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Spending on Vegetarian festival in Bangkok is up 2.4% from last year

Bangkokians are expected to spend around Bt4.76 billion during the annual vegetarian festival this year. Although the figure is...

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International News

Hong Kong police fire pepper spray as protesters turn violent

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protesters who...

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Business Highlight News

Low-income workers will be hard hit by a drop of exports

The falling Thai exports will hurt low-income workers the most as manufacturers are expected to hire less and cut...

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Asean News

Thais warned to avoid protest sites in Indonesia

The Thai Embassy in Jakarta has warned Thai people travelling in the Indonesian capital and other cities to avoid...

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General News

Ex-Bangkok Governor Phichit acquitted of malfeasance by Supreme Court

Former Bangkok Governor Dr. Phichit Rattakul has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of malfeasance in office in connection...

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PM says Thailand aiming to become a high income country in 17 years

Thailand is aiming to become a country with high average income in the next 17 years, Prime Minister Prayut...

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International News

Khashoggi murder ‘happened under my watch,’ Saudi crown prince tells PBS

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last...

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins ‘alternative Nobel Prize’

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of...

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Food and Travel

Onsen Eggs of Phang-Nga

The hot spring trails of Phang-Nga in the south of Thailand provide perfect setting of a real, immersive relaxation....

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Asean News World

Thai PBS forges cooperation with Timor-Leste’s Press Council

In 1998, a contingent of The Royal Thai Army joined the multi-national peacekeeping force set up by the United...

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Asean General Highlight News

PM Prayut reaffirms ASEAN’s active role in tackling climate change

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday said the 10 countries of ASEAN are committed to working with the international...

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Asean International News

Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze

(AFP) Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and IndonesiaThursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic hazefrom rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting. Nearly...

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Around Thailand News

Poll – Most commuters dissatisfied with passenger vans and taxis

Most commuters have complained about the poor service provided by passenger vans, citing rudeness, reckless driving and the poor...

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Around Thailand Video

Chiang Mai: The Capital of Digital Nomads

Find out what so fascinating about Chiang Mai, which makes it became the best digital nomad destinations? And what...

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Advice from digital nomads in Chiang Mai to the newcomers

In today’s world the tremendous advances in digital technologies have allowed people to work from anywhere in the world;...

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The Expat : Michael Yon

See Thailand through the eyes of Michael Yon, an American writer and former Special Forces soldier, who specializes in...

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The Expat : Chef Ryuki Kawasaki

Ryuki Kawasaki, a Michelin Star chef, is globetrotting to enhance his expertise in modern French cuisine, from Japan, to...

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Thammanat, new lightning rod and hot potato

Being a complete political outcast is difficult, especially in Thailand, where one man’s villain is easily another man’s hero....

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News Politics

Chuan confirms Opposition debate will proceed despite charter court’s rejection of oath issue petition

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai made clear this morning (Thursday) that the Opposition’s debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete...

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Around Thailand General News

IUCN officials conduct biodiversity survey of Khao Phanoen Thung in Phetchaburi province

Officials from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), accompanied by Thai government representatives, are due to...

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International News Politics

UK’s worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting...

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News Politics

Waipote stripped of MP status, faces arrest to serve time in prison

Palang Pracharat MP for Kamphaeng Phet province Pol Lt-Gen Waipote Arpornrat has lost his Member of Parliament (MP) status...

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Business International News

Hong Kong Stock Exchange unveils shock £32bn bid for London rival

(AFP) The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has bid almost £32 billion for its London rival in a shock move...

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News Politics

By-election in Nakhon Pathom expected on October 20 after a Future Forward MP resigns

The Office of the Election Commission is expected to hold a by-election in Constituency 5 of Nakhon Pathom province...

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International News

HK leader says China ‘respects and supports’ withdrawal of extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China “understands, respects and supports” her...

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Around Thailand News

Ex-park chief Chaiwat says “Charge me alone”

Former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park, Mr. Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn, said today (Thursday) that he is ready to face...

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Highlight News

Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city: MasterCard

(Reuters) – Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world’s most popular city to visit, according...

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News Politics

Parliament urged to ratify UN Convention against enforced disappearance

A former national human rights commissioner has urged the Thai parliament to ratify the United Nations’ Convention against Enforced...

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US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October

(AFP) US and Chinese trade negotiators will resume talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said Thursday, after new...

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International News Politics

HK leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill

HONG KONG (Agencies) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Wednesday she will formally withdraw the contentious...

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News Politics

Chuan confirms Opposition debate on September 18 for just one day

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai confirmed this morning (Wednesday) that the Opposition’s debate over Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete oath...

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Facts and floods hamper “oath-taking” offensive

It was a Constitution that was born thanks to Prayut Chan-o-cha’s coup and virtually promoted by him and his...

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Around Thailand News

Flood wall reinforced along Yom River in Sukhothai to prevent flooding

Officials and volunteers in Thailand’s lower northern province of Sukhothai were mobilized Tuesday to install more sand bags to...

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Food and Travel Video

Curry and Rice – A Tasty Epitome of Thai Cuisine

If you have just one meal in Thailand, curry and rice or Khao Gaeng should be the one to...

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International News Politics

Election bid looms as British MPs defeat Johnson on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson raised the prospect of a snap election on Tuesday after he suffered a major parliamentary...

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News Politics

Chuan expects PM and his cabinet to attend House debate

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said today he expects Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his ministers to be present at...

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Highlight News Politics

US-Thai diplomatic relations return to normal

The US government downgraded its diplomatic relations with Thailand following the coup in 2014 , which overthrew the government...

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International News

British PM Johnson sparks outrage after forcing suspension of parliament

LONDON (AFP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparked fury among pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit...

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News Politics

Diplomatically, Prayut is sandwiched

To cut to the chase, a Pheu Thai-led Thailand will be friendlier to America than a Palang Pracharat-led one....

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News Politics

Charter court judge assures nation of court’s impartiality

A Constitutional Court judge has assured the public that the court will hand down penalties for contempt of court...

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Around Thailand General News

Tropical storm Podul expected to hit northern Thailand Aug 31-Sept 1

Thailand’s Meteorological Department is closely monitoring tropical storm Podul, which is expected to cross into northern Thailand and cause...

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Around Thailand General News

Four abandoned and starving dogs rescued from a house in Nonthaburi

Four dogs, which were abandoned in a cage without food and water for almost a month in a town...

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Lifestyle Video

A messy way to enjoy art

Mess around and have some fun to release your creativity with painting in Singapore art studio.

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Asean News

Thailand and ASEAN attempt to curb marine debris

In an effort to eliminate marine plastic debris, the 10 member states of ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asia...

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Video

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha same old leader in new territory

It should not come as a surprise that General Prayut Chan-o-cha has been overwhelmingly voted as prime minister. It’s...

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Politics Quotes of the week

Quotes of the Week

“I pledge to work under democratic principles, leading changes through the mechanism of parliament, where Thailand is a sustainable,...

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Election Day News Politics

General Prayut and Thanathorn formally nominated as contenders for PM

Current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit were formally nominated as candidates for the...

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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the Week

“To me, what’s more important than the party’s resolution (to join Palang Pracharat-led coalition) is the social contract which...

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Around Thailand General News

Two female car vandals given suspended prison terms and 12,000 baht fines

Two female car vandals, who made headlines last year for using an axe and spade to vandalize a pickup...

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General News

Law to protect patients from private hospital overcharging now in effect

Patients can, from now on, expect reasonable prices for treatment at private hospitals and can demand that private hospitals...

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News Politics

Prime Minister suggests that people read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”

Deputy Government Spokesperson, Lieutenant General Werachon Sukondhapatipak, said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had recommended that those...

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International News

Tobacco kills eight million people each year: WHO

Tobacco kills eight million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, ahead of World No Tobacco...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Chelsea’s players and staff celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final football match between Chelsea...

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News Politics

Pheu Thai says it’s never too late for pro-democracy parties to join forces

“It is never too late” according to Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai, as he made yet another plea for...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Malaysia’s last male Sumatran rhinoceros has died on May 27th.

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News Politics

Democrat meeting about joining Palang Pracharat coalition called off

Talks among the Democrat party’s core members, about whether to join the Palang Pracharat-led coalition, have become bogged down...

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International News

Knife-wielding man slashes schoolgirls at bus stop in Japan, killing two

TOKYO (Reuters) – A knife-wielding man slashed at a group of schoolgirls at a bus stop in Japan on...

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International News

Brazil to send gang leaders to federal prisons after massacre: minister

LISBON (Reuters) – Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro said on Tuesday that the prison gang leaders responsible for killing...

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Monkey experiments offer clues on origin of language

Green and vervet monkeys live on either side of Africa and their evolutionary paths diverged 3.5 million years ago,...

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Election Day News Politics

Democrat advisory chief Chuan elected House speaker

The Democrat party’s chief advisor Chuan Leekpai has been elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, receiving 258 votes. ...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Chuan Leekpai, 81, elected Speaker of the House 258:235. He was Thailand’s 20th prime minister, serving 2 terms from...

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Election Day Election2019 News Politics

House first meeting marred by protests and boos

The first meeting of the House of Representatives was anything but smooth and orderly as it was marred by...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Mr. Chai Chidchop, 91, mops his brow as he chairs the heated first session of the House of Representatives...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

The meeting of the House of Representetives on May 25 has been temporarily suspended as the Palang Pracharat party...

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Business General News

Who’s going to lose their job?

The possibility of humans being defeated by an android does not only exist in the movie. Earlier this year,...

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International News Sport

Federer, Nadal threaten Djokovic bid for historic Slam

Novak Djokovic can become only the second man in history to have twice held all four Grand Slam titles...

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Director of ‘Friend Zone’ talks about the film and ‘soft power’

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Director of ‘Friend Zone’ talks about the film and ‘soft power’

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Meet the Director “Friend Zone”

Director of ‘Friend Zone’ talks about the film and ‘soft power’

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Asean Lifestyle News

Thai films steadily spread soft power across the region

“Friend Zone”, a romantic comedy about a handsome guy who has been in love with his best friend for...

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Highlight International News

50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol

International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and...

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Asean News

Thais in Indonesia advised to avoid protest sites for their safety 

Thai citizens in Indonesia have been warned by the Thai embassy in Jakarta to exercise extreme caution when travelling...

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Around Thailand Business News

Thai exports for April fall to the lowest level in 24 months

Thailand’s exports in April fell 2.57% to US$18.5 billion – the lowest since May 2017.  The fall is being...

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Around Thailand News Politics

Charter court decides today if it will accept Thanathorn’s share ownership case

Thailand’s Constitutional Court is today scheduled to consider whether to accept the Election Commission’s (EC) petition for the court...

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Illegal hunting threatens songbird prized as delicacy: study

Every year, nearly five million breeding pairs of ortolan buntings — a type of tiny songbird classified as endangered...

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Asean International News

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

JAKARTA, May 22 (Reuters) – Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread...

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Around Thailand News

Legal action being considered against private hospital for alleged overcharging

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry is pondering legal action against a private hospital for allegedly overcharging a patient who was admitted...

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Around Thailand News

Registered patients can keep medicinal cannabis for 3 months from May 21st

Patients, in registered possession of medicinal cannabis, will be allowed to keep it for three months after the amnesty...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

A warm handshake between Anutin Charnvirakul, Bhumjaithai Party Leader and Chalermchai Srion, Democrat Party Secretary-General on Tuesday evening, 21...

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International News

North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a...

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International News

Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side on Tuesday with...

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International News

Trump administration hits China’s Huawei with one-two punch

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday took aim at China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, banning the...

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Asean News

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada over trash row

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back...

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Around Thailand General News

Compromise may save expressway authority from paying sky high fees to expressway operator

The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) board has agreed to extend the concession period of NECL, a subsidiary of...

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International News

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave ‘blessing’ for tanker attacks

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern...

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Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S....

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International News

U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to...

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Input 2019 Video

An interview with ‘Plan B’ Director at INPUT 2019

The story of Florence, a mother who lost her daughter as she decides to take her own life. In...

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Election2019 News Politics

Charter Court to rule on constitutionality of party-list seat sharing rules

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has agreed to accept for consideration a petition, sent through the ombudsmen by former Thai Raksa...

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Business News

Thailand’s consumer confidence index for April lowest in 16 months

Thailand’s consumer confidence index (CCI) for the month of April plunged to 79.2 points – the lowest in 16...

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Breaking News International

One dead, 46 hurt in Venezuela May Day clashes

May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the new Queen

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World

Clashes break out at Venezuela May Day protest

Clashes broke out between opposition supporters and Venezuela’s armed forces in the capital Caracas on Wednesday during May Day...

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Around Thailand News

Thousands fill temple for free durian

Wat Tha Mai, in Krathum Ban district of Thailand’s coastal province of Samut Sakhon, was jam packed with people...

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News Politics

Pheu Thai party demands EC disband Palang Pracharat party

The pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party is demanding that the Election Commission (EC) disband the pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party on...

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Politics Profiles

Admirers hope Piyabutr is not “too fast to live” kind

Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, secretary-general of the Future Forward Party, is travelling at the speed of light politically. A virtual nobody...

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Business News

World Bank puts Thailand’s 2019 GDP growth at 3.8 percent 

The World Bank has cut Thailand’s growth rate projection this year to 3.8% from 3.9% compared to last year’s...

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