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News for Saturday, 16 February 2019

Weather forecast for 17 February 2019

16 February 2019 - 12:10 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 17 February 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Outcry at refusal to ban toxic chemicals

16 February 2019 - 11:23 am

Consumer groups have vowed to ramp up their campaign to force the national committee on hazardous substances to ban three hazardous farm chemicals immediately, not in another two years. Comprising 686 civic groups, they have come together under the banner of the Thai Pesticides Alert Network (Thai-PAN).

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Woman stomped to death by wild elephants

16 February 2019 - 11:21 am

HUA HIN: A woman on the way to visit her ailing mother was found stomped to death by wild elephants by a roadside near Kaeng Krachan National Park on Friday. Saichon Sriprawat was found lying face-down in the bushes at Thung Krathing village in tambon Bueng Nakhon when police arrived at the scene, [...]

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18 hurt after bus slams into house

16 February 2019 - 11:20 am

SA KAEO: Eighteen people where hurt when a bus lost control and ran into a house before it came to a halt in Watthana Nakhon district on Friday. The double-decker bus was travelling from Bangkok to the Cambodian border at Aranyaprathet with 19 people aboard when it veered off the road and struck a house [...]

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Thailand Approves Weed Killer Linked to Palsy

16 February 2019 - 11:18 am

BANGKOK — A toxic herbicide linked to Parkinson’s disease was approved by officials Thursday for use in Thai agriculture for at least two more years despite health concerns. Paraquat is among three controversial chemicals that will still be permitted for agricultural use, the Hazardous Substance Committee announced Thursday to the disappointment of advocates calling for its ban. The other two are glyphosate and chlorpyrifos.

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Missing woman with Alzheimer's home from China

16 February 2019 - 11:17 am

CHIANG RAI: A 59-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease found in China eight months after she went missing arrived back at her home home in this northern border province on Friday. Kaewmanee Arjor was warmly welcomed when she arrived at Mae Fah Luang Chiang Rai international airport . Two Chiang Rai immigration officers and her daughter flew to China on Wednesday to collect her.

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Police to target motorbike rental shops when renters are unlicensed

16 February 2019 - 11:16 am

Police are targeting the rental operators of motorbikes when unlicensed foreigners have motorbike accidents. Police today say they are questioning the renters of the bike involved in Sunday night’s crash on Patong Hill between a pickup truck driven by 47 year old Thavorn Glasueak and a motorbike carrying two Russians, a 29 and 31 year old.

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Motorcyclist hit by train

16 February 2019 - 11:15 am

SONGKHLA: A migrant worker on a motorcycle was badly hurt when hit by a train at an unguarded railway crossing in Hat Yai district on Friday morning. A No.45 special express train from Bangkok to Badang Besar hit the motorcyclist at an unofficial crossing with no barrier in tambon Phatong about 8.30am, police said.

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Please Stop Killing Trees With Your Politics: City Hall

16 February 2019 - 11:14 am

BANGKOK — Please don’t kill the capital’s trees by nailing campaign posters onto them, City Hall said Friday. With campaign posters appearing on every vertical surface in Bangkok less than two months from Election Day, a city official came out to reiterate that parties aren’t allowed to hang wood-framed posters on trees, which she said is tantamount to damaging city property.

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Prayut ‘favourite’ for top job

16 February 2019 - 11:12 am

Junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha is favourite to return as Thailand’s next prime minister; but the public is backing the Pheu Thai Party to become the core party to form the next government, according to a new opinion survey.

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