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Follow the latest news and headlines from Thailand on Udon news. In order to provide our visitors a fast and easy overview of what's happening in Thailand, we take the headlines and the news of the English portals and show a brief extract. The full story from the original source can be accessed by clicking on the link below the extract.

News for Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Thai Navy buys advanced missiles

15 January 2013 - 08:50 am

The Royal Thai Navy has purchased nine Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile systems from US defence manufacturer Raytheon, the company announced Tuesday. A statement from Raytheon headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, just outside Washington, said Thai officials recently signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) with the US government for the system. The price of the purchase was not made public.

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Thai rice 'has lowest arsenic'

15 January 2013 - 08:40 am

Research by the University of California into fears and claims of arsenic in rice said Tuesday that the world famous Thai khao hom mali had the least amount of the naturally produced poison of any grain in the world. The study, publicised online Tuesday in a press release, also failed to reach any conclusion about the dangers of arsenic in rice.

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News for Monday, 14 January 2013

Preah Vihear protesters not welcome

14 January 2013 - 01:06 pm

A group of local people on Sunday rallied in Kantharalak district of Si Sa Ket province in protest against the Dharma Yatra group which has set up a stage in their village and is delivering speeches demanding the return of Preah Vihear temple to Thailand.

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Rosewood worth B20m seized

14 January 2013 - 01:03 pm

Authorities seized a large number of payung (Siamese rosewood) logs worth more than 20 million baht in a truck in Pak Thing Chai district of Nakhon Ratchasima on Sunday. The illegally harvested wood was found in a 10-wheeler left unattended at the bypass of Mittraparb Road near Jor Hor-Pak Thong Chai intersection, Provincial Police Region 3 deputy commander Prasit Thamdee, who led the investigation, said.

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Dems urge troops to sue, not protest

14 January 2013 - 01:00 pm

Rallying in uniform 'improper', says MP Soldiers should seek legal action rather than stage protests if they feel insulted by the media, Democrat list-MP Ong-art Klampaibul said yesterday. He was commenting after troops staged rallies on Friday and Saturday outside the office of the ASTV Manager newspaper.

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Labour Ministry investigates businesses shut after pay hike

14 January 2013 - 12:57 pm

The Labour Ministry is investigating recent business closures to determine whether they were linked to the nationwide minimum wage hike. Narumol Tarndamrong, an adviser to Labour Minister Padermchai Sasomsap, confirmed yesterday several business operators had closed their doors and laid off workers since the 300-baht daily minimum wage increase took effect on Jan 1.

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Mum kills baby, surrenders to police

14 January 2013 - 12:52 pm

SUPHAN BURI - A young mother strangled her two-month old daughter, left her body near a building and then surrendered to police early Monday morning. Pol Sub Lt Siam Suan-in, duty officer at Uthong police station in Suphan Buri province, said Angkana Klaharn, 20, turned herself in to about 12.30am.

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News for Sunday, 13 January 2013

Will Thai luck ever run out?

13 January 2013 - 09:34 am

Thailand's culture is a passive and superstitious one that relies on faith, fate and sheer luck, with the ingrained belief that things will always turn out just fine. After all, karma dictates our destiny, and we bribe her quite well. So mai pen rai.

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Thailand target first Nomura Cup title

13 January 2013 - 09:28 am

Thailand will be hoping to record their first win in the 26th Nomura Cup when they host the tournament at Santiburi Country Club in Chiang Rai from Nov 14-17. There will be 36 nations from Asia-Pacific competing at the biennial amateur team tournament. Despite being recognised as one of the region's golfing powerhouses, Thailand have never won the championship before.

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Nearly quarter of harmful waste dumped illegally

13 January 2013 - 09:25 am

A Senate subcommittee on the environment is demanding improved regulations governing medical and infectious waste after reports that 22% of such materials is being disposed of illegally.

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