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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Thai army chief: Gunman wasn’t treated fairly in land deal

Albuquerque Journal 11 Feb 2020
Apirat Kongsompong said at a news conference at army headquarters in Bangkok that such arrangements would have to be halted ... One was a former soldier who told police he had been drunk and arguing with his girlfriend and the other was a 16-year-old who told police he posted a threat for fun, the Bangkok Post reported....
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Thai army chief: Gunman wasn't treated fairly in land deal

Odessa American 11 Feb 2020
Apirat Kongsompong said at a news conference at army headquarters in Bangkok that such arrangements would have to be halted ... One was a former soldier who told police he had been drunk and arguing with his girlfriend and the other was a 16-year-old who told police he posted a threat for fun, the Bangkok Post reported....
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Thai government mourns dead in soldier's shooting rampage

The Brownsville Herald 11 Feb 2020
The Bangkok Post reported a 27-year-old former soldier told police he meant no harm and had been drunk and arguing with his girlfriend before posting his threat on Sunday. The other case involved a 16-year-old boy who told police he posted his threat just for fun, said the newspaper....
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Cruise ship refused entry by fifth port due to coronavirus fears

The Hill 11 Feb 2020
Holland America Line tweeted Monday that its MS Amsterdam ship would be disembarking in Bangkok for travelers to head home, but on Tuesday the Thai health minister refused the ship’s entry ... Permission to dock refused,” Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul reportedly said in a Facebook post.ADVERTISEMENT....
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Thai soldier's deadly rampage reveals security lapses

The Concord Township News-Herald 11 Feb 2020
The gunman, identified as Sgt. Maj. Jakrapanth Thomma, snatched three assault rifles and two machine guns from the base and escaped in a stolen military vehicle ... The Bangkok Post quoted Gen ... On Tuesday, Apirat was due to address criticism of the operation at army headquarters in Bangkok ... ———. Peck reported from Bangkok. Associated Press Writer Preeyapa T....
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Thai soldier’s deadly rampage reveals security lapses

Albuquerque Journal 11 Feb 2020
It’s still unclear how the gunman, identified as Sgt. Maj. Jakrapanth Thomma, snatched three assault rifles and two machine guns from the base and escaped in a stolen military vehicle ... The Bangkok Post quoted Gen ... On Tuesday, Apirat was due to address criticism of the operation at army headquarters in Bangkok ... ___. Peck reported from Bangkok ... ....
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Coronavirus: Cruise ship ‘sailing to nowhere’ after being shut out of ports over health fears

The Independent 11 Feb 2020
The liner is now planning to finish its journey in Laem Chabang, Thailand, near Bangkok, on 13 February – although the country’s health minister Anutin Charnvirakul posted a short message on Facebook indicating that the ship would be denied docking in Thailand ... Children with face masks wash their hands before prayer at Erawan shrine in Bangkok....
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Coronavirus Latest: Oxygen Supplies Run Short on Front Lines as Disease Is Named COVID-19

Caixin Online 11 Feb 2020
Two senior Hubei health officials have been discharged from their posts (link in Chinese) — the Health Commission of Hubei Province’s Communist Party chief Zhang Jin, and its Director Liu Yingzi ...Thailand will not allow the Westerdam cruise ship to let passengers disembark at the Laem Chabang port, the Bangkok Post reported....
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Nepal lose to Malaysia by 22 runs

The Himalayan 29 Feb 2020
Batting first, Malaysia posted a target of 155 runs, chasing which the Nepali team scored an insufficient 132 runs, failing to achieve the target by 22 runs ... The post ......
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Maya Bay, the Thai beach spoiled by too many tourists, is almost ready to reopen. Maybe

South China Morning Post 26 Feb 2020
... to the Bangkok Post, at peak popularity, the cove attracted 5,000 visitors per day, most… ....
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21 airlines have canceled flights outside of China amid fears the coronavirus outbreak is turning ...

Business Insider 26 Feb 2020
Reuters/Aly Song ... The cancellations and reductions in service can be felt as far as Europe and North America ... Asiana Airlines Reuters Asiana Airlines is reducing flights between South Korea and Thailand as well as South Korea and Vietnam, the Bangkok Post and The Star reported, as well as suspending a route between Jeju and Daegu ... Delta CEO....
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21 airlines have canceled flights outside of China amid fears the coronavirus outbreak is turning into a pandemic - here's the full list

The Times of India 26 Feb 2020
Asiana Airlines is reducing flights between South Korea and Thailand as well as South Korea and Vietnam, the Bangkok Post and The Star reported, as well as suspending a route between Jeju and Daegu ... The Kuwait flag carrier currently serves Rome, Italy, Milan, Italy, Bangkok, ......
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24 airlines have canceled flights outside of China amid fears the coronavirus outbreak is turning into a pandemic — here's the full list

Yahoo Daily News 26 Feb 2020
Asiana Airlines is reducing flights between South Korea and Thailand as well as South Korea and Vietnam, the Bangkok Post and The Star reported, as well as suspending a route between Jeju and Daegu ... The Kuwait flag carrier currently serves Rome, Italy, Milan, Italy, Bangkok, ......
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