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Heavy snow hits northern Japan

TOKYO (AFP) – Northern Japan was in the grip of a blizzard Wednesday as strong winds and heavy snow forced the cancellation of almost 300 flights and vehicles were buried in snow, officials and reports said. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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3.3 million Baht Raised for Students Effected by Cold Weather in Northern Thailand

CHIANG RAI – Officials from the Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) have organized a caravan of school and sports supplies as well as jackets and blankets to help students effected by cold weather in the Northern Thailand.Deputy Education Ministry General Surachet Chaiwong presided over the release of the caravan earlier today. The trucks will […]

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Dr. Francois Nosten, right, consulting staff as he meets malaria patients at a clinic near Mae Sot.

Expert Warns of Drug-Resistant Malaria in Northern Thailand

Khin That, 25, suffers from high fever and convulsions caused by malaria.   MAE SOT – Professor Francois Nosten believes a new strain of malaria, which is resistant to drugs, is a “disaster in the making” in Thailand. The massive outbreak is on the Thailand-Myanmar border, but popped up in Vietnam and Laos. “It’s already a […]

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Temperatures have dropped continuously in Thailand’s northern region, prompting locals to gather firewood in order to keep themselves warm.

Northern Thai Provinces Warned to Ready for Cold Weather

Temperatures have dropped continuously in Thailand’s northern region, prompting locals to gather firewood in order to keep themselves warm.   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s Ministry of Interior Gen Anupong Paochinda has ordered Chiang Rai’s Provincial Governor and other Northern and Northeastern Governor’s to prepare for the coming winter weather and warn residents to prepare for the […]

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No Victory in the War on Drugs in Northern Thailand

A Thai police officer keeps watch in front of bags of drugs before they were destroyed – CHIANG RAI – Two recent developments show how the war on illicit drugs is literally never-ending. At home, the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha unveiled another five-year master plan. Abroad, Thai […]

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 3.8 magnitude on the Richter scale that occurred at 01.53 a.m. today with the epicenter in Laos

Northern Thailand Not Affected by 3.8 Earthquake in Laos

3.8 magnitude on the Richter scale that occurred at 01.53 a.m. today with the epicenter in Laos CHIANG RAI   – The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC) reported that the latest earthquake of 3.8 magnitude on the Richter scale that occurred at 01.53 a.m. today with the epicenter in Laos did not affect any area […]

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5.2 magnitude earthquake in northern Greece

ATHENS (AFP) – A 5.2-magnitude earthquake struck northern Greece early Saturday, the country’s earthquake observatory said, with no reports of victims or major damage. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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A photo taken by a Myawaddy resident shows Burma army forces moving through the town while some civilians attempt to flee the area on Saturday. (Photo: Nined Blood / Facebook)

Thailand’s Northern 3rd Army on High Alert after Fighting Erupts in Myanmar

Myanmar soldiers prepare reinforcements for a battle near Myawaddy on Saturday   CHIANG MAI – Thailand’s 3rd army has been put on “high alert” on its northwestern border with Myanmar after fighting between neighboring government soldiers and a group previously affiliated with a local liberation army caused the closure of a major trade route. On […]

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Severe flooding in several northern provinces after heavy downpours

Locals complain that this has been a long-term problem and call for help Full News here – NationMultimedia.com –

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Magnitude-6.1 quake rattles northern Japan

Tokyo – A magnitude-6.1 earthquake jolted wide areas of northern Japan Sunday, the Meteorological Agency said. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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Heavy Rain Causing Flooding in Northern Provinces

CHIANG RAI – Continuing downpours in Thailand’s northern region have prompted many areas to warn residents of possible flash floods and landslides. Endless heavy rainfall for over 24 hours in Chiang Rai province, particularly in Chiang Saen district, led to a flash flood from Doi Mae Ab to flood nearby households in Pa Teung Forest, […]

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The Meteorological Department has foretasted that Strong winds and thunder storms will hit the North,

Warning of Heavy Storms and Hail issued for Northern Thailand

The Meteorological Department has foretasted that Strong winds and thunder storms CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s northern, northeastern and central regions are to face another round of torrential rains, thunderstorms and expected hails due to sudden change of temperatures as the result of a strong high pressure system moving down from China this week. The storms […]

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The red shirts

Are Thailand’s Northern “Red Shirt’s” Agents of Thailand’s Dirty Politics?

The red shirts’ sense of empowerment is such that that they do not feel they have to obey any law or tolerate anything not to their liking.   CHIANG RAI – In Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and many other Northeast provinces, the red shirts’ sense of empowerment is such that that they do not feel […]

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Members of northern Thailand’s apparently-not-separatist Sor Por Por Lanna movement

Thailand’s Army Hunts Northern Lanna Separatists

Members of northern Thailand’s apparently-not-separatist Sor Por Por Lanna movement   CHIANG RAI – Thailand’s U.S.-trained military has a new enemy and is now hunting northern separatists who want to seize most of this Buddhist-majority country, create a Lanna People’s Democratic Republic, and expel Bangkok to a shrunken South Thailand. The military is warning Thais […]

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Thundershowers are much needed to help ease the Haze in Chiang Rai

Tropical Storm to Hit Northern Thailand

Thundershowers are much needed to help ease the Haze in Chiang Rai   CHIANG RAI –  The Meteorological Department reported that during the next three days, a high pressure cell from China, coupled with westerly winds, will prevail over the northern region and create a tropical storm. Thunderstorms and possibly hailstorms can be expected in […]

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