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People pick up beer cans that fell from an overturned truck Friday in Phuket City. Photo: Mana Sombat / Facebook

Brew Bandits: Crowd ‘Cleans Up’ 80,000 Cans of Leo on Phuket

PHUKET — When a truck carrying nearly 90,000 cans of Leo Beer flipped Friday morning in Phuket City, men, women, children and even motorcycle taxis rushed in to lend a hand.
Two foreigners react as Lt. Gen. Surachate Hakparn looks on Friday morning at Bangkok’s Montien Riverside Hotel.

Arrests of Visa Scofflaws Good for Tourism: Big Joke

BANGKOK — Nearly 500 foreigners were arrested this week on visa violations in the latest raid police said early Friday morning will benefit tourism. Immigration...
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Thai Man Escapes With Life in Harrowing, Violent Scam in Parisian Club

PARIS — A New Year’s trip to the City of Love took a scary turn for one Thai man whose harrowing night on the...
Photo: Arkadiy Kulev / Facebook

Police Hunt for Gibbon Selfie Hawker on Koh Samui

KOH SAMUI — Island police are on the lookout for a repeat wildlife offender who farms tourists for money by charging them for photos...

Bangkok Bus Runs Over, Kills Passenger

BANGKOK — Police on Tuesday were looking for the driver of a bus that ran over and killed an elderly female passenger last night...
Left: Nuttaa Mahattana. Right: Watana Muangsook.

Activist, Politician Vow to Sue Over Leaked Sex Tape

BANGKOK — A pro-democracy activist and a Pheu Thai party member on Monday said they’ll pursue legal action over their sex tape alleged to be filmed by a third party as a tactic to discredit them.
A local resident stands Saturday near broken tombs in Rayong province where 15 stillborn babies were reportedly missing.

15 Stillborns Feared Stolen From Rayong Grave for Black Magic

RAYONG — Rayong police Saturday said they were investigating what happened to 15 stillborn babies a rescue foundation suspects were stolen for occult rites. The...
Police on Wednesday investigate a shop in Saraburi province where a 12-year-old girl was alleged to be gang-raped.

‘Kind of a Slut,’ Saraburi Official Calls Girl, 12, Alleging Gang Rape

SARABURI — A government official in Saraburi province resigned Wednesday after footage emerged of him trying to convince a 12-year-old girl into saying she was not gang-raped.

Illegal Sports, Movie Stream Sites Taken Down in Crackdown

BANGKOK — Security forces raided nearly 20 venues nationwide to shut down illicit operations streaming pirated films.
Phra Wittaya Pholyano and Phra Supphachok Katadharmo on Thursday after being forced to leave the monkhood.

‘Extremely Drunk’ Monks Living in Bus Station Busted For Harassment

BANGKOK — Two heavily intoxicated monks were arrested Thursday after causing a disturbance at a major Bangkok bus terminal.

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