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Pheu Thai Politico Insists He Shot Dog in Self-Defense

By Teeranai Charuvastra
Staff Reporter

RATCHABURI — A former Democrat MP now aligned with the Pheu Thai Party was charged with animal cruelty for shooting a stray dog to death in Ratchaburi province Monday.

North, South Korea on Alert Amid Talks to End Standoff

SEOUL — Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea negotiated into the evening on Sunday after talking through the previous night to try to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.

It’s Official: Bangkok BRT Won’t be Shut Down

BANGKOK — The capital’s rapid bus transit system will continue moving passengers through southern Bangkok – at a higher fare – after it won a stay of execution from the governor Monday.

Junta Spokesman Says NDM Students Should Stick to Classrooms

BANGKOK — Junta spokesman Col. Piyapong Klinphan said on Saturday that members of the New Democracy Movement (NDM) should return to school and cease political activities, adding that the group’s financial transactions will be scrutinized to check for any “irregularities.”

Peak Pineapple: Fruity Hawaiian Shirts Conquer Thailand

BANGKOK — A spike of citrus has infused fashion. From BTS to mall, beach and street – one familiar fruit has blotted out all others: the pineapple.

Ukraine Arrests French Man for Plotting Attacks on Euro 2016

MOSCOW — Ukraine's intelligence agency SBU said on Monday it has thwarted a plot to attack soccer's European Championships in France by arresting a Frenchman who wanted to cross from Ukraine into the European Union armed to the teeth.

Taxi Driver Wounded By 'Tomboy' Robber

(20 January) A taxi driver has been injured by a woman who attempted to rob him in Pathumthani yesterday, police said.

Dow Futures, Asian Shares Tumble as Trump Leads Vote Count

HONG KONG — Financial markets went on a wild ride Wednesday, as Wall Street index futures and Asian stock benchmarks tumbled on the rising possibility of a Trump presidency.

Amnat Ruenroeng And Other Pros Ousted in Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — It was a big blow for the pros in Rio de Janeiro. The three professional fighters that bucked 112 years of amateur competition in Olympic boxing have all been eliminated from the tournament.

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