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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad shake hands with his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang at the end of a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, 20 August 2018.

Mahathir asks China for help with Malaysia’s fiscal problems

BEIJING (Reuters) – Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday he has asked China for help with his country’s “internal fiscal problems” as he seeks to renegotiate, or possibly…

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Wissanu suggests restrictions on political activities to be eased in September

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam today reiterated the time frame set for the general elections, which is between February 24 and May 5 next year, and suggested that political restrictions…

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At least five killed in latest quake in Lombok on Sunday

At least five people were killed in multiple earthquakes – including a powerful and a shallow 6.9-magnitude tremor – which rocked the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday, according…

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HM Queen Sirikit admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has been admitted to  Chulalongkorn Hospital, the Royal Household Bureau announced this morning. The announcement said the Queen was admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital on Sunday morning…

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Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai highway reopened

The main highway between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces in the upper North has been reopened to traffic after the five sections damaged by a flash flood were repaired….

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Prayut visiting Ranong, Chumphon prior to Cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his entourage left Bangkok this morning for an inspection trip to the southern provinces of Ranong and Chumphon before attending a mobile Cabinet meeting in…

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NCPO has final say on election day: EC secretary-general

Election Commission secretary-general Charoongwit Poomma clarified on Sunday that the earliest election day on February 24 floated by the EC chairman was just a “model” as the final say would…

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14.8 million meth pills seized from container in Ayutthaya

Narcotics police seized 14.8 million meth pills hidden in a container at a warehouse in Bang Pa-in district of the central province of Ayutthaya on Sunday. Pol Maj-Gen Tanai Apichartseni,…

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EC to cap election spending at 2 million baht for  MP candidate

The Election Commission may fix the maximum election spending for each candidate at two million baht and 20-70 million baht the spending of each party of its party list-MP candidates,…

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300 houses submerged after collapse of  floodwall

About 300 houses in Mae Chan district of the northern province of Chiang Rai went under water after an old flood wall caved in Saturday night, allowing overflow from the…

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Election may take place Feb 24 the earliest:Election Commission chairman

Newly-appointed Election Commission chairman Itthiporn Boonprakong said on Sunday that election might be held on February 24 the soonest or in May the latest. He said that the EC was…

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Private sector to propose southern economic plan to mobile Cabinet in Chumporn

The private sector in 11 southern provinces will propose to the government during the mobile Cabinet meeting in Chumporn on August 20-21 to push for the implementation of the Southern…

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Over 90 % of voters rank candidates’ integrity as top priority in elections

Over 90 percent of first-time voters and veteran voters said in a poll that they attach top priority to the integrity and ethics of candidates in next elections. According to…

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Fresh tremor hit Lombok Sunday morning

A fresh tremor measured at 6.3 magnitude on the Richter scale shook the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok on Sunday morning, the US Geological Survey said on Sunday. USGS estimated…

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Duterte hits out at China over “nasty” words

President Rodrigo Duterte has called out China for shooing away a Philippine military aircraft over the disputed West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), according to the Manila Times Online report…

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Sia Oun’s handover deferred until Tuesday

Cambodian authorities have decided to postpone the handover of Mr Panya Yingdang, aka Sia Oun, wanted for the murder of a man and a woman in Chon Buri on July…

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Heavy rain forces closure of highway linking Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai 

The major highway between Chiang Mai and  Chiang Rai has been closed after a flash flood damaged the bypass between Kilometre markers 42-50 of the highway now under repair at…

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo carries a torch of the 2018 Asian Games as he runs with Sport and Youth Minister Imam Nahrawi (L) during the torch relay at the presidential palace in Jakarta on August 17, 2018.

President Jokowi declares Asian Games 2018 open

The Asian Games 2018 torch relay has finally completed its one-month-long journey covering a total distance of 18 thousand kilometers and touring 53 cities and districts in 18 provinces across…

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Thank-you party for Tham Luang rescue operations scheduled for Sept 6

The government will hold a thank-you party for all the people involved in the search and rescue operations at Tham Luang cave, including members of the Thai and foreign media,…

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New EC members to decide on poll inspectors 

The five new members of the Election Commission officially assumed their duty today and the first major task awaiting them is how to deal with the fate of the 616 election inspectors…

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Nan hit by flash floods, 11 villages evacuated

Heavy downpours on Thursday night caused flash foods in many villages in three districts of Nan province in the North, forcing an evacuation of people from 11 villages of Santisuk district,…

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A Rohingya refugee boy runs at Kutupalong camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh last week.

Facebook admits it was ‘too slow’ to fight hate speech in Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) – Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology…

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Suthep challenges NACC to send his alleged graft case to Supreme Court

Action Coalition for Thailand (Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai) party co-founder Suthep Thuagsuban on Thursday urged the National Anti-Corruption Commission to have the corruption against him sent to the Supreme Court’s…

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Agreement reached for judges’ Doi Suthep housing units to be immediately vacated

Chiang Mai provincial administration and a network of civic groups opposing the Doi Suthep housing project for judges and officials of Region 5 Appeals Court agreed at a meeting today…

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Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong escorted by armed Malaysian police leaves after facing trial at the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur today.

Malaysia court to continue trial of murder of North Korean leader’s half-brother

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Two women charged with murdering the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un must answer for their role in a well-planned conspiracy, a Malaysian…

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36 Provinces warned to brace for heavy rain Aug 16-19

As tropical storm “Bebinca” is approaching Vietnam, 36 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and South have been warned to brace for intensive rain and isolated terrential downpours during Aug…

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Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen (C) poses for photos with garment workers during his visit to 15,000 factory employees in Phnom Penh on August 15, 2018.

It’s official: Hun Sen’s party win all 125 seats in recent elections

The Cambodia’s National Election Commission on Wednesday announced the official results of the July 29 general elections that shows the ruling Cambodian People’s Party of Prime Minister Hun Sen sweeping…

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Vietnamese national Doan Thi Huong is escorted by Malaysian police after a court session for her trial at the Shah Alam High Court in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur in June this year for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader.

Malaysian court to rule on women accused of killing of North Korean leader’s brother

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian court will decide on Thursday whether to continue hearing a case against two women charged with the murder of the estranged half-brother of North…

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Student who fatally beats up classmate faces manslaughter charge

Police in Hat Yai district of the southern province of Songkhla will file an additional charge of manslaughter against a student boxer who fatally beat up his classmate. The 13-year…

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Platform barricades  to be installed at all BTS skytrain stations following incident

The Bangkok Mass Transit System announced today that it will install barricades on the platforms of the remaining 14 stations of the BTS skytrain system as soon as possible. The…

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Dams continue to discharge water in preparation for more inflows

All large- and medium-sized dams in the country are discharging water as planned in preparing to take more rainwater expected to be brought about by tropical storm “Bebinca”, Office of…

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Tour company will not salvage sunken Phoenix tourist boat

The owner of the tourist boat that sank in the rough sea off Phuket on July 5 resulting in the death of 47 Chinese tourists has refused to salvage the…

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5 new Election Commission members get royal approval

The appointment of the five new members of the Election Commission, whose main task is to prepare for the first post-coup general elections expected next year,  has been given a…

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BTS skytrain service briefly halted after woman falls onto rail track

The BTS skytrain service on the Sukhumvit route was briefly halted during rush hours this morning after a woman fainted and fell onto a rail track from the platform at the…

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Laos farmland flood damage bill exceeds US$15 million

The impact of recent flooding in northern and southeastern provinces of Laos has cost the agricultural sector around 127 billion kip (about US$15 million), according to an initial report from…

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Vice President Henry Van Thio cuts a ribbon at a commencement ceremony at Thilawa Special Economic Zone last week. Photo from The Irrawaddy

China trumps Japan in race for economic influence in Myanmar

YANGON (The Irrawaddy) —While the Japanese foreign minister and State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi discussed Rakhine’s development in Naypyitaw last week, a Chinese Communist Party provincial secretary met…

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The remains of the Morandi motorway bridge stands after it partially collapsed in Genoa, Italy, on Tuesday. The famous bridge of highway A10 that connected the Liguria region with south Italy collapsed with many victims.

Search for survivors after Italy motorway collapse kills dozens

ROME (Reuters) — Firefighters searched into the night on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the northern Italian port city of…

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42 waterfalls in national parks closed temporarily

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation has announced a temporary closure of 42 waterfalls in national parks across the country in wake of the looming rainy season….

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Chiang Mai residents to rally to demand dismantling of Doi Suthep housing units

Opponents to the controversial Doi Suthep foothill housing estate for court judges and officials plan to demonstrate at Tha Pae gate in Chiang Mai on August 26 to demand immediate…

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National artist Thae Prakas-vudhisarn dies at 100

Thae Prakas-vudhisarn, a national artist in the field of performing art (movie and drama) in 1999 and well-known Thai film maker, died on Aug 12 at the age of 100,…

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Pheu Thai’s Ruangkrai opposes move to nullify appointment of election  inspectors

In a move to block what is seen by critics as an attempt to delay the general elections,  a member of the Pheu Thai Party this morning asked the Election…

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Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo (2nd L) visits injured earthquake survivors at a temporary hospital in North Lombok on West Nusa Tenggara province on August 13, 2018.

Death toll in Lombok earthquake rises to 436

The death toll in the recent earthquakes in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has increased to 436 as of today, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB).   “The victims…

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Suspect caught after bank robbed with fake grenade

A suspect was arrested soon after a man staged a bank robbery near the Victory Monument  with a fake hand grenade and made off with 55,760 baht on Sunday night,…

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Officials lit the 2018 Asian Games torch during the torch relay in Bandung, West Java province on August 11, 2018. Jakarta and Palembang will host some 11,000 athletes and 5,000 officials from 45 Asian countries for the Asian Games, which will be held from August 18 to September 2.

Thai athletes among early arrivals for 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta

Thai athletes are among as many as 20 contingents which will participate in the 2018 Asian Games and have begun to occupy the Athlete Village in Kemayoran area, Central Jakarta,…

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Super Poll director doubts poll result on election inspectors

Super Poll Research Office Noppadol Kanikar has expressed doubts over the reliability of an opinion poll conducted by the Office of the Secretary-General of the Senate on the Election Commission…

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Banteng killed in national forest reserve

A male banteng (a species of wild cattle) has been found shot to death in a national forest reserve in Lan Sak district of Uthai Thani province. Forest rangers from…

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Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in cancer trial

(Reuters) A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the…

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5 senior policemen in Samut Sakhon moved to inactive posts

The superintendent of Krathum Baen district police, Samut Sakhon province, and four other senior police officers have been ordered transferred out of the province following a raid on a pub…

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New venue chosen to house judges to end Doi Suthep dispute

The administrative board of the judiciary has agreed to ask the Agricultural Techniqe Department for the use of a 40-rai plot of land of the plants research centre in Chiang…

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HM the King’s title deed of land donated for new zoo on display

The Dusit Zoo or Khao Din has put on public display at the zoo a land title deed of a 300-rai plot of land donated by His Majesty the King…

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A mosque damaged by an earthquake at Bayan in Lombok, Indonesia.

Earthquake damage on Lombok reaches US$138 million

The damage and losses caused by last week’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), and Bali have been estimated to reach more than US$138 million, according to Indonesia’s…

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Woman, daughter killed in Narathiwat gun attack

A woman and her daughter were killed in a ride-by gun attack by two assailants in Bacho district of Narathiwat province on Saturday morning, police said. Pol Lt Akarat Nuangmatcha,…

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Prisons to open throughout August for family visits to mark Mother’s Day

On the occasion of the Mother’s Day Aug 12, prisons and detention centres throughout the country will open for relatives to meet inmates throughout the month of August, Corrections Department…

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Senior Gen Min Aung Hlaing, right, during his visit to Thailand in June this year. Photo from senior Gen Min Auang Hlaing’s Facebook

Thai-Myanmar military ties reach new heights under Min Aung Hlaing 

YANGON—Relations between the Myanmar and Thai militaries have reached new heights during the tenure of Myanmar’s military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing, according to a report published by a Yangon-based…

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8 provinces warned to brace for flash flood and landslide

Eight provinces in the northeast, eastern and southern regions have been warned by the National Water Resources Office to brace for flash food and landslides due to accumulated rainfalls for…

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8 large-sized dams now under watch

The Office of National Water Resources is keeping a close watch on eight large-sized dams which are holding water at alarming levels, ONWR secretary-general Somkiat Prajumwong said on Friday. Mr…

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BMA to legalize vending on footpaths of Khao San road

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration has decided to allow vendors to sell their merchandises on the footpaths of Khao San road between 4pm-midnight, said Bangkok deputy governor Sakolthee Pattiyakul today. Mr…

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Activist Veera given suspended jail term, ordered to do social

  Political activist Veera Somkwamkid was today given a 16- month suspended jail term and ordered to do social work for one year after he was found guilty by the Criminal…

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“Tree bank” to be proposed to Cabinet meet in Chumporn

The government plans to set up a “tree bank” which will function like a clearing house to collect and select quality precious tree saplings for sale at affordable prices to…

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An Indonesian woman cries next to her childern shortly after an aftershock hits the area in Tanjung on Lombok island today.

Lombok Island rocked by another tremor

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok today, with witnesses reporting collapsed buildings, the latest in a series of tremors on the tropical tourist island that have killed hundreds of…

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Mekong River in Nakhon Phanom receding

Water in the Mekong River along the northeastern border province of Nakhon Phanom is receding, enabling water in the tributaries to flow in a larger volume into the the main…

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37 provinces warned of heavy rain, landslides

Outbreaks of rain and isolated heavy downpours are likely to hit the North, Northeast, Central, East and South regions today, the Meteorological Department has warned.   The bad weather conditions…

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Death toll in Lombok earthquake rises to 347

The death toll from Sunday’s devastating earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has climbed to 347, the state-run Antara news agency reported today. It said the majority of the…

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Students and activists gathers during a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the 8888 uprising in front of city hall in Yangon on Wednesday.

30 years after uprising, Myanmar activists continue with struggle

By Kyaw Phyo Tha, The Irrawaddy YANGON — Prominent student leaders of the 1988 uprising stressed that Myanmar’s political achievements to date were only a partial victory and called for…

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Kaeng Krachan’s spillway spillover first time in 15 years

The spillover of water at the spillway of Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi today is the first time ever in 15 years of the history of the dam mainly due…

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Low-lying areas of Phetchaburi face flooding this Sunday

Water in the Phetchaburi river is anticipated to rise to its highest level this Sunday and to start swamping low-lying areas of the Muang district of Phetchaburi between 30-50 cm…

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4 Wild Boars footballers and coach granted Thai citizenship

The three stateless Wild Boars footballers and their coach have been granted Thai citizenship. Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district chief Somsak Khanakham said he signed the approval of Thai citizenships…

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India is now world’s No. 1 rice exporter 

India has dethroned Thailand as the world’s top rice exporter for the first seven months of this year with a total export of 7.05 million tonnes – a slight increase…

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Stargazers can view meteor shower after midnight Aug 12

Thai people across the country will be able to view Perseids meteor shower after midnight of Sunday August 12 until Monday morning if the sky is clear and free of…

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More seatless carriages planned for subway trains during rush hours

Bangkok Expressway and Metro Pcl which operates the Blue Line subway is pondering whether it should double the number of seatless carriage to two for each train so there will…

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PM insists mandatory conscription is still needed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to retain the mandatory conscription for Thai male adults as soldiers form an indispensable force in time of crisis or emergency….

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Corruption watchdog faults 4 ex-officials of malfeasance related to temple fund fraud

Four former senior officials of the National Office of Buddhism (NOB) have been faulted by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for malfeasance in office and disciplinary violations in connection with…

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Four national parks to cede some land for reservoirs

The Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives to slice off some areas of four national parks for the construction of reservoirs of the…

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Next mobile Cabinet meet set for Aug 21 in Chumphon

The next mobile Cabinet meeting will be held in the southern province of Chumphon on Aug 21, assistant government spokesperson Col Taksada Sangkhachan said today. Col Taksada said that Prime…

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Super yacht at centre of graft probe arrives in Malaysia from Indonesia

A US$250 million super yacht owned by a fugitive Malaysian billionaire and at the centre of a major graft inquiry arrived in Malaysia this afternoon after an approximately 20-hour journey…

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230 aftershocks jolt Lombok Island

As many as 230 aftershocks have jolted Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province, since the island was rocked by a powerful earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter Scale on…

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Over 1,290 foreign tourists evacuated to Bali

More than 1,290 tourists, mostly foreign nationals, who were evacuated from three popular islets off the northwest coast of Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), have arrived at Benoa Bay…

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Foreign tourists disembark a boat coming from Gili Trawangan island, in Bangsal, North Lombok today, the day after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the area.

Earthquake death toll on Lombok island rises to 98

Rescuers used diggers and heavy machinery to clear debris and search for survivors after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people on Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok, prompting…

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PM moody with question about Thailand’s Asean chairmanship

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s mood obviously turned sour this afternoon after he was asked to react to the much-publicized commentary by an Indonesian newspaper columnist who argued that Thailand doesn’t…

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Irrigation unveils plan to divert runoff from Kaeng Krachan dam

The Royal Irrigation Department has unveiled a two-pronged plan to divert runoff from the Kaeng Krachan dam into an irrigation system on both sides of the Phetchaburi river and into…

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Police’s job openings for male-only officers discriminatory: NHRC

The Royal Thai Police Office’s recent job opening for male-only inquiry officers is discriminatory and a violation against the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women…

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Tourists stream into Wat Rongkhun to see Samarn’s statue

The famous Wat Rongkhun in Chiang Rai’s Muang district now has a new attraction — the half-finished statue of Lt-Commander Samarn Kunan, former Thai Navy SEAL member who died during…

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Tourists flee Indonesia’s Lombok island after quake kills 91

Rescue workers found chaos and destruction across the Indonesian resort island of Lombok today  after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake killed at least 91 people and prompted an exodus of tourists…

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Prayut to visit Phetchaburi as Kaeng Krachan dam’s spillway spills over

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha plans to visit Phetchaburi on Wednesday as excess water began to overflow the spillway of Kaeng Krachan dam into the Phetchaburi river at about 10…

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The 12 Wild Boars return to their class-rooms

The 12 members of the Wild Boars soccer team who grabbed world’s attention with their ordeal inside Tham Luang cave have finally returned to where they truly belong  — their class-rooms.   A…

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Two Kanchanaburi dams discharging more water

Two major dams in the western province of Kanchanaburi, Vajiralongkorn Dam and Srinagarind Dam, are now discharging more water down the Mae Klong River following continuous rain influenced by a…

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Don dismisses article against Thailand’s ASEAN chairmanship 

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai has denounced an Indonesian newspaper columnist’s proposal to deny Thailand the ASEAN rotating chairmanship, saying the article was senseless, according to The Nation “The author misunderstood…

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Debris is seen at a shop in Denpasar on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali on August 6, 2018, after it was damaged in an earthquake that struck Lombok. A powerful quake which struck the Indonesian holiday island of Lombok has killed 82 people and wounded hundreds, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said early on August 6, with thousands of buildings left damaged. The 6.9 magnitude tremor, which triggered panic among tourists and locals on Sunday evening, was also felt on the neighbouring island of Bali, one of Southeast Asia’s leading tourist destinations.

At least 82 killed by 7.0 quake in Indonesia’s Lombok, Bali

At least 82 people were killed when Indonesia’s resort island of Lombok was hit by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Sunday evening. The powerful quake triggered panic among tourists and…

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Foreign tourist and residents wait outside a hotel in Bali’s capital Denpasar on Sunday night after a major earthquake rocked neighbouring Lombok island.

Bali affected by quake, but airport operation normal

The resort island of Bali was affected by a magnitude 7 earthquake that struck neighboring province West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday evening, leading to a tsunami warning, the Jakarta Post…

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Hospital staff treat patients outside a hospital after an earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Lombok island, in Mataram this evening.

Tsunami warning after Bali, Lombok hit by earthquake

Indonesia’s resort islands of Bali and Lombok were rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake this evening, prompting a tsunami warning and panic among holidaymakers and residents. The quake, which struck…

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Irrigation Department draws lessons from previous floods to plan this year’s dam water management

The Royal Irrigation Department has drawn lessons learned from the floods in 2016-17 in planning the management of water in the Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi province to protect the…

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Screengrab taken from a handout video released by Venezuelan Television (VTV) showing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro his wife Cilia Flores and military authorities reacting to the sound of an explosion.

7 injured in murder attempt against Venezuelan President Maduro

Seven people were injured in an assassination attempt against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said. “President Maduro was not injured in the murder attempt,” the minister…

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PM concerned with prospect of prolonged flooding in Phetchaburi province

Prime Minister Prauyuth Chan-o-cha has instructed all authorities concerned with water management to closely monitor water situation in all dams and reservoirs, especially the Kaeng Krachan dam in Phetchaburi province…

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Phetchaburi residents in frantic rush to face flooding tomorrow

People in Phetchaburi’s Muang district have started filling sand bags distributed by officials in preparation for potential flooding as 20 water-pushing boats provided by the Royal Thai Navy were on…

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Ex-central bank governor elected leader of Ruampalang Prachachart Thai

Former Bank of Thailand governor M.R. Chatumongol Sonakul was elected leader of Ruampalang Prachachart Thai party, a newly-formed party designed to support Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s return to power,…

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Russia appoints movie star Seagal US envoy

Celebrated action movie star Steven Seagal, who is a Russian citizen, has been appointed as a special representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry in charge of the Russian-US humanitarian ties,…

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Laos Energy Ministry to join investigation into dam failure

The Ministry of Energy and Mines is ready to join with all stakeholders in a government mission to investigate the cause of the damage to saddle dam D at the…

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British cave diver Richard Stanton arrives at the Tham Luang cave area as rescue operations continue for the 12 boys and their coach trapped at the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on July 6, 2018. A former Thai navy diver helping to rescue a football team trapped inside a flooded cave died July 6 as officials warned the window of opportunity to free the youngsters is “limited”. / AFP PHOTO / Lillian SUWANRUMPHA

British rescuer Stanton honored by Coventry town

Richard Stanton, one of the British cave divers involved in the Tham Luang cave rescue operation last month has been bestowed with the Coventry Award of Merits by the Coventry…

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5 districts in Phetchauburi face flooding as more water drained out of Kaeng Krachan dam

People living in five districts of Phetchaburi province have been warned to brace for flooding as more water is being drained out of Kaeng Krachan dam which is now 97…

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11 Wild Boars leave monkhood

The 11 Wild Boars soccer team members who were ordained as novices late last month left monkhood in a ceremony held this morning at Wat Phra That Doi Wao in…

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