BANGKOK (AFP) – Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered security agencies yesterday to crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, days after police used tear gas and water cannon at a Bangkok rally.
The country has been rocked since July by youth-led protests demanding a new constitution, unprecedented calls to reform the untouchable monarchy, and for Prayut to resign.
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WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan For Covid Probe
WUHAN (AFP) – A team of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Wuhan yesterday to probe the origins of the coronavirus more than a year after it emerged, as China reported its first death from COVID-19 in eight months.
Trump Impeached For Second Time
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Donald Trump became the first US president in history to be impeached twice when the House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on Congress.
San Juan To Set Up Vaccination Sites
The San Juan government will set up several vaccination centers in the city in preparation for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Francis Zamora announced yesterday.
PDEA Nabs Alleged Party Drug Supplier
A suspected supplier of party drugs in Metro Manila was arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Quezon City on Wednesday.
With international travel still allowed for several countries, it was just a matter of time before the new variant of COVID-19 reached the Philippines. The variant, called B-117, was first detected in the United Kingdom and has been reported to be over 50 percent more infectious although no deadlier than the original coronavirus.
New COVID variant now in Phl – DOH
The new and more contagious variant of COVID-19 that first emerged in the United Kingdom has been detected in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) announced last night.
Dacera's mother sees cover-up
The mother of Christine Dacera believes that there is a cover-up in the death of the 23-year-old flight attendant as more persons of interest are being implicated in the case, a lawyer said yesterday as the Makati prosecutor’s office started the preliminary investigation on the alleged rape-slay case.
Pence won't invoke measure vs Trump
WASHINGTON (AFP) – A defiant Donald Trump rejected blame Tuesday for a deadly assault on Congress by his supporters, but cracks emerged in the president’s Republican support with several now backing his removal on the eve of an all-but-certain historic second impeachment.
Sinovac vaccine shows 50.4% efficacy in test
SAO PAULO – A coronavirus vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech was just 50.4 percent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in a Brazilian trial, researchers said on Tuesday, barely enough for regulatory approval and well below the rate announced last week.
SMC's Skyway 3 fully operational tomorrow
San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will open all seven lanes of the 18-kilometer Skyway Stage 3 elevated expressway to motorists starting tomorrow and it will be toll-free until Jan. 29.
Bangkok – Go with the Flow
Wellness options blend work and play in Bangkok.
15 Rooftop Bars Across The World
From the 118th floor of a Hong Kong skyscraper to Chile’s best-kept secret, these cocktail bars are worth a trip across the world.
Bangkok bustles with options for wining and dining clients.
Welcome To Sweet, Spicy And Sour Thai Capital- Bangkok
Like its cuisine, the Thai capital is spicy, sour and sweet, all in one.
The 12 Best Rooftop Bars Around The World
The world looks different when viewed from these stunning rooftop destinations.
Trump calls for healing, reconciliation
“This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
Christmas celebrated under pandemic's shadow
VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Christmas festivities began Friday, with hundreds of millions across the world under coronavirus restrictions celebrating a pareddown version of a holiday typically marked by travel and large gatherings.
THE PAEDOPHILE HUNTERS
Every day they witness crimes against children more horrifying than most of us could cope with. Meet the warrior women on the frontline of the war against child exploitation.
UNIQUE EXPERINCES - FOR THE WEDDING SEASON
THE WEDDING SEASON IS HERE AGAIN, AND ALL COUPLES TYING THE KNOT DEFINITELY NEED GREAT INTIMATE EXPERIENCES…..MORE SO IN THE NEW NORMAL!
Defenders of the North vow to crush Reds
PANGASINAN — The Direc-torate for Integrated Police Operations Northern Luzon (DIPO-NL) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM) have vowed to crush all communist rebels and put an end to the decades-long communist insurgency problem in Regions 1,2,3, and in the Cordilleras.