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 2018-09-21 14:03 

Bangkok Post

Pound sinks as May sticks to Brexit guns...

LONDON: The pound dropped the most since November after British Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Friday that Brexit negotiations were at an impasse....

 2018-09-21 13:42 

Bangkok Post

Apple fans in Singapore get hands on new iPhones...

SINGAPORE: Among the hundreds of Apple fans who turned up at the Orchard Road store early Friday morning was 29-year-old Jonathan Lim who bought eight iPhones on behalf of family and friends. The haul cost about S$10,000 (238,000 baht) in total....

 2018-09-21 11:49 

Bangkok Post

Last trishaw driver still rolling at 76...

SUKHOTHAI: Thong Mektanee began driving a trishaw in Sawankhalok municipality when he was 26 years old and shows no signs of slowing down 50 years later. He's the last of his kind....

 2018-09-21 11:36 

Bangkok Post

Cambodia pardons Aussie filmmaker...

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has granted a royal pardon to Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, jailed in August for six years after being found guilty of espionage for flying a drone over an opposition party rally, a court in Phnom Penh said on Friday....

 2018-09-21 11:16 

Bangkok Post

SIA stops carrying lion bones...

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has stopped accepting lion bones for cargo after the carrier was singled out in a report for transporting the animal parts from South Africa....

 2018-09-21 10:31 

Bangkok Post

Philippine stocks surge most in 32 months, SET ends higher...

Philippine shares jumped 3.5% on Friday, the most in 32 months, while the Stock Exchange of Thailand index closed marginally higher....

 2018-09-21 10:14 

Bangkok Post

Four nabbed for live sex acts on China-based app...

Four men -- three Thais and a Myanmar national -- have been arrested for broadcasting live sexual acts via a China-based application....

 2018-09-21 09:50 

Bangkok Post

Singpore woman fined for failing to declare luxury goods...

SINGAPORE: A 42-year-old Singaporean woman has been fined more than S$32,890 (780,000 baht) for failing to declare the luxury goods she bought from France....

 2018-09-21 09:45 

Bangkok Post

DIY colonoscopy among weird Ig Nobel prizes at museum...

TOKYO: A gadget to "translate" dog barks for humans, a "babypod" that plays music inside the mother's vagina for unborn babies and the world's first self-colonoscopy method were among the whacky inventions on show Friday at a new T...

 2018-09-21 09:44 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage, says Mahathir...

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia cannot accept same-sex marriage or lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Friday, amid growing instances of persecution of LGBT community in the Muslim-majority country....

 2018-09-21 09:12 

Bangkok Post

Drug leader mistakes cop for guest when delivering drugs...

KHON KAEN: A drug gang leader was arrested after he delivered methamphetamine pills to an associate in front of a plain-clothed policeman he thought was a friendly visitor....

 2018-09-21 08:55 

Bangkok Post

Drone delivery of newspapers tested in Japan...

SAPPORO: A trial delivery of newspapers by drone was conducted on Friday in Hokkaido, which was hit by a powerful earthquake earlier this month, with a view to bringing news to people in the event of a disaster....

 2018-09-21 08:55 

Bangkok Post

Drone delivery of newspapers tested in northern Japan...

SAPPORO: A trial delivery of newspapers by drone was conducted on Friday in Hokkaido, which was hit by a powerful earthquake earlier this month, with a view to bringing news to people in the event of a disaster....

 2018-09-21 08:19 

Bangkok Post

Ford ordered to pay B23m to car owners...

The South Bangkok Civil Court has ordered Ford Sales & Service (Thailand) to pay 291 car owners for substandard vehicles in the country's first class-action ruling....

 2018-09-21 06:00 

Bangkok Post

Woman found dead at waterfall was Chinese tourist...

SONGKHLA: The woman found dead at a waterfall in Hat Yai district on Thursday has been identified as a Chinese tourist who visited the area alone, and mystery surrounds the circumstances of her death....

 2018-09-21 05:26 

Bangkok Post

Vietnam President Quang dead - state media...

HANOI: Vietnam President Tran Dai Quang died on Friday, state television and radio announced....

 2018-09-21 05:22 

Bangkok Post

Iranian denies kidnapping, raping former Thai girlfriend...

PATTAYA: A 21-year-old Thai woman has accused her Iranian ex-boyfriend of kidnapping her in full view of others and then forcibly detaining and raping her before shaving her head in a condominium room in Jomtien....

 2018-09-21 05:20 

Bangkok Post

Maroon 5 set to perform at Super Bowl half-time...

Thirteen years after Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones played during the Super Bowl half-time, Maroon 5 will display the Moves Like Jagger at Super Bowl LIII....

 2018-09-21 05:03 

Bangkok Post

THAI resumes flights to Osaka...

Thai Airways International has resumed its regular service on the Bangkok-Osaka route after Kansai international airport fully operated on Friday....

 2018-09-21 04:22 

Bangkok Post

Iranian hunted for allegedly kidnapping, raping ex-Thai wife...

PATTAYA: A 21-year-old Thai woman has accused her Iranian ex-husband of kidnapping her in full view of others and then detaining and raping her before shaving her head in a condominium room in the resort town....

 2018-09-21 03:50 

Bangkok Post

Dow, S&P 500 at record highs...

Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent US stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January....

 2018-09-21 03:45 

Bangkok Post

At least 44 dead in Tanzania as ferry capsizes...

NAIROBI - At least 44 people died and scores were feared missing after a ferry capsized in Victoria, Africa's largest lake, with a desperate search for survivors set to resume in Tanzania on Friday....

 2018-09-21 03:40 

Bangkok Post

Four dead after Maryland warehouse shooting...

ABERDEEN, Maryland: A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, authorities and witnesses said....

 2018-09-21 03:27 

Bangkok Post

Parents urge end to 'stressful' Grade 1 kids' entrance tests...

The government has been petitioned to discontinue Prathom 1 (Grade 1) entrance tests by a group of parents who say the exams cause stress among children....

 2018-09-21 02:30 

Bangkok Post

Gold prices up B100 to B18,600...

The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 18,161.68 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 18,500.00 baht per baht-weight for gold bars....

 2018-09-21 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Government prods Thai Airways about plane buys...

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has directed Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) to finalise its comprehensive plan to purchase 23 aircraft worth over 100 billion baht by the end of this year....

 2018-09-21 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Government prods Thai Airways about plane buys...

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has directed Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) to finalise its comprehensive plan to purchase 23 aircraft worth over 100 billion baht by the end of this year....

 2018-09-21 00:40 

Bangkok Post

Govt returns assets to loan shark prey...

The government has returned land and assets worth 3.25 billion baht pledged as collateral to borrowers in the Northeast as efforts continue to ease the plight of debtors who have fallen victim to loan sharks....

 2018-09-21 00:07 

Bangkok Post

JD.com desperate for Thai products...

JD.com, a leading Chinese e-commerce company, is looking for as many Thai products as possible to sell on its online platform....

 2018-09-20 23:25 

Bangkok Post

Apisak lukewarm on rate hike...

A policy rate hike would not address low inflation and would in fact worsen the debt-servicing ability of small-business operators and strengthen the baht, says Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong....

 2018-09-20 23:21 

Bangkok Post

PromptPay transfers grow sixfold in Q2...

Waiving fees for digital transactions since late March has not only substantially boosted banks' online transactions but also individual money transfers via the PromptPay platform, which surged sixfold in the second quarter....

 2018-09-20 23:14 

Bangkok Post

Prawit shrugs off Thaksin's comments...

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon has shrugged off former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's remark against him in a recent war of words sparked by the ex-premier's call for reconciliation talks....

 2018-09-20 23:04 

Bangkok Post

Damage from forest abuse hits B100 billion...

More than 23,000 suspects have been arrested since 2015 on suspicion of engaging in illegal logging and poaching wild animals, costing the state an estimated 100 billion baht in losses, a government official said Thursday....

 2018-09-20 22:05 

Bangkok Post

Illegal booze ads 'rampant' in markets, says DDC...

Several outdoor markets in Bangkok and its surrounding provinces have been exploited as spaces for illegal point-of-sale advertisements for alcoholic beverages, the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said Thursday....

 2018-09-20 21:33 

Bangkok Post

City Hall joins flap over pigeon-feeding...

City Hall is vowing to impose a three-month jail term and a 25,000-baht fine on people who violate the law by feeding pigeons in public places amid concerns over their increasing number and serious health risks....

 2018-09-20 21:19 

Bangkok Post

High-level team seeks to reverse THAI's fortunes...

In a bid to revive loss-making Thai Airways International Plc (THAI), three state-backed entities are pooling their resources to help put the flag carrier back in the black....

 2018-09-20 21:19 

Bangkok Post

High-level team seeks to reverse THAI's fortunes...

In a bid to revive loss-making Thai Airways International Plc (THAI), three state-backed entities are pooling their resources to help put the flag carrier back in the black....

 2018-09-20 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Wissanu defends online political ban...

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam insisted Thursday that the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) must maintain its ban on political parties carrying out their election campaigns on social media, to prevent them from suing each other....

 2018-09-20 18:47 

Bangkok Post

North Korea's Kim 'wants another Trump summit'...

SEOUL: North Korea's Kim Jong Un wants a second summit with US President Donald Trump soon to hasten denuclearisation, but a key goal is declaring an end this year to the 1950-53 Korean War, the South's President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday....

 2018-09-20 18:06 

Bangkok Post

UN chief urges Myanmar to free jailed journalists...

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the Myanmar government to pardon and release two imprisoned Reuters journalists as soon as possible....

 2018-09-20 16:52 

Bangkok Post

EU: UK's Brexit plan 'won't work'...

SALZBURG: EU leaders refused to give ground to Britain's Theresa May on Thursday, warning that her Brexit plan is unacceptable, even as she offered to come up with new proposals for the Irish border....

 2018-09-20 13:27 

Bangkok Post

Hua Hin completes laying shark net off beach...

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Hua Hin authorities have finished installing a shark net off the beach where a Norwegian was attacked during his swim five months ago....

 2018-09-20 12:11 

Bangkok Post

Moon to carry private message from Kim to Trump...

SEOUL: A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in returned home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday saying that Kim wants the US secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes ...

 2018-09-20 10:58 

Bangkok Post

Woman tourist found dead at popular waterfall in Hat Yai...

SONGKHLA: The dead body of a unidentified woman tourist was found in an off-limits section of a popular waterfall in Hat Yai district on Thursday....

 2018-09-20 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Australia supermarket bans needles amid strawberry scare...

SYDNEY: Sewing needles were taken off the shelves at a major Australian supermarket chain Thursday amid a national panic over sharp objects being found inside strawberries and other fruit....

 2018-09-20 10:23 

Bangkok Post

Indonesia stocks lead Southeast Asian peers...

Most Southeast Asian stock markets, led by Indonesia, rose on Thursday, in line with broader Asia on continued relief that the recent tit-for-tat tariffs by the United States and China were less harsh than feared....

 2018-09-20 10:20 

Bangkok Post

Lese majeste charges dropped for burning royal portraits...

An appeal court has dropped royal insult charges against six people jailed for setting fire to portraits of kings, it said, but they will still have to serve lengthy jail terms for damaging public property....

 2018-09-20 10:14 

Bangkok Post

Big C bombers given life sentences by Pattani court...

PATTANI: Two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the double-bombing of a Big C Supercenter in Pattani in May last year that left 56 people injured....

 2018-09-20 09:35 

Bangkok Post

Thai Airways needs 100bn for upgrade, says chairman...

Thai Airways International has huge bills to pay to join the ranks of the world's premium airlines....

 2018-09-20 08:52 

Bangkok Post

Abe re-elected as LDP president...

TOKYO: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won the Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election by a comfortable margin on Thursday, setting the stage to become Japan's longest-serving leader and to realising the first-ever amendment to the pacifist Con...

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