17 Dec 2013 : When Santa arrived at a school hosting children who fled Japan's nuclear disaster, he brought the usual presents, but he also bore something a little less ordinary -- gourmet Christmas dinner.
17 Dec 2013 : A senior researcher at the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has proposed that a new constitution should require the support of at least two-thirds of the members of the drafting assembly - a "super majority" he said would increase the bargaining power of the minority, a sensitive issue with the anti-government protesters.
17 Dec 2013 : Fifteen politicians on Tuesday turned up at the Pheu Thai head office and applied for party membership, reports said.
17 Dec 2013 : Security agencies will propose to the cabinet meeting today that the emergency decree imposed in most areas of three southernmost border provinces be extended for another 90 days, secretary-general of the National Security Council Paradorn Pattanatabut said on Tuesday.
17 Dec 2013 : The caretaker cabinet on Tuesday approved a budget of 3.8 billion baht for the Feb 2, 2014 elections, deputy government spokesman Chalitrat Chandarubeksa said.
17 Dec 2013 : Thai stocks opened up 0.56% at the start of trade this morning.
17 Dec 2013 : The Southern Meteorological Centre in Songkhla on Tuesday issued a severe weather warning for seven provinces in the South of the country.
17 Dec 2013 : Japan announced Tuesday it will buy stealth fighters, drones and submarines as part of a splurge on military hardware that will beef up defence of far-flung islands amid a simmering territorial row with China.
17 Dec 2013 : The Gold Traders Association this morning announced buying prices at 18,480.04 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 18,750 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.
17 Dec 2013 : UTHAI THANI : Rice farmers are fighting over the management of water from Thap Salao reservoir in Lan Sak district.