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Karen activist ‘Billy’ killed and incinerated in oil drum – DSI

Karen human rights defender Polajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen was killed and his body stuffed into and burned in a 200-litre oil drum, which was later dumped into a river in Kaeng…

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Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The U.S. State…

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Their Majesties pay respects to former kings, queens and deities

Their Majesties the King and Queen had a busy schedule on Thursday afternoon, paying respects to the late kings and queens of Thailand and to all the deities believed to…

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Over 270 died from overwork-related illnesses in Indonesia elections

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses caused by long hours of work…

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15 dead in Sri Lanka after gun battle with suspected Islamist militants

COLOMBO (Reuters) – The bodies of 15 people, including six children, were discovered at the site of a fierce overnight gun battle on the east coast of Sri Lanka, a…

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SRT to seek Cabinet help in 25-billion-baht Hopewell compensation

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will ask the Cabinet through the Ministry of Transport next Monday to help pay the 25 billion baht breach of contract compensation to Hong…

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Sri Lanka attacks carried out by suicide bombers: investigator

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Seven suicide bombers took part in the devastating attacks on churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people and wounded more than 500, a senior investigator said…

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A woman cries as people look at Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral engulfed in flames from the Paris’s Hotel de Ville esplanade on April 15, 2019. – A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Investigators probe Notre-Dame inferno as donations pour in

PARIS (AFP) — Pledges to donate millions of euros in cash and materials poured in today in the aftermath of a massive fire at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, which…

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Major fire rips through roof of Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris

A major fire broke out at the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on Monday afternoon, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky, the fire service said….

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96-year-old votes in Kalasin province

A 96-year-old northeastern woman in Kalasin province is believed to be one of the oldest voters to cast a ballot in today’s general election this morning. The small, elderly woman,…

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Premchai granted bail, says “I’m sorry”

Thailand’s billionaire construction tycoon Premchai Kanasuta said he was “sorry” after he was granted bail following a court verdict that sends him to 16 months in prison for involvement in…

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Thai ambassador to the US Veerachai dies in Washington DC

Thai ambassador to the United States Mr. Veerachai Plasai died today in Washington DC after being admitted to Johns Hopkins hospital for medical treatment. He was 58 years old. While the cause of death is not yet confirmed, it has been…

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Militants operating beyond three southernmost provinces

Southern militants have expanded their operations into other provinces, in addition to the three restive southernmost provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat as well as certain districts of Songkhla province,…

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Four bomb blasts in Satun, three in Phatthalung, no casualties

Seven explosions were reported late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Thailand’s southern provinces of Satun and Phatthalung. Police in Satun province reported that two minor explosions occurred near the provincial police HQ in Muang…

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Smog problem made worse in the provinces by sugarcane burning

While Bangkok and surrounding provinces enjoy improved air conditions, the smog situation in several northern and northeastern provinces is deteriorating due mainly to the burning of vegetation, sugarcane in particular….

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HM the King says Princess Ubolratana’s bid to be Thailand’s PM “inappropriate”

In what is seen as an objection to Princess Ubolratana’s bid to become Thailand’s next prime minister, HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn tonight described her one-day-old nomination under the banner of…

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A rain-making chopper crash-lands but three airmen escape safely

A helicopter belonging to the Royal Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation Department crash-landed while on a training flight in the central province of Nakhon Sawan this afternoon (Wednesday). The pilot, a…

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Most people want PM to use “bitter pill” to deal with smog problem: Suan Dusit Poll

Most people in and around Bangkok feel that the smog problem has reached a critical level and that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha should invoke his special powers under Section 44…

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This handout photo released today by Malaysia’s Department of Information shows Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah of Pahang after a recent meeting at Malaysia’s National Palace in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian royals elect new king after surprise abdication

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Members of Malaysia’s royal families today elected Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah of the central state of Pahang as the new king, following the unexpected abdication of…

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Malaysia’s king abdicates after two years on throne

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s King Muhammad V abdicated on Sunday, the palace said, after two years on the throne, the first time a monarch has stepped down before completing…

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Sea water sweeps ashore in Pak Panang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat as tropical storm Pa Buk makes a landfall

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Weather bureau confirms Pa Buk to hit Nakhon Si Thammarat tonight

The Meteorological Department issued an announcement this morning confirming that tropical storm Pa Buk packed with 75 kph wind at its epic-centre would make landfall in Nakhon Si Thammarat province…

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Nakhon Si Thammarat starts mass evacuation of people in six coastal districts

Mass evacuation has been ordered for people living in six coastal districts of Nakhon Si Thammarat where powerful tropical storm Pa Buk was predicted to make landfall tomorrow night. Governor…

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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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Southern coastal provinces brace for onslaught of tropical storm Pa Buk

Southern coastal provinces from Phetchaburi downward are bracing for an onslaught of tropical storm “Pa Buk” which is expect to pack a strong wind of up to 90 kph when…

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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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Missing Myanmar boy found dead in sugarcane plantation

The two-year-old Myanmar boy whose disappearance in a sugar cane plantation in the central province of Suphan Buri on December 17 touched off a massive search was found dead today….

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This general view shows destroyed or damaged homes in Sumur on Java island on December 24, 2018

Hunt for survivors as Indonesian tsunami death toll tops 280

Indonesian rescuers raced to find survivors Monday after a volcano-triggered tsunami killed at least 281 people, with experts warning the devastated region could be slammed by more deadly waves. Rescue…

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Miss Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray was crowned Miss Universe  2018 at a glittering pageantry at Impact  Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok this morning. The first runner-up is Miss South Africa Tamaryn…

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Cherif Chekatt is suspected of killing three people and injuring 13 in an attack on Strasbourg’s Christmas market Tuesday night.

Strasbourg gunman shot dead by French police

French police on Thursday shot dead a gunman who had been on the run since killing three people, including a Thai tourist, at Strasbourg’s popular Christmas market. More than 700…

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