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News for Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Weather forecast for 17 October 2019

16 October 2019 - 12:46 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 17 October 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Cartoon ecstasy pills target Thai youths

16 October 2019 - 03:15 am

Cartoon-character ecstasy pills are being smuggled from Europe via Cambodia and Vietnam, with dealers targeting young pubgoers, according to the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB). ONCB deputy secretary-general Niyom Termsrisook informed reporters of the illicit drug movement on Tuesday in the wake of the arrest of a woman in Pathum Thani province with about 28,000 cartoon-character ecstasy pills on Oct 8.

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Jet Ski riders ordered to stay away from whales

16 October 2019 - 03:14 am

Tourists, particularly those who chase protected Bryde’s whales with Jet Skis, must not disturb the peace of the rare mammals, said Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa. News of the sighting of Bryde’s whales near the coast of Petchaburi province lit up the internet last week, attracting flocks of tourists who visited the scene in the hope to catch a glimpse of the rare mammal.

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Man nabbed for buying lottery tickets to launder drug money

16 October 2019 - 03:13 am

Police in Chiang Mai on Tuesday arrested a man wanted for allegedly laundering money from a drug racket by purchasing prize-winning lottery tickets at inflated prices. Suphap Saeleng, 33, was arrested at a house in Baan Karun 2 housing estate in tambon San Nameng in San Sai district. Police confiscated assets including a 10 million baht house in Chiang Mai's San Sai district during the raid.

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Train hits pickup on level crossing

16 October 2019 - 03:12 am

SONGKHLA: A cargo train hit a pickup truck carrying a family of three at a level crossing in Hat Yai district on Tuesday morning. The fatal collision occurred at a crossing where there are warning lights but no barriers, in Ban Lop Moom of tambon Phatong, about 10am.

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Bus hits truck, driver killed, all passengers injured

16 October 2019 - 03:11 am

SAMUT PRAKAN: A bus carrying factory workers crashed into a semi-trailer truck, killing the bus driver and injuring all his passengers, on Sukhumvit Road in Muang district on Tuesday. The collision occurred in tambon Bang Pu about 8am. Police said there were about 30 employees of Saha Union on the bus. All were injured, eight seriously.

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Four-metre king cobra wrestled from sewer in Krabi

16 October 2019 - 03:10 am

A feisty four-metre king cobra was pulled from a sewer in the southern province of Krabi in an hour-long operation, a rescue foundation said Tuesday, describing the reptile as one of the largest they had ever captured. Footage of the daring capture showed a man chasing the cobra -- the world's longest venomous snake -- into a dark and cramped drainage pipe.

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Education temps rally for job security

16 October 2019 - 03:09 am

Hundreds of basic education temps rallied at the Education Ministry on Tuesday against a plan to outsource their jobs, demanding continued work with social security welfare. About 500 representatives of nationwide teaching organisations and administrative temps under the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) gathered for the rally on Tuesday morning.

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Medics prepped to assist crowds at barge ceremony

16 October 2019 - 03:08 am

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Ministry of Public Health will provide a special medical service team for people who come to see the royal barge ceremony on Oct 24. Silapasuai Rawisaengsun, the BMA's permanent city clerk, told media yesterday that the government and BMA have arranged medical personnel and space at hospitals to take care of attendees at the ceremony, the final event marking the coronation of King Rama X.

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2019 Winter Will be Colder and Longer, Met Says

16 October 2019 - 03:06 am

CHIANG MAI — Temperatures at the country’s highest peak dropped to single digits on Tuesday morning just as officials say the rest of Thailand will enter winter on Thursday. Tourists at the summit of Doi Inthanon were excited to feel the breeze as temperatures stood at 5C this morning. Temperatures in other areas of Chiang Mai and the country’s northern reaches plunged to 20C to 22C due to high pressure front moving in from China, according to the Meteorological Department.

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