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Army chief Gen Apirat to pro-election activists: Don’t cross the line

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong today warned political activists campaigning against an election postponement “not to cross the line”. He was responding to a threat by a group of activists…

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Bangkokians may have to live with current air pollution for 1-2 months

As authorities continue to battle with the health-threatening air pollution in Bangkok, there is more bad news for city dwellers as they may have to live with it for the…

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Opponents of poll delay warn of bigger protest if no words on election date this Friday

The activist group pushing for an early election today threatened to escalate its campaign if the Election Commission fails to announce an election date by this coming Friday. It plans…

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3 ministers in hot water after Constitutional Court asked to rule on their qualifications

The Election Commission has faulted three cabinet members and former Prime Minister’s Office Minister M.L. Panadda Diskul for holding shares in companies granted business concessions by state agencies in violation…

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EU lifts ”yellow card” on Thailand for successful tackling of IUU fishing

The European Union formally announced today the lifting of the “yellow card” imposed on Thailand since 2015 in recognition of the substantive progress made by Thailand in tackling the illegal,…

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“150 days” fuss simplified

To follow Thai politics, ones initially were required to be just well-versed in mathematics. Now, people need to also be good at reading the technical language of the laws. The…

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Somkid confident of 4-4.2 percent growth rate for 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak is confident that Thailand’s economy for the year 2018 would grow between 4-4.2 percent, citing several economic indicators which have shown sign of improvements. In…

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Major tropical storm to revisit Ban Laem Taloompook after 57 years

Fifty-seven years after the deadly tropical storm Harriot struck Ban Laem Taloompook in Pak Phanang district of Nakhon Si Thammarat and left behind a trail of deaths and destruction, it…

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Government to invite Princess Sirindhorn to chair coronation organizing panel

The government will invite Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to chair the organizing committee for the coronation ceremony of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn scheduled for May 4-6….

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Road death toll for four days climbs to 236

Another 51 people died in road accidents on Sunday, bringing the death toll for four days of the New Year’s festival to 236, with 2,265 injured from 2,194 road accidents…

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HM the King issues New Year’s greeting card to express well wishes to Thais

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn has issued a New Year’s greeting card expressing his well wishes to the Thai people. The message in the greeting cards reads: “2019 greetings with…

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Road accident death toll for three days jumps to 182

The death toll from road accidents for the past three days during the New Year’s festival has risen to 182, with 1,690 injured from 1,633 accidents across the country, said…

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EC urged to probe suspected cheats in selection of senators

The Election Commission has been told to investigate suspected cheats in the selection of senators in Bangkok on Thursday. In a statement addressed to the EC today, PNET, a non-governmental…

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Security alert in Songkhla after three more bombs found 

A security red alert was declared today in the southern province of Songkhla,  especially in Hat Yai commercial district popular with Malaysian tourists, after three more improvised explosive devices (IEDs)…

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Indonesian rescuers struggle against heavy rain to reach tsunami-hit villages

SUMUR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian rescue teams on Wednesday struggled to reach remote areas on the western coast of Java amid an “extreme weather” rain warning after a tsunami killed…

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Court hands down heavy jail terms for ex-officials of KMIT Lat Krabang on corruption charges

In a record marathon verdict reading which took 15 hours from 8 am on Tuesday until 1 am today with lunch and dinner breaks, the Min Buri provincial court acquitted…

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A number of buildings and vehicles are seen damaged due to being hit by a tsunami wave that hit the Pandeglang, Serang, South Lampung and Tanggamus Regencies in Banten, Indonesia on Sunday.

Indonesian rescuers use drones, sniffer dogs as tsunami death toll tops 400

LABUAN, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian rescuers on Tuesday used drones and sniffer dogs to search for survivors along the devastated west coast of Java hit by a tsunami that killed…

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Death toll climbs past 370 in Indonesian tsunami disaster

TANJUNG LESUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Body bags were laid out along the shattered coastline as Indonesian authorities stepped up efforts to collect the dead and save the injured Monday in…

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Thousands flock to Government Housing Bank for cheap housing loans

Thousands of people flocked to the head office of the Government Housing Bank (GHB) on Rama 9 Road in Bangkok this morning in order to apply for housing loans to…

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US government shuts down at midnight

WASHINGTON (REUTERS, AFP) – The US House of Representatives adjourned Friday without Congress passing a spending deal, assuring a partial government shutdown at midnight as President Donald Trump and lawmakers…

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EC welcomes international observers to monitor election

The Election Commission has made clear it does not object to having international observers monitor the forthcoming election on February 24. EC chairman Itthiporn Boonprakong said Wednesday that he had…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds during a conference to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China’s Reform and Opening Up policy at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday.

China will ‘never seek hegemony,’ Xi says in reform speech

BEIJING (AP) — China will never pursue hegemony, President Xi Jinping said Tuesday as global concerns persist over the country’s growing economic influence. During a speech to mark 40 years…

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EC backtracks and agrees to ballots with both party’s names and logos

Backing down under pressure from political parties, the Election Commission has agreed to opt for an election ballot design that is complete with the names and logos of political parties…

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“Unlocked” parliamentary politics probably as good as it gets

The lifting of political restrictions will kick-start a semblance of conventional election campaigns as Thais know them. The greater freedom will certainly increase criticism against the military government, but Prime…

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Science minister says it’s time to invite Gen Prayut to be Palang Pracharat’s PM candidate

Science and Technology Minister Suwit Maesincee and a core member of Palang Pracharat Party said this morning that it was about time the pro-government political party formally invited Prime Minister…

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Political parties join hands to demand EC to change controversial ballots

Seven political parties have demanded the Election Commission to change its poll ballot format to include the names and logos of political parties and to allow each party to use…

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PM says he won’t invoke special power to solve poll ballot controversy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today that he has nothing to do with the controversial new ballot design of the Election Commission and would not invoke his executive power to…

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Gen Prayut lifts ban on political activities, election campaign to begin

After a long wait, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) finally lifted the ban on political activities today, paving the way for political parties to begin campaigning for…

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HM King sponsors funerals of two “Un Ai Rak” bicyclists

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn is sponsoring the funerals for of two elderly bicyclists who collapsed while participating in the Bike Un Ai Rak bicycle ride in Surat Thani and…

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EC warned new ballots could lead to possibility of election being nullified

As resentments among political parties and politicians grow against the new poll ballot design, a former election commissioner has warned the Election Commission that the forthcoming election could end up…

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It’s official: Election will take place on February 24

It has been officially confirmed that the much-awaited election will take place on February 24, 2019 with advance voting scheduled for February 17, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam….

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Thai tourists warned to avoid Paris this Saturday as mass protests loom

The Thai embassy in Paris has warned Thai tourists to avoid visiting the French capital on Saturday as the French government plans to deploy an “exceptional” number of security forces…

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Prayut chides political parties for boycotting meeting with NCPO

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, visibly infuriated by major political parties’ boycott of a meeting with him and the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) this Friday, accused them of…

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Environment ministry eyes cutback of 3,600 million plastic bags in one year

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has set a target to cut down the use of single-use plastic bags by 3,600 million from 45,000 million within 2019 fiscal year…

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PM to discuss lifting of political restrictions and poll-related issues with parties on Friday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will chair a meeting this Friday with representatives of the so-called “Five Rivers”, the Election Commission and political parties at the Army Club to discuss issues…

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No plastic bags for shoppers on Dec 4 as campaign against single-use plastic bags launched

Marking the Thai Environment Day tomorrow (Dec 4), convenience stores, modern trade stores and shopping malls will refrain from providing single-use plastic bags to shoppers and at the same time…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with his US counterpart Donald Trump in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Saturday.

US, China agree on trade war ceasefire after Trump, Xi summit

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – China and the United States agreed to a ceasefire in their bitter trade war on Saturday after high-stakes talks in Argentina between US President Donald Trump…

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HM Queen Sirikit credited for Unesco’s listing of Khon as cultural heritage

Thai khon drama or the masked dance drama has been listed as intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco on Thursday. On the same occasion, Unesco also listed Cambodia’s khon drama…

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, with Leicester City Vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha during a visit to Leicester City Football Club where they paid their respects to the victims of October’s helicopter crash which killed 5 people, including the clubs chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, at the site of the crash outside King Power Stadium on November 28.

Prince William and Kate pay tribute to Leicester City crash victims

LEICESTER, England (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William paid a personal tribute to Leicester soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during a visit on Wednesday with his wife Kate to the team’s…

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Gen Prayut open to political offer, but in no hurry to say yes

It shouldn’t be a surprise if Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has decided which of the political parties he will align himself with. But for the time being, he still…

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Over 100 ex-MPs quit parties on the last day of party membership registration

Over 100 politicians, mostly members of the trouble-plagued Pheu Thai party, showed up at the office of the Election Commission on Monday to submit their resignations from their original parties…

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Wissanu says December-7 meeting will clear up political uncertainty

Uncertainty about the election date and when exactly political restrictions will be lifted to allow parties to engage fully in political activities will be cleared up at a meeting scheduled…

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Central American migrants, mostly Honduras, run along the Tijuana River near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, near US-Mexico border, after the US border patrol threw tear gas from the distance to disperse them after an alleged verbal dispute, on Sunday.

US closes Mexican border crossing, repels some migrants with tear gas

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico on Sunday after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana,…

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Over half a million informal debt cases settled with the help of military

The military has helped in mediating informal debts owed by over half a million people and has managed to return to the debtors over 5,000 land title deeds involving more…

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“Yellow Vest” demonstrators rally against a rise in petrol prices on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and clash violently with police on Saturday.

French police clash violently with protesters on Champs Elysees over petrol costs

PARIS (Reuters) – Police firing tear gas and water cannons clashed in Paris on Saturday with thousands of protesters angry over rising car fuel costs and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic…

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HM King opens bicycle lane and pedals in a test ride

His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday presided over the official opening of the Charoensook Mongkoljit (Happy and Healthy) bicycle lane at the Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Samut Prakan province….

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Prayut lays out measures to help rubber planters, blames Thaksin government for rubber crisis

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has blamed the Thaksin government’s policy in 2004 to promote the expansion of one million rai of rubber plantations for today’s rubber surplus, making Thailand the…

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Despite apparent optimism, Palang Pracharat faces daunting realities

When a political party has a caucus or launching ceremony, optimism prevails without fail. That optimism can be justified or misguided, which is why Palang Pracharat, a pro–Prayut party that…

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Singapore’s most likely future next prime minister unveiled

SINGAPORE – Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat, 57, has been picked as first assistant secretary-general of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), making him the most likely candidate to be Singapore’s…

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PM Prayut says election to be delayed or not up to Election Commission 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha reaffirmed today that the election roadmap remains unchanged and any decision to delay it as demanded by some political parties would have to be made by…

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The man to be Singapore’s next prime minister reportedly chosen

Singapore seems to have worked out its political succession and has chosen the leader of its fourth-generation team and the man likely to be next prime minister, the Straits Times…

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HM King-designed T-shirts to be distributed to “Bike UnAiRak” cyclists

Members of the public who have signed up to join the “Bike UnAiRak” bicycle ride on December 9 will each receive a yellow T-shirt designed by His Majesty King Maha…

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Pheu Thai slams government’s aid package as populist move to woo voters

Pheu Thai Party has disputed Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s claim that his government’s 86.9 billion baht aid package to help the poor and pensioners is not part of its…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte shake hands after a joint press statement at the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila on Tuesday.

China and Philippines sign oil, gas exploration deal as Xi Jinping meets Duterte

Beijing and Manila have agreed to a joint oil and gas exploration deal – one of 29 deals that were signed on Tuesday as Chinese President Xi Jinping began a…

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Handouts for 14.5 million poor for electricity, water and travel expenses

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave nod to a 38.7 billion baht populist package to help 14.5 million poor people who hold welfare cards during the period from December to next…

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Nissan to oust Ghosn after arrest for alleged financial misconduct

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct and will be fired from the board this week, a dramatic fall…

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Poll shows almost half feel they are not better off after 4 years under junta

Almost half of the respondents to an opinion poll admitted that the Prayut government’s “Return the Happiness to the People” policy has not made them happier as there have not…

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APEC summit ends in disarray, as US-China divide deepens

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific leaders failed to agree on a communique at a summit in Papua New Guinea on Sunday for the first time in their history as deep…

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Salvaged Phoenix tourist ship impounded and cordoned off for investigation

The government has ordered the Phoenix tourist ship, which was salvaged off Phuket on Saturday, to be impounded for investigation after it was towed to a dockyard on the tourist…

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Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hands over the symbolic gavel to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-Cha to transfer ASEAN chairmanship at the closing ceremony of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on November 15.

Thailand takes over ASEAN chairmanship from Singapore

SINGAPORE – Thailand took over the chairmanship of ASEAN from Singapore this afternoon at the end of the two-day ASEAN summit on this nation island.   Prime Minister Gen Prayut…

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Pence says ’empire and aggression’ have no place in Indo-Pacific

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – US Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of Southeast Asian nations on Thursday that there is no place for “empire and aggression” in the Indo-Pacific region, a…

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha speaks at a business forum on the sidelines of the 33rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

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 Thailand assumes the chairmanship of the regional grouping next year. Speaking…

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Amnesty International strips Suu Kyi of ‘conscience’ award

YANGON (Reuters) – Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses by not speaking…

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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 minister Yingluck Shinawatra which were suspected to be plagued with corruption….

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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 with acid and later denied treatment at a private hospital before…

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EC secretary general confident election to be held on Feb 24

The Election Commission is fully prepared to hold the upcoming election on February 24 next year and will be able to complete the registration of 12 remaining parties in time for…

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Anti-graft group supports move requiring university council members to declare assets

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT), a non-governmental agency that campaigns against graft, is fully supportive of the ruling of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) that requires the chairs and…

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Nida poll shows 77 percent of people say they don’t understand electoral system

More than 95 percent of respondents in an opinion poll said they intended to go to the polls while over 77 percent admitted they didn’t know that they will have…

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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 Lom dam in Bang Saphan Noi district of Prachuab Khiri Khan…

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Police work at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on November 9, 2018. One person was killed and two others injured in a rush hour stabbing incident in Melbourne’s bustling central business district

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 of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three…

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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 will lead to a general election on February 24, 2019 and…

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“Popcorn”gunman sentenced to 37 years in jail by Supreme Court

An alleged gunman who came to the rescue of protesters of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) under attack by armed men at Lak Si intersection during the demonstration against…

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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 National Anti-Corruption Commission requiring them to declare their assets and liabilities….

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Political restrictions likely to be lifted on November 26

The National Council for Peace and Order is expected to lift political restrictions in order to allow political parties to fully engage in political activities on November 26, according to…

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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 royal bathing water to be used in the royally-sponsored funeral ceremony…

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Google employees stage a walkout on November 1 in New York, over sexual harassment.

Google’s employees world-wide walk out over sexual harassment and inequality

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) – Thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off their jobs on Thursday to protest the company’s response to sexual harassment and demand that…

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The recovered flight data recorder of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the sea on Monday is displayed during a press conference at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.

Indonesian investigators examine black box from crashed jet

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities said they would immediately begin examining a damaged black box retrieved on Thursday from the sunken wreckage of a Lion Air jet that crashed off…

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Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha presenting his late father Vichai with a polo trophy in one of the photos showing them in playful moods posted on his Instagram on Wednesday.

Vichai’s son vows to carry on with late Leicester City owner’s ‘big vision’

Aiyawatt  Srivaddhanaprabha, the youngest son of Leicester City’s late owner Vichai, on Wednesday offered thanks to a flood of condolences over his father’s death in a helicopter crash last Saturday…

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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 died in a helicopter crash at the club’s stadium, lay wreathes…

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Members of a rescue team transfer body bags into a vehicle at the port in Tanjung Priok, North Jakarta, on October 29 after being recovered from the sea where Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed off the north coast earlier in the day.

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 shortly after take-off from the capital, Jakarta, a spokesman said. The…

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Supporters pause at the pile of floral tributes outside Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium in Leicester, eastern England, on October 28 after a helicopter belonging to the club’s Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha crashed outside the stadium the night before.

Leicester City confirms Vichai among five killed in copter crash

Leicester City Football Club confirmed last night that its chairman and owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was killed after a helicopter belonging to the billionaire crashed and burst into flames at the…

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Politicians warn action against anti-junta rap music could backfire as police weigh legal action

As authorities are weighing legal action against rappers of a controversial anti-dictatorship music video that has become the talk of the town in recent days, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva…

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Missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s Turkish fiancee Hatice (left) and her friends in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul early this month.

Turkey demands extradition of 18 Saudis in Khashoggi case as his fiancée recounts event

Turkish prosecutors have prepared an extradition request for 18 suspects from Saudi Arabia in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as his fiancee said on Friday she did not accept…

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Saudi crown prince vows to bring Khashoggi killers to justice

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed on Wednesday that the killers of Jamal Khashoggi would be brought to justice, in his first public comments…

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Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha and Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Mohamad with their wives, Naraporn Chan-o-cha and Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, offer a toast during a dinner reception at the Government House Wednesday night. – Photo from Government House website

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 said he believes that Malaysia and Thailand are making a sincere…

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Crime scene investigation team arrive at the parking area where a vehicle belonging to Saudi Consulate in Istanbul with a diplomatic number plate has been found in Sultangazi district of Istanbul, Turkey on October 23.

Reports say Khashoggi’s body parts found, Trump describes murder as “worst cover-up ever”

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday Saudi authorities staged the “worst cover-up ever” in the killing of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Sky News reported that body parts belonging…

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“New window of opportunity” for peace process in southern Thailand: Panitan

Political changes in Malaysia and eagerness demonstrated by Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who will visit Thailand next week,  to help solve the long-running conflicts in southern Thailand coupled with the…

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Deputy PM Gen Prawit downplays army chief’s coup remarks

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan this morning played down the specter of a military coup in the future raised by Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong. Gen Prawit said as…

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Former US Air Force general David Stilwell. — Photo from US Air Force

Trump to nominate former Air Force general David Stilwell as top Asia diplomat

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US President Donald Trump plans to nominate former Air Force General David Stilwell to be the State Department’s top diplomat for East Asia, a post that has…

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No political conflicts, no coup: army chief Gen Apirat

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong today did not rule out the possibility of another military coup if the country is plunged into chaos again. “My hope is that politics will…

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Swiss lose competitiveness crown to US, Thailand comes 38th in revamped global rankings

GENEVA (Reuters) – Switzerland’s nine-year streak as the world’s most competitive economy came to an end on Wednesday, dethroned by the United States in an annual league table published by…

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Thai police close Koh Tao alleged rape case due to lack of evidence

Thai police have ended investigation into allegation by a British backpacker that she was drugged, raped and robbed on Koh Tao island in the southern province of Surat Thani on…

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Ellen DeGeneres with members of the Wild Boars soccer team and Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic beaming at the camera at the show’s California studio. Photo from: TWITTER/ELLEN DEGENERES

Zlatan Ibrahimovic surprises Wild Boar kids on US talk show

The Wild Boars soccer team, who were saved in a dramatic rescue operation in Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai three months ago, were treated to a major surprise when…

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Thais make merits to commemorate the second year of the passing of HM King Bhumibol

Wearing yellow, the colour of the late HM the King, thousands of people joined the medical staff of Siriraj hospital to hold a merit-making and alm-offering ceremony in front of…

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Tham Luang rescue should inspire people to live for others: Governor Narongsak

Governor of Phayao Province Narongsak Osatanakorn, said yesterday that the dramatic rescue operation at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai three months ago should be an inspiration for people all…

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More evidence of alleged illegal hunting found as officials ponder moving  monastery out of the park

Forest rangers have found more evidence at the lodging in the compound of a forest monastery in Saiyok national park where the alleged hunting party led by the deputy district…

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This photo taken on July 4, 2017 shows Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, delivering an addresse at the opening of the Interpol World Congress in Singapore.

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 violations, days after French authorities said the Chinese official had been…

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Anger, dismay as Indonesia says search for quake victims to end Thursday

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Relatives of hundreds of people missing after an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia reacted with anger, sadness and resignation on Sunday to a decision by the…

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Poll shows mixed reactions to Gen Prayut’s expressed interest in politics

There have been mixed reactions among members of the public to Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s recent remarks that he was “interested in politics.” An opinion poll conducted by Suan…

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Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad, public advocate for the Yazidi community in Iraq and survivor of sexual enslavement by the Islamic State jihadists won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.

Congolese doctor, Yazidi activist win Nobel Peace Prize for combating sexual violence

OSLO (Reuters) – Denis Mukwege, a doctor who helps victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi rights activist and survivor of sexual…

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