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Japan rally to beat Thailand, capture 4th Asian title

Japan underlined their supremacy in the 19th Asian Senior Women's Volleyball Championship for the fourth time, coming from behind to beat Thailand 2628 2025 2516 2516 157 in the final at the Alonte Sports Arena in Binan City, the Philippines, yesterday. Japan have been invincible against Thailand in recent times.



Snake spits out a living gecko in Thailand

This is the incredible moment a snake spits out a living, breathing gecko after two of his pals appear to gang up on the reptile. Footage from Bangkok, Thailand , showed the green tree snake had already swallowed the Tokay gecko and was ready to devour it.



Thailand Sports Hall Made Entirely of Bamboo

The new sports arena for Thailand's Panyaden International school needed to combine architecture with the school's core principles and appreciation of nature. The school, which is located in the city of Chiang Mai, was in need of both a bigger assembly space and sports facility, which made the challenge even more difficult.



Qatar Airways to start service to Thailand's beautiful Chiang Mai

Doha: Qatar Airways announced Wednesday the launch of its flights to Chiang Mai, its fourth destination in Thailand, as it expands to meet increased demand for Thai destinations from holiday-makers. The new route comes in addition to existing services to the Thai capital Bangkok, and to the top holiday destinations of Phuket and Krabi.



Thailand activist imprisoned for sharing BBC article about country's king

The article concerned personal details concerning Maha's life as the crown prince, including information from three past marriages that ended in divorce. Poonsuk plead guilty to the charge after his counsel recommended he do so in light of the court's repeated denials of bail.



Tackling 'white elephant' syndrome

Most people in Thailand, be they business people, foreign investors or the public, would agree the country urgently needs to invest in building, extending and upgrading its public infrastructure. At the same time, they would also cast doubt over the administrative transparency of infrastructure projects.



Huge rise in drug smuggling through northern border

More than 134 million speed pills and 3,800kg of crystal methamphetamine, or ya ice, have been seized in three northern border provinces over the past 10 months. Third Army commander Lt Gen Thana Jaruwat, speaking as director of the drug prevention and suppression operations centre in the North, said the volume of illegal drugs being smuggled into the country across the northern border had steadily risen, leading to a large increase in the quantity seized.



Khairul is the man to beat in 100m, says Thailand's top sprinter

BANGKOK: Thailand's top sprinter Jirapong Meenapra "Milk" admitted that Malaysian sprint ace Khairul Hafiz Jantan's recent blistering form has made him the best sprinter in the region right now and the man to beat in the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, especially in the 100m and 200m. According to him, the Malaysian's recent exploits has also made the Melaka-born sprinter among the best in Asia, putting him head and shoulders above other regional sprinters.



Thailand to host rubber council meeting amid price worries

A woman works in a rubber plantation in Yala on Jan 30, 2017. Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia will meet next month to boost rubber prices.



Bangkok man charged with peddling meth in Northeast

Kittipong Dokthaisong, 26, from Thung Khru in Bangkok, was arrested at his rented house in Tambon Nai Mueang in Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima.



Policeman commits suicide in Nakhon Ratchasima

A policeman was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in an apparent suicide at his father house in Nakhon Ratchasima's Mueang district early on Wednesday. The father of Pol Cpl Athiwat Phakprasit, 29, woke up to find his son's body at 1.15am and alerted Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima police station.



Three women killed, five injured in car crash in Pattani

Three women were killed and five other people were injured when a sedan car was in collision with a taxi on a Pattani road on Wednesday morning. Pol Capt Adisak Satuapa, deputy inspector of Yarang police station, said the accident happened on the Pattani-Yala road in Moo 4 village in Tambon Moh Mawee in Yarang district.



One killed, three injured in Loei bus-pickup crash

A man was killed and three other people injured when a pickup truck crashed head-on with a passenger bus in Loei's Wang Saphung district on Tuesday night. The accident happened at 7pm on the Loei-Khon Kaen road in Ban Noi Khiri village in Tambon Khok Khamin of Wang Saphung.



Thailand: Drop Bogus Charges Against Thai Studies Academics

Thai authorities should immediately drop charges against a prominent academic and four conference participants for violating the military junta's ban on public assembly at a conference at Chiang Mai University in July 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The International Conference on Thai Studies included discussions and other activities that the ruling National Council for Peace and Order junta deemed critical of military rule.



Trade, security on agenda at PM's White House visit

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha at Government House in Bangkok, Thailand Aug 8, 2017. The prime minister will visit the White House in October, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding trade and security would be on the agenda, the latest sign of warming ties between Bangkok and Washington.



Thailand to hold royal funeral fot late King Bhumibol Adulyadej

Citizens dressed in black are on their way to mourn for Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok, Thailand, Aug. 15, 2017.



Thai activist gets prison for posting BBC story about king

A court in Thailand has sentenced a student activist to 2 1/2 years in prison on the charge of lese majeste - or insulting the monarchy - for sharing a BBC article about the country's new king on Facebook. The lawyer for Jatupat "Pai Dao Din" Boonpattararaksa said his client was initially sentenced Tuesday to five years by the court in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen, but had his sentence halved because he pleaded guilty.





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