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  • East Sulawesi rocked by 6.8 magnitude tremor – tsunami warning

    East Sulawesi rocked by 6.8 magnitude tremor – tsunami warning

    A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled eastern Indonesia yesterday triggering a tsunami warning, soon retracted, sending panicked residents fleeing to higher ground. The quake struck off the east coast of Sulawesi island near where a 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami around the city of Palu killed more than 4,300 people in September last year. Indonesia’s disaster agency issued a tsunami warning for coastal communities in the island’s Morowali district, east Sulawesi, where residents were advised to move to elevated grounds. The warning was later lifted.

  • Election count – 8.45pm

    Election count – 8.45pm

    Many of the vote counts from outlying booths from out of the city are starting to come in. For now, it’s neck and neck with Pheu Thai and Palang Pracharat party with a strong showing from Future Forward. The phone calls will surely be underway between leaders of the Pheu Thai and Future Forward about a possible coalition

  • Christchurch mosque shootings – nine dead, many more injured

    Christchurch mosque shootings – nine dead, many more injured

    Here is the latest we know about the Friday afternoon attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand on two mosques.

  • Ten-wheeler blacks out Bangkok neighbourhood

    Ten-wheeler blacks out Bangkok neighbourhood

    by Kornkamon Aksorndech Businesses and homes in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang area, east of the city centre, have been without electricity this morning after a 10-wheel truck got tangled in power lines on Ramkhamhaeng Soi 129 shortly after 9am. The Metropolitan Electricity Authority officials had the downed lines reconnected within three or four hours and replaced a utility pole that was knocked over without disrupting traffic. Police have questioned witnesses and the truck driver, whose name has not been released at this stage. The driver will be held responsible for the property damage.

  • “Pattaya: Sex Capital of the World” – but tourism chief is determined to change image

    “Pattaya: Sex Capital of the World” – but tourism chief is determined to change image

    Pattaya’s tourism office says that changing the seaside resort’s seedy image won’t happen overnight.

  • Swordwielding song thaews driver slapped on the wrist – no police action

    Swordwielding song thaews driver slapped on the wrist – no police action

    The head of the infamous Chiang Mai red song thaews says he has spoken with a driver after the man wielded a sword out of his window at another driver who he claimed had tooted his horn.

  • Bangkok Air Quality: PM2.5 dust particle problem closes 437 schools

    Bangkok Air Quality: PM2.5 dust particle problem closes 437 schools

    PHOTO: Thai PBS At least one group of Bangkokians were happy today.

  • Bangkok smog: Students stay at home whilst drones buzz overhead

    Bangkok smog: Students stay at home whilst drones buzz overhead

    High smog levels in Bangkok are forcing more than 400 schools to close today and tomorrow in an attempt to protect children from harmful effects. The education department says it will review the situation over the weekend

  • Experience the creative vibe during Bangkok Design Week with Airbnb

    Experience the creative vibe during Bangkok Design Week with Airbnb

    Thailand is a hub of creativity; a country filled with artisanal culinary gems and art galleries that boasts creativity and innovation allowing cultural tradition to sit comfortably alongside the embrace of new ideas. Thailand never tires, and Bangkok remains popular, with Airbnb seeing an influx of guests during festivals and events such as Bangkok Design Week, which returns for its second year from January 26 – February 3. The creative economy is thriving worldwide and in Thailand Airbnb have seen a clear synergy between the creative and sharing economies with recent Airbnb data showing there are 2,000 passionate Airbnb Hosts in Thailand who work in the creative industry.

  • Bangkok’s weather is not helping the smog problem

    Bangkok’s weather is not helping the smog problem

    PHOTO: Thai PBS The Thai capital’s air pollution is expected to remain bad, and maybe even get worse, over the seven days. The TMD (Thai Meteorological Department) has forecast the onset of low pressure from China which will keep the city’s PM2.5 dust particles hovering in the area and not dispersing, or being blown or washed away