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October 21, 2014 6:38 pm

Rights watchdog challenges Thai UN council bid

"The Thai government should urgently undertake concrete measures to end military rule, stop repression of basic rights and freedoms, and provide justice for victims of abuse. If Thailand wants to..

October 21, 2014 6:35 pm

Court dismisses Greenpeace lawsuit over GMO trials

The verdict upheld the 2008 Central Administrative Court's ruling that the DOA had taken necessary legal steps to control the widespread usage of GMO plants, had cancelled the distribution of GM..

October 21, 2014 6:33 pm

Construction of 181 police stations to begin on Jan 1

The National Council for Peace and Order has approved the funds to build 215 new police stations in 59 provinces in a move to solve space shortage problems. Pongsapat said the project would..

October 21, 2014 5:14 pm

Korean woman's body found, but search continues for missing..

The woman, identified as An Sun Yang, 28, and a man, identified as Go Min Woo, 31, went missing after the "Sea Star 29" speedboat that carried them and 40 other tourists to a Phuket pier crashed..

October 21, 2014 4:15 pm

Koh Tao case influences tourist mood

They say the murder has affected Thailand's image as a tourist destination and they are closely monitoring developments before making a final decision. The survey showed that 94 per cent of..

October 21, 2014 4:06 pm

Pistorius given suspended three-year sentence on gun charge

In a separate incident, the South African athlete was given a maximum sentence of five years in prison for the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Experts said he could be released on..

October 21, 2014 3:58 pm

Thailand's disabled athletes placed 6th after 3 days in..

On Monday alone, they took four gold medals including Peth Rungsri in the men’s 100m, a mixed team in the boccia and Wandi Kongmuang in the women’s under 50kg powerlifting. After three days in..

October 21, 2014 3:55 pm

Prayut says ncpo not influence NRC's selection of president

Prayut said NRC members elected Thienchay for the post without influence or intervention by the National Council for Peace and Order. The Nation

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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

October 21, 2014 3:37 pm

Myanmar sets provisional date for key 2015 polls

The 2015 general election is due to be held in the final week of October or the first week of November, Union Election Commission chairman Tin Aye said at a meeting with political parties in..

October 21, 2014 3:07 pm

China 'executed 2,400' last year: rights group

The figure was a fall of 20 per cent from 2012, the Dui Hua Foundation said, and a fraction of the 12,000 in 2002. China is so reticent on the issue that it has done nothing to publicise the..

October 21, 2014 2:22 pm

S'pore named Lonely Planet's No. 1 country for travel in..

In its latest guidebook, Best in Travel 2015, published on Tuesday, Lonely Planet noted that multicultural Singapore is "always celebrating something" and has more reason to next year when it turns..

October 21, 2014 1:45 pm

Laos announces population census, calls for cooperation

"People will be interviewed in regards to their profession, marital status, income, housing conditions, access to electricity or whether or not they receive media broadcasts, along with other..