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Thailand Ranked Among Top 5 Destinations for Chinese Travelers
by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

   
BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailand is reported to be one of the top five destinations for Chinese tourists following the lifting of pandemic-era regulations, indicating an upbeat outlook for the nation’s tourism industry during the peak travel season.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268829-thailand-ranked-among-top-5-destinations-for-chinese-travelers/

 

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China sending fighter jets to Thailand for joint exercises - Falcon Strike 2022 Kicks Off in Udon Thani
by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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UDON THANI (NNT) - The "Falcon Strike 2022" joint military exercise between Thailand and China began on Sunday (14 Aug) in Udon Thani province.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268832-china-sending-fighter-jets-to-thailand-for-joint-exercises-falcon-strike-2022-kicks-off-in-udon-thani/

 

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Authorities to Help Victims of Tropical Storm Mulan

by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government has voiced concern for communities impacted by tropical storm Mulan, urging authorities to quickly inspect the damage after the water recedes and to assist affected residents.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268833-authorities-to-help-victims-of-tropical-storm-mulan/

 

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COVID Antiviral Use Requires Prescription
by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Medical experts are reiterating that antivirals for treating COVID-19 must only be used with a doctor’s prescription, while also noting the potential risks associated with purchasing such drugs without a prescription.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268834-covid-antiviral-use-requires-prescription/

 

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Father forced to kill his 37-year-old son in self-defence in yet another drug-related tragedy in Udon Thani
by James Morris and Son Nguyen

 

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57-year-old father used an illegal gas gun to fire two shots at his son in the early hours of Saturday morning after being ambushed by him as he launched another violent tirade demanding money for drugs. Son had returned home to Udon Thani from Bangkok in February after losing his job.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268835-father-forced-to-kill-his-37-year-old-son-in-self-defence-in-yet-another-drug-related-tragedy-in-udon-thani/

 

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Pheu Thai Party will not attend special joint sitting of parliament to deliberate electoral bill
 

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Thailand’s core opposition party, Pheu Thai, will stay away from the joint special sitting of the House and Senate today (Monday), being convened to deliberate the final reading of the bill to amend the method used for thecalculation of party-list seats, the party’s spokesperson Teerarat Samretwanich said.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268836-pheu-thai-party-will-not-attend-special-joint-sitting-of-parliament-to-deliberate-electoral-bill/

 

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Thailand’s free and accessible Women’s health care

 

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Thailand’s health care for women at government medical facilities is free of charge and quite comprehensive. The problem is that a lot of people are unaware that there are such services available for free, said Dr. Phanitra Maneeratprasert, Gynaecologist at Bang Bua Thong Hospital in Nonthaburi province.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268838-thailand’s-free-and-accessible-women’s-health-care/

 

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Thai Consumer Mood at 5-Month High in July
by Natthaphon Sangpolsit

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Thai consumer confidence rose for a second straight month in July, reaching a five-month high, boosted by improved economic activity following an easing of pandemic-era curbs, but high cost of living remained a concern.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268839-thai-consumer-mood-at-5-month-high-in-july/

 

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Surat Thani welcomes more than 57,000 Thai and foreign tourists during three-day long weekend
By Nop Meechukhun

 

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Surat Thani – Surat Thani has welcomed more than 57,000 tourists during a long weekend between August 12th and the 14th, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) reported on Sunday, August 14th.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268842-surat-thani-welcomes-more-than-57000-thai-and-foreign-tourists-during-three-day-long-weekend/

 

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18th victim of Mountain B pub fire dies at Thammasat U Hospital

 

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Another person, injured in the August 5th blaze at the Mountain B pub in Sattahip district of Chon Buri province, died yesterday (Friday) at Thammasat University Hospital, bringing the death toll to 18.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268845-18th-victim-of-mountain-b-pub-fire-dies-at-thammasat-u-hospital/

 

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Hit and run driver who killed and dragged old man for 300m in souped up pick-up now known to police

 

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Police in Suphanburi, central Thailand, know the identity of a man who hit and killed an 87 year old man outside an Agricultural Cooperatives center on Route 340.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268850-hit-and-run-driver-who-killed-and-dragged-old-man-for-300m-in-souped-up-pick-up-now-known-to-police/

 

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Vicious brothers arrested after violent murder robbery spree on eastern seaboard - man shot for resisting

 

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Picture: Thai Rath

 

Region 2 police yesterday announced the quick arrest of two violent brothers who killed a man who resisted and put another in the boot of his stolen Camry then shot at him as he fled. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268859-vicious-brothers-arrested-after-violent-murder-robbery-spree-on-eastern-seaboard-man-shot-for-resisting/

 

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Locals shocked as croc appears in downtown Bangkok - Charoen Krung 107

 

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Daily News Thai Caption: Appearing downtown (in Bangkok)

 

Local neighbors were shocked to see a crocodile sunning itself in a pond in the middle of Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268863-locals-shocked-as-croc-appears-in-downtown-bangkok-charoen-krung-107/

 

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Pattaya: Hoodlum in BMW in custody after resisting arrest - early morning fracas was over a woman

 

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Daily News Thai Cap: Arrested after chase!

 

Pattaya station chief Pol Col Kulachart Kulachai revealed details of an early morning chase of an armed man after an argument developed between two men and a woman in Phaniat Chang Soi 10.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268873-pattaya-hoodlum-in-bmw-in-custody-after-resisting-arrest-early-morning-fracas-was-over-a-woman/

 

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Five people taken to hospital after shooting at downtown Bangkok wedding

 

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Sanook Thai Caption: Shooting during a wedding

 

Sutthisan police were called to Soi Sutthipong 1/1 off Sutthisanwinitchai Road after many injuries in a shooting incident at a wedding, reported Sanook.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268875-five-people-taken-to-hospital-after-shooting-at-downtown-bangkok-wedding/

 

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Nineteenth victim of Mountain B pub fire dies Monday
 

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A 23-year-old victim of the deadly fire at Sattahip district’s Mountain B pub on August 5th succumbed to her injuries early this morning (Monday) at Chonburi Hospital, becoming the 19th victim of the inferno.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268876-nineteenth-victim-of-mountain-b-pub-fire-dies-monday/

 

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Baby elephant drowns in water hole after large herd arrives for midnight feast - locals want compensation

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath reported that an eight month old male baby elephant had drowned in a water hole adjacent to the Khao Ang Rue Nai wildlife sanctuary that straddles five provinces in eastern/central Thailand.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268877-baby-elephant-drowns-in-water-hole-after-large-herd-arrives-for-midnight-feast-locals-want-compensation/

 

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More pictures of special forces arrest of murder/theft spree brothers on eastern seaboard

 

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Picture: Siam Rath

 

Siam Rath carried a story and pictures regarding the arrest of two hoodlum brothers responsible for a string of thefts and a murder on the eastern seaboard in Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268859-vicious-brothers-arrested-after-violent-murder-robbery-spree-on-eastern-seaboard-man-shot-for-resisting/?do=findComment&comment=17543691

 

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Prayut and his brothers-in-arms plot path back to power after election

 

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New political parties are being launched to extend the rule of the so-called “3Ps” – generals Prayut, Prawit and “Pock” – after the next election, say political analysts.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268878-prayut-and-his-brothers-in-arms-plot-path-back-to-power-after-election/

 

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Man sent back from Israel loses it after fleeing relatives who went to meet him

 

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77kaoded Thai Caption: Cap: Man out of control after being sent back from Israel

 

77kaoded reported that a 25 year old man sent back from Israel due to war fled relatives who went to meet him at Bangkok's main airport.

 

Full story: https://aseannow.com/topic/1268880-man-sent-back-from-israel-loses-it-after-fleeing-relatives-who-went-to-meet-him/

 

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