Poached ivory from Lagos seized at Suvarnabhumi

January 12, 2018

Three cut up ivory tusks smuggled from Ethiopia were seized at Suvarnabhumi airport on Dec 20, a senior customs official announced on Friday after officers had waited in vain for someone to claim the packages.
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Sony starts sales of AI-equipped robot dog Aibo

January 12, 2018

Sony Corp on Thursday released its new artificial intelligence-equipped Aibo robot dog in Japan, delivering it to buyers who placed pre-orders last year.
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Poached ivory from Ethiopia seized at Suvarnabhumi

January 12, 2018

Three cut up ivory tusks smuggled from Ethiopia were seized at Suvarnabhumi airport on Dec 20, a senior customs official announced on Friday after officers had waited in vain for someone to claim the packages.
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Ecuador grants nationality to WikiLeaks founder

January 12, 2018

QUITO, Ecuador: Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London, officials announced Thursday.
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Online buttocks-whitening cream seller charged

January 12, 2018

A woman who displayed her bottom while promoting a buttocks whitening cream online has been charged with mislabeling by consumer protection police.
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GM says it’s mass-producing cars without steering wheels

January 12, 2018

DETROIT: General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.
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China’s trade growth cools in December

January 12, 2018

BEIJING: China's trade growth cooled in December in a possible sign of weaker global and domestic demand, but last year's total exports rose 7.9% over 2016 while imports were up 15.9%.
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China shuts Marriott website over Tibet mistake

January 12, 2018

SHANGHAI: Authorities in China have shut down Marriott's local website for a week after the US hotel giant mistakenly listed Chinese-claimed regions such as Tibet and Hong Kong as separate countries.
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Red-shirt leader pressures NACC over 2010 crackdown

January 12, 2018

Red-shirt core leader Nattawut Saikua turned up at the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) on Friday to demand justice for victims of the deadly 2010 crackdown on protesters in 2010.
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Deneuve feminist row sparks soul-searching in France

January 12, 2018

PARIS: Catherine Deneuve's bashing of the "Me Too" movement rippled around the world and has unleashed soul-searching at home over a culture that has long accepted flirting, welcome or not, with a Gallic shrug.
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Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

January 12, 2018

Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed -- and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network.
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Enjoy the Fresh Taste of Black Crab Dishes

January 12, 2018

River prawn, one of the most favorite local ingredients that allows you to enjoy its succulent meat and creamy prawn head oil especially on the grill. For river prawn lovers, Hilton Pattaya invites you to savor our special river prawn menus throughout January and February. Savor the authentic spicy Thai dishes at ‘Flare’ Restaurant....
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Quakes rattle Yangon, no damage seen

January 12, 2018

YANGON: Several earthquakes caused some panic in Myanmar's largest city early Friday, but no serious injuries or major damage has yet been reported.
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BoI expects 12% rise in investment pledges

January 12, 2018

The Board of Investment (BoI) expects to receive investment proposals of 720 billion baht ($22.56 billion) this year, up 12% from 2017, it said on Friday.
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Vietnamese fish poachers seized, crews arrested

January 12, 2018

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Four Vietnamese trawlers were seized and 30 crew members arrested for fishing illegally in Thai waters off this southern province early on Friday.
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Kids looking more to self-employment as adults

January 12, 2018

Self-employment was the preferred choice of career for the largest group of the young people surveyed on the eve of Children’s Day on Saturday, while a similar percentage of parents would prefer their children became civil servants.
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Trump questions taking immigrants from ‘s…hole countries’

January 12, 2018

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as "s...hole countries," according to two sources familiar with the comments.
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AOT told its too pricy for its good

January 12, 2018
AOT told its  too pricy for its good

BANGKOK, 12 January 2018: Bloomberg, 4 January, reported the meteoric rise in fortunes at Airports of Thailand, a Happy New Year start for the public listed company that manages six airports in Thailand. The respected business news channel said the AOT, after strong international tourist arrivals in 2017, had surpassed Spain’s Aena SA...
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Thai baht at three-year high

January 12, 2018
Thai baht at three-year high

BANGKOK, 12 January 2018: Thailand opened the New Year with researchers noting that the Thai bath was at its strongest in three years. KRresearch identified the trend warning there were many factors that caused the Thai baht to reach THB32.20 to the USD during the first week of the New Year. While a...
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Somkid downplays widening deficit

January 12, 2018

The country's public debt is unlikely to exceed 42% of GDP this year despite a wider deficit of 550 billion baht in the fiscal 2018 budget, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.
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Backlash prompts removal of 17 eyesores at temple

January 11, 2018

Phuket: Some 17 "inappropriate" structures at Wat Phra Nang Sang in Thalang district will be dismantled to improve the landscape of the ancient temple.
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No serious drought this year, vows RID

January 11, 2018

The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) yesterday assured Thais will not face severe drought this year as water supplies in 35 catchments nationwide are adequate.
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Ministry to roll out 7 new courses

January 11, 2018

The Education Ministry plans to begin offering seven new vocational study programmes this year to advance the government's national development strategies.
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Govt aims for 5 million Bangkok train commuters daily

January 11, 2018

More than five million city folk will use electric train lines daily once the capital's planned routes are completed in five years' time, says Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.
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Amlo to meet banks about ID theft saga

January 11, 2018

The Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) will meet 36 Thai and foreign commercial banks on Monday to find ways to prevent people using the identification cards of others to open bank accounts.
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Fears for missing grow at Children’s Day

January 11, 2018

Thailand's missing children record is still too high with 422 cases recorded by the Mirror Foundation last year alone, it said yesterday, two days before this year's Children's Day.
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Exasperated educator: Stop the useless slogans

January 11, 2018

An education expert has urged the government to amend how it celebrates Children's Day by implementing policies to solve serious problems affecting Thai youth such as malnutrition, domestic violence and lack of access to education. He says these would be preferable to merely releasing useless slogans.
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Prawit: Officials ‘must capture Yingluck’

January 11, 2018

Officials risk facing malfeasance charges if they make no attempt to hunt down former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon says.
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Police debate failure to halt drug influx

January 11, 2018

Police are considering adjusting their narcotics suppression strategies after statistics from previous crackdowns point to a surging amount of drugs reaching Bangkok and the central provinces.
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Rohingya survivors dispute Myanmar army massacre account

January 11, 2018

BALUKHALI, Bangladesh: Rohingya Muslims who fled a village where Myanmar has admitted its forces helped massacre 10 people said Thursday the victims were all civilians, not fighters as asserted by the army.
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Ecuador gives nationality to Wikileaks’ Assange

January 11, 2018

QUITO, Ecuador: Ecuador has granted citizenship to Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after more than five years of living in asylum at the nation's embassy in London, officials announced Thursday.
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17 dead in California mudslides, search continues

January 11, 2018

MONTECITO, California: Hundreds of rescue workers slogged through knee-deep ooze and used long poles to probe for bodies Thursday as the search dragged on for victims of the mudslides that slammed this wealthy coastal town. Seventeen people were confirmed dead and eight others were missing.
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US Ford pickup owners warned after new Takata death

January 11, 2018

WASHINGTON: Ford Motor Co said Thursday it had confirmed a second death in a older pickup truck caused by a defective Takata airbag inflater and urged 2,900 owners in North America to stop driving immediately until they can get replacement parts.
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China pledges billions to Cambodia

January 11, 2018
China pledges billions to Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, 12 January 2018: Beijing has pledged billions of dollars to build new infrastructure in Cambodia, officials said, Thursday, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ended a two-day charm offensive currying favour for its mega-dams across the Mekong River. The storied river, which twists through parts of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam,...
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Comrade, meet Cupid — young communists play matchmaker for China’s millennials

January 11, 2018
Comrade, meet Cupid — young communists play matchmaker for China’s millennials

Mao promised to “Serve the people.” His successors want to set them up. 
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Seoul sends bitcoin on rollercoaster ride

January 11, 2018

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies were sent on rollercoaster rides in South Korea Thursday as the government said it was planning to ban cryptocurrency exchanges, before later backtracking.
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