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Hun Sen’s team here for talks
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:01:00 +0700

Thailand and Cambodia will strengthen bilateral ties and discuss the Preah Vihear temple row when Cambodian Defence Minister Tea Banh arrives for an official visit today.

Deadly Betong attack packs double blast punch
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:01:00 +0700

The Betong bomb attack in the far South on Friday involved a small explosive device designed to draw the attention of onlookers, and a devastating one intended to kill and cause property damage, according to forensic authorities.

Cops nab suspect for body in car murder
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:01:00 +0700

A suspect arrested for the murder of a businessman whose body was put in his car and dumped in the Chi River in Khon Kaen last week has allegedly admitted he killed the man for money.

The ‘big stick’ of martial law must be used sparingly
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:26:00 +0700

Many of us may have forgotten that Bangkok is still under martial law.

'Janie horror photos' draw ire
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:14:00 +0700

Female activists have expressed concern over pictures of a brutally beaten woman who resembles actress Janie Thienphosuwan.

Highest security in Hat Yai
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:35:00 +0700

HAT YAI - Authorities have beefed up security in this bustling southern district to the highest level as the end of Ramadan draws near with tourists starting to return to the southern border tourist city.

Pheu Thai bemoans different NCPO treatments
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0700

Their birthdays are just two days apart, but the treatment of Thaksin Shinawatra and Chuan Leekpai by the ruling junta has raised accusations of double standards by the Pheu Thai Party.

Mobile tech reshaping health sector
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:48:00 +0700

WASHINGTON - Your smartphone is not only your best friend, it's also become your personal trainer, coach, medical lab and maybe even your doctor.

Nothing to see here
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:04:00 +0700

For more than 40 years, Kao Bart was a lively village of 170 households tucked away in the mountains of Buri Ram’s Non Dindaeng district. Now it stands as a creepy, abandoned town no one dares set foot in.

Masters in the art of fraud
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:04:00 +0700

Paying 15,000 baht for 500 words of flawless English seemed excessive, but Ms Pang insisted it would be money well spent and there was no chance the deception would be detected.

Travel News

Riverside rendezvous
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:20:00 +0700

Peaceful and quiet, the iconic Chao Phraya River has always offered city dwellers a refuge from their assiduous lifestyle (and we aren’t talking about releasing fishes and turtles into it for merit). Take a break from the traffic-clogged roads, eardrum-rupturing nightclubs and selfie-snapping shoppers, and head to these waterfront venues for something different. They are worth the trek and boat...

Music in Lop Buri
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:04:15 +0700

On August 11-12, the “Art of Music in the Land of King Narai” Festival will take place from 4-9pm at Phra Narai Ratchaniwet Palace in Muang district, Lop Buri. Visitors are encouraged to wear traditional Thai costumes.

IUCN denies support for electric cable car
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:04:00 +0700

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has denied recent reports that it supports an electric cable car for Phu Kradueng National Park in Loei province.

Chiang Kham casts its spell
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:40:00 +0700

Many Bangkokians would be hard put to find it on a map and for long-distance motorists the small northern province of Phayao is nothing more than a convenient pit stop on the road between Lampang and Chiang Rai. So it is hardly surprising that only a handful of tourists ever make it as far as Chiang Kham, 76km from Phayao town, the capital of a largely agricultural district which borders our...

Bay watch
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:40:00 +0700

The sun gradually rose behind the silhouette of Lom Muak Hill, shining its light over Ao Manao (Manao Bay) in Prachuap Khiri Khan. A group of soldiers jogged while singing marching songs along the footpath that runs parallel to the long coast.

Military drills to delay flights in China
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0700

BEIJING - Military exercises in eastern China will create massive disruption to civilian air services during the period of the drills through mid-August, Chinese media said Tuesday.

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