Democrat Party MPs have threatened to withdraw from the House committee scrutinising the 2.2 trillion baht loans bill and seek a Constitution Court ruling on its legality if by June 3 the government does not provide details of the various projects to be carried out with the loans.
Japanese investors are said to be keen on investing in Thailand's high-speed train project, one of the flagship schemes under Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra's government.
About 4.82 billion baht will be spent by people making merit on Visakha Bucha Day this Friday, according to a survey by the Economic and Business Forecasting Centre of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTTC).
Islamist militants staged twin suicide car bombings on an army base and a French-run uranium mine in Niger on Thursday, killing at least 20 people and taking several trainee officers hostage in the impoverished west African state.
A 25-year-old man tied up by armed robbers managed to free himself of his bonds and then shot dead one of four gunmen who held up his uncle's food shop in Bang Pahun district of Ayutthaya province, a report said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been ranked the 31st most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel retains her ranking as the most powerful.
Australian children are accessing social media websites at an increasingly younger age, a new survey suggests, with one in five "tweens" admitting they have chatted to someone online they do not know.
Researchers found that women who have higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol are rated as having less attractive faces by men than their more relaxed counterparts.
Former All Blacks coach Graham Henry was slapped with a misconduct charge on Thursday after blasting officials during the Auckland Blues' loss to the Canterbury Crusaders last weekend.
From seasoned investors to recent graduates armed with little more than hastily-made business cards and dreams of striking it rich, foreigners are pouring into Myanmar to stake a claim as it opens up.
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