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  • Stricken Russian plane finally removed from Phuket taxiway
    on February 5, 2023 at 7:41 am

    PHUKET: A Russian plane was finally removed from a taxiway at Phuket airport after it broke down during a takeoff attempt, forcing the cancellation of all flights from Saturday evening until early Sunday morning.

  • Piercings and prayer: Malaysian Hindus celebrate Thaipusam
    on February 5, 2023 at 6:36 am

    Ethnic Indian Malaysians massed in Hindu temples across the country Sunday to celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival, months after the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions that had barred large crowds.

  • US downing of Chinese spy balloon ends chapter in diplomatic crisis
    on February 5, 2023 at 6:09 am

    WASHINGTON: The United States shot down a Chinese spy balloon Saturday that had spent the past week traversing the country, an explosive end to a drama that put a diplomatic crisis between the world’s two great powers onto television screens in real time.

  • Couple arrested for robbing petrol stations across Northeast
    on February 5, 2023 at 5:20 am

    Crime Suppression Division (CSD) police on Sunday morning raided two spots in the northeastern province of Roi-et and arrested a man and his common-law wife for thefts at petrol stations in 14 northeastern provinces.

  • Speedboat catches fire, sinks off Samui, no-one hurt
    on February 5, 2023 at 4:03 am

    SURAT THANI: A speedboat moored off a boat pier on Ko Samui island caught fire and sank late on Saturday night. Nobody was hurt.

  • Paetongtarn, Pheu Thai lead opinion poll in Korat
    on February 5, 2023 at 3:20 am

    Paetongtarn “Ung-Ing” Shinawatra of the Pheu Thai Party is the most popular candidate for the post of prime minister in Nakhon Ratchasima, according to the result of a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

  • Operators ask govt for Samui cruise terminal
    on February 5, 2023 at 2:09 am

    Surat Thani: The government is being urged to speed up the development of infrastructure for cruises with almost 100 cruise ships scheduled to visit Koh Samui during 2023-2025.

  • What are spy balloons and why are they still being used?
    on February 5, 2023 at 1:59 am

    U.S. officials say that a Chinese “surveillance balloon” has been flying over the United States for several days. Using high-altitude balloons for spying and other military missions is a practice that dates to World War Two. Alice Rizzo explains how they operate and what they can be used for. – REUTERS

  • Samut Prakan police arrest ex-lawyer for romance scam
    on February 5, 2023 at 1:02 am

    An ex-lawyer has been arrested in Samut Prakan for allegedly swindling victims in a romance scam via a dating app, police said on Saturday.

  • Deadline nears for ‘little ghosts’
    on February 5, 2023 at 12:07 am

    The Ministry of Labour on Saturday urged undocumented Thai workers, or “little ghosts”, in South Korea to report to Korean immigration authorities before a Feb 28 deadline so they can have an opportunity to return to the country and work legally under a special programme.