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Italy earthquake kills at least 159, reduces towns to rubble

Amatrice, Italy (AP) — Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three...

Powerful earthquake shakes central Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar (AP) — Rescue workers surveyed the damage Thursday after a powerful earthquake shook Myanmar, killing at least four people and damaging 185...

Duterte: ‘It will be bloody’ if Philippine territory breached

Tanay, Philippines (AP) — The tough-talking Philippine president said Wednesday he will walk the extra mile for peace but warned China "it will be...

France’s Sarkozy brands burkinis a ‘provocation’

Paris (AP) — France's former conservative president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has branded the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a "provocation" that he...

Turkey makes first major foray into Syria with assault on IS

Ankara, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Wednesday launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country's civil war began, sending in tanks...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

Another moralizer

Dear Hillary, I just had “short time” with best looking girl I had since I came here a year ago. Smart girl. She watch TV...

Hillary is deeply hurt

Dear Hillary, Further to your protestations regarding impending matrimonial bliss at the Pattaya Mail, “So, we have determined the kind of girl you are and...

Here’s cheers

Dear Hillary, Seems like every holiday there are people who claim that their vacation has been ruined because they couldn’t drink for a day. If...

All in the family

Dear Hillary, My Thai boy friend gives in to his family at all times, and now we are an item, the demands are coming in...

Mail Bag

And then there was no mayor

Editor; Usually in politics an elected official does not leave office until there are elections and a new politician is chosen to replace the former....

Street food is an integral part of Asia

Editor; Re: Give a damn for poor Thais (PM Mailbag August 5, 2016) - I am all for clearing out the beggars, a good proportion...

Restaurants are major employers

Editor; Re: Give a damn for poor Thais (PM Mailbag August 5, 2016) - Usually provision is made for food vendors with permits to relocate...

More money is always better

Editor; Re: Pattaya tunnel behind schedule, more delays expected (PM August 5, 2016) - 555555, more money is always better. This is the first reason...

Sports

England beat Pakistan in rain-hit 1st ODI

Southampton, England (AP) — Jason Roy overcame a bout of dizziness to inspire England to a 44-run win over Pakistan using the Duckworth-Lewis method...

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GPS tells driver to turn around; car ends up almost vertical

Mendon, Vt. (AP) - Police in Vermont say a car ended up almost vertical when the driver swerved quickly in response to her GPS...

Alaska fishermen snag nearly 400-pound halibut

Petersburg, Alaska (AP) - It wasn’t a record breaker, but it was still a helluva halibut. Petersburg radio station KFSK reports that fishermen Brian...