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18:40

Thai FDA approves Pfizer vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced it had approved the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use.

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17:48

Gunman driven by repressed anger, says father

The father of the gunman who killed a convenience-store employee and a Covid-19 patient says his son has pent-up anger dated back to his army service.

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Anger and murder
17:36

Health personnel from provinces, new graduates may be drafted to Bangkok

Health personnel may be drafted from the provinces and new medical graduates assigned to help care for the rapidly growing number of Covid-19 patients in the Bangkok area.

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No respite
15:29

Philippines leaves key rate steady

The Philippines’ central bank held its key interest rate steady for a fifth straight meeting to help support an economic recovery it described as “tentative”.

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Philippines leaves key rate steady
14:47

US panel: Tyre industry hurt by Korea, Taiwan, Thailand

WASHINGTON: The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) said on Wednesday that US manufacturers are "materially injured" by imports of passenger vehicle and light truck tyres from Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

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US panel: Tyre industry hurt by Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
14:45

Former Philippines president 'Noynoy' Aquino dies aged 61

MANILA: Former Philippine president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino, the reserved scion of one of Asia's most famous political families, died on Thursday. He was 61.

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Former Philippines president 'Noynoy' Aquino dies aged 61
14:45

Croatian farmers say wolf attacks on livestock at plague level

UDBINA, Croatia: The wolf corpse hanging from a road sign outside a small Croatian town warned that farmers had been pushed too far -- attacks on their livestock were driving them to desperation.

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Croatian farmers say wolf attacks on livestock at plague level
13:44

31 Covid deaths, 4,108 new cases

Bangkok reports 28 more fatalities, Ayutthaya two and Lop Buri one, with 4,108 new cases of coronavirus disease nationwide.

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+31 Covid deaths
13:23

Accused hospital gunman surrenders

A former special forces soldier wanted for shooting dead a patient at a Covid-19 field hospital and a convenience store employee early on Thursday morning surrenders to police.

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Gunman arrested
12:52

Two held over B200m mobile prepaid card thefts

Two former employees of a major mobile phone operator have been arrested separately in Bangkok and Saraburi for allegedly stealing mobile-phone prepaid cards from the firm’s warehouse for sale, causing damage worth over 200 million baht.

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Two held over B200m mobile prepaid card thefts
12:45

'Traumatized' Britney Spears urges judge to end guardianship

LOS ANGELES - Britney Spears urged a judge in an emotional hearing Wednesday to end an "abusive" guardianship that gave her father control of her affairs in 2008.

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'Traumatized' Britney Spears urges judge to end guardianship
11:44

May domestic car sales up 38.41% y/y

Domestic car sales rose 38.41% in May from a year earlier to 55,942 vehicles, rebounding from a low base last year, the Federation of Thai Industries said on Thursday.

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May domestic car sales up 38.41% y/y
10:55

Rally marks anniversary of 1932 revolution

Hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators gathered at Democracy Monument in Bangkok on Thursday morning to mark the 89th anniversary of the June 24, 1932 revolution and press their three-point demand.

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Rally marks anniversary of 1932 revolution
10:07

Exports surge 41.6% y/y in May

Exports surged to a more than expected 41.59% in May from a year earlier, the fastest pace in nearly 11 years, as global demand improved, the commerce ministry reported on Thursday.

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Exports surge 41.6% y/y in May
08:45

Hong Kongers snap up final edition of Apple Daily newspaper

HONG KONG: Hong Kongers queued Thursday for the final edition of the city's beloved pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily after it was forced to close under a sweeping new national security law, ending a 26-year run of taking on China's authoritarian leaders.

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Hong Kongers snap up final edition of Apple Daily newspaper
07:00

Sinopharm vaccine gets the green light

One million doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Sinopharm, which was ordered by Chulabhorn Royal Academy as an alternative to currently available options, passed a quality control test.

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The green light
06:22

TCC upbeat on prospects as foreign tourists set to arrive

The chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC), Sanan Angubolkul, is feeling upbeat about the country's economic prospects after the government on June 16 announced its plan to reopen the country to international tourists and return to normal business conditions within 120 days or by mid-October.

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TCC upbeat on prospects as foreign tourists set to arrive
06:11

SMEs seen needing relaxed loan criteria from banks

The business sector is calling on the government to help tackle escalating financial hardship of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) before the country officially reopens by mid-October as vowed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on June 16.

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06:00

Thailand slow in terms of 5G download speeds

Thailand ranked bottom out of eight Asia-Pacific economies in terms of 5G download speeds. However, the country ranked middle for 5G-based video streaming, gaming experience and voice app usage, according to mobile analytics company Opensignal.

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Thailand slow in terms of 5G download speeds
06:00

Phuket tipped to receive 6% more visitors

Phuket Airport is ready to welcome international tourists under the island's "sandbox" scheme due to start next month and cope with a 6% increase in air traffic.

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6% more visitors