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Chelsea defeat Everton, Spurs stay close

April 30, 2017

LIVERPOOL - Pedro Rodriguez scored an eye-catching long-range goal as Chelsea closed in on the Premier League title by beating Everton 3-0 on Sunday.
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Trip Report: Varanasi, India’s Holiest City

April 30, 2017
Trip Report: Varanasi, India’s Holiest City

Back in February we took a quick trip to Varanasi , India’s holiest city . I’m late in writing about the journey, but it was remarkable and I wanted to share some images. Varanasi, located about 400 miles southeast of Delhi in populous...
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Trump schedules call to Prayut

April 30, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump set calls to leaders of Singapore and Thailand on Sunday (Monday morning Thailand time) about the threat North Korea poses of massive, nuclear destruction in Asia, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said.
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‘The Godfather’ cast reunite for 45th anniversary

April 30, 2017

NEW YORK - Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired.
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Chinese tourist drowns off Koh Samet

April 30, 2017

RAYONG - A Chinese tourist drowned after taking a swim off Koh Samet on Sunday.
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The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band, funky Molam live at Hard Rock Café Pattaya

April 30, 2017

Hard Rock Café Pattaya celebrated the Thai New Year with the worldwide acclaimed The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band and their unique funky Molam sounds. On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, The Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band performed on stage...
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District chief, another man seriously hurt in crash

April 30, 2017

NAKHON RATCHASIMA - The Chum Phuang district chief and another man were seriously injured when their pick-up trucks collided head-on in Phimai district on Sunday.
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NRSA panel drops licensing requirement

April 30, 2017

A panel vetting the media reform bill has agreed to drop the requirement that journalists have a licence to operate but not the setup of a media superbody.
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Tech firms race to spot video violence

April 30, 2017

SINAGPORE - Companies from Singapore to Finland are racing to improve artificial intelligence so software can automatically spot and block videos of grisly murders and mayhem before they go viral on social media.
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Top photos of April 2017

April 30, 2017

A selection of photographs by the Bangkok Post staff for the month of April 2017.
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First Britain-China direct freight train arrives back in China

April 30, 2017

YIWU, CHINA - The first freight train to run from Britain to China arrived in the city of Yiwu in eastern China on Saturday, completing its 12,000-kilometre journey.
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Trump invites Duterte to visit White House

April 30, 2017

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Saturday invited the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, to the White House, embracing an authoritarian leader who is accused of ordering extrajudicial killings of drug dealers and who crudely disparaged Mr Trump’s...
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Dechapol, Sapsiree lose in Asia Championships final

April 30, 2017

Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai lost to the Chinese world No.2 pair in the title match of the Asia Championships on Sunday.
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Trump celebrates first 100 days as president

April 30, 2017

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA - US President Donald Trump hit the road on Saturday to celebrate his first 100 days in the White House with cheering supporters at a campaign-style rally, touting his initial achievements and lashing out at critics.
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Ramayana Water Park Pattaya celebrates Songkran Festival with live music and fun activities

April 30, 2017

The biggest water park in Thailand, Ramayana Water Park Pattaya, celebrated Songkran Festival with a great “Wet Songkran Party”. Ramayana Water Park Pattaya brought a lot of famous DJs to deliver a variety of fun music and held special...
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Ancient jars found at Ayutthaya’s Wat Daeng

April 30, 2017

AYUTTHAYA - Thirty-two ancient jars have been found underneath the main Buddha image in the chapel of Wat Daeng temple in Tha Rua district during an excavation by archaeologists for the renovation of the temple.
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Through the doorways

April 30, 2017

Tourists have four chances a year to see the sun rises and sets aligned with all gates of the Phanom Rung temple in Buri Ram. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
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Asean gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute

April 30, 2017

MANILA - Southeast Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended on Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China's building and arming of its manmade islands, according to the chairman's...
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Holiday Inn Pattaya organizes the first Farmers’ Market

April 30, 2017

Holiday Inn Pattaya held its first Farmers’ Market at Havana Bar and Terrazzo, located in front of the hotel on Beach Road. This market is open to everyone who likes to shop locally for organic products, spends time with...
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Activists join forces to slam media gag

April 30, 2017

Human rights advocates have joined press corps to oppose the controversial media bill, saying the legislation would undermine independent news reporting and deprive people of having access to information.
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Teen girls with stones are the new threat in India’s Kashmir conflict

April 30, 2017
Teen girls with stones are the new threat in India’s Kashmir conflict

In the restive territory, schoolgirls in headscarves and school uniforms have joined forces with male protesters in large numbers for the first time in recent memory.
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Pakistan’s prime minister, having survived Supreme Court corruption ruling, now faces pressure to step down

April 30, 2017
Pakistan’s prime minister, having survived Supreme Court corruption ruling, now faces pressure to step down

A court-ordered investigation has been mandated to dig deeper into his family’s finances.
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The long-anticipated return of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is here

April 30, 2017
The long-anticipated return of Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is here

He speaks of seeking peace, but some worry his presence may disturb it.
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Majority of workers want higher minimum wages

April 30, 2017

A majority of Thai workers want higher daily minimum wages from currently between 305-310 baht, according to a survey conducted by Bangkok University (Bangkok Poll).
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Majority of workers want higher minimum wage: Bangkok Poll

April 30, 2017

A majority of Thai workers want a higher daily minimum wage from currently between 305-310 baht, according to a suvey conducted by Bangkok University, or Bangkok Poll.
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Poll: Workers’ quality of life unchanged

April 30, 2017

A majority of Thai workers say their quality of life remain unchanged this year compared to last year and they are satisfied with it, according to a survey conducted by the National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
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Workers’ quality of life unchanged from last year: Nida Poll

April 30, 2017

Most of the Thai workers say their quality of life remain unchanged this year compared to last year and they are satisfied with it, according to a survey conducted by National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
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Prayut calls for Asean to unite against threats

April 30, 2017

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged Asean member countries to strengthen themselves domestically and increase immunity from new threats.
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Bayern Munich wins record 5th straight Bundesliga title

April 30, 2017

BERLIN - Robert Lewandowski scored twice as Bayern Munich ensured a record fifth straight Bundesliga title with a 6-0 rout of Wolfsburg on Saturday.
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Police seek warrants in sex ring case

April 30, 2017

Police will seek court warrants to arrest three police officers allegedly involved in sex trafficking in Mae Hong Son, a source familiar with the investigation said.
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Ariya, Moriya fall off Texas Shootout pace

April 29, 2017

IRVING, TEXAS - After a blustery Saturday saw only five golfers shoot under par, Japan’s Haru Nomura heads into the final round of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout presented by JTBC with a two shot lead over three...
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Efforts to Ease Congestion Threaten Street Food Culture in Southeast Asia

April 29, 2017

Major cities in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are forcing vendors to move, creating more space but diluting local flavor.
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Betong car bomb suspect arrested

April 29, 2017

A man was arrested on Saturday for his alleged role in a deadly bombing in the southern border town of Betong in Yala almost three years ago.
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Fifa court case sheds light on Asian bribery

April 29, 2017

NEW YORK: The first Asian football official to be convicted in the Fifa corruption scandal told a US judge that he accepted about $1 million in bribes, including $100,000 from the former president of the Asian Football Confederation.
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Yangon mob closes Islamic schools

April 29, 2017

YANGON: Ultra-nationalist Buddhist monks and their supporters have forced the closing of two Muslim schools in Myanmar's biggest city, in a reminder that religious strife remains a threat to the country's stability.
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Turkey turns off Wikipedia

April 29, 2017

ISTANBUL: Turkish authorities on Saturday blocked access to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia, the latest in what critics say is a crackdown on free speech.
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