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Friday, June 22, 2018

Songkran Goes Off Wet, Wild and Spirited in Bangkok (Photos)

BANGKOK — If revelers voted with their feet, the usual street scrum of water fighting on Khaosan Road proved a stronger draw than a government-sponsored cultural event nearby in Bangkok's old quarter.

3 Russians Wanted for ‘Zombie Outbreak’ Prank (Video)

PATTAYA — Things turned spooky at Surf Kitchen restaurant in Pattaya on Thursday night when a zombie outbreak struck three farang customers.

White Temple to Charge Foreign Visitors

CHIANG RAI — A popular art temple in Chiang Rai province will start collecting entrance fees from foreign visitors later this year, its owner said.

School Shooting VR: US Army’s New Survival-Horror Game

ORLANDO, Florida — The shooter rapidly fires through the front doors of an elementary school with an assault rifle and blasts his way down the hallway.

Expelled Cops Defend Shooting Out Tire, Beating Students

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

PHITSANULOK — Three disgraced police officers said they shot at a car full of university students before hauling them out and assaulting them two weeks ago because they suspected the students were criminals.

Red Light-Running Bus Driver Loses License for 30 Days [+video]

BANGKOK — Transportation authorities in Thailand have suspended the license of a bus driver who ran a red light at a busy intersection in Bangkok and nearly collided with two people riding a motorcycle.

River Dwellers Abandon Homes For Concrete Promenade (Photos, Video)

BANGKOK — Malai Rakphuengamarit spent a recent Friday directing her husband and two hired men on where to put pieces of the steel roof and wood structure torn down from her riverside home.

Social Moments and Movements We Won’t Forget From 2015

By Lisnaree Vichitsorasatra
Staff Reporter

BANGKOK — What happened last year in the kingdom? We take a look back at some of the trends and interesting happenings of 2015.
Still images from a copy of the original video showing police officers receive red envelopes with 500 baht for Chinese New Year. Image: Hotline overalls / YouTube

Cops Getting Envelopes of Cash May Not be Bribery: Police

BANGKOK — Who doesn’t love the heartwarming tradition of Chinese New Year – that of elderly relatives handing out ang pao, or red envelope money, to excited children?

Virtual Thailand: Tour TCDC’s New Riverside Home (VR)

BANGKOK — Take a virtual reality tour of the new Thailand Creative and Design Center, or TCDC, which reopened May 5 near the Chao Phraya River in the imposing Grand Postal Building, a modern, brutalist structure dating back to 1940.

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