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Sun, 22 May 2022 17:39:00 +0700
Live updates: The Bangkok vote count
Live updates on the vote count in Sunday's election for Bangkok governor.

Sun, 22 May 2022 15:34:00 +0700
Punk laureate Patti Smith granted France's highest honour
As a child, punk-poet icon Patti Smith was instructed never to accept anything from strangers -- which meant one day she was forced to decline a campaign button she coveted and everyone else had.

Sun, 22 May 2022 15:01:00 +0700
Bangkok governor election 2022
People in Bangkok visit polling stations across the capital on Sunday (May 22) to vote for their governor for the first time in nine years.

Sun, 22 May 2022 06:00:00 +0700
Judicial precedent 'needed' to prevent coups
Today eight years ago the military did what many feared it would do -- engineer the coup that toppled the Pheu Thai Party-led government. Naming itself the National Council for Peace and Order, the coup maker argued it had to seize power to break the...

Sat, 21 May 2022 15:45:00 +0700
Two cops sidelined after teens assaulted
Two police officers in Nakhon Pathom face an investigation after a video showing one of them kicking two handcuffed teenagers, stomping on their heads and beating them with a belt went viral online.

Sat, 21 May 2022 13:20:00 +0700
Protest walkout at Apec talks in Bangkok
Representatives of five economies including the United States and Japan walked out of the Apec trade ministers’ meeting in Bangkok on Saturday, in protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a Thai government source said.

Sat, 21 May 2022 12:26:00 +0700
5,377 new Covid cases, 37 more deaths
The country registered 37 more Covid-19 fatalities and 5,377 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Saturday morning.

Sat, 21 May 2022 09:18:00 +0700
Capturing the anarchy in the Sex Pistols
LONDON: “Are we doing any spitting?” asked a man in the crowd at the 100 Club, a small, red-walled underground space, redolent of spilled beer, cigarette smoke and a thousand lost nights, just off London’s Oxford Street.

Sat, 21 May 2022 07:00:00 +0700
Bars call for end to midnight closing
Vendors of alcoholic beverages and hotel and retail operators are calling for the further relaxation of nightlife entertainment rules and an extension of opening hours until 2-4am as pubs, bars and karaoke lounges struggle to survive.

Sat, 21 May 2022 05:33:00 +0700
Govt mulls ending Thai Pass
The Ministry of Public Health has given a loose time frame for when it will decide upon dropping the Thailand Pass for foreigners.