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Minister Weerasak recounts how international rescuers were brought in

International rescuers, British cave divers in particular, played as much a crucial role as the Thai Navy SEALs in the successful search and rescue of the 12 Wild Boars footballers…

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Majority objects to teachers not paying debts

More than 75 percent of respondents to an opinion poll disagreed with a threat by a group of  teachers  to stop paying debts to the state-run Government Savings Bank. Last…

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Crocodile escapes capture on Karon beach

Crocodile hunters tried unsuccessfully to capture a crocodile found on the beach in Muang district of Phuket early this morning. The crocodile, which was believed to be the same one…

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Depression warning for North and Northeast on July 23-24

The Meteorological Department today warned people in the North and in Northeast to brace for intense rains and heavy rains in some areas tomorrow and Tuesday due to depression. According…

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Floods force 300 villagers in Sangkhla Buri to be evacuated

About 300 people of a village in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi were today evacuated to a temporary shelter after floods swept into their village. The evacuees, mostly children, women…

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Three provinces still affected by flood from “Son-tinh”

Floodings as a result of tropical storm “Son-tinh” which has weakened to a low pressure cell still wreak havoc  in three provinces — Kanchanaburi, Phichit and Nakhon Sawan, Disaster Prevention…

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Sangkhla Buri flooding still critical

The flooding situation in Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi province is still critical as Highway 323 is still about 1.20 metres under water, making it impassable to small vehicles. The…

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Sangkhla Buri district declared disaster zone

Sangkhla Buri district of Kanchanaburi province has been declared a disaster zone following heavy flooding in 10 villages and two tambon, with the only artery road leading to the district…

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Sangkhla district of Kanchanaburi hit by flood

More than 300 houses in Sangkhla district of Kanchanaburi province were half-submerged today,  stranding many residents after the district was lashed by heavy rains caused by depression Son Tinh. Mr…

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Stormy sea prompts swimming ban at Phang-nga beaches

Red flags and no-swimming signs have been put up in front of hotels and resorts along the beaches in Takua Pa district of Phang-nga province on the Andaman Sea coast…

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Double-track railway to be proposed to Ubon Ratchathani cabinet meeting

The private sector of the northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani plans to propose the construction of a double-track railway to the Lao border and the expansion of Ubon Ratchathani airport…

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Bung Kan hit by flash floods

Floodwaters from continuous rain have inundated farmlands in three districts of the northeastern border province of Bung Kan, particularly in Seka district where a pig farm has been severely hit…

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Movie rights of Tham Luang rescue become an issue

The Ministry of Culture is mulling an idea of setting up a national ad hoc committee to handle the copyright of the information related to the Tham Luang cave rescue…

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Marine Dpt probes alleged bribe taking by officials from a Japanese firm

The Marine Department has set up a committee to investigate officials of the department suspected of having received bribes, totaling 20 million baht from a Japanese company to facilitate the…

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Chuvit to be released this Saturday

Chuvit Kamolvisit, an outspoken television show host and former leader of the now-defunct Rak Thailand Party, will be released on Saturday, July 21, after serving a one-month jail term at…

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Charter Court accepts Don’s case for consideration

The Constitutional Court has accepted the Election Commission’s proposal for it to rule whether Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai should be disqualified for the ministerial post in connection with his wife’s…

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Journalists begin arriving for press conference with “Wild Boars”

Journalists, both Thai and international, have started arriving at the office of Chiang Rai provincial administration for the first press conference with the 12 Wild Boars soccer team and their…

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Thai engineer impressed with Musk’s team

A Thai engineer involved in the drilling operation to find alternative entrances into Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai at the height of the “Wild Boars” rescue mission early month…

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Cabinet nod for draft agreement on repatriation of Myanmar refugees

The Cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft agreement on the repatriation of Myanmar refugees as proposed by the Foreign Ministry, government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd said. The draft agreement was made…

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Tropical storm “Son-tinh” brings more rain to upper Thailand

The upper part of Thailand will have more rain and isolated heavy to very heavy rain during July 18-21 as Tropical Storm “Son-tinh,” which is moving in the westerly direction…

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French tourists injured in bus accident in Chiang Rai

Twenty-five French tourists and one Thai guide were injured with 4-5 of them in serious condition after a tour bus in which they were travelling overturned on a secondary road…

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Policeman sentenced to 7 years in jail for engineer’s death

The parents of a young engineer shot dead by police in Sakhon Nakhon seven years ago on the pretext that he was involved in drug dealing were finally vindicated when…

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Rain, isolated heavy rain expected across the country this week

Abundance of rain is forecast for the upper part of the country this week, with isolated heavy rain predicted for the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and west…

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Australian diver admits boys and coach sedated in rescue

One of the two Australians who were with the Wild Boars football team and helped them escape safely from the Tham Luong cave in Chiang Rai has revealed the boys…

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Teachers demand a moratorium to their debts to GSB for six months

About 450,000 teachers who are members of the funeral welfare fund for teachers have vowed to stop reimbursing the Government Savings Bank for debts they owe to the bank starting…

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British diver may sue Musk for calling him “pedo”

British caver Vernon Unsworth who helped rescue the Wild Boars soccer team from Tham Luang cave said today he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla CEO…

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Death sentence handed down on Muslim militant

A Muslim militant has been sentenced to death for his parts in three violent incidents in Pattani province in which seven people were killed and eight others injured, said Col…

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PM thanks all for successful recovery of victims of Phuket boat tragedy

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha thanks all authorities, both Thai and Chinese, for having successfully recovered the bodies of all 47 victims who died on July 5 when the Phoenix dive…

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Tesla CEO Musk attacks British diver

Tesla and Space-X CEO Elon Musk came under fire yesterday after launching a bizarre attack on a British diver who helped rescue the “Wild Boars” soccer team trapped in Tham…

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Phoenix dive boat’s managing director to be indicted Monday

The managing director TC Blue Dream Company which operated the Phoenix dive boat before it went down iin rough seas resulting in the death of 46 Chinese tourists will be…

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British diver describes Musk’s mini-sub as PR stunt

A British diver involved in the rescue of a Thai soccer team from the flooded Tham Luang cave system has dismissed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s proposed mini-submarine as a PR…

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ACT questions NACC’s delay in probing wristwatch case

The Anti-Corruption Organization of Thailand (ACT) has questioned what it  suspect to be foot-dragging by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) over its investigation into two controversial cases – Deputy Prime Minister…

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Public Health bans foods containing trans fats

A ministerial order has been issued by the Public Health Ministry banning the production, import and distribution of food containing trans fat. The order which was issued on June 13…

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Phuket marine chief removed over Phoenix boat tragedy

The Marine Department has ordered an immediate transfer of the chief officer of Phuket Marine Office and the setting up of a panel to consider disciplinary action against him for…

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Supreme Court sentences Vatana and 10 others to jail over Klong Dan corruption case

The trial of the so-called “Mother of Corruption” case concerning the Klong Dan wastewater treatment plant has come to an end with the Supreme Court finally sentencing 11 individuals, including…

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29 injured in restaurant cave-in in Bang Saray seaside village

Twenty-nine tourists were injured when the wooden floor of a beach-front seafood restaurant in which they were having a buffet lunch caved in. The incident took place at about noon…

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Appeals Court upholds death sentence on Spaniard for murder

The Appeals Court today upheld the death sentence handed down on a Spanish man for murdering a fellow Spaniard and dumping the dismembered body in the Chao Phraya River in…

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Parents file a complaint against school director for alleged school lunch cheat 

 A complaint was today (Thursday) lodged with Nakhon Ratchasima governor by a group of parents accusing the school director in Tambon Thai Samakkhi of corruption concerning school lunch program. One…

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Crackdown launched against illegal car parking and  driving by motorbikes on sidewalks

Bangkok Metropolitan Administration launched a city-wide crackdown on Thursday against motorcycle riding or car parking on sidewalks. The crackdown was focused on 115 points of sidewalks where there have been…

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Farmers of flooded farmland near Tham Luang cave given material support

The Department of Agricultural Extension today (Thursday) presented plant seeds, plant saplings, and biological control products to about 100 rice farmers who sacrificed their farmland to be used as a…

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Operation underway to retrieve last Phoenix victim

An operation is now underway to retrieve the body of a Chinese tourist, believed to be the last victim, stuck under the wreckage of Phoenix boat near Koh Heh in…

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Widespread rain countrywide forecast for July 12-15

The Thai Meteorological Department has warned people throughout the country to brace for rain, isolated heavy rain, and flash floods during July 12-15 as a result of the monsoon trough…

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“Race against time” to rescue Japan flood victims

People are rescued by boats from Mabi Memorial Hospital that was isolated due to flood damage caused by heavy rain in Kurashiki, Okayama prefecture on July 8, 2018. Japan’s Prime…

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Search for Phoenix’s  15 missing passengers resumes 

Search for the last 15 missing passengers from the sunken Phoenix dive boat continues for the third consecutive day today amidst rainfall with the search to be expanded to Phi-Phi…

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15 provinces warned of heavy rain, high waves during July 7-12

People in 15 provinces along the coasts of the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand should remain on high alert for possible high waves, inshore surges, heavy rain and…

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Survivors claim they were not warned to wear life jackets

A survivor of the Phoenix dive boat accident on Thursday said that passengers on board the ill-fated tour boat were not warned to wear life vests nor was there a…

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5 more bodies in Phuket boat accident victims found, 18 still missing

The bodies of five more victims of the Phoenix dive boat incident were found today in the sea off Phuket by rescue workers, raising the death toll to 38. The…

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China thanks Thailand for rescue efforts

China thanks Thailand for its ongoing search and rescue operation after boat accidents on July 5 in the rough sea off Phuket that led to the deaths and injuries of…

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3 Chinese tourists rescued after being caugt by rip current off Ko Chang

Three Chinese tourists were plucked from the sea off Ko Chang Island by rescue workers after they were caught by rip current while swimming in the sea off Sai Khao beach on…

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Prayut insists popular Chiang Rai governor will be transferred

Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha this afternoon reaffirmed the order to transfer the hugely popular Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn to nearby Phayao province. He described Narongsak, who has become…

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Chiang Rai governor…good but probably not good enough

Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osotthanakorn has probably been the most visible figure throughout the 10 days of the painstaking search and rescue operation at Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai…

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Gen Prawit believes SEAL teams will reach “Pattaya Beach” today

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon said this morning he believes members of the navy SEAL rescue unit will today reach the area in Tham Luang cave known as Pattaya…

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Rescue mission resumes on ninth day, SEAL units closer to target area

Rescuers began their ninth day of search for the 12 missing young footballers and their coach this morning with the elite SEAL units attempting to make further advance toward the…

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More equipment pour in to support rescue operations

Help poured in from the private sector to support the search and rescue operations in a spontaneous show of spirit of volunteerism. Several support equipment supplied with courtesy of Chevron…

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1.2 million migrant workers registered in six months

About 1.2 million migrant workers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar have registered and applied to work in Thailand since application for registration started on January 16 and closed on the…

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SEAL commander outlines rescue challenges

The Navy SEAL commander this morning outlined the difficulties and challenges his rescue team will be facing when they begin advancing toward the so-called Pattaya Beach inside Tham Luang cave  where…

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We will not stop until we find them: SEAL chief

The commander of the Navy SEAL, a special warfare unit playing a central role in the search for the missing 12 young footballers and their coach trapped in Tham Luang…

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No passage ways linking Myanmar moutain with Tham Luang

A Myanmar senator told Thai officials on Saturday that Myanmar officials did not find any passage ways that could link the Doi Nang Non mountain range on the Myanmar side…

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Uruguay sends Portugal home with 2-1 victory

Soccer superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are heading home, along with their teams, Portugal and Argentina, after their defeats in the 2018 World Cup last night. It was Edinson…

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