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News for Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Three men confess to murder of missing couple in Phrae

25 September 2018 - 01:39 pm

PHRAE: Three men have confessed to the murder of a missing British millionaire and his Thai wife, and told police they were hired by the woman’s elder brother to kill the couple. Police detained the trio in Wang Chin district on Monday. After hours of intense interrogation, they admitted to having colluded in killing Alan Hogg, a 64-year-old retiree, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, at the couple’s home in Muang district, according to Thai media reports.

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Girl student, 16, wins annual Guan Yin Goddess contest

25 September 2018 - 01:39 pm

NAKHON SAWAN: A 16-year-old girl has won the traditional annual contest to represent Guan Yin, the Goddess of Compassion, in the lead up to the next Chinese New Year celebration in Muang municipality. The winner gets to be “worshipped” by the entire city. It is part of the preparations for the popular Chinese New Year celebrations at Pak Nam Pho in this central province, which has a large population of Thais of Chinese descent.

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Drought fears soar as monsoon to end

25 September 2018 - 01:38 pm

Rainmaking operations are needed in areas likely to face water shortages, as the wet weather is expected to end in the middle of next month. In contrast to currently soaked provinces, many other areas have fallen short of their average yearly rainfall since June, leaving their reservoirs with low levels of water -- some are at less than 30% of their capacity, Surasi Kittimonthon, chief of the Royal Rainmaking and Agriculture Aviation Department said.

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Khon Kaen gets bad rep as Ponzi haven

25 September 2018 - 01:37 pm

Victims of a Ponzi scheme have asked the police to arrest the Khon Kaen-based female mastermind behind the scam who allegedly swindled them out of 40 million baht. Their accusation puts the northeastern province in the spotlight after a similar complaint was filed with local police last week.

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Quarter of city's public vans to be retired

25 September 2018 - 01:37 pm

The Department of Land Transport (DLT) has revealed that nearly one in four public vans operating in Bangkok and its metropolitan area will be decommissioned by the end of the year, as they are gradually set to be replaced by new mini-buses by 2028.

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Cops accuse Briton of false rape claim

25 September 2018 - 01:36 pm

Police are considering blacklisting a 25-year-old British woman after accusing her of making a false rape claim on Surat Thani's resort island of Koh Phangan at the weekend. Deputy tourist police chief, Surachate Hakparn, said yesterday he was told on Sunday by the British embassy about an alleged rape case involving a British tourist, Joanna Partridge, at a bungalow in tambon Ban Tai of Koh Phangan district.

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Man arrested after couple's disappearance

25 September 2018 - 01:35 pm

PHRAE: Police found a pickup truck owned by a missing British millionaire and his Thai wife Monday, and arrested the woman's brother in connection with the couple's disappearance. Retired British national Alan Hogg, 64, and his wife Nod Suddaen, 61, were reported missing on Thursday.

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'Cave boys set to fly to Argentina, US

25 September 2018 - 01:34 pm

The 12 Wild Boars and their football coach rescued in the July cave drama will travel next week to Argentina for the Youth Olympic Games and then on to the United States for talk show appearances. The group were invited to attend the games in Buenos Aires by Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.

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Murder suspected in death of Chinese woman at waterfall

25 September 2018 - 01:28 pm

SONGKHLA: Police are questioning a Chinese national believed to have met a Chinese woman at a popular scenic waterfall the afternoon before her dead body was found there on Thursday last week. Deputy Tourist Police chief Surachate Hakphan said on Monday the Chinese man, whose name was withheld, was brought from Krabi for questioning at the provincial tourist police division office in Hat Yai district in Songkhla over the death of 28-year-old tourist Lei Tian.

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Seven Phuket police charged with intent to murder

25 September 2018 - 01:27 pm

Seven Phuket police have been charged with intent to murder after a man was shot dead after breaking through a checkpoint. A Phuket man, who broke the Phuket City Police checkpoint, was shot and died after allegedly attempting to open fire on police in Cherng Talay very early on (September 18).

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