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Two killed in hostage drama in deep South
Suspected militants in drawn-out chase after stealing five pickups in Songkhla and kidnapping four

Officials defend authenticity of Wat Arun work amid criticism
THE recent restoration of the iconic stupa of the Temple of Dawn, which is more commonly known as Wat Arun, has been completed properly in line with its original detailing and technical principles, according to the chief of the Fine Arts Department, which was in charge of the renovation.

Medical procurement delay could cost lives, say advocates
PATIENT HEALTH advocates are on the verge of losing their patience as authorities remain undecided on how they will procure medical supplies for the universal healthcare scheme in the new fiscal year, which will start on October 1.

Yellowstone tourist video prompts fierce Thai social media witch-hunt
A GROUP of Thai tourists who recently walked in a fragile thermal area in Yellowstone National Park in the United States have become victims of an online witch-hunt.

Wat Arun renovation done properly, say officials
The recent restoration of the iconic stupa of the Temple of Dawn, which is more commonly known as Wat Arun, has been completed properly in line with its original detailing and technical principles, according to the chief of the Fine Arts Department, which was in charge of the renovation.

Asian experts to discuss Thai contemporary art in Bangkok
Thai contemporary art is being highlighted in three simultaneous events in Bangkok on Friday

Truck theft in Songkhla leads to gunfight and explosion
A daring move to steal five pick-up trucks in Songkhla on Wednesday led to a dramatic series of events, including a hostage-taking, two shootings, a gunfight that killed one assailant, an explosion and the safe disposal of a bomb.

Bt1 fare hike for Khlong Saen Saeb, Chao Phraya Express customers
Boat commuters travelling in Bangkok’s Khlong Saen Saeb as well as Chao Phraya Express Co Ltd customers will see fares hiked by Bt1 starting on Thursday.

Govt offers loans to people working at home
People earning a living at home by reprocessing materials into saleable products can get low-interest loans from the Department of Employment (DOE).

Upgraded law shielding workers gets first nod
A draft amendment to the Labour Protection Act 1998 given approval in principle by the Cabinet promises to ensure men and women are paid equally for jobs of equal value.

Confusion reigns on first day of new bus system
PASSENGERS appeared to be confused and reluctant to use the new colour-coded buses yesterday – the first day the fleet operated along eight new routes in Greater Bangkok.

Prayut urges NGOs to cut criticism of flood relief plans
Prime minister pushes forward with new water management agency to ensure integration of all government resources.

Thai woman defends trespass at Yellowstone Park after online criticism
A THAI woman has defended her walk around a fragile, off-limits thermal area at Yellowstone National Park in the United States after a video clip featuring her apparent trespass appeared online.

Still no decision on central procurement of medical supplies
It remains undecided as to how relevant authorities will handle the central procurement of medical supplies for the universal healthcare scheme in the coming fiscal year, which starts on October 1.

UNESCO Bangkok to carry forward legacy of Dr Kim following director’s passing
Dr Gwang-Jo Kim, director of UNESCO Bangkok since 2009, has passed away at the age of 61.

Ex-soldier surrenders, denies role in Bt2m extortion
A FORMER soldier turned himself to police on Tuesday to deny allegations that he had joined other men in extorting Bt2 million from a Chinese businessman.

Recovery of Thai students’ bodies on hold until river current drops
A rescue team in the United States is waiting for water levels in the Kings River to drop before it attempts to recover the bodies of two Thai students who died when their car plunged into a 150-metre gorge in Kings Canyon National Park on July 30.

Travel agents warn of Thai e-cig import ban
British travel agents are being urged to warn customers about a Thai law that prohibits e-cigarettes being brought into the country, the Travelweekly website has reported.

Cops keep close eye on tech schools as semester begins
Police were on duty outside Rajamangala University of Technology’s Uthen Thawai campus in downtown Bangkok on Tuesday to ensure no student brawls erupted as the new semester began.

Man lodges compensation claim over brother’s death in custody
The younger brother of the late former Phuket and Phang Nga land official Tawatchai Anukul has filed a compensation claim at the Justice Ministry's Right and Liberties Protection Department.



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