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Flash flood warning issued for South

People in 10 southern provinces have been urged to be vigilant for severe weather and possible flash floods as heavy rain continues in the South. The Meteorological Department said on Monday the active low-pressure area over northern parts of Sumatra and the strong northeast monsoon across the South and the Gulf of Thailand would bring heavy to very heavy rain in many parts of the upper and lower South.

Mass display of grief on late Thai king's birthday

People gather during an event to mark late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's birthday at Bhumibol Bridge over Chao Phraya river in Bangkok, Thailand on December 5, 2016. -Reuters BANGKOK: Thousands of Thais gathered on a Bangkok bridge named after the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on what would have been his birthday Monday, the latest organised mass display of grief in a divided nation adjusting to life without him.

Martha M. "Marty" Mansfield

Martha M. "Marty" Mansfield, 61, of Delphos, died at 12:46 p.m. Friday in Hospice of Lima Memorial Health System. She was born Aug. 4, 1955, in Lima to James F. and Margie M. Bertling, who preceded her in death.

Structures that last

Inside the new classroom of Baan Huay Sarn Yaw Wittaya School in Chiang Rai province. Photos Courtesy of Vin Varavarn Architects Beauty of design is also in the eye of the beholder.

Hedging railway bets

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife rode the Japanese bullet train in February of last year. The government is expected to formally ask Japan to jointly invest in a 500-billion-baht high-speed rail project when a high-ranking Japanese delegation visits Bangkok later this month.

His Majesty to mark late King's birthday

His Majesty to mark late King's birthday COMMEMORATIVE MERIT-MAKING CEREMONIES TO BE HELD; MONKS TO BE APPOINTED THE NATION HIS MAJESTY KING Maha Vajiralongkorn will preside over a royal merit-making ceremony at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to commemorate the passing of his father, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on the occasion of the late King's birthday today. Thai people across the country will also use the opportunity to commemorate the late King who passed away in October at the age of 89. At the royal ceremony, King Maha Vajiralongkorn will also promote and appoint 159 senior Buddhist monks and grant money to senior courtiers, according to the Bureau of Royal Household.

Eurowings A332 at Phuket on Nov 26th 2016, rejected takeoff due to bird strike

A Eurowings Airbus A330-200, registration D-AXGF performing flight EW-121 from Phuket to Cologne , was accelerating for takeoff from Phuket's runway 27 when the crew needed to reject takeoff after an engine ingested a bird. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.

An aerial view shows Surat Thani is still heavily flooded on Sunday.

At least eight people, including two five-year-old girls, have been killed in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang and Songkhla provinces which have been hit by heavy flooding after four days of heavy downpours. Southern provinces from Surat Thani to Yala have been warned of flash floods and landslides as heavy rains continue to batter the areas.

200,000 speed pills seized in Mekong shootout

Police and navy officers display packages containing 200,000 speed pills seized following a shootout with suspected drug traffickers near the Mekong River late Friday night. UBON RATCHATHANI: A Lao man was wounded and 200,000 speed pills seized after a shootout between a drug trafficking gang and security forces near the Mekong River in Khemarat district.

Man held for gun sales on Line

Plainclothes police question Charatpong Saimai, 35, at his home in Ban Pong district of Ratchaburi, where they say he was making guns. RATCHABURI: A man who allegedly made guns and sold them on the Line mobile chat application was arrested at his house in Ban Pong district on Saturday.

Doi Tung, and the lessons for Colombia

Colombian visitors tour an area of integrated farming at Nampak Village, Tha Wang Pha district, Nan province, with banana groves and rubber plantations. The haunting sound of a Colombian flute hovered in the morning mist covering the hills of Nan.

Getting our drama kicks, vicariously

We're hooked on every detail and development, like a prime-time series that teases with clues and cliffhangers. I mean the Chiang Mai pub brawl case, which is really getting on my nerves.

Thai-Sino rail line to go to Nong Khai

Thailand and China plan to extend their ambitious Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima railway line to Nong Khai, even though they have yet to work out the details for a token three-kilometre spur planned to start the long-delayed project. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith made the announcement on Friday after a meeting of a Thai-Chinese joint working committee on the project.

US man extradited to Phuket

An American man accused of kidnapping a wealthy countryman in Phuket in 2013 is in police custody on the resort island after being extradited from the US to Thailand on Friday. Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is accused of a series of crimes against Antonio Accornero, a millionaire who splits his time between Las Vegas and Phuket and is said to be well connected with senior Thai officials.

Southern flooding turns fatal

Residents wade through floodwater in front of Wat Parkkoo School in Kanchanadit district of Surat Thani on Saturday. A boy drowned in the district where 315 millimetres of rain fell in 24 hours.

Thai activist 'first to be arrested for royal insult' under new king

Thai police arrested an anti-junta activist on Saturday for defaming the monarchy in what rights groups said was the first case of lese-majeste brought under Thailand's new king. Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun is seen on his way out from the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, December 2, 2016.

Dhammakaya acting abbot faces charges

Dhammakaya sect founder Phra Dhammajayo is wanted on charges of forest encroachment and money-laundering. His location is unknown.

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