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Kuala Lumpur airport declared free from toxic contamination

Malaysia says airport terminal where Kim Jong-nam was found murdered by nerve agent is free of hazardous substance after a midnight sweep. — Reuters


New LG phone influenced by Samsung's Note 7 troubles

NEW YORK - Samsung's fiasco with its fire-prone Note 7 phone has pushed its rival LG to take additional precautions with its next smartphone.


One dead after man drove into crowd in German town

A 73-year-old German man died in hospital after being seriously injured when a man drove into a crowd outside a bakery in the southwestern town of Heidelberg on Feb 25, 2017. — Reuters


AoT clarifies expulsion of Uber driver from Suvarnabhumi

Airports of Thailand on Sunday defended its expulsion of an Uber taxi driver from Suvarnabhumi airport grounds earlier this week after the incident drew a mixed reaction from city commuters.


Gamer dies while attempting 24-hour livestream for charity

VIRGINIA BEACH, UNITED STATES - A Virginia man who died at home while playing a 24-hour video game marathon was part of an online livestreaming community where members sometimes go to extremes to build their audiences, experts say.


Man protects banyan tree from BMA

Sgt Maj 1st Class Jadej Manopas, 71, is not letting his last remaining banyan tree in front of his house out of sight after the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration recently cut down two of three of the big trees in the neighbourhood.


Malaysia declares airport safe after nerve agent attack

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia on Sunday declared its international airport a "safe zone" after completing a sweep of the terminal where the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was assaulted with a deadly chemical last week.


Govt 'sorry' over man's suicide over S44

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and the government have expressed their condolences over the death of an elderly man who hanged himself on Saturday night after climbing a telephone signal tower to demand the lifting of the Section 44 order to control Wat Phra Dhammakaya.


No sex please, we're Thai

It started off as nothing more than a small fishing village on the Gulf of Thailand. Its long sweeping bay was dotted with a few boats and shacks where the villagers lived. Then a group of 500 American soldiers stationed at a military base in Nakhon Ratchasima were driven to Pattaya on June 29, 1959, for a week of rest and relaxation (R&R). They rented several houses at the southern end of the...


Tracing the path of terror home

The government has made clear its intention to make Thailand a Southeast Asian hub. Whether that means building a high-tech industry base or adopting leadership in aviation design, the idea of becoming a regional hub has been marketed with mass appeal.