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  1. UPDATE 1-After tsunami, fishermen struggle against tide of tourism in Thailand - TRFNRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Reuters

    A fter the tsunami pounded Thailand's Andaman Sea coast a decade ago, the ethnic Moklen fishing communities that have lived here for generations buried their dead, fought off land grabs to rebuild their homes, and - surprisingly - sighed in relief. The tsunami had destroyed sprawling seafront luxury resorts that had blocked public access to the sea and had halted the rampant tourism that threatened to push the Moklen fishermen off their ancestral lands in Phang Nga province, north of the resort island of Phuket.

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  2. Mainland's Li visits Bangkok with Thai junta craving alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The China Post

    Chinese premier Li Keqiang is set Friday to sign agriculture and transport agreements on a visit to Bangkok, as Thailand's junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was given short-shrift by U.S. and European allies. A dual-track railway through Thailand, part of a 1,400 kilometer vision of linking China's southwestern hub city of Kunming with Asia's second busiest port of Singapore, will be the centerpiece of Li's visit, a Thai government spokesman told AFP.

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  3. Spotlight: China, Thailand eye closer agriculture, railway cooperationRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    Visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Friday that China and Thailand have agreed to kickstart mutually beneficial cooperation on agro-product trade and railway. China eyes deeper cooperation with Thailand and hopes for a more balanced bilateral trade and economic relationship, Li told reporters after meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

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  4. Narathiwat hit by worst floods in years as Sungai Kolok River swellsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | The Nation

    A high level of flooding remains in Narathiwat, with all 13 districts currently under water, and heavy rain continuing in the province and others in the lower South. A 14-year-old boy remains missing from Thursday and is believed to have drowned, police said.

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  5. UPDATE 4-Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 blnRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... of sales, with shrimp 24 percent and the rest from sardines, salmon, pet food and other products. As well as Thailand and the United States, Thai Union has been active in Europe since its 2010 purchase of MW Brand PLC . For its latest acquisition, ...

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  6. Xian Ji Upends Yadong Song in One FC 24 'Dynasty of Champions' HeadlinerRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Sherdog

    China Top Team bantamweight Xian Ji made a successful One Fighting Championship debut, as he captured a unanimous decision from the previously unbeaten Yadong Song in the One FC 24 "Dynasty of Champions" main event on Friday at the Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Beijing. Ji utilized relentless pressure throughout the 15-minute affair.

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  7. TripAdvisor sees Thailand reviews soar by triple digitsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Nation

    The number of Asia-Pacific destination reviews on TripAdvisor increased by 74 per cent in the past year, with triple-digit growth in some markets, including Thailand. The most searched domestic destinations for Thai travellers on TripAdvisor were Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Phuket.

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  8. Laos has moved from tiny service unit to regional energy supplierRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Nation

    ... generating next year. Under current arrangements, the generated energy is for both local supply and exports to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. The sector also has the potential to develop an electricity grid linking Laos and Singapore, and trading ...

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  9. Rail development plans can turn Thailand into genuine Asean transportation hubRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Nation

    Situated at the centre of Southeast Asia, Thailand, the natural intersection of trade flows in the 600-million-strong Asean market, also has a unique geographical location in the whole Asia-Pacific region. The country has abundant natural resources, relatively comprehensive infrastructure and an excellent business environment, which have long attracted a large number of foreign investors, Huang Bin, head of the Chinese Department at Kasikorn Research Centre, said in recent research findings.

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  10. After 20 years in business, Quickcote ready to expandRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Nation

    After spending the past 20 years developing its business, Quickcote Products Co, a Thai producer of mortar and skim coating and owner of the Pendulum brand, is set to expand in both Thailand and the CLMV markets - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. President Prapharat Siriwattakanon said the company, which just celebrated its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, has set a two-year investment budget of about Bt500 million.

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  11. Four-day Royal Project Fair 2014 being held in Chiang MaiRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Pattaya Mail

    ... of royal agricultural research projects. His Majesty the King began the Royal Project in the northern part of Thailand in 1969 to help hilltribe people grow useful crops that would give higher income than growing opium. The Project is also intended ...

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  12. Scientists make strides in tsunami warning since 2004Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Vallejo News

    People walk through debris on Pathong beach on Phuket island, southern Thailand, on December 27, 2004, a day after a tidal wave devastated the coastline A boat lies in a street of Male after it was blown out of the water by a tsunami on December 26, 2004 The 2004 tsunami led to greater global cooperation and improved techniques for detecting waves that could reach faraway shores, even though scientists still cannot predict when an earthquake will strike. A decade ago, scientists did not have a tsunami warning system in place in the Indian Ocean, because there had been no recent history of tsunamis there.

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  13. Xian Ji Prevails as One FC Busts into Main China's Mma MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | MMA Weekly

    China's top two bantamweights went to war in the main event of " ONE FC: Destiny of Champions." In the end, it was the seasoned veteran who prevailed over the young contender, as Xian Ji defeated Yadong Song by unanimous decision.

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  14. 2004 tsunami: Horror of 'colorful mess' revealedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, Kusol Wetchakul offers prayers for the soul of his sister at dawn along the beach near Khao Lak, Thailand. Some 230,000 people were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami set off by a magnitude 9.1 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2004.

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  15. Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 bln-ReutersRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | PE Hub

    ... of sales, with shrimp 24 percent and the rest from sardines, salmon, pet food and other products. As well as Thailand and the U.S., Thai Union has been active in Europe since the 2010 purchase of MW Brand PLC. For its latest acquisition, Thai Union ...

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  16. China's Li Keqiang visits Bangkok with Thai junta craving alliesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Straits Times

    Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Friday signed an agreement to help construct a railway through Thailand, as the kingdom's junta seeks diplomatic support after their coup was given short shrift by US and European allies. The dual-track railway, part of a 1,400 kilometre vision of linking China's southwestern hub city of Kunming with Asia's second busiest port of Singapore, is the centrepiece of Li's one-night visit, a Thai government spokesman told AFP.

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  17. Canada considers free trade with Thailand despite internal warningsRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    Khaosan Road in Bangkok, Thailand. A Canadian government memo dated Dec. 12, 2014 shows public servants in Foreign Affairs cautioned the offices of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and International Trade Minister Ed Fast to pause this "exploratory process" with Thailand.

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  18. China, Thailand sign MoU on railway cooperationRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Xinhuanet

    ... the signing ceremony at the Thai Government House. The MoU allows China to invest in two dual-track rail lines in Thailand that will span 734 km and 133 km respectively and connect northeast Thailand's Nong Khai province, Bangkok and eastern Rayong ...

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  19. China agrees on deal to build 867 km of railways in ThailandRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Reuters

    Thailand and China agreed on Friday to build 867 km of dual track railways in the Southeast Asian nation, in cooperation seen as consolidating China's influence in the region. A memorandum of understanding was signed on the sidelines of a two-day regional summit that began in Bangkok on Friday.

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  20. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Bangkok to witness the signing...Read the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    The long wait for new rail system investments ended on Friday after Thailand and China signed an agreement to build new tracks to fulfill Thailand's ambition to improve its hapless train system. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha smiles in talks with visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang while they witnessed the signing ceremony on the train and agriculture agreements at Government House.

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