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3 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

PM defends 'military cabinet'

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha gives alms to monks to mark the 28th anniversary yesterday of the inauguration of the Royal Thai Army headquarters on Ratchadamnoen Avenue.

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6 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

256 Dead, 255 Missing In Nepal Floods, Landslides

At least 256 people were killed and 255 remain missing in floods and landslides over the past two months since the monsoon season began in June, The Kathmandu Post reports quoting Home Ministry officials.

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10 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Thai-Malaysian 'ice' ring busted

Two Thai men and a Malaysian have been arrested in southern Thailand in copnnection with the trafficking of 25 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine or "ice" destined for Malaysia.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Bangkok Post

Truck driver killed as rice pile collapses

A truck driver was instantly killed at a mill in Phitsanulok province on Friday after a pile of paddy collapsed.

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Bangkok Post

Bangkok Land seeks to build second mall

"Muang Thong Thani itself has 200,000 residents, while Impact Exhibition and Convention Center sees 15 million visitors a year," said managing director Peter Kanjanapas.

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Voice of America

Labor Shortage Dents Thai Plans to Boost Rice Exports

A migrant worker unloads sacks of rice from a barge to a cargo ship on The Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 27, 2014.

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Xenia Daily Gazette

Worldwide welcome at Fairborn picnic

Fairborn HeraldThe local 2014 ALS foreign exchange students are front row - Andi , Guillermo , Victoria, , Daisy , Ada , back row - Vita , Martina , Melanie , Valerie , Maki , Nan , Rebekka , and Rena .

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Wall Street Journal

Dina Nayeri on Keeping Up with Her Peace Corps Mom

TWO SUMMERS AGO, I saw a video of my 56-year-old mother zip-lining through a forest in Laos with a group of much younger fellow Peace Corps volunteers.

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Sunday Herald

Tributes to backpacker, 21, who died in Thailand

Jack Davies, known to friends as Jay, had been travelling for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangkok Post

Tarit's brother suspect in land grab

Setthawut Pengdit, a younger brother of former DSI chief Tarit Pengdit, is suspected of wrongly issuing title deeds to people for land in Nakhon Ratchasima province that seems to actually belong to an infantry unit.

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Bangkok Post

U-tapao prepares for take-off

The long-awaited chance to turn the Royal Thai Navy's U-tapao airport into a fully fledged commercial airport is becoming a reality.

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Bangkok Post

Giving South accused a break

The quest for a solution to violence in the South has stumbled on with little success for several years, but two state officials have been unwavering in their attempts to bring peace to the region.

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The Nation

Infrastructure plans to turn Thailand into AEC logistics hub

The eight-year plan to develop the country's transportation infrastructure at a cost of Bt2.4 trillion will turn Thailand into a key logistics hub in the Asean Economic Community by the time the projects are completed in 2022, said Roengsak Tongsom, director of the Rail Project Development Office.

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Bangkok Post

Prayuth-linked lottery tickets sell out

Ticket numbers connected, even tangentially, to Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha are either sold out or in short supply in Nakhon Ratchasima province.

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Bangkok Post

Abbot busted for forest invasion

The abbot of a monastery was arrested and expelled from the monkhood on Thursday for encroaching on 50 rai of national forest reserve in Thung Saliam district of Sukhothai province.

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Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Thailand expects border trade surplus with Myanmar

Thailand is expected to post a border-trade surplus with Myanmar within two years as that country welcomes flows of trade and investment, and its growing economy leads to greater purchasing power.

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Business Times

Thailand's Bangkok Land plans Sept IPO for US$627m REIT

The IMPACT Growth REIT would be Thailand's first and would use as its underlying assets properties at the company's IMPACT Muang Thong Thai exhibition hall, managing director Peter Kanjanapas told reporters.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Bangkok Post

Teacher killed, 2 hurt in Pattani

A teacher died and two others were hurt when a bomb exploded near a convoy of educators and police in Pattani's Khok Pho district on Thursday morning, police said.

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Bangkok Post

Dual-track railway study gets go ahead

The Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning will launch a feasibility study into two dual-track railway projects in October.

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Mirror.co.uk

Brit found dead at 'The Beach' after pursuing dream existence of Danny Boyle blockbuster

Adventurous Jay Davies, 21, had been having the "time of his life" in the crystal clear ocean of the Phi Phi islands off the coast of Phuket A British backpacker, who moved to Thailand after seeing Leonardo DiCaprio film The Beach, has been found dead at the tropical island paradise.

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