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Celebs Unlikely to Stop Hawking Deadly Supplements: Expert

BANGKOK — They’ve gone after Magic Skin’s “slimming” powders, Lyn’s killer diet pills and now actress Bella Ranee’s “Be Curve” food supplements. But will it be enough?

Bangkok Bombing Suspect Confesses, Police Say

BANGKOK — A suspect arrested in connection to the bomb attack that killed 20 people last month has confessed to the charge against him, according to the Royal Thai Police spokesman.

Thong Jamsri, Thailand’s Last Communist Leader, Dies at 98

BANGKOK — An ex-leader of the Communist guerrilla movement, who later took up the cause of democratizing Thailand, died today at the age of 98.

Thai Found Beaten to Death in Sydney Suburb

SYDNEY — Authorities on Thursday said a Thai man was found beaten to death earlier this month in a Australia.

9 More Celebs Summoned for Advertising Fake Cosmetics

BANGKOK —Police on Thursday said they had summoned nine more celebrities for endorsing an unapproved cosmetics brand that allegedly caused adverse effects on customers.

Friends Say ‘Bell the Pretty’ Led a Talented Life Before Mysterious Death

BANGKOK — Police say Friday no one has yet been charged over the death of a popular model earlier this week, which her family suspects foul play might be involved.
A customer at Siam Paragon uses her phone to scan the QR code logging her visit with a government website on May 17, 2020.

3 New Infections Found, Gov’t Urges Wider Use of Tracing Site

BANGKOK — Thailand reported three new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, raising the total number of infections to 3,037 since the outbreak began.
Second-hand electronics are sold in 2017 on a sidewalk Bangkok. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Police Raid Suspected E-Waste Recyclers Near Bangkok

BANGKOK — Police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were processing illegally imported electronic waste in a sign that China's crackdown on waste recycling is pushing such operations offshore.

Former Palace Confidante Gets 3-Year Jail Term

KORAT — The trial of a former palace aide ended after four hours Friday in a guilty verdict and three-year prison sentence for Jumpol Manmai.

GDP Expected to Shrink by 10% in Virus-Stricken 2020

BANGKOK — A major bank said the Thai GDP may shrink by as much as 10.3 percent this year due to economic woes caused by the coronavirus.

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