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US to help Cambodia preserve Khmer Rouge victims' belongings

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PHNOM PENH: The US government has provided more than $55,000 to Cambodia for the preserving of personal items belonging to prisoners at a Khmer Rouge prison and torture centre in the 1970s.

Australian Hells Angels bikie arrested for smuggling 'ice'

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An Australian who is a member of the Pattaya Hells Angels and his Thai wife have been charged with smuggling a large amount of crystal methamphetamine into the country, and assets worth about 20 million baht frozen for examination.

A day in photos

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Miss Thailand returning to Bangkok and a blaze in historical Phraeng Nara area are featured events on Dec 11, 2017.

Hardline Indonesian Muslim groups burn US, Israeli flags

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JAKARTA: Hardline Muslim groups in Indonesia burned photos of US President Donald Trump, as well as US and Israeli flags, on Monday during a protest outside the US embassy against Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of…

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Police close in on organisers of online child pornography

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Police have identified and will summons two women alleged to have organised a live online sex show involving a recently married couple and the wife's 3-year-old son.

Large marijuana delivery seized near Mekong River

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NAKHON PHANOM: Officials seized 610 kilogrammes of compressed marijuana slabs being delivered by smugglers using a tributary of the Mekong River in Tha Uthen district late on Sunday night.

Diphtheria deaths in Indonesia spark immunisation campaign

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JAKARTA: Indonesia has begun a campaign to immunise 8 million children and teenagers against diphtheria after the disease killed 38 people, mostly children, since January.

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Drug seizure recount finds overlooked 1m pills

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A recount has greatly increased the number of methamphetamine pills seized from five drug couriers killed during a Chiang Rai border clash on Sunday to nearly 3 million.

Rape of Rohingya 'sweeping, methodical'

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UKHIA, Bangladesh: The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in.

Philippines defied experts' advice about dengue vaccine

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MANILA: As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's …

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Fire guts 13 shophouses in historical Phraeng Nara

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Fire destroyed 13 shophouses in Bangkok's Phraeng Nara area, known for its old food shops, in Phra Nakhon district early Monday morning.

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Guard fingered in prison sex scandal

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The Department of Corrections has admitted for the first time that one of its female prison guards has been sacked and is facing criminal or disciplinary punishment for allegedly making money by allowing male inmates to have sex with women…

Barcodes on traffic tickets 'to ease fine payments'

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Barcode traffic tickets will be rolled out from Dec 17 to make it easy for motorists to pay fines.

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Prawit ready to submit his bling letter

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will submit an explanation on his luxury watch and diamond ring to the National Anti-Corruption Commission Tuesday, a source close to Gen Prawit said.

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Democrats ease political freedom demands

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The Democrat Party sees no need to be "persistent" in asking the regime to lift its ban on political activities for now as the government must take responsibility for any backlash caused by delays in lifting the ban, former prime minister…

The effects of digitalisation

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This year marked a sea change with consumers became more accepting of digitalisation, especially regarding purchasing behaviour. From pre-purchase activities through to post-purchase consumption, evaluation and disposal activities,…

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California governor: Christmas fires 'the new reality'

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FALLBROOK, California: A week of destructive fires in Southern California is ending but danger still looms.

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EPL: City win Manchester derby, Rooney saves Everton

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Manchester City moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in their derby clash on Sunday.

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Prayut backs fight against corruption

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged all sectors of Thai society not to tolerate corruption and said he expects the country's position on the corruption perception index (CPI) to improve this year.

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Three arrested after attempted arson attack at Swedish synagogue

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STOCKHOLM: Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, a spokeswoman for the Swedish Prosecution Authority said.

Sunday, Dec 10

Bidding on Toon's running shoes sprints ahead

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Toon Bodyslam took a break from his cross-country run on Sunday -- but the bidding on his running shoes was picking up the pace.

5 traffickers killed, 1.9m meth pills seized in border clash

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Five drug traffickers were gunned down after a clash with soldiers manning the border in Chiang Rai on Sunday.

TAT plans for tax deduction on travel expenses

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has proposed a tax deduction for travel expenses to encourage people to travel and help boost the rural economy.

Shoring up defences

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The village of Ban Khun Samut Chin has long looked uncertainly towards its future. Based in Samut Prakan's Phra Samut Chedi district, the community is located along the Gulf of Thailand's vulnerable coast. For nearly three decades now, the…

Saturday, Dec 9

Hammers stun Chelsea 1-0

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LONDON: Relegation-threatened West Ham United struck early and held on for a 1-0 victory over title-chasers Chelsea in an entertaining Premier League match at London Stadium on Saturday.

Family of dead cadet vows to seek justice in court

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The family of the army cadet who died in October under suspicious circumstances has vowed to fight to the end after forensic autopsy results indicated he had several bruises believed to be from assaults.

Barking up the right trees

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Koh Loi, a small garden in the middle of a pond in Lumpini Park is well known for normally being the park's quietest spot.

As 10 firms bail, JV last man standing in Bangkok bus bid

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SCN-CHO, a joint venture, is the sole remaining bidder to supply 489 natural gas-powered buses for Bangkok after 10 firms pulled out of the race for the 4.02-billion-baht city bus project.

Friday, Dec 8

A day in photos

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An unmanned tractor demonstration and a clash over Jerusalem's status are among the highlights on Dec 8, 2017.

Phitsanulok child abused in sex video on Line

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PHITSANULOK: Authorities say video of a couple having sex with their three-year old son was posted to a Line chat group, and they're hunting for the person who hired the couple.

UK, EU unlock Brexit impasse

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LONDON: The UK and the European Union struck a deal to unlock divorce negotiations, opening the way for talks on what businesses are keenest to nail down -- the nature of the post-Brexit future.

Clock ticking for blinged-out Prawit

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A 30-day deadline has been given to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon to explain exactly how he acquired a luxury watch and diamond ring.

Thursday, Dec 7

Pheu Thai spokeswoman charged

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The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) has filed suit against Pheu Thai Party deputy spokeswoman Sunisa Lertpakawat for Facebook posts criticising the government.

Jobless claims show resilient US job market

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WASHINGTON: Applications for unemployment benefits in the US declined to a five-week low, consistent with a resilient labour market, Labor Department figures showed Thursday.

Toon reaches Suphan Buri, donations top B628m

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Singer-turns-runner Toon Bodyslam reached Suphan Buri on Thursday, hours after a big crowd of well-wishers and three caparisoned elephants greeted the rock star in Ayutthaya.

Cambodia's Sihanoukville morphs into 'Macau 2'

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SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia: Between Sihanoukville's beaches and its multiplying casinos, "Lao Qi" and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty metres apart. But their fortunes could not be more different.

Wednesday, Dec 6

Prawit in the soup over fancy trinkets

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will be investigated for possible corruption in failing to report a luxury watch and diamond ring in his declaration of assets and liabilities as required by the anti-graft agency.

Hells Angels members busted in Pattaya

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PATTAYA: Police on Wednesday arrested and charged four foreigners - believed to be members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang - with several criminal offences, and plan to deport and blacklist them from the country.

Myanmar's opium crop plummets while meth stalks SE Asia

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A "dramatic" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a senior UN official said on Wednesday.

Trump decision on Jerusalem could have deep repercussions

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JERUSALEM: President Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday could have deep repercussions across the region.