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Anti-coal power plant rally ends after talks

Protesters against a coal-fired power plant in Krabi called off their rally in front of the United Nations office in Bangkok on Tuesday after the Energy Ministry agreed to conduct a fresh impact assessment.

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 3:12 am

Rock star Sek Loso arraigned on firearm charges

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Prosecutors on Tuesday indicted rock star Sek Loso in court on firearm charges arising from an incident at a temple in this southern province in December.

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 3:02 am

Rich Japanese man wins custody of 13 surrogate children

The Central Juvenile and Family Court on Tuesday allowed a 28-year-old Japanese man to take home 13 children born to surrogate women in Thailand, granting him sole parental custody. The court ruled that Mitsutoki Shigeta was the biological father of the children, was able to raise them and was not connected with human trafficking.

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 12:55 am

Women took axe to truck blocking their driveway

Two women who used an axe and a metal pole to attack a parked pickup truck that was blocking their driveway in Prawet district of Bangkok are facing charges of property damage and intimidating the owner-driver.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 11:40 pm

Carabao: Rocker turned drinks mogul energises English football

On Sunday evening an ageing Thai rock star with hooped earrings, signature bandana and a wispy moustache will be at the home of English football to present the Carabao Cup to either Arsenal or Manchester City.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 10:37 pm

Thaksin backs Sudarat for top job over rival

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who pundits claim still controls the Pheu Thai Party from overseas, wants Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan to remain his nominee as its official leader, said a well-placed source within the exruling party.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 9:09 pm

Regime hunts poll protest backers

Authorities have pledged to go after those who are financially supporting pro-election activists, who are ramping up pressure on the regime to hold a poll to return the country to democracy this year.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 8:49 pm

Water banks set to ease city flooding

City Hall is speeding up its ambitious plans to prevent chronic flooding by building underground “water banks” and water retention areas.

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 7:17 pm

Students protest as White House grapples with background checks

Protests against gun violence in schools are taking off after a high school shooting in Florida left 17 dead. The White House said on Monday it backs efforts to improve background checks on gun purchases. - REUTERS

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 7:16 pm

Black Panther smashes box office, Hollywood norms

Black Panther's record-setting opening weekend is being welcomed from Hollywood to Africa's Nollywood for its portrayal of Africans and African-Americans in the first blockbuster featuring a black superhero and an almost entirely black cast. - REUTERS

Posted on 19 February 2018 | 7:12 pm

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