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On June 16, 2024, a tragic incident marred the annual Rocket Festival at Ban Sang Bu Temple in Roi Et Province. The normally joyous event, which attracts numerous locals and visitors to Phon Sai Sawang Subdistrict, Phon Thong District, ended in disaster when a rocket explosion caused significant injuries among the attendees.

 

Explosion strikes annual rocket festival in Roi Et: 30 injured

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329912-explosion-strikes-annual-rocket-festival-in-roi-et-30-injured/

 

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New COVID Sub-variant KP.2 on the Rise in Thailand

 

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Thailand is witnessing a swift rise in cases of the COVID-19 KP.2 sub-variant, a mutation overtaking the previously prevalent JN.1 strain. Dr Yong Poovorawan, leading the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University, highlighted the situation on his Facebook page earlier today.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329918-new-covid-sub-variant-kp2-on-the-rise-in-thailand/

 

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PM Tests Positive for Covid-19, Set to Return Wednesday

 

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Srettha Thavisin. FIle photo courtesy: Wikipedia

 

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has tested positive for Covid-19 and is advised to rest until next Wednesday, June 19. The Prime Minister's Office confirmed the diagnosis late last night, revealing that Srettha has been feeling unwell since Friday, June 14.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329919-pm-tests-positive-for-covid-19-set-to-return-wednesday/

 

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Italian Footballer Mario Balotelli Spotted Training Muay Thai in Phuket

 

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In an unexpected turn of events, Italian football sensation Mario Balotelli has been spotted training at a Muay Thai camp in Phuket, Thailand. Photos of Balotelli, who is 33, were posted by the ‘Kamala Muay Thai’ gym, capturing the attention of fans worldwide.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329931-italian-footballer-mario-balotelli-spotted-training-muay-thai-in-phuket/

 

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Pheu Thai’s Paetongtarn Shinawatra Aims to Reclaim Bangkok Seats

 

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Paetongtarn Shinawatra. File photo courtesy: Wikipedia

 

Pheu Thai’s leader, Paetongtarn Shinawatra, is stepping up to revive her party's fortunes in Bangkok after last year's crushing defeat by the Move Forward Party (MFP).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329932-pheu-thai’s-paetongtarn-shinawatra-aims-to-reclaim-bangkok-seats/

 

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Filipina Woman Overstays in Thailand for Over 4 Years

 

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A Filipino woman who had entered and exited Thailand 26 times has been caught overstaying in the country for over four years. Thai police discovered her during a routine inspection aimed at curbing immigration-related offences.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329937-filipina-woman-overstays-in-thailand-for-over-4-years/

 

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Thailand Raises Concerns Over Ukrainian Food Security Amid Conflict

 

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Thailand has voiced concerns about the ongoing disruption of food supply chains due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, represented by spokesman Nikorndej Balandura, highlighted these issues in a recent statement.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329940-thailand-raises-concerns-over-ukrainian-food-security-amid-conflict/

 

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EC Pushes for Move Forward Party Dissolution Amid Controversy

 

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The Election Commission (EC) has stepped up its legal efforts to dissolve the opposition Move Forward Party (MFP) by submitting additional documents to the Constitutional Court.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329941-ec-pushes-for-move-forward-party-dissolution-amid-controversy/

 

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Ancient Skeletons Revealed: Excavations to Resume Post-Rainy Season

 

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Further archaeological excavation is set to continue at a site in downtown Mueang district, Nakhon Ratchasima, where three ancient human skeletons were discovered last month.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329942-ancient-skeletons-revealed-excavations-to-resume-post-rainy-season/

 

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Phuket Enhances Tourism Safety with Comprehensive Lifeguard Training

 

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Phuket’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports (MoTS Phuket) is spearheading a workshop to bolster water tourism safety in the Andaman Tourism Development Zone. The Generation 1 project commenced on June 14 and continues today at the Nai Yang Beach Resort & Spa and Sirinat National Park.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329943-phuket-enhances-tourism-safety-with-comprehensive-lifeguard-training/

 

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3,000 Candidates Reach National-Level Senatorial Election
by TNR Staff

 

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The provincial level senatorial election that took place yesterday, June 16, 2024. Photo: Naewna

 

THE second stage of the senatorial election that took place at the district level nationwide yesterday (June 16) saw 3,000 candidates elected to join the final round scheduled for June 26, Naewna newspaper said this morning (June 17).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329946-3000-candidates-reach-national-level-senatorial-election/

 

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Red-shirts rally at court to support Thaksin amid lese majeste case
by Ryan Turner

 

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Supporters of the red-shirt movement are set to gather at the Criminal Court tomorrow morning to show their support for former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is due to hear the Office of the Attorney-General’s (OAG) decision on a lese majeste case against him.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329947-red-shirts-rally-at-court-to-support-thaksin-amid-lese-majeste-case/

 

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Chumphon Tour Bus Crash Leaves Two Dead, Many Injured

 

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A tour bus and a truck carrying rubber wood logs collided yesterday, resulting in two fatalities and multiple injuries. The collision took place in Chumphon province, causing significant disruption and distress.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329948-chumphon-tour-bus-crash-leaves-two-dead-many-injured/

 

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Russian Tourist Drowns Ignoring Warnings at Surin Beach, Phuket

 

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A Russian man tragically drowned on June 16th after swimming in rough seas at Surin Beach in Phuket, defying a red flag warning signalling dangerous conditions. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1329949-russian-tourist-drowns-ignoring-warnings-at-surin-beach-phuket/

 

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