Mother of NIa s 2005 tsunami victim found after search
Cookstown woman Teresa Keightley has died after being reported missing in the Co Tyrone town earlier this week and being the subject of a police appeal. Mrs Keightley was the mother of the only Northern Irish victim of the 2005 south-east Asia tsunami that killed thousands of people.
Police show a seizure made last month of 294,000 methamphetamine tablets, 3.7kg of ice and 4.1kg of ketamine. Authorities are claiming success in their latest anti-drug operation, seizing 4.5-billion-baht worth of narcotics in just one month.
Undersea water pipe planned for Koh Lan
CHON BURI: Officials are planning to lay an undersea pipe to pump water to Koh Lan, a scenic islet off Pattaya, in a fresh bid to solve the severe water shortage there. If the project is given the green light, several thousand local residents and tourists will have enough running water at cheaper prices, Suthat Nutpan, the Provincial Waterworks Authority's manager for its branch in Pattaya, said.
Cake Thai Opens Inside Wynwood's 1-800-Lucky
For most of this year, Phuket "Cake" Thongsodchaveondee, the Thai chef who dishes up some of the city's best South Asian cuisine, was relegated to his original MiMo District restaurant after the closure of his eponymous Wynwood spot followed by that of his nearby Gaijin , a Japanese eatery focused on intensely flavored small plates meant to be paired with copious amounts of booze. Yet earlier this week, Cake opened a stall inside of Wynwood's 1-800-Lucky food hall dishing out southern Thai street food.
PARKROYAL Suites Bangkok to Open Q1 2019
Pan Pacific Hotels Group signed its first PARKROYAL Serviced Suites in Bangkok, Thailand with Phachara Suites Co. Ltd today.
Thailand hosts regional soil research centre
Thailand has launched the Centre of Excellence for Soil Research in Asia , the world's first regional research institution to promote sustainable soil management, to mark World Soil Day. The 800-rai site in Nakhon Ratchasima's Pak Chong district was established to promote sustainable soil management and an exchange of soil data and information at the global and regional levels via research and development as well as capacity building programmes, said Rapibhat Chandarasrivongs, assistant permanent secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
Thailand Considers Same-Sex Partnership Bill
Thailand's government is considering a proposed Life Partnership Bill, which would guarantee same-sex couples rights similar to couples in traditional marriages, including the use of one's spouse's surname, property rights and the right to end the partnership. The move is seen as a milestone in efforts to improve legal rights for those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, community, which comprises an estimated 8 percent of the population, or about 6 million people.
Rape suspect nabbed
CCTV footage shows a man leading a woman down an alley towards a construction site in Bangkok , where he allegedly raped her in the early hours of Saturday. A construction worker accused of raping a New Zealand woman in Bangkok on Saturday has been arrested in Chon Buri after three days on the run.
This Buddhist monk is in trouble for being too damn sexy
One Buddhist monk is learning that lesson the hard way after some shirtless photos have attracted criticism from the upper ranks of Buddhist authorities. "Against monkhood discipline, this man has put on clothes similar to monk robes and taken photos of himself with fit muscles online," said Narong Songarom, deputy director of the National Office of Buddhism.
Miss Universe Contestants reach Bangkok, Thailand for Final on December 16
Photo: Zahra Khanum, Miss Universe Singapore 2018; Francesca Mifsud, Miss Universe Malta 2018; Tamaryn Green, Miss Universe South Africa 2018; and H'Hen Nie, Miss Universe Vietnam 2018; during a visit to Chinatown in Bangkok on December 3. Photographer: Benjamin Askinas. Image provided by & Copyright A© The Miss Universe Organization.
Employer denies firing worker for helping rape victim
SONGKHLA: Offers of assistance are pouring in for a deliveryman who claims he was sacked for making late deliveries after he had stopped to help a teenage rape victim, but his employer tells a different story. People have been phoning in and arriving at Hat Yai police station to offer Thipakorn Thongkhao, 30, cash, new jobs and new phones.
'Drug mule' shot dead, 6m meth pills seized in intercept operation in Chiang Rai province
An alleged drug mule was shot dead and 6.1 million methamphetamine pills seized following a pre-dawn clash between a combined police-military team and a group of drug couriers in the border area of the northern province of Chiang Rai on Tuesday. The 3am drug-intercept operation, directed by Narcotics Suppression Bureau chief Pol Lt- General Chinnaphat Sarasin, was conducted following a tip-off about an alleged drug-trafficking network's smuggling of narcotics into Thailand using a Mitsubishi pickup truck via Tambon Rim Khong in Chiang Rai's Chiang Khong district.
FEATURE-Tourism and marine parks threaten Thailand's 'people of the sea'
When Sutem Lakkao's grandmother and father died, they were buried much as their ancestors had been: on the beach, close to their beloved boats so they could listen to the waves and watch over the Chao Lay community of fisherfolk in their afterlife. But when his time comes, Sutem will be laid to rest in a cemetery where all he will hear is the roar of traffic on Phuket, Thailand's largest island and a key tourism destination.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha jokes with residents of Chaiyaphum province on Monday. He called for national unity, reminding that the royal coronation will take place "soon', and there might be a Feb 24 election.
Amir receives credentials of new Ambassadors
Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani received at the Amiri Diwan yesterday morning the credentials of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark, Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin. Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani yesterday received at the Amiri Diwan office the credentials of four new ambassadors to the State of Qatar.
Flight to Fight: Thai Boxing in Thailand
Bloody Elbow's own Eddie Mercado is heading out to Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand to train and ultimately compete in the art of Muay Thai.
China's Leading Dairy Company Yili Buys Thailand's Largest Local Ice Cream Enterprise
Yili Group held a grand signing ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand on November 29th to officially buy Chomthana, which is the largest domestic ice cream company in Thailand. In 2018, the internationalization process of Yili is frequent.