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Groom a no-show at wedding after failing to raise dowry

October 23, 2017

PRACHIN BURI: A groom who failed to appear at his wedding because he could not raise the agreed dowry is being sued by the embarrassed, out-of-pocket family of his jilted bride, in Kabin Buri district.
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Farmers race to harvest flooded crops in Isan

October 23, 2017

BURI RAM: Farmers in Khan Dong district were left with no choice but to harvest their crops prematurely as water from the overflowing Moon River spread over at least 2,000 rai of paddy fields at four villages in the north of the province, and...
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Rising dam water diverted into Tha Chin River

October 23, 2017

CHAI NAT: The Royal Irrigation Department on Monday began redirecting water from the rising Chao Phraya Dam reservoir into the Tha Chin River to ease the hardship of people living in downstream areas that are already flooded.
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Typhoon Lan leaves 3 dead, flooding in Japan

October 23, 2017

TOKYO: A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.
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Indonesian military chief denied entry to US

October 23, 2017

JAKARTA: The head of the Indonesian military has been denied entry to the United States for unknown reasons, an Indonesian military spokesman said on Sunday.
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Asean defence ministers start two-day talks in Philippines

October 23, 2017

CLARK, Philippines: Southeast Asian defence ministers began two-day talks in the Philippines on Monday, with combating terrorism high on the agenda.
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Ranger caring for sick mum shot dead in South

October 23, 2017

NARATHIWAT: A ranger volunteer taking leave to care for his ailing mother was fatally shot outside his house in Cho Airong district early on Sunday night.
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Starbucks Misspellings: Notable New One for the Collection

October 23, 2017
Starbucks Misspellings: Notable New One for the Collection

Nugal. From a barista here in New Delhi today. Backstory is here . Truly the gift that keeps on giving.
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Efforts underway to tap market for herbs

October 23, 2017

The Commerce Ministry plans to promote the export of Thai organic herbs, aiming to create added value for the sector and tap into a global market worth trillions of baht annually.
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THAI dinged for on-time performance

October 23, 2017

Thai Airways International's (THAI) shoddy record on punctuality has caused Thai travellers to sarcastically refer its airline code TG as "tomorrow go".
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Performing for King Bhumibol

October 23, 2017

Student and professional artists are striving to be at their best when they perform traditional nang yai and khon in their final farewell to the late King. - Jetjaras Na Ranong and Karnjana Karnjanatawe
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Air force repeats drone warning

October 22, 2017

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has urged the public to inform the air force if they find anyone operating drones during the royal cremation ceremonies this week.
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IHG Foundation Week at Holiday Inn Pattaya

October 22, 2017

The week kicked off in East coast of Thailand where over 300 colleagues from different properties including Holiday Inn Pattaya, Intercontinental Resort Pattaya and Holiday Inn and Suite Rayong City Center took part in activities such as aerobic, fun...
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Nakhon Pathom mattress factory fire extinguished

October 22, 2017

A fire broke out and raged through a mattress factory in Nakhon Pathom's Sam Phran district for several hours Sunday, before it was contained. There were no reports of injuries.
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Central Plains brace for severe floods

October 22, 2017

Communities living along the Chao Phraya River in Central Plains areas are suffering as run-off from the river continues to rise.
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Asean defence chiefs to discuss terrorism, N.Korea

October 22, 2017

CLARK, Philippines: Southeast Asian defence ministers are expected to discuss terrorism, South China Sea territorial disputes, and North Korea missile and nuclear threats when they meet Monday in Pampanga province, north Manila, according to a meeting document.
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Abe’s ruling bloc wins, Japan set to amend constitution

October 22, 2017

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is certain to retain a two-thirds majority in Sunday's House of Representatives election, according to early returns, providing it with the impetus to press ahead with debate on a first-ever amendment to...
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India, China face off over Rohingya

October 22, 2017

DHAKA: India's foreign minister said Sunday that Myanmar must take back Rohingya Muslims to resolve one of Asia's largest refugee crises in decades.
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Flights cancelled as killer Typhoon Lan slams into central Japan

October 22, 2017

TOKYO: Powerful Typhoon Lan made landfall on the Pacific coast of central Japan early Monday, leaving at least two dead as it battered a wide area with heavy rain and strong winds.
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Mugabe ‘un-appointed’ as WHO goodwill ambassador

October 22, 2017

JOHANNESBURG: The head of the World Health Organisation revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe as a "goodwill ambassador" on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe's government said it respected the turnabout and that...
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Liverpool, Everton fall to north London sides

October 22, 2017

LONDON: Final score: North London 9, Merseyside 3.
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After a bloody week in Afghanistan, elected officials seek answers from Ghani

October 22, 2017
After a bloody week in Afghanistan, elected officials seek answers from Ghani

Some accused the government of not doing enough to prevent the attacks; others cited a shift in strategy by the Taliban.
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Shinzo Abe’s coalition is projected to win the Japanese election

October 22, 2017
Shinzo Abe’s coalition is projected to win the Japanese election

Early indications suggested that this new government would look remarkably like the old one, and Abe is poised to be his nation’s longest-serving prime minister.
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Ratchanok beats Yamaguchi to win Denmark Open title

October 22, 2017

Ratchanok Intanon took the Denmark Open title in Odense on Sunday after a win over arch-rival Akane Yamaguchi on Sunday.
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Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya keeps cool and carries on fire drill

October 22, 2017

Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya keeps cool and carries on learning even more about effective emergency procedure. A party centric hotel where fun and good times prevail. With guests so crowded in most of the weekend need to assure their...
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African rhino injures poacher in rare reversal of fortunes

October 22, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya: A rhino turned the tables on a suspected poacher in Namibia, charging and injuring the man while he was allegedly tracking it.
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Japan PM Abe’s ruling bloc on track for big election win

October 22, 2017

TOKYO: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big win in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, potentially re-energising a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution.
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Briton found dead in Buri Ram rented room

October 22, 2017

BURI RAM: A British national was found dead inside his rented room on Sunday after neighbours noticed he had not appeared for four days.
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In Kabul, the first night soccer match in 40 years defies ongoing Taliban attacks

October 22, 2017
In Kabul, the first night soccer match in 40 years defies ongoing Taliban attacks

The Afghan Premiere League’s outdoor games offer “a fresh kind of hope” for a nation long plagued by war and terrorism.
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Filipino troops battling final 30 IS-linked gunmen in Marawi

October 22, 2017

MANILA: Philippine troops on Sunday were battling a final group of about 30 pro-Islamic State group militants who were surrounded in one building with all their hostages gone as a nearly five-month siege neared its end in southern Marawi...
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Indonesia seeks info from US after general denied entry

October 22, 2017

JAKARTA: Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the US after the Indonesian military chief was denied entry to the country.
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Woman loses leg saving daughter from being hit by train

October 22, 2017

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A female school teacher lost one of her legs saving her three-year-old daughter from being hit by an oncoming train at Thung Song railway station late on Saturday night.
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Death toll from Malaysia construction site landslide at 11

October 22, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Eleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said.
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Democratic chairman: Trump ‘most dangerous’ president ever

October 22, 2017

LAS VEGAS: Trying to quell accusations that he is ousting activists from the party's left flank, Democratic Chairman Tom Perez told fellow Democrats on Saturday that unity is crucial in the fight against President Donald Trump, whom he lambasted...
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Powerful typhoon drenches Japan as voters trudge to polls

October 22, 2017

TOKYO: Heavy rain and wind lashed southern Japan on Sunday as a powerful typhoon neared, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights and disrupting rail services on a national election day.
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US: DNA test confirms top Filipino terror suspect is dead

October 22, 2017

MANILA: DNA tests have confirmed the death of one of the FBI's most-wanted terror suspects, who the Philippine military reported was killed in a final battle to quell an Islamic State group-linked siege in southern Marawi city, US and...
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