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1 hr ago | Bangkok Post

Chopper pilots fight for oil rig skies

The labour union of Thai helicopter pilots is seeking military help because it says foreigners are taking their jobs, which are protected by law.

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5 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

High-speed line to lift trade

The National Council for Peace and Order has ordered the Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning to conduct a feasibility study for a high-speed train project from Laem Chabang port to Nong Khai province, a route expected to benefit the country's trade.

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10 hrs ago | Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Tackle south Thailand insurgency, businessmen tell junta

Business leaders in Thailand's southern border region yesterday urged the ruling junta to come up with clear measures to deal with insurgent violence in the restive region.

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14 hrs ago | Skift

Thailand's Hotels Ask Military Junta to Lift Martial Law

Thailand's hotel industry is not expected to recover by the start of the high season in October if martial law remains in effect, says the Thai Hotels Association .

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18 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Khon Kaen murder suspect arrested

Police on Saturday arrested one of three men suspected of involvement in the murder of a man and attempted murder of his wife in Khon Kaen province last week.

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21 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Minimal pledged rice missing in NE

The Nakhon Ratchasima-based 2nd Army has completed the inspection of rice under the previous government's rice-pledging scheme at 297 warehouses in 14 northeastern provinces, according to Col Chinkaj Rattanachit.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Insurgency in south Thailand not a religious conflict

Over the last couple of weeks, Thai authorities in the southernmost provinces have been boasting how they have stepped up security measures to ensure that the last 10 days of Ramadan will be a peaceful period.

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Pattaya Mail

TAT Hat Yai presents - Songkhla Ancient Amulets' during Mother's Day holidays

The Tourism Authority of Thailand Hat Yai Office has announced that it will hold a tourist promotion activity during the four days of the Mother's Day holidays 2014, on the theme of 'Songkhla Ancient Amulets', in cooperation with the Songkhla Provincial Administration Organization, Hat Yai Municipality, the Tourism Business Federation of Songkhla, ... (more)

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Pattaya Mail

Thai Muslims return to hometowns for Hari Raya celebrations

The tourism atmosphere in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat is lively ahead of Hari Raya, which is celebrated after the annual Ramadan fast, as Thai-Muslim workers began to arrive in Thailand from Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam through the Tak Bai border checkpoint, generating more income for passenger boat drivers in the area.

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Bangkok Post

Huge car bomb rocks Betong

Two people were killed and scores injured in a car bomb attack in downtown Betong of Yala province yesterday afternoon.

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Pattaya Mail

Suppression of illegal logging continues in many provinces

Thai authorities attempting to suppress illegal logging found quantities of illegal logs and sawn planks at a Buddhist temple in the northeastern province of Roi Et.

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Bangkok Post

Tourists pick Hat Yai after Betong bomb

Hotels in Songkhla's Hat Yai district have been overwhelmingly reserved for end of Ramadan celebrations as tourists are shifting from restive Betong district in Yala.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Thailand's tourism industry to press junta to cancel martial law in key destinations

The private sector plans to ask the junta to lift martial law in key destinations in order to lure international tourists back to the Kingdom.

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Bangkok Post

Cooking oil scam can kill, expert warns

Recycled cooking oil, sometimes tainted with bleach - and proven to be deadly - is on sale at many open markets, an expert has warned.

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Bangkok Post

June export data gives hope

This year's export outlook suddenly looks rosy after shipments increased by 7.33% year-on-year last month to surpass US$20 billion.

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Suria

Three dead, dozens wounded in Thai car...

A car bomb exploded on Friday outside a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand, killing three people and wounding more than 30 others, police said.

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Voice of America

Thailand's Junta Moving Further Away From Democratic Rule, Critics Say

Secretary-General of the National Council for Peace and Order Gen. Paiboon Koomchaya, who also in charge of legal and justice affairs, listens to questions during a news conference at the Government House in Bangkok, Thailand, July 23, 2014.

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Bangkok Post

Cool dip banned in Ranong

Ranong municipality has prohibited people from taking a cool dip in a canal in front of Ranong's mineral hot springs, because a strong current could cost them their life.

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The Baltimore Sun

Two killed by car bomb blamed on separatists in southern Thailand

A car bomb killed at least two people and injured 36 outside a hotel in southern Thailand on Friday, police said, the latest deadly attack in an area plagued by separatist violence for the past decade.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Boko Haram Militants Kill 12 In Latest Village Attack

At least 12 people were killed in an attack by Boko Haram militants in a remote village in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno late Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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