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Riverside communities in Nonthaburi province are now under water

 

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Hundreds of households in riverside communities in Bangkok’s neighbouring province of Nonthaburi, which are not protected by flood walls, have been flooded since Saturday as the swollen Chao Phraya River spilled over its banks.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233943-riverside-communities-in-nonthaburi-province-are-now-under-water/

 

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One officer killed in clash with insurgents in Thailand’s Narathiwat province

 

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An army officer was killed in a firefight with insurgents hiding in a forest peat swamp in the southern border province of Narathiwat on Saturday night, as government forces tightened up their control of the area to prevent the insurgents from escaping.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233944-one-officer-killed-in-clash-with-insurgents-in-thailand’s-narathiwat-province/

 

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Cheap but quality ATKs to be available at GPO stores in Bangkok on Oct 18th

 

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The Government Pharmaceutical Organization (GPO) will put two million quality rapid antigen test kits (ATKs) on sale to the public, for home use, at 40 baht per kit at its eight stores in Bangkok from October 18th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233945-cheap-but-quality-atks-to-be-available-at-gpo-stores-in-bangkok-on-oct-18th/

 

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New plant species found in national park in Thailand’s Ranong province

 

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A new plant species has recently been found in the Namtok Ngao National Park, in Thailand’s southern province of Ranong by two Thai horticulturalists.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233946-new-plant-species-found-in-national-park-in-thailand’s-ranong-province/

 

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Flooding hikes up prices ahead of muted Veg Fest

By The Phuket News

 

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A volunteer cleans the Jui Tui Shrine. The atmosphere ahead of the upcoming Phuket Vegetarian Festival are muted due to the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic and flooding that has seen an increase in the cost of vegetables. Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: The fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the only factor dampening spirits ahead of the Phuket Vegetarian Festival that starts on Wednesday (Oct 6).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233948-flooding-hikes-up-prices-ahead-of-muted-veg-fest/

 

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Phuket Opinion: The problem with being held responsible for everything

By The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew at a Phuket Community Welfare Organization Network event earlier this week titled ‘Phuket People Unite, leaving no person behind’. Photo: PR Phuket

 

PHUKET: This week we’re going to do something you’re don’t see often: we’re going into bat for the Phuket Governor, Narong Woonciew.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233949-phuket-opinion-the-problem-with-being-held-responsible-for-everything/

 

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One Myanmar man killed, one injured after crashing their motorcycle into a six-wheeler truck in Mueang Chonburi

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Chonburi – One Myanmar national was killed and another one was injured after crashing their motorcycle into a six-wheeler truck in Mueang Chonburi district while heading home on Friday, October 1st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233951-one-myanmar-man-killed-one-injured-after-crashing-their-motorcycle-into-a-six-wheeler-truck-in-mueang-chonburi/

 

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American suspect who allegedly raped a masseuse refuses to reenact the crime scene in Khon Kaen today, claims he felt “unsafe”

By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Khon Kaen – A recently-arrested American man who allegedly raped a female massage therapist in Khon Kaen has refused to reenact the crime scene which was planned today, October 3rd, for what he said were personal safety reasons.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233952-american-suspect-who-allegedly-raped-a-masseuse-refuses-to-reenact-the-crime-scene-in-khon-kaen-today-claims-he-felt-“unsafe”/

 

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“EXIM Thailand Pavilion” gives Thai businesses access to online trade

By Thammarat Thadaphrom

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Export-Import Bank of Thailand on Friday launched “EXIM Thailand Pavilion” to grant Thai entrepreneurs access to global online trade platform Alibaba.com, as it strives to coach Thai entities on improving their products and services to meet the international standard.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233953-“exim-thailand-pavilion”-gives-thai-businesses-access-to-online-trade/

 

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Thailand on track to meet rice exports target

By Reuters Staff

 

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BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand is on track to export 6 million tonnes of rice this year due to an anticipated uptick in demand, an exporters body said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233956-thailand-on-track-to-meet-rice-exports-target/

 

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Another Great Flood looming for Thailand? Experts weigh the risks

 

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Sukhothai province on October 1, 2021. (Photo by Sukhothai Public Relation Office)

 

With the overflowing Chao Phraya flooding more provinces, Thais are worried their worst fears could soon be realized – a recurrence of the Great Flood of 2011, which claimed more than 600 lives and caused damage worth a whopping Bt1.44 trillion.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233976-another-great-flood-looming-for-thailand-experts-weigh-the-risks/

 

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Phuket marks 179 new COVID cases, four new deaths

By The Phuket News

 

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PHUKET: The latest Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPHO) daily COVID situation report has marked 179 new local infections confirmed across the island yesterday (Oct 2) bringing the total number of people recognised as infected with COVID-19 in Phuket since Apr 3 to 11,657.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233985-phuket-marks-179-new-covid-cases-four-new-deaths/

 

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Udon police arrest Swiss expat who killed armed intruder at his home

 

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Police in Udon Thani in Thailand's north east have promised justice after a Thai man was killed by a Swiss pensioner at the foreigner's house.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233987-udon-police-arrest-swiss-expat-who-killed-armed-intruder-at-his-home/

 

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Chonburi new and confirmed cases of Covid-19 drop to 594 with 1 new death

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Highlights:

594 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Chonburi today

538 people recovered and were released from medical care

1 new death

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233988-chonburi-new-and-confirmed-cases-of-covid-19-drop-to-594-with-1-new-death/

 

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Patong still queues for food

By The Phuket News

 

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The queue for food provided by Aland and Sunee through their Hot Meals for All project stretches back every day. Photo: Hot meals for All

 

PHUKET: While tourism officials continue to tout the positive effects of the Phuket Sandbox tourism scheme, at last report claiming the project has helped to inject B2.6 billion into the economy, people in Patong continue to queue for food each day, with husband and wife Aland Tan and Sunee Koyoma continuing their efforts to help those who cannot afford to feed themselves.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233990-patong-still-queues-for-food/

 

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Majority of Thai parents want children vaccinated so school can start

 

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Manager reported on the latest public opinion poll by Suan Dusit University that asked 1,089 parents about vaccinating their 12-17 year old children against Covid-19.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233994-majority-of-thai-parents-want-children-vaccinated-so-school-can-start/

 

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Man trying to stab his wife allegedly kills his father-in-law who was trying to protect his daughter in the Pattaya area

By Goong Nang(GN)

 

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Banglamung – A 46-year-old man who was reportedly trying to stab his wife stabbed his father-in-law to death instead who was trying to protect his daughter in the greater Pattaya area last night (October 3rd).

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1233999-man-trying-to-stab-his-wife-allegedly-kills-his-father-in-law-who-was-trying-to-protect-his-daughter-in-the-pattaya-area/

 

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Registrations for AstraZeneca booster shots for those with 2 Sinovac jabs open Thursday

 

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The COVID-19 vaccination site at Bang Sue Grand station in Bangkok has announced that they will start providing AstraZeneca booster shots, for those who were already vaccinated with two doses of Sinovac before July 31st.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234014-registrations-for-astrazeneca-booster-shots-for-those-with-2-sinovac-jabs-open-thursday/

 

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Bangkok Reinforces Floodwalls along Chao Phraya River

By Suwit Rattiwan

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - As Bangkok is getting ready to cope with runoffs from the North, communities near the banks of the Chao Phraya River are asked to prepare for possible overflow.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1234016-bangkok-reinforces-floodwalls-along-chao-phraya-river/

 

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