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 2018-01-24 06:54 

Bangkok Post

Four jailed in Vietnam for flying southern flag...

HANOI: Four Buddhist activists have been jailed in Vietnam for anti-state propaganda for flying the flag of the defeated southern regime loathed by the ruling communists, state media said on Wednesday....

 2018-01-24 06:42 

Bangkok Post

'Thai-ism committee' set up to guide development...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-chat has set up a "Thai-ism committee" to direct development projects to lift the quality of life for poor people nationwide in the run up to the much-delayed general election and beyond....

 2018-01-24 06:38 

Bangkok Post

Myanmar to sign ceasefire with two rebel groups...

YANGON: Two armed ethnic groups in Myanmar have agreed to sign a ceasefire with the government, state media reported on Wednesday, as leader Aung San Suu Kyi seeks to revive a stuttering peace process to end decades of conflict....

 2018-01-24 06:04 

Bangkok Post

Pheu Thai wants Prawit impeached over watches...

The Pheu Thai Party is demanding Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon be impeached and face criminal action after admitting having received the luxury watches he was seen wearing from other people....

 2018-01-24 03:25 

Bangkok Post

Bangkok casino raided again, gamblers caught...

A casino whose reputed owner has faced legal action before for running an illegal gambling den at the same address off Ramkhamhaeng road has been raided again and 141 punters caught at the tables....

 2018-01-24 02:37 

Bangkok Post

Gold prices steady at B20,150...

Gold prices were unchanged at 20,150.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Wednesday....

 2018-01-24 00:26 

Bangkok Post

Suthep, cronies face indictment ruling...

Large crowds are expected at the Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) Wednesday following its move to summon suspects, including former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban, over street demonstrations against the Yingluck government in 2013-14....

 2018-01-24 00:25 

Bangkok Post

BoT: Banking agent regulations due this quarter...

The Bank of Thailand is due to announce this quarter regulations governing banking agent licences, which allows banks to access people in remote areas with cheaper operating costs....

 2018-01-24 00:08 

Bangkok Post

Cyber-risk may shave off $750bn in Asean...

Asean is at growing risk of cyber-attacks, which could expose the region's top-listed firms to a US$750 billion (23.9 trillion baht) erosion in current market capitalisation, according to research conducted by global management consulting firm A.T. Ke...

 2018-01-24 00:02 

Bangkok Post

Abhisit asks charter court to rule on S44 parties order...

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday petitioned the Constitutional Court to rule on whether the Section 44 order issued by the prime minister to amend the organic law on political parties violates the constitution....

 2018-01-23 23:30 

Bangkok Post

Authorities set to charge for car parking...

The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law on car parking management that would allow local administrative organisations to collect fees for parking on public roads, except in certain prohibited areas, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said yesterd...

 2018-01-23 23:26 

Bangkok Post

Victoria's Secret used 'stolen' filthy water...

Victoria's Secret Massage should brace for more legal trouble as police are now considering charging it for the unauthorised use of groundwater....

 2018-01-23 23:14 

Bangkok Post

Deadly bomb attack 'won't derail peace talks'...

A motorcycle bomb that killed three people and wounded 34 others at Pimolchai fresh market in Yala on Monday will not affect peace talks between Thailand and insurgency groups in the far South, officials said yesterday....

 2018-01-23 23:05 

Bangkok Post

PTT kicks off cancer drug development...

National oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc is igniting its new S-curve pharmaceuticals business with the planned construction of a 1-billion-baht cancer drug production facility on its own land near the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate....

 2018-01-23 22:25 

Bangkok Post

Deputy PM Wissanu eyes one-month election delay...

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Tuesday he believed a general election would be postponed by just a month in the worst-case scenario....

 2018-01-23 22:12 

Bangkok Post

Watana gets fresh jail term for attack...

Retired engineer Watana Pumret, earlier convicted for last year's Phramongkutklao Hospital blast, was yesterday given an additional jail term of 26 years and six months in another bomb attack case....

 2018-01-23 21:17 

Bangkok Post

PM insists: Prawit's case 'a personal matter'...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has fully defended his deputy Gen Prawit Wongsuwon who is under heavy public pressure concerning his collection of luxury wristwatches....

 2018-01-23 20:36 

Bangkok Post

'It was torture': Grim tales in Thai fishing sector...

KUALA LUMPUR: Trafficked into work and routinely abused, migrant fishermen in Thailand are still subject to forced labour despite efforts by the government to clean up the industry, advocacy groups said on Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 20:35 

Bangkok Post

At Davos, main attraction is Trump...

WASHINGTON: One question looms as President Donald Trump packs his bags for Switzerland: How will the Diet Coke-loving nationalist fit in with the Champagne-sipping globalists he'll encounter at the World Economic Forum in Davos?...

 2018-01-23 19:34 

Bangkok Post

Myanmar, Bangladesh in angry exchange over delayed Rohingya repatriation...

YANGON: Myanmar blamed Bangladesh on Tuesday for delays to the start of a huge repatriation programme for Rohingya refugees, as the UN warned of the dangers of rushing their return to strife-torn Rakhine state....

 2018-01-23 18:04 

Bangkok Post

Sweden urges China to release bookseller Gui Minhai...

STOCKHOLM: Swedem on Tuesday called on Beijing to release dissident publisher Gui Minhai after the Swedish citizen was snatched for a second time in mainland China while being accompanied by Swedish diplomats....

 2018-01-23 17:17 

Bangkok Post

'Shape of Water' dominates Oscar nominations...

NEW YORK: Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance The Shape of Water fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and Mudbound director of photography Rachel Morrison made history as the...

 2018-01-23 16:48 

Bangkok Post

Tsunami alert cancelled after 7.9 Alaska quake...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska: A powerful earthquake struck off an island in the Gulf of Alaska, prompting a tsunami threat that sent the state's residents along the southern coast and western Canada fleeing for higher ground just after midnight Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 13:17 

Bangkok Post

Injured Nadal retires on day of Australian Open upsets...

MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal's drive towards a second Australian Open title came to a shuddering injury-induced halt Tuesday on a day of upsets that saw unseeded Kyle Edmund and Elise Mertens make the semi-finals....

 2018-01-23 12:47 

Bangkok Post

Pattaya market, vendor apologise for grilled seahorse sale...

PATTAYA: The Pattaya Floating Market and the vendor of grilled seahorses on Tuesday apologised in public for selling the product that tainted the image of the country....

 2018-01-23 12:38 

Bangkok Post

South Korea tops, Thailand drops in innovation index...

Score another one for Seoul while Silicon Valley slides....

 2018-01-23 11:16 

Bangkok Post

Largest drug bust for many years in Northeast...

NAKHON PHANOM: A teenage Lao youth was arrested and 11.1 million methamphetamine pills with a street value of 3 billion baht seized on the bank of the Mekong River in Tha Uthen district on Monday night....

 2018-01-23 11:05 

Bangkok Post

Judge delays bail decision on Myanmar journalists...

YANGON: A Myanmar judge on Tuesday postponed a decision on bail until early February for two Reuters journalists detained on charges of violating a British colonial-era secrecy law that a former military junta once used to muzzle freedom of speech....

 2018-01-23 11:04 

Bangkok Post

Britain's Princess Eugenie gets engaged...

LONDON: Britain's Princess Eugenie of York has got engaged, Buckingham Palace announced Monday, lining up a second royal wedding this year at the church where Prince Harry will tie the knot....

 2018-01-23 10:56 

Bangkok Post

SET ends higher, Indonesia stocks lead SE Asian peers...

The Stock Exchange of Thailand closed higher, while other Southeast Asian stock markets gained on Tuesday, tracking broader Asian shares and Wall Street overnight, as investors cheered a deal to end a US government shutdown....

 2018-01-23 10:50 

Bangkok Post

Minimum wage rise not tabled at cabinet meeting...

Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo put off tabling the proposed new minimum wage agreement at the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, while seeking to allay concern over the delay with the explanation some matters still needed to be sorted out....

 2018-01-23 10:39 

Bangkok Post

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami warning...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska: A magnitude-8.2 earthquake off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompted a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the US West Coast was under a watch....

 2018-01-23 10:15 

Bangkok Post

School head transferred, faces sex scandal probe...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A school director embroiled in a sex scandal involving an underage student at his school has been transferred and faces both disciplinary and criminal investigations for offences that could see him sacked....

 2018-01-23 09:29 

Bangkok Post

1 dead, 11 hurt as volcano erupts near resort in Japan...

MAEBASHI, Japan: A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force member died and 11 other people were injured as a volcano erupted Tuesday morning near a ski resort in eastern Japan, spewing cinders and possibly causing an avalanche, the government and local authori...

 2018-01-23 08:48 

Bangkok Post

Family of dead cadet walk out of meeting with military...

The family of armed forces cadet Pakapong "Moei" Tanyakan walked out of a meeting with the military panel investigating his death after the chairman refused to allow two relatives to hear the findings on Tuesdsay....

 2018-01-23 08:38 

Bangkok Post

Trump angers China, Korea with new trade tariffs...

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has approved steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers, triggering an outcry in China and South Korea and even protests at home....

 2018-01-23 08:29 

Bangkok Post

1,450 evacuated after London gas leak...

LONDON: The Charing Cross station was closed early on Tuesday morning due to a "large" gas leak in a nearby area, rail operators and the fire brigade said, prompting the police to evacuate hundreds of people from a hotel and a nightclub....

 2018-01-23 08:04 

Bangkok Post

Peace rally at bombed Yala marketplace...

YALA: About 500 people on Tuesday gathered in a peace rally at a major market in Muang district where a motorcycle bomb exploded on Monday with deadly effect....

 2018-01-23 07:24 

Bangkok Post

Seoul to start real-name cryptocurrency trading...

SEOUL: South Korea plans to require local banks to launch a real-name system for cryptocurrency trading that will make the up-to-now anonymous transactions be traceable as the country seeks to curb speculation and criminal activities....

 2018-01-23 07:12 

Bangkok Post

Nikkei closes at 26-year high...

TOKYO: The Nikkei stock index ended above the 24,000 line Tuesday for the first time in more than 26 years as investors were relieved by the end of the US government shutdown and the Bank of Japan's decision to continue aggressive monetary easing....

 2018-01-23 07:07 

Bangkok Post

Philippine economic growth fuels talk of rate hikes...

The Philippines retained its position as one of the world's fastest-growing economies with growth of more than 6% for a sixth consecutive year, fuelling calls for the central bank to start raising interest rates to keep inflation under control....

 2018-01-23 06:59 

Bangkok Post

Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off Indonesia...

JAKARTA: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off the Indonesian island of Java on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said....

 2018-01-23 06:54 

Bangkok Post

Grilled seahorses taken off the menu in Pattaya...

PATTAYA: A food vendor has been ordered to immediately drop grilled seahorses from his menu at a floating market popular with tourists, and his shop is being shut down....

 2018-01-23 06:48 

Bangkok Post

Japan central bank keeps stimulus unchanged...

The Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Tuesday maintained its massive monetary stimulus programme and kept its price and economic forecasts unchanged....

 2018-01-23 06:28 

Bangkok Post

School director accused of affair with student, 14...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A headmaster in Bua Yai district has been accused of having a sexual affair with a 14-year-old girl student at his school....

 2018-01-23 06:21 

Bangkok Post

Hospital director shot dead in Kanchanaburi...

KANCHANABURI: A forest ranger who admitted shooting dead the director of a hospital in Si Sawat district on Monday evening claimed he mistook the man for an illegal logger, but police are not convinced that is the case....

 2018-01-23 05:06 

Bangkok Post

Volcano erupts at Japanese ski resort...

TOKYO: Rocks spat out by an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday....

 2018-01-23 04:54 

Bangkok Post

Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machines...

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Monday approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help US manufacturers....

 2018-01-23 04:10 

Bangkok Post

Train track to Cambodian border completed...

SA KAEO: Refurbishing of the train track from Aranyaprathet to the border is now completed, but the planned reopening of the rail link between Thailand and Cambodia will not happen soon....

 2018-01-23 03:52 

Bangkok Post

Vietnam biggest stock exchange halts trading...

HO CHI MINH City: Trading on Vietnam's main stock exchange, home to the nation's benchmark VNIndex, was halted for the day after a malfunction....

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