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Baby elephant which saved a British schoolgirl from tsunami has been...

The baby elephant which helped save the life of an eight-year old British schoolgirl, Amber Owen, from a devastating tsunami which struck the western...

New environment-friendly resort opens on Ko Phra Thong

PHANG NGA - Ko Phra Thong in Phang Nga province suffered severe devastation from the 2004 Tsunami, which forced its inhabitants to desert the...

Phang Nga holds tsunami evacuation drill

PHANG NGA – Phang Nga Province has held the rehearsal for emergency situations, an activity that will enhance disaster management efficiency. Phang Nag Province's...

Magnitude 8.0 earthquake strikes off coast of Chile, triggering destructive tsunami

CHILE, 2 March 2014 - An earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile, triggering a 2-meter high tsunami.  ...

Japan’s PM Yoshido Noda reaffirms commitment to polio eradication

Rotary International President-elect Sakuji Tanaka heard reassuring words from Prime Minister Yoshido Noda regarding Japan’s continued support of polio eradication, the humanitarian organization’s...

Pattaya faces low risk from earthquake, tsunami

The Thai Meteorological Agency reassured Pattaya residents they have little to fear from earthquakes or tidal waves, even those like this month’s massive...

TAT Update: Conditions for tourists on Thailand’s Andaman Sea remain...

The magnitude 8.6 earthquake that occurred in the Indian Ocean about 500 kilometers to the west of Northern Sumatra, Indonesia on 11 April...

Phuket urged to set up information centre on natural disasters

PHUKET, April 12 - An information centre should be set up to keep the public informed at times of natural disasters, the Phuket...

Crater in downtown Bangkok road disrupts traffic, worries city officials

BANGKOK, April 11 - A crater appeared in center city Bangkok’s busy Pathumwan intersection Wednesday morning, with city authorities initially saying the depression...

Thailand evacuates for possible tsunami after major quake off Indonesia

BANGKOK, April 11 -- Thailand's National Disaster Warning Centre has issued an evacuation order for residents and tourists along the Andaman coast after...

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Straeten’s day out in Pattaya

PSC Billabong Golf Monday, May 25 Phoenix Gold Golf Course Stableford Phoenix Gold golf course Monday playing the Mountain and Ocean loops. They are both in great condition...

Board appointed to monitor rehab plan for debt-ridden Thai Airways International

BANGKOK – Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-ocha appointed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krue-ngam as the chairman of the super board, a new panel to...

Drunk cracks skull in fall from Pattaya-area breakwater

An Udon Thani man drunk on cheap rice whiskey cracked his skull after falling off the breakwater on Dongtan Beach. In addition to the head...

Chonburi cop hurt in Pattaya crash

A Chonburi narcotics officer was hurt when he crashed his car into a light pole in Pattaya. Police, fire trucks and an ambulance responded to...

Pattaya traffic-dodging donut sellers happy for job

With so many out of work, a group of pink-shirted workers hawking donuts on the street in Najomtien are happy to have a job. The...