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Cambodian Officials in the Dark Over Hunt for Yingluck Shinawatra

  – PHNOM PENH – Cambodia’s Foreign Ministry has denied reports that Thai authorities have asked for help in tracking down former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Ministry spokesman Chum Sounry said “the ministry has not received any request from the Thai side”, the Khmer Times reported on Thursday. His comments came after Thai media reported […]

August 31st, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thai Man Attacks Chinese Tourist with Machette in Central Thailand

– SAMUT PRAKAN – A 26 year-old Thai man arrested for attacking and injuring two Chinese tourists with a long-bladed knife in Samut Prakan early on Thursday has told police he mistook them for members of a rival gang. Paisarn Huangmak, 26, admitted to having attacked Zhou Liu, 27 and Yang Xia, 28 on Bang […]

August 31st, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

Police Charge Man in Terror Incident Near Buckingham Palace

– LONDON – Authorities in London have charged a man with terrorism offenses following an incident near Buckingham Palace in which a suspect with a 4-foot sword injured three police officers. London’s Metropolitan police charged Mohiussunnath Choudhury, 26, of Luton for conduct “in preparation for giving effect to his intention to commit an act or […]

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

U.S. Flies Bombers and Fighter Jets Over South Korea In Show Of Force To North Korea

  – SEOUL – The United States flew some of its most advanced warplanes in bombing drills with ally South Korea on Thursday, a clear warning after North Korea launched a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry nuclear bombs over Japan earlier this week, the U.S. and South Korean militaries said. North Korea hates such […]

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

Iraqi Declares Tal Afar Town ‘Fully Liberated’ from Islamic State

– BAGHDAD – Iraq’s prime minister is declaring the town of Tal Afar “fully liberated” from the Islamic State group after a nearly two-week operation. Haider al-Abadi said Thursday that Iraqi troops “eliminated and smashed Daesh terrorists” in al-Ayadia district, about 10 kilometers (6 miles) northwest of Tal Afar, where the militants fled last week. […]

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

Beijing Accuses Outspoken New York-Based Billionaire Guo Wengui of Rape

– BEIJING – China is Escalating it’s efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal party leadership conference. Two Chinese officials […]

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

British Court Rules Police Broke the Law in Case of British Backpackers Murdered

– LONDON – The UK’s National Crime Agency has been forced to admit it acted unlawfully when it gave information to Thai police that helped send two men to death row for murdering two British backpackers. The NCA supplied phone record evidence and intelligence to investigators in Thailand following the September 2014 murders of Hannah […]

August 30th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

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