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His Majesty the King presides over a grand military parade at the Cavalry Centre of the Royal Thai Army in Saraburi on Saturday.

HM King presides over grand military parade

HM the King on Saturday called on Thai people to commit to their duties with a common goal that has the best interest of the country at their heart. Addressing…

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Exhaust and no wind blamed for Bangkok’s worsening air quality

Vehicular exhaust, accumulated since Friday evening when traffic was the worst of the week, compounded by a temperature inversion increased air pollution in and around Bangkok on Saturday, according to…

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Mon Jam resort operators defy order to suspend operations

Resort operators at Doi Mon Jam, in Chiang Mai’s Mae Rim district, are defying an order, issued by the Mae Rim district office, to suspend their operations within 30 days…

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi hold talks during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Naypyidaw on January 17, 2020.

China and Myanmar ‘stand together’ despite Rohingya backlash

China and Myanmar are set to ink mammoth infrastructure deals following a meeting on Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who pledged to…

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Nine illegal trash trucks caught using City Hall’s incinerator

Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang led city officials and police to prevent nine garbage trucks from Samut Sakhon province illegally dumping trash at the Nong Khaem incinerator on Thursday. The governor…

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Brackish tap water threatens flora in Government House compound

Brackish tap water, caused by the intrusion of seawater into the Chao Phraya River, is threatening some of the flora in the compound of Government House, prompting officials to seek…

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Elderly Chinese tourist is Thailand’s second Coronavirus pneumonia case

Thailand’s second case of Coronavirus pneumonia has been diagnosed and the patient, a 74-year old Chinese tourist, is being treated at the state-run Bamrasnaradura Hospital in Nonthaburi province, public health…

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TG pilot under probe in Frankfurt for alleged violation of aviation safety standards

A pilot, employed by Thai Airways International, the national flag carrier, is being investigated by Germany’s BFU (Bundesstelle für Flugunfalluntersuchung/Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Investigation) for descending below the standard…

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Thai Civilized party leader proposes legal brothels and adult shops to reduce rape

Thai Civilized party leader, and member of the House committee studying ways to reduce rape and other sexual violations, Mongkolkit Suksintharanont, has proposed That Thailand should permit regulated and licenced…

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Arrest warrant issued for Palang Pracharat MP Waipote Arpornrat

The Pattaya Provincial Court today issued a warrant for the arrest of Palang Pracharat MP Pol Lt-Col Waipote Arpornrat, following his failure to appear at the court to a hear…

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Worth over ฿500m, ex Office of Buddhism chief declared ‘unusually wealthy’

National Office of Buddhism former director Nopparat Benjawattananant has been faulted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for being unusually wealthy, having suspiciously amassed assets worth about 575 million baht…

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Bangkok has been told to brace for worsening pollution on Thursday

Residents of the capital have been warned to brace for even more pollutants in the air on Thursday, due to stagnant air which doesn’t disperse the fine dust particles. The…

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Alternate day ban for trucks on Kanchanapisek ring road to reduce pollution

Ten-wheel and trailer trucks will be banned from the Kanchanapisek ring road on alternate days for a two-month period, as part of a new set of strict measures to reduce…

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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from “Joker.” On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind

Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman,” “1917” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” in Monday’s Oscar nominations. Todd Phillips’ R-rated…

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Tourist attacked by a small shark near beach in Phang-nga

A tourist was attacked by a shark, believed to be a small bull shark, as he was swimming in the sea off a beach in Thailand’s southern coastal province of…

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Driving at under 90kph in the right lane of highways may become an offence

Motorists who use the right lane of a highway, with more than four traffic lanes, and drive at a speed of less than 90kph will face charges similar to speeding,…

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Thailand’s first case of New Coronavirus Pneumonia detected in Chinese tourist

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry today announced the first case of New Coronavirus Pneumonia in the country, but assured the public that there is no wider outbreak of the virus. Public…

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Court rejects Premchai’s request for removal of EM ankle bracelet

The Thong Phaphum provincial court today rejected convicted construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta’s request for the removal of his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, a request made on the grounds that the…

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Suspected bovine foot and mouth disease outbreak in Saraburi

Dairy farmers from Muak Lek district, in Thailand’s central province of Saraburi, are due to petition Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Agriculture Minister Chalermchai Sri-on today to seek urgent help…

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Search under way for two young girls missing in sea since Saturday

Search and rescue operations resumed this morning for two young girls who went missing, and are believed to have drowned, after they were swept into deeper waters by a series…

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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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Former immigration chief says shots fired at his car related to biometric project

Former immigration police chief, Surachet “Big Joke” Hakparn, said today he believes the  shots fired at his car, parked near the Patpong area of Bangkok on Monday evening, are connected…

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file photo, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tours the fire devastated Wildflower farm owned by Paul and Melissa Churchman in Sarsfield, Victoria. Australia’s deadly wildfires have proven to be not just a crisis for the country, but a crisis for the country’s prime minister _ one so grave that some have questioned whether his leadership can survive it. (James Ross/Pool Photo via AP)

Australian PM’s leadership criticized during wildfire crisis

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As his country burned, Australia’s prime minister was cursed and jeered out of a town, called an “idiot,” a “moron” and worse, and skewered at home…

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Australian authorities warn bushfire reprieve will be over soon

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian authorities warned people on Wednesday to prepare for another wave of evacuations as temperatures in the country’s southeast began to rise after a days-long cool spell,…

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Water diverted from Tha Chine to Chao Phraya River to flush out seawater

The Royal Irrigation Department has started diverting water from the Tha Chine River, in Nakhon Pathom province, into the Chao Phraya River through the Phraya Banlue irrigation canal to flush…

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Autopsy shows rare Omura whale’s death caused by humans

Human activity has been blamed for the death of a rare Omura whale, which was recently washed ashore on Lanta Island in Thailand’s southern coastal province of Krabi. An autopsy,…

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Police probe shooting of ex-immigration chief’s car in Bangkok

Police have been examining CCTV footage for clues as to the identity of two men who shot at the car of former immigration chief Pol Lt-Gen Surachet Hakparn near the…

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High tides this week threaten tap water quality in Bangkok and suburbs

Tides are forecast to peak between January 8th and 15th, which may increase the salinity of tap water in Bangkok and its suburbs, according to Mr. Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of…

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PM urges all Thais to stop “bickering” and help build the country instead

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed to all Thais, regardless of their political differences and affiliations, to stop bickering and spreading hatred against one another, and make use of the…

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Energy Ministry opens ‘war room’ to handle possible oil supply disruptions

Thailand’s Ministry of Energy has opened a ‘war room’ ahead of any escalation in tensions between the US and Iran, which may impact Thailand’s oil imports from the Middle East….

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US film director Quentin Tarantino (C), poses with cast and crew of “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” including actors Brad Pitt (next to Tarantino) and Leonardo DiCaprio, after the film won three Golden Globes

War film ‘1917’ stuns Golden Globes as Tarantino bags most prizes

War epic “1917” shocked the Golden Globes on Sunday by claiming the top prize for best drama film, while Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood” won the most…

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Huge beds of Mekong River edible seaweed attract tourists and locals

Tourists and locals, in Muang district of Thailand’s north-eastern province of Bung Karn, are excited over the rare emergence of huge patches of river seaweed on sandbars in the Mekong…

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US actor Billy Porter won another Hollywood red carpet in a white tux with a giant feather train

Hollywood stars shine on Globes red carpet

Hollywood’s brightest stars sparkled Sunday on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, the first showbiz awards gala of 2020.   Under sunny skies, the best and brightest of film…

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Thermal scanners installed at six airports to halt spread of viral pneumonia

Airports of Thailand Company (AOT) has installed thermal scanners at six international airports, to screen passengers arriving from China, in a precautionary measure to help contain an outbreak of an…

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Urgent meeting on Monday over seawater intrusion into Chao Phraya River

The Office of National Water Resources will hold an urgent meeting on Monday, with the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and related agencies, to address the intrusion of seawater into the…

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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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Palang Pracharat to detail Government performance to media every Sunday

The Palang Pracharat party is to embark on a charm offensive by holding a news conference every Sunday to talk about the week’s issues of public interest, progress in projects…

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Most poll respondents say top brass should not be senators automatically

Most respondents to a recent poll agree with House Speaker Chuan Leekpai’s suggestion that, if the Constitution is to be amended, the five military top brass and the national police…

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General Surayud named president of Privy Council

His Majesty the King of Thailand has appointed privy councillor General Surayud Chulanont as president of the Council. The Royal Command announcing General Surayud’s appointment was published in the Royal…

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Thieves steal eggs from rare leatherback turtle nest in Phang-nga

Late Friday night or early this morning, thieves stole most of the eggs from the nest of a rare leatherback turtle, which had come ashore in Khao Lampi-Hat Thai Muang…

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Shock, fear and sadness grip Australia’s ‘bushfire refugees’

Thousands of Australians forced from their homes by rampaging bushfires now find themselves stuck in makeshift camps, fearful for the future and turned refugees in their own country. On golf…

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Indian Niño attracts rare marine creatures to Similan Islands, affects droughts

If you have ever wondered why rare marine creatures, from tiger sharks to round ribbon-tail ray and Omura whales, have been sighted around the Similan Islands national park in the…

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Online application to oversee use of dangerous farm chemicals

Thailand’s Department of Disease Control has joined Thailand’s major mobile phone service provider, AIS, in launching an online application platform to help village health volunteers monitor farmers’ use of hazardous…

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Bamboo food containers sell like hot cakes at Sri Nan national park

Bamboo cups, plates and trays, offered on a trial basis to visitors to Sri Nan national park in Thailand’s northern province of Nan as an alternative to plastics, have sold…

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Ghosn ‘had second French passport’ says source

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn, who fled to Lebanon to avoid a Japanese trial, had a second French passport, a source said Thursday, as authorities raided his Tokyo residence as…

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Positive response to Thailand’s “Everyday Say No to Plastic Bags” campaign

The positive public response to end of shopping malls, department and convenience stores distributing single-use plastic bags, as of January 1st, is a huge New Year’s gift to Thailand and…

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A young man carries a new plastic bag, suddenly a rare sight on the streets of the capital as a ban on plastic bags took effect with the new year, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Shoppers in central Mexico City could be seen Wednesday carrying reusable shopping bags and reused plastic bags, as stores stopped providing disposable plastic bags to their customers.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico City plastic bag ban to take residents back in time

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For centuries, Mexico City residents brought warm tortillas home in reusable cloths or woven straw baskets, and toted others foods in conical rolls of paper, “ayate”…

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Dec. 30, 2019, file photo, church and community members, including Matt Pacholczyk, left, and his wife, Faith Pacholczyk, stand outside West Freeway Church of Christ for a candlelight vigil in White Settlement, Texas. The machete attack on a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and the shooting of worshippers at a Texas church are refocusing attention on how vulnerable worshippers are during religious services. FBI hate crime statistics show there is reason for concern. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)

Year-end violence highlights danger of worshipping

NEW YORK (AP) — When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a gunman fired on worshippers at a Texas church 14 hours later, the two…

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PM promises to devote himself to the country and people

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has promised to dedicate every hour of his time to the good of the country and the people. In his New Year’s pledge, which was posted…

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Checkpoints focus on secondary roads as revellers join community countdowns

Road checkpoints have been moved from main highways to secondary roads, leading to communities where New Year countdown celebrations are to take place tonight, in a bid to reduce road…

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Four Thai tourists drown while kayaking in Kaeng Krachan Lake

Four Thai tourists drowned after their overloaded kayak capsized in the Kaeng Krachan Lake in Phetchaburi province on Monday. All the male victims were members of a group of 14…

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Saying prayers on New Year’s Eve

In Thailand, the saying of prayers on New Year’s Eve is a tradition started by Somdet Phra Putthajarn Kiew Ouppaseno, abbot of Bangkok’s Saket Ratchavaramahavihara Temple, in 2005. The aim…

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First meteor shower of 2020 to be visible during the early hours of January 4th

Star gazers in Thailand will be able to enjoy the new year’s first display of shooting stars, called the Quadrantid meteor shower, on January 4th, according to Mr. Suparoek Karuhanont…

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Officials eye stores selling alcohol to those under-age in bid to reduce drink driving

Authorities are targeting retailers and convenience stores which sell alcohol to those under age with the threat of legal action, as the death toll for the first three days of…

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Government claims improvements in people’s livelihoods in past 5 months

The Government is claiming achievements in improving the lives of the Thai people in three key areas, namely communications, increased income for farmers and better welfare for low income-earners, said…

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Poll – Coronation Ceremony happiest event of 2019 for Thai people

The Coronation Ceremony of His Majesty the King in May was the happiest event of the year for Thai people, while the economic slowdown and high consumer prices were the…

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Road death toll jumps to 109 in first two days of safe driving campaign

Authorities have been instructed to tighten up traffic controls in high risk areas as the death toll for the first two days of the seven-day dangerous travel period over the…

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Irrigation and waterworks authority flushing seawater out of Chao Phraya River

The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) and the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) have jointly employed a technique, called “water hammer”, to flush seawater out of the Chao Phraya River in their…

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Probe into suspected foreign involvement in illegal resorts in Chiang Mai

The Royal Forest Department has launched an investigation to determine whether Chinese investors own stakes in two resorts at Doi Mon Jam in Mae Rim district of Chiang Mai province,…

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Ex Office of Buddhism chief given 20 years in prison for temple fund graft

Former director of the National Office of Buddhism (N.O.B.), Panom Sornsilp, was sentenced to 20 years in prison today (Friday), after being found guilty by the Criminal Court for Corruption…

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Newly elected Miss France 2020 Miss Guadeloupe Clemence Botino poses at the end of beauty contest in Marseille, on December 14, 2019.

Anti-racist group protests tweets about black Miss France 2020

An anti-racist association said Friday it has filed a complaint with French prosecutors over racist comments posted on social media after a black woman from Guadeloupe was chosen Miss France…

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Air Force deploys drones in traffic management over holidays

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has deployed a fleet of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), or drones, to provide real-time traffic monitoring of main highways to the Department of Public…

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The Central Asian country’s emergencies committee said that 100 people were on board the plane, including five staff

Plane crashes in Kazakhstan killing nine

Nine people died Friday when a passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, the government said.   The Central Asian country’s emergencies committee said that 100…

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Memorial services held in provinces struck by 2004 tsunami

Deputy Prime Minister Nipon Boonyamanee presided over a ceremony, at the memorial park in Ban Nam Khem, Takuapa district of the coastal province of Phang-nga today (Thursday), to remember the…

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Police probe suspected hacking of CCTV system in a Chumpon prison

Technology crime suppression police are investigating how the living conditions of prisoners inside the Lang Suan district prison, in Thailand’s southern province of Chumpon, were exposed on social media.  …

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All set for mass exodus from Bangkok for New Year celebrations

Police are all set to cope with the big exodus, expected to begin tonight and into tomorrow (Friday), as hundreds of thousands of revellers leave Bangkok for the provinces to…

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People in the southern Indian city of Dindigul were treated to a spectacular view of the annular solar eclipse

‘Ring of fire’ eclipse wows across Asia

Skywatchers from Saudi Arabia and Oman to India and Singapore were treated to a rare “ring of fire” solar eclipse Thursday.   Annular eclipses occur when the Moon is not…

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Nisit Koonpol and contestants of Miss & Mister, Miss Queen Deaf Thailand 2020, at Thai PBS HQ

Beauty pageant for the deaf

Members of the community of deaf women and men once again have their platform to demonstrate their unique talents and promote social equality with the Miss & Mister, Miss Queen…

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Riverside Assembly boycotts 1st public hearing on Chao Phraya promenade project

The Riverside Assembly, an organization of 35 groups opposing the Chao Phraya riverside promenade project, boycotted a public hearing held yesterday (Tuesday) at the second City Hall office by Bangkok…

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New Year gifts galore from the Government

The Government has rolled out a series of New Year’s gifts for the people, ranging from toll exemptions, free parking at several main airports and free entrance to free national…

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New Year’s Eve prayers to be held at Sanam Luang and all temples across the nation

Buddhists in Thailand are invited to join in prayer on New Year’s Eve at temples and various other locations across the country. It is a tradition that, on New Year’s…

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Public Health Ministry bans plastic microbeads in cosmetics

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health has banned the import, production and sale of cosmetic products containing plastic microbeads, effective January 1st, 2020. According to the ministry’s announcement, which has already…

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Cold weather returns to Bangkok, N and NE Thailand over Christmas

Cold weather is returning to Bangkok, the northern and north-eastern regions of Thailand during Christmas, but no forecast of a “White Christmas”. The Meteorological Department reported today that temperatures in…

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DSI to charge ex-Kaeng Krachan park chief over Billy’s disappearance

The Department of Special Investigation is expected to file criminal charges, against the former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park and three park officials today, in connection with the disappearance…

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Rare Omura’s whale sighted near Similan Islands, Phang-nga province

An Omura’s whale (Balaenoptera omurai), a rare and little known whale species, has been sighted by a Thai tour guide and tourists swimming in the sea near Miang Island, in…

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4 killed and 40 injured in mountain road bus accident

Four Thai tourists were killed and about 40 others injured on Sunday night when their tour bus plunged into roadside bushes after the vehicle’s brakes failed and the driver lost…

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Poll rates Environment Minister Warawut as the most liked cabinet member

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa has been rated the most popular cabinet member, as far as kindness, efficiency, simplicity, approachability and helping the poor and farmers are concerned,…

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Ex-minister Thawee accused of trying to flee the scene after a road accident

Former cabinet minister Thawee Kraikupt allegedly tried to flee the scene of a car-motorcycle crash, in Potharam district of Ratchaburi province on Saturday, in which a 16-year old boy was…

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500 million baht seized from suspected drug kingpin in Phitsanuloke

Police seized more than 500 million baht in assets from the owner of a gold shop in Thailand’s northern province of Phitsanuloke province on Saturday. The seizure of assets and…

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National Parks Department to distribute ‘passports’ to promote eco-tourism

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation plans to distribute one million ‘Green Heart passports’ to tourists visiting Thailand’s 155 national parks during the New Year holidays, in…

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16 Singaporeans injured in road accident in Sing Buri

Sixteen Singaporean tourists were injured, five of them seriously, when their tour bus skidded off a road in Muang district of Thailand’s central province of Sing Buri on Friday night….

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Severity of drought next year likely to equal that of 2015-16 in Thailand

Thailand is at risk of a drought like that in 2015 and 2016, while the volume of rainfall, from this month through May, is forecast to be 5-10% lower than…

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Consumer Foundation asks Administrative Court to suspend toll increase

The Foundation for Consumers has asked the Administrative Court to put on hold the plan by Don Muang Toll-way Company to raise the toll by 15 baht, effective December 22nd….

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Consumer Protection Board opposes toll fee increase

The Consumer Protection Board has voiced its objection to Don Muang Toll Way Company’s plan to increase the toll fee by 10 baht, effective December 22nd, on the grounds that…

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Phra Nangklao Hospital opens first medical cannabis clinic

The Phra Nangklao Hospital, which is under the supervision of the Ministry of Public Health, opened its first medical cannabis clinic yesterday. Dr. Praphon Tangsrikiattikul, an advisor to the public…

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High school class closed for a week after fatal shooting

A class at a high school in Nonthaburi province, near Bangkok, has been suspended until December 23rd after a student shot one of his peers dead in the classroom yesterday…

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Partial solar eclipse visible on December 26th from 14 Thai provinces

A partial solar eclipse will be visible on December 26th from 14 provinces of Thailand, with the best views of the phenomenon will be from Betong district of the southern…

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Boat collision kills one and injures ten in Phang-nga

One foreign tourist died and ten others were injured in a collision between a speed boat and a yacht in the Andaman Sea off Thailand’s southern province of Phang-nga on…

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Police announcing the arrest of serial killer Somkid Poompuang at a press conference on Wednesday.

Young informant helps police arrest serial killer Somkid

Police on Wednesday credited a student for helping them arrest serial killer Somkid Poompuang while he was riding on a train at Pak Chong district railway station in the northeastern…

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Pollution Control Department launches ‘No Car Wednesday’ initiative

Thailand’s Pollution Control Department’s initiative, to urge its officials to use public transport instead of their own cars every Wednesday, kicked off today. A number of officials, including the department…

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Tip from unidentified informant leads to serial killer’s arrest

A tipoff from an unidentified witness has led police to the apprehension of serial killer Somkid Poompuang on a train, bound for Ayutthaya province, at Pak Chong district railway station…

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House budget panel agrees to restore 8 billion baht in research funding

The House committee’s about-turn followed a complaint from the office saying that the substantial cutback in the research funding would seriously affect research by about 250 universities and other research…

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PM complains of fake news about his wife’s religion

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has complained about the spread of fake news on social media, one item of which recently related to his wife. He said today (Tuesday) that the…

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Family of Thai woman thought abducted by North Korea encouraged by Japanese response

The nephew of a Thai woman, believed to have been kidnapped and held captive in North Korea 42 years ago, has been in Japan attending an international meeting of relatives…

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Energy policy panel approves investments in community power plants

Thailand’s National Energy Policy Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has approved, in principle, basic guidelines for the establishment of community-based, non-fossil fueled electricity plants. Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong…

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Government denies it has increased taxes on feminine hygiene products

The Government has refuted a report that sanitary napkins have been classified as a luxury item and excise tax on them has been increased to 40%. The report went viral…

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Manhunt on for Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper” after fresh murder in Khon Kaen

A police manhunt is underway for Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper”, a serial killer previously convicted of 17 rapes, murders and robberies, who allegedly killed a hotel maid on December 15th…

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FILE PHOTO: Families of tsunami victims light candles during a vigil as part of a ceremony commemorating the first anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand December 26, 2005. REUTERS.

Hundreds of Thai tsunami victims yet to be identified, 15 years on

TAKUA PA, Thailand (Reuters) – Fifteen years after the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 230,000 people on Boxing Day, 2004, a cargo container at a police station in southern…

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PM urges people to visit the Walking Streets on Silom and Yaowaraj

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging everyone to visit the pedestrianized Walking Streets created on Silom, Yaowaraj and Khao Sarn roads for fun, delicious food, to take pictures, to enjoy…

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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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