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Pete Shelley, Punk Troubadour of Buzzcocks, Dies at 63

Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at age 63.

Bipartisan Alarm Over Junta's 'Anti-Politician' Charter

BANGKOK — In a rare public forum on the future of Thai politics, prominent politicians from the country’s rival parties banded together to criticize the junta’s new charter and its restraints on the power of elected officials.

Notes From the Underground, Vol. I

Let's trace the source of Bangkok's club scene back to the turn of the millennium and a place called Cafe Democ.

300,000 Baht Dowry Paid at Cock-Hen Wedding

CHONBURI — A rooster and a hen tied the knot in Chonburi province today, a union that their owners hope will produce talented birds for cockfighting tournaments.

Burn Bibles as Death Metal Band Brings ‘Vital Remains’ to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Thai Death Metal fans can head bang, mosh – and maybe even burn a bible or two – when pioneering Death Metal band Vital Remains roars into town later this month.
Suriyan Tantemsin with a Predator helmet. Right, a Joker Predator helmet by him.

‘Predator’ Meets Samurai, The Joker at Ratchaburi Helmet Shop

RATCHABURI — A former art teacher is enthralling customers worldwide with motorcycle helmets modeled after the famed galactic hunter race. Although Predator riders are known...

DNA Evidence to be Verified in Thailand's Koh Tao Beach Murder Trial

BANGKOK (DPA) — A Thai court has allowed independent verification of the DNA evidence against two suspects in the beach murder of two British holidaymakers last year, officials said Thursday.

Southern Insurgency: Teacher Convoy Bombed in Narathiwat

NARATHIWAT — A teacher was injured by a roadside bombing this morning in the southern province of Narathiwat, where separatist insurgents have been waging a bloody campaign against Thai security forces for the past decade.

Look Up: Geminid Meteor Shower to Peak Tonight



BANGKOK — Raise your eyes from earthly matters and bend your neck to the heavens to catch the Geminid meteor shower, which is expected to peak tonight at a rate of 120 “shooting stars” per hour.

Foreign Tourists Allegedly Dumped on Tollway by Thai Taxi

BANGKOK — The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) says it is investigating a claim that a taxi driver stranded a family of foreign tourists on a highway in Bangkok.

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