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News for Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Weather forecast for 11 December 2019

10 December 2019 - 12:26 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 11 December 2019 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Family tragedy, chartered van hits tree

10 December 2019 - 12:15 am

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: Four people were killed and seven severely injured when a chartered van taking a family from Ratchaburi to Yala crashed into a tree on the median strip of the main highway in Muang district on Monday morning.

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Dismembered baby's body found

10 December 2019 - 12:14 am

KHON KAEN: The sight of excited dogs gnawing at something on the roadside led to the discovery of the dismembered body of a 4-5 month-old baby in Muang district early on Monday morning. A local motorcyclist reported the gruesome find to police about 12.10am.

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Irish tourist attacked in Pattaya

10 December 2019 - 12:13 am

PATTAYA: An Irish tourist was beaten up in the street after a quarrel in a pub early Monday morning - on his first night out after arriving in the city on holiday. Police were informed of the assault in Soi 7 Pattaya Beach Road about 3.30am. At the scene they found Bart O'Gready, 46, only half conscious and with a severely bleeding face.

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Teen detained after father murdered

10 December 2019 - 12:12 am

SURAT THANI: A 17-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed his father to death after being scolded for playing computer games has been detained for questioning. On Saturday, police were called to a house in Ban Ta Khun district of the southern province after being told Anuwat Chuaybangduea, 51, had been stabbed in his house.

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Cold front to lower temperatures until January

10 December 2019 - 12:11 am

A cold front from China which has brought down the mercury across Thailand's upper regions will continue to affect temperatures in the North and Northeast until next month, the Meteorology Department said on Sunday. According to the department, temperatures in the North and Northeast will drop by 1-3 degrees Celsius (°C) over the next few days, before climbing by an average of 2°C by the end of the week.

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Thai Navy to 'monitor' Myanmar sub

10 December 2019 - 12:10 am

Andaman mission slated for Dec 24

The Royal Thai Navy is preparing to deal with what it calls a "new situation" after learning that Myanmar is going to send its attack submarine to the Andaman Sea for security missions. The diesel-electric Kilo Class submarine, which Myanmar acquired from India, is scheduled to start operations from Dec 24, spokesman and deputy chief-of-staff Prachachart Sirisawat said.

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Experts to look at parliament delay

10 December 2019 - 12:09 am

Sino-Thai blames lawmakers for 'hindering' construction

House speaker Chuan Leepai wants legal experts to scrutinise another request to extend the deadline for construction of the new parliament complex, after several reports blamed "irregularities" for the delays. The move was made after former Democrat MP for Bangkok, Wilas Chanphitak, questioned contractor Sino-Thai Engineering and Construction Plc's reasons for requesting another deadline extension.

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UPDATE: Missing Polish tourist and Thai friend in canoe off Phuket

10 December 2019 - 12:08 am

As of this morning around 10am, the 26 year old Mateusz Juszkiewicz from Poland and a female Thai friend, 23 year old Werakan Sirirakon from Nakon Sawan, were still missing off the coast of Phuket. The pair headed to sea with other couples in rented kayaks from Ya Nui Beach, south of Phuket, to visit a nearby island, Koh Man.

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Somsak mulls 'kratom' status as narcotic

10 December 2019 - 12:06 am

Justice Minister Somsak Thepsutin yesterday floated the idea of removing the "kratom" plant from the narcotics list in a bid to have it available freely for medical use. With the scientific name Mitragyna speciosa, kratom is a tropical evergreen tree belonging to a coffee family native to Southeast Asia. However, it has been classified as a narcotic for seven decades as it has been used as a stimulant and recreational drugs.

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