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Victims of gold mining operations to form political party

Villagers who have been affected by gold mining operations in Wang Sapung district of the northeastern province of Loei have agreed to form a political party whose main platform is…

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Venus at its brightest on September 25, 30

Star-gazers please take note – Venus will be at its greatest brilliancy this year on the night of September 25 and during the early hours of September 30, said Mr…

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New labour bill promises better protection for workers

The National Legislative Assembly on Friday passed in the first reading a labour bill which seeks to provide better protection to labourers. Labour Welfare and Protection Department deputy director-general  Kittipong…

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Hundreds of passengers left stranded after train derails in Lampang

The rail traffic in the North was suspended this morning as the operation to salvage a petroleum-transporting train derailing Thursday night in Lampang was still underway after 12 hours of…

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Koh Tao and its mountain of garbage awaiting disposal

Local administration officials on the popular resort island of Koh Tao have heaved a big sigh of relief after a municipality in Poonpin district of Surat Thani province has agreed…

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Disappearance of late national artist Thawan’s paintings is “family affairs”

A senior police officer tasked with overseeing the investigation into the missing paintings of the late national artist Thawan Datchanee said Thursday that the artworks were not stolen and the…

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North to face cold season sooner and longer dry spell

Cold season will come sooner to the northern region which will experience longer period of dry season due to less than normal accumulated rainfall estimated at just 50 percent of…

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Former Malaysian PM Najib arrested, to face multiple charges

Former prime minister of Malaysia Najib Razak was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the 1 Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal over the RM2.6 billion (about 20 billion baht) deposited…

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4-year old girl fatally mauled by three dogs in Chaiyaphum

Police have filed chargers against the owner of three dogs which were reported to have fatally mauled a 4-year-old girl in a village in Ban Khewa district of the northeastern…

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PM Prayut wants feeding of pigeons in public places to stop

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reportedly appealed to members of the public to not feed pigeons in public places following concerns that they could be carriers of diseases beside posing…

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PM urges tough punishment against civil servants in welfare fraud

As a new round of corruption scandals hits the government,  Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today tries to demonstrate his intolerance toward the problem by declaring that state officials found…

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Police probe missing paintings of late national artist Thawan Datchanee

Security has been stepped at Ban Dum (Black House) of the late national artist Thawan Datchanee in Muang district of the northern province of Chiang Rai after more than 100…

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PM rejects cable car project for Phu Kradueng mountain resort

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shelved a proposal for the construction of a cable car for Phu Kradueng mountain resort in the northeastern province of Loei. Government spokesman Lt-Gen Sansern…

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PM urges Thais to plant 400 precious trees for each household

Prime Minister Prayut Chana-o-cha has urged Thai people to plant 400 precious trees for each household so that, in the next ten years, there will be 1,000 million trees covering…

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Cabbie who chased passengers out of his car fined 3,000 baht

A Bangkok taxi driver was fined 3,000 baht on Monday and given a lecture on good manners and proper conduct for three hours for chasing two passengers out of his…

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Huge drug haul intercepted in Sukhothai province

A huge drug haul of ten million meth pills and 35 kilogrammes of heroin believed bound for a third country was intercepted in the northern province of Sukhothai on Monday….

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Warning of dengue fever in Bangkok

Bangkokians, especially children,  have been warned to protect themselves from dengue fever which has  since the beginning of this year infected more than 5,800 people in Bangkok with five fatalities…

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Laotian murder suspect admits to slashing the throats of three victims and a cat

A Laotian migrant worker has confessed to a gruesome murder of a 67-year old woman and her 12-year-old grand-daughter  in Samut Prakarn after he was arrested while waiting for a…

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Poll finds most voters welcome easing of political ban but wary of conflicts

 A new poll suggests that although most people agree with the National Council for Peace and Order’s decision to ease political restrictions, they believe that the country should move gradually…

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37 percent hail controversial cheerleaders billboards as “thinking out of the box”

Thirty-seven percent of the respondents to a Matichon online survey to gauge public opinions about the controversial billboards of Thammasat University’s Cheerleader Club support the billboards, said they are great…

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Manhunt for Laotian worker suspected of killing two people and injuring a third

Police are looking for a Laotian migrant worker suspected of killing a 67-year old woman, her 12-year old niece and seriously injuring another 9-year-old niece at a house in Phra…

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Typhoon Mangkhut nears Hong Kong, China after pummeling Philippines

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Typhoon Mangkhut swirled towards Hong Kong and the Chinese coast on Sunday, gaining in strength over the South China Sea after hurtling through the Philippines, where…

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Over 20 sea turtles beach and most die in Phuket and Phang-nga in two months

More than 20 sea turtles landed on two beaches in Phuket and Phang-nga provinces and most of them died with the rest being seriously injured with little chance of survival…

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Thailand labelled for having fastest-growing online trade in wildlife in SE Asia

Thailand has been listed as a country with the fastest growing online trade in wildlife and endangered species in Southeast Asia, according to a recently released report from wildlife trade…

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Elephant dies after falling into sewer and electrocuted

A ten-year-old male elephant fell into a sewer in Bang Phil district of Samut Prakan province and was believed to be electrocuted by electrical cables buried in the drainage system….

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Three injured and several vehicles damaged  by fallen crane off Silom Road

Three people were injured and several cars and motorcycles were damaged when a huge construction crane collapsed and pulled down ten power poles and trees on Soi Saladaeng off the…

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British Embassy agrees to Thai police’s request to question alleged Koh Tao rape victim in UK

The British Embassy in Bangkok has approved a request by Thai police to visit Britain to question a woman who claimed she was drugged, raped  and robbed on Koh Tao…

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Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev

Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev pens new book urging West to end attempts to isolate Russia

MOSCOW — Former general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and ex-Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev believes that Russia has a crucial role to play on the international…

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Agriculture minister says paraquat cannot be banned now

Agriculture Minister Grisada Boonrach said he is ready to ban the use of three dangerous substances namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos in agriculture if this is legally permissible. Although the…

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Barijat and Mangkhut storms to cause possible floods in 43 provinces

The Department of the Prevention and Mitigation of Public Disasters on Thursday issued a warning to 43 provinces in the North, Northeast, central and eastern regions to brace for possible…

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Police insist fining truck driver for not wearing shoes while driving is justified

Muk Dahan provincial police have defended  the fining of a truck driver for wearing a pair of slippers 400 baht while he was behind the wheel as not being excessive…

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Russia-China military exercises to become regular, defense minister says

Joint military exercises by Russia and China will be held regularly, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Wednesday, according to Tass news agency. Shoigu and his Chinese counterpart Wei…

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Barijat and Mangkhut tropical storms to bring heavy rains

Heavy rains are predicted in Thailand’s northern, upper northeastern and western regions, including Bangkok during September 13-18 as a result of two storms, Barijat and Mangkhut, according to the Meteorological…

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Fortune-teller sentenced to 4,355 years in jail for fraud

A well-known fortune-teller, widely known as “Sinsae Shogun”, was sentenced to 4,355 years in prison today after she was found guilty of 871 counts of fraud charges by the Criminal…

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Two rangers killed and 4 others seriously injured in Pattani ambush

Two para-military rangers were killed and four others seriously wounded in an ambush by a group of armed men, which was followed by a gun fight in Nong Chik district…

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Heavy rain and river overflows warning to Mekong bordering provinces during Sept 13-14

Northern and northeastern provinces along the Mekong River have been warned by the Meteorological Department to brace for heavy rain and river overflows during September 13-14 as an indirect effect…

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Cabinet endorses two tramway projects for Chiang Mai, Phuket and Phang-nga

The Cabinet today gave a greenlight to the Mass Rapid Transit Authority’s two light rail transit or tramway projects – one in Chiang Mai and the other in Phang-nga and…

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Alleged rape victim warns tourists to stay away from Koh Tao

A 19-year-old British teenager has stood by her claim that she was drugged, robbed and raped during her vacation on Koh Tao in June and warned people to stay from…

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General Prawit defends girls group BNK48 for supporting government work

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan this morning came to the defence of members of Thailand’s best known all-girls music group BNK48 who were attacked by anti-junta critics for appearing…

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Vendor behind 90-million-baht lottery hoax arrested

The lottery vendor who falsely claimed he had sold a set of 15 lottery tickets allegedly winning the first-prize jackpot of 90 million baht to a customer surrendered to police…

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Thai film to retell Tham Luang cave rescue drama

A Thai film retelling the dramatic story of the Tham Luang cave rescue operation will start filming in November, the Bangkok Post reported this morning.   Titled “Nang Non” in…

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Two elephants found dead in Kaeng Krachan park

A wild elephant and its baby were found dead near a reservoir in Kaeng Krachan national park in Phetchaburi province. A team of park officials and a veterinarian from the…

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Arrest warrant out for lottery vendor over 90-million-baht prize hoax

The Samut Sakhon provincial court has issued a warrant for the arrest of a lottery vendor in Samut Sakhon who falsely claimed he had sold a set of 15 lottery…

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Heavy rain warning for Sunday-Monday

The Meteorological Department issued a warning today of widespread rain and isolated heavy rain in the lower northern, lower northeastern, central, eastern and upper southern regions on Sunday and Monday….

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No long-range missiles, North Korea military parade features floats and flowers

PYONGYANG (Reuters) – With no long-range missiles on display, North Korea staged a military parade on Sunday focused on peace and economic development, filled with colored balloons and flowers to…

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Red face for the media over fake 90-million-baht lottery jackpot

It appears that social media users and even most of the mainstream media have fallen victim to a hoax by a lottery vendor in Samut Sakhon who became an instant …

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Obsessive jealousy suggested as motive in Seattle apartment deaths

The uncle of a Thai student stabbed to death in a Seattle apartment room was once physically assaulted by her elder roommate when they lived together in Boston. The two…

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Trump ups ante on China, threatens duties on nearly all imports

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump warned on Friday he was ready to slap tariffs on virtually all Chinese imports into the United States, threatening duties…

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Princess Soamsawali’s condition improves: Royal Household Bureau

The health condition of Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali has improved satisfactorily, but doctors at the Chulalongkorn Hospital have advised her to remain at the hospital for another period of…

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Leaks from sewers suspected to cause flooding in road tunnel in Prawet district

Prawet district officials have discovered water being leaked out of sewers into road tunnel where a businesswoman was drowned in her pickup truck trapped in the flooded tunnel in Prawet…

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Weatherman warns of heavy rain from tomorrow until Monday

The Meteorological Department on Thursday issued a warning of widespread heavy rain with isolated very heavy rain from Friday until Monday in most parts of Thailand, including Bangkok Metropolis. In…

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Three Thai business executives die in helicopter crash in Czech Republic

Three Thai business people and a Czech company executive were killed when a helicopter in which they four were travelling during a company’s visit crashed in a town about 90…

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Journalists in Mandalay show their solidarity with, and call for the release of Reuters journalists Ko Wa Lone and Ko Kyaw Soe Oo, who were convicted to seven years’ imprisonment on Monday. / Zaw Zaw / The Irrawaddy

Myanmar media groups condemn Reuters journalists’ jailing

MANDALAY (The Irrawaddy) — Nine Myanmar journalist networks issued a joint statement on Tuesday condemning the verdict of the two Reuters reporters and urging the government to do everything possible…

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Prosecutor defers decision on Krisda Mahanakorn case against Panthongtae

The special public prosecutor has deferred a decision on the money laundering case against former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s only son, Pangthongtae “Oak”, and two trusted aides until October 10….

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How many monitor lizards at Lumpini Park? It depends on whose count

The Bangkok Metroplitan Administration has no objection to a plan of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation to hold an exhibition of monitor lizards in the Lumpini…

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Hundreds stranded as Purple Line train service disrupted during evening rush hours

Several hundreds of mostly office workers were stranded at Taopoon train station of the Purple Line train this evening after its service was temporarily suspended due to technical problems. Many…

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Premchai’s wife asks for ivory tusks to be tested to determine ages and legal status

Italian-Thai Development Corporation boss Premchai Karnasuta’s wife, Mrs Kanitta, has asked the Criminal Cour for permission to have her four impounded  elephant ivory tasks to be sent for carbon tests…

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Gen Chatchai is confident current flooding is not a serious problem

Deputy Prime Minister Chatchai Sarikalaya today tried to play down the impact of floods that have been hitting many provinces as the average amount of rainfalls across the country this…

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Eight customers injured in explosion at Bangkok laundry shop

Eight people, five of them women, were injured in the early hours today when an explosion went off at a newly opened laundry shop in Din Daeng district, Bangkok. Police…

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Manhunt for a monk suspected of girdling and poisoning over 100 trees in temple

The forest management office in the southern province of Krabi are gathering evidence to take legal action against a monk who allegedly girdled more than 100 trees and then poisoned…

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Princess Soamsawali in Chulalongkorn Hospital for medical treatment

Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali has been advised by doctors at Chulalongkorn hospital to continue staying at the hospital for medical treatment and to suspend royal activities after she was…

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More pharmacist groups against bill to amend Drugs Act

A network of pharmacist associations in the Northeast is calling on the government to revise a bill drafted by the Food and Drug Administration to allow non-pharmacists to dispense medicines….

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It is official: Gen Apirat Kongsompong is new army chief

His Majesty the King has approved the annual reshuffle of the three armed forces involving altogether 935 officers with General Apirat Kongsompong, assistant army commander-in-chief, being appointed new army commander-in-chief….

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Myanmar worker dead, 12 injured in bus accident in Tak 

One Myanmar migrant worker was killed and 12 others were injured, six of them seriously, when a bus carrying them from the border province of Tak to Bangkok breached a…

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Provinces warned of torrential rain, possible floods

Seventeen provinces in all regions of the country have been  warned to prepare for torrential rain from today until Wednesday, which may trigger floods in few areas and exacerbate the…

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Government urged not to block use of social media by politicians to reach out to people

Pheu Thai acting secretary-general Phumtham Wetchayachai urged the government and the Election Commission to be more broad-minded and not to block politicians from using social media to communicate with their…

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Mong’s dream of getting citizenship one step closer to reality

Mong Thongdee’s dream of becoming a Thai citizen is one step closer to reality after the Local Administration Department approved his citizenship application. The stateless man born to Myanmar migrant…

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Panel rejects e-ticket system on city buses 

The inspection committee of Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has refused to accept the e-ticket system and the cash box to be installed in the city’s bus fleet claiming that the…

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Land Transport to review move to increase fine for driving without license

The Land Transport Department will review its proposal to increase the amounts of fine for motorists driving without driving licenses following strong opposition from members of the public and objection…

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Police mull arrest warrants against two web pages for posting alleged British rape victim’s claim

Police are considering arrest warrants against administrators of two web pages for posting the British tourist’s claim that she was drugged, robbed and raped while  vacationing on Koh Tao island in…

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Body of Irish tourist found in Kwai Noi River, Kanchanaburi

The body of an Irishman, who was reported missing by his Thai girlfriend two days ago, has been found floating in the Kwai Noi river in Sai Yok district of…

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“Faith” plays a part in determining if GT200 bomb detectors are worth the money

When trying to determine the worthiness of the controversial GT200 hand-held bomb detectors, another factor should be taken into consideration: faith. At least that’s what a member of the National Anti-Corruption…

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Constitutional Court rules FM Don can stay on his job pending verdict

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai can continue to perform his duty pending the court’s verdict on his qualification. The court said there was no justification…

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PM wants Tham Luang to be upgraded as national park

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha wants the Tham Luang Khun Nam Nang Non forest park in Chiang Rai province to be upgraded as a national park so it can be…

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A couple of dog-carrying thieves nabbed by police

Police said today they have arrested a couple who allegedly committed a string of thefts in several provinces netting about 10 million baht worth of valuables the past ten years….

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Myanmar military chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing (2nd-R) inspects a major bridge along Yangon to Mandalay highway linking Yangon to capital Naypyidaw damaged by rampaging flood waters from a…

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31 provinces warned of heavy and very heavy rains in coming week

The National Water Resource Office today issued a warning to people in 31 provinces to brace for heavy and very heavy rains in the coming week as it scheduled an…

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A Myanmar border policeman stands guard near the border fence in ‘no man’s land’. Photo – EPA

Independent panel on Rakhine state starts work

The independent commission to investigate alleged human rights abuses in northern Rakhine state of Myanmar starts work today amid call by the United Nations’ fact-finding mission for the prosecution of…

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Prayut to visit Nepal for Bimstec Summit Aug 30- 31

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha will leave for Nepal on Thursday for the 4th Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) Summit on…

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Five districts in Nong Khai heavily flooded

Five districts of the northeastern border province of Nong Khai have been heavily flooded by overflows from tributaries of the Mekong River, local authorities reported this morning. The five districts…

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British tourist’s mother ready to come to Thailand to pursue the alleged Koh Tao rape case

The mother of the British backpacker who claimed she was drugged, raped and robbed on Koh Tao island in Surat Thani in June, said she was ready to fly to…

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DSI summons Akara gold mining firm to acknowledge encroachment charges

Akara gold mining company was today summoned by the Department of Special Investigation to acknowledge charges of illegal encroachment of forest land and highway land in two districts of the…

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PM disagrees with higher penalties for drivers without driving licenses

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he personally did not agree with a police proposal to increase the penalties for drivers without driving licenses.  Asked about the controversial proposal…

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Appeals Court rejects Premchai’s request to have his case transferred

The Appeals Court has rejected the request of Itallian-Thai Development Pcl chief executive officer Premchai Karnasuta to have the panther hunting case transferred from Thong Phaphum provincial court to the…

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Anti-graft officials probe illegal massive land grab in Loei prvince

A team of anti-corruption officials are in Phu Rua district of the northeastern province of Loei today to investigate an allegation of massive land grab in which land certificates issued…

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Junta and Election Commission must address  issues of primary election and political restrictions 

The National Council for Peace and Order and the Election Commission must sit down together to resolve two crucial political issues – unlocking of political restrictions and primary election,  Mr…

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Police insist British backpacker complains of missing cellphone and cash, no rape 

Surat Thani provincial police insisted today that there was no rape case on Koh Tao island involving a British backpacker as alleged in the social media. Koh Pha-ngan police superintendent…

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Anti-Doi Suthep housing project groups rally to pressure government

Carrying little green flags or tying green ribbons on the handles of their bicycles or crash helmets, hundreds of opponents against the Doi Suthep housing project of judges and judicial…

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Majority in poll don’t believe government can solve traffic problem

Over 53 percent of the respondents in an opinion survey conducted by Suan Dusit Poll do not believe that the police proposal to steeply increase fines and imprisonment on drivers…

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Artist Chalermchai starts work on two more paintings for Tham Luang museum

National artist Chalermchai Kositpipat and his artist friends are working on two paintings depicting the “Nangnon” mountain in the northern province of Chiang Rai which will be exhibited at the…

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Opponents against judges’ housing project to demonstrate Sunday

Chiang Mai residents who are against judges’ housing project at Doi Suthep foothill plan to demonstrate at the Tha Pae town’s gate in the northern city on Sunday as a…

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3 army privates charged with assault for beating up colleague

Three army privates were this morning escorted by their superior to Lop Buri Muang district police station to acknowledge the charge of assault against one of their colleagues who is…

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Dams need water drainage plans ahead of another storm

The Royal Irrigation Department and other agencies responsible for dams and reservoirs have been instructed to come up with water drainage plans in anticipation of the arrival of another storm…

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Dusit Zoo closing date postponed to Sept 30

The closing date of the Dusit Zoo has been postponed by one month from the end of August to Sept 30, according to a release of the zoo’s public relations…

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New operating hours from 4 pm-midnight for Khao Sarn vendors

Vendors on Khao Sarn road, one of Bangkok’s best known landmarks among backpackers,  will be allowed to do their business from 4 pm until midnight instead of 6 pm until…

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Out-bound Vibhavadi Rangsit to close on night of Aug 25

The out-bound lanes of the Vibhavadi Rangsit Highway will be closed at kilometre marker 24+279 from 10 pm on Aug 25 to 4 am on Aug 26 for the installation…

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Thailand wins two prestigious awards at 8th World Puppet Carnival, Russia

Young Thai puppet art performers of Nataya Bangkok Club have won two prestigious awards – Best Traditional Show Award and Audience Award – in the 8th World Puppet Carnival in…

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Public told not to panic over flu fatality in Uthai Thani

The Diseases Control Department  has urged the public not to panic over the report of a fatality from influenza in Uthai Thani province, noting that there have been almost 90,000…

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Phetchaburi town flooded with water discharged from dam

Spillover from Kaeng Krachan dam has arrived at the tourist town of Phetchaburi town, flooding residences and roads in the municipal areas.  The huge volume of water discharged from Kaeng…

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Murder suspect “Sia Oun” returned to Thailand from Cambodia

Panya Yingdang, alias Sia Oun, the prime suspect in the daring murders of a woman and her male companion in Chon Buri on July 29, has been returned to Thailand…

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