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Reuters reporters’ sentencing, as it unfolded in the courtroom

YANGON (The Irrawaddy)  — For possessing the phone number of an officer in an ethnic armed group, the itineraries of...

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Hundreds stranded as Purple Line train service disrupted during evening rush hours

Several hundreds of mostly office workers were stranded at Taopoon train station of the Purple Line train this evening...

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Premchai’s wife asks for ivory tusks to be tested to determine ages and legal status

Italian-Thai Development Corporation boss Premchai Karnasuta’s wife, Mrs Kanitta, has asked the Criminal Cour for permission to have her...

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Gen Chatchai is confident current flooding is not a serious problem

Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikalaya today tried to play down the impact of floods that have been hitting many...

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Mother asks CSD police to probe daughter’s death suspected to be an act of foul play

The mother of a woman who was found dead in her own car with her head covered with a...

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The sentencing of two Reuters reporters, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, to seven years in jail early this month is seen as part of the campaign to silence independent media in Myanmar.
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Myanmar court jails Reuters reporters for 7 years in landmark secrets case

YANGON (Reuters) – A Myanmar judge today found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets...

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Massive fire tears through Brazil’s 200-year old National Museum

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A massive fire raced through Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro on...

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Eight customers injured in explosion at Bangkok laundry shop

Eight people, five of them women, were injured in the early hours today when an explosion went off at...

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President Jokowi says Asian Games bring  “energy of Asia” to the world

President Joko Widodo, in a recording played during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Asian Games in the Jakarta...

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Mahathir to keep promise to hand reins to Anwar after 2 years

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he will honour his promise to be prime minister for only two years before...

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Manhunt for a monk suspected of girdling and poisoning over 100 trees in temple

The forest management office in the southern province of Krabi are gathering evidence to take legal action against a...

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Junta members change political rules for their benefits: Democrat deputy leader

Democrat party deputy leader Ong-art Klampaibul has accused some  unnamed figures in the National Council for Peace and Order...

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Princess Soamsawali in Chulalongkorn Hospital for medical treatment

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali has been advised by doctors at Chulalongkorn hospital to continue staying at the hospital...

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Poll shows majority of people want political restrictions to be scrapped or eased

More than 45 percent of the respondents to an opinion poll want political restrictions to be completely scrapped against...

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More pharmacist groups against bill to amend Drugs Act

A network of pharmacist associations in the Northeast is calling on the government to revise a bill drafted by...

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Mahathir fears Malays will lose out if more Chinese businessmen are allowed in

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad voiced fears that Malays and the Bumiputera would be out-competed if Malaysia welcomes a flood...

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It is official: Gen Apirat Kongsompong is new army chief

His Majesty the King has approved the annual reshuffle of the three armed forces involving altogether 935 officers with...

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Myanmar worker dead, 12 injured in bus accident in Tak 

One Myanmar migrant worker was killed and 12 others were injured, six of them seriously, when a bus carrying...

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Former “Wadah” leader Wan Nor made leader of Prachachart Party

Former Narathiwat MP and leader of the Wadah group of southern Muslim politicians Mr Wa Muhamad Noor Matha or...

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4 confirmed dead and 3 missing in spillway breach in Myanmar

Four people died and three others, including a boy, went missing after runoffs from a collapsed dam spillway on...

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Provinces warned of torrential rain, possible floods

Seventeen provinces in all regions of the country have been  warned to prepare for torrential rain from today until...

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Facebook ban deepens distrust between Myanmar military, government

Yangon (The Irrawaddy News) — The already growing mistrust between the civilian administration and the powerful military leadership has...

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Trump to skip summits in Singapore, Papua New Guinea; Pence to attend

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will skip summits with Asian leaders in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in...

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Government urged not to block use of social media by politicians to reach out to people

Pheu Thai acting secretary-general Phumtham Wetchayachai urged the government and the Election Commission to be more broad-minded and not...

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Mong’s dream of getting citizenship one step closer to reality

Mong Thongdee’s dream of becoming a Thai citizen is one step closer to reality after the Local Administration Department...

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Police confirm no rape case on Koh Tao as claimed by alleged British victim

Police claimed today to have wrapped up their investigation into the alleged rape case on Koh Tao island in...

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Gen Prawit says 3 more months before political campaigning can start 

Political parties must wait another three months before they can start election campaigning or advertising in the social media,...

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Young whistle-blower gets job offer in anti-corruption work

Panida Yospanya, better known as Nong Baem, who made national headlines last year after she exposed corruption at a...

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Fake photos in Myanmar army’s ‘True News’ book on the Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) – The grainy black-and-white photo, printed in a new book on the Rohingya crisis authored by Myanmar’s...

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Australian filmmaker given 6 years on espionage by Cambodian court

Australian filmmaker James Ricketson was today sentenced to six years in prison by Phnom Penh municipal court after he...

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E-banking systems of 5 banks crash

The electronic banking systems of five banks – Krungthai, Kasikornthai, Siam Commercial, Bank of of Ayudhya and Thanachart –...

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Probe ordered into cutting of a royal Bodhi tree in Prachuab Khiri Khan

A fact-finding panel has been set up at the order of Prachuab Khiri Khan governor to probe the cutting...

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Panel rejects e-ticket system on city buses 

The inspection committee of Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has refused to accept the e-ticket system and the cash box...

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Chao Phraya riverside residents in Ayutthaya, Ang Thong told to face possible flooding

People living on both sides of the Chao Phraya River in the central provinces of Ayutthaya and Ang Thong...

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British cave diver’s lawyer prepares libel lawsuit against billionaire Elon Musk 

British cave diver Vernon Unsworth who played a crucial role in the rescue of 12 Wild Boars boys and...

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Land Transport to review move to increase fine for driving without license

The Land Transport Department will review its proposal to increase the amounts of fine for motorists driving without driving...

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Police mull arrest warrants against two web pages for posting alleged British rape victim’s claim

Police are considering arrest warrants against administrators of two web pages for posting the British tourist’s claim that she...

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HM Queen fully recovers from flu, to be discharged today

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has fully recovered from flu and doctors at Chulalongkorn Hospital advised her to be discharged...

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Body of Irish tourist found in Kwai Noi River, Kanchanaburi

The body of an Irishman, who was reported missing by his Thai girlfriend two days ago, has been found...

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Over 50,000 people forced to flee  homes after collapse of dam spillway in Myanmar

More than 50,000 people were forced to flee their homes, five people went missing and 27 villages went under...

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Suu Kyi will not be stripped of Nobel Peace Prize

STAVANGER, Norway (Reuters)  — The Nobel Peace Prize to Aung San Suu Kyi will not be withdrawn in the...

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British girl urged to file rape complaint by Sept 25

The 19-year-old British woman who claimed to have been drugged and raped while vacationing on Koh Tao island of...

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“Faith” plays a part in determining if GT200 bomb detectors are worth the money

When trying to determine the worthiness of the controversial GT200 hand-held bomb detectors, another factor should be taken into...

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Constitutional Court rules FM Don can stay on his job pending verdict

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai can continue to perform his duty pending the court’s...

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PM wants Tham Luang to be upgraded as national park

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha wants the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non forest park in Chiang Rai province...

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A couple of dog-carrying thieves nabbed by police

Police said today they have arrested a couple who allegedly committed a string of thefts in several provinces netting...

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Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (2nd-R) inspects a major bridge along Yangon to Mandalay highway linking...

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31 provinces warned of heavy and very heavy rains in coming week

The National Water Resource Office today issued a warning to people in 31 provinces to brace for heavy and...

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A dam spillway in central Myanmar collapsed early August 29

Residents negotiate a flooded road after rampaging waters from Swar Chaung dam spillway submerged villages in Bago region, central...

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Independent panel on Rakhine state starts work

The independent commission to investigate alleged human rights abuses in northern Rakhine state of Myanmar starts work today amid...

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Thaksin acquitted of malfeasance in TPI rehabilitation case

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions today acquitted  fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra on...

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15 wounded in school van accident in Chiang Rai

Fourteen children were injured this morning when a van carrying them on their way to school rammed into the...

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Prayut to visit Nepal for Bimstec Summit Aug 30- 31

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha will leave for Nepal on Thursday for the 4th Summit of the Bay of...

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Army chief concerned about disinformation in social media

Army commander-in-chief Gen Chalermchai Sitthisart today expressed concern about fake news and disinformation that will be disseminated in the...

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Myanmar rejects UN report on genocide against Rohingya

The government of Myanmar this morning rejected the findings of a UN investigation accusing its armed forces of genocide...

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Five districts in Nong Khai heavily flooded

Five districts of the northeastern border province of Nong Khai have been heavily flooded by overflows from tributaries of...

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Anwar believes Mahathir will keep promise of power transfer

KUALA LUMPUR —  Former deputy prime minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim says he believes Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will...

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British tourist’s mother ready to come to Thailand to pursue the alleged Koh Tao rape case

The mother of the British backpacker who claimed she was drugged, raped and robbed on Koh Tao island in...

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Myanmar family seeks help from CSD to probe murder case

A family of Myanmar migrant workers today asked the Crime Suppression Division police to investigate the death of a...

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DSI summons Akara gold mining firm to acknowledge encroachment charges

Akara gold mining company was today summoned by the Department of Special Investigation to acknowledge charges of illegal encroachment...

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Police insist no rape case on Koh Tao but welcome evidence from alleged victim

The deputy tourist police commissioner said  today that police investigators did not find any evidence or information that would...

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PM disagrees with higher penalties for drivers without driving licenses

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he personally did not agree with a police proposal to increase the...

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PM promises easing of political restrictions once two poll-related bills enacted

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that political restrictions would be eased to allow political parties to conduct certain...

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Ex-city police chief acquitted for his role in violent breakup of PAD protest in 2008

Former metropolitan police commissioner Pol Lt-Gen Suchart Muenkaew who ordered the use of tear gas to break up protesters...

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New Malaysian peace talks facilitator hopeful of peace agreement

The new Malaysian facilitator for peace talks in southern Thailand said today he sees the possibility of an agreement...

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14 Cambodian opposition members granted royal pardon

Fourteen former officials of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) who were serving jail terms from seven to...

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Local elections likely to come after general election

The elections of local administration organizations are likely to be held after the general election of MPs which has...

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NSC allays fears of unrests after political ban eased

National Security Council (NSC) Secretary General Gen Wanlop Raksanoh this morning tried to allay fears that there could political...

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Facebook bans Myanmar army chief, others in unprecedented move

YANGON (Reuters) – Facebook said on Monday it was removing several Myanmar military officials, including military commander-in-chief Senior General...

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Appointment of Malaysia’s new South peace talks facilitator opposed

The appointment of a former senior police officer as Malaysia’s new facilitator for peace talks in southern Thailand has...

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Executives of Victoria Secret massage parlour given heavy jail terms

The Criminal Court on Monday handed down heavy jail terms on the executives and senior staff members as well...

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Proposal to ease political restrictions is now with NCPO

A proposal to ease political restrictions in six activities is now in the hand of Army Commander-in-Chief General Chalermchai...

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AOT accepts Ja Sam’s widow as an airport inspector

The Airports of Thailand has accepted Mrs Waleeporn Kunan, widow of the late former SEAL member Lt-Cmdr Samarn Kunan,...

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Senior police officer dispatched to Koh Tao to probe British backpacker’s rape allegation

A senior police officer has been ordered to Koh Tao island in the southern province of Surat Thani to...

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Appeals Court rejects Premchai’s request to have his case transferred

The Appeals Court has rejected the request of Itallian-Thai Development Pcl chief executive officer Premchai Karnasuta to have the...

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Myanmar military leaders should face ‘genocide’ charges – UN report

The call, accompanying the first report by UN investigators, amounts to some of the strongest language yet from UN...

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Uttama, Sontirat deny they are quitting to jump into politics

Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana and Commerce Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong,  who have been linked to a new political party being...

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“Under Najib, everyone under him became a thief “:  Dr Mahathir

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia said there was so much rot in the previous Najib government that everyone...

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Anti-graft officials probe illegal massive land grab in Loei prvince

A team of anti-corruption officials are in Phu Rua district of the northeastern province of Loei today to investigate...

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Nakhon Phanom hit by floods

Four districts of the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom have been hit with floods from overflows from inland...

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PM chairs ceremony for construction of 2 monorail routes

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning presided over a ceremony to launch the construction of Thailand’s first two monorail...

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Junta and Election Commission must address  issues of primary election and political restrictions 

The National Council for Peace and Order and the Election Commission must sit down together to resolve two crucial...

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Police insist British backpacker complains of missing cellphone and cash, no rape 

Surat Thani provincial police insisted today that there was no rape case on Koh Tao island involving a British...

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Anti-Doi Suthep housing project groups rally to pressure government

Carrying little green flags or tying green ribbons on the handles of their bicycles or crash helmets, hundreds of...

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Gen Chatchai is confident Thailand to be deleted from IUU watchlist

Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikulya is optimistic that Thailand will be removed from the IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) fishery...

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Poll finds Somkid to be most impressive Cabinet member

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has edged Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam to be the most outstanding member of...

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Mong Thongdee wins paper plane championship

Mong Thongdee, who won Thailand paper plane championship nine years ago when he was 12,  won the Thailand paper...

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Majority in poll don’t believe government can solve traffic problem

Over 53 percent of the respondents in an opinion survey conducted by Suan Dusit Poll do not believe that...

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Senator John McCain, ex-POW and political maverick, dead at 81

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US Senator John McCain, a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who ran unsuccessfully for president...

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Artist Chalermchai starts work on two more paintings for Tham Luang museum

National artist Chalermchai Kositpipat and his artist friends are working on two paintings depicting the “Nangnon” mountain in the...

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Police defend  proposal for stiff fines for drivers without driving licenses

Thailand has become the world’s Number One with the highest rate of road accidents with ten million drivers out...

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“Communication misunderstanding” cited for ABC News interview with Wild Boars

“Communication misunderstanding” was blamed as the reason why US-based ABC News television was the first news outlet to  interview...

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16 Thais arrested in raid on call centre gang in Vietnam

Sixteen Thai and two Taiwanese nationals have been arrested in a raid on a condominium in Ho Chi Minh...

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Opponents against judges’ housing project to demonstrate Sunday

Chiang Mai residents who are against judges’ housing project at Doi Suthep foothill plan to demonstrate at the Tha...

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3 army privates charged with assault for beating up colleague

Three army privates were this morning escorted by their superior to Lop Buri Muang district police station to acknowledge...

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King concerned about flooding situation, says PM

His Majesty the King is concerned about the flooding situation and has asked authorities concerned to take the best...

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Sangkhla Buri people prepared for flood evacuation

About 70 families living around the reservoir of the Vajiralongkorn dam in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi province are...

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Trump scraps Pompeo trip to North Korea, citing stalled nuclear diplomacy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Friday abruptly cancelled his top diplomat’s planned trip to North Korea,...

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Dams need water drainage plans ahead of another storm

The Royal Irrigation Department and other agencies responsible for dams and reservoirs have been instructed to come up with...

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PM threatens to take legal action against some media

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday vented frustration at the media and threatened to take legal action against...

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