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 2018-04-23 09:56 

Bangkok Post

Census finds increase in Irrawaddy dolphins...

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia's government and a major conservation group say the number of critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins along a stretch of the Mekong River has increased for the first time in 20 years but the animals still face serious threats....

 2018-04-23 09:13 

Bangkok Post

Pattaya swingers' hotel faces fine of B18m...

CHON BURI: Police have asked Bang Lamung district office to close the Pattaya hotel where international swingers were arrested over the weekend, and recommended the Chinese operator be fined the maximum 18 million baht for not having a hotel licence....

 2018-04-23 09:13 

Bangkok Post

Pattaya swingers' hotel operator faces fine of B18m...

CHON BURI: Police have asked Bang Lamung district office to close the Pattaya hotel where international swingers were arrested over the weekend, and recommended the Chinese operator be fined the maximum 18 million baht for not having a hotel licence....

 2018-04-23 08:31 

Bangkok Post

Princess Kate taken to hospital to give birth...

LONDON: Kate, the wife of Prince William, was admitted to hospital on Monday to give birth to the couple's third child and the latest member of Britain's royal family....

 2018-04-23 08:21 

Bangkok Post

Paris attacks suspect gets 20-year sentence in Brussels...

BRUSSELS: A Belgian judge on Monday sentenced Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in the 2015 Islamic State attacks on Paris, to 20 years in prison over a shootout with police in Brussels in 2016....

 2018-04-23 08:12 

Bangkok Post

HRW: 'Men only' job ads show discrimination in China...

BEIJING: A human rights group says gender discrimination is widespread in the Chinese workforce, with many hiring advertisements openly calling only for male applicants and using the attractiveness of female co-workers as a draw....

 2018-04-23 07:57 

Bangkok Post

32 Chinese killed in N.Korea bus accident...

BEIJING: China's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that 32 Chinese nationals died in a major bus accident in North Korea....

 2018-04-23 07:57 

Bangkok Post

36 dead, mostly Chinese, in N.Korea traffic accident...

BEIJING: A traffic accident in North Korea has killed 32 Chinese tourists and four North Koreans, Chinese officials said Monday....

 2018-04-23 07:01 

Bangkok Post

NLA probe set up into audio clip mentioning PM...

National Legislative Assembly president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai has ordered an investigation into an audio clip in which a speaker claims Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha was not happy with the candidate telecom regulators, all of them subsequently rejec...

 2018-04-23 06:45 

Bangkok Post

Iran bans banks from using cryptocurrencies...

TEHRAN: Iran banned the use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by banks and financial institutions on Monday amid ongoing debate over how best to regulate the technology....

 2018-04-23 06:15 

Bangkok Post

Cambodia police arrest 119 Chinese over telecoms fraud...

PHNOM PENH: Dozens of Chinese have been arrested in Cambodia on suspicion of extorting money from people in China via a telecoms scam, police said on Monday....

 2018-04-23 06:15 

Bangkok Post

Live-streaming attacker high on meth, say police...

A man whose vicious attack on his girlfriend was broadcast live through his Facebook page on Sunday evening was high on methamphetamine pills, or yaba, at the time, according to police...

 2018-04-23 06:02 

Bangkok Post

Michael Bloomberg to write $4.5m check for climate pact...

WASHINGTON: Former New York mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday he will write a $4.5-million check to cover this year's US financial commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement....

 2018-04-23 04:45 

Bangkok Post

World Bank: Remittance payments hit record...

WASHINGTON - Payments from immigrants back to their home countries rebounded to reach a new record in 2017 but the costs of transferring funds also increased, the World Bank said Monday....

 2018-04-23 04:29 

Bangkok Post

March exports up 7.06% on last year...

Customs-cleared exports increased at a slower pace in March than in the previous month, due partly to a high comparative base last year....

 2018-04-23 04:11 

Bangkok Post

Worms found in canned fish...

A 55-year-old woman has complained to Pathum Thani police after finding worms in a tin of canned fish she opened to use when preparing dinner on Sunday evening....

 2018-04-23 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Most Asia markets fall, with tech firms hit again...

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell on Monday with technology firms extending last week's sharp losses, following another plunge in Apple as investors fret over the once-lucrative smartphone sector....

 2018-04-23 03:26 

Bangkok Post

S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts ahead of talks...

SEOUL: South Korea halted anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts across the rivals' tense border on Monday ahead of inter-Korean talks this week that are expected to focus on the North's nuclear programme, Seoul officials said....

 2018-04-23 02:34 

Bangkok Post

Gold prices steady at B19,850...

Gold prices were unchanged at 19,850.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Monday....

 2018-04-23 01:37 

Bangkok Post

Moriya wins LA Open, first win in 6 years...

LOS ANGELES: Moriya Jutanugarn won the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open by two shots for her first victory after six years on the LPGA Tour, joining sister Ariya as the second siblings to win on the tour....

 2018-04-23 01:01 

Bangkok Post

Cops raid fake cosmetics factory...

A police task force Sunday raided a factory in Pathum Thani's Khlong Luang district which was allegedly linked to a group of eight suspects arrested a day before for allegedly selling substandard cosmetics and weight loss products....

 2018-04-23 00:53 

Bangkok Post

Migrants, bosses urged to register jobs...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged Thai employers and their migrant workers to strictly comply with the registration process and complete it by the deadline, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd says....

 2018-04-23 00:51 

Bangkok Post

Forest activists move to social media...

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....

 2018-04-23 00:02 

Bangkok Post

Cops top list of corruption cases heard in graft court...

The police force has topped the list of defendants involved in corruption and malfeasance cases that are heard by the specialised Corruption Court with a total of 402 policemen facing lawsuits....

 2018-04-22 23:44 

Bangkok Post

Cops swoop after assault broadcast live...

Police rescued a woman being viciously assaulted as the attack was broadcast live on social media....

 2018-04-22 23:40 

Bangkok Post

Somchai quits race to head poll watchdog...

Former member of the Election Commission (EC) Somchai Srisutthiyakorn said on Sunday he has withdrawn from the race to be selected as the EC's secretary-general....

 2018-04-22 23:32 

Bangkok Post

Alibaba urges higher import duty exemption...

Jack Ma's flagship unit Alibaba has asked the Thai government to raise the maximum 1,500-baht import duty exemption in a push that could boost the country's demand for imported goods and cut customs officials' workload....

 2018-04-22 23:08 

Bangkok Post

Bridge holds key to Nakhon Phanom boom...

Nakhon Phanom must commercialise its land surrounding the Third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge to "unlock its potential" as a main logistics hub for international trade in Asean and southern China, Northeastern Thai Industries Federation chairman Viro...

 2018-04-22 22:55 

Bangkok Post

Buriram beaten as Beetles bite again...

Defending champions Buriram United's year-long unbeaten run in Thai League 1 ended on Sunday night following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of their bogey team Chiang Rai United....

 2018-04-22 21:47 

Bangkok Post

Laos vows to help track Thai fugitives...

Thai political fugitives in Laos will be kept under strict surveillance to prevent them from engaging in lese majeste activities, the Laos government has assured Thailand....

 2018-04-22 21:30 

Bangkok Post

Landlords kick up fuss over new regulations...

The owners of condominiums and houses renting their assets to tenants say the authorities did not properly inform them when making new leasing regulations that will take effect on May 1....

 2018-04-22 21:30 

Bangkok Post

Heatwave and storms set to hit country...

The Meteorological Department warned all regions Sunday to brace for thunderstorms this week with the northeastern region likely to be hit first....

 2018-04-22 18:41 

Bangkok Post

'Nut rage' sisters leave Korean Air...

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....

 2018-04-22 18:08 

Bangkok Post

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....

 2018-04-22 17:28 

Bangkok Post

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 ministries....

 2018-04-22 16:45 

Bangkok Post

Chelsea advance to FA Cup final against Man United...

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....

 2018-04-22 11:20 

Bangkok Post

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....

 2018-04-22 10:44 

Bangkok Post

Silver iodide to be used to reduce damage from hailstorms...

KHON KAEN: The royal rainmaking operation centre of the Northeast plans to spray silver iodide to turn balls of hail into rain, reducing the impact from hailstorms predicted to hit the upper Northeast region from April 24, said centre director Wassana Won...

 2018-04-22 10:42 

Bangkok Post

Ayutthaya Period cannon found in Sa Kaeo...

SA KAEO: A metal object believed to be a cannon more than 350 years old, dating to the Ayutthaya Period, has been found in Watthana Nakhon district of this eastern border province....

 2018-04-22 10:31 

Bangkok Post

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....

 2018-04-22 08:15 

Bangkok Post

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....

 2018-04-22 07:51 

Bangkok Post

Man United prolong FA Cup pain for Spurs by reaching final...

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

 2018-04-22 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Suicide attack on Kabul voter registration centre kills 12...

KABUL - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing 12 people and wounding 15....

 2018-04-22 07:45 

Bangkok Post

'World's oldest person' dies in Japan at 117...

TOKYO - A 117-year-old Japanese woman, thought to be the world's oldest person, has died, a local official told AFP Sunday....

 2018-04-22 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Kim heralds more N. Korea economic reforms: analysts...

SEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's promise to build "socialist economic construction" in his nuclear-armed but impoverished and isolated country could herald more Chinese-style economic reforms, according to analysts -- but he will neve...

 2018-04-22 06:16 

Bangkok Post

Most people see economic decline in Q1: Poll...

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 Institute of De...

 2018-04-22 05:45 

Bangkok Post

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....

 2018-04-22 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Taxi drivers, Uber square up on Istanbul's roads...

ISTANBUL - Istanbul's bright yellow taxis, ubiquitous and perennially honking for custom, appear ingrained in the daily life of the Turkish metropolis....

 2018-04-22 05:45 

Bangkok Post

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 manipulation...

 2018-04-22 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Finally home, Bundesbank's gold goes on show...

FRANKFURT AM MAIN - All that glitters is definitely gold in a new exhibition at Germany's central bank that lifts the veil on the nation's massive reserves of the precious metal, partly to reassure sceptics that the prized ingots are really there....

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