Khaosod English News Feeds

  • As COVID-19 Rages, Ideological War Continues to Claim Collateral Damage
    by Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer on July 24, 2021 at 5:29 am

    The tragedies of the current COVID-19 outbreak is that not only many people are becoming infected and dying every day, but things have become very political to the point where some may become casualties of the raging ideological war.  The post As COVID-19 Rages, Ideological War Continues to Claim Collateral Damage appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Tokyo Olympics Begin With Muted Ceremony and Empty Stadium
    by Associated Press on July 23, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set a striking tone to match a unique pandemic Games. The post Tokyo Olympics Begin With Muted Ceremony and Empty Stadium appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Russians Suspected of Doping Kept From Tokyo
    by Associated Press on July 23, 2021 at 5:05 am

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: The post Russians Suspected of Doping Kept From Tokyo appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • A List of Olympians to Follow on Social Media
    by Associated Press on July 23, 2021 at 5:02 am

    TOKYO (AP) — With the Olympics starting Friday, athletes from around the world are in Tokyo, most of them restricted to training and their hotels because of virus protocols. Still, they are posting photos and videos of their travel and preparations for the Games. The post A List of Olympians to Follow on Social Media appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Death Rates Soar in Southeast Asia as Virus Wave Spreads
    by Associated Press on July 22, 2021 at 6:10 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia has converted nearly its entire oxygen production to medical use just to meet the demand from COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe. Overflowing hospitals in Malaysia had to resort to treating patients on the floor. And in Myanmar’s largest city, graveyard workers have been laboring day and night to keep up with the grim demand for new cremations and burials. The post Death Rates Soar in Southeast Asia as Virus Wave Spreads appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply
    by Associated Press on July 22, 2021 at 6:05 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — The head of Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute apologized Wednesday for the country’s slow and inadequate rollout of coronavirus vaccines, promising it will join the U.N.-backed COVAX program to receive supplies from its pool of donated vaccines next year. The post Thailand to Join COVAX, Acknowledging Low Vaccine Supply appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Jeff Bezos Blasts Into Space on Own Rocket: ‘Best Day Ever!’
    by Associated Press on July 21, 2021 at 10:19 am

    VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft. The post Jeff Bezos Blasts Into Space on Own Rocket: ‘Best Day Ever!’ appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • As COVID-19 Patients Dying at Home, Gov’t Says No One Must Die at Home
    by Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer on July 21, 2021 at 10:10 am

    BANGKOK — The head of a COVID-19 volunteer aid group said Wednesday that the government should quickly provide more beds, or risk seeing even more people dying at home or on the streets.  The post As COVID-19 Patients Dying at Home, Gov’t Says No One Must Die at Home appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Imprisoned Myanmar Politician Dies From COVID-19
    by Associated Press on July 21, 2021 at 4:43 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — The spokesperson for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party died Tuesday after being infected with the coronavirus in prison, his lawyer said. The post Imprisoned Myanmar Politician Dies From COVID-19 appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • WHO Leader Says Virus Risk Inevitable at Tokyo Olympics
    by Associated Press on July 21, 2021 at 4:40 am

    TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organization told sports officials Wednesday as events began in Japan. The post WHO Leader Says Virus Risk Inevitable at Tokyo Olympics appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Indonesian Muslims Mark Grim Eid Amid Devastating Virus Wave
    by Associated Press on July 20, 2021 at 5:42 am

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Muslims across Indonesia marked a grim Eid al-Adha festival for a second year Tuesday as the country struggles to cope with a devastating new wave of coronavirus cases and the government has banned large gatherings and toughened travel restrictions. The post Indonesian Muslims Mark Grim Eid Amid Devastating Virus Wave appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Survivors Recall Escape, Ponder Future After Europe’s Floods
    by Associated Press on July 20, 2021 at 5:22 am

    PEPINSTER, Belgium (AP) — Paul and Madeline Brasseur were at home with their two sons in the Belgian town of Pepinster when the water “came all of a sudden” late in the evening. The post Survivors Recall Escape, Ponder Future After Europe’s Floods appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Bangkok Tightens Restrictions to Fight COVID-19
    by Associated Press on July 19, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    BANGKOK (AP) — Officials in Thailand further tightened coronavirus restrictions on Monday in response to an alarming rise in cases and deaths that is stressing the country’s health care system. The post Bangkok Tightens Restrictions to Fight COVID-19 appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Foodpanda Faces Boycott After Calling Anti-Gov’t Protester ‘Terrorist’
    by Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer on July 19, 2021 at 8:56 am

    BANGKOK — A major food delivery service is facing a boycott after it said on Twitter that an anti-government demonstrator dressed as a food delivery man was captured on video trying to set fire on a large image of the King as committing an act of “terrorism.” The post Foodpanda Faces Boycott After Calling Anti-Gov’t Protester ‘Terrorist’ appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Jutanugarns Shoot 59 to Win Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational
    by Associated Press on July 19, 2021 at 6:32 am

    MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn won the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational on Saturday, shooting their second 11-under 59 in best-ball play for a three-stroke victory over defending champions Cydney Clanton and Jasmine Suwannapura. The post Jutanugarns Shoot 59 to Win Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Police Use Tear Gas Against Anti-Government Protesters
    by Associated Press on July 19, 2021 at 6:28 am

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thai police used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons Sunday to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who held a rally in Bangkok despite coronavirus restrictions banning gatherings of more than five people. The post Police Use Tear Gas Against Anti-Government Protesters appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • ‘Titane’ Wins Top Cannes Honor, 2nd Ever for Female Director
    by Associated Press on July 18, 2021 at 5:57 am

    Julia Ducournau’s “Titane,” a wild body-horror thriller featuring sex with a car and a surprisingly tender heart, won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making Ducournau just the second female filmmaker to win the festival’s top honor in its 74 year history. The post ‘Titane’ Wins Top Cannes Honor, 2nd Ever for Female Director appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • When Trying to Prevent COVID-19 Panic Causes More Panic
    by Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer on July 17, 2021 at 7:39 am

    In times of public health emergencies and economic crises the truth needs to be told. The public needs to be able to speak freely without fear, be informed, articulate, criticize and hold the government accountable. The regime of Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha is fostering the opposite, however. The post When Trying to Prevent COVID-19 Panic Causes More Panic appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Thailand Tightens Measures as Daily Cases Cross 10,000
    by Associated Press on July 17, 2021 at 7:33 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand has tightened coronavirus restrictions and warned of further measures as daily cases surpassed 10,000 and the death toll hit a record 141 on Saturday despite an overnight curfew in Bangkok and several other provinces. The post Thailand Tightens Measures as Daily Cases Cross 10,000 appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Jutanugarn Sisters Shoot Best-Ball 59 to Take LPGA Tour Lead
    by Associated Press on July 16, 2021 at 6:38 am

    MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Thai sisters Ariya and Moriya Jutanugarn shot an 11-under 59 in best-ball play Thursday to take a two-stroke lead in the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational. The post Jutanugarn Sisters Shoot Best-Ball 59 to Take LPGA Tour Lead appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Over 60 Dead, Dozens Missing as Severe Floods Strike Europe
    by Associated Press on July 16, 2021 at 6:35 am

    BERLIN (AP) — More than 60 people have died and dozens were missing Thursday as severe flooding in Germany and Belgium turned streams and streets into raging torrents that swept away cars and caused houses to collapse. The post Over 60 Dead, Dozens Missing as Severe Floods Strike Europe appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • ‘I Live and Breathe Thai:’ Expat Volunteers Provide COVID-19 Aid
    by Pravit Rojanaphruk, Senior Staff Writer on July 15, 2021 at 9:36 am

    BANGKOK — A Bangkok-based foundation set up last year to alleviate COVID-19 economic sufferings of the needy declared that they are now fighting a two-pronged war.  The post ‘I Live and Breathe Thai:’ Expat Volunteers Provide COVID-19 Aid appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Charities in Myanmar Strained by Soaring Death Tolls
    by Associated Press on July 15, 2021 at 8:01 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — Charity groups in Myanmar said Wednesday that the number of people dying in the country’s cities, which are facing a coronavirus surge and a shortage of oxygen to treat patients, has been climbing so quickly that they are struggling to keep up with funeral arrangements. The post Charities in Myanmar Strained by Soaring Death Tolls appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Chinese Parents, Abducted Son Reunited After 24 Years
    by Associated Press on July 15, 2021 at 6:02 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — After 24 years of heartache and searching, a Chinese couple were reunited with their son who was abducted as a toddler outside their front gate. The post Chinese Parents, Abducted Son Reunited After 24 Years appeared first on Khaosod English.

  • Thailand Preparing to Limit Exports of Its COVID-19 Vaccine
    by Associated Press on July 15, 2021 at 5:51 am

    BANGKOK (AP) — Health authorities in Thailand said Wednesday they will seek to impose limits on exports of locally produced AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine because the country doesn’t have enough for its own needs. The post Thailand Preparing to Limit Exports of Its COVID-19 Vaccine appeared first on Khaosod English.

error: Content is protected !!