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Minnesota officer charged with murder in Australian's death: authorities

il y a 19 heures 22 min
The Minneapolis police officer, Mohamed Noor, who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman last July was arrested on Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, prosecutors said. - REUTERS
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Arizona isn't putting brakes on self-driving cars yet

il y a 19 heures 23 min
Arizona has been described by some as the 'wild west' of robot car testing. Now the first death from a self-driving vehicle happened in Tempe, Arizona raising questions about how it happened and why here. - REUTERS
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DTAC restarts infrastructure talks with CAT

il y a 20 heures 40 min
Total Access Communication (DTAC), the country's third-largest mobile operator, has resumed negotiations with CAT Telecom over a new long-term telecom infrastructure partnership after both parties scrapped a joint-venture memorandum of understanding (MoU) they established in 2015.
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Chalermchai shoots down Nitirat's fears

mer, 21/03/2018 - 00:08
Army commander Chalermchai Sitthisad warned Thammasat law lecturer and Nitirat group leader Worachet Pakeerut on Tuesday to keep his thoughts to himself, ruling out fears of violence as suggested by the academic if an outsider prime minister is installed.
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Plan calls for mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards

mar, 20/03/2018 - 23:47
The telecom regulator plans to force all mobile firms to re-register their entire customer bases, despite widespread concerns over its harm to consumer data privacy and the burden it will place on operators.
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Taxing pets won't kill off rabies threat

mar, 20/03/2018 - 23:35
The death of a 14-year-old girl in Buri Ram from rabies, the sixth fatality caused by the disease this year, has set off alarm bells telling the authorities that it's time to get serious about managing stray cats and dogs as well as regulating pet owners.
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Stop procrastinating, call the election now!

mar, 20/03/2018 - 23:30
The latest proposal by Somchai Sawaengkarn, a member of the coup-installed National Legislative Assembly (NLA), asking for a consensus from political parties for a further delay of the general election of another three months has been seen as a regime tactic to extend its grip on power. Such a proposal deserves to be condemned.
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Death penalty ineffective

mar, 20/03/2018 - 23:20
US President Donald Trump is exploring options including the use of capital punishment to battle a new and deadly epidemic of drug abuse. So many Americans have died while abusing the world's most powerful opioids that the outbreak has reduced average US life expectancy by two years. The trafficking of drugs like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and the like has resisted standard "war on drugs"...
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Regime under fire as it rains cash on villagers

mar, 20/03/2018 - 23:00
The Prayut Chan-o-cha government plans to inject 30 billion baht into more than 82,000 villages nationwide amid criticism it is aiming to score political points ahead of the general election that is expected next February.
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Future Forward Party seen as beacon of hope

mar, 20/03/2018 - 23:00
Worachet Pakeerut is the leader of Nitirat, a group of progressive law scholars, and a law professor at Thammasat University. He talks to NATTAYA CHETCHOTIROS about the emergence of Anakhot Thai (the Future Forward Party) headed by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and Piyabutr Saengkanokkul.
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US safety agencies probing fatal self-driving Uber crash

mar, 20/03/2018 - 03:56
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday they are sending teams to Tempe, Arizona, to investigate an accident involving a self-driving Uber vehicle that killed a pedestrian. - REUTERS
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Kushner company played Russian roulette with lives of New Yorkers: councilman

mar, 20/03/2018 - 03:53
A New York tenants rights group and local politician said on Monday they would launch an investigation into the real estate company formerly headed by Jared Kushner, a top aide to President Donald Trump, over alleged falsification of building permits. - REUTERS
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Made in centuries-old watermill, tahina dip still a hit in Iraq

mar, 20/03/2018 - 03:50
A 500-year-old watermill in northern Iraq produces tahina, a dip made from toasted and ground sesame seeds, with an ancient recipe. People register and wait for months to get hold of some. - REUTERS
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Transgender wins lecturer job at Thammasat

mar, 20/03/2018 - 03:00
Thammasat University is giving transgender Kathawut Khangpiboon a lecturer job after losing a judgement in the Central Administrative Court and deciding Monday not to appeal the court ruling.
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Creativity called for amid ad disruption

mar, 20/03/2018 - 01:00
The advertising industry is no exception to the growing list of businesses that have been disrupted by digital technology, as consumers are less likely to view advertising.
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Voters torn between old and new

lun, 19/03/2018 - 23:35
How do we read this? A majority of people want new political parties to form a government after the next general election but the incumbent Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha remains the most popular choice to be prime minister, according to a latest opinion survey by the National Institute of Development Administration or Nida Poll.
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Two Koreas saga: Keep your fingers crossed

lun, 19/03/2018 - 23:30
When the two leaders from Korea meet in Panmunjom later next month, new histories of East Asia will be narrated and written. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un will travel from Pyongyang to the demilitarised zone at Panmunjom. His car will pass the Panmon Gak on the northern side and proceed to cross the DMZ line to the Peace House (Pyeonghwa jib) a few metres away southward. With South Korean...
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From 'wasteland' to learning utopia

lun, 19/03/2018 - 23:28
Students have shown their interest in joining programmes launched by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) that aim to encourage them to spend their free time more constructively during the long school break.
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Welfare recipients skip skills training en masse

lun, 19/03/2018 - 23:22
Nearly half of the government's welfare and subsidy scheme recipients who voluntarily signed up to participate in skills training programmes in return for a higher living allowance failed to do the training courses.
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A failure to communicate

lun, 19/03/2018 - 23:20
The public are about to receive a bill for tens of billions of baht for goods they didn't order. It says right on the bill itself that people don't even want most of the items. But unless there is a major change in business demands, agency recommendations and government attitude the bill will come due within weeks. The payment will save digital TV operators and mobile phone company executives who...
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