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(Photo) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam (R) and Secretary for Security John Lee Ka-chiu speak to media over an extradition bill protest in Hong Kong, China July 15, 2019/ REUTERS (Joyce Zhou)

Hong Kong leader says protesters in latest clashes can be called ‘rioters’

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday protesters who clashed with police on the weekend were rioters, a legally loaded term in the city, and…

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TMD issues first weather warning after tropical storm ‘Mun’

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) has issued a weather warning related to tropical “Mun” this evening (Monday), to alert people to approaching heavy rains and strong winds in the South….

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PM to hold first cabinet meeting after swearing-in ceremony tomorrow

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will hold the first meeting of the new cabinet at Government House, immediately after the swearing-in ceremony before His Majesty the King at the Amporn Throne…

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12 northeastern provinces to face water crisis

Twelve of Thailand’s northeastern provinces are at risk of drought due to lower than normal rainfall, which has resulted in the volume of water stored in the region’s reservoirs to…

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Hunt launched for fishing boat filmed catching 10 bottlenose dolphins

Thailand’s Marine and Coastal Resources Department has ordered a search for a Thai fishing trawler which was caught on video, posted on social media, catching about 10 bottlenose dolphins in…

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Red-shirt leader suggests opposition MPs shape up and focus on real issues

Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan has urged opposition MPs to stop talking about the insignificant and focus on bread and butter issues which matter to the people, such as corruption and…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters hold shields made from cardboard as they face riot police after a march at Sha Tin District of East New Territories, Hong Kong, China July 14, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has…

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(Photo) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland’s Roger Federer/REUTERS (Andrew Couldridge)

Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth…

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(Photo) Protesters attend a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Sha Tin district of Hong Kong on 14 July 2019/AFP (Philip Fong)

Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has…

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Officials aim to make Phuwiang a UNESCO global geopark

Thailand’s Mineral Resources Department has been working with Khon Kaen provincial administration and local communities in a bid to win UNESCO recognition for Phuwiang Geopark as a UNESCO global geopark….

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(Photo) Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

Two more dugongs found dead in the sea on Sunday

Two adult dugongs were found dead in the Andaman Sea on Sunday, bringing the total number of deaths in the last 3 months to five, excluding Mariam and Yamil. The…

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Opposition to censure government and ministers during debate on government policy statement

The seven-party Opposition will seize the opportunity of the government’s policy statement to parliament, starting on July 25th, to censure the government as well as some individual ministers. Pheu Thai…

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Dugongs killed to order for their tusks – marine scientist

A well-known marine scientist says he suspects most of the dugongs found dead recently in the Andaman Sea, off the southern provinces of Trang and Krabi, were killed by hunters…

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Palang Pracharat eye ex-Chiang Rai governor for Bangkok governor’s post

The Palang Pracharat party has approached former Chiang Rai governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn to become its candidate in the gubernatorial election in Bangkok at the end of this year. Mr. Narongsak,…

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Samut Prakan monk makes ‘nano-robes’ from recycled plastic bottles

After three years of trials, Pra Maha Pranom, who is the assistant abbot of Wat Chak Daeng temple in Thailand’s Samut Prakan province, has successfully produced what he calls a…

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(Photo) Simona Halep kisses the Venus Rosewater Dish/AFP

Halep stuns Williams to win Wimbledon title

LONDON (Reuters) – Serena Williams’ wait for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title goes on after Simona Halep stunned the off-key American 6-2 6-2 in a one-sided Wimbledon final…

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(Photo) Police try to disperse pro-democracy activists after a march at Sheung Shui, a city border town in Hong Kong, China July 13, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders,…

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Poll shows over 70 percent surveyed have confidence in PM Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s popularity rating has increased with 73.8% of the respondents to a Super Poll opinion survey admitting that they trust him and expect the government to deliver…

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(Photo) Department of Marine and Coastal Resources

Leatherback turtle found dead on Saunson beach in Rayong province

Director-General of Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), Mr. Jatuporn Buruspat, and director of the Marine and Coastal Resources Research and Development Center for the Eastern Gulf of…

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Wattana seeks probe of alleged NACC misconduct in Uah Arthorn housing scandal

Former minister of social development and human security, Wattana Muangsuk, has asked the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices to investigate the conduct of the National Anti-Corruption…

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(Photo) Dugong and Seagrass@Trang province website

Officials in Trang and Krabi on alert as dead dugong is found with missing tusks

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources has ordered its officials and asked the public, in the southern provinces of Trang and Krabi, to be on the lookout for suspicious…

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(Photo) Food and Drug Administration

Large amount of laughing gas seized in raids on 14 tourist spots in Bangkok

Officials from Thailand’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and police from the Children’s and Women’s Welfare Division raided 14 tourist spots in Bangkok on Friday night and seized large quantities…

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(Photo) Notes against the proposed extradition bill are seen Tai Po, in the northern part of the New Territories of Hong Kong, China July 9, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Imagine all the Post-its: Hong Kong protesters come together with ‘Lennon Walls’

HONG KONG (Reuters) – During Hong Kong’s “Umbrella Movement” of 2014, colorful Post-it notes of support covered a wall near where protesters camped in the streets calling for democracy in…

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Thai PM recommends two more books

In a late night tweet on Friday, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha recommended two bestselling books, ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’, and its sequel, ‘Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, both written…

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Fossil of new 80 million year old carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Thailand

Fossilized bones, unearthed on Phuwiang Mountain in Phuwiang district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Khon Kaen about three decades ago, have recently been identified as belonging to a previously unknown…

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Government policy formulation complete and ready for PM on Saturday

Coalition parties have agreed the government’s policy platform, which is expected to be submitted to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday. Palang Pracharat secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong said today (Friday), after…

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Supreme Court – Anti-graft watchdog is not immune to lawsuits

In a precedent-setting decision, the general assembly of Supreme Court judges has ruled, by a majority vote, that the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is not immune from litigation and can…

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15 amusement parks in Bangkok do not have permits

15 of the 48 amusement parks in Bangkok do not have construction and operating licenses, according to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA). The BMA and other agencies started field inspections…

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Sompong Amornvivat named leader of Pheu Thai party

The Pheu Thai party today (Friday) elected Mr. Sompong Amornvivat as its new leader, replacing Pol Lt-Gen Wirote Pao-in who had resigned along with the executive committee. A party member…

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Central bank takes measures to deal with baht speculation

The Bank of Thailand is concerned about the rapid appreciation of the baht currency and has taken measures to curb speculative hot-money inflows, Assistant Governor Vachira Arromdee said today (Friday)….

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Consumers cautioned about drinking bubble milk tea due to its sugar content

The Foundation for Consumers has cautioned the public about drinking bubble milk tea because some brands have an excessive sugar content and there is a preservative in the tapioca pearls,…

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Health Ministry doubts Aussie couple got parasitic infection in Thailand

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health insists that there is a very slim chance that a person could contact Dientamoeba Fragilis, a dangerous parasite, after eating a plate of Pad Thai,…

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Air Force trainer plane crashes in Chiang Mai, killing the pilot

A Royal Thai Air Force trainer aircraft crashed in Sarapee district of the northern province of Chiang Mai while on a training flight today, killing the pilot and injuring a…

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Two officers defend the killing of protected leopard cat and snake

Two non-commissioned army officers, based in Thailand’s northern province of Chiang Mai, have separately defended the killing of a leopard cat and a Chinese rat snake, both protected species. The…

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It’s not how Cabinet looks; it’s how Prayut formed it

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may have taken one step closer to the brink with the Cabinet he has set up. But it’s not quite about the “faces”, which are a…

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Dengue infections highest in five years – Department of Disease Control

The Bureau of Epidemiology (BOE), at Thailand’s Department of Disease Control (DDC), reports that, as of July 9th 2019, there have been 44,671 cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever reported in…

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TDRI gives mixed ratings to government’s performance in digital economy policy

The outgoing government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has made some achievements and, at the same time, failed in its policy to drive Thailand toward a digital economy over the…

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THAI staff members warned their online posts may be politicized

Thai Airways International CEO Sumeth Damrongchaitham has warned the company’s staff to exercise caution when posting text, pictures or video clips on social media in order to prevent the posts…

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Chiang Mai to open new 1.44 hectare public park on Charoen Prates Road

City staff are reported to be working hard on landscape improvements, including the planting of large trees, in an area to be named “Charoen Prates Park” when the renovations are…

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(Photo) US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to revive negotiations when they met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Japan/AFP

US, China negotiators resume trade war talks

Top US and Chinese negotiators held phone talks on Tuesday as the world’s top two economies seek to resolve their trade war, more than a week after they declared a…

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(Photo) British Ambassador Kim Darroch (pictured January 2017) reportedly said Trump’s presidency could “crash and burn” and “end in disgrace”/AFP

Britain’s US ambassador resigns after Trump spat

Britain’s ambassador to Washington resigned Wednesday after being targeted by US President Donald Trump over the leak of highly critical diplomatic cables that put the allies’ relationship on edge. Outgoing…

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Gen Chaicharn denies police asked Ja New to stop political activities in exchange for protection

Deputy Defence Minister Chaicharn Changmongkol has dismissed as misleading media reports that police had set the condition, that political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, alias Ja New, must stop his political activities,…

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Ethanol firm faces 5.7m baht compensation bill for death of 44 Rahu stingrays

Thailand’s Fisheries and Pollution Control departments are demanding almost six million baht in compensation from an ethanol production company for illegally discharging industrial waste into the Mae Klong River in…

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PM Prayut’s cabinet announced

Almost four months after the March 24th general election, the much-awaited cabinet of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has been formally announced after the publication of the Royal Command in the…

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(Photo) Thai Parliament

Supreme Court sentences ex-deputy education minister Chaowarin to two years

Former deputy education minister Chaowarin Latthasaksiri, alias Kobori, was today sentenced to two years in prison, without suspension, by the Supreme Court after he was found guilty of defrauding B.C.P….

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Korean TV viewers dismayed at giant clam catching by ‘Law of the Jungle” crew in Thailand

A Thai newspaper, Post Today, reported that Korean viewers were disappointed and dismayed upon learning that the production crew and cast of the South Korean SBS Television show “Law of…

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Thai health authorities probe Aussies’ claim of “two years in hell” after eating Pad Thai in Thailand in 2017

Thailand’s Disease Control Department is investigation a claim by an Australian couple that they went through “two years of hell” after eating a plate of Pad Thai, a popular Thai-style…

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(Photo) Ensemble of Phanom Rung, Muang Tam and Plai Bat Sanctuaries/wikivisually.com

Phanom Rung and Si Thep parks on WHC’s tentative list of world heritage sites

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has agreed to add Phanom Rung historical park in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram and Si Thep historical park in the northern province of Phetchabun…

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(Photo) Natee Ratchakitprakarn’s Facebook page

Bhumjaithai MP stripped of MP status and banned from politics for 5 years

Bhumjaithai party-list MP Mrs. Natee Ratchakitprakarn was today handed a one-month prison sentence, suspended for one year, and fined 4,000 baht by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of…

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PM issues final executive order to revoke about 100 NCPO orders

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his capacity as head of the junta, officially known as the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), issued his last executive order today, under…

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Polish family rescued after getting lost in mountainous forest on Koh Pha-ngan

A Polish family of four, who got lost in the mountainous forest on Pha-ngan Island in Thailand’s southern province of Surat Thani, was found by a Thai search and rescue…

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Psychiatrists warn of dangers of watching TV series in solitude

Dr. Kitkawi Phono, Jittavej Nakhon Ratchasima Ratchanakarin Hospital director, said yesterday (July 8th) that those who suffer from depression should not watch TV or Internet series alone or they risk…

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Thailand and ASEAN attempt to curb marine debris

In an effort to eliminate marine plastic debris, the 10 member states of ASEAN (The Association of Southeast Asia Nations) has adopted “The Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in…

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Owner of electronic waste in Sakaeo given 15 days to return it to Rayong

The owner of about 300 tonnes of electronic waste, dumped in a conserved forest in Wang Namyen district of Thailand’s eastern province of Sakaeo, has been given 15 days to…

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Farmers in Suphan Buri use household waste water to save their crops

With irrigation canals drying up due to lack of rain, some farmers in Don Jedi district of Thailand’s central province of Suphan Buri, one of the “rice bowl” provinces, have…

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(Photo) Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks to media over an extradition bill in Hong Kong, China July 9, 2019./REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong leader says extradition bill is dead after mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday the extradition bill that sparked the territory’s biggest political crisis in decades was dead, admitting that the government’s…

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(Photo) Hong Kong pro-democracy singer Denise Ho speaks at a free concert in Hong Kong, China June 19, 2016/REUTERS (Bobby Yip/File Photo)

Hong Kong singer-activist urges U.N. rights body to defend territory

GENEVA (Reuters) – China is tightening its grip on Hong Kong and the territory’s autonomy and democratic freedoms are slipping away, a prominent Hong Kong activist told the U.N. Human…

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Opposition to intensify campaign for constitutional amendments

The seven-party opposition coalition has stepped its campaign to solicit public support for its attempt to amend the Constitution and to educate the people about the Constitution. Speaking at a…

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Future Forward wants Charter Court to lift Thanathorn’s suspension order 

The Future Forward party has asked the Constitutional Court to rescind its order suspending its leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, from performing his duty as an MP and that the court proceedings…

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Real estate developers’ confidence falls substantially in Q2 2019

The confidence index of real estate developers for the second quarter of this year has dropped to 42.2 points from 50.4 points for the first quarter. The second quarter falls…

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Hong Kong police arrest six at Kowloon protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police arrested six people during a demonstration in one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist areas on Sunday, where thousands of protesters sought to raise awareness…

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Thailand given 3 years to resolve 3 issues before resubmitting KKFC proposal

Former Thai ambassador to France, and head of the Thai delegation at the World Heritage Committee meeting (WHC), Mr. Sihasak Phuangketkeow, reported today (July 8th) that the UNESCO WHC has…

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UDD leader suggests Thaksin should end his political life at the age of 70

Red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan  has suggested fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra should wash his hands of politics when he turns 70 on July 26th and urged the Pheu Thai…

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Chuan says MPs are adults and should know how to dress appropriately

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai says he supports members of parliament, both male and female, wearing Thai silk or other garments made of Thai fabrics, but they must be appropriate to…

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Thailand’s hopes for Kaeng Krachan as Natural World Heritage Site dashed

Thailand’s hopes of having the Kaeng Krachan forest complex added to the UNESCO list of Natural World Heritage Sites have taken a hit after the the World Heritage Committee (WHC)…

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PM orders probe into alleged corruption in school lunch program

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the Education and Interior ministries to look into the free lunch program for kindergarten and primary school children after allegations of corruption have re-surfaced…

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Two volunteers killed by suspected insurgents in Yala

Two defence volunteers manning a road checkpoint, in Muang district of Thailand’s southern province of Yala, have been shot dead while a third volunteer and a villager have been wounded…

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(Photo) South Korean actress Lee Yeol-eum was filmed diving for giant clams at a Thai marine park for a Jun 30 episode of “Law of the Jungle” – a popular South Korean reality show/AFP

South Korean actress faces Thai jail for reality TV stunt

A South Korean actress faces up to five years in a Thai jail for catching endangered giant clams in a reality TV stunt, an official said Saturday (Jul 6), despite…

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Honest ministers and good jobs are difficult to find – Super Poll

Most respondents to an opinion poll, conducted by the Super Poll Research Centre, admit that honest ministers, good jobs and cheap but good food are difficult to find these days….

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(Photo) FILE: People wait to see the sunset from the top of Shwesandaw Pagoda in the ancient city of Bagan February 13, 2015/REUTERS (Soe Zeya Tun )

Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

YANGON (Reuters) – UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was…

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City Hall to build three more ‘water banks’ to ease road flooding

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is going to build three more ‘water banks’, or underground water catchment areas in Bangkok to absorb excess rain water to prevent repeated flooding in…

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Electronic waste discovered in Sa Kaeo conservation forest

Residents of Tambon Talangnai, in the Wangnamyen district of Thailand’s Sa Kaeo province, have discovered a huge electronic waste dumping site, covering over 3.2 hectares of a conservation forest in…

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Care of dugong ‘Mariam’ set to go live today (Sunday)

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR) and the Telephone Organization of Thailand (TOT) will run a trial live stream of young dugongs ‘Mariam’ and ‘Yamil’ today, to test…

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(Photo) A view of a replica of Ishtar gate at the ancient city of Babylon near Hilla, Iraq July 5, 2019/REUTERS (Thaier Al-Sudani)

Ancient Iraqi city of Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

RUINS OF BABYLON, Iraq (Reuters) – The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century B.C., was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site on…

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Noise levels in Din Daeng area the highest in Bangkok

Din Daeng Road in Bangkok has been recorded as the noisiest road in the city, with the average 24 hour noise levels measuring between 71.6-81.6 decibels, exceeding the standard level…

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Over a million fake weight loss pills seized in raid in Kalasin province

Police raided a mansion and two warehouses in Thailand’s northeastern province of Kalasin today and seized a huge number of fake weight loss pills, manufacturing and packaging equipment, chemicals and…

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Thailand lobbies for a seat on UNESCO-WHC as Kaeng Krachan listing hits snag

Thailand has been lobbying for support from 21 state parties, at the 43rd ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Baku in the capital of Azerbaijan, for the…

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(Photo) We Love Kaeng Krachan Facebook page

UNESCO yet to consider Kaeng Krachan forest as natural world heritage site

UNESCO’s 43rd World Heritage Committee, meeting in Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku, postponed consideration of Thailand’s Kaeng Krachan forest complex (KKFC) from Friday to today (July 6th) due to unresolved issues…

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(Photo) Manoch Wongsuryrat

Dead dugong and dead dolphin found today in southern provinces

A three-metre long dugong was found dead in the sea off Thailand’s southern province of Trang today, bringing the total number of dead dugong this year to seven, according to…

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Cabinet list sent to the palace for Royal endorsement – Wissanu

The final cabinet list has been submitted by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to the palace for Royal approval, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm said today (Friday). He claimed that the…

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Princess Sirivannavari names the second baby dugong ‘Yamil’

Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari has proposed the name ‘Yamil’ for the orphaned baby dugong found stranded in the southern Thai province of Krabi on July 1st. The animal was…

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Opposition rebuked for implicating Palang Pracharat leader in Krung Thai loan scandal

The Opposition has been rebuked for threatening to censure Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in the lower House if he goes ahead with the appointment of Palang Pracharat party leader Uttama…

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PM orders officials to help Khlong Dan flood victims

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered officials to assist residents in a riverside community which was flooded when sea water, raised by a high tide, surged through a dike under…

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Thai producers complain of China’s imposition of GMP on durian

Thai durian exporters and orchard owners have expressed serious concern that China’s recent imposition of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification, the system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and…

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Thai dentist becomes first Thai woman to conquer the world’s seven summits

A Thai dentist has become the first woman in Southeast Asia to conquer the world’s seven major summits, with Mount Denali in Alaska being the latest. Doctor Napassaporn “Eem” Chumnarnsit…

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Breaking: A dike wall in Klongdan Samut Prakarn broke collapsed

Breaking: A dike wall, which prevents sea water from entering waterside communities in Klong Dan, Samut Prakarn Province, broke collapsed at around 9.30pm. Communities, especially housing developments for Department of…

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Tropical storm Mun helps replenish Thailand’s parched reservoirs

Tropical storm Mun has already made landfall in Vietnam and will eventually downgrade to a depression and then to a low pressure cell. The weather system been a boon for…

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Commerce Ministry confident of 3 percent export growth for 2019

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry is confident that Thai exports for the second half of this year will grow at a higher rate than in the first half and export growth for…

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Public invited to propose names for a baby dugong in Phuket

The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources is inviting members of the public to participate in a contest to name an orphaned baby dugong, which was found stranded on a…

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(Photo) We Love Kaeng Krachan Facebook page

Thailand proposes Kaeng Krachan forest complex as natural world heritage site

Thailand is pushing hard for the Kaeng Krachan forest complex, on the Thai-Myanmar border, to be recognized as a natural world heritage site at the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting…

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(Photo) Sirawith Seritiwat Facebook page

Sirawith “Ja New” speaks publicly for the first time since latest attack

Political activist Sirawith Seritiwat, or “Ja New”, posted on his Facebook page last night (Wednesday) to express gratitude to those who care about democracy and who are concerned about him….

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(Photo) Boris Johnson, a leadership candidate for Britain’s Conservative Party, speaks during a hustings event in Belfast, Northern Ireland, July 2, 2019. Peter Morrison/Pool via REUTERS

UK PM candidate Johnson says he backs Hong Kong people ‘every inch of the way’

READING, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, who could be Britain’s prime minister by the end of the month, said he backed the people of Hong Kong every inch of the…

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(Photo) FILE PHOTO: Riot police clear the streets outside the Legislative Council building, after protesters stormed the building on the anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China, in Hong Kong, China July 2, 2019/File/REUTERS (Thomas Peter)

China to Britain: Keep your ‘colonial’ hands off Hong Kong

BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) – China told Britain to keep its hands off Hong Kong on Wednesday while London called for Beijing to honor the agreements made when the city was handed…

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(Photo) AFP (Sirachai ARUNRUGSTICHAI)

Thailand’s orphaned baby dugong becomes conservation star

Trang (Thailand) (AFP) – Cuddles at feeding time are one of many techniques vets in Thailand are using to raise an orphaned baby dugong named Mariam, and which have helped…

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(Photo) Nantarika Chunsue

Ten sea turtles washed ashore on Thai beaches in the past 3 months

Ten rare sea turtles have been washed ashore on Thailand’s beaches in the past three months, some of them already dead. The survivors are being treated by veterinarians. The turtles’…

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Amnesty International urges police to catch Ja New’s attackers quickly

Amnesty International (AI) Thailand today urged Thai police to speed up the hunt for the perpetrators of a brutal assault on anti-junta political activist Sirawith “Ja New” Seritiwat on a…

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Wissanu likens new government to ship that can sink if not taken cared for

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has likened the new government, which is yet to be set up, to a large steel ship, carrying both people and cargo, which can go…

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Akira Nishino yet to accept offer to be head coach at FAT – Japanese media

Mr. Akira Nishino is said to be puzzled over the announcement, by the Thai’s Football Association (FAT), concerning his appointment as new the head coach for Thailand’s national football team…

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PM vows to phase out four types of plastic products by 2022

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said, on the eve of International Plastic Bag Free Day today (July 3), that Thailand will phase out the use of four types of plastic…

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Ranger and civilian killed, 4 others injured in shooting and bombing incidents

One para-military ranger and a civilian were killed and three other rangers and another villager wounded in two related shooting and bombing incidents in the forests of Yaha district of…

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