// EPA PHOTOFirefighters broke into applause as a dusty Mattias, 7, was pulled free from under the bed where he had taken refuge. The quake hit the northwest of the island at 8:57 pm (1857 GMT), at a depth of just five kilometres. Italian authorities first put Monday night's quake at a 3.6 magnitude, but later revised it upward to 4.0 magnitude. The quake struck just days ahead of the first anniversary of the 6.0 magnitude quake that killed nearly 300 people in and around Amatrice in central Italy. Italian firemen and emergency workers search through rubble of a collapsed house in Ischia, on August 22, 2017.
August 22, 2017 10:30 UTC
The Stock Exchange of Thailand's main index was up 3.57 points or 0.23% to close at 1,573.19 points today. Total trading value was 36.84 billion baht with 6.64 billion shares changing hands. The SET50 index ended at 1,001.85 points, up 2.58 points or 0.26%, in trade worth 21.27 billion baht. The MAI index went up 5.36 points or 1.01% to close at 537.73 points with total transaction value of 1.67 billion baht. Brokers, foreign investors and retail investors were net sellers of 408 million baht, 678 million baht, and 793 million baht respectively.
August 22, 2017 10:18 UTC
The arrest brought the number of suspects in custody under the emergency decree for interrogation over alleged links to the hostage-taking and robbery of multiple pickup trucks in Songkhla’s Na Thawi district last week to four persons. The four were not among the suspects for whom police had secured arrest warrants nor were authorities in the process of applying for additional warrants. The suspected insurgent, Maroyee Radaeng, 30, a native of Songkha’s Thepha district, was apprehended during a combined security search of his wife’s home in Pattani’s Yarang district. Officers collected his DNA samples and fingerprints at the Yarang Police Station for further investigation before sending Maroyee to the Special Taskforce Ranger 43’s interrogation centre.
August 22, 2017 10:06 UTC
This is down to the economic situation, and the government and private sectors postponing their advertising investment as they look to future economic prospects, the association said on Tuesday, with the result being that the press, radio and TV segments will experience “a hardness” in terms of ad investment. MAAT president Triruj Navamarat said: “The industry is not recovering as it should be when compared to the last year’s numbers. Even though gross domestic product grew by 3.3 per cent [in the first half], total media usage was still down by 5 per cent. When we analysed by media segment, we found that the figures for a number of media were declining, like TV [digital, cable and satellite] still decreasing by 10 per cent, radio by 18 per cent, the press by 19 per cent, and magazines by 37 per cent. “On the other hand, there are some types of media that have witnessed huge progress in their numbers.
August 22, 2017 09:56 UTC
With a worldwide community of more than 140 million people, Spotify offers both a free ad-supported music service and an upgraded ad-free subscription service. Users can listen for free or alternatively upgrade to Spotify Premium for only Bt129 per month. Daily and weekly payment options are also available. Boasting a vast catalogue of over 30 million songs, all available to both free users and subscribers, Spotify says it comes to Thailand offering the very best in both local and international music.
August 22, 2017 09:56 UTC
As the Supreme Court verdict reading was postponed to November 20, the lawyer said the primary court had found Nat and two subordinates guilty, but the Appeals Court couldn’t reach a consensus so prosecutors pushed the case forward to the Supreme Court last April. “If the final verdict found Nat and two defendants guilty, it would positively affect the couple’s civil lawsuit against the Royal Thai Police (RTP) in demand for Bt14.3 million compensation,” Chayutpong said. The RTP had promised that if Nat and subordinates were ultimately found guilty, the agency would pay the requested compensation in full. “So my clients are waiting for the final verdict in hope. We want the final verdict to be out soon so we can get the compensation money to repay debts and rebuild our family,” she said.
August 22, 2017 09:45 UTC
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima, a detained critic of Mr Duterte, challenged the president to order the police to stop killing. "You had no choice but to confront his death because his narrative was compelling," she said of Delos Santos. Senator Paulo Benigno Aquino said that without the CCTV footage, the case of Delos Santos would have gained no attention. He said Mr Duterte should stop the killings and strengthen the judiciary, education, law enforcement and rehabilitation. Previous article: Philippine churches to ring bells to protest drug killings
August 22, 2017 09:45 UTC
There are 99,999 gold coins worth Bt50,000 a piece, 399,999 silver coins worth Bt2,000 apiece, 39,999 sandblasted, black-coated bronze coins worth Bt3,000 and 39,999,999 copper-nickel coins worth Bt100 each. Reservations will be open until September 30, if stocks are still available, and the coins will be ready to pick up from January 29. At the Nakhon Ratchasima Treasury Office – where up to 128 queuing cards will be handed out per day – people began lining up at 4am in time for the office to open at 8.30am. Nakhon Ratchasima Treasury head Samran Muangnil said each person could buy up to one gold, two silver, one bronze, and three copper-nickel coins. Crowds also queued at the Khon Kaen Treasury Office.
August 22, 2017 09:33 UTC
The Chao Phraya Dam increases the rate of water discharge to 1,500 cubic metres of water per second, causing flooding in several communities downstream in Ayutthaya's Bang Ban district. (Photo by Chudate Seehawong)AYUTTHAYA/CHAI NAT - Several communities in Bang Ban district of Ayutthaya have been flooded for the fourth time in three months following an increase in the discharge rate from the Chao Phraya Dam. Floodwater in six tambons - Ban Kum, Bang Ban, Sai Noi, Bang Chanee, Bang Hak and Bang Luang Dod - was about 50cm deep. Communities in low-lying areas, particularly in tambon Bang Luang Dod and tambon Bang Ban, were advised to closely monitor water levels in their areas and follow official announcements. The Chao Phraya Dam in Chai Nat.
August 22, 2017 09:22 UTC
Eight alleged victims of loan shark Surifath ‘Bang Fath’ Bannopwongsakul attended a meeting with relevant authorities in Krabi province on Tuesday to ask for help. Those land plots are registered in the name of Surifath, and a court has already ruled in favour of the bank because he has defaulted. The problem for Surifath’s victims is that although they transferred ownership of their land to him when they borrowed money, they have since repaid him. They were unaware that Surifath has used their land plots as collateral with the bank. The village head had an ugly conflict with Surifath because he, too, was an alleged victim of the loan shark.
August 22, 2017 09:11 UTC
The environmentally friendly innovation was developed by Naresuan University in the province. Phitsanulok authorities, the Army and the Community Forest Network Association of the province plan to produce a total of 1,901 leaf plates. Phitsanulok Governor Supachai Iamsuwan led the campaign to produce the food containers and will give them to the Royal Household Bureau for distribution to those attending the Royal funeral. The innovation was initiated by Deputy Professor Samorn Hiranpraditkul, of Naresuan University, with the aim of reducing foam in the food container industry. They will be submitted to the Royal Household Bureau on October 6.
August 22, 2017 09:00 UTC
The TAT trip starts off by experiencing the long-boat racing tradition, after which the Royal Trophy from His Majesty the King will be presented to the winners. The first races will be held from September 2-3 on the Nan River, starting at Wat Tha Luang Royal Monastery in Phichit’s Meuang district. This event will be held on September 16, at the yard in front of the province’s Khukhan District Office. They can then travel to the South for the Nakhon Si Thammarat Tenth Month Merit Making Ceremony, an important event for southern people. This event will be held from September 16-25 at Srinagarindra Gardens, Thung Tha Lat, at City Hall in Nakhon Si Thammarat.
August 22, 2017 08:48 UTC
Anyone wanting to attend the verdict reading – including the defendants, their lawyers, members of the prosecution and media professionals – will be asked to leave their mobile phones and other communication devices with friends or colleagues outside of the courtroom. If people choose to keep phones on their persons, they will be required to switch off their devices and put them in envelopes provided by court officials. They will not be allowed to use the devices while inside the courtroom.
August 22, 2017 08:48 UTC
The four men were arrested last week for their alleged involvement in the planning or execution of attacks in Barcelona on Thursday and the northeastern resort town of Cambrils early Friday. Spanish media have named the suspects as Driss Oukabir, Mohammed Aalla, Salh el Karib and Mohamed Houli Chemal. Police said that with Abouyaaqoub's death, the group responsible for last week's fatal van attacks are all dead or in custody. Five of the 12 were shot dead by police in the seaside town of Cambrils, where a second van attack left one pedestrian dead hours after the Barcelona van attack. The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for both the Cambrils and Barcelona attacks.
August 22, 2017 08:26 UTC
Asset Plus Fund Management Company Limited is launching a new open-end fund "ASP-ROBOT", the first mutual fund investing in global robotics and artificial intelligence (A.I.) The fund is primarily focused on investing in AXA World Funds Framlington Robotech managed by the multinational asset management company, AXA Investment Managers. Moreover, it is managed by those specialised in Robotics & A.I. The Robotics & A.I. "ASP-ROBOT is the first Thai mutual fund to focus on investing in Robotics and A.I.
August 22, 2017 08:26 UTC