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How to heal

Last year on this very day, Chester Bennington, 41, committed suicide. Singer and co-frontman to the boundary-pushing, multi-platinum, rap-metal band Linkin Park, Bennington was one of the most revered rock icons of the 21st century.

Gen Apirat poised to grab top army post

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Assistant army chief Apirat Kongsompong is poised to take over the army's top post as the annual military reshuffle lists are being prepared in a move that would further cement the regime's power to run the country, according to a military…

Panel on cards to vet film projects

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A national committee is likely to be set up to review any film projects involving the 13 Wild Boars and their cave ordeal, Culture Minister Vira Rojpojchanarat said on Thursday.

Injuries at work yield more money


The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has passed a bill allowing private employees and contracted workers at state agencies to glean more benefits from a compulsory compensation fund in the event of an accident at work.

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Doi Suthep lobby steps up the heat


A group protesting against the controversial housing project at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain in Chiang Mai has stepped up its pressure on the government. The group has threatened to take "decisive action" against the occupation of the…


Ministry allays trans fat fears as consumers grow nervous


Health authorities moved Thursday to try to allay concerns among consumers after the Public Health Ministry announced a ban on the production, import and sale of artificial trans fats, saying vegetable oils remain safe for consumption.


'Good Morning Vietnam' broadcaster dies

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NORFOLK, Virginia: Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film Good Morning, Vietnam, has died. He was 79.


Trump eyes new Putin meeting, slams 'enemy' media

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WASHINGTON: A defiant US President Donald Trump said Thursday he is looking forward to another meeting with Vladimir Putin, assailing media who failed to recognize the "great success" of their first summit as the "enemy of the people."


Boys return to normal life after cave rescue


Rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, and some shared stories of their time in Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district in Chiang Rai province. — Reuters

Philippines orders Australian nun deported


MANILA: The Philippine immigration bureau has ordered the deportation of an Australian nun who has angered the president by joining anti-government rallies but her lawyers call the move "persecution" and say they'll appeal.

Facebook 'must adhere' to German Holocaust denial laws


BERLIN: Facebook must stick to German laws which ban Holocaust denial, the Justice Ministry in Berlin said on Thursday after Mark Zuckerberg caused outrage by saying his platform should not delete such comments.


The Beatles' 'All You Need Is Love' adapted for picture book

NEW YORK: Two new children's books will add pictures to the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.


AirAsia announces $30bn deal for 100 Airbus planes


SEPANG, Malaysia: Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Thursday announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded 100-plane order to $30 billion as it sets its sights on European routes.

Crocodile seen swimming near Phuket beach

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PHUKET: The hunt has begun for a crocodile spotted swimming offshore from Yanui beach in tambon Rawai of Muang district on Wednesday evening and again, nearby, on Thursday.


SET ends at one-month high, Singapore shares extend gains

The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed at a one-month high, while Singapore shares marked its highest close in over three weeks on Thursday.


Helicopter crash investigation hampered by persistent rain

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KHON KAEN: The fourth victim of Wednesday's helicopter crash was found in the blackened wreckage overnight and forensic specialists were trying to fit names to the crushed and burned bodies on Thursday.


Missing fishermen brought ashore


TRAT: A fishing boat has rescued three fishermen after their boat sank on Wednesday, leaving them adrift in stormy seas off Muang district for 10 hours.


Flood warnings as storm Son-Tinh moves into Thailand


Tropical storm Son-Tinh landed in Vietnam and was expected to downgrade to a depression as it moved into the upper Northeast of Thailand on Thursday, with the forecast for heavy rain and flood warnings for most of the country.


Motorcyclist rammed, shot, abducted in Samut Prakan


SAMUT PRAKAN: A man who was dragged off his motorcycle, shot repeatedly in the abdomen and then abducted later staggered into a shop and asked astonished drinkers for help, early on Thursday morning.


Gold prices unchanged


The Gold Traders Association on Thursday morning announced buying prices at 18,950.00 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 19,300.00 baht per baht-weight for gold bars.

Thursday, Jul 19

Commerce vows stricter inspections


Following the Phuket boat tragedy, the Commerce Ministry has vowed to step up inspections of business owners, particularly in tourism, property and farming, to root out foreign operators using Thai nominees.

Another pearl of the Andaman

Once voted Thailand's third-nicest city to live in, Ranong is abundant with beautiful natural and cultural attractions ranging from beaches, islands, mountains, caves and waterfalls to temples.

Wednesday, Jul 18

Meet the press

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Twelve rescued members of the Moo Paa (Wild Boar) soccer team and their coach, Ekapol Chantawong, greet the media at the Chiang Rai Provincial Administrative Organisation in Chiang Rai province on Wednesday. — EPA/EFE

LIVE: Cave boys speak of 'miracle' rescue after hospital discharge

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Twelve boys and their football coach who survived a highly dangerous and dramatic rescue from a flooded Thai cave spoke publicly of their incredible ordeal for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference that was beamed around the…

Death toll confusion over helicopter crash in Khon Kaen

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KHON KAEN: There was confusion over the number of people killed when a helicopter crashed in Khon Kaen on Wednesday morning, with four people listed on the flight manifest, but only three bodies found at the scene.

Elon Musk apologises to British caver for Twitter slur

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Elon Musk has apologised for calling a British caver who helped rescue 12 Thai boys from a cave a "pedo", retracting a comment that had drawn widespread outrage and briefly sent shares in Tesla tumbling.

Tuesday, Jul 17

Cave boys to meet the press

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The 12 rescued Wild Boars and their football coach will meet the press for the first time Wednesday, on the eve of their hospital discharge to return home to their families.

Appeal Court upholds death sentence for killer rapist

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KALASIN: The Appeal Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence handed down to a former village chief for the rape and fatal assault of an 18-year-old student in 2015.

Merit made as Tham Luang closes for now

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Chiang Rai: Hundreds of people joined in a major merit-making ceremony held in front of Tham Luang cave in Mae Sai district Monday after 12 young footballers and their coach were safely rescued from it a week ago, before the cave is…

The finish line

When the gates opened, the jockeys drove hard and the horses thundered out on the grassy racetrack. The crowd of fortune-seekers went wild cheering for the horses they'd bet on. Some clutched a pair of binoculars. Others had eyes glued to…

Monday, Jul 16

Trump-Putin summit opens without election talk

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HELSINKI: President Donald Trump said he and Russian President Vladimir Putin have had a "good start" to their high-stakes summit in Finland.

Cave hero praises Wild Boars, coach

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The army doctor who stayed with 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in Tham Luang cave, Chiang Rai province, after they had been found praised them for their optimism and good morale, spirits and discipline.

Axe gang members no petty criminals, arrests show

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For some, the arrest of some members of the criminal group the "Axe Gang" might be just another minor case of street robbery in Bangkok.

Last body retrieved from 'Phoenix' wreck

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PHUKET: Divers on Sunday were able to retrieve the 47th body of a Chinese national pinned by the Phoenix boat under water since it capsized on July 5.

Sunday, Jul 15

Thidapa wins Ohio tournament in a playoff

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SYLVANIA, OHIO: Thidapa Suwannapura took a major step on the LPGA circuit Sunday, winning the $1.6 million Marathon Classic golf tournament in Ohio.

Wife of late Seal cavediver to follow in his footsteps

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The wife of the former Navy Seal who died trying to rescue 12 boys and their football coach trapped in the Tham Luang caves vowed on Sunday to emulate the unforgettable courage shown by her husband.

HM King honours, posthumously promotes ex-Seal Saman

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His Majesty the King has posthumously promoted former Navy Seal Saman Gunan, who died during the Tham Luang cave rescue mission, to the rank of lieutenant commander -- an unprecedented rise of seven ranks.

The day football practice turned into a nightmare


It has been a week since the 12 boys and their assistant coach from Moo Paa Academy football team began making it out safely from the deadly Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district.