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Friday, April 20, 2018

Cop Cam: Chase Suspect Through Traffic, Markets

SONGKHLA — Thursday began like any ordinary day for Capt. Thanpisit Muangchan and his patrol team. That is until he spotted a man on motorcycle with what he suspected to be narcotics.

Distraught Woman Wants Justice For Boyfriend’s Prison Death

SAMUT PRAKAN — Earlier this week, Wanicha Ouyub visited her man doing time in prison. He was over halfway through a two-year sentence and in high spirits. Two days later, she was staring at his purple-bruised body on a table at Bang Bo Hospital.
'I, Robot.' Original image: 20th Century Fox

Someone’s Building a Twitter Bot Army in Thailand

BANGKOK — In ones and twos they trickle in by the minute, new followers with Thai-sounding names in the familiar rhythm of social media. But then it gets weird.

Chemical Weapons Extract Python From Lopburi Family Truck (Video)

LOPBURI — A family temple outing took a slithery turn when they found a python waiting for them in their truck Friday morning.
Kachin civilians displaced by fighting between the Myanmar military and Kachin guerrillas take shelter in a jungle close to Tanai, northern Kachin state, Myanmar Thursday. Photo: Labram Hkun Awng / Associated Press

Kachin’s Stranded in Jungle, Running Low on Basic Aid

BANGKOK — Community leaders from the Christian ethnic Kachin community have called for urgent medical attention for about 2,000 civilians, including pregnant women and the elderly, trapped in the jungle where they fled to escape clashes between the Myanmar's army and the Kachin guerrillas in the country's north.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach addresses a press conference in New Delhi, India. Photo: Altaf Qadri / Associated Press

India Bidding to host Three Major Sporting Events

NEW DELHI — The Indian Olympic Association says it will bid for three major sporting events — the 2026 Youth Olympics, the 2030 Asian Games and the 2032 Summer Olympics.
ZTE Global Cloud Computing Center in Nanjing in eastern China's Jiangsu province. Photo: Chinatopix / Associated Press

ZTE Protests ‘Unfair’ US Penalty, Says it’s Seeking Solution

BEIJING — Chinese tech company ZTE said Friday it wouldn't accept an "unfair" U.S. penalty in a case involving exports of telecoms equipment to North Korea and Iran, and is seeking a solution through legal channels.

Tour Palaces and Dress Up for Bangkok’s 236th Birthday

BANGKOK — Past kings will be honored, rare cultural gems trotted out and parades staged tomorrow when the capital turns 236.

Tiny African Kingdom of Swaziland Changes Its Name

JOHANNESBURG — Breathe easy, Switzerland: The tiny African kingdom of Swaziland is changing its name.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Illinois, carries her baby Maile Pearl Bowlsbey after they went to the Senate floor to vote Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo: Alex Brandon / Associated Press

Thai-American Duckworth’s Newborn Makes US Senate History

WASHINGTON — Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound.

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