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Bangkok named Asia’s best destination

Readers of the independent online travel magazine SmartTravelAsia.com have voted Bangkok the number one holiday destination in Asia. The survey resulted in Bangkok being voted...

EGAT affirms Myanmar earthquake has no affect on Thailand’s dams

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has confirmed that the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Myanmar had no effect on the structural integrity of...

Farmers launch bee sting operation to stop elephants

Pana (AP) — To stop wild elephants from rampaging through their produce, farmers in the village of Pana near Chanthaburi put up electric fences,...

Officials mull measures to reduce road accidents in Koh Samui

Foreign tourists may be required to undergo driving lessons and an orientation in Thai traffic rules for at least two hours before they are...

Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250

Pescara del Tronto, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

In defense of the side-liners

Dear Hillary We had a highly efficient hard working manager of our condo building. She would be at paperwork nights and overtime on weekends. She...

Home grown cunning linguist

Hillary, Did you know Hillary, the first name of your favorite beverage translates to “Widow”? Don Dear Don, So you are good at French are you, Don? Yes,...

Inveterate liar

Dear Hillary, I examined my wine room and discovered 89 bottles of Veuve Clicquot! Don (again) Dear Don (again), If I didn’t know you were an inveterate liar,...

Get your diamonds here girls

Dear Hillary, You were asked where to buy diamonds - Yes Hatton Garden in London... Definitely NOT Thailand. Chris Dear Chris, Thank you for the timely advice,...

Mail Bag

Queen still on top

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - Queen is still at the top of their game &...

Not in the best interest

Editor Re: Pattaya gets OK to demolish Big Buddha Hill shrine (PM August 12, 2016) - Very unfortunate! This is the Chinese inspired shrine downhill...

Best collaboration ever witnessed

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - This is the best collaboration I have witnessed. Freddie is...

Tunnels are an easier sell

Editor; Re: More money is always better (PM Mailbag August 19, 2016) - Tunnels are always an easier sell because they do not disturb the...

Sports

Olympic champion Thompson stars as Bolt skips Diamond meet

Lausanne, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first...

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Oregon man finds portable toilet filled with pot

Rogue River, Ore. (AP) - Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable...

‘Pokemon Go’ player finds $2,000 at Pokestop in New Jersey

Hackettstown, N.J. (AP) - A “Pokemon Go” player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey. Hackettstown police say the player...