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Monday, December 18, 2017

UN: Closing Energy Gap Would Help Poorest Countries Develop

BANGKOK — The world's least developed countries need access to electricity if they are to break out of poverty, according to a U.N. report that urges wealthy nations to do more to honor their aid commitments to help bridge the energy gap.

Thai Indie Music: The Movie

Independent artists are shaking up the Thai music landscape which has long been dominated by two corporate labels. This short film leaps onto the stage and gets face-to-face with some of the musicians taking their sounds out of the capital and across the country.

Siam Square Animal Cafe ‘Kitties and Bears’ Shut Down

BANGKOK — A controversial animal cafe has been ordered shut by the authorities.

Former Malaysian PM: Current Government ‘Must Go’

BANGKOK — The man who led Malaysia through the final two decades of the 20th century and has waded back into its politics in recent months said Thursday the country's current government is deeply problematic and "must go."

German Court: Kuwait Airways Can Refuse Israeli Passengers

BERLIN — A German court ruled Thursday that Kuwait's national airline didn't have to transport an Israeli citizen because the carrier would face legal repercussions at home if it did.

Downtown Roads Closed For Tonight’s Tourism Parade

BANGKOK — Check the traffic before leaving work today.

Firefighters on Front Line of City’s Snake Scourge

BANGKOK — When the latest distress call came into Phinyo Pukphinyo's fire station in Bangkok, it was not about a burning home or office building. Instead, the caller needed urgent help with a far more common problem facing Thailand's capital: snakes.

Undergrounding of Ratchada’s Hanging Cables Eyed by 2021

BANGKOK — Tangled masses of power cables above one of Bangkok’s major thoroughfares will be moved underground over the next several years, the state electricity authority announced Monday.
Pa Thongbai and her husband Loong Buntham operate a noodle stall in Bangkok's Bang Rak district.

People Left Behind in Bangkok’s Flourishing Neighborhoods

BANGKOK — Tuk-tuk driver Kamruay Dandongmuang used to rent a room in Bangkok’s Bang Rak district but had to move out when the cost of living became too high. After the city swept out many of the sidewalk food vendors, he could no longer find affordable meals.
One of two ferrets suffering coughing fits.video

Owner of Cafe Where Animals Died Sorry For ‘Lapses’

BANGKOK — The acrid smell is the first thing that registers at Siam Square’s Kitties and Bears Cafe. Animal funk is hard to hide...

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