The blessing of black

January 15, 2018

Many people believe black brings bad luck, refusing to buy expensive clothes in the colour or dress in it for weddings or auspicious events.
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City woman ‘admits gang tie’

January 14, 2018

A woman has been detained on suspicion of being involved in a call centre gang's use of stolen ID card to open bank accounts, said a police source.
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Hunt on for ex-cop in Korat murder case

January 14, 2018

Nakhon Ratchasima: A warrant has been sought for the arrest of a former policeman in connection with the killing of a 41-year-old businessman in Bua Yai district on Jan 10, local police said.
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Watchdog probes police ‘freebies’ at parlour

January 14, 2018

The Public Sector Anti-Corruption Commission has launched an investigation into freebies dished out by a local massage parlour.
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PM’s bid to help Mae Hong Son’s plight

January 14, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to visit Mae Hong Son on Wednesday on an "inspection" trip, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said yesterday.
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Pheu Thai puts boot into NCPO ‘failures’

January 14, 2018

The country's economy under the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is good only for big companies while causing difficulties for small and medium-sized businesses and the people, a Pheu Thai economic team told a seminar on the NCPO's track record Sunday.
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EEC to align with One Belt, One Road

January 14, 2018

The government plans to talk about speeding up future investment in its flagship Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project in line with China's One Belt, One Road initiative, says Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana.
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Retail prices for cigarettes under review

January 14, 2018

The Excise Department is discussing the legality of prohibiting cigarette importers from setting their retail prices below the prices listed before Sept 16, 2017, the first day the new excise tax came into force.
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Minimum wage hike sounded out

January 14, 2018

To raise or not to raise the daily minimum wage is an uphill task being mulled by policymakers and employers across the business spectrum.
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US to cut funds for UN’s Palestinian relief

January 14, 2018

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year's first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organisation, according to US officials.
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Hawaii panics over false North Korean missile alert

January 14, 2018

HONOLULU: The second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones.
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EPL roundup: Liverpool end Man City’s unbeaten run

January 14, 2018

Liverpool handed Manchester City their first Premier League defeat this season as the rampant Reds won 4-3 against the shell-shocked leaders to show they can thrive without Philippe Coutinho.
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Philippines raises volcano red alert at rumbling Mayon

January 14, 2018

MANILA: The Philippines raised the alert level at its rumbling Mayon volcano south of Manila to Level 3 on Sunday after detecting lava flow and indications of activity that could lead to eruptions of magma.
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Europe fight back to defeat Asia in EurAsia Cup

January 14, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: European golfers came from behind to defeat Asia 14-10 and retain the EurAsia Cup title Sunday, in a boost for captain Thomas Bjorn as he gears up for the Ryder Cup.
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Speedboat carrying 26 Chinese tourists explodes in southern Thailand

January 14, 2018

BANGKOK: A speedboat carrying 26 Chinese tourists – including three children - and five crew exploded in the waters off Krabi, a top holiday destination in southern Thailand, on Sunday (Jan 14). Several passengers were injured. Krabi Prevention and Mitigation Disaster Department head, Paisarn ...
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Exiled Cambodian opposition members set up new movement

January 14, 2018

PHNOM PENH: Foreign-based members of Cambodia's dissolved opposition party have launched a movement to demand the release of its detained leader and to call for free and fair elections and possibly protests.
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7.3-magnitude quake strikes off Peru; no injuries reported

January 14, 2018

LIMA, Peru: A powerful earthquake struck off Peru's coast early Sunday, prompting a tsunami alert for parts of the country and neighbouring Chile that was eventually called off.
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Aspiring lottery winners flock to ‘lucky’ temples

January 14, 2018

PATHUM THANI: Hundreds of people were visiting two Buddhist temples in Nong Sua district to thank their local goddesses for past lottery prizes and seek more lucky numbers before the next government lottery draw on Wednesday.
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26 Chinese tourists cheat death in speedboat explosion in southern Thailand

January 14, 2018

BANGKOK: Twenty-six Chinese tourists – including three children - and five crew cheated death when a speedboat they were travelling in burst into flames and exploded in the waters off Krabi, a top holiday destination in southern Thailand, leaving a number of passengers injured. Krabi Prevention ...
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16 injured from a tourist boat explosion in southern Thailand

January 14, 2018

BANGKOK: A tourist speedboat carrying 31 passengers exploded in front of Phi Phi Le island in the southern Thailand province of Krabi on Sunday, injuring 16, mostly tourists from China, the Phi Phi police told Reuters. The speedboat, named "King Poseidon", was ferrying 27 Chinese tourists from the ...
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Woman questioned in ID theft/call scam case

January 14, 2018

A 30-year-old woman has been questioned for allegedly using the ID card of Nicha Kiartthanapaiboon to open five bank accounts for a call centre gang.
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Relatives demand govt return Black May victims’ remains

January 14, 2018

Relatives of people who were killed or went missing in the Black May 1992 protest of 1992 have called for the government to return the remains of the victims for religious rites.
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Speedboat carrying Chinese tourists explodes; 16 injured

January 14, 2018

KRABI: Sixteen people were injured when a speedboat carrying 26 Chinese tourists exploded off Phi Phi island on Sunday.
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Speedboat carrying Chinese tourists explodes; 1 dead, many hurt

January 14, 2018

KRABI: One person was killed and nearly 30 others injured when a speedboat carrying 26 Chinese tourists exploded near Phi Phi island on Sunday.
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Muay Thai boxer brutalised after alleged match-fixing

January 14, 2018

A Muay Thai boxer has complained that following a knock-out, he was accused of match-fixing, physically assaulted and held against his will at his boxing camp.
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Prayut to visit Mae Hong Son Jan 17

January 14, 2018

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to visit Mae Hong Son on Wednesday on an 'inspection' trip, government spokesman Lt Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd said on Sunday, a move likely to be viewed by critics as political posturing.
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Philippines raises volcano alert level as eruptions spew ash

January 14, 2018

MANILA: The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.
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Transgender whistleblower Manning to run for US Senate

January 14, 2018

NORTH BETHESDA, Maryland, US: Chelsea Manning intends to run for the US Senate in Maryland, returning the transgender former soldier to the spotlight after her conviction for leaking classified documents and her early release from military prison.
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False alarm on missile creates uneasy moment at Sony Open

January 14, 2018

HONOLULU: Charles Howell III was eating breakfast in his hotel when the restaurant at the Kahala started buzzing.
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Two arrested with 110,000 meth pills in Uttaradit

January 14, 2018

UTTARADIT: Two young men were arrested by narcotic suppression police after they picked up 110,000 methamphetamine pills left by a drug trafficking gang at a spot in Muang district early on Sunday.
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Earthquake hits inside Myanmar

January 14, 2018

MAE HONG SON: An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude occurred inside Myanmar on Sunday morning but no damage has been report, according to the Seismology Observation Office of the Thai Meteorological Department.
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Woman arrested for using Nicha’s ID to open bank accounts

January 14, 2018

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for using the ID card of Nicha Kiartthanapaiboon to open five bank accounts for a call centre gang.
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Temperature to drop in upper Thailand Jan 14-15

January 14, 2018

With the strong high pressure system prevailing, the temperature in upper Thailand is expected to drop by 1-2 degree Celcius on Jan 14-15, the Thai Meteorological Department said in its 5am forecast on Sunday.
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Pheu Thai claims NACC probe a move to wipe out foes

January 14, 2018

The Pheu Thai Party has criticised the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) for interfering with the legislative branch over the anti-graft agency's move to probe 40 of its former MPs for abuse of authority in proposing a 2013 amnesty bill.
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ID card owner to take polygraph over scam claims

January 14, 2018

The 24-year-old woman whose ID card was used to open bank accounts to operate a call centre scam after she lost her purse says she is ready to take a lie-detector test to prove her innocence.
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Armed robber ‘not Prawit’s guard’

January 13, 2018

The police and army on Saturday denied a news report that a suspect in an armed robbery is one of the security officers deployed outside the residence of Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon.
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