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Developer Supalai Buys Old Australian Embassy

BANGKOK — A top residential property developer won the rights to the grounds of the former Australian Embassy on busy Sathorn Road for 4.6 billion baht on Monday.

Sacked Palace Aide Confesses to Land Encroachment, Asks to be Jailed

BANGKOK — Former Grand Chamberlain Jumpol Manmai confessed Thursday to building a luxury mansion on public land and declined to post his own bail, according to the police officer in charge of the investigation.

Police Link Samui Car Bomber to Hua Hin Attacks

PHETCHABURI — A man already wanted for car bombing a mall last year was named Monday in the third arrest warrant linked to the bomb attacks which struck the southern region earlier this month.

Chinese Automaker Buys Stake in Malaysia’s Proton

KUALA LUMPUR — The Chinese owner of Sweden's Volvo Cars says it has signed the final contract to buy a stake in Malaysian automaker Proton, gaining a platform to expand in Southeast Asia.

Report a Public Misdeed, Get Paid Half The Fine

BANGKOK — The city’s good samaritans will now receive cash rewards for reporting public misdeeds, as per a law passed Friday.
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Man Totals Friend’s 40M Baht Lamborghini in Lat Phrao

BANGKOK — A man driving his friend’s 40 million baht Lamborghini lost control and totaled it in an early morning accident Monday in the Lat Phrao district. Four people were injured.

US: Myanmar Crackdown Could Draw International Extremists

WASHINGTON — Myanmar's military crackdown that has caused a half-million Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh could destabilize the region and invite international extremists, the State Department said Thursday.

Jakarta Governor Given 2-Year Prison Sentence for Blasphemy

JAKARTA — An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison for blaspheming the Quran at a trial that undermined the country's reputation for practicing a moderate form of Islam.

Suspect in Deadly Washington State Mall Shooting Captured

BURLINGTON, Wash. — The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said Saturday.

See 4 Graphic Booze Warning Labels Under Study

BANGKOK — Officials are mulling a plan to slap graphic warning labels on alcohol products, a top regulator said Monday.

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