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Chinese Parents, Abducted Son Reunited After 24 Years

BANGKOK (AP) — After 24 years of heartache and searching, a Chinese couple were reunited with their son who was abducted as a toddler outside their front gate.

Thailand Preparing to Limit Exports of Its COVID-19 Vaccine

BANGKOK (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand said Wednesday they will seek to impose limits on exports of locally produced AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine because the country doesn't have enough for its own needs.

France Cautiously Celebrates Bastille Day, Clouded by Virus

PARIS (AP) — Bastille Day is back, sort of.

Activists Slam Labor Ministry Cancelling COVID Tests for 30,000 Migrant Workers

BANGKOK — Migrant workers rights activists slammed a decision by the Ministry of Labour Wednesday to end a project to carry out active COVID-19 testing on 30,000 high-risk migrant workers from Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia in Metropolitan Bangkok. 

‘The Crown,’ ‘Mandalorian’ Top Emmy Nominations With 24 Each

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.”

France Top Wallabies in Australia for First Time in 31 Years

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Melvyn Jaminet landed a seventh penalty with two minutes remaining for France to end a 31-year drought by beating the Wallabies in Australia 28-26 on Tuesday and sending the three-test series to a decider.

Sinovac-Dosed Thai Health Workers to Get Astrazeneca Booster

BANGKOK (AP) — A nighttime curfew and other new coronavirus restrictions began Monday in Thailand’s capital and several other provinces, as health officials announced that medical workers will given booster shots of AstraZeneca vaccine after already receiving two doses of China's Sinovac vaccine.

Police Investigate Racist Abuse of Three England Players

LONDON (AP) — British police opened investigations Monday into the racist abuse of three Black players who failed to score penalties in England's shootout loss to Italy in the European Championship final.

Defense Spokesman Denies Soldiers Fly to US for mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines

BANGKOK — Defense Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Kongcheep Tantravanich denies the ministry has any policy or privilege to fly soldiers to the United States to be vaccinated with mRNA vaccines.

Italy Explodes in Joy After Winning European Football Title

ROME (AP) — Italians celebrated the European Championship soccer title as a new beginning not only for their youthful national team but for a country that's been yearning to return to normalcy after being hit hard and long by the coronavirus pandemic.

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