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Hun Sen’s party claims clean sweep of election

Prime Minister Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party claimed today it has won all the 125 seats in the general election held yesterday. Party spokesman Sok Eysan said  that based on…

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Navy SEAL releases clip of under-water atmosphere in Tham Luang cave

The Thai Navy SEAL today released a video clip showing what its divers had to encounter while diving  from the so-called Chamber 3 of Tham Luang Khun Nam-Nang Non cave…

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Monsoon floods ravaging southern Myanmar

Monsoon floods have affected nearly 100,000 people and killed at least 10 across Karen and Mon states and Bago Region in southern Myanmar, according to government media reports today. According…

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Landslide-devastated Ban Huay Kharb village to be resettled

About 60 families in Ban Huay Kharb, Nan’s Bo Klua district which was hit by a landslide over the weekend have agreed to be resettled to a new location after…

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Over 500 people stranded on mountain on Lombok waiting for rescue

Indonesian rescuers are racing against time to evacuate more than 560 people, including many Thai tourists, from Mount Rinjani on Lombok after a 6.4-magnitude quake struck the island in West…

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Cash donations for Lao dam victims now top B32m

The amount of cash donations made through government’s bank account for victims of the dam disaster in Attapeu and Champassak provinces of southern Laos has surpassed 32 million baht, Prime…

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59 provinces told to brace for floods, mudslides

Disaster prevention and prevention offices in 59 provinces have been instructed to be fully prepared for river overflows, flash floods and landslides as many provinces in the North, Northeast, Central…

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Chiang Rai, Mukdahan brace for overflows from Mekong River

Chiang Rai, Mukdahan brace for overflows from Mekong River

People living along the bank of the Mekong River in Chiang Rai province in the North and Mukdahan province in the Northeast have been told to take precautions against possible…

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304 Thais stranded in Indonesia’s Lombok

The Thai embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has been instructed to expedite its coordination with Indonesian authorities to help the 304 Thai people trapped at the camping site near Lake Rinjani…

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Hun Sen’s party claims election victory

Cambodia’s ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) claimed on Sunday that it had won a general election that rights groups said was neither free nor fair due to voter intimidation and…

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Laos to work with Thailand, South Korea to probe dam collapse

The Laotian Government will work with Thailand and South Korea whose companies are stakeholders in the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydropower project to investigate the cause of the collapse of its saddle…

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Indonesian rescue workers meet 4 groups of Thai tourists

Indonesian rescue workers have reached Thai tourists trapped at four locations around Mount Rinjani volcano on Lombok island, according to a report from the Thai Embassy in Jakarta. The embassy…

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Cambodia poll sees 80 per cent turnout

Despite calls for a boycott, the just-concluded general election in Cambodia saw a turnout as high as 80.49 per cent, the National Election Commission (NEC) said. It said the turnout…

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Death toll in Lombok landslide rises to 14

The death toll from a powerful magnitude-6.4 earthquake which struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia today has climbed to 14 while about 150 Thai tourists are reported…

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Democrat in war of words with red-shirt leader

Democrat party deputy spokesman Churith Laksanavisit hit back at red-shirt co-leader Natthawat Saikua over the latter’s accusation that the party was involved in the overthrow of Thai Rak Thai-led Thaksin…

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Record-high water inflow into Vajiralongkorn dam in 34 years

An accumulated amount of 3,325 million cubic metres of water have flowed into the Vajiralongkorn dam in Kanchanaburi province since the beginning of this year, making it the annual record…

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Help sought for Thais trapped in Lombok landslide

A Thai female tourist who claimed to be among 150-200 Thai tourists trapped at a lake in the Gunung Rinjani national park of Indonesia has asked for help to get…

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At least 3 killed in Lombok’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake

At least three were confirmed dead after a powerful  6.4 magnitude earthquake hit the popular tourist destination of Lombok in Indonesia this morning, according to Reuters. The quake which was…

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1 killed after relief supplies truck falls into stream in Attapeu

One person was killed and the other injured when a six-wheel truck loaded with relief supplies to be sent to flood victims in Attapue province of Laos fell from the…

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Northern provinces warned to watch out for flash floods

Directors of public disaster prevention and mitigation centres in all northern provinces have been ordered to watch out for flash floods and landslides in the wake of possible heavy rains…

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Eight bodies recovered from buried house in Nan

Search and rescue workers have recovered all the eight bodies of villagers whose house was buried in a landslide in Bo Klua district of the northern most province of Nan…

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Cambodia goes to poll, Hun Sen looks set to extend power

Cambodians have begun casting their votes in an election designed to extend strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen’s 33 years in power. The country’s only credible opposition party is not contesting…

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Hun Sen assured of victory as Cambodia goes to poll tomorrow

Cambodians on Sunday go to the poll the opposition parties have slammed as a “sham” and designed only to pave the way for Prime Minister Hun Seen to extend his…

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33 households evacuated for fear of second landslide

Thirty-three households in a mountainous village in Bo Klua district of the northernmost province of Nan were ordered today to immediately evacuate to a temple five kilometres away for fear…

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Lao dam disaster donations top 25 million baht

Cash donations made by the people through a government bank account to help Lao people affected by the collapse of a saddle dam of the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy hydropower project…

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7 killed, 2 missing in Nan landslide

Seven people were killed and two others missing in a landslide caused by heavy rain in a village in Bo Klua district of Nan province in the North this morning….

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7 districts of Nakhon Phanom declared flood disaster zone

The disaster prevention and mitigation centre of the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom has declared seven districts a flood disaster zone as water in the Mekong River has continued…

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Govt’s thank-you party postponed indefinitely

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered the government’s thank-you party, originally scheduled for Aug 1, to be postponed indefinitely because many of the guests are currently taking part in relief…

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People around the world marvel at eclipse of the century

Stargazers around the world this morning watched the spectacular event as the moon turned “blood red” in a total lunar eclipse for an hour and 43 minutes — the longest…

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PM leads religious activities marking HM King’s birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning performed a religious ceremony at Sanam Luang to mark His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s 66th birthday.  A large number of people, including Privy Council…

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PM explains new principle in garbage disposal management

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last night defended the new Cleanliness Act promulgated last year which empowers local administration organizations to manage garbage disposal with the private sector allowed to join…

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Crackdown on suspected major loan sharks in Udon Thani

In a major crackdown of loan sharks in the northeastern province of Udon Thani, police, military personnel and local administration officials arrested three members of a business family on charges…

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SK Group of South Korea to donate US$10 million to Laos

SK Group of South Korea, a major partner in the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam project whose partial collapse triggered a devastating flood that ravaged several villages in southeastern Laos, has…

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HM King: Thailand stands by Laos and its people

His Majesty the King has conveyed his condolences to Lao President Bounnhang Vorachith over the flood disaster caused by the partial collapse of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in Attapeu province….

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Rescue efforts cover only 30 % of Sanamxay’s flood-affected areas

Despite frantic efforts by both Laotian and foreign rescue teams to reach flood victims in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province in southern Laos, a senior Laotian official admitted that they…

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New banknotes that change colours when tilted available Saturday

The Bank of Thailand will start issuing a new set of banknotes featuring His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebavarangkun’s portrait on the front side on Saturday which coincides with the…

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20 percent of tour bookings to Ubon and Pakse cancelled

About 20 percent of package tour bookings to Ubon Ratchathani and Pakse and Paksong townships in souther Laos during the long weekends this week have been cancelled after the dam…

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Picture album of Tham Luang rescue to be distributed at thank-you party

An album of pictures of the operation to rescue the 12 Moo Pa Academy footballers and their coach from Tham Luang cave will be distributed to people attending the thank-you…

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23 injured in temple’s ubosot floor collapse

A total of 23 people attending a foundation stone laying ceremony for the construction of an ubosot (chapel) at a temple in Warin Chamrab district of the northeastern province of…

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Australian doctor reveals how Wild Boars were sedated

The Australian doctor involved in the Tham Luang cave rescue has revealed that he taught divers how to administer dangerous anaesthetic drugs so they could sedate the Wild Boar team…

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Victims recall moments of horror as floods hit villages

Many victims of the floods that devastated several villages in Sanamxay district of Attapeu province in southern Laos have returned to their villages only to see what was left of…

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Thai rescuers help many Laotian villagers to safety

A Thai private rescue team is playing a crucial role in the operation to search and rescue Laotian villagers stranded by the floods that have devastated large areas in Sanamxay…

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Photo: Cambodian soldiers evacuate residents by boat from the floodings in Stung Treng province on Thursday. The torrent of water unleashed in a deadly Laos dam collapse has drained into Cambodia, forcing thousands to evacuate.

Impact from floods in Attapeu widens

The impact of the dam-caused flood disaster in Attapeu province’s Sanamxay district has widened as floodwaters flow further downstream from the Xe Pian River, Vientianes Times reported. It said the…

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Thai rescue teams join relief operation in Laos

Rescue teams of Laos, Thailand and China have been rushing to rescue survivors and search for signs of the missing since Monday night in the flooded villages of Sanamxay district…

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Nation-wide public donations launched for dam victims in Laos

All governors have been ordered by Interior permanent secretary Chatchai Promlert to set up donation centres in their respective provinces to accept cash or material donations from members of the…

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Company insists dam built in accordance with international standard

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Pcl has defended its construction of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in Attapeu province of Laos as being in compliance with international standard, but the fracture and…

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“I inherited a corrupt government”: Mahathir

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad claimed that he inherited a government riddled with corruption and untrustworthy officials.   “From outside we saw the damage, but we never expected the…

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Floods from Laos force 1,200 families in Cambodia to be evacuated

More than 1,200 families in Cambodia’s northern Strung Treng province affected by flooding from a collapse of Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy dam in Attapeu province of Laos on Monday have been moved…

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Company must be responsible for dam collapse: Laos minister

An official of the company which operates the Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy dam in Attapeu province of Laos was quoted saying today that the firm would take full responsibility for the…

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Prayut chairs religious rite to mark King’s 66th birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning presided over a religious ceremony of five religions — Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism and Sikhism — to mark His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun’s…

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Win for CPP is win for kingdom – Hun Sen

As Cambodia gears up for a general election this Sunday, Prime Minister Hun Sen told Cambodians that a victory for his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) is a victory for the…

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Friend in Need (of PA) Volunteers Foundation donates B2m to Lao flood victims

Princess Soamsawali and her daughter HRH Princess Bajarakitiyabha have instructed the Friend in Need (of PA) Volunteers Foundation of the Thai Red Cross to donate 2 million baht and 1,000…

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Air force to deliver more aid items to Laos

The Royal Thai Air Force will make two more flights today to deliver additional relief items donated by His Majesty the King to victims of massive flooding from water dischaged…

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Rescuers battle to search for 131 still missing: PM Thongloun

Laotian rescuers are battling to search for 131 villagers still missing since Monday night after a fracture in Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower dam caused devastating flooding in villages in…

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Help underway for a teacher who guaranteed loans for 60 students

The Legal Execution Department and the Student Loan Fund have stepped in to help a school teacher whose assets are at risk of being confiscated after ุ60 of her students…

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Limits set on number of SIM cards individuals can buy

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission has decided to impose a cap on the number of SIM cards that each individual subscriber can buy. NBTC secretary-general Takorn Tanthasit said that…

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Supreme Patriarch urges all temples to pray for Lao victims

The Supreme Patriarch has ordered all temples in the Northeast to gather food and other necessities to be delivered to Buddhism offices in their respective provinces so they can be…

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S. Korea to send rescue unit to Laos “within 24 hours”

The South Korean government said today it will soon send a disaster relief team to the area of Laos affected by the massive flooding that has claimed scores of lives,…

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Thai rescue team arrives in Laos to help victims of dam collapse

A forward team of about 30 rescuers and life-saving experts of a private relief organization known as “Hook 31 Foundation” in Nakhon Ratchasima or Korat is waiting to cross the…

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Officials pledge allegiance to HM the King

Government officials this morning took part in a ceremony to pledge allegiance to His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun to mark his 66th birthday on July 28. The ceremony held…

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Philippines ranks world’s 2nd most dangerous country for environmentalists

The Philippines has become the world’s second most dangerous place for environmental activists after Brazil, with 48 green advocates killed last year, The Manila Times Online reported. According to watchdog…

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Prayut expresses deep concern for Lao dam disaster victims

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha this morning expressed deep concerns over the plights of  thousands of  Lao people affected by the collapse of the Xepian-Xe Namnoy dam in Attapeu province of Laos…

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Australian Tham Luang rescuers honoured

Dr. Richard Harris and Dr. Craig Challen were today awarded Australia’s second-highest civilian bravery decoration at a specially-convened ceremony for their leading role in the rescue of the 12 Wild…

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Hydropower dam collapses in Laos, hundreds missing

Hundreds of people went missing with many believed drowned after a hydropower dam in Attapeu province of Laos collapsed late Monday, unleashing about five billion cubic metres of water downstream,…

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Prawit rushed to hospital from Cabinet meeting

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon was urgently taken to hospital after complaining of a serious stomach-ache while attending the mobile Cabinet meeting in Ubon Ratchathani province this afternoon. He was…

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Cabinet Oks 6th Thai-Lao friendship bridge 

The Cabinet today approved the construction of the sixth Thai-Lao friendship bridge linking Nadan district of Ubon Ratchathani with Pheng township in Salavan province. Construction of the one-kilometre bridge spanning…

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Duterte vows “chilling” and “relentless” war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to pursue a “relentless” and “chilling” war against illegal drugs as he laid out plans for the second half of his six-year term in his…

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Ubon mobile Cabinet meeting begins

The Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, began meeting at Ubon Ratchathani University amid tight security this morning. Police have been deployed around the Thepparattana Siripapha building, where the…

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Big clean-up needed to restore flood-ravaged village in Sangkhla

Many residents of Ban Sanaepong village in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi province have returned to their homes today after flooding has receded but they have found to their dismay…

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3 major dams are now over 80 percent full

Three major dams on the southwestern part of the country are now more than 80 percent full although the end of the rainy season is about three months away.  …

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Court spokesman explains why alleged knifeman was acquitted

The spokesman of the court of justice tried to clarify why the Criminal Court ordered the acquittal of the defendant in a murder case which allegedly led to an apparent…

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PM advises detractors to stop reading newspapers for 5 days

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has an advice for people who dislike him. “Stop reading newspapers for five days,” he said, adding that they would start loving him after that. Addressing…

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Surakiart defends panel on Rohingya after Kobsak quits

Former foreign minister Surakiart Sathirathai who chairs an international panel set up by Myanmar to advise on the Rohingya crisis has rebutted criticism by the body’s former secretary Kobsak Chutikul,…

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“Unequal wealth distribution, graft among major challenges facing Thailand”

Unequal wealth distribution is one of the most pressing problems facing Thailand with the richest one percent owning more than half of the total household wealth while entrenched corruption is…

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PM orders military to tackle informal debts

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered military officers nation-wide to work with provincial authorities to help solve problems of informal debts, especially among farmers, government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd…

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Tour boats, small fishing boats in Phang-nga told to stay ashore

Operators of tour boats and small fishing boats in the southern coastal province of Phang-nga have been told to stay ashore because of rough seas and high waves as a…

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Man jumps to death from 8th floor of Criminal Court

A man jumped to his death this morning from the 8th floor of the Criminal Court on Rajadapisek Road after the court acquitted the defendant accused of stabbing his son…

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Mahathir government ponders reducing voting age to 18 from 21

Malaysia’s youngest ever minister, Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, said the government plans to reduce the voting age from 21 to 18 before the next elections…

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Large quantity of crystal meth seized in Chiang Rai, 7 arrested

A combined team of rangers of the Pha Muang Force, local police and officials of the Northern Border Drug Prevention and Suppression Centre seized a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine,…

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Minister Weerasak recounts how international rescuers were brought in

International rescuers, British cave divers in particular, played as much a crucial role as the Thai Navy SEALs in the successful search and rescue of the 12 Wild Boars footballers…

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Majority objects to teachers not paying debts

More than 75 percent of respondents to an opinion poll disagreed with a threat by a group of  teachers  to stop paying debts to the state-run Government Savings Bank. Last…

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Crocodile escapes capture on Karon beach

Crocodile hunters tried unsuccessfully to capture a crocodile found on the beach in Muang district of Phuket early this morning. The crocodile, which was believed to be the same one…

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Depression warning for North and Northeast on July 23-24

The Meteorological Department today warned people in the North and in Northeast to brace for intense rains and heavy rains in some areas tomorrow and Tuesday due to depression. According…

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Floods force 300 villagers in Sangkhla Buri to be evacuated

About 300 people of a village in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi were today evacuated to a temporary shelter after floods swept into their village. The evacuees, mostly children, women…

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Three provinces still affected by flood from “Son-tinh”

Floodings as a result of tropical storm “Son-tinh” which has weakened to a low pressure cell still wreak havoc  in three provinces — Kanchanaburi, Phichit and Nakhon Sawan, Disaster Prevention…

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Sangkhla Buri flooding still critical

The flooding situation in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi province is still critical as Highway 323 is still about 1.20 metres under water, making it impassable to small vehicles. The…

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Chuvit released from prison

Chuvit Kamolwisit, an outspoken television show host and former politician, was released from the Bangkok Remand Prison this morning after completing a one-month jail term handed down by the Supreme…

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Sangkhla Buri district declared disaster zone

Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi province has been declared a disaster zone following heavy flooding in 10 villages and two tambon, with the only artery road leading to the district…

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Sangkhla district of Kanchanaburi hit by flood

More than 300 houses in Sangkhla district of Kanchanaburi province were half-submerged today,  stranding many residents after the district was lashed by heavy rains caused by depression Son Tinh. Mr…

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NACC waiting for info on Prawit’s watches from manufacturers

The National Anti-Corruption Commission denies foot-dragging in its investigation into the luxury watches scandal involving Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, saying that information it has obtained so far is still…

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Stormy sea prompts swimming ban at Phang-nga beaches

Red flags and no-swimming signs have been put up in front of hotels and resorts along the beaches in Takua Pa district of Phang-nga province on the Andaman Sea coast…

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Double-track railway to be proposed to Ubon Ratchathani cabinet meeting

The private sector of the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani plans to propose the construction of a double-track railway to the Lao border and the expansion of Ubon Ratchathani airport…

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NCPO denies military role in poaching of ex-MPs

The National Council for Peace and Order has nothing to do with the alleged poaching of former MPs to join politcal parties set up to support Prime Minister Gen Prayut…

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Bung Kan hit by flash floods

Floodwaters from continuous rain have inundated farmlands in three districts of the northeastern border province of Bung Kan, particularly in Seka district where a pig farm has been severely hit…

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Movie rights of Tham Luang rescue become an issue

The Ministry of Culture is mulling an idea of setting up a national ad hoc committee to handle the copyright of the information related to the Tham Luang cave rescue…

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Marine Dpt probes alleged bribe taking by officials from a Japanese firm

The Marine Department has set up a committee to investigate officials of the department suspected of having received bribes, totaling 20 million baht from a Japanese company to facilitate the…

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Chuvit to be released this Saturday

Chuvit Kamolvisit, an outspoken television show host and former leader of the now-defunct Rak Thailand Party, will be released on Saturday, July 21, after serving a one-month jail term at…

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Charter Court accepts Don’s case for consideration

The Constitutional Court has accepted the Election Commission’s proposal for it to rule whether Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai should be disqualified for the ministerial post in connection with his wife’s…

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Journalists begin arriving for press conference with “Wild Boars”

Journalists, both Thai and international, have started arriving at the office of Chiang Rai provincial administration for the first press conference with the 12 Wild Boars soccer team and their…

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Thai engineer impressed with Musk’s team

A Thai engineer involved in the drilling operation to find alternative entrances into Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai at the height of the “Wild Boars” rescue mission early month…

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