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  • South Africa marks one year since Mandela's death

    05 Dec 2014 : South Africans prayed, sang and fell silent on Friday to mark the first anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, honouring the Nobel Laureate's role in vanquishing racist white rule.

  • Ex-official told to hand over B68m

    05 Dec 2014 : The Supreme Court has ordered that a former official of the Prime Minister's Secretariat hand over assets worth more than 68 million baht to the country after convicting her for being unusually rich.

  • Riddick Bowe named to boxing Hall of Fame

    05 Dec 2014 : CANASTOTA (UNITED STATES) - Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Riddick Bowe and ex-lightweight champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini were among eight men elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Thursday.

  • Australia toughens up immigration but lets in more refugees

    05 Dec 2014 : Australia's conservative government on Friday further tightened immigration laws, introducing controversial temporary visas for refugees which do not grant permanent settlement in the country.

  • Accused timber poachers get bail

    05 Dec 2014 : The Rights and Liberties Protection Department and the 3rd Army have obtained court approval for the release on bail of 16 accused timber poachers in Mae Hong Son’s Mae Sariang district.

  • Details emerge of allegations against AC/DC drummer

    05 Dec 2014 : WELLINGTON - New Zealand prosecutors revealed Friday that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd's legal woes stem from a telephone call in which he allegedly threatened to kill a contractor and his daughter.

  • ILO warns over flatlining wages in developed nations

    05 Dec 2014 : GENEVA - Wages in developed countries are flatlining and even falling in some places, holding down economic growth after the financial crisis and increasing the risk of deflation, the International Labour Organization said Friday.

  • Crime

    Lecturer suspended as grades-for-sex probe starts

    05 Dec 2014 : A Si Sa Ket lecturer who allegedly tried to force a student to have sex with him has been suspended from duty pending a probe into the alleged misconduct.

  • environment

    Protesters agree to allow mine operations to resume

    05 Dec 2014 : The operator of a gold mine in Loei's Wang Saphung district and local protesters have struck a deal under which the operator withdraws eight lawsuits against the group on the condition they end their blockade of the mine.

  • deep south

    Roadside attacks kill 3, injure 1

    05 Dec 2014 : Three people were killed and one wounded in a series of attacks in three provinces of the deep South yesterday.

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