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    Moonoo: the new detective leading Pistorius case

    AFP, Published on 22/02/2013

    » South African police named its top detective to take over the Oscar Pistorius case Thursday after it emerged the officer who had been leading the investigation faces attempted murder charges.

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    Pistorius brother 'faces trial over fatal car crash'

    AFP, Published on 24/02/2013

    » The older brother of South African star sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- himself accused of murdering his girlfriend -- has been charged over a deadly road crash five years ago, the family confirmed on Sunday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Quick time

    Life, Published on 25/02/2013

    » Any introduction to Somtow Sucharitkul risks sounding superfluous. Writer, composer and conductor, Somtow switches one hat for another with the ease of a conjurer. His latest book of fiction called The Stone Buddha's Tears _ written under the pseudonym SP Somtow _ has just come out from Post Books. The English-language story about children in a corrupt society is accompanied by the Thai version, called Sila Kan Saeng. Since he first published in 1986, Somtow has thrived on sci-fi, fantasy, horror and young adult genres; his Forgetting Places and The Wizard's Apprentice were among the hits in the US as well as here.

  • NEWS

    Mutilated teen was mistaken for rival

    Published on 26/02/2013

    » SAMUT PRAKAN - Police have arrested three students for involvement in a horrific attack on a 16-year-old student they mistook for a member of a rival gang.

  • NEWS

    Pakistan blind cricket captain in accident

    AFP, Published on 08/12/2012

    » The captain of Pakistan's blind cricket team, Zeeshan Abbasi, needed hospital treatment on Saturday after drinking cleaning fluid that he mistook for mineral water at his hotel in India.

  • OPINION

    Press freedom splits Brits, Americans

    News, Published on 14/12/2012

    » Witnessed from across the Atlantic, the UK's heated debate over Justice Brian Leveson's inquiry into the press after a phone-hacking scandal must be startling.

  • NEWS

    Myanmar prison art tells story of repression

    AFP, Published on 02/01/2013

    » Painted on scraps of clothing with carved soap, cigarette lighters and even syringes, Htein Lin's artworks were his lifeline during years in Myanmar jails -- and the spark for an extraordinary love story.

  • NEWS

    Woman held captive in drug plan

    Online Reporters, Published on 20/11/2012

    » <B>SAMUT PRAKAN:</B> A Nigerian national was accused of raping a Thai woman, holding her captive for over a week and forcing her to practice swallowing drugs so she could be used to smuggle cocaine to the US, reports said.

  • NEWS

    US Secret Service startled by lizards

    News, Published on 16/11/2012

    » United States Secret Service agents were taken aback on seeing large water monitors wandering the grounds of Government House during security inspections yesterday ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Putting the "h" in "stupid"!

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 23/11/2012

    » Just this week alone, President Barack Obama and Chinese premier Wen Jiabao visited Thailand, presumably because it's high season for travel in the superpower calendar. And who doesn't love it when important people come here? It gives us the chance to adorn them with garlands, giggle when they attempt to speak Thai (not to mention swoon when they wai), and most notably offer them a free tourism pitch for our most amazing country!

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