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Over ten reef sharks sighted near Maya beach

The sighting on Tuesday of a school of about a dozen of black tip reef sharks swimming near the...

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Overwhelming support for decriminalizing marijuana for medical purpose

An overwhelming number of people have voiced support for decriminalizing the use of kanja (marijuana) for research and development...

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Parks Department won’t bow to tour operators’ pressure over Similan island restrictions

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation will not bow to pressure from tour operators in the...

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How the young politicians see the future

Exclusive talk with Paopoom Rojanasakul, the new faces in Thai Politics of Pheu Thai Party and Narit Paranulaksa, the...

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Politicians warned not to underestimate the people

Politicians will be dead wrong if they still perceive the people as mere voters subservient to the patronage system,...

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Woman helps driver trapped in half-submerged car in a swamp in Phayao

A 57-year old woman is being hailed as a heroine by her neighbours and local officials for single-handledly rescuing...

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Thailand loses top firefighter in perfume factory fire

Nitiphat Nitiphongsakul, dubbed the country’s No 1 firefighter and firefighting expert, died Saturday during an operation to extinguish fire...

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Ex-PM Yingluck says her son gives her strength and moral support

Despite political storms that she has gone through, former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said good news from her only...

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Troops seize over 47 million meth pills in one year

Army troops based at the borders have seized 47.7 million meth pills, over 2.7 tonnes of heroin and 983...

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“Tears of Love”

October 13, 2018: A lot pf people flocked into the square outside the 100th Year Siriraj Centennial Hall mark...

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“Tears of Love”

October 13, 2018: A lot pf people flocked into the square outside the 100th Year Siriraj Centennial Hall mark...

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Similan-Surin islands to reopen for visitors from Monday 

The Similan-Surin islands, popular tourist attractions in the Andaman sea, will be reopened to visitors as of Monday October...

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With by-election win, Anwar closer to becoming prime minister of Malaysia

Former Malaysian deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim swept to victory in a by-election Saturday, paving the way for him...

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Thailand, Indonesia to strengthen banking supervision

Bank of Thailand and  Indonesia`s Financial Services Authority signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) committing efforts to strengthen banking supervision...

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The nation holds events in remembrance of the late King Bhumibol 

A huge portrait of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been put on display at Sanam Luang for people...

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Seller of GT200 fake bomb detectors given another 9 years in third conviction

In the third conviction concerning with the fake bomb detector known as GT200, Avia Satcom executive Sutthiwat Wattanakit was...

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Business

Energy committee rejects takeover of GLOW by PTT’s subsidiary

PTT Public Company’s attempt to take over Glow Energy Company or GLOW has been blocked by the Energy Regulatory...

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Future Forward to challenge junta’s order forbidding public donations for political parties

Future Forward party has threatened to challenge the junta’s order forbidding political parties from accepting public donations by taking...

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China says ex-Interpol chief focus of bribery probe back home

BEIJING/PARIS (Reuters) – China said on Monday it was investigating former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei for bribery and other...

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Deputy district chief implicated in illegal hunting temporarily dismissed

Dan Makham Tia district deputy chief officer Watcharachai Sameerak has been temporarily dismissed from government service pending disciplinary and...

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EEC board approves four more mega infrastructure projects

The government’s committee directing the policy of the flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) scheme, also known as the EEC...

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Palang Pracharat to get big boost from “Sam Mitr” group

The pro–junta Palang Pracharat Party is getting a major boost after a group of politicians and former MPs of...

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Ex-PM Najib’s wife Rosmah pleads not guilty to money-laundering charges

Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, pleaded not guilty this morning to 17 charges...

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Mixed reactions to Finance Ministry’s cigarette tax hike  proposal

The Finance Ministry’s plan to seek the Cabinet’s approval on a new rise in excise taxes that will result in...

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Gen Prawit insists election will take place in February

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan insisted this morning that the upcoming general election will take place as scheduled...

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Popular Maya Bay closed indefinitely for rehab after serious damage

The closure of Maya Bay, part of an island in Krabi’s Mueang district globally famous after it was picked...

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Palang Pracharat: Lightning rod or effective tool?

On the one hand, the newly–formed Palang Pracharat Party can be military–backed Prime Minister Prayut Chan–o–cha’s formidable weapon going...

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China fines movie star Fan Bingbing in high-profile tax evasion case

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s taxation authorities fined A-list Chinese movie star Fan Bingbing more than 479 million yuan ($69.74...

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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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Asean Highlights of the week

“Debt trap” alert arises in Myanmar as more “Belt and Road” projects scrapped

YANGON (The Irrawaddy)  — Pakistan has recently halted agreements reached under China’s Belt and Road Initiative, including the Pakistan-China Economic...

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Indonesia quake-tsunami causes destruction in Palu on September 29, 2018 More than 832 people were confirmed killed, many swept...

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Huge painting in memory of Tham Luang rescue unveiled as “Wild Boars” boys prepare to go on foreign trip

A huge black and white water colour painting depicting all the Thai and foreign rescuers involved in the operation...

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Death toll from Indonesian quake, tsunami rises to 832, Thai military ready to help

JAKARTA – The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi rose to 832...

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Poll shows over 60 %  doubt they will have good MPs after election

More than 60 percent of respondents in an opinion poll are not confident that the upcoming election will produce...

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PM regrets  assault incident at Don Mueang airport

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has expressed regrets over a recent incident at Don Mueang international airport in which a...

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Indonesia searches for survivors after quake, tsunami as death toll passes 400

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – More than 400 people were confirmed killed, many swept away as tsunami waves triggered by...

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Asean

Big crowds expected at Dusit Zoo on its last day today 

Large crowds of people are expected at the Dusit Zoo today as the final curtain is brought down on...

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General

THAI cancels flights to Osaka on Saturday and Sunday due to Typhoon Trami

Thai Airways International has suspended all flights to and from Osaka on Saturday and Sunday due to the closure...

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Musk to resign as Tesla chairman, pay US$20 million fine in settlement

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tesla and Elon Musk have agreed to pay $20 million each to financial regulators and...

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Business

ADB raises economic outlook for Thailand, cut forecast growth for Asean

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised Thailand’s economic growth forecast this year by 0.5% from a previous forecast...

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Bangkok top destination in the world last year: Mastercard’s Index

Bangkok was the world’s top destination last year, three years in a row, with 20.05 million people visiting the...

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Only Chevron and PTTEP submit bids for Bongkot, Erawan blocks

US-based Chevron Corp and PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) are the only two contenders that submitted their bids for...

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Pheu Thai reportedly courts Democrat to form alliance against Gen Prayut

In a bid to block Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s comeback after the  general election, Pheu Thai Party has approached...

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Thanathorn blasts Thai military for creating “vicious circle” at New York forum

Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has used the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit in New York as a forum...

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New Zealand prime minister makes history with her baby at UN assembly

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made history by bringing her three-month-old daughter into the United Nations assembly...

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New Zealand prime minister makes history with her baby at UN assembly

Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, and National Security and Intelligence of New Zealand...

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US accuses Myanmar military of ‘planned and coordinated’ Rohingya atrocities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A US government investigation has found that Myanmar’s military waged a “well-planned and coordinated” campaign of...

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Minister Kobsak only step away from joining Palang Pracharath Party 

Though he hasn’t said it out loud, Prime Minister’s Office Minister Kobsak Phutrakul is leaving no doubts that he...

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Political Pulse

To get ahead in upcoming election, first try to understand its mathematics

The majority of Thais may hate mathematics, but they will be forced to be constantly engaged with it in...

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Koh Tao and its mountain of garbage awaiting disposal

Local administration officials on the popular resort island of Koh Tao have heaved a big sigh of relief after...

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Business

Business operators’ confidence index drops for August

Confidence index of business operators for the month of August was 92.5 points – down from 93.2 points recorded...

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Asean

Indonesia urged to use its role in UNSC to end Rohingya crisis

A coalition of Indonesian civil society groups has urged the government of Indonesia to utilize its position as a...

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Democratic Transition in Myanmar ‘at standstill’: UN Rights Panel

GENEVA (Reuters)  — Myanmar’s democratic transition has ground to a standstill as authorities seek to silence critics while allowing hate...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (R) and South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) react as they watch the...

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PM urges tough punishment against civil servants in welfare fraud

As a new round of corruption scandals hits the government,  Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today tries to demonstrate...

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Cabinet gives nod to over 60 mega projects to facilitate EEC

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved more than 60 large-scale investment projects in the lower North and upper Northeast designed...

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PM Prayut confirms full election campaign to be allowed in mid-December

In the strongest sign yet that he is committed to pushing ahead with a general election early next year,...

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Police probe missing paintings of late national artist Thawan Datchanee

Security has been stepped at Ban Dum (Black House) of the late national artist Thawan Datchanee in Muang district...

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The first day of Inter-Korean summit on September 18, 2018

A big screen shows a picture of South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...

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S. Korean leader and North’s Kim hold summit talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in (front L) and his wife Kim Jung-sook (front C) wave as North Korean leader...

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Inter-Korea summit in Pyongyang on September 18, 2018

Kim Jung-sook (C), wife of South Korean President Moon Jae-in, talks with Ri Sol Ju (centre L), wife of...

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North and South Koreas aim for agreement to unlock nuclear talks

SEOUL (Reuters) – Leaders of South and North Korea plan to announce steps aimed at rekindling stalled nuclear talks...

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Search mounted to look for seven missing following flash flood and mud slide

The Third Army Region has sent out a search and rescue team to look for seven missing people after...

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Cabbie who chased passengers out of his car fined 3,000 baht

A Bangkok taxi driver was fined 3,000 baht on Monday and given a lecture on good manners and proper...

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Cave diver Unsworth sues Elon Musk for calling him pedophile

Elon Musk, the chief executive of Tesla Inc, was sued for defamation on Monday for falsely suggesting that a...

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Trade war widens as Trump slaps tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will impose 10 percent US tariffs on about...

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Poll finds most voters welcome easing of political ban but wary of conflicts

 A new poll suggests that although most people agree with the National Council for Peace and Order’s decision to...

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China provinces bracing for heavy rainfall as Typhoon Mangkhut heads west

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s southern regions faced more heavy rainfall on Monday as a devastating typhoon swept west, with...

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Watch Thailand today, September 13, 2018

Topics : Get to know authoritarianism trend in southeast Asia. What is Prayut’s Path to Political Future. How is...

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SPAIN: Catalan separatists display show of strength on Barcelona streets

People wave pro-independence Catalan flags ‘Esteladas’ while holding letters reading “independence” during a pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona on September...

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SPAIN: Catalan separatists display show of strength on Barcelona streets

People wave pro-independence Catalan flags ‘Esteladas’ while holding letters reading “independence” during a pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona on September...

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North Korea holds giant 70th Anniversary Mass Games

The biggest show on earth made a comeback as North Korea put on its all-singing, all-dancing propaganda display, the...

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“Wild boars uniting the world” ThailandToday (6th September 2018)

A weekly English news program that helps you find out what will happen tomorrow.

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The Tham Luang cave rescue mission has proven once again that if people hold on together they can make anything happen.

For Paasi, the Tham Luang cave rescue mission has proven once again that if people hold on together they...

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Captain Tait feels both humbled and honoured to be part of both the rescue operation and the “United as One” grand reception.

Captain Tait feels both humbled and honoured to be part of both the rescue operation and the “United as...

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U.S. Mission Commander Nothing would overwhelm Maj Hodges more than the sight of the “Wild Boars” boys walking into the reception looking great and happy.

U.S. Mission Commander Nothing would overwhelm Maj Hodges more than the sight of the “Wild Boars” boys walking into...

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The grand reception reminds McEwan of the role of Dr. Richard Harris and all Australian personnel who contributed to the successful rescue operation

The grand reception reminds McEwan of the role of Dr. Richard Harris and all Australian personnel who contributed to...

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Spotlight on Alibaba CEO Zhang as Jack Ma starts retirement countdown

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Unlike his charismatic boss, Jack Ma, Alibaba chief executive, Daniel Zhang isn’t usually one to grab...

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Kim Jong Un asks Trump for another meeting 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asking for...

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Death toll from Hokkaido quake hits 44, power supply and Toyota output disrupted

TOKYO (REUTERS) – The death toll from a powerful earthquake in northern Japan last week rose to 44, with...

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Thai film to retell Tham Luang cave rescue drama

A Thai film retelling the dramatic story of the Tham Luang cave rescue operation will start filming in November,...

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September 4, 2018 A major airport that was cut off when a huge typhoon smashed through its sole access...

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Powerful gusts and heavy rains batter western Japan in its strongest typhoon in a quarter of a century on...

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Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has once again attacked the British cave diver who helped rescue the Wild Boars  soccer...

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A board next to the All Nippon Airways (ANA) check-in desks announces the cancellation of all flights due to...

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The planned scrapping of the “primary” screening of election candidates has the two major mainstream parties laugh cynically.   Although they don’t like the “primary” idea, the biggest mainstream parties —...

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Damaged traffic boards and telecommunication relay poles are seen after they were brought down by strong winds caused by...

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TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake triggered a landslide that engulfed houses on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido early...

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More than 7,000 people, including about 3,400 from Chiang Rai province alone, have accepted invitations to attend the reception...

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Deadly protests, food shortage and hyperinflation. Off The Grid travels to Venezuela to find out how the country with...

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Wan Muhamad Noor Matha, better known as Wan Nor, has re–emerged into the political limelight by launching a new...

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Two women were caned in front of an audience in a Malaysian court for trying to have sex early...

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MANDALAY (The Irrawaddy) — Nine Myanmar journalist networks issued a joint statement on Tuesday condemning the verdict of the...

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MINNEAPOLIS/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The founder and chief executive of Chinese retailer JD.com Inc, Richard Liu, was arrested in Minneapolis...

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As several northern provinces continue to be battered with torrential rain which is expected to taper off by the...

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TOKYO (Reuters) – A powerful typhoon killed 10 people in western Japan and an airport company started to transfer...

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The seven-year jail sentence handed down on two Reuters journalists in Myanmar on Monday is a big step backward...

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The Bangkok Metroplitan Administration has no objection to a plan of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant...

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