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Three-Year-Old Dies In Thailand After Being Left In School Van

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Three-Year-Old Dies In Thailand After Being Left In School Van

A three-year-old kindergarten child died after she was left behind in a hot school van in Thailand, police said on Thursday (Aug 16) after arresting the driver. The girl was discovered on Wednesday afternoon after her mother went to pick her up at the end of school in the southern province of Pattani and was…

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Tour Bus Operator Drives Bus Into Ditch And Blames Google Maps

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Tour Bus Operator Drives Bus Into Ditch And Blames Google Maps

An empty tour bus fell into a drainage ditch on the side of the road in Chonburi province last night due to “bad directions from Google Maps,” claimed the driver of the bus. Tragul Boonmak said that he drove right into the ditch after following Google GPS navigation, which instructed him to make a left…

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Thank-You Party For Tham Luang Caves Rescue Operations Scheduled For September 6

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Thank-You Party For Tham Luang Caves Rescue Operations Scheduled For September 6

The government will hold a thank-you party for all the people involved in the search and rescue operations at Tham Luang cave, including members of the Thai and foreign media, as well as people who provided support for the operations at the courtyard of Dusit Palace on September 6. Prime Minister’s Office Minister Suwaphan Tanyuwattana…

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Tougher Measures Aim To Reduce Motorcycle Deaths By 50%

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Tougher Measures Aim To Reduce Motorcycle Deaths By 50%

A swathe of new measures being introduced next year aim to reduce the death toll among motorcyclists by 50% a year. These include raising fines for not having a license by as much as 1000%, introducing more bike lanes and targeting accident black spots. The death toll from motorcycle accidents in 2017 was 8,900 people…

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Even At 38 Baht To The Pound Many Retirees Won’t Or Can’t Leave Thailand

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Even At 38 Baht To The Pound Many Retirees Won’t Or Can’t Leave Thailand

The UK pound continues to drop against the Thai baht and at time of writing it is floating around the 42 baht to the UK pound. It was not long ago that Brits enjoyed a healthy 70 baht to the pound if you go back 8 or 9 years ago, but since then things have…

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Thai Banks Prepared For Possible Global ATM Attacks

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Thai Banks Prepared For Possible Global ATM Attacks

Commercial banks in Thailand have boosted security to prevent unauthorised access to their automatic teller machines as cybercriminals are reportedly planning to carry out a large-scale global ATM attack. According to The Star newspaper, the United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has received an “unspecified report” that a global attack on ATMs could happen…

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Students Forbidden From Doing Anything “Naughty” Anywhere, Anytime

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Students Forbidden From Doing Anything “Naughty” Anywhere, Anytime

  The moral crusaders of the Thai government are cracking down on students everywhere. They are not just content with forbidding them enjoying the company of the opposite sex in public and banning wandering about at night. New measures proposed by the Ministry of Education and now endorsed by a ministerial committee are banning students…

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Wives Face Jail For Slapping Husband’s Mistress According To Thai Media

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Wives Face Jail For Slapping Husband’s Mistress According To Thai Media

It is often said in Thailand that legitimate wives have every right to slap the face of mistresses who steal their husbands. Few Thais would begrudge the “mia luang” from giving the “mia noi” a good righteous slap. The issue has become central in the news as a popular Thai soap currently airing on TV…

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Brand New Ferrari Slams Into Tree Following Collision On Friendship Highway

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Brand New Ferrari Slams Into Tree Following Collision On Friendship Highway

Pictures showed what they said was a red plate Ferrari that collided with the back of an 18 wheel truck on the Friendship Highway (Mitraphap) in the Si Khiw area of Korat. The accident happened at kilometre marker 102+400 and also involved a Chevrolet car that ended up under the truck by the side of…

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Foreign Divers Rescued After Pickup Was Swept Into Canal

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Foreign Divers Rescued After Pickup Was Swept Into Canal

Two foreign divers took an unplanned plunge when a flash flood swept their vehicle off a road and into a canal in Thung Yai district. Both men are diving instructors. They were trapped in their vehicle when fast-flowing forest runoff washed it off the road and into Sinpun canal near Nong Wa village in Kulae…

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