Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound missile

January 13, 2018

HONOLULU: A push alert that warned of a ballistic missile heading straight for Hawaii and sent residents into a full-blown panic Saturday was issued by mistake, state emergency officials said.
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Record-breaker Kane at the double as Spurs down Everton

January 13, 2018

LONDON: Harry Kane became Tottenham Hotspur's record goalscorer in the Premier League with a double strike as they beat Everton 4-0 at Wembley on Saturday to maintain their mastery over the Merseysiders.
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Thai immigrant family devastated by California mudslide

January 13, 2018

MONTECITO, California: The California mudslides had decimated the family of Pinit Sutthithepa, killing his 6-year-old son, Peerawat and stepfather, Richard Loring Taylor, 79. Pinit Sutthithepa and his 2-year-old daughter, Lydia, are missing.
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India is on the hunt for 24 ‘untraceable’ historical treasures

January 13, 2018
India is on the hunt for 24 ‘untraceable’ historical treasures

Officials are looking for ancient temples, tombs and other historical artifacts lost to natural disasters or development.
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Two bodies found on stricken tanker off China

January 13, 2018

SHANGHAI: A Chinese salvage team recovered two bodies on Saturday from a stricken Iranian oil tanker, that was still blazing a week after it caught fire and was left adrift following a collision in the East China Sea, the Xinhua news agency reported.
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Beijing wins battle for blue skies — but the poor are paying a price

January 13, 2018
Beijing wins battle for blue skies — but the poor are paying a price

The Chinese capital’s success upends the assumption that the Communist Party will always put the economy ahead of the environment.
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Fire guts three Khao San shops

January 13, 2018

A fire ravaged three food and liquor shops near Khao San Road in Phra Nakhon district of Bangkok on Saturday evening, sending Thais and foreign tourists fleeing in panic. No injuries were reported.
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A day for children

January 13, 2018

Boys and girls all over the country enjoy activities held every second Saturday of the year to mark Children's Day. — Bangkok Post
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Sri Lanka lifts ban on women buying alcohol

January 13, 2018

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka has lifted a 38-year ban on women buying alcohol and working in places where alcoholic drinks are produced and sold.
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Police officers transferred, sex-den suspect denied bail

January 13, 2018

Five senior police officers have been transferred and the man accused of running a Bangkok massage parlour that sold sex has been detained on human trafficking charges.
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‘Victoria’s Secret’ den suspect denied bail

January 13, 2018

The Criminal Court has approved the detention of a man accused of human trafficking following a raid on a massage parlour in Bangkok.
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China demolishes Christian megachurch

January 13, 2018

BEIJING: Authorities in northern China have demolished a Christian megachurch in a move denounced by a religious rights group as "Taliban-style persecution".
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Poll: Children want more family time

January 13, 2018

Many children want their parents to set aside more family time and take trips together, according to an opinion survey released on Children’s Day by Bangkok Poll.
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Rohingya militants: Slain ‘terrorists’ were civilians

January 13, 2018

YANGON: Rohingya Muslim insurgents said on Saturday that 10 Rohingya found in a mass grave in Rakhine state last month were "innocent civilians", and not members of their group.
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Trump: ‘Last chance’ to fix Iran deal

January 13, 2018

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has delivered an ultimatum to America's European allies to fix the "terrible flaws" in the Iran nuclear deal, or he'll pull the US out in four months.
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Air shows, activities held to celebrate Children’s Day

January 13, 2018

Children thronged the air force’s Wing 6 at Don Mueang Airport to catch a glimpse of airshows on Saturday as activities to celebrate Children’s Day were in full swing across the country.
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Pick your Special Hours

January 13, 2018

Pick your Special Hours at Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya Siam@Siam Design Hotel Pattaya kicks off an irresistible night at Thailand’s nightlife capital with its special Happy Hours promotion at Car Bar located right by the hotel’s lobby. Ready to welcome you to selected list of the bar’s flavorful signature cocktails from the teasingly-named Adios...
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Caller-ID spoofing remedy ordered

January 13, 2018

Telecom service providers have been told to block 50 numbers used by call centre gangs to trick their victims and have been given two months to develop a system to counter caller-ID spoofing via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
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Baht crosses over 32 benchmark

January 13, 2018

The baht extended its gains on Friday, trading at below 32 to the US dollar and ending the first two weeks of the year up 2%, while exporters have asked the central bank to take measures to put the baht in line with its trade counterparts to retain a competitive advantage.
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Centre gives home and hope to lost youth

January 13, 2018

Today is National Children's Day, a time when many Thai children are taken for a day out somewhere nice by their parents. But for others, those who live on the streets, it is just another sad day that they have to endure alone with nowhere to go and no parents to turn to.
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Sky-high airport food prices come under heavy scrutiny

January 13, 2018

Facing a barrage of criticism for overpriced food at Thailand's various airports, authorities have started to take action to curb exorbitant prices being charged by outlets.
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Massage den raid rescues 80 women

January 12, 2018

Authorities on Friday raided a well-known massage parlour called "Victoria Secret Massage" in Bangkok's Rama 9 area and found 80 women believed to have been forced into prostitution.
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Saraburi area hits No.1 for worst air quality

January 12, 2018

Air quality at Na Pra Lan in Saraburi, the country's largest rock quarrying and limestone mining area, is the worst in the country, moving ahead of the northern provinces and their annual haze, according to the Pollution Control Department's (PCD) recently released 2017 report.
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Trump denies using ‘S’ word

January 12, 2018

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Friday denied labelling Haiti, El Salvador and African nations “shithole countries” during a meeting with US senators on immigration, despite accounts of three people briefed on the conversation.
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New $1.5bn Phnom Penh airport approved

January 12, 2018

A new airport for Phnom Penh will be built in Kandal province, a southern part of the capital, according to a government announcement on Friday.
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Public prosecutor indicts 16 anti-coal protesters in Deep South

January 12, 2018

An attorney-general has indicted villagers who joined an anti-coal rally in Thepa district, Songkhla Province.?? ? On 12 January 2018, the Songkhla public prosecutor indicted 16 villagers for joining the rally against plans to build a coal-fired power plant in Thepa. They were accused of resisting arrest, injuring state authorities, obstructing traffic, carrying...
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German political deadlock broken

January 12, 2018

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats took a big step on Friday toward forming a new German government, sealing a preliminary agreement in which they vowed to strengthen the EU and keep a lid on the number of migrants entering the country.
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‘Real’ shooter surrenders in Chiang Rai killing

January 12, 2018

An army private has turned himself in to police to face charges in the shooting death of a driver at a checkpoint in Chiang Rai, for which a local official had been arrested earlier.
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SET hits record high, other SE Asia stocks rise

January 12, 2018

Most Southeast Asian stock markets ended higher on Friday, led by Thailand, tracking gains in broader Asia as strong Chinese trade data and optimism ahead of the US corporate earnings season buoyed sentiment.
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China rebukes firms calling Taiwan a ‘country’

January 12, 2018

SHANGHAI: China's aviation authority on Friday demanded an apology from US-based Delta Air Lines for listing Taiwan and Tibet as countries on its website, while another agency took aim at the fashion brand Zara and the medical device maker Medtronic Plc for similar issues.
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Marvel creates Chinese superheroes to draw Asia fans

January 12, 2018

MANILA: Chinese superheroes will soon be joining the pantheon of larger-than-life Marvel universe mainstays Spider-Man, Iron Man and the X-Men, a company official said as the comic book giant makes a major thrust into Asia.
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Uproar over bitcoin crackdown bid divides S.Korea

January 12, 2018

SEOUL: With a tech-savvy population quick to adopt the latest gadgets and a young generation facing dim prospects in the conventional workplace, South Korea has been a fertile ground for virtual currencies.
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Saudi women-only motorshow opens in Jeddah

January 12, 2018

JEDDAH: Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom's first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive.
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Govt to link 367,000 spy cameras nationwide

January 12, 2018

The government plans to connect more than 367,000 surveillance cameras in a nationwide network within two years to "improve security".
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Japan urges Suu Kyi to ensure Rohingya’s safe return

January 12, 2018

NAY PYI TAW: Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono asked Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday to ensure the "safe and voluntary repatriation and resettlement" of members of the Rohingya ethnic group who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar's strife-torn Rakhine state.
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Sek Loso fails to show up to hear charge of drug use

January 12, 2018

Rock star Sek Loso on Friday failed to show up to acknowledge a charge of drug use, and Bangkok police issued a second, final summons to hear the charge.
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