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  • LIFESTYLE

    Road rules

    Guru, Published on 01/11/2013

    » If you think you’ve had it with Bangkok traffic, it seems various authorities have finally gotten off their asses and decided to do something about it. They recently put forth some stringent proposals intended to curb the ever-worsening road congestion in the capital. This week we explore the current (and possibly future) state of the roads and practices you should be aware of in the hope that one day (perhaps in this lifetime) we can be safe on the streets and actually go on that planned road trip (if the cars ever move out of the way, that is).

  • WORLD

    Football strike on as France says won't drop 75% tax

    AFP, Published on 01/11/2013

    » French football clubs said Thursday they will push ahead with a historic strike after President Francois Hollande rejected their demands to be exempt from a 75 percent tax on high-earners.

  • SPORTS

    Champion Vettel vows to keep winning

    AFP, Published on 01/11/2013

    » Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel on Thursday scoffed at the suggestion of him easing off in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite the drivers and constructors titles already secured.

  • SPORTS

    Phillips should aim for World Cup, says Howley

    AFP, Published on 01/11/2013

    » Wales assistant coach Rob Howley on Thursday claimed that scrum-half Mike Phillips stands a "realistic" chance of playing at the 2015 World Cup despite his recent sacking by Bayonne.

  • WORLD

    Kachin to form political party

    AFP, Published on 01/11/2013

    » Ethnic minority Kachin leaders in Myanmar's war-torn far north on Thursday hailed a government decision to allow them to form a political party as a step towards finding elusive peace.

  • THAILAND

    Crowd sounds whistle to kill bill

    News, Manop Thip-Osod, Published on 01/11/2013

    » Sounds of whistles filled the air around Samsen railway station yesterday evening as Democrat MP for Surat Thani Suthep Thaugsuban vowed to press ahead with an all-out protest until the amnesty bill is withdrawn.

  • THAILAND

    Senior cops with Dem ties shifted

    News, Supoj Wancharoen, Published on 01/11/2013

    » The city police chief has abruptly transferred four senior police officers linked with the opposition to temporarily work at the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo), responsible for handling the Democrat Party-led rallies.

  • THAILAND

    Club upset by ref shooting link reports

    News, Published on 01/11/2013

    » Buriram United Football Club is threatening to sue if it finds news reports linking the club to the shooting attack on referee Thanom Borikut on Sept 4.

  • THAILAND

    PM pledges B100m each to 4 provinces

    News, Published on 01/11/2013

    » Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has promised to allocate 100 million baht each to four upper central provinces, in an effort to improve people's quality of life.

  • THAILAND

    Hoax bomb halts all southbound trains

    News, Published on 01/11/2013

    » All trains between Bangkok and the South were halted yesterday afternoon after an object thought to be a bomb was found under a rail track in Prachuap Khiri Khan's Bang Saphan district.

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