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    Thai hospitals deploy ‘ninja robots’ to aid virus battle

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:50pm on March 19, 2020

    Thai hospitals are deploying ‘ninja robots’ to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak. First...

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    Traditional Thai massage gets UNESCO heritage status

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:58pm on December 13, 2019

    At Bangkok’s Reclining Buddha temple, Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of an ancient skill — the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage,...

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    Thousands gather for glimpse of Thai king

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 10:42pm on December 12, 2019

    Flanked by more than 2,000 oarsmen rowing to a steady drumbeat, Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn travelled down Bangkok’s Chao Phraya river as part of a...

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    Six wild elephants drown after slipping off waterfall in Thai park

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on October 07, 2019

    Six wild elephants drowned after slipping off a waterfall in northeast Thailand, authorities said Saturday, with two others saved after they became stranded while apparently...

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    Thai police order for intel on Muslim students sparks outrage

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2019

    A Thai Muslim student group Wednesday called for police to drop an order requesting universities to provide ‘intelligence’ on Muslim students and their activities in...

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    Dozens of tigers dead after confiscation from Thai temple

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on September 17, 2019

    More than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from a controversial Thai temple have died, park officials said Monday, blaming genetic problems linked to in-breeding...

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    US, Russia rip up Cold War-era missile treaty

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 04:08pm on August 02, 2019

    The United States and Russia ripped up a Cold War-era missile pact on Friday in a move that raised the spectre of an arms race...

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    SE Asia’s meth gangs making $60b a year: UN

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:00am on July 19, 2019

    Southeast Asia’s drug gangs are making over $60 billion a year pumping out record amounts of methamphetamine, then laundering the profits through the region’s mushrooming...

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    Protesters urge Asian leaders to ban trash imports

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 01:48am on June 21, 2019

    Protesters in Bangkok on Thursday dumped plastic waste in front of a government building and called on Southeast Asian leaders to ban imports of trash...

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    Thai junta chief Prayut made PM in royal decree

    Agence-France-Presse . Bangkok | Updated at 12:10am on June 12, 2019

    Junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha formally became Thailand’s 29th prime minister Tuesday after a royal endorsement, completing a long transformation from soldier to civilian leader and...