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Missing Briton’s Body Found by Cha-am Beach

PHETCHABURI — Police are awaiting the autopsy results of a British man found in the forest by Cha-am Beach on Wednesday, weeks after he went missing.

Swede’s Fall From Bangkok Balcony Was Suicide: Police

BANGKOK — Police on Monday ruled the death of a Swedish national who fell from a hotel balcony a suicide.

Tourist Boat Bursts Into Flames, 16 Injured

KRABI — A speedboat carrying tourists between islands in the south caught fire Sunday, injuring at least 16 people on board including the boat operator.
Pinit Sutthithepa. Photo: Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office

Thousands Attend Vigil for California Mudslide Victims

MONTECITO, California — Thousands of people attended a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California town.
Pinit Sutthithepa and his daughter Lydia and son Peerawat. Photo: GoFundMe.com

Americans Raise Money For Thai Immigrant Family ‘Decimated’ by Mudslide

MONTECITO, California — Pinit Sutthithepa, originally from Khon Kaen, immigrated from Thailand, leaving behind his wife and two children but sending them money for years until he could bring them to the United States, a friend, Poy Sayavongs, told the Lee Central Coast News.

Concrete Downpour Halts Demolition of Pattaya Hotel

PATTAYA — Residents along South Pattaya Road were awakened Thursday by the sound of something much heavier than rain falling from the sky.

Gunmen Slay Family of Former Pattani Volunteers

PATTANI — Four men accused of murdering a family of former volunteer paramilitaries in their home were still on the run Thursday morning, police said.

Pilot Caused Children’s Day Plane Crash: Military

BANGKOK — The air force on Friday said a jet fighter crash which killed the pilot during a Children’s Day air show a year ago was caused by the pilot's loss of orientation during the flight.

Bangkok Taxi Driver Suspended For Attacking Celeb’s Porsche

BANGKOK — When a hot young movie star cut off Udon Sutthison on Monday night in Bangkok, the taxi driver reached for his trusty slingshot. He scored a direct hit, shattering the driver's side window.

Roads Claim Fewer Lives During Holidays

BANGKOK — There was an overall drop in traffic death rates over the long holiday season this year in comparison to last year, with drunk driving and speeding still the principal causes for accidents on Thailand’s roads.

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