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Tool-wielding monkeys push local shellfish to edge of extinction.

Long-tailed macaques on an island in Thailand are doing such a good job of cracking shellfish with stone tools, they are driving down their prey's numbers and body size

- NewScientist - US

Southern Thai peace needs participation of all sides - Thai PM.

Thai government adopting peaceful means in resolving the conflict, Prayuth says.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Thaksin hopes memories of coup not fading away.

On this day 11 years ago, Sept 19, Thaksin Shinawatra was removed from office by a military coup, and the former prime minister hopes people do not forget that.

- BangkokPost - TH

Cambodia hands cheque-bouncer over to Thai police.

Cambodian authorities handed a Thai woman fleeing arrest warrants for fraud charges over to Thai police at a border checkpoint on Tuesday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Australian woman dies while swimming at Phuket beach.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is assisting the family of an Australian woman who died in Thailand.

- ABC News - AU

Drowned Melbourne woman was swimming between danger flags at Phuket beach.

Police say Barbara Fistrovic was swimming between red flags which, in Thailand, indicate dangerous conditions.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

KrisEnergy, Cambodia sign deals for Gulf of Thailand oil development.

The Cambodian government and KrisEnergy Ltd. have signed fiscal and technical agreements after 3 years of negotiating for the nation's first oil field development in Cambodia Block A in the Gulf of Thailand.

- OGJ - US

Actress Amelia 'Amy' charged with selling drugs.

TV actress and former Miss Teen Thailand Amelia Amy" Jacobs and her boyfriend were caught with illicit drugs at a house in Bangkok's Sai Mai district early on Tuesday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Punching back: Greek gym trains for anti-fascist action.

In a basement in Athens, antifascists are combining their love for Muay Thai with their opposition to racism and sexism.

- Al Jazeera - QA

80-year old Thai primary student aims high.

By Methee Muangkaew Grandma Khlong is setting a fine example for others – that learning is not limited by age – and at 80 years-old has her eyes set on first completing her primary schooling and, eventually, maybe even getting a degree. ”Grandma” is Khlong Faikhao, a resident of Yan Ta Khao district ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

'We've lost an angel': Melbourne woman drowns in strong surf at Phuket beach.

A Melbourne woman on holiday in Thailand with her husband has reportedly died after getting caught in strong surf on a Phuket beach.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

Six Dreamers latest to sue Trump over his decision to end DACA

Campaign Action A group of six DACA recipients have joined in taking legal action against Donald Trump over his cowardly decision to end the program, arguing that he was motivated by unconstitutional bias against Mexicans and Latinos' in his move to upend the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families. Among the ...

- Daily Kos - US

With Yingluck Gone, What Now for Thai Politics?

Throughout this past summer, Thai politicians, journalists, and other opinion leaders waited anxi

- The Council on Foreign Relations - US

China's announces $500M e-commerce and fintech joint ventures in Thailand

Roll up, roll up… there's another e-commerce mega deal in Southeast Asia courtesy of a Chinese investor. Following on from Alibaba's $1 billion deal with Lazada and a $1.1 billion round in Tokopedia led by Alibaba, rival Chinese e-commerce firm has announced a $500 million investment that will ...

- TechCrunch - US

Melbourne woman drowns in strong surf at Phuket beach

A Melbourne woman on holiday in Thailand with her husband has reportedly died after getting caught in strong surf on a Phuket beach.

- The Sydney Morning Herald - AU

3.2m kids at 'high risk', govt told

Over 3.17 million children in Thailand are in dire need of direct care, intervention and support from the government, a local academic warned yesterday.

- BangkokPost - TH

Retail tobacco prices shoot up under new excise regime

State-owned Thailand Tobacco Monopoly has increased its retail cigarette prices by 9-22 baht per pack after the new excise tax rates came into force on Saturday. Tobacco giant Philip Morris has absorbed the additional costs by maintaining its prices.

- BangkokPost - TH

FAT names winner of logo contest

The Football Association of Thailand has announced the winner of a contest to design the national team's new logo.

- BangkokPost - TH

OA Transport faces B7bn tax evasion probe for zero-dollar case

The Royal Thai Police have set up an investigative panel to probe embattled OA Transport Co and its subsidiaries which are suspected of dodging 7 billion baht of taxes in connection with zero-dollar tour scams.

- BangkokPost - TH

Prawit shrugs off persistent rumours of secret Thaksin deal

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon's trip to London last week has sparked speculation he may have secretly met ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

- BangkokPost - TH

Study: Children in South 'most malnourished'

Children in Thailand's southernmost provinces are the most malnourished, compared with children living in other parts of the country, according to a Unicef-sponsored survey on the situation of children and women in the far South.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thai student joins anti-Trump 'dreamer' suit

SAN FRANCISCO: Six illegal immigrants to the US have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to end an Obama-era programme to keep young illegals in the country indefinitely.

- BangkokPost - TH

Trump asks Thai support for 'bloated' UN reform

UNITED NATIONS: US President Donald Trump criticised the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to UN headquarters, calling for "truly bold reforms" so it could be a greater force for world peace.

- BangkokPost - TH

Kelantan police on lookout for Rohingyas trying to slip across border

BACHOK, Sept 18 — Kelantan police have identified more than 100 'rat' trails at the Malaysia-Thailand border and have stepped up security control in the area to prevent illegal entry of ethnic Rohingya fleeing the crisis in Myanmar. State...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thailand upset defending champions Malaysia 2-1 in opening match

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — Defending champions Malaysia suffered a major blow to their hopes of retaining the gold medal after losing 1-2 to arch rival Thailand in their opening preliminary match of the 9th Asean Para Games 5-a-side football...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Halang Rohingya masuk, polis pantau 150 'laluan tikus'

BACHOK, 18 Sept — Polis Kelantan mengenal pasti lebih 100 lorong tikus di sempadan Malaysia-Thailand dalam usaha mengekang kemasukan pelarian Rohingya secara haram ke negara ini berikuan pergolakan yang sedang berlaku di Myanmar. Ketua Polis...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Thai man got married when he was 17, now aged 58 he's got 120 wives

Tambon Prasert is the head of Phromnee district in Thailand's Nakorn Nayok province The post Thai man got married when he was 17, now aged 58 he's got 120 wives appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Lawyer forfeits rights to fight lese majeste case

A lawyer charged with lese majeste and other offences has told the court he did not accept the Thai judicial system and forfeited his right to examine witnesses and evidence against him.

- BangkokPost - TH

SET near 24-year closing high, most other SE Asia stocks up

Most southeast Asian shares ended higher on Monday with the Philippine index hitting a fresh closing high and Thai shares scaling a near 24-year peak.

- BangkokPost - TH

New 'Sin Tax' Enters into Force in Thailand for Cigarettes and Alcohol

"Sin Tax" enters into force in Thailand for cigarettes and alcohol. At the same time, there is a shortage of these goods after the government has issued warnings of stockpiling, said DPA, quoted by BTA. Due to the increase in taxation, cigarettes are expected to rise by as much as 40 percent and alcoholic beverages by up to ...

- Novinite - BG

For Thailand's Central Group, it is no longer all in the family

Retail giant's management shifts focus to outside executives and e-commerce

- Financial Times - US

Groundswell of support for 'Thai Canal'

A long-forgotten canal project has moved one step closer to being resurrected after a group of influential figures and businessmen with Chinese ties backed an economic feasibility study for the scheme.

- BangkokPost - TH

KPI survey mired in controversy

King Prajadhipok's Institute's latest announcement of public opinions gathered on Thai prime ministers of the past 15 years, originally aimed to mark the institute's 19th anniversary, appears to instead have marred the institute's image.

- BangkokPost - TH

Red Cross urges stem cell funding

The Thai Red Cross Society has urged the government to increase funding for stem cell schemes to help people with blood diseases.

- BangkokPost - TH

Davis Cup victory: Thailand suffer Aqeel-ing blow

Pakistan claim 3-2 win in first tie hosted at home in 12 years The post Davis Cup victory: Thailand suffer Aqeel-ing blow appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Cuba seludup 1.2 tan ganja, dua lelaki ditahan polis

BANGKOK, 17 Sept — Polis di selatan Thai menggagalkan percubaan menyeludup sejumlah besar ganja ke Malaysia bila ia berjaya merampas 1,286kg dadah tersebut dalam dua insiden berasingan di Songkla dan Satun. Menurut pemangku...

- The Malay Mail - MY

What goes into making a Thai world champion

WBC surper-flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is now one of the most well-known boxers in the world having beaten former pound-for-pound king Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez of Nicaragua twice.

- BangkokPost - TH

Russian survives 4 days at sea in a rubber boat

TRAT: A Russian tourist washed ashore on Sunday after spending four days at sea in a rubber boat in a fruitless attempt to reach Pattaya.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thai police seize 1.2 tonnes of Malaysia-bound ganja

BANGKOK, Sept 17 — The police in southern Thai thwarted attempts to smuggle a large amount of ganja bound for Malaysia when they seized 1,285kg of the drug in two separate incidents in Songkla and Satun. A man was detained in...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Wildlife crimefighters start to sniff the money trail

In most cases, the conviction of a Thai man trafficking rhino horns through a bizarre scheme that involved hiring prostitutes to pose as trophy hunters would have marked the end of the story.

- BangkokPost - TH

Patama first Thai woman to join IOC ranks

Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, who was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee at the 131st IOC session in Lima on Friday, has vowed to help develop all forms of sports both in Thailand and abroad.

- BangkokPost - TH

Sex work lures African women to Pattaya

Sea, sand and sun are what most people expect when they come to visit Pattaya. But one thing that makes Sin City so infamous is its wealth of nightlife and entertainment venues. For this beachfront city, the day seems to stretch on endlessly into the wee hours.

- BangkokPost - TH

Ruthless Thunder Castle unstoppable

Thai League 1 leaders Buriram United were tipped to prevail over Si Sa Ket in their northeastern derby last night and the three-time former champions did not disappoint.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thaksin meeting in UK denied

Rumours of Defence Minister Prawit Wongsuwon holding a secret meeting with exiled political leader Thaksin Shinawatra on his visit to the United Kingdom last week are false, said defence spokesman Kongcheep Tantravanich.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thai IP crackdown makes headway

The United States is preparing to consider removing Thailand from its Priority Watch List on intellectual property infringements following the government's serious crackdown on IP-related wrongdoings.

- BangkokPost - TH

Moriya leads Evian major heading into last day

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France: Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn shot 3-under 68 to lead the Evian Championship second round on Saturday, and could join her "little sister" Ariya in golf's record book.

- BangkokPost - TH

Moriya leads Evian major heading into last day

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France: Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn of Thailand shot 3-under 68 to lead the Evian Championship second round on Saturday, and could join her younger sister Ariya in golf's record book.

- BangkokPost - TH

Thai Jutanugarn moves ahead in Evian

Jutanugarn, whose younger sister Ariya is a major champion, stayed composed throughout, mixing five birdies and two bogeys to snatch the lead from U.S. Open champion Park Sung-hyun.

- - AU

Singapore Air eyes 'fly-cruise' travellers

Malaysia, Thailand are among popular destinations for Indians seeking to experience a sea voyage

- The Hindu - IN

Moriya leading in France

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France: Thailand's Moriya Jutanugarn has taken a three-shot lead in the second round of the weather-shortened Evian Championship, the fifth and final major women's golf tournament of the season.

- BangkokPost - TH