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  • THAILAND

    MCOT 'must bid' for digital licences

    Published on 16/08/2013

    » The telecommunications regulator has insisted that state-owned MCOT Plc must enter the bidding for digital TV licences despite protests from staff.

  • NEWS

    Chips down in a poker game

    Published on 16/08/2013

    » Police raided a house on Pratumnak Road where several men and women were playing poker for high-stakes. Police seized the poker table, playing cards, poker chips and, of course, piles of cash–reportedly about 300,000 baht. Officers also discovered an account book revealing that the illegal gambling had been going on for several months. American Matthew Mortensen was said to be one of the organizers, whilst two Cambodians in the den were assistants earning around 2,000 baht a time. Seven people were taken into custody; others managed to escape through side exits and windows.

  • NEWS

    Bag snatcher pleads poverty

    Published on 16/08/2013

    » A man confessed that he couldn’t find a job and was so short of money that he snatched bags from tourists to fund a better lifestyle. Purin Boonkuer, 31, was accused of robbing a purse from Russian visitor Natalie Shipilova, who said he was just leaving a convenience store when the alleged snatch occurred. Several people gave chase and made a citizens’ arrest.

  • THAILAND

    Pradit defends mass reshuffle

    Published on 16/08/2013

    » Public Health Minister Pradit Sintawanarong has defended his mass reshuffle of top health officials, saying the move was aimed at improving work efficiency.

  • WORLD

    Puzzled players pulling for post-tennis Bartoli

    AFP, Published on 16/08/2013

    » Marion Bartoli's shock retirement just weeks after her Wimbledon triumph sparked fond farewells, mixed with fears the French star was walking away from tennis too soon.

  • THAILAND

    DSI chief accused of lese majeste

    Published on 16/08/2013

    » A group of royalists on Thursday accused Department of Special Investigation (DSI) chief Tarit Pengdith of violating the lese majeste law by incorrectly referring to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra as the head of state.

  • WORLD

    Intel report reveals US-India Cold War cooperation

    AFP, Published on 16/08/2013

    » A declassified American intelligence report on the use of U-2 spy planes has shed new light on cooperation between the United States and India during the Cold War.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Anti-cheating hats the talk of the town (update 2)

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 16/08/2013

    » The room was small; the number of test-takers large. The solution: hats fitted with paper ear flaps to prevent cheating. Then someone took a photo and it was posted to Facebook... (Latest: Hat idea came from students)

  • WORLD

    Vietnam offers free education to Marxism students

    AFP, Published on 16/08/2013

    » Vietnam is offering free classes in Marxism, Leninism and the teachings of Ho Chi Minh in a bid to revive interest in the ideology behind the country's system of government.

  • WORLD

    Egypt police takes over mosque with protester bodies: Islamists

    AFP, Published on 16/08/2013

    » Egyptian police on Thursday entered a Cairo mosque containing the bodies of several dozen killed Islamist protesters after a brief standoff during which they fired tear gas, Islamist activists said.

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