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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Fit & Fierce: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Helps Women Grapple With Defense

Having been sexually harassed in the past, learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, or BJJ, at 34 has empowered me. BJJ, focuses on how to escape from an attacker in a dominant position on the ground, so I am able to learn how to escape from a mount or a side control position under the pressure of strong and heavy bodies.

There’s Life After Bearing: BTS Samrong Opens

BANGKOK — The BTS Skytrain’s newest station lurched into service Monday, with Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s attempt to operate a train knocking passengers off-balance.

Bangkok Expands Flood Warnings to 17 Areas After They Flood

Brace yourselves for – big surprise – even more flooding, especially in northern Bangkok.

MRT Ramps Up Security After Bomb Found Near Station

BANGKOK — Bangkok’s subway system raised security measures Wednesday following the discovery of a pipe bomb found near one of its stations.

Another Accident Lands Italian-Thai in Hot Water For Safety Lapses

BANGKOK — When a metal beam fell from a rail construction site Monday and speared a passing car’s windshield, nearly skewering the driver, it wasn’t the first such incident to plague construction of the Dark Red Line. Nor was it the second or fourth.

MRT Orange Line Construction to Begin Monday

BANGKOK — The first pile will be driven into Ramkhamhaeng Road on Monday for the construction of the MRT Orange Line, expected to bridge...

Desperate Man Threatens to Leap From Bridge With Toddler Son

BANGKOK — A distraught man threatened to leap into traffic with his 3-year-old son from a footbridge Friday afternoon in western metro Bangkok.

Chinese New Year Goes Off Full-Cocked at Lumphini Park (Photos)

BANGKOK — Rooster statues, costumes and edibles welcomed revelers to Lumphini Park on Saturday night, where Chinese New Year festivities were staged.

Heavy Rains Leave Bangkok Swimming in Floods

BANGKOK — A night of heavy thunderstorms left Bangkok knee-deep in gray floodwaters Saturday morning.

Man Wanted for Rape in Sweden Arrested in Thailand

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Swedish authorities say a 38-year-old man suspected of four rapes last month in Sweden has been arrested in Thailand.

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