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  • Mu Pa 13 get a warm welcome at Youth Games in Argentina

    Mu Pa 13 get a warm welcome at Youth Games in Argentina

    PHOTO: Mu Pa, who were rescued from Tham Luang cave in Thailand, stand during the Opening Ceremony of The Youth Olympic Games, in Buenos Aires, Argentina – EPA “When they arrived at the Buenos Aires international airport, liaisons of international athletes waiting for their teams at the airport also greeted them warmly.” The 13 members of the Mu Pa football academy team have been warmly welcomed at the Youth Olympic Games’ opening ceremony in Buenos Aires. In his opening speech, International Olympic Committee’s President Thomas Bach said the group had shown determination and bravery when they were trapped in a cave for weeks

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    Vegetarian Festival price gouging arrives ahead of tomorrow’s festival

    Vegetable prices have climbed up by a few baht per kilo ahead of the Chinese Vegetarian Festival, which will officially kick off tomorrow, principally in Phuket and Bangkok. Vendors at a fresh market in Bangkok believed vegetable prices would soar even higher during the festival, which runs up to October 17.The price of a kilo of celery, which cost around 10 baht only recently, had risen more than 30 per cent to 14 baht per kilo today. Some people started their vegetarian diet a few days ago to ensure their systems were free from meat when the festival starts.

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    Faulty warning systems worries locals – Phuket

    Since the deadly tsunami struck Phuket in 2004, local people have trained their ears to listen to any alerts from the local warning towers only to learn that the system does not work properly. “I don’t have much confidence in the warning towers system,” Kantima Datthuyawat, a masseuse on the Kamala Beach in Phuket province, lamented.

  • Three Krabi districts hit with flash floods

    Three Krabi districts hit with flash floods

    FILE PHOTO: A canal running through three districts in Krabi burst its banks and inundate several villages early on Thursday after hours of heavy rain overnight. Officials said the Klong Sin Poon canal that runs through Klong Thom district, Nua Klong district and Khao Phanom district overflowed at about 4am, causing widespread flooding in three districts. The canal receives water from the Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Thung Yai districts before it empties into the sea.

  • Thousands of children among survivors desperate for aid – Sulawesi

    Thousands of children among survivors desperate for aid – Sulawesi

    PHOTO: VOA News “Survivors are also stepping forward on their own to retrieve bodies trapped under soil.” Tens of thousands of children are in an “extremely precarious” condition in the wake of last Friday’s earthquake on Sulawesi island, eastern Indonesia, even as survivors grow desperate for aid and fears mount that the death toll could rise further.

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    Ten injured in a Krabi minivan accident

    Eight tourists and two Thai have been injured in a minivan accident in Plai Phraya, Krabi, this afternoon.

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    ‘Don’t break the law in Pattaya, or else” – Pattaya police chief

    Pattaya’s police chief Pol Col Apichai Krobpetch has a clear warning directed at criminals intent on committing crime against tourists in the infamous coastal city. “We will arrest you

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    School director ambushed in Pattani

    The director of a school in Pattani’s Panareh district escaped an ambush by four suspected insurgents this morning, police said. The director, Thawil Sae-ham, was driving to Ban Nam Bor School when he was attacked by four men on two motorcycles on the main road of Moo 3 village in Tambon Phor Ming. Thawil said both pillion riders fired AK-47 assault rifles at his car but the bullets missed him and the attackers sped off

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    10 vehicle pile up in Krabi

    Amazingly, no injuries from a 10 vehicle pile up in Krabi City yesterday. Krabi City Police were notified of the carnage on Sri Trang Road near an intersection in the Krabi City Municipality at about noon yesterday (Sunday). Police and rescue workers arrived at the scene to find a ten-wheeler truck,  carrying a machine, on the side of the road with its frontend badly damaged

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    Trami storms through Japan, passes Tokyo last night

    Some of the latest updates from reports coming out of Japan as Typhoon Trami continues its north-easterly trajectory through the Japanese archipelago. It’s currently early morning in Japan, and commuters are trying to get to work whilst contending with the aftermath of the Typhoon in the southern and central islands. The Typhoon unleashed its fury on some of Japan’s most populous areas overnight. Thousands of people were evacuated in western Japan as the powerful typhoon hit the mainland with 160 kph winds