BUENG KAN: A 41-year-old man was arrested as he collected bags of speed pills and crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated 200 million baht left on the bank of the Mekong River in Pak Khat district.
NEW DELHI: Hospitals in India launched desperate appeals for oxygen on Friday as the nation's Covid crisis plummeted to horrifying new depths, while Japan readied to declare a state of emergency for Tokyo just three months before it hosts the Olympics.
A rise in exports gives some hope for the economy, currently reeling from the spike in virus infections, with rubber products leading the way.
AYUTTHAYA: Nineteen more Covid-19 cases were reported in Ayutthaya province on Friday, including three children, bringing the total number in this central province to 268.
BALI, Indonesia: Indonesia's desperate search for a missing submarine and its crew of 53 honed in on a radar contact Friday, with just hours to go before the stricken vessel's oxygen reserves ran out.
NARATHIWAT: One man was shot dead and two others arrested during an armed clash with rangers following an attack on a defence volunteer outpost in Yi-ngo district overnight.
The fresh wave of the pandemic is threatening the recovery of Thailand's media spending this year, possibly reducing projected double-digit growth to flat growth in the worst-case scenario and a 4% increase in the best case, says Media Intelligence (MI), a media planning and creative agency.
MANILA: After delivering sermons and visiting slums, Philippine priest Fiel Pareja tends to his Gen-Z flock on TikTok, creating videos of himself praying, dancing and lip-syncing Christian pop music for 1.6 million followers.
TIERRA DEL FUEGO, Chile: The Karukinka natural park on Chile's side of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago guards a treasure trove of ancient beech trees saved from the chainsaws of loggers.