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News for Monday, 23 January 2017

Weather forecast for 24 January 2017

23 January 2017 - 04:29 pm

The current weather situation in Thailand. What is the weather like on 24 January 2017 in Northern Thailand, Northeastern Thailand (Isan), Central Thailand, Eastern Thailand, Southern Thailand and Bangkok.

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Get ready for visitor inrush, PM tells agencies

23 January 2017 - 11:03 am

Call follows positive economic outlook

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered related agencies and the private sector to prepare for an anticipated influx of foreign visitors this year. Gen Prayut cited several forecasting agencies, including Kasikorn Research Center (K-Research) and the Center for Economic and Business Forecasting of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), which predict that the number of foreign tourists will surge this year from 32.6 million in 2016.

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Pattaya pigeon race raises new tourism dream

23 January 2017 - 11:00 am

Organisers see great business potential from success of resort's first international event.

A crowd of more than 200 pigeon lovers gathered at Pattaya International Pigeon Race (PIPR) earlier this month. There was palpable excitement in the air as they waited for the arrival of the winning pigeon, flying in from Udon Thani. The place exploded with noise when the strongest bird made its landing and entered its own loft, finishing a journey of 530 kilometres.

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Boutique brewer faces jail

23 January 2017 - 10:57 am

NONTHABURI -- A fresh law graduate hoping to build a bright career with his illegal homemade beer has been arrested by Excise Department officials on his first day of business and faces jail and a hefty fine under a recently passed law.

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New course puts teeth into dentistry

23 January 2017 - 10:54 am

The Dental Council of Thailand (DCT) has urged dentists to take the dental continuing education (CE) programme to improve their knowledge, for the sake of patients. Thongchai Wachirarojpaisarn, the DCT's second vice-president, said yesterday the council wants both dentists who have years of experience under their belt, as well as new students of dentistry, to take the CE programme.

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Flood-hit Narathiwat declared disaster zone

23 January 2017 - 10:52 am

NARATHIWAT -- All 13 districts of this southern border province have been declared disaster areas after several days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding. The declaration was made late Sunday night by governor Sithichai Sakda to mobilise all resources to help flood-hit people.

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Chao Phraya body 'likely' is Japanese suicide

23 January 2017 - 10:51 am

Tourist missing for three weeks

The body of a man found in the Chao Phraya River is believed to be that of a Japanese tourist who went missing in Thailand late last year and is thought to have committed suicide, according to an initial police inspection.

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Suicide and a love letter with haunting message

23 January 2017 - 10:48 am

Nakhon Si Thammarat - A lovelorn young woman who committed suicide has left a scary message to her boyfriend on what he should do or meet with the consequences. The body of the 19-year-old, whose name has been withheld until her parents are informed, was found at a rented house in Muang district in Nakhon Si Thammarat when Pol Col Adisak Theppawan, chief of Muang police station, led other officers and rescue workers to the scene on Saturday night.

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Woman seriously burnt in crash caused by roadside fire

23 January 2017 - 10:46 am

SA KAEO -- A woman sustained serious burns and many others were injured after their car and a pickup collided on a highway covered by thick smoke from a fire in Wang Sombun district on Sunday, police said.

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Pickup, bikes crash killing 3 boys

23 January 2017 - 10:45 am

RAYONG -- Three boys were killed and two others injured after four motorcycles they were riding were hit from behind by two pick-up trucks on a road in Muang district early on Sunday. Pol Capt Chanut Panthong, deputy investigator of Muang district police, said the accident occurred at about 1.20am on a road to Ploenchai 5 Housing Estate in Moo 2 village of tambon Thapma, involving four motorcycles and two pick-up trucks.

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