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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9 killed, 1 missing in Indonesia bridge collapse

Indonesia News 21 Jan 2020
9 killed, 1 missing in Indonesia bridge collapse Bangkok Post ... ....
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Vijay Deverakonda's VD10 presented by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Puri Jagannadh goes on floors

Pinkvilla 20 Jan 2020
Attach Main Entertaiment Image. ... After his 15-day training session for the role in Bangkok, Vijay has finally started the shooting for the film in Mumbai and the photos from the mahurat have surfaced on social media ... Also Read. Photos. Vijay Deverakonda spotted at Mumbai airport as he returns from Bangkok post his training for Fighter ... Twitter ....
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‘Serial killer’ arrested after 300 human bones found in his garden pond

Metro UK 20 Jan 2020
Apichai Ongwisit is being investigated over the murder of his girlfriend (Picture. ViralPress). Police believe they are investigating a serial killer after finding almost 300 human bones in a garden during a murder probe ... According to the Bangkok Post, Ongwisit has admitted to killing his girlfriend – nicknamed ‘Kuk-kik’ – in August last year ... ....
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Thailand’s Future Forward Party Has the Support of Young Thais. A Court Could Disband It Entirely

Time Magazine 20 Jan 2020
... a December anti-government flashmob protest in Bangkok, but he has vowed to continue the fight. “If we do not give up, they will never steal our dreams,” he wrote on Twitter before going to the police station to face the charges, according to the Bangkok Post....
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SoftBank offers to invest up to $40bn in Indonesia's new capital

Indonesia News 19 Jan 2020
SoftBank offers to invest up to $40bn in Indonesia's new capital Bangkok Post ... ....
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Thailand reports second Chinese woman infected with Wuhan coronavirus

Hong Kong Standard 18 Jan 2020
Tests showed that a 74-year-old woman, quarantined since arriving in Thailand on Monday was infected, health permanent secretary Sukhum Karnchanapimai said today, the Bangkok Post reports.  ... others that receive charter flights from the Chinese city, the Bangkok Post reports....
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Woman dies after waiting hours to be treated in ER

The Independent 17 Jan 2020
A Wisconsin woman with severe chest pains waited for several hours to see a doctor at a hospital's emergency room – but then died on her way to an urgent care facility after posting on social media that she had had to wait up to six hours to receive medical attention ... At 5.45pm, she posted on Facebook....
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Social media in Vietnam’s line of fire as fight over land gains steam

Business Day 16 Jan 2020
Bangkok — A deadly land dispute in Vietnam has led to a crackdown on social media posts, a sign of growing heavy-handedness by authorities as rising demand for land spurs more conflicts across the country, analysts and human rights activists said ... media posts about the clashes....
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Dad Finds $3,300 in Second-Hand Drawers, Returns Cash to Owner To Be A Good Role Model to his Daughters

Newsweek 15 Jan 2020
When Derecourt took his purchase home, he discovered a bag in the liners of the drawers ... Thanisara Attarit, 47, had arrived at Don Mueang airport in Bangkok on Monday with a Japanese colleague. She left a bag containing 5 million yen ($45,510) and 23,440 baht ($774) in cash, a Louis Vuitton belt and two red gems in the car, The Bangkok Post reported....
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Chinese visitor to Thailand has new Coronavirus strain

TVNZ 14 Jan 2020
Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said it appears to be the first confirmed case of the virus found outside China, the Bangkok Post newspaper and other Thai media reported ... symptoms were detected on arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport last Wednesday....
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Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China

Sun Star 14 Jan 2020
Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said it appears to be the first confirmed case of the virus found outside China, the Bangkok Post newspaper and other Thai media reported. He identified the infected tourist as a 61-year-old woman whose symptoms were detected on arrival at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport last Wednesday, January 8....
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Thailand reports case of Sars-like virus from China

The Irish Times 14 Jan 2020
Thai public health minister Anutin Charnvirakul said it appears to be the first confirmed case of the virus found outside China, the Bangkok Post newspaper and other Thai media reported. He identified the infected tourist as a 61-year-old woman whose symptoms were detected on arrival at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport last Wednesday....

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