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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

FRESH NEWS

Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon of Mexico surrounded by Miss World Africa Quiin Abenkayo of Uganda, Miss World Oceania Jessica Tyson of New Zealand, Miss World Europe Maria Vasilevich of Belarus, Miss World Asia Nicolene Pichapa Limsnukan of Thailand, Miss World Caribbean Kadijah Robinson of Jamaica and Miss World Americas Solaris Barba of Panama.

First Time Thailand to Host Miss World Pageant

BANGKOK — Thailand will host this year’s Miss World Pageant for the first time, event organizers announced Monday.

POLITICS

Prayuth Should Stay On as PM for Coronation: Minister

BANGKOK — Interior Minister Gen. Anupong Paochinda defended his boss Monday by insisting that junta leader-cum-Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha should not step down before the royal coronation takes place in two months.
A Slovenian man accused of destroying Phalang Pracharat Party’s campaign posters in Kalasin apologized to candidate Chalong Karalert, at left, in front of the damaged posters Monday at a police press briefing.

Lovesick Slovenian Destroys Pro-Junta Posters to Spite Girlfriend

KALASIN — A Slovenian man destroyed posters of the Phalang Pracharat Party to get back at his girlfriend for standing him up on Valentine’s Day to campaign for the party, police said.

CRIME & CALAMITY

A Slovenian man accused of destroying Phalang Pracharat Party’s campaign posters in Kalasin apologized to candidate Chalong Karalert, at left, in front of the damaged posters Monday at a police press briefing.

Lovesick Slovenian Destroys Pro-Junta Posters to Spite Girlfriend

KALASIN — A Slovenian man destroyed posters of the Phalang Pracharat Party to get back at his girlfriend for standing him up on Valentine’s Day to campaign for the party, police said.

Drunk Driver Sparks Blaze Incinerating Furniture Shop: Police

SONGKHLA — A car crashed into a furniture shop and sparked a massive fire that caused at least 80 million baht in damages early Monday morning, police said.
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522 Foreigners Got X-Ray Outlawed So Far This Month (Video)

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Bangkok Biker Bowls Over Pedestrian With Temerity to Warn Him

BANGKOK — A man waits for a bus. Seeing a motorcycle trespass on the sidewalk, he warns the rider. Moments later, the bike returns and plows into his body, knocking him to the ground before speeding off.

Mukdahan Police Hunt for Escaped Uighur Refugees

MUKDAHAN — Police on Thursday were looking for four Uighurs refugees who escaped nearly three years of detention in Thailand’s northeast.

Royal Fraud Acquitted of Human Trafficking

BANGKOK — The court acquitted a well-known socialite of human trafficking Monday, though she will continue to serve a sentence for royal defamation.

ASEAN & WORLD

Abe Mum on Reports He Nominated Trump for Nobel Peace Prize

TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his chief spokesman declined Monday to say if Abe had nominated President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, though they praised Trump for dealings with North Korea.
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Unicorns Are Real: Indonesian Candidate Baffled by Tech

JAKARTA — Indonesia's presidential candidates debated some of the most pressing issues facing the world's third-largest democracy: dilapidated infrastructure, struggling farmers, forest fires —...
Model Pixie Geldof wears a creation by designer House of Holland at the Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion week runway show Saturday in London. Photo: Grant Pollard / Associated Press

Checks, Tie-Dye, Baby Dolls: It’s All at London Fashion Week

LONDON — From young talents like Alexa Chung and Simone Rocha to London design veteran Jasper Conran, London Fashion Week showed off a diverse...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump make statements in 2017 about North Korea at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida. Photo: Susan Walsh / Associated Press

Trump Claims Japan’s PM Nominated Him for Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that Japan's prime minister had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for opening a dialogue with...
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi briefs the media after a meeting with Norway Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg at the Norway government guest house in 2012 in Oslo, Norway. Photo: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Myanmar Court Sentences 2 to Death for Killing Suu Kyi Aide

YANGON — A court in Myanmar on Friday sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent Muslim lawyer who was a...
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