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Probe launched into old-age allowance scam
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE NAMES of elderly people entitled to the old-age allowance were found to have been repeated in several villages in Kalasin's Muang district, prompting authorities to launch an investigation into withdrawals made over the past six months.full story...
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Asian female peace leaders honoured
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
UNDP to hold ceremony in Bangkok; winners come from six countriesfull story...
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Japanese man sets himself ablaze, jumps to death
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A JAPANESE man allegedly set himself on fire on Wednesday and jumped to his death from the fourth-floor balcony of Thaniya Plaza on Bangkok's Silom Road. The man was identified as Shinji Watanabe, 37, from Yokohama.full story...
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Pattaya bar closed for 60 days after assault
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A go-go bar in Pattaya has been closed for 60 days, after an early-morning incident on Wednesday in which a Kuwaiti army officer was assaulted by a bouncer.full story...
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Woman held for online designer bag scam
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Crime Suppression Police have arrested a Khon Kaen woman for allegedly advertising the sale of brand-name bags via an online shop and then duping customers out of some Bt20 million after failing to deliver the goods.full story...
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19-year-old killed in brawl at rock concert
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A 19-year-old man was killed and four others hurt in a brawl at a rock concert in Pathum Thani's Klong Luang district yesterday, police said.full story...
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Botswana doctor wins princess award
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
HER ROYAL Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Wednesday presented the Princess Srinagarindra Award 2014 to Prof Dr Sheila Dinotshe Tlou at the Moon Satharn Borom Ard Throne Hall in the Grand Palace.full story...
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Plea to probe death of ex-husband
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Daughter of woman's first Japanese husband suspects her role in 2003 death; charges pressed over murder of second partnerfull story...
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UK police arrive to observe murder probe
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
BRITISH POLICE have arrived in Bangkok to observe their Thai counterparts' investigation into the widely publicised murders of two young British backpackers, which led to the arrests of two Myanmar men.full story...
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Energy activists urge delay on exploration concessions
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A GROUP of activists campaigning for reform in Thailand's energy sector yesterday called on the government to delay the process of awarding new concessions for petroleum exploration and production.full story...
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Medical exam to check torture claim
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Koh Tao suspects sent to hospital for examination to see if they were indeed tortured into confessingfull story...
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Envoys urge media restraint
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Graphic photos, private info and 'useless details' being reported, which distress victims' familiesfull story...
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Boyfriend, wife of slain Japanese man face charges as mutilated body found
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A WOMAN and her taxi-driver boyfriend are set be charged with killing her elderly Japanese husband, mutilating the body and hiding the body parts, after the boyfriend confessed to cutting up his body, the chief police investigator said yesterday.full story...
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Speedboat driver faces new charge after South Korean tourists' bodies discovered
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Police have filed an additional charge of reckless action leading to deaths against the driver of a speedboat that crashed into a fishing boat on Sunday off Koh Phi Phi in Krabi province, injuring several people and killing two tourists.full story...
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Police to check on foreigners involved in marriage scam
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Khon Kaen Immigration Police yesterday asked for information from lawyer Worapan Benjaworakul about an alleged scam involving fake marriage registrations in Nong Bua Lamphu's Non Sang district in which some 600 Thai women's names were sold to foreign men for immigration purposes.full story...
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Tech-savvy courts order more electronic bracelets
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Authorities plan to use 7,000 electronic ankle bracelets on petty-crime convicts in 27 jurisdictions nationwide.full story...
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Hillary's 'choices' in Thai
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Nation Multimedia Group chairman Suthichai Yoon and Sena Development Plc's executive director Dr Kessara Thanyalakpark launch the Thai edition of "Hard Choices" by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Book Expo Thailand 2014 yesterday.full story...
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Police nab drug lord in South
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Police finally caught up with Nipon Chamroen, an alleged drug lord and hired gun in the South after tailing him for several years.full story...
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Switzerland to nix 'stripper' visas
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:44:00 GMT
Switzerland announced Wednesday that it would stop issuing special work permits for foreign strippers, who hail from countries such as Russia, the Dominican Republic and Thailand.full story...
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Body of missing Japanese man found off Bang Na-Trat Road
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
THE BODY of an elderly Japanese man who was reported missing recently was found yesterday evening in an overgrown area near the Assumption University Suvarnabhumi campus off Bang Na-Trat Road in Samut Prakan province.full story...
 
Headline ImageCalls for conflicting sides to join charter drafting
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Reconciliation is one of the key things that the junta has vowed to achieve before general elections can be held by the end of 2015 at the soonest. However, people are left wondering if political divisions in this country will ever vanish.full story...
Headline ImageNobody will get special treatment: minister
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Investigation into land-encroachment allegations against ex-DSI chief continuesfull story...
Headline ImageEnergy activists urge delay on exploration concessions
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
A GROUP of activists campaigning for reform in Thailand's energy sector yesterday called on the government to delay the process of awarding new concessions for petroleum exploration and production.full story...
Headline ImageAsian female peace leaders honoured
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
UNDP to hold ceremony in Bangkok; winners come from six countriesfull story...
Headline ImageClubs appeal after crackdown on hooliganism
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Violent clashes between rival fans that marred Muangthong United's home league match against Singhtarua last weekend have spawned a landmark in the long-running battle against Thai football hooliganism.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut to go to China and Myanmar next month : spokesman
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:48:00 GMT
Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha will be attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in China and Asean Summit in Myanmar next month.full story...
Headline ImageSwitzerland to nix 'stripper' visas
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:44:00 GMT
Switzerland announced Wednesday that it would stop issuing special work permits for foreign strippers, who hail from countries such as Russia, the Dominican Republic and Thailand.full story...
Headline ImageThai bid for UN rights seat fails
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Constructive role to continue; focus on campaign for place in UNSCfull story...
Headline ImageMedical exam to check torture claim
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Koh Tao suspects sent to hospital for examination to see if they were indeed tortured into confessingfull story...
Headline ImageNRC chief backs NACC decision against asset declaration
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
Elected National Reform Council (NRC) chairman Thienchay Kiranandana said yesterday that he supported the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC)'s decision that NRC members will not be required to declare their assets and liabilities.full story...
Headline ImagePolice, Tatmadaw step up raids on meth labs near Thai border
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:17:00 GMT
A combined force of police officers and Tatmadaw troops are increasing inspections along a road in eastern Shan State where methamphetamine labs producing pills destined for Thailand's large market for the drug are believed to be located, a high-ranking officer from the Myanmar Police Force said on October 21.full story...
Headline ImageThailand loses bid to join UN rights body
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:11:00 GMT
Thailand has failed to secure one of four vacant seats on the UN Human Rights Council , losing out to four others Asian countries, namely India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Qatar.full story...
Headline ImageNLA endorses new ombudsman, Council of State chief
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:58:00 GMT
The National Legislative Assembly on Wednesday endorsed a new ombudsman and the new secretary general of the Council of State.full story...
Headline ImageForeign diplomats ask Thai media to respect social norms
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:35:00 GMT
Ambassadors of European Union countries and Japan on Wednesday submitted a letter to media associations, calling them to do everything in their power to encourage media outlets to respect the feelings of families of the victims.full story...
Headline ImageReformers begin work
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT
NRC president vows to stress public engagementfull story...
Headline ImageAppeals court backs jail term for Pheu Thai official for 2010 offence
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:29:00 GMT
The Court of Appeals Tuesday upheld a lower court decision to sentence a former Pheu Thai Party district councillor to one year in prison for his roles during political riots in 2010.full story...
Headline ImageParalysed man walks again after breakthrough treatment
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:42:00 GMT
A paralysed Bulgarian man can walk again after receiving revolutionary treatment in Poland in a breakthrough hailed by one of the British scientists responsible as "more impressive than a man walking on the Moon".full story...
Headline ImageKoh Tao case influences tourist mood
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:14:00 GMT
Thirty nine per cent of European tourists who are planning trips to Thailand in the next six to 24 months have been closely following the Kingdom's investigation into the grisly murder on the southern island of Koh Tao, according to a survey by Envirosell.full story...
Headline ImagePistorius sentenced to five years jail for killing girlfriend
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:11:00 GMT
South African Paralympian star sprinter Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for the killing of his girlfriend last year, as his sensational trial reached a climax.full story...
Headline ImageChina 'executed 2,400' last year: rights group
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:08:00 GMT
The world's top executioner China put 2,400 people to death last year, a US-based rights group said Tuesday, shedding rare light on a statistic Beijing considers a state secret.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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