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Stupa-fied
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:18:00 +0200
The main stupa in the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) has undergone restoration amid criticism that the work may have failed to retain its original beauty and integrity, prompting clarifications from the Fine Arts Department and the temple. — Patipat Janthong...
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Masked Mexican wrestlers greet fans and go to church
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:27:07 +0200
Masked lucha libre wrestlers embark on their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe while signing autographs along the way. — Reuters
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Spain hunts driver who mowed down crowds in Barcelona
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:26:13 +0200
Spain mounts a sweeping anti-terror operation after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people before fleeing. — Reuters
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Victim of Kaeng Khoi murder goes home
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:26:00 +0200
Patcharee Punthong's long search for her daughter, who was murdered three years ago and the body found only this month, has finally come to an end.
© Bangkok Post
Sattahip-Koh Chang ferry service due in September
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:37:00 +0200
A trial run of the new daily Sattahip-Koh Chang ferry service will begin on Saturday.
© Bangkok Post
Yingluck supporters decry junta's obstructive tactics
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:23:00 +0200
...
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How many nuclear weapons does North Korea have?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:41:00 +0200
WASHINGTON --The US intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and...
© Bangkok Post
Importers of 259 luxury cars evaded B4.3bn in taxes
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:37:00 +0200
Importers of 259 supercars have been found to have evaded customs tariffs, costing the state 4.31 billion baht in lost revenue, according to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).
© Bangkok Post
Changing course
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0200
A dam on the Chao Phraya is seen as a reason prompting a restaurant to look for freshwater fish away from Thailand. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
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HK: No ‘political motive’ in jailing Joshua Wong, 2 others
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:18:00 +0200
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing...
© Bangkok Post
Aston Martin expands Zagato-designed family of cars
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:03:00 +0200
Vanquish-based Speedster and Shooting Brake are being shown of the first time at the 2017 Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach.
© Bangkok Post
13 dead, about 100 hurt in IS-claimed terror attacks in Spain
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:42:00 +0200
A van ploughed through a crowd of pedestrians Thursday in the centre of Barcelona, leaving at least 13 people dead and around 100 injured in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group, local authorities said.
© Bangkok Post
Old red postboxes now yellow smartboxes
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:06:00 +0200
The old red mailbox has been turned into a yellow smart postbox providing tourism information such as nearby tourist attractions, restaurants, souvenirs and local product shops through its QR code, under a Thailand Post initiative.
© Bangkok Post
BoT unveils SME forex option contract
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:51:00 +0200
The Bank of Thailand plans to roll out a foreign exchange option with a lower fee to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to access forex hedging tools in dealing with the firmer baht.
© Bangkok Post
Quartet of factors to boost housing growth
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:39:00 +0200
...
© Bangkok Post
Expedia eyes innovation to boost revenue for hoteliers
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0200
Big data analytics, artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology have been adopted by online hotel booking service Expedia to boost revenue for hoteliers and make it more convenient for users.
© Bangkok Post
AIS Next G boasts 1Gbps speed
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00:00 +0200
The largest mobile operator, Advanced Info Service (AIS), in collaboration with Korea Telecom and Samsung, has rolled out AIS Next G, which claims to be the first high-speed network offering 1 gigabit per second (1Gbps) in Asean.
© Bangkok Post
Qatar delays new Chiang Mai service to December
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00:00 +0200
Qatar Airways has put off the launch date of its Doha-Chiang Mai non-stop service by one month to December.
© Bangkok Post
Time to cut the 'superior' down to size
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The white supremacist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia against the planned removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee should not just be seen as another story about America to us here in Thailand.
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Journalists rap government's 'media interference'
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:23:00 +0200
Journalists have criticised the government for media interference after the director-general of the Public Relations Department asked TV stations to cover each minister during the mobile cabinet meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima early next week.
© Bangkok Post
A need to look in the mirror
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
Over the past week, a clip showing a group of Thai tourists acting improperly while visiting the world-famous Yellowstone National Park in the US has dominated public attention.
© Bangkok Post
Ministry seeks S44 order to clear startup barriers
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Finance Ministry will seek the government's approval to invoke the powerful Section 44 of the interim charter to push the enforcement of a startup law as a tool to temporarily bypass laws considered stumbling blocks.
© Bangkok Post
2,500 cops to throng court next Friday
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
More than 2,500 police will be sent to the Supreme Court where crowds of Yingluck Shinawatra supporters are expected to lend her moral support next Friday, the day the court hands down its ruling in the former premier's rice-pledging case.
© Bangkok Post
'Sex groper' hears police charges
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
A senior male official in the education permanent secretary's office accused of sexually harassing at least four temporary female staff members turned himself over to police Thursday, according to a police source.
© Bangkok Post
Prawit says reformers 'deserve chance'
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The reform committees, lambasted by critics as self-serving for the government, deserve public understanding and time to work, said Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.
© Bangkok Post
Most important news of Thailand:
Stupa-fied
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:18:00 +0200
The main stupa in the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) has undergone restoration amid criticism that the work may have failed to retain its original beauty and integrity, prompting clarifications from the Fine Arts Department and the temple. — Patipat Janthong...
© Bangkok Post
Masked Mexican wrestlers greet fans and go to church
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:27:07 +0200
Masked lucha libre wrestlers embark on their annual pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe while signing autographs along the way. — Reuters
© Bangkok Post
Spain hunts driver who mowed down crowds in Barcelona
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:26:13 +0200
Spain mounts a sweeping anti-terror operation after a suspected Islamist militant drove a van into crowds in Barcelona, killing at least 13 people before fleeing. — Reuters
© Bangkok Post
Victim of Kaeng Khoi murder goes home
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:26:00 +0200
Patcharee Punthong's long search for her daughter, who was murdered three years ago and the body found only this month, has finally come to an end.
© Bangkok Post
Sattahip-Koh Chang ferry service due in September
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:37:00 +0200
A trial run of the new daily Sattahip-Koh Chang ferry service will begin on Saturday.
© Bangkok Post
Yingluck supporters decry junta's obstructive tactics
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:23:00 +0200
...
© Bangkok Post
How many nuclear weapons does North Korea have?
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:41:00 +0200
WASHINGTON --The US intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for deterrence and...
© Bangkok Post
Importers of 259 luxury cars evaded B4.3bn in taxes
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:37:00 +0200
Importers of 259 supercars have been found to have evaded customs tariffs, costing the state 4.31 billion baht in lost revenue, according to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).
© Bangkok Post
Changing course
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:30:00 +0200
A dam on the Chao Phraya is seen as a reason prompting a restaurant to look for freshwater fish away from Thailand. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
© Bangkok Post
HK: No ‘political motive’ in jailing Joshua Wong, 2 others
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:18:00 +0200
HONG KONG -- Hong Kong's legal chief denied any "political motive" in seeking jail for three young pro-democracy activists on Friday, responding to a Reuters report that he had overruled other legal officials who had initially advised against pursuing...
© Bangkok Post
Aston Martin expands Zagato-designed family of cars
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:03:00 +0200
Vanquish-based Speedster and Shooting Brake are being shown of the first time at the 2017 Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach.
© Bangkok Post
13 dead, about 100 hurt in IS-claimed terror attacks in Spain
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:42:00 +0200
A van ploughed through a crowd of pedestrians Thursday in the centre of Barcelona, leaving at least 13 people dead and around 100 injured in an attack claimed by the Islamic State militant group, local authorities said.
© Bangkok Post
Old red postboxes now yellow smartboxes
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 05:06:00 +0200
The old red mailbox has been turned into a yellow smart postbox providing tourism information such as nearby tourist attractions, restaurants, souvenirs and local product shops through its QR code, under a Thailand Post initiative.
© Bangkok Post
BoT unveils SME forex option contract
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:51:00 +0200
The Bank of Thailand plans to roll out a foreign exchange option with a lower fee to encourage small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to access forex hedging tools in dealing with the firmer baht.
© Bangkok Post
Quartet of factors to boost housing growth
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:39:00 +0200
...
© Bangkok Post
Expedia eyes innovation to boost revenue for hoteliers
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:00:00 +0200
Big data analytics, artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology have been adopted by online hotel booking service Expedia to boost revenue for hoteliers and make it more convenient for users.
© Bangkok Post
AIS Next G boasts 1Gbps speed
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00:00 +0200
The largest mobile operator, Advanced Info Service (AIS), in collaboration with Korea Telecom and Samsung, has rolled out AIS Next G, which claims to be the first high-speed network offering 1 gigabit per second (1Gbps) in Asean.
© Bangkok Post
Qatar delays new Chiang Mai service to December
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:00:00 +0200
Qatar Airways has put off the launch date of its Doha-Chiang Mai non-stop service by one month to December.
© Bangkok Post
Time to cut the 'superior' down to size
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The white supremacist rally on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia against the planned removal of the statue of Confederate General Robert E Lee should not just be seen as another story about America to us here in Thailand.
© Bangkok Post
Journalists rap government's 'media interference'
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:23:00 +0200
Journalists have criticised the government for media interference after the director-general of the Public Relations Department asked TV stations to cover each minister during the mobile cabinet meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima early next week.
© Bangkok Post
A need to look in the mirror
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:20:00 +0200
Over the past week, a clip showing a group of Thai tourists acting improperly while visiting the world-famous Yellowstone National Park in the US has dominated public attention.
© Bangkok Post
Ministry seeks S44 order to clear startup barriers
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Finance Ministry will seek the government's approval to invoke the powerful Section 44 of the interim charter to push the enforcement of a startup law as a tool to temporarily bypass laws considered stumbling blocks.
© Bangkok Post
2,500 cops to throng court next Friday
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
More than 2,500 police will be sent to the Supreme Court where crowds of Yingluck Shinawatra supporters are expected to lend her moral support next Friday, the day the court hands down its ruling in the former premier's rice-pledging case.
© Bangkok Post
'Sex groper' hears police charges
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
A senior male official in the education permanent secretary's office accused of sexually harassing at least four temporary female staff members turned himself over to police Thursday, according to a police source.
© Bangkok Post
Prawit says reformers 'deserve chance'
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The reform committees, lambasted by critics as self-serving for the government, deserve public understanding and time to work, said Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.
© Bangkok Post
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