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34 min ago | 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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4 hrs ago | 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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The Independent

British backpacker Jack Davies, 21, found dead on Thai island

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BBC News

Tributes after backpacker Thai death

Backpacker Jack Davies, 21, who was known as Jay, had been travelling in Thailand for three years when he died at Ko Phi Phi near Phuket.

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Bangkok Post

1 dead in Mae Hong Son flooding

One man is dead and another is missing after flash floods hit parts of Mae Hong Son province early Wednesday.

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The Nation

One killed, another missing in Mae Hong Son flood

Heavy downpours on the Thai-Myanmar border caused a flash flood in Mae Hong Son province Wednesday that killed one farmer and left another missing.

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The Lebanon Daily News

Asia's old communities vanishing amid rapid growth

Century-old shop houses, twisting alleyways and temples scented with incense still pulsate with the pursuit of old trades and time-honored rituals of families who have lived in Bangkok's Chinatown for generations.

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Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Young Thais at greatest risk of HIV, Unicef study finds

Thailand is facing a new rise in HIV cases as well as in sexually transmitted infections in certain population groups.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Bangkok Post

Student wins land in essay contest

A Mathayom 3 student won a land prize on Tuesday after her name emerged in a lucky draw from the shortlist of the essays contested in this northern province.

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Pattaya Mail

Superstar Lin Ping giant panda's return to Thailand remains unknown

The Chiang Mai Zoo is awaiting a decision from its executives on the bringing back of Thailand-born giant panda "Lin Ping" following the Chinese government's approval of its 15-year stay in the country, at a very high cost.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Colombia: Three Soldiers Killed In Clash With Rebels

BOGOTA, COLUMBI, Aug 26 -- Three Colombian soldiers were killed and four others wounded Monday in a battle with combatants of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in the northeastern Arauca Department.

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Bangkok Post

Jailed Khon Kaen drug mule dies

A jailed Khon Kaen drug suspect died after a bag of methamphetamines he had swallowed in order to smuggle into prison broke.

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Bangkok Post

Rubber farmers feel betrayed by NCPO

Thai rubber farmers who supported anti-government protests that led to a military coup in May say they feel betrayed because the ruling military is failing to help soften the blow of plunging rubber prices.

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Bangkok Post

Lost students rescued from thick forest

Six missing students of Suranaree University of Technology were rescued from thick forest in Thap Lan National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima province on Monday night after wandering lost for several hours.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Jetstar Pacific To Launch Air Route To Thailand

The low-cost Jetstar Pacific Airlines announced on Monday its plan to open a new service with one daily return flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok, Thailand, effective Dec 10, Vietnam News Agency reported here Tuesday.

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Bangkok Post

NCPO to resume South peace talks

The National Council for Peace and Order is expected to set up an executive policy committee and a peace dialogue commission to pursue the peace talks with the southern separatists, a top security adviser has revealed.

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Bangkok Post

Box jellyfish warning in Ko Phangan

Tourists visiting Ko Phangan have been warned of box jellyfish after a boy died while swimming at a beach on the resort island in this southern province.

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