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 2018-06-25 05:38 

Bangkok Post

Mother shot dead in front of three-year-old daughter...

NARATHIWAT: A killer on the loose shot and killed a woman in her home, while her three-year-old daughter was hiding under a blanket....

 2018-06-25 05:26 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia arrests Najib ex-aide in 1MDB probe-media...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian authorities have made the first arrest in a renewed probe into the multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, remanding a former aide of ousted prime minister Najib Razak to assist in investigations, Bernama news reported on ...

 2018-06-25 04:40 

Bangkok Post

Indonesia identifies location of ferry deep in crater lake...

JAKARTA: Indonesia has identified the suspected location of an overcrowded passenger ferry that sank last week in a deep volcanic crater lake but will need international help to recover the wreckage, the chief of the national search and rescue agency said...

 2018-06-25 04:08 

Bangkok Post

Malfunction strands skytrain commuters at stations...

Large crowds of commuters were stranded at BTS stations by a malfunction in the signal system during the morning rush hours on Monday. Regular services did not begin resuming until around 10am....

 2018-06-25 03:47 

Bangkok Post

Floods and landslides kill 7, leave 12 missing in Vietnam...

HANOI: Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 7 people and left 12 others missing in northern Vietnam....

 2018-06-25 03:25 

Bangkok Post

Divers enter flooded cave in search of missing students...

CHIANG RAI: A team from the navy's Underwater Demolition Assault Unit on Monday began searching a flooded cave in Mae Sai district for 12 student footballers and their coach who have been missing since Saturday afternoon....

 2018-06-25 02:45 

Bangkok Post

'Because I can': ride-hailing app welcomes Saudi women drivers...

RIYADH: Reem Farahat waited for a ride request. Her phone pinged. "I've already cried twice," she said, heading out to work as one of Saudi Arabia's first female drivers for Careem....

 2018-06-25 02:35 

Bangkok Post

Gold prices up B50 to B19,850...

The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 19,389.64 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 19,750.00 baht per baht-weight for gold bars....

 2018-06-25 01:03 

Bangkok Post

Psychics didn't see blitz coming...

Police have launched a crackdown on people who claim to be psychics after receiving complaints some of them are allegedly swindling money out of their customers....

 2018-06-25 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Protectionism threatens 'vintage' global growth: BIS...

GENEVA: A year of "vintage" economic growth could be undone by rising protectionism, the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) said Sunday, as fears of an all-out global trade war ramp up....

 2018-06-25 00:00 

Bangkok Post

Treasury Department eyes accelerated construction...

The Treasury Department looks set to amend a condition in its lease concession contracts to start charging rent from the date a contract is signed, aiming to compel concessionaires to speed up investment....

 2018-06-24 23:03 

Bangkok Post

South pupils 'lack literacy' in Thai language...

Pattani: Many students of private religious schools in the far South cannot read, speak or write Thai, a problem compounded by alleged misuse of state education subsidies, the Pattani special task force says....

 2018-06-24 22:32 

Bangkok Post

Parties urge PM to shelve S44 hopes...

Politicians from Pheu Thai and Democrat parties expect Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to enter the political fray in September while urging him not to use the all-powerful Section 44 to gain the upper hand over other parties in the run-up to the general...

 2018-06-24 21:51 

Bangkok Post

Labour reps march against employee rights violations...

About 500 labour representatives hit the streets of Bangkok Sunday to convey their concerns about growing unemployment and finding a sustainable solution to labour rights violation....

 2018-06-24 21:30 

Bangkok Post

EC to probe Thaksin call to ex-MPs...

The Election Commission is launching a probe into the Pheu Thai Party's alleged violation of the constitution's organic law on political parties, which prohibits a party from consenting to influence by an outsider, an offence that may lead to part...

 2018-06-24 21:30 

Bangkok Post

Bus, rail ticketing plan falls into chaos...

The Transport Ministry's efforts to integrate a common ticketing system into 2,600 public buses in Bangkok will be delayed for a month, the ministry says....

 2018-06-24 21:30 

Bangkok Post

Buriram back on top with victory away at Prachuap...

Buriram United struck twice in the first half on Sunday night to end PT Prachuap's unbeaten run at home with a 2-1 defeat and wrest back the Thai League 1 top spot from Bangkok United....

 2018-06-24 21:30 

Bangkok Post

Military fights the battle of Korat...

At a time when major parties wrestle with what is described as the "siphoning power" of Phalang Pracharat Party in getting former MPs to defect to it for the new general election, Nakhon Ratchasima is seen as one of the most important target terri...

 2018-06-24 21:30 

Bangkok Post

New law for foreign firms in the works...

The Revenue Department plans to propose a law stipulating that foreign entities with no physical presence which earn income in Thailand must report their transactions here to be inspected for value-added tax (VAT) payment....

 2018-06-24 20:53 

Bangkok Post

Erdogan claims dual victory in Turkey elections...

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday declared victory in a tightly-contested presidential election, extending his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition....

 2018-06-24 20:15 

Bangkok Post

England dare to dream after record win...

REPINO, Russia: Sunday's qualification for the last 16 with a game to spare, Harry Kane leading the race for the Golden Boot and a record World Cup win after thrashing Panama 6-1 -- England could not have wished for a better start in Russia....

 2018-06-24 20:12 

Bangkok Post

Colombia knock Poland out of World Cup...

KAZAN, Russia: Goals from Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado gave Colombia a convincing 3-0 win on Sunday against Poland, who were eliminated from contention at the World Cup before their last Group H match....

 2018-06-24 19:31 

Bangkok Post

Erdogan leads tense Turkey vote counting...

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Sunday leading his main rival in a tightly contested presidential election, seeking to extend his 15-year grip on power in the face of a revitalised opposition and weakening economy...

 2018-06-24 18:14 

Bangkok Post

Bangkok Bank chairman Chatri dies at 85...

Chatri Sophonpanich, chairman of the Board of Directors and Adviser to the Executive Board of the Bangkok Bank, has died. He was 85....

 2018-06-24 17:26 

Bangkok Post

Japan draw with Senegal in Group H match...

EKATERINBURG, Russia: Japan twice rallied to hold Senegal to a 2-2 draw at the World Cup finals on Sunday, setting up a tense final round of matches in Group H....

 2018-06-24 14:56 

Bangkok Post

England thrash Panama, move into last 16...

NIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russia: England recorded their biggest ever World Cup finals win by thrashing an ill-disciplined Panama 6-1 on Sunday to breeze through to the knockout stage after two games....

 2018-06-24 13:07 

Bangkok Post

England crushing Panama 5-0 at halftime...

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia: England were set for a place in the last 16 of the World Cup as they romped to a 5-0 lead at half-time, with two goals each from defender John Stones and Harry Kane, in their Group G match on Sunday....

 2018-06-24 11:45 

Bangkok Post

EU leaders tackle political flare-up over migrants...

BRUSSELS: EU leaders headed to Brussels for emergency talks Sunday over migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden....

 2018-06-24 11:45 

Bangkok Post

Indonesia's debus fighters: tough as nails...

BANDUNG, Indonesia: Mulyadi pounds a nail into his nostril, leaving it embedded in his face, horrifying a group of slack-jawed spectators of debus, an Indonesian tradition blending martial arts with grotesque self-injury....

 2018-06-24 11:16 

Bangkok Post

5G trial to stream live virtual reality content in Singapore...

SINGAPORE: The targeted roll-out of the 5G network in Singapore by 2020 is picking up pace, with M1 and Chinese tech giant Huawei announcing on Thursday that they will be conducting a live demonstration of a 360-degree virtual reality (VR) content broadca...

 2018-06-24 11:00 

Bangkok Post

Man who 'killed, dismembered' girlfriend driven by jealousy...

The man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and then dismembered her body, hiding her severed head in a backpack dumped in the bushes, was jealous after he decided to reunite with her ex-husband, police said on Sunday....

 2018-06-24 09:06 

Bangkok Post

Suriyasai says Thaksin may have violated Political Party Act...

Suriyasai Katasila, a former core member of the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD), has called for the Election Commission (EC) to set a precedent for political parties to follow by ruling on whether former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has vio...

 2018-06-24 08:45 

Bangkok Post

Turkey's Erdogan faces poll test against resurgent opposition...

ISTANBUL: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday faces the biggest ballot box challenge of his 15 year grip on Turkey, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles....

 2018-06-24 08:35 

Bangkok Post

Baht tests 7-month low on continued outflows...

The baht will test its seven-month low this week as foreigners continue to move out of the currency on higher interest rates and an improved economic outlook in the United States....

 2018-06-24 08:04 

Bangkok Post

Pattaya temple defaced by stickers pasted by tourists...

CHON BURI: A popular temple has been defaced by hundreds of stickers pasted by tourists in the apparent belief that the act will bring good luck....

 2018-06-24 07:53 

Bangkok Post

Lorry plunges into stream in Lampang, driver killed...

LAMPANG: The driver of an 18-wheel container lorry was killed when he skidded off a road in Thoen district of this northern province and plunged into a stream below on Sunday morning, police said....

 2018-06-24 06:31 

Bangkok Post

12 feared trapped in Mae Sai cave, search underway...

CHIANG RAI: Eleven football players and a coach were believed to have been trapped in Tham Luang Nang Non cave in Mae Sai district of this northern border province, and a search and rescue team was trying to find them....

 2018-06-24 05:25 

Bangkok Post

Germany rescue World Cup hopes with dramatic Kroos winner...

SOCHI, Russia: Toni Kroos rescued Germany's World Cup hopes in dramatic fashion on Saturday, curling in a stunning free-kick deep into injury time to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden....

 2018-06-24 04:57 

Bangkok Post

Politicians linked to electronic waste scams...

An in-depth investigation is under way to bring both local and national politicians to justice after some are suspected to be involved in an illegal electronic waste recycling business operated by Chinese businessmen....

 2018-06-24 04:48 

Bangkok Post

Man suspected of killing woman, dismembering body arrested...

Min Buri Police have arrested a man suspected to be the killer of a woman whose dismembered body parts were discovered in Khlong Sam Wa district in eastern Bangkok on Saturday afternoon, media reports said....

 2018-06-24 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Isle of dogs: Pakistan fishermen feed marooned strays...

KARACHI: More than a dozen decrepit dogs splash into the Arabian Sea as the small wooden boat approaches. They know the fishermen's mission: bringing food and water for the canine population of one of Karachi's "dog islands"....

 2018-06-24 03:31 

Bangkok Post

Pheu Thai still most interesting to people: Suan Dusit Poll...

A majority of people say the Pheu Thai Party is most intesting to them among both new and old parties, according to Suan Dusit Poll....

 2018-06-24 03:31 

Bangkok Post

Pheu Thai still No.1 party in Thailand: Suan Dusit Poll...

A majority of people say Pheu Thai is the "most interesting party" to them - among both new and old parties - according to Suan Dusit Poll....

 2018-06-24 03:00 

Bangkok Post

Grow-it-yourself school leads the way on lunches...

School children can eat hearty and healthy meals without having to rely much on the state subsidy if they grow and raise their own food, as the Ban Koke Chamroen School in Prasat district of Surin has found....

 2018-06-24 02:36 

Bangkok Post

Majority for continued enforcement of death penalty: Nida Poll...

A majority of people want the enforcement of the death penalty to continue, particularly on rape-murder convicts, according to an opinion survey carried out by the National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll....

 2018-06-24 02:36 

Bangkok Post

Majority want continued enforcement of death penalty: Nida Poll...

A majority of people want the enforcement of the death penalty to continue, particularly on rape-murder convicts, according to an opinion survey carried out by the National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll....

 2018-06-24 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Saudi women driving ban ends...

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive from Sunday, overturning the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform that is expected to usher in a new era of social mobility....

 2018-06-24 00:00 

Bangkok Post

ACT Party founder expects PDRC voters' support...

Academic-turned-politician Anek Laothamatas has made it no secret that the party he founded, the Ruamphalang Prachachartthai Party, or the Action Coalition for Thailand (ACT), plans to gain political support from voters of the now-defunct People's Dem...

 2018-06-23 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Future Forward leader calls out regime defectors...

Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is challenging former MPs who have defected to a pro-regime political party to spell out whether they support democracy or dictatorship....

 2018-06-23 22:33 

Bangkok Post

Khmer cops, troops attend Thai drill...

Cambodia will send military and police officers to attend VIP protection training and a joint drill on humanitarian relief and disaster rescue in Thailand for the first time in seven years, Supreme Commander Thanchaiyan Srisuwan has confirmed....

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