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    Storms wreak havoc in Chiang Rai and Phitsanulok

    Thunderstorms and hail pounded 16 districts of Chiang Rai last night (Monday), damaging around 1000 houses. The director of the province’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Office says reports were received of blackouts in 30 villages in five districts as utility poles were knocked over and tree branches snapped power lines.

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    Childless couples in Thailand increase 300% in 30 years

    Between 1987 and 2015 the number of childless couples in Thailand has risen 300 percent. Nattaya Boonpakdee, an official at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), has attributed the increase in the number of childless couples to the cost of raising children, a perception that children are a burden, and the fact that many Thais are getting married at a later age and hence encountering infertility problems. “Back in 1987, childless couples accounted for just 6 per cent of total Thai families,” Nattaya said earlier this week.

  • Criminal offences to avoid during Songkran.

    Criminal offences to avoid during Songkran.

    Splashing water on people not wanting to get wet, or asking you not to splash them, during the Songkran Festival can lead to imprisonment.

  • PM Prayut says less compiling statistics, more action on the roads

    PM Prayut says less compiling statistics, more action on the roads

    The woeful road toll hasn’t gone unnoticed at Government House. The PM is instructing authorities to stringently monitor the safety of Songkran travellers and asking them to keep promoting safe driving. Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha has voiced his concern for citizens traveling during the Songkran holiday, especially those traveling to the north and northeast.

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    Big crime crackdown before Songkran

    Police Region 8 held a press conference yesterday (April 11) revealing a number of drugs and gun crackdowns during the lead up to this year’s Songkran.

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    Murder, rape, dead bodies in pools – The toll of dead young British tourists visiting Thailand

    PHOTO: Luke Miller (left) was found dead at the bottom of a pool in Koh Tao in 2016 Why is there a mounting toll of young Brits dying, often in mysterious circumstances, in Thailand? 60 or so unexplained, or poorly explained, deaths in just 24 months actually. Britian’s Daily Mail Online has dug deep into the vault of strange disappearances and murders of young tourists from Britain, coming to Thailand in search or adventure, fun and new experiences, and never returning home. Some of the ‘misadventures’ stretch back a lot further than the past two years too

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    ‘Death Island’ in the news again after alleged rape of British woman

    Koh Tao, off Koh Samui in the Surat Thani province, is in the spotlight again after a British woman claimed a 26 year old French man had raped her in a hotel on the island. The woman, whose name has been withheld, first alerted her mother in the UK to the alleged attack.

  • Get off our island – The Philippines’ Boracay closes down

    Get off our island – The Philippines’ Boracay closes down

    PHOTO: Shutterstock The Philippine’s island of Boracay is closing to tourists for six months following concerns of damage to its once pristine shores. This mirrors a closure of popular Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Ley, made famous in the movie ‘The Beach’ for four months from this June

  • 41 year old Singaporean arrested following Scoot bomb hoax

    41 year old Singaporean arrested following Scoot bomb hoax

    PHOTO: Kevin Lim A 41 year old man has been arrested for making a false bomb threat on board a Scoot flight from Singapore to Hat Yai, Songkhla, which resulted in the plane returning to Changi Airport.

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    Air Asia launches direct daily flights to Penang from Phuket

    Getting from the Pearl of the Andaman to the Pearl of the Orient just got a lot more competitive. The only way you could get from Phuket to Penang, direct, in the past has been either a hair-raising overnight passenger van ride or flying with Firefly Airlines in a twin prop plane a few times a week. Now Air Asia is entering the route

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