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 2022-01-17 13:33 

Bangkok Post

Djokovic back in Serbia after deportation...

Tennis world number one Novak Djokovic arrived back home in Belgrade Monday after his deportation from Australia over his coronavirus vaccination status demolished his dream of earning a record 21st Grand Slam title in Melbourne....

 2022-01-17 12:06 

Bangkok Post

Prayut: No forced return for Myanmar refugees...

Thailand will not push back refugees fleeing the violence in Myanmar, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Monday....

 2022-01-17 11:33 

Bangkok Post

Abbot told to cease face-gilding ritual...

People seeking a better life and prosperity have been taking part in an unusual ritual at Wat Saralee in Nonthaburi's Muang district that involves monks gilding their entire face with gold leaf....

 2022-01-17 11:16 

Bangkok Post

Telenor to divest more Myanmar businesses...

Norwegian cell phone operator Telenor said Monday it is also selling its stake in a digital payment service in Myanmar following the military coup in the Asian country....

 2022-01-17 10:45 

Bangkok Post

A year after arrest, Navalny says no 'regret' about return to Russia...

MOSCOW: The Kremlin's most prominent critic Alexei Navalny said Monday he did not regret returning to Russia a year ago, despite his jailing and a historic crackdown on the opposition....

 2022-01-17 10:30 

Bangkok Post

Govt mulls resuming quarantine-free travel programme...

The government may revive the quarantine-free visa programme for vaccinated travellers from abroad, less than a month after suspending the waiver, as fears of a new wave of Omicron-driven Covid cases recede....

 2022-01-17 10:26 

Bangkok Post

Binance ties up with Gulf Energy Development on Thai Crypto Exchange...

Binance Holdings Ltd reached an agreement with billionaire Sarath Ratanavadi's Gulf Energy Development Plc to study a digital asset exchange in Thailand....

 2022-01-17 09:10 

Bangkok Post

The B289bn defence plan that Taiwan hopes will deter mainland China...

Taiwan will spend close to NT$240 billion (289 billion baht) on eight types of weapons to help boost its defences in the face of growing military threats from Beijing....

 2022-01-17 09:07 

Bangkok Post

Historical wooden houses burn down in Hat Yai...

SONGKHLA: Residents of a historical community fled for their lives as a fire destroyed six of their timber homes in Hat Yai township on Monday....

 2022-01-17 09:07 

Bangkok Post

Historical wooden homes burn down in Hat Yai...

SONGKHLA: Residents of a historical community fled for their lives as a fire destroyed six of their timber homes in Hat Yai township on Monday....

 2022-01-17 09:06 

Bangkok Post

About half of inspected vehicles are polluters...

Around half of all vehicles randomly checked on the roads were polluters, with exhaust emissions exceeding legal limits, the Pollution Control Department said....

 2022-01-17 08:14 

Bangkok Post

Teen driver caught with 2m meth pills...

A 19-year-old pickup driver was arrested after taking delivery of more than 2 million methamphetamine pills smuggled across the Mekong River to Nong Khai province....

 2022-01-17 08:06 

Bangkok Post

Singapore tells crypto firms not to market services to public...

Singapore's financial regulator told companies in the cryptocurrency industry to refrain from advertising their services to the public, in line with the city-state's desire to curb retail speculation in volatile digital assets....

 2022-01-17 07:53 

Bangkok Post

Prayut: No problem for coalition despite fierce by-elections...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha sees no conflict within the coalition government arising out of Sunday's by-elections in Chumphon and Songkhla provinces, in which the Democrat Party comfortably retained both seats....

 2022-01-17 07:27 

Bangkok Post

Global tourism about to rebound, luxury hotel operator says...

Global tourism is on its way to a "long-term, sustainable recovery" as more travellers and countries recognise the endemic nature of Covid-19, according to hotel operator Banyan Tree Holdings Ltd....

 2022-01-17 07:25 

Bangkok Post

Second Omicron-related death...

The second Omicron-related death has been recorded in Thailand, an 84-year-old unvaccinated woman with terminal lung cancer in Udon Thani province....

 2022-01-17 07:24 

Bangkok Post

PM Prayut questions cause of short supply of pork...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has questioned whether people meddling behind the scenes could be the cause of the current shortage and high price of pork meat....

 2022-01-17 06:26 

Bangkok Post

Fourth jab for frontline health workers starts in Phuket...

PHUKET: Frontline health workers in the government and private sectors have started receiving their fourth dose of vaccine against Covid-19, Vachira Phuket Hospital deputy director Withita Jaeng-iam said on Monday....

 2022-01-17 05:59 

Bangkok Post

Why thieves are snatching French bulldogs across the US...

WASHINGTON - The two thieves who brutally robbed 27-year-old Marieke Bayens at gunpoint on a California street were not after her purse -- or her. They wanted the little dog at the end of her leash: Merlyn, a French bulldog....

 2022-01-17 05:51 

Bangkok Post

Omicron penetrates China's political, financial and tech hubs...

Omicron has breached the political, financial and technology centres of China for the first time, putting pressure on the country's response to the more transmissible variant as it awaits the Winter Olympics starting in less than three weeks....

 2022-01-17 04:45 

Bangkok Post

North Korea fires more missiles, flouts new sanctions...

SEOUL: North Korea fired two suspected ballistic missiles Monday, Seoul said, its fourth weapons test this month as Pyongyang flexes its military muscle while ignoring offers of talks from the United States....

 2022-01-17 04:45 

Bangkok Post

Macau's casino giants rally after gaming bill revealed...

HONG KONG: Shares in Macau's casino giants surged Monday morning after the world's biggest gambling hub announced changes to its regulations, reducing the uncertainty that has plagued the lucrative sector's six operators....

 2022-01-17 04:38 

Bangkok Post

Telenor to sell Wave Money stake to Yoma in move to exit Myanmar...

Telenor Group agreed to sell a remaining 51% stake in a mobile financial services provider in Myanmar in a deal that will see Norway's biggest telecommunications firm move a step closer to exiting a country that has seen increased civilian strife sinc...

 2022-01-17 04:29 

Bangkok Post

Illegal job seekers caught in Kanchanaburi, Chiang Mai...

Border patrols on Sunday arrested a total of 126 Myanmar people who illegally crossed the border into Kanchanaburi and Chiang Mai provinces....

 2022-01-17 04:02 

Bangkok Post

Harmful dust levels in Greater Bangkok...

The Pollution Control Department has warned of harmful levels of fine-particulate dust in Greater Bangkok on Monday and Tuesday and again later this weekend, because of stagnant air over the capital...

 2022-01-17 03:43 

Bangkok Post

Democrats win Chumphon, Songkhla by-elections...

The Democrat Party looks set to retain House seats in both Chumphon's constituency 1 and Songkhla's constituency 6 after its candidates emerged winners in unofficial results from Sunday's two by-elections....

 2022-01-17 03:29 

Bangkok Post

Philippines poll body rejects petition to bar Marcos from presidential race...

MANILA: The Philippines' election commission on Monday threw out a petition seeking to bar the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running in this year's election, one of several complaints filed in an attempt to derail his presidential...

 2022-01-17 03:29 

Bangkok Post

Philippine election body dismisses petition to bar Marcos from election...

MANILA: The Philippines poll commission on Monday threw out a petition seeking to bar the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos from running in this year's presidential election....

 2022-01-17 02:30 

Bangkok Post

Consumers call for swift action...

Members of the public are calling for swift action by the government to address soaring prices affecting consumer goods, saying they are taking a bigger bite of their income every day....

 2022-01-17 01:55 

Bangkok Post

Rooney in frame as Benitez sacked as Everton manager...

LONDON: Rafael Benitez was sacked as Everton manager on Sunday after just 200 days in charge of the struggling Premier League club with former player Wayne Rooney tipped as favourite to take over....

 2022-01-17 01:45 

Bangkok Post

World's 10 richest men doubled wealth during Covid: report...

PARIS: The world's 10 wealthiest men doubled their fortunes during the first two years of the coronavirus pandemic as poverty and inequality soared, a report said on Monday....

 2022-01-17 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Millions hunker down as storm hits eastern US...

WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans hunkered down Sunday as a major winter storm hit the eastern United States with heavy snow and ice, knocking power out to an estimated 235,000 people and counting....

 2022-01-17 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Australian Open begins after Djokovic saga...

MELBOURNE: The Australian Open finally began at Melbourne Park on Monday after a chaotic and controversial build-up dominated by the visa saga that engulfed world number one Novak Djokovic....

 2022-01-17 01:30 

Bangkok Post

'Out with man haters', cry Korean anti-feminists...

SEOUL: They have shown up whenever women rallied against sexual violence and gender bias in South Korea. Dozens of young men, mostly dressed in black, taunted the protesters, squealing and chanting, "Thud! Thud!" to imitate the noise they said the...

 2022-01-17 01:00 

Bangkok Post

6,929 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths...

The country registered 13 more Covid-19 fatalities and 6,929 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Monday morning....

 2022-01-17 00:22 

Bangkok Post

Variant reduces Cobra Gold ops...

The scale of Cobra Gold, an annual joint military exercise conducted by Thailand and the United States and set this year for Feb 20 to March 5, has been downsized to 1,700 troops to be drawn from the US and other countries....

 2022-01-17 00:11 

Bangkok Post

E-commerce growth stunted...

Thailand posted its smallest e-commerce growth on record during the third and fourth quarters of 2021, attributed to tepid consumption and the reopening of physical shops, says SET-listed Kerry Express Thailand, a major parcel delivery service provider....

 2022-01-17 00:07 

Bangkok Post

Tourism fee plan gets mixed reviews...

Foreigners in Thailand have expressed mixed reactions to a government plan to collect a 300-baht tourism fee from April onwards....

 2022-01-16 23:44 

Bangkok Post

Airlines eye revival of Test & Go scheme...

The Airlines Association of Thailand (AAT) hopes the government resumes the Test & Go scheme as soon as possible to support a tourism recovery....

 2022-01-16 23:37 

Bangkok Post

Balancing act in bid to raise revenue...

The government is inching towards imposing taxes on some products and ending tax waivers to ensure fiscal stability and expand the tax base....

 2022-01-16 23:30 

Bangkok Post

Thanathorn under fire for jumping vaccine queue...

Progressive Movement founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, who has found himself in hot water amid allegations he jumped the queue to get his first dose of vaccine, has threatened lawsuits against anyone who tries to run his name through the mud....

 2022-01-16 23:30 

Bangkok Post

Rabbits' winless run extends to 5 games...

Defending champions BG Pathum United's winless streak in Thai League 1 continued on Sunday night following a 2-2 draw at Muang Thong United....

 2022-01-16 22:39 

Bangkok Post

Demographic doomsday...

Having endured the pandemic for the last two years, Thailand's workforce gradually changed over that period as many unemployed people started to run their own business or work as freelancers....

 2022-01-16 22:30 

Bangkok Post

A 'welfare city' challenge...

The former president of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) has vowed to turn Bangkok into a welfare city if he is elected as the capital's next governor....

 2022-01-16 21:50 

Bangkok Post

Ministry nixes land and building tax cut...

The Finance Ministry will not consider this year extending the period of the land and building tax reduction because of the fiscal burden, says Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith....

 2022-01-16 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Pheu Thai eyes landslide...

The main opposition Pheu Thai Party underwent a restructuring of its executive board in October last year under new leader Cholnan Srikaew, who vowed his party will not settle for anything less than a landslide victory in the next general election....

 2022-01-16 21:30 

Bangkok Post

First Omicron death reported...

Thailand on Sunday reported its first death from the highly transmissible Omicron coronavirus variant....

 2022-01-16 13:45 

Bangkok Post

Ukraine says has 'evidence' Russia behind cyberattack...

KYIV: Ukraine said Sunday it had "evidence" that Russia was behind a massive cyberattack that knocked out key government websites this past week, while Microsoft warned the hack could be far worse than first thought....

 2022-01-16 12:25 

Bangkok Post

Monks flee temples in eastern Myanmar amid intense fighting...

Hundreds of monks fled two major towns in Myanmar, a witness said Sunday, among thousands recently displaced by intense fighting between the military and rebel groups opposed to last year's coup....

 2022-01-16 11:36 

Bangkok Post

Philippines says Suu Kyi must be involved in Myanmar peace process...

MANILA: Deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is "indispensable" in restoring democracy to the military-ruled country and must be included in any peace talks, regardless of her conviction, the Philippines' foreign minister said on Sunday....

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