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Update: Sun, Oct 21 2018    

Man arrested at airport over execution-style shooting of Sydney teen

It was a sombre homecoming for Abdul Abu-Mahmoud as he returned to Sydney from Thailand on Thursday and into the waiting handcuffs of homicide detectives at the airport. The 33-year-old returned to Australia of his own accord after a warrant was issued for his arrest last month over the death of Sydney teen Brayden Dillon, who was shot in his bed on Good Friday last year.

Korat to announce drought disaster zones

Nakhon Ratchasima governor Wichian Chantharanothai plans to convene a meeting of government agencies on Friday to find ways to tackle the worsening drought in the northeastern province. Wichian said on Thursday that he would also announce drought disaster zones after the meeting, covering 14 districts that have been hit by a shortage of rain.

Immigration deputy inspector killed in Ubon Ratchathani road accident

A deputy inspector of Ubon Ratchathani Immigration Office was killed when his pickup truck hit the rear of a 10-wheel truck in the northeastern province on Thursday morning. Police said Pol Capt Pirasak Vejkama, 36, was killed on Sathit Nimarnkal Road in Tambon Boong Malaeng in Sawang Weerawong district.

Nurse killed in motorcycle crash in Nonthaburi tunnel

A nurse was killed when he apparently lost control of his motorcycle and crashed at a curve inside a tunnel in Nonthaburi's Pak Kret district on Thursday morning. Police said the accident happened at 6.45am in the vehicle tunnel under the Pak Kret Intersection on Tiwanon Road.

Malaysian, Thai arrested in Samut Prakan for making fake-brand booze

A Malaysian man and a Thai man were arrested in Samut Prakan's Bang Plee district on Wednesday for allegedly making fake-brand liquor and beer. Lee Chee Keong, 48, and Sitthipong Wantha, 30, were arrested at a rented house in Tambon Bang Plee Yai by officials from the Excise Department and police.

Beaches still untouched by tourism - 10 beaches to visit

Over the past five years, its blonde bombshell of a beach, circled by a curtain of wavy limestone mountains and kissed by dazzling jade-green waters, has attracted nearly 10 million people. But, as of last week, it's closed indefinitely to allow the marine life to recover from the effects of overtourism .

Tame Chon Buri boar just wants to be wild again

A domesticated boar had to be recaptured early Wednesday after it sneaked out of the Chon Buri house where it was raised and began wandering along a road. "Ai Lua" was slowing up traffic on Nong Sak-None Moke Road near the Ban Ang Wian intersection in Ban Bueng district.

Man stuck in mud after falling from seaside road in Chon Buri

A midnight drinking session in Chon Buri's Muang district ended with a trip to the beach for one man on Wednesday A - and his drinking buddies quickly followed him. The Tri Khunnatham Foundation took a call for help at 6am, after friends of Songka Khamsaeng, 24, had tried for hours to extract him from the bed of sticky mud into which he'd fallen.

Chiang Mai village chief 'forged signatures' to push through Thai Niyom project

A village head in Chiang Mai province has been accused of forging the signatures of several locals to implement a Bt200,000 project using the government budget. "We hope police will investigate our village head," Ponpoj Pantusart said on Wednesday as he and other locals lodged a complaint with the San Kamphaeng Police Station.

Thai monk sentenced for raping 13-year-old he impregnated

In this Thursday, July 20, 2017, Ex-monk Wirapol Sukphol is escorted by the Department of Special Investigation officials to the prosecutor's office in Bangkok, Thailand. A court in Thailand has sentenced Wirapol, a former Buddhist monk known for his jet-set lifestyle, to 16 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl who he also impregnated.

Student runs to Phrae for charity

A first-year student, who has embarked on a 500km Bangkok-Phrae run to raise funds for poor children in Phrae, reached Phichit on Wednesday morning. Thammanoon Boonsai from Phrae's Sung Men district started his run on October 3. He hopes to reach Phrae on October 25. Thammanoon said he would like to raise cash to help underprivileged children in Phrae because of his humble origins.

Son of a (big) gun

Boonsong Teriyapirom's son hopes to become a Chiang Mai MP for Pheu Thai, and reinvent politics in the process Dejnattawit Teriyapirom, the 28-year-old son of Yingluck Shinawatra's commerce minister, is seen as a bright hope to inject new and young spirit into the struggling Pheu Thai Party. Dejnattawit Teriyapirom aspires to reinvent politics and be part of a new generation of politicians by putting political conflicts behind them and working together to steer the country toward a brighter future, he said this week.

Khon Kaen man with mental disorder found hanging in police detention room

Police say a man with a mental disorder was found hanged on Tuesday morning just 20 minutes after police put him inside a detention cell to calm down after he stabbed himself and attacked his relatives at home. Pol Col Sarayut Champhiew, commander of the Chum Pae police station, said Prasart Sutthi-on, 51, used his shirt to hang himself from a bar in the detention cell.

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Chao Hong Thong, a prized example of the rare Luang Hang Khao breed of fighting cocks, struts his stuff in tambon Bang Phli in Samut Prakan. The owner has rejected offers as high as 20 million baht from eager would-be-buyers.

Scuba divers find driver alive in canal after fleeing Pathum Thani police checkpoint

A drunk driver allegedly drove through a police checkpoint in Pathum Thani and jumped into a canal following a car chase, but was eventually arrested late on Monday night. Police sought help from Ruamkatanyu Foundation's scuba divers who managed to locate Anuchit Sawaengchon, 40, in just 10 minutes after they arrived at the scene.

Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegation

Thailand's National Police Chief Chakthip Chaijinda talks during a press conference Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. Police in Thailand say they have dismissed a British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence.

Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegation

Thailand's Immigration Bureau Commissioner Police presents photo evidence a tourist claims to have been wearing when she was assaulted, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police says it has investigated and dismissed a British tourist's claims that she was raped on a Thai resort island after its investigations revealed no supporting evidence.