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BANGKOK, 28 April 2018 (NNT) – Thirty provinces have been recently affected by thunderstorms while rescue and recovery missions are currently underway, said Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Director-General Chayapol Titisak. He revealed 375 villages in the 30 provinces ...
WRITER: SAWAT KETNGAM. SA KAEO: Flash floods hit four villages in Ta Phraya district of this eastern provinces on Saturday, leaving 43 houses under water and damaging farmland and public utilities, officials said. The flash floods followed rainstorms that early Saturday began pounding Ta Phraya ...

The Commerce Ministry has expressed satisfaction over the US's decision to keep Thailand in a "Watch List" (WL) status on intellectual property infringements after the country just moved up from the bottom tier late last year. "The ranking result this year is satisfactory," said Commerce Minister Sontirat ...
A colorful festival in northern Thailand holds deep Buddhist meaning for young boys who are celebrated as “beloved princes.” The festival is held each year in the mountain town of Mae Hong Son. It ends with a parade in which the boys - some as young as seven - are carried through town on their fathers' ...
Over a thousand people have gathered in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand to protest against the building of a government luxury housing project on forested land, police have said. The gathering on Sunday was one of the largest since Thailand's junta took power following a 2014 coup. The junta imposed ...
Johnny "Danger" Bennett's ashes have been taken to Thailand by his family, as momentum builds for a huge public send-off. Bennett, a 29-year-old social media star and amateur stuntman, died in a motorcycle crash on Anzac Day in Auckland's Dairy Flat. He was cremated on April 27, with a convoy of ...

Two men in Thailand who were accused of killing a man over an iPhone have had their sentences commuted to life in prison; they had earlier been sentenced to the death penalty. The Bangkok Post reported that the two men were caught on a surveillance camera stabbing the victim in the neck while taking ...
The 14-year conflict between Muslim insurgents and authorities in Thailand's three southernmost provinces has claimed more than 7,000 lives. But can music help bridge the sectarian divide? 32m ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with Messenger · Share this with ...
"Thailand hopes that the outcomes of this summit and further efforts, particularly the planned meeting between the president of the United States and the leader of the DPRK (North Korea) in the near future, will pave the way for the eventual realisation of the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," it said.
Thailand could become the first country in South East Asia to legalise civil partnerships, with the introduction of a landmark bill that could give same-sex couples the same legal rights as married heterosexual couples. The proposed law would enable them to register as “life partners”. It is being drafted by a ...
In honour of one of Thailand's largest celebrations, the Songkran Water Festival, Darwinites can get a taste of Thailand with authentic food, dance and music from 4pm till 10pm. There will be a Bangkok beer garden, a Thai massage pavilion, cooking demonstrations, children's activities and professional ...
BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Thai police are investigating the death of a female motorcyclist who was almost decapitated by a low-hanging fibre optic cable in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen. Maneenetr Charoenngao, 40, died on the road after her neck hit the cable.
Read the full story: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/cambodia-wants-thailand-to-hand-over-opposition-figure/2018/04/26/4685ca72-4941-11e8-8082-105a446d19b8_story.html. © 2018, The Cambodia Daily. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in print, ...
Thailand and the United States have agreed to strengthen cooperation on various aspects of security affairs including cyber and marine security, terrorism as well as transnational crimes. The agreement was reached during a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prawit ...
"Thailand hopes that the outcomes of this summit and further efforts, particularly the planned meeting between the president of the United States and the leader of the DPRK (North Korea) in the near future, will pave the way for the eventual realisation of the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," it said.
Paul Rush finds the best way to get the most from Thailand is to take the country as it comes. "Hurry, the monks have arrived and don't forget to wear your floral ceremonial robes." Prapaporn Siridumrongphun of the leafy Baan Amphawa Resort on the banks of the Mae Klong River has invited me to a solemn ceremony and ...
[BANGKOK] Compared with Singapore, where there are 200,000 instances of online shopping each day, Thailand has two million. Mr Eric Cheong, co-Founder of Park N Parcel, a Singaporean company offering self-collect and delivery services, is keen to tap into the Thais' appetite for online commerce.

A Singaporean man was one of 25 individuals who were detained last Saturday for participating in a swingers sex party in South Pattaya, Thailand. 14 women and 11 men were detained when police conducted a raid on the Ban Tulip Hotel close to midnight and found the group naked and performing ...
When you see the clothes and the people in the temple, and the monks, it's only one of the main festivities in Thailand. But it's very colorful and very unique.>> The boys go through several stages, said to represent Buddha's early life as a prince. First their heads are shaved, and they're bathed in lotus water.
Chinese migration to Thailand can be traced to the 13th century, according to the Minority Rights Group. Today about 14 percent of the population is ethnically Chinese, according to World Population Review, making Thailand the home of one of the world's largest Chinese communities outside China.
The five-day antisubmarine and maritime domain awareness exercise will involve cooperative evolutions designed to enhance mutual capabilities in antisubmarine warfare while also improving information sharing between the two navies, officials said. The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey, a Los ...
Shares. 0. 0. Competitors in northern Nan province defied age stereotypes and searing heat in the government-backed event to promote an active lifestyle among older people. Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP/Getty Images. Thu 26 Apr 2018 10.00 EDT Last modified on Thu 26 Apr 2018 10.39 EDT ...
The larger exercise is the latest sign of improving relations between the countries after a 2014 military coup led to reduced U.S. participation in military events such as the annual Cobra Gold exercise in Thailand. Last August, former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson became the most senior U.S. official to visit ...
In mid-February, Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn invited his subjects to dress up in 19th century court costumes to celebrate a "winter fair." For several weeks, Dusit, the historic Bangkok neighborhood that includes Chitralada Palace, the monarch's official residence, was transformed into a living ...
The Floating Market at Muang Boran is a reflection of traditional riverside Thai life. It depicts the everyday life of people who lived on the banks of the river, particularly local life on the Central Plains of Thailand, in the past. Although those people were of different races, religious beliefs and cultures, they ...
Pope Francis on Wednesday created the Diocese of Chang Rai in north-east Thailand and appointed Father Joseph Vuthiler Haelom as its first bishop. The new diocese has been created out of the territories of Chiang Mai, making it a suffragan of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bangkok. Comprising four ...
TOKYO -- Japan's point man on the Trans-Pacific Partnership will visit Thailand in early May as the Southeast Asian nation looks to join the sweeping trade pact, with Tokyo hoping that fresh entrants will help bring the U.S. back on board. The Thai government said in March that it wants to become a TPP ...
Has Thailand been there on your travel bucket list since forever but you could never really convince your parents for that trip? This time, I have a better plan for you! How about going to Thailand for a volunteering programme that aims to contribute something meaningful towards the society? Sounds good ...
BANGKOK, Thailand — In February 2015, security forces in southern Thailand hauled in a 26-year-old Muslim man and demanded he confess to participating in a violent separatist insurgency. Officers tied him to a chair, covered his face with a shirt and poured water into his mouth until he choked.
You could even end up snoozing in a cosy cabana after a day of swimming with whale sharks, if you're lucky. To give you a helping hand, we've rounded up the best beaches in Thailand - perfect travel inspiration for your next tropical escape! Need more inspiration? Check out our Luxury Holidays page for ...
This week, the navies from the United States and Thailand kicked off this year's iteration of their anti-submarine warfare exercise. The development put the spotlight on the ongoing defense collaboration between the United States and Thailand, which has continued in spite of the deeper challenges that ...
BANGKOK -- Thai retail conglomerate Central Group will build the country's largest outlet mall near Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport with an eye on the influx of tourists and the rise of the local middle-income consumers. The 160,000 sq.-m complex, named Central Village, will house over 235 ...
BANGKOK -- The Thai government on Tuesday announced auction details for the Erawan and Bongkot gas blocks in the Gulf of Thailand, restarting a process that had been delayed many times over the last few years. The government will announce the names of the companies that qualify to make bids in ...
I had spent the night in the heart of a real life Jurassic Park: Phu Wiang, a little known national park in the often overlooked northeastern corner of Thailand. This nook, squeezed up against Laos to the north and Cambodia to the east, tends not to attract many tourists. It has neither white sand beaches nor ...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand is willing and able to host a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but no plans have been made to do so, the country's foreign minister said Tuesday. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai was responding to questions from ...
In 2017, Thailand recorded 1.41 million Indian tourists, making it one of the top 10 countries to visit Thailand. Indians are in huge numbers in Thailand, but I could easily slip under the radar unnoticed. Our tour guide Pat took a second look at me and said I looked more like a Thai or a Philippino than an ...
In an interview with the Nikkei Asian Review, Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob stressed that the Thai baht had been moving in line with market supply and demand, pointing out that the currency had been strengthening in the past year or so to become one of the best-performing ...
Those arrested included nationals from Singapore, US, Canada, China, Malaysia, Germany, Thailand, Cambodia, India and Ukraine, said the Bangkok Post. The hotel owner, Yang Xeng Chai, was also arrested for violating the Hotel Act and illegally facilitating sexual activities in the hotel, said the Post.
The hype over Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's US$300mil (RM1.1bil) investment in Thailand, and its huge Tmall online platform has only masked the country's fundamental weaknesses in embracing the digital technology for economic and social benefits, according to experts. Even though there were ...
A central feature of politics in Thailand has been the largely failed efforts of unelected governments to rid the country of the influence of Thaksin Shinawatra, the controversial yet electorally successful tycoon-turned-politician. As prime minister from 2001 to 2006, Thaksin crafted a tremendously effective ...
"The Thailand based companies see good opportunity here and are looking to invest around USD 3 billion by 2020. The fast growing Indian market remains attractive for Thai investors given the opportunities in green and brown field projects including energy, infrastructure and metals," Thai Trade Center ...
Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) has started its annual seasonal closure of 66 out of 147 national parks throughout the country, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) announced in a press release. The closure will affect 24 parks in the north, 28 parks in the ...
Tom added: ''My goal is to make Thai authorities blacklist this guy from ever entering Thailand again. ''He said he lives in India and is waiting to go back there and stay for six months. "He said he is involved with an orphanage there. It is shocking what he did.'' Police Major General Bandit Tungkasan said: ...
In Thailand Business News we get a picture of the financial trends and forecasts taking place in Asia. Currently, healthcare challenges are expected due to demographics shifts and lifestyle changes. Thailand and Malaysia are expected to grow more rapidly than expected, due to stronger exports and ...
The hub will utilise Alibaba and Cainiao's data and logistics technologies and processes to optimise the cross-border flow of goods between Thailand and China, as well as with other markets. Cainiao will also work closely with the EEC Office and Thailand Customs to promote the digitisation of customs ...
Thailand was home to the agency's first secret prison, or “black site,” after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There, American officers repeatedly waterboarded at least two high-profile detainees, part of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that much of the world would later describe as torture.
BANGKOK, Thailand — During his first trip to Thailand in 1966, President Russell M. Nelson traveled by boat through the canals and klongs of Bangkok. He watched women gather water for their daily needs from the same river as their children bathed. He shopped at floating markets. And he visited the ...
George Fenwick makes it to the serenity of Thailand's Sangkhlaburi. It's no secret that travelling by road in Thailand requires a certain degree of steeliness. Their road rules are markedly different — and I'm sure, from the way everyone seems to just miss each other, that there definitely are rules. To not ...
BANGKOK, Thailand — During his first trip to Thailand in 1966, President Russell M. Nelson traveled by boat through the canals and klongs of Bangkok. He watched women gather water for their daily needs from the same river as their children bathed. He shopped at floating markets. And he visited the ...
I am currently studying in Melbourne, Australia. Apart from doing some trips around this country, I had the opportunity to visit Thailand a couple weeks ago. It was definitely a culture shock! The tour started in Bangkok, which is such a busy, crazy, and amazing city. We spent three days there where we got to ...



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