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Update: Tue, Jan 17 2017    

Southern floods: Round 2?

Many houses in Surat Thani were almost completely submerged during the last round of flooding and water levels remain high in some areas. SUPAPONG CHAOLAN People in southern provinces and local authorities are bracing for a new round of floods after more heavy rain was forecast in the region this week.

Government prepares for more heavy rains in flood-affected areas

The government has made preparations for more heavy rains in the southern region by urgently pumping the flood waters out. People in the flood-affected areas have been warned to brace themselvess for the heavy rains.

Court to hear ex-teacher's retrial plea

The provincial Nakhon Phanom court will hold a hearing Monday to consider a petition seeking a retrial of a 2005 fatal car accident case in which a former teacher was found guilty by the Supreme Court. The court proceedings follow a petition by Jomsap Saenmuangkhot, 54, who served one and a half years in jail for reckless driving causing death.

Jobs boost for Nakhon Ratchasima as AIS plans to set up second call centre

ADVANCED INFO Service plans to set up a second call centre at a cost of around Bt1 billion on a 10-rai land plot in Nakhon Ratchasima. The centre is expected to get off the ground in July 2017, Bussaya Satirapipatkul, 54, AIS executive vice president for customer and service management, said recently.

videoSpecial promotion, royal decoration for pilot killed in air show crash

The body of Sqd Ldr Dilokrit Pattavee arrives at the Royal Thai Air Force base on Sunday. Sqd Ldr Dilokrit Pattavee, the air force pilot who died when his Swedish-made Gripen JAS 39C crashed near a runway of Wing 56 airport in Hat Yai during an air show on Children's Day on Saturday, will get a seven-step promotion to the rank of air vice marshal and a high-level royal decoration, air force spokesman Air Marshal Pongsak Semachai said on Sunday.

'The worst isn't over': Thai south still inundated as flood death toll hits 40

People walk in a flooded street at Muang district in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand, Jan 6, 2017. Source: Reuters/Wirittipon Withandetsit THAILAND faces more hardship from unseasonable floods that have killed 40 people in its south, with more rain expected in the major rubber-producing and tourist region in coming days, a top disaster agency official said on Sunday.

Southern flood death toll updated to 41

Chachai Promlert, the director general of the department, told a press conference that the massive flooding affected 1.62 million people in 5,613 villages in 119 districts.

Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health, environment

In this Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 photo, a customer browses through used items at a flea market on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia. The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and electrical appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm.

Thailand's water supplies rated mostly as 'Good'

More than half of the country's key natural waterways and reservoirs show fairly good to good water quality, according to the Pollution Control Department. PCD chief Jatuporn Buruspat on Saturday released the findings of a survey of the environmental situation last year, which he said generally represents a cause for hope due to improved public awareness of environmental protection and preservation.

Crocs on loose from zoo captured

Crocodile hunters on Saturday subdue Ai Yak, one of the two giant crocs that escaped from the Tha Lad zoo in Nakhon Si Thammarat during the flooding last week. The other croc, Nadia, was captured later the same day.

Thailand fighter jet pilot crashes in a fireball at a children's air show

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Horrifying moment pilot killed as jet smashes into ground in front of ...

Footage of the tragedy captures the shrieks from the crowd as the jet began to nosedive before crashing hear the airport runway A pilot has been killed after his jet hurtled into the ground in front of horrified spectators at a children's airshow. Families were gathered for the military air even in Hat Yai, Thailand, to mark the country's annual Children's Day.

British gay couple were 'drugged and raped while on dream holiday in Thailand'

A British couple who were drugged and raped while on a dream holiday in Thailand have spoken about their horrific ordeal. The gay couple, who are not being named for legal reasons, were attacked while on a night out in Phuket after their drinks were spiked.

Thailand: Fighter jet crashes during Children's Day airshow, pilot killed

Three Saab JAS-39 Gripen aircraft of the Hungarian Air Force during an exercise in 2016. Source: Sandor Ujvari/MTI via AP A GRIPEN fighter jet crashed on a runway during an airshow for Children's Day in Hat Yai, Songkhla province, Saturday morning, forcing a temporary closure of the airport.

Gripen jet crashes during air show, pilot killed

The Jas 39 Grippen fighter jet crashes during the air show at Wing 26 in Hat Yai, Songkhla provinces, on Saturday. Sqn Ldr Dilokrit Pattavee was killed when the Jas 39 Gripen fighter jet crashed on a runway at Wing 26 during the air show at around 9.20am.

Woman stressed out by Thai floods found hanged

Of the flood victims assessed by the Public Health Ministry's Mental Health Crisis and Treatment teams, 6.8%, or 152 individuals, were found to be under great stress. The teams are now monitoring people who have suffered significant losses or are known to have emotional problems.

NASA analyzes heavy rainfall over Southern Thailand

VIDEO: NASA calculated rainfall over southern Thailand from Jan. 5 to 12, 2017. Extreme rainfall totals of over 700 mm were found over the Gulf of Thailand.