Month: November 2016

Chiang Mai

Policeman killed in gunfight with drug suspects

CHIANG MAI – A policeman was killed and a suspect arrested in an exchange of fire between narcotic suppression police and a group of three alleged drug traders in Mae Taeng district of this northern province on Tuesday night. A search was subsequently launched during the night for two other suspects who escaped. One of […]Read More


Erdogan: Turkish forces are in Syria to end Assad’s rule

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the Turkish Army entered Syria to end the rule of President Bashar Assad, whom he accused of terrorism and causing the deaths of thousands. “We entered [Syria] to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror. [We didn’t enter] for any other reason,” the Turkish […]Read More


Queen recovers, returning to Chitralada

BANGKOK, 30 November 2016 (NNT) – Her Majesty Queen Sirikit has returned to Chitralada Villa for recuperation after almost two weeks in Chulalongkorn Hospital to treat lung inflammation. The Bureau of the Royal Household said in a statement that the condition of Her Majesty the Queen, now 84, has improved substantially. The statement cited the […]Read More


Children told not to drive motorbikes

The Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Centre has launched an anti-motorcycling campaign aimed at children under 15 years old to help reduce road accident death rates. Adisak Plitapolkarnpim, director of the centre, said Tuesday children under 15 are banned from riding motorcycles under the Land Traffic Act 1979 but their parents and teachers […]Read More


Fire at Children’s Boarding in Southern Turkey Kills 12

At least 12 people, including 11 minor girls, were killed in a fire in a children’s orphanage in the province of Adana in southern Turkey, local media reported. ANKARA (Sputnik) — According to Sabah newspaper, the fire occurred on Tuesday, the dead are one worker and 11 girls aged between 10 to 14 years old. […]Read More


India: 7 Soldiers Killed in Attack on Jammu Army Base

Three suspected Pakistani militants stormed an army base in the Jammu region of Indian-administered Kashmir on Tuesday, killing seven Indian security personnel, the army said. All three “suicide attackers” who entered the Nagrota base camp in the early morning were killed following a fierce gunfight that lasted more than 14 hours, Indian Army spokesman Lt. […]Read More


Healthcare experts urge use of condoms to prevent HIV

CONDOMS ARE essential to prevent the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), experts said, as the latest studies show that the infection rate is still high among men who have sex with men (MSM) and teenagers due to unsafe sex. On the occasion of World Aids Day tomorrow, it was revealed that the MSM […]Read More


Dutch lawmakers approve ban on Islamic full-face veils in public

The lower house of the Dutch parliament has voted in favor of banning face veils and other face covering garments in certain public places such as schools, hospitals or government buildings, citing security concerns. The bill envisages a ban on Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and niqab but also applies to all […]Read More