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Indonesia to start 1-year countdown as Asian Games host

Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia starts a one-year countdown clock on Friday as it races to complete venues to host an Asian Games that...

PM admires Thai students’ accomplishments from 13th JISO

BANGKOK - The Prime Minister expressed admiration for the achievement of Thai students who won one gold medal and five silver medals from the...

CDC issues Zika special travel considerations for 11 SE Asian countries

The US Communicable Diseases Control (CDC) Department on Thursday issued Zika special considerations for 11 Southeast Asian countries, warning American citizens, especially pregnant women,...

Help given to unpaid Thai fishermen in Indonesia

BANGKOK – The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare (DLPW) had provided assistance to 159 Thai fishermen working in Indonesia left without pay and...

Indonesia uses trained elephants to control forest fires

SIAK, Indonesia (AP) — Officials in Indonesia are using trained elephants outfitted with water pumps and hoses to help patrol forests and control fires....

Governors appointed to assist haze affected public

BANGKOK– The governors of provinces affected by the haze have been ordered to provide relief operations to the affected public, as an integrated effort...

Southern Thailand hit by the worst haze from Indonesia ever

BANGKOK (AP) — Southern Thailand was hit Thursday by the most severe haze ever from forest fires in Indonesia, forcing all schools in a...

Health warnings in South due to Indonesian haze

BANGKOK - The Department of Disease Control (DDC) has issued a warning over health concerns affected by haze in Indonesia, blanketing seven provinces of...

Haze no impact on tourism

BANGKOK, 9 October 2015 - Tourism in southern provinces has not been affected by haze from Indonesia, judging from the increasing number of tourist...

Social development minister concerned over haze-affected southerners

BANGKOK, 8 October 2015  – Social Development and Human Security Minister Adul Sangsingkaew said the health of many people in southern Thailand has been...

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Sportswear vendors victorious in Pattaya Marathon sales drive

Pattaya - Participants in the Pattaya Marathon apparently are as good at shopping as they are running. More than 50 booths were set up along...

Boy racers of South Pattaya

Editor; Do you think that Pattaya City Police might find time to start chasing the ‘Boy Racers’ of South Pattaya? These visitors from the Middle East...

Nongprue cracks down on illegal trash dumpers

Pattaya - Nongprue dispatched undercover officers to catch people illegally dumping trash on public property. Sub-district clerk Rungnapa Tubnonghe said ad-hoc dumps have sprung up...

Boris Johnson chosen as new UK leader, now faces Brexit test

London (AP) — Boris Johnson, Britain's blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.'s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from...

Takhiantia man arrested for slaughtering horses, selling meat on FB

Pattaya - Chonburi police have arrested a Takhiantia man who was charged with killing horses to sell their meat on Facebook. Niran Kamlon, 33, was...