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Three slain at Radio Thailand’s Phitsanuloke provincial radio station

Three people were shot dead this morning at Radio Thailand’s station in the northern province of Phitsanuloke, in what police suspect was the result of an internal dispute. The three…

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Opposition trains its guns on Prayut government

For the first time since taking office last year, the Prayut government will on Monday face a no-confidence debate, with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and five other members of his…

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Former deputy commerce minister in police custody

Former deputy commerce minister, Pol Lt-Col Banyin Tangpakorn, and two other people were taken into police custody this morning, in Thailand’s central province of Nakhon Sawan, on suspicion of involvement in the…

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Unidentified helicopter crashes on mountain in Thailand’s Rayong province

Rescue workers and fire fighters have been dispatched to a hill in Muang district of Thailand’s eastern province of Rayong on Thursday night where an unidentified helicopter has crashed. Flames…

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Tourist sector in Phuket reeling from lack of Chinese tourists

Tourism-related businesses in Phuket have been hard hit by the sharp drop in the number of tourist arrivals, especially Chinese, as a direct result of the COVID-19 outbreak in China…

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Former Sangha Council member given suspended jail term

The former abbot of Wat Saket, who is also a former member of the Sangha Council, was today sentenced to 36 months in prison, with the term suspended for two…

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Bidding reaches over 100 billion baht in auctions for Thailand’s 5G spectrum

Thailand’s telecom regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), raked in over 100 billion baht from its auctions today of 48 licenses for 5G frequencies in the 700MHz, 2600MHz…

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First Thai medic infected with COVID-19

A Thai medic, who did not wear a face mask or protective gown while treating COVID-19 patients, has contracted the disease, said Dr Suwanchai Wattanayingcharoenchai, director-general of the Disease Control…

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Unpaid brokerage fee believed to be behind Korat mass shooting

An unsettled brokerage fee from real estate deal is believed to be the motive behind Sgt. Maj Jakrapanth Thomma’s shooting rampage, according to a Thai PBS investigation. Jakrapanth doubled as…

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Korat shooting death toll rises to 30

Death toll in the Nakhon Ratchasima shooting rampage has increased to 30 and the number of injured is  58, with 30 of them still in hospital, according to Nakhon Ratchasima…

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Korat mass shooting death toll jumps to 27

27 people, including the gunman, were killed in the shooting rampage which ended at the Terminal 21 shopping mall in Muang district of Nakhon Ratchasima this morning (Sunday), Prime Minister…

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Latest update on Korat shooting rampage

Here are the latest developments on the shooting rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima which ended early Sunday morning: The gunman, Sgt-Maj Jakrapanth Thomma, was killed in a shootout with police inside…

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Gunman killed in shootout in Korat shopping mall

The dramatic siege at Terminal 21 shopping mall in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima is over after the gunman was killed in a gunfight with police this morning, national police chief Pol…

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Korat shooting rampage: Death toll rises to 22, including crack police officer

Death toll from the shooting rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima has risen to 22, with 63 people injured as members of a crack police unit continue to try to hunt down…

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Nakhon Ratchasima shooting rampage: Death toll put at 20, with 31 injured

Members of police crack unit have stormed Terminal 21 shopping mall in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima province, where a heavily-armed gunman is believed to be holed up with many shoppers trapped…

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Police crack unit inside besieged Korat shopping mall

The Crime Suppression Division reported at 11.40 pm  that its commander Pol Maj Gen Jirapob Puridej and members of “Hanumarn” crack police unit have stormed the ground floor of Terminal…

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Mass shooting in Nakhon Ratchasima: What we know so far

What we know so far about the mass shooting by army man Sgt-Maj Jakrapanth Thomma who is now being holed up in Terminal 21 shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima: Public…

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Death toll put at 17, crack units lay siege to Korat mall where gunman is holed up

Elite police and army forces from the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok and Lop Buri-based Special Forces are laying siege to Terminal 21 shopping mall in downtown Nakhon Ratchasima province,…

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Manhunt on for Thai army trooper who killed at least 12 people in mass shooting

An army corporal shot his commander and an elderly woman dead at a house in Muang district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, before escaping in a stolen Humvee…

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BREAKING NEWS – Mass shooting near barracks in Nakhon Ratchasima

A member of the military, attached to a barracks in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima, opened fire with an automatic rifle, killing two officers in a village before driving…

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One killed and another injured when plane collided with aircraft tug

The driver of an aircraft tug was killed and another person seriously injured when a cable, which was being used to tow Nok Air aircraft snapped. The accident took place…

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National budget bill declared legal by Charter Court

Pressure on the Thai Government was somewhat eased today when the Constitutional Court voted 5:3 to rule that 3 votes, in favour of the 3.2 trillion baht budget in parliament,…

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Indonesia bars entry to visitors from China amid evacuation protest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Sunday barred entry to visitors who have been in China for 14 days over concern about coronavirus, as citizens evacuated from Hubei province faced protests…

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China finishes new hospital for virus patients as toll grows

BEIJING (AP) — China sent medical workers and equipment Monday to its just-completed 1,000-bed hospital for treating victims of a new virus that has caused 362 deaths and more than…

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First confirmed case of Thai infected with coronavirus

A taxi driver has become Thailand’s first confirmed case of novel coronavirus infection through human-to-human transmission, Public Heath Permanent Secretary Dr. Sukhum Kanchanapimai told a news conference this afternoon (Friday)….

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Thailand to suspend visa on arrival facility for Chinese tourists temporarily

The Visa on arrival facility for Chinese tourists is likely to be suspended temporarily as Thailand seeks to tighten up controls to fend off the possible spread of novel coronavirus….

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Escaping giraffe found drowned in a canal

The search for the second giraffe, which escaped from its cage as it was being transported from Suvarnabhumi international airport to a zoo in Thailand’s eastern province of Prachin Buri…

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Japan evacuation flight from Wuhan lands, 5 reported ill

TOKYO (Reuters) – The first chartered flight carrying 206 Japanese nationals evacuated from Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, arrived in Tokyo on Wednesday – four of them showing…

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Virus death toll in China hits 131, infection cases nearing 6,000

BEIJING (Agencies) – The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 131 as health authorities at the epicentre of the epidemic reported another 840 confirmed cases, even…

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Six new coronavirus cases confirmed in Thailand, all hospitalised

Six additional cases of novel coronavirus 2019 infection in Thailand have been confirmed by the Ministry of Public Health, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14. Public health…

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DSI to take a month deciding whether to challenge prosecutor on Billy’s case

The Department of Special Investigation will consider, within a month, whether to challenge the prosecutors’ decision to drop all but one of the charges against former Kaeng Krachan national park…

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Thailand’s PM assures coronavirus situation is “100% under control”

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured the public that the novel coronavirus situation in Thailand is “100% under control” and that he will personally take charge of overseeing the operations…

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Prosecutors explain why no murder charge yet filed in Billy’s disappearance

The widow of missing Karen rights activist Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen today appealed to the attorney-general for justice, after the Office of Special Cases clarified why it had dropped all charges,…

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Eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand so far

As of Sunday, there have been eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand, five of which have already returned to China, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul disclosed today. He also said…

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Eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand so far

As of Sunday, there have been eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand, five of which have already returned to China, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul disclosed today. He also said…

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Thailand’s 5th coronavirus case admitted to Rajvithi Hospital

A female Chinese tourist from the city of Wuhan, who arrived in Thailand on January 21st, has been confirmed as the fifth coronavirus pneumonia patient in Thailand. Thailand’s Deputy Public…

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Gold shop murder suspect’s arrest a result of joint effort

The apprehension of school director Prasitthichai Khaokaew, a suspect in the gold shop murders, by the Crime Suppression Division’s Hanuman special unit, was the outcome of an extensive joint effort…

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Bangkok City Hall suspends classes in 437 schools on Wednesday

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has suspended classes at 437 schools under its supervision for one day and introduced staggered working hours for all its officials from Wednesday, as airborne…

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China reports new virus cases, raising concern globally before key holiday

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported four more cases of pneumonia believed to be caused by a new coronavirus strain, causing rising concern globally that a disease health officials do not…

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PM wants Thailand and its people to move toward democracy and peace

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that his government wants to see Thailand and the Thai people of all ages make progress toward democracy together and be free of conflict….

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Iran says it ‘unintentionally’ shot down Ukrainian jetliner

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced Saturday that it’s military “unintentionally” shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeatedly…

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Trump insists ‘All is well!’ after Iran missile attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump insisted “All is well!” on Tuesday after Iran fired surface-to-surface missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops. He promised to make a statement…

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Australia begins damage assessment amid temporary respite from bushfires

Australian authorities began assessing the damage on Sunday from heatwave-spurred bushfires that swept through two states a day earlier, as cooler conditions provided a temporary respite from blazes that have…

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A truck carries wreckage of a car used in a car bomb in Mogadishu, Somalia, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning, authorities said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsame)

Truck bomb in Somalia’s capital kills at least 78 people

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Saturday morning, killing at least 78 people including many students, authorities said. It was…

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Somkid Poompuang was arrested by police on Wednesday 18 December, 2019, on a train at a railway station in Pak Chong district, Thailand

BREAKING NEWS – Serial Killer Somkid Poompuang arrested

Serial Killer Somkid Poompuang was apprehended by police this morning (Wednesday) on a train at a railway station in Pak Chong district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima. Tagged…

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12-year old “Milk” wins world drone racing championship again

  12-year old Wanraya “Milk” Wannapong from Thailand has won the 2019 FAI World Drone Racing Championship Grand Final (women’s division) for the second year in a row. The competition…

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Excessive PM2.5 particulate found in 13 areas of Bangkok and suburbs

The air in thirteen parts of Bangkok and its surrounding provinces was today found to contain PM2.5 dust particles exceeding 50 microns – the benchmark safety level. The Pollution Control…

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MOPH prepares for return of PM2.5 particulate pollution in December

The Ministry of Public Health has adopted a set of preventive measures to deal with the anticipated return of PM2.5 dust particles to Bangkok, its suburbs and other provinces during…

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70 aftershocks followed Thursday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Laos

About 70 aftershocks were recorded after the 6.4ML earthquake struck Xayaboury province in the Laos PDR yesterday. The quake damaged 65 houses in the Chalerm Phrakiat district of Thailand’s northern…

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Future Forward sails into heavier storms

As many analysts, detractors, opponents and insiders say, the Constitution Court’s Wednesday verdict against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, stripping him of his MP status, is just the beginning. His and the Future…

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for a mass rally on Sunday.

Options fade for last Hong Kong campus protesters as U.S. bill angers China

HONG KONG (Reuters) – The last band of anti-government protesters trapped inside a besieged Hong Kong university were weighing a narrowing range of options early on Wednesday as police outside…

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Three King’s Guards Command officers reinstated by HM the King

Three commissioned officers attached to the Ratchawallop King’s Guards Command, who were recently dismissed from military service and stripped of all their ranks and Royal decorations, have been reinstated, with…

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Ex-Malaysian PM Najib has case to answer in corruption trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defence against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding…

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One year partial curfew imposed in Deep South

A partial curfew will be imposed in Thailand’s restive Deep South for 12 months with effect from December 1st, 2019 according to an announcement in the Royal Gazette which appeared…

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Suspect in grisly murder of Chiang Mai millionairess arrested

The Song Thaew driver, wanted by Chiang Mai provincial police on suspicion of murdering a millionairess for her car and cash, was arrested by police in the central province of…

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Hong Kong enters recession as protests show no sign of relenting

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by more than five months of anti-government protests that show no signs of relenting, and is unlikely to achieve…

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Wind-whipped fires rage across California as lights go out

GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Fast-growing fires throughout California forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes Thursday as dry winds and high heat fed flames and fears in…

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Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi stripped of all Royal titles and military ranks for disloyalty

His Majesty the King has issued a Royal Command stripping Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of all her royal titles, decorations and military ranks for alleged acts of disloyalty and insubordination. According to…

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Princess Sirindhorn in hospital for treatment of intestinal infection

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital today after she developed a fever and experienced some abdominal pain, the Bureau of the Royal Household said…

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Typhoon Hagibis slams into Japan

Powerful Typhoon Hagibis slammed into Japan on Saturday, killing one even before making landfall and prompting authorities to issue their highest level of disaster warning over “unprecedented” downpours. More than 7.3 million people were…

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Panel bans three controversial herbicides effective December 1

The four-party working committee, set up at the order of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed unanimously today to ban the production, import, sale and use of paraquat glyphosate and chlorpyrifos…

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House panel agrees 3 herbicides must be banned immediately

The House Committee to Explore Ways to Control Farm Chemicals has agreed to ban three herbicides, namely paraquat, glyphosate, and chlorpyrifos, with immediate effect. Committee chairman Mr. Chavalit Vichayasuth told…

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Privy councilor Kamthon dies of blood poisoning

Privy councilor Kamthon Sindhavanond died of septicemia this morning at the age of 97. Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the Royal bathing ceremony tomorrow at…

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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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