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News for Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Oil Rig Workers Free Bryde’s Whale Trapped by Rope

22 October 2019 - 02:16 am

GULF OF THAILAND — Workers on an oil rig 140 kilometers off the shore of Nakhon Si Thammarat saved a Bryde’s whale by untying ropes wrapped around it. A worker on the rig in Erawan gas field belonging to Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production took to his Facebook on Saturday to tell of a rescue operation to free a Bryde’s whale from a rope that was tied around its tail.

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Rain-swollen waterfalls closed to visitors in Khao Luang park

22 October 2019 - 02:15 am

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: Khao Luang National Park on Monday announced the temporary closure of six waterfalls deemed dangerous to visit after after days of heavy rain. The closed sites include the popular Tha Phae waterfall in Chang Klang district.

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Phuket hotels slashing the price of rooms

22 October 2019 - 02:14 am

Hotels on Thailand’s most popular holiday island are being forced to slash prices, with rooms left vacant and beaches sparse as Thailand’s tourism chiefs struggle with a plunge in Chinese visitors caused by the US trade war and a stronger baht. Phuket was the most visited destination in the country last year, after Bangkok, and a good gauge of the state of its crucial travel industry.

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Minister Floats Mandatory GPS for All Private Cars

22 October 2019 - 02:13 am

BANGKOK — The government may soon require all vehicles on the road, including private cars and motorcycles, to install tracker devices and send location data to the authorities, a minister said Monday. Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said citizens must bear the cost of GPS devices and sacrifice some levels of privacy in order to keep the roads safe if the measure is approved.

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News for Monday, 21 October 2019

Weather forecast for 22 October 2019

21 October 2019 - 12:48 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 22 October 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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3 killed in Korat as car skids into canal

21 October 2019 - 02:04 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Three people, a man and two women, were killed after a car skidded off a road and plunged into a roadside canal in Phimai district on Sunday afternoon, police said. Police and rescuers rushed to the scene on Non Daeng-Prathai road on being informed of the accident, which occurred at about 2.50pm.

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Bryde's whale set free by drilling team in Gulf of Thailand

21 October 2019 - 02:03 am

SURAT THANI/SONGKHLA: Following an offshore drilling team's rescue of Boonrod the dog earlier this year, a drilling team working on another platform off the southern coast has saved a Bryde's whale. Six drilling team members from Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production in the Erawan offshore field spent about 30 minutes cutting a rope tied to the tail of a Bryde's whale [...]

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Mekong water level in Nakhon Phanom drops amid drought fears

21 October 2019 - 02:02 am

NAKHON PHANOM: The level of water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province is dropping rapidly, exhibiting the most unnatural phenomenon in 50 years, according to local media reports. The reports said water in the Mekong river is dropping by 10-20 centimetres per day. The water level is currently about 1.50 metres, about 11 metres below the top of the river bank.

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Senate passes royal security decree

21 October 2019 - 02:01 am

An executive decree on the partial transfer of army units and budget to a royal security command unit sailed through the Senate on Sunday with no resistance. The Senate passed the executive decree by 223-0 votes after the House of Representatives on Thursday passed it by 374-70.

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Man falls to death from building in Phuket

21 October 2019 - 01:59 am

PHUKET: An unidentified Thai man died instantly after a fall from an eight-story OTOP building in Patong area of Kathu district in this southern island resort province on Sunday morning. Pol Col Anothai Jindamanee, the Patong police chief, said the man, aged about 25-30, was said to have jumped from the building on Sunday morning [...]

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