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Watch : Tony Jaa alive and kicking despite fake news of his demise 
Tony Jaa, the internationally well-known Thai martial arts star, has confirmed he is alive and well, dismissing widespread rumours that he died during the shooting of a Hollywood movie in the United States on Saturday.

Toxic chemicals caused seaport fire
Port Authority says shipper did not disclose flammable cargo.

Ideas in place to reverse decline in Thai education
THE decades-long downward trend in the quality of Thai education can be reversed if key proposals set out over the past two years are embraced, members of the Independent Committee for Education Reform (ICER) believe.

Healthcare access comes too late for homeless woman
A 61-year-old homeless woman who died of tuberculosis (TB) last month had only just been confirmed as a Thai in a DNA test, which would have earned her a citizenship card and access to the Bt30 healthcare scheme that could have saved her life.

Elder statesman Prem dies at 98
Privy Council President General Prem Tinsulanonda passed away on Sunday morning due to heart failure. He was 98.

Update: No evidence of dangerous chemicals at port blaze site
Preliminary investigations have not found any toxic chemicals at Laem Chabang Port, which suffered a disruption due to a fire on Saturday morning, the director of Thailand Port Authority, Kamolsak Phromprayoon, said.

Latest : Residents told to remain indoors after 'dangerous chemical' scare at Laem Chabang Port 
People living near the site of an explosion and fire on a ship at the Laem Chabang Port in Sri Racha district of Chon Buri on Saturday have been advised to stay indoors after the blast sent a cloud of unidentified white powder over the area.

SPECIAL REPORT: The “Spirit of Roaming” no longer roams at Moken community on Surin Island
Plight of ‘sea gypsies’ unending without a push for legislation

Doctors warn of ‘reefer madness’ as people react badly to cannabis medicines
MANY PEOPLE have sought emergency treatment after developing side effects from using marijuana-based medicines, Dr Somsak Akhasilp, director-general of the Department of Medical Services, said on Friday after warning people to beware of the false belief that cannabis can treat any ailment.

Bridge to a healthier future
The Phra Pok Klao Skypark soaring across the Chao Phraya leads a sprawling effort to spruce up Bangkok for its 250th birthday

Thai environmentalists join worldwide climate 'strike'
Environmentally concerned citizens in Thailand joined climate activists across the world on Friday to campaign for urgent solutions to climate change.

Foreigner charged with using fake passport, thanks to face recognition system
Immigration police on Friday detained a foreign man for allegedly using a false travel document to travel out of the country at Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

  HM the King opens first parliament since 2014 coup
HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn opened parliament Friday five years after a 2014 coup, stressing the importance of "national security" and "people's well-being" as the junta moves within striking distance of cementing its grip on power.

Cannabis no panacea, FDA cautions users
FOOD AND Drug Administration (FDA) is warning the public that cannabis is not a magic medicine that can cure all illnesses modern medicine cannot.

School mergers offer students big changes
Last teacher bids goodbye to 79yearold school as pupils shifted to larger

Concerns over Chiang Mai coal project are ‘logically sound’, says engineering academic
AN ENGINEERING ACADEMIC has raised concerns about the potentially serious environmental impacts of an open coal mine planned for Chiang Mai’s Omkoi district.

Locals unite to stop projects in heart of famous rice zone
LOCAL GROUPS, mostly farmers, are voicing strong opposition to the construction of a sugar factory and connected bagasse-fuelled power plant in the heart of Thung Kula Rong Hai – an area in the Northeast known for its jasmine rice.

Thailand helps Interpol nail child sex predators
WITH THE help of local authorities, Interpol has managed to nail several predators who sexually exploited children and produced child pornography for online distribution.

Another family grieves mysterious death in Thai army
THE FAMILY of Private Leuchanont Nantabut, who died at the age of just 22, suspect that he might have been the latest victim of violence inside a Thai military camp.

Retailers face Bt10k fines for overpriced lottery tickets
Retailers selling lottery tickets for more than the face value can face fines of Bt10,000, according to the amended Government Lottery Office Act.

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