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Anime, Michelin Man and Transformers: truck art thrives in Thailand
Music pounds from the speakers and LED lights ripple across the customised cabs at a "truck party" hosted by proud Thai drivers showing off their lorries with swag. They own 20-wheeler behemoths that turn heads on the roads with lurid graphics and paint-jobs of everything from unicorns to "Transformers" and Disney characters on their cabs and containers -- while large Michelin Man dolls often add to the visual assault.
Kill inefficiency, not stray dogs
Stray dogs are being killed outright in the South in a misguided 'war on rabies', according to witnesses at Nakorn Si Thammarat. There also have been public protests against the killing.
This luxury house in the United Arab Emirates' largest city, Dubai, has been raided in a joint Thai-UAE operation against a gang of phone-call scammers, and 23 Thais and their Taiwanese boss arrested. A Dubai-based scam call centre which swindled victims in Thailand out of at least 50 million baht has been busted and 23 Thais and their Taiwanese boss caught in a joint operation involving Thai and United Arab Emirates police.
Regime under fire as it rains cash on villagers
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha officially launched the ambitious Thai Niyom Yangyuen development project on Feb 21 in Nakhon Pathom. The Prayut Chan-o-cha government plans to inject 30 billion baht into more than 82,000 villages nationwide amid criticism it is aiming to score political points ahead of the general election that is expected next February.
Asia a key battleground in fight against killer air pollution: U.N.
Asia is a critical battlefield in the global fight to rein in air pollution, registering about 5 million premature deaths each year, delegates at a United Nations conference said on Wednesday, as urged tougher enforcement of curbs. FILE PHOTO: The sun is seen through evening air pollution in Bangkok, Thailand February 8, 2018.
Asia a key battleground in fight against killer air pollution: UN
An aerial view shows Bangkok blanketed by haze on March 12, 2018, when the Pollution Control Department detected hazardous levels of fine dust particles at all five air-quality monitoring stations in Bang Na district, Wang Thong Lang district, the Rama IV area of Pathumwan district, Intarapitak in Thon Buri district, and Phaya Thai district. Asia is a critical battlefield in the global fight to rein in air pollution, registering about 5 million premature deaths each year, delegates at a United Nations conference said on Wednesday, as urged tougher enforcement of curbs.
Double-decker bus overturns at speed,15 dead
A bus driver lost control at a curve on Highway 304 in Wang Nam Khiao district in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday evening. A passenger bus veered off a curve and lost control in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday night, killing at least 15 persons and injuring about 35, police said.
Nationwide rabies alert continues
Several areas in Thailand remain on high alert for the deadly rabies virus. while a vaccination service for cats and dogs continues.
Nong Ket Yai Temple opens sanctuary
Former local politicians and top area monks cut the ribbon on the new Wihan Burapajan sanctuary at Nong Ket Yai Temple. Former local politicians and top area monks cut the ribbon on the new Wihan Burapajan sanctuary at Nong Ket Yai Temple.
Nongprue residents complain of encroachment, small trash bins
Residents of three Nongprue communities voiced complaints about public-property encroachment, poor storm drainage, small trash cans and juvenile delinquents during a meeting with sub-district officials. Residents of three NongA prue communities voiced complaints about public-property encroachment, poor storm drainage, small trash cans and juvenile delinquents during a meeting with sub-district officials.
Russian hit by motorbike, dies in Jomtien
The unidentified Russian, believed to be in his 60s, died instantly in the March 8 accident near the U-turn in front of the Ambassador City Hotel. Police said Rampung Thepwarin, 39, and her 19-year-old daughter Sudarath were traveling at high speed on Sukhumvit Road toward Sattahip when they hit the man.
5 Ways to Create Melanin Magic During A Visit To Thailand
Whether you're scrolling through your Instagram feed or reading travel magazines, it's easy to see that Southeast Asia is having a moment. From Cambodia's jungle vegetation to the Philippines' crystal clear lagoons, one of the greatest benefits of traveling to this region of the world is its diverse landscape.
News From Around ASEAN: March 15
PHILIPPINES: Govt won't evade ICC Probe MANILA: The Philippine government is not evading the International Criminal Court's possible investigation into the country's campaign against illegal drugs, the Philippine News Agency reported. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said this Wednesday night, as he explained President Rodrigo Duterte's move to withdraw the country's ratification of a treaty that established the ICC.
Thursday, March 15th, 2018
A Chinese Man in Yongsheng County, Yunnan Province who was illegally keeping an Asian bear as a pet told police that he had found the animal as a cub and initially mistook it for a puppy. Police acted on a tip from a neighbor who saw a post about the animal on social media.
Offers pour in for student who exposed welfare fraud
Panida Yotpanya, above, the 22-year-old intern who exposed the embezzlement at the Khon Kaen Protection Centre for the Destitute, has been offered a job by Krungthai Bank, and scholarships at several universities. Bravery has paid off for Panida Yotpanya, the 22-year-old intern who exposed irregularities at a welfare centre in Khon Kaen, with state-run Krungthai Bank offering her a job after she graduates.
Rabies zone declared in Nakhon Phanom
A dog is caught and vaccinated in Nakhon Phanom's Na Kae district, as authorities ramp up efforts to stem the spread of rabies in the area. Three tambons in Nakhon Phanom have been declared temporary epidemic zones after a dog which bit a man in tambon Phum Kae of Na Kae district in early March was found to be infected with rabies.
Pirated brand-name clothing seized at Hat Yai mall
Many items of counterfeit brand-name clothing worth over 4 million baht are seized from a garment booth opened at a department store in downtown Hat Yai district, Songkhla on Wednesday. SONGKHLA: More than 3,000 counterfeit brand-name garments worth over 4 million baht have been seized from a booth at a popular department store mall in downtown Hat Yai district.
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