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Three More Charged in Former School Teachers Perjury Case Over Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

– NAKHON PHANOM – Three more people have been charged in the perjury case involving former teacher Jomsap Saenmuangkhot’s bid for a retrial of her conviction for a fatal hit-and-run, bringing the total number to 14. Nakhon Phanom police commander Pol Maj Gen Suwicharn Yankittikul recently ordered police handling the case to summons all involved […]

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Former DSI Chief Gets a “Whopping 5,000-Baht” Fine for Concealing Assets

– BANGKOK – Thailand’s former director-general of the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) Tarit Pengdith was on Friday (Jan 19) sentenced by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Positions to three months in prison and a fine whopping of 5,000 baht after finding him guilty of concealing assets. The National Anti-Corruption Commission […]

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Thailand Politics | Read More »

Uproar Over Luxury Watches Threatens Thailand’s Ruling Generals

  BANGKOK – Entering their fifth year in power, Thailand’s ruling generals may be running out of time and it’s not for a lack of watches. A growing uproar over the deputy prime minister’s mind-boggling array of luxury timepieces is damaging the military government’s image so badly that some observers believe it could eventually pave […]

January 19th, 2018 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Two North Korean Defectors Drown As Boat Capsizes On Mekong

– LAOS – Two North Korean women drowned last Friday on the arduous trek across Asia to South Korea when their boat capsized in the Mekong River on the border of Laos and Northern Thailand. A spokesman for an activist group said 12 North Korean women were crossing the Mekong River from Laos to Thailand […]

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in Northen Thailand | Read More »

2 Americans, 2 Canadians Kidnapped in Central Nigeria

 – LAGOS, Nigeria  — Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through Nigeria’s northern Kaduna state, kidnapping them and killing two policemen, a state police spokesman said Wednesday. The foreigners were heading south from Kafanchan in Kaduna state to the capital, Abuja, on Tuesday night when they were ambushed around Kagarko, Kaduna state police […]

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

German Court Convicts 35 Year-Old Algerian for Supporting Islamic State Group

 – BERLIN  — A German court has convicted an Algerian man of supporting the Islamic State group for helping plan the smuggling of a would-be fighter to IS-held Territory in Syria. He was sentenced to a year and nine months in prison. The Berlin district court said it convicted the 32-year-old, identified only as Fayssal […]

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Strong Storm Blasts Northern Europe; 2 Dead in Netherlands

  THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A powerful storm lashed Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least two people, grounding flights at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, halting trains and blowing over trucks in several countries. Dutch police said one 62-year-old man died after being hit in the face by a falling branch; another […]

January 18th, 2018 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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