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FRESH NEWS

A New House of Somtum at Baan Somtum in Charoen Krung

BANGKOK — A tried-and-true Isaan restaurant almost 15 years old has opened its latest branch in tourist-and-expat filled Charoen Krung.

POLITICS

Abandoned by Allies, Future Forward Votes Against Royal Transfer Decree

BANGKOK — A government emergency decree that granted His Majesty the King a personal control over two army units was approved today by all parties in Parliament except the Future Forward.

Royal Troops Transfer Looms Over Tomorrow’s Parliament Debate

BANGKOK — The government is set to defend its emergency decree that handed two army units to His Majesty the King’s direct control when the parliament meets on Thursday.

CRIME & CALAMITY

Uzbeks, Egyptians, Ugandans Arrested in Pattaya Prostitution Bust

PATTAYA — Chonburi immigration police said Tuesday they arrested seven foreigners in the province’s tourist areas for prostitution.

No. 8 Bus Driver Fired After Ignoring Railway Crossing

BANGKOK — A bus driver for the notoriously dangerous No. 8 route was sacked for slamming his way past level crossing barriers in Bangkok earlier this week, transportation officials said Thursday.

Locked and Loaded: Thai Cops Join ‘Tetris Challenge’

LAMPANG — The police in northern Thailand arrested the attention of netizens nationwide after they tried their hand at the “Tetris Challenge,” the latest global internet craze.
Casino Khan Na Yao: Police and soldiers bust an illegal gambling den in Bangkok's Khan Na Yao district on May 25, 2017.

3 in 5 Thais Gamble, New Survey Says

BANGKOK — Gambling is strictly illegal in Thailand with few exceptions, but you can bet not everyone listens to the laws; a recent survey of 44,050 Thais nationwide found that more than half of respondents engaged in some forms of gambling.

Court Official Says No Meddling in Judges’ Works

BANGKOK — The judicial branch on Monday launched an investigation into a recent attempted suicide by a judge who said he was protesting interference from the court higher-ups.

Rare Birds, Animals Under Threat From Amulet Craze, Campaigners Warn

BANGKOK — Craze for helmeted hornbill heads as amulets and decorations is posing a serious to the birds’ small population in Thailand’s forests, conservation activists said Monday.

ASEAN & WORLD

Gunfight Rages in Culiacan After Troops Locate Chapo’s Son

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — An intense gunfight with heavy weapons and burning vehicles blocking roads raged in the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state Thursday after security forces located one of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán’s sons who is wanted in the U.S. on drug trafficking charges.

China Signs First FTA With an African Nation

BEIJING (Xinhua) — China and Mauritius signed free trade agreement (FTA) here Thursday, the first FTA between China and an African country, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

Chinese Consumers Turning to Plant-Based Meat

HANGZHOU (Xinhua) — Although still-nascent, plant-based meat with the familiar taste, texture and mouthfeel as people recognize from animal flesh is making its way into Chinese people's life, providing consumers with more choices.

US Hails Turkish Cease-Fire; Kurds Must Vacate Border Area

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks’ deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey’s position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions.

London Commuters Scuffle With Climate Activists

LONDON (AP) — Angry commuters have scuffled with climate activists who climbed onto the roofs of trains, snarling services in the busy morning rush hours in the British capital.
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