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April 18, 2014 2:40 pm

More than 100 children killed by measles in Vietnam

The fatalities were among 8,500 cases of the disease this year, according to the report by the Health Ministry dated Thursday and sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. At a press conference..

April 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Investigators: South Korean ferry was being steered by third..

"We have confirmed that the captain of the Sewol left the wheel to a third mate before the ship began sinking," chief investigator Park Jae Eok was quoted as saying by Yonhap News..

April 18, 2014 2:02 pm

Songkran road death toll culminates at 322

The centre said 3,225 people were injured in road accidents during the period. On the last of the seven monitored days, 238 road accidents happened and 43 people were killed and 299 others..

April 18, 2014 1:41 pm

Ukrit says Constitutional Court has no authority to accept..

Ukrit said Yingluck and her Cabinet have already been out of office since Yingluck dissolved the House on December 9 but they simply are now acting as a caretaker administration. Ukrit said..

April 18, 2014 12:47 pm

Malaysia quarantines 15 people over respiratory disease

Health Minister S Subramaniam said 15 people were quarantined in the southern state of Johor where the victim lived. He said health authorities were closely monitoring their..

April 18, 2014 12:13 pm

Six killed in Everest avalanche: mountaineering official

"Rescuers have already retrieved four bodies and they are now trying to pull out two more bodies that are buried under snow," Ang Tshering Sherpa said. AFP

April 18, 2014 11:22 am

Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay

On the first day of sales, Rome managed to sell executive vehicles worth 371,400 euros ($513,000) from the sale of "auto blu" cars, the name given to those owned by ministers and state..

April 18, 2014 10:33 am

SET index opens up 2.56 pts, 0.18 pct

Thai composite stocks index (SET) opened on Friday at 1,411.34, up 2.56 points, or 0.18 per cent in line with most regional shares. Blue chip SET-50 index was at 958.88, up 1.65 points, or 0.17..

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Bang Luang Market

In 1903, Chinese immigrants set up this market on the western bank of Tha Chin River in Nakhon Pat

Nang Lerng Market

Officially launched on March 29, 1900 in Bangkok, this market has a long history and many time-tes

April 18, 2014 9:07 am

Death toll hits 25 in South Korea ferry mishap

JINDO, South Korea: Twenty-five people were confirmed dead, the coastguard said late Thursday, as rescuers battled high waves and recovered more bodies. But with every hour that passed fears..

April 18, 2014 8:37 am

Nobel Prize winning author Garcia Marquez dies at age 87

The writer of the monumental One Hundred Years of Solitude, one of the best-known and most-translated works in global literature, had seen a deterioration of his health since he was hospitalized on..

April 18, 2014 8:18 am

Oil slick not from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

MH370 vanished an hour into a night flight March 8 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board, mostly Chinese nationals. No trace of the Boeing 777 has been found despite probably the..

April 17, 2014 6:34 pm

Pope celebrates priestly celibacy in Holy Thursday homily

"His remarks seemed to rule out the possibility that a ban on marriage for priests - which is for example allowed in the Anglican Church -could be reconsidered, as part of wider reforms that are..