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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

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Snake Home Invasions On The Rise

Thai Rath published a feature story on the issue of snakes invading people’s homes in Thailand. They spoke to construction engineers and a university vet who gave the benefit of their advice. This might save people from the ignominy of being bitten on the rear end as has happened in several high profile cases recently….

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Australian Man And Thai Wife Sentenced To Death For Drugs Smuggling

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Australian Man And Thai Wife Sentenced To Death For Drugs Smuggling

A Perth member of the notorious biker group Hells Angels and his wife have been sentenced to death in Thailand for trying to smuggle half a tonne of crystal methamphetamine into Australia. Luke Cook, 34, and his Thai wife Kanyarat Wechapitak, 40, were arrested at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport last December and charged in relation to…

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

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Bring Your Laundry And Dry Cleaning To 7/11 But Leave Your Knickers At Home

Convenience store 7/11 are rolling out yet another new service in Bangkok this week – laundry and dry cleaning. The 24 hour service is expected to expand up-country in the middle of next year. But price lists posted in shops itemized only certain things creating confusion about what laundry might be turned down. Customers can…

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More Graffiti By Foreigners At Chiang Mai Beauty Spot

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More Graffiti By Foreigners At Chiang Mai Beauty Spot

Chiang Mai authorities are furious that a cave has been ruined by graffiti from foreign tourists. They have threatened to prosecute and seek jail terms for anyone who is caught. The latest damage comes to Thailand’s nature after teens from Liverpool and Canada spray-painted a historic wall in the northern Thai city. Foreign names were…

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

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Foreign Woman Caught “Peeing” In The Street In Bangkok Fined 2,000 Bht

The woman caught on camera peeing in the street in Bangkok from a yellow cab has been found and fined. Police found her and took a further sample for drug testing. Thong Lor police swung into action when they realized the misdemeanor was committed near the Asoke intersection heading to Klong Toei that is in…

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A Huge Loss To World Football After Leicester Helicopter Tragedy

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A Huge Loss To World Football After Leicester Helicopter Tragedy

The Times Group would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and to the families of the other people who tragically lost their lives. In the aftermath of the terrible helicopter crash, much has been said and written about Khun Vichai. He was universally liked and admired in both Thailand…

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Scouser Faces Ten Year Jail Sentence For Graffiti In Chiang Mai

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Scouser Faces Ten Year Jail Sentence For Graffiti In Chiang Mai

Thai media reported that two people are in custody after the spray paint inscription “Scouser Lee B” appeared on the historic Tha Pae gate in Chiang Mai. One of them is 23 year old Lee Furlong from Liverpool. The other is Brittney Schneider, also 23, from Canada. The pair were staying at the Mad Monkey…

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Angry Father Shoots Man In Tesco Lotus After Warning Him To Stay Away From His Daughter

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Angry Father Shoots Man In Tesco Lotus After Warning Him To Stay Away From His Daughter

A Thai father who had repeatedly warned a man to stay away from his daughter shot at him then fired into his pick-up in the parking lot of Tesco Lotus in Nakorn Pathom yesterday. Police captain Wasan Tangtham found a lot of blood in a bakery at Lotus where U-Then had fled following the shooting….

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Mysterious Deaths In Isan Village Down To Alcohol And Booze Rather Than Ogres Or Ghosts Say Doctors

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Mysterious Deaths In Isan Village Down To Alcohol And Booze Rather Than Ogres Or Ghosts Say Doctors

Expert medical staff in Thailand’s north east have confirmed that a spate of unexplained deaths in a village in Kalasin are not the work of an angry group of ogres or ghosts of evil widows. Villagers in Ban Phu Hang had started taking extraordinary precautions after five people died in a few weeks. Men were…

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

The chance of an imminent repeat tsunami in the Andaman Sea is remote, while the tsunami risk in the Gulf of Thailand is even smaller to nearly impossible, say leading seismologists in the wake of public tsunami fears triggered by the recent devastation in Indonesia. Nevertheless, say experts, the authorities, business sector and citizens in…

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