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December 2, 2015 9:00 am

US special ops forces to fight IS jihadists in Iraq, Syria

Speaking to lawmakers in the House Armed Services Committee, the Pentagon chief said he was deploying a "specialized expeditionary targeting force" to Iraq to work alongside local Iraqi and Kurdish..

December 2, 2015 8:59 am

UN weighs new measures to choke off IS finances

The proposed new Security Council measure would build on a resolution adopted in February that sought to cut off millions of dollars in earnings from IS smuggling of oil and antiquities. US..

December 2, 2015 8:57 am

World's richest 10 percent produce 50% of CO2: report

Oxfam published the numbers as negotiators from 195 countries met in Paris to wrangle over a climate rescue pact. Disputes over how to share responsibility for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions..

December 2, 2015 8:55 am

New dad Zuckerberg vows to give away Facebook fortune

In a letter to Maxima posted on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan said they were going to give away 99 percent of their company shares -- estimated value $45 billion -- during..

December 1, 2015 8:50 pm

THAI unaffected by US downgrade

The US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) decided to downgrade Civil Aviation Administration of Thailand (CAAT) status from Category I to Category II. The new status means that all airlines..

December 1, 2015 6:33 pm

Rice-pledging probe panel gets 30-day extension

He said Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and Finance Ministry Apisak Tantivorawong approved the 30-day extension Tuesday. The government had assigned two fact-finding committees, one..

December 1, 2015 5:59 pm

Fighting erupts in KIA-controlled area

Both sides exchanged fire for half an hour in a village near Hpakant. Sources confirmed the casualties and said government troops seized some weapons. The army’s Northern Command has not yet..

December 1, 2015 5:48 pm

Ranger in critical condition after gunfight with poacher

Wildlife ranger Khwanchai Klongkanitsorn, who sustained a gunshot wound in the abdomen, was rushed to the betterequipped Sawan Pracharaksa Hospital in nearby Nakhon Sawan province for surgery. His..

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Bang Luang Market

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Nang Lerng Market

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December 1, 2015 5:34 pm

Oil spill in Chumphon beach buried

Most of the oil deposit was disposed off by burying it. The operation in Tambon Bang Nam Cheud was reportedly started after provincial governor Somdee Khachayangyeun asked people to look for a..

December 1, 2015 5:16 pm

Draft law on govt procurements completed

The law is the first to contain criminal clauses against wrongdoers, he said. Government procurement contracts have so far been struck in line with the PM’s Office regulations. Sansern said..

December 1, 2015 5:09 pm

Warm countries launch Sun-energy alliance

The alliance issued a declaration vowing to mobilise more than $1 trillion (940 million euros) in investment by 2030 for the "massive deployment" of affordable solar power. Modi, speaking on..

December 1, 2015 4:57 pm

Manchester City announce $400 million Chinese investment

Premier League leaders City said the deal with the consortium, led by CMC (China Media Capital) Holdings, values City Football Group(CFG), which owns Manchester City, at 3 billion dollars. "The..