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 2020-11-27 09:48 

Bangkok Post

Prayut, Prawit sued over state of severe emergency...

Protest leaders and rights lawyers are suing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon and others for 3.5 million baht in damages over the declaration of a state of severe emergency in Bangkok last month....

 2020-11-27 09:32 

Bangkok Post

Philippines secures 2.6m doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine...

MANILA: The Philippines will get 2.6 million shots of a potential Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca under the country's first supply deal for a coronavirus vaccine, senior officials said on Friday....

 2020-11-27 08:35 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong activist wins long hair fight with prison bosses...

Hong Kong's top court has ruled that a prison requirement for male inmates to keep their hair short is a form of sexual discrimination, ending a six-year legal battle by an ousted opposition lawmaker who was forced to crop his shoulder-length locks wh...

 2020-11-27 08:14 

Bangkok Post

Nine arrests over B2.8bn Railway Club Cooperative embezzlement...

The former chief executive of the Railway Club Cooperative and eight committee members have been arrested for alleged collusion in the embezzlement of 2.8 billion baht of members' funds....

 2020-11-27 08:09 

Bangkok Post

October factory output falls 0.54%, less than forecast...

Thailand's manufacturing production index (MPI) dropped a smaller-than-expected 0.54% in October from a year earlier, with lower production of cars and clothes amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Industry Ministry said on Friday....

 2020-11-27 07:00 

Bangkok Post

Apple supplier to shift part of production to Vietnam...

TAIPEI: Foxconn Technology Group is moving some iPad and MacBook assembly to Vietnam from China at the request of Apple Inc, according to a person with knowledge of the plan, as the US firm diversifies production to minimise the impact of a Sino-US trade ...

 2020-11-27 06:50 

Bangkok Post

Electric-boat service starts on Bangkok canal...

An electric passenger boat service started operating on Bangkok's Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem on Friday morning....

 2020-11-27 05:58 

Bangkok Post

Vets unable to save shot hornbill...

Veterinarians have been unable to save a protected great hornbill found with a severe gunshot wound on Koh Chang island in Trat province last week....

 2020-11-27 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong judges say prison staff wrong to cut dissident's hair...

HONG KONG: Prison staff were wrong to cut the hair of a veteran dissident known for his long locks, the city's top court said on Friday, in the second significant ruling against authorities this month....

 2020-11-27 05:14 

Bangkok Post

19 more Covid-19 cases...

Nineteen new cases of Covid-19 infection were reported on Friday, all quarantined arrivals and 14 of them Thais, raising the total to 3,961....

 2020-11-27 04:17 

Bangkok Post

Rare clouded leopard seen in Si Sa Ket...

A clouded leopard, an endangered species, has been seen for the first time in about 20 years on Phanom Dong Rak mountain in Si Sa Ket province, a senior conservation official said on Friday....

 2020-11-27 04:15 

Bangkok Post

China ramps up row, imposes high taxes on Australian wine...

BEIJING: China on Friday said it would impose anti-dumping measures on Australian wine, in a further ramping up of tensions between Beijing and Canberra....

 2020-11-27 02:45 

Bangkok Post

Battered by virus and oil slump, biofuels fall out of favour...

LONDON: Hit by the coronavirus pandemic and a sharp drop in oil prices, biofuel demand has declined for the first time in two decades and may struggle to recover, according to experts....

 2020-11-27 02:04 

Bangkok Post

Rail link to all regions 'by 2028'...

The government has set its sight on building rail connections to all regions by 2028, which will position the country strategically as the transport and logistical hub of Asean, according to the Transport Ministry....

 2020-11-27 01:58 

Bangkok Post

Fugging hell: Tired of mockery, Austrian village changes name...

VIENNA: Residents of an Austrian village will ring in the new year under a new name -- Fugging -- after ridicule of their signposts, especially on social media, became too much to bear....

 2020-11-27 01:55 

Bangkok Post

AstraZeneca says its vaccine needs 'additional study'...

LONDON: The head of British drug manufacturer AstraZeneca said on Thursday further research was needed on its Covid-19 vaccine after questions emerged over the protection it offers, but the additional testing is unlikely to affect regulatory approval in E...

 2020-11-27 01:45 

Bangkok Post

Trump says he will leave office if Biden victory confirmed...

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, making a further concession of defeat even as he railed against the "rigged" vote....

 2020-11-27 01:01 

Bangkok Post

FTI demands tougher currency measures to save exports...

Thailand must check the runaway gain in its currency as it makes it harder for exporters to compete in the global market, according to the Federation of Thai Industries....

 2020-11-27 00:33 

Bangkok Post

Unmanned library opens...

Thailand's first unmanned library, Chula UltimateX Library, is now open at Chulalongkorn University....

 2020-11-26 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Struggling Swat Cats hope to upset rampaging Rabbits...

Despite a miserable record at home, Nakhon Ratchasima coach Teerasak Pho-on is confident the Swat Cats can surprise unbeaten Thai League 1 leaders BG Pathum United on Friday....

 2020-11-26 23:11 

Bangkok Post

Oil seen at $45-55 in year ahead...

Oil experts from national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Group estimate global oil prices will range between US$45-55 per barrel next year as the global economy is recovering....

 2020-11-26 23:00 

Bangkok Post

English skills drop again...

Thailand's overall English proficiency has fallen for the third year in a row, according to the annual English Proficiency Index....

 2020-11-26 22:10 

Bangkok Post

Activity resumes at Three Pagodas pass...

Kanchanaburi: The Three Pagodas border pass is seeing more activity now that the government has eased restrictions to allow imports and exports via the frontier that lies between Thailand and Myanmar....

 2020-11-26 22:00 

Bangkok Post

SRT signs 5 projects worth B40bn...

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday signed five more contracts, worth about 40 billion baht, for work on the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat)....

 2020-11-26 22:00 

Bangkok Post

SRT signs 5 projects worth B40bn...

The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) on Thursday signed five more contracts, worth about 40 billion baht, for work on the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima (Korat)....

 2020-11-26 21:45 

Bangkok Post

Outcry grows in France after police filmed beating music producer...

PARIS - A video of police beating a black music producer in Paris triggered outrage and condemnation on Thursday, leading to the suspension of several officers and a public backlash that drew in French World Cup football stars....

 2020-11-26 21:16 

Bangkok Post

Tourism prospects opaque...

The tourism sector may have to wait until 2022 to see "normal" revenue, described as 80% of the pre-pandemic level, as major markets are reluctant to ease travel measures unless there is distribution of a successful vaccine, says the Tourism Autho...

 2020-11-26 21:08 

Bangkok Post

Cluster of catalysts expected to tempt buyers at Commart...

More advanced technology in the computer segment, the launch of the iPhone 12 lineup and the government's tax rebate "Shop and Payback" scheme are expected to be catalysts for IT sales at the Commart fair, say leading IT firms....

 2020-11-26 21:04 

Bangkok Post

State data-sharing platform set for 2023...

The Digital Economy and Society (DES) Ministry aims to use a centralised data-sharing government platform by 2023 through the Government Data Center and Cloud (GDCC) service as part of efforts to boost public services within a single window for data acces...

 2020-11-26 21:02 

Bangkok Post

Chamber: Reboot local economy...

A Thai business group has called on the government to rev up promoting the local economy, especially through medical and wellness tourism, the creative and cultural economy, and digital platform development to reboot the country's economic recovery af...

 2020-11-26 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Prawit sets out river stance...

Thailand says it supports sustainable development along the Mekong River with fewer boundary impacts to make sure that no one is left behind and all should gain equal benefits from the international river's natural resources, says Deputy Prime Ministe...

 2020-11-26 20:45 

Bangkok Post

Police clash with fans at Maradona's wake...

BUENOS AIRES - Riot police fired rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes Thursday with football fans near the wake for Argentine football legend Diego Maradona in Buenos Aires....

 2020-11-26 17:00 

The Nation

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16 found positive in quarantine as global cases hit 60 million...

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration on Thursday reported 16 new cases in state quarantine over a 24-hour period....

 2020-11-26 13:39 

The Nation

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Woman, 29, falls to her death from Bangkok apartment...

In a suspected suicide, a woman fell to her death from a six-storey apartment building in Bangkoks Bang Khae district....

 2020-11-26 13:17 

The Nation

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Gunman robs GH Bank of over Bt500,000...

A man wielding a handgun made off with more than Bt500,000 from the Government Housing Banks Bangbon branch at Soi Ekachai 86 in Bangkok on Wednesday at 2.20pm....

 2020-11-26 12:57 

The Nation

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Two critically injured after shooting at rally site in front of SCB headquarters...

Two persons were reportedly critically injured after being shot during a commotion at a political rally site in front of Siam Commercial Bank headquarters at SCB Park Plaza on Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkoks Chatuchak district at around 10pm on Wednesday....

 2020-11-26 12:42 

The Nation

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Cool morning, isolated light rain forecast for upper Thailand, showers in South...

The North, the Northeast and the Central region will continue to experience cool weather in the morning and isolated light rain as a moderate high-pressure system from China covers upper Thailand, while the lower South will see isolated heavy to very heav...

 2020-11-26 11:53 

Bangkok Post

Thailand confirms return of Iranians held over 2012 bomb plot...

Thailand confirmed on Thursday it had returned three Iranians jailed over a 2012 bomb plot in Bangkok, in an announcement that came after Tehran freed an Australian-British lecturer imprisoned for alleged spying....

 2020-11-26 11:19 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia leader wins budget vote...

Malaysia Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin survived a key test of his leadership on Thursday when he won enough support in parliament for his 2021 budget....

 2020-11-26 11:09 

Bangkok Post

B40bn high-speed train contracts inked...

The State Railway of Thailand on Thursday signed five more contracts, worth about 40 billion baht, for work on the Thai-Chinese high-speed railway project between Bangkok and Nakhon Ratchasima....

 2020-11-26 11:05 

Bangkok Post

Queen's Gambit accepted: Hit show sparks chess frenzy...

SYDNEY: Hit miniseries "The Queen's Gambit" has led to a surge of interest in chess, with one popular website registering millions of new players and academies reporting unprecedented demand....

 2020-11-26 09:59 

Bangkok Post

Covid-19 vaccine purchase contract to be signed Friday...

A forward contract to acquire a Covid-19 vaccine that can be produced locally will be signed on Friday, marking the next step forward in the battle against the virus, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday....

 2020-11-26 08:11 

Bangkok Post

Protesters' yellow-duck food coupons deemed illegal...

The yellow-duck food coupons distributed during Wednesday's anti-government rally are illegal, according to police, and the wording may amount to lese majeste....

 2020-11-26 07:22 

Bangkok Post

First trickle of tourists in October as curbs ease...

A total of 1,201 foreign tourists were reported in October after a ban in April aimed at averting coronavirus outbreaks, as the country gradually opens up to a select number of visitors to help its struggling, tourism-reliant economy....

 2020-11-26 06:41 

Bangkok Post

Rival students blamed for shooting near protest rally site...

The shooting heard after the protest at SCB Park ended on Wednesday night involved students from rival vocational schools who worked as guards during the rally, according to police....

 2020-11-26 06:00 

Bangkok Post

Govt asked to reconsider plan to scrap community title deeds...

PHUKET: A large group residents have asked the government to rethink its plan to stop issuing community land title deeds, saying they need secure title to land....

 2020-11-26 05:49 

Bangkok Post

16 new Covid-19 cases in quarantine...

Sixteen new cases of the novel coronavirus infection were reported on Thursday, quarantined arrivals from seven countries, raising total to 3,942....

 2020-11-26 05:06 

Bangkok Post

Indonesian fisheries minister arrested for baby lobster graft...

JAKARTA: Indonesia's fisheries minister has been arrested in a sweeping bust over allegations of graft linked to exporting baby lobsters, the anti-corruption agency said....

 2020-11-26 02:45 

Bangkok Post

Covid vaccines: Why safety process reassures experts...

WASHINGTON: Covid-19 vaccine emergency approvals are around the corner, makers are preparing to ship millions of doses -- and experts are trying to reassure the public that the record-breaking speed of development hasn't compromised safety....

 2020-11-26 01:10 

Bangkok Post

Hipsters unite...

The pictures of people kayaking and paddle boarding along Klong Ong Ang were still vivid in my memory. The activity was organised in the middle of this month to promote the canal makeover as well as Klong Ong Ang Walking Street. The photos triggered me to...

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