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Thai Junta Government Considering Lifetime Driving Ban for Drunk Drivers

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Government the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) is considering banning drunk drivers for life as it considers tough new curbs on alcohol consumption, according to a source inside the council. Along with mulling the possibility of banning drunk drivers from driving for life, the source said the NCPO […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

US Special Representative on North Korea Says Direct Diplomacy to Resolve N. Korea Crisis

– BANGKOK  – The chief US negotiator for North Korea yesterday, Washington should engage in direct diplomacy with Pyongyang alongside sanctions imposed over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. “We should exercise direct diplomacy as well as sanctions. That is our policy, which is based on pressure and engagement, and we do want to engage […]

December 16th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Family to Sue Army Over Cadet Phakhapong “Meay” Tanyakan’s Death

– BANGKOK – The family of Army cadet Phakhapong “Meay” Tanyakan is dissatisfied with the conclusions of an investigation into the cause of his death and plans to sue the Army. An investigation into the death of the first-year cadet at Nakhon Nayok’s Armed Forces Academies Preparatory School by an Army committee has been completed […]

December 15th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

14 Injured After Tour Bus Plunges into an Irrigation Canal in Chiang Mai

– CHIANG MAI – 12 Koreans and 2 Thai female tour guides were injured after a tour bus plunged into an irrigation canal in Chiang Mai’s Doi Saket district on Thursday, police said. The accident occurred while the tour bus of KCT Company was taking a number of tourists back from a tour of the […]

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

Reuters Demands Myanmar Release Two Arrested Journalists

– BANGKOK – Reuters news agency called on Myanmar to immediately release two of its journalists who were arrested for possessing “important secret papers” obtained from two policemen who had worked in Rakhine state, where violence widely blamed on security forces has forced more than 630,000 minority Rohingya Muslims to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. The […]

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Plane Carrying 25 Crashes in Western Canada, Miraculously There Were No Fatalities

– SASKATCHEWAN – A plane carrying 25 people crashed early Wednesday evening in northern Saskatchewan. RCMP said the plane crashed shortly after taking off at around 6:15 p.m. CT at the Fond du Lac airport. Police said it crashed approximately one kilometer from the airport. There was no explosion or fire. Sgt Embree said: “With […]

December 14th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Paralympics Sprinter Legs Give Maimed “Thai Dog Cola” a New Lease on Life

– PHUKET – Just over a year after he was maimed for gnawing on someone’s shoes, Cola is romping across a beach on new sleek paws: curved “blade runner” prosthetics modelled on those used by Paralympian sprinters. The former street pup nearly lost his life last year after a Bangkok man hacked off his front […]

December 13th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Southern Thailand | Read More »

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