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  • Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

    Motorbike driver dies after colliding with sedan on Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

    A motorbike driver has died after colliding with a sedan driven by a Russian driver who was allegedly making a “risky” U-turn on Thepkrasattri Road in Koh Kaew yesterday. The incident happened at 3.30pm yesterday

  • Weather for February 18

    Weather for February 18

    Bangkok Generally clear. High 32ºC. Winds S at 15 to 25 km/h.

  • Air quality for Thailand – February 18

    Air quality for Thailand – February 18

    Central Thailand Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution. Northern Thailand Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects

  • Summer scorcher heading our way – winter was ‘unusually’ warm

    Summer scorcher heading our way – winter was ‘unusually’ warm

    “Thailand’s summer starts this Thursday.” The Thai Meteorological Department is forecasting “an extraordinarily hot and arid summer” for Thailand from this Thursday, the official start of Thailand’s summer – the HOT season (Thailand leaps from a cool winter straight into its local summer season). Seven provinces in the North and western regions are expecting extreme heat between 40-44C. Phuwieng Prakhammintara, the Meteorological Department director-general says that summer will officially begin in Thailand on February 21, and the climate in every part of the country would become very hot and arid during the following months until the rainy season arrives in May

  • 54 year old Swede dodges traffic in Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

    54 year old Swede dodges traffic in Thepkasattri Road, Phuket

    PHUKET: Achadtaya Chuenniran A 54 year old Swedish tourist is now in custody after running around Thepkasattri road yesterday morning dodging cars and causing traffic mayhem. Luckily no cars came in contact with the man police described as ‘mentally ill’.

  • Suspect arrested over 12 year old’s rape last Wednesday

    Suspect arrested over 12 year old’s rape last Wednesday

    by Supachai Phetchthewee, Khanathit Srihirundaj “Samruay initially confessed to police that he had raped the girl because he became sexually aroused after taking drugs.” A 42 year old suspect, wanted for the alleged rape of a 12 year old girl in an abandoned building in Bangkok’s Bang Kapi district last Wednesday, has been arrested and taken into custody. ‘Samruay Jitcheun’ was arrested last night while lying low at the Bung Samran community in Ramkhamhaeng area following a tip-off about his whereabouts, police told a press conference this afternoon. Samruay initially confessed to police that he had raped the girl because he became sexually aroused after taking drugs.

  • Woman falls to her death from Bangkok hotel

    Woman falls to her death from Bangkok hotel

    A Portuguese woman has died after an incident at a Bangkok hotel in the Maha Preuktharam sub-district this morning. The 24 year old was found dead around at 8am Sunday morning after falling, or jumping, from a sixth floor open deck of a the hotel.

  • Tham Luang caves closing for retrieval of all rescue equipment

    Tham Luang caves closing for retrieval of all rescue equipment

    Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang caves, the scene of the international cave rescue last July, will close to all visitors from February 19 to allow Thai Navy SEALs to enter and recover equipment left in the cave after the rescue mission. The mission, which captured the attention of media around the world and changed the young men’s lives forever, extracted 13 members of the local Mu Pa youth football team who became trapped by flooding last July when they headed there for a post-training one hour excursion

  • Thailand will swelter through searing temperatures this summer

    Thailand will swelter through searing temperatures this summer

    Temperatures in Thailand this summer is forecast to be 1-2 degrees Celsius warmer than last year. The announcement comes from the Thai Meteorological Department director-general Phuwiang Prakammin. And it’s predicted to hit 42-43C in seven provinces in northern Thailand.

  • Now you can study the success of K-pop band BTS – University of California, Berkeley

    Now you can study the success of K-pop band BTS – University of California, Berkeley

    PHOTO: BTS members posing with South Korean President Moon Jae In 400 million views, 500 million, 600 million. Just scroll through the group’s songbook on YouTube from the past five years and you will be watching music history in the making – a success built on a new pop genre, new ‘music business’ model and seven young South Koreans hell-bent on succeeding in the music world, beyond South Korea