App to promote best places to visit in Thailand's north
A free new application, UNSEEN Lower North of Thailand, has been launched as a guide to tourists seeking the best spots to visit in five northern provinces. "With this app, tourists to the provinces will be able to see interesting attractions, shops and restaurants near where they are," said Mada Chayathattom, the head of Naresuan University's Academic Affairs Division and the app developer.
Motorcyclist rammed, shot, abducted in Samut Prakan
Paramedics patch up the wounded man at the electrician's shop he staggered into on Soi Sridan 3 of Srinakarin in Samut Prakan province early on Thursday morning. He was then taken to hospital.
Roi Et rushes to plug flood barrier
Failed attempts to plug the breached 25-metre section of flood barrier in Tambon Wang Luang of Roi Et's Selaphum district, which allowed water to submerge 15,000 rai of rice fields in seven sub-districts, had prompted the authorities to adjust the action plan, said district chief Suraporn Maicharoen. The flood command centre, which has just been set up at Ban Tha Yiam, sent in gabions for use in flood control embankment and heavy machinery.
Help pours in for Prachin Buri family after teacher's Facebook post
A teacher who makes a habit of visiting the families of her students was appalled to find one of them living in a makeshift house with no door or windows and a leaking roof, and decided to seek the help of the public by posting their plight on Facebook. The post by Nisachol Yosrungruang, who teaches first grade at Ban Bu Sung School in Prachin Buri's Na Dee district, sparked an immediate response, with local government agencies visiting the family to offer help and some members of the public sending assistance via the teacher.
Another pearl of the Andaman
Ranong province is the unsung hero among Thailand's southern destinations, and is poised to boom as a tourist attraction with one of the world's best mangroves and hot spring sources as well as several unspoiled islands Koh Kam, Koh Kam Tok, Koh Khangkhao and Koh Yipun are part of the Laem Son National Park, which covers an area of 315kmA2, in Ranong's Muang and Kaper districts and Suk Samran sub-district and Phangna's Khura Buri district. Koh Kam Tok is south of Koh Khangkhao or about 20min away by boat.
Thailand's cave boys wake up at home for first time in weeks
Thailand's rescued cave boys woke up in their own homes for the first time in more than three weeks on Thursday, with many rising at dawn to take part in a religious ceremony. The 12 soccer players and their coach react as they explain their experience in the cave.
Three die in helicopter crash in Khon Kaen
A civilian helicopter crashed and burst into flames in a paddy field in Khon Kaen's Chonnabot district on Wednesday morning, killing all three people on board. The helicopter, AS355 NS, came down around 9.30am in tambon Wang Saeng and was engulfed in flames when emergency responders arrived at the scene, Pol Col Keeratikorn Amornpatpakhin, chief of Chonnabot police station.
The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media
Members of the rescued soccer team and their coach sit during a press conference discussing their ordeal in the cave in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The 12 boys and their soccer coach rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave in northern Thailand are recovering well and are eager to eat their favorite comfort foods after their expected discharge from a hospital soon.
Moment we were found was a 'miracle', says boy rescued from Thai cave
CHIANG RAI, Thailand : One of the 12 boys dramatically rescued from deep inside a Thai cave said Wednesday that the moment they were found by British divers was a "miracle". "It is a miracle," Adul Sam-on, 14, told a press conference as the 12 members of the football team and their coach appeared in public for the first time since the rescue.
DPM Wissanu insists Cabinet retreat bears no hidden political agenda
A deputy prime minister in charge of legal affairs continues denying claims that the upcoming mobile Cabinet meetings in Thailand's northeastern region carry some hidden political agenda. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Monday that mobile Cabinet meetings have long been a common aspect of all governments to allow ministries to get first hand information about the concerns of people in all provinces, particularly during the past 20 years.
UPDATE 1-Sterling edges higher; UK jobs data caps gains
Sterling edged higher on Tuesday, lifted by broad dollar weakness, though gains were capped by data on slowing British pay growth and overnight Brexit headlines. FILE PHOTO: A bank employee counts pound notes at Kasikornbank in Bangkok, Thailand October 12, 2010.
Rains ruin ancient houses
Nakhon Phanom: A landslide caused by heavy rain seriously damaged two centuries-old teakwood houses located by a scenic river in the tourist district of Tha Uthen. Officials were sent to help remove debris.
Backlash following a deadly boat accident could cause a $1.5 billion hit to Thailand's economy
A boat accident off the Thai island of Phuket that left at least 45 people dead - most of them Chinese tourists - has caused some in China to call for a boycott of tourism to Thailand. Some economists estimate such action would cost Thailand more than $1 billion in tourism revenue this year.
Thailand's rescued cave boys to address media on Wednesday
The 12 Thai boys and soccer coach who were rescued from a flooded cave will be discharged from hospital on Wednesday and hold a news conference the same day to satisfy huge media interest in their story, a government official said. The 12-member Wild Boars soccer team and their coach rescued from a flooded cave pose with a drawing of Samarn Kunan, a former Thai navy diver who died working to rescue them at the Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital, in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Appeal Court upholds death sentence for killer rapist
Family members of 18-year-old student Ruadeewan Polprasit, raped and murdered at age 18, at Kalasin Provincial Court on Tuesday to hear the Appeal Court uphold the death penalty for former village chief Krittidech Rawengwan. KALASIN: The Appeal Court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence handed down to a former village chief for the rape and fatal assault of an 18-year-old student in 2015.
PM commends recovery effort after Phuket boat accident
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha has thanked all related parties for the recovery of the final body in the Phuket boat accident, confirming that all victims or their families are being fully compensated. The PM thanked Thai and Chinese officials for their joint effort to recover the final body that was trapped under the capsized boat.
UPDATE 1-Oil climbs from 3-mth low as more oil workers strike in Norway
Brent crude prices rose from a three-month low on Tuesday after more oil workers went on strike in Norway, supporting a market that has been dominated by oversupply issues in recent days. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows the Bangchak oil refinery in Bangkok, Thailand, October 3, 2017.
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