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  • BANGKOK— The Latest on the investigation into a Red Bull energy-drink heir accused in a fatal 2012 hit-and-run in Thailand:. Police in Thailand say they've obtained an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident. The warrant issued Friday by a Bangkok court could move the case forward after almost five...

  • PHUKET, Thailand, April 28- A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down. On Monday, in an abandoned building in the Thai seaside resort of Phuket, 20- year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay turned on Facebook...

  • PHUKET, Thailand, April 28- A relative of the Thai baby whose murder was shown on Facebook Live earlier this week said he was too distraught and intent on getting police to the crime scene to worry about getting the horrific videos taken down. On Monday, in an abandoned building in the Thai seaside resort of Phuket, 20- year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay turned on Facebook...

  • BANGKOK— Police in Thailand on Friday began the process of requesting an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident almost five years ago but never charged. The state prosecutor asked for police action after Vorayuth missed Thursday's deadline to answer a summons, and an officer at Bangkok's...

  • *Singapore semiconductor industry outpaces Asian rivals. SINGAPORE, April 28- Foreign precision engineering firms are investing more in Singapore, drawn by strong semiconductor demand and government incentives aimed at re-tooling an economy short of skilled labour. From a proactive standpoint, Singapore is about as good as it gets, "said Wayne Allan, vice...

  • *Thailand already monitors for lese majeste content online. BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Police had asked the Ministry of Digital Economy to contact Facebook about...

  • PHUKET, Thailand— The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11- month-old daughter on Facebook Live said Wednesday her husband is the only person to blame and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific video. The video showed 20- year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay killing his child by hanging her at an abandoned hotel.

  • BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Police had asked the Ministry of Digital Economy to contact Facebook about removing the videos. The ministry in turn contacted Facebook...

  • BANGKOK, April 26- Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to speed up taking down "inappropriate online content" after a man broadcast himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Thailand's Ministry of Digital Economy said it contacted Facebook on Tuesday afternoon about removing the videos.

  • *Facebook faced backlash over video showing Cleveland murder. BANGKOK, April 25- A Thai man filmed himself killing his 11- month-old daughter in two video clips posted on Facebook before committing suicide, police said on Tuesday. People could access the videos of the child's murder on her father's Facebook page for roughly 24 hours, until they were taken down...

  • BANGKOK— A man in Thailand upset with his wife hanged their 11- month-old daughter on Facebook Live and then killed himself, police said. Jirasak Siemsak said officers found the bodies of 20- year-old Wuttisan Wongtalay and the baby in an abandoned hotel in Phuket province after receiving reports of the video. The incident came less than two weeks after a man in...

  • BANGKOK— Thailand's government has approved the purchase of its first submarine in more than half a century, the country's top defense official said Tuesday, calling the $393 million deal with China necessary and a bargain. The military government had said it also considered buying the vessels from Germany or South Korea, but last year announced plans to buy...

  • It was not clear if the diversification into the domestic market was related to the loss of many international routes when the United Nations slapped economic sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. But any U.S. action on Air Koryo would not be binding on other nations and would have little effect unless joined by China and...

  • Those findings come as the semi-annual gathering of finance officials from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Group of 20 major economies kicks off in Washington, where the case against protectionist trade policies is expected to be a major theme. "For the first time in five years, all the major economies seem to be growing in sync," noted Ajay...

  • Elderly Chinese men and women take part in morning exercises in Beijing, China.

    Asia will grow old at a faster pace in the coming decades, hampering growth in emerging markets such as China and Thailand before they can become rich.

  • PARIS, April 12- Paris has awarded the operation of its pioneering Velib bicycle hire scheme to French-Spanish consortium Smoovengo, officials said on Wednesday. A Paris city official said Smoovengo would provide lighter and stronger bicycles- a third of which will be electric- to Paris and surrounding municipalities under a 600 million euro contract that...

  • SINGAPORE, April 10- Malaysia's Petronas has pitched an estimated $1 billion stake in a prized upstream local gas project to potential bidders including Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil Corp, Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production and Japanese firms, sources familiar with the matter said. Citing sources, Reuters reported in February that Petronas was...

  • SINGAPORE, April 10- Malaysia's Petronas has pitched an estimated $1 billion stake in a prized upstream local gas project to potential bidders including Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil Corp, Thailand's PTT Exploration and Production and Japanese firms, sources familiar with the matter said. The state-owned oil and gas company has approached about a dozen...

  • PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes from the March governing board meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.

  • PRAGUE- Czech National Bank to publish the minutes from the March governing board meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting. CEBU, Philippines- Asean Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meeting.