Police interview local residents, hoping for evidence in the murder of 73-year-old Muek Maikaew, found slashed to death at his house in Muang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat, on Monday morning. (Photo by Nujaree Raekrun)NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: A 73-year-old man was found dead with multiple slash wounds to his face on Monday morning, his house ransacked and his gold and cash missing. The victim, identified as Muek Maikaew, was lying naked in a pool of dried blood when police arrived at his home in tambon Tha Rua, Muang district. Police said the victim's gold necklace, gold ring and cash amounting to at least 60,000 baht were later reported missing by his daughter, 47-year-old Auayporn Maikaew. They were not ruling out any possible motive, including jealousy and a robbery gone wrong.
August 06, 2018 05:48 UTC
In the past, companies sometimes faced issues over the uncertain legal framework for resolving labour disputes in Laos. Therefore, the Lao government recently issued the Decree on Labour Dispute Resolution No. In the event that the parties cannot reach a satisfactory compromise, they are free to use another labour dispute resolution approach. It is recommended that Thai companies include basic provisions for labour dispute resolution in their employment contracts, including forms to observe, and relevant recipients of labour dispute proposals. Resolution by the Committee for Labour Dispute ResolutionThe Decree establishes the Committee for Labour Dispute Resolution (CLDR), which is responsible for resolving disputes related to benefits.
August 06, 2018 05:26 UTC
The wrecked van rests on Highway 304 in Ratchasan district, Chachoengsao, after running into the rear of a semi-trailer early on Monday morning. CHACHOENGSAO: Thirteen people were injured when their passenger van rear-ended a semi-trailer truck on Highway 304 in Ratchasan district early on Monday morning. They found the wrecked silver van, registered in Bangkok, halted on the highway in Moo 5 village of tambon Muang Mai - its front end flattened. A semi-trailer registered in Sa Kaeo province was parked nearby. The driver of another van following behind told him of the accident, so he parked the truck.
August 06, 2018 05:15 UTC
The Rama VIII bridge. (file photo)The search continued on Monday for a 26-year-old male fashion model who fell from Rama VIII Bridge into the Chao Phraya river on Sunday afternoon. A witness, Wirat Singharn, 40, told police he was fishing under the bridge when he heard something hit the water. He saw a man apparently trying to swim to safety, then disappearing under the water about 50 metres from the riverbank. In early January this year, the body of an 18-year-old girl was found almost two days after she was seen in a livestreaming video jumping off Rama VIII bridge.
August 06, 2018 04:30 UTC
An earthquake damaged shop in Denpasar on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on Monday, shaken by the devastating tremor that struck neighbouring Lombok Island on Sunday killing at least 82 people. The shallow 6.9-magnitude quake sparked terror among tourists and locals alike, coming just a week after another deadly tremor surged through Lombok, killing at least 17 people. Local disaster officials said 358 tourists had been evacuated so far. Najmul Akhyar, the head of North Lombok district, estimated that 80% of that region was damaged by the quake. In the latest quake, facilities at Lombok's main airport were unaffected, although passengers were briefly evacuated from the main terminal.
August 06, 2018 04:01 UTC
Fourteen sluice gates at Huay Na dam in Si Sa Ket's Kanthararom district are now open to the height of 10cm, releasing excess water from the dam with the forecast for more rain. (photo by Sanoh Worarak)SI SA KET: Fourteen sluice gates have been opened wider at Hua Na dam in Kanthararom district to release excess water from the reservoir, which is holding 7% more than its intended capacity, according to local officials. The sluice gates are now open to the height of 10cm, up from 4cm last week, increasing the discharge rate to 100 cubic metres per second. The dam is holding 69.585 million cubic metres of water, 7% above its manageable storage capacity of 64.98 million cubic metres. The stepped-up discharge rate will enable the dam to take in more water.
August 06, 2018 03:22 UTC
LAUDERHILL (UNITED STATES) - A career-best innings from Liton Das highlighted Bangladesh’s effort in reaching 184 for five batting first against the West Indies in the deciding final fixture of the three-match T20 International Series at the Central Broward Stadium in Florida on Sunday. He stole the show from his more experienced and prolific opening partner, Tamim Iqbal in an opening stand of 61 off just 4.4 overs. Brathwaite also accounted for Mushfiqur Rahim while Kesrick Williams ended the rampaging knock of Liton as the Bangladesh innings stuttered when it seemed a total in excess of 200 was assured. Bangladesh were unchanged from the team that levelled the contest with a 12-run win at the same venue in the second match on Saturday. West Indies replaced out-of-form opener Evin Lewis with the hard-hitting Chadwick Walton at the top of the order in their only change.
August 06, 2018 03:11 UTC
BEIRUT - Syrian regime forces bombed late Sunday a desert area under the control of the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group near the province of Sweida in southern Syria, a war monitor said. "The regime is advancing to the north and northeast of Sweida", adjacent to the desert zone of the southern province, he told AFP. The kidnappings followed a series of coordinated attacks against Sweida province which left more than 250 people dead. This execution, the first since the abductions, came "after the failure of the negotiations with the regime forces", according to the Observatory. The Syrian conflict which began in 2011 has claimed more than 350,000 lives and left millions displaced or fleeing as refugees.
August 06, 2018 01:41 UTC
WASHINGTON: Two-time Grand Slam champion Svetlana Kuznetsova saved four match points and rallied to defeat Croatia's Donna Vekic and win her 18th career WTA title Sunday at the Washington Open. Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova, ranked 128th in the world, defeated 44th-ranked Donna Vekic 4-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 at the Washington Open for her first WTA title since 2016 in Moscow. The 33-year-old Russian, ranked 128th in the world, defeated 44th-ranked Vekic 4-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 for her first WTA title since 2016 in Moscow. "There's something going on with Washington," Kuznetsova said. Vekic had two match points in the 10th game of the second set but Kuznetsova denied her to reach a tie-breaker.
August 06, 2018 01:07 UTC
TEHRAN - The Iranian central bank's top foreign exchange official has been arrested, the judiciary said Sunday, as tensions rise ahead of the imminent return of US sanctions. On Sunday, his cabinet announced it was easing foreign exchange rules, undoing a disastrous attempt to fix the value of the rial in April which had led to widespread corruption and speculation. Rouhani sacked the governor of the central bank, Valiollah Seif, last week and replaced him with Abdolnasser Hemati, the former head of Central Insurance of Iran. Hemati is due to unveil more details of the new foreign exchange policy on Monday. It will allow the reopening of high street currency exchange bureaus that were shut down in April, although they will face stricter monitoring.
August 06, 2018 00:45 UTC
ATHENS - The Greek government, widely criticised for its handling of the devastating fires east of Athens which killed 90 people, on Sunday replaced its heads of the police and fire brigade. An aerial view shows damage caused by a wildfire near the village of Mati, near Athens, on July 24, 2018. The fires burned with such ferocity that most people fled to the sea with just the clothes on their backs. In the days that followed, the firefighters and police -- both departments under Toskas's responsibility -- issued conflicting announcements over what went wrong. The government has also said that decades of illegal construction in the area had blocked escape roads to the coast.
August 06, 2018 00:45 UTC
WASHINGTON - A wave of US sanctions kicks in against Iran on Tuesday, cementing Washington's hard line against Tehran after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear pact. The US walked out of the 2015 nuclear deal in May and is bringing back "maximum pressure" sanctions for most sectors on August 6, and the energy sector on November 4. -After months of fierce rhetoric, Trump surprised observers last week when he offered to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "any time" -- and without preconditions. Dubowitz, who noted that Iran has tested fewer missiles of late, said Trump's rhetoric and position on Iran actually lowers the risk of escalation toward conflict. Sanctions and diplomatic pressure could pile enough pressure on the regime that it comes to the negotiating table -- something Trump has advocated for.
August 06, 2018 00:11 UTC
Growing up in a small village in Ireland with 300 people, Mr Hunt did not quite fit in with his immediate surroundings. In 1997, When Mr Hunt entered a school competition seeking ways to make information about his school more accessible to parents. If he quit something after six months, his father said, he would never stop quitting in life, so Mr Hunt decided to give the profession a shot. But even while he continued to pursue his banking job, Mr Hunt never completely abandoned his agricultural roots. AGRITECH ENTREPRENEURAnother major turning point for Mr Hunt came in 2013.
August 06, 2018 00:00 UTC
The National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has been told to map out development plans for each region in a bid to improve growth potential and competitiveness. "As a matter of fact, each region already has its own development plan, but the plans are designed just to serve their own demand," Mr Tosaporn said. "The NESDB will help improve regional development to become more efficient, more practical and compatible with the national strategy and the changing global environment." The Southern Economic Corridor will be the first regional development plan handled by the NESDB. Mr Tosaporn said the northeastern development plan will be the next one drafted.
August 05, 2018 23:15 UTC
"I think that's the way humans should be … naturally. We began to make something risqué, like they all did, and abandoned the core of Asava women. We began to win back our old customers and by our sixth year, we started to have a clear direction as to who the Asava women really are." The aforementioned Asava women may be made up of the country's most beautiful and famous females, but Polpat's perception of beauty is never skin-deep. He's happy to dress women of all ages and colours with a genuine, empowering belief that true beauty comes from being comfortable in your own skin.
August 05, 2018 22:45 UTC