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Friday, July 21, 2017

Foreigner Found in Pool May Have Fallen to Death

SONGKHLA — A foreign man was found dead in a condominium swimming pool in Songkhla province Thursday morning, rescue personnel said.

Turtle-Rescuing Man is Hero of Thai Interwebs

BANGKOK — All the internet had rallied by Thursday behind a desperate bid to rescue a bloody and battered turtle left to die in a road by a hit-and-run driver.

‘Forbidden Careers’ For Expats May Be Relaxed, Official Says

BANGKOK — The infamous list of occupations reserved for Thais may soon be a thing of the past, a labor official said Wednesday.

Doctors: Sen. John McCain Has Brain Tumor

WASHINGTON — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday.

Australia to Help Sri Lanka Fight Worst-Ever Dengue Outbreak

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Australia is contributing funds to help Sri Lanka combat its worst outbreak of dengue fever, which has claimed 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 people so far this year in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Concern Rises Over Press Freedom In Suu Kyi’s Myanmar

YANGON — In the old, military-ruled Myanmar, it would not have been a surprising scene: three journalists, bound together in chains, raising shackled hands in unison and speaking out against their repressive government.

Cops Blamed for Flaws Sparing Jenphop of DUI Charge

AYUTTHAYA — Citing flawed police investigation, the court Wednesday dismissed DUI charge against businessman Jenphop Viraporn, who was convicted for a car crash that killed two grad students a year ago.

‘EastEnders’ Actor Survives Samui Waterfall Plunge

KOH SAMUI — A British actor trapped three days after falling down a waterfall is currently recovering on Koh Samui, rescue workers said Wednesday.

Former Head of Spain’s 4th Largest Bank Found Shot Dead: Police

MADRID — Guardia Civil says former chairman of one of Spain's largest banks has been found dead with a gunshot to the chest.

Police Hunt Violent Ex-Con Accused of Raping Nurse

NONG KHAI — An ex-convict with a history of violent crimes was still on the loose Wednesday after he broke into a hospital and sexually assaulted a nurse there earlier this week.

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