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‘Ghost’ fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with...

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India mulls trade pact with US in “strategic shift”

A day after opting out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Indian government said on Tuesday is...

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16 areas in Bangkok and suburbs at risk of smog today

An unhealthy level of smog is reported in 16 areas of Bangkok and two neighbouring provinces today, according to...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 7 : The volunteer investigators who track down illegal waste recycling plants

Malaysia imports a huge amount of industrial waste for recycling, after China banned similar imports.   The country has...

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Thai public asked for views on hemp legalization for industrial and medicinal purposes

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul is urging members of the public to give their opinions...

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Asean General News

Vietnamese turn to traffickers to help chase fortunes abroad

DIEN THINH, Vietnam (AP) — For many Vietnamese, a job in a Western European country is seen as a...

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News Politics World

UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump...

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Highlights of the week

Thailand rolls toward another big political climax

It will be a very tense build-up to November 20. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has taken his gloves off as he awaits...

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Insurgents detonate car-bomb at Pattani police station

Southern insurgents detonated a car bomb, damaging eight vehicles in front of an old police station in Mai Kaen...

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North and Northeast Thailand turn chilly with temperatures dipping 3-5°C

Temperatures in Thailand’s northern and north-eastern regions are dropping 3-5°C as of today, due to an intense high pressure...

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China says won’t tolerate challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ status

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will not tolerate anything that challenges the bottom line of the “one country, two systems”...

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Lawsuit accuses Facebook ad targeting of abetting bias

A lawsuit filed on Thursday accuses Facebook of letting ad targeting tools be used to exclude women and older...

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North Korea says it test-fired new multiple rocket launcher

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea confirmed Friday it conducted its third test-firing of a new “super-large” multiple...

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Asean News

The Latest: Lion Air report says various issues led to crash

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on the final report by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee on the Oct....

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Business News

HSBC, StanChart results to show Hong Kong protests are starting to gnaw

HONG KONG/LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA.L) and Standard Chartered Plc (STAN.L) are set to show early signs...

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News Politics World

EU to discuss Brexit delay as Britain squabbles over an election

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will discuss on Friday the length of another delay to Brexit after Prime...

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News Politics World

Anti-government protests resume in Iraq after bloodshed

Anti-government rallies have renewed across Iraq, the second phase of protests that turned deadly earlier this month and which...

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Hackers try to disrupt registration for Chim-Shop-Chai scheme

Hackers have attempted to disrupt state-run the Krung Thai Bank computer system used for the registration of subscribers to...

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Samsung heir Lee appears in court for corruption retrial

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Billionaire Samsung scion Lee Jae-yong appeared in court Friday for a retrial on corruption...

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Business News

Will the government’s domestic travel measures persuade travelers to pack their bags?

While the other economic engines are losing steam, the government hopes to use the tourism sector to boost the...

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Wind-whipped fires rage across California as lights go out

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday...

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News Politics World

Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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News World

New protests planned as marches converge in Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Catalan regional capital is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction...

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China’s growth slows to 6% in third quarter, weakest in 27 years

China’s economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades during the third quarter as it was hit...

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Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his peacemaking...

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Better protection sought for Thailand’s helmeted hornbill

BANGKOK (AP) — Time is running out for Thailand’s dwindling population of helmeted hornbills thanks to poaching of the...

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Army chief Gen Apirat warns Thailand is facing “hybrid warfare”

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong warned this morning that Thailand is facing what he described as a “hybrid warfare”...

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Hundreds take to Hong Kong streets ahead of new round of weekend protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of mask-wearing pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong’s central business district at lunchtime on...

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Trump says US-China trade talks are ‘going very well’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of U.S.-China trade talks and said he would meet...

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Chinese Embassy warns Thai politicians against interfering in Hong Kong protests

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand has warned unnamed Thai politicians against alleged interference in China’s internal affairs over the...

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News Politics World

Brexit deal hopes hang on British breakfast with Barnier

Britain and Europe’s top Brexit negotiators sit down together Friday to test what British and Irish leaders say might...

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Hong Kong’s metro, legislature open but more protests planned for weekend

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s metro operator opened all stations on Friday for the first time in a...

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Typhoon advancing toward Tokyo area on holiday weekend

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is advancing toward the Tokyo area, where torrential rains are expected this weekend....

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UK, Irish leaders to meet as Brexit deal hopes wane

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland are meeting in an attempt to find common ground for...

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NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

The NBA confirmed an annual exhibition game in China would go ahead on Thursday, rejecting calls to scrap the...

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Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Apple on Thursday removed a Hong Kong map application used by pro-democracy protesters, saying it endangered police, after China...

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Iran women allowed into football stadium for first time in decades

Iranian women fans are free to enter a football stadium Thursday for the first time in decades, after FIFA...

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Ecuador protesters break into Congress

Ecuadoran protesters broke into the country’s Congress building on Tuesday as demonstrations over a fuel price hike introduced by...

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Hong Kong ‘won’t rule out’ Chinese help over protests: leader

Hong Kong’s under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an...

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News World

US Supreme Court to take on gay and transgender rights in the workplace

Does a US employer have the right to sack a worker because they are gay or transgender?   That...

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Asean News

Thailand and Germany push global knowledge exchange to rethink Circular Economy

from 25- 27  September 2019 –The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the United Nations...

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Asean News

Indonesian couple fear sex-ban changes will make them criminals

TANGERANG, Indonesia (Reuters) – After 13 years of happily unmarried life that has brought them three children, one middle-aged...

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General News

THAI CEO dismisses speculation that the airline is in financial crisis

Thai Airways International does not have a liquidity problem and it has sufficient revolving funds to continue operations into...

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General News World

Paralysed man walks again with brain-controlled exoskeleton

A French man paralysed in a night club accident can walk again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton in what...

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News Politics World

More Brexit questions than answers as Oct. 31 deadline nears

LONDON (AP) — Well over three years after Britain announced it would split from the European Union, everything regarding...

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General News

ACT calls for transparency from the National Hazardous Substances Committee on three controversial herbicides decision

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has joined the anti-paraquat bandwagon with its call for all parties concerned to...

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News Politics

Hong Kong protesters rally against plan for mask ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched in the city center ahead of reported plans by the...

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News Politics

12 politicians and academics face inciting unrest rap for comments on charter rewrite

The forward command of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) yesterday lodged a complaint with Pattani’s Muang district police,...

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Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban at protests: reports

Hong Kong’s government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters...

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Princess Chulabhorn is recuperating in hospital after surgery to treat numbness in left hand

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is now recuperating in Chulabhorn Hospital after successful micro-surgery to remove fascial tissue which...

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Thousands in bloody protests across Iraq, 31 dead

housands of protesters clashed with riot police in Iraq’s capital and across the south on Thursday, the third day...

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General Highlight News

KMIT introduces three innovations to improve Thailand’s street food

King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus has introduced three culinary innovations to enhance the safety of street...

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News Politics

Britain’s Johnson sets out defence of new Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met his senior ministers on Thursday before setting out on a delicate mission to...

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Thai marine biologist pleads for dugong conservation plan

BANGKOK (AP) — A top marine biologist has urged Thailand’s government to speed up conservation plans for the dugong,...

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The International Technology Talent Show IEEE YESIST 12.

The International Technology Talent Show IEEE YESIST 12: Age of Innovation 2019. For students and young professionals to showcase...

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Asean News

Cambodian judge orders new probe in reporters’ spying case

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A court in Cambodia on Thursday ordered a new investigation and postponed a verdict...

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Future Forward’s trouble both internal and external

Controversial media mogul Sondhi Limthongkul has made an intriguing point the other day when he warned Future Forward leader...

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The 21st dugong found dead in fish net in sea off Phang-nga province

Another dugong, the 21st this year, has been found dead, trapped in fish net in the sea off Khura...

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Hong Kong flash-mob rallies erupt as anger mounts over shot protester

Spontaneous flash-mob rallies broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as anger mounted over police shooting a teenage protester...

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Haze eases today with excessive PM2.5 particulate in only one district

Air quality in Bangkok and its surroundings has improved today, thanks to rain which has reduced the level of...

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City bus union opposes plan for private sector operation of bus services

The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) labour union has voiced its strong objection to the Transport Ministry’s initiative to...

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Hong Kong leader’s town hall fails to persuade protesters

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s beleaguered leader Carrie Lam faced her public with humility, but she may not...

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Record breaking number of applications for “Chim, Shop, Chai” program

The “Chim, Shop, Chai”  (Eat, Shop, Spend) program was fully subscribed in less than three hours following the opening...

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Striking for Climate Change

We want climate justice, and we want it now The crisis is an emergency. There is no planet-B Lilly...

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Helmeted Hornbill to be listed as conserved species to save it from hunters

Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation intends listing the Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) as a conserved...

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‘What Greta said!’: Kiwi schoolkids strike for climate

More than 40,000 people packed into the grounds of Wellington’s parliament buildings Friday, giving the latest global climate strike...

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Saudi Arabia to offer tourist visas for first time

Saudi Arabia said Friday it will offer tourist visas for the first time, opening up the ultra-conservative kingdom to...

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Death sentence adds to Pheu Thai’s woes

“Leaders without maturity, who refuse to listen to cautions from well-meaning people, who are unaware that their mistakes can...

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Hong Kong leader endures barrage of anger at town hall meeting

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong’s embattled leader endured a barrage of criticism at a town hall meeting Thursday...

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Former French president Chirac dies at 86

Former French president Jacques Chirac, a centre-right career politician who served as head of state from 1995 to 2007,...

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UK Supreme Court rules suspension of Parliament was illegal

LONDON (AP) — In a major blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Britain’s highest court ruled Tuesday that his...

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‘You have stolen my dreams,’ Greta Thunberg

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg angrily denounced world leaders on Monday for failing to tackle climate change, unleashing the outrage...

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‘You have stolen my dreams,’ angry Thunberg tells UN climate summit

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Teenage activist Greta Thunberg angrily denounced world leaders on Monday for failing to tackle climate...

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Asean News

20 killed, 70 hurt in protests in Indonesia’s Papua province

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — At least 20 people were killed Monday, including three shot by police, in violent protests...

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Business News

1,000-baht cash handout for domestic tourism gets positive feedback

Finance Ministry boasts positive feedback of “Eat, Shop, Spend” handout program or  Bt1,000 cash giveaway, saying that more than...

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General News

Reservoir in Chachoengsao contaminated with heavy metals 

People living around a small reservoir in Khao Hin Sorn district of Thailand’s eastern province of Chachoengsao have been...

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General News Politics

Criminal Court acquits six pro-election activists

Six pro-election activists were acquitted by the Criminal Court this morning (Friday) after they were found not guilty of...

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Smog from Indonesia’s forest fires in Songkhla sparks protest

A small group of people demonstrated in front of the Indonesian Consular Office in Thailand’s southern province of Songkhla...

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PM orders upgrade of flood relief efforts in three NE provinces to speed up operations

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the status of public disaster prevention and mitigation in Ubon Ratchathani, Roi Et...

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US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains...

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Australian students kick off global climate strike with message for government: Do your job

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of their classrooms and onto Australian streets on Friday to...

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Chinese veterinarians arrive in Chiang Mai to probe into Panda death

BANGKOK, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — The Chiang Mai Zoo said on Thursday that Chinese veterinarians have arrived at the...

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News Politics

Opposition to consider fresh debate over next three months – Piyabutr

The Opposition will discuss, over the next three months before parliament resumes for a new session, another debate with...

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News Politics

Charter Court clarifies PM’s status as junta leader

The Constitutional Court ruled this afternoon (Wednesday) that the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)...

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Pheu Thai and Future Forward secretaries-general demand Prime Minister’s resignation

Opposition MPs kicked off their debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha with calls, from Pheu Thai secretary-general Anudit Nakhontap...

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News Politics

Chuan rejects last-minute bid to cancel Opposition debate

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has dismissed a last-minute bid, by a Palang Pracharat MP, to ditch today’s Opposition debate...

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Activists push US Congress to pass Hong Kong bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hong Kong democracy activists urged members of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to pass legislation to...

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Heirloom Delicacies from the Heart of Bangkok

Creativity knows no boundaries. And leftover could be turned into a new, tasty, hearty dish. Case in point is...

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PM embarrassed by people asking for cash handouts everywhere he goes

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that he is embarrassed because, everywhere he goes, there are people constantly...

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Bahamians look for loved ones as 1,300 missing after Dorian

MCLEAN’S TOWN, Bahamas (AP) — They scan social media, peer under rubble, or try to follow the smell of...

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General News

Thammanat considers 100 defamation lawsuits against his accusers

Embattled Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao is threatening to file about 100 defamation lawsuits against individuals and organizations who...

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Hong Kong leader to prioritize housing, livelihoods to appease protesters

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has promised to prioritize housing and people’s livelihoods to...

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Photo Photo of the Day

Thailand beat Indonesia for first 2022 World Cup qualifier on Tuesday with a 3-0 victory

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Pillows and beds from plastic straws

The Office of the Chiang Mai Municipality adopted The idea of recycling used plastic straws and made into pillows...

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Food, Travel and Lifestyle Video

A Khon Reawakening

All glittering and gold, complete with contemporary anecdotes, modern, and many marvellous special effects, the royal-court-style Khon, or Khon...

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Four park officials transferred to facilitate DSI’s probe into Billy’s murder

Four officials at Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province, who were involved in the arrest of Karen human...

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Democrat and Future Forward parties want a House panel to assess environmental, social and economic impacts of EEC projects  

The Democrat and Future Forward parties have separately demanded that the House set up an ad hoc committee to...

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General News

Former news anchorman Sorayuth acquitted by Supreme Court

Thailand’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Appeal Court’s acquittal of former news anchor Sorayuth Suthasanachinda on charges of...

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Rail Dept. mulls 40% off-peak discount for Blue & Purple lines and Airport Link

The newly-established Rail Department will propose that the Transport Ministry consider a reduction in electric train fares of up...

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A Cambodian student with a mission

Neak Piseth a Cambodia student whose life journey involves a lot of challenges. He is one of Cambodian students...

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