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Activists stage a rally to call for abortion rights in Bangkok on Sep. 29, 2017. Photo: Kritaya Archavanitkul / Facebook

Law Criminalizing Abortion is Unconstitutional, Top Court Rules

BANGKOK — Reproductive rights activists on Thursday welcomed a ruling by the Constitutional Court that struck down a decades-old ban on abortion, on the grounds that it contradicts the country’s highest law.

Thailand’s Worst-Case Plan for Coronavirus Revealed

BANGKOK — Military field hospitals and closure of facilities like schools and prisons will be introduced if the coronavirus epidemic took a turn for the worse, a government source said Thursday.
Robert Vinn, left, and his wife Duenpen Vinn, center, at their house in Rayong province on Feb. 19, 2020.

Thai-Canadian Couple Protests Cops’ Inaction After Break-in

RAYONG — A woman and her Canadian husband on Tuesday said they’re selling their house after police failed to catch the burglar who broke into their home earlier this month.

Salesman Arrested for Fatal Shooting at Bangkok Mall

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of killing his ex-wife in the country's latest incident of deadly gun violence in a shopping mall.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting at Bangkok Mall, Gunman Escapes

BANGKOK — Police said a woman was killed and a bystander injured after a person opened fire at a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.

Westerdam Passengers Reaching Thailand Test Negative for Covid-19

BANGKOK (Xinhua) — Thailand's Ministry of Transport on Monday announced that all the 27 Westerdam cruise ship passengers who arrived in Thailand have tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

TikTok ‘Skullbreaker Challenge’ Can Result in Jail Time: Cops

BANGKOK — Police on Sunday warned netizens not to attempt a viral Tiktok meme due to its recent record of fatalities and serious injuries.
Park rangers extinguish wildfire at Phu Kradueng National Park on Feb. 16, 2020. Photo: Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation / Facebook

Fire Destroyed Thousands of Rai of Forest at Phu Kradueng

LOEI — A wildfire that scorched thousands of rai at a popular national park was extinguished on Monday morning, a local forest official said.
Rescue workers give first aid to a victim near Wat Pa Sattha Ruam on Feb. 8, 2020, left, an unidentified man blocks the traffic from entering into the gunman’s path, right.

Officials Ask Good Samaritans in Korat Shooting to Step Forward

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — The authorities are urging bystanders who went out of their way to help victims during the Feb. 8 deadly shooting rampage to step forward and receive recognition for their valor.

Korat Gunman’s Body Cremated in Low Profile Ceremony

CHAIYAPHUM — Remains of a gunman responsible for the worst mass shooting in Thai history was cremated in a funerary rite away from public eyes on Friday, according to a commander of a military base where he worked.

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