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Bad things happen to good people; good things happen to bad people.

Rescue workers Thursday attend the scene of accident outside Rayong city.

Old Brit Says He Fell Asleep Before Killing Rayong Girl

RAYONG — An elderly Briton said Friday he fell asleep behind the wheel when he caused the death of a 10-year-old girl in a car crash.
Police question Yohann Michel Tounga Mbouka on April 9.

Ordeal Ends for French Cop Accused of Koh Tao Rape

KOH TAO — A French cop accused of raping an 18-year-old Briton on Koh Tao was released Saturday from police custody and cleared to leave the country after nearly two months of investigation.

Cops Bust Football Gambling Ring in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Police arrested eight men suspected of running football betting websites Sunday night in eastern Bangkok and were looking to summon almost 1,000 of their subscribers.
Photo: Felix Kästle / Dpa

Thai Prisons Bursting at Seams, Reforms Needed: Panel

BANGKOK — Thai prisons are overcrowded and alternatives to detention  are needed, according to the kingdom’s top gaoler.

Huge Factory Blaze Still Raging Outside Bangkok

BANGKOK — After three hours of fighting a fierce factory blaze, firefighters late Friday afternoon allowed a raging fire to consume a helmet factory in the capital’s southwest.

Factory Fire in Southwest Bangkok Injures 2

BANGKOK — A fire broke out Thursday in a factory in the capital’s southwest, injuring two employees.

Man Dives into Khlong Saen Saep to Escape Police Checkpoint

BANGKOK — Rather than face the music at a late-night police checkpoint, one intrepid soul opted to hurl himself into one of the capital’s foulest and perilous canals early Wednesday morning.
Rescue workers at the site of the Sunday accident in Bangkok.

Man Recounts Escape from Car Flattened by Lorry (Video)

BANGKOK — A man on Monday explained how he miraculously survived after a trailer truck driven by a drunk driver flattened his car to the ground in Bangkok’s Lat Krabang district.

Distributors Demand Deadly Pill Owners’ Arrest

BANGKOK — Distributors of a deadly diet pill and a man who lost his sister after ingesting them pressured police to accelerate the investigation Monday morning.

Buddha Issara Followers Fume at Defrocked Monk’s Arrest

BANGKOK — Fans of a defrocked monk who once led street protests that helped topple a government have come out in force to support him both outside the prison and online.

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