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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Wood House Fire Fuels Large Column of Smoke

BANGKOK — A fire in north of Bangkok is sending up a large column of smoke Tuesday morning. A wooden house is burning in the Baan...

Man Found Hanging From Tree on Srinagarindra Road Median

BANGKOK — The body of a man was found hanging from a tree in middle of a road median early Monday morning in Suan Luang district.

Water Damage Rising: Flood Insurance Around the World 

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The catastrophic flooding unleashed on Texas by Harvey was unprecedented. Elsewhere in the world, from Bangkok to Bucharest, flooding associated with...

Sheriff: 2 Bodies Pulled from California River Gorge

FRESNO, California — A recovery team using a helicopter and a winch on Friday dragged a car from the middle of a dangerous California river where it had been stranded for more than a month and freed two bodies inside believed to be a pair of exchange students from Thailand.

German Students Die in Motorcycle Accident on Samui

SAMUI — Two German students were killed in a road accident on Koh Samui on Sunday night when their motorcycle crashed into a vehicle driven by Russian tourist.

Fire Breaks Out in CentralWorld Restaurant

BANGKOK — A fire broke out at noon on Saturday at a restaurant in CentralWorld, sending smoke pouring into the interior of the mall.

Funky Building is Architecture, Not ‘Crooked’ and Collapsing: Officials

BANGKOK — Worries that a building being built downtown was at risk of collapsing were laid to rest Tuesday by local officials who explained it was just designed to look that way.

Dutch Tourist Rescued After Falling From Pai Canyon

PAI — A Dutch tourist was rescued Monday after falling from a canyon in Pai in the northern province of Mae Hong Son, an official said.

Elephant Devours Durian in Daring Dawn Raid (Video)

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — An elephant with an appetite for durian raided a storeroom Sunday in the west of Thailand, eating about 40 of the fruit and causing 70,000 baht in damage.

Chula Investigates Student President Over Initiation Altercation

BANGKOK — Chulalongkorn University is investigating the student activist it earlier blamed for an altercation during freshman induction in which a professor put a student in a headlock.

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