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  • Girl, 12, wanted in $4.6m necklace heist

    26 Jan 2015 : Hong Kong police say they are hunting a girl aged between 12-14 years old over the theft of a diamond necklace worth more than HK$36 million (US$4.6 million) from a luxury jewellery store.

  • 2 Vietnamese caught with frozen tiger

    26 Jan 2015 : HANOI — Two men caught carrying the frozen carcasses of a tiger and three monkeys have been arrested in central Vietnam, police said Monday.

  • AirAsia scraps fuel surcharge

    26 Jan 2015 : Malaysia's budget airline AirAsia Group announced that it is abolishing its fuel surcharge effective today for all group airlines following the drop in global crude oil prices.

  • Japanese rice is 'new, safe luxury food'

    26 Jan 2015 : First it was European infant formula, then New Zealand milk. Now Chinese consumers are adding Japanese rice to the list of everyday foods they will bring in from abroad at luxury-good prices because they fear the local alternatives are not safe.

  • Warming melting huge Antarctic glacier

    26 Jan 2015 : SYDNEY - The largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a six-metre (20-foot) rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water, Australian scientists said on Monday.

  • EVA to offer 'Hello Kitty' flights

    26 Jan 2015 : SINGAPORE — Taiwanese airlines EVA Air has decided, after "overwhelming demand" for seats on test charters, to deploy “Hello Kitty”-themed jets permanently for the connection between Singapore and Taipei.

  • SET rose 5.79 to 1,604.12 at noon

    26 Jan 2015 : The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index went up 5.79 points or 0.36% to close at 1,604.12 points at the end of trading session this morning. The trade value was 31.45 billion baht, with 6.6 billion shares traded.

  • BoI applications in 2014 hit new record

    26 Jan 2015 : Applications for investment privileges set a new record in 2014 with a total value of 2.19 trillion baht, the Board of Investment (BoI) announced.

  • Army chief warns Thaksin's son

    26 Jan 2015 : Army chief Udomdej Sitabutr on Monday warned Panthongtae Shinawatra, the only son of fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, that he should not make "problematic comments" on the social media.

  • IS 'supporters' hack Malaysia Air site

    26 Jan 2015 : HONG KONG — Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling Monday to restore the embattled carrier's website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for Islamic State group.

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