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Hopes raised for brokered talks to end Thai chaos

By Tue, May 18, 2010 12:08PM UTC

Hopes rose Tuesday for an end to deadly mayhem in Thailand’s capital as leaders of a protest movement occupying central Bangkok said they would unconditionally accept an offer by the Thai Senate to mediate talks. Scattered violence continued Tuesday in the standoff between soldiers and anti-government Red Shirt protesters that

Pongpat’s acceptance speech for Thai TV/Radio awards

By Tue, May 18, 2010 11:59AM UTC

On May 16, the TV/Radio award ceremony on Channel 3 was broadcast. The acceptance speech by Pongpat Wachirabanjong for best supporting male actor role has been very popular on Facebook and Twitter. Guess the English-language publication of which a journalist was tweeting with comments “best speech ever”? Video with English

NKorea’s parliament to meet amid tension

By Tue, May 18, 2010 11:20AM UTC

North Korea will convene a rare second parliamentary session this year, the communist country said Tuesday, amid mounting speculation the regime may have torpedoed a South Korean warship in March. No reason for the second session was given, though South Korean media speculated it might be related to supreme leader

HM the King and Queen sponsor Seh Daeng’s funeral

By Tue, May 18, 2010 11:00AM UTC

The Nation on May 10: Meanwhile, Abhisit also named suspended Army specialist Major Gen Khattiya Sawasdiphol as the mastermind and chief terrorist who tried to undermine the road map to bring about political reconciliation. The Nation on May 18: Their Majesties the King and Queen will graciously sponsor the funeral

ANALYSIS: Faded glory of the Acharons

By Tue, May 18, 2010 10:48AM UTC

They were once the political powerhouses in General Santos City. On May 10, another chip in their once solid block was eroded. Never in the history of local politics have so many Acharons lost in one single local election. What was once considered as unthinkable happened. Three members of the

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