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Shocked into action
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:20:00 +0200
The death of Jaruwit Janthet, a 17-year-old student who committed suicide by jumping from the fifth floor of his school building in Si Sa Ket on Aug 10, has sparked concern over bullying in schools and the need to raise awareness about teen suicide and...
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Majority supports medical marijuana use: Poll
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 06:42:00 +0200
A majority of people think that marijuana should be legalised for medicinal purposes, according to an opinion survey carried out by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
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Engineers urge bridge 'health' checks
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 01:00:00 +0200
A bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa with at least 38 people reported dead has raised the alarm about ageing bridges in Thailand that need to be monitored and maintained regularly.
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Market's loo coup
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0200
'Airy" and "smelling clean and fresh" was how Nueng-ruethai Kijcharoen, a 46-year-old housewife described the toilets at Talat Iam Sombat Market, a privately-run fresh market on Soi Sukhumvit 77, known as Soi On Nut.
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Thaksin holds out a distant hope
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:35:00 +0200
Deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is again provoking the Prayut Chan-o-cha government and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) by rousing opposition among his supporters at home ahead of Thailand's first election in five years...
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Promises, promises
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:30:00 +0200
The general prime minister is off to the South this week. The trip to Chumphon has been planned for a while, so the irony is coincidental.
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Say a little prayer for the Queen of Soul
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:25:00 +0200
One sunny morning in 1968, I had settled down to my customary reading of the Sunday newspapers on Hampstead Heath in London, when a couple sat on the grass near me. I was a little irritated when they switched on a transistor radio and was pondering giving...
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Timely for Prawit to get boot from panel
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:20:00 +0200
It is the right decision for Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to remove Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon -- who is being probed over his luxury wristwatch scandal -- from the National Anti-Corruption Committee, a body established by the National...
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Hit the road, Mr VIP
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:00:00 +0200
It was a headline worthy of finding scissors, cutting it out, setting it in a mid-priced Big C frame then hanging it on my study wall.
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Blue sky dreaming in Mumbai
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:00:00 +0200
It's all begun from the curiosity when Seefah Ketchaiyo was a little girl. She went to observe her grandmother in the kitchen as she cooked dinner for the family. For some people, reading books opens a new world to them, but for Seefah, entering the kitchen...
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Hazards that lie within
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:00:00 +0200
Although Thailand has multiple kinds of delicious food and snacks to choose from, consumers must bear in mind that they are also easily exposed to unsafe diets, which could subsequently land them with health problems.
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When life gives you lemons, try Jason Mraz
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:00:00 +0200
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'Unified' Koreans cheered as Asian Games begin
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 15:23:00 +0200
JAKARTA: Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas marched together in one of the highlights of the spectacular Asian Games opening ceremony.
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EC: Election likely on Feb 24
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:31:00 +0200
The general election will likely be held on Feb 24 next year, according to the roadmap set by the Election Commission (EC).
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High-fashion cremation has people talking
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:18:00 +0200
PHRAE: The cremation ceremony for an award-winning makeup artist was a lively, dance-filled affair unlike anything that mourners in this northern province had seen before.
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Chinese man held in B36m log seizure
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:32:00 +0200
SAMUT PRAKAN: A Chinese national and three migrant workers were arrested and 400 illegally felled logs worth worth 36 million baht seized during a raid on a warehouse in Muang district on Saturday morning.
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Kofi Annan dies at 80
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 11:51:00 +0200
Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
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2018 Mitsubishi Xpander: Thai prices and specs
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:57:00 +0200
All-new seven-seater comes in two grades with the basic one costing 779,000 baht.
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Soul-searching at Google over possible return to China
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 08:50:00 +0200
Google executives admitted for the first time this week that they are looking to get their search engine up and running in China after a hiatus of almost a decade.
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Law and disorder
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:12:02 +0200
Ananda returns as legendary hero
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Game over
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:12:02 +0200
Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it’s for tests like University Entrance Exams or IELTS and TOEFL, or even just for fun, these pages help you to read, understand and improve your English.
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2018 Range Rover Sport plug-in hybrid: Thai prices and specs
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 06:00:00 +0200
Posh SUV sees a new petrol-electric drivetrain replacing the outgoing diesel-electric variation.
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Student Union calls on Prayut to scrap new 'code of conduct'
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 03:54:00 +0200
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US agency says Facebook ads let landlords discriminate
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:45:00 +0200
SAN FRANCISCO: The US Department of Housing and Urban Development on Friday accused Facebook of breaking the law by letting landlords and home sellers use its ad-targeting system to discriminate against potential buyers or tenants.
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Thais aiming for 17 gold medal haul in Indonesia
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 02:09:00 +0200
There are 40 sports offering 462 gold medals and two demonstration events -- esports and canoe polo -- at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia which officially begin on Saturday.
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Don to discuss Rakhine plans, air deal on Myanmar visit
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:30:00 +0200
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai will sign the Thailand-Myanmar Air Services Agreement and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the Project on the Development of Shrimp Culture in Rakhine State during his official visit to Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
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Banks keen on e-KYC to raise account numbers
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:00:00 +0200
Two big banks are hopeful that Electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC) and National Digital ID will at least double the number of new deposit accounts and significantly increase their customer base.
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Storms to bring heavy rain in N, NE next week
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 12:26:00 +0200
Weather forecasters warn of flash floods, runoff, landslides and burst riverbanks in the North and the Northeast on Wednesday and Thursday as a depression arrives over upper Vietnam.
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Authorities probe how airline employee could steal plane
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 08:39:00 +0200
OLYMPIA, Wash: Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were...
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High-fashion cremation has people talking
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:18:00 +0200
PHRAE: The cremation ceremony for an award-winning makeup artist was a lively, dance-filled affair unlike anything that mourners in this northern province had seen before.
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Man fined B10,000 for taking upskirt photos
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 10:38:00 +0200
SONGKHLA: A man who hid a mobile phone in a paper bag while taking upskirt photos at an agricultural fair held at a public university in Hat Yai has been fined 10,000 baht.
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Poll: Bad news for 'guided democracy'?
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:41:00 +0200
A new Suan Dusit poll asks: What is the ideal occupation for an electoral candidate? The military comes last.
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Three-year old dies, forgotten in school van
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 19:41:00 +0200
A three-year-old kindergartener died after she was left behind in a hot school van in Pattani, police said Thursday after arresting the driver.
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Rain lashes Bangkok
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:43:00 +0200
Heavy rain lashed Bangkok on Wednesday afternoon, flooding streets and snarling traffic under a dense, dark canopy of grey.
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PM Prayut wants Bangkok traffic relief in 3 months
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:04:00 +0200
Inspecting Bangkok's traffic conditions on Wednesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered officials to alleviate congestion in Bangkok and its outskirts within three months with the help of technology, water transport and new bus routes.
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Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:45:00 +0200
PARIS: Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth's surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday.
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Italy motorway bridge collapses, 'dozens' feared dead
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:38:00 +0200
ROME: A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".
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Injuries in 'terror' crash outside parliament in London
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:57:00 +0200
LONDON: London police say that a car has crashed into barriers outside the Houses of Parliament and that there are a number of injured.
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Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:57:00 +0200
LONDON: A car ploughed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of vehicle-based attacks in the British capital.
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Indian rupee hits record low of 70 to the dollar
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 09:12:00 +0200
The Indian rupee hit a record low of 70 to the dollar on Tuesday as emerging market currencies are sold off by investors spooked by the Turkish financial crisis.
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Storms force dam discharge
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:30:00 +0200
The Nam Un dam in Sakon Nakhon is now holding 102% of its safe maximum capacity, necessitating continued discharge of water downstream with the dam is expected to take more inflow later this week.
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Nasa spacecraft heads for the Sun
Sun, 12 Aug 2018 20:24:00 +0200
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida: Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a Nasa spacecraft hurtled Sunday toward the sun on a quest to unlock some of its mysteries by getting closer than any object sent before.
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Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:41:37 +0200
Som tam, the ever-popular Thai spicy papaya salad, is ranked fifth in the latest list of the top 500 best dishes issued by Lonely Planet travel guide.
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Actor's sister surrenders to CSD in bitcoin scam case
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:32:00 +0200
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Storm warning for 58 provinces
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:13:00 +0200
A storm warning is in force for 58 provinces through Saturday, with the possibility of flash floods, runoff and landslides, caused by tropical storm Bebinca, which is moving towards upper Vietnam and Laos.
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Tech giants face hefty fines under Australia cyber laws
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:45:00 +0200
SYDNEY: Tech companies could face fines of up to Aus$10 million (US$7.3 million) if they fail to hand over customer information or data to Australian police under tough cyber laws unveiled Tuesday.
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Major dams in Korat have plenty of room, won't overflow
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 08:12:00 +0200
NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Six major dams, five of them in this northeastern province, could accommodate another 500 million cubic metres of water between them, the 8th Irrigation Office said on Tuesday, allaying fears they could overflow and devastate communities...
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Man shot dead for refusing to turn down blaring car audio
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 06:23:00 +0200
SAMUT PRAKAN: An angry neighbour shot dead a 20-year-old tenant who ignored requests to turn down the volume of his blaring car audio system in Bang Phli district on Monday night.
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Set election date at once
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:45:00 +0200
The three years of excuses for delaying a free and fair election have run out. It is no longer credible that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha can claim technical or parliamentary procedures remain in the way. While his all-powerful National Council for...
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'Fake food' debate shows social schism
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 23:35:00 +0200
What should be the true taste of phad thai?
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