Son rescues point for Spurs against West Ham

January 4, 2018

LONDON: Son Heung-min's superb equaliser rescued a point for Tottenham Hotspur as they drew 1-1 with West Ham United in the Premier League derby at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.
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Prayut set for vital Mekong region summit

January 4, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha next Wednesday will attend the 2nd Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Summit in Phnom Penh, where it is expected leaders will approve a five-year action plan.
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SET, world stocks hit records, euro near three-year high

January 4, 2018

NEW YORK: Global shares shattered records and European stocks closed higher on Thursday, bolstered by upbeat data from the world's largest economies, while the euro hovered near a three-year high and the US dollar fell against major currencies.
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US, S.Korea delay war games for Olympics

January 4, 2018

SEOUL: US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae In agreed in a telephone talk Thursday to delay annual joint military exercises during the Winter Olympic Games in February, South Korea's presidential office said.
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PM coy on political future, cultivates media

January 4, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says he is non-committal on whether he will return as an non-elected outsider prime minister after the general election.
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Serious security flaws found in chips

January 4, 2018

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO: Security researchers on Wednesday disclosed a set of security flaws that they said could let hackers steal sensitive information from nearly every modern computing device containing chips from Intel Corp, Advanced Micro Devices Inc and ARM Holdings, recently acquired by Softbank.
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New book leaves Trump furious, ‘disgusted’ with Bannon

January 4, 2018

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on former top adviser Steve Bannon, responding to a new book that portrays Trump as an undisciplined man-child who didn't actually want to win the White House and quotes Bannon as calling his son's contact with a Russian lawyer "treasonous."
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Trump administration tightens anti-pot policy

January 4, 2018

WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department will rescind on Thursday a policy on marijuana that eased enforcement of federal laws as a growing number of states and localities legalised the drug, a source familiar with the matter said.
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Blizzard pounds US Northeast

January 4, 2018

CHARLESTON, South Carolina/BOSTON: Heavy snow and high winds pounded the US East Coast along a front stretching from Maine as far south as North Carolina early on Thursday, knocking out power, icing over roadways and closing hundreds of schools.
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Assistant village chief nabbed for killing driver

January 4, 2018

CHIANG RAI: An assistant village chief has been arrested and charged for allegedly killing a driver who failed to stop at a checkpoint set up by local officials.
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Thai penis whitening fad drives social media nuts

January 4, 2018

A Bangkok clinic that has drawn 100 men a month to its penis whitening service has caused a stir in Thailand, with social media users both baffled and alarmed by the phallic fad.
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Harbin snow festival

January 4, 2018

The ice sculptures are illuminated by coloured lights at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin city, China's Heilongjiang province. The festival officially opens on Friday and will last for about three months. — EPA-EFE 
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Harbin show festival

January 4, 2018

The ice sculptures are illuminated by coloured lights at the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in Harbin city, China's Heilongjiang province. The festival officially opens on Friday and will last for about three months. — EPA-EFE 
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Four dead as South African train crashes, bursts into flames

January 4, 2018

JOHANNESBURG: Four people died and dozens were injured after a passenger train derailed and crashed into a truck before bursting into flames in South Africa's Free State province, emergency services said on Thursday.
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Inmates riot, set fires at prison in Indonesia’s Aceh

January 4, 2018

BANDA ACEH: Indonesian security forces have retaken control of a prison in the country's west following a riot.
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Three get life, jail terms for Pattani unrest

January 4, 2018

PATTANI: A man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing three soldiers while two others got four years each for inciting unrest and separatism in three separate cases.
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Vietnamese tycoon arrested after being deported from Singapore

January 4, 2018

SINGAPORE/HANOI: A fugitive Vietnamese tycoon who is accused of spilling state secrets was arrested in Hanoi on Thursday after being deported from Singapore.
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Thai shares hit record closing high, other SE Asia stocks rise

January 4, 2018

Surging energy stocks pushed the Thai index to a record closing high, while other Southeast Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday as sharp gains on Wall Street overnight on solid US economic data buoyed regional equities.
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Indonesian fishermen settle human trafficking suit

January 4, 2018

A human trafficking lawsuit just settled between two Indonesian fishermen and an American boat owner will not impact nearly 800 other foreign fishermen in Hawaii's fleet who are banned from leaving boats when the vessels reach US shores, industry officials say.
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Woman filmed jumping off bridge found dead

January 4, 2018

The body of a woman who was shown live on Facebook jumping off the Rama VII bridge in Bangkok was found in the Chao Phraya River on Thursday, two days after she apparently committed suicide.
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German court rules transsexual woman can’t be ‘mother’

January 4, 2018

BERLIN: Germany's top court has ruled that a transsexual woman whose frozen sperm was used to fertilize an egg can be registered only as the child's father.
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Yala court jails blind woman for 18 months for royal insult

January 4, 2018

The Yala Provincial Court on Thursday jailed a blind woman for 18 months for lese majeste, her lawyer and a court official said.
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Thai court jails blind woman for 1-1/2 years over royal insult

January 4, 2018

BANGKOK: A Thai court on Thursday jailed a blind woman for 1-1/2 years for violating the country's royal insult law, her lawyer and a court official said. Thailand's lese-majeste law is the toughest in the world, and those judged guilty of breaking it face up to 15 years in jail for each count of...
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Myanmar president calls for reform of military-drafted constitution

January 4, 2018

YANGON: Myanmar's civilian president called in an Independence Day speech on Thursday for reform of a military-drafted constitution and for justice for all recognised minorities under a federal system, but made no mention of the treatment of its Rohingya Muslim people.
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Sek summonsed to hear drugs charge

January 4, 2018

Police have issued a summons for Sek Loso to report to Kannayao district police station in Bangkok on Jan 12 to be formally charged with drug use.
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Visually impaired woman gets 1.5 years in jail for lèse majesté

January 4, 2018

A provincial court in the Deep South has sentenced a woman with visual impairment to one year and six months imprisonment for royal defamation. ? On 4 January 2018, the Provincial Court of Yala sentenced Nuruhayati Masoe, a 23-year-old who is visually impaired, to three years imprisonment for violating Article 112 of the...
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Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury

January 4, 2018

Former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of the Australian Open after failing to recover from a hip injury, tournament organisers said on Thursday.
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Indonesia shrinks danger zone around grumbling Bali volcano

January 4, 2018

JAKARTA: Indonesia shrank the exclusion zone around a grumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali on Thursday after fears of an imminent eruption, allowing farmers to return to their homes
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Suspected Russian jets ‘kill at least 20’ near Syrian capital

January 4, 2018

AMMAN: Suspected Russian jets killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens early on Thursday when they dropped bombs on two residential buildings in a besieged rebel enclave east of the Syrian capital, residents and a war monitor said.
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Tennis-Murray pulls out of Australian Open with hip injury

January 4, 2018

Former world number one Andy Murray has pulled out of the Australian Open after failing to recover from a hip injury, tournament organisers said on Thursday.
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Airports of Thailand now world’s most valuable operator

January 4, 2018

After strong international tourist arrivals in 2017, Airports of Thailand Pcl surpassed Spain’s Aena SA as the world’s most-valuable airport services company.
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Philippines fines Sanofi, suspends Dengvaxia

January 4, 2018

MANILA: The Philippines has fined Sanofi $2,000 and suspended clearance for the French drug maker's controversial dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, citing violations on product registration and marketing, its health secretary said on Thursday.
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Countdown to radical electoral change

January 4, 2018

With national elections widely expected to take place in November, the countdown has begun for a vote that will put to the test a new and controversial electoral system put forward by the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC).
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December consumer confidence rises for fifth straight month

January 4, 2018

Thailand's consumer confidence rose for a fifth straight month in December, lifted by a brighter economic outlook but low commodity prices were still a worry, a private survey showed on Thursday.
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Dusit Thani delays closure

January 4, 2018
Dusit Thani delays closure

BANGKOK, 4 January 2018: Dusit Thani Bangkok, will now remain open until 5 January 2019 instead of 16 April 2018 as earlier announced by Dusit International. The hotel was due to be demolished in July to make way for a new mega mixed-use building that would take three to four years to complete....
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Road deaths at 423 after final day of NY holiday

January 4, 2018

The holiday season road death toll rose to 423 on Wednesday, the final day of the "seven dangerous days" of New Year travel, with Nakhon Ratchasima the province with the most deaths.
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