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February 11, 2016 3:07 pm

NLA passes first reading of bill to replace outdated nuclear..

The bill proposed by the Science Ministry was approved with 189 votes. Two NLA members abstained. The NLA set up a panel of 15 members to vet the bill before sending it back to the NLA for the..

February 11, 2016 2:51 pm

'Iron Boy' saves Sydney as Downey Jr tweets support

Nine-year-old Domenic Pace, who has battled cystic fibrosis throughout his life, has long idolised Marvel superhero Iron Man and expressed his wish to be "Iron Boy", with the Make-A-Wish Foundation..

February 11, 2016 2:41 pm

Two Thais arrested on drug charges in South Korea

The Gyeongbuk Provincial Police Agency said a 23-year-old suspect is under custody, accused of selling Yaba, a popular drug in some Southeast Asian regions, since February 2015 and taking it..

February 11, 2016 2:23 pm

Indonesia wants gay emojis dropped from messaging, social..

Conservative Indonesian users of Line and competitor Whatsapp have complained about the presence of gay-themed emojis on the applications. "Line has dropped its LGBT stickers and we have asked..

February 11, 2016 1:54 pm

Thai shares ease on fresh Fed signal

Comments from Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen virtually confirming the US central bank will not lift interest rates next month put further pressure on the beleaguered US dollar. In her..

February 11, 2016 1:31 pm

Former police chief Somyot with FAT presidency

Somyot received 62 votes, beating former national team coach Chanvit Pholcheewin and Bangkok FC chairman Natthapol Teepsuwan who came second and third. Chanvit received only four votes while..

February 11, 2016 12:56 pm

Eagles, Jackson Browne to play Grammys tribute to Glenn Frey

Don Henley, Bernie Leadon, Timothy B Schmidt and Joe Walsh will take the stage with Frey’s long-time collaborator Jackson Browne at the Grammys on February 15 in Los Angeles. The Eagles have..

February 11, 2016 10:37 am

Amazon executive to do stint with Italian government

Diego Piacentini will take a leave of absence to work pro-bono to lead the prime minister’s digital technology office in Italy, his homeland. "It’s a way for me to give back to the country..

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February 11, 2016 9:38 am

Twitter logs losing quarter as user base stalls

Twitter shares dropped some 2.4 percent in after-market trades that followed release of its latest earnings report. Twitter’s monthly active user base, unchanged from the previous quarter, is..

February 11, 2016 9:35 am

Upcoming Changi T4 to have centralised security checks

Unlike the existing terminals, where passengers are screened at individual gatehold rooms, T4 will have centralised screening. This means the checks will be done at a common point, said Changi..

February 10, 2016 7:46 pm

$8.5 bn in hotel deals expected this year: Report

Japan, which saw its highest level of hotel transactions to date last year, will remain the standout market in the region, while growth in Mainland China should continue, it said. "In..

February 10, 2016 6:13 pm

Baht to resume weakening trend

In a research note released today, the economists said that they maintained the view that the US Federal Reserve would raise interest rate this year. They anticipated a 50-basis point increase..