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DTAC, AIS win mobile permits for B25bn

Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), Thailand’s biggest wireless operator, and third-placed Total Access Communication Plc (DTAC) won licences in the country’s spectrum auction for a combined 25 billion baht.

Market's loo coup

'Airy" and "smelling clean and fresh" was how Nueng-ruethai Kijcharoen, a 46-year-old housewife described the toilets at Talat Iam Sombat Market, a privately-run fresh market on Soi Sukhumvit 77, known as Soi On Nut.

Body found in rubber plantation in Songkhla


SONGKHLA: The body of a man was found in a rubber plantation by a road near Ban Nong Khuan village in Bang Klam district early on Sunday.

Magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island

LOMBOK, Indonesia: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, sending people fleeing into the streets just two weeks after a quake which killed more than 460 people.

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War Elephants face battle for survival


The Thai men's football team need a win in their last 2018 Asian Games Group B game and the only thing that goes in their favour is that mighty Uzbekistan have already qualified and are toying with the idea of resting their key players on…

Chaba Kaew out to settle old score with rivals Vietnam


The Thai women's football team will have revenge on their minds on Sunday when they face Southeast Asian foes Vietnam, a side that denied them the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games gold medal.

Ronaldo, Ancelotti make winning start in bruising Serie A


VERONA: Cristiano Ronaldo failed to score on his Serie A debut but champions Juventus won 3-2 at Chievo as Carlo Ancelotti began life as Napoli coach with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory at Lazio in two bruising opening matches of the 2018…

Kidnap, extortion accused are 'scapegoats'

It seemed police had done a good job when they arrested a father and his son for kidnapping and extortion, backing their accusation with security camera footage, the suspects' vehicle licence plate and a victim's account.

Engineers urge bridge 'health' checks

A bridge that collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa with at least 38 people reported dead has raised the alarm about ageing bridges in Thailand that need to be monitored and maintained regularly.


Newcastle and Cardiff draw 0-0

CARDIFF, Wales: Cardiff City goalkeeper Neil Etheridge saved a stoppage-time penalty from Newcastle United’s Kenedy as each side earned their first Premier League point of the season on Saturday.

'Unified' Koreans cheered as Asian Games begin

JAKARTA: Thousands of spectators cheered wildly as athletes from the rival Koreas marched together in one of the highlights of the spectacular Asian Games opening ceremony.


EC: Election likely on Feb 24

The general election will likely be held on Feb 24 next year, according to the roadmap set by the Election Commission (EC).


Chinese man held in B36m log seizure

SAMUT PRAKAN: A Chinese national and three migrant workers were arrested and 400 illegally felled logs worth worth 36 million baht seized during a raid on a warehouse in Muang district on Saturday morning.


Kofi Annan dies at 80

Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.

Saturday, Aug 18

Student Union calls on Prayut to scrap new 'code of conduct'

Representatives from the Student Union of Thailand gathered at the Education Ministry on Friday to demand a revision of a proposed amendment to student conduct regulations issued in 2005. They say the amendment will have a negative impact…

Thais aiming for 17 gold medal haul in Indonesia

There are 40 sports offering 462 gold medals and two demonstration events -- esports and canoe polo -- at the 18th Asian Games in Indonesia which officially begin on Saturday.

Joint meeting lures 400 Chinese execs

As many as 400 business leaders and chief executives from 40-50 leading Chinese companies, including Alibaba Group, are scheduled to meet Thai counterparts next Friday at Government House to tighten bilateral trade and investment.

Friday, Aug 17

Sam Mitr keeps canvassing, but more quietly

A trio of political heavyweights believed to be lobbying former MPs to back a new junta-aligned party will adjust its tactics after a warning from Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.

Parks department wins dispute over land on Koh Poda

The Appeal Court has ordered a resort developer to return a large block of land on Koh Poda in Krabi to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.

Eight summonses issued in B797m bitcoin fraud case

The Crime Suppression Division issued summonses for eight people in the 797-million-baht bitcoin fraud case on Friday - a TV actor, members of his family, two businessmen and a former soldier.

Three-year old dies, forgotten in school van

A three-year-old kindergartener died after she was left behind in a hot school van in Pattani, police said on Thursday after arresting the driver.

Thursday, Aug 16

Storm Bebinca an ill omen as dams close to bursting

Two major dams in Kanchanaburi were almost full Thursday evening, especially Vajiralongkorn dam where more than three times as much water is flowing in as is being discharged, according to the director of the office managing it.

Mothers will 'never forgive' Chon Buri murders mastermind

KALASIN: The families of the young couple murdered in broad daylight at Buddha Mountain in Chon Buri are looking forward to seeing the accused mastermind punished, and say they will never forgive him.

Bitcoin scandal spreads to banks, stock exchange

A "whale" investor in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and staff at up to three Thai banks are suspected of being complicit in a 797 million baht (US$24 million) scandal involving a foreign investor and the cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC)…

Same same but deliciously different

When was the last time you visited Pai?” I asked myself while on a van headed to the small town that sits about halfway between the east end of Road 1095 in Chiang Mai’s Mae Taeng district and its west end in the town of Mae Hong Son. With…

Wednesday, Aug 15

Facebook losing the war on Myanmar hate speech

YANGON: In April, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told US senators that the social media site was hiring dozens more Burmese speakers to review hate speech posted in Myanmar. The situation was dire.

Thai worker implicated in 'headless man' murder arrested

KANCHANABURI: Police have arrested a Thai man believed to have been involved in the brutal murder of his Myanmar brother-in-law, whose headless body was found floating in a river in Sai Yok district.

Actor's sister surrenders to CSD in bitcoin scam case

The older sister of actor Jiratpisit "Boom" Jaravijit turned herself in at the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) on Wednesday to face charges arising from an alleged investment scam in which a Finnish businessman lost almost 800 million…

PM Prayut wants Bangkok traffic relief in 3 months

Inspecting Bangkok's traffic conditions on Wednesday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha ordered officials to alleviate congestion in Bangkok and its outskirts within three months with the help of technology, water transport and new bus…

Tuesday, Aug 14

Prayut to decide on political role by September

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will announce next month whether he will take part in politics in the run-up to general elections next year, he said on Tuesday.

Italy motorway bridge collapses, 'dozens' feared dead

ROME: A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa in what the transport minister said was likely to be "an immense tragedy".

Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

LONDON: A car ploughed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of vehicle-based attacks in the…

Populist budget close to legal limit

Little room remains in the budget for the government to spend further on populist policies through state-owned financial institutions, as populist spending is nearing the cap of 30% of the annual budget, says an informed source at the…