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Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call country’s leader ‘liar’

February 24, 2018

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country's leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a "liar" for delaying a general election promised this year.
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Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader ‘liar’

February 24, 2018

Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the country's junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a "liar" for delaying a general election promised this year.
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Pro-poll activists demand end to regime ‘lies’

February 24, 2018

Pro-election activists stepped up their campaign on Saturday with denunciations of the military regime's "lies", symbolised by masks bearing the face of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha with Pinocchio's nose.
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Dropbox seeks $500m in IPO

February 24, 2018

NEW YORK: Dropbox, one of the world's most widely used cloud storage services, has filed for an initial public offering, seeking to raise an estimated US$500 million.
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Security tightened in Hat Yai, border districts

February 24, 2018

SONGKHLA: Security has been increased to the maximum level in the commercial hub of Hat Yai and four border districts of this southern province in anticipation of possible violence.
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Toon plans 5km run for Pattani hospital

February 24, 2018

Toon Bodyslam will start another 5km charity run on Sunday to raise 4 million baht for a hospital in Pattani province urgently in need of X-Ray machines.
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Filipino Catholics march against divorce bill

February 24, 2018

MANILA: Around 2,000 Roman Catholic Filipinos protested in Manila on Saturday against a push to legalise divorce, with church groups also using the "Walk for Life" march to criticise President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs.
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US and Thai sisters rule in Pattaya

February 24, 2018

PATTAYA: American and Thai sisters occupy four of the top five spots on the leaderboard heading into the final round of the LPGA Honda Thailand Open on Sunday.
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McThai founder Dej dies at 68

February 24, 2018

Dej Bulsuk, the businessman who brought McDonald's restaurants to Thailand and spearheaded their growth for more than two decades, died of a heart attack on Friday evening at the age of 68.
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Two Chinese drown in Phangnga

February 24, 2018

PHANGNGA: Rescuers on Saturday continued to search for a Chinese woman who was missing after two compatriots drowned and two others were rescued from choppy waters off a local beach.
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US slaps ‘heaviest’ sanctions on N.Korea

February 24, 2018

WASHINGTON: The United States on Friday sanctioned 56 vessels, shipping companies and trade businesses linked to North Korea in what President Donald Trump called the "heaviest" sanctions ever imposed on the country.
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Srisaket ready to defend title

February 24, 2018

LOS ANGELES: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is ready to back up his spectacular 2017, starting with a defence of his World Boxing Council super flyweight world title against Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico.
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Chinese tycoon buys 10% of Daimler

February 24, 2018

The Chinese businessman who owns the Geely automotive group has acquired a US$9-billion stake in Daimler, the German maker of Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks.
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Arson attacks, shootings in Narathiwat, Pattani

February 24, 2018

Two areas in Narathiwat province were set on fire in arson attacks, where two shophouses and a department store were burned around midnight. Gun attacks and tyre burning also rocked five districts of neighbouring Pattani. There were no injuries.
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More firms end ties with US rifle club as pressure mounts

February 24, 2018

NEW YORK: Three more companies said Friday they had ended discount programmes with the National Rifle Association, as US corporations take a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry after the latest school...
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Indonesian woman mauled to death by crocodile

February 24, 2018

JAKARTA: A 66-year-old woman was mauled to death by a huge crocodile on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said Saturday.
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Several bombs set off around Rakhine

February 24, 2018

One of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state exploded Saturday morning, injuring a police officer, authorities said.
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Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering

February 24, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO:- Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida.
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Caring to make up for lost time

February 24, 2018

The life of a woman in her mid-30s who held a management position at a world-renowned cosmetics company changed suddenly after her father suffered acute heart failure.
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Universities ‘must listen to industry’

February 24, 2018

Local universities should collaborate with industries to meet rapid changes in the job market, Sompop Manarangsan, president of the Panyapiwat Institute of Management (PIM), a corporate university under the Charoen Phokphand Group, urged this week.
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Doctor in the house of finance

February 24, 2018

Six years ago, Rathian Srimongkol made a daring promise to the selection committee during his interview for the top job at Krungthai Card Plc (KTC): to bring the flailing company to a profit of 1 billion baht. The physician-turned-financier...
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Pheu Thai alive and kicking in Khon Kaen

February 24, 2018

Khon Kaen has experienced both pros and cons from the rule of the current junta government even though the province is among the key red-shirt bastions of the Northeast.
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Poachers can face 14 years’ jail when new law passed

February 23, 2018

Poaching cases will be met with harsher penalties by year-end as the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) plans to pass amendments to a wildlife protection law this year, officials said on Friday.
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Pichai says regime must be desperate

February 23, 2018

Pheu Thai Party member and former energy minister Pichai Naripthaphan cried foul on Friday over a police summons requiring him to report to authorities for failing to comply with one of the regime's orders.
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SME Bank aims for 1m clients in 3 years

February 23, 2018

The state-owned Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand (SME Bank) has set an ambitious goal of increasing the number of customers to 1 million within three years.
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Mekong countries forge growth plan

February 23, 2018

Member countries of the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) are working to develop a master development plan for 2019-23 to strengthen sustainable economic growth and enact better economic management.
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Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea, but Seoul says no meeting with North planned

February 23, 2018
Ivanka Trump arrives in South Korea, but Seoul says no meeting with North planned

The White House’s “Assistant Ivanka” will represent the United States at the closing of the Winter Olympics.
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Prayut shifts 2 top bureaucrats amid graft probe

February 23, 2018

Two senior officials at the Social Development and Human Security Ministry have been shunted to the Prime Minister's Office to clear the way for investigations into alleged embezzlement of funds intended for the poor at welfare centres across the...
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Future Fund delay drags on

February 23, 2018

The planned 100-billion-baht Thailand Future Fund (TFF) is embroiled in a court dispute over costs, threatening to further delay its stock market listing.
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Jobs’ pre-Apple job application could fetch $50,000

February 23, 2018

LOS ANGELES: A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple founder's aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month.
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Two fishermen die after eating puffer fish eggs

February 23, 2018

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Two seamen from Myanmar have died and another is in hospital after eating fried puffer fish eggs.
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Donald Trump Jr.’s wild Indian finale: a controversial speech and buyers’ dinner

February 23, 2018
Donald Trump Jr.’s wild Indian finale: a controversial speech and buyers’ dinner

Trump's private business trip to India has sparked conflict-of-interest concerns.
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Animal cruelty charge against Premchai dropped

February 23, 2018

A charge of cruelty to animals against construction tycoon and accused poacher Premchai Karnasuta was withdrawn on Friday, but other cases are moving ahead, including a possible new complaint of forest encroachment.
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Japanese prince vows ‘self-improvement’

February 23, 2018

TOKYO: Crown Prince Naruhito, on the occasion of his 58th birthday on Friday, vowed to "pursue self-improvement" ahead of his accession to the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1, 2019.
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Sumrith takes over Oxford United

February 23, 2018

Thai businessman Sumrith "Tiger" Thanakarnjanasuth has been confirmed as the new owner of the third-tier English football club Oxford United.
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Two investigators removed from lottery tickets case

February 23, 2018

Two police investigators handling the controversial 30-million-baht lottery case in Kanchanaburi have been moved to inactive posts at the Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok.
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