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Diet pills 'may have killed teen'
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A 19-year-old 'freshman' girl who died of shock on Sunday may not have died from taking female hormone pills, used to enhance the size of breasts or glutathione pills whiten the skin.full story...
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Police and health officials hunting man from Sierra Leone amid Ebola fears
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE PUBLIC Health Ministry has sought police help to try to locate a Sierra Leone man who failed to report for a mandatory 21-day observation to see if he develops Ebola symptoms.full story...
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Time to limit working hours for our stressed out doctors?
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Over the past 16 months, patients have filed 200 civil complaints and 35 criminal complaints against doctors in public hospitals in Thailand.full story...
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Moves to cut Klong Dan payout
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Pollution Control Dept pushes to bring down compensation amount, which will rise by bt180m if not paid in 90 daysfull story...
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Top police linked to unrest, oil smuggling
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
DSI and AMLO to investigate former CIB chief and others' alleged involvement in corruption, money ties to far Southfull story...
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'NIETS must involve students in drafting U-Net'
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE NATIONAL Institute of Educational Testing Service is being urged to involve students in the drafting of the proposed University National Education Test in a bid to give Thailand's higher-educational assessment a clearer direction.full story...
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Officials to pursue those behind anti-NCPO leaflets
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
MAJORITY IN POLL DISAPPROVE OF ACTIONS BY KHON KAEN STUDENTSfull story...
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Top police face LM charges
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE SUSPENDED COMMANDER of the Central Investigation Bureau, Lt-General Pongpat Chayaphan, and his deputy Maj-General Kowit Wongrungroj, who have been accused of lese majeste, have confessed to their crimes, Royal Thai Police spokesman Lt-General Prawut Thawornsiri said yesterday.full story...
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'Billions' at CIB chief's home
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:12:00 GMT
Police have found billions of baht worth of assets at the home of Central Investigation Bureau commander Lt-General Pongpat Chayaphan, who has been suspended from service after being charged with several crimes, including lese majeste, a police source said late yesterday.full story...
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Foreign Ministry to clarify position on three-finger gesture
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:52:00 GMT
The Thai Foreign Ministry will invite the local representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Matilda Bogner, to meet with them in order to clarify the recent incident in which people were questioned after making three-finger gesture.full story...
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Productive role envisaged for inmates as labourers
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Move aims to tackle human trafficking and also overcrowding in prisonsfull story...
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Another dolphin found dead; villagers point finger at hunters
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Another dead pink dolphin was found washed up on a beach in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Pak Phanang district yesterday. While coastal villagers revealed that a hunting group from outside had used pair trawls to hunt dolphins in the area, as the fish could yield up to Bt100,000 if sold to an aquarium.full story...
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Wage hike for some, job loss for many others
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Pirach Chaunlakhon, 37, who had been contracted to work for a tambon administrative organisation in Udon Thani's Kumphawapi district for more than two years, suddenly found himself without a job earlier this month. Two of his colleagues also ended up facing the same fate.full story...
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Wheelchair man on long journey to pray for King
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A wheelchair-bound Thai man continued his journey from Angthong towards Ayutthaya province yesterday, hoping to reach Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital to wish His Majesty the King longevity and good health ahead of the monarch's birthday on December 5.full story...
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Transferred police officer's death caused by fall
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The sudden death on November 20 of Crime Suppression Division's Sub-Division 1 former chief, Pol Colonel Akkharawut Limrat who was recently transferred to work at the Royal Thai Police Operations Centre, resulted from shattered spine and damaged rib cage following his fall from a high place, according to his death certificate.full story...
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Residents to approach PM over archaeological site
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Residents near the Ban Dong Lakhon archaeological site in Nakhon Nayok's Muang district yesterday said they would file a complaint to Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha for assistance after some 46 villagers were affected by the Fine Arts Department's archaeological site territory expansion without being given any compensation.full story...
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Downtown creative space coming for Bangkok teens
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The Culture Ministry will arrange a space in downtown Bangkok so teenagers can express themselves creatively in a way that is similar to Tokyo's Harajuku area.full story...
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Cop arrested in kidnapping case
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A police senior sergeant major has been arrested for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of Chinese-Cambodia businessman Chen Ji in downtown Bangkok on November 11.full story...
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Regional cooperation urged in geo-informatics
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Asean countries should team up and share information gathered from satellite imagery for better and more efficient development in the field of information science infrastructure, the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) board said recently.full story...
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Petition to claim rights violated over Salween dams
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
In letter to NHRC, Myanmar army to be accused of abuses at Egat-backed sitesfull story...
 
Headline ImageAnand questions sincerity to fight graft
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Former prime minister Anand Panyarachun yesterday questioned the government's sincerity in tackling corruption following rumours of a deal between the military rulers and the old power clique.full story...
Headline ImageCDC panel mulls idea for 'limited amnesty' bill
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A proposal for an amnesty bill was discussed yesterday by a charter drafters' subcommittee as a way of accomplishing true reconciliation.full story...
Headline ImageStudents to get forums to air views
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Prayut tells NRC to allow students to offer proposals for national reformfull story...
Headline ImageMoves to cut Klong Dan payout
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Pollution Control Dept pushes to bring down compensation amount, which will rise by bt180m if not paid in 90 daysfull story...
Headline ImagePolice and health officials hunting man from Sierra Leone amid Ebola fears
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE PUBLIC Health Ministry has sought police help to try to locate a Sierra Leone man who failed to report for a mandatory 21-day observation to see if he develops Ebola symptoms.full story...
Headline ImageMyanmar House speaker visits Thailand
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:48:00 GMT
Myanmar Parliament speaker Khin Aung Myint on Monday started his first of three-day official visit.full story...
Headline ImageForeign Ministry to clarify position on three-finger gesture
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:52:00 GMT
The Thai Foreign Ministry will invite the local representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Matilda Bogner, to meet with them in order to clarify the recent incident in which people were questioned after making three-finger gesture.full story...
Headline ImageMixed feelings over junta's start
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
BUSINESS HAPPY BUT FEARS VOICED THAT REFORM PROCESS IS BEING STIFLED BY MARTIAL LAW AND RIGHTS BEING TRAMPLED ONfull story...
Headline ImageMoves against land encroachers 'flawed'
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
NHRC SAYS RIGHTS TO COMMUNITY LAND AREAS IGNORED; 'MOST VICTIMS POOR'full story...
Headline ImageCool response to push for support abroad
Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL for Peace and Order's campaign over the past six months to gain international acceptance of the May 22 coup and the military-dominant government has been anything but successful.full story...
Headline ImagePM's patting of a reporter just a friendly gesture, junta clarifies
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A video showing Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha petting a kneeling reporter during a chat with a group of journalists last week has gone viral.full story...
Headline ImagePheu Thai, UDD boycott 'won't hurt charter'
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A key National Reform Council member yesterday dismissed concerns that the charter drafting process would be disrupted if political bodies associated with the Thaksin Shinawatra camp boycotted the process.full story...
Headline ImageProductive role envisaged for inmates as labourers
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Move aims to tackle human trafficking and also overcrowding in prisonsfull story...
Headline ImageAnother dolphin found dead; villagers point finger at hunters
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Another dead pink dolphin was found washed up on a beach in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Pak Phanang district yesterday. While coastal villagers revealed that a hunting group from outside had used pair trawls to hunt dolphins in the area, as the fish could yield up to Bt100,000 if sold to an aquarium.full story...
Headline ImageWage hike for some, job loss for many others
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Pirach Chaunlakhon, 37, who had been contracted to work for a tambon administrative organisation in Udon Thani's Kumphawapi district for more than two years, suddenly found himself without a job earlier this month. Two of his colleagues also ended up facing the same fate.full story...
Headline ImageI'm not a dictator, says angry Prayut
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Warns that 'unfounded antagonism towards the government' will destabilise countryfull story...
Headline ImageJunta flayed over crackdown on rebellious 'Hunger Games' salute
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Thai expats, international media join UN in condemning govt for violating rightsfull story...
Headline ImageRiverside temples touted for World Heritage status
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
In a bid to rebrand Thailand's tourism sector, Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangul has decided to propose some temples along the Chao Phraya River to Unesco's World Heritage Committee and promote its World Heritage river cruise plan.full story...
Headline ImageThai students close to bottom of 14-country IT skills ranking
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
The information-technology skills of Thai eighth-graders are near the bottom of a new list ranking 14 countries.full story...
Headline ImageLife's a beach for hosts as Thailand cruise towards Games title in Phuket
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Hosts Thailand hit new heights yesterday, surpassing the 40-gold target set by Thai chef-de-mission Thana Chaiprasit as they closed in on the crown as overall champions at the 4th Asian Beach Games.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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