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Iran’s Former President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be Sentenced for Corruption

  – THERAN – Iran’s colourful former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, faces sentences on seven verdicts of misusing billions of dollars in government funds while in office, the public prosecutor at Iran’s Supreme Audit Court said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. In one case, dating back to Ahmadinejad’s second term in office between 2009 […]

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thai Speed Boats Collide Dumping 20 Foreign Tourists into Andaman Sea

– PHUKET – Two speed boats carrying European and Chinese tourists collided and overturned near Koh Khao Phing Kan, also known as James Bond island, dumping about 20 people into the Andaman Sea off Phangnga on Monday. Phangnga National Park in the southern province reported the collision. All were rescued from the water and the […]

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in Southern Thailand | Read More »

Up to 80 Percent of Thailand’s Tsunami Warning System Needs Maintenance

  – PHUKET – Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation reported on Monday that up to 80 percent of Thailand’s tsunami warning system needs maintenance work after more than a decade after the region was hit by a tsunami that killed 226,000 people. A 9.15 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra in […]

July 31st, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

Republicans Want to Re-Investigate Hillary Clinton

  – WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to President Donald Trump, but some Republicans in Congress are intensifying their calls to investigate her and other Obama administration officials. As investigations into Russian meddling and possible links to Trump’s campaign have escalated on both sides of the Capitol, some Republicans argue […]

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

Australian Police Arrest 4 Men Plotting to ‘Bring Down Airplane’

– CANBERRA – Australian police have disrupted a plot to bring down an airplane and arrested four men in raids on homes in several Sydney suburbs, the prime minister said Sunday. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said that security has been increased at Sydney Airport since Thursday because of the plot. The increased security measures also […]

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

China’s President Xi Jinping Tells Troops “World isn’t Safe” China Needs a Strong Army

– BEIJING – China’s President Xi Jinping has told China’s Army that China needs to speed up the modernization of its military to fend off threats in increasingly dangerous times. “The world isn’t safe at this moment,” Mr Xi, wearing a camouflage military uniform, said on Sunday after riding in an open jeep at an […]

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

China Told to Bring North Korea into line after Second Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

  – SEOUL – US bombers flew over the Korean peninsula yesterday as Donald Trump lashed out at China for failing to take action following North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistic missile test this month. The two supersonic bombers were accompanied by South ­Korean fighter jets in a show of force a day after Pyongyang demonstrated […]

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

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