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Monday, September 25, 2017

Tighter Security as Cyclists Warm Up for Bike for Dad (Photos)



BANGKOK — More than 30,000 police officers and seven helicopters will be deployed to ensure safety during the nationwide Bike for Dad cycling epic next month, police spokesman Gen. Detnarong Suthichanbancha said Sunday.

Junta's Lawmakers Approve Bill to Restrict Rallies

BANGKOK – The Thai junta’s rubber-stamp parliament has unanimously approved the first draft of a bill that would restrict political demonstrations in Thailand.

Koh Tao Suspects' Alleged Recantation 'Normal,' Police Officer Says

SURAT THANI - A senior police officer has downplayed a news report that claims the two Burmese migrants accused of murdering two British tourists recanted their "confessions" this week.
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Hot Haze in Bangkok, Hot Hail in the North

BANGKOK — Expect the capital city to be so hot – a sweltering high of 40C all week – the air next between the moo ping vendors will shimmer from the sidewalk heat as soaring temperatures were blamed for a second death on Tuesday.

Sadako: Hip-Hop, Butoh, Origami Recalls Atomic Tragedy

BANGKOK — A bittersweet Japanese story of a girl folding 1,000 paper cranes after Hiroshima was leveled by an atomic bomb will be brought to life through a contemporary mix of hip-hop, butoh and origami.

ICT Pledges To Sniff Out Anti-Monarchy Chat Messages

BANGKOK - The Thai military government has claimed that it has the ability to search for anti-monarchy remarks on private chat messages.

Udon Thani Mayor Blesses Gay Newlyweds

UDON THANI - Two gay partners tie the knot in a Thai wedding ceremony in the presence of the mayor of Udon Thani province on Saturday night.

Ship Shape: Frenchman Refits Rice Barge Into Floating Stage

On a hot Monday afternoon inside a giant warehouse in the northern outskirts of Bangkok, workers were hammering metal beams onto the top deck of what looked like a steampunk Noah's Arc.

Thai Man Dies After Being Struck by Elephant in Rayong

RAYONG — A 28-year-old man has died in the hospital after being pierced by an elephant's tusks on a beach in eastern Thailand this week.

Khlong Ong Ang Begins Life After Saphan Lek (Photos)



BANGKOK — Khlong Ong Ang’s waters will be ready for the Loy Krathong festival following the 28-day demolition of the historic Saphan Lek market, city hall announced today.

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