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News for Friday, 17 January 2014

Thais not eating enough veg and fruit

17 January 2014 - 07:19 am

The diet of the majority of Thai people contains less fruit and vegetables than the minimum level recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to ensure good health, resulting in an increased risk of chronic disease, academics have warned.

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(Update) Grenade thrown into Sukhumbhand's home

17 January 2014 - 07:17 am

An M26 hand grenade was thrown into the famed Suan Pakkad Palace on Si Ayutthaya Road, home of Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra, on late Thursday night. No injuries were reported.

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Did you hear the one…?

17 January 2014 - 07:16 am

A Kiwi walks into a bar (no joke) and a katoey says to him, “Maybe we go room together you me good time.” The New Zealander agreed and off they went. Upon getting to the room, however, the New Zealander realized he had run out of money so, of course, he handed his ATM card ...

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NACC targets PM in rice probe

17 January 2014 - 07:15 am

Boonsong, 14 others to be hit with graft charges

The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) will launch a full inquiry into caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's role in the rice-pledging scheme, commissioner Vicha Mahakhun announced yesterday.

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4.0 Earthquake Reported in Surat Thani

17 January 2014 - 07:13 am

SURAT THANI – The Seismological Bureau of the Thai Meteorological Department reported a 4.0 Richter earthquake at Khao Phang sub-district, Ban Ta Khun district, Surat Thani province at 12.18 pm. There has been no report of damage from the incident.

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Teachers mourn fallen comrades

17 January 2014 - 07:11 am

Teachers in the insurgency-plagued South on Thursday mourned 187 colleagues killed by suspected militants over the past 10 years as part of the annual National Teacher's Day. In Narathiwat, about 350 teachers attached to Primary Educational Service Area Office 2 gathered at Sungai Kolok district office ...

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Phuket resort raided over beach beautification project

17 January 2014 - 07:09 am

PHUKET: National park officers yesterday raided the Anantara luxury resort in Phuket and filed a police complaint for alleged encroachment on park land. The Mai Khao resort stands accused of clearing swathes of sea morning glory from the beach and planting palm trees as part of a beach beautification project.

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Phuket airport Terminal X opens Feb 5

17 January 2014 - 07:08 am

Phuket International Airport's new Terminal X is complete and will open to passengers on Feb 5, according to Phuket governor Maitree Inthusut. He said the new building was necessary to serve rising passenger numbers and reduce congestion at the existing terminal.

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News for Thursday, 16 January 2014

TAT upbeat on Chinese New Year despite turmoil

16 January 2014 - 09:56 am

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) says the outlook for Chinese New Year remains promising and the celebrations should generate tourism revenue of at least 11 billion baht.

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More arm-twisting after rice bid delay

16 January 2014 - 09:55 am

BAAC to be 'convinced' to advance B55bn

A caretaker deputy finance minister will try to persuade the board of the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) to advance payments to unpaid farmers under the rice-pledging scheme.

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