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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tour Palaces and Dress Up for Bangkok’s 236th Birthday

BANGKOK — Past kings will be honored, rare cultural gems trotted out and parades staged tomorrow when the capital turns 236.
Images: Art Tua Por / Facebook

Military Will Care for Devastated Conscript’s Sick Grandma: Junta

BANGKOK — A spokesman for the ruling junta said Thursday that the grandmother of a man whose despair at being conscripted by the army went viral would be looked after by the military while he serves for two years.

Thailand ‘Not Ready’ for Online Lottery Tickets: Official

BANGKOK — When the first amendments in 40 years come to the national lottery, they won’t immediately include online ticket sales, but open the door to big changes to how jackpots pay out.

Netizens Side With Farang YouTuber Wronged by Airport Taxi

BANGKOK — It’s an age-old tale: Boy lands at airport, boy meets taxi, taxi rips off boy.

Police Commanders Lose Jobs in ‘Deadliest’ Provinces

BUENG KAN — The Songkran road mortality blame game has claimed the jobs of the top cops in provinces which saw the most death during the long holiday.

Shark Attack! Hua Hin Beach Closed to Swimmers

HUA HIN — A usually quiet Hua Hin beach was closed to the public Thursday for several weeks after a man was bitten by a shark.

Thais Can Soon Visit Hainan Without Visas

BANGKOK — Thais are among 59 nationalities who soon won’t need visas to travel to China’s Hainan Island.
Four people were injured Sunday in a car wreck in Suphan Buri province. Photo: Matichon

Songkran Death Toll Surges to 418

BANGKOK — Speeding edged out intoxication to claim the most lives during the “dangerous days” of Songkran this year, which ended after 418 people died on the roads over seven days, according to officials.
Anastasia Vashukevich on Tuesday at the Pattaya Provincial Court.

Sex Instructors Teasing Trump-Russia Evidence Shift Blame to US

PATTAYA — The Belarusian escort promising to spill secrets about the election of Donald Trump following her arrest in Thailand appeared tired and in low spirits as she walked into the Pattaya Provincial Court on Tuesday for her first court appearance.

Russian ‘Sex Guru,’ Followers Blame US for Continued Detention

PATTAYA — A Russian sex guru and his followers, one of whom claims to have evidence of Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, were acquitted Tuesday of violating labor laws in Thailand but still face other charges that could land them in prison for more than 10 years.

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