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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 Friday, 15 November 2019

Drug busts see cops grab huge hauls

15 November 2019 - 12:17 am

Police say they confiscated more than 1,000 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine and more than 5 million speed pills in a series of drug busts in recent days. The huge haul of crystal methamphetamine, known as "ice" was found after two trucks were intercepted by police in Phichit province on Sunday as they were heading South towards the central region.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Historic Grail to Bless Communion in Bangkok Papal Visit

15 November 2019 - 12:16 am

BANGKOK — An elaborate chalice wrought by a famed Parisian silversmith over a century ago will serve as Pope Francis’ instrument in blessing the Eucharist in Bangkok next week. The baroque goblet was commissioned by a bishop and brought with him to Thailand, then known as Siam, in 1841 during the reign of Napoleon III. The treasure had not been used since; but it will serve its purpose for the first time when the Pope holds a massive open-air mass at the National Stadium on Nov. 21.

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News for Thursday, 14 November 2019

Weather forecast for 15 November 2019

14 November 2019 - 01:09 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 15 November 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Paralegal charged with murder of courtroom killer

14 November 2019 - 12:45 am

Police on Wednesday arrested a paralegal on a charge of fatally shooting a retired deputy police inspector-general who had shot dead two people at Chanthaburi Court in Muang district on Tuesday. Thanakorn Theerawarodom was taken into custody as he was leaving his room at Kasemsarn Hotel in Chanthaburi province on Wednesday morning. Police had a warrant for his arrest on a charge of murder.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Five smugglers caught, 5m speed pills seized

14 November 2019 - 12:45 am

NAKHON PHANOM: Five smugglers were arrested and more than 5 million methamphetamine pills seized from their two cars in Sri Songkhram district of Nakhon Phanom late on Tuesday night. Acting of a tip-off, a team comprising police, soldiers and security officials was assigned to watch for a shipment of drugs being smuggled into Thailand from Laos.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Chula's transgender students can now wear uniform of choice

14 November 2019 - 12:44 am

Chulalongkorn University has issued a new regulation allowing transgender students to wear uniforms that align with their gender identity. The announcement said: “Students may wear uniforms that align with their biological sex or gender.”

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Two men arrested for slashing, robbing German at Phuket home

14 November 2019 - 12:44 am

PHUKET: Two men have been arrested to answer charges of tying up a 70-year-old German, slashing his arm and robbing him and his wife of two ATM cards at their home last Thursday, and withdrawing money. Muyaddidi Dorloh, 27, of Narathiwat, and Sofian Arba, 25, of Yala, were caught separately on Tuesday evening, one in Phuket and the other in Satun.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Farmers continue drying paddy on roads despite fatal crash

14 November 2019 - 12:43 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Farmers continue to dry their freshly harvested rice on public roads in this northeastern province even though it recently caused a fatal collision and is illegal. Farmers were seen drying their paddy on netting laid on roads and even on bridges in Phimai and nearby districts on Wednesday.

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Paltry budget for poor kids fund blasted

14 November 2019 - 12:43 am

The Senate has cried foul over an unreasonable cut in the Equitable Education Fund (EEF), which is responsible for improving access to basic education for about 4 million children. Despite the fund's target budget of 25 billion baht per year, only 5 billion baht was requested and 3 billion granted for fiscal year 2020, said Senator Chaloemchai Bunyaliphan.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Thai Pride Rides High As Local Chefs Snag Michelin Stars

14 November 2019 - 12:42 am

BANGKOK — While accepting one of the most prestigious food awards worldwide, Chef Supaksorn Jongsiri dedicated his win to the country’s most humble – rural farmers. On stage, he said he had cried tears of joy for receiving the award – but farmers in the south of Thailand were crying in despair because they couldn’t sell any of their produce, while expensive imported ingredients were prized and coveted.

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