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Defeated, City Hall Again Agrees to Exempt Khaosan

BANGKOK — Khaosan vendors were served a heaping bowl of win Friday with word they can resume business as usual after City Hall gave up a push to regulate them.
Police and firemen inspect the scene of a fire Friday morning that destroyed 16 homes in Bangkok's western district of Bangkok Yai.

Fast-Moving Fire Torches Bangkok Community

BANGKOK — A massive fire tore through a community in western Bangkok Friday morning, destroying 15 homes and injuring one person.

Special Report: Thai Students Abuse ADHD Drugs to Stay Ahead

Intense pressure to score high has students as young as high school deliberately overdosing with drugs that rob them of social skills and health.

Dusit Zoo to Close Forever in 3 Weeks

BANGKOK — It’s time to say goodbye to Thailand’s oldest zoo.
Photo: Tjabeljan / Flickr

Deal Struck For Khaosan Vendors to Submit Alternate Rules

BANGKOK — Khaosan Road vendors will submit their own proposed regulations directly to the government next week after City Hall backed down on enforcing its own week-old rules.

New BTS Trains Coming to Extended Route

BANGKOK — The BTS system may soon get slightly less crowded as dozens of new trains with more capacity set to enter service later this year.

Reporters Reckon With Ethics of Cave Rescue Coverage

BANGKOK — A story with the trappings of a Hollywood film made headlines worldwide last month when 12 young footballers and their coach were...
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300 Fewer Shady Spots in Bangkok: City Hall

BANGKOK — Dark streets, underpasses and other unsafe parts of town will be better lit, monitored and cleaned within another week, according to Bangkok’s governor.
Image: What's Wrong With the BTS Today? / Facebook

BTS Apologizes For Open Door on Moving Train

BANGKOK — Another crowded day on the BTS brought with it a new and more terrifying failure.
Khaosan Road sidewalks were clear of vendors Thursday morning as new regulations were put on hold. Photo: Matichon

Khaosan Goes Quiet After Police Ignore New City Rules

BANGKOK — Making new rules doesn’t mean much when even the police ignore them, as City Hall found out this week.

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