His Majesty to mark late King's birthday COMMEMORATIVE MERIT-MAKING CEREMONIES TO BE HELD; MONKS TO BE APPOINTED THE NATION HIS MAJESTY KING Maha Vajiralongkorn will preside over a royal merit-making ceremony at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to commemorate the passing of his father, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej, on the occasion of the late King's birthday today. Thai people across the country will also use the opportunity to commemorate the late King who passed away in October at the age of 89. At the royal ceremony, King Maha Vajiralongkorn will also promote and appoint 159 senior Buddhist monks and grant money to senior courtiers, according to the Bureau of Royal Household.
A Eurowings Airbus A330-200, registration D-AXGF performing flight EW-121 from Phuket to Cologne , was accelerating for takeoff from Phuket's runway 27 when the crew needed to reject takeoff after an engine ingested a bird. The aircraft slowed safely and returned to the apron.
At least eight people, including two five-year-old girls, have been killed in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Trang and Songkhla provinces which have been hit by heavy flooding after four days of heavy downpours. Southern provinces from Surat Thani to Yala have been warned of flash floods and landslides as heavy rains continue to batter the areas.
Police and navy officers display packages containing 200,000 speed pills seized following a shootout with suspected drug traffickers near the Mekong River late Friday night. UBON RATCHATHANI: A Lao man was wounded and 200,000 speed pills seized after a shootout between a drug trafficking gang and security forces near the Mekong River in Khemarat district.
Plainclothes police question Charatpong Saimai, 35, at his home in Ban Pong district of Ratchaburi, where they say he was making guns. RATCHABURI: A man who allegedly made guns and sold them on the Line mobile chat application was arrested at his house in Ban Pong district on Saturday.
Colombian visitors tour an area of integrated farming at Nampak Village, Tha Wang Pha district, Nan province, with banana groves and rubber plantations. The haunting sound of a Colombian flute hovered in the morning mist covering the hills of Nan.
Thailand and China plan to extend their ambitious Bangkok-Nakhon Ratchasima railway line to Nong Khai, even though they have yet to work out the details for a token three-kilometre spur planned to start the long-delayed project. Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith made the announcement on Friday after a meeting of a Thai-Chinese joint working committee on the project.
An American man accused of kidnapping a wealthy countryman in Phuket in 2013 is in police custody on the resort island after being extradited from the US to Thailand on Friday. Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is accused of a series of crimes against Antonio Accornero, a millionaire who splits his time between Las Vegas and Phuket and is said to be well connected with senior Thai officials.