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  • Three Russians detained in Thailand at the request of the US

    Three Russians detained in Thailand at the request of the US

    Three Russian citizens have been detained in Thailand at the request of the United States in the last three years, head of the Consulate Department of the Russian Embassy in Thailand, Vladimir Pronin told reporters yesterday. “Only in the last three years, three Russians have been detained in Thailand at the US’ request, two of them – in 2018,” he stressed. “In all three cases, the US has accused them of alleged cybercrimes: hacking, stealing or laundering money via the Internet.” The diplomat added that the verdict concerning the extradition of Russian citizen Dmitry Ukrainsky, who had been sentenced to ten years of prison in Thailand on money laundering charges, to the US, will be announced on February 20, 2019.

  • POP – Thailand’s first satellite-based rain algorithm

    POP – Thailand’s first satellite-based rain algorithm

    The daily forecast gives us an approximate idea of expected weather and rain. But now researchers have a new tool which will provide much more accurate predictions of precipitation around the Kingdom.

  • Man jumps to his death from condo rooftop in Chiang Mai

    Man jumps to his death from condo rooftop in Chiang Mai

    Chiang Mai police are reporting that a man, allegedly experiencing depression following a business failure, has jumped to his death from a condo rooftop in front of his relatives. The incident happened this morning. 40 year old Apirak Chansawang died on impact outside a luxurious 32 floor condo in the Wat Ket area of Chiang Mai.

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    “Meute” House/Techno marching band at Wonderfruit

    PHOTO: Steffi Rettinger Just drums and brass, that’s all they need. Hailing from Hamburg, Germany this modern take on the marching band concept is comprised of eleven musicians and, boy, are they good! With their iconic red jackets this group dares to rearrange house and techno music to bring it to the street. Started in 2015 by trumpet player  Thomas Burhorn, this group has been taking over the web as more and more footage of their performances have spread throughout the internet.  It’s the brass that does it, providing a big, enveloping sound its hard for their spectators to stand still

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    506 more people rounded up and arrested in latest immigration sting

    PHOTO: The Nation Police have rounded up and arrested another 506 foreigners in their  X-Ray Outlaw campaign , mostly for living illegally in the Kingdom. The results of the recent operations, checking foreigners nationwide, were announced at another late night media conference at the Grace Hotel on Soi Sukhumvit 3 at 1:30 am today by the deputy Immigration Bureau chief.

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    Political ban lifted ahead of February 24 election

    The Thai Junta, aka NCPO, has today lifted restrictions on political activities that have been in effect since the May 2014 military coup. The Nation reports the the lifts a previous prohibition on political parties holding meetings or organising political activities

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    Wealthy Thai woman boasts online about her welfare card

    PHOTOS: Sanook Thais have take to social media slamming an apparently woman boasting about using a Thai welfare card intended for the poor. The woman was wearing a gold necklace and other expensive looking jewelry, was showing money to the camera and sitting in the driver’s seat of a car. Netizens say she was ripping off the state and depriving the needy.

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    Top 10 most popular Asian cities 2018 – Agoda

    Bangkok ranks on top of the list of most-visited Asian city tourist destination for 2018. This is from Agoda, a fast-growing online travel booking platform

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    Miss Thailand runner-up in the Miss World 2018 contest – VIDEO

    Thailand has been pipped at the post and fallen short of winning this year’s Miss World event. The title went to 26 year old Vanessa Ponce de Leon from Mexico with Miss Thailand, Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan, being named ‘runner up’. Miss Mexico was crowned the 68th Miss World at the event in the Chinese coastal resort of Sanya.

  • “Lift all human rights restrictions” – Amnesty International

    “Lift all human rights restrictions” – Amnesty International

    Amnesty International is calling on the NCPO to end all its restrictions on human rights in Thailand before the next election which has now been confirmed as February 24 following yesterday’s meeting between the Junta and political parties. Amnesty says the Thai authorities must drop all, what it describes as, arbitrary restrictions on human rights and peaceful political activities before the general elections. “As a first step, authorities must fully lift the arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association,” Amnesty said in a statement released on Friday.The international watchdog group’s statement came as the ruling National Council for Peace and Order held a meeting with political parties at the Royal Thai Army Club regarding the upcoming national vote