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    Stressed coconut boss found dead

    Published on 07/08/2013

    » Responding to the sound of a gun shot, workers at a coconut factory in Nonplalai, near Pattaya, found the dead body of their boss in his bedroom. It appeared that Wanchai Suksawat, aged 67, had killed himself as there was a shotgun near the body as well as a suicide note and a photo of his late wife. Police said they were satisfied that Wanchai was demoralized in view of his constant illnesses and the fact that his new wife allegedly neglected him, leaving him alone for long periods of time. Unable to find a way to release his stress, Wanchai decided took his own life.

  • NEWS

    Teens fight for gang territory

    Published on 07/08/2013

    » The Sawangboriboon rescue service was summoned to the KanEng shop on Third Road where  two enemy gang groups had been using knives and sticks on each other. Three youths were taken to Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and loss of blood. One of the injured group said the main culprit was 19-year-old Oak who had run away after initiating the bloody mayhem. Three shots were also heard coming from a parked car. Police later arrested Oak after a tip-off. Further inquiries were being made at press time.

  • NEWS

    100 sharks released into the sea

    Published on 07/08/2013

    » <p>The Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture released a large number of brown-banded bamboo-sharks into the ocean at Sattahip as part of the ongoing struggle to preserve and protect the environment. A spokesman for the ministry said that there were 63 species of sharks in Thai waters but they were being hunted to extinction because of their popularity in making certain soups. He added that Sattahip was a good place to release the sharks as the area is controlled by the Thai Navy, which means that the valuable marine creatures have a better chance of survival.</p>

  • WORLD

    Italy's GDP shrinks for 8th quarter, less than feared

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2013

    » The Italian economy shrank by less than feared in the second quarter of 2013, boosting hopes that the end of recession is in sight, but marked the eighth quarterly contraction in a row.

  • WORLD

    Tiger says he won't need major win for great year

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Tiger Woods, who is finding a 15th major title the most difficult of his career to win, says he will not need a major triumph for this to be a great season.

  • SPORTS

    Ferdinand lifts lid on gossiping United stars

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he and his team-mates find transfer speculation every bit as intriguing as the supporters in the stands.

  • SPORTS

    Nearly man Westwood seeks major breakthrough at PGA

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Lee Westwood, coming off his eighth top-three finish in a major without tasting victory, seeks a breakthrough at the PGA Championship with the help of sports psychologist.

  • SPORTS

    Sharapova tops Forbes rich list of female athletes

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Tennis stars dominated the list of the world's 10 best-paid female athletes, Forbes magazine said on Tuesday, but highlighted the yawning earnings gap with their male counterparts in most sports.

  • WORLD

    No-one can contain China, scholar says amid territory rows

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2013

    » No-one can contain China's rise, a leading Beijing foreign policy thinker said Tuesday, warning Manila and Tokyo that they had been mistakenly emboldened by Washington in territorial disputes with his country.

  • WORLD

    Latvia to extradite cyber theft suspect to US

    AFP, Published on 07/08/2013

    » Latvia agreed Tuesday to extradite a programmer to the United States to stand trial for his alleged role in a global cyber theft ring that broke into a million computers.

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