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Police provide safety for dead cadets' families
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:33:00 +0700

Senior police officials Monday gave families of two cadets killed in a March parachute accident personal assurances of safety after relatives received anonymous threats.

Right panel opens inquiry after finding Koh Tao suspects abused
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:21:00 +0700

The National Human Rights Commission will meet with every police team involved in Koh Tao murder case after a forensic unit determined the suspects might have been tortured during interrogation.

New Indonesia president Widodo targets growth, self-sufficiency
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:10:00 +0700

JAKARTA — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside shack to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.

Keeping Khon dance alive
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:21:00 +0700

Welcome to a school that teaches Khon to children - both rich or poor. A Khon teacher explains how this traditional masked dance based on the Ramayana epic can help children in both their personal life and their career. (Video by Jetjaras Na Ranong)

BAAC begins subsidy payments to rice farmers
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:29:00 +0700

The state-owned Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) began making one-off cost-subsidy payments to small-holding rice farmers on Monday, with a total 176 million baht to be handed out to 14,000 households in eight provinces.

Pheu Thai denies talk of cremation plot
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:16:00 +0700

The Pheu Thai Party and its red-shirt allies have affirmed they will not proceed with provocative action against the government.

Police 'ready to work with' UK observers
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:58:00 +0700

Police are ready to cooperate with British observers in the case of two British tourists murdered on Koh Tao, according to Pol Col Prachum Ruangthong, superintendent of Phangan police station.

Prajin set to take on King Power
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Transport Minister Prajin Juntong is considering allowing more operators of duty-free shops at five major airports to end the monopoly held by King Power International Group.

The big issue: Our man in Milan
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:39:00 +0700

The spotlight fell even more strongly on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha last week. And no one, not the most vengeful anti-coup opponent, seemed to feel worse about the constant attention than the man himself.

Threat from Ebola low as Thailand is 'well prepared'
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:05:00 +0700

The Department of Disease Control has played down the threat of an Ebola outbreak in Thailand, saying experience in dealing with infectious diseases outbreaks had prepared the kingdom to cope with any emergencies.

Travel News

Aeroflot’s Thai code-share
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:12:00 +0700

Bangkok Airways has activated a code-share agreement with Aeroflot that will see the Russian airline feeding its passengers to the Thai airline's domestic network.

Khao Phra Viharn now open for sunrise
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:13:00 +0700

Starting today, Khao Phra Viharn National Park in Kantharalak district of Si Sa Ket province is open from 5.30am to 4.30pm daily, to allow tourists to enjoy the sunrise.

A Catholic parade in Suphan Buri
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

On Oct 26, the procession of the statue of the Virgin Mary by boat will take place on the Suphan Buri River between Ban Yuan (a community of Thai people of Vietnamese descent) and Phra Mae Prachak Church in tambon Ton Tan, Song Phi Nong district of Suphan Buri, starting at 9am.

Out cold
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Antarctica — the word brings to my mind extraordinary excitement, bitter cold, stories of tragic journeys, abundant spectacular wildlife and the beyond-breathtaking scenery.

Amidst a sea of fog
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

The cool season is approaching and for many Thais it's time to plan a trip to one of those sea-of-fog sites. Of course, the most famous of such places are in the North and the Northeast where there are many big mountains. But the truth is you don't need to travel all the way to Chiang Mai, Tak or Loei for such scenery.

Cartoon Network's waterpark opens
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

The Cartoon Network Amazone Water Park in Chon Buri is officially open after a soft launch at the end of July.

Float your troubles away
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0700

Located in Loei, on the bank of the Mekong River, is the fast-growing border town of Chiang Khan. It faces out onto the Laos town of Xanamkhan and is close to Chai Khong Road, which, running parallel to the river, is ideal for cycling or strolling along to admire the river views, especially during sunset.

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