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Weightlifter Wandee Awarded Olympic Bronze After Russian Failed Dope Test

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Weightlifter Wandee Awarded Olympic Bronze After Russian Failed Dope Test

Weightlifter Wandee Kameaim became the first Thai to win back-to-back Olympic medals after she was awarded a bronze medal from the 2008 Games following a disqualification of a Russian who failed in an anti-doping test. The Olympic Committee of Thailand on Wednesday presented a bronze medal from the women’s 58g category to the 39-year-old Thai…

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Stranded Tour Group Pose For Pictures Outside Police Station Instead Of Japan

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Stranded Tour Group Pose For Pictures Outside Police Station Instead Of Japan

A large group of tourists left stranded at Suvarnabhimi airport posted pictures of their “trip” to Hokkaido outside the airport police station. The 61 tourists from Korat were supposed to be enjoying four days in Northern Japan but their group tour leader had disappeared after telling them to go and check-in. Then the staff at the Thai Airways desk said…

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Wild Elephant Chompoo Dies Three Days After Being Pulled From Stream

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Wild Elephant Chompoo Dies Three Days After Being Pulled From Stream

The wild male elephant which was rescued from Khlong Chompoo in the Thung Salaeng Luang National Park in Phitsanulok’s Noen Maprang district and brought to the elephant hospital in Lampang for treatment has died, wildlife officials have confirmed. The elephant, which has been named “Chompoo”, was swept away by flash flood and fell into Khlong…

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Upper Thailand Warned Of Thundershowers And Drop In Temperature

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Upper Thailand Warned Of Thundershowers And Drop In Temperature

The Meteorological Department Saturday warned the people in upper Thailand to brace themselves for possible thundershowers, gusty winds and a sharp drop in temperature. In its ninth warning issued at 11 am on Saturday, the department explained that the weather would change quickly because of a strong high-pressure system that now covers the lower China….

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Thai Woman Is Forced To Leave Her Husband And Six Year-Old Daughter Behind In UK

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Thai Woman Is Forced To Leave Her Husband And Six Year-Old Daughter Behind In UK

A six year-old Sevenoaks girl is facing winter without her mum because visa rules mean she was forced to return to Thailand alone. The little girl and her dad, Andrew I’anson say they have been left heartbroken by the regulations which have split the family. The rules, introduced in 2012 and upheld by the Supreme…

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Frenchman Arrested After Posting Nude Photos Of Ex-Girlfriend On Facebook

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A Frenchman was arrested in Bangkok on Friday for having allegedly posted nude photos of her Thai girlfriend to her Facebook wall. Police said Vincent Anthony Jean Marie LeGrand, 34, was arrested at 6.25 am on Thursday upon arrival at the Suvarnabhumi Airport on Flight QR826 of Qatar Airways. Immigration police at the Suvarnabhumi Airport…

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Buriram Golf Society Vice-Captain Keith Wood’s Golf Day

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Buriram Golf Society Vice-Captain Keith Wood’s Golf Day

Vice-Captain Keith Wood held his golf day at Khao Kradong Golf Course on Friday October 20. An excellent turn-out of twenty players assembled for a 7am start on a fine,sunny morning. Despite all the recent rain, the course had dried out remarkably well and the greens were in pretty good condition. There were five groups…

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Danish Man Arrested By Tourist Police Over Hotel Reservation Scam

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Danish Man Arrested By Tourist Police Over Hotel Reservation Scam

Tourist police have arrested a Danish man for allegedly running a fraudulent hotel-reservation website that cheated more than 400 European travellers out of an estimated Bt20 million. Tourist Police Bureau deputy commissioner Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal announced on Wednesday that Jacob Holm Schultz, 43, had been arrested the day before at Nonthaburi’s Central West…

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Ex-Royal Marine Apologizes To Thai People From His Hospital Bed But Vows To Continue Run For Rama IX

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Ex-Royal Marine Apologizes To Thai People From His Hospital Bed But Vows To Continue Run For Rama IX

Chris Maynard the ex-Royal Marine from London who was hospitalized while running from Chiang Mai to Hua Hin this week has apologized to the Thai people. He has been called the spirited man “a Briton with a Thai heart” in a media headline. Chris, 37, and his family and friends are doing a run to…

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Woman Shot Dead By Boyfriend Who Refused To Stop Drinking

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(No suitable image) A woman was shot three times in the head in the car park of the Chainat electrical authority yesterday. The shooter is believed to be her boyfriend from Nakorn Sawan. Friends told reporters that the victim had refused to marry him because of his drinking. She gave him an ultimatum – stop boozing or…

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