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Cops Hunting Down Counter-Coup Rumormongers

BANGKOK — Thai police say they are tracking down whoever is behind a rumor about an impending counter-coup against the military junta that seized power from an elected government one year ago.

The Negative Force Awakens After Star Wars Run Thailand

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — From the city that gave runners an extra seven kilometers in a half marathon comes a Star Wars-themed run that added an extra hour.
From left, Helena Busch, Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan and Praewwanit Ruangthong pose on stage Saturday night after Nicolene was named Miss Thailand World. Photo: Miss World - Thailand / Facebook

19-Year-Old Business Student Crowned Miss Thailand World

BANGKOK — Nineteen-year-old Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan Saturday night was crowned Miss Thailand World.
Image: BougieBangkokGirl / Instagram

Crazy Rich Bangkokians: Viral Instagram @BougieBangkokGirl Gets Political

@BougieBangkokGirl – or Bougie – agreed to be interviewed anonymously via email about the Instagram account’s underlying goal to politically awaken a notoriously apolitical demographic.

Final Cool Spell to Visit Bangkok Before the Summer Burn



BANGKOK — A cool spell felt in Bangkok Wednesday night and Thursday morning will linger through the weekend.

Asians Mystified by Westerners' Naked Rites at Sacred Sites

BANGKOK (DPA) — Many exports of Western civilization have been well received in Asia: indoor-plumbing, the internet and the HBO series Game of Thrones to name just a few.

‘Luk Thep’ Craze Draws Haunted Doll Backlash (Photos)



BANGKOK — On Wednesday, professor Pitak Sirawong made a deal with his students. He told them they could bring their trendy haunted spirit dolls into his research project classroom on one condition: The Luk Thep, believed to contain the spirit of a child, must do the same work as the students.

See Bangkok Before and After Street Food (Interactive)

Compare for yourself how Bangkok's streets look before and after the street food vendor ban with these interactive images. (Slide left and right).

Bar B Q Plaza Closes 26 Restaurants For 2 Days

BANGKOK — A popular barbecue franchise is closing 26 restaurants for two days after using a new type of pan customers said spoiled their food. Two weeks after Bar B Q Plaza launched its much-hyped “Bla

Ratchaburi Monk Protests 'Lack of Donations'

RATCHABURI — A monk in Ratchaburi province has staged a one-man protest over the lack of out-of-temple trips and donations he has been offered over the past seven years.

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