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Air quality improves slightly this morning, but may get worse in the afternoon

Air quality in and around Bangkok this morning has slightly improved with only 11 spots being affected with excessive...

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Thailand claims world’s first cancer operation and intravenous chemotherapy for elephant

Thai veterinarians have successfully removed a 5-kg cancerous tumor from the intestines of a female elephant and, later, applied...

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Drunk cycling will soon be considered legal offence with 500 baht fine

Drunk bicyclists who are currently immune to litigation because there is no law to make drunk cycling an offence...

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Low pressure from China will confine air pollution in Bangkok for next 7 days

Air pollution in and around Bangkok is expected to remain bad if not worse in the next seven days...

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Bangkokians may have to live with current air pollution for 1-2 months

As authorities continue to battle with the health-threatening air pollution in Bangkok, there is more bad news for city...

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Immigration ready to give more time for UNHCR to process Saudi girl’s case

The UN refugee agency can ask for more time for Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunan to remain in Thailand...

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Security forces capture suspect in killing of 4 defence volunteers in Pattani

Security forces captured one suspect after a fierce gun-battle behind the historical Krue Se mosque in Pattani with a...

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EU lifts ”yellow card” on Thailand for successful tackling of IUU fishing

The European Union formally announced today the lifting of the “yellow card” imposed on Thailand since 2015 in recognition...

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“150 days” fuss simplified

To follow Thai politics, ones initially were required to be just well-versed in mathematics. Now, people need to also...

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Air quality in and around Bangkok will remain bad for at least another day

Bangkokians will have to continue to bear with health-threatening air pollution for at least another day tomorrow as air...

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Saudi envoy insists teenager’s case is family affairs, does not affect Thai-Saudi ties

The Saudi envoy in Bangkok gave an assurance today that the case of a Saudi teenager seeking asylum in...

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Scientist fears impact to marine lives from Pa Buk

Besides damages inflicted on properties, live stocks and farmlands by tropical storm Pa Buk, the storm is likely to...

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NLA president warns critics not to blame coronation for possible delay of election

National Legislative Assembly President Pornpetch Wichitworachai has warned critics to refrain from blaming the coronation ceremony for causing a...

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Guarded reaction to possible poll delay

Key political players have reacted guardedly on the possibility of election delay, whereas March 10, March 17 and March...

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Pa Buk weakens into depression as it moves into Andaman Sea

Tropical storm Pa Buk has weakened into a depression and moved into the Andaman Sea at about 9 am...

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Road accident death toll for three days jumps to 182

The death toll from road accidents for the past three days during the New Year’s festival has risen to...

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EC urged to probe suspected cheats in selection of senators

The Election Commission has been told to investigate suspected cheats in the selection of senators in Bangkok on Thursday....

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Air quality in and around city improves satisfactorily

Air quality in and around Bangkok which posed health hazards in the past couple of weeks has improved satisfactorily,...

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Lord Buddha’s relics and Buddha statues from 13 countries at Sanam Luang for New Year’s countdown

For the first time, the Lord Buddha’s relics and important Buddha statues from 13 countries have been temporarily installed...

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Weather bureau predicts a cold New Year

Those who are looking forward to a cold New Year will not be disappointed. The Meteorological Department said this...

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PM concerned with Bangkokians’ health due to worsening air pollution

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ol-cha has ordered the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration and Pollution Control Department to urgently tackle the dust...

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Election Commission clarifies about fund-raising activities and political donations

Political parties can hold fund-raising events until the Royal Decree on the election of members of the parliament comes...

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Democrat unveils economic policy aimed at helping farmers and labourers

The Democrat Party on Friday unveiled an economic policy designed to guarantee minimum wages for labourers at no less...

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US government shuts down at midnight

WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AFP) – The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a...

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Science minister says it’s time to invite Gen Prayut to be Palang Pracharat’s PM candidate

Science and Technology Minister Suwit Maesincee and a core member of Palang Pracharat Party said this morning that it...

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Government dismisses Credit Suisse Wealth Report about Thailand’s wealth gap as unreliable

The government has dismissed Credit Suisse Wealth Report 2018 which put Thailand as the world’s Number One country with...

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Four days of cold weather in the North and the Northeast during Dec 7-10

People in the North and the Northeast will be enjoying a feel of cold weather for four days starting...

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Thai tourists warned to avoid Paris this Saturday as mass protests loom

The Thai embassy in Paris has warned Thai tourists to avoid visiting the French capital on Saturday as the...

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Former movie star given suspended jail term for operating illegal money transfer business

Former teenage heart-throb Ratthapoom Tokongsap, alias Film Ratthapoom, was this morning given a six-month jail term, suspended for two...

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NLA looks for temporary venue for parliamentary sessions

The National Legislative Assembly is looking for a temporary location to host parliamentary sessions at least for six months...

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Macron tries to deal with worst rioting as “yellow vest” militants set heart of Paris ablaze

PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister on Sunday to hold talks with political leaders...

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US, China agree on trade war ceasefire after Trump, Xi summit

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – China and the United States agreed to a ceasefire in their bitter trade war on...

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University staff members declare support for anti-graft agency

As university council members are threatening an en masse resignation to protest against the National Anti-Corruption Commission’s requirement for...

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Macron says nothing justifies violence as rioters run amok in central Paris

PARIS, BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that the wave of violence and vandalism...

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The man to be Singapore’s next prime minister reportedly chosen

Singapore seems to have worked out its political succession and has chosen the leader of its fourth-generation team and...

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APEC summit ends in disarray, as US-China divide deepens

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea...

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“Popcorn”gunman sentenced to 37 years in jail by Supreme Court

An alleged gunman who came to the rescue of protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) under attack...

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Khao Panern Thung mountain attraction closed to visitors for 560 days for road repairs

Starting today, tourists will not be able to travel to Khoa Panern Thung, a popular mountain-top tourist attraction to...

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Vichai’s son vows to carry on with late Leicester City owner’s ‘big vision’

Aiyawatt  Srivaddhanaprabha, the youngest son of Leicester City’s late owner Vichai, on Wednesday offered thanks to a flood of...

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India inaugurates world’s tallest statue to celebrate independence hero

KEVADIA, India (Reuters) – India on Wednesday inaugurated the world’s tallest statue, a $400-million effigy of independence hero Vallabhbhai...

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In fight for Democrat leadership, Warong vows to introduce “welfare democracy”

Warong Dechgitvigrom, a candidate in  the Democrat Party’s leadership race, said if he becomes the party leader, he will...

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Obama, Clinton among targets of suspected bombs ahead of US election

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former US President Barack Obama and two members of his cabinet were among the targets...

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Saudi crown prince vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed on Wednesday that the killers of Jamal...

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Gen Prayut, Mahathir to discuss South peace talks

How Malaysia will help Thailand revive the peace talks in the trouble-plagued south will top the agenda of the...

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Ex-commerce minister Boonsong to be sent to Police Hospital for operation

Former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, who is serving a 42-year jail term in connection with the scandal-tainted rice deal...

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Reports say Khashoggi’s body parts found, Trump describes murder as “worst cover-up ever”

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi authorities staged the “worst cover-up ever” in the killing of prominent...

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Hun Sen says no more talks with Sam Rainsy

Prime Minister Hun Sen has renewed his vow not to negotiate with former opposition leader Sam Rainsy and reiterated...

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Saudi Arabia calls Khashoggi killing “grave mistake,” insists crown prince not aware

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a...

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“I am now a Thai citizen” … Mong Thongdee finally gets Thai ID card

Mong Thongdee has finally received his Thai ID card issued to him on Friday by the Muang district of...

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Seeing Thaksin overseas is no problem: Dr Wissanu

There is nothing legally wrong with Pheu Thai party members flying abroad to meet with former prime minister Thaksin...

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No overnight accommodation on Similan Islands as of October 9

Concern over degradation of coral reefs and the marine ecology of the Similan Islands caused by polluted water discharged...

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Hunt for teens involved in downtown gun attack that kills an Indian, injures five others

Police are hunting for two groups of teenagers involved in a brawl that ended up in a chase and...

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PM Prayut attends 10th Mekong-Japan Summit in Japan

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha left this morning for Tokyo, Japan, to attend the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit and hold related...

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It’s a three-horse race for Democrat party leadership

As anticipated, only three candidates applied to join the race for the Democrat party leadership after the one-day application...

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Seven charges filed against suspects accused of illegal hunting in Kanchanaburi

Seven charges have been lodged against 12 members of a suspected hunting party allegedly led by a deputy district...

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Anger, dismay as Indonesia says search for quake victims to end Thursday

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Relatives of hundreds of people missing after an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia reacted with...

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20 injured in double decker’s plunge into a roadside ravine

About 20 passengers were injured when a double-decker tour bus collided with a car before plunging into a forested...

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Labour unions demand end to unfair employment in government and private sectors

About 1,000 workers affiliated with three labour unions demonstrated in front of the Democracy monument Sunday morning on the...

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Poll shows mixed reactions to Gen Prayut’s expressed interest in politics

There have been mixed reactions among members of the public to Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s recent remarks that...

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Industry Minister Uttama will resign “when the right time comes”

Palang Pracharat acting party leader Uttama Savanayana reaffirmed  today that he will resign as industry minister when the right...

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Manhunt for an ex-police officer wanted for alleged murder

Police have launched a massive manhunt for a former police officer wanted for the alleged contract murder of a...

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King sends condolence message to Indonesian President, people

His Majesty the King has sent a message of condolence to the President of Indonesia following a devastating earthquake...

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SEAL rescuer Dr Park recalls “close shave with death” inside Tham Luang cave

More than two months after the end of the Tham Luang cave rescue operation to pluck 13 Wild Boar...

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Duterte blasts JCC as “a bunch of criminals”

Philippine President Redrigo Duterte has stepped up his attacks against the International Criminal Court (ICC), calling the tribunal “a...

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Sam Mitr is still undecided whether to join Phalang Pracharat in upcoming election

Sam Mitr (Three Allies) group has yet to decide whether or not to merge with pro-regime Phalang Pracharat Party...

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Prayut top choice for premiership, Pheu Thai still most popular: Nida Poll

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha still tops the list of ideal candidates as the next prime ministet, while Pheu Thai...

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All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds...

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Victims of gold mining operations to form political party

Villagers who have been affected by gold mining operations in Wang Sapung district of the northeastern province of Loei...

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Kim Jong Un says North Korea to scrap missile sites, to visit Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea agreed on Wednesday to “permanently” abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of...

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Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev pens new book urging West to end attempts to isolate Russia

MOSCOW — Former general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes...

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Agriculture minister says paraquat cannot be banned now

Agriculture Minister Grisada Boonrach said he is ready to ban the use of three dangerous substances namely paraquat, glyphosate...

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Russia-China military exercises to become regular, defense minister says

Joint military exercises by Russia and China will be held regularly, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday,...

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PM Prayut says he is tougher than tyre

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he is tougher and more durable than a Michelin tyre even though he has...

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Barijat and Mangkhut tropical storms to bring heavy rains

Heavy rains are predicted in Thailand’s northern, upper northeastern and western regions, including Bangkok during September 13-18 as a...

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Laos considers future hydropower plans after dam burst

HANOI (Reuters) – Laos will take into account the devastation caused by a dam burst in July when it...

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From jail to house arrest for Cambodian opposition leader

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Hundreds of supporters of the leader of Cambodia’s main opposition party Kem Sokha gathered outside...

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Junta accused of seeking to replace Democrat leader Abhisit with a “nominee”

If Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is really serious about returning to power after the next elections, support from...

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