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Huge crowd joins mass clean-up ahead of Royal Cremation services in Phuket

PHUKET: At least hundreds of volunteers turned out to join a mass clean-up of the area around the Royal Crematorium replica under construction at Saphan Hin yesterday morning (Oct 8) ahead of the Royal Cremation services to be held at the site on Oct 26.

12-hour-old baby boy found dumped in Patong launderette

PHUKET: A newborn baby boy is currently in the care of Patong Hospital after being found dumped in a local launderette yesterday.

Phuket civilian beach rescues continue as officials fail to turn up for duty

PHUKET: A local resident walking along the sands at Bang Tao Beach rescued a Filipino man found unconscious in the surf yesterday afternoon (Oct 8).

3,200 runners turn out for 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Mini-Marathon

CHARITY: There was a huge turnout for the 13th Mai Khao Marine Turtle Fun Run and Mini Marathon 2017, with 3,200 people taking part in the annual event, which is in its 13th year.

Roads closed as cremation plans step up

BANGKOK: The public will be barred from entry to Ratchadamnoen Nai Ave and areas adjacent to Sanam Luang from today (Oct 9) through the end of the month, as they will be closed for the preparation of the Royal Cremation ceremonies of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Cops target Phuket in mafia blitz

PHUKET: Foreign criminals operating on the resort island of Phuket – many of whom are employed as teachers or disguise themselves as football players – are next on the police “hit list”.

Naples locals fights mafia with first bookshop in 50 years

ITALY: In the hinterlands of Naples a revolution is afoot: locals tired of drug lords are taking the fight to the mafia and their weapon of choice is the humble book.

Hamilton wins; Vettel loses touch with title at Japanese F1 GP

FORMULA ONE: Lewis Hamilton’s championship lead has grown to 59 points, putting the Briton one race away from claiming his fourth crown after dominating the Japanese Grand Prix when title rival Sebastian Vettel retired from the race on lap four.

A nation in mourning prepares for the Royal Cremation

The people of Phuket have been formally invited to join the Royal Cremation services being held on the island on Oct 26 to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose Royal Funeral will be held in Bangkok on that day.

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