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RCEP ministers still struggling to reach year-end target

dim, 14/10/2018 - 07:03
SINGAPORE: The 16 mostly Asian countries negotiating what would be the world's largest free trade area made some progress in their latest round of talks on Saturday, but are still struggling to strike a trimmed-down deal by the end of this year, according to a joint statement issued after a one-day meeting Saturday.
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Khon Kaen takes lead in Thailand's race to smarten up

dim, 14/10/2018 - 00:18
Khon Kaen has been chosen to be the government's model smart city for other provinces to learn from.
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Thais honour late King

sam, 13/10/2018 - 23:44
From dawn to dusk, Sanam Luang -- the country's ceremonial ground in front of the Grand Palace -- was filled with a sea of yellow.
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Drug claims haunt Kan, mother's milk is golden

sam, 13/10/2018 - 23:00
Sek Loso's former wife, Wiphakorn "Kan" Sukpimai, is facing new claims that she dabbles in drugs after an attempt to embarrass her former lover by posting images of him taking illicit drugs backfired.
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If it looks like a duck ...

sam, 13/10/2018 - 23:00
The triangular yellow flags first began fluttering in my neighbourhood two weeks ago.
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Recalling the Royal Cremation

sam, 13/10/2018 - 23:00
Saturday marked the second anniversary of King Bhumibol Adulyadej's passing away. Apart of love and lingering sadness among Thais, what remains vivid in the collective memory is the image of the Royal Crematorium used for the Royal Cremation.
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Gone, but not yet forgotten

sam, 13/10/2018 - 23:00
Many aspects of the Central Region's cuisine have been lost over the years. Reasons include the death of older generations, a lack of "cultural handover" between old and young, and, for some dishes, complicated cooking methods that require a lot of effort put into grilling or stewing and for which many people nowadays simply lack time or motivation.
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The art of being

sam, 13/10/2018 - 23:00
Having ditched her successful career as a young start-up CEO to pursue music independently, Peeralada Sukawat, mononymously known as Pyra, has a lot to prove both to herself and to her family, who'd rather she took up a 9-to-5 job. "It's more about self-actualisation. I want to see something I expect of myself happen. The more people tell me I can't, the more I want to do it," she asserted in her...
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A long flight for the paper plane pilot

sam, 13/10/2018 - 22:35
It was pleasing to see that Mong Thongdee's dream of becoming a Thai citizen appears to have finally come true. Nine years ago Mr Mong made the headlines as a 12-year-old when he won the Thailand paper plane championships. However, he was devastated after being told he could not represent the kingdom at the international tournament in Japan because he was stateless, his parents being immigrants...
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You think this is a game?

sam, 13/10/2018 - 22:30
The general prime minister went to Japan and all we got is another lousy T-shirt that says "The Election Is Next Year".
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Crowds join merit-making in King Bhumibol memory

sam, 13/10/2018 - 08:40
Crowds from all walks of life have flocked to temples and government offices across the country early Saturday morning to give alms to Buddhist monks in merit-making ceremonies to mark the second anniversary of the passing of beloved His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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Man on the moon

sam, 13/10/2018 - 05:25
Astronaut takes a giant leap
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Art attack

sam, 13/10/2018 - 05:25
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Strikes over privatisation closes Acropolis

sam, 13/10/2018 - 02:37
A strike by Greek culture ministry employees on Thursday shut the Acropolis in Athens, the country's most popular attraction, leaving tourists stranded outside. - Reuters
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New campaign in Prachuap Khiri Khan

sam, 13/10/2018 - 01:23
Prachuap Khiri Khan has launched a tourism campaign to take visitors to beaches and communities. — Jetjaras Na Ranong and Pichaya Svasti
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Siriraj symbolises Rama IX's spirit

sam, 13/10/2018 - 00:00
During his final days, Siriraj Hospital, where King Bhumibol was admitted, became a sacred place to which scores of Thais flocked in hope of being graced by his presence.
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Carry on hunting: perps offer comic relief

ven, 12/10/2018 - 23:00
Despite the messiness in Thai politics and society, we have to admit that it has constantly provided moments of comic relief to give us some laughs.
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Pet bill needs shift in focus

ven, 12/10/2018 - 23:00
In typical Thai legislative fashion, a bill which was proposed as an amendment to the 2014 Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animal Act was pushed for cabinet approval on Tuesday without prior public consultation. The bill, which requires pet owners to pay a pet registration fee or face a hefty fine has drawn what it deserves -- an angry backlash and widespread concerns.
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Fear of being blunt clouds climate issue

ven, 12/10/2018 - 23:00
They still haven't dropped the other shoe. The 'Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Celsius contains terrifying forecasts about what will happen when we reach an average global temperature one-and-a-half degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial average. (We are now at +1C.) But it still shies away from talking about the feedbacks, the refugees, and mass death.
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King Rama IX's water legacy lives on

ven, 12/10/2018 - 23:00
Many royal initiative projects created by King Bhumibol Adulyadej involved water management, especially in remote areas where farmers lived in poverty due to shortages of water for agriculture.
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