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PHUKET XTRA - July 13 Formal charges read to German man over the death of his former girlfriend, defense volunteer shot in the head at Police checkpoint, Australian tourist plunges to his death after parachute malfunction at Kata beach and Canadian felon found hanged in his cell hours before deportation. All today on Phuket Xtra! Hosted by: Chris Howson ThePhuketNews.com
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PHUKET XTRA - July 14 Following the death of a 71 year old Australian man at Kata Beach, Police have charged the parasail operators with recklessness causing death. Plus a message from the Governor regarding the impending Vegetarian Festival and bad news for former Prime Minister Thanksin Shinawatra. All today on Phuket Xtra! Hosted by: Chris Howson ThePhuketNews.com
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PHUKET XTRA - July 27

His Majesty the King's Birthday! Tuk Tuk Formula One, Yingluck and PM Prayut's latest spat, a red light drug arrest, and fatal snorkeling trip in the sea.

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Long live His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

PHUKET: Hundreds of Phuket officials and local residents commemorated the 65th birthday of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun today and yesterday (July 28) in ceremonies acro
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Now is as good a time as any to get the board out.....

SURFING: Hey surfers, hope you’ve been scoring some fun waves and embracing every chance to paddle out.
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Will they or won't they? The saga continues... with Phuket's renowned "public transport" drivers getting as preferential as treatment they could get from officials...

#Phuket #Patong #TukTuksinThailand

PHUKET: Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong this week would not confirm or deny any imminent action pending against van, taxi and tuk-tuk drivers commandeering parking spaces in Patong, despite a seni
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They thought they were taking part in a reality television show... talk about truth being stranger than fiction!

Two women accused of the Cold War-style assassination of the half-brother of North Korea's leader in Malaysia are expected to plead not guilty to the murder in court Friday.
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Hopefully the storm will pass today as predicted...

From a rail track buried under mudflow to several thousand rai of farmland swallowed by floods, tropical depression Sonca left its mark on the Northeast and Central Plains as it whipped through the re
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Lucky license plates... Everybody needs a little luck on Phuket's roads...

#Phuket #PhuketTraffic

PHUKET: The Phuket Land Transport Office (PLTO) will auction off “lucky number” license plates over two days at The Metropole Hotel in Phuket Town next month.
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Just a reminder that the Class Act Media office is closed today as the nation commemorates HM The King's Birthday.

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Have you seen or do you know this man? If you do please let Chalong Police know as soon as you can!

PHUKET: Police are investigating a man who has been reported for breaking into several houses in the Patak Villa neighbourhood in Chalong and committing acts to scare homeowners, most recently last Sa
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A horrific end to a holiday in a dangerously beautiful place...

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PHUKET: A Chinese tourist died this morning (July 27) after being swept from a scenic viewpoint in Kamala while posing for photos on rocks dangerously close to the sea.
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A true gentleman, thank you for taking time out from your holiday to spend with the kids. It was a very special day they will remember for always. #jonathanjoseph

RUGBY: Following a long gruelling season in the English Premiership, an even tougher Test series in New Zealand, and a quick two-day trip back to the United Kingdom, England, British and Irish Lions a
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Farewell, Kevan - you are already much missed by Phuket's dive community...

#Phuket #PhuketDiveTours #PhuketScubaClub

PHUKET: Funeral services for long-term Phuket expat Kevan Thompson will be held at Wat Chlaong this Saturday (July 29), followed by a celebration of his life to be held at The Green Man.
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Police were alerted about 9pm that the Chok Thara 2 had sunk near Koh Kalok, about 16 kilometres from shore. The boat carried three crew and 13 Thai passengers.

CHUMPHON: Five people drowned when a speedboat taking a party of tourists snorkelling sank in storm-tossed seas off the coast of Chumphon province last night (July 25).
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Luckily no one was injured... but no news about the poor 85-year-old lady who reportedly lived in the rickety home other than she was not at home at the time...

#Phuket #PhuketTown

PHUKET: An old unregistered house where an 85-year-old woman reportedly lived in Phuket Town was gutted by fire last night (July 26).
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