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  • Thai with fake cash jailed in Myanmar

    13 Jan 2015 : A Thai man was arrested in Myanmar for using counterfeit 1,000-baht notes at a market, a media report said Tuesday.

  • China mocks 'iPhone armour' smuggler

    13 Jan 2015 : BEIJING - A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens Tuesday after pictures of his "iPhone armour" went viral.

  • Bear killed for biting off child's arm

    13 Jan 2015 : HANOI — A captive Asiatic black bear in Vietnam was electrocuted to death to force it to release the arm of a three-year-old boy, news reports said Tuesday.

  • Pope talks human rights in Sri Lanka

    13 Jan 2015 : Pope Francis urged respect for human rights in Sri Lanka as he began a two-nation Asia tour on the island Tuesday, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation after a decades-long civil war.

  • Export growth likely to slow

    13 Jan 2015 : Thailand's export outlook will continue to be murky this year, with growth projected at 3.1%, according to the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

  • Two killed, 8 hurt in van-truck crash

    13 Jan 2015 : Two people were killed and eight other passengers injured when a van travelling from Bangkok to Si Sa Ket slammed into the rear of a 10-wheel truck on a highway in Buri Ram’s Nang Rong district in the early hours of Tuesday, police said.

  • Phichit farmers protest low prices

    13 Jan 2015 : About 100 rice farmers from Muang district of Phichit province rallied on Tuesday, calling on the government to guarantee a price of 10,000 baht per tonne.

  • Malaysia scraps $20bn bank merger

    13 Jan 2015 : KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia will scrap a proposed $20 billion merger that would have created the country's biggest bank, after CIMB Holdings and RHB Capital failed to agree on new deal terms, people familiar with the matter said.

  • 2 Malay cops to hang for murder

    13 Jan 2015 : PUTRAJAYA - Malaysia's highest court on Tuesday upheld death sentences for two police officers convicted of murder in a sensational scandal linked to allegations of high-level corruption that shook the long-ruling regime.

  • Lao loggers arrested after shots fired

    13 Jan 2015 : Three members of a gang of Lao log poachers were arrested after an exchange of gunfire with a joint forest patrol near the Thai-Lao border in Ubon Ratchathani province on Tuesday.

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