Archive For October 21, 2018

Briton Facing Jail Following Graffiti Charge In Chiang Mai Is Full Of Remorse

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Briton Facing Jail Following Graffiti Charge In Chiang Mai Is Full Of Remorse

A British man who was arrested earlier this week for vandalising the 800 year old Tha Phae gate in Chiang Mai says he has “been an idiot”. Lee Furlong, 23, was caught on CCTV spraying ‘Scousse Lee’ onto the historic wall at 4am on Thursday morning. The young man from Liverpool, who even managed to…

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Thousands Of Thai Women Have Become Victims After Agreeing Marriage Of Convenience

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Thousands Of Thai Women Have Become Victims After Agreeing Marriage Of Convenience

Thai media reported that police are investigating thousands of cases where Thai women accepted marriage offers from foreigners they never met to make money. The money was offered by agents and was as little as 3,000 baht. But the women were desperate for cash and were under the impression that they would be able to…

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Scouser Faces Ten Year Jail Sentence For Graffiti In Chiang Mai

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Scouser Faces Ten Year Jail Sentence For Graffiti In Chiang Mai

Thai media reported that two people are in custody after the spray paint inscription “Scouser Lee B” appeared on the historic Tha Pae gate in Chiang Mai. One of them is 23 year old Lee Furlong from Liverpool. The other is Brittney Schneider, also 23, from Canada. The pair were staying at the Mad Monkey…

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Thai Airways To Investigate “Deadhead Pilots” Row

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Thai Airways To Investigate “Deadhead Pilots” Row

Thai Airways have promised a full investigation after a flight from Zurich to Bangkok was delayed for more than two hours. Many people online were demanding: Who was to blame? An argument developed with two first class passengers who were asked to give up their seats to what is known as “deadhead pilots”. These are…

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

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New Google Translate Feature Lets You Use Your Smartphone Camera To Translate Thai

A new update to Google Translate lets you use your smartphone camera to translate printed text in real time. The update means you can now translate text printed on menus, road signs, billboards or pretty much anything you can take a photo of. The feature was first launched by Google in 2015, but has now…

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Boy Gets On His Bike To Flee Beatings And Is Reunited With His Mother

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Boy Gets On His Bike To Flee Beatings And Is Reunited With His Mother

No-one knew what a 14-year-old boy had in mind when he decided to ride a bicycle from the house where he lived with his father in Pathum Thani province on Saturday. One thing was for sure, however – he could no longer tolerate alleged repeated assaults by his stepmother. The boy, whose name has been…

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Thai Cave Rescue Boys On The Ellen Show Meeting Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Thai Cave Rescue Boys On The Ellen Show Meeting Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The twelve boys and their football coach who were rescued from a cave in Chiang Rai have made their first studio appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show in the United States. During the interview the boys, who are part of the ‘Wild Boars’ football academy were surprised by their hero, former Juventus, Inter Milan,…

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Disruption To Khon Kaen Times Articles

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Due to a family bereavement we will be unable to publish articles on a daily basis for the rest of this month. However, we will do our best to keep the disruption to a minimum. Sorry for any disappointment caused to our regular followers but we hope that you understand.  

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

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Thailand-Only Very Remote Chance Of Tsunami

The chance of an imminent repeat tsunami in the Andaman Sea is remote, while the tsunami risk in the Gulf of Thailand is even smaller to nearly impossible, say leading seismologists in the wake of public tsunami fears triggered by the recent devastation in Indonesia. Nevertheless, say experts, the authorities, business sector and citizens in…

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Mysterious Deaths In Isan Village Down To Alcohol And Booze Rather Than Ogres Or Ghosts Say Doctors

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Mysterious Deaths In Isan Village Down To Alcohol And Booze Rather Than Ogres Or Ghosts Say Doctors

Expert medical staff in Thailand’s north east have confirmed that a spate of unexplained deaths in a village in Kalasin are not the work of an angry group of ogres or ghosts of evil widows. Villagers in Ban Phu Hang had started taking extraordinary precautions after five people died in a few weeks. Men were…

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