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Japanese Soundsmith ‘Cornelius’ Coming to Bangkok

BANGKOK — Nicknamed the “Japanese Beck” or “modern day Brian Wilson,” a Tokyo producer is bringing his talent for kaleidoscopic music to the city this November.

POLITICS

Pro-democracy activists took the to the streets of Bangkok on Wednesday to encourage the public to vote in the next election.

Fewer MPs Will Be Directly Elected in Next Vote

BANGKOK — Changes to the how representatives are apportioned will see voters, particularly in the northeast, represented by fewer ...

1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Roadside Ambush in Pattani

PATTANI — Suspected insurgents killed...

CRIME & CALAMITY

Court Sides With Ford Plaintiffs in Landmark Lawsuit

BANGKOK — A civil court on Friday delivered victory to hundreds of people who banded together to sue the Ford Motor Co. in Thailand’s first class suit.

Sensitive Cop Talks Down Suicidal Chonburi Teen

CHONBURI — A cop who talked down a suicidal teenage girl said all he had to do was be...

Two Men Jailed for Life For Mall Bombing

PATTANI — A southern court sentenced two men to life in prison Thursday for engineering a car bomb attack that injured more than 50 people.

K-Fans Behind Airport Breach Surrender to Police

BANGKOK — Police refused to identify two women accused of breaching the restricted area of a Bangkok airport although both have now turned themselves in.
Actor Tarinda Kanasoot filed complaints with police Wednesday over a crane that collapsed near her house in Silom.

No Charges Filed Over Crane Collapse, Victims Told to Settle

BANGKOK — Police on Thursday said the construction company responsible for a crane that collapsed and injured three will seek to avoid criminal liability by privately settling with the victims tomorrow.

Suvarnabhumi to Upgrade Security After K-Fan Breach

BANGKOK — Suvarnabhumi International Airport said Wednesday it will spend 20 million baht to step up security after two obsessive fans of a Korean film star impersonated customs employees to sneak into sensitive areas.

ASEAN & WORLD

Mexican brothers, from left, Luis Alfonso Gonzalez Villarreal, Simon Gonzalez Villarreal and Jose Regino Gonzalez Villarreal, leave a courthouse in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo: Lai Seng Sin / Associated Press

Malaysian Death Sentences Commuted for 3 Mexican Brothers

KUALA LUMPUR — The deaths sentences against three Mexican brothers convicted of drug trafficking in Malaysia have been commuted to prison terms, a lawyer...
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Mexico’s President-Elect Stuck Aboard Delayed Flight (Video)

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's austerity-minded president-elect has vowed to sell the presidential jet and fly commercial. And he even appears prepared to suffer the...
Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, left, with his defense attorney Albert DeBlanc Jr., listens to the terms of his plea of no contest to voluntary manslaughter Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court. Photo: Gary Coronado / Associated Press

Suge Knight Pleads to Manslaughter Over Fatal Confrontation

LOS ANGELES — Averting a murder trial that had been nearly four years in coming, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest...
This undated photo provided by Ilya Bobrovskiy in September 2018 shows a fragment from a Dickinsonia fossil. Photo: Ilya Bobrovskiy / Associated Press

Study of Puzzling Fossils Confirms They Came From an Animal

NEW YORK — Scientists say they've confirmed that puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal. That would make...
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang meets Sept. 13 with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi at the Presidential Palace during the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi,Photo: Kham / via AP

Vietnamese President Quang Dies of Illness

HANOI — Official media say Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died at age 61 due to illness.

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