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Smog Surges Over Thailand’s Two Major Cities

BANGKOK — Thailand featured two of the world’s most-polluted cities Wednesday morning, according to independent – not government – monitoring. Chiang Mai and Bangkok ranked...
Prison guards escort Bahraini football player Hakeem AlAraibi in December from a court in Bangkok. Photo: Gemunu Amarasinghe / Associated Press

Aussie Envoy Mum on His Role in Hakeem Arrest

BANGKOK — The Australian Embassy gave no comment Thursday after the immigration police commander said that Ambassador Allen McKinnon admitted to alerting Thai authorities...

Papers Please! BTS Cash Card Users Must Disclose Personal Info

BANGKOK — Starting in nine days, commuters who pay their skytrain fares with top-up cards must give up their ID card numbers, email addresses and phone numbers to the system’s operator.
Photo: Michael Coghlan / Flickr

Bangkok Says More BTS Lifts Coming, Maybe by Next Year

BANGKOK — City Hall said Monday it expects to find a contractor by the end of next month to build 19 additional, court-ordered elevators for the BTS Skytrain.
Chelita Dhanarajata as a second-year student at Chulalongkorn University. Photo: Boy321 / Courtesy

Worlds Collide When Intl School Students Hazed at Thai Unis

Projected at force, a hot tan vomit of soup, cocoa, wasabi and stomach acid shoots out of a student’s mouth onto the back of...

Bangkok Marathon Still On Despite Toxic Smog

BANGKOK — A marathon organized for this weekend in Bangkok will go ahead despite the hazardous levels of smog that have clouded Bangkok for weeks, the Tourism and Sports Ministry said Friday.
A drone flies Thursday morning near City Hall and the Grand Swing in Bangkok. Inset, Bangkok Gov. Aswin Kwanmuang in a Matichon photo.

‘I Don’t Know What to Do’ About Smog: Bangkok Governor

BANGKOK — After deploying water cannons and drones to combat unhealthy smog that shows no sign of abating, Bangkok’s governor Thursday called an emergency expert meeting to discuss solutions to the surging pollution, saying “I don’t know what to do.”
Students wear masks at at Patai Udom Suksa School on Jan. 15 in Bangkok.

Bangkok Schools Ordered Closed Due to Smog

BANGKOK — Students will be dismissed from all public schools at noon and classes canceled through Friday as air pollution continues unabated, the governor said Wednesday.

Final Day of King’s Coronation Declared National Holiday

BANGKOK — The final day of His Majesty the King’s three-day coronation ceremony will be observed as a national holiday.
Photos: Methus Kaewsaikao / Facebook

Man Sanctifies Fire Hydrant to Deter Littering

BANGKOK — In a city overrun with smog and litter along uneven sidewalks, one Lat Phrao area man may have discovered the secret to...

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