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'Red Bull killer' found: Living the good life
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 08:00:00 +0700

The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

Thieves steal 100kg gold coin worth millions
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:46:12 +0700

Authorities say thieves stole a 100 kilogram gold coin from a Berlin museum worth 3.7 million euros. - REUTERS

Eight students feared dead in Japanese avalanche
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:44:17 +0700

Eight people are feared dead after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan. - REUTERS

Deans Council chafes at lower bar for teacher entry
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:29:00 +0700

The Education Deans Council of Thailand (EDCT) will petition Education Minister Teerakiat Jareonsettasin to revise his policy of allowing university graduates who do not hold a degree in education to become teachers in public schools and vocational colleges.

Food truck plan chewed over
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:10:00 +0700

The government is considering launching a select food truck caravan scheme, mainly targeting tourist hotspots.

Police on hunt for two men over Tinder fraud
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0700

Police are looking for two men suspected of using pictures of at least three Thai Airways International (THAI) air hostesses to cheat men via a dating application.

Suspicion will grow unless video released
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:30:00 +0700

The key piece of evidence that will most likely reveal whether the extrajudicial killing of Lahu activist Chaiyapoom Pasae at a military checkpoint in Chiang Mai was justified should be CCTV footage of the incident.

No right to bear arms, no right to violence
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:25:00 +0700

Three separate incidents in last few weeks defined a deep-rooted malevolence that continues to tear the fabric of Thai society apart.

Revenue Department in Thaksin tax grab funk
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:20:00 +0700

The government's chances of taxing former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra over his sale of the family's stake in Shin Corp are slim, according to a Revenue Department source.

Trust is lost over weapons
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:20:00 +0700

The government, police and the Department of Special Investigations (DSI) got excellent advice on the weekend from Justice Minister Suwaphan Tanyuvardhana. They should pay attention and improve their current performance. Mr Suwaphan warned them to handle the case of the Pathum Thani arms seizure "in a transparent and straightforward manner". So far they have not.

Travel News

Phuket airport to change departing luggage checks
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:10:00 +0700

Phuket airport will alter the checking process of hold baggage next month to ease passenger congestion outside the terminals.

Huay Mae Khamin closure to hit park revenue
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:22:00 +0700

KANCHANABURI -- A loss of about 2 million baht in revenue from tourism is expected during the Songkran Festival following the closure of Huay Mae Khamin waterfall in Srinakarin Dam National Park, according to park chief Thiti Somphee.

New Saraburi-Korat bridge a shortcut to Khao Yai
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:43:00 +0700

A bridge linking Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima with Muak Lek in Saraburi opened for public use on Saturday, easing traffic on Mittraphap Road and serving as a shortcut to the popular Khao Yai National Park.

Indonesian visitors to Japan soaring to record levels
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:42:00 +0700

JAKARTA - The number of Indonesian travellers to Japan reached an all-time high of 17,900 in February, up 49.6% from a year ago, due to affordable plane tickets, the increasingly stable Indonesian economy and the easing of Japan's visa rules, according to the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO).

Goin' boutique, bae!
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Hotels, especially ones in Thailand, are so predictable. You've got luxury, standardised great service, on-point spas and bloody brilliant massages pouring out of your ears, if you've lived here long enough, that is. The service and attention to detail is not this good anywhere else. But, with all the Mariotts, the Hiltons, the Shangrilas and the Novotels... it can get boring. They're great and...

All arriving luggage to be x-rayed at main airports
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:06:00 +0700

The Customs Department will install luggage x-ray machines in arrival areas at all major airports by the 2019 fiscal year, a senior official said on Thursday.

Cruise ship caused massive coral death in Indonesia
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:17:00 +0700

JAKARTA - Indonesia says nearly 19,000 square metres of pristine coral reef was damaged by a foreign cruise ship when it ran aground in waters off West Papua province earlier this month.

Prawn fishing
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Until Sunday, the "Amphawa River Prawn Fishing Tournament 2017" will take place in the Mae Klong River near King Rama II Memorial Park in Samut Songkhram province, from 10am-8pm.

Steampunk special
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Sometimes, people wish they could turn back the clock to the "good old days". Thus visiting ancient places and collecting antiques is trendy, especially in Thailand.

An enduring tradition
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:00:00 +0700

Khamson Srathong, 78, sits comfortably in front of a weaving loom under her raised-floor house in Ban Phon village in Kalasin's Kham Muang district.

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