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  1. Major canal cleanup to begin

    General news

    Major canal cleanup to begin

    27 Feb 2015 : City Hall is to begin cleaning up nine major Bangkok canals, relocating thousands of households in the process. The first will be Khlong Lat Phrao where a new boat service is planned

  2. 'Jihadi John' identified

    International news

    'Jihadi John' identified

    27 Feb 2015 : "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State group militant apparently responsible for beheading a series of Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi.

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  1. Floods: Saving fruit farms

    About business

    Floods: Saving fruit farms

    28 Nov 2011 : Wiped out with as little as 30% remaining, Pomelo orchards make last stand with 4 km long 4,000 bag big bag barrier & 42,000 liters of fuel + 100 pumps to save the fruit trees that remain.

  2. Floods: World Bank on damage & recovery

    About the floods

    Floods: World Bank on damage & recovery

    28 Nov 2011 : 660 billion baht in property loss & 700 billion in lost opportunities. Flood impact "not all negative as it would spur spending."

  3. Just an ordinary guy

    General news

    Just an ordinary guy

    28 Nov 2011 : Ampon Tangnappakul, sentenced to 20 years for insulting the monarchy, is just an ordinary man and loyal to the King, says his wife Rosmalin

  4. Bring out the pumps (Sunday update)

    General news

    Bring out the pumps (Sunday update)

    26 Nov 2011 : Fed-up residents of Muang Ake housing estate and other heavily inundated Bangkok communities have renewed hope as a government pumping operation begins today.

  5. Flood-hit workers move to Eastern Seaboard

    About work

    Flood-hit workers move to Eastern Seaboard

    25 Nov 2011 : Workers relocate to Chonburi & east coast, some after losing job, others for future job security in flood-free area.

  6. Floods: Will electronics factories remain in Thailand?

    About business

    Floods: Will electronics factories remain in Thailand?

    25 Nov 2011 : Floods on top of minimum wage increases make factory relocation to other countries increasingly attractive.

  7. Flood management controversy

    General news

    Flood management controversy

    25 Nov 2011 : Residents living above where the "big-bag barrier" was recently dismantled are cheering, while those below it are protesting.

  8. Post-flood insurance: Big changes

    About business

    Post-flood insurance: Big changes

    24 Nov 2011 : Big changes in industrial insurance policies coming, reduced coverage, higher price, shareholder shakeup & possibly insurance adjustor fees.

  9. Floods: The final bill?

    About business

    Floods: The final bill?

    24 Nov 2011 : Expected economic loss 1.12 trillion baht or 10.5% of GDP, 10,000 factories & 660,000 workers affected (30% automotive, 26% electronics & appliances).

  10. Protesters take action

    General news

    Protesters take action

    24 Nov 2011 : The Din Daeng-Don Muang tollway and the big-bag barrier were targets of flood-weary protesters yesterday. More action seems likely as some residential areas have been swamped for over a month.

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