World Health Experts Assess Global Risk of Deadly China Virus

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An employee of the virology department of the Charite hospital prepares a test for the new coronavirus in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 21, 2020. GENEVA – Experts meeting in emergency session at the World Health Organization will look at the spreading … Read More

Thailand declares drought in 11 provinces

Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said the country is facing drought after emergency measures were ordered in 54 districts of 11 provinces. Illustrative image (Source: Bangkok (VNA) – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) said … Read More

Pope Francis arrives in Thailand, to meet King, PM Prayut today

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Pope Francis arriving at Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport yesterday. He is the first pontiff to visit Thailand in 35 years. PHOTO: EPA-EFE BANGKOK • Pope Francis arrived in Thailand yesterday and was greeted by the cheering faithful on the … Read More

Indonesian forest fires surge, intense smoke floats over neighbours Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia

“The number of “hotspots” has jumped sharply in Indonesia on Wednesday, according to the Singapore-based ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre.” Intense forest fires continue to rage across the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan in recent weeks. More than 930,000 hectares … Read More

Thai rescue mission: All boys, soccer coach are out of Thai cave

MAE SAI, Thailand — The last four boys and their coach were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand on Tuesday, the third day of operations to rescue the Wild Boars team from the flooded cavern where they were trapped for more than … Read More