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Police: Ex-teacher's retrial plea smells fishy

Police adviser said Monday an investigation was being conducted to prove a former teacher?s claim that law enforcement authorities had wrongfully imprisoned her in a 2005 hit-and-run case was false and there were accomplices involved.

Airbus CEO sees 'flying car' prototype ready by end of year

MUNICH - Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group's chief executive said on Monday.

A day in photos

Teachers on Teachers' Day in Bang Saphan and tranquilised wild elephants in Narathiwat are featured events on Jan 16, 2017.

At least 37 dead in Kyrgyzstan plane crash

A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Jan 16, 2017, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog. — Reuters

Japan criticised over dead whale photo

Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd publishes images of a dead whale onboard a Japanese vessel in the Southern Ocean, just days after Australian and Japanese leaders were discussing the issue. — Reuters

B20bn assistance fund for SMEs to go to cabinet

A fund totalling 20 billion baht will be set up to help small- and medium-sized enterprises, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Monday.

20% of emergency patients die in traffic

About 20% of emergency patients die on the way to hospitals because the ambulances taking them are stuck in traffic or some vehicles ignore to give way to them, National Institute for Emergency Medicine (NIEM) secretary-general Anucha Sethasathian said.

No rest for Bang Saphan teachers on Teachers' Day

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN - While teachers across the country enjoyed Monday off, a holiday honouring their profession, their colleagues in Bang Saphan district had no time for rest.

Prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung?s No.2

SEOUL - Prosecutors are seeking a warrant to arrest Samsung Group?s Jay Y. Lee for allegations including bribery and embezzlement, a stunning turn for the scion of South Korea?s richest family groomed for decades to take over the company from his father.

TAT expects 4% rise in tourists during Chinese New Year

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is anticipating 825,000 foreigners will visit Thailand during the festival celebrating the Chinese New Year, which this year falls on Jan 28.