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Wednesday, October 21, 2020


It’s Jay Time! Thailand’s Fave Vegan Venues Announced

BANGKOK — Mark down these places to grab brunch or plant-based snacks during the “Jay” Festival.


Cabinet Approves Parliament Session to Debate Protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a request to recall Parliament for a special session to deal with the political pressures from ongoing anti-government protests.

Schoolgirls Emerge as Leaders of Leaderless Protests in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Young protesters, many of them women and high school students, briefly took over parts of Bangkok on Monday and over the weekend to demand the government’s resignation, despite police threats to prosecute them.


Court Overturns Order to Shut Down 4 Online Media Sites

BANGKOK — The Criminal Court on Wednesday afternoon repealed a government order to close down a TV channel who’s been broadcasting live coverage of the student-led protests.

Voyeurs Are Selling Photos of Women at the Protest Online

BANGKOK ​— A social media page has been taking photos of women at the protest without their consent and selling them on an online platform.

Children Welfare Activist Wanted for ‘Assaulting the Queen’

BANGKOK — The court on Tuesday evening issued an arrest warrant for the third individual accused of assaulting Her Majesty the Queen, a case that struck many witnesses as questionable.

39 Chinese Are Thailand’s 1st Foreign Tourists in 7 Months

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s tourist industry took a modest step toward reviving its coronavirus-battered fortunes Tuesday by welcoming 39 visitors who flew in from Shanghai, the first such arrivals since regular travelers were banned almost seven months ago.

TAT’s New Plan Hopes To Attract More Tourists Amid COVID-19

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) on Tuesday rolled out its 2021 Tourism Plan, targeting healthy tourists from across the world as the country tried to stem imported COVID-19 cases.

Fast and Furious Food: Protesters Baffled by Speed of Cart Vendors

BANGKOK — At nearly every venue marked for protests, kilometers ahead of the press, activists – and light years ahead of the police – are none other than hawkers of fried chicken, fish balls, and sausages.


China, Singapore Agree to Further Strengthen Bilateral Ties

SINGAPORE (Xinhua) — Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan agreed here on Tuesday night to further strengthen bilateral ties.

Muslim Protesters March Against Indonesia’s New Labor Law

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of conservative Muslims marched in Indonesia’s capital on Tuesday demanding that the government revoke a new law they say will cripple labor rights, with some clashing with police.

Historic Ninja House in Japan Avoids Demolition

AOMORI (Kyodo) — A historic house supposedly used as a ninja base hundreds of years ago in northeastern Japan has avoided demolition after its new owner vowed to preserve the property, a university professor said Tuesday.

Defiant Trump Defends Virus Record in 1st Post-COVID Rally

SANFORD, Florida (AP) — Defiant as ever about the coronavirus, President Donald Trump on Monday turned his first campaign rally since contracting COVID-19 into a full-throated defense of his handling of the pandemic that has killed 215,000 Americans, joking that he was healthy enough to plunge into the crowd and give voters “a big fat kiss.”

World Food Program Wins Nobel Peace Prize for Hunger Fight

NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for fighting hunger and seeking to end...

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