Metal Casket Killer: Missing Bangkok girl may be among bones found at serial killer suspect’s home

He forced his girlfriend into a metal casket, locked her inside and left her to die in one of the most horrifying ways imaginable. Now police say that a 12-year-old girl could be among the victims, all female, of a suspected serial killer who’s being called the “Metal Casket Killer” by the tabloids after hundreds ...

Nong Khai man held in connection with gold shop robbery-murder

Nong Khai man held in connection with gold shop robbery-murder

Two weeks after a manhunt was launched for the gunman who killed at least three people at a Lopburi gold shop, a suspect was being questioned today in the northeastern province of...

2nd case of mystery virus detected in Bangkok

2nd case of mystery virus detected in Bangkok

Thailand’s Public Health Ministry today announced that a second case of a mystery coronavirus believed to have come from China has appeared in Thailand.  Five days after the...

Thai MP wants to build bridge to Samui and name it after PM

Thai MP wants to build bridge to Samui and name it after PM

A bridge named for the current prime minister, who came to power by seizing it in a 2014 coup, has been surging across Twitter since last night, despite being imaginary.  It was...

Thai north all smiles over its first cannabis clinic

Thai north all smiles over its first cannabis clinic

One week after the first full-time cannabis clinic opened in metro Bangkok, the land of Lanna culture, khao soi and misty mountains yesterday welcomed its first weed treatment...

BTS warns Saphan Taksin to close 3 years, but don’t hold your breath

BTS warns Saphan Taksin to close 3 years, but don’t hold your breath

The fate of a busy skytrain station connecting commuters to Bangkok’s riverside has been decided, undecided and left to hang many times in the past eight years. Now plans to...

Skate or die! Hua Hin gets free youth skateboard park (Photos)

Skate or die! Hua Hin gets free youth skateboard park (Photos)

Those who prefer kicking a deck to surfing a board now have a place of their own in the coastal enclave of Hua Hin. Kickflip, grind and fakie through concrete bowls and banks...

Clear Bangkok’s air by working from home: health minister

Clear Bangkok’s air by working from home: health minister

Employers need to seriously consider letting workers telecommute as a way to help tackle Bangkok’s wretched smog, the top health official said yesterday. A year after his...

1st case of SARS-like mystery virus from China found in Bangkok

1st case of SARS-like mystery virus from China found in Bangkok

A Chinese tourist arriving in Bangkok via its main airport was infected with a mysterious coronavirus being called Wuhan pneumonia was being treated today at a metro area...

Police cite progress in gold shop murders while killer remains at large

Police cite progress in gold shop murders while killer remains at large

Three days after a mass shooting at a shopping mall gold shop left three people dead in Lopburi, including a toddler, there may be progress in a police manhunt that so far has...


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