Thailand launches COVID-19 strip test | AFP

Thailand launches a COVID-19 strip test, aiming to circumvent the standard test with a fast-track alternative which can provide results within 10-15 minutes. The test’s main goal is to help expand the capacity of virus testing options within Thailand.

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First Thailand pro-democracy march since 2014 coup | AFP

Hundreds of pro-democracy protesters march on parliament in Bangkok, wearing black T-shirts to mourn the state of Thailand under an army-aligned government, in the first street protest for several years.

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Glamour and equality in Thailand at world’s top transgender pageant | AFP

After her friends were killed in transphobic attacks at home in Brazil, Ariella Moura’s aim was to make a statement against gender discrimination on Saturday at the world’s top transgender pageant in Thailand.

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Thais line up to buy face masks amid COVID-19 concerns | AFP

Thais line up to buy face masks out of the back of trucks or ‘caravans’ sent out across the country by Thailand’s Commerce Ministry amid concerns the coronavirus or COVID-19 could spread through the Southeast Asian country. IMAGES of people queueing to buy face masks

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Meet Thailand’s secret weapon in climate change battle | AFP

Rising sea levels, unchecked development, groundwater extraction, and rapid urban population growth has left millions vulnerable to natural disasters — and scientists warn the city itself may not survive the century. But Bangkok has a secret weapon in its battle to negate the impact of a hotter planet: renowned architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom who preaches mindful development over mindless construction.

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US soldiers drink cobra blood during jungle survival training in Thailand | AFP

US and Thai marines drink snake blood and eat lizards in jungle survival training, it’s part of the two nations’ annual Cobra Gold war games.

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Meet Thailand’s secret weapon in climate change battle | AFP

Rising sea levels, unchecked development, groundwater extraction, and rapid urban population growth has left millions vulnerable to natural disasters — and scientists warn the city itself may not survive the century. But Bangkok has a secret weapon in its battle to negate the impact of a hotter planet: renowned architect Kotchakorn Voraakhom who preaches mindful development over mindless construction.

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Here’s the latest for Monday, February 17th: Quarantined cruise ship passengers return to US; Democrats campaign in Nevada; GM pulling out of Australia, New Zealand, Thailand; Flooding in Jackson, Mississippi.

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Tourist industries take a hit from coronavirus: Thailand | AFP

Fear of the coronavirus and travel restrictions on Chinese tourists have had a deep impact on Pattaya, one of Thailand’s top tourist towns, during peak season. ATTENTION: CONTAINS IMAGES OF ANIMAL ABUSE. .NΒ°1OY5GK

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Thailand shooting: Family of victim holds prayers outside mall | AFP

Grieving family members and relatives of a victim in Thailand’s mall shooting incident take part in prayers, conducted by a monk on the road outside the mall, where some blood-stains are still visible. The victim Peeraphat Palasan was an engineer for a speed train project, according to the father. IMAGES of prayers AND voxpops from a local residentNΒ°1OV3I6

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Families claim their dead as Thais mourn 29 killed in mass shooting | AFP

Grieving relatives of 29 people murdered by a rogue soldier in Thailand held Buddhist prayer ceremonies Monday, as questions multiply over how and why the unprecedented shooting spree happened. Holding portraits of their relatives and dabbing away tears, families of the victims arrived at a city morgue in Nakhon Ratchasima, better known as Korat, to carry home coffins bearing their dead.

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Here’s the latest for Saturday, February 8th: At least 20 people killed in Thailand mass shooting; Democrats ready for Tuesday’s primaries; More American evacuees arrived from China; Solar orbiter to take photos of the Sun’s poles.

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Thai soldier kills at least 20, holes up in mall

A soldier who holed up in a popular shopping mall in northeastern Thailand shot multiple people on Saturday, killing at least 20 and injuring 31 others, officials said. (feb. 8)

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Thai lab rushes tests of suspected coronavirus samples | AFP

A laboratory at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn university is racing against time to test samples of suspected coronavirus patients as the virus originating from China has already infected 25 people in Thailand so far.

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Virus epidemic: Mask factory in Thailand goes on overdrive to meet demand | AFP

A factory manufacturing surgical face masks in Thailand is extending operational hours to cope with fast-rising demand as fears of a deadly virus sweep the globe. The company, ‘Thai Hospital Product’ says it typically produces 10 million masks a month, exporting 80 percent to the US and Europe, while the rest is sold on the domestic market.

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Coronaviruses | AFP

Videographic on coronaviruses. A new virus from the same family as the deadly SARS disease has spread beyond China’s borders for the first time with a case emerging in Thailand, UN and Thai officials said on Monday.

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