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

Police, Army Besiege Shopping Mall to Search for Soldier Who Kills 20

KORAT — A combined operation of army and police is laying siege to a shopping mall in Nakhon Ratchasima where a gunman who shot dead at least 20 people is believed to be hiding.

He Ate Children: The Serial Killer Who Still Terrorizes Thailand Today

Late on a Monday afternoon decades back, 8-year-old Somboon Boonyakan went to buy some vegetables for his family to cook dinner from a local Chinese gardener. He never returned.
An immigration officer disinfects an immigration desk at Suvarnabhumi Airport on March 11, 2020.

Gov’t Renews Visa Amnesty for Foreigners Stranded in Pandemic

BANGKOK — The Cabinet on Tuesday said it extended the amnesty for foreigners’ stay in Thailand amid the global coronavirus outbreak for a second time.

9 Years On, Crash Victims Say ‘Praewa’ Gave No Compensation

BANGKOK — Nearly nine years after a wealthy teen killed nine people in a car crash, victims came forward Tuesday to say they have yet to receive an apology, much less compensation. 

Lopburi’s Monkeys Food War Blamed on Plunge in Tourism

LOPBURI — Eyewitnesses on Thursday said a shortage of food offerings from tourists led to a brawl involving around a thousand monkeys in the historic city of Lopburi.

1 Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting at Bangkok Mall, Gunman Escapes

BANGKOK — Police said a woman was killed and a bystander injured after a person opened fire at a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok on Tuesday afternoon.
Rescuers cheer loudly Monday night after hearing that the 12 young footballers and their coach went missing nine days ago in Luang Khun Nam Nang Non Cave in Chiang Rai province are found alive.

All Children, Coach Found Alive in Cave

An international rescue team has located all missing youths and their coach in the cave where they went missing nine days ago.

25 Die in Fiery Chonburi Wreck

CHONBURI — Twenty-five people were killed Monday afternoon when a van and truck burst into flames after colliding in the Ban Bueng district of Chonburi province.

Bangkok Literally Sinking in Sex as Brothels Steal Groundwater

BANGKOK — So much water is used for sex in Bangkok’s brothels that it is contributing to the gradual sinking of Bangkok, officials have warned.

Visa Amnesty Extension Unlikely, Immigration Spox Says

BANGKOK — Another round of visa amnesty for foreigners residing or stranded in Thailand is unlikely, an immigration spokesman said Friday. The amnesty, extended back in April, will expire at the end of this month.


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