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Luk Thung Star Denies Plagiarizing Romanian Pop Song

BANGKOK — A recent hit by luk thung superstar Lumyai Hai Thongkam did not rip off from a 2014 Romanian pop song as alleged by the internet, her manager said Thursday.
Left, Siriwan Butpetch slaps Matthayom 1 students. Right, Siriwan Butpetch talks to press Tuesday. Photo: one31 / YouTube

Teacher Slaps Students for Not Doing English Homework, Gets Off Scot-Free

SAMUT SAKHON — No disciplinary action has been taken against a teacher who slapped students repeatedly for not doing their English homework, a school official said Thursday.
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Papal Visit: Pope Says He Seeks Friendship With Thai Buddhists

VATICAN CITY — The Pope on Friday night said he wished to forge friendships with Thailand’s Buddhists when he arrives in the kingdom for an official visit next week.
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Thailand Cheers as ‘Lisa’ Blackpink Listed on Time 100 List

NEW YORK — Thai Blinks and netizens are rejoicing Friday as Lisa Blackpink was chosen as one of the 100 influential young people by Time magazine.
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Princess Ubolratana Says British Airways Refuses Her Boarding

LONDON — King Rama X’s eldest sister took to her Instagram to say British Airways denied her from boarding a flight Friday morning.

TikTok, Web Novels, Chinese Internet Cultures Go Viral in Thailand

BANGKOK (Xinhua) —  New icons of Chinese Internet-culture such as TikTok, fantasy novels and online dramas are gaining traction in Thailand, bringing fresh elements to the promotion of Chinese culture in the Southeast Asian country.
An artist’s rendition of the Chao Phraya exoplanet rising over the Chao Phraya River. Images: NASA and Wikimedia Commons

River of Stars: Exoplanet Named After Thai ‘Chao Phraya’ River

ERIDANUS — Thailand’s mightiest river and one of its tributaries are making their mark among the stars. 
Left: A photo of Mae Manee in her “gold shop.” Right: Police raid Mae Manee’s fake gold shop Oct.31, 2019. Photo: Thailand Most Wanted / Facebook

Scammer ‘Mae Manee’ Built Fake Gold Store to Fool Victims, Police Say

BANGKOK — A woman wanted for allegedly running a ponzi scheme that scammed nearly 3,000 people out of 820 million baht is still on the run, police said Friday.
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Halloween Surprise! Princess Ubolratana Posts Pic With ‘Trump Head’

BANGKOK — While shopping for Halloween gear, the King Rama X’s eldest sister took a pic with a sensational item – a fake blooded head of President Donald Trump.

Elephant Squishes Car in Khao Yai National Park

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — Park officials Wednesday published 10 rules to follow when encountering a wild elephant after a video of one such beast squishing a car driving through Khao Yai National Park went viral.

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