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News for Thursday, 25 April 2019

Weather forecast for 26 April 2019

25 April 2019 - 12:39 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 26 April 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Man jumps out of car, kills snake and threatens suicide

25 April 2019 - 04:15 am

A man was arrested and taken to Lumpini police station on Wednesday after using a knife to kill a snake -- and then threatening to use it on himself -- in the middle of a busy Bangkok street. Jor Sor 100 traffic radio reported the man stopped his Mercedes in the middle of Ratchadamri Road in front of the CentralWorld shopping centre and emerged from the car with a cobra and a knife.

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Family doubts claim drink-driver son died in prison 'fall'

25 April 2019 - 04:14 am

The family of a drink-driving offender who died in Si Sa Ket Prison has called on the Justice Ministry to investigate his death, saying they were not convinced he died from a fall in a washroom. Surin Kethom, mother of Prompanya Kethom, lodged a petition with the ministry on Wednesday, seeking seek justice for her son.

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Stricken areas called on to help fight fires

25 April 2019 - 04:13 am

Afflicted communities will be invited to play a more active role in fighting forest fires in the northern region, according to the government. Local officials and firefighters will send lists of the tambons worst hit by wildfires to governors of nine provinces in the northern region, said Dunrit Ruethaiwarunrat of the Royal Forest Department's Forest Fire Control Division.

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Rangsit Uni opens institute to study wonders of weed

25 April 2019 - 04:11 am

Rangsit University on Tuesday opened a medicinal cannabis research institute it claims to be the first of its kind in the country in a bid to help grow cannabis, improve strains and develop new drugs.

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Hopewell payout floors SRT

25 April 2019 - 04:11 am

The loss-ridden State Railway of Thailand (SRT) is counting on the government's help to settle the 11.88 billion baht in compensation it has been ordered to pay Hopewell over the cancellation of a large-scale transport project two decades ago. Acting SRT governor Worawut Mala said on Tuesday his agency does not have enough cash to pay the compensation, and he hoped the government would step in to help.

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Big crowds expected for coronation

25 April 2019 - 04:09 am

More than 200,000 people are expected to turn up to watch the coronation ceremonies in Bangkok next month, according to Pol Lt Gen Kraiboon Suadsong, commissioner of the Police Strategy Office. Sanam Luang and an area along the Grand Palace's wall will be open to members of the public who wish to watch the royal processions during May 5-6, Pol Lt Gen Kraiboon said on Tuesday at a press briefing in the preparation for the coronation ceremony.

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Chula hails new cancer therapy

25 April 2019 - 04:08 am

Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Medicine has announced positive results in using "killer cells", rare types of white blood cells, to fight acute leukaemia. The method is part of immunotherapy, a cancer treatment that uses a patient's own immune system to fight tumours instead of more commonly known techniques to eliminate malignant cells with radiation or drugs.

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American arrested at airport after stealing speedboat in Krabi

25 April 2019 - 04:07 am

An American tourist has been arrested after stealing a speedboat on Koh Phi Phi to drive to Krabi. Koh Phi Phi Police Chief Col Kritsapas Detinthasorn says, “We received a report from Ms Apissamai Sangjan that her speedboat, which was moored at Ao Nang Beach, was stolen on April 19. An allegedly drunken tourist jumped in, started the engine and drove away.”

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US-Thai couple 'hiding on Tarutao'

25 April 2019 - 04:06 am

An American man and his Thai wife, accused of illegally building a so-called seastead close to Thai territorial waters in the Andaman Sea, are believed to be hiding on Tarutao Island to escape police arrest. A seastead is a permanent settlement on a structure located at sea outside the jurisdiction of any country.

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