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  • LEARNING

    Koh Tao murders: Confessions have not been retracted, say police. (Updated Sunday)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 12/10/2014

    » (Latest) Did the two Myanmar suspects confess to the murders of two British tourists on Koh Tao or didn't they? Pol Maj Gen Praween Pongsirin insists they did. So does the translator who allegedly heard them (interview included).

  • LIFESTYLE

    Scando stylings

    Guru, Richard Mcleish, Published on 12/10/2014

    » Cast aside any thoughts of amicable mass murderers when considering this bright new all-day venue in Sathon. Set in a cosy square space on an accessible soi, the style is a mishmash of cafes and restaurants you could find in any global city of style, particularly Copenhagen where the main partner spent her formative years. There are plenty of details for the aesthetics crowd to enjoy (courtesy of the other main partner) including high and low timber tables, recycled timber, a signature wall of light-bulbed letters and some arrangements that cater well to groups (book those early, particularly on weekends). The crowd is a 50-50 split between local and farang, with a stream of homesick Scandinavians getting their Euro fix. It’s good for a coffee, meal, drink, or more. There’s room for about 40 comfortably, and two narrow smoking perches outside.

  • LEARNING

    Learning Thai: Amanda returns to Udon

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 12/10/2014

    » The gold medal won by Thai-American Amanda Carr in BMX bicycle racing at the Asian Games was big news in the Thai media, but her return to Thailand was even bigger. Here is a short example.

  • NEWS

    U2, Apple plan maximum publicity

    AFP, Published on 12/10/2014

    » NEW YORK - U2 and Apple planned the gesture for maximum publicity -- a concert by the Irish megastars at the tech giant's latest product launch, with the surprise that their new album had just been released for free to the world's half-billion iTunes customers.

  • NEWS

    Pro-government group threaten to surround H.K. protest sites

    AFP, Published on 12/10/2014

    » HONG KONG - A Hong Kong pro-government group said Saturday demonstrators occupying main roads to protest for full democracy would find themselves surrounded if the city's administration failed to clear the barricades.

  • NEWS

    Ebola impact an 'economic embargo' on W Africa: Sierra Leone

    AFP, Published on 12/10/2014

    » WASHINGTON - The Ebola epidemic is isolating affected countries from the global economy and freezing economic activity with devastating effect, Sierra Leone's finance minister said Saturday.

  • NEWS

    Connor's brace helps Bordeaux humiliate Castres

    AFP, Published on 12/10/2014

    » PARIS - Two tries from Australian winger Blair Connor helped Bordeaux-Begles to a stunning 59-7 thrashing of last season's beaten French championship finalists and 2013 champions Castres on Saturday.

  • NEWS

    Flying Dutchman leads Volvo fleet into first night storm

    AFP, Published on 12/10/2014

    » ALICANTE (SPAIN) - A Dutch team led by 51-year-old six-time veteran Bouwe Bekking led the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Alicante for the start of their nine-month offshore marathon – straight into a Mediterranean storm on Saturday.

  • NEWS

    Levy takes day off, still leads in Portugal

    AFP, Published on 12/10/2014

    » VILAMOURA (PORTUGAL) - France's Alexander Levy will take a three-shot lead into the final round of the Portugal Masters after being able to sit back and watch his title rivals fail to close the gap on Saturday.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Cambodia museum designs unveiled

    AFP, Published on 12/10/2014

    » PHNOM PENH - Star British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid has unveiled designs for a new genocide museum that will chronicle the crimes of the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge regime responsible for the deaths of up to two million Cambodians.

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