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  • WORLD

    Dow hits all-time record of 20,000

    Published on 26/01/2017

    » NEW YORK. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded above 20,000 for the first time on Wednesday (Jan 25), resuming a rally that began in the wake of US President Donald Trump's surprise election victory.

  • WORLD

    Manila asks US to take communist leader off terror list

    Reuters, Published on 26/01/2017

    » MANILA - The Philippines wants US President Donald Trump to remove the exiled leader of Philippine communists from a US terrorist list to enable him to come home for peace talks, government negotiators said on Wednesday.

  • THAILAND

    US court dismisses suit over 'forced-labour' Thai shrimp

    Published on 26/01/2017

    » NEW YORK - A US federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming that superstore retailer Costco Wholesale Corp had knowingly sold frozen prawns, the farming of which involved forced labour in Thailand.

  • WORLD

    Trump: Mexico wall, refugee restrictions 'soon'

    Published on 26/01/2017

    » WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will use his executive authority Wednesday to jump-start construction of a US-Mexico border wall, one of his signature campaign promises. He is also expected to target so-called sanctuary cities and potentially restrict the flow of refugees to the United States, according to administration officials.

  • OPINION

    Making Southeast Asia resilient to climate change

    News, Published on 26/01/2017

    » In the south of Thailand and on the border with Malaysia, heavy downpours on what historically have been drier months is flooding towns. Heavy rainfall is also inundating a northern city on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. If governments in these localities and elsewhere in vulnerable Southeast Asia do not start acting now, many vulnerable populations in the region will continue to endure significant impacts to people's lives and livelihoods. These climate change-induced impacts are not limited to heavy downpours. Heat waves, prolonged drought, and coastal flooding due to rising sea levels are other climate impacts that are fast becoming the new normal.

  • THAILAND

    Trump may reinstate CIA's 'black site' prisons

    Reuters, Published on 26/01/2017

    » WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump is expected to order a review that could lead to the reinstatement of a CIA programme to hold terrorist suspects in secret overseas "black site" prisons that used interrogation techniques often condemned as torture, two US officials said on Wednesday.

  • TRAVEL

    Taming the fiery rooster

    Life, Arusa Pisuthipan, Published on 26/01/2017

    » Chinese New Year comes early this year. In Thailand, the main celebration of China's grandest traditional festival falls on Saturday, when Chinese-Thai descendants set up food offerings for Chinese gods, give family members a red envelope containing hong bao, or cash gift, and wear red -- a token of luck and fortune.

  • THAILAND

    HRH awarded India's Padma Bhushan

    News, Published on 26/01/2017

    » Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn was awarded the Padma Bhushan award by the Indian government yesterday.

  • THAILAND

    Top official accused of stealing paintings

    News, Published on 26/01/2017

    » A senior Commerce Ministry official accused of stealing three paintings from a hotel in Japan could face dismissal, a Foreign Ministry source says.

  • THAILAND

    Thai graft ranking takes a big tumble

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 26/01/2017

    » The government has failed to improve the country's latest corruption ranking but Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has appealed for no judgement to be passed on the regime's ability to tackle graft.

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