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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 Thursday, 12 December 2019

Teacher held for electrocution of twins who stole his limes

12 December 2019 - 12:05 am

PHATTHALUNG: A 55-year-old teacher has been arrested for the murder of twin brothers who stole limes from his mixed farm in Pak Phayun district. Pol Maj Gen Kritsada Kaewchandee, chief of Phatthalung police, on Tuesday announced the arrest of Madyusup Chaisukkho, an English teacher at a public school in Pak Phayun district, for the murder of Manop Khongchan and his younger twin brother Manon, both 31.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Russian tourist bitten by a monkey on To Sae Hill, Phuket town

12 December 2019 - 12:04 am

On December 10, a report emerged that a tourist had been bitten by a monkey on the popular To Sae Hill viewpoint in Phuket Town. The video shared on social media shows that the man was bleeding a lot from his arm before another man helped attend to the wound to stop the blood.

Read the full article at thethaiger.com

 

News for Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Weather forecast for 12 December 2019

11 December 2019 - 12:15 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 12 December 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Smog returns to Bangkok

11 December 2019 - 12:17 am

Smog returned to Bangkok with PM 2.5 dust exceeding safe levels at seven monitoring stations on Tuesday morning, up to 57 microgrammes per cubic metre of air. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s environment office reported tha levels of particulate matter 2.5 microns or less in diameter (PM2.5) rose above safe levels in Bang Khen Laksi, Phasicharoen, Bang Sue, Pathumwan, Bang Kho Laem and Khong San.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Arson suspected in fabric warehouse blaze

11 December 2019 - 12:16 am

KHON KAEN: Fire destroyed a one-rai warehouse and tonnes of scrap fabric used for making mops, in Muang district early on Tuesday morning, and the owner suspects arson. The fire at the single-storey wooden warehouse at Ban Tha Phra Nao of tambon Phra Lab was reported about 12.10am, police said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

B10bn prizes 'unclaimed'

11 December 2019 - 12:15 am

More than 10.4 billion baht in prize money has gone unclaimed over the past 10 years, a Government Lottery Office (GLO) source says. While some couldn't collect their winnings because they lost their tickets, "most of them failed to check the lottery results carefully enough", the source said.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com



More MPs face land scrutiny

11 December 2019 - 12:14 am

Activist points finger at all major parties

Environmental police will look into a fresh complaint against 21 MPs, five senators and four officials over public forest encroachment. The investigation follows a complaint lodged yesterday with the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division by Atchariya Ruangrattanaphong, chairman of the Help Crime Victims Club.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Reservists flock to first day of army recruitment drive

11 December 2019 - 12:13 am

A large number of reservists turned up to apply for officer training on Monday under an extended temporary contract on the first day of the army's recruitment push, which will run until Jan 19. The recruitment drive is part of the army's policy to reduce the number of permanent officers in the military, as it seeks to cut costs. Under the arrangement, recruits will serve a four-year period, which is extendable to a maximum of eight years.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Cold snap claims three lives

11 December 2019 - 12:12 am

Sudden drop in temperatures 'shocked' vulnerable individuals

Three people died over the weekend after their pre-existing medical conditions were aggravated by the cold snap which caused temperatures to plunge across the Central Plains and the East. Reports of deaths from exposure are rare across the central and eastern parts of Thailand, where the weather is usually warmer than the rest of the country. However, a persistent cold front caused temperatures to drop to around 13-18C over the weekend.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

Rough seas challenge search for Polish man, Thai woman

11 December 2019 - 12:10 am

PHUKET: High waves have obstructed the search for a Polish tourist and a Thai woman who went missing while kayaking off a beach on this resort island. Deputy provincial governor Supoj Rodmuang updated the progress of the mission on Monday. He said rough seas were posing a problem for rescuers as their search for Mateusz Juszkiewicz, 27, and Veerakan Sirivipakorn, 23, entered its third day.

Read the full article at bangkokpost.com

 

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