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News for Saturday, 18 November 2017

Weather forecast for 19 November 2017

18 November 2017 - 12:37 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 19 November 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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More smart cities planned in 2018

18 November 2017 - 11:52 am

The government plans to raise the number of pilot smart cities from the current three to seven next year, using 300 million baht from the fiscal 2017 budget. The ultimate goal is to have 100 such cities within two decades to improve the quality of urban life, Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Jungtong said in a speech to Secutech Thailand 2017, which ends today at Bitec.

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Siam Square Animal Cafe ‘Kitties and Bears’ Shut Down

18 November 2017 - 11:48 am

ANGKOK — A controversial animal cafe has been ordered shut by the authorities. Kitties and Bears in Siam Square, where a former manager said more than a dozen animals died of neglect, will close on the order of Pathum Wan district officials. The animal cafe’s last day is Sunday. District director Nawaporn Klinbuakaew said the cafe was operating illegally and in violation of numerous regulations.

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Luk Thung Singer ‘Lumyai’ Invades, Divides Laos

18 November 2017 - 11:45 am

BANGKOK — Lumyai is back and this time her golden hot pants and crop top have caused an international furor. Teen country singer Lumyai Hai Thongkam, whose sexually provocative dancing this year became an obsession of junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha himself, has drawn fresh critiques, this time from Laotians for a video shot in their country.

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Accused killer caught after 13 years on the run

18 November 2017 - 11:43 am

CHON BURI: A murder suspect on the run for 13 years has been arrested for the murder of a man in Pattaya, while shopping with his girlfriend at a superstore in Nakhon Ratchasima on Thursday night. Somkhid Thamniyom, 31, was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the provincial Pattaya court in Chon Buri in 2004 for colluding in murder and illegal possession of weapons.

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Homeless woman mutilated in sex attack

18 November 2017 - 11:40 am

Chiang Mai: Police are on the hunt for a suspect who brutally attacked and raped a homeless woman in Mae Ai district yesterday. The attacker not only raped her, but he cut off her left hand and two fingers on her right, police said.

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Road safety 'needs budget boost'

18 November 2017 - 11:38 am

The government must allocate enough budget to district road safety authorities for a drive to reduce road fatalities nationwide, says Road Safety Policy Foundation secretary-general Dr Thanapong Jinvong. According to a foundation study, one of the root causes of deaths from road accidents is a lack of financial investment in road safety, weak law enforcement and flash-in-the-pan road safety campaigns.

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'Hit-and-run' doctor shunted to inactive post

18 November 2017 - 11:37 am

Eyewitness says Yorn drinking before crash

A top public health official charged in connection with a hit-and-run case last week has been transferred to an inactive post to facilitate a fact-finding inquiry, a top public health official said yesterday. Permanent secretary Jetsada Chokedamrongsuk said the transfer of Yorn Chiranakhon, an senior official from Health Centre Region 12 overseeing the South, to the Health Technical Office was done to allow for a smooth investigation.

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Heavy rain again from Sunday

18 November 2017 - 11:36 am

Heavy rain is expected in the lower Central Plains including Bangkok, the East and the upper South from Sunday as a depression moves in from Vietnam and Cambodia, the Meteorological Department warned on Friday. The depression was to the west of the Philippines on Friday evening and was moving slightly northwesterly at 27 kilometres per hour, said department chief Wanchai Sakudomchai.

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Nurse charged with running illegal abortion clinic

18 November 2017 - 11:34 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: A nurse has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal private abortion clinic in Muang district. The suspect was identified as Suwanna Kaewsawang, 56, who previously worked as a nurse at private hospitals in the district. She was apprehended at her room at a national public housing apartment in tambon Nong Chabok around 9.30pm on Thursday.

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