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Australian car making to end soon with GM plant closing

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CANBERRA: The Australian auto manufacturing era is about to end after more than 90 years when General Motors Co's last Holden sedan rolls off the production line in the industrial city of Adelaide on Friday.

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Flood waters to be emptied out to sea in 7 days – if...

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The government has set a deadline for the Royal Irrigation Department (RID) to push massive amounts of runoff from the North out to sea – seven days, assuming there are no further torrential rains.

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Facebook denies PM-Zuckerberg meeting

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"There are no plans currently for any of our senior leaders to visit Thailand," a Facebook statement says, apparently contradicting the prime minister's announcement that a meeting was scheduled for Oct. 30

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Thailand's top university ranks only 50th in Asia

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Chulalongkorn University (CU) was the only one to rank in the top 50 in the latest 2018 QS Asian University Rankings, released Wednesday.

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Porsche gives 718 Boxster and Cayman the GTS treatment

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The go-faster models of the brand's entry-level roadster and coupe feature 365hp of turbocharged performance.

Vehicle flood damage insurance claims jump

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Owners of 3,184 vehicles have made insurance claims totalling about 45.6 million baht for damage caused by flooding in Bangkok over the past week, according to the Office of the Insurance Commission (OIC).

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Car exports climb to 24-month high

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is optimistic about the country's automotive sector in the remaining months of 2017 after the sector logged its strongest export performance in two years in September.

Wednesday, Oct 18

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Safe at last: Wild elephant rescued

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A wild bull elephant swept into a deep canal and trapped there by a flash flood in Noen Maprang district early on Tuesday was finally pulled to safety on Wednesday.

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Heavy rain may be coming, says Bangkok governor

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Most areas of Bangkok can expect more heavy rain from this afternoon, city governor Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang warned on Wednesday.

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Hotels staffed by robots in Japan

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Would you stay at a hotel where the staff members are robots? Japan already has three such hotels and there are plans to build 10 more.

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Ministry gets 1 month to answer questions on flood control canal

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The Agriculture Ministry has been given one month to come up with clear answers to all questions raised over its plan to build a 17.6-billion-baht canal in Ayutthaya to limit the impact of massive flooding.

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US pickup truck buyers demanding more luxury

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DETROIT: Heated and cooled seats. Backup cameras. Panoramic glass roofs.

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Fast train plan linking 3 airports well-received at second hearing

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A second public hearing in Chon Buri on a planned high-speed railway linking three international airports – Don Mueang, Suvarnabhumi and U-tapao – proceeded without a glitch Tuesday.

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Polestar reveals 1 model as performance hybrid

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Volvo’s new standalone brand benefits from plug-in hybrid system used in the T8 versions of the XC90, XC60 and S90 albeit tweaked to 600hp.

Dead fish cover Hua Hin beach after heavy rains

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Dead fish weighing an estimated 10 tonnes covered the sand of a 10-kilometre stretch of beach from Klai Kangwon Royal Palace to Kao Takiab in Hua Hin, officials said.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Mazda mulls Thai sales of new CX-8 SUV for 2018

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Sporty looking crossover has been chosen over more traditional CX-9 due to lower CO2 emissions for circa-2.3 million baht prices.

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Deputy PM warns, Sudarat explains

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Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan called a press conference to defend herself after Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon called her high-profile procession "improper".

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Ed Sheeran in Bangkok: Now "maybe" (Updated)

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Update: Next month's sold-out Bangkok concert by English singing sensation Ed Sheeran has not yet been cancelled. But it hasn't been confirmed either. Here's the latest.

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Bangkok, Central region on alert for heavy rain (Updated)

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A fresh round of torrential downpours is expected in the lower Central region including Bangkok over the next few days because of a monsoon trough, according to the Thai Meteorological Department.

Stock exchange could break record soon (Updated)

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed up 0.83% or 14.19 points to 1,726.67 on Monday, on course to surpass the all-time high set on Jan 4, 1994.

Monday, Oct 16

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Students debate in English at high school championship

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Nearly 200 students from 14 different schools are participating in this year's English debating competition.

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Princesses take part in rehearsal

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Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana yesterday took part in rehearsals for the processions of the late King's royal funeral ceremonies at Sanam Luang.

2017 BMW 6 Series GT first drive review

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BMW has decided to launch its tall hatchback, now known as the 6-series GT, in Thailand later this year. Should punters with money to spare be roused?

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Big dams not releasing water

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Flooding in the central plains and Bangkok area is not due to water releases from Thailand's two biggest dams. Torrential rain and the Chao Phraya dam are the culprits.

Sunday, Oct 15

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Finding his voice

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Praput Pimpama (Opor) spent many years touring the provinces until he finally got his big break on the second season of The Voice Thailand in 2013.

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Test Yourself: Having a ball

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Test Yourself is where you can improve your reading skills. Whether it’s for tests like University Entrance Exams or IELTS and TOEFL, or even just for fun, these pages help you to read, understand and improve your English.

Korea’s white knight

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One of K-pop’s most popular boy bands, Big Bang, are best known for their pop dance and hip-hop. But when the group’s main vocalist, Taeyang, decided to go solo, he went for a more R&B sound. September 30 saw him arrive in Thailand to…

Saturday, Oct 14

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Aston Martin DB11 blows its top off

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Open-top Volante gets a fabric soft-top and comes exclusively with an AMG-sourced 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.

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Overnight rain makes Bangkok a water world

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Bangkok people woke up to a water world on Saturday morning after at least 55 major were submerged following heavy rain in the early hours.

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Thailand comes to 89-second stop

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People across Thailand observed 89 seconds of silence at 3.52pm to show their respect for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away one year ago.