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Nice News About Rice

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Nice News About Rice

This article was not just an excuse for some wordplay in the title, there is genuinely good news about Thailand’s rice harvest this year. It appears that this year’s yield will be substantial even though forecasters opinions vary. Some are predicting even more yield than last year when the prediction at the start of the…

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Khon Kaen Hit and Run.

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Khon Kaen Hit and Run.

A 24 year old security guard was killed in the early hours of Sunday morning. The two other vehicles involved in the accident fled the scene. The accident occurred at a U-turn near Ban Nong Saeng in tambon Phra Lap on the Khon Kaen – Kalasin bypass. The man was identified as Preecha Paiyaposri, a security…

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Bangkok; Brazilian Smuggler Ingests 100 Packets of Cocaine.

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Bangkok; Brazilian Smuggler Ingests 100 Packets of Cocaine.

Brazilian arrested. A Brazilian has been arrested after he allegedly smuggled cocaine into the country. An x-ray found that he had swallowed 100 packs of cocaine, totaling about 1.3 kilograms in an attempt to bring them into the country. Acting on a tip-off, anti-narcotic police rounded up the suspect, identified as Paulo Henrique Pires Naschimento,…

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Ambitious Plans for Pattaya Airport Delayed.

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Ambitious Plans for Pattaya Airport Delayed.

The full launch of what is intended to be Bangkok’s third airport has been put on hold – again. U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International Airport is behind with its 1.7-billion baht expansion that was originally to open last month. The reasons given were unfinished autobridges, insufficient public toilet facilities and immigration issues. However, U-Tapao Airport authority confirms…

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‘Sweet Talking Woman’ Dupes Would Be Grooms

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‘Sweet Talking Woman’ Dupes Would Be Grooms

Police in Loei province in the Northeast are looking for a woman who is alleged to have cheated at least six men out of dowries and left them standing at the temple. The serial bigamist came to light after the men compared notes on Facebook and realized they had all been ripped off by the…

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American Actor Behaving Badly in Thailand

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American Actor Behaving Badly in Thailand

An American actor was caught on camera launching a bizarre rant at Big C supermarket in Pattaya on Thursday evening. Geoffrey Giuliano, 63, was filmed jumping the queue before shouting “f*** you, I’m a American, I do what I want”. The incident, which was shared on a Facebook page, was said to have taken place…

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Rainmaking in the Isaan Region

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Rainmaking in the Isaan Region

Surasee Kittimonthon Department director-general  of the Department of Rainmaking and Agricultural Aviation said they will carry out rainmaking operations aiming to fill up 10 reservoirs where the water levels are still low. The annoucement was made yesterday – Wednesday (Aug 30). In the Northeast: Lam Takhong Dam in Nakhon Ratchasima will be targeted amongst others countrywide….

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Defendant Released on Bail in Khon Kaen Bar Girl Murder Case

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Defendant Released on Bail in Khon Kaen Bar Girl Murder Case

Khon Kaen Provincial Court has release one defendant today in the Khon Kaen bar girl murder and dismemberment case. Jidarat Promkhun, 21, was the only defendant not charged with murder over the death of karaoke bar worker Warisara Klinjui, 22. The court decided she wasn’t a flight risk and has released on bail, reported The…

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Heavy Rain Warning – Ubonrat Reservoir Releases Water –

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Heavy Rain Warning – Ubonrat Reservoir Releases Water –

  To prepare for an expected torrential downpour, Ubonrat reservoir in Khon Kaen is releasing water to help the upstream areas cope with run-off in case more rain comes down. The Meteorological Department said the storm is expected to move northwest at about 25km/h through China’s Hainan to upper Vietnam today and tomorrow. It is…

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NE Police Told to Monitor Social Media – Yingluck Flees Country

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NE Police Told to Monitor Social Media – Yingluck Flees Country

Northeastern police were told to monitor social media in the province ahead of an expected judgement on ex pm Yingluck Shinawatra today. But Yingluck, 50, whose family dominated Thai politics for more than 15 years, failed to show up at court for judgment in a case centered on the multi-billion dollar losses incurred by a…

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