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Home Favorite Jutanugarn Shoots 63 To Win LPGA Thailand

PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) — Ariya Jutanugarn shot a 9-under-par 63 in the final round to win the LPGA Thailand by one stroke on Sunday and become the first home winner of the tournament in 14 years.

Putin Tells Red Square Parade That Nazi Ideas Persist

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong.

Gov’t Wants To Buy More Vaccines as Surge Worsens

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister said he wants to secure more vaccines for his country and give as many first doses as possible, as it battles a surge of the pandemic with Bangkok reporting a record number of cases.

Asian American Health Workers Fight Virus and Racist Attacks

NEW YORK (AP) — Medical student Natty Jumreornvong has a vaccine and protective gear to shield her from the coronavirus. But she couldn't avoid exposure to the anti-Asian bigotry that pulsed to the surface after the pathogen was first identified in China.

US Citizen Charged With Murdering Thai Wife

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand said Friday they have charged a U.S. citizen from the state of Colorado with murdering his pregnant Thai wife.
Monarchy reform activist Panusaya "Rung" Sithijirawattanakul wais after her release from the Central Women's Correctional Institution on May 6, 2021.

Court Grants Bail To Pro-Democracy Protest Leader

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday allowed the release on bail of one of the top leaders of the country’s pro-democracy movement who is awaiting trial on charges of defaming the monarchy.

Cases Rise, Pressure Grows on Modi To Impose Strict Lockdown

NEW DELHI (AP) — With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by individual states are enough.
Health minister Anutin Charnvirakul holds a syringe prop during a press conference at the Ministry of Public Health on Feb. 25, 2021.

Officials Say Foreigners in Thailand Will Get Vaccine Jabs…Someday

BANGKOK — Foreigners living on Thai soil will be eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines, a health official said Thursday, though details of which are yet to be revealed.

More Than 200 NGOs Call for Un Arms Embargo on Myanmar

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — More than 200 global organizations urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar, saying the time for statements has passed and immediate action is needed to help protect peaceful protesters against military rule and other opponents of the junta.

Court Says Thammanat Can Stay Despite Drug Case

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A Thai court ruled on Wednesday that an influential politician and deputy agriculture minister could keep his job and continue as a lawmaker, even though he was convicted and jailed in Australia in 1994 for smuggling heroin.

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