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Thai farmers launch sting operation to stop elephant raids

To stop wild elephants rampaging through their crops, farmers in Thailand put up electric fences, burst firecrackers and even switched their crop from pineapples to pumpkins, which the pachyderms don't relish much. Nothing worked, so the villagers decided on Plan Bee.



After big hack attack, police chase European gang

The hacking team picked only on the distinctive red machines of the Government Savings Bank, leaving all other Thai ATMs untouched. Police have sought Interpol's assistance in tracking down an eastern European gang suspected of stealing more than 12 million baht in cash from ATMs while looking into the possibility the gang had local help.



Police apply for arrest warrants for suspects in Hua Hin bomb attacks

Police use sketches and CCTV images of the three men allegedly involved in the bombing in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district on August 11-12 in their application to the Phetchaburi Military Court yesterday seeking arrest warrants. AS THE investigation into the August 12 bombing in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Hua Hin district is reportedly 70-per-cent complete, deputy police chief Pol General Srivara Rangsipramanakul yesterday applied to the Phetchaburi Military Court for arrest warrants for three suspects captured on CCTV footage.



Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes central Myanmar: USGS

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking buildings across the country and the region. The quake struck 143 km west of the city of Meiktila at a depth of 84 km , the agency said.



Blast kills one, wounds 30 in southern Thailand

Thai police say one person has been killed and 30 wounded by a bomb blast near a hotel in southern Thailand's town of Pattani. The EU plans to offer incentives to African governments to help slow the flow of migrants into Europe, but divisions among member states are stark.



Thai junta's opponents staggered by support for status quo

In this Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, photo, student activist Rangsiman Rome talks to Associated Press reporters during an interview in Bangkok, Thailand. Opponents of the junta that took over Thailand two years ago are at a loss following an election that strengthens the military's hand in politics for years to come.



Twin bombs add to fears that southern Thailand separatists are escalating war

Bangkok: A little-publicised 13-year war in southern Thailand has escalated further, with militants detonating twin bombs designed to target emergency workers and security forces. Thirty minutes after the first bomb was detonated in a parking lot near a hotel in the coastal town of Pattani, a second bomb exploded in a truck parked at the hotel entrance, killing one Thai and injuring 30 others.



Thailand: Junta rules out link between latest bombings and earlier deadly attacks

Thai bomb squad officers examine the wreckage of a car after an explosion in Pattani province, southern Thailand on August 24, 2016. Two bombs exploded late Tuesday near a hotel in insurgency-wracked southern Thailand.



'Planning' averts Chao Phraya floods

Flooding in the Chao Phraya River basin caused by tropical depression Dianmu was averted thanks to good planning, said the Department of Royal Irrigation. Thongplew Kongjun, the department's deputy chief, said Dianmu caused severe flooding in northern provinces last week, but the situation was now returning to normal as water levels in the Nan and Yom rivers were receding.



One killed, 30 wounded by explosions in southern Thailand: Police

The first blast in a parking lot behind the Southern Hotel caused no casualties, Police Lieutenant Colonel Winyu Tiamraj told Reuters on Wednesday. All the casualties were Thais.



One killed, 30 wounded by explosions in southern Thailand: police

One Thai person was killed and 30 wounded when two bombs exploded late on Tuesday near a hotel in the southern Thai beach town of Pattani, police said, less than two weeks after a series of blasts hit the south. The first blast in a parking lot behind the Southern Hotel caused no casualties, Police Lieutenant Colonel Winyu Tiamraj told Reuters on Wednesday.



Thailand terror after car bomb outside tourist hotspot leaves one dead and 29 injured

THE explosion took place outside the Southern Hotel in the province of Pattani and follows a spate of recent attacks in Thailand's Muslim-majority southern regions. ONE person is dead and at least 29 are injured after a car bomb exploded outside a hotel in Thailand.



Terror as car bomb goes off in Thailand hotel

The explosion happened near a hotel in the province of Pattani, an area popular with Western tourists in the country's south. Pictures have emerged showing the remains of a building and a fire raging inside.



Thailand car bomb leaves one dead and 29 injured

The explosion happened near a hotel in the province of Pattani, an area popular with Western tourists in the country's south. Pictures have emerged showing the remains of a building and a fire raging inside.



Rice fields wither from lack of rain in Surin

While rain has nourished crops in most parts of the country, more than 20 villages in Tha Tum district of this northeastern province are watching their rice crops discolour and wither after about two months without any rain at all. The 20 villages in tambon Krapho and nearby tambons of Tha Tum district usually reap healthy crops of fragrant hom mali rice.



'Facebook Eight' indicted

Eight people charged with ridiculing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha arrive at the military court in Bangkok on Tuesday. The Bangkok Military Court accepted a case on Tuesday against eight people charged with ridiculing Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Facebook, extending a crackdown against dissent after Thais voted earlier this month to accept a military-backed charter.



Court rejects request for arrest warrant against Nakhon Si Thammarat suspect

The military court in Nakhon Si Thammarat Tuesday rejected police's request for an arrest warrant against a suspect in the province. The court spent over two hours to deliberate the request of Deputy Police Commissioner Pol Gen Sriwarah Rangsipramkul for arrest warrant against Sakkarin Karuehat, who was earlier wrongly accused of setting fire to the Tesco Lotus mall in the province.





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