Thai hospital apologizes after video of nurse manhandling elderly patient earns outrage

A government hospital in northern Phitsanulok province issued public apology last night after a video showing one of their nurses manhandling an elderly patient in the intensive care unit went viral. Around 8pm, Buddhachinaraj Phitsanulok Hospital, held a press conference to address the heavily criticized clip depicting their staff member’s rough treatment. Dr. Visith Sathienwantanee, ...

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Ancient Bangkok stupa collapses during restoration, killing one and injuring 11 (VIDEO)

Ancient Bangkok stupa collapses during restoration, killing one and injuring 11 (VIDEO)

A 20-meter-tall stupa at Bangkok’s Phraya Tham Temple collapsed during restoration efforts yesterday afternoon — killing one worker and injuring 11 others. The historic...

Three men arrested for murders of wealthy British businessman and Thai wife

Three men arrested for murders of wealthy British businessman and Thai wife

Earlier today, three men were arrested and confessed to the murder of a Scottish businessman and his Thai wife in the Cho Hae district of northern Phrae province. The bodies of...

Bangkokian Nightmare: Woman shares hilarious encounter with cockroach on her moto-taxi driver

Bangkokian Nightmare: Woman shares hilarious encounter with cockroach on her moto-taxi driver

For many Bangkokians, their worst nightmares involves being stuck in close proximity to cockroaches. That is exactly what happened to one woman, on, of all places, the back of a...

Thai legislators making moves to remove marijuana from narcotics list, paving way for medical legalization

Thai legislators making moves to remove marijuana from narcotics list, paving way for medical legalization

Thailand may become the second country in Asia, after Israel, to allow medical marijuana, as the process to propose changes to the country’s Drug Act is now officially underway....

Bangkok university student dies in fire that destroyed her home

Bangkok university student dies in fire that destroyed her home

A 20-year-old woman died in a fire that burned down her house on Phaholyothin Soi 24 in Bangkok yesterday. Panida Chokuaipornchai, a business student at the University of the Thai...

Artists plan protest in black over rumor gov’t is cutting funding to beloved Bangkok art center

Artists plan protest in black over rumor gov’t is cutting funding to beloved Bangkok art center

Thai artists plan to wear black and gather at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre (BACC) on Wednesday in protest over rumors that the government will no longer fund the city’s...

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Whale Shark Watch: Tourists stumble upon 4 endangered whale sharks in southern Thailand

Tourists and divers rejoiced today when their boat stumbled upon four endangered whale sharks along the coast of Thailand’s southern Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. This morning,...

British woman thanks Koh Phangan police after investigation shows no evidence of rape

British woman thanks Koh Phangan police after investigation shows no evidence of rape

A 25-year-old British woman who suspected that she had been raped in her motel room on the island of Koh Phangan apologized to the police yesterday and thanked them after their...

HK man claims bag containing over THB1 million in valuables stolen during brawl with 4 transwomen in Pattaya

HK man claims bag containing over THB1 million in valuables stolen during brawl with 4 transwomen in Pattaya

In a story that was reported on by local media over the weekend, a Hong Kong man said that his bag containing cash and valuables worth more than THB1 million (US$30,800) vanished...


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