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December 22, 2014 8:21 pm

Smuggled eggs bring Myanmar bird flu fears

"More than 50,000 duck and chicken eggs were seized on December 14. In addition, the authorities seized more than 40,000 eggs in November. We are afraid of bird flu spreading through these smuggled..

December 22, 2014 6:22 pm

First UAE nuclear plant to start in 2017: official

"When they are fully operational in 2020, they will generate 25 per cent of UAE power needs," the CEO of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp (ENEC), Mohammed al-Hammadi, told an energy conference in..

December 22, 2014 6:04 pm

Thai maid sentenced to death for drugs in Malaysia

Duangchit Khonthokhonbari, 33, who had been working in Malaysia as a maid, was caught with 2.81 kilogrammes (6.2 pounds) of methamphetamine at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in March last..

December 22, 2014 5:38 pm

CDC to allow media, diplomats to observe charter drafting

But body's spokesman Kamnoon Sidhisamarn said an exception would be made for delicate articles, and CDC vice-president Manit Suksomjit and fellow CDC member Mechai Viravaidya would discuss this..

December 22, 2014 5:34 pm

Ten Rohingya detainees escape from Phang Nga immigration..

The immigrants climbed through the ceiling of a toilet room on the second floor and used a rope made from blankets to hoist themselves to the ground outside the detention centre. A total of 165..

December 22, 2014 4:54 pm

MRT operates until 2am on New Year's Eve

The subway normally operates from 6am till midnight. The Nation

December 22, 2014 4:50 pm

Norwegian tourist fatally injured by speed boat rotors

The tourist was identified as Silji Macdison, 22. The rotors hit her head and left leg. She died while the authorities were trying to send her a hospital on Koh Samui. The Nation

December 22, 2014 4:39 pm

Pakistan plans to execute 500 terror convicts in coming..

Six militants have been hanged since Friday amid rising public anger over Tuesday’s slaughter in the northwestern city of Peshawar, which left 149 people dead, most of them children.

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December 22, 2014 4:23 pm

Trade in wild cat parts thriving on Chinese border, report..

In Tachilek on the Myanmar-Thailand border, shops selling wild cat parts including tiger and leopard skins and skulls, fell from 35 in 2000, to just six in 2013, UK-based wildlife NGO Traffic said..

December 22, 2014 3:41 pm

Hanumarn at Phetchaburi temple 'not flashing hunger game..

He said the money was instead flashing the sign of three main institutions - nation, religion and King. The abbot of the temple, Phrakru Sithammarat, said Hanuman was also flashing the sign of..

December 22, 2014 2:55 pm

NRC resolves to ask govt to set up savings fund immediately

The NRC saw that the fund would provide social security for the aged and workers, who are not protected under the social security scheme. The Nation

December 22, 2014 2:12 pm

Madonna speaks of 'crazy times' after songs leaked

"Shit, this is the age that we’re living in. It’s crazy," she told Billboard magazine, when asked about the investigation into how at least 10 of her unfinished, unreleased songs were leaked..