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Din Daeng flats 'an earthquake risk'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Engineers Institute begins 4month study on safety of these notoriously old blocksfull story...
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Policeman kills supervisor after low evaluation results
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A policeman allegedly shot dead his supervisor yesterday because he was unhappy with his performance evaluation.full story...
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Mastermind in Somyot's killing may come from influential network
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Police are carefully looking into the killing of night-entertainment tycoon Somyot Suthangkool, as emerging evidence suggests that the mastermind might be part of an influential network.full story...
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Unesco launches projects on gender equality in schools
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Making gender equality a reality in schools in the Asia-Pacific region requires coordination on the part of education providers.full story...
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New plant extract a boon for the HIV-positive
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
AN INNOVATIVE mixture of traditional plant extracts has proved to be a boon to the quality of life for HIV-positive people.full story...
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Top court finds Noppadon innocent over World Heritage listing affair
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE SUPREME Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders yesterday acquitted former foreign minister Noppadon Pattama of malfeasance in office over the signing of a joint statement to support the World Heritage inscription of the Preah Vihear Hindu temple in 2008.full story...
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Historic sites to provide information via smartphones for tourists
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
YOU can now swipe your smart phones to read quick-response codes on tourist banners to find out essential information about key attractions.full story...
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Hunt on for prime suspect
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
DNA tests show detainees not the bomber at Erawan shrine; police confident of their link to bomb-makingfull story...
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Supreme Court clears ex-foreign minister
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 09:55:00 GMT
The Supreme Court on Friday rule in favour of former foreign minister Noppadon Pattama after finding him not guilty of committing malfeasance for supporting an agreement that allowed Cambodia to unilaterally seek the listing of the Preah Vihear temple as its World Heritage site.full story...
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France confirms debris found on Reunion is from flight MH370
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 02:07:00 GMT
PARIS - French prosecutors on Thursday confirmed that a wing part found on a remote Indian Ocean island was from ill-fated Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a month after tests on the flaperon began.full story...
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DNA tests give foreigner hope for baby custody
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A GAY foreigner embroiled in a battle for custody of a baby believes his chance of taking his daughter, who was born through paid surrogacy, back to their family in Spain is brighter after the egg donor came forward.full story...
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Turkey awaits answers
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Embassy reacts to arrest of suspects; police chief does not consider blasts terrorist attacksfull story...
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Somyot 'killed for failing to quash a drug lawsuit'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
NIGHT-ENTERTAINMENT tycoon and lawyer Somyot Suthangkool was murdered on June 29 on the orders of a drug suspect after failing to quash a drug lawsuit for which he had been paid millions of baht, police said yesterday.full story...
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Progress on surrogacy cases queried
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
National Legislative Assembly (NLA) member Wallop Tangkananurak asked the Public Health Minister Dr Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn about the progress in enforcing the law on surrogacy clinics.full story...
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Chinese arrested for alleged train thefts
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Tourist Police stationed at Suvarnabhumi International Airport yesterday announced the arrest of three Chinese men for allegedly stealing valuables from Airport Link train passengers.full story...
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New panel to crack down on illegal wildlife trade
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
IN RESPONSE to wild animal cubs being sold openly via Facebook earlier this week, the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department said on Wednesday that it will set up a team to suppress such illegal practices.full story...
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Udon Thani hospital chief named 'best rural doctor'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Dr Kangwan's 31 years of devoted service helps him beat 15 other contendersfull story...
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Academic Somkiat suffers serious injuries in road accident
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Well-known mass communications academic Somkiat Onwimon was seriously injured in a four-car collision in tambon Huai Sai in Saraburi's Nong Khae district yesterday.full story...
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Suspect confessed to killing entertainment tycoon: source
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
POLICE HAVE arrested a man who confessed to killing night-entertainment tycoon Somyot Suthangkool on June 29.full story...
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Plea for emergency trial in Billy case rejected by court
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE SUPREME Court yesterday dismissed a petition to hold an emergency trial to find Karen human-rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, who disappeared in April 2014.full story...
 
Headline ImageTop court finds Noppadon innocent over World Heritage listing affair
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
THE SUPREME Court's Criminal Division for Political Office Holders yesterday acquitted former foreign minister Noppadon Pattama of malfeasance in office over the signing of a joint statement to support the World Heritage inscription of the Preah Vihear Hindu temple in 2008.full story...
Headline ImageChaturon to detail 'gagging tactics'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
FORMER education minister and senior Pheu Thai executive Chaturon Chaisang has vowed to detail what he claims are the various measures the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has employed to stop him criticising its leader, Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha, and the government.full story...
Headline ImageReferendum clause is clear, Wissanu says
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
A CONSTITUTIONAL COURT verdict may be sought to determine if the result of the upcoming referendum on the draft charter should take into account voters who turn out or all eligible voters, Deputy Premier Wissanu Krea-ngam has said.full story...
Headline ImageDin Daeng flats 'an earthquake risk'
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Engineers Institute begins 4month study on safety of these notoriously old blocksfull story...
Headline ImageHistoric sites to provide information via smartphones for tourists
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
YOU can now swipe your smart phones to read quick-response codes on tourist banners to find out essential information about key attractions.full story...
Headline ImageLuang Prabang temple wins Award of Merit
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:52:00 GMT
Xieng Thong Temple in Luang Prabang province has won an Award of Merit, one of 12 to be announced under the 2015 UNESCO AsiaPacific Heritage Award scheme.full story...
Headline ImageMore women to compete in Myanmar election
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 07:52:00 GMT
Among 6,189 candidates registered for the November 8 election, about 800 of them are female, according to the Union Election Commission (UEC).full story...
Headline ImageIndonesia dumps plans for high-speed rail line: ambassador
Fri, 04 Sep 2015 05:57:00 GMT
JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia has unexpectedly dumped much-vaunted plans for its first high-speed railway in favour of a slower and cheaper rail option, in a blow to Japan and China who have been fiercely competing to win the construction job.full story...
Headline ImageUdon Thani hospital chief named 'best rural doctor'
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Dr Kangwan's 31 years of devoted service helps him beat 15 other contendersfull story...
Headline ImageTurkey awaits answers
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMT
Embassy reacts to arrest of suspects; police chief does not consider blasts terrorist attacksfull story...
Headline ImageBangkok taxi users spared fare increase
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 11:10:00 GMT
Taxi passengers should be happy after Transport Minister Akom Termpitayapaisit Thursday put the brakes on another fare increase in Bangkok.full story...
Headline ImagePrayut hints Thais should accept charter draft
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 10:02:00 GMT
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dropped a hint that he wanted Thais to accept the charter draft that the National Reform Council will vote on this Sunday.full story...
Headline ImageTurkey seeks clarifications over bomb case
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:16:00 GMT
Turkey is seeking clarifications from Thailand over reports alleging Turkish link in the recent Bangkok bombings.full story...
Headline ImageSwitzerland freezes assets of troubled Malaysia fund
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:36:00 GMT
GENEVA (AFP) - Swiss authorities said Thursday they had frozen tens of millions of dollars in assets as part of an investigation into Malaysia's troubled state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).full story...
Headline ImagePrayut seeks royal command for revocation of Thaksin's police rank
Thu, 03 Sep 2015 06:00:00 GMT
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday that he had signed his name to endorse the police decision to strip former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra of his rank of police lieutenant-colonel.full story...
Headline ImageAll international observers welcomed to Myanmar election: UEC
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:05:00 GMT
Yangon - The Union Election Commission (UEC) announced today that it is open for an unlimited number of international observers in the upcoming election.full story...
Headline ImageWarrants issued for eight suspects so far in shrine bombing
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:47:00 GMT
Eight arrest warrants have now been issued by a court following the Erawan Shrine and Sathon Pier bomb attacks, while two suspects are under under military custody.full story...
Headline ImageCourt rejects plea for emergency trial in Billy's case
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 10:05:00 GMT
THE SUPREME Court Wednesday dismissed the petition to hold an emergency trial to find Karen human-rights activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen, who disappeared in April 2014.full story...
Headline ImagePregnant Aussie's tendons severed in 'shark attack'
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 07:32:00 GMT
PHUKET: The pregnant Queenslander who was attacked in the shallow waters of Phuket, by what experts believe was most likely a shark, will remain in the care of doctors for several more days.full story...
Headline ImageSecond suspect's fingerprints match bomb-making materials : police
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 06:50:00 GMT
The fingerprints of a foreign man arrested on Tuesday over the deadly Bangkok blast match those found on bomb-making items discovered at a flat over the weekend in Nong Chok district.full story...
 
 
 
 
 
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