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April 18, 2014 6:56 pm

Arrest warrant sought for ferry captain

"The joint investigation team of police and prosecutors asked for warrants to arrest three crew, including the captain," the official in the southern coastguard headquarters in Mokpo told..

April 18, 2014 5:34 pm

Small parties name three figures they would back as a new PM

The parties Friday formed a group called "United Parties for Democracy" and announced their resolution. They resolved that they would support either Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister Phongthep..

April 18, 2014 5:00 pm

Vietnam refuses to host Asian Games

The nation becomes the third country to decline holding the games because of financial difficulties. The other two countries were South Korea and Pakistan. The PM said the..

April 18, 2014 4:48 pm

S KOREA FERRY DISASTER: Families of ferry victims issue..

The following is the full text of the statement: We would like to appeal with tears to rest of the public as we feel furious at the government's behaviour. We received the..

April 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Reserves rise to $169bn

According to the Bank of Thailand’s data, net forward position also rose slightly by $300 million to $23.3 billion. The reserves are expected to rise further in the subsequent week,..

April 18, 2014 4:13 pm

Vice principal of Danwon High School found dead in apparent..

The 52-year-old vice principal, surnamed Kang, apparently hanged himself on a tree on the hill close to a gymnasium in Jindo, South Jeolla Province, where a disaster information center was set up..

April 18, 2014 3:56 pm

Criminal Court rejects petition for Nuttawut, Jatuporn's..

The court reasoned that there were no strong evidence and witness to back up allegations by the Democrat that Jatuporn, chairman of the United Front of Democracy against Dictatorship, and Nuttawut,..

April 18, 2014 3:43 pm

Democrat, 63 other parties agree to discuss election date..

Puchong said Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and deputy leader Chamni Sakdiseth wouild represent the party to join the discussion. Puchong said the EC would like to hear parties' opinions..

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April 18, 2014 3:28 pm

Chalerm says Public Health permanent secretary should join..

Chalerm, director of the Centre for Administration for Peace and Order, was commenting on Permanent Secretary for Public Health Narong Sahamethapat's refusal to attend the CAPO meeting on..

April 18, 2014 2:40 pm

More than 100 children killed by measles in Vietnam

The fatalities were among 8,500 cases of the disease this year, according to the report by the Health Ministry dated Thursday and sent to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. At a press conference..

April 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Investigators: South Korean ferry was being steered by third..

"We have confirmed that the captain of the Sewol left the wheel to a third mate before the ship began sinking," chief investigator Park Jae Eok was quoted as saying by Yonhap News..

April 18, 2014 2:02 pm

Songkran road death toll culminates at 322

The centre said 3,225 people were injured in road accidents during the period. On the last of the seven monitored days, 238 road accidents happened and 43 people were killed and 299 others..