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Norwegian found dead hanging outside condominium in Pattaya

A 69-year-old Norwegian was found dead today with his body hanging from a rope from the 31st floor of...

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Thailand should learn to adjust its sail to cope with China: former envoy

Former Thai ambassador to China Viboon Koosakul has suggested that Thailand learn to make adjustments to accommodate modern China...

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Thai  boxing supporters to protest against child boxing bill as 13-yr-old boxer dies after being knocked out

Supporters of Thai boxing have threatened to stage a protest in front of the Parliament against a child boxing...

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Cabinet endorses bill to legalize marijuana for medical purposes

In a landmark decision, the Cabinet on Tuesday approved a new narcotic bill which will make it legally possible...

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Democrat Party unveils “New Dems” — its own version of young politicians

Not to be left out by other parties, the Democrat Party today unveiled a group of 21 young members,...

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Asean News

Myanmar’s ASEAN neighbors to call for ‘accountability’ in Rakhine crisis

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Southeast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be...

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No cold weather for Bangkokians this cold season 

Bangkokians hoping to have a chance to put on their sweaters during what is supposed to be the cold...

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Wissanu sees no justification for election to be postponed…at least for now

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said this morning that at least for now  he sees no justification for the...

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Asean Highlight News

PM Prayut vows to push for greater ASEAN connectivity

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today pledged to push for greater connectivity to strengthen business and investments in ASEAN when...

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Park department agrees to scrap concrete road plan to Panern Thung  

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation has bowed to pressure from green groups by agreeing to...

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Anti-graft body launches fresh probe into scandalous rice deals

The National Anti-Corruption Commission has launched a fresh investigation into rice deals committed under the government of former prime...

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General Highlight News

Hospital in hot waters for allegedly refusing to accept acid-attacked woman who later dies

Self-appointed defender of crime victims Atchariya Rungrattanapong on Monday escorted the family of a Bangkok woman who was attacked...

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Pieces of history and art from Berlin to Bangkok

Two original segments of the Berlin Wall, which have been turned into pieces of art,  were unveiled in the...

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Rescuers rush food and drinking water by foot to marooned village in Bang Saphan Noi

Troops and rescue workers with ready-made foods and drinking water were on Saturday sent to a village behind Chong...

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News Politics

Sudarat shrugs off desertions of Pheu Thai Party’s members 

Chief election strategist of Pheu Thai Party Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan on Saturday shrugged off speculation that several of her...

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Business News

Jiaravanon family member buys Fortune magazine

Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon, a member of one of Thailand’s richest families, has  bought Fortune magazine for US$150 million...

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Petchkasem highway in Bang Saphan district reopened to traffic

Petchkasem highway in Bang Saphan district of the southern province of Prachuab Khiri Khan which was closed to traffic...

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News Politics

Abhisit wins primary election as Democrat leader

As widely expected, Abhisit Vejjajiva was voted leader of the Democrat Party in a primary election that ended on...

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Court issues arrest warrant for organizer of controversial marathon event 

The Chon Buri provincial court on Friday night issued a warrant for the arrest of the organizer of the...

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News Politics

Thanathorn blames Constitution for the creation of Thai Raksa Chart party

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit has blamed the Constitution for the creation of the Thai Raksa Chart (Thai...

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Gas-laden truck set afire, three stabbed, one dead in Australia terror attack

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A Somali-born man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the center...

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Petchakasem highway in Bang Saphan district temporarily closed

The south-bound Petchakasem highway has been closed to traffic after a stretch of the road in Bang Saphan district...

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Floods hit Prachuab Khiri Khan, forcing patients to be moved out of hospital

As heavy downpours caused flooding in several areas in the tourist town of Prachuab Khiri Khan, personnel at Bang...

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News Politics

Suthep warns not to under-estimate Thaksin’s party branching out tactic

Palang Prachachart Thai (ACT) party founder Suthep Thuagsuban has warned against under-estimating fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s tactic...

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Measles continue to spread in Pattani

Health officials in the three southernmost provinces are still unable to contain the spread of measles especially in Pattani...

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Excise tax on food with high content of fat and salt being pondered

The Excise Department is pondering imposing tax on processed food with high content of fat and/or salt or sodium...

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Business News

Business leaders welcome political timeline

Business leaders today welcomed the announcement of political timeline by Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm on Thursday. Federation of...

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News Politics

EC to consult Foreign Ministry on EU request to monitor February election 

The Election Commission will have to consult relevant agencies, particularly the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before it can decide...

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Wissanu outlines political timeline that could see new government in May

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm on Thursday offered the clearest political timeline yet for the next six months that...

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News Tham Luang Rescue Operation

Greenlight for Wild Boar  boys to be interviewed by local media

After three months of strict supervision, authorities have finally decided to allow the Wild Boar boys and their football...

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Asean News

FAA issues emergency directive on Boeing 737 Max after Lion Air crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday issued an emergency airworthiness directive on about 250...

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University rectors want NACC to review assets declaration ruling

State university rectors are demanding the National Anti-Corruption Commission to reconsider its ruling requiring university council chairmen and members...

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Business News

7-Eleven store chain announces intention to reduce and to end use of plastic bags

CP All Public Company, the sole operator of 7-Eleven convenience store chain, on Wednesday announced its declaration of intention...

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20 school children injured in van accident in Lampang

About 20 school children were injured when a passenger van in which they were travelling to schools crashed into...

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Hospital demands proceeds from controversial charity Chon Buri marathon organizer

The controversial charity Chon Buri marathon run has been over with a sour note among many runners for almost...

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Highlights of the week

Dust settling down in Thailand’s political “Games of Thrones”

The political boundaries are getting clearer ahead of next year’s election, expected in February. Three camps will be competing...

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Crashed Indonesia jet had damaged airspeed indicator on last four flights

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) said on Monday an airspeed indicator of a Boeing Co....

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US congressional midterm elections a referendum on President Trump?

CLEVELAND (Reuters) – For many Americans, Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections are a referendum on Republican President Donald Trump’s divisive...

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Dr Arthit denies he will visit Thaksin to apologize 

Rangsit University rector Dr Arthit Urairat on Monday dismissed as fake news a post in the social media purportedly...

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Final public hearings planned for bill to legalize cohabitation of transgenders

Public hearings will be held in Bangkok and several other provinces on November 12-16 to gauge opinions from stakeholders...

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University council members up in arms against assets declaration requirement

Several state university council members have threatened to resign en masse to protest against a recent announcement by the...

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Reading People’s Mood before Election

Exclusive Talk with Asst. Prof. Dr. Arnond Sakworawich Graduate School of Applied Statistics, NIDA “Reading People’s Mood before Election”

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Poll shows most Bangkokians happy with Governor Aswin’s performance

The majority of Bangkokians are satisfied with the performance of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration under Governor Aswin Kwanmuang and wants...

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Business News

Tourism revenue next year may drop by 50 billion baht as growth target missed

The Tourism Authority of Thailand’s projection of 11.5 percent growth in tourist arrivals next year may not be met,...

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Business News

PM pleased with World Bank’s assessments of Thailand’s performance in Doing Business Report 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is satisfied with Thailand’s latest rankings in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018. Government...

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News Politics

Law change empowers court to hold hearings with defendants in absentia

Court trial of criminal offences and verdict reading in the future can be done even without the presence of...

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WHO approves Thailand’s anti-HIV Efavirenz

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Thailand’s anti-HIV drug Efavirenz developed by the Government Pharmaceutical Organization. GPO chairman...

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Business News

Anti-graft body asks PM to impose “integrity pact” in bidding for duty-free shops at Suvarnabhumi airport

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the Public Section Anti-Corruption Commission to...

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News Politics

PM pleads for no confusions or unrest during run-up to election

With the election approaching, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday pleaded with all parties concerned to refrain from provoking...

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GAT/PAT tests to be held on February 16-19

GAT/PAT (General Aptitude Test and Professional and Academic Aptitude Test) tests for pre-university students will be held one week...

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King bestows octagonal urn for ex-King Power boss

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has bestowed an octagonal funerary urn for former King Power boss Vichai Srivaddhaprabha and...

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Asean News

Malaysians still visiting Pattani mosque where 32 were killed 14 years ago

The Kresek mosque in Pattani, where 32 suspected Muslim insurgents were  killed in a stand-off 14 years ago, continues...

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Green groups to petition PM to suspend road construction at Khao Panern Thung

Fifteen wildlife conservation organizations will march to the Government House next Monday to petition Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to...

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PM supports registering pet dogs and cats but wants fee to be affordable

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has voiced support for the idea of having pet dogs and cats registered and attached...

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Asean News

Myanmar says 2,000 Rohingya to arrive in November despite doubts

A top Myanmar official said Wednesday that his country would take back a first group of 2,000 Rohingya refugees...

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UN chief names new envoy to Syria: sources

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he wishes to appoint Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen...

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S.Africa fires kill 7 including baby, pregnant woman

Raging wildfires have killed seven people including a baby and a pregnant woman in a farming settlement along South...

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Land Dept asked to scrap land deeds for mountain water park since 2009: DSI

The Department of Special Investigation revealed today it had formally requested the Department of Lands to revoke the title...

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Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

President Donald Trump said he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil in...

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News World

Tourists at sea as floods sweep Venice

Rain-soaked tourists in Venice were barred from an inundated St. Mark’s Square on Monday, as fierce winds and rains...

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Asean

Indonesia searches for victims, wreckage of air crash; survivors seen unlikely

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Tuesday stepped up a search for the Lion Air  airliner that plunged into the...

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News Tham Luang Rescue Operation

Wild Boar team presents Pride of Britain awards to five British divers in London

The 13 Wild Boar boys and their football coach on Monday presented the Pride of Britain awards to five...

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Vichai, an unlikely legend of football

“This puts football into perspective”. A famous line among those involved in the world’s most popular sport when a...

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Pol Gen Sivara says no evidence yet to place charges over controversial rap song  

At least for now, it is legally all right to sing, listen or share the controversial rap song, “Prathet...

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China, France launch satellite to study climate change

The first Franco-Chinese satellite was launched into orbit on Monday to study ocean surface winds and waves around the...

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Family of Leicester’s Thai boss lays flower at the stadium

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (R) and Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha (L), the son and wife of Leicester City’s Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who...

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Indonesia rescuers retrieve body parts from Lion Air crash site

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian rescuers retrieved body parts on Monday after a Lion Air plane crashed into the sea...

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Many supporters arrange a club scarf around floral tributes piled outside Leicester City FC’s King Power Stadium on October...

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News Politics

Junta spokesman defends the need for troops to observe political activities

The spokesman of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has come out to defend the deployment of...

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Business News

DTAC wins 900-MHz spectrum license for 38 billion baht

DTAC TriNet, a subsidiary of Total Access Communication, won the auction for a 900 megahertz licence uncontested with a...

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Leicester City owner, four others were on crashed helicopter: source

LEICESTER, England- Leicester City soccer club chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people who were on board...

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Pol Lt-Gen Viroj Pao-in voted Pheu Thai party leader

Acting Pheu Thai party leader Pol Lt-Gen Viroj Pao-in was confirmed as the leader of the party at its...

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British media say Vichai on board helicopter that crashed

King Power and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was on board the helicopter that crashed in a ball of...

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King Power boss and Leicester City football club owner Vichai’s helicopter crashes outside stadium

 LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – A helicopter belonging to Leicester City football club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed in a ball...

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Van driver to face heavy charges for crushing to death  Filipino cyclist

The driver of a passenger van who allegedly broke the traffic light and crushed to death a long-distance Filipino...

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Fishermen told government cannot ban seafood import from Myanmar

The Thai government cannot stop the import of squid and cuttlefish from Myanmar as demanded by Thai fishermen because...

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Politics

Mahathir calls on Gen Prem for reunion of “old friends” 

It was a reunion of “old friends” in almost 30 years when Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad made a...

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News World

EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton...

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News Politics

Pre-university tests will have to be postponed, not election: Gen Prawit

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said today the upcoming general election scheduled for Feb 24 next year cannot...

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Sek Loso sentenced to two years 21 months imprisonment without suspension

Controversial rocker Seksan Sukpimai, better known as Sek Loso, was this morning sentenced to two years and 21 months...

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Mahathir pledges to help end violence in deep South in talks with Gen Prayut

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad promised on Wednesday to help bring peace to the trouble-plagued southern border region and...

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It’s official: cold season will arrive on Oct 27

Thailand will be officially entering cold season on October 27, the Meteorological Department announced on Wednesday. The department said...

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Trump holds Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince responsible for Khashoggi’s death

STANBUL (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump, in his toughest comments yet, said Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince bore ultimate...

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Prime Minister Prayut appoints new government spokesman

Prime Minister’s Deputy Secretary-General Puttipong Punnakan has been appointed the new government spokesman, replacing Lt-Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd. Prime Minister...

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Cabinet approves new education, innovation ministry proposal

The Cabinet has approved Science and Technology Minister Suvit Maesincee’s proposal for the setting up of a new ministry...

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Small reservoir bursts, causing floods in at least 4 villages in San Kamphaeng district

The wall of a small reservoir in San Kamphaeng district of Chiang Mai collapsed during the early hours of...

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Probe into major blackout at Suvarnabhumi airport

An investigation is being conducted into a major blackout at Suvarnabhumi airport that lasted about 10 minutes on Tuesday...

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Prime Minister Mahathir arrives for talks with Gen Prayut

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia arrived in Bangkok this afternoon for a two-visit during which he will discuss...

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Police probing mysterious deaths of two migrants in custody

Authorities are investigating the mysterious deaths of two illegal migrants, one Cambodian and one Vietnamese, while being detained at...

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Thaksin will have to run for the rest of his life: Gen Prawit

Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra will have to be a fugitive for his entire life because the statute of...

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Ill-fated passenger van overloaded and GPS system switched off

The ill-fated passenger van which crashed, killing nine Myanmar migrant workers in Kampahaeng Phet Sunday, was overloaded and its...

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Gen Prawit given thumbs-up for efforts to solve non-formal debts

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwan scored 9.8 out of a total of 10 in an opinion...

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Video shows moment express train flies off tracks in Taiwan

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) today released surveillance camera footage showing the moment an express train flew off the...

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News Politics

Thaksin to give lecture on Thailand’s politics at Stockholm University

Ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is scheduled to give a lecture on the upcoming general elections and the future...

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General News

Man dies in car accident after livestreaming while driving in heavy rain

A man was killed after his pickup truck plunged into a roadside swamp as he was livestreaming himself driving...

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General News

At least 18 killed in train derailment in Taiwan

At least 18 people were killed and 160 others injured after a train derailed on a tourist coastal railway...

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News Politics

Ms Kanchana Silpa-archa tipped to be Chart Thai Pattana’s leader

Ms Kanchana Silpa-archa, a former deputy education minister and the only daughter of  the late former prime minister Banharn...

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Amid scepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

RIYADH (REUTERS) – As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international scepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal...

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9 People die in road carnage involving passenger van in Kamphaeng Phet

Nine people, mostly Myanmar migrant workers, died and six others were seriously injured in a road accident involving a...

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Depression lands, causing widespread heavy rain

The anticipated depression made landfall in Kui Buri district of Prachuab Khiri Khan province at 10 pm Saturday night...

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