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Timon (Nick Mercer) and Pumbaa (Pierre van Heerden) at The Lion King’s Bangkok run in September 2019.

Five Easter Eggs in the Lion King Musical Staged in Thailand

BANGKOK — The Lion King, the most commercially successful musical of all time, has landed in Bangkok – but...

POLITICS

Thammanat Calls Off Lawsuit Against Rival Who Branded Him ‘Drug Convict’

BANGKOK — A minister backed off from his threat of suing a politician who accused him of heroin trafficking at the last minute on Thursday.

Gubernatorial Contender Vows Corruption-Free Bangkok

BANGKOK — An anti-graft activist and former junta-appointed lawmaker said she would bring transparency and better spending practices to the City Hall if elected as the next governor of Bangkok.

CRIME & CALAMITY

A still from CCTV footage showing Rachadech Wongtabutr carrying Thitima’s unconscious body up the elevator at his condominium on Sept. 16. Photo: Thitima Noraphanpiphat / Facebook

Autopsy Says ‘Abducted’ Model May Have Been Raped

BANGKOK — Ten people have been questioned in connection...
Bin Banluerit, left, receives a cash donation on Sept. 18, 2019 in Ubon Ratchathani.

Bin Banluerit Won’t Pool Flood Relief Funds With Gov’t

UBON RATCHATHANI — An actor who has fundraised more than 355 million baht for flood relief efforts said Thursday he won’t pool the funds with the government’s own fundraising efforts.

PM2.5 Dust Shrouds Southern Thailand

SONGKHLA — The deep south provinces are facing dangerous amounts of PM2.5 dust due to smog blowing northward from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

Isaan Flood Update: Gov’t Dinner Party Cancelled, Donation Race Begins

BANGKOK — Government leaders and TV personalities on Tuesday are soliciting donations to assist those affected by ongoing floods in the northeast that have claimed at least 30 lives.
Chuang Chuang and his 18th birthday treat at Chiang Mai Zoo on Aug. 6, 2018.

Celebrity Giant Panda Chuang Chuang Dies at 19

CHIANG MAI — The much beloved giant panda Chuang Chuang died of unknown cause on Monday evening while living in Chiang Mai Zoo, according to an official announcement.
A confiscated tiger at Khao Prathap Chang wildlife sanctuary on Sept. 15.

Half of the Tigers Seized from Tiger Temple Now Dead

Update: The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation...

ASEAN & WORLD

Pastafarian Pastor Leads Prayer at Alaska Gov’t Meeting

HOMER, Alaska (AP) — A pastor wearing a colander on his head offered the opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster to open a local government meeting in Alaska, the latest blessing from a nontraditional church since a court ruling.

NW China Gets Warmer, Wetter as Climate Change Hits

LANZHOU (Xinhua) — The northwest region of China, which used to be cold and dry, is now getting warmer and wetter, climate experts said.

‘A Dumb Thing to Do’: Trudeau Apologizes for Brownface

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign for national elections was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a costume party in 2001. The prime minister apologized and said “it was a dumb thing to do.”

Forbidden City Museum Recruits AI, Cloud Techs

BEIJING (Xinhua) — The Palace Museum and Tencent have agreed to team up for digitizing relics in the museum and carrying out cultural research through information technology, including cloud and artificial intelligence.

US says Oil Site Attack Was an Iranian ‘Act of War’

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations an “act of war” against the kingdom by Iran, as the Saudis displayed missile and drone wreckage and cited other evidence they said shows the raid was “unquestionably sponsored by Iran.”
FRESH CUTS
Meet Kansuda 'Mimi' Chanakiri, the only Thai-Burmese contestant in Miss Universe Thailand 2019
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British Pop Band 'New Hope Club' in Thailand
01:30
Precious Plastic: Recycling Bangkok One Bottle Cap At A Time
01:13
The Running of the Kwais: The Annual Buffalo Bacchanal in Trang, Thailand
01:14
Khaosod English Talks to Hawkeye, the Most Humble Avenger
03:45
Stand Under Van Gogh’s Starry Night at 'From Monet to Kandinsky' Bangkok Exhibition
01:10
Reporting from Notre Dame After the Fire
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Baby Elephant Falls into Septic Tank in Thailand
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Take Flight With Thai 1st Officer Julie
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Thai Elephants Go to War as Kingdom Celebrates National Animal
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Thailand’s ‘Watermelon Island’
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This Shop in Thailand Serves Only 'Moo Krob' or Crispy Pork Dishes
01:00
Trans Queen Jazell Barbie Royale Wants to Inspire Women Like Her
12:45
Crocodile Put in Thai Jail After Crawling into Krabi Pub
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Daring Rescue of Construction Worker from Fallen Crane in Bangkok, Thailand
00:19
Miss Grand International 2018 Clara Sosa of Paraguay at Khaosod English
06:13
Battle for Ao Manao
03:02
The Face Men Thailand Season 2 Contestants Live Interview
11:52
Miss Tiffany Thailand 2018 'Esmon' with Runners Up 'Book' and 'Narm'
07:54
Body Politic by Taweesak Molsawat
03:09
US Expat Artist Scraps and Scrapes in 'Factory' at Bangkok Biennial
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Miss Universe Thailand 2018 Sophida 'Ning' Kanchanarin's Exclusive Interview with Khaosod English.
06:02
Blood & Beauty: Thai Artist Paints in Blood
01:47
First Look: Rescued boys after cave ordeal
00:46
Rescue of the 'Wild Boars'
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Battlefield Bangkok: The Time the Navy Defied the Army – And Lost
02:31
Predator Prowls Rural Thailand
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Silent Disco in Bangkok
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Buddha Issara Captured By Police
05:01
Distressed Monk Ascends Tower to Save Monastery
01:08
Dead and Dying: Thousands of Thai Dogs Perish Due to Rabies False Alarm
00:27
Duck-Eating Python Subdued After Epic Struggle
04:02
Elephants ‘Make Merit’ on Thai Elephant Day at Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Tropical Botanical Garden
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Shackled Suspects Shove Way Out Thai Courthouse
03:02
Muralists Paint 'The Last Kill' for Thai Wildlife
01:08
Go Deep With Thailand’s 1st Female Undersea Relic Hunter
01:26
Kiss My Axe: Hurl Deadly Bladed Terror at Bangkok Range
01:04
From Pattaya With Love: Fools Russian In – Khaosod English The Show Ep. 01
29:34
Chinese Opera in Thailand
02:29
Inside 'Kitties and Bears' Bangkok
01:58
Virtual Thailand: Scenes of Mourning
03:42
Virtual Thailand: Dusk falls on royal funeral and Bangkok's Phra Pinklao Bridge
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Royal Funeral: A ride through a sea of black mourners in Bangkok
00:21
Fly Over Funeral Site in This Official Drone Footage (Video)
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Virtual Thailand: Enter the Crematorium of King Rama IX
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