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Korean ferry captain's arrest sought

SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors sought arrest warrants on Friday for the captain and two crew members of the ferry that capsized with hundreds of children on board, a coastguard official said.

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Capo has overstepped its authority, shunned its real job

As the name itself suggests, the main task of the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) is to enforce the Internal Security Act to ensure peace and order in areas covered by the law — Bangkok, Nonthaburi and parts of Samut Prakan and Pathum Thani.

Capo backs King’s say on cabinet fate

The Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo) under its chairman Chalerm Yubamrung has urged the caretaker government to seek His Majesty the King’s advice if the cabinet is suspended by a looming court decision.

Terror suspect admits Israeli attack plan

Investigations into two suspected foreign terrorists are progressing swiftly as one of the men admitted to a planned attack on Israeli tourists in Khao San Road during Songkran, according to an investigator.

Government upset as officials boycott Capo meeting

The permanent secretary for public health was warned on Thursday of the possible consequences after he ignored an order to attend a meeting at the Centre for the Administration of Peace and Order (Capo).

Fetish for full body suits in Japan

By day, she is a mild-mannered office clerk, whose modest make-up and conservative hairstyle make her blend in to any crowd.

Rally will be litmus test for both sides

All eyes will be watching what happens over the weekend after the red shirts kick off their rally Friday to support their embattled leader Yingluck Shinawatra.

Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

SEOUL – South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

SEOUL – South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced Wednesday to find nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank with 459 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

Pheu Thai raps Prem plan as a 'coup'

Calls by a group of retired officials for the Privy Council president to mediate political crisis talks are tantamount to trying to stage a coup, a representative for the Pheu Thai Party’s legal team has warned.

Democrats agree to join election meeting

The Democrat Party has agreed to join a meeting next week between the Election Commission (EC) and political parties to discuss plans for a fresh general election.

Shrimp price surge makes pad thai more costly for diners

Penny pinchers will be forgiven for skipping the shrimp scampi this season.

Teething troubles for Chinese tourists

CHIANG MAI — The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

Myanmar's illegal drugs now also threat at home

After years of being home to some of the most notorious international drug warlords, a major centre of opium and methamphetamine production and trafficking, drug addiction is now rapidly spreading at home.

Songkran 'fight night' in Buri Ram

Brawling teenage hooligans were made to face off in the ring against professional Muay Thai boxers at a Songkran festival in Buri Ram township on Sunday night.

Songkran 'fight night' in Buri Ram

Brawling teenage hooligans were made to face off in the ring against professional Muay Thai boxers at a Songkran festival in Buri Ram township on Sunday night.

The Big Issue: Cleansing the deep South

The week before Songkran was no holiday for Yala. The provincial capital was hit by coordinated bomb attacks on Sunday, and more on Monday. The large, destructive bombs killed one person and wounded 28. Clearly, the attacks had goals other than murder.

Critics slam monarchy appeal plan

Criticism is mounting over caretaker Justice Minister Chaikasem Nitisiri’s idea to seek a recommendation from His Majesty the King if the Constitutional Court rules against caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in the Thawil transfer case.

Seven shot dead in major pre-Songkran drug bust

The military says a shootout with drug traffickers that left seven people dead has prevented a flood of speed pills into major cities for the Songkran holiday.

Seven shot dead in major pre-Songkran drug bust

The military says a shootout with drug traffickers that left seven people dead has prevented a flood of speed pills into major cities for the Songkran holiday.

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