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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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.

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.

Pilot Crashed in ‘Old But Usable’ Plane: Air Force

UBOL RATCHATHANI — The head of the air force said Wednesday that a plane which crashed and killed a squadron leader was was old but operational.

Air Force Trainer Goes Down at Bhumibol Dam, 1 Dead

TAK — An air force officer died after ejecting from his plane Tuesday while his co-pilot survived the impact.

Duck-Eating Python Subdued After Epic Struggle

KRABI — That feeling when you get so big, one duck isn’t enough.

Hungry Elephants Killed Foraging For Food in South: NGO

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — The body of an elephant found in a pineapple field is the latest in a series of pachyderms killed after they wandered across national park boundaries to forage on farmland, an environmentalist said Thursday.

Young Frenchman Stabbed to Death at Bangkok Guesthouse

BANGKOK — A Frenchman was wounded fatally early Thursday morning after attempting to stop a fight at a guesthouse in Phra Nakhon area.

Celeb Sues for Fake Endorsement After Diet Pills Kill 4

BANGKOK — Authorities seized millions of baht in diet pills from factories after their ingestion allegedly caused a string of recent deaths, leading a TV personality on Tuesday to sue the brand for false advertising.
Khon Kaen governor Somsak Changtrakul on Friday pays respects at Maneenet Charoen-ngao’s funeral. Photo Matichon

Police Veils Owner of Cable that Killed Khon Kaen Motorcyclist

KHON KAEN — The sister of a motorcyclist who was killed by a falling cable said Friday that she was instructed by police not to name the company responsible.

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