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News for Monday, 21 October 2019

3 killed in Korat as car skids into canal

21 October 2019 - 02:04 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: Three people, a man and two women, were killed after a car skidded off a road and plunged into a roadside canal in Phimai district on Sunday afternoon, police said. Police and rescuers rushed to the scene on Non Daeng-Prathai road on being informed of the accident, which occurred at about 2.50pm.

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Bryde's whale set free by drilling team in Gulf of Thailand

21 October 2019 - 02:03 am

SURAT THANI/SONGKHLA: Following an offshore drilling team's rescue of Boonrod the dog earlier this year, a drilling team working on another platform off the southern coast has saved a Bryde's whale. Six drilling team members from Chevron Thailand Exploration and Production in the Erawan offshore field spent about 30 minutes cutting a rope tied to the tail of a Bryde's whale [...]

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Mekong water level in Nakhon Phanom drops amid drought fears

21 October 2019 - 02:02 am

NAKHON PHANOM: The level of water in the Mekong river in this northeastern border province is dropping rapidly, exhibiting the most unnatural phenomenon in 50 years, according to local media reports. The reports said water in the Mekong river is dropping by 10-20 centimetres per day. The water level is currently about 1.50 metres, about 11 metres below the top of the river bank.

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Senate passes royal security decree

21 October 2019 - 02:01 am

An executive decree on the partial transfer of army units and budget to a royal security command unit sailed through the Senate on Sunday with no resistance. The Senate passed the executive decree by 223-0 votes after the House of Representatives on Thursday passed it by 374-70.

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Man falls to death from building in Phuket

21 October 2019 - 01:59 am

PHUKET: An unidentified Thai man died instantly after a fall from an eight-story OTOP building in Patong area of Kathu district in this southern island resort province on Sunday morning. Pol Col Anothai Jindamanee, the Patong police chief, said the man, aged about 25-30, was said to have jumped from the building on Sunday morning [...]

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Ambulance hits farm truck in Korat, drivers badly hurt

21 October 2019 - 01:58 am

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The drivers of a hospital ambulance and an "e-taen" farm truck were seriously injured after the two vehicles crashed in Chok Chai district of this northeastern province on Sunday morning. Police said the accident occurred at about 5am when an ambulance from Khon Buri Hospital rammed into a farm truck as it turned out of a soi onto the main road [...]

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Man stabbed to death by wife in Phrae

21 October 2019 - 01:57 am

PHRAE: A man was stabbed to death by his wife following a quarrel in Muang district of this northern province on Sunday morning, police said. Pol Capt Narong Sonklin, a Muang police investigator, said a team of police and a doctor from Phrae Hospital rushed to a house at Moo 3 village in tambon Muang Mo on being informed of the incident, which occurred at about 2.30am.

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Most not worried by China's complaint about Thanathorn: poll

21 October 2019 - 01:56 am

A majority of people are not worried by a statement issued by the Chinese embassy in Bangkok expressing concern over what it said was a show of tacit support by a Thai politician for protesters in Hong Kong, saying that Thailand and China have long enjoyed strong relations, according to the result of an opinion survey by the National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

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Budget passes first reading despite concerns over targets of huge spend

21 October 2019 - 01:55 am

The government's 3.2-trillion-baht budget bill sailed through its first reading in the House of Representatives yesterday, despite the opposition accusing the government of paying lip service to promoting social equality. In the ballot to conclude the three-day session, 251 MPs voted in favour, 234 abstained and no MPs voted against the bill.

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Pheu Thai forgives Thanathorn for Thaksin remark

21 October 2019 - 01:54 am

Pheu Thai Party's key members say they have forgiven Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit over his remark about fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra conflicts of interest. Phumtham Wechayachai, adviser to party leader Sompong Amornvivat, said Mr Thanathorn had offered his apologies and they now understood each other.

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