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July 30, 2015 2:08 pm

Myanmar frees thousands of prisoners, including 210..

Authorities acting on the instructions of President Thein Sein ordered some 6,966 detainees -- 210 of them foreigners -- to be freed across the country after they had been "well disciplined",..

July 30, 2015 12:43 pm

Jolie makes first visit as UN goodwill ambassador

She was welcomed by Myanmar House Speaker Shwe Mann, who led her to visit the Myanmar Parliament on Wednesday. The British embassy in Yangon announced that Jolie Pitt made the four-day visit to..

July 30, 2015 12:07 pm

Myanmar movie star, four others win Magsaysay awards

The Manila-based Ramon Magsaysay Awards, named after a Filipino president who was killed in a plane crash, were established in 1957 to honour people or groups who change communities for the better..

July 30, 2015 12:02 pm

Cycling: UCI chief warns of Tour de France hooligans

After one of the most controversial races in recent years, Cookson also told AFP in an interview that the number of "tired" riders on the Tour made him believe tougher doping tests are having an..

July 30, 2015 10:25 am

Hunter who killed lion Cecil blames Zimbabwean guides

The court case against Theo Bronkhorst and Honest Trymore Ndlovu will resume on August 5 in the town of Hwange, located roughly 700 kilometres south-west of the capital, Harare, according to..

July 30, 2015 10:21 am

Earthquake rattles Queensland coast

The earthquake lasted between 15 seconds and 2 minutes and was measured at magnitude 5.3, but its centre was 100 kilometres offshore at a depth of 30 kilometres, Geoscience Australia..

July 30, 2015 9:58 am

Malaysia sends team to verify plane wreckage: minister

The washing up of the mysterious plane debris on the French island of La Reunion prompted swift speculation that it could be part of the missing aircraft. "Whatever wreckage found needs to be..

July 30, 2015 8:18 am

Investigators probe plane wreckage for link to missing MH370

The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage, which appeared to be part of a wing, was found by people cleaning up a beach. "It was covered in shells, so one would say it had been in the water..

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Bang Luang Market

In 1903, Chinese immigrants set up this market on the western bank of Tha Chin River in Nakhon Pat

Nang Lerng Market

Officially launched on March 29, 1900 in Bangkok, this market has a long history and many time-tes

July 30, 2015 7:43 am

Red-shirt leader Virakarn's son commits suicide

The body of Prachatip Musigapong, 31, fell on the balcony of a room on the fourth floor of the Waterford Condominium on Soi Sukhumvit 53. Empty beer cans and a suicide note written in his..

July 29, 2015 6:46 pm

Nokia unveils virtual reality camera for filmmakers

"We’re thrilled to introduce OZO to the content creation world, and to define a completely new category of virtual reality capture and playback solutions," Ramzi Haidamus, president of Nokia..

July 29, 2015 6:24 pm

Indonesia jails Uighur over attempt to join militants

Ahmed Bozoglan was arrested last September on the rugged central island of Sulawesi as he and three other members of the mostly Muslim ethnic minority attempted to meet militant Santoso, leader of..

July 29, 2015 6:20 pm

Crash site of Lao helicopter located

A previous report said the helicopter, with 19 passenger and 4 crew crashed in the Thasi area near the border between the provinces of Borikhamxay and Xaysomboun. The news agency reported in..