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Tourism revenue rises in first 5 months

BANGKOK - The Ministry of Tourism and Sports revealed that the tourism revenue during the first five months of this year increased by 6.1%...

White House warns Syria’s Assad against chemical attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House issued a stern warning to Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday night as it claimed "potential" evidence that...

London’s fire symptomatic of larger safety issues globally

LONDON (AP) — The deaths of 79 people in a London apartment tower have triggered emergency inspections, evacuations and soul searching among British officials...

DIP wants manufacturers of local goods to meet GI standards

SAKON NAKHON - Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) Director-General Thosapone Dansuputra has urged producers in Sakon Nakhon province to adhere to the standards of...

Pharmacy boss blamed for meningitis outbreak gets 9 years

BOSTON (AP) — The co-owner of a pharmacy responsible for the deaths of 76 people was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison after...

Too lazy

Dear Hillary, My GF has been great for the past year and I’m really thinking of marrying her. She gave up working when she moved...

When is a wedding not a marriage?

Dear Hillary, Is it true that it is difficult to marry a Thai girl, with lots of paper work and stuff? I get told that...

Red faced GF

Dear Hillary, Every time my GF has a beer, her face goes red. I’ve noticed that quite a few of her girlfriends are the same....

18 month courtship

Dear Hillary, I did the right thing, that you talk about all the time, where I courted this Thai woman for 18 months. Slowly went...

Fried Farangs?

Editor; Iconic photos of Thailand’s beautiful beaches (with umbrellas and deck chairs) draw tens of thousands of tourists each year. The local government seems focused...

Empty land article follow up

Editor; Re: Property owners told to fence off vacant land (PM May 19, 2017) - We contacted City Hall today about this vacant plot of...

Night stalkers

Editor; I would like to thank City Hall for the changes they have recently made on Beach Road. The number one thoroughfare in Pattaya for...

A complete load of rubbish

Editor; Re: Somtam slowly killing many Thais, cancer center says (PM May 5, 2017) - This is a complete load of rubbish. First the so...

Bolt curious about who will replace him as fastest man

Ostrava, Czech Republic (AP) — Usain Bolt is curious as to who will replace him as the world's fastest man. He's confident nobody will know...

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Odds and Ends – Friday June 23 – June 29, 2017

Pennsylvania man arrested after calling 911 for conversation Allentown, Pa. (AP) - Police say a Pennsylvania man repeatedly called 911 while intoxicated because he was seeking...

Odds and Ends – Friday June 16 – June 22, 2017

How do you move 40,000 bees? Carefully, with just 3 stings Fredericksburg, Va. (AP) - With just three stings and no serious injuries, two beekeepers have...