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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Masked Musician ‘Slow Magic’ Bringing Wild to a Bangkok Stage

BANGKOK — Concealing his identity beneath a neon animal headpiece, musician and producer Slow Magic will take over a Bangkok stage next month.

POLITICS

‘Pleum VRZO’ Follows Former PM Dad Into Politics, Democrat Party

BANGKOK — The scion of a former prime minister known for clean politics and frugal living has made the long-anticipated decision to follow in his footsteps by entering the political fray.

For Thais or Friends of Thais? Pheu Thai Protests ‘Copycat’ Party

BANGKOK — Less than a week since Pheu Thai Party saw its founder’s slogan stolen by an army unit, its logo and name also appear up for grabs.
Junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha attends a summit in January in India. Image: ThaiGov

Prayuth World Tour Announced for October

CRIME & CALAMITY

Photo: Matichon

71 Killed as Dengue Deaths Spike

BANGKOK — Dengue deaths among Thais are up over 30 percent from last year, the health ministry said Sunday.

Premchai’s Black Panther Trial to Begin in November

BANGKOK — Court dates have been set for construction mogul Premchai Karnasuta’s trial on charges of poaching, media reports said Saturday.

Footballer Accused of Rape Loses Police Job

BANGKOK — The police force gave a red card Friday to a celebrity footballer mixed up in a series of serious allegations, including raping a minor and threatening to murder his girlfriend.

Citing ‘National Security,’ Cops Cancel Bangkok Punk Show

BANGKOK — A punk rock concert by bands opposed to military rule was raided by police and forced to cancel at the last minute, an organizer said Saturday.

Court Sides With Ford Plaintiffs in Landmark Lawsuit

BANGKOK — A civil court on Friday delivered victory to hundreds of people who banded together to sue the Ford Motor Co. in Thailand’s first class suit.

Sensitive Cop Talks Down Suicidal Chonburi Teen

CHONBURI — A cop who talked down a suicidal teenage girl said all he had to do was be...

ASEAN & WORLD

Singapore Fines Uber, Grab for ‘Anti-Competitive’ Merger

SINGAPORE — Singapore's competition watchdog has fined ride-hailing giant Uber and its regional rival Grab 13 million Singapore dollars ($9.5 million) for a merger in Southeast Asia that the agency says has driven up fares and reduced competition in the market.
Andy Chan, founder of the Hong Kong National Party, speaks at a luncheon Aug. 14 at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong. Photo: Paul Yeung / Pool via AP

In a First, Hong Kong Bans Pro-Independence Political Party

HONG KONG — Authorities in Hong Kong on Monday took an unprecedented step against separatist voices by banning a political party that advocates independence for the southern Chinese territory on national security grounds.

Mystery Around Disappearance of Chinese Star Fan Bingbing

BEIJING — X-Men star Fan Bingbing's Beijing management office is dark and abandoned. Her birthday passed almost unremarked in China's hyper-adrenalized social media environment.
Gabe Williams works on a exhibit at the Cannabition cannabis museum on Sept. 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo: John Locher / Associated Press

Get Ready for ‘Bongzilla’ and Selfies at Las Vegas Pot Museum

LAS VEGAS — A glass bong taller than a giraffe. Huggable faux marijuana buds. A pool full of foam weed nuggets.
In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, a Revolutionary Guard member carries a wounded boy after a shooting during a military parade marking the 38th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran, in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Gunmen attacked the military parade, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said. Photo: Behrad Ghasemi / ISNA via AP

Iran Summons Western Diplomats Over Deadly Parade Attack

TEHRAN, Iran — Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.

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