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Friday, October 19, 2018

Distressed Monk Ascends Tower to Save Monastery (Video)

BANGKOK — Police on Friday were still trying to convince a monk to descend from a cell tower where he had remained perched more than 24 hours.

Volunteers Give Boost to Others in Time of Grief (Photos)

As the kingdom mourns its King, many are turning their grief into generosity to help each other out.

Police Say Interpol Has Issued Notice for Red Bull Heir

BANGKOK — Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up the hunt for the fugitive playboy wanted in allegedly killing of a traffic policeman in a 2012 hit-and-run incident in Bangkok.

Be Prepared: Bangkok Buses Getting New Routes

BANGKOK — The capital’s public bus system will undergo radical changes when hundreds of them have both their routes and numbers changed starting September, a transport official said Friday.
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, of Thailand, celebrates after a super flyweight championship boxing match against Roman Gonzalez, of Nicaragua, last year in New York. Photo: Frank Franklin II / Associated Press

Srisaket Retains WBC Super Flyweight Belt With Points Win

NONTHABURI — Srisaket Sor Rungvisai successfully defended his WBC super flyweight belt by beating Iran Diaz of Mexico on a unanimous decision in front...

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.

Junta Takes Another Go at Clearing Vans From Victory Monument

BANGKOK — A renewed bid to untangle the Victory Monument by removing the interprovincial vans will go to trial in September, an officer in charge of the junta effort said Monday.

Muralists Paint ‘The Last Kill’ For Thai Wildlife

Ten muralists painted a vet clinic Friday as part of a distributed movement to demand justice for a black tiger poached in a wildlife sanctuary last month.

Furniture, Tonnes of Waste Blocking Bangkok Drainage (Photos)

BANGKOK — A backhoe was needed to pull a recliner and mattress from a drainage tunnel Friday along with tonnes of debris and waste...
Firefighters respond to a fire early Wednesday morning near Central Plaza Lardprao in Bangkok.

Electrical Fire Near Central Ladprao Leaves 2 Hospitalized

BANGKOK — A tangle of overhead utility cables caught fire near a Bangkok shopping mall early Wednesday morning, sparking a blaze that injured two people.





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