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NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand | Tropical storm’s rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand —Jan 04, 2019— Rain, wind and surging seawater from a tropical storm buffeted coastal villages and world-famous tourist resorts on southern Thailand’s east coast on Friday, knocking down trees and utility poles and flooding roads. One person was reported dead and another missing after a fishing boat with a crew of … Continue reading NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand | Tropical storm’s rain, surging seas strike Thai beaches

BANGKOK  | Tropical storm to bring rain, high seas to southern Thailand

BANGKOK  —Jan 02, 2019 —Thai weather authorities are warning that a tropical storm will bring heavy rains and high seas to southern Thailand and its famed beach resorts. The Thai Meteorological Department said Tropical Storm Pabuk was moving west into the Gulf of Thailand on Thursday with maximum winds of 65 kilometers per hour (40 mph). … Continue reading BANGKOK  | Tropical storm to bring rain, high seas to southern Thailand

BANGKOK | Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

BANGKOK— A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessman of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal. Thailand’s military drew criticism and ridicule in 2010 when the GT200 bomb detectors — which were claimed … Continue reading BANGKOK | Thai businessman convicted of selling fake bomb detectors

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish Air Force fighter jet crashes; pilot safe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A Swedish Air Force jet fighter crashed Tuesday near an air base in southern Sweden after striking several birds as it was about to land, Sweden’s Armed Forces said. The pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter aborted the landing he was attempting and ejected, said Col. Lars Bergstrom, head of the … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish Air Force fighter jet crashes; pilot safe

Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18

BANGKOK/January 22, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A motorcycle bomb exploded at a market Monday morning in southern Thailand, killing three people and injuring 18, police said. The attacker parked the bike rigged with explosives nearby and bought goods at the market to blend in with the crowd, police Lt. Eakapong Rattanachai said. The bomb exploded when the attacker … Continue reading Bombing at market in southern Thailand kills 3, injures 18