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Despite floods, rice output forecasts unchanged


Around 1 million rai of rice plantation in the Northeast was destroyed by the recent flood, but it is unlikely to have any severe effect on Thai rice production and export, with shippers and industry officials keeping rice export forecasts…

Interpol alert out for Vorayuth

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Interpol recently issued an international alert, known as a Blue Notice, to its 190 member countries for Red Bull scion Vorayuth Yoovidhya, wanted over a hit-and-run case that killed a police officer in 2012, said a police spokesman.

Big Ben silenced for four years

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LONDON - After more than 150 years as Britain's most famous timekeeper, London's Big Ben bell fell silent Monday for four years of repair work that will keep it quiet on all but a few special occasions.

TrueMoney to offer loans next June

TrueMoney, a subsidiary of Ascend group, plans to officially launch nano-financing and personal loan services for Thais by next June.

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Ministry molestation investigation put off

The release of an inquiry into a high-profile sexual harassment case at the Public Health Ministry has been postponed until later this week as a civic group has demanded a deeper probe, the ministry said Monday.

Troop checkpoints to ward off Yingluck fans

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The army began setting up checkpoints on all key roads leading to Bangkok Monday to screen people heading to the capital as fears grow the Supreme Court could turn into a staging ground for political rallies on Friday at the conclusion of…

Army finds no foul play in trooper death


No foul play was found to implicate the military in the death of an army private found unconscious at his house and later pronounced dead in hospital on Saturday night, the army said.


A day in photos

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The coins for the late King and the world's largest bike parking garage are featured events on Aug 21, 2017.


Arrest warrants approved for insurgent car robbers

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SONGKHLA - The Na Thawi Provincial Court has issued arrest warrants for five suspects in the Aug 16 car robberies and hostage taking.

Chiang Mai forum organiser reports to police, denies charges

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An organiser of an international conference on Thai studies in Chiang Mai and four other attendants reported to police on Monday and denied charges on defying a junta order.


Southeast Asia stocks end lower


Most Southeast Asian stock markets closed lower on Monday as persisting concerns over Donald Trump's ability to fulfil his economic agenda and joint US-South Korean computer-simulated military drills stoked caution.

SET closes up 3.09 to 1,569.62


The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index climbed 0.20%, or 3.09 points, to 1,569.62 on Monday.


Floods, landslides kill more than 800 across South Asia


DHAKA/GUWAHATI, India, - - Widespread floods have killed more than 800 people and displaced over a million in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with aid workers warning of severe food shortages and water-borne diseases as rains continue to lash…

One killed in Marseille after car crashes into bus shelters


MARSEILLE, France, Aug 21 -- At least one person was killed and another injured in Marseille on Monday when a car crashed into two bus shelters in different parts of the French city, police said.

Huge false overtime claims paid at Port Authority

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False overtime claims by 560 employees at the Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) are costing the state enterprise 300-400 million baht a year, according to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI).


Damaged US warship arrives in Singapore; 10 missing


SINGAPORE -- The USS 'John S. McCain' has docked at Singapore's naval base with “significant damage” to its hull after an early morning collision with an oil tanker as vessels from several nations searched Monday for 10 missing US sailors.


University of Texas to remove Confederate statues


AUSTIN, Texas -- University of Texas President Greg Fenves has ordered the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures from a main area of campus, saying such monuments have become “symbols of modern white…

China to relaunch the world's fastest bullet trains


BEIJING -- China is relaunching the world's fastest bullet trains, running at 350 kilometres per hour.


In Vietnam, best education can mean worse job prospects


HANOI -- Nguyen Van Duc graduated two years ago with a bachelor’s degree in economics from one of Vietnam’s best universities. Today, he earns about $250 a month as a motorbike taxi driver in Hanoi.


Economy grew faster than forecast at 3.7% last quarter


Thailand’s economy grew at a faster pace than economists forecast last quarter, buoyed by tourism and exports.

Sunday, Aug 20

Defence to appeal Koh Tao verdicts

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The defence in a case where two Myanmar nationals were convicted of the brutal murders of two British backpackers in Koh Tao in September 2014, will file their final appeal with the Supreme Court Monday.

Thousands protest Hong Kong democracy jailings

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HONG KONG - Thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest against the jailing of three young democracy activists, with many questioning the independence of the Chinese-ruled city's judiciary.

Fighting the vicious circle in the Golden Triangle

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It took almost four hours to travel along the 160-kilometre mountainous route from Myanmar's town of Tachileik, bordering Chiang Rai, to Kengtung in the eastern state of Shan, but the officials from six neighbouring countries were…

Air force plans to put armed marshals on planes

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Amid concerns about terrorist attacks which have recently wreaked havoc in many parts of the world, the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has rolled out a training session to produce air marshals to be deployed with weapons on commercial…

Saturday, Aug 19

Drone carries drugs from Mexico


SAN DIEGO: A US citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle 5.9 kilogrammes of methamphetamine from Mexico, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States.

Singaporeans test automated immigration at Suvarnabhumi

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Suvarnabhumi Airport on Saturday opened eight automated immigration lanes for foreigners, but only Singaporeans will be allowed to use the system initially.

Navy Seal ditches politics for paddy

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A retired vice admiral who fought a battle on the Bangkok streets at the height of the anti-Yingluck Shinawatra protest more than three years ago has vowed to live by his personal motto: "I cannot stand watching people get harmed."

State auditor takes aim at city bus bid

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The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority's (BMTA) decision to allow Bestlin Group to join a fresh round of bidding for 489 city buses threatens good governance standards in the public sector, the Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) cautioned…

Friday, Aug 18

Gold prices break $1,300


NEW YORK: Gold futures broke above $1,300 an ounce on Friday, rising to the highest level since November, as global stocks dropped and investors fretted that turmoil in the White House will prevent US President Donald Trump from delivering…

Victim of Kaeng Khoi murder goes home

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Patcharee Punthong's long search for her daughter, who was murdered three years ago and the body found only this month, has finally come to an end.

How many nuclear weapons does North Korea have?

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WASHINGTON --The US intelligence agencies' assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal have a wide gap between high and low estimates. Size matters and not knowing makes it harder for the United States to develop a policy for…

IS cleric freed for Indonesia Independence Day nabbed

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JAKARTA -- A radical Islamic cleric granted an early release from prison to mark Indonesia's Independence Day has been re-arrested for alleged involvement in several militant attacks.

Thursday, Aug 17

New face of terror emerges in South

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A group of new generation members of the Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) insurgent movement stole seven vehicles in Pattani and Songkhla to use in bomb attacks in what authorities described as an "unexpected" new attack tactic in the far…

Parents of victim in Kaeng Khoi murder speak out

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The parents of a woman strangled to death, burned and buried say they will not forgive the suspect for what he allegedly did to their daughter.

Philippines police kill 26 in 2nd night of bloodshed

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MANILA - - At least 26 people died overnight in police operations in the Philippines capital Manila, police said on Thursday, a second night of heavy bloodshed this week in an intensification of President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war on…

Indian Ocean storms to whip up floods

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The northeastern region is expected to see another round of flooding next month as two more weakened storms are forecast to swipe the country.