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Cracks in dam worry villagers

Cracks in the structure of a local dam have sparked concern among the residents of 17 villages in Mae Suai district of Chiang Rai.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

International Business Times

All Paedophiles Are Not Child Abusers: Experts Call for New Approach

The issue of paedophiles is under global debate. Amidst calls for harsh laws, fresh advocacy for humane approaches to the malady is in the air.

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Bangkok Post

Prayuth worried about drought

Military chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha said he was worried about possible drought this year, but still had hope the monsoon season will replenish evaporating supplies of usable water.

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Bloomberg

Thailand Junta Retains Sweeping Power Under Interim Constitution

Thailand 's junta announced an interim constitution that gives the military oversight of a hand-picked legislative assembly as well as amnesty for staging their May 22 coup.

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Skift

Koh Samui, Thailand Is Slowly Returning to Pre-Coup Tourism Levels

Thailand still has much to do to get travelers back to Bangkok or reassure business and meetings travelers that visiting a police state is a good idea.

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Asia News Network

BANGKOK: Thai journalists need unity shown in Myanmar

Most people in Thailand have prided themselves for superiority over those in Myanmar, the poorest country in the region.

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Bangkok Post

Trial in train-rape case begins

Court hearings began Tuesday in Hua Hin on the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl on a southern train by a former state railway bed-maker and his alleged accomplice.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Bhutan Princess On Official Visit To Thailand

Bhutan's Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuk has become the fifth honorary member of the Thai Bar under the Royal Patronage, Thai News Agency reported.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bangkok Post

NCPO okays fences for at-risk schools

The National Council for Peace and Order panel responsible for ending violence in the deep South has approved a plan to build fences around schools in 136 villages at high risk in the region.

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Bangkok Post

The superior shredder

Ekachai Jearakul is so over competing in classical guitar competitions. His first place win at the 2014 Guitar Foundation of America International Artist Competition in Los Angeles, known as "the Olympics of classic guitar", will also be his last.

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Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine

California Deletes Safe Lane-Splitting Guidelines

The California Highway Patrol and other state government agencies have removed information from their websites about how motorcyclists can safely execute lane-splitting maneuvers because of one complaint from one man in Sacramento.

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Bangkok Post

Ministry wants 35,000 eco-friendly...

The Industry Ministry is seeking help from related agencies led by the Board of Investment and the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank of Thailand in providing incentives and support for 35,000 factories to reach Green Industry levels within five years.

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Brandon Sun

Nation's capital to host youth empowerment summit in 2016 after Bangkok

Ottawa was chosen Monday to host the four-day One Young World summit in 2016, winning a competition to hold the event.

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Pattaya Mail

Bangkok prepares for monsoon floods

Water drainage as well as garbage collection have been completed in more than 70 per cent of the total area in the Thai capital out of concern for possible flooding during the current monsoon season, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration officials said Sunday.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Aid groups warn Thailand over repatriating Myanmar refugees

Aid groups have warned that the security and economic conditions in Myanmar are not yet conducive for mass repatriation, after Thai army chief Prayuth Chan-ocha announced plans to return more than 120,000 Myanmar refugees.

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The Nation

Five Cambodian crew arrested on drug charges

Five crewmembers of a squid trawler, all of them migrant workers from Cambodia, allegedly forced their Thai captain to bring the trawler back to shore so they could buy and take methamphetamine .

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Bangkok Post

Diesel seller busted off Chon Buri

Customs Department officers arrested two men and seized a boat containing around 20,000 litres of illegal diesel fuel near Koh Jueng, off Chon Buri province, the department said Monday.

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Bangkok Post

Who is China to act like a leader?

After weeks of trying to gain an insight into the thought process of the military junta in Thailand, it seems there is always someone around here who needs a wakeup call.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Bangkok Post

20 Myanmar workers arrested in Tak

Twenty undocumented Myanmar workers were arrested by immigration police at a checkpoint in Ban Tak district of Tak province early Monday, according to Matichon Online.

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Bangkok Post

Landlords told to report all migrants

Landlords of migrant workers in Samut Sakhon province have been asked to report to authorities within 24 hours or face legal action as part of efforts to regulate rental properties.

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