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Majority see no possibily for Dem, PT to jointly set up govt after election: Poll

June 25, 2017

A majority of people see no possibility for the country's two major political parties -- Pheu Thai and Democrat -- to join hands to set up a coalition government after the next general election although they want them to do so, according to the result of an opinion survey by the National Institute of...
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Pressure to root out school graft

June 25, 2017

The government has been urged to force school directors nationwide to declare their assets to ward off possible graft in the wake of the so-called "tea money" scandal at Samsenwittayalai School.
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CPF plant closed after deaths

June 25, 2017

The deaths of five people who fell into a wastewater treatment pond at a CPF factory on Friday has led authorities to temporarily shut down the Bang Na-Trat Road facility.
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5.6-magnitude quake rocks central Japan

June 25, 2017

TOKYO - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 shook the central Japan prefecture of Nagano on Sunday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
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Revolution’s legacy back from the brink

June 25, 2017

Meanings assigned to specific persons and objects change through time. Once they were defined as supreme, then redefined as degenerate and consigned to oblivion.
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The mother of all crimes

June 24, 2017

After a childhood spent moving from one household to another, Pornthip "Rung" Kulnanun thought that she was set to finally settle down at the home of her birth mother. The 10-year-old girl had been moving around since she was...
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Democrats mull legal challenge to strategy bill

June 24, 2017

The Democrat Party is considering petitioning the Constitutional Court over the controversial act to draft a national strategy it suspects may bypass public opinion and raise doubts about its legitimacy due to the law's tough penalty for governments failing...
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Cabbies told not to bully Uber

June 24, 2017

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has called on taxi drivers not to take action against drivers of the ride-sharing services by themselves, but to contact authorities to deal with the matter.
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Probe into Buddhism office shifts to Chumphon

June 24, 2017

Authorities on Saturday investigated four temples in Chumphon in their hunt for the culprits of the embezzlement of 60 million baht from maintenance funds.
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Cops on edge as revolution feted

June 24, 2017

Authorities have stepped up security at locations linked to the 1932 Siamese Revolution following reports that anti-government groups plan to hold activities to observe the 85th anniversary of the revolution, which fell Saturday.
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Absolute monarchy in disguise?

June 24, 2017

Thongchai Winichakul Seminal historian Thongchai Winichakul argues that Thailand’s many constitutions have progressively torn power from the people to be placed back in the hands of the King — ?a process seen most clearly in the latest charter....
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Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in southwestern China

June 24, 2017
Rescuers dig for bodies after landslide wipes out village in southwestern China

Six bodies have been found, but 112 people are missing in the village in Sichuan province, state media said.
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UK lawmakers hit by cyber security attack

June 24, 2017

LONDON: The British parliament has been hit by a cyber attack that is preventing lawmakers from accessing their emails when not in Westminster, politicians and media reports said on Saturday.
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UK police brace for trouble as groups protest

June 24, 2017

LONDON: Hundreds of police officers lined the streets of London and Birmingham on Saturday to prevent far-right demonstrators from clashing with rival anti-fascism groups on a day of protest following deadly attacks in Britain.
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The high-tech jobs that created India’s gilded generation are disappearing

June 24, 2017
The high-tech jobs that created India’s gilded generation are disappearing

The once-booming tech sector is slowing down, and the engineers who helped build it are losing their jobs.
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Tiny jellyfish cover Pattaya beach

June 24, 2017

PATTAYA: Tourists have been warned to steer clear of countless tiny jellyfish that have been washed ashore along Jomtien beach in Bang Lamung district on Saturday.
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‘The Great Dictator’ blocked on ‘democracy day’

June 24, 2017

YouTube has blocked viewers in Thailand from watching a version of The Great Dictator at the government's request, on a day that featured a few subdued observances of the 85th anniversary of the Siam Revolution.
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School chief shifted over tea money complaint

June 24, 2017

The director of Samsenwittayalai School has been transferred to an advisory position at the Education Ministry after being accused of receiving a 400,000-baht bribe from a parent of a student, a charge he denies.
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Bride sues runaway groom after dowry dispute

June 24, 2017

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A wedding in Phimai district was abruptly cancelled after a groom and his relatives walked away with the dowry following a quarrel with the bride’s family over the amount.
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Hundreds evacuated as UK steps up fire-safety checks

June 24, 2017

LONDON: The scope of Britain's fire-safety crisis broadened on Saturday, as London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers due to concerns about fire doors and insulation around gas pipes, leaving residents angry and confused.
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Penis rings deliver painful lesson

June 24, 2017

PATTAYA: A 33-year-old man has learned a painful and embarrassing lesson after an experiment with penis rings went terribly wrong.
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‘Rule of law’ indisputable legacy of the unfinished 1932 Revolution

June 24, 2017

Kongpob Areerat Despite relentless attempts of Thailand’s conservative elites to bury the memory of the People’s Party who ended the days of the absolute monarchy, the legal legacies of the 1932 democratic revolt which gave birth to the...
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Activist arrested for trying to mark anniversary of 1932 revolution

June 24, 2017

Khaosod English A political activist was taken into military custody Saturday morning for attempting to place a replica of the plaque commemorating the June 24, 1932, revolt at the spot where the original mysteriously disappeared from earlier this...
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Thai authorities block youtube clip of ‘the Great Dictator’

June 24, 2017

The Thai authorities have blocked access to a youtube clip of the Charlie Chaplin's movie ‘the Great Dictator’. On 21 June 2017, a Facebook user reported that an access to a Youtube clip?of the movie ‘ the Great...
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Londoners in temporary housing after fire safety evacuations

June 24, 2017

LONDON: The residents of roughly 800 apartments in London have been evacuated due to fire-safety concerns.
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Six provinces on flood alert

June 24, 2017

Six provinces in the East and the South have been warned to brace themselves for heavy rain that could trigger flash floods and forest runoff today and tomorrow.
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Brief fire at Ramathibodi Hospital

June 24, 2017

A fire was put out quickly at a wastewater treatment facility at Ramathibodi Hospital without injury on Saturday morning. Officials suspect a short-circuit in an unused electric fan caused the incident.
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Saudis foil Mecca bomb plot

June 24, 2017

RIYADH: A suicide bomber blew himself up near the Grand Mosque in Mecca as police disrupted a plot to target the holiest site in Islam just as the fasting month of Ramadan ends, Saudi security forces said Saturday.
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Australia welcomes Hambali charges

June 24, 2017

SYDNEY: Australia has welcomed charges laid by the United States against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.
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Panel vows to dismantle resorts on Phu Thap Boek

June 24, 2017

PHETCHABUN - Provincial authorities have vowed to go ahead with the National Council for Peace and Order’s order to knock down illegal resorts on Phu Thap Boek, the popular mountain attraction in Phetchabun after owners of the remaining 13...
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12 soldiers, two civilians hurt in Narathiwat bombing

June 24, 2017

NARATHIWAT: Twelve soldiers and two civilians, one of them a four-year-old girl, were injured when a bomb was detonated on a road in Sungai Kolok district on Friday.
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Over 100 people feared buried by southwest China landslide

June 24, 2017

BEIJING: Around 100 people are feared buried by a landslide that unleashed huge rocks and a mass of earth that crashed into their homes in southwestern China early Saturday, a county government said.
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Google to end Gmail scanning to target ads

June 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO: Google plans to abandon its long-standing practice of scanning user email in its Gmail service to serve targeted advertising.
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New railway to connect marine life to sea

June 24, 2017

A new railway development project that will connect marine attractions in the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea was set out in a public hearing on Friday to gauge opinion.
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President of court’s term extended

June 24, 2017

The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday voted to pass a bill on Administrative Court procedures which has resulted in the term of the incumbent president of the court being extended for four years.
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OAG mulls indicting ‘Sin Sae Shogun’

June 24, 2017

The Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) is considering whether to indict Pasist Arinchayalapis, alias "Sin Sae Shogun", and eight people suspected of colluding in an alleged scam that cheated at least 757 people into paying for an overseas trip...
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