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US man fights extradition to Thailand
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:03:00 +0700

An American man is fighting extradition to Thailand on kidnapping and extortion charges brought by another American said to have strong ties to senior Thai officials.

Vigilantes take up fight against human trafficking
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:23:00 +0700

BAN BANG YAI, PHANGNGA — Bullet-proof vest, shotgun, sunglasses: Kompat Sompaorat could be mistaken for a member of a SWAT team.

Fire ravages plastics factory
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:13:00 +0700

A fire raged through a plastic products manufacturing factory in Samut Prakan’s Phra Pradaeng district on Saturday morning. Three firefighters were injured.

Thai student, boyfriend in 'murder-suicide'
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:10:00 +0700

The Foreign Affairs Ministry has arranged to bring back the body of a Thai student who was killed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thursday.

Dawei ready to roll at last
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:49:00 +0700

The long-awaited multibillion-dollar Dawei megaproject in Myanmar is set to get off the ground after Japan yesterday agreed to take part and possibly offer loans for road construction linking the scheme with the Thai border.

Prayut: 'Friendly nations' should be fair
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:10:00 +0700

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says criticism from "friendly nations" of his handling of the country will have no impact on his plan to end political conflicts in Thailand.

CDC moves to further curb politicians' power
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:29:00 +0700

Charter writers agreed to a major curb on Friday, to prevent politicians interfering in the appointment of top civil servants at ministries.

TV anchor Sorayuth charged in Rai Som fraud case
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:00 +0700

Public prosecutors on Friday pressed corruption charges against well-known television news anchor Sorayuth Suthassanachinda in connection with the Rai Som fraud case.

Pongpat sent to prison for 6 years in first case
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:14:00 +0700

Disgraced former Central Investigation Bureau chief Pol Lt Gen Pongpat Chayapan and five other policemen were sentenced to 12 years in jail, commuted by half because they confessed to charges of lese majeste and involvement in illegal casinos, on Friday.

Facebook, Line banned on government devices
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:36:00 +0700

Civil servants no longer will be able to use Facebook and the Line messaging service at work after the Department of Provincial Administration banned use of social networks on government computers and devices.

Travel News

Aid fund to regain trust of tourists
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:46:00 +0700

The government has set up a 200-million-baht assistance fund to regain the trust of foreign tourists, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says.

THAI axes 3 loss-making routes
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:41:00 +0700

Thai Airways International will chop three routes as it continues efforts to stem its financial bleeding.

New discovery
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0700

The Children's Discovery Museum in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, is worth visits by both children and grown-ups due to fun interactive learning and state-of-the-art presentation. This attraction was reopened on National Children's Day this month after four years. The museum was established under the Learning For Young Creative Minds concept, according to Bangkok's Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra....

Floral, textile and silver fair
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0700

Until Sunday, the "Blooming Chompoo Phukha Flowers, Textiles and Silverware of Nan towards Asean" fair will be held near the city gate of Nan.

Saving the giant panda
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0700

A giant panda is tearing up bamboo and chewing its lunch, ignoring hundreds of pupils staring at its dining place and manners. Another group of visitors cheers as a teen giant panda climbs a tree. Behind the wall, a giant panda peers over to see who is making the noise.

Knocking around Nakhon Phanom
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0700

Hardy cyclists have no problem riding hundreds of kilometres to their holiday destinations. But for most of us, spending days spinning the cranks on scorching highways full of manic motorists does not sound like fun. With domestic airlines becoming more bicycle friendly, now is a good time to explore Thailand on two wheels — the quick way.

New floating market
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:00:00 +0700

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha announced plans last week to launch a floating market at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem on Feb 12.

JAL is Asia's top on-time airline
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:59:00 +0700

Japan Airlines (JAL) has been named the most punctual carrier in the Asia-Pacific region last year by information service FlightStats.

New York travel ban lifted after snowstorm
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:44:00 +0700

NEW YORK - Blanket driving bans were lifted and limited New York public transport was to reopen Tuesday after a night of snowfall that dumped up to two feet (60 centimeters) in some areas.

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