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  • Chinese dissidents granted bail September 22, 2018
    The Court of Appeal has granted bail to two Chinese dissidents, who face charges of violating Thai immigration law despite holding United Nations documents describing them as refugees.
  • Sibutramine users risk jail under revised rules September 22, 2018
    Sibutramine, a substance found in some weight-loss products and food supplements, has been reclassified as a Schedule 1 psychotropic substance, with the heaviest penalties for not only producers and sellers but also users, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
  • 106 street racers held, Facebook page closed September 22, 2018
    SAMUT PRAKAN: More than 100 motorcycle racers have been arrested and 118 modified motorcycles and 40 big bikes confiscated in the latest crackdown on dek waen street racing.
  • HK-China high-speed train debuts September 22, 2018
    HONG KONG: Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to mainland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing’s creeping influence over the semi-autonomous territory.
  • Militants kill Iranian troops at parade September 22, 2018
    TEHERAN: Gunmen attacked a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz on Saturday, killing at least eight members of the elite Revolutionary Guard and wounding 20 others, state media said.
  • Cambodia 'nightmare' over for pardoned Australian September 22, 2018
    MELBOURNE: The family of an Australian filmmaker pardoned by Cambodia after being jailed on espionage charges say they are happy the “nightmare” has come to an end, while the Australian foreign minister thanked the government in Phnom Penh for his release.
  • HK actor accuses Pattaya trans women of stealing bag September 22, 2018
    CHON BURI: A 32-year-old Hong Kong man cried foul after his bag containing cash and valuable items worth more than 1 million baht vanished during a brawl with a group of transgender women in Pattaya. His attackers were fined, but he did not get his valuables back.
  • Journalist murdered in Mexico, ninth of 2018 September 22, 2018
    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico: Gunmen on Friday killed a Mexican journalist who had received threats after reporting on corruption in the southern state of Chiapas, his newspaper said, in what was at least the ninth murder of a reporter in the country this year.
  • Gold prices down B50 to B18,500 September 22, 2018
    The Gold Traders Association this morning announced the buying prices at 18,070.72 baht per baht-weight for gold ornaments, and 18,400 baht per baht-weight for gold bars.
  • 'It won't burn down': Architect defends Suvarnabhumi design September 22, 2018
    Architect Duangrit Bunnag has responded to critics who claim his wood-heavy design for the new terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport poses a fire risk.