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  • Twitter hackers: It's 'World War III'

    17 Jan 2015 : Hackers took over Twitter accounts of the New York Post and United Press International on Friday, writing bogus messages, including about hostilities breaking out between the United States and China.

  • Charlie Hebdo demos turn bloody

    17 Jan 2015 : Thousands demonstrated across the world Friday and violent clashes erupted in Niger and Pakistan as Muslims vented fury over a new Prophet Mohammed cartoon published by French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

  • Blogger's flogging postponed

    16 Jan 2015 : CAIRO — Saudi Arabian authorities on Friday postponed the scheduled flogging of liberal blogger Raif Badawi on medical grounds, a rights advocacy group said, as the international outcry against the sentence mounted.

  • The Beagle has landed ... finally

    16 Jan 2015 : LONDON — Britain's Beagle 2 spacecraft, once dubbed "a heroic failure" by the country's Astronomer Royal, has been rebranded "a great success" for being found on Mars — 11 years after going missing.

  • Anti-terror arrests in Europe

    16 Jan 2015 : More than two dozen suspects have been arrested in Belgium, France and Germany in continuing searches for suspected terrorists, authorities said on Friday.

  • US decries Myanmar intolerance

    16 Jan 2015 : YANGON — A top American diplomat on Friday decried growing religious intolerance in Myanmar and warned the use of faith for political ends was "playing with fire" in an election year for the former junta-run country.

  • Prayut to proceed with fuel bidding

    16 Jan 2015 : Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said the government would move ahead with the 21st round of petroleum concession bidding despite opposition by some groups and lawmakers' vote of disapproval.

  • SET down 5.64 to 1,517.74

    16 Jan 2015 : Thai stocks slipped 0.4% on Friday amid a general global decline in response to the surprise decision by the Swiss central bank to abandon a cap on the strong Swiss franc.

  • Rice production seen at 27.1m tonnes

    16 Jan 2015 : Thailand’s unmilled rice production from the 2014/2015 main crop is estimated at 27.1 million tonnes, a by 0.06% increase from the previous season, the Office of Agriculture and Economics said.

  • Militant Sikh fugitive extradited to India

    16 Jan 2015 : Thai authorities have extradited to India a Sikh militant who was convicted there for a 1995 assassination of a state minister.

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