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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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Northern Peru jolted by 6.3 quake: US observers

WASHINGTON – A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake jolted northern Peru on Saturday, the US Geological Survey reported. Full News here – NationMultimedia.com – Breakingnews

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"We have no fear. All red groups will unite.

Thailand’s Northern Red Shirts ”Ready to Resist” Army Coup

Supportersof Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra say she may set up her government in Chiang Mai if the army takes power in Bangkok   CHIANG MAI – The embattled Thai government’s hardline “red-shirt” supporters in the country’s north say they are ready to resist any attempt by the military to stage a coup. Some supporters say […]

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A total of 55,243 voters have registered to vote in advance of February 2 election.

Northern Thailand has Highest Turnout Rate of Advance Voting

A total of 55,243 voters have registered to vote in advance of February 2 election. CHIANG RAI –  According to the Election Commission, 68.96 percent of advance voters or 38,093 voters have exercised their voting rights with the northern region having scored the highest turnout rate of 81.18 percent. A total of 55,243 voters have […]

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Temperatures plunge in Thailand

Mercury to Drop 6-8 Degrees Celsius in Northern Thailand

Temperatures plunge in Thailand’s North and Northeast   CHIANG RAI – Northern Thailand will be in for another cold snap as temperatures in the northern part of Thailand are likely to drop 6-8 degrees Celsius during January 18-23. The Meteorological Department has announced that a high pressure coming from China would blanket the upper part […]

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Elderly Villagers sit by fire at night to keep warm

Cold Spell Approaching this Week for Northern Thailand

Elderly Villagers in Chiang Rai  sit by fire at night to keep warm   CHIANG RAI – Residents in Chaing Rai and Thailand’s Northern regions have been warned to prepare for another cold spell this week as temperature had been warming recently. Chilly weather remains in the upper part of Thailand, with the temperature reading […]

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Over 100 homes were destroyed in a fire that blazed through the Mae La refugee camp on Dec. 27. Photo: Suchart Sangphaijit/IRC

Fires in Refugee Camps in Northern Thailand Leave 600 Homeless

Over 100 homes were destroyed in a fire that blazed through the Mae La refugee camp Photo: Suchart Sangphaijit/IRC   TAK – The International Rescue Committee is assisting some 600 Burmese refugees who were left homeless after fires broke out in two refugee camps in Thailand last week. At least one person was killed, several […]

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Family: Gesneriaceae Taxon: Gasteranthus imbaburensis

Botanists Confirm 6 New Floral Species of Gesneriaceae Family in Northern Thailand

Family: Gesneriaceae Taxon: Gasteranthus imbaburensis   CHIANG RAI – Six floral specimens recently discovered in northern and eastern provinces have been confirmed as new species, the six new flower species are Kao Tog Yonok, which was found in Chiang Rai, Net Muang (Chantaburi), Bunga Karaket (Chiang Mai), Sawet Daen Sruang (Nan), Malai Fon Lep (Nan) […]

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