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322 deaths on roads over Songkran week
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
There were 322 deaths and 3,225 injuries as a result of 2,992 road accidents across country from last Friday to Thursday - the so-called seven dangerous days of Songkran, said the state road safety agency.full story...
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Hezbollah-linked suspects may be deported
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Information from three foreign suspects held in connection with an Israeli tip-off has led to the discovery of hazardous items, National Police Commissioner General Adul Saengsingkaew said yesterday.full story...
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Authorities not involved in insurgent's killing: police
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Police have denied authorities were involved in the fatal shooting of a key insurgent who was wanted for six security-related crimes in the deep South.full story...
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Fees at private schools set to rise this year
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Ceiling on tuition rates lifted to account for 'soaring inflation'full story...
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Divers enter sunken Korean ferry
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
No survivors found; 268 still missing; school official kills self; Bangkokians pray for victimsfull story...
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Prayers on social media for victims of ferry disaster
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The capsize and sinking of the 6,325-tonne South Korean ferry Sewol on Wednesday has led to people in the social-media community around the world - already saddened by the tragedy of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 - now turning to pray for South Korea.full story...
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Navy lawsuit 'case study in press freedom'
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Phuketwan pair sued for defamationfull story...
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Largest gathering of kites to mark special anniversaries
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The world's largest number of flying kites will hover over Sanam Luang in an event starting tomorrow held to celebrate the 232nd anniversary of Bangkok and the fifth cycle birthday anniversary of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.full story...
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Youth project aims to help nurture Thai social capital
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
As capitalism-driven trends have flooded into Thai society, children are becoming preoccupied with self-interest, a prominent academic said yesterday.full story...
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Obec to 'honour' late author Sripaiwan with compilation
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Office of Basic Education Commission (Obec) is now compiling textbooks by legendary author Ratchanee Sripaiwan.full story...
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Three Chinese sought in heist of rare Mont Blanc watch
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Three Chinese suspects have left the country after allegedly stealing a Mont Blanc wristwatch worth over Bt10 million from a luxury shopping mall in the heart of Bangkok, Immigration Police Bureau chief Lt-General Panu Kerdlarpphol said yesterday.full story...
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Songkran six-day road toll hits 277
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THERE WERE 277 deaths and 2,926 injuries in 2,754 road accidents nationwide in the first six days of Songkran.full story...
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World Heritage Centre seeks answers on forest complex
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The World Heritage Centre has asked Thailand for clarification by Tuesday on several points regarding the Dong Phayayen-Khao Yai Forest Complex, which was a possible candidate for listing as a World Heritage in Danger.full story...
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Suspected 'Hezbollah' to be sent back to Lebanon : Chalerm
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The three suspected foreign terrorists held for questioning regarding their possible involvement with the Islamist Hezbollah militant group will be deported back to Lebanon.full story...
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With commitment from all, we can bring road toll down
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Songkran has just ended. The water-splashing festival is associated not only with celebrating Thai New Year, but also with a dramatic rise in the number of road accidents. While complete official accident statistics are not yet available, it appears unlikely that the death and injury tolls will drop this year, as some agencies had expected.full story...
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Rapid direction change may cause the sinking
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 02:14:00 GMT
A joint investigation team on Friday raided the office of Cheonghaejin Marine Co., the owner and operator of the Sewol ferry that sank Wednesday to probe allegations that the mishap may have been caused by an attempt to change direction too sharply.full story...
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First Earth-sized planet found in 'habitable zone': NASA
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 03:55:00 GMT
Washington - The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable zone" of another star.full story...
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As hours pass with no more survivors found, anxious families lash out at government
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:13:00 GMT
Jindo , South Jeolla Province - Night and day merged into each other on Jindo Island off the southwestern coast of the Korean Peninsula, as families of those still missing after Wednesday morning's ferry sinking now wait for a miracle.full story...
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Rescued South Korean school vice principal in apparent suicide
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:07:00 GMT
The vice principal of Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday, three days after hundreds of his students died or went missing in a ferry disaster.full story...
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People warned of wild elephants in Chacheongsao
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:18:00 GMT
Motorists travelling on a highway linking Chachoengsao with Sa Kaew province are being warned that wild elephants have been seen wandering in the area.full story...
 
Headline ImageCAPO under fire for statement 'pressuring' top court and anti-corruption agency
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The government's Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order came under fire yesterday for accusing the Constitutional Court and the National Anti-Corruption Commission of attempting to exceed their authority in cases against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.full story...
Headline ImageCivil servants slam CAPO for 'intimidating' officials
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Network of Civil Servants calls on its colleagues to protect their dignityfull story...
Headline ImageFees at private schools set to rise this year
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Ceiling on tuition rates lifted to account for 'soaring inflation'full story...
Headline ImageHezbollah-linked suspects may be deported
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Information from three foreign suspects held in connection with an Israeli tip-off has led to the discovery of hazardous items, National Police Commissioner General Adul Saengsingkaew said yesterday.full story...
Headline ImageThe price of fame
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
In a new book, former supermodel Rojjana Phetkanha reflects on her successes and failuresfull story...
Headline ImageRed shirt leaders thank court
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMT
United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship chairman Jatuporn Promphan thanked the Criminal Court for not revoking his and UDD secretary-general Nuttawut Saikuar's bail.full story...
Headline ImageRescuers struggle to reach the missing
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:11:00 GMT
Rescuers accelerated their search operations to find survivors on the sunken ferry Sewol in waters off Korea's southwestern coast on Friday as grieving families made desperate appeals for more efforts to save their loved ones.full story...
Headline ImageArrest warrant sought for S Korea ferry captain
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:00 GMT
JINDO - South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized two days before with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said.full story...
Headline ImageRescued South Korean school vice principal in apparent suicide
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:07:00 GMT
The vice principal of Danwon High School in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday, three days after hundreds of his students died or went missing in a ferry disaster.full story...
Headline ImagePeople warned of wild elephants in Chacheongsao
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:18:00 GMT
Motorists travelling on a highway linking Chachoengsao with Sa Kaew province are being warned that wild elephants have been seen wandering in the area.full story...
Headline ImageYingluck requests testimony postponement
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:49:00 GMT
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has requested a postponement of her testimony over her alleged violation of the constitution in connection with the transfer of National Security Council secretary-general Thawil Pliensri.full story...
Headline ImageDeputy Senate speaker reiterates call for govt to open parliamentary session
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:45:00 GMT
Deputy Senate Speaker Surachai Liangboonlertchai Thursday reiterated his call to the government to enact a royal decree in order to open an extraordinary parliamentary session that would allow the upper chamber to deliberate an impeachment motion.full story...
Headline ImageHeartbreaking texts from students on sinking S. Korea ferry
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:44:00 GMT
Heart-wrenching messages of fear, love and despair, sent by high school students from a sinking South Korean ferry added extra emotional weight Thursday to a tragedy that has stunned the entire nation.full story...
Headline ImageM'sia issues health warning for passengers of Turkish flight on March 29
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:56:00 GMT
Those who were onboard Turkish Airlines flights TK93 and TK60 on the JeddahIstanbul-Kuala Lumpur route on March 29 have been advised to undergo a health screening following the death of a passenger from the Middle East Respiratory Syndromecoronavirus (MERSCoV).full story...
Headline ImageJournalists face jail in Thailand for people-smuggler report
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:54:00 GMT
Two journalists face jail if found guilty of defamation after citing a Pulitzer-prize winning report alleging Thai military links to people-smuggling, one of them said Wednesday, raising fears for media freedom in the kingdom.full story...
Headline ImageAnwar hits out at Singapore for supporting Malaysia
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:56:00 GMT
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim lambasted Singapore for voicing support on Malaysia's initiative in handling the MH370 tragedy, New Straits Times online reported Wednesday.full story...
Headline ImageMini-sub aborts again in MH370 deep ocean search
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:59:00 GMT
A mini-submarine making its second dive in the hunt for Malaysian jet MH370 encountered a "technical difficulty" and resurfaced Wednesday, officials said, after the first mission also aborted.full story...
Headline Image'Mediator' plan falters
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Prem lauds Rattha Bukkon group's intentions but offers no comment; Pheu Thai says plan seeks govt's overthrowfull story...
Headline ImageYingluck heads for judicial showdown
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:49:00 GMT
Bangkok - Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra faces acourt hearing this week that could bar her from office, a move that would be in line with the aims of recent anti-government protests, but that would plunge the country into uncharted waters.full story...
Headline ImageMiss me yet? Suharto nostalgia mounts in Indonesia
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:32:00 GMT
The dust is still settling over last week's legislative elections in Indonesia. Pundits are still mulling over the "whys" and "how's" of the results.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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