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Court Sides With Ford Plaintiffs in Landmark Lawsuit

BANGKOK — A civil court on Friday delivered victory to hundreds of people who banded together to sue the Ford Motor Co. in Thailand’s first class suit.

Sensitive Cop Talks Down Suicidal Chonburi Teen

CHONBURI — A cop who talked down a suicidal teenage girl said all he had to do was be a good listener. Capt. Nuttawut Na...

Two Men Jailed for Life For Mall Bombing

PATTANI — A southern court sentenced two men to life in prison Thursday for engineering a car bomb attack that injured more than 50 people.

K-Fans Behind Airport Breach Surrender to Police

BANGKOK — Police refused to identify two women accused of breaching the restricted area of a Bangkok airport although both have now turned themselves in.
Actor Tarinda Kanasoot filed complaints with police Wednesday over a crane that collapsed near her house in Silom.

No Charges Filed Over Crane Collapse, Victims Told to Settle

BANGKOK — Police on Thursday said the construction company responsible for a crane that collapsed and injured three will seek to avoid criminal liability by privately settling with the victims tomorrow.

Suvarnabhumi to Upgrade Security After K-Fan Breach

BANGKOK — Suvarnabhumi International Airport said Wednesday it will spend 20 million baht to step up security after two obsessive fans of a Korean film star impersonated customs employees to sneak into sensitive areas.
At left, a soldier aims his rifle at Redshirt protesters on April 14, 2009, from an overpass in Bangkok. At right, a recent photo of Sawai Thongom displaying the gunshot wound that left him without use of his hand.

Decade-Long Fight for Justice Costs Injured Man Deeply

It was a reversal of fortune for Sawai Thongom, who was awarded 1.2 million baht for a gunshot wound sustained in a 2009 protest. Last month, his family land was seized to pay the military for damaging its reputation.

Sek Loso is No-Show For Court Verdict

BANGKOK — Rocker Sek Loso failed to appear to hear the verdict on charges related to firearms and drugs today because he is undergoing treatment, his lawyer said.
Firefighters respond to a fire early Wednesday morning near Central Plaza Lardprao in Bangkok.

Electrical Fire Near Central Ladprao Leaves 2 Hospitalized

BANGKOK — A tangle of overhead utility cables caught fire near a Bangkok shopping mall early Wednesday morning, sparking a blaze that injured two people.
Policemen stand in front of seized methamphetamine pills at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau during a Tuesday press conference in Bangkok. Photo: Associated Press

Police Show off Seizures of Meth, Heroin, Marijuana

BANGKOK — Police on Tuesday announced three large seizures of illegal drugs, including 10 million methamphetamine pills and 37 kilograms (81 pounds) of heroin...

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