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News for Thursday, 16 August 2018

Weather forecast for 17 August 2018

16 August 2018 - 02:54 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 17 August 2018 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Bitcoin scandal spreads to banks, stock exchange

16 August 2018 - 11:14 am

Whale investor in SET also implicated

A "whale" investor in the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) and staff at up to three Thai banks are suspected of being complicit in a 797 million baht (US$24 million) scandal involving a foreign investor and the cryptocurrency bitcoin (BTC), police said Wednesday.

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Driver of smashed B24m Ferrari cheats death

16 August 2018 - 11:12 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The driver of a brand-new Ferrari car was slightly injured on Wednesday afternoon in Sikhiu district when he swerved to avoid an accident in front of him, plunged off the wet road and slammed into a tree. Police were informed that the dual accidents occurred on Mitraparp Highway in tambon Mitraparp at about 3.30pm.

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Thai worker implicated in 'headless man' murder arrested

16 August 2018 - 11:10 am

KANCHANABURI: Police have arrested a Thai man believed to have been involved in the brutal murder of his Myanmar brother-in-law, whose headless body was found floating in a river in Sai Yok district. The suspect, identified only as Mr Sunai, was apprehended at a shelter in Thong Pha Phum district.

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‘Death Railway’ tag debated for World Heritage application

16 August 2018 - 11:09 am

KANCHANABURI: As Thailand pushes for a notorious railway built by the Japanese military during World War II to become a Unesco World Cultural Heritage site, local people are debating whether the track's widely known name "Death Railway" should be used in the campaign.

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Som tam 5th on Lonely Planet's top 10 best dishes

16 August 2018 - 11:08 am

Som tam, the ever-popular Thai spicy papaya salad, is ranked fifth in the latest list of the top 500 best dishes issued by Lonely Planet travel guide. The popular magazine for travellers recently released “The Ultimate Eatlist’’ (or Ultimate Eats in the US), a ranked list of the top 500 foodie experiences from all over the world.

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Storm warning for 58 provinces

16 August 2018 - 11:06 am

A storm warning is in force for 58 provinces through Saturday, with the possibility of flash floods, runoff and landslides, caused by tropical storm Bebinca, which is moving towards upper Vietnam and Laos. Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief Chayaphol Thitisak said on Wednesday the department was closely monitoring weather conditions, accumulated rain volume, water sources and risk factors.

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Cabbie Fined for Watching Sex Scene While Driving

16 August 2018 - 11:05 am

BANGKOK — Transport officials on Wednesday punished a taxi driver after he allegedly watched a movie’s sex scene in full view of his female passenger last week. After complaints of the incident gained attention on social media, Wirat Promthai was fined 1,000 baht for “causing a nuisance to a passenger” and another 1,000 baht for not wearing his uniform while driving. The driver maintained he had no ill intent.

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Night dinosaur show proving popular in Khon Kaen

16 August 2018 - 11:04 am

KHON KAEN: Visitors are flocking to a night dinosaur display with light and sound effects in Wiang Kao district. The exhibition, which began on Aug 11, is at the Phu Wiang Fossil Research Centre and Dinosaur Museum. The display includes real fossils of four types of dinosaur which once roamed the area.

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Actor’s Sister Surrenders Over ‘Dragon Coin’ Scam

16 August 2018 - 11:03 am

BANGKOK — The sister of an actor linked to an 800 million baht digital currency scam turned herself in Wednesday after his fugitive brother was found to have fled to the United States. The Crime Suppression Division said Supitcha Jaravijit turned up with her lawyer this morning and was being questioned about her older brother Parinya, accused of conning a Finnish businessman into investing a large amount of Bitcoin to bogus companies.

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