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Philippines Puts Anti-Drug Campaign on Hold to Tackle Corrupt Police Force

. . MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa on Monday disbanded the Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) following the death of a South Korean businessman allegedly at the hands of rogue police officers. General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said they need to rid their ranks of “scalawags” Monday, following […]

January 30th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Gunmen Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar” Open Fire at Quebec Mosque Killing Six People

    QUEBEC – Two men were arrested after six people were killed and eight were wounded in a shooting inside a mosque during evening prayers Sunday, in what Quebec’s premier described as a “murderous act directed at a specific community.” Thirty-nine people escaped the Islamic cultural centre in the Sainte-Foy neighbourhood without injuries, according to Quebec provincial police […]

January 30th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Sixteen Tourists Injured in Phuket after Bus Loses Brakes and Crashes

  . . PHUKET – Sixteen tourists from India were injured after a tour bus carrrying them from Karon to Kata beach crashed into a concrete barrier in Phuket this morning. Police reported the tour bus was descending a hilly road when it developed brake failure. The driver told the police that as he was […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Drug Traffickers Traveling from Chiang Rai Busted in Phitsanuloke

  . . PHITSANULOKE – Two men have been arrested and 3 kilo’s of crystal meth and half a million meth pills were seized after highway police and anti-narcotics officers chased them down, after they raced past a roadside check point. The two men driving a black BMW X5 sped past a highway police checkpoint […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Born in the Year of the Rooster? Learn What the Thai Zodiac Says about you

. Here’s what the Thai zodiac Calendar says about you . According to the Chinese luni-solar calendar, the Year of the Rooster (or Chicken) begins on the January 28, 2017. It falls on the day of the new moon halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. A variety of calendrical systems have traditionally […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Lifestyles | Read More »

Thailand Considers World’s First Prison Facility Exclusively for LGBT Inmates

. . CHON BURI – Theerayut Charoenpakdee was terrified when police stopped her outside a mall in Pattaya, a Thai city famous for its sordid nightlife. A urine test on the spot revealed meth coursing through her veins. “I thought I was going to be thrown in prison with all the men because I still […]

January 29th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Welder Gets 11 Year Jail Sentence for Insulting Thailand’s Monarchy on Facebook

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Military Court on Friday sentenced a welder from Northeastern Thailand to 11 years and four months in jail for lese majeste and violating the Computer Crime Act. Burin Intin, 28 a welder by trade was sentenced after pleading guilty to insulting the monarchy in two messages posted online, one in […]

January 28th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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