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All sharks should be protected – Thon Thamrongnawasawat

All shark species should be listed as protected marine animals to protect them from being hunted for commercial purposes, said Thon Thamrongnawasawat, a well known marine scientist and vice dean…

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Pheu Thai backs down over probe of 3 MPs for welcoming PM to Surin province

The opposition Pheu Thai Party has backed down over a plan to investigate three of its MPs, for the northeastern province of Surin, for showing up to welcome Prime Minister…

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Environment Ministry considers quicker ban on 4 plastic products in Thailand

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is considering bringing forward, by 1-2 years, the imposition of a complete ban on the use of single-use plastic bags, Styrofoam boxes, plastic…

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(Photo) Simon Cheng, a staff member of Britain’s consulate in Hong Kong, who was reported missing by local media after visiting the neighbouring mainland city of Shenzhen, is seen in an unknown location in this undated photo obtained from the Facebook page “Free Simon Cheng”. “FACEBOOK / FREE SIMON CHENG” /via REUTERS

China detains employee of Britain’s Hong Kong mission, UK urged to act

BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese national working at Britain’s Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China’s border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said…

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3kg of plastic found in dead wild deer

Ms. Chananya Kanchanasaka, a veterinarian at the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, posted on her Facebook page last night (Tuesday) photos of dead wild deer with bits…

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13 rescued Great Danes now under royal care of His Majesty the King

His Majesty the King sent a royal aide to collect 13 rescued Great Dane dogs from the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) and deliver them for further treatment to Kasetsart…

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Seripisut demands the resignation of House and Senate speakers

Seri Ruam Thai party leader Seripisut Temiyavet is pressing for the resignations of House Speaker Chuan Leekpai and Senate Speaker Pornpetch Wikchitcholchai, accusing both of them of allowing Prime Minister…

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Rice Committee endorses rice price guarantee scheme

Thailand’s Rice Policy and Management Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has approved a rice price guarantee scheme for five types of rice and a parallel measure to help…

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New Economics Party remains in the Opposition, but it may take its own position on some issues

The New Economics Party is still aligned with the Opposition but it may, when necessary, take an independent position, party leader Mingkwan Sangsuwan announced on Wednesday in parliament. He dismissed…

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Lamphun monks use portable kitchen cabinets for alms to reduce plastic bags

About 20 years ago, long before plastic waste became recognized as a global problem, monks at Wat Pa Book, in the Pa Sang district of Thailand’s northern province of Lamphun,…

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Welfare card holders flock to ATMs for their 500-baht cash handouts

Many state-run Krung Thai Bank ATMs in Thailand’s northeastern provinces ran out of 500-baht and 100-baht banknotes after Pracharat welfare card holders flocked to withdraw the first 500-baht cash handout…

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(Photo) Protesters call people to join further rallies against the government at Kowloon Tong subway station in Hong Kong, China, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as…

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Bang Saen set for major make-over to become a town for the elderly

Thailand’s Bang Saen seaside town, on the eastern coast near Bangkok, will undergo a major make-over to accommodate an aging society in the future. Mr. Narongchai Khunpluem, the mayor of…

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Eight injured by bombs in Yala

At least eight civilians were injured in a spate of explosions targeting power poles and an ATM in several districts of Thailand’s southern province of Yala on Tuesday night. No…

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(Photo) A white-lipped pit viper snake is seen at a fire station in Bangkok, Thailand, August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

‘I don’t recommend you do this’: Thailand’s stealthy snake wrangler

BANGKOK (Reuters) – In the dead of night, Thai firefighter Pinyo Pukpinyo stealthily approaches a python coiled around the rafters of a home in Bangkok, and quickly grabs its head…

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Cabinet rewards defectors and failed MP candidates with political posts

The cabinet on Tuesday agreed to reward 17 MPs, who defected from the parties they represented when elected, or had been on their party’s list, and have now joined the…

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Traffic police cannot confiscate driver’s license under a new traffic law in effect from Sept 20th

Effective from 20th September, traffic police have no authority to confiscate the driving license of the driver of an automobile or motorcycle when being stopped for a traffic violation under the…

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Suspected thief says he stole railway pins and steel plates to get cash

Mr. Sompong Klaikloeng , the man arrested by Phetchaburi provincial police for allegedly stealing railway pins and steel plates, causing a south-bound train to derail at noon on Monday, has…

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Opposition New Economics Party in peril as some MPs defect to government

Some MPs from the opposition New Economics Party will defect to the government camp, Mr. Niyom Wiwatthanaditthakul, the party deputy leader, said today (Tuesday), ending 24 hours of speculation about…

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Italian-Thai boss Premchai given six month prison term without suspension

Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was sentenced to six months in prison, without suspension, by the Criminal Court this morning (Tuesday) after he was found guilty of possessing three hunting rifles…

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Police find stolen railway pins and steel plates at scrap dealer in Phetchaburi following train derailment

Police raided a scrap dealer in Cha-am district of Phetchaburi province Monday night after a south-bound train was derailed between Cha-am and Hun Hin around noon, which was blamed on…

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DSI wraps up probe into Akara gold mining, new legal violations found

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has completed its extended investigation into the operations of Akara Resources Public Company, the concessionaire of gold mining activities in Thailand, with new findings…

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(Photo) Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam holds a news conference in Hong Kong, China, August 20, 2019/REUTERS (Ann Wang)

Hong Kong leader says she hopes peaceful protest was a turning point

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday she hoped a peaceful weekend anti-government protest was the start of an effort to restore peace and that…

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Ex-finance minister Korn disagrees with using taxpayers’ money to rescue debt-ridden THAI

Former Finance Minister and Democrat list MP Korn Chatikavanich has voiced his concern over the financial crisis facing Thai Airways International and, at the same time, has objected to any…

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Palang Pracharat apologizes for conduct of its Bangkok MP Sira Jenjakha  

Palang Pracharat party deputy spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonchana has apologised to the public over the conduct of one of the party’s MPs, who has been heavily criticized on social media for…

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PM says he is like a cotton fruit which tastes better when crushed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announced to his well-wishers in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram that he would definitely not resign as demanded by the Opposition, likening himself to a…

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(Photo) Tender, loving care: Mariam being cared for at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province/AFP

Environment Ministry aims to increase dugong numbers by 50% in 10 years

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment aims to increase the population of dugong in Thailand’s waters by 50%, from approximately 250, in the next ten years, said Mr. Pinsak…

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Thailand’s second quarter growth rate lowest in 19 quarters

Thailand’s economic growth rate for the second quarter of this year registered at 2.3%, compared to 2.8% for the first quarter, which is the lowest in 19 quarters, said Mr….

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THAI struggling with huge debt, executives asked to take voluntarily pay cut

Thai Airways International, the national flag carrier, appears to be in a deep financial crisis and may have to delay debt repayments or seek new loans. THAI president Sumet Damrongchaitham…

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Dugong Mariam’s embalmed remains to be exhibited at Phuket Aquarium

The remains of baby dugong Mariam will be placed on display at the Phuket Aquarium after being embalmed at the National Science Museum in Pathum Thani province, as are the…

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(Photo) A rally by pro-government supporters in Hong Kong this weekend illustrated the polarisation coursing through the city/AFP

Chinese state media pump up the jam to slam Hong Kong protests

“Get those foreign agents outta town”, roars a music video by a patriotic Chinese rap group, one of a slew of creative efforts by Beijing attacking Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters march to demand democracy and political reforms, in Hong Kong, China August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

More mass protests planned in Hong Kong after peaceful weekend of rallies

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a rally in Victoria Park demanding democracy and political reforms in Hong Kong, China, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Hong Kong protesters throng streets under heavy rain

HONG KONG (Reuters) – At least 100,000 anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong on Sunday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what…

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Most Thais feel it is inappropriate to politicize on the oath issue – poll

The majority of the respondents disagree with the politicization of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s alleged incomplete oath taking, according to Super Poll. Super Poll Research Office director Noppadol Kannikar said…

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Transport minister orders probe into fatal road tragedy in Sa Kaew province

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has ordered an investigation into a fatal road accident, which occurred early Sunday morning on Highway 317 in Thailand’s eastern province of Sa Kaew. A packed…

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Government to provide more health benefits for Gold Card holders

The government has not cut the budget for the Gold Card universal health program, but has increased health benefits for card holders as well as injected an additional 6.5 billion…

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(Photo) Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the international finance hub into crisis, with communist-ruled mainland China taking an increasingly hardline tone/AFP

Defiant Hong Kong protesters vow huge rally despite Beijing threats

Hong Kong democracy activists are hoping to get out a huge crowd later Sunday in a bid to show the city’s leaders that their protest movement remains defiant despite increasingly…

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Calls for stricter control or a ban on use of single-use plastic bags

The death of baby dugong Mariam, which is being blamed on plastic found blocking her digestive system, has renewed calls for stricter control, or a complete ban on the use…

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(Photo) Teachers protest against the extradition bill during a rally organised by Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union in Hong Kong, China August 17, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Hong Kongers stage more anti-government protests, braving storms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Thousands of Hong Kongers including many teachers took part in more anti-government rallies on Saturday, braving thunderstorms to march past shops shuttered due to growing concern…

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Baby dugong Mariam is dead

Mariam, the orphaned baby dugong and darling of many netizens in Thailand for her much-publicized four month struggle to survive under the care of veterinarians, died of shock shortly after…

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(Photo) Millions of pro-democracy protesters have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over the past 10 weeks/AFP (File/Anthony WALLACE)

Hong Kong standoff takes a toll on Thai economy

The political standoff in Hong Kong is not only fueling fears that Hong Kong may be heading for recession, but also that it may hurt Thailand’s economy. For example, Thailand’s…

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PM says he is not afraid to confront the Opposition in parliament

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Friday) that he is not afraid of facing the Opposition in parliament and that he had not attended parliament twice, to respond to the…

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PM assures the public that stimulus budget will be spent effectively

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given assurance that his government is not overspending by disbursing 310 billion baht as part of an economic stimulus package and that the money will…

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Situation in Hong Kong after 10 weeks of protests

After the 10 week long of protests and demonsteations in Hongkong over the controversial extraditon bill, people around the world turn their attention to the financial hub. What is really…

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Dr. Somkid to head special team to reverse Thailand’s economic slowdown

The economic cabinet on Friday agreed to set up a special panel, expected to be led by Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, to drive the implementation and management of economic…

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Farmers are reluctant to stop using toxic weed killers

The government’s plan to phase out three chemical weed killers, paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, which are widely used by Thai farmers, may be easier said than done as most farmers…

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(Photo) French urban climber Alain Robert climbs the Cheung Kong Center building in Hong Kong, China, August 16, 2019/ Reuters (Ann Wang)

French ‘spiderman’ climbs HK tower, hoists reconciliation flag amid mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – French “spiderman” climber Alain Robert scaled a 68-storey skyscraper in Hong Kong on Friday to hoist a flag symbolizing reconciliation between China and the territory as…

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Cabinet to consider Finance Ministry’s new economic stimulus package

The economic cabinet is due to consider the Finance Ministry’s economic stimulus package, aimed at stimulating consumption and investment, today (Friday). The proposal includes, among other things, a one-time 1,500…

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Prolonged protests may affect exports of Thai Hom Mali rice to Hong Kong

Worried Thai rice exporters are closely monitoring the situation in Hong Kong, fearing that the protests by pro-democracy demonstrators will affect exports of Hom Mali fragrant rice to the city…

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(Photo) Cloud-seeding operation/Royal Rainmaking Department

Major cloud seeding operations to commence today

The Department of Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation (DRAA), in coordination with the Air Force and the Army, will launch additional rain-making operations today (Friday), focusing on Thailand’s northern, northeastern and…

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(Photo) Pheu Thai party secretary-general Anudith Nakornthap and Opposition MPs/Thai Parliament

Opposition to submit censure debate motion to House Speaker today

The seven-party parliamentary opposition will submit a motion to House Speaker Chuan Leekpai today (Friday) seeking a censure debate against the government, but without calling for a vote over Prime…

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(Photo) Chinese soldiers walk in formation on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen across the bay from Hong Kong, China August 15, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

China warns it could quell Hong Kong protesters; Trump urges Xi to meet them

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong braced for more mass protests over the weekend, even as China warned it could use its power to quell demonstrations and U.S. President Donald…

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GPF signs Collaborative Engagement Declaration with 32 institutional investors

Thailand’s Government Pension Fund (GPF) has joined 32 securities companies in declaring an ESG (environmental, social, governance) Collaborative Engagement and Negative List Guidelines, under which institutional investors will be held…

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(Photo) Mr. Prayad Puangchampa

Senior NACC official faulted for omitting 227m baht from asset declaration

Thailand’s National Anti-Corruption Commission has faulted one of its senior officials for concealing his and his wife’s assets worth about 227 million baht. NACC secretary-general Worawit Sukboon said today that…

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BEM rules out lower expressway tolls as proposed by Transport Minister

Bangkok Expressways & Metro Public Company has ruled out a proposal by Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob for expressway tolls to be cut by an average of 5-10 baht, claiming that…

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THAI reschedules flights to Japan due to Typhoon Krosa

Flt. Lt. Pratana Patanasiri, Vice President of aviation safety, security & standards at Thai Airways International, says that Japan’s Meteorological Agency has announced an alert relating to typhoon Krosa (Typhoon…

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(Photo) Military vehicles are parked on the grounds of the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center in Shenzhen, China August 15, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

In ‘clear warning’, Chinese paramilitary forces exercise near Hong Kong

SHENZHEN, China/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of members of China’s People’s Armed Police could be seen conducting exercises on Thursday at a sports stadium in Shenzhen, as the U.S. State…

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(Photo) The imperial couple offered their respects to the war dead/AFP

Japan’s new emperor speaks of ‘deep remorse’ in 1st speech marking WWII

Japan’s new emperor spoke Thursday of “deep remorse” over the country’s wartime past in his first speech to commemorate the end of World War II since his enthronement in May….

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PM suggests cabinet members read ‘Blue Ocean Shift’

Government’s spokesperson, Dr. Narumon Pinyosinwat, said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha suggested members of his cabinet and their spouses, who participated in the “Spirit of Volunteering” activities at…

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Anti-extradition bill protesters react after the police fired tear gas to disperse the demonstration at Sham Shui Po, in Hong Kong, China August 14, 2019/Reuters (Tyrone Siu)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at demonstrators

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at hundreds of protesters who had gathered outside a police station in the residential area of Sham Shui Po in…

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1 year free visa for Chinese and Indian tourists to be proposed to cabinet

Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports will propose, to the economic cabinet meeting on Friday, a waiver of visa fees for tourists from China and India, who plan to stay…

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Warrants out for arrest of 4 more bombing and arson suspects

The Criminal Court has issued warrants for the arrests of four more individuals wanted by the police for suspected involvement in the bombing and arson attacks in Bangkok and Nonthaburi…

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Army cancels Loy Krathong sky lantern world record attempt in Chiang Mai

The military in Chiang Mai has ordered the cancellation of a major sky lantern event planned for the Loy Krathong festival in November, following heavy criticism from conservation groups. The…

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24 red-shirt leaders and members acquitted of terrorism charges

Twenty-four former members of the red-shirt movement, or the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), including several core leaders, were today (Wednesday) acquitted by the Criminal Court of terrorism…

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Air quality in southernmost part of Thailand improving

Air quality in nine southern provinces has improved, with the amount of PM2.5 fine dust particles dropping to between 7-31 micrograms/cubic metre, according to Thailand’s Department of Pollution Control. In…

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Police consider attempted murder charge against stone-throwing youths

Samut Prakan provincial police are pondering attempted murder charges against five youths, aged 12 to 16, for allegedly throwing stones from a Bangkok motorway pedestrian overpass onto vehicles below. All…

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Saksayam defends decision against mandatory replacement of passenger vans with micro buses

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob clarified Wednesday that he has not dropped the policy to replace the existing passenger vans with micro buses, but merely wanted the replacement to be voluntary,…

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CSD police may take charge of recent bombing and arson case

Thailand’s national police chief, Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, is expected to decide today (Wednesday) whether to transfer the case involving two suspects, held in police custody in connection with the…

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Hong Kong airport reopens after overnight clashes, mass protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations on Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police…

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(Photo) The airport protest is the latest escalation in a 10-week political crisis that has gripped Hong Kong/AFP

Flights departing Hong Kong airport after protest chaos

Flights were departing Hong Kong airport largely on schedule on Wednesday morning, a day after pro-democracy protesters caused chaos with a disruptive sit-in that paralysed the busy transport hub. Hundreds…

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(Photo) Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul/The Royal Thai Government House

Minister Anutin wants paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos banned this year

The three toxic chemicals used as herbicides, namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, must be banned within this year, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said on Tuesday. “I would like to…

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(Photo) Police clash with anti-government protesters at the airport in Hong Kong, China August 13, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

Police, protesters clash at Hong Kong airport after flights halted for second day

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police and protesters clashed at Hong Kong’s international airport on Tuesday after flights were disrupted for a second day as the political crisis in the former…

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Eight underground wells drilled to provide water for Surin hospital 

The Thai army has completed drilling two underground water wells and are drilling two more to supply water to the Surin provincial hospital, which is facing a water crisis due to lack of mains tap water. General Thanakiat…

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Two RTAF planes on standby to evacuate Thais from Hong Kong

The Royal Thai Air Force has put two planes and officials on standby in case they are needed to evacuate Thai citizens stranded in Hong Kong. RTAF spokesman Air Marshal Pongsak Semachai said…

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Baby dwarf sperm whale rescued on August 4 dies

A baby dwarf sperm whale, which was rescued after it was found washed ashore on a beach in Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga on August 4th, died Monday night while…

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Nine smaller parties vow to stick with the government

Nine smaller parties in the government coalition, which earlier threatened to break away to form an independent opposition bloc, have changed tack and vowed to continue their support for the…

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Smaller parties, except Thai Civilized, still with the government – Thammanat

All 13 smaller parties in the coalition government, with the exception of the Thai Civilized Party, are still with the government, said Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao today (Tuesday). Thammanat,…

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(Photo) The Green House, in Pak Hai district of Ayutthaya province/www.siamsoldier.com

Old, haunted Crown Property buildings to be rented out for commercialization

The Treasury Department is surveying about 200 old Crown Property buildings throughout the country, several of which are reputed to be haunted, for possible development for commercial purposes while retaining…

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Dugong Mariam can now eat and swim as her condition improves

Mariam’s condition is steadily improving after the baby dugong was treated with anti-biotics and food supplements to treat lung and blood infections, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources said…

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(Photo) AFP/Ye Aung THU

Tens of thousands flee homes in flood-hit Myanmar as landslide toll hits 59

Vast swathes of southeastern Myanmar lie under floodwaters that have already forced tens of thousands to flee their homes as the death toll from a massive landslide hit 59, firefighters…

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(Photo) Passengers queue at Cathay Pacific’s counters a day after the airport was closed due to a protest, at Hong Kong International Airport, China August 13, 2019/ Reuters (Issei Kato)

Hong Kong’s airport reopens on Tuesday after unprecedented closure

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s airport reopened on Tuesday but its administrator warned that flight movements would still be affected, after China said widespread anti-government protests that halted flights…

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Last 18 Thai fishermen stranded in Somalia arrive home

The last group of 18 Thai fishermen, who had been stranded on fishing trawlers in the seas off Somalia, arrived in Bangkok this morning on a Thai Airways International flight…

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Alexander Albon to drive for Red Bull in Belgium

The Formula 1 website released the surprising news this afternoon (August 12th) that the Thai-British driver, Alexander Albon, will replace Pierre Gasly’s in the Red Bull team for the mid…

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Thai troops keep close watch on Mon Bridge as debris piles up

The famous Mon (Uttamanusorn) Bridge, Thailand’s longest wooden bridge, is being watched around the clock by the Thai army for fear that it may collapse under the force of strong…

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(Photo) Police clashed with demonstrators at nearly a dozen locations on Sunday/AFP

THAI and Thai Air Asia cancel flights to Hong Kong today

Thai Airways International and Thai Air Asia have cancelled their flights to Hong Kong today after protesters broke into Hong Kong airport’s passenger terminal. THAI announced that two flights from…

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(Photo) Thousands of pro-democracy protesters rally at Hong Kong’s airport/AFP

Hong Kong’s airport shut down after thousands protests

All flights in and out of Hong Kong were cancelled on Monday after thousands of pro-democracy protesters flooded the city’s airport to denounce police violence. The abrupt shutdown at one…

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Thais borrow early and get trapped in a cycle of debt

Thais, nowadays, are indebted from an early age, and the level of their debt is maintained even as they approach retirement. A study by the Bank of Thailand reports that…

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PM leads merit making ceremony to mark Queen Mother’s birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led cabinet ministers and their spouses, Privy Councilors, MPs, Senators, senior government officials, high-ranking military and police officers and members of the public…

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Baby dugong Mariam is treated for blood and lung infections

Veterinarians are treating baby dugong Mariam after she was diagnosed with blood and lung infections. Since August 8th, the baby dugong appeared to be subdued with no appetite and with…

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Villagers downstream of reservoir advised to relocate to higher ground

Villagers living downstream of a small earthen dam, in Bang Saphan district of Thailand’s southern province of Prachuap Khiri Khan, were yesterday advised to move their belongings to higher ground…

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  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world
  • Eid Al-Adha from all around the world

Eid Al-Adha from all around the world

Muslims all over the world gather to perform the Eid Al-Adha prayer on August 11, 2019. Muslims across the world are celebrating the first day of the Feast of Sacrifice,…

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US-China trade row seen to help conclude RCEP by year end

The escalating trade war between the US and China may help drive a conclusion to the negotiation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement to ensure smooth…

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(Photo) Rescue workers search for bodies of victims under the debris and mud after a landslide in Mottama, Mon state, Myanmar, August 11, 2019/ Reuters (Ann Wang)

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 51

MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after rising waters left thousands stranded and the death toll…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters attend a demonstration in Victoria Park in Hong Kong, China, August 11, 2019/Reuters (Thomas Peter)

Hong Kong police fire tear gas at protesters as confrontation looms

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas at protesters on Sunday as a tenth straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations intensified amid an increasingly aggressive response from the…

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(Photo) PM Prayut Chan-o-cha at opening ceremony of a trial run of BTS Green Line, August 11th, 2019

PM urges public to help ease northeasterners’ drought hardships

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging members of the public to help ease the suffering of people living in Thailand’s northeast caused by the ongoing drought. He asked that the…

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Most respondents oppose taxi fare increases – Nida Poll

Most respondents to an opinion survey do not agree with the Transport Ministry’s decision to allow taxi fares to be increased while their services remain unimproved. The poll by the…

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Police units deployed to disaster zones in Satun to help victims

Mobile police units with rescue equipment have been rushed to disaster zones in the southern province of Satun after it was struck by torrential rain and storms on Saturday. Initial…

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(Photo) Red sticky rice/Thailand’s Deaprtment of Rice

Loei’s red sticky rice to be listed as GI product

Red sticky rice, from Thailand’s northeastern province of Loei, will be listed as a GI (geographic indication) product, by the Office of Bio-economic Development, with the Commerce Ministry because of…

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(Photo) The Perseid meteor shower on August 13, 2016/The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand/captured by Matipol Tangmatitham

‘Mother’s Day Meteor Shower’ to show on August 12th

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand is inviting Thai people to watch the Perseid meteor shower during the night of Mother’s Day (August 12th). Mr. Suparuek Karuhanont, chief of…

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