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Thailand is facing extreme weather

Thailand is facing extreme weather, including more frequent flooding and long dry spells, the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) said on Tuesday.


Rangsit water pollution

Residents in Pathum Thani complain that the water quality of Rangsit canal is worsening due to factories, and say waste water treatment might not be a sustainable solution. (Video by Chumporn Sangvilert)

American Apparel goes bankrupt

New York: American Apparel, the one-time arbiter of edgy made-in-America cool, filed for bankruptcy protection early Monday, its business crippled by huge debts, a precipitous fall in sales, employee strife and a drawn-out legal battle with the retailer’s ousted founder, Dov Charney.

12 Pacific nations agree to historic TPP trade accord

ATLANTA – Twelve Pacific rim countries sealed the deal late Monday (Thailand time) to create the world’s largest free trade area, with implications for Thailand and for world trade in the 21st century.

Indonesia forest fires choke South with haze

Smoky haze from Indonesian forest fires clouded the skies of southern Thailand Monday, reaching unhealthful levels in Songkhla, Yala and Pattani provinces.

Siamese (fighting fish) photographer

Visarute Angkatavanich became an instant sensation when the iPhone 6s launched last month features bright, colourful Siamese fighting fish photos.

THAI denies talk of A380 fleet sell-off

Thai Airways International (THAI) will keep its A380 megajets rather than phase them out as speculated.

Indonesia plane search frustrated again

MAKASSAR, Indonesia – For a second day, searchers failed to locate a plane with 10 people on board that went missing in eastern Indonesia, officials said Sunday.

'Magical snake' in inflatable pool

Two photos of a “holy man” swimming in an inflatable pool and surrounded by worshippers have drawn attention from Thai social media users.

Vatican sacks priest after he comes out as gay

Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa is dismissed from his post at the Vatican after coming out as gay, ahead of a major meeting of world bishops to discuss issues relating to the family. – Reuters

The village that swept away evil

There is no convenient way to get to the province of Phayao in the far North; the closest airport is Chiang Rai, two hours away by car and there is no train line.

So Long and So Many Tanks For All The Fish

Visarute Angkatavanich became an instant sensation when the iPhone 6s was launched last month. He played no part in creating the phone’s 3D touchscreen technology or upgrading the fingerprint scanner, but after one look at Apple’s newest creation attention turned to him. The wallpaper features bright, colourful Siamese fighting fish that bear a striking similarity to the 45-year-old…

At least 30 dead in Guatemala landslide

SANTA CATARINA PINULA, GUATEMALA — At least 30 people were dead and several hundred missing on Friday, a day after a landslide smashed through a village on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital, officials said.

Djokovic, Nadal mix tennis with politics on Thailand trip

Two of the world’s top tennis players, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, came to Bangkok to earn a few million dollars for an exhibition match. But there were a few strings attached.

The love club

Whirlwind romance, a lopsided triangle, trust issues, a tearful break-up: when it comes to the matters of the heart, no one is the ultimate guru. Nonetheless, every Friday night, there’s a live radio show that airs from 10pm to midnight to help listeners get to the heart of love and relationship problems.

Thailand aims high for UNSC seat

Thailand deserves a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council because of its role in UN missions, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Friday.

Meechai holds charter talks with Prayut

Meechai Ruchupan held talks with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Friday in a meeting that would help him decide whether to lead a panel drafting the new charter.

TAAX adds Shanghai to its roster

Thai AirAsia X (TAAX), Thailand’s first long-haul low-cost carrier, marked its foray into China with yesterday’s launch of regular flights to Shanghai.

Thailand recalibrates with the outside world

Thailand’s relations with the outside world were naturally complicated by its latest military coup in May 2014.

Phu Kradueng cable car project resurfaces

LOEI — Residents of Phu Kradueng district have called on the government to build an electric cable car system for Phu Kradueng National Park.