailand urged not to repatriate reporters who fled Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — Rights organizations and reporters' groups urged Thai authorities on Tuesday not to repatriate three journalists who fled to Thailand from military-run Myanmar, saying they would face a...

Thai police arrest 3 journalists who fled Myanmar

Thai authorities on Tuesday confirmed the arrests of three Myanmar journalists who crossed the border to escape the country's military crackdown. The reporters worked for the Democratic Voice of ...

Police in Thailand arrest 3 journalists who fled Myanmar

BANGKOK (AP) — Three senior journalists working for a news agency in Myanmar who fled after the military government ordered its operations to stop have been arrested by police in northern Thailand, th...

US citizen in Thailand charged with murdering Thai wife

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Friday they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife. Jason Matthew Balzer, 32, was interro...

Thailand says COVID-19 has peaked, but adds restrictions

BANGKOK (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand said Thursday its recent wave of COVID-19 cases has passed its peak after setting record daily highs of new cases and deaths, but they are still implement...

Thailand's prime minister fined for breaking face mask rule

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand are imposing fines of up to 20,000 baht ($640) for people who fail to wear face masks in public in 48 provinces, as the government struggles to cope with a new w...

Bangkok nightlife clusters expose Thailand's virus stumbles

BANGKOK (AP) — When Thailand's transport minister was recently diagnosed with COVID-19, it was Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who got a headache. Prayuth was not particularly laude...

Thailand's daily COVID infections hit record, topping 1,300

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand reported more than 1,300 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, setting another daily record and adding pressure on the government to speed up a nearly nonexistent vaccination d...

Thailand hits new daily record with nearly 1,000 virus cases

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Health Ministry warned Sunday that restrictions may need to be tightened to slow the spread of a fresh coronavirus wave, as the country hit a daily record for new cases. ...

Thailand faces growing outbreak ahead of New Year travel

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities struggled to contain a growing coronavirus outbreak just days before the country’s traditional Songkran New Year’s holiday, when millions of people tr...

Thailand plans quarantine-free entry for vaccinated tourists

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand plans to allow vaccinated foreigners to visit the southern resort island of Phuket without quarantining on arrival in a step toward reviving the country's big but battered tour...

Myanmar coup unites ethnic minorities and pro-democracy protesters

Three weeks after Myanmar's military coup, protests in cities around the country are growing larger than ever before and have spread to the capital cities of provinces with significant ethnic mino...

List 2/4 of sports events affected by coronavirus pandemic

CANOE-KAYAK African Olympic canoe slalom qualifier in Basel, Switzerland from March 14-15 canceled. Pan American canoe slalom championships (Olympic qualifier) in R...