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Follow the latest news and headlines from Thailand on Udon news. In order to provide our visitors a fast and easy overview of what's happening in Thailand, we take the headlines and the news of the English portals and show a brief extract. The full story from the original source can be accessed by clicking on the link below the extract.

News for Saturday, 25 January 2020

Cops: ‘Ice the Casket Killer’ May Have Murdered At Least 3 Women

25 January 2020 - 01:00 am

BANGKOK — Police on Friday said a man already suspected of killing a 22-year-old woman might have murdered at least two more victims following a discovery of almost 300 pieces of bones in the pond behind his home. Metro police commander Phukphong Phongpetra said investigators are gathering evidence to press additional charges against Apichai “Ice” Ongwisit, 40.

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Kratom set to be legalised in parts of the country

25 January 2020 - 12:59 am

The Narcotics Control Board is planning to relax the legal prohibition on kratom and permit the consumption of the plant in certain areas. The move is part of the Justice Ministry's push to reclassify the drug in the narcotics bill after its categorisation as a Type-5 narcotic for the past 78 years.

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Chinese Tourist Confirmed as Thailand’s 5th Coronavirus Case

25 January 2020 - 12:58 am

BANGKOK — A tourist from mainland China was admitted to a hospital where medical tests confirmed she was infected with a new strain of coronavirus, health officials said Friday. The patient is described as a 33-year-old woman from Wuhan, where the virus is thought to have originated. Officials said she arrived in Thailand on Jan. 21, and the patient is currently seeking treatment at Rajavithi Hospital.

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Thailand on alert to prevent spread of virus

25 January 2020 - 12:56 am

Thailand has taken high-level measures to monitor and prevent the spread of a new coronavirus after China's public health authority confirmed the virus can spread from human to human, Sukhum Kanchanapimai, the Ministry of Public Health's permanent secretary said.

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64 year old Singaporean found dead in Thalang, Phuket

25 January 2020 - 12:55 am

A 64 year old Singaporean man was found dead inside a house in Phuket’s Thalang district on Thursday morning. Police say they were called to Yucharoen housing estate by neighbours who found the man dead in his bathroom. The man’s name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

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Motosai Taxis Headlock GrabBike Rider, Ignore Calls to Police (Video)

25 January 2020 - 12:54 am

BANGKOK — A viral video published on Friday shows a Grab driver crying out in pain as he is beaten bloody by two motorcycle taxis in Bangkok. In a footage recorded by a customer of the ride-hailing service and later posted by a Facebook page, two motorcycle taxi drivers can be seen headlocking and assaulting a GrabBike driver, later identified as Apichart

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News for Friday, 24 January 2020

Weather forecast for 25 January 2020

24 January 2020 - 01:02 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 25 January 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Old casket containing human bones found in suspect's pond

24 January 2020 - 12:21 am

An old metal casket containing more than 30 human bones was retrieved on Thursday from a large pond at the Bangkok home of Apichai Ongwisit, dubbed "Ice Heep Lek" the metal casket killer, who was earlier charged with murdering a young woman and concealing her corpse. Earlier, almost 300 bones were found.

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Prayut: Budget bill controversy will affect economy

24 January 2020 - 12:20 am

The controversy surrounding the 2020 Budget Bill will certainly affect the economy because it involves government investment totalling hundreds of billions of baht, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said on Thursday. Gen Prayut said at Government House on Thursday that the government was looking for solutions to the problem.

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Unsecured pickup rolls off ferry into the sea

24 January 2020 - 12:19 am

PHUKET: The owner of an inter-island ferry has agreed to compensate the owner of a pickup truck that slid off the boat and into the sea. The unsecured vehicle rolled off the ferry, the Koh Yao Centre, and into the Andaman Sea after the boat left the island in Phangnga for Phuket on Wednesday. It sank and remains on the seabed.

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