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Gen Prem reappointed as Privy Council president

His Majesty the King on Friday reappointed Gen Prem Tinsulanonda as the president of the Privy Council after the latter had resigned from the position.


Pakistani held in Bangkok for Karachi fire that killed 259

Police arrested a 46-year-old Pakistani man in Bangkok on Friday evening for alleged involvement in the world's sixth deadliest arson that killed 259 people in Pakistan in 2012.


A day in photos

Activities related to King Rama X are among the featured events on Dec 2, 2016.


Supreme Court acquits Jatuporn of defaming Suthep

The Supreme Court has upheld the acquittal of red-shirt leader Jatuporn Prompan in a defamation lawsuit brought against him in 2009 by Suthep Thaugsuban.


Thai students' maths, science scores slightly improved

Thai students performed slightly better in mathematics and natural science last year, but remained below global median scores, according to an international survey.


Heavy rain in South this long weekend

Heavy rain and strong seas are forecast for the South this long weekend, brought by a powerful low pressure system over the area and the annual northeastern monsoon.


Angry reaction as India bans old banknotes at petrol pumps

NEW DELHI - India said old notes would no longer be accepted at petrol stations after Friday, fuelling anger over the scrapping of high denomination bills that has caused an unprecedented cash crunch.


Finance official says 5% growth 'possible' in 2017

The Thai economy has the potential to grow as much as 5% next year if the government achieves its goal of attracting more private investment, says a senior finance official.


Big Mac creator Jim Delligatti dies at 98

PITTSBURGH: You probably don't know his name, but you've almost certainly devoured his creation: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.


GMS nations back investment boost

Chiang Rai: The region's transportation network stands to get an investment boost after the The 21st Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Ministerial Conference decided on a new investment plan yesterday.