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 2021-03-05 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Mount fires Chelsea as Liverpool crash, Everton boost top four bid...

LONDON: Mason Mount fired Chelsea into fourth place in the Premier League as the midfielder's superb strike clinched a 1-0 win against troubled Liverpool, while Everton boosted their top four bid with a 1-0 victory at West Brom on Thursday....

 2021-03-05 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Forgotten mausoleum of Roman emperor Augustus reborn...

ROME: A newly renovated colossal mausoleum for the founder of the Roman empire Augustus has reopened to the public in the Italian capital after centuries of neglect....

 2021-03-05 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Pathum new T1 champions...

BG Pathum United secured the Thai League 1 title on Thursday night when their 2-0 victory over visiting Sukhothai gave them an unassailable lead at the top of the table....

 2021-03-04 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Top court set to rule on charter rejig...

The Constitutional Court is set to rule on March 11 whether parliament has the power to open the way for a rewrite of the charter in its entirety....

 2021-03-04 23:02 

Bangkok Post

Aurora raises registered capital to list on bourse...

Aurora, the country's largest gold and jewellery retailer, plans to raise its registered capital by an additional 200 million baht to meet the regulator's requirement for a minimum of 300 million baht to list on the Stock Exchange of Thailand....

 2021-03-04 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Transfer for prison head after portrait fire...

The governor of Klongprem Central Prison has been transferred to an inactive post over the torching of a large portrait of His Majesty the King by anti-government protesters outside the prison last Sunday....

 2021-03-04 22:42 

Bangkok Post

Economic recovery 'a priority'...

As the government nears its half-term mark, it faces an uphill battle to reach its goal of giving the country's ailing economy a shot in the arm, said government spokesman Anucha Burapachaisri....

 2021-03-04 22:00 

Bangkok Post

New tourism plan afoot for Bang Kachao...

Bang Kachao, the green expanse dubbed Bangkok's lungs, is earmarked for development as a special area for sustainable tourism, according to the Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (Dasta)....

 2021-03-04 21:45 

Bangkok Post

'No outsiders' in the upcoming cabinet reshuffle...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday insisted that no outsiders will be brought in during the upcoming cabinet reshuffle....

 2021-03-04 21:44 

Bangkok Post

Private firms may get vaccine import nod...

A panel of advisers at the Public Health Ministry on Thursday suggested private companies be allowed to import another 15-20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of this year....

 2021-03-04 21:06 

Bangkok Post

Department to auction seized assets...

The Treasury Department is preparing to launch an online auction of lawfully seized assets this month to enhance transparency of asset sales....

 2021-03-04 21:04 

Bangkok Post

SCB ready to extend relief to hospitality...

Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) is ready to prolong its debt holiday programme for the hospitality business in case the Bank of Thailand does not extend its targeted debt relief measures due to expire in June....

 2021-03-04 21:02 

Bangkok Post

Thai AirAsia nudges authorities to open up...

Thailand may lose its reputation as a regional aviation hub if the government cannot speed up reopening the country to tourism and strengthen the competitiveness of airlines, according to Thai AirAsia (TAA)....

 2021-03-04 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Prayut orders probe into army info-ops...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Thursday said he had ordered the Defence Ministry to look into allegations made by international media that the military had for political purposes been using social media to covertly influence and exacerbate unrest in ...

 2021-03-04 20:45 

Bangkok Post

UN alleges war crimes in Ethiopia's Tigray, urges Eritrea pullout...

UNITED NATIONS (UNITED STATES) - UN leaders on Thursday alleged possible crimes against humanity in Ethiopia's Tigray region including by Eritrean troops as they urged a pullout by the neighboring country, which denies involvement....

 2021-03-04 19:45 

Bangkok Post

'The EU cannot defend Europe': NATO chief...

BRUGES (BELGIUM) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg warned Thursday that Europe's defence depends on close transatlantic bonds and not on a quest for the continent's strategic autonomy....

 2021-03-04 14:45 

Bangkok Post

Nearly a fifth of all food reaching consumers wasted: UN...

PARIS - Seventeen percent of the food available to consumers worldwide in 2019 -- almost one billion tonnes -- was thrown away by households, retailers, institutions and the hospitality industry, far more than previously suspected, the UN said Thursday....

 2021-03-04 13:15 

Bangkok Post

Nineteen Myanmar police seek refuge in India...

NEW DELHI: At least 19 Myanmar police have crossed into India to escape taking orders from a military junta that is trying to suppress protests against last month's coup, an Indian police official said on Thursday, adding that more were expected....

 2021-03-04 13:09 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong court grants bail to 15 of 47 activists...

HONG KONG: A Hong Kong court on Thursday granted bail to around a third of 47 democracy activists charged with conspiracy to commit subversion, as the case draws widespread criticism that Beijing is using a national security law to crush the city's op...

 2021-03-04 12:58 

Bangkok Post

Military denies involvement in network removed by Facebook...

The military on Thursday said it was not behind a network of Facebook accounts that the social media giant took down on the grounds they were using deceptive behaviour to influence public debate....

 2021-03-04 12:26 

Bangkok Post

EU suspends development funds for Myanmar...

BRUSSELS: The European Union has suspended its support for development projects in Myanmar to avoid providing financial assistance to the military after it seized power last month, officials said on Thursday....

 2021-03-04 12:16 

Bangkok Post

Thailand plans to allow foreign tourists to quarantine in resorts...

The tourism minister said on Thursday he will propose a plan for foreigners to undertake COVID-19 quarantine in popular tourist areas, including beach resorts, in a bid to help revive the country's struggling tourism sector....

 2021-03-04 12:15 

Bangkok Post

Two beauty pageant contestants test positive...

Two contestants in the Miss Grand International 2020 beauty pageant, from Nigeria and Kenya, have tested positive for Covid-19....

 2021-03-04 10:24 

Bangkok Post

Prison governor transferred over burning of King's portrait...

The governor of Klongprem Central Prison has been transferred to an inactive post over the torching of a large portrait of His Majesty the King by protesters outside the prison last Sunday....

 2021-03-04 09:56 

Bangkok Post

Grand Palace, 5 other locations reopen Thursday...

Visitors are allowed to pay respects to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha as the Grand Palace and five other popular sites are open to the public on Thursday....

 2021-03-04 08:48 

Bangkok Post

Myanmar police seek refuge in India rather than carry out junta's orders...

NEW DELHI: Three Myanmar police constables have crossed the border to India's northeastern state of Mizoram to seek refuge there, rather than carry out orders given by the military junta, an Indian police official said on Thursday....

 2021-03-04 08:16 

Bangkok Post

Push to end tourist quarantine as shots rolled out...

Thailand is eyeing plans for vaccine passports and quarantine waivers as the global Covid-19 inoculation drive gathers pace....

 2021-03-04 07:40 

Bangkok Post

Drug courier motorcyclist caught on border with crystal meth...

KANCHANABURI: A motorcyclist was arrested making a drug delivery and 50 kilogammes of crystal methamphetamine seized at a border village in Sangkhla Buri district....

 2021-03-04 07:00 

Bangkok Post

Riot policeman infected with Covid-19...

A riot policeman deployed at anti-government protests in Bangkok after visiting his home in Samut Sakhon province last month has tested positive for Covid-19, according to his supervisor....

 2021-03-04 06:45 

Bangkok Post

Meghan Markle suggests Palace 'perpetuating falsehoods' about her...

LOS ANGELES: Meghan Markle suggested Buckingham Palace was "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and her husband Prince Harry, in a clip from an upcoming interview with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey released by CBS late Wednesday....

 2021-03-04 06:23 

Bangkok Post

Hun Sen gets AstraZeneca shot...

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen received on Thursday a shot of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine supplied by India, about three weeks into the launch of his country's inoculation programme, which initially relied only on Chinese vaccines....

 2021-03-04 06:04 

Bangkok Post

New Covid-19 death, 54 more cases...

The government on Thursday reported one new Covid-19 death, raising the toll to 85, as 54 new cases, 44 local infections and 10 imported, lifted the total to 26,162....

 2021-03-04 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Myanmar anti-coup protests renewed after deadliest day...

YANGON: Defiant anti-coup protesters returned to cities and towns across Myanmar on Thursday after dozens of people were killed in the deadliest day of the junta's crackdown, with global powers condemning the "brutal violence"....

 2021-03-04 05:16 

Bangkok Post

Experienced diver found dead after deep dive...

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: An experienced diver was found dead in the water at Talay Songhong park, a popular cave diving site in Thung Yai district, on Wednesday afternoon....

 2021-03-04 04:45 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong removed from economic freedom ranking it once dominated...

HONG KONG: Hong Kong has been removed from an annual index of the world's freest economies because the think-tank that compiles the league table said the city was now directly controlled by Beijing....

 2021-03-04 04:45 

Bangkok Post

Overseas fans likely to be barred from Tokyo Games...

TOKYO: Overseas spectators are likely to be shut out from the Tokyo Olympics, Japanese media reported Thursday, after organisers said that public safety would be the "top priority" at the coronavirus-delayed Games....

 2021-03-04 04:25 

Bangkok Post

Anger as South Korean transgender soldier found dead...

SEOUL: A transgender South Korean soldier who was forcibly discharged from the army after gender-reassignment surgery has been found dead, police said, prompting anger Thursday and calls for legal reforms....

 2021-03-04 03:45 

Bangkok Post

SpaceX rocket explodes on ground after successful flight...

WASHINGTON: Third time's a charm? Not so for SpaceX, whose unmanned rocket exploded on the ground Wednesday after carrying out what had seemed to be a successful flight and landing -- fresh on the heels of two fiery crashes....

 2021-03-04 03:34 

Bangkok Post

The vaccine revolution comes inside tiny bubbles of fat...

NEW YORK: If messenger-RNA vaccines are the breakout medicine of the pandemic, then the tiny lipid spheres that bring them into people's cells are the unsung heroes....

 2021-03-04 02:00 

Bangkok Post

Marine Office told to bring jet-skiers to heel...

Deputy Transport Minister Atirat Ratanasate has told the Marine Office in Nonthaburi province to better regulate the use of jet skis on the Chao Phraya River, to improve safety....

 2021-03-04 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Boy Scouts to sell Rockwell paintings to pay abuse settlements...

NEW YORK: The Boy Scouts of America has said it will sell its vast collection of Norman Rockwell paintings as part of a multi-million-dollar victims' fund to settle sexual abuse lawsuits....

 2021-03-04 01:22 

Bangkok Post

'Pinky' charged over role in 'Forex-3D' scam...

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has summoned actress Sawika "Pinky" Chaidet, along with her mother Sarinya and brother Sarayut, to hear charges brought against them over their alleged role in a Ponzi scheme....

 2021-03-04 01:20 

Bangkok Post

Pathum set to seal maiden T1 title...

Thai League 1 leaders BG Pathum United aim to beat Sukhothai on Thursday night and wrap up the title with six games to spare....

 2021-03-04 00:59 

Bangkok Post

Facebook removes military-linked information influencing accounts...

Facebook Inc has taken down 185 accounts and groups engaged in an information-influencing operation in Thailand run by the military, the company said on Wednesday, the first time it has removed Thai accounts with ties to the government....

 2021-03-03 23:58 

Bangkok Post

Man Utd lose ground on leaders Man City with fog-bound Palace draw...

LONDON: Manchester United were left a huge 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City as Crystal Palace held them to yet another goalless draw on Wednesday....

 2021-03-03 23:40 

Bangkok Post

Police nab airline exec for not paying 150 staff...

Police have arrested an airline executive in Samut Songkhram province who was wanted on a court warrant for not paying wages to 150 employees....

 2021-03-03 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Asset warehouse scheme predicted in 2 months...

The asset warehousing programme is expected to be implemented in the next two months amid calls urging the Bank of Thailand to expand the assistance scope to cover low-cost airlines, says the Thai Bankers' Association (TBA)....

 2021-03-03 23:22 

Bangkok Post

Bargains galore at Thai Teaw Thai fair...

Thai tourists are prioritising cheap prices when selecting travel deals for Songkran in April, according to the promoter of Thai Teaw Thai tourism fair....

 2021-03-03 23:06 

Bangkok Post

Economic titans urge passport idea...

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) urges the government to speed up its decision on adopting a Covid-19 vaccine passport scheme to increase tourist arrivals, despite uncertainty over the effectiveness of such schemes....

 2021-03-03 22:00 

Bangkok Post

PM urges talks in city rail dispute...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging parties who are disputing cancellation of the bidding for the MRT's Orange Line western extension to come together for talks....

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