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11 dead, 19 still missing in China after typhoon landslides

BEIJING (AP) — Eleven people have been confirmed dead in two landslides that followed the major typhoon that hit southeastern China several days ago. An...

California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb...

Volkswagen reaches $1.2B settlement with dealers in scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen has agreed to pay its U.S. dealers up to $1.2 billion to compensate them for losses they said they...

UN appoints first expert on LGBT violence and discrimination

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Human Rights Council has appointed international human rights expert Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand as the first U.N. independent expert...

Loan contract signed for implementation of Red Line train project

Thailand and Japan signed a loan agreement on Friday under which the Thai Finance Ministry will get 166,860 million yen or 53,479 million baht...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

Compliments for Hillary

Dear Hillary, You are so cleverly funny! I love reading your column. Thanks! Taquewat Dear Taquewat, You are so cleverly funny mun gun. I love reading your compliments....

Microwave battles

Dear Hillary, Discussion re micro-waving: my Thai wife saw the word “Wave” but couldn’t figure out how to close the door with her head inside!...

Floor cookers

Dear Hillary. (Further to complaints regarding the Isaan ladies floor cooking): I’ve been married to a Thai woman for 20 years. We have a house...

Turning a bar girl into a Gopher

Dear Hillary, I have a test I use on bar girls for honesty. I ask them to buy me something, like a T shirt or...

Mail Bag

Scooters not allowed on freeway

Editor; Re: Motorcycle accidents kill an average of 15 Thai youths every 10 days (PM September 22, 2016) - I arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on...

Been to Thailand 20 times

Editor; Re: Bangkok named the world’s No 1 most visited city (PM September 23, 2016) - Amazing Thailand always amazes me! And it’s no surprise...

More important issues need attention

Editor; Re: Pattaya City to relaunch campaign to reclaim beach from vendors (PM September 24, 2016) - Curious, I thought the Tuesday closings were ongoing...

Move the pedestrian bridge

Editor; Now the road tunnel is well under way on the Sukhumvit Road and the new bridge for pedestrians will soon be open, would it...

Sports

Hamilton tops hot and fiery practice in Malaysia

Sepang, Malaysia (AP) — Lewis Hamilton fired the latest shot in the close Formula One title fight against Nico Rosberg by edging his Mercedes...

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NYC museum invites viewers to use 18-karat gold toilet

New York (AP) - A New York City museum is offering visitors a chance to sit on a golden throne, but only in private....

Pizza man dons pink bikini bottoms for fantasy football loss

Toms River, N.J. (AP) - The punishment for a New Jersey pizza man who finished last in his fantasy football league included a very...

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The new Mercedes-AMG GT R

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