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Pakistani politician’s new book offers rare look at the nation’s invisible poor

February 25, 2017
Pakistani politician’s new book offers rare look at the nation’s invisible poor

Senate leader says he felt helpless to change his unjust society.
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Thai junta replaces director of Buddhism department with policeman

February 25, 2017

Thailand's military junta removed the chief of the department responsible for overseeing Buddhist affairs and replaced him with a police officer on Saturday, amid a stand-off between officials and monks at the country's largest temple.
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Yang cruising at soggy Thailand Open

February 25, 2017

PATTAYA: Rain continued to play havoc with the Honda LPGA Thailand Open, where Amy Yang of South Korea opened up a four-stroke lead before third-round play was suspended due to darkness on Saturday evening.
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Monks banned from gathering at temple

February 25, 2017

PATHUM THANI: Monks from across the country have been banned from gathering at Wat Phra Dhammakaya, as they will face legal action for obstructing officers searching for Phra Dhammajayo.
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Ten killed in China hotel blaze

February 25, 2017

SHANGHAI: A fierce blaze at a hotel in southeastern China killed 10 people, the Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.
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Kim killing suspect paid $90 to stage ‘prank’

February 25, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: The Indonesian woman who is one of the suspects in the killing of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's half brother said she was paid $90 for what she believed was a prank, an Indonesian official said Saturday.
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Bangkok office tenants moving away from ‘old’ buildings

February 25, 2017

The trend of tenants moving away from older centrally located office buildings to new properties in "fringe" locations of Bangkok is likely to continue in 2017, according to a study by the property services firm Knight Frank Thailand.
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Anti-Duterte rally held on People Power anniversary

February 25, 2017

MANILA: Political opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday turned a traditional celebration of a "People Power" uprising against dictatorship three decades ago into a protest march condemning his war on drugs.
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Poll: Most Thais favour using S44 to fight graft

February 25, 2017

More than 85% of Thai people support the use of special powers under Section 44 of the interim constitution to tackle corruption, a Suan Dusit Rajabhat University poll shows.
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Myanmar takes aim at fake cooking oil

February 25, 2017

The Myanmar government will take legal action against those found to be selling fake cooking oil from March, says Kyaw Win, Union Minister for Planning and Finance.
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Three die after pickup plunges into creek

February 25, 2017

NAKHON PHANOM: A senior police officer, his wife and daughter were killed when their pickup truck plunged off a slippery road and into a creek in Muang district on Saturday morning.
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New zoo planned next to Tiger Temple

February 25, 2017

A new zoo is planned in Kanchanaburi right next to the closed temple that ran a lucrative tiger attraction while allegedly trafficking in the endangered beasts.
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Fire consumes tyres awaiting recycling

February 25, 2017

PRACHIN BURI: Flames consumed a huge pile of used tyres awaiting recycling in Si Maha Phot district in a blaze that took eight hours to bring under control early Saturday. Nobody was injured.
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Ariya chasing Yang at Thailand Open

February 25, 2017

PATTAYA: 2015 champion Amy Yang of South Korea held a one-shot lead over local favourite Ariya Jutanugarn and Shanshan Feng of China as the third round of the Honda LPGA Thailand Open got under way just after noon on...
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White House shuts out top media outlets

February 25, 2017

WASHINGTON: White House press secretary Sean Spicer excluded several major news outlets, including the New York Times and CNN, from an untelevised media briefing on Friday, hours after President Donald Trump assailed coverage of his administration.
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White House denies access to briefing to NYT, Politico, CNN

February 25, 2017

WASHINGTON -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer excluded several major news outlets, including the New York Times and CNN, from an untelevised media briefing on Friday, hours after President Donald Trump assailed coverage of his administration.
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Five construction projects set to be fast-tracked

February 25, 2017

Five construction projects initiated by City Hall are being sped up to alleviate traffic congestion around the capital, deputy Bangkok governor Chakkaphan Phewngam says.
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Indonesia president begins first Australia visit

February 25, 2017

SYDNEY: Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi'' Widodo arrived in Sydney on Saturday on his first visit to Australia as his country's leader.
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Indonesia president lands in Sydney on first Australia visit

February 25, 2017

SYDNEY - Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi'' Widodo arrived in Sydney on Saturday on his first visit to Australia as his nation's leader.
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Migrants freed of travel bills

February 25, 2017

Employers must be responsible for travel expenses for migrant workers who enter Thailand under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on labour cooperation, Employment Department director-general Waranon Pitiwan said yesterday.
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Noxious haze in North less thick this year

February 25, 2017

Chiang Rai: The haze situation in the North is unlikely to be as bad as those of the previous two years due to favourable weather that has seen a reduction in the number of hotspots.
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Gold prices steady at B20,750

February 25, 2017

The Gold Traders Association this morning announced buying prices at 20,284.08 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,650 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.
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Samui operator eyes new airports

February 25, 2017

Bangkok Airways is gearing up for a series of new business ventures, highlighted by two proposed greenfield airport development projects.
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Prasarn to be procurement panel head

February 25, 2017

Former Bank of Thailand governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul is tipped to head a new panel triggered under Section 44 of the interim charter to supervise state procurement projects worth at least five billion baht.
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Airport Link plans to add 15 carriages

February 25, 2017

The Airport Rail Link (ARL) operator is planning to buy 15 more carriages to serve growing demand from passengers.
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Bids awarded for broadband work

February 24, 2017

Eight private companies have won the bids to supply optical fibre cable and broadband-related equipment to TOT Plc for the installation of the national broadband network across the country.
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Fingerprints needed for phone users

February 24, 2017

The national telecom regulator will impose a mandatory online fingerprint ID system for new prepaid and postpaid mobile SIM card customers in the deep South to boost security, according to a highly placed source.
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PM urges study of maths, science, English

February 24, 2017

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged Thai students in Si Sa Ket to study maths, science and English to meet growing demand as the country develops.
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The sad life and even sadder end of Kim Jong Nam

February 24, 2017
The sad life and even sadder end of Kim Jong Nam

He was born into the ruthless North Korean dictatorship and could never quite escape it.
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Grade 6 students fail in Thai essay writing

February 24, 2017

Grade 6 students sitting the recent Ordinary National Educational Test (O-Net) were found to have fared poorly in the essay portion that tests their Thai language skills, according to the National Institute of Education Testing Service (NIETS).
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From diet pills to underwear: Chinese firms scramble to grab Ivanka Trump trademark 

February 24, 2017
From diet pills to underwear: Chinese firms scramble to grab Ivanka Trump trademark 

258 applications have been lodged under Ivanka’s name, or variants of it, since the election.
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Kim Jong Un’s half brother was killed by VX nerve agent, Malaysian police say

February 24, 2017
Kim Jong Un’s half brother was killed by VX nerve agent, Malaysian police say

VX is one of the most toxic and fastest-acting chemical warfare agents.
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Thilawa SEZ expanding in Myanmar

February 24, 2017

YANGON: Developers of the Japanese-backed Thilawa special economic zone (SEZ) near Myanmar's commercial capital launched an expansion project on Friday, with senior government officials expressing high hopes for its success.
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Hammered by internet, US chain closing 140 stores

February 24, 2017

One of the largest department store chains in the United States plans to close 14% of its stores as shoppers are increasingly deserting malls to buy online.
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Bangkok police sacked over sales of seized drugs

February 24, 2017

Six police officers in Bang Phlad district of Bangkok have been dismissed from the force for allegedly selling drugs that had been seized in recent raids.
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5G trials planned in London

February 24, 2017

LONDON: The communications group Arqiva and Samsung Electronics will stage trials of Britain's first 5G mobile network in London this year, the companies said on Friday.
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