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 2020-09-29 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Heavy losses claimed as Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting rages...

YEREVAN: Azerbaijani and Armenian forces claimed to have inflicted heavy losses as fighting raged for a third day on Tuesday over the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh....

 2020-09-29 10:41 

Bangkok Post

With social media and academia, villagers save ancestral forest...

CHIANG RAI: The villagers of Ban Boon Rueang in Chiang Khong district of this northern province had long known that they benefited from the community wetland forest that supplied them with fish and firewood, but it wasn't until devastating floods in 2...

 2020-09-29 10:13 

Bangkok Post

Gold robber caught en route to Laos...

A man wanted for a 6 million baht gold robbery in Bangkok was caught in Loei on Tuesday, trying to sneak across the border to Laos....

 2020-09-29 10:10 

Bangkok Post

Protest against asphalt factory in Udon...

UDON THANI: About 300 people protested in front of an asphalt factory in Kumphawapi district on Tuesday, complaining about the smell and the dust kicked up by trucks coming and going....

 2020-09-29 09:19 

Bangkok Post

Woman rubber tapper arrested for abandoning baby in Phuket...

PHUKET: A Myanmar woman has been tracked down in Surat Thani and charged with abandoning her young baby behind a Krungthai Bank branch in Patong area of Kathu district in Phuket on Sept 23....

 2020-09-29 09:05 

Bangkok Post

New army chief pledges defence of monarchy...

Thailand's new army chief pledged on Tuesday to follow his predecessor, who has taken a hard line against anti-government groups and he emphasised the importance of protecting the monarchy....

 2020-09-29 08:39 

Bangkok Post

World Bank: Economic recovery will take at least 2 years...

The Thai economy will shrink at least 8.3% this year and take at least two years to return to its pre-Covid level, according to the World Bank....

 2020-09-29 07:48 

Bangkok Post

Thailand to slowly restart tourism with flight from China...

Thailand will receive its first foreign vacationers when a flight from China arrives next week, marking the gradual restart of a vital tourism sector battered by coronavirus travel curbs, a senior official said on Tuesday....

 2020-09-29 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Armenian separatists battle Azerbaijan offensive in Karabakh...

BAKU: Armenian separatists in the Nagorny Karabakh region are resisting an Azerbaijani offensive, officials in Yerevan said, as heavy fighting entered a third day Tuesday ahead of UN Security Council talks on the crisis....

 2020-09-29 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Cruise ship with reported infections docks at Greek port...

ATHENS: The first cruise ship to sail to Greece since the coronavirus lockdown docked at the port of Piraeus early Tuesday after a dozen crew members were reported positive for the virus, state news agency ANA said....

 2020-09-29 07:42 

Bangkok Post

'Khru Jum' acknowledges child abuse charges...

NONTHABURI: A woman teacher sacked from a large private school for allegedly beating a kindergarten pupil reported to police on Tuesday to acknowledge two counts of physically abusing a child....

 2020-09-29 07:32 

Bangkok Post

Government moves ahead with southern plans despite protests...

The government will move ahead with industrial plans in four upper southern provinces despite strong local protests....

 2020-09-29 06:45 

Bangkok Post

Weibo parent Sina to delist US stocks in $2.6 bn deal...

BEIJING: Chinese internet giant Sina Corp, the parent company of the country's vast Twitter-like Weibo platform, plans to delist its US shares and go private, making it the latest mainland firm to withdraw from Wall Street as relations between Beijing...

 2020-09-29 06:45 

Bangkok Post

Cardinal Pell to return to Rome after sex abuse acquittal...

SYDNEY: Australian Cardinal George Pell will return to Rome Tuesday for the first time since being acquitted of child sexual abuse charges, and just days after a Vatican rival was ousted....

 2020-09-29 05:51 

Bangkok Post

More returning soldiers infected...

The government on Tuesday reported 14 new Covid-19 cases - quarantined arrivals from Hong Kong, India, South Sudan and Turkey - raising the total to 3,559....

 2020-09-29 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Trump, Biden head into first debate with presidency on the line...

CLEVELAND: There'll be no handshake, but venom to spare when President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden meet in Cleveland on Tuesday for the first of three televised debates that could shake up an already volatile race for the White House....

 2020-09-29 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Rio Tinto hit with human rights claims over Bougainville mine...

SYDNEY: Rio Tinto is facing accusations it "side-stepped4; responsibility to clean up poisonous waste from a closed mine on Papua New Guinea's Bougainville island in a complaint filed Tuesday in Australia....

 2020-09-29 05:26 

Bangkok Post

Global coronavirus deaths pass 'agonizing milestone' of 1 million...

SYDNEY: The global death toll from Covid-19 rose past 1 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a bleak milestone in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live....

 2020-09-29 05:26 

Bangkok Post

Global coronavirus deaths pass 'agonising milestone' of 1 million...

SYDNEY: The global death toll from Covid-19 rose past 1 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, a bleak milestone in a pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live....

 2020-09-29 04:45 

Bangkok Post

Faster tests unveiled as virus deaths pass one million...

GENEVA: Coronavirus tests that deliver results in 15-30 minutes are to be rolled out across the United States and in scores of poorer countries, as health authorities worldwide try to get a handle on a disease that has now killed more than a million peopl...

 2020-09-29 03:57 

Bangkok Post

'Rule breaker' school uniforms challenge tradition for a price...

In Thailand's classrooms, showing a rebellious or creative streak through what you wear has always been difficult....

 2020-09-29 03:25 

Bangkok Post

Driver survives plunge into deep ravine...

SONGKHLA: A man was lucky to escape with only minor injuries when his car ran off the road at a corner and into a deep ravine in Na Mom district early on Monday night....

 2020-09-29 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Brazil revokes mangrove protections, triggering alarm...

BRASLIA: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government on Monday revoked regulations protecting mangroves and other fragile coastal ecosystems, in a measure environmentalists condemned as a "crime" that would lead to their destruction....

 2020-09-29 01:03 

Bangkok Post

Recycling project on hold due to protests...

CHIANG RAI: A project to construct a waste-to-energy plant in Muang district was suspended on Monday due to mounting protests by locals concerned about possible pollution from the planned facility....

 2020-09-29 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Headwinds cause major B4.9tn loss...

Uncertainties in domestic politics, economic policies and the external front over the past 14 years led to losses to Thailand's GDP worth 4.9 trillion baht, according to a research paper....

 2020-09-29 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Elite Models ex-boss probed for alleged child rape in France...

PARIS: A former top boss of one of the world's biggest model agencies is to be investigated for rape and abusing an under-age girl as well as other women, French prosecutors announced on Monday....

 2020-09-29 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Trump's 2016 team accused of deterring black Americans from voting...

LONDON: Donald Trump's digital campaign team tried to dissuade millions of African Americans from voting in the 2016 US presidential election, Britain's Channel 4 News channel alleged in a report broadcast on Monday....

 2020-09-29 00:09 

Bangkok Post

Park gives owner week to demolish resort -- or else...

Authorities will demolish a luxury resort in Kanchanaburi for encroaching on Khao Laem National Park if the owner does not tear the buildings down within seven days....

 2020-09-29 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Online lottery project up for hearing...

The Government Lottery Office (GLO) is preparing to conduct a public hearing nationwide to assess public opinion on the online lottery project....

 2020-09-28 23:26 

Bangkok Post

FPO: Indications of GDP shrink diminishing in Q3...

Economic recovery momentum during July and August suggests the economy could contract less in the third quarter than the previous period, says the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO)....

 2020-09-28 23:00 

Bangkok Post

All Sarasas schools face investigation...

The Office of the Private Education Commission (Opec) has set up a special committee to investigate all 42 Sarasas private schools for more cases of student abuse following an incident at Sarasas Witaed Ratchaphruek School which provoked outrage among par...

 2020-09-28 22:26 

Bangkok Post

NHSC votes to keep ban on toxic farm chemicals...

The National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) on Monday ruled in favour of consumer groups to keep its ban on the use of paraquat and chlorpyrifos in Thailand's agricultural sector....

 2020-09-28 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Suvarnabhumi has sights set high...

Despite negative growth in air traffic and passenger numbers brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Suvarnabhumi Airport has reasserted its goal of becoming Southeast Asia's air traffic hub....

 2020-09-28 21:12 

Bangkok Post

Pupil hurt in squat penalty...

A student at a school in Pathum Thani province suffered from a tendinitis infection in her feet and was unable to walk for two months after a teacher ordered her to squat 100 times as a form of punishment....

 2020-09-28 21:08 

Bangkok Post

Nestle begins franchise cafes...

Despite coffee consumption out of home dropping throughout the pandemic, Nestle Thai is pursuing a fresh coffee cafe model....

 2020-09-28 21:06 

Bangkok Post

Koh Samui ALSQs prepared for new visitors...

Hoteliers in Koh Samui are gearing up to welcome an influx of tourists with health volunteers at each alternative local state quarantine (ALSQ) site to ensure the safety of tourists and locals if new infections are detected....

 2020-09-28 21:02 

Bangkok Post

EVAT aims for EV outlet ubiquity...

The Electrical Vehicle Association of Thailand (EVAT) vows to make charging outlets for electric vehicles (EVs) more widespread, similar to ATMs, to help the government reach its goal to increase EV production to 30% of total automotive output in the coun...

 2020-09-28 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Govt beckons further arrivals...

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) on Monday approved in principle the entry of foreign nationals to the kingdom including business visitors and tourists to help the country recover from the blows inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-09-28 14:15 

Bangkok Post

King gives water mission to Apirat, PM...

Outgoing army chief Apirat Kongsompong says he and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha have been instructed by their Majesties the King and Queen to conduct a survey of the monarch's estates so water storage facilities can be built for public use....

 2020-09-28 12:16 

Bangkok Post

Thailand extends grace period for stranded foreigners...

Thailand on Monday extended a grace period for visa renewals for foreigners stranded in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic until the end of October, as travel restrictions remain in place and new infections climb globally....

 2020-09-28 11:22 

Bangkok Post

63-year-old skates her way to cancer recovery...

Cruising on an empty Bangkok highway, 63-year-old Nongluck Chairuettichai -- the oldest member of Thailand's longboard national team -- says taking up the sport set her on the road to recovery from breast cancer....

 2020-09-28 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Belarus opposition leader calls for Macron to mediate...

VILNIUS: Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya on Monday urged France's president to mediate in the political crisis in Belarus and called for EU sanctions against businesses that support President Alexander Lukashenko's government....

 2020-09-28 09:55 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia nets 56kg 'ice' on Thai fishing boat...

SATUN: A Thai fishing boat from this southern province boarded by Malaysian authorities near Langkawi island on Friday was found to be carrying 56.5 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, or ice, police said.Two men on the boat jumped overboard and escap...

 2020-09-28 09:34 

Bangkok Post

Former election candidate gets 50 years for drug smuggling...

The Criminal Court on Monday sentenced Suban Mahachanon, a former election candidate of the Seri Ruam Thai Party, to 50 years in jail for involvement in the attempted smuggling of 985 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine to the Philippines in June last ...

 2020-09-28 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Dozens killed as Armenia-Azerbaijan fighting enters second day...

YEREVAN: Azerbaijani and Armenian forces battled for a second day on Monday after dozens were killed in an outbreak of heavy fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war between the longtime enemies....

 2020-09-28 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Rebound and reflection in Wuhan as virus claims million lives...

WUHAN, China: As the coronavirus claimed its millionth life, people in Wuhan expressed sadness Monday at the continuing global impact of the pandemic -- more than nine months after it emerged in the central Chinese city....

 2020-09-28 08:28 

Bangkok Post

Prayut: New finance minister next week...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ended speculation that outgoing finance permanent secretary Prasong Poontaneat could be the new finance minister....

 2020-09-28 07:45 

Bangkok Post

At least 39 killed as Karabakh fighting enters second day...

YEREVAN: Armenian separatists in the breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh said Monday 15 more of its fighters have been killed in a flare-up of a territorial dispute, bringing the total death toll to 39 as the fighting entered a second day....

 2020-09-28 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Japan Airlines embraces gender-neutral greetings...

TOKYO: Japan Airlines is ditching the phrase "ladies and gentlemen" and instead embracing gender-neutral terms during in-flight and airport announcements from next month, the company said Monday....

 2020-09-28 07:34 

Bangkok Post

Philippines warns against complacency as virus spread slows...

The Philippines cannot be complacent amid the slowdown in the spread of the coronavirus as clusters of infections still remain while critical cases have marginally increased, health authorities said....

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