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Google Doodle for the 97th birthday anniversary of Rapee Sagarik. Image: Google

Orchids Bloom on Google To Celebrate Famed Thai Botanist

BANGKOK — Thai orchids are blooming on the homepage of the world’s largest search engine to celebrate a horticulturist who pioneered commercial orchid cultivation in Thailand.
The motorcycle taxi that allegedly shoved Arielle Struhl from her Grab bike on Dec. 2, 2019 in front of Siam Paragon. Photos: Arielle Struhl / Courtesy

Motosai Allegedly Shoves Passenger from Grab Bike at Siam Paragon

BANGKOK — A woman filed a complaint to the police Tuesday after she was allegedly assaulted by a motorcycle taxi while using the Grab ride-hailing service in front of Siam Paragon mall.
Jupiter aligned with the moon above Princess Sirindhorn Astropark in Chiang Mai on Nov. 28, 2019. Photo: National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand

‘Smiling Sky’ Warms Hearts of Thai Internet, Salarymen

BANGKOK — Touched by the rare alignment of the moon and planets that form a “smile” in the night sky – just in time for the payday – Thais are sharing their happiness and photos on the internet.

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.
Photo: Lalalalisa_m

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.
Photo: Nichax / Instagram

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. 

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