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Update: Tue, Aug 21 2018    

North, Northeast in grip of severe floods

HOMES AND farmland across the North and Northeast were flooded yesterday following heavy rainfall triggered by Tropical Storm Bebinca, which has swelled rivers and canals. In Chiang Rai, a large section of a half-completed flood barrier along Lam Nam Kham canal in Tambon Mae Kham, Mae Chan district, collapsed, inundating 230 homes in four villages with floodwater up to a metre deep.

Residents on banks of Moei River brace for floods

Residents along both sides of Moei River in Tak's Mae Sot district were warned of flash floods on Sunday, as the river was rising close to the "red alert" level near the first Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge in Tambon Tha Sai Luad, provincial disaster prevention chief Kittisak Boonchan said. Earlier the weather bureau had warned residents in upper Thailand of possible flooding on Saturday and Sunday triggered by tropical storm Bebinca.

Roads unusable as three Lampang villages hit by flash floods

At about 4am, flash floods hit Ban Mae Suk village, Ban Mae Suk Nua village and Ban Mae Suk Pasak village in Tambon Wang Sai in Wang Nua district. Officials said heavy downpours throughout the night caused the Wang River to burst its banks and inundate the three villages along the river.

Broke and busted: Thai cops charge Malaysian with filing fake report about being robbed

CHIANG MAI : A Malaysian tourist in Thailand who claimed that he had been robbed has been charged with filing a false police report. Thai police say the man, Pravin Krishnan, 20, admitted to lying because he had run out of money and needed an excuse for his parents in Malaysia to send him more.

Sam Mitr keeps canvassing, but more quietly

Somsak Thepsuthin, a key figure in Sam Mitr, talks with reporters at a restaurant in Muang district in Nonthaburi on Dec 14, 2017. A trio of political heavyweights believed to be lobbying former MPs to back a new junta-aligned party will adjust its tactics after a warning from Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.

Bebinca downgraded but heavy rains persist

A road is flooded in Chiang Rai where heavy rain has affected several districts on Saturday. The Meteorological Department has warned residents of 18 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and South to brace for heavy rain and isolated heavy downpours through Sunday even though tropical storm Bebinca has weakened.

Cambodia to extradite Thai murder suspect

Thai authorities said a man suspected of murdering a couple in Chonburi province last month will be extradited from Cambodia. Panya "Sia Ouan" Yingdung, aged 39, was arrested in Cambodia, after he was on the run for allegedly shooting dead Paweena Namuangrak, 20, and Anantachai Jaritram, 21, on July 29 in a parking lot near Khao Chee Chan in Sattahip district, Chonburi.

Fire damages plastics factory in Nakhon Pathom

Alerted of the fire at 3.15am, the Pho Kaew police station coordinated with nearby tambons to dispatch 30 fire engines to Tri Atthaboon factory on Buddha Monthon 5 Road in Tambon Rai Khing, Samphran district. Firefighters took about 30 minutes to control the blaze inside the building, which was used for storing plastic pellets, chemicals and equipment.

Fishing for migrant labour with MoUs

Trawlers and other related businesses need more workers to fill vacancies in the commercial fishing sector. Myanmar has expressed an interest in sending 42,000 workers to fill vacancies in the commercial fishing sector, according to Labour Minister Pol Gen Adul Sangsingkeo.

These Stores Are Reason Enough To Book A Trip To Bangkok

One of the best aspects of traveling is bringing home tokens that mark the trip - be it handmade sandals or the perfect vintage T-shirt. In fact, travel is often the best way to justify an all-out shopping spree.

Case of Microcephaly after Congenital Infection with Asian Lineage Zika Virus, Thailand

Thidathip Wongsurawat 1 , Niracha Athipanyasilp 1 , Piroon Jenjaroenpun, Se-Ran Jun, Bualan Kaewnapan, Trudy M. Wassenaar, Nattawat Leelahakorn, Nasikarn Angkasekwinai, Wannee Kantakamalakul, David W. Ussery, Ruengpung Sutthent, Intawat Nookaew 2 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand Wongsurawat T, Athipanyasilp N, Jenjaroenpun P, Jun S, Kaewnapan B, Wassenaar TM, et al. Case of Microcephaly after Congenital Infection with Asian Lineage Zika Virus, Thailand. Emerg Infect Dis.

Standard Hotels to Open Four Properties in Thailand

Standard Hotels, best known for its flagship property on New York City's High Line, will be coming to Thailand. The expansion comes in the wake of a Thai property developer taking a roughly one-third stake in the boutique hotel chain.

Trade war comes home

Workers at Laem Chabang Port in Chon Buri. The US-China trade war has direct and indirect ramifications for export-dependent countries like Thailand and its neighbours.

Government reclaims 7,000 rai for debtors

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, right, greets people in Muang district of Udon Thani in a ceremony to return land to informal debtors on Thursday. Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon was at a ceremony in Udon Thani province on Thursday to return land to informal debtors, part of 7,000 rai being handed back in ceremonies nationwide.

Couple's accused killer to be repatriated

Cambodian police have sent this photo to their Thai counterparts to confirm the arrest on Wednesday of double-murder suspect Panya Yingdung as he tried to cross the border into Vietnam. The families of a young couple murdered in broad daylight at Buddha Mountain in Chon Buri are looking forward to seeing the accused mastermind punished to the full extent of the law.

Chinese visitors to Thailand drop after Phuket boat tragedy

Chinese tourists make up a quarter of Thailand's visitors, but after the handling of the recent boat accident in which 47 Chinese tourists died, and with the kingdom's lax attitude to safety, authorities need to act quickly and decisively to retain Thailand's tourism revenue The boat accident that claimed the lives of 47 Chinese nationals off the Thai resort island of Phuket last month has shone a spotlight on the kingdom's poor safety record and spread unease among tourism authorities and the government.

A woman's eyes were glued shut after getting lash extensions

There's admittedly a certain amount of risk involved in something that can sound like a routine beauty treatment: the wax could be too hot, the manicure tools could be insufficiently sterilized or an exfoliation could be too vigorous. But one woman in Thailand may have experienced one of the most harrowing results of an otherwise run-of-the-mill lash extension appointment.