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Women took axe to truck blocking their driveway

February 20, 2018

Two women who used an axe and metal rod to smash up a parked pickup truck that was blocking their driveway in Prawet district of Bangkok are facing charges of property damage and intimidating the owner-driver.
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Driver killed, 8 passengers hurt in Loei bus crash

February 20, 2018

LOEI: The driver was killed and eight passengers hurt when an inter-provincial bus hit a barrier at the side of a bridge, veered off the road and overturned in Phu Kradung district on Tuesday morning.
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Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing: official

February 20, 2018

LIMA: A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime.
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Court gives Japanese man custody of 13 kids born to Thai surrogates

February 20, 2018

A Bangkok court on Tuesday granted a Japanese man "sole parent" rights to 13 babies fathered through Thai surrogate mothers, a ruling that paves the way for him to take custody of the children
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Carabao: Rocker turned drinks mogul energises English football

February 20, 2018

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.
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Nigerians caught after illegal entry through Rong Kluea

February 20, 2018

SA KAEO: Two Nigerians who had made their way through Vietnam and Cambodia and into Thailand without visas were caught and charged with illegal entry after a car chase near the border late on Monday afternoon.
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Family of murdered Cambodian activist arrive in Australia

February 20, 2018

PHNOM PENH: The family of murdered Cambodian government critic Kem Ley, whose 2016 death sparked major street protesters against Prime Minister Hun Sen, has been granted a special humanitarian refugee visa by Australia and landed in the country on Saturday.
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Thaksin backs Sudarat for top job over rival

February 20, 2018

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who pundits claim still controls the Pheu Thai Party from overseas, wants Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan to remain his nominee as its official leader, said a well-placed source within the exruling party.
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Regime hunts poll protest backers

February 20, 2018

Authorities have pledged to go after those who are financially supporting pro-election activists, who are ramping up pressure on the regime to hold a poll to return the country to democracy this year.
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BoT looks to widen agent services

February 20, 2018

The Bank of Thailand plans to extend the business scope of banking agents to money withdrawals and retail payment services, expected to take effect from next month.
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Warrants sought in lottery row

February 20, 2018

Arrest warrants for offenders in the 30-million-baht lottery fraud case could be issued in the next two days, according to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB).
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GDP outlook rosy after strong 2017

February 20, 2018

The government has expressed confidence in the country’s economic outlook after Thailand posted its strongest growth in five years in 2017, driven by robust exports and tourism.
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Nok Air plans profit from route expansions

February 20, 2018

Nok Airlines Plc, operator of low-cost airline Nok Air, aims a turnaround to profit this year thanks to expansion of domestic and international routes.
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EEC aerotropolis study likely to wrap up in 2019

February 20, 2018

The government expects the EEC aerotropolis’ feasibility study to be completed in the next 18 months, says EEC Office secretarygeneral Kanit Sangsubhan.
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FPO declares landlords can lock in windfall tax exemption

February 19, 2018

Landlords who lock in bumper profits from selling land near transport infrastructure projects can be exempt from the land windfall tax if they buy and sell the same plot during the same four-year implementation period of the Treasury Department’s land appraisal prices, says a tax expert at the Fiscal Policy Office (FPO).
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Water banks set to ease city flooding

February 19, 2018

City Hall is speeding up its ambitious plans to prevent chronic flooding by building underground “water banks” and water retention areas.
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PM to visit demo farm near capital

February 19, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will be in Nakhon Pathom for a one-day visit on Wednesday to see how government-led agriculture policies are being implemented.
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Brown Line monorail, expressway take shape

February 19, 2018

Feasibility studies for a 22km Brown Line monorail from Khae Rai to Lam Sali with an accompanying expressway will be complete by June, according to Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP).
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‘Journalists’ refuse to reveal sex scandal story

February 19, 2018

The Thai Journalists Association’s (TJA) insisted Monday it would not disclose the full results of a probe into alleged sexual harassment involving a news agency executive and a female subordinate.
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North Korea’s Olympic ambition falters

February 19, 2018

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Kim Jong Un wants to turn his country into an international sports power - think East Germany in the 1970s and 80s. The North Korean leader is pouring resources into training and infrastructure, athletes are getting more recognition than ever and the country now even has an all-sports television channel, though...
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Cobra blood for Cobra Gold marines

February 19, 2018

SATTAHIP: US and Thai marines slurped snake blood and ate scorpions in a jungle survival programme on Monday as part of the annual Cobra Gold war games.
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Trump backs tighter gun-purchase checks

February 19, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida: US President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system as he hunkered down at his private Florida golf course just 65 kilometres from last week's deadly school shooting.
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14 killed in Mozambique dump collapse

February 19, 2018

MAPUTO, Mozambique: At least 14 people were killed when a rubbish mound collapsed in a poor district of Mozambique's capital Maputo, crushing several nearby homes, emergency services said.
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Indonesia raises aviation warnings

February 19, 2018

JAKARTA: Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7km into the air, its biggest eruption this year.
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UK academic who blackmailed victims jailed for 32 years

February 19, 2018

LONDON: A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy.
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Germany’s Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

February 19, 2018

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland run her party's day-to-day operations -- putting her in prime position eventually to succeed Mrs Merkel as leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union.
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Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

February 19, 2018

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland run her party's day-to-day operations -- putting her in prime position eventually to succeed Mrs Merkel as leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union.
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Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

February 19, 2018

TEHRAN: Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.
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5% cap proposed in windfall tax bill

February 19, 2018

The new windfall tax will likely be capped at 5% of the increases in land valuations before and after a state project is built in an area, according to a tax official.
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Excise chief soothes fear over tax on duty-free spirits

February 19, 2018

Director-general of the Excise Department Kritsada Jinavijarana has come out to ease the concern among drinkers that they could later be taxed for duty-free spirits.
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