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'Nut rage' sisters leave Korean Air

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SEOUL: Korean Air Chairman Cho Yang-ho on Sunday apologised for the "immature" behaviour of his two daughters and said they would both immediately resign from their company posts following separate controversies.

Kabul suicide bomber kills 57 at voting centre

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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…

Man City blank Swansea, Wenger explains resignation

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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.

Social media campaigns against Doi Suthep court project

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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.

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Chelsea advance to FA Cup final against Man United

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LONDON: Chelsea booked an FA Cup final showdown with Manchester United as Olivier Giroud tormented Southampton again with a sublime strike in Sunday's 2-0 win at Wembley.

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Aussie arrested on theft charge in Pattaya

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

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Man United prolong FA Cup pain for Spurs by reaching final

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LONDON: A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More FA Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham.

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Most people see economic decline in Q1: Poll

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Most of the people think the Thai economy declined in the first quarter of 2018 and see no hope in the economic stimulation policies or programmes currently being carried out by the government, according to a survey carried out by National…

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Surge in anonymous Asia Twitter accounts sparks bot fears

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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…

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Fire hits office of recyclables-sorting plant

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SAMUT PRAKAN: A fire broke out in the office of a warehouse for sorting items for recycling in Phra Samutchedi district early Sunday, destroying piles of already-sorted recyclables and killing two dogs.

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

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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…

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One killed, six injured in two Ayutthaya accidents

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AYUTTHAYA: A man was killed and six people injured in two separate accidents in this Central province on Saturday night, police said.

Moriya, Ko share 2-shot lead in LPGA Tour's LA tourney

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LOS ANGELES: Moriya Jutanugarn overcame a poor start and birdied the 18th for a hard-earned 1-under 70 to tie Jin Young Ko at 9 under on Saturday going into the final round of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open.

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'Nutty' Thai chef wows 'MasterChef' judges

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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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Prayut plays down concerns over Alibaba monopoly

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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…

Cops bust cosmetics shop

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Police have asked the Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) to look into the money trail of eight suspects arrested in a police raid on Saturday for involvement in the online sale of fake cosmetics and weight loss products.

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No change in Muang Thong's fortunes

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Former champions SCG Muang Thong United's hopes of rebooting their challenge for this year's Thai League 1 title were dashed once again on Saturday night as the Kirins could only manage a 1-1 draw at struggling Chonburi.

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Thailand's fairytale run ends in defeat

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The Thai women's team are expected to return to a warm welcome today after their heroic run at the AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018 earned them the fourth spot in Amman and a World Cup berth.

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New Act 'just for good image'

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

Plan to capture 'big data' on greenhouse emissions

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In a bid to reduce greenhouse emissions, the environmental ministry will launch a Thailand Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory system (TGEIS) to capture big data for greenhouse gases management.

Saturday, Apr 21

West Brom fight to draw with Liverpool

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BIRMINGHAM: West Bromwich Albion scored two late goals to draw 2-2 with Liverpool and keep alive their faint hopes of staying up in the Premier League on Saturday.

NLA whip: Leaked clip doctored

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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

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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

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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

Trump chides Opec as oil prices rise

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump slammed Opec for inflating oil prices after the cartel showed a willingness to further tighten crude markets.

NLA promises no foot dragging on new NBTC candidates

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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

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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.

Welfare probes 'severe enough': ministry

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The Ministry of Social Development and Human Security said Thursday that severe disciplinary inquiries have been conducted into welfare directors facing allegations of embezzling state funds after an online watchdog criticised it for…

Thursday, Apr 19

Lame-duck NBTC board to get Section 44 approval

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Shark bites confirmed for Norwegian in Hua Hin

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PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: A Norwegian tourist was bitten by a shark, officials confirmed for the first time on Wednesday, as they planned more safety measures for swimmers.

German police bust Thai prostitution ring

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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.

Missing activist case may be referred to DSI

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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

France says Syria attack evidence 'highly likely' to 'disappear'

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PARIS: The French government said Tuesday that it was "highly likely" evidence would "disappear" from the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria before weapons experts arrive in the area.

Ride-sharing services face rocky road in Japan

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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

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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.

Apisak says balanced budget targeted

The government is taking aim at balancing the budget in the next decade, with minimum annual economic growth of 4% viewed as a key means of achieving that goal, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong.