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Fire Damages Pattaya Nightclub Popular With Indian Tourists

PATTAYA (AP) — A fire in Pattaya, the Thai seaside resort city southeast of Bangkok known for its racy nightlife, has badly damaged a large nightclub catering to Indian tourists, officials said Monday.

Cops: 3 Russians Arrested for Heist of 50 Mil. Baht Painting

BANGKOK — Three Russian nationals were arrested on Wednesday for robbing a painting worth 50 million baht from a Swiss tourist in Chonburi last year, police said.

฿4.25 Billion Approved for 12 Million More Sinovac Doses

BANGKOK — The government on Tuesday said it will spend 4.25 billion baht to buy 12 million more Sinovac vaccine doses for its “mix-and-match” vaccination program.

Caution Raised Over Proposed Oct. 1 Hua Hin Reopening

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN — Tourism officials remain adamant that the reopening plan for the resort town of Hua Hin will go ahead as scheduled on Oct. 1, but a local trade representative on Tuesday urged a delay.

British Man Rescued After Being Lost 3 Days in Khon Kaen Jungle

KHON KAEN — A 72-year-old British man was found safe three days after disappearing in a thick jungle in northeastern Thailand while going to visit friends on a motorbike.

Protest on Wheels in Seeks Government’s Ouster

BANGKOK (AP) — A long line of cars, trucks and motorbikes wended its way Sunday through the Thai capital Bangkok in a mobile protest against the government of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. The protesters on wheels hope their nonviolent action, dubbed a “car mob,” can help force the ouster of Prayuth, whom they accuse of botching the campaign against the coronavirus.

Sports Cars, Drugs, Death: Thai Police Colonel Investigated

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities arrested a fifth police officer in connection with the death of a drug dealer who was allegedly killed while being shaken down in custody for cash, but were still searching Thursday for two others, including the suspected ringleader, a police colonel accused of funding a lavish lifestyle through corruption.

Video Sparks Arrest of Police in Drug Suspect’s Death

BANGKOK (AP) — Four Thai police officers charged with murder in connection with the deadly shakedown of a suspected drug dealer in custody were arrested Wednesday after a video clip of the incident shared on social media caused a public furor.

Afghans Plead for Faster Us Evacuation From Taliban Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Educated young women, former U.S. military translators and other Afghans most at-risk from the Taliban appealed to the Biden administration to get them on evacuation flights as the United States struggled to bring order to the continuing chaos at the Kabul airport.

Thai Asphalt Giant Implicated in Venezuela Sanctions Case

CLEVELAND (AP) — A major Thai asphalt company has been implicated for money laundering in a criminal complaint against a Miami businessman accused of violating U.S. sanctions for doing maintenance work on Venezuela’s fleet of Russian fighter jets.

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