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Banyen Ruangsantheia laughs as she receives a Michelin Star on Wednesday for her Nonthaburi restaurant, Suan Thip.

Auntie Banyen is Just Delighted With Her Michelin Star

Banyen Ruangsantheia hadn’t even heard of the Michelin Guide's treasured constellation of stars until someone called recently to say she might be getting one.

POLITICS

Photo: Future Forward Party / Facebook

Election Commission Bans Online Sales of Political Merch

Don’t expect to shop online for T-shirts, tote bags and umbrellas promoting your favorite political party anytime soon.
Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan points at a reporter Thursday morning at the Defense Ministry in Bangkok. Photo: Prachaya Nongnuch / Matichon

Junta No. 2 Answers Election Question With Offer of Violence

BANGKOK — Obviously incensed...

Court Acquits Redshirt Ex-Con of 112

CRIME & CALAMITY

Korat ‘Death Bus’ Driver Convicted, Gets 4 Years

NAKHON RATCHASIMA — A court Wednesday convicted and sentenced the driver of a tour bus that crashed and killed 18 people in Nakhon Ratchasima province earlier this year.

Gun, Noose, Suicide Lead Theories About Pattaya Morning Horror

PATTAYA — Police say a Norwegian man found hanged from atop a highrise in Pattaya city center this morning most likely committed suicide.

Norwegian Found Hanged in Full View in Pattaya

PATTAYA — Residents of Pattaya city were shocked to find a man hanging from the side of a tall building Wednesday morning.
‘Emergency room services 24 hours a day,’ reads the sign outside the Praram 2 Hospital. Photo: Praram 2 Hospital / Facebook

Hospital Accused of Turning Dying Woman Away Faces Criminal Prosecution

BANGKOK — Praram 2 Hospital admins face criminal prosecution over substandard services after it was accused of refusing to treat a patient whose daughter said her face was melting from acid poured on her head.
Photo: Matichon

Rules Eyed After Child Dies Boxing

BANGKOK — The tourism and sports minister said Tuesday that the ministry would consider proposing stronger restrictions on minor...

Husband Says ‘Love’ Motivated Him to Murder Wife WIth Acid

BANGKOK — When police escorted a man accused of killing his wife by splashing and forcing her to drink...

ASEAN & WORLD

K-Pop Band’s Agency Apologizes Over Member’s A-Bomb Shirt

SEOUL — The agency for K-pop superstars BTS apologized Wednesday for members wearing a T-shirt depicting the explosion of an atomic bomb and a hat with a Nazi emblem.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at right, meets Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday in Singapore. Photo: Bernat Armangue / Pool

US Veep Says US Committed to Indo-Pacific Cooperation, Not Control

SINGAPORE — America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said...
In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, and released by Intan Syari, Indonesian Intan Syari poses in her wedding dress with a bouquet of flowers on the day of her planned wedding in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia. Photo: Associated Press

Woman Wears Wedding Gown Alone After Fiance Dies on Lion Air

JAKARTA — An Indonesian woman whose fiance died on a Lion Air flight that plunged into the sea was photographed in her wedding dress...

Red Cross Says Conditions Not Right for Rohingyas to Return

UNITED NATIONS — The International Committee of the Red Cross says conditions are not right for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return safely to Myanmar...
Khieu Samphan, at left, former Khmer Rouge head of state, and Nuon Chea, at right, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, sit in the court hall at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh in an October 2013 file photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Photo: Mark Peters / Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia via AP

Verdicts on Khmer Rouge Leaders May Be Tribunal’s Last Gasp

PHNOM PENH — The tribunal judging the criminal responsibility of former Khmer Rouge leaders for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million Cambodians will...
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