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 2020-09-24 06:40 

Bangkok Post

Govt taking legal action against major social media providers...

The Ministry of Digital Economy and Society on Thursday asked technology crime suppression police to prosecute major social media providers for failing to remove all illegal posts they were warned about....

 2020-09-24 05:41 

Bangkok Post

Airports deploy rapid virus tests, sniffer dogs to unlock travel...

LONDON: A handful of European airports are implementing trials of quick-fire coronavirus tests, working with airlines to push technologies still being developed as a way to revive stunted international air travel....

 2020-09-24 04:45 

Bangkok Post

'Zombie fires' in Siberian forests stoked by climate change...

SHIPUNOVO, Russia: Equipped with a shovel, Grigory Kuksin lifts and turns smouldering earth in the marshy clearing of a sprawling Siberian forest....

 2020-09-24 04:38 

Bangkok Post

New Covid-19 cases from US...

The government on Thursday reported two new cases of coronavirus disease, both quarantined returnees from the United States, raising the total to 3,516....

 2020-09-24 03:44 

Bangkok Post

N.Koreans killed missing S.Korean then burned body, Seoul says...

SEOUL: A South Korean official who went missing from a fisheries patrol boat earlier this week was shot dead by North Korean troops who later burned his body, South Korea's military said on Thursday....

 2020-09-24 03:14 

Bangkok Post

Australian bank to pay record fine for money laundering...

SYDNEY: Australia's Westpac bank has agreed to pay a record A$1.3 billion (US$923 million) fine for more than 23 million breaches of money-laundering laws, the bank and regulators announced on Thursday....

 2020-09-24 03:05 

Bangkok Post

Madagascar's lemurs enjoy respite as tourism struggles...

ANDASIBE, Madagascar: Perched on a branch, the lemur blinks back intently at a group of gawking tourists disrupting a coronavirus-induced spell of tranquillity outside Madagascar's Andasibe national park....

 2020-09-24 02:46 

Bangkok Post

TOT server payload poised for launch into orbit...

State telecom enterprise TOT, through collaboration with its strategic satellite business partner Mu Space and Advanced Technology, plans to send a server payload on the Blue Origin rocket, which is scheduled to launch to space from the US on Thursday....

 2020-09-24 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Vendors 'here to stay': BMA...

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) insists major street vendor sites on Yaowarat Road and Khao San Road will be permitted to trade....

 2020-09-24 00:33 

Bangkok Post

'Big Joke' shouldn't jump to conclusions: Wissanu...

Pol Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn has every right to sue the premier for moving him from the Immigration Bureau to the Office of the Prime Minister, according to Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam....

 2020-09-24 00:33 

Bangkok Post

Groups draft 'wellbeing plan' for LGBTIQN+...

Advocacy groups and gender equality academics are drafting a LGBTIQN+ Wellbeing Strategy Plan, the country's first master plan to deal with discrimination against gender identities that fall outside the traditional binary of masculine and feminine....

 2020-09-24 00:11 

Bangkok Post

Govt speeds up plans for highways to the South...

Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob has pledged to expedite the construction of new highways that will connect Bangkok with the southern provinces....

 2020-09-24 00:11 

Bangkok Post

Ex-abbot beats fund-theft rap...

The Appeal Court on Wednesday overturned a lower court ruling and acquitted the former abbot of Wat Sam Phraya and his aide of all charges relating to alleged embezzlement in a five million baht Buddhist education project....

 2020-09-24 00:00 

Bangkok Post

New army chief pledges to restore peace to society...

Gen Narongphan Jitkaewtae, the incoming army chief, on Wednesday pledged to restore peace to Thai society, support the country's development and be loyal to and protect the monarchy....

 2020-09-23 23:55 

Bangkok Post

SEC seeks broader investigative reach...

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is preparing to amend the Securities and Exchange Act to give itself broader investigative authority and the ability to provide additional protections to witnesses....

 2020-09-23 23:50 

Bangkok Post

GSB takes up car title loans to keep interest rates low...

Government Savings Bank (GSB) plans to enter the car title loan market with an emphasis on retail loans worth up to 200,000 baht per borrower....

 2020-09-23 23:33 

Bangkok Post

Pandemic's needs ease export drop...

With rising demand for rubber gloves, products related to working from home, appliances, healthcare items and food because of the pandemic, the Commerce Ministry expects the country's overall exports to shrink by just 5-8% this year....

 2020-09-23 23:11 

Bangkok Post

Deadline set for THAI creditors...

A deadline has been set for individual creditors to recover their money from Thai Airways International (THAI), with applications for debt repayment through corporate bonds getting underway on Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 22:38 

Bangkok Post

House panel to investigate Phuket hotel's land rights...

Officials from several state agencies will be asked to testify before the House environment committee looking into allegations the Sri Panwa Luxury Pool Villa Hotel may have encroached on forest land....

 2020-09-23 22:00 

Bangkok Post

DDC keeping a close eye on Myanmar...

The Department of Disease Control (DDC) is keeping a close watch on Myanmar cities which border Thailand after learning the country on Wednesday reported 592 new cases....

 2020-09-23 21:54 

Bangkok Post

Court clears MPs of interference charges...

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled in favour of two MPs accused of abusing their authority and interfering with the affairs of state agencies and officials....

 2020-09-23 21:45 

Bangkok Post

Protests erupt in US over charges filed in Breonna Taylor shooting...

LOUISVILLE (UNITED STATES) - Angry protesters demanded justice in the US city of Louisville on Wednesday after charges were filed against only one policeman involved in the controversial fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old black woman whose ...

 2020-09-23 21:09 

Bangkok Post

Explore hidden gems outside Bangkok...

The other day when I learned that the Tourism Society, an academic network of communities that run tourism operations, was planning an outing to Ban Sala Daeng Nuea and nearby sites of interest, my heart leapt with joy. This Mon community by the Chao Phra...

 2020-09-23 21:08 

Bangkok Post

Dusit Thani holding on to cash until 2021...

Dusit Thani has developed back-up plans to cope with uncertainty related to the pandemic and slowed new hotel investments to preserve cash flow....

 2020-09-23 21:06 

Bangkok Post

SCGP selling 1.12bn shares in IPO to fund Asean growth...

SCG Packaging (SCGP), the packaging arm of SCG, Thailand's largest industrial conglomerate, plans to raise around 43-45 billion baht with its initial public offering (IPO) in October....

 2020-09-23 21:04 

Bangkok Post

KTB vows cooperation after report's claims...

Krungthai Bank (KTB) says it's ready to cooperate with local and international regulatory bodies to investigate funds transfers as the bank awaits clearer information from the US Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)....

 2020-09-23 19:06 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

BOT leaves rate unchanged...

The Bank of Thailand (BOT)s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to maintain the policy rate at 0.50 per cent on Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 17:30 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Grisly accident in Minburi kills one, injures two...

A man was killed and his parents seriously injured when their car was crushed by an 18-wheel trailer truck on Wednesday (September 23) morning on Suwintawong Road in Bangkoks Minburi district....

 2020-09-23 15:41 

The Nation

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Three returnees found positive in state quarantine...

The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration today (September 23) reported three cases in a state quarantine facility over a 24-hour period....

 2020-09-23 14:57 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

Nok Air mechanic, 25, killed after being ejected from car in high-speed crash...

A Nok Air mechanic was killed in a car crash on the Patumwan tollway in Bangkok early this morning (September 23) when he was thrown out of his vehicle after it slammed into a barrier....

 2020-09-23 14:45 

Bangkok Post

Europe surges over 5m cases as Paris, Madrid clamp down...

PARIS: Europe surged past five million cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday as France and Spain prepared tighter restrictions in an attempt to curb rising levels of infections in their capital cities....

 2020-09-23 13:09 

Bangkok Post

Indonesia developing food-bank estates '10 times size of Singapore'...

Indonesia is developing vast farm estates across the archipelago -- an area 10 times the size of neighbouring Singapore -- to counter the nation's reliance on imported food, President Joko Widodo said Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 13:05 

Bangkok Post

Japanese sex business operator sues state over virus handout snub...

TOKYO: A woman running a sex worker-dispatching business sued the state on Wednesday, saying its blanket exclusion of the sex industry from a cash handout programme to support small companies hit by the coronavirus is discrimination banned under the Const...

 2020-09-23 12:45 

Bangkok Post

Embattled Belarusian leader holds secret inauguration...

MINSK: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko took the oath of office at a secret ceremony on Wednesday in a move his opponents attributed to his desire to avoid crowds of demonstrators who have held historic protests against his disputed re-election....

 2020-09-23 12:03 

The Nation

[ Thailand ]

More rain, isolated heavy showers forecast for upper Thailand today...

More showers are expected in upper Thailand, with isolated heavy rain in the lower North, the Northeast, the upper Central region and the East, the Meteorological Department said today (September 23), while a weakening southwest monsoon across the Andaman...

 2020-09-23 11:42 

Bangkok Post

Govt camp calls for Senate support to amend charter...

The coalition government on Wednesday called for support from senators for their proposed charter amendments, to defuse potential political conflict....

 2020-09-23 11:37 

Bangkok Post

Singapore to trial business traveller pass as virus curbs ease...

SINGAPORE: Singapore will pilot a new travel pass for senior executives in the city-state who need to travel regularly for business, authorities said Wednesday, as they further eased some coronavirus-related restrictions....

 2020-09-23 10:13 

Bangkok Post

Duterte gets tough on China, leaning back to old ally US...

After years of shifting the Philippines closer to China, President Rodrigo Duterte appears to be leaning back toward the US....

 2020-09-23 10:02 

Bangkok Post

Wild elephant electrocuted at caravan park...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A wild bull elephant was found dead, believed electrocuted by substandard electrical wiring, at a caravan park near Khao Yai National Park on Wednesday morning....

 2020-09-23 09:45 

Bangkok Post

Belarus leader Lukashenko sworn in at secret ceremony: agency...

MINSK: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a sixth term at a secret ceremony held with no prior announcement, the Belta state news agency reported Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 09:45 

Bangkok Post

Navalny discharged from hospital, eyes full recovery...

BERLIN: Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who the West believes was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent, has been discharged from hospital after a month, his doctors in Berlin said Wednesday....

 2020-09-23 09:14 

Bangkok Post

Baby boy abandoned on bench in Phuket...

PHUKET: A baby boy, aged about seven days, was found abandoned on a bench in Patong area of Kathu district on Wednesday morning....

 2020-09-23 09:09 

Bangkok Post

Malaysia leader calls for stability after Anwar claims majority...

Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin urged people to reject moves to destabilise the country, after opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said he has the backing of a majority of lawmakers to form a government....

 2020-09-23 08:45 

Bangkok Post

China stakes claim as climate leader, lambasts US 'obstruction'...

BEIJING: The US is guilty of "obstructing"; the global fight against emissions, China said Wednesday, as Beijing seized the climate agenda by vowing to go carbon neutral by 2060 -- a target welcomed by environmentalists despite its patchy detail....

 2020-09-23 08:03 

Bangkok Post

450kg marijuana seized in Nakhon Phanom...

NAKHON PHANOM: Four men were arrested and 450 kilogrammes of dried marijuana seized by police in That Phanom district on Tuesday night....

 2020-09-23 07:45 

Bangkok Post

At least 380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding...

HOBART, Australia: At least 380 whales have died in a mass stranding in southern Australia, officials said Wednesday, with rescuers managing to free just a few dozen survivors....

 2020-09-23 07:16 

Bangkok Post

Central bank keeps policy rate at record low, nudges up GDP outlook...

The Bank of Thailand (BoT) left its key interest rate unchanged at a record low on Wednesday and upgraded its GDP outlook slightly as the economy showed some signs of recovery from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-09-23 06:57 

Bangkok Post

Japan to ease ban in October...

The Japanese government is considering allowing more foreigners to enter for stays of three months or longer beginning in October, sources with knowledge of the plans said Wednesday, significantly easing travel restrictions meant to curb the spread of the...

 2020-09-23 06:19 

Bangkok Post

2m meth pills seized, no arrests...

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Police have seized over 2 million methamphetamine pills during the search of an abandoned pickup truck in a petrol station in Bang Saphan Noy district....

 2020-09-23 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Three new Covid-19 cases, all returnees...

The government on Wednesday reported three new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019, all quarantined returnees from Japan and France, raising the total to 3,514 cases....

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