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News for Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Weather forecast for 15 August 2018

14 August 2018 - 01:09 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 15 August 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Deal struck to curb Thai, Lao car fumes

14 August 2018 - 11:05 am

Pollution chiefs confirm plan to harmonise standards for vehicles in the region

NONG KHAI: The Thai and Lao pollution control agencies have agreed to work together to reduce air pollution caused by vehicles in the two countries, especially at border checkpoints. A meeting attended by officials from the two countries was held last Thursday near the border post in Nong Khai province, the busiest border crossing between Thailand and Laos that 1.3 million cars cross annually, 70% of which are registered in Laos.

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Foreign orgy in Lumpini Park sparks more patrols

14 August 2018 - 11:03 am

Patrols will be stepped in public parks across Bangkok in the wake of complaints after a group of people was allegedly caught having sex in the city's landmark Lumpini Park on Aug 7, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has said.

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Khao Yai hit by severe runoff

14 August 2018 - 11:02 am

Tourists at Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Nayok were warned yesterday to steer clear of Nang Rong and Wang Takhrai waterfalls and stay on high ground because of mountain runoff caused by heavy rain. The water level at the two waterfalls rose rapidly Monday afternoon, prompting authorities and resort operators to issue stern warnings.

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38 nabbed in foreign Ponzi scheme scam

14 August 2018 - 10:59 am

Thirty-eight suspects have been arrested for allegedly conning victims out of up to 10 billion baht in a Ponzi scheme run by a foreign holding company. Those arrested included Chinnawat Noiwan, an executive of OD Capital. He is among 48 suspects wanted in the case. The whereabouts of nine suspects remains unknown -- but four are believed to have fled abroad.

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Headless body found in Kwai Noi River

14 August 2018 - 10:57 am

KANCHANABURI: The headless body of a man was found floating in the Kwai Noi River in Sai Yok district on Monday. Police, rescue workers and medical staffers went to the river near Phu Takhian pier in tambon Tha Sao after being alerted at around 1.30pm, said Pol Lt Chaiya Paiwan, deputy investigation chief at Sai Yok police station.

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Nakhon Ratchasima hotel collapse remembered

14 August 2018 - 10:55 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Local authorities organised a ceremony to commemorate the collapse of Royal Plaza Hotel which killed 137 people 25 years ago. Educational authorities in the northeastern province, together with the teachers who survived the tragedy and relatives of the dead, gathered at Wat Phra Narai Maharat Woramaha Wihan in Muang district to give alms to Buddhist monks, make merit for the victims and listen to prayers.

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Shocked Officials Learn Bangkok Parks Used For Sex

14 August 2018 - 10:53 am

BANGKOK — City Hall on Sunday promised to increase surveillance of all public parks after netizens called attention to the fact people use them to have sex. The announcement came only days after Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang refuted a recent tweet that went viral from someone who said they saw a group of men having sex in Lumpini Park.

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Obesity in monks ‘a ticking time bomb’

14 August 2018 - 10:52 am

The Buddha, in his laughing incarnation, is often depicted with a jolly smile and a giant, quivering belly. That model of plenitude seems ever more apt in Thailand, where the waistlines of the country’s Buddhist monks have expanded so much that health officials have issued a nationwide warning.

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One rescued, one dead, one missing in Phuket surf

14 August 2018 - 10:51 am

Nai Harn lifeguards have rescued a male Chinese tourist from the surf whilst another female Chinese tourists was later found dead on the beach. Another one was also reported missing at Karon beach yesterday (August 13).

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