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PHANGNGA, Dec 26 – Thailand’s Andaman coastal provinces commemorated the eight year anniversary of the 2004 tsunami.
NARATHIWAT, Dec 25 – Thirteen districts of this southern border province have been flooded, forcing the closure of schools, while one district in Surat Thani province was declared disaster zone…

42 pangolins seized in Nong Khai

Friday, 28 December 2012 By MCOT
NONG KHAI, Dec 25 -- Thai police on Tuesday rescued 42 endangered pangolins – commonly known as ant eaters – and arrested one endangered species wildlife smuggler in Thailand’s northeastern…
BANGKOK, Dec 26 – Several provinces on the southeastern coast near the Gulf of Thailand are warned of heavy rainfall, flash floods, landslides and strong offshore wind until next week,…
BANGKOK, Dec 24 - Thailand's spending during the New Year period is expected to reach several billions of baht, which will be the highest amount in seven years, according to…
BANGKOK, Dec 26 – Economic cooperation between Thailand and Cambodia along their common borders will be upgraded to emphasise road and railway construction, and opening more checkpoints, according to the…
NARATHIWAT, Dec 26 – Thai army soldiers and border patrol police will be assigned to teach in state-run schools in violence-plagued provinces in Thailand’s far South, according to the Thai…
BANGKOK, Dec 26 – The government will seek other means to change certain sections of the constitution if a referendum on charter amendment fails to acquire sufficient votes from the…

Migrant deal stalls as talks break down

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 By NNT
BANGKOK, The signing of a labour employment agreement between Thailand and Myanmar has been postponed indefinitely after the two countries failed to agree on extending the nationality verification process for…
SURAT THANI, Dec 25 – More than 200 homes in Kanchanadit district in this southern province are cut off from the outside world after a 60-metre bridge was destroyed by…

Thais told to ‘kick’ 5 bad habits

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 By MCOT
BANGKOK, Dec 25 – Stress, smoking, drinking alcohol, a lack of exercise and inappropriate eating are five unwanted behaviours that kill Thai people.
CHIANG MAI, Dec 25 - Almost 600,000 meth pills and 50kg of meth ingredients were seized in this northern province and the nearby province of Chiang Rai.
BANGKOK, Dec 24 -- Defence Minister Sukumpol Suwanatat is considering enlisting active military and border patrol police to teach students in Thailand’s southern border provinces after many schools face a…
BANGKOK, Dec 25 - Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has ordered government security agencies operating in the southern border provinces to tighten their security measures with more checkpoints to ensure…

Preah Vihear area to be de-mined

Tuesday, 25 December 2012 By NNT
According to the Supreme Commander of the Royal Thai Army, General Tanasak Patimapakorn, The Thai-Cambodian Joint Working Group (JWG) has agreed to survey the provisional demilitarised zone (PDZ) around Preah…
BANGKOK,  Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has voiced concern that the voter turnout for a referendum on charter amendment risks failing to reach the required total.
NARATHIWAT,  Continuous rain in this far southern province has caused floods in six districts with water levels as much as 30cm, but the roads are still passable.
LAMPHUN, Many provinces in the north and northeastern provinces are affected by cold spells as the active high pressure area from China is covering upper Thailand causing temperatures to drop…
DHAKA, Dec 22 --  Thailand and Bangladeshi Prime Ministers held bilateral talks and have agreed to expand various forms of cooperation to mark 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
CHACHENGSAO, Dec 24 -- Fire broke out Sunday night at a Toyota assembly plant oil storage tank in this province, about 100 km east of the capital, causing millions of…