Bangkok

Bangkok (English pronunciation: /ˈbæŋkɒk/) is the capital and most populous city of Thailand. It is known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon (กรุงเทพมหานคร, pronounced  [krūŋ tʰêːp mahǎː nákʰɔ̄ːn]) or simply  Krung Thep . The city occupies 1,568.7 square kilometres (605.7 sq mi) in the Chao Phraya River delta in Central Thailand, and has a population of over 8 million, or 12.6 percent of the country's population. Over 14 million people (22.2 percent) live within the surrounding Bangkok Metropolitan Region, making Bangkok an extreme primate city, dwarfing Thailand's other urban centres in terms of importance.

Bangkok traces its roots to a small trading post during the Ayutthaya Kingdom in the 15th century, which eventually grew in size and became the site of two capital cities: Thonburi in 1768 and Rattanakosin in 1782. Bangkok was at the heart of Siam's (as Thailand used to be known) modernization, during the later 19th century, as the country faced pressures from the West. The city was the centre of Thailand's political struggles, throughout the 20th century, as the country abolished absolute monarchy, adopted constitutional rule and underwent numerous coups and several uprisings. The city grew rapidly during the 1960s through the 1980s and now exerts a significant impact among Thailand's politics, economy, education, media and modern society.

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Ousted Sri Lankan president allowed temporary stay in Thailand

Anadolu Agency 11 Aug 2022
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday said Rajapaksa will look for permanent asylum in another country, Bangkok Post reported. "This is a humanitarian issue ... *Writing by Islamuddin Sajid. ....
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A Looting Matter: Cambodia’s Stolen Antiquities

Dissident Voice 11 Aug 2022
In 2010, Latchford gave the Bangkok Post a taste of his storytelling, spinning a horrendous fib by claiming that “most of the pieces he has come across have been found and dug up by farmers in fields.” The enterprising Latchford, for his deceptive labours, managed to acquire a ......
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Thailand Considering Chinese-Made Engine as Replacement for Submarine Deal

The Epoch Times 10 Aug 2022
... pass the test, the contract must be terminated, and the two sides will have to hold talks to discuss compensation or a refund,” Pokkrong said reported Bangkok Post....
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Ousted Sri Lankan president Gotabaya Rajapaksa to stay temporarily in Thailand: PM Prayut

The Telegraph India 10 Aug 2022
Rajapaksa, who is currently in Singapore after fleeing Sri Lanka in July amid mass anti-government protests, is seeking refuge in Thailand as his Singapore visa runs out on Thursday ... No [political] activities are allowed, and this will help him find a country to take refuge in," Prayut was quoted as saying by the Bangkok Post newspaper ... ....
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Nomads of the Sea

The Spokesman-Review 07 Aug 2022
The Bangkok Post reports that “the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation is trying to reclaim part of the land occupied by local people and new investors.” Amid such reclamation, the Department hopes to secure protections for Lawoi homes and restore some ways of life....
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Royal Enfield Hunter 350 to launch tomorrow: How to watch live, expected price and features

BGR 06 Aug 2022
Ahead of its official debut, Royal Enfield & Eicher Motors Ltd.’s Managing Director Siddhartha Lal has shared a video of the Hunter 350 from Bangkok. The latest video posted on social media platform reveals all the details of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal)....
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Thai nightclub fire kills 14, PM orders probe

Manila Bulletin 06 Aug 2022
The fire broke out around 1.00 am (1800 GMT Thursday) at the Mountain B nightspot in Chonburi province’s Sattahip district, about 150 kilometres (90 miles) southeast of Bangkok. Video footage posted by a rescue service showed desperate revellers fleeing the club screaming, their clothes ablaze, as a huge fire raged in the background....
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Royal Enfield Hunter 350 revealed by MD Sid Lal ahead of launch: Watch video

BGR 05 Aug 2022
Now, ahead of the official announcement Royal Enfield & Eicher Motors Ltd.’s Managing Director Siddhartha Lal has shared a video of the Hunter 350 from Bangkok. The latest video posted on social media platform reveals all the details of the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 ... View this post on Instagram. A post shared by Sid Lal (@sidlal)....
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Blaze in Thai nightclub kills 14 people

Taipei Times 05 Aug 2022
AFP, BANGKOK ... The fire broke out at about 1am at the Mountain B nightclub in Sattahip, about 150km southeast of Bangkok. Video footage posted by a rescue service showed desperate revelers fleeing the club screaming, their clothes ablaze, as a huge fire raged in the background....
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Thai nightclub fire kills 13, probe ordered

Manila Standard 05 Aug 2022
BangkokThailand’s prime minister on Friday ordered an investigation into a massive blaze that tore through a nightclub, killing at least 13 people. The fire broke out around 1.00 am (1800 GMT Thursday) at the Mountain B nightspot in Chonburi province’s Sattahip district, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) southeast of Bangkok....
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Thai nightclub fire kills 13, PM orders probe

Urdu Point 05 Aug 2022
Bangkok, Aug 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Aug, 2022 ) .Thailand's prime minister on Friday ordered an investigation into a massive blaze that tore through a nightclub, killing at least 13 people ... A massive inferno erupted at a New Year's Eve party at Bangkok's swanky Santika club in 2009, killing 67 people and injuring more than 200....
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Thai nightclub fire kills at least 13, injures dozens: local media

Xinhua 05 Aug 2022
... been kept under control and the injured people have been hospitalized, the Bangkok Post reported....
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1st LD: Thai nightclub fire kills at least 13, injures dozens: local media

China.dot.org 05 Aug 2022
... control and the injured people have been hospitalized, the Bangkok Post reported....

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