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Update: Mon, Mar 27 2017    

New San Francisco Zoo exhibit shines light on illegal ivory trade

Seized elephant tusks are displayed by the Thai Customs Department during a press conference at Customs Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Thai authorities seized 330 kilograms covered with rough stones and transported from Malawi to Thailand.

Study offers new insights into transmission of dengue infections

Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home, with the majority of cases related to one another occurring in people who live less than 200 meters apart, new research led by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Florida suggests. The findings, published in the March 24 issue of Science, offer new insights into the spread of diseases like dengue - which infects more than 300 million people each year - and how governments and individuals might put in place more targeted and more effective mosquito control programs.

Wilful destruction of SRT buildings

Muang Phon railway station on the Chira Junction-Khon Kaen railway route is slated to be dismantled as the State Railway of Thailand begins development of a new double rail track system this month. As the State Railway of Thailand moves to develop the double-track rail system, it has quite inadvertently put at risk a small but charming part of our heritage: a number of old but very picturesque railway stations, most of them lovingly tended to by the stationmaster and staff, will fall into disuse.

A dream we all share

President Duterte met with the Filipino community in Bangkok, Thailand, last Thursday and spoke of his wish that the time will come when Filipinos do not have to leave the country to find work. "Ang dream ko sa Pilipinas - hindi ko na maabot yan pero sisimulan ko - in 10 years hindi na kayo lalabas ng bansa," he said.

New Saraburi-Korat bridge a shortcut to Khao Yai

Visitors to Khao Yai will no longer need to make a U-turn at Klang Dong in Pak Chong to enter Highway 1016 if they use the new Mittraphap-Phaya Yen bridge. A bridge linking Pak Chong district of Nakhon Ratchasima with Muak Lek in Saraburi opened for public use on Saturday, easing traffic on Mittraphap Road and serving as a shortcut to the popular Khao Yai National Park.

Hurry now! Free khanom chin on offer in Nakhon Si Thammarat

Tourists can enjoy free treat of khanom chin, or Thai-style curried spaghetti, in Nakhon Si Thammarat's Thung Song district for a week. The Thung Song Municipality on Saturday launched a fair to allow local residents and tourists to enjoy the dish at no cost.

Big bike riders to descend on Phuket next month

Phuket and the Tourism Authority of Thailand will organise the 23rd Phuket Bike Week 2017 World Ride Together next month when 5,000 big bike riders are expected to show their motorcycles. The event was announced at a press conference Friday, which was chaired by Phuket Governor Chokchai Dejamornthan.

Phra Dattajivo turns himself over to cops

A former Wat Phra Dhammakaya acting abbot and nine other monks and laymen wanted in connection with forest encroachment at Khao Yai National Park in Nakhon Ratchasima yesterday turned themselves in to police. The 10 suspects, including the former acting abbot Phra Dattajivo, yesterday appeared at the Natural Resources and Environmental Crime Suppression Division to acknowledge charges against them after being summoned by police for a second time.

Thailand To Work With Growing CLMV

Thailand is working with the growing CLMV group, comprising Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, especially in related trade strategies, Thai News Agency reported. Vice Minister attached to the Prime Minister's Office Kobsak Pootrakool spoke of the government's policy on Thursday, saying that Thailand and the CLMV group, or the so-called CLMVT, need to link the trade strategies in order to reduce their cross-border barriers, covering those in public transport and cargo logistics.

PM to check SEZ progress in Nakhon Phanom

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to make a one-day trip on Monday to Nakhon Phanom, one of the provinces bordering Laos, to track the progress being made on the special economic zone and economic corridor projects. Prayut will spend the day meeting joint government-private committees on economic solutions, visit local self-sufficiency communities, worship at the famous Phra That Phanom Temple, and also greet the locals.

The cod are coming back to Newfoundland - and they're eating the shrimp that had taken over

Shrimp draggers frozen into St. Anthony Harbour beside the fish plant await the melting that won't come until the end of April so that they can catch their limited quotas off the Labrador coast. Theodore Genge and his father Rufus in front of the KMKA Voyager in Anchor Point.

Ex-AI boss says public has right to see evidence in teen activist's killing

Authorities must show the public the evidence that justifies the Army's claim that the extra-judicial killing of Lahu teen activist Chaiyapoom Pasae at a military checkpoint in Chiang Mai was necessary, an activist said on Friday. Chamnan Chanruang, the Chiang Mai-based former chairman of Amnesty International Thailand, said his call especially related to CCTV recordings of the incident in Chiang Dao district last Friday.

Kayan Neck Rings

The Kayan are a subgroup of the Red Karen people, a Tibeto-Burman ethnic minority of Burma . The Kayan consists of the following groups: Kayan Lahwi is a Shan term for the Kayan Lahwi .

A wind from the Northeast

A new crop of films from Isan are finding success by depicting Thais in ways not ordinarily seen on the big screen Last month the cinemas saw a sleeper hit -- and don't be surprised if your cultural radar didn't beep. The homemade Isan film Thi Baan The Series attracted huge crowds not to Bangkok cineplexes, or not at first, but to theatres in Si Sa Ket, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham and elsewhere across the Northeast.

A Slow-Moving Baby Elephant Throws a Tantrum While Trying to Keep Up With a Playful Herding Dog

A sweet little elephant calf at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand decided it would be fun to play with a hyper herding dog.

Queen pays tribute to the London terror attack victims

The Queen has said her 'thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy' are with all those who have been affected by yesterday's 'awful violence'. In a message sent to Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, Craig Mackey, the monarch also expressed her thanks and admiration to the Met and others who work to protect people.

31 guns, ammo seized in Uthai Thani raids

Police seized 31 firearms and 28 rounds of assorted ammunition in raids on 30 premises aimed at people suspected of wielding dark influence in Uthai Thani province on Thursday. The operation involved about 400 police from the Crime Suppression Division and other units.