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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Every Day is Halloween: Dance, Purge, Scream at Bangkok Events

BANGKOK — Something spooky this way comes, and the capital city won’t be shy about going all in. There are more things to do than ever...

POLITICS

New Army Chief Calls Royal Petitioners ‘Insane’

BANGKOK — The new commander-in-chief of the Royal Thai Army on Wednesday reminded troops under his command that their duty is to protect His Majesty the King and the monarchy.

Pheu Thai, Allies Could Be Disbanded, Election Official Warns

BANGKOK — A Pheu Thai spokeswoman lashed out Tuesday at the Election Commission after it suggested that the party and its allies could be dissolved on the ground of illegal collaboration.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Forklift Frees Drunk Chonburi Man From Really Sticky Mud

CHONBURI — A man who capped off an all-night bender with a drunken morning pier jog Wednesday found himself...
Wirapol Sukphol arrives at the Department of Special Investigation in 2017 in a monk robe after leaving the United States.

Disgraced Monk Sentenced for Raping 13-Year-Old He Impregnated

BANGKOK — A court on Wednesday sentenced a former Buddhist monk known for his jet-set lifestyle to 16 years...
A medevac helicopter in a May 2018 file photo in Bangkok.

Man Survives Kanchanaburi Ravine Plunge

KANCHANABURI — A man trapped for two nights at the bottom of a ravine was rescued Wednesday morning after a challenging rescue operation.

Fake Pumpkin Seeds Give Farmers Real-Life Halloween Scare

PHAYAO — The northern province of Phayao will be denied plump jack-o-lanterns this month after dozens of farmers said...

Police Hunt Myanmar Man Accused of Cooking Bearcat

KANCHANABURI — Police are looking for a man suspected of cooking a protected animal in a national park earlier this month.
National Police Chief Chakthip Chaijinda talks during a press conference Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in Bangkok. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Police Dismiss British Woman’s Koh Tao Rape Allegation

KOH TAO — Police said Tuesday they have dismissed a 19-year-old British tourist's claim that she was raped on...

ASEAN & WORLD

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, shakes hands with Vietnam's Air Force Deputy Commander Gen. Bui Anh Chung as he visits Bien Hoa airbase, where the U.S. army stored the defoliant Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, in Bien Hoa city, Wednesday outside Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. Photo: Associated Press

US Defense Secretary Sees the Enduring Costs of Vietnam War

BIEN HOA, Vietnam — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is getting a firsthand look at the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. Mattis visited...
Writer Anna Burns smiles Tuesday after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 by Britain's Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall during the prize's 50th year at the Guildhall in London. Photo: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Anna Burns Wins Booker Prize With Troubles Tale ‘Milkman’

LONDON — Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and...
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May sits below a painting of the country's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole in 2017 in 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Associated Press

EU Official Urges Britain’s May to Get Creative on Brexit

LUXEMBOURG — The European Union largely abandoned hope of clinching a Brexit deal this month and a top EU official implored British Prime Minister...
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters on May 19, 2017, outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Photo: Frank Augstein / Associated Press

Ecuador Tells Assange to Speak Carefully and Take Care of His Cat

Ecuador has formally ordered Julian Assange to steer clear of topics that could harm its diplomatic interests if he wants to be reconnected to ...
Members of the media attend a Tuesday preview for one of Quebec's new cannabis stores in Montreal, Canada. Photo: Ryan Remiorz / Associated Press

Canada Now World’s Largest Legal Marijuana Marketplace

TORONTO — Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began early Wednesday in Newfoundland. And there was more...

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