18 Dec 2013 : Singaporean authorities have charged 28 foreign workers and will deport another 53 believed to have been involved in the island's worst rioting in decades, reports said on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : SYDNEY - A tourist in Australia had to be rescued by police after plunging off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone, officials said on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : Economic growth could be curtailed in 2014 if the government pushes ahead with a general election on Feb 2 amid continuing political conflict, former finance minister Thanong Bhidaya warned on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : Former Democrat MP for Bangkok Watchara Phetthong was sentenced to two months in prison, suspended for two years, and a fine of 20,000 baht in a defamation case filed by Jatuporn Prompan, a United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship leader.
18 Dec 2013 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went up 12.16 points, or 0.91%, to close at 1,349.34 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 15.84 billion baht, with 2.63 billion shares traded.
18 Dec 2013 : The military supports the calling of a general election and is ready to deploy troops to help oversee it if asked, Supreme Commander Thanasak Patimaprakorn said on Wednesday.
18 Dec 2013 : DNA tests on a child-seized skull and hair and flesh remains found in a deserted area near Sukhumvit 105 have confirmed they are those of Nong Cartoon, a six-year-old girl missing since the night of Dec 6. A man has been charged with raping and murdering her.
18 Dec 2013 : Police from the Southern Border Operations Centre have arrested a suspect thought to have played a key role in an attack that killed three members of a bomb squad, one of whom was known for his heroic work dismantling explosives in the deep South.
18 Dec 2013 : Protesters travelled in a procession of vehicles to the Royal Thai Police headquarters on Rama I road on Wednesday morning, to follow up on the investigation into the death of a Ramkhamhaeng University student during a clash at the university on Nov 30.
18 Dec 2013 : A retired police officer was killed in a drive-by shooting in Nong Chik district, Pattani province on Tuesday night, police said.