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Thai Restaurant in Minneapolis, Protected by Black Volunteers, Lends a Hand

MINNEAPOLIS — Save for one shattered window, Khun Nai Thai Cuisine in Minneapolis was protected from looting by a group of volunteers, which include black Americans and Jamaican-Americans.

Thais Caught in U.S. Unrest Over Police Brutality

LOS ANGELES — A Thai restaurant in the U.S. city of Los Angeles was looted Sunday local time as protests and unrest raged across the country, the owner said.

Otters Reconquer Thai Beach in Tourists’ Absence

RANONG — Wiggling out from the water, rubbing their backs and bellies along the beach weren’t the usual crowd of tourists, but of rare sea otters.

Queen Celebrations to Go Ahead As Virus Infections Subside

BANGKOK — Governors across Thailand were instructed on Friday to hold ceremonies and activities celebrating the upcoming birthday of Her Majesty Queen Suthida.

Without Tourists Feeding Them, Starving Monkeys Overrun Hua Hin

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN —Municipal officials Thursday requested an urgent aid package for a group of locals left starving by the coronavirus: thousands...

Gov’t Floats Cash Relief for Monks in Pandemic

BANGKOK — The government on Thursday said they are deliberating on an aid package for hundreds of thousands of monks affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
PM Prayut Chan-o-cha addresses the Parliament on May 27, 2020.

Prayut Accused of Favoring His Cronies For 1T Baht Loan

BANGKOK — The opposition accused the government of writing a blank check for its cronies in a 1 trillion baht loan bill to fund coronavirus relief schemes, which began on Wednesday.

Elderly Group Makes Leaf Plates for Green-Conscious Vendors

LOEI — A group of elderly citizens and craftsmen with disabilities are selling biodegradable leaf plates for extra income during the coronavirus pandemic – and helping the environment at the same time.
U.S. Ambassador Michael George DeSombre, left, discusses with deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, right, during an official visit to the Government House on May 27, 2020.

US Ambassador Questions Emergency Decree Extension

BANGKOK — The newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to Thailand on Wednesday queried the government on its decision to extend the Emergency Decree with a stated aim of combating the coronavirus outbreak.
Thai returnees depart to a state quarantine facility on April 16, 2020.

9 More Thais in State Quarantine Found With COVID-19

BANGKOK — Nine more people quarantined upon returning from overseas tested positive for the coronavirus, the government announced Wednesday.

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