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BANGKOK, Oct 1 – Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra allayed fears of flooding in the capital with his confirmation that water level of the Chao Phraya River is lower than predicted and that the intended flood prevention measures have been well-prepared.

PHITSANULOK, Sept 30 -- Forest runoff from the Phetchabun mountains has inundated Phitsanulok's Wang Thong district while Prachin Buri remains critical as many government offices have to move equipment and documents to higher levels.

BANGKOK, Oct 1 – The Bangkok South District Court has ruled that two of the victims who died in the 2010 political upheaval in Bangkok were fired at from the direction of military forces situated in front of a school on Rajdamnern Avenue.

BANGKOK, Sept 30 – A high-level high committee on the southern border problems will soon deliberate five demands proposed earlier by militant group Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN), Deputy Prime Minister Pracha Promnok said today.

BANGKOK, Sept 29 - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister/Finance Minister on Sunday affirmed that the government has no forthcoming policy to reduce import tax for luxury goods to support Thailand becoming a shopping paradise.

BANGKOK, Sept 29 - The Commerce Ministry will provide cheap commodities for sale to help flood victims.

Deputy Commerce Minister Yanyong Puangrat said Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra had assigned all ministries to assist flood victims and help relieve their burdens in more than 10 provinces now under water. 

RANONG, Sept 30 – Marine service and ports in Thailand’s six southern provinces on the Andaman Coast will be developed to boost tourism in the region, according to the Marine Department.

BANGKOK, Sept 28 --The joint sitting of parliament on Saturday approved the constitutional amendment bill, seeking to change the induction process of the Senate after the opposition Democrat Party protested the final third-reading vote by walking out of the chamber.

BANGKOK, Sept 30 - Typhoon Wutip made landfall in Vietnam today, bringing rain to northeast and northern Thailand, and a  70 per cent likelihood of rain forecast in Bangkok, according to the Meteorological Department.

The Department issued an advisory early this morning that typhoon Wutip arrived over Hue, in central Vietnam, early today and would then quickly decline before reaching Nakhon Phanom.

The storm is expected to bring more rain, isolated heavy rain and gusts over Thailand's east, upper northeast and eastern north.

Thirteen provinces including Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Kalasin, Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Sakon Nakhon, Udon Thani, Nong Bua Lamphu, Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Phitsanulok and Phetchabun are expected to be affected by heavy downpours.

The department said the stronger southwest monsoon would cause the strong wind and high waves in the Andaman Sea and the upper Gulf of Thailand. All ships should proceed with caution.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was scheduled to inspect the flood situation and to visit flood victims in Si Sa Khet and Ubon Ratchathani today.

BANGKOK, Sept 30 – Mobile medical units and volunteers in flooded provinces nationwide were instructed to work to their maximum capacity in providing physical and mental health checks for the public, according to Public Health Minister Pradit Sintavanarong.