Chuan Leekpai of the Democrat Party has been chosen as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, beating Sompong Amornvivat of Pheu Thai in a 258-235 vote, with one abstention.
SURAT THANI: A man has been arrested on charges of strangling an 18-year-old neigbhour to death and later setting fire to her body and her motorcycle in Kanchanadit district.
TOKYO: US President Donald Trump urged Japanese business leaders on Saturday to increase their investment in the United States, while saying that Japan had a substantial edge on trade that negotiators were trying to even out.
The US military is preparing to analyse 350 billion social-media posts from around the world to help it track how popular movements evolve.
JAKARTA: A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.
NANNING, China: Hosts China closed in on an 11th Sudirman Cup title as they ruthlessly dismantled Thailand to reach Sunday’s final of the mixed-team badminton world championship.
PHITSANULOK: The head of one of the 11 “microparties” supporting the regime-backed coalition has managed to offend two of his former schools in one week, resulting in alumni of one school placing a curse on him.
CHON BURI: Sri Racha district has been declared a danger zone after a large cargo ship burst into flames following a loud bang from one of its containers at Laem Chabang port around dawn, sending at least 50 people to hospital.
WASHINGTON: A US federal judge dealt a blow Friday to President Donald Trump’s signature wall project, issuing a temporary injunction against using Defense Department funds to pay for barriers on the border with Mexico.
Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit officially ceased his MP duties by the order of the Constitutional Court, minutes after being sworn in on Saturday.