Gas blasts kill 22, injure 270 in Taiwan

Gas blasts kill 22, injure 270 in Taiwan

A series of powerful gas blasts killed at least 22 people and injured up to 270 in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, overturning cars and ripping open roads, officials said Friday.

Gas blasts kill 22, injure 270 in Taiwan

Developing International Standard MICE Curriculum in Thailand

Developing International Standard MICE Curriculum in Thailand

Higher educational institutions in Thailand have introduced an international standard MICE curriculum to help develop “meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions,” or MICE, business in this region.

Developing International Standard MICE Curriculum in Thailand

Charupong faces 3 charges over clip against charter

Charupong faces 3 charges over clip against charter

Police have laid three charges against Charupong Ruangsuwan – the fugitive ex-leader of the Pheu Thai Party – after he posted a video clip stating his objections to the provisional constitution.

Charupong faces 3 charges over clip against charter

Police to restore confidence in train travel

Police to restore confidence in train travel

A new initiative, launched in tandem by the Crime Suppression Division (CSD) and the Railway Police Division, sets out to prevent crimes on trains and to restore public confidence in rail travel. The move comes in the wake of the tragic rape and murder of a 13-year-old passenger by a train employee on a service between Surat Thani and Bangkok.

Police to restore confidence in train travel

China denies hacking Canada tech firm

China denies hacking Canada tech firm

BEIJING — A Chinese official said Thursday that Canada should withdraw its accusation that China was behind the hacking of Canada’s top technology development organization.

China denies hacking Canada tech firm

Asian stocks mixed

Asian stocks mixed

HONG KONG — Asian markets were mixed Thursday after US data showing the world’s top economy grew much more than expected in the second quarter was offset by late profit-taking.

Asian stocks mixed

Groups demand 100% low-floor buses

Groups demand 100% low-floor buses

Civic groups on Thursday called on the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority to ensure that all of the 3,183 natural-gas buses it plans to buy are convenient and safer low-floor vehicles.

Groups demand 100% low-floor buses

Ebola discoverer says he would sit next to victim on train

Ebola discoverer says he would sit next to victim on train

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

Ebola discoverer says he would sit next to victim on train

Student kicked repeatedly in hazing rite

Student kicked repeatedly in hazing rite

A young high school student was treated as a kicking-bag by his seniors during a customary freshmen hazing ceremony, or rub-nong, and it was caught on camera and caused outrage when circulated widely on social media.

Student kicked repeatedly in hazing rite

Thai sales to cool rice market

Thai sales to cool rice market

The rally in rice prices is set to cool as India and Thailand increase sales from stockpiles, boosting global supplies, according to the Deputy Trade Minister of Vietnam, the world’s third-largest exporter.

Thai sales to cool rice market