The unidentified climber was part of a group of four scaling the 5,610-meter (18,400-foot) mountain located on the border between the states of Puebla and Veracruz, Ruben Dario Herrera, director of Civil Protection in the state of Puebla told AFP. "They were separated in pairs and at some point (on Tuesday) he died," Herrera said, adding his companion descended "to make contact with the US embassy and ask for help." According to a police report accessed by AFP, his companion -- named only as Marck, from Denver, Colorado -- said the climber died after they "fell on a crack." He did not provide further details about the climber, but confirmed he left the body "marked" and "secure" near the top of the volcano. Since the early hours of the morning, mountain rescuers have searched for the body -- but low temperatures and strong winds have frustrated the search.
November 23, 2017 00:00 UTC
(Photo by Pattarapong Chatpattarasill)SCG Muang Thong United beat 10-man Chaing Rai United 2-0 in the League Cup final at Supachalasai Stadium on Wednesday. Goals from Peerapat Notechaiya after 35 minutes and Teerasil Dangda in the 60th minute finished off Chiang Rai. It is Muang Thong's only silverware this season, having lost their Thai League 1 crown to bitter rivals Buriram United. Last season, Muang Thong were declared joint League Cup winners with Buriram when the deciding match was called off after the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej in October last year. Aung Thu joins PoliceMyanmar international Aung Thu has joined Thai League 1 side Police Tero, according to his club Yadanarbon.
November 22, 2017 23:46 UTC
(Photo provided)Si Sa Ket chairman Thanet Kruerat claimed Wednesday that four of his players were involved in match-fixing. The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) and Royal Thai Police announced on Tuesday that 12 people are under investigation for match-fixing. Thanet claimed that four Si Sa Ket players -- three defenders and a goalkeeper -- were involved in match-fixing last season. Si Sa Ket were relegated from the top flight to T2 at the end of last season which concluded last weekend. The match-fixing investigation could hurt Thai football as fans would become fed up and sponsors would be scared away, he said.
November 22, 2017 23:37 UTC
The study was based on skin samples from 38 patients who died from the disease. Research using lab mice showed that these skin prions are indeed infectious, and capable of causing disease. "Prion transmission risk from surgical instruments contaminated by skin prions should be much lower than that of instruments contaminated by brain tissue." "Using the skin instead of brain tissue for post-mortem diagnosis could be particularly helpful in cultures that discourage brain autopsy, such as China and India," said Zou. The World Health Organization says that there have been 224 cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease from October 1996 to March 2011, mainly in Britain.
November 22, 2017 23:26 UTC
In an almost universally condemned move, the Cambodia National Rescue Party – the nation’s largest opposition party – was dissolved by the Supreme Court last week for allegedly attempting to mount a purported “revolution” to topple the government. Former party President Kem Sokha has been jailed on widely decried “treason” charges, and numerous opposition officials have fled the country fearing arrest. But in announcing the ceremony yesterday, the premier said it would prove that “everything is running normally”. “This shows that Cambodia is not in anarchy or a country at war,” Hun Sen said in a speech yesterday. Using Angkor Wat – a ubiquitous symbol of national pride that adorns the Cambodian flag – as the stage for the ceremony was meant to hark back “to traditional culture to foster a sense of unity”, said Sebastian Strangio, author of Hun Sen’s Cambodia.
November 22, 2017 23:26 UTC
“I have to apologise that an official from our team was allegedly involved in match-fixing. The Sisaket chairman admitted he was shocked to see Cherdsak on the police list of suspects. He claimed Cherdsak had been recommended to the club a few years ago and the only available opening at the time was that of a director’s post. However, Cherdsak has linked four Sisaket players with allegedly fixing results of the League Cup game against Ubon UMT United on July 26, which Sisaket lost 0-3. Meanwhile Asian Football Confederation president Salman bin Ebrahim Khalifa on Tuesday issued a statement in support of Thai football chief Somyot Poompanmoung’s efforts to resolve the issue of match-fixing.
November 22, 2017 22:07 UTC
(AP photo)Chelsea powered into the Champions League last 16 as Eden Hazard and Willian inspired a 4-0 thrashing of 10-man Qarabag on Wednesday. The English champions were heavily criticised after a woeful loss at Roma in their previous Champions League match, but have now won three in a row in all competitions. In the final round on Dec 5, Basel play at last-place Benfica, which has lost five straight, and Man United host CSKA. In Group B action, Neymar scored a double as Paris St Germain extended their perfect Champions League record with a 7-1 home demolition of Celtic. The Uruguayan striker, Verratti and Alves scored again after the break as PSG became the most prolific team in the Champions League group phase with 24 goals.
The CSD will be responsible for gathering evidence in the case, as instructed by national police chief Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda. Pol Col Maitree said the investigation team includes Pol Col Somkwan Phuengsap, the CSD deputy commander. Pol Gen Chakthip said earlier the suspects were part of a "large network spread over the country". Pol Gen Chakthip said on Tuesday the suspects colluded to fix the results of games last season. The men were arrested and released on bail after a year-long probe, Pol Gen Chakthip said.
Using still-legal Section 44 powers carried over from the temporary constitution, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has established a 'super board' to deal with alleged new security threats, based around the increasingly powerful Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc). (Bangkok Post file photo by Thanarak Khunton)Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has invoked his sweeping powers under Section 44 to amend the internal security legislation and set up a security "super board" to help the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc) deal with domestic threats. "Security threats are fast-changing. Chaired by either the prime minister or a deputy prime minister, the security super-board will supervise and advise Isoc on security operations and laying down guidelines governing its operations. The order also requires that regional internal security administration committees and provincial internal security administration committees be set up.
(File photos)The mystery over an army cadet's death thickened Wednesday, with the hospital which removed his organs without the knowledge of his parents saying they would supply them for a second autopsy. Staff at the hospital removed the organs during an autopsy and returned the body to the family for religious rites with the organs still missing. He said the CIFS autopsy team should complete the examination and identify the cause of death within seven days. He said the controversy surrounding the removed organs is likely to stem from a communication problem between the hospital and the family. However, Dr Traiyarit said the CIFS has informed the cadet's family the removed organs were not discarded, but taken for further tests.
"Exports were higher in every sector because of strong overseas demand as the economies of Thailand's major trade partners recovered," she said. Pimchanok: Full-year growth may near 10%Ms Pimchanok said strong results so far indicate that full-year export growth could surpass the 8% forecast, even flirting with 10%. Exports to the EU rose 28%, while those to the US and Japan grew by 11% and 6%, respectively. Exports spiked for rubber products, tapioca products, frozen and processed foods, fruit, chemical products, cars and parts, electronics, and computers and components, Ms Pimchanok said. Analysts said the double-digit growth in exports was not unexpected and was in line with performance elsewhere in Asia.
"The occasion is beautiful because the Baltic states will celebrate the centenary," she said, adding that the visit will take place in the autumn. A spokesman for Kaljulaid told BNS on Wednesday that "the (papal) visit to the Baltic states should take place on September 16-18". The trio remained independent until World War II, when the Soviet Union annexed them under a deal with Nazi Germany. They broke free from the crumbling Soviet Union in 1990-1991, before joining the EU and NATO in 2004. The late Polish-born Pope John Paul II visited all three Baltic states in 1993.
November 22, 2017 21:56 UTC
The jailbreak of 20 illegal Uighur migrants from a detention centre in the southern province of Songkhla earlier this week poses a foreign policy dilemma for the military regime. Most of them were apprehended by Thai authorities when sneaking onto Thai soil in early 2014 in the hope of a new life elsewhere. Back in July, 2015, Thailand decided to deport 109 Uighur to China, at its request, disregarding concerns by human rights groups. It's time for the Thai state to end the dilemma, and counter China over this difficult issue on an equal footing. The burden of proof falls on Beijing if any Uighur migrants are wanted for their alleged roles in attacks in the country.
Digital TV operators have urged the state to invoke Section 44 to tackle the sector's financial difficulties. PATTARACHAI PREECHAPANICHThe Association of Digital TV Operators has once again urged the government to invoke Section 44 to accelerate the industry's reform and provide timely financial relief to terrestrial digital TV operators. The terrestrial digital TV switchover roadmap does not only include auctions and distribution of set-top-boxes, but also the continuous creation of public awareness. The number of TV users in the UK dropped only 25% after the digital TV transformation, he said. Khemmathat Paladesh, president of MCOT, said existing laws and the regulator's authority are handicapping the digital TV industry.
The Finance Ministry has been tasked with finding measures to help welfare recipients escape poverty. CHANAT KATANYUAddressing poverty's root causes will remain high on the agenda of the Finance Ministry, which is seeking to balance the budget within five to 10 years, as Thailand's economic recovery gains speed, says a high-ranking official. He said the ministry has made some progress in including measures in the second phase and has discussed further steps with related ministries. The second phase of the government's welfare scheme is slated to go before the cabinet next month, with implementation likely scheduled for January. There are 11.7 million recipients of the government's welfare and subsidy scheme this year.