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Sir Alex: Rooney record ‘unbeatable’

January 24, 2017

LONDON - Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes no one will ever beat Wayne Rooney's record of 250 goals for the club.
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Saris swirl at rare Pakistan transgender party

January 24, 2017

PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN - At a party in Peshawar, the guests' saris twirled as they danced to the music and fed each other pieces of cake, but armed police guarding the door indicated this was no normal carefree birthday gathering.
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Oscars go gaga for ‘La La Land’

January 24, 2017

HOLLYWOOD - The candy-coloured love letter to musicals La La Land landed a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, while a notably more diverse field of nominees brushed off two straight years of #OscarsSoWhite backlash.
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Hong Kong to return Singapore troop carriers

January 24, 2017

SINGAPORE - Hong Kong said on Tuesday it would release the nine Singaporean armoured vehicles it seized in November on their way home from military exercises in Taiwan, easing tensions between China and Singapore.
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The difference between saying something and actually doing it 

January 24, 2017

About a quarter of the time I take Ubers here in Delhi the driver asks me, when I get out, to give him a five-star rating. (Drivers must maintain a certain rating to ensure they can continue working...
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Cat scratch causes Thai man to nearly lose leg

January 24, 2017

A 63-year-old man in Phuket is fighting to save his right leg, after a cat scratch gave him flesh-eating bacteria, his doctor said yesterday. Read more
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Czech HIV criminal totally deported today

January 24, 2017

Zdenek Pfeifer, the HIV virus carrier who was wanted by Interpol for sex crimes and knowingly spreading the disease, was deported from Suvarnabhumi Airport today. Read more
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Canadian woman dies, another injured when rented pink Jeep rolls into ditch

January 24, 2017

The vacation of two Canadian women ended tragically when the pink Jeep they rented rolled?into a ditch in an accident related to the recent unseasonal heavy rains. Read more
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Russian woman arrested with 650 grams of cocaine in stomach

January 24, 2017

A Russian was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport after police found packets of cocaine in her stomach, police said yesterday. Read more
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Availability of Rolls-Royce bribe takers list in question

January 24, 2017

The local investigation into the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal concerning Thai Airways International (THAI) is being conducted but authorities have doubts about its success due to a possible lack of information on the bribe-takers.
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Government under fire over QSNCC contract extension

January 24, 2017

The government's decision to extend the contract to manage a landmark convention centre in Bangkok by another 25 years instead of calling a new bid has drawn criticism it favoured a liquor tycoon.
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Bangkok scrambles to install elevators for disabled at all BTS stations

January 24, 2017

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is scrambling to install elevators for persons with disabilities at all BTS stations in Bangkok by the end of 2017. Read more
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Tourist dive boat explodes, leaves 21 stranded in water

January 24, 2017

A dive boat malfunctioned and exploded off Satun’s shore, leaving the passengers floating in the southern sea for over an hour before a fishing boat rescued them. Read more
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Red vs black: Thai-Chinese face New Year fashion dilemma

January 24, 2017

Bright red garments, gold embroidery and colorful accessories would normally be the look du jour for Thailand's ethnic Chinese celebrating Lunar New Year on Saturday. Read more
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Polanski quits French film jury after outcry

January 24, 2017

PARIS - Movie director Roman Polanski, wanted by the United States for having sex with a minor almost 40 years ago, has turned down an invitation to head the jury at France's Cesar film awards following an outcry from...
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Dubai probes disabled centre over Kardashian visit

January 24, 2017

DUBAI, UAE - A state-owned newspaper in Dubai is reporting that authorities are investigating a centre for the disabled after it hosted and publicised a visit by Kim Kardashian West.
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Helicopter ferrying injured skier crashes in central Italy

January 24, 2017

PENNE, ITALY - A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday in central Italy with at least six people aboard, another tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche.
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Elusive suspected Lao druglord arrested in Thailand for yaba trafficking

January 24, 2017

Suspected Laotian drug kingpin Xayasana Keopimpha was arrested Thursday at Suvarnabhumi Airport after getting off of a flight from Phuket. Read more
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AirAsia to open Cambodia office

January 24, 2017

AirAsia, the Malaysia-based low-cost airline, will soon have an office in Cambodia to boost the number of tourist arrivals to the kingdom.
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Democracy activists sue Thai authorities over abuse of rights

January 24, 2017

Anti-junta activists have filed a civil lawsuit against the Thai army, police, and the Prime Minister’s office for abusing rights of peaceful demonstrators. ? On 24 January 2017, activists from the New Democracy Movement (NDM) led by Rangsiman...
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‘Milky Omelette’: Hot girls become famous selling omelettes

January 24, 2017

These two “creative” vendors prove once again that sex sells, even when peddling the simplest items like omelettes and rice. Read more
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British website designer murdered in Pattaya

January 24, 2017

CHON BURI -- A British man was murdered while sitting in his car in Pattaya on Tuesday and police believe the killer was a hired gunman.
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UK court says PM must get parliament approval to trigger Brexit

January 24, 2017

LONDON - British Prime Minister Theresa May must give parliament a vote before she can formally start Britain's exit from the European Union, the UK Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday, giving lawmakers who oppose her Brexit plans a chance...
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Teen’s suicide note says she will haunt her ex-boyfriend for life unless he completes her requests

January 24, 2017

A teen girl?left a suicide note for her boyfriend with descriptive instructions of what he needs to do if he wants to avoid being haunted by her every night for the rest of his life. Read more
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SET closes up 8.03 to 1,578.82

January 24, 2017

The Stock Exchange of Thailand main index rose 0.51%, or 8.03 points, to 1,578.82 on Tuesday.
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AirAsia X first Asian budget carrier to get US nod

January 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia's AirAsia X Bhd said it had become Asia's first low-cost carrier to receive approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to any destination within the US.
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Woman killed when wheels fly off truck

January 24, 2017

AYUTTHAYA - A woman was killed and three others injured on Tuesday morning when two wheels coming off an 18-wheel freight hauler hit them.
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Woman killed when tyres fly off truck

January 24, 2017

AYUTTHAYA - A woman was killed and three others injured on Tuesday morning when two tyres coming off an 18-wheel freight hauler hit them.
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Seized contraband worth over B30m on display

January 24, 2017

The Customs Department and Bangkok police on Tuesday put on show seized contraband worth more than 30 million baht in the form of cars, motorcycles, wine, solar cell panels and pirated goods.
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Trang policeman praised for saving drowning puppy

January 24, 2017

TRANG - A police patrol officer has won praise from online users after pictures of him saving a one-month-old puppy from drowning one dark night in Muang district were posted on Facebook and rapidly spread online.
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China, Philippines to roll out $3.7bn in cooperation projects

January 24, 2017

BEIJING - China and the Philippines have agreed on $3.7 billion worth of projects to boost cooperation, state media cited a senior Chinese official as saying, highlighting the improvement in their formerly frosty relations.
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Exports up 6.2% in December, 0.45% for 2016

January 24, 2017

Exports rose 6.2% year-on-year in December, pushing growth for the year into positive territory at 0.45%, with total shipments worth US$215.327bn - the first rebound in four years.
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Australia pushes for TPP without US

January 24, 2017

TOKYO/SYDNEY - Australia is leading a push to salvage a Pacific trade deal after US President Donald Trump formally withdrew as a signatory to the 12-nation accord.
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Goldman Sachs files $1bn counter-suit against Indonesian tycoon

January 24, 2017

JAKARTA - Goldman Sachs filed a $1-billion counter lawsuit on Tuesday against an Indonesian businessman who is seeking damages from the US bank for conducting what he called "unlawful" trades in the shares of a property firm.
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Pakistan stocks hit record high

January 24, 2017

KARACHI, PAKISTAN - Pakistan's benchmark index briefly touched a record high level of 50,050.19 on Tuesday, before edging down, underpinned by buying in the cement sector.
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Etihad CEO to quit over investment conflicts

January 24, 2017

DUBAI, UAE - James Hogan plans to stand down as chief executive officer of Etihad Airways in the second half, as the Abu Dhabi-based carrier struggles to wring a profit from its investments in Germany and Italy.
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