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PM Prayut orders authorities to restore Thailand’s tourism image following airport assault incident

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has instructed authorities concerned to quickly help restore Thailand’s tourism image in wake of recent...

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Asean

Aung San Suu Kyi’s actions ‘regrettable’ but she will keep peace prize: Nobel chief

STOCKHOLM (REUTERS) – Some of the actions Aung San Suu Kyi has taken as Myanmar’s civilian leader are “regrettable”...

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Politics

PM Prayut insists again that 4 Cabinet members who join Palang Pracharat do not need to resign

Despite mounting pressure from various political quarters,  Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today the four Cabinet members who have...

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Uncategorized

Suthep’s son acquitted of charge of forest encroachment on Samui Island

The son of former Democrat secretary-general Suthep Thuagsuban and three associates were acquitted by the Appeals Court which overturned...

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Quotes of the week

Quote of the week

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26 Thai students flown back to Bangkok after evacuation from quake-devastated Palu

Twenty-six Thai students were today flown back to Thailand from Indonesia after they and six other Thais were evacuated...

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General

Baby miraculously survives fall from apartment building

A new-born baby miraculously escaped almost unscathed after she was apparently dropped from the fifth floor of an apartment...

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Asean

Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclear

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away...

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Business

Inflation in steady rise for 15 consecutive months

Inflation has continued to rise 15 months in a row to an average of 1.14 per cent for the...

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New immigration chief orders subordinates to stop demanding “tip” from arriving tourists 

The newly-appointed immigration police chief today ordered his subordinates at all international airports and border check-points to stop demanding...

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Politics

Somkid insists 4 ministers need not quit after joining Palang Pracharat

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak came to the defence today of  four cabinet members who are facing pressure to...

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Politics

Future Forward leader Thanathorn says he’s ready to be prime minister

Future Forward acting party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit announced today that he is ready to be the next prime minister...

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Business

Japan beats Thailand to become Chinese tourists’ top choice

Japan has overtaken  Thailand to become the top destination for Chinese vacationers during this Golden Week  holiday of China,...

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Profiles

From anti-rice pledging scheme crusader to Democrat leadership challenger

Few people believe Warong Dechgitvigrom could dethrone Abhisit Vejjajiva in the Democrat Party’s leadership battle, but flying under the...

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Director and security chief of Don Mueang airport suspended over assault against Chinese tourist

Director of Don Mueang international airport and its the director for security were on Saturday suspended from active duty...

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Death toll in Indonesian quake, tsunami rises to 384

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – At least 384 people were killed, many swept away as giant waves crashed onto beaches,...

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General

Autopsy result suggests Chinese tourist died of foul play at a waterfall in Hat Yai

Autopsy conducted on the body of a Chinese female tourist died at a waterfall in Hat Yai district of...

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Politics

Industry Minister Uttama is leader of pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party

Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana was this aftetnoon chosen as the leader of the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party. Speaking after...

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Business

More subsidy injected to freeze retail price of diesel at 30 baht/litre until year end

The Energy Policy Committee has agreed to inject another 70 satang/litre to one baht/litre subsidy from the Oil Fund...

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Politics

Industry Minister Uttama says his is ready to lead pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party

Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana announced today that he was ready to lead the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party. Mr Uttama...

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Quake, tsunami kills at least 48 in Indonesia, hundreds missing

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Many bodies were found on Saturday along the shoreline of the Indonesian city of Palu on...

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General

Mahathir tries to shame superpowers into giving up UN veto power

Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Friday that he hoped to shame the powerful countries in the United...

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General

Tourist shoots self at  shooting range in Phuket

 An Australian tourist was seriously injured when he shot himself in his head with a handgun at a shooting...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

Residents make their way along a street full of debris after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi...

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Asean

President Jokowi of Indonesia emphasizes media role in building democracy

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, while highlighting the role of the media in building democracy, said yesterday that criticisms...

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General

Tourism season starts with early arrival of cold weather in Chiang Mai

Cold weather has arrived in Chiang Mai with temperature on top of Doi Inthanon, the highest mountain peak, measured...

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Quake, tsunami kills at least 30 on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island

JAKARTA (Reuters) – At least 30 people were killed when a strong earthquake and tsunami hit the city of...

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Business Tham Luang Rescue Operation

Tham Luang to offically reopen to public on December 1

The Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non in Chiang Rai province which has been closed for renovation to restore...

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Facebook admits big breach affects 50 million users

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Friday that hackers stole digital login codes allowing them to take over nearly...

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Video

[Interview] The next generation of Chartthaipattana party

Varawut Silpa-archa of Chartthaipattana makes education reform his key platform.

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General

NACC breaks silence on GT200 investigation

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) broke its long silence about its probes into the procurement of the fake bomb...

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General

Gen Prawit orders help for boxing hero Somrak facing bankruptcy  

He was once one of Thailand’s most celebrated boxing heroes and, undoubtedly, one of the richest as well.  But...

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Business

No extension for the service of ageing passenger vans after September 30

All ageing passenger vans which are over ten years old will be put out of service starting October 1...

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General

Engineer given 10 years in prison for shooting dead student in road brawl 

An elderly former engineer who shot dead a 17-year-old student allegedly in a fit of anger following a road...

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Administrative Court rejects tobacco companies’ appeal against graphic health warning

The Central Administrative Court has rejected an appeal of tobacco companies to revoke Public Health Ministry’s graphic health warning...

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Business

Credit bureau warns home loan bad debts continue to grow

The National Credit Bureau (NCB) today echoed concerns raised by the Bank of Thailand (BoT) over rising non-performing loans...

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Asean

Mahathir predicts Umno is going to collapse

Malaysian Prime Minisrer Mahathir Mohamad has predicted the collapse of Umno which is the backbone of the Barisan Nasional...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

A general view shows residential and commercial buildings on Hong Kong island on September 27, 2018. Two of Hong...

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General

Company executive jailed 9 years for selling fraudulent GT200 devices to royal guards unit

The top executive of a company that supplied the controversial GT200 remote substance detectors worth altogether nine million baht...

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Business

9 billion baht fund to be sought from Central Fund to help small rubber farmers

The board of Rubber Authority of Thailand will ask for 9 billion baht from the government’s Central Fund to...

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General Tham Luang Rescue Operation

Untold story of rescue of 4 Thais trapped in Tham Luang cave by British divers

Scarcely anyone knew about the rescue of four Thais trapped in flooded Tham Luang cave by two British cave...

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Politics

PM Prayut loses his cool and hits back at Sanoh Thienthong

An infuriated Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today hit back at veteran politician Sanoh Thienthong who had earlier cast...

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South Watch

PULO optimistic about new facilitator for peace talks with Thai authorities  

A Southern Thai separatist group is optimistic about the appointment of a controversial former inspector general of police of...

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General

Second life imprisonment for alleged Lao drug kingpin Xaysana Keopimpa

Alleged Laotian drug baron Xaysana Keopimpa who has a penchant for sports cars and links with some of Bangkok’s...

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Business

Ex-DSI chief Tarit acquitted in malfeasance case filed by Abhisit and Suthep

The Criminal Court on Tuesday acquitted former director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Tarit Pengdit and four...

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General

PM fires Pattaya City mayor, appoints Sonthaya as his successor

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today fired the Pattaya City mayor and replaced him with Sonthaya Khunplum, a political advisor...

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Politics

PM gives nod to Cabinet members to work with Palang Pracharath Party

Cabinet ministers are free to work with the Palang Pracharath party so long as it is not against the...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

A plane flies in front of a full moon in Sydney on September 25, 2018.

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Wissanu acknowledges Thaksin will walk free in Ratchadapisek land case

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam admitted this morning that former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be spared the two-year...

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Business

Temple pagoda of Rama III era subsided, injuring 11 people

Eleven workers were injured, three of them seriously, after a historic pagoda under renovation at Wat Phrayatham Voraviharn in...

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General

Missing Briton and Thai wife found dead, buried in fruit orchard in Phrae

An elderly Englishman and his Thai wife who were reported to have gone missing mysteriously from their home in...

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Editor's Choice

4 whale sharks spotted near Koh Talu off Prachuab Khiri Khan

Four whale sharks have been sighted hunting for fish near Koh Talu, about three kilometres from the coast of...

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Business

Teak logs in new parliament building designed to convey  “Thai-ness”

The use of teak wood to decorate the interior of the new parliament building under construction is meant to...

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General

Police suspect Chinese tourist’s fatal plunge at waterfall in Hat Yai a foul play

Police are investigating the fatal plunge of a Chinese female tourist at a waterfall in Hat Yai district of...

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Politics

Ex-Democrat MP for Chon Buri quits party

A former MP of the Democrat Party representing the eastern province of Chon Buri has tendered his resignation from...

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Business

Government facing heat over use of teak wood to decorate new parliament building

Stop Global Warming  Association president Srisuwan Janya has threatened to lodge a lawsuit with the Central Administrative Court against...

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Politics

Democrat claims Sam Mitr continues courting former MPs in North

The Sam Mitr (Three Allies) group, seen as the political recruiting arm of the military junta, continues with its...

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PM Prayut says he is “interested” in politics, but mum on his future

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha still keeps his cards close to his chest as far as his political future is...

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Gunmen kill 25, including 12 Revolutionary Guards, in attack on Iran military parade

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused US-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out an attack...

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General

Venus at its brightest on September 25, 30

Star-gazers please take note – Venus will be at its greatest brilliancy this year on the night of September...

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Politics

Abhisit insists party leader who musters majority in election should be PM

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said he hopes senators would respect the wishes of the people and the decision...

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Business

City Hall holds event to mark International Car Free Day

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration marked the International Car Free Day this morning  with an event in front of Central...

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PM Prayut confident Central Plains will be spared flooding

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied with the Agriculture Ministry’s plan to drain water into 13 water catchment areas...

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Business

Exports for August rise 6.68 percent – the highest so far this year

Thai exports for the month of August grew 6.68 percent to US$23.8 billion which was the highest so far...

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Asean

Vietnam’s president dies after viral illness

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the...

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General

New labour bill promises better protection for workers

The National Legislative Assembly on Friday passed in the first reading a labour bill which seeks to provide better...

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Somkid vows to make Thailand Asean’s aircraft service hub

Thailand aims to become Asean’s hub of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for medium- and large-sized airliners, said...

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Business

Ford car company ordered to pay 23 million baht in compensation to 291 car buyers

A total of 308 buyers of Ford Fiesta and Focus cars have won a class action lawsuit against Ford...

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Politics

Sam Mitr boasts of chance to beat Pheu Thai, claims 3 more ex-MPs to defect

Sam Mitr (Three Allies) group, seen as the military junta’s political arm, has claimed it has a good chance...

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World

UK foreign minister sits down with Aung San Suu Kyi

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt met on Thursday with embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the first...

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General

Hundreds of passengers left stranded after train derails in Lampang

The rail traffic in the North was suspended this morning as the operation to salvage a petroleum-transporting train derailing...

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Video

Wat Pho ranks high in TripAdvisor awards

Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram, better known as Wat Pho, in Tha Tian area of Bangkok’s old town, has...

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Politics

All eyes on Prayut, and just a bit on Democrats and Pheu Thai

The new laws on elections and structures of the House of Representatives and the Senate have set the ball...

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South Watch

Life sentence for two militants in 2017 car bomb in Pattani

Two men who were allegedly involved in the twin bombing of Big C Super Store in the southern province...

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General

Disappearance of late national artist Thawan’s paintings is “family affairs”

A senior police officer tasked with overseeing the investigation into the missing paintings of the late national artist Thawan...

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Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak charged with abuse of power, money laundering

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysian prosecutors on Thursday charged former Prime Minister Najib Razak with abuse of power and...

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Political Pulse

All eyes on Prayut, and just a bit on Democrats and Pheu Thai

The new laws on elections and structures of the House of Representatives and the Senate have set the ball...

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Business

Governor admits Bangkok still faces flood risks

Bangkok still has to watch out for possible flooding while massive run-offs from upper Thailand are expected to pass...

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Editor's Choice

Princess Soamsawali leaves hospital, almost fully recovers

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali has been discharged from Chulalongkorn Hospital and returned to Thewet Palace after almost full...

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General

North to face cold season sooner and longer dry spell

Cold season will come sooner to the northern region which will experience longer period of dry season due to...

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General

Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested, to face multiple charges

Former prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the 1 Malaysia Development Bhd...

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Politics

“It is my business” is PM Prayut’s answer on his political future  

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha appeared to be annoyed today when once again pressed for answer when he will make...

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World

S Korean builders of collapsed dam in Laos demanded to show responsibility

A small group of representatives of two South Korean civic groups rallied in Seoul in front of the SK...

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General Uncategorized

PM rejects cable car project for Phu Kradueng mountain resort

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shelved a proposal for the construction of a cable car for Phu Kradueng mountain...

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Asean

UN reiterates call for Myanmar generals to face genocide charges

The UN says Rohingya Muslims have faced four of five prohibited acts defined as genocide at the hands of...

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General

PM urges Thais to plant 400 precious trees for each household

Prime Minister Prayut Chana-o-cha has urged Thai people to plant 400 precious trees for each household so that, in...

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Ideas & Innovation

Japanese billionaire businessman is SpaceX’s Moon tourist

Japanese billionaire businessman, online fashion tycoon and art collector Yusaku Maezawa was revealed Monday as the first tourist who...

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Politics

Race for Democrat leadership will be a contest between “brothers”  

The race for the Democrat party leadership between former Phitsanuloke MP Warong Dejkitvigrom and incumbent leader Abhisit Vejjajiva will...

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Highlight

President Moon arrives in Pyongyang for summit with Kim

South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday, welcomed by a crowd of North Koreans that included...

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Business

Law to be amended to give better protection to copyright owners

The amended copyright law will provide better protection to owners of copyrights by empowering them to notify internet service...

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General

Warning of dengue fever in Bangkok

Bangkokians, especially children,  have been warned to protect themselves from dengue fever which has  since the beginning of this...

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General

Laotian murder suspect admits to slashing the throats of three victims and a cat

A Laotian migrant worker has confessed to a gruesome murder of a 67-year old woman and her 12-year-old grand-daughter ...

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Business

Wat Pho beats Great Wall of China in TripAdvisor’s  2018 ranking

Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram, better known as Wat Pho, in Tha Tian area of Bangkok’s old town, has...

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Highlight

Typhoon Mangkhut wreaks havoc in southern China but won’t hit Thailand

Thailand will be spared the wrath of Typhoon Mangkhut which continues to wreak havoc in southern China where three...

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Politics

Political parties told to go step by step in prelude to election

The National Council for Peace and Order has lifted restrictions on political activities but is apparently not in a...

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Uncategorized

Super Typhoon Mangkhut smashes Philippines

Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which forecasters have called the strongest typhoon this year, slammed into the northern Philippines on Saturday...

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Photo of the Day

Photo of the day

A man watching huge waves crashing into the coast at Taitung county, eastern Taiwan, as Super Typhoon Mangkhut approaches...

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Editor's Choice

40 provinces face heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut

Forty provinces have been warned to brace for heavy rain and possibly very heavy rain today and the next...

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Asean

At least 3 dead as powerful Typhoon Mangkhut slams Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – Typhoon Mangkhut tore through the northern tip of the Philippines on Saturday packing winds of more...

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Politics

Parties start planning activities after political restrictions eased 

Political parties have begun setting dates for crucial activities they are required to complete before the election that is...

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