Alleged boy kicker nabbed, says he was stressed

January 17, 2018

Police have arrested a man believed to have viciously kicked and knocked down a 4-year-old boy walking with his grandmother on a footpath in Bangkok, after a two-day hunt.
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TRF predicts Chinese to keep coming

January 17, 2018

More Chinese tourists are expected to flock into local communities, especially in the North, emphasising the need for better logistics systems and understanding about Chinese behaviour.
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PM to review S44 orders, search for ‘Thai democracy’

January 17, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha vowed Tuesday to look into a civic network's call to annul 35 orders and announcements issued by the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) that allegedly violate the rights of the public and infringe on the judicial process.
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Abhisit gets army rank back

January 17, 2018

The Supreme Court Tuesday upheld the Appeal Court's ruling revoking former defence minister ACM Sukumpol Suwanatat's retroactive order dismissing former prime minister Abhisit Vejajjiva from the army reserve in 2012.
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Supreme Court upholds grenade attack sentence

January 16, 2018

The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the Appeal Court's ruling sentencing a former red-shirt United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) guard to 35 years and four months in jail for his role in a grenade attack on a group of rival political protesters in 2014.
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A new U.S. air blitz in Afghanistan isn’t stopping for winter. But will it stop the Taliban?

January 16, 2018
A new U.S. air blitz in Afghanistan isn’t stopping for winter. But will it stop the Taliban?

U.S. and Afghan forces have conducted 2,000 airstrikes since a new strategy was announced.
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‘Safe house’ to pave way for safety zones

January 16, 2018

Authorities plan to open a "safe house" in the restive South to pave the way for safety zones and help oversee long-term solutions to the long-running insurgency in the Muslim-dominated region.
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Section 44 invoked to float sugar as price drop looms

January 16, 2018

The government has invoked Section 44 to float the local price of sugar, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.
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NLA urged to take graft bill to court

January 16, 2018

Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) chairman Meechai Ruchupan has urged the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to ask the Constitutional Court to end a controversy surrounding the anti-corruption bill.
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Better airport loos on the way

January 16, 2018

Better lavatories are "on the way" for Suvarnabhumi airport, with newly-designed and more practical toilets in Thailand's largest airport set to open this year, Airports of Thailand (AoT) says.
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FA Cup: Leicester leads 5 replay victories

January 16, 2018

Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho scored the first goal in English football to be awarded using the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 replay victory over third-tier Fleetwood Town on Tuesday.
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Laos assures riverside Thais on dam impact

January 16, 2018

CHIANG RAI: Laos has assured the Pak Beng hydropower dam that is to be built on the lower Mekong River will have no adverse impact on local people living on the Thai side of the river.
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Massage parlour shareholder held for trafficking

January 16, 2018

A key shareholder in a company operating the massage parlour raided by authorities last Friday, surrendered Tuesday to police and denied any involvement in the flesh trade.
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Doctor ‘disabled Pomeranian’ in breeder dispute

January 16, 2018

More than 10 dog breeders will lay an animal cruelty complaint against a doctor for allegedly administering harmful drugs to a rare Pomeranian pedigree dog which damaged the animal's eyesight and caused severe facial disfiguration.
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Irate Prawit defends watches, refuses to resign

January 16, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon claimed Tuesday that "all" 24 luxury watches belong to his friends, and said he will resign from the cabinet only if the national graft-busting agency decides there are sufficient grounds to pursue a case against him.
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Duterte defiant, moves to close Rappler news website

January 16, 2018

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Tuesday he "did not give a shit" as his government moved to shut down a news website that has been critical in its reporting on his deadly drug war, with media watchdogs raising fears over eroding freedoms.
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Vancouver meeting to ‘maximise pressure’ on N.Korea

January 16, 2018

VANCOUVER: Japan and Canada agreed Monday that the international community needs to demonstrate solidarity to "maximise pressure" on North Korea through a foreign ministerial meeting Tuesday on addressing North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.
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First Hawaii, now Japan sends a false alarm about incoming North Korean missile

January 16, 2018
First Hawaii, now Japan sends a false alarm about incoming North Korean missile

Public broadcaster NHK sent the erroneous message but corrected it within minutes.
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Malaysia, Singapore push ahead with train projects

January 16, 2018

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Malaysia vowed on Tuesday to push ahead with two ambitious rail projects linking the two countries as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak played down political uncertainty ahead of a general election to be held this year.
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Thailand plans for even more tourists as numbers top 35 million

January 16, 2018

Thailand on Tuesday forecast a rise of 6 percent in tourist numbers this year, after a jump of 9 percent to 35 million in 2017, with little sign the strong baht is slowing growth that has lifted shares in hotels, malls and the airport operator.
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Baby-making tax breaks aim to slow population ageing

January 16, 2018

The government has given reluctant parents a big push in the form of generous tax breaks aimed at encouraging them to have more than one child.
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Cambodia government to reduce foreign debt

January 16, 2018

The Cambodian government plans to reduce its foreign debt and raise capital through the issuance of bonds, a representative of the Ministry of Economy and Finance has unveiled.
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Police accuses Ekkachai of computer crime

January 16, 2018

The police have summoned Ekkachai Hongkangwan, anti-junta activist and former lese majeste prisoner, for posting pornographic content online. The charge came after the activist vocally scrutinised Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, Junta’s No.2. ? Ekkachai Hongkangwan (courtesy of? Banrasdr Photo ) ? On 16 January 2018, four police officers gave Ekkachai Hongkangwan a summon at...
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Warrant out for gunman in fatal Songkhla shooting

January 16, 2018

SONGKHLA: Police are looking for a 29-year-old oil rig supply employee who witnesses said appeared drunk when he allegedly fired several shots that killed a man who warned him to drive more carefully late on Monday night.
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Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

January 16, 2018

MANILA: Glowing-red lava has spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines' most active volcano in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too close.
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SET ends lower, Indonesia shares mark record close

January 16, 2018

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index slightly eased, while Indonesian shares notched up an all-time closing high on Tuesday.
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Measles outbreak kills 58 children in Indonesia

January 16, 2018

JAYAPURA, Indonesia: Indonesian authorities are struggling to contain a monthslong outbreak of measles in easternmost Papua province that has killed dozens of children.
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Bitcoin slides 14% on crackdown fears

January 16, 2018

LONDON: Bitcoin slid as much as 14% on Tuesday to hit a four-week low below $12,000, as fears grew of a regulatory crackdown after reports that South Korea's finance minister had said banning trading in cryptocurrencies was still an option.
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Police fan caught driving bogus CSD patrol car

January 16, 2018

A motorist's claimed fascination with police landed him in trouble when he was caught driving around in a pickup truck he had modified to look like a CSD patrol vehicle.
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Fire rips through maritime museum in Jakarta

January 16, 2018

JAKARTA: A fire ripped through a 17th century Dutch colonial building that houses a maritime museum in the Indonesian capital on Tuesday, causing extensive damage to its historical collections.
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Prawit to resign if NACC watch probe finds him guilty

January 16, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said on Tuesday he is ready to step down from the cabinet if the anti-graft agency found the case against him has grounds.
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December arrivals hit record high

January 16, 2018

Tourist arrivals jumped to a monthly record high of 3.5 million in December, bringing in 190 billion baht in revenue.
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Donations pour in for homeless minibus driver, son

January 16, 2018

SONGKHLA: Runroj Thiprat, 62, and his 10-year-old son have been living in the rented minibus he drives for almost a year because he could not earn enough to make ends meet - but all that is about to change.
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Japanese firms in Thailand looking at 4.4% wage rise

January 16, 2018

Japanese companies operating in Thailand are considering raising wages by an average 4.4% this year, according to an annual survey by NNA.
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Guardian goes tabloid to cut costs

January 16, 2018

LONDON: Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from as part of a drive to cut costs.
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India tourist arrivals pass 10 million

January 16, 2018
India tourist arrivals pass 10 million

NEW DELHI, 16 January 2018: India’s e-Tourist Visas were more popular than ever in 2017 with 1,697,000 users a 52.% increase over 2016. India reported a 15.2% growth in foreign tourist arrivals in December and for the full year arrivals surpassed the 10 million mark. Passing the 10 million mark is a milestone...
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