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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 Monday, 22 April 2013

Yaowapa wins by-election in landslide

22 April 2013 - 11:39 am

Yaowapa: "Satisfied with every vote" The Pheu Thai Party's Yaowapa Wongsawat romped home to victory in a by-election in Chiang Mai's Constituency 3 Sunday, gaining more than 70,000 votes. Ms Yaowapa won more than three times as many votes of her nearest rival, Kingkan Na Chiang Mai of the Democrat Party.

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Pattaya boat collision injures 18

22 April 2013 - 11:37 am

CHON BURI - Eighteen South Korean tourists were injured, two seriously, when two speedboats ferrying them to Pattaya's Koh Larn collided Sunday morning. The collision took place about 800 metres offshore from Koh Larn's Tawaen beach.

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Missing Hungarian's body found at villa

22 April 2013 - 11:27 am

SURAT THANI : A skeleton believed to be that of Chaipai Laszio, a 39-year-old Hungarian businessman missing for two years, was yesterday found beneath a luxury villa on Koh Samui in Surat Thani. The skeleton was discovered by Hungarian private detectives and police hired by the victim's relatives.

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News for Sunday, 21 April 2013

Activists fear pollution from Laos power plant

21 April 2013 - 01:51 pm

Environmental advocates fear pollution from the Hongsa coal power plant in Laos' Xayaburi province will affect residents in the adjacent province of Nan in Thailand. The power plant is located 57km from Song Khwer district and 110km from Muang district in Nan, making the residents vulnerable to health problems from pollution fallout, they say.

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Water diversion project under fire

21 April 2013 - 01:48 pm

OPPONENTS SAY GOVERNMENT IS SET TO REPEAT THE MISTAKES OF EARLIER FAILED SCHEMES Activists have voiced their opposition to Deputy Prime Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi's plan to divert water from the Salween and Mekong rivers to feed the water-starved Northeast. The proposed projects are not the right solution to the drought problem in the region, they said.

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Govt to promote amnesty to public

21 April 2013 - 01:45 pm

The Pheu Thai Party has vowed to convey the benefits of the amnesty bill to the public while parliament is in recess. Deputy party spokeswoman Anuttama Amornwiwat said yesterday Pheu Thai MPs would approach their constituents to explain the purpose of the bill. The amnesty bill would boost national reconciliation efforts, she said.

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Red shirts spoil Democrat rally in Si Sa Ket

21 April 2013 - 01:42 pm

A Democrat Party rally scheduled to take place at Sisaket Rajabhat University in the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket Saturday evening had to be relocated after being disrupted by a large group of red shirt demonstrators.

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Four mild quakes hit Lampang

21 April 2013 - 01:39 pm

Four mild earthquakes of 1.7, 3.1, 2.5 and 1.7 magnitude hit Ngao district of Lampang province on Sunday morning, according to the Seismological Bureau of the Thai Meteorological Department. The first quake, which measured 1.7 on the Richter scale, occurred at 8.01am on Sunday, followed by a 3.1 quake at 8.09am.

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News for Saturday, 20 April 2013

Kittiratt mulled firing BoT chief

20 April 2013 - 10:29 am

Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong has admitted to entertaining the idea of dismissing the Bank of Thailand (BoT) governor because of his refusal to cut the key policy rate. "I think of changing the BoT chief every day," Mr Kittiratt said when asked if he had considered the move.

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Court insists it can handle anti-charter rewrite petition

20 April 2013 - 10:27 am

The Constitution Court has insisted it has the authority to consider a petition against the rewrite of the charter's Section 68 after being accused of interfering with the legislative power.

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