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  • Ice may have caused AirAsia crash

    04 Jan 2015 : Weather was the "triggering factor" in the fatal crash of AirAsia Flight 8501 a week ago, with icing likely causing engine damage, according to Indonesia's meteorological agency.


    Turkish film wins Palme d'Or

    04 Jan 2015 : The soulful, dialogue-heavy Turkish drama won the coveted Palme d'Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. "I dedicated this film to the young people who lost their lives [in a protest last year]", says Nuri Bilge Ceylan, a respected filmmaker who now cements his status as a modern master.

  • Pongpat aide ‘to surrender’

    04 Jan 2015 : A senior police officer attached to the Crime Suppression Division and wanted in connection with the alleged criminal network of former Central Investigation Bureau chief Pongpat Chayapan is set to hand himself in to the authorities tomorrow.

  • Police target international crime gangs

    04 Jan 2015 : A special unit will be set up to target transnational criminal gangs operating in Thailand or using the country as a shelter, the national police chief has revealed.

  • Cases will 'waste time, fuel conflict'

    04 Jan 2015 : National Legislative Assembly president Pornpetch Wichitcholchai on Saturday expressed concern that impeachment cases against former political office holders could take up too much time and resources.

  • Tax tutorial schools to ‘help families’

    04 Jan 2015 : Authorities should consider collecting tax from tutorial schools to prevent students and parents from being "taken hostage", an education expert has warned.

  • Merkel ready to 'Greece eurozone exit'

    04 Jan 2015 : BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is prepared to let Greece leave the eurozone if Greeks elect a government that jettisons the country's current austerity course, Germany's Der Spiegel news weekly reported Saturday.

  • China eyes 2015 AIIB launch

    03 Jan 2015 : China expected Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will be operational before the end of 2015, the Chinese Finance Ministry says.

  • 3 dead in Mercedes-pickup truck crash

    03 Jan 2015 : Three people were burned beyond recognition when a speeding Mercedes Benz veered off the road and slammed into an oncoming pickup truck before catching fire in Rayong on Saturday afternoon.

  • Switzerland plans to export prisoners

    03 Jan 2015 : BERLIN — Little Switzerland has too many criminals and too few prisons.

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