Highway cops to report on bribery
All sub-divisions of the Highway Police Division (HPD) were instructed on Friday to submit reports about any cases of highway lorry bribery occurring in their precincts within five days.
New rules on EU diplomat travel agreed
Thailand has inked an MoU with the European Union (EU), agreeing to accept Laissez-Passer travel documents and loosen bureaucracy for travelling diplomats.
MFP MP-elect claims 112 case 'rushed'
Chonticha Jangrew, a Move Forward Party MP-elect for Pathum Thani who faces a charge of violating the lese majeste law, has petitioned the Judicial Commission to launch a disciplinary probe against a Criminal Court judge, accusing him of rushing the case against her.
Online scammers tout child modelling jobs
The Cyber Crime Investigation Bureau (CCIB) is warning parents about child-modelling scams on Facebook after victims lodged complaints alleging they are a hook to sell things.
Pita digs in on pay hike vow
Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limjaroenrat vowed to push for a proposed hike in the minimum wage to 450 baht per day by raising the issue with the tripartite national wage committee if his party forms the new government.
At least 28 dead, 300 hurt in India rail crash: officials
NEW DELHI - At least 28 people have died, more than 300 were injured and many are feared trapped in a multiple train collision in eastern India's Odisha state, a medical officer said Friday.
Colombia president's allies exit over nanny wiretap scandal
BOGOTá - Two close allies of Colombian President Gustavo Petro stepped down Friday after prosecutors announced the pair would be called to testify in a probe into alleged illegal wiretapping of a nanny.
Zelensky says NATO membership 'impossible' before end of Russia war
KYIV (UKRAINE) - President Volodymyr Zelensky acknowledged on Friday that Ukraine would not be able to join NATO before the end of the Russian invasion.
Mexican authorities try to identify 45 bags of human remains
MEXICO CITY: Human remains discovered in 45 bags in western Mexico appear to resemble the features of several missing call centre employees, state prosecutors say.
Iran frees Austrians as part of prisoner swap
VIENNA: Two Austrian citizens held in Iran for years have been freed and are returning home, the Austrian government said in Friday.
Sick elephant in Sri Lanka heading home
Sak Surin, an ailing male Thai elephant, will be flown home from Sri Lanka for treatment and rehabilitation next month, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP) said on Friday.
French credit rating under more pressure
PARIS: France's surging national debt is causing increasing alarm with the country risking a fresh warning on Friday over its credit rating after a downgrade.
Chinese tourists nabbed in high-end pub raid
Dozens of Chinese tourists detained for questioning and drugs seized in a raid on a Huai Khwang nightspot that resembles the infamous gang-run Jinling pub.
Vietnam detains climate activist on tax charges
HANOI: Vietnamese authorities have detained a prominent climate activist for alleged tax evasion, her husband said on Friday, adding to a list of environmentalists facing the accusation.
Zimbabwe outlaws criticism of state ahead of polls
Zimbabwe’s parliament has passed a law that prohibits citizens from criticising the government, two months before it holds presidential elections.
Aem Cyanide case nearly ready for prosecutors
Police are preparing to wrap up their investigation into suspected serial killer Sararat “Aem Cyanide” Rangsiwuthaporn and submit their report to prosecutors next week.
Two casino giants exploring Thailand
Two of the world’s top casino operators are laying the groundwork to potentially establish gambling facilities in Thailand as a hedge against a deteriorating outlook in Macau.
EU warns Kosovo and Serbia to end violence or face consequences
LJUBLJANA: European leaders gave Kosovo and Serbia a list of clear tasks to end the worst outbreak of violence in a decade, saying they must ease tensions or face serious consequences.
National park employee charged with attempted rape
KANCHANABURI: A national park employee has been detained and charged after he allegedly assaulted a Lithuanian woman and attempted to rape her near a garbage dump in Si Sawat district.
Spike in boats smuggling meth out of Myanmar
Asian drug trafficking networks are increasingly using sea routes to smuggle methamphetamines out of Myanmar and ramping up ketamine production as they seek to expand their business.