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Gunman At Bangkok Shopping Mall Kills One, Injures Another - Reports

Earlier this month, a mass shooting took place in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, when a Thai soldier killed several troops at a military base before driving off to the centre of the city to continue his rampage.
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Thai Soldier Kills 20 In Shooting Rampage

At least 20 people have been killed after a soldier in Thailand went on a shooting rampage before hiding inside a busy shopping centre north east of Bangkok. Police say they have now secured the mall with the suspect still inside And a warning,...
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20 Reportedly Killed In Thailand Mass Shooting

A soldier shot and killed 20 people and injured several others Saturday in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, which is northeast of Bangkok, police said. A spokesman for Thailand's defense ministry said the solider, a junior officer named Jakrapanth...
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Airlines Suspend Flights To China Amid Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak

(BANGKOK) — British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air are suspending all flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new virus that has killed more than 130 people. Several other airlines including Finnair,...
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Exhibition Conference Cineasia Leaves Hong Kong For New 2020 Home

CineAsia, the exhibition conference that has been held in Hong Kong since 2009, is setting up in Thailand capital Bangkok. Organizers Film Expo Group sent out a brief note today stating that they had decided to relocate the event to the Thai city...
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Despite Legal Threats And Harassment, Thousands Join The ‘run Against Dictatorship’ In Thailand

It was the biggest protest against the military since 2014Thousands joined the protest run in Bangkok. Photo from the Facebook page of ‘Run Against Dictatorship’ On 12 January 2020, an estimated 13,000 people joined the ‘Run Against...
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This Massive New Rooftop Farm Helps Keep Bangkok From Flooding

The 236,000-square-foot roof can store as much as 3 million gallons of water. It’s the largest rooftop farm in Asia. Sea levels are rising around the world, but as they rise, Bangkok is sinking. The low-lying megacity, built on marshland,...
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Almost 40 People Die After Building Under Construction Collapses In Cambodia – Reports

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - According to the Khmer Times newspaper, the seven-story building collapsed on Friday and the rescue operation lasted for three days in order to find any remaining survivors and identify bodies.
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Monday Assorted Links

1. Are they clearing street food out of Bangkok? (NYT) 2. It is actually O’Sullivan’s First Law, not Conquest’s Second Law. 3. Tiny nuclear reactors. 4. Does tough grading keep women out of STEM? 5. Firefighting expenditures in the...
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Thousands Join Biggest Protest For Years In Thai Capital

Several thousand people took part in Thailand's biggest protest since a 2014 coup on Saturday after authorities moved to ban a party that has rallied opposition to the government of former military ruler Prayuth Chan-ocha.The demonstration in...
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3 Charged Over Australia’s Largest Crystal Meth Seizure

Police say three people have been charged with the largest seizure of methamphetamine in Australia that was smuggled to Melbourne from Bangkok in stereo speakers
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Dinner Time! Bossy Pomeranian Rings Bell For Food

Finly, an adorable Pomeranian living an enjoyable life in Thailand’s Bangkok, was recently caught channeling his more iron-fisted characteristics when he was filmed repeatedly calling on his owner with a dinner bell.
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Thai Court Acquits Thaksin’s Son In Illegal Loan Scandal

BANGKOK — A court in Thailand on Monday acquitted the son of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of money laundering in a case involving $328 million in loans extended by a state-run bank to a real estate developer when his father held...
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Pope Urges Respect For Prostitutes At Crowded Bangkok Mass

Pope Francis led an impassioned mass for tens of thousands of emotional worshippers at a packed Bangkok stadium Thursday, urging respect for prostitutes and trafficking victims in a part of the world where sex work is rampant. The remarks came at...
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Earthquake Shakes Thailand, Laos, Sways Bangkok High-rises

A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos early Thursday, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam's capital.Residents of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand's biggest city, felt prolonged shaking but saw no major...
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India Didn't Succumb To Chinese 'pressure' Over Key Trade Deal, Top Minister Reveals

New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi withdrew from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Bangkok on 4 November, citing China’s "uncompromising" stand on market access and non-tariff barriers.
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Us, South Korea Delay Military Exercise Criticized By North Korea

The United States and South Korea on Sunday said they were postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocative.U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and his South Korean counterpart made the announcement in Bangkok,...
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Malaysian Foreign Minister Says Pompeo's Offer For Us To Host Apec Summit 'not Good Idea'

BANGKOK (Sputnik) - Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has rejected US State Secretary Mike Pompeo's suggestion that the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in January be held in the United States now that Chile had pulled out...
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India Proposes New Initiative To Conserve Indo-pacific Region At East Asia Summit

New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Bangkok on Monday for the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the 14th East Asia Summit (EAS).
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India Disagrees On Negotiated Terms Of Rcep Trade Deal

BANGKOK (Sputnik) – India failed to agree on the negotiated terms of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the biggest free trade agreement in Asia, on which the other 15 countries have reached consensus, a joint...
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