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Statement from the Press Secretary on the Presidential Delegation for the Royal Thai King's Funeral

President Donald J. Trump will send a Presidential Delegation to Bangkok, Thailand to attend the Royal Cremation Ceremony of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on October 26, 2017. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will lead the delegation as the President's Special Envoy, joined by United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand Glyn Davies.



Khao Lak, Thailand

The surrounding area was Thailand's worst hit during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, with over 4,000 locals and visiting tourists losing their lives in the disaster. Today, there is little left on the ground to betray a hint of the tragedy - the beaches are as beautiful and the sunsets as spectacular as ever.



Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok's Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand's tourism industry. FILE PHOTO: Tourists pray at Erawan Shrine, a Hindu shrine popular among tourists in central Bangkok, Thailand, October 16, 2017.



Thailand Announces Joint Drill With US

Thailand and the US will launch the joint drill Cobra Gold 2018, the biggest annual multilateral exercise in Asia-Pacific, from Feb 13 to 23 next year, announced the Royal Thai Armed Forces on Thursday, Vietnam News Agency reported. The exercise will include more than 12,000 military personnel from 29 countries.



Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?

In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, photo, Skytrain passengers dressed primarily in black come and go under black and white images in memory of the late King of Thailand at a station platform in Bangkok, Thailand. The muted colors of mourning have settled over Bangkok once again in recent weeks as the country marks a year since the death of its beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and prepares for the national spectacle of his cremation next week.



Tenth-grader jumps to death from Nakhon Pathom classroom

A teenager jumped to his death from the sixth floor of a well-known school in Nakhon Pathom on Wednesday night, police said.



Victims of floods can sue, say academics

AUTHORITIES ARE violating their own rules and could be sued for not maintaining irrigation facilities properly and failing to implement a disaster-prevention plan and warning system, academics said. As flood problems ravaged many parts of the country, it was reported yesterday that Ban Sawangniyom Reservoir in Surin's Kap Choeng district was the latest dam to be breached, which caused widespread flooding downstream.



October's flooding kills 6, wreaks havoc in Thailand's low-lying areas

Flooding caused by heavy rains has killed six people and wreaked havoc to houses, farms, roads and bridges in a number of provinces of Thailand this month, said a senior government official on Thursday. Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation director general Chayaphol Thitisak said six villagers were reported to have been killed due to flooding whereas 2,180 villages in 56 districts in 15 central, northern and northeastern provinces have been damaged by flooding from Oct. 10 to Thursday.



Cyber spy groups moving towards using supply chain attacks

New Delhi , Oct.19 : A senior researcher at the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team , has warned that cyber espionage groups are not just after personal data anymore, but also attacking financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. In an interview given to ANI on the sidelines of the third annual APAC Cyber Security Weekend, which was held on the theme "Cyberespionage in APAC: A Real Threat, recently in Phuket, Thailand, Yury Namestnikov, Head of the lab's research and analysis center in Moscow, Russia, said, cyber criminals operating in the Asia-Pacific region are now targetting banks and other financial institutions for monetary gain.



Woman found electrocuted while boiling her spa bag

BANGKOK: A 64-year-old woman, who lived alone in Samut Prakan and had not been seen for two days, was found electrocuted inside her bathroom, police said. Sonjai Boonyarangsan, assistant tambon chief of Tambon Bang Muang Mai, found the body of Prapha Khamrakkit on the floor of the bathroom of her house on Soi Premruethai in Samut Prakan's Muang district on Wednesday morning.



Thailand's Buddhist monks order reforms ahead of royal transition

The Great Victory Royal Chariot is pictured before a funeral rehearsal for late Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, October 15, 2017. BANGKOK: Under growing pressure from Thailand's military government, and their own religious bodies, Buddhist monks have launched a fresh round of reforms in recent weeks to clean up temples and overhaul a religion stalked by scandal.



Homeless man found dead on Khon Kaen roadside

A homeless man was found dead on a roadside in Khon Kaen's downtown area on Wednesday afternoon, police said. The Muang Khon Kaen police station was alerted at 1pm that a man, who appeared to be 40-45 years old, was found lying dead beside his tricycle on the side of Ammart road in Muang district.



Gilman scholarships help two students study abroad

Madison Beauchamp, senior in animal sciences and industry, Goddard, will study at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand. McKenna Parker, senior in chemical sciences and nutritional sciences, Blue Springs, Missouri, will study at Christ University through the University Studies Abroad Consortium in Bangalore, India.



Elephant rescued from river in Thailand

What a Dumbo! The incredible moment an elephant is rescued by villagers after it got trapped in a river for a day in Thailand Video shows the ten-year-old elephant stranded in the swell caused by a storm that hit northern Thailand's Phitsanulok province yesterday. Elephants can typically sense approaching adverse weather conditions and know when to take shelter.



Hundreds of clients lose paid holidays as Romanian travel agency owner commits suicide

Dozens of Romanian tourists who purchased holidays through local travel agency Omnia Tourism remained blocked in foreign countries after the suicide of the agency's owner led to an extreme situation. Over 200 other have lost the money paid for holidays they were planning to take at the end of this year.



Rights groups deplore worsening repression in Cambodia

Human Rights Watch Deputy Asia director Phil Robertson talks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.



Thai woman arrested for stealing 6,000 euros from German tourist

A Thai woman was arrested on Wednesday for stealing 6,000 euros in cash from a 74-year-old German tourist inside his Pattaya hotel room. Pattaya police arrested Ad Soison, 40, from Kalasin, at her apartment room in Moo 12 in Tambon Nongplue in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district.





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