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Facebook faces ban, if it fails to remove content deemed national security threat

A Thai ultimatum Date : May 17, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network BANGKOK, Thailand - Authorities in Thailand, that had issued an ultimatum to social media giant Facebook, setting a Tuesday deadline for the company to remove insulting content from its platform - have now threatened a ban.> BNN Authorities stated last week that Facebook had failed to remove 131 web addresses on its platform which threatened security or insulted the monarchy. Post a warning by Thai authorities to take down the specified content, Facebook Thailand was ...Full Story

POLITICS

Thai police claim detained group has no connection with last week’s multiple bomb blasts

Date : August 20, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Group had possibly formed an illegal network BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand police on Friday said the group of 15 suspects arrested by the military probing last week’s shocking attacks at tourist resorts in four provinces was not involved in the blasts. > Big News Network ...Full Story

BUSINESS

Google agrees to remove content offending Thai monarchy from YouTube

Date : October 22, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network Asking other countries to extradite such offenders BANGKOK, Thailand - Following the death of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week, the country’s military government is said to be tracking those who are suspected of insulting the monarchy.> BNN The government is also said ...Full Story

INDUSTRY

Bangkok protesters prepare for full city shutdown

Date : January 5, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Anti-government protesters have once again formed on the streets of Bangkok Anti-government protesters have once again formed on the streets of Bangkok. Demonstrators have been out since Sunday morning as anti-government leaders call for the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign so it ...Full Story

SOCIO-CULTURE

Facebook faces ban, if it fails to remove content deemed national security threat

Date : May 17, 2017 Reporter : Big News Network A Thai ultimatum BANGKOK, Thailand - Authorities in Thailand, that had issued an ultimatum to social media giant Facebook, setting a Tuesday deadline for the company to remove insulting content from its platform - have now threatened a ban.> BNN ...Full Story

HISTORY

Uncertain times for Thailand after King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death

Date : October 15, 2016 Reporter : Big News Network The king, who ascended to the throne in 1946 BANGKOK, Thailand - Thailand was plunged into grief following the death of the world's longest-reigning monarch King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in a hospital on Thursday. The ailing monarch was 88-years-old. During his 70-year ...Full Story

HUMAN RIGHTS

Ousted Thai premier Shinawatra pleads not guilty to criminal negligence charge

Date : May 19, 2015 Reporter : BigNewsNet During the brief hearing at the Supreme Court BANGKOK - Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal negligence that could see her jailed for a decade, which observers say is a vendetta against her family. During the brief ...Full Story

ENVIRONMENT

Thailand revokes emergency as protests recede

Date : March 18, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Anti-government protests in Thailand BANGKOK, Thailand - The anti-government protests in Thailand may have dwindled with the government Tuesday deciding to lift a state of emergency that was put in place two months ago to quell street violence. The caretaker government ...Full Story

EDUCATION

Thai military government lifts martial law

Date : April 2, 2015 Reporter : ANI Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha made the announcement London, April 2 (ANI): Thailand government has reportedly announced its decision to end the martial law, which was imposed 10 months ago. It was introduced in May 2014, shortly before the army staged a coup, reported the BBC. ...Full Story

TECHNOLOGY

Asian stocks, euro rise on Europe summit proposals

Date : June 29, 2012 Reporter : mail.com Tighter fiscal union in the longer term BANGKOK: Asian stock markets and the euro rose sharply Friday after European leaders hammered out a strategy aimed at stanching an escalating financial crisis among the 17 countries that use the euro. Leaders gathered in Brussels ...Full Story

TRAVEL

Former prime minister returns to Thailand

Date : August 11, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet Yingluck will have to fight a high-profile corruption case Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who is facing legal allegations in her country, has returned to Thailand from her vacation, media reported Monday. Yingluck arrived at Bangkok's Don Mueang airport Sunday night ...Full Story

SPORTS

Police suspects suicide in Tata Motors MD Karl Slym´s death

Date : January 28, 2014 Reporter : ANI Tata executive, who was in Thailand for a board meeting London, Jan. 28 (ANI): The Thai police is reportedly probing a possible suicide angle in Tata Motors' Managing Director Karl Slym's death. The British executive, who was in Thailand for a board meeting of the ...Full Story

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Hunger Games’ screenings nixed in Bangkok as pro- Democracy groups use salute from film

Date : November 20, 2014 Reporter : BigNewsNet One of the embattled nation´s top movie theater KHON KAEN, Thailand -- Five Thai students were arrested Wednesday in Khon Kaen after flashing the three-fingered salute, in reference to the Hunger Games franchise, at Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha. In response, one of the ...Full Story

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