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News for Monday, 20 January 2020

82 year old Frenchman killed in motorbike crash with ATV in Phuket

20 January 2020 - 02:01 am

An elderly French man has died after an American woman lost control of her all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and crashed into his motorcycle in Chalong, southern Phuket. The woman was seriously injured. Police say the incident occurred on Soi Klum Yang in Chalong around 4pm on Thursday.

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News for Sunday, 19 January 2020

Weather forecast for 20 January 2020

19 January 2020 - 12:10 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 20 January 2020 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Eight hurt as tour bus skids into slope in Nan

19 January 2020 - 05:55 am

Driver forced to take action as brakes fail on mountain curve

NAN: Eight people were hurt, one seriously, when a tour bus carrying cyclists to Nan skidded into a mountain slope at a curve in Muang district on Saturday. The accident occurred on the Nan-Ban Luang-Bang Song Khaew Road in tambon Sanian late Saturday morning, said Charasphan Arunwong, head of the provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office.

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Dust exceeds safe levels in 37 areas

19 January 2020 - 05:54 am

PM2.5 readings in parts of Greater Bangkok as high as 79, above the safe level of 50

Bangkok and nearby provinces remained blanketed in smog, with PM2.5 dust exceeding safe levels at 37 air-quality monitoring stations on Saturday morning. The Pollution Control Department (PCD) said hazardous particle levels in the air in Greater Bangkok ranged between 39 and 79 microgrammes per cubic metre in the morning, with the results in 37 areas exceeding the safety standard of 50 microgrammes per cubic metre.

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Corrections Dept goes on fake news warpath

19 January 2020 - 05:53 am

The Department of Corrections is looking to file charges against the administrator of the "Anny Anny Khon Thai Hua Jai Pi Tak Put" (Anny Anny with A Heart to Protect Buddhism) Facebook page, for disseminating fake news. It says the site posted a report claiming a Muslim official within the department was trying to remove a Buddhist temple in Nakhon Ratchasima and replace it with a prison facility.

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Chinese New Year sparks full alert for coronavirus

19 January 2020 - 05:52 am

The Ministry of Public Health has implemented the highest level of precautionary measures at airports and hospitals across the country to minimise the possibility of a disease outbreak in response to the surge in Chinese tourists expected to arrive to celebrate Chinese New Year.

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Ratchanok looks for sweet revenge

19 January 2020 - 05:51 am

Thai gets chance to settle old score with Wang in semi-final, Marin shows excellent form

Ratchanok Intanon will take on Wang Zhiyi in the women's singles semi-finals of the US$400,000 Indonesia Masters in Jakarta on Saturday. Fourth seed Ratchanok will be targeting a revenge win against the Chinese, who stunned the world No.5 in the last 16 round at last week's Malaysia Masters where the Thai was the two-time defending champion.

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World Bank rings alarm on GDP view

19 January 2020 - 05:50 am

Years of subpar growth in store if Thai status quo prevails, lender says

The World Bank has warned that Thailand's average annual economic growth will be stuck below 3% if there is no significant increase in investment and productivity growth. The recent growth slowdown suggests long-run structural constraints, with slowing investment and low productivity growth, according to the World Bank's Thailand Economic Monitor report.

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Large stash of human bones discovered in pond

19 January 2020 - 05:49 am

Almost 300 bones were retrieved on Friday from a pond near the home of a 40-year-old man who was charged last week with murdering his 22-year-old girlfriend and concealing her corpse. Divers found a total of 288 bones in the pond about five metres away from the location where they had found a human skeleton on Thursday. The skeleton was wrapped in clothes and a bedsheet and hidden under a massive metal object and fastened to dumbbells with chains.

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B8.9bn assigned to grassroots development

19 January 2020 - 05:48 am

Budget is B5.9bn higher than for previous fiscal year

Some 8.9 billion baht available from the budget integration will be allocated to support grassroots economic development in fiscal 2021. Rachada Dhnadirek, a deputy government spokeswoman, said a panel on the integration of the fiscal 2021 budget chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Jurin Laksanawisit yesterday approved the allocation, which is 5.9 billion baht higher than for the previous fiscal year.

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