Putin grabs 20% of Ukraine 'forever'

Vladimir Putin formally annexes four occupied regions in Ukraine “forever” and repeats warnings that Russia will use all available means to defend the territories.

Russian 'forever'

Prayut remains PM, court rules tenure ends in 2025

The Constitutional Court rules that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's 8-year tenure began on April 6, 2017, when the current charter took effect - allowing him two-and-a-half more years.

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Prayut back in

Bang Sue vaccine services to end Friday

The Central Vaccination Centre at Bang Sue Grand Station will close this month, but people are encouraged to ensure that they're protected against Covid-19.

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Vaccine services end

Storm weakens but flood threat remains

Noru has weakened to a low-pressure system but continues to bring heavy rain to many areas, with a continuing threat of more flooding, the weather office says.

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Rain, flooding

Masks rule to stay for public transport

Wearing face masks on public transport and in cinemas is still mandatory, the Department of Health said.

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Masks rule to stay for public transport

NHRC hails elective abortion law

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has welcomed a legal amendment that allows for the elective termination of pregnancies between 12 and 20 weeks to ensure safe and legal abortions, a basic right for women urged by at least two international pacts Thailand has signed.

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NHRC hails elective abortion law

Noru kills 1, wreaks havoc upcountry

Tropical depression Noru, formerly a super typhoon, has left four northeastern provinces awash, with one person dead and two others injured.

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Noru kills 1, wreaks havoc upcountry

High hopes for 1.5m Chinese tourists

Chinese President Xi Jinping's attendance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok could help Thailand secure 12 million international tourists this year.

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High hopes for 1.5m Chinese tourists

Central bank poised to raise policy rate pending changes

The Bank of Thailand is prepared to keep raising its policy rate if core inflation rises faster than predicted.

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Central bank poised to raise policy rate

Charter court set to rule on PM's tenure

The Constitutional Court will on Friday rule on the starting date of Prayut Chan-o-cha's tenure as prime minister.

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Ruling today
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Tight security at Constitutional Court for Prayut ruling

Constitutional Court steps up security measures ahead of Friday's hotly anticipated ruling on the future of the prime minister.

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D-Day security
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Chao Phraya to surge from Saturday

Eleven provinces including Bangkok on alert for Chao Phraya River storm surge starting this weekend as seasonal rains reach a peak and impact of storm Noru lingers.

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Surge on the way
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One of 6 foreign suspects in Samui extortion case arrested

One of six foreign men accused of the extortion of 1.8 million baht in cryptocurrency from a Russian realtor couple on Koh Samui has been arrested in Chon Buri and returned to the island.

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Suspect caught
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Myanmar's Suu Kyi, Australian economist jailed for 3 years

A Myanmar junta court sentenced the country's ousted leader Suu Kyi to a further three years in prison while also jailing an Australian economist.

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More prison time
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Flooding forecast for Central Plains

Storm Noru moving through Isan and into the Central Plains, and expected to cause flooding where heavy rain and runoff arriving from the rain-soaked North converge.

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Flood warnings
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Myanmar beauty queen lands in Canada after Thai airport limbo

A Myanmar beauty queen, who had spoken out against military rule in her country and became stranded at Suvarnabhumi airport, said she was relieved but remained defiant after landing in Toronto.

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'I feel safe'
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Investors seek clarity on cannabis status

Investors in cannabis businesses are calling on the government to clarify its support as well as laws related to cannabis usage.

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Investors seek clarity on cannabis status
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Poll rules waiver sought on floods

The Pheu Thai Party is calling on the Election Commission to ease some electioneering regulations to allow politicians to help people affected by storm Noru.

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Poll rules waiver sought on floods
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SEC announces lawsuits for 'wash trading'

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is taking legal action against five entities for creating an artificial volume of digital assets on Bitkub and Satang cryptocurrency exchanges.

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SEC announces lawsuits for 'wash trading'
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4,000 are evacuated as storm Noru hits

Thousands of people evacuated from their homes in Ubon Ratchathani, and flooding set to worsen with the arrival of tropical storm Noru.

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Storm hits