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Kids the bestread in country as habit spreads
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thai people are spending more time on reading - 37 minutes per day - a 10-per-cent increase from the 2011's findings, according to a 2013 survey on Thai reading habits.full story...
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Disgraced former monk returns from United States as a layman
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
FORMER MONK Phra Yantra Amaro Bhikkhu has returned to Thailand after spending more than two decades in the United States while the statute of limitations on the legal problems he faces in the Kingdom ran out.full story...
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Police dig deeper for info on Chao Phraya drownings
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
As part of investigation into drowning of two youths in Bangkok's Chao Phraya River on Tuesday, the police say they will summon more eyewitnesses, including the person who took the video clip of the event, as well as the drivers of the two ferries that passed by.full story...
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Honda bikes, Toyota sedans most stolen in Bangkok
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Each year, Bangkok sees approximately 400 cars and 2,000 motorcycles stolen, with Honda's Wave motorcycles and Toyota's Altis and Vios sedans being the ones most stolen, Metropolitan Police Bureau's Car and Motorcycle Theft Suppression Centre said yesterday.full story...
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No Thais in Saudi Arabia found infected with MERS
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
There are no reports of Thais in Saudi Arabia being infected with the deadly MERS virus, which has killed at least 93 since it surfaced in Saudi Arabia in September last year, the Thai Foreign Ministry said yesterday.full story...
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Bangkok's Wat Prayoon bags Unesco award for restoration
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A BANGKOK temple has won the Award of Excellence from |the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) for the remarkable restoration of its principal pagoda.full story...
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Security agency denies officials behind killing of suspected insurgent
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Student group says incident part of decadelong 'war' in regionfull story...
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Officer dies from fall out of a helicopter
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A POLICEMAN succumbed to serious injuries sustained from a fall from a helicopter onto inbound Vibhavadi Road in Bangkok's Chatuchak district yesterday during an air-rescue rehearsal. Pol Snr Sgt-Major Monchai Boonpairoj, 52, was pronounced dead at Kasemrad Hospital Prachachuen at 1.30pm.full story...
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Senior park official faces probe
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Kaeng krachan national park chief to be moved if investigators find him guiltyfull story...
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RU reopens doors to its former 300,000 students
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
RAMKHAMHAENG UNIVERSITY (RU) has decided to allow 300,000 former students, whose student status had expired, to return to classes.full story...
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2010 road crash victims' kin await final verdict
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE RELATIVES of the people killed in a 2010 tollway accident hope the criminal proceedings against an underage driver - who has already been found guilty by two courts - will end soon so civil proceedings can resume.full story...
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Pradit slams attack on Narong's home
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
But warns civil servants to not use their status in antigovt movesfull story...
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Warrants sought for suspects in South triple shooting
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Police are seeking arrest warrants for two suspects allegedly involved in a shooting on Sunday that killed three people - including a 2-year-old girl - and wounded a 12-year-old boy, in Yala's Bannang Sata district.full story...
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First batches of school computer tablets ready
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Caretaker Education Minister Chaturon Chaisang yesterday presided over a caravan to deliver the first batch of 78,714 computer tablets to 10 central and southern provinces. A second batch would be delivered at the end of this month.full story...
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NHRC offers protect rights of people living near Praksa dumpsite
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is reaching out to protect the rights of people living near the Praksa dumpsite, which caught fire and spread toxic smoke for several days last month.full story...
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Temporary free boat service on Khlong Phasi Charoen planned
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) will provide a free boat service along Khlong Phasi Charoen for seven months (April 24-November 4).full story...
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16 illegal workers held in Chumpon
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Police rounded up 16 illegal workers, including a 3-year-old girl and five Rohingya people, in Chumpon's Thung Tako district yesterday.full story...
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35 cases of H1N1 reported Udon Thani; 4 fatalities
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A total of 35 people - four of whom later died - were diagnosed with seasonal H1N1 flu in Udon Thani province between January 1 and April 21.full story...
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Botulism infections put four people in coma
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Four people were in a coma from clostridium botulism infections in Chaiyaphum's Muang district.full story...
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Kuala Lumpur set to be in "security lockdown"
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:15:00 GMT
With United States President Barack Obama coming to town, be prepared for a total "security lockdown".full story...
 
Headline ImageAbhisit offers to help end crisis
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Democrat leader wants Yingluck to be involved in finding a solution before violence worsensfull story...
Headline ImageAsean to offer advice on ongoing political crisis
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thai FM says regional grouping believes election the only way outfull story...
Headline ImageSources confirm Abhisit's life under threat: Democrats
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
DEMOCRAT PARTY leader Abhisit Vejjajiva could not attend the meeting with Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday because three intelligence sources had warned him he might be putting his life in danger.full story...
Headline ImageSecurity agency denies officials behind killing of suspected insurgent
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Student group says incident part of decadelong 'war' in regionfull story...
Headline ImageHonda bikes, Toyota sedans most stolen in Bangkok
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Each year, Bangkok sees approximately 400 cars and 2,000 motorcycles stolen, with Honda's Wave motorcycles and Toyota's Altis and Vios sedans being the ones most stolen, Metropolitan Police Bureau's Car and Motorcycle Theft Suppression Centre said yesterday.full story...
Headline ImageStreet art festival to lure tourists back to Ratchaprasong
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:42:00 GMT
Business operators in Bangkok's busy Ratchaprasong shopping district will launch a "Living Arts Festival 2014" next month to draw both local and foreign tourists to the formerly protestplagued zone.full story...
Headline ImageNo contact to prompt review of search : Abbot
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:21:00 GMT
Sydney - A continuing failure to find debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet in a prospective patch of the Indian Ocean would prompt searchers to rethink their strategy, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Wednesday.full story...
Headline ImageRedshirt poet shot dead in Bangkok
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:02:00 GMT
A man known as the "redshirt poet", was gunned down in broad daylight on Wednesday at a restaurant in Lat Phrao district.full story...
Headline ImageNo Thais in Saudi Arabia infected with MERS : Foreign Ministry
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:06:00 GMT
There are no reports of Thais in Saudi Arabia being infected with the deadly MERS virus, which has killed at least 93 since it appeared in Saudi Arabia in September last year, the Thai Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.full story...
Headline ImageAsean to issue on statement on Thai political crisis
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:46:00 GMT
Asean countries will issue a statement soon to express concern at the political crisis in Thailand and their wish to see an election.full story...
Headline ImageManchester United sack manager Moyes
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:26:00 GMT
Manchester United announced Tuesday that David Moyes has left the club after less than one season in charge.full story...
Headline ImageEC refuses to allow live broadcast of meeting
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:50:00 GMT
The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday resolved not to allow a live broadcast of its meeting today with political parties.full story...
Headline ImageAnwar withdraws from party presidential race
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:07:00 GMT
PKR looks set to retain Dr Wan Azizah as the party president as her only challenger and husband, Anwar Ibrahim, has officially withdrawn from the race.full story...
Headline ImageAppeal Court gives driver in 2010 tollway carnage suspended sentence
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:36:00 GMT
The female driver of a sedan which collided with a passenger van on the Don Muang tollway in 2010, causing the death of nine people, was on Tuesday handed a two-year jail term by an Appeal Court, which also suspended it for four years.full story...
Headline ImageThaksin 'ready to sacrifice family' but
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Noppadon says former PM wants his rivals to adhere to law, so country can move forwardfull story...
Headline ImageEC meeting with political parties to be shown on TV
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:06:00 GMT
The meeting on Tuesday between Election Commission (EC) and political parties will be broadcast live, the government's Centre of Administration for Peace and Order (CAPO) announced on Monday.full story...
Headline ImageTop health official works as usual despite bomb attack
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:42:00 GMT
Permanent Secretary for Public Health Dr Narong Sahametapat went to work on Monday as usual following a grenade attack on his Lak Si residence was attacked shortly after midnight.full story...
Headline ImageArmy to follow up on Yala slayings
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:21:00 GMT
Fourth Army Region Commander Lt Gen Walit Rojanapakdi on Monday visited Yala's Bannang Sata district to follow up the investigation into the killing of three people, one of them a two-year-old girl, on Sunday.full story...
Headline ImageSouth Korea in Grief
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:30:00 GMT
As the death toll creeps up and hope fades for about 240 missing passengers on the submerged ferry, grief and despair are sweeping through the nation. Many South Koreans opt for donations and volunteer work over spring festivals, weekend getaways and Easter celebrations.full story...
Headline ImageElection possible in late July, EC says
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Election Commission (EC) has set a date for a new poll in late July and guaranteed that the ballot would go smoothly, despite doubt on whether another ballot can be staged soon if rival parties fail to reach a compromise.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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