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Insurgents in Yala torch bus bound for Bangkok
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:54:00 +0100
YALA: A double-decker bus heading from Betong district to Bangkok was torched by insurgents after they ordered 11 passengers, the driver and an attendant to leave the bus.
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Pattaya minibus operators arrested after hurting Korean tourist
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 11:59:00 +0100
CHON BURI: A tourist from South Korea sustained injuries in a fight with a group of minibus operators following a heated exchange of words early on Sunday, police said. Two men were later arrested and reportedly confessed to beating the tourist.
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Australia arrests man accused of trying to sell missile parts for N. Korea
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:24:18 +0100
Australian police have arrested a man accused of working on the black market to sell missile components and coal on behalf of North Korea, the first charges ever brought in Australia over the sale of weapons of mass destruction. — Reuters
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Eiffel Tower gets festive
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:20:00 +0100
Eiffel Tower delights visitors with sparkly holiday lights and decorations. — Reuters
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Probe into gold shop 'cop-turned-robber' case intensifies
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 09:38:00 +0100
Police have set up several different panels to probe a police lieutenant arrested on charges of robbing a gold shop in Thung Yai district in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
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Four southern provinces still flooded
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:56:00 +0100
Four provinces in the South are still inundated by flood water, affecting 92,801 households with 283,107 people, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department chief Chayapol Thitisak said on Sunday.
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Prayut govt's management of economy ranked lowest - Poll
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:21:00 +0100
A majority of people think the government under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ranks lowest in its management of the economy over the past year, followed by political reform and its handling of situation in the southern border provinces, according to...
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Prayut govt's handling of economy ranked lowest - Poll
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:21:00 +0100
A majority of people think the government under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ranks lowest in its management of the economy over the past year, followed by political reform and its handling of situation in the southern border provinces, according to...
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Srisaket pips Ariya for SAT honours
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 03:04:00 +0100
Boxer Srisaket Sor Rungvisai beat golfer Ariya Jutanugarn for the Sports Authority of Thailand's (SAT) best professional athlete of the year award on Saturday.
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Traffic police signal use of new tickets
Sun, 17 Dec 2017 01:22:00 +0100
Traffic police nationwide will start using a new form of tickets on Sunday.
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Food for thought and deep pockets
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Reading about the launch of Bangkok's first-ever Michelin Guide, I felt a little guilty having just consumed my own gourmet dish of baked beans on toast. A generous topping of grated parmesan cheese hardly lifted it into a creation that would win the...
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All signs point to an election
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
The messages coming from the men in uniform and those who helped them seize power are all positive. It makes democracy lovers such as myself feel a little more secure that after failing to deliver its promises for the past few years, the military government...
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Law on marijuana should be eased
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
In a long overdue move, the government this past week decided to relax the narcotics law and allow hemp to be grown as a cash crop in six provinces in northern Thailand. The decision to allow hemp in 15 districts of six designated provinces -- Chiang...
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Easy lessons to learn in the classroom
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Thailand's education standard has been a subject of concern among authorities for some time. Over the past few years, the performance of Thai students has been less than impressive, even worrying.
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A Korean dream turns sour
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Chai grew up on a small plot of farmland 30 kilometres outside the town of Kalasin. His childhood was that of waking up, planting rice and vegetables, going to school, coming home, planting rice and vegetables again. Rinse and repeat.
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Putting the Fun in Funk
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Mention the name Notapol "Kor" Srichomkwan and most people would still have no idea who he is. To the local music industry, however, Kor is a bit of a legend. Having had started out as a bassist for alt-rock mainstay Moderndog, he went on to do some great...
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Pagoda-climbing guide publicly shamed
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 12:16:00 +0100
A Thai tourist guide has been publicly shamed, charged and had her licence revoked after posting pictures of inappropriate behaviour at Wat Arun in Bangkok.
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US upgrades Thailand for improved IP protection
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:24:00 +0100
WASHINGTON: The United States has removed Thailand from its Priority Watch List of intellectual property (IP) violators in recognition of the country's efforts to improve IP protection and enforcement.
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BBL forecasts bad-loan peak
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:11:00 +0100
Bangkok Bank (BBL) expects non-performing loans (NPLs) in the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) segment to peak next quarter after increasing at a slow pace against a backdrop of economic recovery.
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More state aid for rubber approved
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 02:04:00 +0100
The government on Friday approved state measures to tackle low rubber prices, including a new loan package worth 20 billion baht for entrepreneurs who agree to purchase and stockpile rubber.
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Ex-Toshiba firm readies Thai HQ
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:54:00 +0100
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation, which was sold by embattled parent company Toshiba to China's Midea Group last year, plans to set up an international headquarters (IHQ) in Thailand next month in a bid to raise its competitiveness and...
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Experts back move to buy speed cams
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:27:00 +0100
Academics and road safety experts have voiced their support for plans to buy state-of-the-art speed cameras as used in the UK and the US.
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Experts back move to buy speed cameras
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 01:27:00 +0100
Road safety experts have voiced their support for a plan to buy state-of-the-art speed cameras, as used in the UK and the US, to help reduce the country's sky-high accident rate.
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Tax perks ahead for bank mergers
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:19:00 +0100
The Finance Ministry is mulling tax incentives to persuade local commercial banks to merge, hoping to sharpen their competitive edge against foreign lenders and regional rivals in particular.
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Temple-mooning California duo released, blacklisted
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:20:00 +0100
Apparently unrepentant, the same-sex California couple who flashed their buttocks at two temples and posted the photos online have been kicked out of Thailand.
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Rape of Myanmar’s Rohingya 'sweeping, methodical'
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:57:00 +0100
UKHIA, Bangladesh: The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.
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PM assures over political ban
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:38:00 +0100
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday insisted the regime would gradually ease its ban on political parties, and gave assurances it would be lifted in time to give politicians enough time to prepare for a general election.
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Experts extol body and mind approach to being happy
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:14:00 +0100
Family can be a key factor to a person's happiness, but ultimately, happiness is an individual's choice, an exhibition aimed to promote happiness was told on Tuesday.
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Trilateral currency settlement pact agreed
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:48:00 +0100
The Bank of Thailand together with Bank Indonesia (BI) and Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) on Monday announced the launch of a local currency settlement framework between them to promote trade and investment trilaterally.
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BTS on the hunt for more hotel chains in Europe
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:09:00 +0100
SET-listed BTS Group Holdings Plc (BTS) is mulling the acquisition of another hotel chain in Europe, worth up to 10 billion baht, to reinforce its global presence, says chairman Keeree Kanjanapas.
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Parole for jailed election commissioners
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:34:55 +0100
Former election commissioners Parinya Nakchatri and Wassana Permlarp will be released on parole after serving 18 months of a two-year prison sentence for facilitating electoral fraud.
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Snack attack
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
An average schoolchild requires 1,600 to 1,850kcal of energy per day. Let's say he eats three grilled pork skewers and a doughnut for breakfast, a pad Thai and a piece of chocolate cake for lunch before wrapping up his day with fried rice and a piece...
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Jatuporn's defamation jail terms halved
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:55:00 +0100
The Supreme Court has halved two prison terms given to red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan for accusing former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of ordering soldiers to kill protesters.
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Technology, medical gear lead rising stars
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:49:00 +0100
Tech-related segments such as digital devices, medical equipment and e-commerce are tipped for gains next year, says a survey by the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC).
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Bangladeshi man suspected in New York bus terminal bombing
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:02:25 +0100
Authorities are investigating a Bangladeshi man with US residency suspected of detonating a bomb inside a major New York bus terminal on Monday morning. — Reuters
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Thailand tops road death ranking list
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:08:00 +0100
Thailand now tops the rankings as the country with the highest death rate in road accidents, according to one global survey.
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Thailand Post targets community e-commerce
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:00:00 +0100
Next year will see the development of a community e-commerce ecosystem nationwide, with the government targeting to create 10,000 such e-commerce units by end of 2018 and 25,000 by 2020, says Pichet Durongkaveroj, the Digital Economy and Society (DE)...
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Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:15:00 +0100
CAPE CANAVERAL: A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number.
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The good, bad and ugly
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:09:00 +0100
Some other new cars that stood out in 2017... and those that have kind of missed the mark.
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Panthongtae sends loan-scandal statement countering charge
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 01:48:00 +0100
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Suthep 'poll ploy' upsets
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0100
Calls to amend the organic law governing political parties by former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban have drawn flak from critics suspecting they are a political ruse aimed at delaying the general election tentatively set in November next year, and prolonging...
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Exporters fret over currency's influence
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 03:01:00 +0100
Food export value is likely to miss its target by 30 billion baht this year as the strong local currency has led to a drop in orders of many items such as shrimp, canned tuna, tapioca and fruit juice.
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On the cutting edge of hospital care, for camels
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:28:05 +0100
A US$10.9 million hospital designed to treat camels -- and only camels -- opens in Dubai, with local veterinarians stating it provides state of the art treatment for the desert animal. — Reuters
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Lyft goes overseas for the first time in Canada
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:50:00 +0100
Lyft on Tuesday launched its service in Toronto, marking the first time it has taken its battle against the much larger Uber outside of the United States. - Reuters
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Major southern drug ring undermined
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 14:09:00 +0100
SURAT THANI: Authorities have frozen 101 million baht in assets of eight arrested suspects believed to be part of a major ring supplying drugs to southern tourist destinations.
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Military inquiry finds cadet died of acute heart failure
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:22:00 +0100
A military inquiry has concluded that Royal Thai Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School cadet Pakapong Tanyakan died of acute heart failure, with no evidence of physical abuse.
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2017 Top 10 cars
Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:55:00 +0100
From Yaris to Lambo... we shortlist the best rides driven this year that you can have at the moment.
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Austria gas explosion spells problems for Europe
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 02:48:00 +0100
An explosion and fire that ripped through Austria's main gas pipeline hub on Tuesday that killed one person and injured several others, has prompted Italy to declare a state of emergency as flows from the strategic site were cut off - and is likely to...
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Zoo chiefs confirm Pathum Thani move
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 23:58:00 +0100
The Zoological Park Organisation (ZPO) board confirmed on Tuesday that Dusit Zoo will be relocated out of the city to a new site in Pathum Thani.
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