DORAL, Florida: Authorities say one man was arrested and an officer was injured after police exchanged gunfire with the man in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami that is owned by President Donald Trump. Doral police chief Hernan Organvidez told reporters officers confronted the man about 1.30am Friday and exchanged fire. Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said the man was shouting about Mr Trump and draped an American flag over the counter. Mr Perez said a Doral officer received an unspecified injury. The golf resort previously known as the Doral Resort & Spa was purchased by the Trump Organization in 2012.
May 18, 2018 10:07 UTC
A man waters a snail in the process of producing cosmetics at a snail farm at Nakhon Nayok province on Friday. (Reuters photo)Giant African snails endemic to Thailand are getting the red carpet treatment to keep them producing top-notch slime, say farmers harvesting the mucus for use in cosmetics. At a farm in Nakhon Nayok province, a two-hour drive north-east of Bangkok, Tawatchai Maneemart tends to some 3,000 snails. Ms Voranun said the best part of the snail slime business was its minimal cost. The snails even get a break from having their slime extracted for four months each year -- to keep them healthy and "happy".
May 18, 2018 09:00 UTC
NEW YORK - British political consulting group Cambridge Analytica filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York, court documents showed. British political consulting group Cambridge Analytica filed for voluntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Southern District of New York, court documents showedThe firm, whose attorney filed late Wednesday, announced early May that it would close and file for bankruptcy in Britain and the United States after failing to recover from the Facebook data scandal. The documents, seen by AFP, listed Cambridge Analytica LLC's estimated assets in the range of $100,001 and $500,000, with estimated liabilities between $1 million and $10 million. Soon after, CA chief executive Alexander Nix was suspended after he was filmed by undercover reporters bragging about ways to win political campaigns, including through blackmail and honey traps. Meanwhile, another whistleblower said Britons' personal data may have been misused by a pro-Brexit campaign ahead of the 2016 referendum in which Britain voted to leave the European Union.
May 18, 2018 08:26 UTC
Thaweesak Yodmaneebanphot, kamnan of tambon Por in Wiang Kaen district of Chiang Rai is also chairman of the Hmong Club in Thailand. One of them was Chumphon Yodmaneebanphot, who had links with the drug trade, Pol Lt Gen Poonsap said. Mr Thaweesak and son Chaimongkol, 3, were both severely wounded. Evidence was still being gathered and those believed involved were being tracked down, Pol Lt Gen Poonsap said. Mr Thaweesak had been discharged from hospital and was staying in a safe place, he added.
May 18, 2018 08:15 UTC
Elon Musk arrives to speak at Boring Company community meeting in Bel Air, Los Angeles, on Thursday. (Reuters photo)LOS ANGELES: Entrepreneur Elon Musk has given updated details of a project to build high-speed transport tunnels underneath Los Angeles in a bid to combat traffic and said he wanted to work with the city's subway operator. His firm behind the project -- "The Boring Company" -- wants to create tunnels that link up with existing subway lines to "complement the system". During the presentation in Los Angeles Thursday, Mr Musk showed a video explaining the tunnels. "We're aiming to go over 300 miles an hour in a vacuum tunnel," Mr Musk said.
May 18, 2018 08:01 UTC
(Reuters file photo)Forty-six people were rescued from human trafficking for forced prostitution or forced labour in Japan in 2017, down slightly from 50 in the previous year, a government report showed Friday. Of those rescued, Japanese made up the largest share of 28, a record high, followed by eight Thai nationals and seven Filipinos. The Japanese male, five Japanese females and one Filipino female were aged 17 or younger, according to the report. Many of the Japanese victims were sexually exploited. "Human trafficking is a serious human rights violation and a grave international problem," said chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga, who chaired a government meeting to discuss measures to prevent human trafficking the same day.
May 18, 2018 07:52 UTC
Chusak Sirinil, right, head of legal affairs for the Pheu Thai Party, at the press conference on Thursday. The NCPO asked police to press four charges in total after the party ignored a warning not to continue the press conference. On Friday key members of the biggest political party came out in its defence. He said the press conference was held because the party had an honest responsibility to protect the national and public interest. He also denied the NCPO's accusations that Pheu Thai incited insurrection at the press conference and put false information into a computer system in broadcasting it on Facebook.
May 18, 2018 07:20 UTC
(AP photo)PARIS: French authorities have thwarted a possible attack using ricin or explosives and arrested two brothers, the interior minister said Friday. Gerard Collomb told BFM television that authorities were tracking extremist activity on social networks and identified two young men "preparing to commit an attack with explosives or ricin". He said the young men were of Egyptian origin but didn't indicate their nationality or provide other details about where or when they were arrested. The assailant in Saturday's attack, a 20-year-old Frenchman of Chechen origin, had been on a watch list for radicals, like several others who have attacked France in recent years. The assailant was killed by police, and a close friend of his was arrested and given preliminary terrorism charges Thursday night.
May 18, 2018 07:07 UTC
Often called the "forgotten war", the Kachin conflict is a messy struggle over autonomy, ethnic identity, drugs, jade and other natural resources between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and the Myanmar state. Ethnic Kachin are mainly Christians in a nation that is overwhelmingly Buddhist. An army unit accused of atrocities against the Rohingya -- the 33rd Light Infantry Division -- has now been redeployed to Kachin. The Kachin conflict reignited in 2011 after a 17-year ceasefire collapsed. Peace protest crackdownThe Kachin conflict is a powerful rallying cry in a country whose citizens suffered under decades of junta repression.
May 18, 2018 06:45 UTC
Crime Suppression Division police arrest French cybercrime fugitive Jonathan Verron at a house on Koh Samui, Surat Thani, early on Friday morning. (Police photo via Wassayos Ngamkham)A French cybercrime gang leader wanted for hacking into customers' accounts at a bank in England and demanding a ransom was caught in Koh Samui district, Surat Thani, early Friday morning. Joint teams of Crime Suppression Division police, forensic officials, French embassy officials and French police raided three locations looking for him -- one on Koh Samui and two in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district. The suspect was initially being held in police custody on Koh Samui on a charge of marijuana possession. French fugitive Jonathan Verron, 25, is arrested at a house at tambon Mae Nam, Surat Thani's Koh Samui, on Friday morning.
May 18, 2018 05:48 UTC
YALA: A drone has been impounded from a civilian’s house in Yaha district after it was believed to be linked with a grenade attack at a security post on Tuesday. The unmanned aerial vehicle was confiscated from the house No.63/1 in Ban Lima Pulo in tambon Ba-Ngoi Sinae on Thursday afternoon. Flight data will be retrieved from the drone to determine whether it is connected with the attack and the house owner will be questioned. The confiscation came after two M79 grenades were fired at the security post in Yaha district during the early hours of Tuesday, injuring two military rangers on duty. The post normally serves as a security checkpoint in Ban Lima Pulo in tambon Ba-ngoi Sinae.
May 18, 2018 05:37 UTC
Radical Islamic cleric and alleged key ideologue for IS militants in Indonesia Aman Abdurrahman sits on the defendant's chair during his trial at South Jakarta District Court in Jakarta on Friday. (AP photo)JAKARTA: Indonesian prosecutors on Friday demanded death for radical Islamic cleric Aman Abdurrahman who is accused of ordering attacks including a January 2016 suicide bombing and gun attack in the capital Jakarta that killed four civilians and four attackers. Prosecution lawyer Anita Dewayani said Mr Abdurrahman's acts had resulted in deaths and injuries and there was no reason for leniency. "I'll do my own defence,'' Mr Abdurrahman told the court. Police said they were part of the same militant network that Mr Abdurrahman played a key role in.
May 18, 2018 05:37 UTC
A US F-22 Raptor stealth fighter jet lands as South Korea and the US conduct the Max Thunder joint military exercise at an air base in Gwangju, South Korea. (Park Chul-hog/Yonhap via AP)SEOUL: North Korea strongly criticised South Korea over ongoing US-South Korean military exercises on Thursday and said it will not return to talks with its rival until Seoul resolves its grievances. Analysts said it's unlikely that North Korea intends to scuttle all diplomacy. But Mr Trump warned that failure to make a deal could have grave consequences for Mr Kim. Mr Trump said he is "willing to do a lot'' to provide security guarantees to Mr Kim.
May 18, 2018 04:52 UTC
The drone appears to belong to Maruding Sadiyamu, a resident of Ban Lima Puloh (Moo 3). Maruding is a member of the Redzone Off-road Yala Club, his wife said. The drone was confiscated as part of an investigation into Tuesday’s M79 grenade attack on the military outpost in the same district, in which two paramilitary rangers were injured. Someone at the scene reported seeing a drone flying over the outpost days earlier, possibly scouting the layout ahead of the attack. Drones cannot be flown in aviation zones or near military outposts and checkpoints, or near other areas involving national security.
Source:The Nation Bangkok
May 18, 2018 04:41 UTC
Phra Kru Palat Theerathanatcha Metthathammo climbs the antennae mast on Thursday in protest against the ejection of his monastery from land owned by a bank in Thawi Watthana district, Bangkok. Thammasala police and rescue workers were dispatched to soi 22 on Phutthamonthon Sai 3 Road after the monk's protest began around 11am on Thursday. When construction of the resort began it was on privately owned land. The bank tried to negotiate with the head of the monastery, asking he move off the land, but he refused. Pol Lt Col Natthaphol Jamboonma, deputy chief of Thammasala police, said the monk's action in climbing the mast was a protest against eviction.
May 18, 2018 04:41 UTC