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  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Wan to the rescue?

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Facing problems with extortion, intimidation and unfair competition, Bangkok motorcycle taxi drivers are hoping for help from Wan Yubamrung, son of the deputy prime minister.

  • THAILAND

    Wife slain, husband, son wounded

    Online Reporters, Published on 03/02/2012

    » A woman was killed, her husband and young son seriously injured in a drive-by shooting in Pattani’s Saiburi district on Friday morning, said Pol Col Arsis Umayee, chief of Saiburi police station.

  • OPINION

    The "C" word

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Upon hearing Twitter's decision to censor content deemed offensive in certain countries, the Thai government no doubt produced a collective moan of delight suitable for an illegal porn film. So much so that the Land of -------- became the first nation to publicly endorse the micro-blogging site's policy of blocking tweets that may violate local laws. Wow, the last time we were that quick to react to something was when we heard there was a sale going on.

  • OPINION

    Think you know what's happening in the world around you?

    Guru, Sumati Sivasiamphai, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Well, Guru doesn't and we need your help! See if you can answer these amazingly difficult questions and win yourself the joy of being right!

  • LIFE

    Alternative ways

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Although we're all budding non-materialistic Buddhists, we need money and can always use more of it. And while most of us try to get a degree and become a white-collar salary slave, some people have made serious baht in more imaginative ways. Besides drug trafficking (which we strongly advise against), here are six unconventional ways people have generated their dough.

  • WORLD

    More than 100 missing feared trapped in PNG ferry

    AFP, Published on 03/02/2012

    » At least 100 missing passengers were feared to have been trapped inside an overloaded ferry when it sank off Papua New Guinea, an official said Friday, as rescuers scoured the seas for more survivors.

  • WORLD

    Toll from Europe freeze tops 220

    AFP, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Temperatures plunged to new lows in Europe where a week-long cold snap has now claimed more than 220 lives and forecasters warned Friday that the big freeze would tighten its grip over the weekend.

  • WORLD

    France Telecom sells Orange Austria to HK group

    AFP, Published on 03/02/2012

    » France Telecom and an investment partner have sold mobile operator Orange Austria to Hong Kong-based Hutchison for 1.3 billion euros ($1.7 billion), Hutchison's Austrian affiliate said.

  • WORLD

    Australia flood crisis deepens

    AFP, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Australia's flood crisis deepened Saturday with the weather bureau warning of a possible catastrophe in one region, as authorities continued to search for a woman swept away by the deluge.

  • LIFE

    Our Thai big brother

    Guru, Published on 03/02/2012

    » Us Thais have it sorted. The system is working perfectly, there are no social issues of any real note and som tam is more delicious than ever! So how do we do it? How does a super city like Bangkok function so smoothly? Is it due to our impeccable manners? Our low sugar diet? And how come we are the only country in Asia to not have been colonized or affected in any way by the West?

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