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    Booze ban ideas go to PM

    26 Dec 2014 : The Committee for National Alcohol Beverage Policy is sending six proposed regulations to the government for curtailing the sale of alcohol during the New Year holidays, said Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin.

  • Indonesia begins tsunami memorials

    26 Dec 2014 : BANDA ACEH - Thousands of people held a memorial Thursday in Indonesia's Aceh province, the epicentre of the Indian Ocean tsunami, as the world prepared to mark a decade since a disaster that took 220,00 lives and laid waste to coastal areas in 14 countries.

  • Water bottle caused fatal Mall crash

    25 Dec 2014 : A police investigation has concluded that a water bottle stuck under a brake pedal caused a car driven by a woman to plow through a barrier of The Mall Bangkapi’s car park and plunge to the ground on Nov 25.

  • KMITL suspect buys B24m house

    25 Dec 2014 : One of six suspects in the alleged embezzlement of a huge sum of money from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang recently paid cash for a house worth 24 million baht, the acting chief of the Crime Suppression Division's sub-division 1 said Thursday.

  • Prayut says he helped social order

    25 Dec 2014 : Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha says his government in the past three months had maintained order, helped farmers and laid the foundations for Thailand to become a transport hub of the region.

  • SET down 20.17 points

    25 Dec 2014 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index dropped 20.17 points, or 1.32%, to close at 1,504.89 points today.

  • Citigroup selling its Japan retail bank

    25 Dec 2014 : TOKYO - Citigroup said on Thursday it was selling its century-old Japanese retail banking operations to major lender Sumitomo Mitsui as part of an effort to shrink its consumer business globally.

  • Southern flooding still severe

    25 Dec 2014 : Flooding remained severe in monsoon-dominated southern provinces on Thursday, but roads to Betong district of Yala were finally reopening for traffic.

  • China city bans Christmas in schools

    25 Dec 2014 : BEIJING - A Chinese city has banned schools from holding Christmas events, state media reported on Thursday, highlighting official suspicions about the increasingly popular festival because of its foreign origins.

  • Villagers flee rebels in India's Assam

    25 Dec 2014 : GUWAHATI (INDIA) - More than 2,000 people have fled their homes in the restive Indian state of Assam after separatist rebels killed dozens of villagers, some of them children, an official said on Thursday.

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