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Monday, September 24, 2018

Crime, Courts, Calamity

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

Army Commander Threatens Families of Southern Militants

PATTANI — Some residents in the southern province of Pattani say they’re intimidated by an ongoing army search for suspected separatists behind a recent deadly attack.
Police investigate a fully flooded underpass in Bangkok’s Prawet district Aug. 6 where a woman drowned the night before.

Construction Firm, Developer Face Charges in Bangkok Underpass Drowning

BANGKOK — An investigation into the drowning death of a woman in a Bangkok underpass continued Tuesday as police move closer to filing charges against those responsible.

iPhone Takes Bullet For Cop in Pattaya Gun Battle

PATTAYA — A Pattaya cop almost took one to the hip during a restaurant shootout with a big-time gangster – if not for his...
Elon Musk, second from left, in July in Chiang Rai. Photo: @Nammtoei / Twitter

Luang Cave Rescuer Sues Elon Musk Over ‘Pedo’ Tweet

A British diver who helped rescue youth football players trapped in a cave in Chiang Rai is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla...
A landslide devastated the Ban Mae La Oon refugee camp in Mae Hong Son province in a photo provided Monday by the authorities.

Toddler’s Body Found in Refugee Camp Hit By Landslide

MAE HONG SON — The body of a 2-year-old girl was found Monday after a landslide swept through a refugee camp in Mae Hong Son province, with seven people still missing.

K-Drama Fans Who Impersonated Airport Staff Face Charges

BANGKOK — Police said Monday that two women were able to enter a restricted area at Suvarnabhumi Airport and see a Korean actor up close by claiming to be customs officials.

Prayuth Wants Prompt Prosecution of Dead Elephant’s Owner

BANGKOK — Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha urged officials to find out who was responsible for a young elephant that died while being forced to beg on the street, a government spokesman said Monday.

Thailand to Feel Tropical Storm Mangkhut’s Side Effects: Officials

BANGKOK — Although Thailand won’t directly cross paths with tropical storm Mangkhut, the country will suffer inundations from the southwestern monsoons it intensifies. As Mangkhut...
A Mae Hong Son police truck was swept away 400 meters by a flash flood on Sunday.

Typhoon Mangkhut Storms Kingdom (Photos)

BANGKOK — Typhoon Mangkhut has started to impact many parts of Thailand as it lashes southern China and looms over Vietnam on Sunday.

Mahouts Charged After Young Elephant Dies From Fall, Electrocution

Down the road he was led, forced to sell food. Two mahouts were driving the 10-year-old elephant when he fell through a makeshift drainage cover. As the scared animal fell in, so did nearby electric wires, electrocuting the animal. He died an hour later.

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