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Divers have located human remains in warship: US admiral
SINGAPORE: Divers searching for 10 missing sailors on a US destroyer that collided with a tanker off Singapore have found human remains, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet said yesterday (Aug 22).
Chinese tourists rescued from dangerous Phuket surf
PHUKET: Phuket lifeguards have repeated their warning for swimmers to beware dangerous surf along Phuket’s west coast after two Chinese tourists were rescued from drowning at Nai Harn Beach yesterday evening (Aug 22).
Suspects in dismemberment case indicted
KHON KAEN: Prosecutors yesterday (Aug 22) indicted four suspects in court for the murder of a karaoke bar worker, body concealment, theft, illegal detention and weapons possession while the fifth suspect was charged only with theft.
Koh Tao pair face two-week appeal wait
BANGKOK: It will take at least two weeks for the Supreme Court to decide whether to accept the appeal against the death sentences handed down to two Myanmar nationals convicted of the September 2014 murders of two British backpackers on Koh Tao.
Gates of Hell open early in Phuket
PHUKET: A Phuket man claims the Gates of Hell opened in Phuket last night ahead of the Hungry Ghost Festival, also known on the island as the “Por Tor Festival”. However, he might have been a tad premature.
PHUKET XTRA: VIDEO: Deadly U-turn! Sucked at sex murder? Interpol joins || August 22
PHUKET XTRA - August 22 Interpol joins Boss Red Bull search! Deadly U-turn for tourist! Sucked at sex murder? Rescue workers procession for safety and checkpoints for Yinglucks crowd? Hosted by: JP Mestanza (JP) ThePhuketNews.com
Phuket rescue workers appeal to Chinese gods for a ‘safer’ Patong Hill
PHUKET: Scores of rescue workers from the Phuket chapter of the Kusoldharm Foundation held a mass procession over Patong Hill and through the streets of Patong yesterday (Aug 21) in the hopes that an appeal to the Chinese gods will help make the hill safer.
Canadian tourist charged for killer Phuket U-turn
PHUKET: A 37-year-old Canadian tourist has been charged with reckless driving causing death and injury after his attempted U-turn across the path of two motorbikes on Chao Fa West Rd in Chalong late yesterday afternoon (Aug 21) left one of the riders dead and the other in hospital.
Spanish police shoot dead Barcelona attack fugitive
SPAIN: Spanish police yesterday (Aug 21) shot dead Barcelona terror suspect Younes Abouyaaqoub, in a dramatic end to a massive manhunt for the Moroccan national who was wearing a fake suicide belt when he was killed.
Troop checkpoints to ward off Yingluck fans
BANGKOK: The army began setting up checkpoints on all key roads leading to Bangkok yesterday (Aug 21) to screen people heading to the capital as fears grow the Supreme Court could turn into a staging ground for political rallies on Friday (Aug 25) at the conclusion of ex-premier Yingluck Shinawatra’s rice scheme trial.
 
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Bangkokpost.com : Top Stories
Court upholds life sentences for 2014 grenade attack
The Supreme Court has upheld life sentences for four people for firing a grenade at a demonstration against the Yingluck Shinawatra government on Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok, in 2014, killing three people and injuring 21 others.
KBank raises baht forecast
Kasikornbank (KBank) has revised its year-end baht outlook to 33.50 against the US dollar from 34.50 earlier, citing continued offshore capital flows into Thailand.
BoI urges expansion in emerging markets
The Board of Investment (BoI) has encouraged Thai companies to start investing in other emerging markets to capitalise on special privileges as some countries have opened to foreign investment without many competitors.
Volgograd shows off new stadium built for World Cup
The Russian city is getting ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a new 45,000-seater stadium being built on the bank of Volga river. - REUTERS
Shock Tactics, Part 1: A 911 plea for help, a Taser shot, and a death
Reuters identifies 1,005 incidents in the U.S. in which people died after police stunned them with Tasers, often in conjunction with other force. - REUTERS
Still life left in struggling newspaper giants
Are newspapers dying? The question has been widely debated and sounds dreadful to print journalists in Thailand right now.
Inoculation against dengue fever urged
The public should get dengue vaccinations, which work better for those who have already been exposed to the virus, Assoc Prof Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of Thailand, has advised.
Govt tells BMTA to rethink Bestlin blacklist reprieve
The government has told the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) to review its decision to remove embattled Bestlin Group from its blacklist.
Jiffy to replace 7-Eleven at PTT stations
PTT Plc, the national oil and gas conglomerate, plans to start replacing 7-Eleven stores at its petrol stations with its own Jiffy marts well ahead of the expiry of its licence for the convenience store franchise in 2023.
Prayut sends signals to Isan ahead of vote
This week's mobile cabinet meeting in Nakhon Ratchasima is not just the routine political junket that it may seem. In fact, it is a key event with several political implications.
 
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Chiang Mai, Thailand News
I never thought I'd do this in a plane toilet

STOPPING to smell the roses is more than a saying when I travel. I like to pause, put my nose into their petals and breathe them in, and have done so all over the world.


Schoolgirl rape suspect arrested in Lampang

A 66-year-old traditional dance teacher who allegedly committed several rapes and molested female students under 15 has been arrested in Lampang's Soem Ngam district while trying to apply for a job at a rural school. On Monday, Boonsong Jinapanya was sent to police investigators in Chiang Mai's San Pa Tong district, where he was wanted for the alleged rape of a pupil.


Chiang Mai collision wounds 11 Chinese tourists

Eleven Chinese tourists and three Thais were injured after a pick-up truck crashed into a van carrying Chinese tourists at 16:30 local time on Sunday in Chiang Mai province of northern Thailand. Among the 11 Chinese tourists, five were severely injured and they are all now being treated at a local hospital, according to the Consulate General of China in Chiang Mai on Monday.


Army drill in Lamphun frightens residents

Hundreds of soldiers patrolling the streets in Lamphun caused people to panic on Thursday until the Army clarified that it was a drill for new soldiers before sending them to the deep South. The unusual military presence was shared on social media as people in Lamphun posted pictures of soldiers patrolling the streets and stationed in local temples and intersections, with many people expressing concern about the troop presence.


Thailand Sports Hall Made Entirely of Bamboo

The new sports arena for Thailand's Panyaden International school needed to combine architecture with the school's core principles and appreciation of nature. The school, which is located in the city of Chiang Mai, was in need of both a bigger assembly space and sports facility, which made the challenge even more difficult.


Qatar Airways to start service to Thailand's beautiful Chiang Mai

Doha: Qatar Airways announced Wednesday the launch of its flights to Chiang Mai, its fourth destination in Thailand, as it expands to meet increased demand for Thai destinations from holiday-makers. The new route comes in addition to existing services to the Thai capital Bangkok, and to the top holiday destinations of Phuket and Krabi.


Cycling Chiang Mai challenge, a four-day race open to all abilities

Thailand-based tour operator SpiceRoads Cycling is inviting keen cyclists to join this year's Masters Tour of Chiang Mai. Taking place over four days from October 21, the race is open to several categories and age groups, with daily distances ranging from 11km to 83.5km.


Thailand: Drop Bogus Charges Against Thai Studies Academics

Thai authorities should immediately drop charges against a prominent academic and four conference participants for violating the military junta's ban on public assembly at a conference at Chiang Mai University in July 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The International Conference on Thai Studies included discussions and other activities that the ruling National Council for Peace and Order junta deemed critical of military rule.


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As independent India turns 70 today, we talk to a Thai artist of Punjabi descent who's embarked on a project to record the history of Indian diaspora in Thailand Jai Dee store owner in Phayao province. The project 'Khaek Pai Krai Ma' by Navin Rawanchaikul took him around Thailand to visit Thais of Indian descent.


Chiang Rai School fortifies quake defences

Three years ago, Chiang Rai experienced one of the most powerful earthquakes in the country's recorded history. The 6.3-magnitude quake shook Phan district in 2014, leaving several unreinforced buildings damaged, with some entirely demolished.


 
Bangkokpost.com : Most recent
Court upholds life sentences for 2014 grenade attack
The Supreme Court has upheld life sentences for four people for firing a grenade at a demonstration against the Yingluck Shinawatra government on Ratchadamri Road, Bangkok, in 2014, killing three people and injuring 21 others.
July exports up 10.5% year-on-year
Customs-cleared annual exports rose for a fifth straight month in July, but fell short of expectations, as demand from major markets increased.
103-year-old Cambodian woman becomes US citizen
LOS ANGELES -- A 103-year-old Cambodian woman who survived starvation, suffering and war in her native land beamed and waved a tiny American flag on Tuesday as she became a United States citizen.
SET up 1.91 points at opening
Thai stocks opened up 0.12% at the start of trade this morning.
Gold prices stable at B20,250
The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 19,783.80 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments and 20,150 baht per baht-weight for gold bar.
Govt to swoop in on rubber sneaks, illegal plantations
The Department of Royal Forests will speed up operations to destroy rubber trees illegally planted inside protected forest zones to prevent the trees' owners from periodically sneaking in to harvest their milky latex, the key ingredient of rubber.
Tapioca cargo transfer causes Koh Sichang stir
Local authorities yesterday filed a charge against two operators involved in the transfer of tapioca from barges to a cargo ship near Koh Sichang in Chon Buri for causing pollution.
KBank raises baht forecast
Kasikornbank (KBank) has revised its year-end baht outlook to 33.50 against the US dollar from 34.50 earlier, citing continued offshore capital flows into Thailand.
BoI urges expansion in emerging markets
The Board of Investment (BoI) has encouraged Thai companies to start investing in other emerging markets to capitalise on special privileges as some countries have opened to foreign investment without many competitors.
Inoculation against dengue fever urged
The public should get dengue vaccinations, which work better for those who have already been exposed to the virus, Assoc Prof Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society of Thailand, has advised.
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