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Kabul suicide bomber kills 57 at voting centre

KABUL: An Islamic State suicide bomber carried out an attack at a voter registration centre in the capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 57 people and wounding more than 100 others, said officials form the Afghan interior and public health…

Aussie arrested on theft charge in Pattaya

PATTAYA: An Australian national has been arrested for stealing valuable items from a Thai woman in the resort city.

Man City blank Swansea, Wenger explains resignation

Champions Manchester City kept their Premier League title party rolling with a thumping 5-0 win over Swansea City on Sunday as Kevin De Bruyne scored one of the goals of the season.

'Nutty' Thai chef wows 'MasterChef' judges

An amateur Thai chef described as "nuts" because of his eccentric food combinations wowed the judges in the final of Britain's top TV cooking competition. Nawamin Pinpathomrat, 28, from Songkhla province, competed against two English chefs…

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Social media campaigns against Doi Suthep court project

Campaigners against the construction of a court housing project at the foot of Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai are using social media to increase pressure for the return of the forest.


Chinese investors keen on Thai airport investment

Investors from China have shown interest in investing in the upgrade of three small airports in Thailand, the Airport Department chief says.


Malaysia carries out autopsy on Palestinian gunned down in 'Mossad' hit


GOMBAK (MALAYSIA) - An autopsy was being carried out Sunday on the body of a Palestinian professor who was gunned down in what his family claim was an assassination by Israel's Mossad spy agency.

Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barca


MADRID - Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.

Boult's jaw-dropping IPL catch leaves cricket world in awe


NEW DELHI - Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the "greatest ever" during an Indian Premier League match.

Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

HONG KONG - It has been being jokingly referred to as "Botmageddon". But a surge in new, anonymous Twitter accounts across swathes of Southeast and East Asia has deepened fears the region is in the throes of US-style mass social media…


25 detained at Pattaya hotel's 'swingers' party'

CHON BURI: Eleven men and 14 women of various nationalities were rounded up late on Saturday night in a raid on a hotel in South Pattaya in tambon Nong Prue while attending a swingers' party for attendants to swap partners for sexual…


Sexton eyes European club triumph after Grand Slam glory


DUBLIN: Johnny Sexton was all smiles as he refused to say which side he'd prefer to face in next month's Champions Cup final after helping Leinster book their place in the Bilbao showdown with a thumping defeat of Scarlets at Lansdowne…


Prayut plays down concerns over Alibaba monopoly

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday played down concerns over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group's monopoly after Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the company on investment in the Eastern Economic…

Algerian charged with stealing tourist's valuables in Pattaya


PATTAYA: An Algerian man has been arrested on charges of stealing cash and valuables from a South Korean tourist at a restaurant in Pattaya.


Thailand gets high marks for hospitality from SportAccord president Baumann


SportAccord president Patrick Baumann has heaped praises on Thailand for its hosting of the international convention.


Prayut, junta need to take careful steps


The public relations campaign of coup leader Prayut Chan-o-cha seems to be running at full speed and last week the country saw a glimpse of moves being undertaken by people around him to boost the popularity of the military leader.

Taking a strong stance on doughnuts


It was Oscar Wilde who famously observed "the only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it," which is my excuse for munching on a free doughnut proffered by staffers at a bakery in Bangkok last week. It was only a little one and…

NLA must show it is free from meddling


The decision of the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday to reject the final list of 14 proposed candidates put forward as prospective National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board members has raised…


New Act 'just for good image'

Critics have questioned the effectiveness of the State Financial and Fiscal Discipline Act of 2018, publicised in the Royal Gazette on Thursday.

NLA whip says leaked audio is fake


The National Legislative Assembly (NLA)'s whip has insisted the leaked audio clip indicating the prime minister was not happy with the list of telecom regulator candidates was doctored.

Saturday, Apr 21

Inmate 'choked to death'

A Samut Prakan prison inmate who suffered severe bruises and burns while being "disciplined" by officials survived the ordeal but died afterward when he choked on his food, authorities say.

NLA whip: Leaked clip doctored

A leaked audio clip indicating the prime minister was not happy with the 14 telecom regulator candidates, which led to the selection being scrapped by the National Legislative Assembly, was doctored, says a whip.

Bad bridge vibes

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration's (BMA) plans to develop infrastructure for the Chao Phraya River have faced constant resistance, with one bridge in particular looking destined to never get built.

Pongporn warns media over monks

National Office of Buddhism (NOB) director, Pol Lt Col Pongporn Phramsane, on Friday insisted that all five senior monks allegedly implicated in the third and latest round of temple fund embezzlement probes are still presumed innocent…

Friday, Apr 20

NLA promises no foot dragging on new NBTC candidates

One day after dumping all the candidates to be new broadcasting and telecommunications regulators, the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) said on Friday that attempts to search for new ones will start soon.

Indonesia's Aceh canes couples for public shows of affection

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia: Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province on Friday caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds.

Prawit to visit US for talks

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon will lead a Thai delegation to visit to the US next week, at the invitation of the Pentagon, said Ministry of Defence spokesman Gen Kongcheep Tantravanich.

Vietnamese gang among 60 arrested in Songkran sweep

More than 60 foreign nationals have been arrested for either overstaying their visas or entering the country illegally during recent police crackdowns.

Thursday, Apr 19

Lame-duck NBTC board to get Section 44 approval

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) on Thursday rejected the final list of 14 proposed candidates to become National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) board members.

NLA puts brakes on NBTC candidates

The National Legislative Assembly has voted to cancel the selection of telecom commissioners and to send the list of 14 candidates back to the screening panel for a recheck of their qualifications.

Man shoots himself dead on Facebook Live

SAMUT PRAKAN: A man shot himself dead in a condo car park while streaming live on Facebook, after his girlfriend broke up with him early on Thursday.

Somkid makes positional play

Following the appointments of Palang Chon Party leader Sonthaya Khunpleum and his brother Itthiphol as political office-holders, speculation is rife the regime will not stop at poaching members of the Khunpleum clan as it moves to get its…

Wednesday, Apr 18

Traffic law enforcement simply not tough enough

As another deadly Songkran comes to an end with no reduction in road deaths, there is great concern over what approaches the government can still employ to curb the carnage each year.

German police bust Thai prostitution ring

German authorities say they have raided 62 properties and arrested seven people in an investigation of an alleged trafficking ring set up to bring Thai women and transsexuals to Germany to work as prostitutes.

Regime moving chess pieces into place

The regime's political intentions are becoming clearer after it appointed two brothers from the Khunpleum clan as officials in what is seen an attempt to round up talent to give it more options in terms of fielding prime ministerial…

Missing activist case may be referred to DSI

Claims it has made no progress in the probe into the disappearance of Karen activist Porlajee "Billy" Rakchongcharoen over the past four years are not true, the Justice Ministry insists.

Tuesday, Apr 17

Attache says New York hooker sting 'a mix-up'

Thailand's most famous jet fighter pilot Gp Capt Rawin "Hollywood" Thanomsingha was detained in a Saturday night New York City prostitution sting but says it was a misunderstanding.

'Shark attack' off Hua Hin beach prompts investigation

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The Department of Marine and Coastal Resources will send a patrol team to survey areas off a Hua Hin beach after a tourist was reportedly bitten by a shark, and video apparently showed sharks in the sea.

Ride-sharing services face rocky road in Japan

TOKYO: Japan is proving a tough market to crack for ride-sharing service providers, and not just because of regulatory barriers -- there is also a relative lack of demand in a country where taxis are safe, affordable and, in urban areas,…

Tourists tapped to fight human trafficking

At Bangkok's main Suvarnabhumi airport, a video repeats scenes of tourists visiting Thailand's sunny beaches and its vibrant nightlife, but at the end comes a warning.