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Inquest of Reuters Cameraman Killed in 2010 Military Crackdown Ends Inconclusively

  BANGKOK – The inquest into the death of a Reuters video journalist shot during a Thai military crackdown on protesters in 2010 has ended inconclusively, with a court saying it cannot determine if soldiers or protesters fired the fatal shot. The Bangkok South Criminal Court announced the results of the inquest Thursday — five […]

April 30th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Court Orders DNA Independently Examined in Koh Samui Murder Trial

  KOH SAMI – The court in Koh Samui Thailand has ordered that DNA and other physical evidence allegedly linking Burmese migrant workers to the murder of two British tourists should be independently checked, a move the suspects’ lawyers said could help ensure a fair trial. The Koh Samui Judge has ruled that Thailand’s Central […]

April 30th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Experts Say Thailand Not Prepared for Another Earthquake Like Chiang Rai

  CHIANG RAI – The Asia Institute of Technology’s Professor Dr Pennung Warnitchai said yesterday,Thailand is not prepared for another devastating earthquake. Dr. Warnitchai pointed out that most buildings in the earthquake-risk zone were not earthquake resistant. Experts from the Meteorological Department and Thailand Research Fund (TRF) yesterday visited Phan Pittayakom, Mae Lao Pittayakom, Bankao […]

April 30th, 2015 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Philippines Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso Escapes Indonesian Firing Squad

  JAKARTA – Indonesia executed eight drug convicts by firing squad in Central Java early Wednesday, despite efforts from human rights activists and united appeals from world leaders to stop the execution. Those executed were “Bali Nine” duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, both Australians; Rodrigo Gularte, a Brazilian diagnosed with a mental illness; Martin Anderson of Ghana, Raheem […]

April 29th, 2015 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Kho Tao Murder Trial Set to Resume Thursday

. KOH SAMUI – The trial of Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Htun accused of murdering two British tourists last year is set to resume Thursday on Koh Samui in Surat Thani province. The two are charged with murdering David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, on Sai Ree beach on the island of Koh Tao […]

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Nepalese Authorities Tell Foreign Rescue Teams Not to Come

 . . KATHMANDU – Nepalese authorities have told foreign search and rescue teams not to come because there are already enough in the earthquake-hit country, a senior UN official said Wednesday. Resident coordinator for Nepal Jamie McGoldrick said the government had decided it had enough foreign experts in and around the capital Kathmandu, which has […]

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Thailand’s Central Bank Unexpectedly Cuts Benchmark Rate

  BANGKOK – The central bank of Thailand has unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate for a second straight meeting, roiling markets already digesting a reduction in the 2015 economic growth forecast. The Bank of Thailand lowered its one-day bond repurchase rate by a quarter of a percentage point to 1.5 percent on Wednesday, a […]

April 29th, 2015 | Posted in Economy & Business | Read More »

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