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    KL: Asean committed to single market

    Published on 22/08/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — The current global headwinds will not deter Southeast Asian economic ministers, who began their annual meeting here on Saturday, from pressing ahead with their ambitious plan for an Asean single market.

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    Troops at Mahakan rattle locals

    News, Ploenpote Atthakor, Published on 19/01/2018

    » A leading academic and social activists have expressed concern about the deployment of soldiers at the embattled Mahakan community by the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc), saying the military presence has created a climate of fear.

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    Thailand's cotton belt

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 11/01/2018

    » Ban Nong Ngueak is part of the Yong ethnic community in Lamphun's Pa Sang district. It has been known as a source of fine quality cotton woven fabrics in the northern province. A couple of years ago, the community was promoted by tourism authorities as a creative tourism destination. But when I went, the village was quiet. There was no sign of tourists nor a tourist guide map.

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    Sushi chef fined for serving whale meat

    Published on 19/05/2015

    » LOS ANGELES — A sushi chef was sentenced to a US$5,000 (167,000 baht) fine and 200 hours of community service at a US federal district court on Monday for serving whale meat to customers at a high-end sushi restaurant in California in 2009 and 2010, an act banned under US law.

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    Hmong girls get justice

    Spectrum, Published on 25/12/2016

    » Spectrum helped clear the names of two Hmong girls once falsely accused of being robbers by reporting their side of the story in our Dec 11 edition. The sisters, Dokmai, 10, and Gaolhee, 7, used to go to Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai after school to earn extra income by posing for photographs in hill tribe costumes with tourists.

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    Gist of Japan-Thailand joint statement

    Published on 09/02/2015

    » The following is the gist of a joint statement released after Monday's summit meeting between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in Tokyo.

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    Asean, EU to revisit FTA talks

    Published on 26/04/2015

    » KUALA LUMPUR — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the European Union will look into resuming their stalled free trade talks after a "stock-taking" meeting at the end of 2015, trade officials from both sides said Sunday.

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    Myanmar population at 51.5m in 2014

    Published on 30/05/2015

    » YANGON — The population of Myanmar totalled 51.5 million in the nationwide census conducted jointly by the Myanmar government and the United Nations last year, according to the final results released Friday.

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    17 brief_CCTV

    News, Published on 17/09/2014

    » Faster passports are on the way

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    Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO

    AFP, Published on 16/04/2019

    » GENEVA - Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma.

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