CHIANG RAI – As dancers swayed to the beat of traditional music, candles were lit and fruit offerings placed near Tham Luang Cave Complex on Monday in a ceremony to thank benevolent spirits for the rescue of a Thai soccer team. The 12 boys of the “Wild Boars” team and their coach are recovering […]
in June alone, 43 million methamphetamine pills and nearly 600 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, were seized.
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ministry of Defense reported that almost 50 million methamphetamine pills were seized in Thailand during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and it is still necessary to continue monitoring the drug situation. The Defense Ministry Spokesman, Lt. Gen. Kongcheep Tantrawanich, said the Defense Minister, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, had commended internal security forces […]
British rescuer Vern Unsworth says he is considering legal action against US billionaire Elon Musk after he made an unfounded and disparaging claim he was a "pedo", or pedophile, in a now-deleted tweet.
CHIANG RAI – British caver Vernon Unsworth who was instrumental in the rescue the Wild Boars soccer team from Tham Luang cave said today he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the Tesla CEO called him a “pedo”. Musk launched a stinging attack on Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after […]
It was France's first World Cup title since 1998, while Croatia had never played in a World Cup final before.
MOSCOW – France won its second-ever soccer World Cup title, defeating Croatia 4-2 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15 in a match that was briefly interrupted by a field invasion claimed by the dissident punk-art collective Pussy Riot. Croatia dominated the opening stages of the match on July 15, but striker Mario Mandzukic […]
Tourist Police Deputy Chief Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal said most of the illegals were Rohingya and other Myanmar nationals.
RANONG – Twenty-three human trafficking “agents” were arrested during a major operation conducted by the Thai Tourist police to prevent southern Thailand from becoming a transit destination for migrants trying to cross illegally into Malaysia. The operation, which began in May, also uncovered major trafficking routes used by the human trafficking syndicates to smuggle illegals […]
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ALABAMA – Authorities say a 13-year-old Alabama girl with special needs was beheaded after she saw her grandmother killed in a cemetery. Aguilar and 34-year-old Israel Palomino are charged with two counts each of capital murder in the June slayings of 49-year-old Oralia Mendoza and her granddaughter, Mariah Lopez. Authorities said Mendoza was associated […]
Ibrohem was arrested in Songkhla in April 2016. He has the right to appeal against the sentence, Col Thanawee said.
PATTANI – A provincial court has sentenced a Muslim militant to death for the slaying of seven people and injuries to eight others in a series of ambushes in the southern border province about five years ago. Speaking at a press conference today, Col Thanawee Suwannarat identified the militant as Ibrohem Sungaibaru. Ibrohem were charged […]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said "All I can do is summarize what the result is: a clear commitment by all to NATO and a clear readiness to contribute in the face of changing security situations."
BERLIN – Pressed by reporters after the NATO summit meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that leaders had a “very serious discussion” on the subject of NATO contributions. She added: “All I can do is summarize what the result is: a clear commitment by all to NATO and a clear readiness to contribute in the […]
The damage is more than seven million baht based on 7,300 rooms costing around 1,000 baht each.
PHUKET – Around 7,300 rooms at 19 local hotels booked by Chinese tourists have been cancelled, causing over seven million baht in losses, following the Phoenix tour boat tragedy which claimed 47 of their compatriots’ lives early this month. Kongkiat Khuphongsakorn, president of a southern hotel association, said yesterday the booking rate has fallen sharply […]
A firefighter tries to put out a blaze at a garbage dump in Chiang Kham district, Phayao province, on Saturday night.- Photo Below by Saiarun Pinaduang
PHAYAO – A fire broke out at a garbage dump belonging to Romyen tambon administration organization (TAO) in Chiang Kham district of Phayao Province on Saturday night, blanketing nearby villages in smoke. Somchit Futham, the TAO chairman, said the fire started at about 8.30pm in the 17-rai garbage dump. The garbage is collected from 22 […]