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Brazil’s president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial

Brasilia, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper" and warning senators that history would judge...

European ships rescue thousands of migrants off Libyan coast

Off the coast of Libya (AP) — Italian naval ships and vessels from non-government groups rescued thousands of migrants off the Libyan coast on...

15 Philippine troops killed in clash with Abu Sayyaf rebels

Manila, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists killed 15 Philippine army soldiers in fierce fighting Monday in the country's restive south, dealing the government...

Actor Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Los Angeles (AP) — Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in...

Ministry of Commerce to open must-visit markets in 77 provinces

The Ministry of Commerce is planning to open must-visit markets in every province of Thailand by the end of this year under the government’s...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

In defense of the side-liners

Dear Hillary We had a highly efficient hard working manager of our condo building. She would be at paperwork nights and overtime on weekends. She...

Home grown cunning linguist

Hillary, Did you know Hillary, the first name of your favorite beverage translates to “Widow”? Don Dear Don, So you are good at French are you, Don? Yes,...

Inveterate liar

Dear Hillary, I examined my wine room and discovered 89 bottles of Veuve Clicquot! Don (again) Dear Don (again), If I didn’t know you were an inveterate liar,...

Get your diamonds here girls

Dear Hillary, You were asked where to buy diamonds - Yes Hatton Garden in London... Definitely NOT Thailand. Chris Dear Chris, Thank you for the timely advice,...

Mail Bag

Queen still on top

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - Queen is still at the top of their game &...

Not in the best interest

Editor Re: Pattaya gets OK to demolish Big Buddha Hill shrine (PM August 12, 2016) - Very unfortunate! This is the Chinese inspired shrine downhill...

Best collaboration ever witnessed

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - This is the best collaboration I have witnessed. Freddie is...

Tunnels are an easier sell

Editor; Re: More money is always better (PM Mailbag August 19, 2016) - Tunnels are always an easier sell because they do not disturb the...

Sports

South Africa lead New Zealand by 372 runs in 2nd test

Centurion, South Africa (AP) — South Africa were 105-6 in their second innings to lead New Zealand by 372 runs in the second test...

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Oregon man finds portable toilet filled with pot

Rogue River, Ore. (AP) - Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable...

‘Pokemon Go’ player finds $2,000 at Pokestop in New Jersey

Hackettstown, N.J. (AP) - A “Pokemon Go” player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey. Hackettstown police say the player...